Celeb Savant

The Celeb Savant show is a weekly entertainment show hosted by Barret Edelstein. Each week we will have long-form career retrospective type interviews with celebrities namely, singers, actors and industry experts.
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206 Episodes
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Interview with Jamie Fine

Barret Edelstein from the Celeb Savant podcast and Canadian singer and songwriter, Jamie Fine, become fast friends on this episode. Jamie shares how she knew from the age of 12 that she was meant to be a songwriter, how she got diverted after school by studying at culinary school, before…
21 Apr 26 min

Interview with Léchar Knezovich

South African model, mentor and entrepreneur, Léchar Knezovich joins us as the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Léchar tells us how she views beauty pageants as a journey to discover one's own inner beauty, and how they led her to create a successful career in the industry. Instagram…
18 Apr 21 min

Interview with Dan Sultan

Multi ARIA Award-winner, Australian singer and songwriter, Dan Sultan is the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Dan explains how he continues to push the goal post as a measurement of success, and he tells us about his multi award-winning career in the music industry. Website - www.dansultan.com Instagram…
16 Apr 30 min

Interview with Lloyd Cole

With over 40 years in the industry, British singer, songwriter and musician, Lloyd Cole joins us from the USA where he is currently based. Lloyd tells us about the years that he was part of the band, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, we hear what motivates him to keep creating…
14 Apr 29 min

Interview with Frederik Abas

We head to Amsterdam on this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by Dutch Producer and DJ, Frederik Abas. Frederik explains how he found studying law too boring, so he decided to change direction to his passion of DJing, and later production, which has been a successful journey…
11 Apr 21 min

Interview with Jethro 'Alonestar' Sheeran

We welcome back for a second time on the Celeb Savant podcast - British producer, rapper and musician... Jethro 'Alonestar' Sheeran, who is currently based in Denmark. Jethro tells us about his latest projects, his latest album, being the soundtrack producer for the upcoming Van Gogh movie, and much more…
9 Apr 30 min

Interview with Musa Motha

Having seen South African dancer, Musa Motha, receive the group golden buzzer on the 2023 season of Britain’s Got Talent, the next step was to have him join us on this episode of Celeb Savant. We hear how, after getting cancer as a child, Musa had to get one leg…
7 Apr 24 min

Interview with Zinah

After having met South African singer and songwriter, Zinah, at the previous South African Music Awards nominations announcements, the next step was for her to join us on Celeb Savant. Zinah tells us how she started her professional career with Showtime Australia, as part of the cast for the ABBA…
4 Apr 31 min

Interview with Elsubie Louwrens

Have you ever wondered how an actor is cast in a movie and what an agent is? In this episode of Celeb Savant, we speak to South African actress and CEO of the talent agency 33 & Me - Elsubie Louwrens. Elsubie explains how she noticed a gap while acting,…
2 Apr 24 min

Interview with Bzars

As we continue our tour around the world, on this episode of Celeb Savant we head to Mexico to chat to Mexican Dance DJ and producer, Bzars. We hear how Bzars grew up with famous parents, who were both national television presenters... and he decided to become a lawyer -…
31 Mar 18 min

Interview with Gamuel Sori

‘Ciao’ from Milan, Italy as we are joined on this episode of Celeb Savant by Italian DJ and Producer, Gamuel Sori. Gamuel explains how he randomly started DJing at the age of 16, how he had a day job in his other passion - interior design - before moving 100%…
28 Mar 25 min

Interview with Alan Committie

Comedy takes centre stage on this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by South African comedian, Alan Committie. Alan tells us how he was inspired by the clowns in the circus to follow a career in the entertainment industry, how he started off teaching to supplement the beginning…
26 Mar 32 min

Interview with Lauren Mayhew

With a multi-faceted career in the entertainment industry, American singer, songwriter, DJ, actress and content creator, Lauren Mayhew joins us on this episode of Celeb Savant. We unpack each element of her successful career, which include acting in multiple primetime television shows, opening live as part of the girl group…
24 Mar 34 min

Interview with The Bizz With Johnno

Celeb Savant, Barret Edelstein connected with The Bizz With Johnno on Instagram, who is based in Australia. Barret appeared on his platform on Instagram Live, and now Johnno is the guest on this episode of the podcast. Johnno explains his journey as a successful child actor, model, voiceover artist for…
21 Mar 31 min

Interview with Al Perez

Having left the fast-paced life of Los Angeles for the slower-paced Pacific Northwest, singer and songwriter Al Perez joins us on this episode of Celeb Savant. Al tells us about his house filled with instruments from being in the industry for over 25 years, how creating his ‘tragically sexy' music…
19 Mar 27 min

Interview with Thomas Anders

You'll be singing ‘You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul’, as we sit down with German singer, producer and songwriter - Thomas Anders. Thomas explains how he got his first record contract at the age of 15, how he convinced his then producer, Dieter Bohlen, to record a song in English,…
17 Mar 28 min

Interview with Chloé-Jade Christian

Miss Teen Earth International, South African Chloé-Jade Christian joins us as the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Chloé-Jade explains that she started modelling at the age of 13 in response to being bullied, and how the industry has built up her confidence to be a successful model and…
14 Mar 21 min

Interview with Sam Fischer

Keith Urban, Demi Lovato, Anne-Marie, Sam Feldt, and Meghan Trainor are some of the names that Australian-born and UK-based Sam Fischer has collaborated with. Sam joins us on this episode of Celeb Savant, and tells us about his ‘journey of validation and vindication’... that had many challenges, which ultimately resulted…
12 Mar 31 min

Interview with Iggi Kelly

We head to Germany on this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by singer/songwriter and television star, Iggi Kelly. Iggi explains how being part of the multi-generational successful music family, The Kelly Family, influenced his journey into the entertainment world. We also hear about his experience on ‘The…
10 Mar 25 min

Interview with Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew)

Nick Van Eede from the Grammy nominated, multi-decade successful English band, Cutting Crew, joins us for a second time on the Celeb Savant podcast. We catch up with Nick since we last spoke, including his successful knee operation, the new music releases coming out, his fictionalised book he is writing…
7 Mar 28 min
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