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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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Dec 27, 2018

(SPOILERS) This week I answer all your "Reader Emails" over the past week which include more on Colton's episode-by-episode spoilers, how the premiere will play out, will this become a weekly thing, "Bachelorette" talk, and much, much more.

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

Dec 20, 2018

(SPOILERS) Podcast begins by talking some news in Bachelor Nation including the "Crazy Days and Nights" site rumors, Elan Gale no longer producing, the overt Kaitlyn/Jason flirting on social media, also why rumors/speculation/innuendo/tea whatever you want to call it, is not as easy to spill anymore (9:50), your episode-by-episode spoilers for the season (14:24), this Colton/Caelynn conversation that Chris Harrison keeps hyping up (28:05), the updated ending with more details regarding what went down on overnight dates (40:41), and I end with "Bachelorette" talk (44:41).

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

Dec 18, 2018

In Episode 12, Ashley and I begin by talking about Christmas plans including what Christmas movies that A) she can't believe I haven't seen and B) which ones she absolutely wants me to watch instead of binge watching 90210. Then our first caller Kate in KC joins us to talk about an ex that she seemingly can't get over (9:41). Then Savannah in DC comes on to talk about two men in her life and the dilemma she seems to be facing. One who's taken that she wants, and one who professed his love to her that she's not into (38:29). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Dec 13, 2018

(SPOILERS) Jonny joins me to talk about how the Jonny Fairplay moniker came to be, his thoughts on Christian being eliminated last night, what really happened that led to his exit on "Fans vs Favorites," being 2 years sober, wanting to play the game again, where his relationship is with Jeff Probst, and much much more. Easiest interview I've ever done. Just ask Jonny a question, wind him up, and let him go. Almost a 2 hour filibuster on all things Jonny Fairplay.

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

Dec 6, 2018

(SPOILERS) Stephen joins me to talk about the buzz around the current season of "David vs Goliath" (6:40), does he like the themes the seasons are given (12:40), who's playing the best game (17:50), Kara & Alec posting a pre-season pic together (25:15), how does he see this season playing out (30:05), was the Idol Nullifier fair (35:55), Christian's strategy (42:30), did Gabby go after Christian too early (46:14), players giving in-season interviews while still on the show (51:50), Stephen answers my Survivor trivia questions & the water bucket riddle (1:07:39), and we end with more Christian talk and why he's so beloved (1:15:20).

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

Dec 4, 2018

In Episode 11, Ashley joins me and we begin by talking about last episodes Money Dance poll question that generated quite a bit of response. We also discuss this week's poll question about dealing with in-laws. Then, our first caller Megan in Massachusetts joins us to talk about dealing with an abusive father years later (13:30). In a "He Said, She Said" first, Ashley and I give an update on Megan since her call was recorded last week and she had to confront her father this past weekend (58:10). Then Tina in Tennessee joins to tell us about her sister-in-law that has caused a lot of pain and anguish in her life (1:01:10). Tina's call is what sparks this week's poll question and we want to hear from anyone of you who've dealt with the same thing. Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Nov 29, 2018

(SPOILERS) I begin the podcast by briefly recapping yesterday’s spoilers on the site, then Shannon joins me to talk about how she got started in her career (7:15), what exactly does her job entail (8:50), what is she looking for when she casts reality TV contestants (11:18), people auditioning who want to be like other past contestants (13:44), does she like doing casting calls (19:55), does she specifically seek out contestants with tragic backstories (24:10), contestant who she's seen grown the most (26:59), the changes over the years in casting & did she think it'd still be around (30:34), the return of Real World coming to Facebook Watch (35:18), will there be fan interaction (39:14), does she cast people in hopes they hook up (42:32), and where does she see the industry in 5-10 years (46:44).

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

Nov 21, 2018

(SPOILERS) Kyle joins me to talk about how he went from playing football at Princeton to getting cast on "Real World: Chicago," how 9/11 played out for them during filming (9:50), going from "RW: Chicago" to moving to LA so he could become an actor and landing a soap opera gig (14:50), dealing with soap opera fans (21:06), "Bachelor" contestants trying to stay relevant after the show (26:24), his two favorite "Bachelor" seasons & Jake Pavelka talk (30:08), how he met his wife & she knew nothing about him (35:05), working for Jim Rome (37:12), getting hired at "Good Morning Football" and how quickly it came about (42:17), his new show the "Kyle Brandt Football Experience" (47:16), and we end with some "Karate Kid" talk (56:28).

