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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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Jan 31, 2019

(NO SPOILERS) Craig joins me to talk about why he decided to come on the podcast today, how old was he when first started using cocaine (14:12), how he got through the “Bachelorette” being an addict (18:02), when cocaine became a daily addiction (30:02), how the death of Gia affected him (35:23), his suicide attempt last year (38:12), when he finally told family (42:46), checking in to rehab (48:43), his daily routine in rehab and did he ever get the urge to use again (57:34), does he fear relapsing (1:13:46), reaching out to Elan Gale for help (1:15:26), and the biggest message he wants people to take from his story (1:29:24). And then Kaci Campbell joins me to talk about episode 3 of “Temptation Island” (1:39:30).

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

Jan 24, 2019

(SPOILERS) Kate joins me to talk about how she helped me the Arie's season at the end of last year (6:36), her background and how she got started on her podcast (9:30), her stand up career (24:51),
her favorite shows to cover (31:06), her thoughts on Colton's season (39:33), and we end with a shorter Final 10 (48:38). Then Kaci Campbell from "Temptation Island" joins us for a recap of episode #2 (55:06).

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

Jan 22, 2019

For Episode 14, Ashley joins me to talk about her trip to Napa this past weekend and my Vegas Fan Appreciation Party coming up in June.  Caller Rachel in Texas joins us to talk about the situation she has with her boyfriend who’s dragging his feet on moving in with her (6:13).  Then Asin in Denver comes on the show to talk about her dilemma with her family wanting an arranged marriage for her, but she isn’t sure she wants that considering she’d had a boyfriend of 6 years (29:09). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Jan 17, 2019

(NO SPOILERS) Kaci joins me to talk about why she and Evan and decided to do this show, was she bothered by his statements Tuesday night that she just wanted a ring, Evan's tragic backstory with his father's murder, what was her initial impression of the couples when they arrived, which contestants caught her eye at first and who was she a little bit wary of, how hard was it to be separated from Evan, & much more.

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

Jan 10, 2019

(SPOILERS) Paulie joins me to talk about the incident in NY last week with Demi Burnett of the “Bachelor” (9:33), his IG live disaster after Danielle’s interview with People.com (31:04), we get into it over how he manipulated Danielle (43:41), his trip to Mexico with Danielle in July (59:12), his dishonesty about Cara to Danielle (1:07:43), where is he at with Cara right now and their relationship (1:24:14), going to therapy (1:36:35), and we end with how I feel people should take the podcast (1:40:00).

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

Jan 10, 2019

(SPOILERS) Paulie joins me to talk about the incident in NY last week with Demi Burnett of the “Bachelor” (9:33), his IG live disaster after Danielle’s interview with People.com (31:04), we get into it over how he manipulated Danielle (43:41), his trip to Mexico with Danielle in July (59:12), his dishonesty about Cara to Danielle (1:07:43), where is he at with Cara right now and their relationship (1:24:14), going to therapy (1:36:35), and we end with how I feel people should take the podcast (1:40:00).

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

Jan 8, 2019

In Episode 13, Ashley and I begin by talking about how the holidays were, the Christmas gifts we got each other, and her husband’s Eagles obsession (even though we recorded before Sunday’s game).  Then our first caller Evelyn in LA joins us to talk about her boyfriend of 8 years who still hasn’t proposed and she doesn’t know what to do (10:45).  Then our second caller is with Jenna in Atlanta who talks about the controlling emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex and how that’s changed her (39:34).  Then in our wrap up, we update you on a previous caller who suffered from herpes and where she’s at now.  Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Jan 3, 2019

(SPOILERS) Jemmye joins me to talk about the latest developing situation in the Paulie/Danielle/Cara Maria saga, including late last night when a Twitter follower posted a picture of Paulie with Demi yesterday in NY. We talk about if anyone is on Paulie's side, whether Paulie really is sorry, his abhorrent behavior towards both women, his IG live he did right after the story broke on People.com with Danielle, where does the relationship between Paulie & Cara Maria go from here and much, much more.

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

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)

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