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The Ringer Reality TV Podcast

The Ringer Reality TV Podcast is the home for all things unscripted TV. Johnny Bananas recaps 'The Challenge,' Tyson Apostol recaps 'Survivor,' Rachel Lindsay recaps all the shows over at Bravo, and Ringer favorites cover all manner of streaming shows across the reality spectrum, from 'The Great British Bake Off' to 'The Circle' to 'Selling Sunset.'

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The Ringer Reality TV Podcast is the home for all things unscripted TV. Johnny Bananas recaps 'The Challenge,' Tyson Apostol recaps 'Survivor,' Rachel Lindsay recaps all the shows over at Bravo, and Ringer favorites cover all manner of streaming shows across the reality spectrum, from 'The Great British Bake Off' to 'The Circle' to 'Selling Sunset.'

‘The Great British Baking Show’ Season 13, Episode 3: “Bread Week” | Everything Is Cake

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Kate and Amelia discuss a controversial week of bread baking in the tent with two contestants missing due to sickness. They dig into the best and worst aspects of the pizza signature, pain aux raisins technical, and a truly bizarre smorgastorte showstopper, before handing out some awards.

Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer

Producer: Sasha Ashall

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Oct 01 2022

1hr

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‘Salt Lake City’ Episode 1 and ‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 20

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Rachel kicks off this week’s 'Morally Corrupt' with a bit of our own Bravo news, before diving into the Season 3 premiere of ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ with Chelsea Stark-Jones (11:48). Then, Rachel is joined by Jodi Walker to break down Season 12, Episode 20 of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (38:25).

Host: Rachel Lindsay

Guest: Chelsea Stark-Jones and Jodi Walker

Producers: Devon Manze

Theme Song: Devon Renaldo

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Sep 30 2022

1hr 29mins

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You’re Doing Amazing Sweetie: A Kardashian Recap Show | It Was All a Stream

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Amelia Wedemeyer and Zack Peter are back to dive into everything Kardashian in episode two! The pair discuss Kylie giving birth (6:00). Then, they get into Kendall’s brain scan (18:00). Later, Amelia and Zack focus in on Travis and Kourtney's PDA as they host Kris and Corey for Dinner in Palm Springs (37:00).

Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Zack Peter

Producer: Devon Renaldo

Associate Producer: Jonathan Kermah

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Sep 30 2022

55mins

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Sarah Lacina Reflects on Her ‘Challenge: USA’ Win | Death, Taxes, and Bananas

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Johnny is joined by Sarah Lacina, winner of ‘The Challenge: USA,’ to discuss the controversy surrounding the final, her beef with Tyson Apostol, and what makes her a great ‘Challenge’ competitor.

Host: Johnny Bananas

Guest: Sarah Lacina

Producer: Sasha Ashall

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Sep 29 2022

1hr 11mins

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‘Survivor’ Season 43, Episode 2

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Tyson and Riley are joined by 'Survivor' veteran Benjamin “Coach” Wade to recap the second episode of Season 43. Coach discusses how the game has changed since he last competed on the show, as well as what he likes about the newer formats. They also unpack this week’s surprising tribal council, and give predictions on which contestants they think are the most impressive so far.

Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee

Guest: Benjamin “Coach” Wade

Producers: Jessie Lopez and Kai Grady

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Sep 29 2022

1hr

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You’re Doing Amazing Sweetie: A Kardashian Recap Show | It Was All A Stream

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The Kardashians are back! After a bombshell Season 2 premiere, Amelia Wedemeyer and Zack Peter sit down to discuss the popular family. The duo get into a Kardashian product review and Kourtney’s new brand “Lemme” (2:55) before diving deep into the Khloe/Tristan Thompson baby drama (9:00), including the news that they have a new son via surrogate; plus, what we can expect on future episodes (40:45).

Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Zack Peter

Producer: Devon Renaldo

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Sep 26 2022

55mins

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'The Great British Bake Off' Season 13, Episode 2: "Biscuit Week" | Everything Is Cake

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Kate and Amelia break down "Biscuit Week" from its puffed up macaron signature and bizarre Garibaldi biscuit technical to a stunning 3D biscuit mask showstopper.

Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer

Producer: Sasha Ashall

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Sep 24 2022

1hr 9mins

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Tyson Apostol Breaks Down 'The Challenge: USA' Final | Death, Taxes, and Bananas

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Tyson Apostol joins Johnny this week to talk about all the controversy surrounding the final challenge of ‘The Challenge: USA’ and his own experiences running it.

Host: Johnny Bananas

Guest: Tyson Apostol

Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jessie Lopez

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Sep 23 2022

1hr 5mins

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‘Atlanta’ Episode 19 and ‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 19

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Rachel begins this week’s 'Morally Corrupt' with a brief chat about Bravo news with Chelsea Stark-Jones (1:50), before Rachel and Chelsea move on to discuss the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Season 14 reunion Part 2 (8:40). Rachel is then joined by Jodi Walker to break down Season 12, Episode 19 of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (28:30).

Host: Rachel Lindsay

Guest: Chelsea Stark-Jones and Jodi Walker

Producers: Devon Manze

Theme Song: Devon Renaldo

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Sep 23 2022

1hr 12mins

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'Survivor' Season 43 Premiere

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Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee return for Season 43 of 'Survivor' and are joined by Johnny Bananas to help recap the premiere episode. Johnny discusses the different strategies he sees and how 'Survivor' compares to 'The Challenge.' They also go through all the tribes, the need for a villain on the show, the difference between hosts Jeff Probst and T.J. Lavin, and so much more.

Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee

Guest: Johnny Bananas

Producers: Jessie Lopez and Kai Grady

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Sep 22 2022

1hr 27mins

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'The Great British Bake Off' Season 13, Episode 1: "Cake Week"| Everything Is Cake

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Amelia and Kate get together to celebrate the triumphant return of not only 'The Great British Bake Off,' but also a new season of 'Everything Is Cake'! They start their conversation by discussing the brand-new contestants and their backstories, particularly Mark, Syabira, Sandro, Dawn, and the mysterious "Mr. Frogington" (2:35). Next they go over this week's challenges, giving special kudos to Sandro and Abdul's mini sandwich plant bakes for the technical challenge and then salivating over the red velvet cake that won Syabira the signature portion (10:27). They then shift their focus to the showstoppers and ponder what type of cake they would make into a 3D version of their childhood home (21:39). After the break they hand out their weekly awards for soggiest bottom, most British moment, the best Brit fit, and much more (28:21).

Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer

Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall

Production Assistance: Chris Sutton

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Sep 17 2022

57mins

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‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 18 and ‘Atlanta’ Episode 18

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Rachel kicks off this week’s 'Morally Corrupt' by breaking down all of our recent Bravo news with Jodi Walker (2:00), before Rachel and Jodi move on to briefly discuss Season 14 of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Reunion Part 1 (20:20). Rachel and Jodi then give an in-depth analysis of Season 12, Episode 18 of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (29:22).

Host: Rachel Lindsay

Guest: Jodi Walker

Producers: Devon Manze

Theme Song: Devon Renaldo

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Sep 16 2022

1hr 13mins

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Mark Long on the 'The Challenge' and 'All Stars' Season 3 | Death, Taxes, and Bananas

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Johnny is joined by Mark Long to share anecdotes from their time together on 'The Challenge,' discuss how the competition has changed over the seasons, and look forward to the future of the franchise. Later, they talk about 'All Stars' Season 3 and how Mark was able to navigate the intense environment, the new book 'How to Win at The Challenge and Life: A Champion's Guide to Eliminating Obstacles, Winning Friends, and Making That Money,' Mark's brand new podcast, and much more.

Host: Johnny Bananas

Guest: Mark Long

Producer: Devon Renaldo

Production Assistance: Chris Sutton

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Sep 16 2022

1hr 10mins

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‘The Challenge: USA’ Episode 11 | Surviving the Challenge'

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Tyson and Amelia break down the two-hour season finale of 'The Challenge: USA.' They discuss all the challenges featured in the episode, including all the stages that lead to the finale. Tyson describes his emotions watching the episode and recounts what happened during the the final stages of the competition. He also discusses different challenges he faced when it came to the production of the show and whether or not he would ever return.

Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Amelia Wedemeyer

Associate Producer: Jessie Lopez

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Sep 15 2022

1hr 3mins

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‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 17 and ‘Dubai’ Episode 14

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Rachel kicks off this week’s 'Morally Corrupt' by breaking down all of our recent Bravo news with Callie Curry (1:08), before Rachel and Callie move on to discuss Season 1 ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ Reunion Part 2 (28:35). Rachel is then joined by Jodi Walker to chat about Season 12, Episode 17 of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (40:00).

Host: Rachel Lindsay

Guests: Callie Curry and Jodi Walker

Producers: Devon Manze

Theme Song: Devon Renaldo

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Sep 09 2022

1hr 24mins

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Wes Bergmann on His ‘All Stars 3’ Win and His Place in ‘The Challenge’ Universe | Death, Taxes, and Bananas

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The one, the only Wes Bergmann joins Johnny today to celebrate his win on ‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Season 3. They get into his feud with Yes Duffy, the differences between ‘All Stars’ and the flagship show, what he thinks of ‘The Challenge: USA,’ his place in 'The Challenge’ universe, and a whole lot more.

Host: Johnny Bananas

Guest: Wes Bergmann

Producer: Sasha Ashall

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Sep 08 2022

1hr 38mins

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‘The Challenge: USA’ Episode 9 | Surviving the Challenge

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Tyson Apostol and Amelia Wedemeyer break down the latest episode of ‘The Challenge'. They talk about this week’s challenge and the strategy with the pegs (1:00), the dissolution of “Benzo” (20:06), and what’s coming in next week’s supersized episode (40:10).


Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Tyson Apostol

Producer: Kaya McMullen

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Sep 08 2022

49mins

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‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 16 and ‘Dubai’ Episode 13

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Rachel Lindsay and Jodi Walker tackle a mountain of Bravo news to kick off this week’s 'Morally Corrupt' (1:13), before turning their attention to ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Season 12, Episode 16 (28:45). Then, Rachel is joined by Callie Curry to recap the Season 1 ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ Reunion Part 1 (49:08).

Host: Rachel Lindsay

Guests: Jodi Walker and Callie Curry

Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones

Theme Song: Devon Renaldo

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Sep 02 2022

1hr 22mins

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Leo Temory Unpacks All the Drama From His Time on ‘The Challenge: USA’ | Death, Taxes, and Bananas

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Johnny is joined this week by three-time ‘Amazing Race’ contestant, recently-eliminated competitor on ‘The Challenge: USA,’ and internet fire-starter Leo Temory to discuss all the drama surrounding his elimination via Hall Brawl. Leo tells the whole, unvarnished story and sneaks a few conspiracy theories in for good measure.

Host: Johnny Bananas

Guest: Leo Temory

Producer: Sasha Ashall

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Sep 01 2022

1hr 12mins

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'The Challenge: USA' Episode 9 | Surviving the Challenge

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Amelia Wedemeyer and Tyson Apostol break down the latest episode of 'The Challenge.' They talk about the formation and destruction of "The Fab Five" (1:00), the genius of the Connect Four challenge (13:45), and Danny's standout episode (25:09).


Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Tyson Apostol

Producer: Kaya McMullen

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Sep 01 2022

50mins

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