Reality Steve


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    “He Said, She Said” w/ Ashley Spivey – Episode 11, Colton Spoofs “40 Year Old Virgin”

    Photo Credit: ABC

    The “Bachelor” is doing “Bachelor” things again as we’re a little over a month away from Colton’s season premiering on Jan. 7th. As mentioned last week, I should have your episode-by-episode spoilers to you sometime in the next couple weeks, but I don’t have a specific because, well, it essentially all depends on when I get my lazy ass to the computer to put everything together. It’s all there in my notes. Just need to organize it, format it, and see if I can get any extra fill-in notes for you. What’s funny is I remember the days when I actually posted the episode-by-episode spoilers first, then waited for your final four breakdown and how the season ends. I don’t know how many consecutive seasons we’re on now, but it’s flipped to where I give you the ending first then fill the earlier stuff in later. Not sure when or why that changed, but the ending has been easier to get than the detailed info of all the … Continue reading

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    Podcast #106 – Interview with Reality TV Casting Director Shannon McCarty


    I’ve always been interested in how the sausage is made so to speak, so I decided to interview a reality TV casting director this week for podcast #106, Shannon McCarty. She’s cast for such shows as the “Real World,” “Are You the One?,” and “Biggest Loser” to name a few. She’s been in the industry since 2002 and resume runs pretty deep. I get emailed a lot by people asking me “What are they looking for when they cast people?” Now Shannon has never cast for the “Bachelor” franchise, but if you listen to the interview, I don’t think what she says is probably much different than what any casting person is looking for. Really interesting look behind-the-scenes on what goes into casting, how it’s changed over the years, what they’re looking for, when she can spot a phony, etc. Something a little different for you this week but staying in the reality TV world as I know people are fascinated by who gets cast on these shows … Continue reading

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    Podcast #105 – Interview with Former “Real World: Chicago” & Current “Good Morning Football” Co-Host Kyle Brandt

    Photo Credit: NFL Network

    One of my favorite podcasts to date and it’s with a friend of mine, Kyle Brandt, currently a co-host of NFL Networks “Good Morning Football” and former cast mate on “Real World: Chicago.” A lot of other jobs mixed in there too which we discuss, but honestly, every once in a while, I need a break from Bachelor Nation contestants. Hell, I think 14 of the last 15 podcasts I’ve done have been with a former contestant, and while that’s what butters my bread, sometimes you gotta branch out. Kyle has such an interesting story because it’s one you hear a lot from people who move to LA to pursue acting. Got rejected way more than accepted, caught some breaks, and now has turned it into a pretty nice career. Couldn’t be happier for the guy because he’s one of the good ones in the industry. So much fun talking “Bachelor,” football, pop culture, Kyle can do it all. As always, if you want to respond to the … Continue reading

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