Reality Steve Podcast

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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.

Episode Date
He Said, She Said w/ Ashley Spivey - Episode 12
01:09:54

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 18, 2018
Ep 108 - Interview with Jonny Fairplay
01:43:26

(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 13, 2018
Ep 107 - Interview with "Survivor's" Stephen Fishbach
01:27:35

(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 06, 2018
He Said, She Said with Ashley Spivey - Episode 11
01:46:02

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."

Dec 04, 2018
Ep 106 - Interview with Casting Director Shannon McCarty
58:05

(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 29, 2018
Ep 105 - Interview with Good Morning Footballs Kyle Brandt
01:07:37

(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 21, 2018
"He Said, She Said" with Ashley Spivey - Episode 10
01:02:58

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 20, 2018
Ep 104 - Interview with Cassandra Ferguson
01:38:27

(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 16, 2018
Ep 103 - Interview with "Entertainment Tonights" Lauren Zima
01:29:45

(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 08, 2018
"He Said, She Said" with Ashley Spivey - Episode 9
01:16:23

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 06, 2018
Ep 102 - Interview with Olivia Caridi
01:44:32

(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)

Nov 01, 2018
Ep 101 - Interview with Bekah Martinez
01:23:41

(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 25, 2018
"He Said, She Said" with Ashley Spivey - Episode 8
01:14:47

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 23, 2018
Ep 100 - Interview with Mary Delgado
01:13:50

(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 18, 2018
Ep 99 - Interview with David Ravitz
01:27:47

(SPOILERS) David joins me to talk about how he got cast on Becca's season (5:48), the idea behind wearing the chicken suit (7:32), who he bonded with most on the first night (10:31), first group date and his thoughts on Lincoln (15:45), falling off the bed and how serious his injuries were (22:224), the lumberjack date in Park City and the Jean Blanc fallout (33:14), the 2-on-1 in Vegas with Jordan and why he couldn't stop talking about him to Becca (38:07), who did he think was winning once he left (46:33), expectations heading into Paradise (47:21), the love triangle with himself, Jordan & Jenna (52:23), his thoughts on Colton & Tia and Colton becoming the "Bachelor" (57:41), what is he doing now (1:05:38), and we end with the Final 10 (1:11:28).

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

Oct 11, 2018
He Said, She Said with Ashley Spivey - Episode 7
01:34:34

In episode 7, Ashley joins me and we talk about this past weekends Taylor Swift concert I attended along with my partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and how it all came together. Then Melanie from Atlanta joins us to talk about her manipulative ex-boyfriend who has left her with some serious trust issues, something I'm all too familiar with (11:37). Then Jenny in Massachusetts calls in to talk about all the baby talk she's hearing as she approaches her wedding date and she's tired of it (55:41). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Oct 09, 2018
Ep 98 - Interview with Jacqueline Trumbull
01:41:10

(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)

Oct 05, 2018
Ep 97 - Interview with Danielle Lombard
01:28:19

(SPOILERS) Danielle joins me to talk about which name she prefers to go by (5:19), her reality TV stint before the “Bachelor” (6:39), how she got cast (9:30), her limo entrance being the last one but being shown first (12:50), who she thought was competition on night one (18:57), was she surprised she didn’t get the FIR (21:25), first group date w/ Corinne taking off her top (22:30), the Backstreet Boys group date where she got the rose (26:09), her 1-on-1 in Wisconsin and “running into” Nick’s ex (30:09), her concert date w/ Chris Lane and if he’s ever slid into her DM’s (32:00), the cocktail party before the rose ceremony in WI where the Vanessa beef started but wasn’t shown (35:18), getting eliminated in St. Thomas on a 2-on-1 (40:42), post-show “dating” Luke Pell (44:35), BIP 4 and everything that happened during the love triangle with Dean and Kristina (49:22), what she’s doing post-show (1:04:13), and we end with the Final 10 (1:07:53).

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

Sep 27, 2018
He Said, She Said with Ashley Spivey - Episode 6
01:18:49

In Episode 6, Ashley and I begin the podcast by talking about the serious nature of this week’s calls and how we’re not experts, but we’re glad people still come to us and feel comfortable enough to share their stories.  Courtney in Atlanta is our first caller who has an STD and talks about the struggles of entering future sexual relationships with herpes (5:27).  Then April in Colorado joins us to tell a very heartbreaking story of the depths of her depression and the struggles within her marriage (34:21).  Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Sep 25, 2018
Ep 96 - Interview with Mike Renner
01:24:02

(SPOILERS) Mike joins me to talk about how he got cast (5:32), was his limo entrance of the Arie cutout his idea (9:11), did he recognize Clay (11:08), what his thoughts were on the 5 guys he saw on the ATFR that Becca met (14:05), what his problem was with Lincoln (19:31), how bored was he in the mansion (24:09), being on the football group date – his only date (26:33), did he think he was going home at rose ceremony #3 (29:33), post show disappearance – no Men Tell All or Paradise (30:31), his thoughts on some of the other guys in the house (32:55), we spend the next 30 minutes talking about his work for Pro Football Focus, what he does, his thoughts on players, teams, etc (37:52), and we end with the Final 10 (1:08:24).

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

Sep 20, 2018
Ep 95 - Interview with Jordan Kimball
43:55

(SPOILER) Jordan joins me to talk about the whirlwind that's been the last 48 hours, how he first heard, what was Jenna's reaction when he confronted her on it, the news that was presented to me today, how he's feeling overall, why did he end the engagement, does he think there's a reconciliation in the future, and a whole lot more. No time stamps for this episode because it's shorter and I know people wanted to hear it as soon as possible. It's one thing to read Jordan's statements with media outlets, but I think it's another thing to hear it in his voice how almost discombobulated he is and how he's still processing how all this could've happened.

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

Sep 13, 2018
He Said, She Said with Ashley Spivey - Episode 5
59:34

In Episode 5, Ashley and I start off by discussing the selection of Colton as the “Bachelor.” Then Mallory in North Carolina calls in to discuss recently having lost her virginity to a guy that ended up ghosting her (9:26). After that, Danielle in Canada comes on to discuss a topic that came up in an episode a few weeks back that I was looking for feedback on, which was how people deal with in-laws when they have kids and both sets of parents want time with their grandkids (34:09). Original theme music provided by Kate Bass and the song is titled "Blink."

Sep 11, 2018
Ep 94 - Interview with Taylor Nolan
02:10:12

(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)

Sep 06, 2018
Ep 93 - Interview with Kat Hurd
01:33:58

(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)

Aug 30, 2018
Ep 92 - Interview with Bri Amaranthus
01:49:08

(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)

Aug 23, 2018
He Said, She Said with Ashley Spivey - Episode 4
59:29

(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."

