The Reality Rundown

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Join television producers Amanda Szot, Paul Roysdon and Matt Paisley as they discuss all things reality television and sit down with special guests from the producing world for a true behind the scenes look into what really happens to make your favorite show.

Episode Date
S1 Ep26: RHONY Icon, Kelly Killoren Bensimon

On this episode of The Reality Rundown, we chat with reality television legend and jelly bean enthusiast, Kelly Killoren Bensimon! Kelly shares memories and some behind-the-scenes information from her time on RHONY, and gives us an update on what she's been up to since she left the show. Make sure to tune into episode 26 for the complete Rundown!

Jul 10, 2018
S1 EP 25: Housewives superfan and producer Maddie Chopskie

On the latest episode of the Reality Rundown, we sit down with producer and Erika Jayne stan, Maddie Chopskie, to chat about all the latest happenings with our favorite (and not-so-favorite) Bravolebrities. This week's topics include the demise of Jesus Jugs's marriage, the possible reconciliation of Nene & Wig's friendship, and the latest breakdown from Southern Charm's Trashley. Make sure to tune into episode 25 for the complete rundown!

Jun 27, 2018
S1 Ep24: RHONY Expert and TV Producer, Kalyn Huntley

On episode 24 of The Reality Rundown, we sit down with ravenous redhead, RHONY fanatic, and The Rundown Associate Producer, Kalyn Huntley, to discuss all the latest happenings in reality television!

Jun 10, 2018
S1 Ep23: Weekly Roundup with Friend of the Podcast, Christian Snow
On the latest episode of The Reality Rundown, we catch up with friend of the podcast, Christian Snow! Christian fills us in on his experience attending the WWHL shows in LA, and the four of us dish on all the latest happenings with our favorite shows. Plus, we play a new game called Icon VS. Legend. Make sure to tune into episode 23 for the complete rundown!
May 25, 2018
S1 Ep22: RHONY's Aviva Drescher

On the newest episode of The Reality Rundown, we speak with devoted wife and mother, hotdog antagonist, and RHONY legend, Aviva Drescher! From her infamous leg throw, to BTS pressure/problems with producers, to her off-camera relationships with the women, the Leggy Blonde doesn't hold back when recapping her time on the show. Aviva also touches on her feud with Carole Radziwill, including sharing for the first time ever the actual catalyst for Bookgate, detailing how Carole is BTS, and divulging the REAL reason she was let go from the show. Make sure to tune into episode 22 for the complete Rundown! 

May 08, 2018
S1 Ep21: Super Producer and H/MU Artist Lisa Lopez-Cronin from Below Deck, Flavor of Love and I Love New York

On episode 21 of The Reality Rundown, we sit down with a true pioneer in the reality television genre, Lisa Lopez-Cronin! Lisa an accomplished makeup artist and creator of the talent producer/wrangler position that is now synonymous with Reality TV production. During our chat, Lisa walks us through her experiences working on some of the greatest television shows of all time; from Flavor of Love and I Love New York, to Rock of Love and I Love Money, as well as the current Below Deck franchise. As the go-to person on set for all cast members, Lisa shares some of her favorite (and not-so-favorite) behind-the-scenes memories and secrets working along side TV legends like Flavor Flav, Tiffany "New York" Pollard, and Heather Chadwell. Make sure to tune into this episode for the complete Rundown! 

Apr 26, 2018
S1 Ep20 BONUS: WWHL LA Recap

On this special Watch What Happens Live bonus episode of The Reality Rundown, we break down everything from WWHL's week in LA! From the guests, to the behind-the-scenes happenings, to which glass actually does go best with coke (just kidding); make sure to tune in for the complete Rundown! 

Apr 19, 2018
S1 Ep19: Weekly Roundup; What Would The Reality Rundown Do?

On this special Easter and Passover week episode of the Reality Rundown, we dish on all the latest news, gossip, and happenings in the worlds of Housewives and Vanderpump Rules; from our take on recent drama, to confirmations regarding certain Housewives' pregnancies, make sure to tune into episode 19 for the complete rundown!

