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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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Sep 21, 2017

(SPOILERS) Kenny joins me to talk about how he got cast, the reaction he received in the wrestling locker room when they found out he was going on the “Bachelorette” (7:34), first night impressions (9:19), what his daughter thought of him doing the show (12:20), losing the obstacle course date to Whaboom (14:25), losing the mud wrestling date (24:54), his feud with Lee (26:48), the infamous 2-on-1 with Lee in Norway (32:31), his thoughts on Lee’s appearance at the MTA (37:30), does he think Lee’s a racist (46:00), his elimination in Denmark and relationship with Rachel (53:30). 

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

Sep 14, 2017

(SPOILERS) Part 2 of Desiree’s interview starts off with her explaining how it was possible to be distraught after Brooks left then propose to Chris days later, also discusses the safe house visits she had with Chris while the season was airing (7:33), how her and Rachel faced the same criticism from the media (9:43), her brother’s comments post-show (12:31), how she felt about me having the wrong spoiler her whole season (17:00), was she upset at how the show was edited & how it focused more on Brooks and less on her relationship with Chris (24:03), we get to the $1 million question everyone has always wanted to know: why didn’t ABC televise their wedding? (30:35), her relationship with Chris post-show (35:17), their 10 month old son Asher (40:20), what she’s doing for work now (43:07), and finally end with the Rapid 10 (46:16).

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

Sep 6, 2017

(SPOILERS)  Des joins me to talk about her relationship past before going on Seasn’s season & how she got cast, was Sean her type (4:47), first night competition (7:34), getting pranked on her first 1-on-1 date (11:34), Tierra as the villain (12:43), did she see Sean and Catherine’s connection (20:31), why she thinks the “Bachelorette” has more successful relationships than the “Bachelor” (24:25), her awful hometown date (27:44), when she was approached about “Bachelorette” (33:08), did she know her final 4 on night one (36:18), her favorite date of the season (41:57), first noticing Chris and the edit he got (44:50), did she ever think Juan Pablo would be the Bachelor (49:19), and the hardest part of being the lead of the show (55:25). 

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

Aug 31, 2017

(SPOILERS) Part 2 starts with Josiah talking about Rachel as the “Bachelorette” and how she handled the Lee situation, is there anything he’d take back from this season that he did (9:37), what his biggest issue with Lee was (11:47), did he think Lee was sincere at the “Men Tell All” (15:57), the cliques in the house (26:01), his thoughts on the Rachel & Peter breakup (34:06), Peter as the “Bachelor” (this was recorded before my Twitter announcement yesterday) (40:57), why wasn’t he on BIP (50:36), his thoughts on the DeMario situation (53:13), a big win in the courtroom recently for his firm (55:25), and finally one of my favorite Rapid 10’s where I put Josiah’s championship spelling skills to the test (1:01:15).  Did he live up to the title he won in South Carolina?  Ummmm….

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

Aug 24, 2017

SPOILERS) Josiah joins me for Part 1 of our interview to talk about when he was first approached to be on the show, being an early favorite & the “cocky” edit he got (4:04), how badly his exit interview was edited (7:30), his rough upbringing & the death of his brother (14:15), losing his way after that (23:00), his admiration for Eric (32:42), his thoughts on the DeMario ex-girlfriend situation (37:00), being on only group dates & his edit with Rachel (44:55), and his drama with Iggy (51:19). 

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

Aug 17, 2017

(SPOILERS) Lace joins me to talk about where she was in her dating life when she got cast on Ben’s season of the “Bachelor,” the infamous first rose ceremony where she pulled Ben aside after getting a rose (6:33), her interrupting on the first group date (8:13), why she decided to leave (14:25), the “Women Tell All,” being asked to go on Paradise & her boyfriend at the time (16:00), BIP and her relationship with Chad (22:17), what she knew about Grant going into BIP (27:22), deciding to get the “Grace” tattoo (34:10), their post-show engagement and when she knew it was over (39:00), the break up (44:39), her new boyfriend she found on Bumble (49:19), and finally end with Rapid 10 (57:12).

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

Aug 10, 2017

(SPOILERS) Brandi joins me to talk about how we originally met, how she became a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (8:14), the schedule that a DCC girl would normally have (18:50), dealing with creeper fans (25:26), how she became part of the "Real Housewives" franchise (34:49), what she felt about season 1 focusing so much on her marriage and the image it portrayed (42:36), the effect the show had on her daughters who were kicked out of their school (47:30), her relationship with Stephanie Hollman (50:07), what we can expect to see in season 2 (58:25), her website ShopBrandiLand.com (1:01:49), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:12:27). 

