Out in the Wild

By Jess Rothschild & David Yontef

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A podcast dedicated to observing Real Housewives, Bravolebrities and other pop culture icons in their natural habitat. If there's no photo or story, did it really happen? Hosts David Yontef & Jess Rothschild live in NYC but are not afraid to travel for amazing pop culture experiences. From Manhattan to the Hamptons to Vegas to LA, these two really get around and are ready to share their stories from the trenches with you.

Episode Date
Daryn Carp Is the Woman Behind the Man @BravoAndy (Interview w/Andy Cohen's Assistant, Daryn Carp)
We sit down for an epic kiki with Andy Cohen’s longtime assistant, Daryn Carp! We go deep about everything including: how she got her job with Andy, the most stressful parts of her job & biggest fuck-ups, why RHONY had a short season this year, why some Housewives (ahem, Carole Radziwill) say that they quit the show when they were really fired, her favorite vs. least favorite Housewives, her True Crime podcast Martinis & Murder, a story about a hilarious interaction she had with Ramona at a reunion and her experience on the Bravo Pride float last week.

Jul 17, 2019
Scavenger Hunt for MTV’s The Hills Cast w/ Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Brody Jenner & more
David sets forth on a 72 hour challenge to meet every single cast member from The Hills: New Beginnings as they descend on NYC for press. It is a true stalker scavenger hunt involving Instagram, planes, hotels and restaurants to track down the cast including Brody Jenner, Whitney Port, Mischa Barton, Stephanie Pratt and the king and queen, Spencer & Heidi. Whether you care about The Hills or not, this is a compelling drama of true will and desperation.  

PS: Stay tuned to the very end for a Kyle Richards & Denise Richards moment. 

Jul 15, 2019
I Went to High School w/ Dorit Kemsley (feat. Boy George & PK)
David finally tells the story of going to high school with Dorit! We learn how they share close friends, have even been on birthday party boats together and how David repeatedly brings up Dorit’s name whenever he meets Boy George. The trifecta of Dorit, Boy George & PK pushes the time/space continuum as he walks us through all of his experiences with the three of them - which includes finding himself in a car with Dorit & Boy George just last month.

New episode every Mon & Wed!
Jul 10, 2019
Shannon Beador at QVC, M's Ray of Light, Bjork & Pose Season 2

Jess' woman HH hangs with us in this meandering, slightly tipsy kiki of an episode. We chat about HH's recent run-in with Shannon Beador at the official QVC hotel in PA. We also get into HH's previous career as a professional dancer in LA where she had experiences with Madonna and Prince and danced in Janet Jackson's video for "Go Deep."  Later, Jess & David chat more about the new season of Pose on FX.

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Jul 08, 2019
Pride Tour w/ AC2, Hedwig, Debbie Harry, Drag Race's Peppermint & more

Jess & David's Pride week is littered with New York gay institutions including an event celebrating the songs & stories of Hedwig and the Angry Inch w/ John Cameron Mitchell & Neil Patrick Harris. At the show he runs into Amy Poehler & Michelle Williams. 

David goes to AC2 with Anderson & Andy and finally tells Andy that it was us who did the viral Kelly Bensimon interview. Jess shares her own AC2 experience where she ambushed Carole Radziwill. Finally, we see Drag Race's Peppermint perform live and it turns out Debbie Harry is there with a fellow Blondie member. David has an epic encounter with the Blondie legend that is one for the books. 

[ AC2 w/Anderson & Andy stories: 10:00 ] 

[ Hedwig, Amy Poehler, Michelle Williams: 19:00 ] 

[ Debbie Harry encounter: 26:30 ] 

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Jul 01, 2019
Kooky Performers w/ Paula Abdul & Tyler Henry; Plus Dorinda & Bethenny at SiriusXM
We kick off with David running into none other than Ms. Dorinda Medley while waiting for Paris Hilton at SiriusXM. Jess tells the story of why Bethenny was fired from her own show on Radio Andy. We also chat about the Florida/Palm Beach connection to our RHONY fam. 

Later, David tells an insane story about witnessing legendary soul/disco queen Grace Jones having a full breakdown at two separate events. We also do a deep dive on Paula Abdul in concert as well as Tyler Henry’s (Hollywood Medium) live show. 

Dorinda & Bethenny SiriusXM shows [ 1:00 ]

Grace Jones story [ 13:45 ]

Paula Abdul concert [ 30:00 ]

Tyler Henry’s live show [ 36:00 ] 

Jun 27, 2019
24 Hours w/ Bethenny on WWHL, Ramona Singer, Andy Cohen & Madonna

David & Jess recap an utterly insane day that begins with an urgent call to the Madonna pop-up store in NYC, a brief trip to Connecticut to meet Dionne Warwick, an event for the 10th anniversary of Watch What Happens Live w/ Andy Cohen and WWHL producers, running into Ramona Singer at dinner and just as we're going to sleep... Bethenny gives us a shout-out on that night's WWHL.

