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October 17, 2019
Luke joins me and we start from the very beginning with how he even came to be on this show & what he knew about it going in (6:50), the “God talked to me in the shower” comment (10:55), what happened the first night that wasn’t shown (14:50), telling her he was falling in love with her on the first date of the season (19:07), Hannah giving him his first lecture about coming on too strong (25:55), rugby group date, his beef with Luke S, and his lie to Hannah about him (30:38), when did he realize he was gonna be villain (42:49), his disastrous 1-on-1 in Scotland and how things weren’t how they seemed (45:04), his problem with Hannah & Garrett’s naked bungee jump in Latvia (56:08), his relationship with the guys in the house (1:03:48), his fight with Garrett (1:06:10), his hometown date and what Hannah told his church group (1:12:08), the overnight date and what all went down (1:21:24), why he decided to come back to the rose ceremony after she sent him home (1:37:30), his Christian life (1:44:06), the Men Tell All (1:49:24), and being asked to go on Paradise (1:57:05), my thoughts on the interview (2:06:53), then Casey Starchak from “Temptation Island” joins me to talk about episode #2 tonight (2:15:59).  Music written Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI) Ads: Bona:  Bona.com/realitysteve Purple Mattress:  Text "STEVE" to 84-888
October 10, 2019
(SPOILERS) I begin by discussing the latest on Peter's season, covering last week's Ohio dates, drama that's happening, and Peter's "injury" which was overblown in initial reports. I then weigh in on the Rachel/Raven feud and the way it's being handled (11:37). Then Ashley Howland from "Temptation Island" joins me to preview what to expect tonight in the premiere and on this upcoming season (17:43). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
October 3, 2019
(SPOILERS) I begin by talking about the events of yesterday’s 1-on-1 in Ohio with Peter and his date and fill you in on everything I know up to this point.  Then, Mark joins me to talk about the upcoming season of “Temptation Island” season 2 and what to expect, break down the couples, and so much more (19:14).  Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI) Ads:  HelloProducts.com – Promo code: HELLOSTEVE Purple Mattress – Text STEVE to 84-888 Bona – Bona.com/realitysteve
September 26, 2019
(SPOILERS) Jenn joins me to talk about her work with rescue animals in LA (4:12), wrestling talk and her work with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) (23:56), her husband retiring and them starting a radio show together (33:38), her husband Cody joins to tell the story of how his last baseball game ended (45:03), Cody talks about the best prank he ever pulled in baseball (52:46), and we end with playing a version of the Newlywed Game for a prize (56:46).  Venmo - @Decker6 (donate whatever you can after listening to them play the Newlywed Game) Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
September 19, 2019
(SPOILERS) I first start out by talking the “Bachelor” news of the week, then Morgan joins me to talk about her background (15:46), her winning “Big Brother: Over The Top (20:08), Ex on the Beach (27:49), appearing on the Challenge so shortly after EOTB (34:03), her relationship with Johnny Bananas (43:40), and we end with the Final 10 (51:29). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
September 12, 2019
(SPOILERS) Before Andy joins me I briefly talk about Peter’s upcoming season, then Andy joins and he talks about the piece he wrote earlier this week on how shows like AYTO and Bachelor in Paradise handled same sex couples this season (5:51), we talk about the next two seasons of “Survivor” forthcoming and whether we like the direction it’s headed (27:17), the diversity, Inclusion, and Racism on Big Brother over the years (40:22), and we end with Andy’s suggestions for some reality shows you may not be watching (52:50). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
September 5, 2019
(SPOILERS) Kristen joins me to recap Hannah’s season (4:58), Hannah on DWTS (21:20), “Bachelor in Paradise” (25:10), how does she think the Demi/Kristian relationship has been handled (32:59), her disappointment in the next “Bachelor” announcement (39:16), the reboot of 90210 (42:10), and what fall shows we should be watching (52:00). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
September 3, 2019
In this episode, Ashley and I first begin by talking about the 90210 reboot, something I've been very impressed with. I set my expectations low, and they've surpassed them. Then one of our favorite calls ever, as a married interracial couple Shelby and Malik join us to talk about how Shelby's parents have basically disowned her once she started her relationship with a black man. It's incredibly disheartening to hear, but these two have handled it about as well as you could possibly imagine. Loved hearing their story (7:39). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled “Blink.”  
August 29, 2019
(SPOILERS) The podcast starts with me talking about your spoilers from the "Bachelor in Paradise" reunion that filmed on Tuesday. Then Melissa joins me to talk about how she got started covering "Big Brother" (12:59), strategies over the years (16:45), the corniness of the show (20:49), pre-show storylines (24:33), eliminated contestants and jury members (29:35), how likeable is this cast (33:30), who can win that's left (36:27), how couples have done on the show (40:18), strategy going forward (41:43), Christie's annoyance (44:00), biggest storyline on the live feeds that has been kept off the main show (45:39), who does she think has played the best game of the players left (52:50), and Jackson's chances of winning it all if he gets to finals (1:02:16). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
August 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.”  
August 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)
August 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)
August 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)
July 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.”
July 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)
July 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)
July 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)
July 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)
June 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)
June 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)
June 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)
June 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)
April 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)
April 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)
April 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." 
April 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)
April 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)
March 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)
March 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)
March 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."
March 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)
March 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)
February 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)
February 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." 
February 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)
February 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)
February 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)
February 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." 
January 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)
January 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)
January 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."
January 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)
January 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)
January 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)
January 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."
January 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)
December 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)
December 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)
December 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."
