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REALITY OF REALITY

Podcast by ALIZA ROSEN

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Brian Moylan

He's one of the funniest human beings I had never even seen a picture of before we met in the studio. Brian Moylan is someone I've been dying to meet forever. He writes hilarious recaps of the REAL HOUSEWIVES for Vulture and I've always wondered about the genius behind the genius. We find out his favorite and least favorite housewives, the worst husbands and who's crazier: Ramona or Vicki? (Spoiler alert : it's a tough call!)

42mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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Brian Moylan and Kate Casey

Brian Moylan and Kate Casey are two reality TV experts who I adore. Brian is a brilliant re-cap writer for Vulture and author who co-wrote Erika Jayne’s book and is writing an upcoming book on the history of the Housewives franchise. Kate is the queen of reality TV and host of Reality Life with Kate Casey. We get into Housewives, Shas, Summer house, Vanderpump and Dating Blind on Netflix. Kate spills some good tea on Dorinda and Tinsley and Brian reveals the housewife he hates the most. Follow Brian on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Kate on Instagram and Twitter. Buy Erika Jayne’s book, Pretty Mess on Amazon! Listen to Kate Casey’s podcast, Reality Life With Kate Casey! Check out my previous episodes with Brian Moylan and Kate Casey!Follow me on social media:Facebook Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com Receive 10% off your first order of up to 10 hours of video with Transcription Farm services by mentioning the Reality of Reality Podcast.

53mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Kyle Richards – RHOBH

Whether you know her from her acting past (Halloween, Little House on the Prairie!) or from her 8 years as one of the OG’s from The Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards needs no introduction. Kyle was born into show business, left to get married and raise her 4 daughters & then went back into the game for what she thought would be an easy low key show. How did that turn out?:) We have a lot of fun talking about the Housewives and her new show American Woman premiering June 7th on the Paramount Network. We go deep into her childhood growing up as a showbiz kid the 70’s, talk about why Mauricio's family didn't want her to marry him and how she became an extroverted introvert. Enjoy! **PLEASE GO TO ITUNES TO GIVE ME A 5 STAR RATING AND SHORT REVIEW -THANK YOU!!

50mins

1 May 2018

Rank #3

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Debbie Gibson- International Pop Star (With Guest Co-Host Doug Cohn)

I am THRILLED to welcome international pop star Debbie Gibson to the podcast today! All made possible by my co-guest and friend Doug Cohn, Senior Vice President of Music and Talent at Nickelodeon. Debbie has been famous since she burst on the scene as a pop phenomenon in 1987, and she has been working ever since. She’s one of the judges on the new competition series for Nickelodeon, AMERICAS MOST MUSICAL FAMILY, which premieres November 1st at 7pm. Not only do Doug and Debbie talk about the show, but Debbie tells some great stories about her early days and how she stayed sane when the record business tried to make her insane. Make sure you listen until the end for some live (and unexpected!) singing from Debbie! Follow me on social media: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/RealityofRealitywithAlizaRosen/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/realityaliza/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/realityofreal

51mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Countess Luann de Lesseps

Whether you call her the Countess, Luann, Lu, Darling, or the former Mrs. D'Agastino, just don't be all uncool! Lu is an an OG of The NY housewives and if you’re a fan you’ve seen her through 2 marriages, 2 divorces, 2 falls, 1 arrest, one pirate, 1 eggs de la francais, a pandora station and so much more. I sat down with here while she was out in LA performing her cabaret show and as usual she did not disappoint. Ladies and gentlemen - This is the countess speaking. **PLEASE GO TO ITUNES TO GIVE ME A 5 STAR RATING AND SHORT REVIEW -THANK YOU!!

47mins

14 May 2018

Rank #5

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Josh Zeman

If you’re a fan of true crime you probably know Josh Zeman’s work. His award winning documentary CROPSEY put him on the true crime map and is a must see. We talk about how he became interested in the subject and made that film. Josh went on to do another successful doc called KILLING LEGENDS which you can see now on Amazon Prime. Most recently, he did the in-depth docu-series THE KILLING SEASON on A&E. Even though Josh got his start in feature films, he’s firmly planted his flag in the true crime genre, which lucky for him is as hot as ever.

