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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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Jun 22, 2017

(SPOILERS)  Joe joins me and we start by talking about what it’s like being on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise” in lieu of what’s been going on this season, how he got cast on Kaitlyn’s season of the “Bachelorette” (14:13), choosing Kaitlyn over Britt (18:35), being king of the group dates and his wardrobe malfunction on the sumo date (24:06), his thought process as he kept getting bypassed for 1-on-1 dates (28:30), Kaitlyn and Shawn’s connection and how he helped facilitate their “alone” time (32:16), the Kaitlyn & Nick sex “scandal” (38:33), being on “Bachelorette” versus “Bachelor in Paradise” (42:25), the Juelia/Samantha situation that blew up and made him a villain (46:10), going on “After Paradise” & having to confront Juelia (59:20), his love for horses and what he’s doing now (1:03:05), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:14:10). 

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

Jun 15, 2017

(SPOILERS) Tenley joins me to talk about getting cast on Jake’s season of the “Bachelor,” coming of a recent divorce (2:03), was she a fan of the show before (4:05), her relationship with Vienna while filming (7:52), the final rose ceremony and how she felt afterwards (12:36), how “Bachelor Pad” was pitched to her by producers (19:14), how close she was to being the “Bachelorette” (21:36), her and Kiptyn’s $250k mistake on BP (24:32), going on “Bachelor in Paradise 2” (27:06), addressing the rumors of a relationship with Ben Higgins in the summer of 2015 before his season started (32:15), her relationship with Kiptyn (36:26), finding out that Kiptyn and his girlfriend were pregnant and how she felt (40:12), her current boyfriend Taylor (48:01), becoming a health coach and starting her business (53:00), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:03:50).

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

Jun 8, 2017

(SPOILERS) Kiptyn joins me to talk about how he got cast on the “Bachelorette,” he sized his competition night one of Jillian’s “Bachelorette” season (4:00), Ed leaving the show then getting to return (10:05), how he felt the morning of the final rose ceremony (16:06), his thoughts on Reid returning at the final rose ceremony to propose (17:44), a hypothetical of if Jillian picked him what does think would’ve happened (21:11), his talks with production about being the “Bachelor” (25:15), going on “Bachelor Pad” and not knowing what to expect (27:41), teaming with Tenley (29:09), his $250k mistake (31:33), a very open and candid conversation about his relationship with Tenley (36:08), how his current relationship with Samm came to be out of nowhere & finding out they were pregnant after date #2 (44:31), his current relationship status & their time with son Koltyn (48:35), Tenley’s reaction to find out they were pregnant (51:51), what he’s doing for work right now (58:11), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:02:28). 

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

Jun 1, 2017

(SPOILERS) Lesley joins me from Banff, Canada, we talk about how she originally got cast on the “Bachelor,” (2:36), her limo entrance (7:20), who she thought was her biggest competition upon arriving (8:24), all of Tierra’s exploits in the house (10:17), her and Sean setting the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest On Screen Kiss & what you didn’t see (17:52), her relationship with Catherine (22:54), getting eliminated in St. Croix (28:36), I tell her how I found out she got eliminated (32:16), talking about the first and only time we’ve met & what she asked me (38:19), her ex-boyfriend Wade & their 4 year relationship that ended (42:50), her travel blog (52:54), how I’ve never been out of the country (59:19), testing positive for the BRCA2 gene & undergoing a double mastectomy recently (1:07:36), what made her decide to document everything she was going through (1:14:13), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:27:25). 

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

May 25, 2017

(SPOILERS) Clare joins me as we talk about her love for hot yoga, the limo entrances on night 1 from Monday night and what she looks for most (8:52), the inevitable talk about Whaboom (14:01), what it’s like to be at the first night cocktail party (18:17), how she felt Rachel handled herself on night 1 (23:40), Bachelor guys/men in general sliding into DM’s, the experiences that she’s had to deal with & how she sees herself in relationships (26:51), and finally we have a little fun talking about her first go round on the podcast and one update to a Rapid 10 question I’d asked her (50:50). 

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

May 18, 2017

(SPOILERS) Jaclyn joins me and we talk “Bachelor Winter Games,” finding out Ben Flajnik was the “Bachelor” and her reaction (8:13), how she got on the show (11:20), Courtney being the favorite the second she arrived (16:15), her favorite memory from San Francisco & the infamous cocktail party where Shawntel showed up (19:57), who she thought would be the final 4 once she was gone & Jamie Otis’ post-show career (23:38), her role in the first lawsuit ABC filed against me (30:28), her strategy heading into “Bachelor Pad 3,” (37:24), the crazy ending of BP 3, how mad she was at Elan Gale & Rachel Truehart (42:56), how Ed almost missed the “Bachelor Pad” finale taping (45:06), the role of “villains” on this show and my appearance on Olivia Caridi’s podcast coming up (50:01), social media and Instagram changing the show (54:09), producer manipulation in “Bachelor in Paradise 2,” (1:00:22), how she understands now what Nick Peterson did at the end of BP 3 (1:01:51), advice she’d give future contestants (1:05:38), the hatred and bullying she received online after BIP 2 (1:07:35), and finally we end with Rapid 10 (1:18:01). 