Apr 05, 2018
S1 Ep18 - Reality Roundup with our friend and Reality Newbie, Kenae Mickens

On episode 18 of the Reality Rundown, Matt, Amanda, and Paul break down all the latest in Housewives news and gossip; from casting rumors and shake-ups, to Twitter meltdowns and feuds. Plus, the hosts are joined by Housewives virgin, Kenae Mickens, to give an outsider's take on some of the latest drama on RHOA & RHOBH!

Mar 21, 2018
S1 Ep17: VP of Production Marni Shapiro Colon talks about her days on Watch What Happens, MTV and Chelsea Lately

In the 17th episode of The Reality Rundown, we take a unique peek behind the scenes from a logistics perspective with VP of Production, Marni Shapiro-Colon. Listen as Marni reveals details about her time at MTV News working with some of our favorite singers like Madonna, Courtney Love, Mariah Carey, Eminem and seeing the ICONIC, Ms. Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video before it was released. She also tells us all the details behind putting together Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live!” and her experience working with Andy “Jesus Christ” Cohen, as well as Chelsea Handler. Listen now!

Feb 27, 2018
S1 Ep16: Weekly Reality Roundup with Matt, Amanda and Paul

On episode sixteen of The Reality Rundown, hosts Matt, Amanda, and Paul return to the show's roots with an intimate (and messy) roundup of this week's Housewives and Vanderpump Rules news and gossip. Make sure to tune into the new episode for the complete rundown!

Feb 22, 2018
S1 Ep15: Grants Rants Hollywood Talk chats news, updates and rumors

On the newest episode of The Reality Rundown, we catch up with friend of the show, Grant Rutter, of Grants Rants Hollywood Talk! Grant gives us his take on everything Housewives; from casting rumors & confirmations, to drama with current wives from every city, and his experience recently interviewing Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub from the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Make sure to tune into episode 15 for all of this and more!

Feb 14, 2018
The Reality Rundown S1 Ep14 - Writer/Producer Brian Strickland Talks Housewives

On the newest episode of The Reality Rundown, we speak with writer, producer, and Real Housewives connoisseur, Brian Strickland! Brian shares his un-filtered take on meeting/working with all of our favorite Housewives characters, from Vicki Gunvalson, to Kenya Moore, and proclaimed "national treasure," Faye Resnick. Which Housewife harassed Brian to write jokes for her on the show? Who is the one Housewife that Brian says doesn't have a tinge of crazy in her eyes? Which Vanderpump Rules boyfriend is actually a door-man (despite pretending to be wealthy on the show)? Tune into episode 14 for all of this and more!

Jan 18, 2018
S1 Ep13 - Real Housewives of New Jersey star Margaret Josephs

This week on The Reality Rundown, Margaret Josephs is bringing the power, the pigtails, and the party! As the only (natural) blonde on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Margaret clearly isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd, which is something that has served her well as the new girl coming into a friend group of such strong personalities. On our new episode, this Powerhouse in Pigtails details her experiences during her first season on RHONJ, including her infamous feud with Siggy Flicker (hey Soggy!), the shakedown at the Posche Fashion Show, and the explosive cast trip to Milan. Plus, Margaret shares her views on the allegations being made about her by certain cast members and clears up any misconceptions about both herself and the show. Make sure to tune into episode thirteen to hear about all of this and more!

Dec 13, 2017
S1 Ep12: Housewives expert, Christian Snow chats with the gang

On episode 12 of The Reality Rundown, we welcome Real Housewives historian & connoisseur, Christian Snow, to talk all things Housewives! From detailing his run-ins with our favorite (& not so favorite) wives, to dishing his opinion on the current seasons, Christian holds nothing back when it comes to chatting about his favorite reality franchise!

Dec 05, 2017
S1 Ep11: Friend of the Podcast, RHOD Star LeeAnne Locken Discusses S2 Part 2 Reunion

On episode 11 of The Reality Rundown, we check back in with friend to the show & the ultimate true Texan, @leeannelocken, following part one of the dramatic #RHOD reunion! LeeAnne fills us in on her take on everything #RHOD since we last spoke with her at the beginning of season two, including the demise of her friendship with Brandi & how she feels newbies D'Andra & Kameron have fared throughout the season. Going into the second part of the reunion, LeeAnne shares how filming the final sit-down actually went, from her thoughts on the continuous group-attacks by certain cast members, to just exactly why she walked off the set. Make sure to tune into our new episode before part two of the #RHOD reunion airs on Monday, November 13 at 10 PM!

