By MIA ARANDA
There is a new podcast in town and Alisha Marie and RemLife fans don’t want to miss it. Alisha Marie McDonal, known by her fans as Alisha Marie, is famous for her Youtube channel titled “AlishaMarie” and “AlishaMarieVlogs,” where she posts lifestyle, fashion, beauty, pranks and DIY videos on her main channel and vlogs, displaying her daily life on her second channel. Ever since her first Youtube video posted in 2011, Alisha has grown to have over 10 million subscribers. Alisha’s close friend, Remi Cruz, a Youtuber with her main channel “MissRemiAshten” and her vlog channel “RemLife,” have come up with a new project: a podcast.
Alisha posted a video advertising their podcast, “Pretty Basic,” on her Instagram on Oct. 24, 2018, with the caption, “We wanted to open up to you guys more so you can hear us in a way we never do…we want to be real, talk about things we never talk about, struggles, dating, youtube off camera, ect…trust me it’s SO good!!”
After working on the idea for four months, Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz finally launched their first podcast, lasting approximately 39 minutes, on Oct. 24, 2018. In this episode, Alisha and Remi share details about how they met each other, their first impressions and some more background about the podcast.
According to Remi’s Youtube video, posted on Oct. 24, 2018, on her main channel titled, “WE’RE HAVING A…,” where Remi shares the process of all the work that was invested into the podcast. “We have so much footage that we have just been stockpiling over the past few months just to share to you guys now that we finally can,” Remi said.
The first idea for the podcast came about in mid-June 2018, which was before the first phone call on July 10, 2018 regarding “Pretty Basic.” After the phone call, a meeting took place on August 1, 2018 in a recording studio in Los Angeles to discuss more specifics.
Starting Sept. 13, 2018, Remi and Alisha recorded their first demo in which they would proceed to practice for three weeks more. Next, they had to plan a photoshoot together which would help gain more publicity for their podcast. Their photoshoots consisted of many different backgrounds and props, such as pink and blue backdrops, a cake with the title “Pretty Basic” on it, old fashioned wired telephones and pink and blue balloons. Starting October 1, Remi and Alisha began recording their episodes, and on October 17 Remi and Alisha celebrated at Alisha’s house as they listened to their first podcast before it would be released to the public in seven days.
According to Variety.com, Alisha stated, “I’ve been obsessed with podcasts lately, and it is crazy to think that I now have one with my best friend. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the episodes we have recorded so far and get to know a different side of Remi and I.” The podcast is available to listen to on Spotify and Apple’s iTunes.