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Podcast #71 – Interview with Laurel Stucky of the “Challenge” & Ep 10 of the “He Said She Said” Podcast with Sharleen Joynt

Always great to venture out of “Bachelor” world and talk to other people, and I know a lot of you have been asking when the next “Challenge” vet would be on. Here you go. Why not get one of the fiercest competitors this show has ever seen in Laurel Stucky. She’s had quite an interesting career with this show and we cover it all in today’s podcast. I know a lot of you are probably most curious about the Nicole relationship and Laurel doesn’t hold back at all when talking about everything that led up to it, being in it, and where they’re at now. In fact, Laurel doesn’t hold back on anything in this interview as she also reveals for the first time publicly a very tragic incident from her early 20’s. Couldn’t have been easy to share and I appreciate her honesty. Also, there’s some Cara Maria talk that I’m sure you won’t want to miss. Things I was hearing for the first time that she’s never shared. Buckle up. As always, if you’d like to respond to the interview, please use Laurel’s Twitter handle (@laurelstucky) in your replies so she can see them. I hope you all enjoy this unfiltered 90 minutes from Laurel today.

You can listen to today’s podcast on a number of platforms, but you can also tune in by clicking the player below:

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
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(SPOILERS) Laurel joins me to talk about her upbringing and how she eventually got cast on the “Challenge,” appearing on her first season “Fresh Meat II” (13:24), having three 2nd place finishes in a row before winning “Free Agents” (21:45), her competitive nature & how she views eliminations (27:06), “Invasion of the Champions” & how the relationship with Nicole came to be (31:24), openly speaking about a very traumatic event in her life (37:37), the breakup with Nicole (45:02), any chance for a future with Nicole (55:35), her up and down friendship with Cara Maria (59:50), will she do another season in the future (1:13:43), and we end with the Final 10 (1:19:08).

Twitter – @laurelstucky
Instagram – laurelstucky

A note from yesterday’s post. After revealing three more guys yesterday, Jordan’s “ex” that I referred to reached out to me to explain herself. Without going into too much detail, she informed me basically that she has nothing bad to say about him, will not be talking to any more media outlets, regretted what she’d written about him and has deleted it all. She says she wishes him the best and has no ill will towards him and doesn’t want to be part of any story. She will not be speaking to any media going forward, so it’s been removed from his bio.

Also, Episode 10 of the “He Said, She Said” monthly podcast with Sharleen Joynt is up right now at Stitcher Premium. Click on that link, use the Promo Code: STEVE, and you can get the first month free. After that, it’s $4.99/month or $29.99 if you sign up for a year, which gives you access to all of Stitcher’s podcast library. It’s a monthly podcast that Sharleen and I do to talk about all things relationship/marriage/dating/sex based. In this month’s episode, we go into a deep dive into her world of opera and Sharleen wants me to attend an upcoming show in Dallas. Caller Anna in NY joins us to talk about why her husband isn’t craving sex as much six months after they’ve had a child (15:37). Enjoy…

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