Aug 21, 2018
Ep 91 - Interview with Christon Staples
01:42:58

(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)

Aug 16, 2018
Ep 90 - Interview with Sean Lowe
02:01:59

(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)

Aug 09, 2018
He Said, She Said with Ashley Spivey - Episode 3
01:10:07

(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."

Aug 07, 2018
Ep 89 - Interview with Samantha Steffen
01:14:21

(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)

Aug 02, 2018
Ep 88 - Interview with Holly Allen
02:07:11

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, Amanda Mertz, being someone she used to be friends with (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)

 

Jul 26, 2018
Ep 87 - Interview with UnReal's Shiri Appleby
40:13

(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)

Jul 19, 2018
He Said, She Said w/ Ashley Spivey - Episode 2
01:04:29

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."

Jul 17, 2018
Ep 86 - Interview with Jemmye Carroll of the "Challenge"
01:43:52

(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)

Jul 12, 2018
Ep 85 - Interview with Leah Block
01:37:41

(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)

Jul 05, 2018
He Said, She Said w/ Ashley Spivey - Episode 1
01:12:34

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." 

Jul 03, 2018
Ep 84 - Interview with Marikh Mathias
01:43:02

(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)

Jun 28, 2018
Ep 83 - Interview with Trish Schneider
01:12:42

(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)

Jun 21, 2018
Ep 82 - Interview with "Entertainment Weekly's" Dalton Ross
01:45:09

(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)

Jun 14, 2018
Ep 81 - Interview with Lauren Bushnell
01:31:56

(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)

Jun 07, 2018
Ep 80 - Interview with Ashley Spivey
01:19:09

(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 31, 2018
Ep 79 - Interview with Former "Bachelorette" Meredith Phillips
01:37:54

(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 23, 2018
Ep 78 - Interview with Reality Blurred's Andy Dehnart
01:12:03

(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 17, 2018
Ep 77 - Interview with Izzy Goodkind
01:14:47

(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 10, 2018
Ep 76 - Interview with Survivor's Stephen Fishbach
02:13:50

(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)

May 03, 2018
Ep 75 - Interview with Michael Garofola
01:56:18

(SPOILERS)  Michael joins to talk about his lack of screen time on Winter Games, how he got on Des’ season of the Bachelorette (6:51), his beef that season with Ben Scott (10:32), the group date with Soulja Boy (13:14), Des & Chris’ relationship (19:30), he gives us the two raps he did in New Jersey on the group date that never aired (21:12), the 2-on-1 with Ben in Germany and how he acted (24:56), making the final 5 and did he think he was getting a hometown (33:52), Bachelor in Paradise 2 (38:11), how he liked Winter Games (45:01), the difficulties of being a diabetic (53:23), his dating life in Bachelor Nation and in NY (58:54), the past dating shows he was on before Bachelorette (1:07:25), and we end with the Final 10 (1:11:40) before heading off on a few tangents on sports and Des’ wrong spoiler that season. 

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

Apr 26, 2018
Ep 74 - Interview with former Bachelor/ette producer Michael Carroll
01:21:13

(SPOILERS) I discuss Becca's final four guys, then Michael joins me to talk about how he got started in the business, what his role was when he worked on the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" and what that entailed (8:45), producers on site vs the people who edit the show (12:23), the first "Bachelorette" season and did he ever imagine the show would be on this long (20:42), producing a network reality show vs cable show (27:08), favorite seasons he worked on (31:10), reality TV producers getting bad raps - should contestants know what they're getting into (35:35), how he produces a contestant (40:09), is it his job to manipulate contestants and is there a line he won't cross (49:33), getting emotional responses out of contestants and how it's not as hard as you'd think (1:01:39), and we end it with talking about something which came up on last week's podcast and that's should there be more help given to contestants post-show (1:06:15).

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

Apr 19, 2018
Ep 73 - Interview with Susie Meister
01:40:02

(SPOILERS) Susie joins me to talk about how she first got involved with the franchise on “Road Rules,” her podcast last year that “broke” the Brad & Tori divorce (14:22), we discuss the Bananas/Sarah ending on Rivals 3 & she reveals new information that maybe not everyone knows about (16:40), her overall thoughts on Bananas (23:21), the Champs vs Stars franchise (30:18), meeting her husband through the show (38:15), the article she wrote two weeks ago about the reality TV world and how she feels production is doing contestants a disservice (43:01), male vs female villains on reality TV (1:06:20), and we end with the Final 10 (1:08:47).

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

Apr 12, 2018
Ep 72 - Interview with Mikey Tenerelli
01:02:58

(SPOILERS) Mikey joins me to talk about how he first applied for the show, who he thought was a front runner early on (6:54), butting heads with Ben (8:31), best group date (9:55), Desiree’s connection with Chris (15:16), the season of girlfriends (17:45), his bromance with James Case (21:37), Juan Pablo (24:49), how he was supposed to be on the first season of Bachelor in Paradise (28:43), being on season of BIP (31:32), his thoughts on the shutdown last season on Paradise and the weather conditions (36:57), post show life (41:01), having a girlfriend (44:59), and we end with the Final 10 (49:29).

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

Apr 05, 2018
Ep 71 - Interview with Laurel Stucky of the "Challenge"
01:33:50

(SPOILERS) Laurel joins me to talk about her upbringing and how she eventually got cast on the "Challenge," appearing on her first season "Fresh Meat II" (13:24), having three 2nd place finishes in a row before winning "Free Agents" (21:45), her competitive nature & how she views eliminations (27:06), "Invasion of the Champions" & how the relationship with Nicole came to be (31:24), openly speaking about a very traumatic event in her life (37:37), the breakup with Nicole (45:02), any chance for a future with Nicole (55:35), her up and down friendship with Cara Maria (59:50), will she do another season in the future (1:13:43), and we end with the Final 10 (1:19:08).

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

Mar 29, 2018
Ep 70 - Interview with "Entertainment Weekly's" Kristen Baldwin
01:28:17

(SPOILERS) Kristen joins me to talk about how long she's been covering the show, Chris Harrison's role in the franchise (3:58), the show's thoughts on me and this site (13:14), Jason Mesnick's season vs Arie's season (26:44), what her favorite seasons and favorite contestants are (32:46), how ratings have changed over the years for this show and TV in general (38:21), tabloid coverage and crediting sources (41:31), more Chris Harrison talk and if they'd ever not recycle a lead again (51:49), her favorite TV shows, current and past (1:03:21), and Kristen critiques my top 3 shows of all time (1:08:33).