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

May 11, 2017

(SPOILERS) Chris joins me to talk about his career before Ali’s season, the unusual way he got cast on Ali’s season of the “Bachelorette” (3:55), the first night of filming and how he’s kept in touch with a lot of the guys (7:27), his first 1-on-1 with Ali in New York where she was sick (14:32), Kasey getting a tattoo (16:48), the infamous Rated R Rego/Kasey 2-on-1 & then Rego’s girlfriend drama (20:19), knowing he wasn’t getting the final rose & his relationship with Ali (25:39), becoming America’s sweetheart & in talks to be the “Bachelor” (28:42), his support for CCALS as a result of his mother’s fight with ALS (33:40), how his post show TV life came to be (35:33), explaining how his TV show’s filming schedule works (40:53), being a new dad to daughter Lyla (48:16), his plans moving forward (55:25), and we finally end with Rapid 10 (58:46). 

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

May 4, 2017

(SPOILERS) Ashley joins me and we talk about her resemblance to Kellie Pickler, her online personality (2:30), getting on Brad’s season and not knowing who he was (7:40), getting the first impression rose yet knowing Emily was the favorite (11:52), her embarrassing 1-on-1 date (14:25), the dreaded 2-on-1 with her best friend in the house, Ashley Hebert (now Rosenbaum), along with getting tattoos with the other girls that was never shown (19:55), her live tweeting skills (31:10), why she stopped doing her blog (33:38), the Instagram craze with current contestants (39:55), her unhealthy and abusive relationships before going on the show (48:40), meeting her now husband Steve (54:12), her wedding video (59:00), being a nanny for 6 year old Berly (1:02:47), her hobby of book reviews including the misconception about what she said regarding Andi’s book (1:10:10), I ask her questions readers tweeted in including the most asked one of her current relationship with Ashley Rosenbaum (1:24:06), and we finally end with Rapid 10 (1:36:41). 

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

Apr 27, 2017

(SPOILERS) Natalie joins me and we talk about her experience on Jason Mesnick’s season of the “Bachelor” including the disastrous 1-on-1 date where she got sent home, her first impressions on night one (4:44), the advent of contestant “reunions” (9:48), going on “Bachelor Pad” not being told exactly what it was (12:01), teaming with Dave Good & the infamous topless Vegas date (18:24), the BP finale & how she and Dave won (22:55), post “Bachelor Pad” life and her most recent relationship (30:08), her thoughts on current franchise and how it’s changed (44:20), her dating life right now which includes an excel spreadsheet (50:22), social media’s importance now vs when she appeared on the show (53:34), and finally answers the Rapid 10 (1:02:19). 

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

Apr 20, 2017

(SPOILERS) AshLee joins me to talk about how she got cast, if she felt like she was a frontrunner early on (2:41), her first 1-on-1 date at Magic Mountain (6:10), the vibe in the house with all the girls (8:15), what she told producers after her first date (10:35), the enigma that was “villain” Tierra (13:47), her thoughts on Catherine (23:13), her 1-on-1 in St. Lucia and opening up about her adoption (25:44), her overnight date in Thailand, elimination, and what led to her confronting Sean on the “Women Tell All” (28:48), how close was she to being the “Bachelorette” over Desiree (36:50), she addresses the Chris Harrison dating rumors (39:53), going on “Bachelor in Paradise” and her relationship with Graham during and after the show (45:05), her 1 month wedding anniversary and upbringing being in and out of foster homes (53:02), and finally Rapid 10 (1:07:49) where I learn more about the “Dirty Dancing” reboot than I ever thought I would. 

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

Apr 13, 2017

(SPOILERS) James Taylor joins me and immediately begins talking about why he wrote the text in the first place, the reason behind sending it to the “Bachelor” girls (4:54), addressing is this a publicity stunt to get on people’s good side for “Bachelor in Paradise” (7:35), his thoughts about going on Paradise this summer (11:14), what he’s tired of hiding from (14:00), apologizing to the other women in the franchise (20:10), what exactly is he sorry for (24:05), the other guys in his circle and where their head is at in all of this (29:05), does he think he’ll now get “cut out” of their group (33:12), what is his plan going forward and how he wants to carry himself (35:18), how drugs and alcohol played a role in his behavior (41:55), and then we end with talk about the pecking order of this franchise, one’s popularity, and a little on JoJo’s season and what his schedule is like musically (50:00). 