December 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)
December 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)
December 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."
November 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)
November 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)
November 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."
November 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)
November 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)
November 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."
November 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)
October 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)
October 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."
October 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)
October 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)
October 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."
October 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)
September 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)
September 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."
September 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)
September 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)
September 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."
September 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)
August 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)
August 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)
August 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."
August 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)
August 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)
August 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."
August 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)
July 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 (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)  
July 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)
July 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."
July 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)
July 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)
July 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." 
June 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)
June 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)
June 14, 2018
(SPOILERS) Dalton joins me to talk about how his “Survivor” coverage for EW.com all started for him, what he thinks about “Survivor” spoilers in general (although none are discussed for future seasons) (8:58), fans now watching the edits very closely on this show (12:22), how much coverage he gives “Survivor” (16:13), his pre-show coverage of traveling to the locations and interviewing contestants pre-season (20:36), being able to test out the challenges (27:36), early impressions on contestants that he’s been right & wrong on (31:09), immunity idols talk & is it good or bad for the show (35:28), filming two seasons back-to-back every year (47:55), Probst talk – recent Emmy snubs, his role in the franchise, will he ever leave, etc (55:00), and we end with the Final 10 (1:06:15). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
June 7, 2018
(SPOILERS) Lauren joins me to talk about her contribution to my Fan Appreciation Party tomorrow night, the event she’s having this weekend for Skin Laundry (5:40), how she applied and eventually got cast on Ben’s season (7:00), being a flight attendant before the show (9:03), her memories from night one in the mansion (13:50), why all past podcast guests from her season all saw her as the front runner early on & did she feel she was (15:28), her feelings the morning of the final rose ceremony (24:21), how she felt and how she found out about Ben telling both her and JoJo he loved them (29:10), her thoughts on filming “Happily Ever After” so shortly after the “Bachelor” finale (35:21), why her and Ben broke up (42:17), her feelings on Ben’s podcast launch coinciding with their breakup (45:57), how she met her current boyfriend Devin (50:32), what made them get into the wine business with “Dear Rose” (57:04), thoughts on Becca’s season with the Tia/Colton situation (1:02:50), would she have done the “Bachelorette” if Ben had chosen JoJo and she was approached about it (1:08:25), and we end with the Final 10 (1:10:25).  Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
May 31, 2018
(SPOILERS) Ashley joins me to talk about the announcement I have to make (5:00), the timeline of how everything happened with the screen shots & how she got involved (9:09), dealing with the internet trolls & how they're going to handle this (19:08), how this is different than the Lee situation and more easy to overlook (22:56), why she took the stance she did on this (29:21), how would she react right now if she was Becca (40:15), how does she think it plays out (52:41), while recording we get the news of "Roseanne" being cancelled and how it relates to this situation (59:31), and we end with talking about her impressions of the first episode (1:04:44). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
May 23, 2018
(SPOILERS)  Meredith joins me to talk about how she got cast on Bob’s season of the “Bachelor,” how did she feel towards Bob (7:28), becoming the “Bachelorette” and how quickly that happened (14:34), Ian being the one she knew immediately (22:25), Meredith then talks about an alleged sexual abuse that happened to her (31:55), choosing Ian over Matthew (43:14), did she think Ian was going to propose (47:12), does she ever think she made the wrong choice (49:42), her engagement to Ian, where it went wrong, and what happened (51:36), is she still in love with Ian (57:45), her People.com story from 2013 where she admitted to being alcoholic & the factors that played into it - her abusive marriage, her father’s infidelity (1:02:20), does she still drink (1:17:50), and what she’s doing now (1:21:08).  Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
May 17, 2018
(SPOILERS) Andy joins me to talk about teaching media classes to college students, because media has changed so much has his message also changed (6:20), how the landscape of jobs in media after college has changed (7:59), how people consume news now and long form writing (12:27), his site RealityBlurred.com and how it came to be (15:20), how ads on websites are the bane of both our existences (20:09), are pay sites the new way to go (24:05), American Idol’s new look (33:04), DWTS going to a shorter season & ABC’s program shuffling (43:25), and we end with Survivor talk and the criticism we both receive when we are critical about shows we write on (54:36). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
May 10, 2018
(SPOILERS) Izzy joins me to talk about how she got cast on the show, her onesie gimmick the first night (6:00), lasting one episode and did she ever think it'd happen to her (9:30), who stuck out to her the first night on Ben's season (18:20), going on BIP 3 and how nervous she was that she'd get eliminated the first night again (23:14), how the relationship with Vinny was shown vs the doubts she was having (25:25), the arrival of Brett and how it changed things (30:20), her decision to leave the show (33:49), post show "relationship" with Vinny (36:22), her work life now and her current boyfriend (42:15), and we end with the Final 10 (51:53). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
May 3, 2018
(SPOILERS)  Stephen joins me to talk about how he originally got cast on this show, his first season of Survivor: Tocantins (11:09), the final Tribal Council in Tocantins (13:17), being on Survivor: Second Chances (21:18), the final Tribal Council on Second Chances (28:17), we play a Trivia game to test Stephen’s knowledge (36:17), the debate of taking someone to the finals who you can beat vs someone who is more deserving (51:17), the current season of Ghost Island where we debate my problem with it (57:52), Ben’s win last season and the “controversy” surrounding it (1:02:22), edits & spoilers on Survivor (1:09:53), the amount of Idols in the game nowadays (1:18:53), and we end with a Final 10 (1:29:54).  Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
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