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

Mar 22, 2018
Ep 69 - Interview with Amy Kaufman
01:06:52

(SPOILERS) Amy joins me to talk about her inspiration on writing the book, we get interrupted with news of Ashley & Kevin’s break up (5:10), producers with monetary incentives (10:16), the relationship in the early going of Mike Fleiss & Lisa Levenson which eerily resembles Chet & Quinn on “UnReal” (13:20), the contract, STD’s, and producer manipulation playing such a huge role in the show (21:26), how she role played with a former producer during a lunch date & thoughts on Elan Gale and his role with the franchise (28:08), Amy asks me about my treatment towards the men in this franchise (40:15), what led to her (probably) getting her coverage of the franchise revoked (48:50), and finally we wrap up talking about her coverage of the #MeToo movement for the LA Times (54:50).

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

Mar 14, 2018
Ep 68 - Interview with Courtney Robertson
01:20:39

(SPOILERS) Courtney joins me to talk about the conversation we had in September when she found out Arie was named the “Bachelor” and where they were in their relationship, Arie buying her a house (7:55), Sydney and Arie’s relationship (10:41), conversations she had with Arie after he returned from filming and what he told her (21:17), his thought process on the final rose ceremony day (25:32), his social media slip ups with Becca (30:14), what advice did she give him in regards to contacting Lauren (32:42), the proposal on the ATFR/break up with Becca on camera and why he did it (39:23), her thoughts on Arie & Lauren together publicly for the first time on the ATFR and their relationship (45:38), her reconciliation with Ben Flajnik (55:30), and where does her friendship with Arie go from here (1:00:44).

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

Mar 08, 2018
Ep 67 - Interview with Comedian Sarah Colonna
01:49:34

(SPOILERS) Sarah joins me to talk about how she always wanted to be in comedy, her comedic inspirations growing up and how she comes up with material (6:42), an unwritten rule of comedy (20:06), Last Comic Standing (23:02), getting a job as a writer on "Chelsea Lately" & writing her two books (31:32), how she met husband John Ryan Seattle Seahawks punter and being an NFL wife (40:00), a good 30 minute discussion on Arie's season and everything that has happened and will happen next week in the finale (55:29), Celebrity Big Brother talk since Ross Matthews introduced her to her husband and officiated their wedding (1:24:14), and we end with the Final 10 (1:27:54).

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

Mar 01, 2018
Ep 66 - Interview with Sharleen Joynt
01:25:48

(SPOILERS) Actually, no spoilers this week because Sharleen is going unspoiled this season. She joins me to talk about her current run in La Boheme in British Columbia and being in an opera, how she’s going unspoiled this season (14:14), how we have completely different opinions on Arie as the “Bachelor” (19:47), hometown dates and the silly stages of “I’m falling for you” (25:48), her surprise at Tia leaving at Final 4 (32:58), her overall impression of the girls and the direction the show is headed (37:02), how social media response has changed the show (44:22), where does the show go from here and any changes she would make (55:10), her predictions on how it will end (57:54), the “Women Tell All” and her thoughts on Krystal (1:00:08), and we end with the Final 10 (1:07:47).

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

Feb 22, 2018
Ep 65 - Interview with Jenn Sterger
01:57:57

(SPOILERS) Jenn joins me to talk about that fateful day in 2005 at an FSU/Miami game where her life changed, the opportunities that came from it (9:21), getting jobs because of the way she looked (12:57), getting hired by the Jets in 2008 (15:33), when she was first told she needed to get a breast reduction to make it in the industry - and she agreed (19:16), everything before and after the Deadspin story breaking in 2010 (24:00), the recent Boston Globe story in December of 2017 about sexual harassment at ESPN and Jenn's role in it (52:42), incidents she experienced as a female reporter in the business (1:13:21), her recent marriage (1:22:47), being an animal activist (1:26:58), what she's doing now in her writing and stand up career (1:30:38), and her thoughts on the Paige Spirinac/Britt McHenry Twitter beef from a couple days ago (1:40:19).

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

Feb 15, 2018
Ep 64 - Interview with "Bachelor" season 7 winner Sarah Brice
01:05:48

(SPOILERS) Sarah joins me and we talk about how I screwed up her career last week, how her season of the “Bachelor” is basically missing from the internet (5:46), how she got cast & how’d she find out the “Bachelor” was Charlie (7:28), her season being filmed all outside of LA for the first time (10:12), what she remembers about the first night (11:25), the dates being local & more realistic on her season (13:23), Charlie’s behavior on set & how they got along (16:40), the ending of Charlie not choosing anyone dating both girls (22:15), how secretive they had to keep their meet ups post filming while the show was airing (25:08), the live finale & did she think he’d propose (29:10), their 5 year post-show relationship (32:04), why they ultimately broke up (34:23), what she’s doing now (38:20), how she met her husband (41:28), and we end with the Final 10 (46:43).

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

Feb 08, 2018
Ep 63 - Interview with "Married at First Sight's" Jason & Cortney Carrion
01:27:36

(SPOILERS) Jason & Cortney join me to talk about where they were at in life when they decided to do this show, did they know who the other couples were (9:25), what did their parents think of them marrying a stranger (10:56), how detailed the application process was (12:12), did either want to walk out at the last minute (16:20), their first impression of the other one (19:19), what it was like saying vows to someone you had just met (21:36), getting to know each other at the reception (23:44), did they have sex on their wedding night (29:26), their honeymoon in the Poconos (31:06), post honeymoon life & the struggles that occurred (33:11), decision day (40:08), their first year of marriage TV show & how difficult it was (43:27), do they think they would have met if they didn't do the show (58:30), do they want kids (1:01:59), and we end with basically a Newlywed Game version of the Final 10 (1:03:49).

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

Feb 01, 2018
Ep 62 - Interview with the "Possessionista" Dana Weiss
55:12

(SPOILERS) Dana joins me to discuss in detail the spoiler that I broke this past Tuesday. I know some of you don't like to hear spoilers in the podcast, but this one is ALL about spoilers. So even people that are just reading this, instead of doing time stamps of topics which would reveal them, I'll even refrain from printing those for those not wanting to know. Just know that if you don't want to know anything about what happens at the end of Arie's season, today's podcast isn't for you. You've been warned. Everyone else who wants to hear the spoiler dissected from all different angles, I hope you enjoy it.

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

Jan 25, 2018
Ep 61 - Interview with Tori Hall of "The Challenge"
01:23:08

(SPOILERS) Tori joins me to talk about her pageant days, how she got cast for Road Rules: Viewers Revenge (7:57), would she rather be on “Road Rules” or “Real World” (12:49), her first season of the “Challenge” (18:43), meeting Brad on the “Gauntlet” (26:11), being married to Brad and competing on “Cutthroat” (31:16), why they chose to leave the franchise after “Cutthroat (33:42), how her divorce first became public (36:50), when did things start going south in the marriage and the mistakes she made (39:31), a recent tweet where she threw shade at Brad (46:59), her US Weekly interview (49:52), will we see her compete on the show again (1:04:05), and we end with the Final 10 (1:06:29).

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

Jan 18, 2018
Ep 60 - Interview with Ashley Spivey
01:31:00

(SPOILERS) Ashley joins me to talk about if she's going spoiled or unspoiled this season, being critical of the current contestants as a former contestant (6:38), productions role in creating characters on the show (11:30), Krystal's actions last episode (17:18), her opinion of Bibiana (21:08), her early favorites and what the first night of filming is like (23:44), the idea of interrupting conversations and how it works (31:06), Chelsea's comment about giving up so much to be there (34:23), Arie & Courtney's relationship (36:56), the Twitter beef she had with James Taylor recently (50:25), her being a bit candid about being a sexual assault victim in the past and the current #MeToo movement (56:32), her husband being a huge Eagles fan & them attending the game this Saturday (1:05:52), her new job & her book club on Facebook (1:08:52), and we end it with the Final 10 (1:15:19).

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

Jan 11, 2018
Ep 59 - Interview with The Ringer's Juliet Litman
53:35

(SPOILERS) Juliet joins me to talk about if she’s going spoiled or unspoiled this season, her thoughts on Arie as the Bachelor (7:04), ratings from the first night (10:10), Winter Games talk (12:48), likes & dislikes from the girls’ intro videos (15:28), her top 4 based on the first episode (17:53), which limo entrances she was into (19:50), her thoughts on being in attendance for the first night of filming in past seasons (22:22), Arie saying he fell in love with two women this season (24:38), Bachelor contestants branching out to MTV shows now (32:20), and finally she updates us on all the podcasts she does for TheRinger.com & we have a little NBA talk (40:58).

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

Jan 04, 2018
Ep 58 - Interviews with Sydney Stempfley & Brittany Hansen
01:50:26

(SPOILERS) First up, Sydney joins me to talk about the two of us came in contact, how & when she met Arie (11:12), how did she view their relationship (14:51), their first date and her meeting his dad (17:56), the biggest red flags in their relationship (22:10), cheating rumors regarding Arie (24:24), Arie and Courtney's relationship & how it affected their relationship (30:29), Arie contacting Sydney since filming has ended (41:19), her feelings now (53:07). We are then joined by Brittany who talks about why she decided to come forward now (1:04:40), how she met Peter and their relationship up until he left to film Rachel's season (1:07:30), how she initially found out the guy she was dating was possibly going on the "Bachelorette" (1:10:05), for the first time ever I discuss how Brittany played a major role in me changing my Rachel spoiler (1:22:10), when did things start to go south with them (1:28:14), why she thinks speaking out can help others (1:35:01), and is her relationship with Peter repairable (1:43:58).

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

Dec 28, 2017
Ep 57 - Interview with Brandi Glanville
01:15:29

(SPOILERS) In this joint interview, Brandi begins by asking me about the lawsuits I've dealt with (and could be dealing with), what "Bachelor" contestants careers become once the show airs (12:25), we talk a little Chad Johnson (14:19), I ask her why "Celebrity Apprentice" was the most difficult reality show she's done (21:47), if she learned anything from being on "Famously Single" (28:16), her trust issues with boyfriends (30:26), her relationship now with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian (35:33), Brandi then asks me about my dating life (38:16), online dating (42:05), we then discuss the celebrity phone hacking and sharing nudes (51:55), sex on top of a car (53:32), what her regrets are about on anything she's said in her books or done publicly (54:26), are her kids aware of how her divorce came to be (1:00:40), and is her relationship with Lisa Vanderpump irrepairable (1:03:02).

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

Dec 21, 2017
Ep 56 - Interview with Survivor's Eliza Orlins
01:29:00

(SPOILERS) Eliza joins me to talk about being the youngest cast member ever on the show at the time she was cast, her upbringing (6:10), her recent travels all across Europe (10:19), how Chris Daugherty ended up winning “Vanuatu” despite the all girl alliance at the end of the season (16:45), her infamous final Tribal Council speech to Chris & Twila (23:10), does she like the amount of idols now hidden in the game (25:27), the “Fans vs Favorites” finale of Parvati vs Amanda (32:32), general “Survivor” questions that I hear all the time in regards to food, producers, tribals, grooming, shelters, etc (33:55), some personal stuff I found when googling her (46:16), we play word association with some of the legends of the show (51:11), and end with the Final 10 (53:17) which goes a while because we head off on some tangents and she has a great story about winning “Hamilton” tickets.

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

Dec 14, 2017
Ep 55 - Interview with Johnny Bananas
01:26:45

(SPOILERS) Johnny joins me to talk about why people don’t like him, his overall thoughts on “Dirty 30” (5:43), how he feels about what Camila is going through (10:38), his relationship with Wes (17:12), the AYTO people being part of the Challenge (20:35), strategy overall on the show (24:43), newbies going after the vets (28:14), his finale moment on Rivals 3 & everything that went behind the decision on keeping the $275k and not sharing with Sarah (30:02), does he like the “Champs vs Stars” format (41:50), going on Jimmy Fallon a couple weeks ago (50:39), what would it take for him to hang it up (1:02:03), we play word association with some of his castmates (1:04:08), and we wrap it up with the Final 10 (1:07:41). 

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

Dec 07, 2017
Ep 54 - (SPOILER) Your Final Four Breakdown
40:47


(SPOILERS) I talk for a bit about why you've heard basically radio silence from me for the last week and do a timeline of the events that have transpired since I tweeted last Tuesday, I give you your Final Four Breakdown (18:03), recap my tweet from Thanksgiving regarding the "Bachelor: Canada" spoiler (29:00), and then wrap it up with thoughts on "Bachelor: Winter Games" (32:00).

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

Nov 30, 2017
Ep 53 - Interview with Cara Maria Sorbello of MTV's "The Challenge"
01:43:44

(SPOILERS) Cara Maria joins us to talk about her career on the Challenge, this season’s 2nd place finish and her immense dislike for Jordan (3:50), how the finale results didn’t air until the reunion show & how it was filmed (16:30), Camila’s issues (20:07), her confrontation with Kailah at the reunion (28:55), the Dirty 30 theme and strategy for the season (36:18), where her relationship with Abram stands now (46:48), her cheating on Abram during “Bloodlines” which then turns into a discussion about the double standard in regards to Tony’s cheating (54:49), would she do a season of “Battle of the Exes” with Abram (1:06:03), was there a love triangle with herself, Laurel, and Nicole on “Invasion” (1:08:10), what she’s doing when not in the Challenge (1:10:12), we play Word Association (1:14:10), and end with the Final 10 (1:17:09).

