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Reality Steve Podcast

The #1 source on the internet for all your "Bachelor," "Bachelorette," and "Bachelor in Paradise" spoilers, Reality Steve talks about each episode, answers your emails, and covers everything you need to know about what's going on in Bachelor Nation. For years, he's been giving you the inside scoop on all things "Bachelor"-related. Now, hear him speak weekly on the subject, along with candid conversations with former contestants and others in the reality TV world, along with all your latest juicy gossip. It's candid, it's colorful, and it may be crass, but that's why he's Reality Steve.
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Oct 17, 2019

Luke joins me and we start from the very beginning with how he even came to be on this show & what he knew about it going in (6:50), the “God talked to me in the shower” comment (10:55), what happened the first night that wasn’t shown (14:50), telling her he was falling in love with her on the first date of the season (19:07), Hannah giving him his first lecture about coming on too strong (25:55), rugby group date, his beef with Luke S, and his lie to Hannah about him (30:38), when did he realize he was gonna be villain (42:49), his disastrous 1-on-1 in Scotland and how things weren’t how they seemed (45:04), his problem with Hannah & Garrett’s naked bungee jump in Latvia (56:08), his relationship with the guys in the house (1:03:48), his fight with Garrett (1:06:10), his hometown date and what Hannah told his church group (1:12:08), the overnight date and what all went down (1:21:24), why he decided to come back to the rose ceremony after she sent him home (1:37:30), his Christian life (1:44:06), the Men Tell All (1:49:24), and being asked to go on Paradise (1:57:05), my thoughts on the interview (2:06:53), then Casey Starchak from “Temptation Island” joins me to talk about episode #2 tonight (2:15:59). 

Music written Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

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Oct 10, 2019

(SPOILERS) I begin by discussing the latest on Peter's season, covering last week's Ohio dates, drama that's happening, and Peter's "injury" which was overblown in initial reports. I then weigh in on the Rachel/Raven feud and the way it's being handled (11:37). Then Ashley Howland from "Temptation Island" joins me to preview what to expect tonight in the premiere and on this upcoming season (17:43).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Oct 3, 2019

(SPOILERS) I begin by talking about the events of yesterday’s 1-on-1 in Ohio with Peter and his date and fill you in on everything I know up to this point.  Then, Mark joins me to talk about the upcoming season of “Temptation Island” season 2 and what to expect, break down the couples, and so much more (19:14). 

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

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Sep 26, 2019

(SPOILERS) Jenn joins me to talk about her work with rescue animals in LA (4:12), wrestling talk and her work with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) (23:56), her husband retiring and them starting a radio show together (33:38), her husband Cody joins to tell the story of how his last baseball game ended (45:03), Cody talks about the best prank he ever pulled in baseball (52:46), and we end with playing a version of the Newlywed Game for a prize (56:46).  Venmo - @Decker6 (donate whatever you can after listening to them play the Newlywed Game)

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

 

 

Sep 19, 2019

(SPOILERS) I first start out by talking the “Bachelor” news of the week, then Morgan joins me to talk about her background (15:46), her winning “Big Brother: Over The Top (20:08), Ex on the Beach (27:49), appearing on the Challenge so shortly after EOTB (34:03), her relationship with Johnny Bananas (43:40), and we end with the Final 10 (51:29).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Sep 12, 2019

(SPOILERS) Before Andy joins me I briefly talk about Peter’s upcoming season, then Andy joins and he talks about the piece he wrote earlier this week on how shows like AYTO and Bachelor in Paradise handled same sex couples this season (5:51), we talk about the next two seasons of “Survivor” forthcoming and whether we like the direction it’s headed (27:17), the diversity, Inclusion, and Racism on Big Brother over the years (40:22), and we end with Andy’s suggestions for some reality shows you may not be watching (52:50).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Sep 5, 2019

(SPOILERS) Kristen joins me to recap Hannah’s season (4:58), Hannah on DWTS (21:20), “Bachelor in Paradise” (25:10), how does she think the Demi/Kristian relationship has been handled (32:59), her disappointment in the next “Bachelor” announcement (39:16), the reboot of 90210 (42:10), and what fall shows we should be watching (52:00).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Sep 3, 2019

In this episode, Ashley and I first begin by talking about the 90210 reboot, something I've been very impressed with. I set my expectations low, and they've surpassed them. Then one of our favorite calls ever, as a married interracial couple Shelby and Malik join us to talk about how Shelby's parents have basically disowned her once she started her relationship with a black man. It's incredibly disheartening to hear, but these two have handled it about as well as you could possibly imagine. Loved hearing their story (7:39). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled “Blink.”  