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

Aug 3, 2017

(SPOILERS) Craig joins me to talk about how he got cast, going on this show as a lawyer (5:17), arriving the first night and his thoughts on Rated R Rego & Kasey (11:50), who he saw as the front runner for Ali (16:48), Kasey getting a tattoo in NY (19:21), Rego & Kasey’s infamous 2-on-1 (23:51), Rego’s wild departure in Istanbul (25:16), Frank leaving on his own at final 3 (31:00), possibly going on “Bachelor Pad,” (34:43), how he first found out about Gia (37:45), did he see any signs with her (41:57), the charity started on Gia’s behalf (45:52), legal talk regarding the Chris Soules case (48:36), the legal side of “Bachelor in Paradise’s” shutdown back in June (1:00:51), and finally Rapid 10 (1:13:36).    

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

Jul 27, 2017

(SPOILERS) Jenny joins me to talk about what she sees herself as in today’s industry, her upbringing and how Playboy came about (2:54), her big break in TV & what happened afterwards (9:54), the one show she wished would’ve lasted longer (13:57), was she a New Kids on the Block fan (19:40), her “Donnie Loves Jenny” show and how it hasn’t ruined their relationship (21:19), her indirect link to the “Bachelor” franchise & what advice she gave to that girl (24:49), what her unspoiled opinion is of Rachel’s final 3 guys (26:56), and finally Rapid 10 (32:57). 

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

Jul 20, 2017

(SPOILERS) Ben joins me to talk about first getting cast on Ashley’s season of the “Bachelorette,” where he felt he was during the process of filming (7:13), how confident Ashley was going to choose him at the final rose ceremony (10:35), his reaction afterwards (12:39), the Jennifer Love Hewitt rumors post-show (16:01), becoming the “Bachelor” (19:25), Shawntel showing up in episode 3 (23:01), skinny dipping with Courtney in Puerto Rico (25:35), did he know his final 4 night one (28:45), getting engaged and when he thought it started to go south (34:32), should he have stuck by Courtney during the show (36:48), why it ultimately didn’t work out with Courtney (40:43), Courtney’s book & what bothered him most (44:02), being a public couple from this show (48:06), his job now and his 3 year relationship that ended recently (51:26), and finally Rapid 10 (55:19). 

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

Jul 13, 2017

(SPOILERS)  Heather joins me to talk about how she got started in comedy, her comedic inspirations (7:15), how she lost out on a “Saturday Night Live” audition (11:39), getting her break working on “Chelsea Lately” and the subsequent controversy that happened a couple years ago (17:40), a sexual harassment situation that happened last year (26:30), her favorite story from her first book she wrote (31:32), finally losing her virginity at 27 and was it everything she thought it would be (37:14), on being a married mother with kids as a standup comedian (44:12), how she gathers material for her stand up routine (50:10), how often she changes material for her sets (57:39), “Bachelor” talk and her thoughts on the overnight dates (1:07:43), her “celebrity” version of the “Bachelor” if Celine Dion, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Aniston appeared on Nick’s season (1:13:02), and finally end with Rapid 10. 

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

Jul 6, 2017

(SPOILERS)  Lauren joins me to talk about being one of the four Lauren’s on Ben’s season, how her casting came about (5:09), who did she connect with in the house (10:38), Olivia’s edit (10:38), the Vegas group date dressing as a chicken (13:35), knowing Lauren Bushnell was a favorite in Vegas (17:20), her embarrassing moment in Mexico (21:10), her 1-on-1 fashion show date (25:46), giving us more detail about her cheating ex-boyfriend (27:21), what I said about her in my column in regards to her sex life (34:35), getting eliminated in the Bahamas (38:18), her Midwestern accent (44:40), “Bachelor in Paradise 3” (46:13), calling out Nick Viall for his relationship with Jen Saviano pre-Bachelor (51:13), changing jobs from kindergarten teacher to real estate and how she met her current boyfriend (59:00), shilling Sugar Bear hair (1:05:50), and finally Rapid 10 (1:08:34). 

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

Jun 29, 2017

(SPOILERS) DeAnna joins me to talk about the one other time we’ve spoken, how she got cast on the “Bachelor” & more about that season (2:58), going into the final rose ceremony convinced Brad was going to pick her & what Brad told her (14:23), did Brad ask for her dad to be flown out then not propose (20:36), Brad still contacting her after that season (23:53), how she had no clue she was being announced as next “Bachelorette” on “Ellen” (27:18), knowing who her final 4 were on the first night of filming and never deviating from it (32:05), what caused her mini meltdown mid season (37:20), Graham leaving at final 4 screwing everything up (39:24), why she ended up picking Jesse over Jason (45:28), the disaster that was Jesse Csincsak and their post show engagement (47:00), how much she got paid to be “Bachelorette,” how she met her current husband Stephen, & life as a mom with two kids (55:32), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:05:44). 

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

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)

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