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

Nov 23, 2017
Ep 52 - Interview with Olivia Caridi
01:45:00

(SPOILERS) Olivia joins me to talk about how she got cast, having the target on her back immediately (3:25), being an introvert & how it didn’t mix well with this show (4:44), the editing of her “character” (6:55), being the villain (10:57), her Teen Mom comment to Amanda being blown out of proportion (18:22), getting dumped on the 2-on-1 (21:04), the bullying she got post show & her move to New York at the time (23:27), her “Mouthing Off” podcast (32:56), her parents getting married on GMA in the 90’s (34:00), having Rachel on her podcast this week (41:40), questions from readers (47:00), the Final 10 (55:20), and we end it by taking questions from the audience (1:12:33).

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

Nov 16, 2017
Ep 51 - Interview with Sadie Murray
01:51:56

(SPOILERS) Sadie joins me and talks about how she was actually pro-active in getting cast on the show, her 1-on-1 in Rome with Lorenzo (10:40), getting labeled the first ever virgin on this show (16:58), how she dated a producer immediately after the show (19:40), did she think she was getting picked the morning of the final rose ceremony (23:10), spills the tea on why they shot her getting dumped twice (26:13), how she started dating Lorenzo post-show (32:21), was Lorenzo the worst Bachelor as Chris Harrison claims (36:45), her crazy dating life over the last few years (43:30), did she ever date Nick? (53:10), her current job as the Go To Girlfriend and how it came to be (58:21), and it ends with a 45-minute Final 10 because we go off on so many different tangents (1:06:52).

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

Nov 09, 2017
Ep 50 - Interview with Astrid Loch
01:21:44

(SPOILERS) Astrid joins me to talk about her childhood, how she got cast & her limo entrance (7:08), production’s role before they come on the show (10:01), her first group date (10:01), the track and field group date that she won yet was known more for something else (21:53), how awful the farming group date in Wisconsin was (27:34), being friends with Rachel and her take on the Peter break up (35:22), accidentally spoiling Rachel’s season in an interview (41:13), why she was set to go on Paradise then decided against it (44:09), her volunteer work with terminally ill children (52:54), and the newly named “Final 10” (59:54).

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

Nov 02, 2017
Ep 49 - Interview with Prince Lorenzo Borghese
01:03:03

(SPOILERS) Lorenzo joins me to talk about how he was cast in a time where they weren’t picking from the “Bachelorette” pool of guys, did he know what he was getting himself into (4:48), the show airing opposite of “Monday Night Football” for his season (8:02), filming the show overseas (12:18), were they noticed in Rome (16:22), the honest reason he chose Jen over Sadie (17:46), his relationship with Jen post-show and how soon he knew it wouldn’t work (23:18), dating Sadie after breaking up with Jen (27:42), his dislike for Chris Harrison (30:58), what he’s doing now including his non-profit work rescuing dogs (40:47), and finally Rapid 10 (48:05).

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

Oct 26, 2017
Ep 48 - Interview with Sarah Vendal
01:32:41

(SPOILERS) Sarah joins me to talk about her recent move to Dallas, how she was convinced she was a fill-in (2:48), her night one gimmick on Nick's season and early favorites (6:16), the first group date where Corinne took her top off (9:33), finding out Liz had a previous relationship with Nick (18:39), the Track & Field group date (22:42), the drama in Wisconsin at the rose ceremony between Vanessa & DLo (28:20), her relationship pre-BIP with Robby Hayes (34:45), explaining what happened between her, Raven, and Adam during the shutdown (40:42), why she moved to Dallas, new job, & attending the Texas State Fair (55:05), her love of gambling (1:01:34), having a star named after her (1:05:14), I ask a question from one of her friends (1:07:45), and finally Rapid 10 (1:12:39).

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

Oct 19, 2017
Ep 47 - Interview with Jen Saviano
01:35:57

(SPOILERS) Jen joins me to talk about if she wanted Ben to be the “Bachelor” her season, her limo entrance and how she thought she’d fare after the first night (2:55), her impressions of Olivia (8:59), Lauren B. being the front runner in Vegas (12:35), the “Teen Mom” comment in Mexico City (17:16), her relationship with Nick before Paradise (25:42), what she thought of their relationship once she got to the island (29:29), her post-show relationship with Nick and why she felt the way she did after he was named the “Bachelor” (32:15), her thoughts on Nick and Vanessa’s relationship (41:35), I ask her new roommate in Nashville Lauren Barr (“LB” from their season) to talk about her short time on the show (46:40), and then she spills some tea about Chris Lane, one of the music performers during Nick’s season who LB, and now many others, have dated (51:35), and finally both Jen and Lauren answer Rapid 10 questions (1:04:54), where Jen tells a funny story that was never shown on Ben’s season.

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

Oct 12, 2017
Ep 46 - Interview with Amanda Stanton
01:35:32

(SPOILERS) Amanda joins me to talk about how she got cast on the “Bachelor,” how long did she think she’d last (6:22), her first 1-on-1 in Mexico City (8:18), Olivia’s “Teen Mom” comment that was blown out of proportion (11:34), Ben meeting her daughters on her hometown (15:57), going on Paradise last summer (20:50), what she knew about Josh beforehand (22:12), any hesitation about getting engaged (24:01), the mistake of Josh moving in so quickly (26:55), what she thought her role in the demise of the relationship was (34:40), what made her go back on BIP this summer (45:36), her decision to break up with Robby (48:25), the Robby cheating allegations from a July concert (53:00), did Robby meet her kids (59:05), her last contact with Josh (1:01:46), is she done with Bachelor shows (1:04:28), people bothered by her doing the shows and leaving her daughters (1:06:05), social media post show and writing a book (1:08:32), and finally Rapid 10 (1:20:14). 

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

Oct 05, 2017
Ep 45 - Interview with Kenny King (Part 2)
01:01:35

(SPOILERS)  Kenny joins me for Part 2 to talk about how he got his start in wrestling, what his schedule is like (5:40), how he would explain wrestling to the average person who has a preconceived notion of it (9:22), did being on the “Bachelorette” help or hinder his career (16:40), why he didn’t appear on BIP & what he thought of the DeMario/Corinne situation (21:46), his impression of Peter while on the show (29:01), Rachel & Bryan as a couple (32:50), and finally end with the Rapid 10 that, well, isn’t so rapid since it goes on for almost 25 minutes (36:04). 