Aug 29, 2019

(SPOILERS) The podcast starts with me talking about your spoilers from the "Bachelor in Paradise" reunion that filmed on Tuesday. Then Melissa joins me to talk about how she got started covering "Big Brother" (12:59), strategies over the years (16:45), the corniness of the show (20:49), pre-show storylines (24:33), eliminated contestants and jury members (29:35), how likeable is this cast (33:30), who can win that's left (36:27), how couples have done on the show (40:18), strategy going forward (41:43), Christie's annoyance (44:00), biggest storyline on the live feeds that has been kept off the main show (45:39), who does she think has played the best game of the players left (52:50), and Jackson's chances of winning it all if he gets to finals (1:02:16).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Aug 22, 2019

(SPOILERS) "Reality Life" podcast host Kate Casey joins me to talk about Luke P.'s behavior on the "Bachelorette," why she thinks Hannah didn't pick Tyler, Tyler's future, Blake's shenanigans on Paradise, the Demi storyline, the "Hills" reboot, and we end with a Final 10. 

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Aug 20, 2019

In this episode, Ashley first joins me to talk about the movie premiere in Canada she recently attended, then how she started helping the #ClearTheLists campaign (3:51). Then caller Lori in Charlotte joins us to talk about her real douchebag of an ex-boyfriend that she caught two-timing her (12:40). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled “Blink.”

 

Aug 15, 2019

(SPOILERS) I begin by giving my thoughts on the Tanner/Demi Twitter feud from yesterday as I talk about it from all angles and why people seem to be missing the fact there are two different things at play here.  Then Jennifer joins me to talk about how she got involved in covering this genre (17:24), the idea behind writing her book and the main themes that came from it (28:40), biggest misconceptions fans have about reality TV (31:59), how on staff psychologists continuously break doctor/patient confidentiality in reality TV (35:35), Fleiss’ misogynistic views  (43:55), where does she see the franchise going (1:00:41), is there anything redeeming about the franchise (1:10:45), is hate watching a real thing (1:34:00), and how to critically watch the show (1:47:17).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Aug 8, 2019

(SPOILERS) I begin by giving my thoughts on Caelynna’s IG post from the night before addressing Blake releasing their texts, then Brett joins me to talk about how he got started in his “Bachelor/ette” coverage (16:30), the Hannah/Jed ending (27:12), Tyler & Gigi (35:09), and the Blake/Caelynn social media drama (47:56). 

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Aug 1, 2019

A few thoughts on the "Bachelorette" finale including my thoughts on Hannah and Tyler going forward, Jed's friends reactions online, and social media changing the way the show is viewed and how the show is embracing it.  Then Haley joins me to talk about what her last month has been like since she came forward with her story (23:58). 

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Jul 30, 2019

Our first caller, Anne in Montana, tells a story of a horrible Human Resources nightmare that she’s dealing with at work (3:38).  Then Laura Anderson, a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in domestic violence, joins us to discuss Mandy in Philadelphia’s call from last Thursday’s podcast, as well as discussing Luke P. this season (33:31). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled “Blink.”

Jul 25, 2019

(SPOILERS) We start the show by reading an email from a reader who was a victim of domestic abuse. Then (SPOILER) I talk about Monday and Tuesday's "Bachelorette" finale (6:53). Finally, Ashley Spivey and I talk to caller Mandy from Philadelphia who recently was involved in a domestic dispute with her husband earlier this year that landed him in jail. We discuss the ramifications of it, how it affects their children, where they're at now, and what she plans on doing moving forward (15:58).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Jul 18, 2019

(SPOILERS) Vienna joins me to talk about how she had no idea who Jake was til she got out of the limo (4:32), being considered a villain (10:50), did she notice a moment where she realized she might not get a great edit (15:08), did she feel he was picking her on final rose ceremony day (16:15), when did the relationship start going south and why she didn’t get out of it (21:14), their on-air “breakup” and how scared she was in the relationship (29:10), going on “Bachelor Pad 2” with boyfriend Kasey (37:56), going on “Couples Therapy” with Kasey (40:37), Vienna talks about losing twin girls at 5 months in 2017 (45:04), and what she’s up to now and her boyfriend (1:00:32).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Jul 11, 2019

