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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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Aug 16, 2018

(SPOILERS) Christon joins me to talk about how his name changed on the season, playing basketball growing up (4:16), how becoming a Globetrotter came about (7:44), leaving the Globetrotters to pursue acting (22:40), how dunking became his “job” (28:01), how he got cast on the show (41:39), recapping all three group dates he was on (45:18), his thoughts on the Jean Blanc situation (52:57), Lincoln (58:21), Colton (1:02:50), Garrett (1:05:08), and we end with the Final 10 (1:12:39).

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

Aug 9, 2018

(SPOILERS) Sean joins me to talk about Vouch, the new dating app venture he’s gotten involved in (6:37), the reason he initially agreed to go on the show (16:29), did he think Emily was picking him when it was down to final 3 (22:25), if she did, does he think they would’ve lasted (26:27), how soon after the breakup was the Bachelor brought up to him (30:15), did he have any pre-show demands before signing on (34:40), being labeled the Virgin Bachelor by the media (42:10), Catherine getting a bizarre edit and being “hidden” (45:40), thoughts on Tierra (49:40), being pranked by Des and dealing with her brother (54:14), being confronted by AshLee Frazier at the WTA (58:17), his private talk with Catherine the night before the final rose ceremony (1:01:34), his post-show TV career starting with DWTS (1:11:23), the decisions to do Celebrity Wife Swap and Celebrity Marriage Boot Camp (1:19:12), co-hosting “After Paradise” for a  season (1:30:51), fatherhood & work life now (1:34:51), and we end with the Final 10 (1:38:50).

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

Aug 7, 2018

(Episode 3): Ashley and I first begin discussing how families with children deal with in-laws. Then Chandra from Canada comes on to discuss her boyfriend of 3 years, her issues with wanting children, but why he hasn't pulled the trigger yet on an engagement (7:34). Then Blair in Seattle talks about the guy she's been dating for a few months who cheated on her and she doesn't know what to do now (41:24).  Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song it titled "Blink."

Aug 2, 2018

(SPOILERS) Samantha joins me to talk about being the first contestant from Chris' season on the podcast, how she got cast (6:01), her first night impressions of the other women (9:56), what were her initial impressions of Chris (11:27), not getting a date early on (13:13), her thoughts on Ashley Salter & Kelsey Poe (16:30), getting eliminated in New Mexico and who had she connected with the most (24:23), did the women talk about what life would be like with Chris in Iowa (27:58), being approached about Paradise (30:24), everything that happened with Joe pre-show and her relationship on the show with him (32:43), her one regret about the Joe situation (41:03), her relationship with Nick on the show and post-show (45:15), what she's up to now (48:54), and we end with the Final 10 (56:20).

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

Jul 26, 2018

Holly joins me to talk about the expose I wrote on Luke last year, how did her relationship start with him (14:20), how serious the relationship got (21:33), what Luke wanted her to do last year once Arie was announced as the "Bachelor" (31:48), were they together or not together when Luke went on Winter Games (38:10), what he told her his reasoning was for doing Winter Games (43:20), hearing from Luke for the first time after Winter Games (50:25), the Winter Games reunion finale disaster and announcing they were together shortly afterwards for damage control (54:55), their breakup announcement in June (1:03:18), how he started treating her (1:12:08), how much she found out about their relationship after the fact (1:16:00), Luke's new girl, Amanda Mertz, being someone she used to be friends with (1:30:00), and we end with talking about what Luke will do in response to this podcast which ends up being on point (1:48:24).

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

 

Jul 19, 2018

(SPOILERS) Shiri joins me to talk about how she's been acting since age 3, what she thought of the Rachel Goldberg character when she first read for it (6:43), was she surprised about the reality TV genre (10:38), did she see the success of this show early on (14:26), season 2 getting heat from critics (17:34), the Quinn/Rachel relationship and the effects it had on the women's movement (19:25), was it difficult playing the Rachel character (22:52), directing some of the episodes (25:00), and we end with the Final 5 (32:07).

