Alexandra Cooper
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The unapologetically brilliant Alexandra Cooper is not your average influencer. She’s not out there peddling detox teas. No: this woman is a force to be reckoned with in the world of podcasting.

If you haven’t tuned in to her hit show Call Her Daddy, then you’re missing out on some next-level entertainment. Alex fearlessly dives into the corners of the human psyche with her razor-sharp wit and unmatched storytelling skills. She’s like Nancy Drew on steroids, minus the collared dresses.

On top of her roles as a news-making celebrity interviewer and burgeoning new-media magnate, she’s also a champion for women’s empowerment and sexual liberation. She tackles taboo topics and breaks down barriers, all while making us laugh our asses off. Who knew you could giggle and gasp in horror at the same time? (Well, I did, actually.)

Alex is changing the game, one story at a time. And she’s just getting started.

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