Later, we catch our breath and attend a Margaret Josephs' ceremony for gay pride and the after party with her mom, Marge Sr. 

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Jun 24, 2019
Inside Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross’ Dressing Room, Jax Taylor Rages at a Fan
David ingratiates himself into Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross's inner circle and manages to get into their dressing room after a recent concert at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Jess goes deep on her love of Ashlee Simpson's solo albums and her MTV reality show back in the day. Later, Jess chats with Erin Martin of the Pink Shade podcast who went to TomTom w/ friends and got screamed at by Jax Taylor.

[ Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross: 2:00 ]

[ Jax Taylor: 26:00 ]

Jun 19, 2019
Casts of Summer House & Jersey Shore

Jess & David go to a happy hour w/ the cast of Summer House and get some first hand tea from Kyle Cooke & Carl Radke regarding Sonja Morgan & Scheana Shay. Later, David shares his past experiences with the cast of Jersey Shore including Snooki, Vinny, Angelina & Pauly D.

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Jun 17, 2019
Erika Jayne, Christina Aguilera & Lady Gaga in Vegas
Jess has an epic weekend in Vegas for the opening of X-Tina’s new residency, “The Xperience.” After an early premonition that Erika Jayne would be invited to opening night, fate would have it that Erika, Mikey Minden & crew were sitting directly next to Jess. How is this possible? We don’t know. Jess then checks out Vanderpump Cocktail Garden before taking in Lady Gaga’s Jazz & Piano show (which is 5 stars, must see).

While Jess was in Vegas, David went to see legend Annie Lennox in concert and we have a minor issue on our hands. We later discuss how David has little appreciation for modern pop queens like XTina & Gaga so we play a game where we test his knowledge of Beyonce, Britney and more.

New episodes every Mon & Wed!

Jun 12, 2019
Behind the Scenes Filming w/ RHONY & RHONJ

We take you behind the scenes of what it's like to film full-cast events with RHONY & RHONJ. David chats about filming the 80's aerobics class with RHONY as well as attending a big all-cast RHONJ party for Margaret Josephs this week. At this event he is finally embraced by Teresa Giudice and may never get over it.

At the same party, he meets "The Queen of Versailles" (aka Jackie Siegel) star of the highly successful 2012 documentary and we chat w/ her about filming Flipping Out w/ Jeff Lewis and her friendships w/ Lea Black & Margaret Josephs. [34:00]

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New episodes every Mon & Wed!

Jun 10, 2019
Kelly Bensimon is a Living Legend (Interview w/ Kelly Bensimon)

Jess & David welcome RHONY superhero Kelly Killoren Bensimon to the show! We go deep about EVERYTHING including: her new career in real estate, her belief that Andy Cohen does not like her, the possibility of returning to Housewives, her love of J.Lo, the genesis of her feud with Bethenny, her friendships with Luann & Jill Zarin, reflecting on her most iconic Housewives moments, what was REALLY happening behind the scenes of Scary Island and much more!

New episodes every Wednesday!


Jun 03, 2019
Keri Russell, Melissa Gorga (w/ Drag Melissa Gorgeous)

This episode features our very first guest! We welcome Joey aka "Melissa Gorgeous" -- RHONJ Melissa Gorga's #1 superfan. Joey tells us how he got Melissa Gorga's attention by dressing in drag years ago, and how he has become close with her & Joe Gorga over the years. 

But first, David went to see the Broadway play "Burn This" starring Keri Russell (Felicity, The Americans) & Adam Driver (Girls). Jess goes deep on her unwavering love of Felicity and her past experiences with Keri Russell & Scott Speedman. 

[ Keri Russell: 4:30 ]

[ Melissa Gorga's #1 superfan: 19:15 ]

New episodes every Wednesday!
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May 31, 2019
Kate McKinnon, Prince's Paisley Park, Shahs of Sunset

David has to miss a meeting with Drew Barrymore because he has tickets to Prince's annual "Celebration" event at Paisley Park. He takes us inside Paisley Park -- the mysterious, magical place where Prince lived and recorded for over 20 years. Thankfully, the Drew Barrymore event is rescheduled because she broke her foot.

Later in the episode, after some chat about Reza & MJ from Shahs of Sunset, Jess accidentally drops a very personal BOMB about Kate McKinnon and blows David’s mind.

[ Jess' Kate McKinnon story: 22:05 ]

New episodes every Wednesday!
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May 29, 2019
Backstage w/ Madonna, Andy Cohen & SJP at GLAAD Awards

David attends the GLAAD Awards and recaps the evening along with all the behind the scenes action w/ Sarah Jessica Parker, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen (and his parents!), the cast of Pose, Rosie O'Donnell and most importantly... (ring the bell) Madonna! 

Madonna encounter: 22:00

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New eps every Wed!