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

Jul 17, 2018

Ashley joins me to talk about how you handle keeping an ex’s pictures on or off your social media pages.  Caller Jessica in Texas discusses a toxic friendship she’s currently having (17:35) and then Victoria in San Francisco talks about how she’s dealt with an emotionally abusive ex (42:04). Original theme music is provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Jul 12, 2018

(SPOILERS) Jemmye joins me to talk about getting “eliminated” on the first episode, why Jenna couldn’t find her (6:00), the theme of the season (8:28), Bananas talk (12:42), how crazy the ending is this season – no spoilers (18:18), how she feels about cast from other shows being brought into the Challenge family (20:59), how she first got cast on the show and her season on RW: New Orleans (25:47), her relationship with Knight (30:38), her overall strategy when appearing on these shows (38:38), thoughts on Camila (42:53), we play Word Association (46:21), we discuss the Paulie/Cara Maria scandal this season (1:02:41), and we end with the Final 10 (1:18:14).

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

Jul 5, 2018

(SPOILERS) Leah joins me to talk about her visit to the Rockies game earlier in the week, how she got cast on Ben’s season (7:23), her first night memories and who she connected with (15:13), a story about how she knew of Lace before her season started (18:52), not getting a date in episode 2 and if she was worried (22:44), being on the episode 3 soccer date (25:48), her “talent” on the Terry Fator group date in episode 4 in Vegas (27:45), episode 5 in Mexico City (33:11), swimming with the pigs in the Bahamas in episode 6 (37:45), what was edited during her time with Ben when she called Lauren out to him then denied it (44:10), going on “Bachelor in Paradise 3” asking for Chad, going on a date with Nick, & her elimination (54:37), her unfortunate tweet that led to an apology during Rachel’s season (1:04:57), her current relationship & we talk about our night in Denver on Memorial Day weekend (1:07:50), and we end with the Final 10 (1:16:11).

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

Jul 3, 2018

Ashley joins me to talk about the launch of the new show and how our book reading lists couldn't be any more different (2:37).  Then we're joined by first caller Laura in DC who shares an intense experience of sexual assault from college that's shaped her future relationships (14:15).  Then Alex in NY is having major issues with her sister-in-law that, well, you're gonna have to listen to to fully grasp (41:29).  Original theme music is provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink." 

Jun 28, 2018

(SPOILERS) Marikh joins me to talk about being the first female contestant that we can remember of Indian/Pakistani decent, how she got cast (7:35), any hesitations once she found out it was Arie (11:56), first night impressions (13:23), the Demolition Derby date (24:14), the wrestling group date (27:26), Glam shaming and how it all came to be (32:07), Krystal’s meltdown in Ft. Lauderdale & how Krystal was in the house (39:45), her thoughts on Bekah M. & the recent Twitter feud with Raven (53:08), Arie’s ending & her friendship with Lauren B. (1:01:00), why she didn’t do Paradise (1:08:27), being featured recently in Maxim India & her hesitations about it (1:10:14), what’s she doing now (1:18:21), and we end with the Final 10 (1:21:22). 

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

Jun 21, 2018

(SPOILERS) Trish joins me and we talk about where she was in her life at the time she got cast for the show, Jesse forgetting a girls name at the first rose ceremony (14:50), them planting a spy in the house to help Jesse (17:04), playing the game of “I Never” with the women (20:16), the Gold Digger t-shirt (22:25), did she think she was getting sent home after her hometown date (28:19), being the first contestant to return to the show after being eliminated (31:30), how she handled the public backlash once the show started airing (38:20), appearing with other reality stars in the E! move “The Scorned” (41:44), how she met her husband and her life now in Florida (47:15), overall experience from the show (56:35), and does she still keep in touch with anyone from her season (1:04:31).

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

Jun 14, 2018

(SPOILERS) Dalton joins me to talk about how his “Survivor” coverage for EW.com all started for him, what he thinks about “Survivor” spoilers in general (although none are discussed for future seasons) (8:58), fans now watching the edits very closely on this show (12:22), how much coverage he gives “Survivor” (16:13), his pre-show coverage of traveling to the locations and interviewing contestants pre-season (20:36), being able to test out the challenges (27:36), early impressions on contestants that he’s been right & wrong on (31:09), immunity idols talk & is it good or bad for the show (35:28), filming two seasons back-to-back every year (47:55), Probst talk – recent Emmy snubs, his role in the franchise, will he ever leave, etc (55:00), and we end with the Final 10 (1:06:15).