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

Nov 20, 2018

In Episode 10, Ashley and I begin by talking about the money dance at weddings, something she's never heard of before whereas I've been to 3 or 4 weddings that had them. Our first caller, Stephanie in CA, joins us to talk about how her boyfriend of three years has a best friend who has never liked her (2:48). Then we have a first, as we get our first male caller to the show, Patrick in Nashville, who is a sexual assault survivor from college and wants to tell his story (23:50). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Nov 16, 2018

(SPOILERS) Cassandra joins me to talk about her age when she was on the show and being a single mom, her wanting to leave the show early (14:48), her limo entrance on Juan Pablo's season (18:00), telling the other women about being a single mom and first impressions (19:43), what she did for her dresses (25:06), her 1-on-1 with Juan Pablo (29:00), international travel and the K-Pop group date in South Korea (37:13), getting eliminated on her birthday in New Zealand (43:06), BIP 2's crazy ending with her, Justin, and Jonathon (50:15), the most recent Paradise season and everything that went down with the Eric/Angela triangle she was in (59:42), being a single mom and dating (1:09:40), and we end with the Final 10 (1:17:06).

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

Nov 8, 2018

(SPOILERS) Lauren joins me to talk about how she got started in the business, her first live hit on TV (7:08), making the move to LA after years in Missouri (10:43), her idols in the industry (21:31), how long has she been a fan on the "Bachelor" franchise (24:36), how she ended up being ET's #1 reporter for all things Bachelor Nation & her favorite season (26:44), the Kaitlyn/Shawn breakup which happened as we were recording (29:05), Lauren asks me if I'd ever do the show (35:09), her thoughts on Colton's season and the choice of him over Blake or Jason (37:16), DWTS choosing men over women from Bachelor Nation (54:53), contestants getting TV gigs and if it bothers her (59:31), her "Roses and Rose" YouTube show and the new show she just started (1:03:09), and we end with the Final 10 (1:07:31).

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

Nov 6, 2018

In Episode 9, Ashley and I begin by talking about her Sunday routine with her husband, which then leads to me telling everyone about my first world problem I’m having and my solution for it this Xmas.  Lindsay from New Jersey joins us to talk about the post-partum depression she had after a very difficult third pregnancy (12:45).  That’s followed by Lauren in Chicago who has been having a very difficult time following the unexpected death of her father a little over a year ago (41:50). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Nov 1, 2018

(SPOILERS) Olivia joins me to talk about what she's been up to in the last year since she appeared on the podcast including her move to Seattle (3:33), all the places she's been traveling to that she documents on her IG (7:43), her favorite & most overrated places she's been (18:42), repairing her friendship with Taylor Nolan after her move to Seattle (21:55), her podcast with Michelle Money where she opened up about her insecurities (34:47), what still triggers her (52:53), we have fun with some riddles (1:05:10), and we end with the Final 10 (1:18:11).

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

Oct 25, 2018

(SPOILERS) Bekah joins me to talk about which nickname she liked the best from the show, how she got cast (9:10), the vibe she got from the other women about herself (11:12), her thoughts on Krystal & her meltdown in Ft. Lauderdale (18:08), when did she see relationships starting to shift (19:28), the issues with Tia and the uncomfortable 2-on-1 in Italy (22:23), how the Arie/Becca/Lauren ending played out (29:37), her Twitter war with Raven after I revealed the Colton/Tia relationship in Mexico (41:06), her relationship timeline with boyfriend Grayston & how it played into Paradise (48:05), her pregnancy & what were their initial reactions (59:24), and we end with the Final 10 (1:03:07).

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

Oct 23, 2018

In Episode 8, Ashley and I begin the podcast by talking about the complicated issue of is it possible to be friends with your ex when you’re in a new relationship. Dana in Tampa is our first caller and she talks about her mother’s drinking which is starting to interfere in her life (10:59). Then Marissa in North Carolina joins us to talk about her older boyfriend that she moved in with a few months ago whose attitude seems to have changed (35:41). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

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)

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