53mins

6 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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Deanna Cheng

She's a hilarious actress, writer, director and pop culture guru. Deanna Cheng has been such a great guest on so many great shows like Bitch Sesh and Reality Checked so I wanted her on to talk about all things Bravo and of course 90 Day Fiancé. Deanna makes a very funny appearance in season 2 of GLOW and she’s got a fabulous new digital show coming up on Comedy Central called UNSEND with fellow actors/comedians Paul Sheer and Matt McConkey. Enjoy!

53mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Erin Martin- Podcast Host and Housewives Fan

We mention it ALL on today’s Housewives recap with the brilliant and hilarious Erin Martin. Erin hosts the fabulous podcast Pink Shade with Erin Martin on Taste of Reality (same network as me!) and appears weekly on The Jenny McCarthy Show on Sirius XM. We’re breaking down Jersey, OC and the death march that is Dallas. We also talk about Kelly Dodd’s big news and whether Salt Lake City will work as a new franchise. Enjoy! Check out Erin’s show here- https://tasteofreality.com/pink-shade-with-erin-martin/ Follow me on social media: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/RealityofRealitywithAlizaRosen/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/realityaliza/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/realityofreal https://RealityofReality.com

58mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Mary Beth Anderson- HGTV Executive Producer

Five years ago Executive Producer Mary Beth Anderson and her family sold almost everything they owned, packed up their car and hit the road headed toward her next production. They’ve been on the road and on location ever since, filming in cities all across the country  together.  Mary Beth – or MB as everyone knows her – specializes in the home renovation space. She’s produced HGTV’s Brother vs Brother, Restored by the Fords, My Lottery Dream Home, Design Star, and Good Bones. She started her career in 2001 on the TLC breakout hit Trading Spaces as well as a ton of other cable nets and broadcast networks. We get into the off the beaten path her career and family life has taken- its a wild ride! Listen to my podcast episode with Loren Ruch!Follow me on social media:Facebook Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com Receive 10% off your first order of up to 10 hours of video with Transcription Farm services by mentioning the Reality of Reality Podcast.

54mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Eli Holzman & Aaron Saidman

Whether you’re in “the biz” or not, you’ll definitely want to tune in to Part 1 of my talk with uber producers Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. Known for hits like Undercover Boss and Project Runway they've got fascinating backgrounds working in film and TV and have some priceless Harvey Weinstein stories. We also talk about their phenomenal documentary called The Seven Five (run don’t walk). Hope you love the conversation as much as I did!

1hr 9mins

3 May 2016

Rank #10

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Joel Gallen

He's a legendary producer and director with a long and storied career. Joel Gallen has carved out a unique niche as THE go to guy for live events, music, comedy and even as “the disaster guy.” He’s produced 17 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, countless award shows, A list comedy concerts, every Comedy Central Roast and the list goes on. I have to say Joel’ story about Prince might be my very favorite story on the podcast to date. Enjoy!

1hr 1min

7 Nov 2017

Rank #11

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Pam Healey – RHONY and more!

All roads lead to Bethenny Frankel. But to get there you have to go through Pam Healey! Pam runs the very successful production company Shed Media which of course produces Real Housewives of New York. But Pam (and Shed) have a broad spectrum of shows like WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE and LONG LOST FAMILY for TLC and 12 seasons of VH1's hit show Basketball Wives. Pam and I have a great chat about her career and how she ended up going from a childhood in New York City to working in Denver and finally to Los Angeles. She’s an inspiration to producers and women everywhere. Enjoy!