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

Jun 7, 2018

(SPOILERS) Lauren joins me to talk about her contribution to my Fan Appreciation Party tomorrow night, the event she’s having this weekend for Skin Laundry (5:40), how she applied and eventually got cast on Ben’s season (7:00), being a flight attendant before the show (9:03), her memories from night one in the mansion (13:50), why all past podcast guests from her season all saw her as the front runner early on & did she feel she was (15:28), her feelings the morning of the final rose ceremony (24:21), how she felt and how she found out about Ben telling both her and JoJo he loved them (29:10), her thoughts on filming “Happily Ever After” so shortly after the “Bachelor” finale (35:21), why her and Ben broke up (42:17), her feelings on Ben’s podcast launch coinciding with their breakup (45:57), how she met her current boyfriend Devin (50:32), what made them get into the wine business with “Dear Rose” (57:04), thoughts on Becca’s season with the Tia/Colton situation (1:02:50), would she have done the “Bachelorette” if Ben had chosen JoJo and she was approached about it (1:08:25), and we end with the Final 10 (1:10:25). 

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

May 31, 2018

(SPOILERS) Ashley joins me to talk about the announcement I have to make (5:00), the timeline of how everything happened with the screen shots & how she got involved (9:09), dealing with the internet trolls & how they're going to handle this (19:08), how this is different than the Lee situation and more easy to overlook (22:56), why she took the stance she did on this (29:21), how would she react right now if she was Becca (40:15), how does she think it plays out (52:41), while recording we get the news of "Roseanne" being cancelled and how it relates to this situation (59:31), and we end with talking about her impressions of the first episode (1:04:44).

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

May 23, 2018

(SPOILERS)  Meredith joins me to talk about how she got cast on Bob’s season of the “Bachelor,” how did she feel towards Bob (7:28), becoming the “Bachelorette” and how quickly that happened (14:34), Ian being the one she knew immediately (22:25), Meredith then talks about an alleged sexual abuse that happened to her (31:55), choosing Ian over Matthew (43:14), did she think Ian was going to propose (47:12), does she ever think she made the wrong choice (49:42), her engagement to Ian, where it went wrong, and what happened (51:36), is she still in love with Ian (57:45), her People.com story from 2013 where she admitted to being alcoholic & the factors that played into it - her abusive marriage, her father’s infidelity (1:02:20), does she still drink (1:17:50), and what she’s doing now (1:21:08). 

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

May 17, 2018

(SPOILERS) Andy joins me to talk about teaching media classes to college students, because media has changed so much has his message also changed (6:20), how the landscape of jobs in media after college has changed (7:59), how people consume news now and long form writing (12:27), his site RealityBlurred.com and how it came to be (15:20), how ads on websites are the bane of both our existences (20:09), are pay sites the new way to go (24:05), American Idol’s new look (33:04), DWTS going to a shorter season & ABC’s program shuffling (43:25), and we end with Survivor talk and the criticism we both receive when we are critical about shows we write on (54:36).

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

May 10, 2018

(SPOILERS) Izzy joins me to talk about how she got cast on the show, her onesie gimmick the first night (6:00), lasting one episode and did she ever think it'd happen to her (9:30), who stuck out to her the first night on Ben's season (18:20), going on BIP 3 and how nervous she was that she'd get eliminated the first night again (23:14), how the relationship with Vinny was shown vs the doubts she was having (25:25), the arrival of Brett and how it changed things (30:20), her decision to leave the show (33:49), post show "relationship" with Vinny (36:22), her work life now and her current boyfriend (42:15), and we end with the Final 10 (51:53).

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

May 3, 2018

(SPOILERS)  Stephen joins me to talk about how he originally got cast on this show, his first season of Survivor: Tocantins (11:09), the final Tribal Council in Tocantins (13:17), being on Survivor: Second Chances (21:18), the final Tribal Council on Second Chances (28:17), we play a Trivia game to test Stephen’s knowledge (36:17), the debate of taking someone to the finals who you can beat vs someone who is more deserving (51:17), the current season of Ghost Island where we debate my problem with it (57:52), Ben’s win last season and the “controversy” surrounding it (1:02:22), edits & spoilers on Survivor (1:09:53), the amount of Idols in the game nowadays (1:18:53), and we end with a Final 10 (1:29:54). 

