UTA signs “Unfiltered” podcast hosts to rep deals, and will rep ad sales for the podcast

Talent agency UTA has wrapped its arms around the Zane and Heath: UNFILTERED podcast, hosted on Audioboom, in two ways. First, the agency signed podcasting/YouTube stars Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar for talent representation. Second, UTA will represent ad sales for the podcast.

According to Audioboom, the weekly podcast is consistently within the Top 50 of both Apple and Spotify’s U.S. Comedy charts and receives millions of views on its YouTube channel, which boasts a subscriber base of close to 1 million.

As digital content creators, Hijazi has a total reach of close to 20 million fans and Hussar close to 10 million fans across YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. In the brand space, Hijazi has partnered with Yahoo, Old Spice, Calvin Klein, Jose Cuervo and Universal, while Hussar has partnered with Warner Bros, Nascar, Away and Devour, among many others. The duo are also established entrepreneurs, having launched a coffee company, Kramoda Coffee, which sold out on its first day of availability last year.

“Zane and Heath have created a great brand together and as individuals,” said UTA Digital Talent Agent Mahzad Babayan. “It’s been exciting to help them evolve into new areas and expand their reach across multiple platforms, and we look forward to continued successes with them.”

“Zane and Heath engage their listeners with honest, fun and hilarious conversations, keeping fans tuned in every week,” said Audioboom EVP, Content & Production, Brendan Regan. “We’re excited and proud to welcome Zane & Heath: Unfiltered and their huge audience of dedicated fans to the Audioboom family.”

“Signing with UTA marks the next step in our careers and we’re excited to continue growing our businesses and pursue new opportunities,” said Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar. “Additionally, we’re thankful to be a part of the Audioboom family alongside so many talented individuals in the audio space.”



Brad Hill