Barstool Sports says it has offered “significant raises” to Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn, the two hosts of the sex-charged Call Her Daddy podcast. The hosts have been away from the show they launched in 2018 since April 8 and have reportedly been looking to leverage the success of their show into a new, more lucrative deal, elsewhere.
A rep for Barstool Spots told the New York Post that they’re working to keep Cooper and Franklyn at the company. But the paper says the duo wants to cash in, with offers for television and book deals landing on their doorstep. Cooper and Franklyn reportedly have a contract with Barstool that pays a $75,000 annual base salary, with an additional $2,500 an episode for every 10% of listeners that they can pull in above their average. The deal is said to increase the base salary to $100,000 after three years.
“The goal with all of our talent here, including Alex and Sofia, is that at the end of their contract, their personal brands are worth far more than when they started,” the Barstool Sports rep told the Post. “We take risks on talent and try to make them superstars. We believe it is a win-win for everybody.”
Franklyn and Cooper have said little about their situation so far. “We are always 100% transparent with the Daddy Gang, but legally we can’t speak out yet,” they wrote in a recent Twitter post, adding, “The minute we can speak, we will.” They have also titled episodes in recent months “It’s Over” and “We Had Fun.”