Nov 13, 2017
S1 Ep10: Grants Rants Hollywood Talk Podcaster & AfterBuzz TV Personality, Grant Rutter

Grant Rutter, host of Grants Rants Hollywood Talk & AfterBuzz chats with The Reality Rundown about all things Housewives! From the latest divorce drama surrounding Shannon Beador, as well as RHOC's season 12 reunion. What he thinks of Danielle Staub's return to RHONJ and of course his stance on the rest of the ladies. Of course, we dive into the explosive season of RHOD when it comes to LeeAnne's setup hot mic moment, which Housewife is bringing it this season, and what we believe will happen for season 3!

Nov 03, 2017
S1 Ep9: Former Bachelor Producer and TV Host Naz Perez

On our newest episode, we speak with LA Dodgers, Clevver TV, & IDGI Podcast host/former The Bachelor producer (& all around babe), @nazperez! Since Naz is so multi-talented & involved in so many different projects, we chat with her about everything from Siggy Flicker (who recently appeared on the IDGI Podcast) & The Real Housewives of New Jersey, to her time working on The Bachelor (including the best tips for getting casted), & how she made the jump from television producer to on-air host. Make sure to tune into episode nine to hear about this & so much more!

Oct 25, 2017
S1 Ep8: Shahs of Sunset Development Creator/Producer Jesse Leed

Jesse Leed, who created & filmed the original casting tape of Bravo's very own Shahs of Sunset, takes us down memory lane to the very beginning of the iconic show. Jesse fills us in on what it was like working with Ryan Seacrest Productions, why GG & Mike weren't initially a part of the original cast, why he knew Reza was going to be the breakout star, who he thinks might not come back after this season, why Lilly Ghalici was too "fake" for the show, and so much more Shahs tea!

Oct 12, 2017
S1 Ep6: Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken

In the latest episode of The Reality Rundown, we're honored and thrilled to interview philanthropic queen & star of The Real Housewives of Dallas, LeeAnne Locken! Hear her discuss the "rebirth of RHOD," the raw deal she was given during season one, and what we can expect to see from her in season two (other than that already-iconic glass smash). Plus, as a true Texan, LeeAnne spews no bull during our chat, but certainly has some horns aimed at a few of her cast-mates. Which season one wife will LeeAnne never mention again? Who does she think needs a storyline other than wiping babies' butts? Which cast-member does she feel is sneaky & doesn't live in the world of the truth? Find out all of this and more in episode six!

Aug 14, 2017
S1 Ep5: Former Vanderpump Rules producer Robin Humbert

Robin Humbert has worked with some of the most iconic reality television casts of all time, from the Girls Next Door playmates to the Vanderpump Rules kids, and in our landmark fifth episode, is dishing all about it! Did Kendra and the other Bunnies actually have feelings for Hef? Are Katie & Schwartz destined for marital bliss? Is crazy Kristen actually that crazy? Find out all of these answers and more in episode five.

Aug 03, 2017
S1 Ep4: Former Perez Hilton reporter Danielle Sacco

Danielle Sacco, Senior Producer at ClevverTV and former Content Producer/Reporter at Perez Hilton, stops by The Reality Rundown to talk all things Housewives! Which Housewife tried to set Danielle up with her son? Which Housewife does Danielle feel personally victimized by? Which Housewife's lawyer banned Danielle's segment from airing? Find out all this and more during episode four!

Jul 19, 2017
S1 Ep3: "The Real" Senior Producer Dave Block

Dave Block, Senior Producer of "The Real" stops by The Reality Rundown to chat with Matt, Amanda, and Paul about the show's upcoming season, what he loves most about the co-hosts, and his favorite guests (AKA our favorite reality stars). Then, we all play our own version of Girl Chat!

Jul 12, 2017
S1 Ep2: Basketball Wives Reunion Scoop With Special Guest Michael Gorczynski

Camera operator (and Amanda’s beloved), Michael Gorczynski chats with Matt, Amanda and Paul about his experience taping the upcoming Basketball Wives LA reunion. 

Jun 28, 2017
S1 EP1: The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad star Juan Barbieri

Former Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad star Juan Barbieri (like Barbie) sits down with The Reality Rundown for an in depth interview on what really happens behind the scenes on shows like The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise.

Jun 21, 2017