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

Sep 28, 2017
Ep 44 - Interview with Kenny King (Part 1)
59:25

(SPOILERS) Kenny joins me to talk about how he got cast, the reaction he received in the wrestling locker room when they found out he was going on the “Bachelorette” (7:34), first night impressions (9:19), what his daughter thought of him doing the show (12:20), losing the obstacle course date to Whaboom (14:25), losing the mud wrestling date (24:54), his feud with Lee (26:48), the infamous 2-on-1 with Lee in Norway (32:31), his thoughts on Lee’s appearance at the MTA (37:30), does he think Lee’s a racist (46:00), his elimination in Denmark and relationship with Rachel (53:30). 

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

Sep 21, 2017
Ep 43 - Interview with Desiree Siegfried (Part 2)
01:00:59

(SPOILERS) Part 2 of Desiree’s interview starts off with her explaining how it was possible to be distraught after Brooks left then propose to Chris days later, also discusses the safe house visits she had with Chris while the season was airing (7:33), how her and Rachel faced the same criticism from the media (9:43), her brother’s comments post-show (12:31), how she felt about me having the wrong spoiler her whole season (17:00), was she upset at how the show was edited & how it focused more on Brooks and less on her relationship with Chris (24:03), we get to the $1 million question everyone has always wanted to know: why didn’t ABC televise their wedding? (30:35), her relationship with Chris post-show (35:17), their 10 month old son Asher (40:20), what she’s doing for work now (43:07), and finally end with the Rapid 10 (46:16).

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

Sep 14, 2017
Ep 42 - Interview with Desiree Siegfried (Part 1)
01:02:11

(SPOILERS)  Des joins me to talk about her relationship past before going on Seasn’s season & how she got cast, was Sean her type (4:47), first night competition (7:34), getting pranked on her first 1-on-1 date (11:34), Tierra as the villain (12:43), did she see Sean and Catherine’s connection (20:31), why she thinks the “Bachelorette” has more successful relationships than the “Bachelor” (24:25), her awful hometown date (27:44), when she was approached about “Bachelorette” (33:08), did she know her final 4 on night one (36:18), her favorite date of the season (41:57), first noticing Chris and the edit he got (44:50), did she ever think Juan Pablo would be the Bachelor (49:19), and the hardest part of being the lead of the show (55:25). 

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

Sep 06, 2017
Ep 41 - Interview with Josiah Graham (Part 2)
01:16:09

(SPOILERS) Part 2 starts with Josiah talking about Rachel as the “Bachelorette” and how she handled the Lee situation, is there anything he’d take back from this season that he did (9:37), what his biggest issue with Lee was (11:47), did he think Lee was sincere at the “Men Tell All” (15:57), the cliques in the house (26:01), his thoughts on the Rachel & Peter breakup (34:06), Peter as the “Bachelor” (this was recorded before my Twitter announcement yesterday) (40:57), why wasn’t he on BIP (50:36), his thoughts on the DeMario situation (53:13), a big win in the courtroom recently for his firm (55:25), and finally one of my favorite Rapid 10’s where I put Josiah’s championship spelling skills to the test (1:01:15).  Did he live up to the title he won in South Carolina?  Ummmm….

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

Aug 31, 2017
Ep 40 - Interview with Josiah Graham (Part 1)
01:03:55

SPOILERS) Josiah joins me for Part 1 of our interview to talk about when he was first approached to be on the show, being an early favorite & the “cocky” edit he got (4:04), how badly his exit interview was edited (7:30), his rough upbringing & the death of his brother (14:15), losing his way after that (23:00), his admiration for Eric (32:42), his thoughts on the DeMario ex-girlfriend situation (37:00), being on only group dates & his edit with Rachel (44:55), and his drama with Iggy (51:19). 

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

Aug 24, 2017
Ep 39 - Interview with Lace Morris
01:13:12

(SPOILERS) Lace joins me to talk about where she was in her dating life when she got cast on Ben’s season of the “Bachelor,” the infamous first rose ceremony where she pulled Ben aside after getting a rose (6:33), her interrupting on the first group date (8:13), why she decided to leave (14:25), the “Women Tell All,” being asked to go on Paradise & her boyfriend at the time (16:00), BIP and her relationship with Chad (22:17), what she knew about Grant going into BIP (27:22), deciding to get the “Grace” tattoo (34:10), their post-show engagement and when she knew it was over (39:00), the break up (44:39), her new boyfriend she found on Bumble (49:19), and finally end with Rapid 10 (57:12).

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

Aug 17, 2017
Ep 38 - Interview with "Real Housewives of Dallas" Brandi Redmond
01:39:34

(SPOILERS) Brandi joins me to talk about how we originally met, how she became a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (8:14), the schedule that a DCC girl would normally have (18:50), dealing with creeper fans (25:26), how she became part of the "Real Housewives" franchise (34:49), what she felt about season 1 focusing so much on her marriage and the image it portrayed (42:36), the effect the show had on her daughters who were kicked out of their school (47:30), her relationship with Stephanie Hollman (50:07), what we can expect to see in season 2 (58:25), her website ShopBrandiLand.com (1:01:49), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:12:27). 

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

Aug 10, 2017
Ep 37 - Interview with Craig Robinson
01:38:17

(SPOILERS) Craig joins me to talk about how he got cast, going on this show as a lawyer (5:17), arriving the first night and his thoughts on Rated R Rego & Kasey (11:50), who he saw as the front runner for Ali (16:48), Kasey getting a tattoo in NY (19:21), Rego & Kasey’s infamous 2-on-1 (23:51), Rego’s wild departure in Istanbul (25:16), Frank leaving on his own at final 3 (31:00), possibly going on “Bachelor Pad,” (34:43), how he first found out about Gia (37:45), did he see any signs with her (41:57), the charity started on Gia’s behalf (45:52), legal talk regarding the Chris Soules case (48:36), the legal side of “Bachelor in Paradise’s” shutdown back in June (1:00:51), and finally Rapid 10 (1:13:36).    

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

Aug 03, 2017
Ep 36 - Interview with Jenny McCarthy
49:34

(SPOILERS) Jenny joins me to talk about what she sees herself as in today’s industry, her upbringing and how Playboy came about (2:54), her big break in TV & what happened afterwards (9:54), the one show she wished would’ve lasted longer (13:57), was she a New Kids on the Block fan (19:40), her “Donnie Loves Jenny” show and how it hasn’t ruined their relationship (21:19), her indirect link to the “Bachelor” franchise & what advice she gave to that girl (24:49), what her unspoiled opinion is of Rachel’s final 3 guys (26:56), and finally Rapid 10 (32:57). 