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

Apr 6, 2017

(SPOILERS) I begin by talking about how my role in the Josh/Amanda feud came to be, what I’ve been told will be happening moving forward (7:30), why I will not be releasing any of the information/texts/dirt/gossip that I have (14:45), and how I was not going to present one side of the story in the podcast (17:50).  The last 20 minutes or so (22:46) is a mini recap of yesterday’s column, my thoughts on Luke Pell, and my plea to him to back away from this before it gets worse for him. 

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

Mar 30, 2017

(SPOILERS) Kelly joins us to talk about how she was allowed to bring her dog Molly on the show, being on the first group date of the season and her thoughts on Juan Pablo (6:22), once she was eliminated who did she think Juan Pablo would pick (10:30), the best experience she had on the show (12:45), how long she thought Juan Pablo & Nikki would last (15:53), was there a Mean Girls Club, confirming the Nikki “waxing” story (21:05), her involvement in the “Juan Pablo” d**k pic scandal (25:15), a brief talk about “Cash Me Ousside” girl (30:13), we then moved on to talking about her relationship with Andi (32:13), Andi breaking up with Josh right after an appearance, then living with Kelly & Kelly’s role in Andi’s book (37:58), what her impressions were and are of Josh (48:35), and finally end with Rapid 10 (59:17). 

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

Mar 23, 2017

(SPOILERS) Chris Bukowski joins me to talk about how he initially got on the show, living in a North Carolina mansion vs the California mansion (3:56), making it to the final 4 on Emily's season and his thoughts on who she'd choose (6:28), his edit on Bachelor Pad 3 (10:05), his reputation starting to sour & if he saw it coming (13:20), hypothetical on if he would've done the same thing to his partner Sarah that Nick did at the end of Bachelor Pad 3 (20:15), opening up a restaurant after Bachelor Pad 3 (22:37), the mess that was showing up on Andi's season night one (27:30), getting a taste of Hollywood (31:50), the decision to go on Bachelor in Paradise and the disaster it turned into (34:19), his mentality after BIP then going on BIP 2 (41:10), his "retirement" from all the shows (44:05), dealing with anxiety and depression (47:25), what he's up to now & having a girlfriend (53:41), lessons learned and repairing the relationship with his father (59:03), and finally Rapid 10 (1:06:42). 

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

Mar 15, 2017

(SPOILERS) Sharleen joins me to talk about how she initally applied for the show, the perception she gave off (6:15), receiving the first impression rose (8:40), her singing on her 1-on-1 in South Korea (10:56), setting the record straight about her eliminating herself in Miami (18:10), her recaps and blog (26:08), the balance between befriending contestants and writing about them (31:34), Instagram product endorsements (35:50), her fiance Andy joins in to tell us how they met (50:03), the relationship between contestants and producers (54:53), we disagree for the next 30+ minutes on practically everything regarding Nick (1:00:00), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:32:32) that isn't quite so rapid. 

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

Mar 9, 2017

(SPOILERS) Michelle began by having me talk about my upbringing from my childhood, through high school, and up to college, then she has her first Rapid 10 segment about my "favorites" (44:00), she then dives into how Reality Steve came about, my favorite part about it & we talk a little about the lawsuit in 2011 (46:47), she does another Rapid 10 focusing strictly on contestants from the show (1:18:31), we talk about my daily life including my dating life (1:28:37), and then end with another Rapid 10 segment with random questions (1:55:03). 

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

Mar 2, 2017

(SPOILERS) Michelle talks about that mysterious black eye on Brad's season, her overall feelings about Brad and where she stood (2:59), being a "villain" and dealing w/ negative publicity (7:35), from villain to beloved character on "Bachelor Pad" (13:17), her thoughts on the Holly/Michael/Blake triangle (15:00), her relationship with Graham (17:18), her relationship during "Bachelor in Paradise" and post-show with Cody (18:39), going on "Celebrity Marriage Boot Camp" & revealing giving up her child for adoption at 15 (21:11), an exclusive reveal about that adoption (28:58), how she met current boyfriend, PGA player Mike Weir (39:37), the Money Method and how her new business has changed her life (42:44), and finally Rapid 10, including Michelle has a surprise in store for me and my podcast (52:27). 

