YouTube OGs Trisha Paytas and Colleen Ballinger started a podcast — and even they're aware it could go up in flames like 'Frenemies'
Talkative YouTubers Trisha Paytas and Colleen Ballinger have started a podcast.
On "Oversharing," they said they wanted to avoid a disastrous implosion like Paytas's last podcast, "Frenemies."
They chatted about motherhood, mental health, and feeling stuck in their careers.
Two YouTube stars with larger-than-life personalities are sheepishly starting a podcast together.
Trisha Paytas, a vlogger best known for her explosive rivalries with fellow YouTubers, and Colleen Ballinger, the creator behind the character Miranda Sings, launched a new YouTube channel dubbed "Oversharing" last week.
The two friends — though they've "never been close," Ballinger said in their first episode — floated the idea of a podcast during a December mukbang, and have finally made good on the promise after feeling stuck in their respective careers. But they're not exactly sure where the channel is headed.
"Maybe this won't be a podcast every week, maybe it will be," Paytas said at the top of the show. "If we're being totally honest with you, this could be the only video that ever gets posted on this channel," Ballinger added. (In a subsequent YouTube comment, they noted they're filming episode two this week.)
Dressed as characters from "Chicago," the duo covered a rambling array of topics, including C-section scars, dentistry, and mental health. Paytas noted the two aren't being backed by a larger podcast company.
Commenters have been enthusiastic about the collaboration, but also skeptical, given the implosive ending of Paytas's last podcast, "Frenemies," which she hosted with YouTuber Ethan Klein.
"I just know Colleen is treading this water soooo carefully," one person wrote under a video for the trailer. Another added, "This makes me very nervous but I hope it goes well for Colleen's sake."
"Frenemies" ended in June 2021 after Paytas stormed off the set on multiple occasions. The final dispute revolved around revenue split for the show, with Klein taking a greater cut to cover production costs, which Paytas felt was unwarranted. The conflict has also spun into a knotty family rivalry, as Paytas is married to Klein's brother-in-law, Moses Hacmon.
Paytas broached the issue on "Oversharing" with Ballinger, after noting that Ballinger had jokingly expressed concerns about things potentially going south off-camera. Paytas acknowledged this was a "legit fear" on Ballinger's part, given Paytas's long list of enemies, but Paytas said she wants to stick with the podcast to show she's capable of "stability."
"I think I proved it with my marriage and a child I can have [stability] in my personal life," she said, "but I want to have it in my work life, too."
"I don't want that for this or for us," Ballinger said of a potential rift.
Despite these worries, the first episode was met with rave reviews. "This whole thing was ADHD unleashed and I'm here for it," one commenter wrote.
Klein also responded to the podcast in a recent livestream, saying he planned to listen at some point. "I'm curious how Colleen is gonna deal with Trisha's energy," Klein said. "I wonder what's their rev split."
Ballinger and Paytas did not respond to Insider's request for comment.
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