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

Apr 26, 2018

(SPOILERS)  Michael joins to talk about his lack of screen time on Winter Games, how he got on Des’ season of the Bachelorette (6:51), his beef that season with Ben Scott (10:32), the group date with Soulja Boy (13:14), Des & Chris’ relationship (19:30), he gives us the two raps he did in New Jersey on the group date that never aired (21:12), the 2-on-1 with Ben in Germany and how he acted (24:56), making the final 5 and did he think he was getting a hometown (33:52), Bachelor in Paradise 2 (38:11), how he liked Winter Games (45:01), the difficulties of being a diabetic (53:23), his dating life in Bachelor Nation and in NY (58:54), the past dating shows he was on before Bachelorette (1:07:25), and we end with the Final 10 (1:11:40) before heading off on a few tangents on sports and Des’ wrong spoiler that season. 

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

Apr 19, 2018

(SPOILERS) I discuss Becca's final four guys, then Michael joins me to talk about how he got started in the business, what his role was when he worked on the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" and what that entailed (8:45), producers on site vs the people who edit the show (12:23), the first "Bachelorette" season and did he ever imagine the show would be on this long (20:42), producing a network reality show vs cable show (27:08), favorite seasons he worked on (31:10), reality TV producers getting bad raps - should contestants know what they're getting into (35:35), how he produces a contestant (40:09), is it his job to manipulate contestants and is there a line he won't cross (49:33), getting emotional responses out of contestants and how it's not as hard as you'd think (1:01:39), and we end it with talking about something which came up on last week's podcast and that's should there be more help given to contestants post-show (1:06:15).

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

Apr 12, 2018

(SPOILERS) Susie joins me to talk about how she first got involved with the franchise on “Road Rules,” her podcast last year that “broke” the Brad & Tori divorce (14:22), we discuss the Bananas/Sarah ending on Rivals 3 & she reveals new information that maybe not everyone knows about (16:40), her overall thoughts on Bananas (23:21), the Champs vs Stars franchise (30:18), meeting her husband through the show (38:15), the article she wrote two weeks ago about the reality TV world and how she feels production is doing contestants a disservice (43:01), male vs female villains on reality TV (1:06:20), and we end with the Final 10 (1:08:47).

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

Apr 5, 2018

(SPOILERS) Mikey joins me to talk about how he first applied for the show, who he thought was a front runner early on (6:54), butting heads with Ben (8:31), best group date (9:55), Desiree’s connection with Chris (15:16), the season of girlfriends (17:45), his bromance with James Case (21:37), Juan Pablo (24:49), how he was supposed to be on the first season of Bachelor in Paradise (28:43), being on season of BIP (31:32), his thoughts on the shutdown last season on Paradise and the weather conditions (36:57), post show life (41:01), having a girlfriend (44:59), and we end with the Final 10 (49:29).

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

Mar 29, 2018

(SPOILERS) Laurel joins me to talk about her upbringing and how she eventually got cast on the "Challenge," appearing on her first season "Fresh Meat II" (13:24), having three 2nd place finishes in a row before winning "Free Agents" (21:45), her competitive nature & how she views eliminations (27:06), "Invasion of the Champions" & how the relationship with Nicole came to be (31:24), openly speaking about a very traumatic event in her life (37:37), the breakup with Nicole (45:02), any chance for a future with Nicole (55:35), her up and down friendship with Cara Maria (59:50), will she do another season in the future (1:13:43), and we end with the Final 10 (1:19:08).

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

Mar 22, 2018

(SPOILERS) Kristen joins me to talk about how long she's been covering the show, Chris Harrison's role in the franchise (3:58), the show's thoughts on me and this site (13:14), Jason Mesnick's season vs Arie's season (26:44), what her favorite seasons and favorite contestants are (32:46), how ratings have changed over the years for this show and TV in general (38:21), tabloid coverage and crediting sources (41:31), more Chris Harrison talk and if they'd ever not recycle a lead again (51:49), her favorite TV shows, current and past (1:03:21), and Kristen critiques my top 3 shows of all time (1:08:33).

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

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