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

Jul 27, 2017
Ep 35 - Interview with Ben Flajnik
01:10:34

(SPOILERS) Ben joins me to talk about first getting cast on Ashley’s season of the “Bachelorette,” where he felt he was during the process of filming (7:13), how confident Ashley was going to choose him at the final rose ceremony (10:35), his reaction afterwards (12:39), the Jennifer Love Hewitt rumors post-show (16:01), becoming the “Bachelor” (19:25), Shawntel showing up in episode 3 (23:01), skinny dipping with Courtney in Puerto Rico (25:35), did he know his final 4 night one (28:45), getting engaged and when he thought it started to go south (34:32), should he have stuck by Courtney during the show (36:48), why it ultimately didn’t work out with Courtney (40:43), Courtney’s book & what bothered him most (44:02), being a public couple from this show (48:06), his job now and his 3 year relationship that ended recently (51:26), and finally Rapid 10 (55:19). 

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

Jul 20, 2017
Ep 34 - Interview with comedian Heather McDonald
01:29:19

(SPOILERS)  Heather joins me to talk about how she got started in comedy, her comedic inspirations (7:15), how she lost out on a “Saturday Night Live” audition (11:39), getting her break working on “Chelsea Lately” and the subsequent controversy that happened a couple years ago (17:40), a sexual harassment situation that happened last year (26:30), her favorite story from her first book she wrote (31:32), finally losing her virginity at 27 and was it everything she thought it would be (37:14), on being a married mother with kids as a standup comedian (44:12), how she gathers material for her stand up routine (50:10), how often she changes material for her sets (57:39), “Bachelor” talk and her thoughts on the overnight dates (1:07:43), her “celebrity” version of the “Bachelor” if Celine Dion, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Aniston appeared on Nick’s season (1:13:02), and finally end with Rapid 10. 

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

Jul 13, 2017
Ep 33 - Interview with Lauren Himle
01:22:57

(SPOILERS)  Lauren joins me to talk about being one of the four Lauren’s on Ben’s season, how her casting came about (5:09), who did she connect with in the house (10:38), Olivia’s edit (10:38), the Vegas group date dressing as a chicken (13:35), knowing Lauren Bushnell was a favorite in Vegas (17:20), her embarrassing moment in Mexico (21:10), her 1-on-1 fashion show date (25:46), giving us more detail about her cheating ex-boyfriend (27:21), what I said about her in my column in regards to her sex life (34:35), getting eliminated in the Bahamas (38:18), her Midwestern accent (44:40), “Bachelor in Paradise 3” (46:13), calling out Nick Viall for his relationship with Jen Saviano pre-Bachelor (51:13), changing jobs from kindergarten teacher to real estate and how she met her current boyfriend (59:00), shilling Sugar Bear hair (1:05:50), and finally Rapid 10 (1:08:34). 

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

Jul 06, 2017
Ep 32 - Interview with DeAnna Stagliano
01:24:55

(SPOILERS) DeAnna joins me to talk about the one other time we’ve spoken, how she got cast on the “Bachelor” & more about that season (2:58), going into the final rose ceremony convinced Brad was going to pick her & what Brad told her (14:23), did Brad ask for her dad to be flown out then not propose (20:36), Brad still contacting her after that season (23:53), how she had no clue she was being announced as next “Bachelorette” on “Ellen” (27:18), knowing who her final 4 were on the first night of filming and never deviating from it (32:05), what caused her mini meltdown mid season (37:20), Graham leaving at final 4 screwing everything up (39:24), why she ended up picking Jesse over Jason (45:28), the disaster that was Jesse Csincsak and their post show engagement (47:00), how much she got paid to be “Bachelorette,” how she met her current husband Stephen, & life as a mom with two kids (55:32), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:05:44). 

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

Jun 29, 2017
Ep 31 - Interview with Joe Bailey
01:32:49

(SPOILERS)  Joe joins me and we start by talking about what it’s like being on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise” in lieu of what’s been going on this season, how he got cast on Kaitlyn’s season of the “Bachelorette” (14:13), choosing Kaitlyn over Britt (18:35), being king of the group dates and his wardrobe malfunction on the sumo date (24:06), his thought process as he kept getting bypassed for 1-on-1 dates (28:30), Kaitlyn and Shawn’s connection and how he helped facilitate their “alone” time (32:16), the Kaitlyn & Nick sex “scandal” (38:33), being on “Bachelorette” versus “Bachelor in Paradise” (42:25), the Juelia/Samantha situation that blew up and made him a villain (46:10), going on “After Paradise” & having to confront Juelia (59:20), his love for horses and what he’s doing now (1:03:05), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:14:10). 

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

Jun 22, 2017
Ep 30 - Interview with Tenley Molzahn
01:27:41

(SPOILERS) Tenley joins me to talk about getting cast on Jake’s season of the “Bachelor,” coming of a recent divorce (2:03), was she a fan of the show before (4:05), her relationship with Vienna while filming (7:52), the final rose ceremony and how she felt afterwards (12:36), how “Bachelor Pad” was pitched to her by producers (19:14), how close she was to being the “Bachelorette” (21:36), her and Kiptyn’s $250k mistake on BP (24:32), going on “Bachelor in Paradise 2” (27:06), addressing the rumors of a relationship with Ben Higgins in the summer of 2015 before his season started (32:15), her relationship with Kiptyn (36:26), finding out that Kiptyn and his girlfriend were pregnant and how she felt (40:12), her current boyfriend Taylor (48:01), becoming a health coach and starting her business (53:00), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:03:50).

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

Jun 15, 2017
Ep 29 - Interview with Kiptyn Locke
01:19:57

(SPOILERS) Kiptyn joins me to talk about how he got cast on the “Bachelorette,” he sized his competition night one of Jillian’s “Bachelorette” season (4:00), Ed leaving the show then getting to return (10:05), how he felt the morning of the final rose ceremony (16:06), his thoughts on Reid returning at the final rose ceremony to propose (17:44), a hypothetical of if Jillian picked him what does think would’ve happened (21:11), his talks with production about being the “Bachelor” (25:15), going on “Bachelor Pad” and not knowing what to expect (27:41), teaming with Tenley (29:09), his $250k mistake (31:33), a very open and candid conversation about his relationship with Tenley (36:08), how his current relationship with Samm came to be out of nowhere & finding out they were pregnant after date #2 (44:31), his current relationship status & their time with son Koltyn (48:35), Tenley’s reaction to find out they were pregnant (51:51), what he’s doing for work right now (58:11), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:02:28). 

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

Jun 08, 2017
Ep 28 - Interview with Lesley Murphy
01:49:07

(SPOILERS) Lesley joins me from Banff, Canada, we talk about how she originally got cast on the “Bachelor,” (2:36), her limo entrance (7:20), who she thought was her biggest competition upon arriving (8:24), all of Tierra’s exploits in the house (10:17), her and Sean setting the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest On Screen Kiss & what you didn’t see (17:52), her relationship with Catherine (22:54), getting eliminated in St. Croix (28:36), I tell her how I found out she got eliminated (32:16), talking about the first and only time we’ve met & what she asked me (38:19), her ex-boyfriend Wade & their 4 year relationship that ended (42:50), her travel blog (52:54), how I’ve never been out of the country (59:19), testing positive for the BRCA2 gene & undergoing a double mastectomy recently (1:07:36), what made her decide to document everything she was going through (1:14:13), and finally end with Rapid 10 (1:27:25). 

