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Reality Steve Podcast

The #1 source on the internet for all your "Bachelor," "Bachelorette," and "Bachelor in Paradise" spoilers, Reality Steve talks about each episode, answers your emails, and covers everything you need to know about what's going on in Bachelor Nation.For years, he's been giving you the inside scoop on all things "Bachelor"-related. Now, hear him speak weekly on the subject, along with candid conversations with former contestants and others in the reality TV world, along with all your latest juicy gossip.It's candid, it's colorful, and it may be crass, but that's why he's Reality Steve.

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Ep 13 - Interview with Clare Crawley

(SPOILERS) We begin by talking about her naivete heading in to Juan Pablo's season, deciding to go with a fake baby bump for her limo entrance (3:17), her getting the first date of the season (5:20), her "feud" with Nikki (7:50), initial feelings on Juan Pablo (14:15), she addresses the rumors of having sex in the ocean with him (18:05), her candid details about wanting to leave in St. Lucia and what he said to her in the helicopter (26:09), all her thoughts on the final rose ceremony (33:22), her BIP 1 experience (42:58), talking to raccoons (46:27), going on BIP - again (51:15), post-show life (58:37), brief talk about Nick's season and Rachel as the Bachelorette (1:00:28), and finally a very fun Rapid 10 (1:04:13). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

1hr 21mins

16 Feb 2017

Rank #1

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Ep 95 - Interview with Jordan Kimball

(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)

43mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Ep 191 - Interview with Former Bachelor Casting Producer, Jazzy Collins

I begin by giving my thoughts on going on Nick's podcast this past Tuesday, followed by the reaction on Clare's guys that were released yesterday (11:33).  Then Jazzy joins me to talk about her 5 seasons working as a casting producer on the Bachelor franchise, the hardships she endured, the lack of diversity not only on the show but behind the scenes, what made her speak out a month ago on Instagram, has it hurt her in the industry, and much more (21:12).   Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI) Ads: Hydrant – DrinkHydrant.com/STEVE promo code: STEVE for 25% off your first order Third Love – ThirdLove.com/STEVE for 15% off your first order

1hr 15mins

16 Jul 2020

Rank #3

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Ep 81 - Interview with Lauren Bushnell

(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)

1hr 31mins

7 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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Ep 27 - Interview with Clare Crawley

(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)

1hr

25 May 2017

Rank #5

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Ep 109 - Colton's Episode-by-Episode Spoilers

(SPOILERS) Podcast begins by talking some news in Bachelor Nation including the "Crazy Days and Nights" site rumors, Elan Gale no longer producing, the overt Kaitlyn/Jason flirting on social media, also why rumors/speculation/innuendo/tea whatever you want to call it, is not as easy to spill anymore (9:50), your episode-by-episode spoilers for the season (14:24), this Colton/Caelynn conversation that Chris Harrison keeps hyping up (28:05), the updated ending with more details regarding what went down on overnight dates (40:41), and I end with "Bachelorette" talk (44:41). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

49mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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Ep 88 - Interview with Holly Allen, ex-gf of Luke Pell

Holly joins me to talk about the expose I wrote on Luke last year, how did her relationship start with him (14:20), how serious the relationship got (21:33), what Luke wanted her to do last year once Arie was announced as the "Bachelor" (31:48), were they together or not together when Luke went on Winter Games (38:10), what he told her his reasoning was for doing Winter Games (43:20), hearing from Luke for the first time after Winter Games (50:25), the Winter Games reunion finale disaster and announcing they were together shortly afterwards for damage control (54:55), their breakup announcement in June (1:03:18), how he started treating her (1:12:08), how much she found out about their relationship after the fact (1:16:00), Luke's new girl (1:30:00), and we end with talking about what Luke will do in response to this podcast which ends up being on point (1:48:24). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

2hr 7mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Ep 172 - How Does Peter's Season End & "Reader Emails"

(SPOILERS) I lay out how the ending of Peter's season goes down in Australia, what happened on final rose ceremony day, what happened post filming, where he's at today, and what might arise from it.  Then I answer your "Reader Emails" (23:02). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky(B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI) Ads: Magic Spoon - MagicSpoon.com/STEVE  Promo code:  STEVE for free shipping.

53mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Ep 162 - Interview with Samantha Hoffman and Dominique Price of "Temptation Island"

Samantha Hoffman first joins me to talk about her journey on “Temptation Island” including being involved in the infamous “threesome” and what exactly happened, why she thinks David immediately went to Toneata after that, what happened with her and David post filming, what did she tell Kate, and much more (6:05).  Then Dominique Price joins me to talk about his time on the island with Kate, what happened on their overnight date, why editing showed a completely different side to their relationship, what happened with him and Kate post show, when was the last time he spoke to her, and much more (52:53).   Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

1hr 53mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Ep 68 - Interview with Courtney Robertson

(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)

1hr 20mins

8 Mar 2018

Rank #10

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Ep 74 - Interview with former "Bachelor/ette" producer Michael Carroll

(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)

1hr 21mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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Ep 161 - Interview with Ashley Howland and Ashley Goldson of "Temptation Island"

Ashley Howland joins me first to talk about Casey's proposal, when she fell for Ben, what happened with Ben after filming ended, her thoughts on Casey not showing up for the reunion along with his social media rants right now, and much, much more (3:56). Then Ashley Goldson joins me to talk about what happened with Rick post show, KB's behavior on the show, what she thinks of Rick and Medinah now, her thoughts on Kate & Dave's relationship now, and much, much more (33:31). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

1hr 18mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Ep 173 - Interview with Sharleen Joynt

(SPOILERS) I begin by giving some thoughts on Peter and Madison not doing media, Clare's guys announced yesterday, her filming schedule, the upcoming cancellation of "Summer Games," Hannah Ann confirming what I reported yesterday, and Peter's finale ratings. Then Sharleen joins me to talk about everything we saw in Peter's two-night finale, from the awkward proposal, to the even weirder breakup, Hannah Ann's owning of Peter, the ATFR and the absolute insanity surrounding Barb and what we thought about how she handled the situation (17:46) before we move to talking about Clare's upcoming season of the "Bachelorette" (1:14:56). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI) Ads: Third Love – ThirdLove.com/STEVE for 15% off your first purchase ThredUp – ThredUp.com/STEVE for 30% off your first order Reality Check - PeopleTV.com/reality-check

1hr 38mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Ep 133 - Interview with Amanda Stanton

Amanda joins me to talk about Josh Murray for a hot minute (3:20), her Lani the Label clothing line (5:01), her recent trip to Maui with her daughters (9:42), the relationship with Bobby and what happened (11:55), the hacking incident from a couple months ago (25:40), her decision to get breast implants (35:15), the Vegas incident from a few months back (39:33), and her book coming out in a few months (52:30).  Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

1hr 10mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 155 - Interview with Gavin Rocker of "Tempation Island"

(SPOILERS) I begin the podcast by talking news in the “Bachelor” world – Peter’s final 3, future podcast guests and break ups in Bachelor Nation.  Then Gavin Rocker from “Temptation Island” joins me to talk about his journey this season on the show with Esonica (18:31).  Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI) Ads: MySheetsRock - mysheetsrock.com/STEVE for 10% off and free shipping Onyx & Rose - onyxandrose.com/STEVE for 15% off

48mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Ep 117 - Interview with "Bachelor Nation" Author Amy Kaufman

(NO SPOILERS) Amy joins me to talk about why she's contemplating breaking up with the show (3:55), meeting Leo last year (5:46), contestants social media history and vetting contestants (7:35), who she interviewed for her book that surprised her (17:44), Elan leaving the show and what possible impact it'll have (22:09), thoughts on Colton's season - no spoilers (25:45), Jason & Kaitlyn (30:50), she asks about my relationship with the show & a brief appearance by my dog, Luka (37:06), why don't more shows have someone spoiling them consistently (46:36), "Bachelorette" talk - no spoilers (50:17), and her losing interesting and not caring as much as she used to (59:45). Then Kaci Campbell joins me to talk about episode 5 of "Temptation Island" (1:20:35). Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

1hr 55mins

14 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Ep 112 - Interview with Paulie Calafiore of the "Challenge"

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

1hr 54mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Ep 102 - Interview with Olivia Caridi

(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)

1hr 44mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #18

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Ep 90 - Interview with Sean Lowe

(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)

2hr 1min

9 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Ep 142 - Interview with Bachelor/ette Super Fan Brett Vergara

(SPOILERS) I begin by giving my thoughts on Caelynna’s IG post from the night before addressing Blake releasing their texts, then Brett joins me to talk about how he got started in his “Bachelor/ette” coverage (16:30), the Hannah/Jed ending (27:12), Tyler & Gigi (35:09), and the Blake/Caelynn social media drama (47:56).  Music written by Jimmer Podrasky (B'Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

1hr 17mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #20