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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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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)

Mar 28, 2019

Mark joins me to talk about his initial thoughts when hearing the show was getting rebooted after 15 years (8:08), his initial first impressions of all the couples (10:31), Nicole's growth throughout the season (19:10), Kady's treatment of John (25:21), his thoughts on the Evan/Kaci/Morgan situation (28:13), final bonfire for Karl & Nicole (35:43), final bonfire for John & Kady (39:45), and how difficult it was being there for Evan & Kaci's final bonfire (41:29). Then Kaci joins me to talk about everything that we couldn't talk about this season. From the problems in their relationship pre-show, how she felt watching her final bonfire back, what's happened post-show, where's she at in her life now, and much, much more (52:41).

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

Mar 20, 2019

Tara and Sarah join me to talk about how they met each other and began collaborating on 90210 stuff (3:25), the impact 90210 had on the television in the 90's (7:35), the book they're currently working on (13:13), 90210 high school vs college years (16:03), does the show still hold up today (23:30), favorite storylines (32:04), their hatred for Brandon Walsh (38:02), the recent death of Luke Perry (42:15), and the reboot of 90210 coming this summer (49:29).

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

Mar 20, 2019

In Episode 17, Ashley joins me to first talk about the last podcast we did and her clever Spotify playlist she made for me. Then caller Nancy in NC joins us to talk about the suicide of her grandfather and the effect it's had on her along with a pregnancy struggle she had (6:45). Then Beth in NY calls in to talk about her 15 year old daughter recently being diagnosed with depression (33:58). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Mar 14, 2019

Sharleen joins me to talk about did the fence jump live up to the hype (6:00), her WTA thoughts (18:26), Hannah B vs Caelynn at the WTA (24:09), Matt Randolph's appearance on the show (28:06), parents giving blessings/permission on the show (35:35), Colton's contradictory statements during and post-show (40:16), did she think Colton "cornered" Cassie (46:26), was the ending to the season romantic (55:55), Colton not being descriptive about Cassie (59:51), what she thinks of Colton & Cassie now & their future together (1:05:06), and Hannah as the "Bachelorette" (1:16:05). Then Kaci Campbell joins me for our weekly recap of "Temptation Island" as we break down episode #9 (1:30:03).

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

Mar 7, 2019

(SPOILERS) Jacqueline joins me to talk about how her applications for grad school is going, attending Arie & Lauren's wedding (8:15), her overall impressions of Colton's season (12:13), the Onyeka/Nicole fight at WTA (23:39), her thoughts on the Cassie/Caelynn "Bachelorette" talk in the car ride & how Katie came across on the WTA (28:19), Demi & Courtney's fight (38:48), upcoming "Bachelorette" talk (46:22), and Colton and Cassie's "breakup" from Monday (52:05). Then Kaci Campbell from "Temptation Island" joins for her weekly chat to break down episode 8 (1:15:15).

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

Feb 28, 2019

(NO SPOILERS) Emma joins me to talk about the one year anniversary of her book (4:40), how her podcast came to be (6:35), favorite podcast guest or topic (10:17), covering the show as a feminist (12:44), how she's feeling about Colton's season (15:30), Bachelorette talk (17:55), how does she think the season ends (30:50), changes she would make (32:21), sexual diversity on the show (37:00), and we end with the Final 10 (39:42). Then Kaci Campbell joins me to recap episode 7 of "Temptation Island" (1:04:47).

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

Feb 26, 2019

Ashley joins me to talk about her trip to Idaho last week.  Then Amanda in New Jersey calls in to say that her husband doesn’t last long during sex and the call goes completely off the rails (4:39).  Emily in Dallas then calls in with a very tough call about how husband’s comments about her weight has essentially ruined their marriage & sex life (44:30).  Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink." 

Feb 21, 2019

Evan joins me to talk about where he and Kaci were at in their relationship when the show started (6:08), his last time with Kaci before they were separated on the island (10:43), women fighting over him (12:07), any part of him that didn’t want to do the show (19:21), embarrassing Kaci by his actions (21:42), having more than a physical attraction to Morgan (24:34), having sex with Morgan (27:06), he and Morgan falling in love (30:11), the “once a cheater, always a cheater” comment (35:07), thoughts on the other couples and the bonds form (39:57), and his reaction to watching Kaci choosing not to watch his bonfire clip last episode (44:33). Then Kaci joins me to talk about episode 6 and react to some of what Evan said (53:49).

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

Feb 14, 2019

(NO SPOILERS) Amy joins me to talk about why she's contemplating breaking up with the show (3:55), meeting Leo last year (5:46), contestants social media history and vetting contestants (7:35), who she interviewed for her book that surprised her (17:44), Elan leaving the show and what possible impact it'll have (22:09), thoughts on Colton's season - no spoilers (25:45), Jason & Kaitlyn (30:50), she asks about my relationship with the show & a brief appearance by my dog, Luka (37:06), why don't more shows have someone spoiling them consistently (46:36), "Bachelorette" talk - no spoilers (50:17), and her losing interesting and not caring as much as she used to (59:45). Then Kaci Campbell joins me to talk about episode 5 of "Temptation Island" (1:20:35).

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

Feb 7, 2019

(SPOILERS) Kristen joins me as she gives her overall thoughts on Colton thus far (7:07), does she have any favorites amongst the women (11:42), her thoughts on Demi (14:26), women not getting a lot of airtime this season (17:08), the Onyeka/Nicole fight (30:21), Onyeka getting bullied online after Monday (36:22), Caelynn’s story last week (40:27), contestants knowing each other this season (45:12), “Bachelorette” talk (51:07), the Cassie situation (although this was discussed before Cassie and her ex addressed it on IG this week) (58:46), and other shows she’s watching/covering (1:15:02). Then Kaci Campbell from “Temptation Island” joins us to recap episode 4 and the emotions she went through seeing Evan and Morgan get closer (1:22:07).

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

Feb 5, 2019

Ashley joins me to talk about how we don’t always have to have serious calls on this show.  Then our first caller, Catie in Connecticut, is gay and likes her best friend but doesn’t know what to do about it (5:20).  Then Adrienne in freezing Indiana joins to tell us about her struggles dating as a single mother (28:07).  Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink." 

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