(SPOILERS) Tatum first joins me to talk about how she got cast, what show she was almost on, her strategy with Jair, why she made out with Carlos, did she think Bobby was ever going to not drop the ball, what happened to their relationship post show and more. Then Bobby joins (52:14) to discuss what his thought process was going into the show, the show’s format, what he thought of the strategy to plot against Jair, how bothered was he by the Tatum/Carlos hookup, was he always planning on taking the money for himself, would he have done it if Tatum never betrayed his trust, his thoughts on what’s happened to their relationship post show and more.

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Jul 4, 2019

(SPOILERS) Olivia joins me to talk about her recent trip to Copenhagen with Brandi Cyrus (4:42), Luke P's role on the show and what it means to be produced (22:38), how being a villain affects someone & going after a "redemption" edit (36:49), closure with Ben Higgins (42:13), sex on the show (48:11), and we end with the Final 10, where I answer the same questions I ask to Olivia (1:03:41).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Jun 27, 2019

(SPOILERS) This podcast will have spoilers in it from the very beginning as Haley joins me to discuss the show's ending & how I first heard about her (5:53), everything about her relationship pre-show with Jed (14:28), how their relationship was defined (30:26), why did she come forward with her story (43:35), how was it while he was off filming (49:03), the details in the interviews that she's done (58:31), and we talk about everything that's happened post-show since Jed returned home from filming (1:08:30).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Jun 20, 2019

(SPOILERS) Before Christen joins me, I talk about the crazy week in Bachelor Nation including spoilers. Then Christen talks about her "Bachelor" experience on Nick's season (5:41), her time on "Bachelor in Paradise" season 4 (20:52), how the "Scallops" nickname came to be (27:18), going on "The Proposal" last summer (33:09), "Bachelor in Paradise" season 5 (41:03), how this interview came to be (43:46), what she's been up to post-show and her current dating life (50:35), talking this week's spoilers released on the site (51:55), and we end with the Final 10 (1:00:23).

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Jun 13, 2019

(SPOILERS) I first give a recap of the Vegas Fan Appreciation Party and reference the BIP cast list I tweeted out last night. Melissa then joins me to talk about her brief stint on Brad Womack’s second time around as the “Bachelor” (8:02), going on “Bachelor Pad 2” (19:09), post-show ridicule she suffered (31:43), coming out as gay in 2013 after the show (34:12), starting a blog opening up about her anxiety & OCD and the extent of how bad it can get for her.

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

Jun 6, 2019

Amanda joins me to talk about Josh Murray for a hot minute (3:20), her Lani the Label clothing line (5:01), her recent trip to Maui with her daughters (9:42), the relationship with Bobby and what happened (11:55), the hacking incident from a couple months ago (25:40), her decision to get breast implants (35:15), the Vegas incident from a few months back (39:33), and her book coming out in a few months (52:30). 

Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

May 30, 2019

(SPOILERS)  The show starts with a little talk about Joey Jones’ exes whose stories were posted yesterday on the site.  Then Michael joins me to talk about if he sees the difference in editing between the three main “Bachelor” produced shows (6:48), having friendships with producers (8:30), Cam’s role on Hannah’s season (13:02), the idea of interrupting during a date – why people do it and why the lead lets it happen (17:35), we then get into talking about Luke P. where spoilers are discussed (26:14), then we end with the Tyler G. situation, how it was handled, any legal ramifications it could potentially have (37:38). 

Music by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

May 23, 2019

Jonathan joins me to talk about his time on Rachel's season of the "Bachelorette," then appearing on "Bachelor in Paradise 4." How did he come up with the tickle entrance? Does he regret it? Do people still call him that? Did he feel like he could've lasted with Rachel? What made it him go on "Paradise?" All that and much more with Jonathan. Then Stephen Fishbach joins us to talk Survivor: Edge of Extinction. If you somehow haven't watched the finale just yet, we discuss the ending, plus touch on seasons 39 and 40 briefly that are upcoming.

Music by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

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