May 22, 2019
On Vacation w/ Bethenny Frankel in Mexico

Wow Bethenny Wow! Jess went on vacation to Mexico last week and it turns out that Bethenny, Paul Rudd, Adam Scott and living legend Robert Redford were all staying at the same resort. She recaps her multiple run-ins and observations, including a private yoga class with Bethenny. 

May 15, 2019
J.Lo in Vegas, Tom Sandoval & Tom Schwartz in Atlantic City

David travels to Atlantic City to see #CountessAndFriends which by happenstance is the same weekend that Tom Sandoval & Tom Schwartz (Vanderpump Rules) are making an appearance at a nearby hotel. Will he successfully race between hotels, become BFFs with the woman running publicity for the TomTom event and get a "Tom Sandwich" pic?! Find out. 

Later, David shares his experience at the J.Lo meet & greet in Vegas. He shares how J.Lo gets into full outfit, hair & makeup for her meet & greet peeps after every single show as well as her hilarious security guy who preps the handful of people on line on how to behave in the presence of greatness. 

[ 0:45 - Tom Tom in Atlantic City ]

[ 26:15 - J.Lo meet & greet in Vegas ]

New episodes every Wednesday!
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May 08, 2019
Black Tie w/ Dorinda Medley & Ramona Singer

Jess & David react to Madonna's first single off Madame X and have thoughts. Jess also reviews Mariah Carey's recent concert at Radio City Music Hall and David shares his own unique experience at a Mariah show. David attends a black tie benefit as RHONJ's Jennifer Aydin's date and surprisingly comes face to face with none other than Dorinda Medley & Ramona Singer.

During the event, he finds himself in Dorinda's inner circle with Dorinda & Jennifer swapping Housewife hot gossip. Later in the evening, he gets Ramona alone and finally has his moment with her. After hours, he races downtown (still in his tuxedo) and meets LaLa Kent & Ariana Madix (Vanderpump Rules) and the cast of Mexican Dynasties. 

[ 0:15 - Madonna song review ]

[ 5:45 - Mariah Carey at Radio City ]

[ 13:20 - Ramona & Dorinda story ]

[ 28:20 - Lala, Ariana & Mexican Dynasties ]

New episodes every Wednesday!
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May 01, 2019
Paris Hilton, Barbara Corcoran, Luis D. Ortiz

In a revealing series of stories, it is discovered that Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran might be in love with David, or at least want to adopt him as her son. David meets Kyle Richards and makes it all about how much he loves her niece, Paris Hilton.

Jess and her posse of lesbian friends swarm super couple Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor at a Sandra Bernhard show. An interesting story is shared about how Jeff Lewis once Facetimed RHOC's Shannon Beador to ensure she took a pic with David. Finally, we do some investigative journalism and locate Million Dollar Listing's Luis D. Ortiz in two recent sightings.

[ 0:45 - Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor ]

[ 6:20 - Jeff Lewis & Shannon Beador ] 

[ 10:30 - Paris Hilton & Kyle Richards ] 

[ 20:45 - Barbara Corcoran ] 

[ 28:50 - Luis D. Ortiz ] 

New episodes every Wednesday!
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Apr 24, 2019
DJ James Kennedy, Britney Spears
David flies to Buffalo, NY and hangs with DJ James Kennedy at his hotel. We also learn insider details about concert VIP Meet and Greets and why the Britney Spears Meet and Greet is a famously bad experience. We also check out the Playboy Club with a Real Housewife of New Jersey and get a surprise performance by some of the Hamilton cast.  Finally, David talks about his OCD with concert 'merch.' 

[ 4:35 - DJ James Kennedy ] 

[ 25:10 - Britney Spears Meet & Greet ]

New episodes every Wednesday!
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Apr 17, 2019
Sonja Morgan, Vanderpump Cocktail Opening, Cher in Vegas

David hangs with Sonja Morgan as she tries to hock her goods at a pop-up shop at a hotel downtown. He then travels to Las Vegas to see/meet Cher and accidentally runs into the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden grand opening and encounters Lisa Vanderpump, Ken, Puffy & DJ James Kennedy. Will he miss his flight waiting for Stassi? You'll have to listen and see. Plus, Jess gives some hot takes on the current RHOBH & RHONY seasons. Finally, did David go to high school with Dorit Kemsley?! 

[ 0:15 - Sonja Morgan pop up shop ]

[ 13:55 - Vegas/Cher/Vanderpump Cocktail opening ]

New episodes every Wednesday!
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Apr 12, 2019
Millionaire Matchmaker; Countess & Friends

David & Jess discuss David's Millionaire Matchmaker casting and filming experience and Jess' experience at the RHONY finale taping at Countess & Friends. 

[ 5:20 - Millionaire Matchmaker experience ]

[22:40 - RHONY finale / Countess & Friends taping ] 

New episodes every Wednesday!
Follow us at @jessxnyc@davidyontef & @outinthewildpodcast



Apr 09, 2019