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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 22, 2019

(SPOILERS) "Reality Life" podcast host Kate Casey joins me to talk about Luke P.'s behavior on the "Bachelorette," why she thinks Hannah didn't pick Tyler, Tyler's future, Blake's shenanigans on Paradise, the Demi storyline, the "Hills" reboot, and we end with a Final 10. 

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

Aug 20, 2019

In this episode, Ashley first joins me to talk about the movie premiere in Canada she recently attended, then how she started helping the #ClearTheLists campaign (3:51). Then caller Lori in Charlotte joins us to talk about her real douchebag of an ex-boyfriend that she caught two-timing her (12:40). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled “Blink.”

 

Aug 15, 2019

(SPOILERS) I begin by giving my thoughts on the Tanner/Demi Twitter feud from yesterday as I talk about it from all angles and why people seem to be missing the fact there are two different things at play here.  Then Jennifer joins me to talk about how she got involved in covering this genre (17:24), the idea behind writing her book and the main themes that came from it (28:40), biggest misconceptions fans have about reality TV (31:59), how on staff psychologists continuously break doctor/patient confidentiality in reality TV (35:35), Fleiss’ misogynistic views  (43:55), where does she see the franchise going (1:00:41), is there anything redeeming about the franchise (1:10:45), is hate watching a real thing (1:34:00), and how to critically watch the show (1:47:17).

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

Aug 8, 2019

(SPOILERS) I begin by giving my thoughts on Caelynna’s IG post from the night before addressing Blake releasing their texts, then Brett joins me to talk about how he got started in his “Bachelor/ette” coverage (16:30), the Hannah/Jed ending (27:12), Tyler & Gigi (35:09), and the Blake/Caelynn social media drama (47:56). 

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

Aug 1, 2019

A few thoughts on the "Bachelorette" finale including my thoughts on Hannah and Tyler going forward, Jed's friends reactions online, and social media changing the way the show is viewed and how the show is embracing it.  Then Haley joins me to talk about what her last month has been like since she came forward with her story (23:58). 

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

Jul 30, 2019

Our first caller, Anne in Montana, tells a story of a horrible Human Resources nightmare that she’s dealing with at work (3:38).  Then Laura Anderson, a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in domestic violence, joins us to discuss Mandy in Philadelphia’s call from last Thursday’s podcast, as well as discussing Luke P. this season (33:31). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled “Blink.”

Jul 25, 2019

(SPOILERS) We start the show by reading an email from a reader who was a victim of domestic abuse. Then (SPOILER) I talk about Monday and Tuesday's "Bachelorette" finale (6:53). Finally, Ashley Spivey and I talk to caller Mandy from Philadelphia who recently was involved in a domestic dispute with her husband earlier this year that landed him in jail. We discuss the ramifications of it, how it affects their children, where they're at now, and what she plans on doing moving forward (15:58).

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

Jul 18, 2019

(SPOILERS) Vienna joins me to talk about how she had no idea who Jake was til she got out of the limo (4:32), being considered a villain (10:50), did she notice a moment where she realized she might not get a great edit (15:08), did she feel he was picking her on final rose ceremony day (16:15), when did the relationship start going south and why she didn’t get out of it (21:14), their on-air “breakup” and how scared she was in the relationship (29:10), going on “Bachelor Pad 2” with boyfriend Kasey (37:56), going on “Couples Therapy” with Kasey (40:37), Vienna talks about losing twin girls at 5 months in 2017 (45:04), and what she’s up to now and her boyfriend (1:00:32).

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

Jul 11, 2019

(SPOILERS) Tatum first joins me to talk about how she got cast, what show she was almost on, her strategy with Jair, why she made out with Carlos, did she think Bobby was ever going to not drop the ball, what happened to their relationship post show and more. Then Bobby joins (52:14) to discuss what his thought process was going into the show, the show’s format, what he thought of the strategy to plot against Jair, how bothered was he by the Tatum/Carlos hookup, was he always planning on taking the money for himself, would he have done it if Tatum never betrayed his trust, his thoughts on what’s happened to their relationship post show and more.

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

Jul 4, 2019

(SPOILERS) Olivia joins me to talk about her recent trip to Copenhagen with Brandi Cyrus (4:42), Luke P's role on the show and what it means to be produced (22:38), how being a villain affects someone & going after a "redemption" edit (36:49), closure with Ben Higgins (42:13), sex on the show (48:11), and we end with the Final 10, where I answer the same questions I ask to Olivia (1:03:41).

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

Jun 27, 2019

(SPOILERS) This podcast will have spoilers in it from the very beginning as Haley joins me to discuss the show's ending & how I first heard about her (5:53), everything about her relationship pre-show with Jed (14:28), how their relationship was defined (30:26), why did she come forward with her story (43:35), how was it while he was off filming (49:03), the details in the interviews that she's done (58:31), and we talk about everything that's happened post-show since Jed returned home from filming (1:08:30).

