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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 18, 2018

(SPOILERS) Mary joins me to talk about how she originally got cast on Bob's season (5:08), does she remember as much cattiness with the other women (8:02), her amusement park 1-on-1 (11:16), making the final 3 and thinking Bob was going to pick her (15:41), when was she approached about going on Byron's season and did she originally balk at the idea (19:50), did she think that Byron was going to pick her (29:40), packing up her life in FL and moving to Texas for Byron (33:01), having 3 alcohol related incidents in a 4 year span that made headlines (35:25), how she recovered from the negative publicity from those incidents (52:09), how she met her husband and her current marriage (54:13), and we end with the Final 10 (59:27).

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

Oct 11, 2018

(SPOILERS) David joins me to talk about how he got cast on Becca's season (5:48), the idea behind wearing the chicken suit (7:32), who he bonded with most on the first night (10:31), first group date and his thoughts on Lincoln (15:45), falling off the bed and how serious his injuries were (22:224), the lumberjack date in Park City and the Jean Blanc fallout (33:14), the 2-on-1 in Vegas with Jordan and why he couldn't stop talking about him to Becca (38:07), who did he think was winning once he left (46:33), expectations heading into Paradise (47:21), the love triangle with himself, Jordan & Jenna (52:23), his thoughts on Colton & Tia and Colton becoming the "Bachelor" (57:41), what is he doing now (1:05:38), and we end with the Final 10 (1:11:28).

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

Oct 9, 2018

In episode 7, Ashley joins me and we talk about this past weekends Taylor Swift concert I attended along with my partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and how it all came together. Then Melanie from Atlanta joins us to talk about her manipulative ex-boyfriend who has left her with some serious trust issues, something I'm all too familiar with (11:37). Then Jenny in Massachusetts calls in to talk about all the baby talk she's hearing as she approaches her wedding date and she's tired of it (55:41). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Oct 5, 2018

(SPOILERS) Jacqueline joins me to talk about being the "invisible girl" on Arie's season, how she got cast (4:04), her limo entrance and the first night cocktail party (7:35), her thoughts on Bekah M. (12:35), her thoughts on Krystal (14:28), having no date in episode 2 & how she felt (20:57), the wrestling group date (23:19), the group date in Lake Tahoe (25:16), the shit show that was the bowling group date in Ft. Lauderdale and what Krystal said (28:16), her 1-on-1 date in Paris (35:28), getting eliminated in Italy & why she left (38:26), when she was asked about Paradise & how little time she spent there (42:49), her date with Kenny (47:00), her post-show relationship with Jordan from New Zealand and the recent tabloid story about her (55:32), what she's doing for work right now (1:07:36), the Final 10 (1:09:46), and we end by talking about the Jenna/Jordan situation (1:24:54).

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

Sep 27, 2018

(SPOILERS) Danielle joins me to talk about which name she prefers to go by (5:19), her reality TV stint before the “Bachelor” (6:39), how she got cast (9:30), her limo entrance being the last one but being shown first (12:50), who she thought was competition on night one (18:57), was she surprised she didn’t get the FIR (21:25), first group date w/ Corinne taking off her top (22:30), the Backstreet Boys group date where she got the rose (26:09), her 1-on-1 in Wisconsin and “running into” Nick’s ex (30:09), her concert date w/ Chris Lane and if he’s ever slid into her DM’s (32:00), the cocktail party before the rose ceremony in WI where the Vanessa beef started but wasn’t shown (35:18), getting eliminated in St. Thomas on a 2-on-1 (40:42), post-show “dating” Luke Pell (44:35), BIP 4 and everything that happened during the love triangle with Dean and Kristina (49:22), what she’s doing post-show (1:04:13), and we end with the Final 10 (1:07:53).

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

Sep 25, 2018

In Episode 6, Ashley and I begin the podcast by talking about the serious nature of this week’s calls and how we’re not experts, but we’re glad people still come to us and feel comfortable enough to share their stories.  Courtney in Atlanta is our first caller who has an STD and talks about the struggles of entering future sexual relationships with herpes (5:27).  Then April in Colorado joins us to tell a very heartbreaking story of the depths of her depression and the struggles within her marriage (34:21).  Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Sep 20, 2018

(SPOILERS) Mike joins me to talk about how he got cast (5:32), was his limo entrance of the Arie cutout his idea (9:11), did he recognize Clay (11:08), what his thoughts were on the 5 guys he saw on the ATFR that Becca met (14:05), what his problem was with Lincoln (19:31), how bored was he in the mansion (24:09), being on the football group date – his only date (26:33), did he think he was going home at rose ceremony #3 (29:33), post show disappearance – no Men Tell All or Paradise (30:31), his thoughts on some of the other guys in the house (32:55), we spend the next 30 minutes talking about his work for Pro Football Focus, what he does, his thoughts on players, teams, etc (37:52), and we end with the Final 10 (1:08:24).