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

Feb 23, 2017

(SPOILERS) We talk about his thoughts on having a two "Bachelorette" season, the Kaitlyn over Britt vote (3:54), how he kinda toyed with Ryan McDill getting him drunk night one (6:25), how the show completely took and ran with the Clint "bromance" (8:08), being on his own once Clint was gone (16:19), Nick showing up midway through Kaitlyn's season (19:20), when he knew he was going home in Ireland (23:10), being a "villain" and dealing with social media negativity after the fact (28:45), his thoughts on Ben & Lauren (33:24), post-show social media and the after effects it has on contestants (43:19), going on "Bachelor in Paradise" (45:45), contestants who shill products on Instagram (53:30), Rapid 10 (1:01:35), and why he's not watching Nick's season (1:15:45).

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

Feb 16, 2017

(SPOILERS) We begin by talking about her naivete heading in to Juan Pablo's season, deciding to go with a fake baby bump for her limo entrance (3:17), her getting the first date of the season (5:20), her "feud" with Nikki (7:50), initial feelings on Juan Pablo (14:15), she addresses the rumors of having sex in the ocean with him (18:05), her candid details about wanting to leave in St. Lucia and what he said to her in the helicopter (26:09), all her thoughts on the final rose ceremony (33:22), her BIP 1 experience (42:58), talking to raccoons (46:27), going on BIP - again (51:15), post-show life (58:37), brief talk about Nick's season and Rachel as the Bachelorette (1:00:28), and finally a very fun Rapid 10 (1:04:13).

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

Feb 14, 2017

(SPOILERS) In somewhat of an "emergency" podcast, I bring Dana on to discuss all things regarding Rachel as the next "Bachelorette."  Topics include:  why make the announcement now, why Rachel over others, the race divide among potential contestants, and the fallout in terms of viewership among other things.

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

Feb 9, 2017

(SPOILERS) We talk about how Courtney initially got cast, her wanting to leave Ben's season early on (3:56), her sister "spoiling" her season to her because she read my site (5:53), being labeled as the villain and the subsequent tension in the house (9:01), her engagement post-show and public relationship with Ben (18:17), her book "I Didn't Come Here To Make Friends:  Confessions of a Reality Show Villain" (27:38), incl the tweet that made her decide to write it (30:25), Ben's reaction to the book (33:48), what she was approached to do after the show (38:55), her relationship with Arie that started two weeks after her engagement ended (40:35), her life now and staying away from reality TV (45:45), thoughts on Corinne and the villain role (49:40), Nick's season (58:10), social media and dealing with it as a couple (1:02:30), and finally Rapid 10 (1:11:38). 

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

Feb 2, 2017

(SPOILERS) We begin by diving a little bit into Corinne, we then talk about Rachel's 1-on-1 date (6:20), Rachel's appeal as possibly the next "Bachelorette" (7:49), the awful haunted house group date (18:35), Corinne vs Taylor (23:21), then a nice long discussion about everything involving Corinne (28:25), and finally end it with Rapid 5 - since Dana already did Rapid 10 in episode 7 (59:51).

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

Jan 26, 2017

(SPOILERS) Kacie joins to talk about getting cast for Ben Flajnik's season, being a fan favorite (3:20), social media on the show (7:17), the thought of marrying Ben (10:00), her married life now & what she's up to (12:38), her favorites on Nick's season (21:10), comparing Corinne with Courtney Robertson from her season (23:20), the group date this past week (29:49), and finally Kacie plays Rapid 10 (34:11).  Then, Amanda from Chicago has a Dr. Reality Steve call about her engagement that her fiance called off six weeks ago (44:50). 

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

Jan 19, 2017

(SPOILERS) We talk with former "Bachelorette," "Bachelor Pad 3," and "Bachelor in Paradise 2" contestant Nick Peterson about his time on Ashley's season, his controversial win on "Bachelor Pad 3" (5:05), what happened with Samantha on BIP 2 (15:30), his move to Philadelphia to open Orange Theory Fitness franchises (23:15), his thoughts on Nick Viall's season (27:36), and finally end it with a game of Rapid 10 (37:45)

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

Jan 12, 2017

(SPOILERS) The Possessionista Dana Weiss joins me to discuss if she's a spoiler fan, how her business started & what it consists of (3:13), do contestants copying her hurt her business model (6:50), how money is made through social media shilling (10:14), her relationship with Nick (19:32), her thoughts on podcast #4 guest Abby Draper (23:27), Nick's intentions on the show (27:46), next "Bachelorette" possibilities (36:58), her obsession with Corinne (38:23), what she thought of Liz (40:02), and finally, answering the Rapid 10 (42:45).  I talk about what's happening on Monday along with tabloid coverage this week (51:02), and we end with a great Dr. Reality Steve call from Meredith in Massachusetts who's bisexual and has a bit of a love triangle to figure out (57:54).

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

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