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

Jun 20, 2019

(SPOILERS) Before Christen joins me, I talk about the crazy week in Bachelor Nation including spoilers. Then Christen talks about her "Bachelor" experience on Nick's season (5:41), her time on "Bachelor in Paradise" season 4 (20:52), how the "Scallops" nickname came to be (27:18), going on "The Proposal" last summer (33:09), "Bachelor in Paradise" season 5 (41:03), how this interview came to be (43:46), what she's been up to post-show and her current dating life (50:35), talking this week's spoilers released on the site (51:55), and we end with the Final 10 (1:00:23).

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

Jun 13, 2019

(SPOILERS) I first give a recap of the Vegas Fan Appreciation Party and reference the BIP cast list I tweeted out last night. Melissa then joins me to talk about her brief stint on Brad Womack’s second time around as the “Bachelor” (8:02), going on “Bachelor Pad 2” (19:09), post-show ridicule she suffered (31:43), coming out as gay in 2013 after the show (34:12), starting a blog opening up about her anxiety & OCD and the extent of how bad it can get for her.

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

Jun 6, 2019

Amanda joins me to talk about Josh Murray for a hot minute (3:20), her Lani the Label clothing line (5:01), her recent trip to Maui with her daughters (9:42), the relationship with Bobby and what happened (11:55), the hacking incident from a couple months ago (25:40), her decision to get breast implants (35:15), the Vegas incident from a few months back (39:33), and her book coming out in a few months (52:30). 

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

May 30, 2019

(SPOILERS)  The show starts with a little talk about Joey Jones’ exes whose stories were posted yesterday on the site.  Then Michael joins me to talk about if he sees the difference in editing between the three main “Bachelor” produced shows (6:48), having friendships with producers (8:30), Cam’s role on Hannah’s season (13:02), the idea of interrupting during a date – why people do it and why the lead lets it happen (17:35), we then get into talking about Luke P. where spoilers are discussed (26:14), then we end with the Tyler G. situation, how it was handled, any legal ramifications it could potentially have (37:38). 

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

May 23, 2019

Jonathan joins me to talk about his time on Rachel's season of the "Bachelorette," then appearing on "Bachelor in Paradise 4." How did he come up with the tickle entrance? Does he regret it? Do people still call him that? Did he feel like he could've lasted with Rachel? What made it him go on "Paradise?" All that and much more with Jonathan. Then Stephen Fishbach joins us to talk Survivor: Edge of Extinction. If you somehow haven't watched the finale just yet, we discuss the ending, plus touch on seasons 39 and 40 briefly that are upcoming.

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

May 16, 2019

(SPOILERS) Before Wes joins me, I briefly talk about episode 2 spoilers and some overall thoughts on Hannah's season. Then Wes comes on to talk about how this whole thing started for him and getting cast on Jillian's season (6:24), did he really go on the show with a girlfriend (7:55), did he see where his villain edit was going while filming (15:30), the post show treatment by fans (22:09), going on "Bachelor Pad" (29:25), best memories from "Bachelor Pad" (32:30), his life since the show has ended and the highs and lows he's had (41:02), and his current construction business (55:29).

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

May 14, 2019

This episode, Ashley joins me to discuss the spoilers regarding “Game of Thrones,” even though I’ve never seen an episode.  We cover this past Sunday’s episode, so if you haven’t watched yet, you’ve been warned.  Our only caller this episode is Katie from FL who joins us to talk about dating when she knows she doesn’t want kids (11:33).  Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

May 9, 2019

(SPOILERS) Before Jen joins me I talk a little spoilers regarding Hannah’s season starting on Monday.  Then Jen joins to talk about if her kids are aware of her “Bachelor/ette” appearances (12:21), how she got cast on the show (14:18), some memorable moments from her season (17:15), her finale on the “Bachelor” (22:30), how often she and Andrew saw each other (25:41), her post-show relationship, moving to SF, & eventually breaking up (28:24), getting the “Bachelorette” gig & how it wasn’t a great season (35:05), her overnights, final rose ceremony, & post show relationship with Jerry (40:14), was she asked to be on this past Monday’s reunion show (45:20), what she’s up to now (47:35), and we we end with the Final 5 (51:10). 

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

May 2, 2019

Peyton joins me to talk about how she got cast (5:48), what she was told she couldn't say on her limo entrance night 1 (9:16), her first night impressions (12:15), why they didn't have a "Tell All" on their season (14:50), her infamous 2-on-1 exit (18:55), did she think Andy and Tessa would make it (25:02), being on the first season of "Bachelor Pad" (27:00), the competitions on BP (31:38), the timeline of her relationship with Chris (39:04), her relationship with Jason Witten's family (43:15), what she's up to now (46:40), and we end it with a game of "Lyla or Hayes?" (52:31).