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

Jun 01, 2017
Ep 27 - Interview with Clare Crawley
01:00:33

(SPOILERS) Clare joins me as we talk about her love for hot yoga, the limo entrances on night 1 from Monday night and what she looks for most (8:52), the inevitable talk about Whaboom (14:01), what it’s like to be at the first night cocktail party (18:17), how she felt Rachel handled herself on night 1 (23:40), Bachelor guys/men in general sliding into DM’s, the experiences that she’s had to deal with & how she sees herself in relationships (26:51), and finally we have a little fun talking about her first go round on the podcast and one update to a Rapid 10 question I’d asked her (50:50). 

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

May 25, 2017
Ep 26 - Interview with Jaclyn Swartz
01:35:17

(SPOILERS) Jaclyn joins me and we talk “Bachelor Winter Games,” finding out Ben Flajnik was the “Bachelor” and her reaction (8:13), how she got on the show (11:20), Courtney being the favorite the second she arrived (16:15), her favorite memory from San Francisco & the infamous cocktail party where Shawntel showed up (19:57), who she thought would be the final 4 once she was gone & Jamie Otis’ post-show career (23:38), her role in the first lawsuit ABC filed against me (30:28), her strategy heading into “Bachelor Pad 3,” (37:24), the crazy ending of BP 3, how mad she was at Elan Gale & Rachel Truehart (42:56), how Ed almost missed the “Bachelor Pad” finale taping (45:06), the role of “villains” on this show and my appearance on Olivia Caridi’s podcast coming up (50:01), social media and Instagram changing the show (54:09), producer manipulation in “Bachelor in Paradise 2,” (1:00:22), how she understands now what Nick Peterson did at the end of BP 3 (1:01:51), advice she’d give future contestants (1:05:38), the hatred and bullying she received online after BIP 2 (1:07:35), and finally we end with Rapid 10 (1:18:01). 

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

May 18, 2017
Ep 25 - Interview with Chris Lambton
01:16:57

(SPOILERS) Chris joins me to talk about his career before Ali’s season, the unusual way he got cast on Ali’s season of the “Bachelorette” (3:55), the first night of filming and how he’s kept in touch with a lot of the guys (7:27), his first 1-on-1 with Ali in New York where she was sick (14:32), Kasey getting a tattoo (16:48), the infamous Rated R Rego/Kasey 2-on-1 & then Rego’s girlfriend drama (20:19), knowing he wasn’t getting the final rose & his relationship with Ali (25:39), becoming America’s sweetheart & in talks to be the “Bachelor” (28:42), his support for CCALS as a result of his mother’s fight with ALS (33:40), how his post show TV life came to be (35:33), explaining how his TV show’s filming schedule works (40:53), being a new dad to daughter Lyla (48:16), his plans moving forward (55:25), and we finally end with Rapid 10 (58:46). 

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

May 11, 2017
Ep 24 - Interview with Ashley Spivey
01:57:09

(SPOILERS) Ashley joins me and we talk about her resemblance to Kellie Pickler, her online personality (2:30), getting on Brad’s season and not knowing who he was (7:40), getting the first impression rose yet knowing Emily was the favorite (11:52), her embarrassing 1-on-1 date (14:25), the dreaded 2-on-1 with her best friend in the house, Ashley Hebert (now Rosenbaum), along with getting tattoos with the other girls that was never shown (19:55), her live tweeting skills (31:10), why she stopped doing her blog (33:38), the Instagram craze with current contestants (39:55), her unhealthy and abusive relationships before going on the show (48:40), meeting her now husband Steve (54:12), her wedding video (59:00), being a nanny for 6 year old Berly (1:02:47), her hobby of book reviews including the misconception about what she said regarding Andi’s book (1:10:10), I ask her questions readers tweeted in including the most asked one of her current relationship with Ashley Rosenbaum (1:24:06), and we finally end with Rapid 10 (1:36:41). 

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

May 04, 2017
Ep 22 - Interview with AshLee Frazier
01:29:04

(SPOILERS) AshLee joins me to talk about how she got cast, if she felt like she was a frontrunner early on (2:41), her first 1-on-1 date at Magic Mountain (6:10), the vibe in the house with all the girls (8:15), what she told producers after her first date (10:35), the enigma that was “villain” Tierra (13:47), her thoughts on Catherine (23:13), her 1-on-1 in St. Lucia and opening up about her adoption (25:44), her overnight date in Thailand, elimination, and what led to her confronting Sean on the “Women Tell All” (28:48), how close was she to being the “Bachelorette” over Desiree (36:50), she addresses the Chris Harrison dating rumors (39:53), going on “Bachelor in Paradise” and her relationship with Graham during and after the show (45:05), her 1 month wedding anniversary and upbringing being in and out of foster homes (53:02), and finally Rapid 10 (1:07:49) where I learn more about the “Dirty Dancing” reboot than I ever thought I would. 

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

Apr 20, 2017
Ep 21 - Interview with James Taylor
01:02:30

(SPOILERS) James Taylor joins me and immediately begins talking about why he wrote the text in the first place, the reason behind sending it to the “Bachelor” girls (4:54), addressing is this a publicity stunt to get on people’s good side for “Bachelor in Paradise” (7:35), his thoughts about going on Paradise this summer (11:14), what he’s tired of hiding from (14:00), apologizing to the other women in the franchise (20:10), what exactly is he sorry for (24:05), the other guys in his circle and where their head is at in all of this (29:05), does he think he’ll now get “cut out” of their group (33:12), what is his plan going forward and how he wants to carry himself (35:18), how drugs and alcohol played a role in his behavior (41:55), and then we end with talk about the pecking order of this franchise, one’s popularity, and a little on JoJo’s season and what his schedule is like musically (50:00). 

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

Apr 13, 2017
Ep 20 - Josh and Amanda Update, More on Luke Pell and Yesterday's Column
41:29

(SPOILERS) I begin by talking about how my role in the Josh/Amanda feud came to be, what I’ve been told will be happening moving forward (7:30), why I will not be releasing any of the information/texts/dirt/gossip that I have (14:45), and how I was not going to present one side of the story in the podcast (17:50).  The last 20 minutes or so (22:46) is a mini recap of yesterday’s column, my thoughts on Luke Pell, and my plea to him to back away from this before it gets worse for him. 

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

Apr 06, 2017