57mins

3 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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Alex Baskin- President of Evolution

HOUSEWIVES FANS! Get ready. President of Evolution, Alex Baskin, gives us the inside scoop on producing RHOC and RHOBH and answers all your questions. We FINALLY learn when Vicki knew she was being demoted to “friend,” what Shane really thinks about being on the show, which housewife was a big mistake, who did (or didn’t) leak Puppygate and the greatest lengths a housewife has gone to get on a show. ENJOY! Visit Evolution’s Website- http://evolutionusa.com/ RHOC is currently airing its 14th Season- Catch up here! https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county RHOBH is currently filming its 10th Season- Catch up on last season here! https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills Follow me on social media: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/RealityofRealitywithAlizaRosen/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/realityaliza/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/realityofreal https://RealityofReality.com

47mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Drew Tappon

Today on the podcast, one of my favorite people, not just in the business but in life! My good friend Drew Tappon finally came to the hot seat which he found out wasn’t so hot and we actually had a great time. We talked about his long successful career on the network side, studio side and now the production company side. He’s currently the chief creative officer for Sally Ann Salsano’s hugely successful 495 productions which created mega hits like Jersey Shore and Party Down South. Drew is an EMMY winner for a wonderful show on A&E called BORN THIS WAY and you maybe shocked where he stores those Emmys..

1hr 11mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #14

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2019: The Year In Content With TV Blogger Brian Samuels

My last podcast for 2019 is a recap of all the great content of the year with my good friend and TV blogger Brian Samuels. We get into all of it: unscripted, scripted, documentaries and doc series. Even the shows that should have never been made (with one major disagreement on that front!). Here’s hoping for more amazing content in 2020. Enjoy!Check out Brian’s blog here– Tvuncovered.comCheck out the first episode I did with Brian here– https://tasteofreality.com/brian-samuels/Follow me on social media: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/RealityofRealitywithAlizaRosen/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/realityaliza/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/realityofreal realityofreality.com

1hr 14mins

29 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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***Bonus Episode – RHOC recap with Kate Casey

Queen of all Podcasts Kate Casey and I gather for an emergency session to recap one of the craziest episodes ever of Real Housewives of Orange County. If you watched this week, you’ll see it was fight after fight with Kelly Dodd fully off the rails (so good!). Kate and I hold nothing back (is Gina accomplished or not?) break it all down (is Emily good television?) and spill some insider tea you don’t want to miss!

39mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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Brian Balthazar

If you don't know him already, you'll wish you did after this interview. Brian Balthazar's a HUGE personality who's a network executive with HGTV, a pop-culture expert who’s a regular on Wendy Williams and The Today Show and has a website called Pop Goes the Week. He also crushes it on social media so follow him immediately and enjoy this entertaining chat!

55mins

21 Jun 2016

Rank #17

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Jennifer O’Connell

What’s the real reason Bethenny and Jill are no longer friends?? These and other burning questions will be answered on today’s podcast with our first studio executive, Jennifer O’Connell! Jen is the head of unscripted at Lionsgate Television and knows all about the Real Housewives of New York drama because she was one of the producers who helped get the show off the ground. She’s had a big career overseeing some of the biggest shows in reality TV (see: Biggest Loser) and is one of those people in the business that everyone just seems to love - including me!

58mins

7 Jun 2016

Rank #18

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Mark Herzog – DIRTY JOHN

For all you fans of the true crime podcast DIRTY JOHN - brace yourself! My guest Mark Herzog is an Executive Producer of the series and tells some behind the scenes scoop on how they made both versions of the amazing true crime show. Mark is a long time producer who got his start in feature films and went on to produce many documentaries and docu-series that have garnered him Emmys and a great reputation in our industry. Make sure you tune in to the Bravo scripted series DIRTY JOHN premiering Nov 25th (it's really good!) and the 2 hour documentary airing on Oxygen this January!

53mins

19 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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Erin Martin- RHONY Season 12 Premiere Recap

Today on the podcast, Erin Martin. Erin is my friend and a fabulous podcaster. She hosts the podcast PINK SHADE WITH ERIN MARTIN and the HEY BUNKIE Podcast with Mary Payne Gilbert which breaks down the We show Love after Lockup. Erin and I break down the SEASON PREMIERE (YAY!!) of Real Housewives of New York. We answer the burning questions: is Sonja still the best? Is Luanne still delusional? Is Leah going to be a good housewife? And will Ramona ever change? This is a great one – enjoy! Check out PINK SHADE WITH ERIN MARTIN! Follow Erin on Instagram! Follow Erin on Twitter! Follow me on social media:Facebook Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com Receive 10% off your first order of up to 10 hours of video with Transcription Farm services by mentioning the Reality of Reality Podcast

54mins

3 Apr 2020

Rank #20