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

Sep 13, 2018

(SPOILER) Jordan joins me to talk about the whirlwind that's been the last 48 hours, how he first heard, what was Jenna's reaction when he confronted her on it, the news that was presented to me today, how he's feeling overall, why did he end the engagement, does he think there's a reconciliation in the future, and a whole lot more. No time stamps for this episode because it's shorter and I know people wanted to hear it as soon as possible. It's one thing to read Jordan's statements with media outlets, but I think it's another thing to hear it in his voice how almost discombobulated he is and how he's still processing how all this could've happened.

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

Sep 11, 2018

In Episode 5, Ashley and I start off by discussing the selection of Colton as the “Bachelor.” Then Mallory in North Carolina calls in to discuss recently having lost her virginity to a guy that ended up ghosting her (9:26). After that, Danielle in Canada comes on to discuss a topic that came up in an episode a few weeks back that I was looking for feedback on, which was how people deal with in-laws when they have kids and both sets of parents want time with their grandkids (34:09). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Sep 6, 2018

(SPOILERS) Taylor joins me to talk about how she got cast (4:04), did she ever notice Derek during JoJo’s season (8:53), how she managed her dresses (9:52), being one of the younger ones on the show (10:57), who’d she bond with on the first night (14:27), when did she realize Corinne would be the villain (17:58), we break down her “emotional intelligence” line to Corinne (25:54), what she went through while the show was airing (30:10), going on BIP 4 knowing Corinne would be there (38:07), her relationship with Derek on BIP 4 (42:42), was she expecting an engagement at the reunion taping (52:53), being engaged and having to do a long distance relationship (56:41), the up-and-down relationship she had with Olivia Caridi (1:02:45), her abusive relationships in the past (1:15:39), how did she deal with a physically abusive relationship (1:21:47), starting her podcast and what she’s doing post-show (1:26:50), her meeting up with Jason in Seattle and the picture that surfaced (1:41:05), and we end with the Final 10 (1:43:48).

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

Aug 30, 2018

(SPOILERS) Kat joins me to talk about how big of a fan she was before coming on the show, getting named to the Phoenix Suns dance team the same time she was accepted on the “Bachelor” and her decision to do the show (7:42), her limo entrance and first night impressions of the women (17:13), how she handled her dressed for the season (21:13), her first 1-on-1 with Juan Pablo for their Electric Run (24:43), international travel in South Korea & when her problems started with Nikki (31:08), the Vietnam group date (36:34), did she think she was going home in New Zealand (38:11), her overall experience (47:00), why she never did Paradise (50:46), her struggles with bulimia (52:16), her charity work post-show (59:27), her boyfriend Matt (1:03:14), and we end with the Final 10 (1:09:30).

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

Aug 23, 2018

(SPOILERS) Bri joins me to talk about how big of a fan she was of the show before going on (10:30), her last serious relationship (11:30), how many dresses did she bring (17:59), what were her expectations going in (20:59), her limo entrance & her first night memories (25:05), was she expecting to get cut at the rose ceremony (30:36), starting the Rose Girls (34:46), why she didn’t do Paradise and the advice she got (40:00), her college life (50:30), how she got started in broadcasting (53:57), does she remember her first live TV shot (1:00:13), her TV idols growing up (1:06:39), being a woman in a male dominated field & the challenges it brings (1:08:25), getting hit on by athletes (1:17:41), dating Ben Flajnik (1:21:25), and we end with the Final 10 (1:25:33).

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

Aug 21, 2018

(Episode 4): Ashley joins me as we discuss what the first few days have been like after adopting Luka. Then Sarah from Washington calls in to discuss a horrible assault from her past that's currently been brought to the forefront again by unforseen circumstances (7:23). It's really a story you have to listen to to believe and we appreciate Sarah for opening up and sharing this with us. Couldn't have been easy. Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

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)

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