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

Apr 25, 2019

Brittney joins me first to talk about her background (5:25), what do her Wellness Retreats consist of (8:58), getting cast on the show (11:15), who was she initially attracted to (18:18), her first date and drama with Evan (19:35), her courtship with Karl (25:40), the final conversation with Karl before she left (36:24), Karl's final bonfire (38:43), their post-show relationship (42:01), her April Fools IG post (44:47), and how you can be a part of her Wellness Retreat (52:33). Then Dr. Johnny joins to talk about his background and previous stint on reality TV (1:00:22), how many back adjustment he did on the show (1:05:36), relationship with the other guys (1:09:20), how did Kady talk about John to him (1:13:30), their relationship since the show (1:20:24), and would he ever go on the show as a couple (1:26:44).

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

Apr 18, 2019

Kady joins me to talk about her background (5:51), how she met John (7:44), how they got cast (9:13), what she thought were their issues pre-show (16:13), the "alpha male" comment (19:33), her thoughts on meeting the singles and blocking Katheryn (24:38), her early connections with the singles (29:45), not leaving a video message for John (34:43), was there a point when she realized she was breaking up with him (37:58), her final bonfire comments (44:29), what happened post-show (52:30), and what is she doing now (1:02:17). Then John joins me to talk about his background (1:11:15), finding things out about Kady post-show (1:16:15), what he thought their relationship issues were pre-show (1:18:20), the history with his dad (1:21:40), Kady taking a shot at him on social media and John opening up about his dad's past (1:25:18), meeting the singles & his connection with Katheryn (1:33:07), not getting a video message (1:37:49), Kady's comments at the final bonfire (1:40:55), the timeline post-show (1:49:40), his feelings towards Kady now (1:56:04), his thoughts on seeing Katheryn in a couple weeks (1:58:47), what he's doing now (2:02:48), and what were his early predictions on the other couples (2:09:02).

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

Apr 16, 2019

In Episode 18, Ashley joins me and we take a trip down memory lane discussing the 2010 Reality Steve Dating Contest that ended up being a disaster.  Then we are joined by our first caller, Courtney in Pittsburgh who tells her story of overcoming a heroin addiction (18:33).  Caller #2 is Lisa in Virginia who share her story about being catfished (47:17).  Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink." 

Apr 11, 2019

Katheryn joins me to talk about her life before "Temptation Island" (3:55), the reality show she was on before (5:48), how she was cast on TI (10:46), her bizarre journey on the show having never gotten a date until the very end (19:07), was she off limits to other guys bc of John (25:22), her fight with Morgan in episode 2 (27:04), did guys share their bonfire stories every time (36:53), her relationship with John on the show (42:57), Kady's treatment of John (46:19), her fall out with Morgan post-show (51:54), John's final bonfire (1:01:51), would she ever do this show as a couple (1:06:51), and her "Bachelorette" connection this season (1:08:56). Then Nicole joins me from Hawaii (1:20:38), and talks about if she was hesitant to do the show (1:22:28), what the boundaries were that she set with Karl (1:27:35), why did she feel she wasn't in love with him anymore (1:31:54), what did she think their problems were pre-show (1:35:02), was she surprised at anything she saw on bonfire videos (1:40:29), the "surface level" comments she made about their relationship and why she said it (1:43:24), her connection with Tyler (1:45:10), the final bonfire and reveals what really happened as part of their breakup (1:48:05), what happened post-show with Tyler (1:54:38), and was it difficult for her to promote the show knowing they'd broken up (1:59:44).

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

Apr 4, 2019

First Karl joins me to talk about how he and Nicole got cast on the show (6:57), what singles immediately caught his eye (13:12), reacting to bonfire clips of Nicole (14:35), hearing Nicole say their relationship was surface level (17:41), what did he think Nicole's response would be to his admission of sleeping with Brittney (23:02), Brittney's IG April Fools pregnancy joke - which at the time of taping was still a question mark (27:21), where is he at with Brittney now (31:30), what was the timeline of things once he and Nicole got back from filming (34:40), and what were his predictions of the other couples when he first met them (45:42). Then Evan joins me to update things going on with him and Morgan (57:08), did he think about doing his final bonfire differently (1:01:02), his pre-show relationship with Kaci being worse than what was shown (1:10:10), the post-show back and forth on social media and texts that were sent to each other (1:28:08), Kaci's IG live with her dad that Evan felt was wrong (1:33:46), and if Morgan was never a contestant on the show, where does he think he and Kaci would be right now (1:56:57).

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

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