Reality Steve


Podcast #104 – Interview with Cassandra Ferguson

It’s been a little over a month since today’s podcast was recorded, but due to circumstances this week of scheduling conflicts, miscommunication, etc, I’ve just decided to run the Cassandra Ferguson interview recorded earlier in October. Asked Cassandra if I could run it now, she agreed, and here it is. Hadn’t listened to it obviously since the day we recorded, and there are a few references to the fact it was not a recent recording, but hearing it again, Cassandra has some great stories. Not necessarily juicy gossip ones, but I think moreso than anyone I can think of recently, she really captures in some of her stories what it’s like to be a contestant on this show. Just stuff that the average viewer who sits down every Monday night to watch for two hours doesn’t even remotely think of. As I’ve always said, this isn’t real life. It’s a TV show. Their ultimate goal is to produce the most entertaining product they can, and hell with people’s feelings, emotions, etc. Cassandra dives into that aspect a few times and it’s really interesting to listen to. Usually I tell you at this point if you want to reply to the interview to make sure to include her Twitter handle in your replies, but, Cassandra basically doesn’t use twitter. Her account is de-activated, something we also talk about when I get to the “Explain Your Tweet” part of the Final 10. So if you want to respond, I’d just comment on her IG page, which I’ve linked to below. Hope you enjoy…

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
(B’Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

(SPOILERS) Cassandra joins me to talk about her age when she was on the show and being a single mom, her wanting to leave the show early (14:48), her limo entrance on Juan Pablo’s season (18:00), telling the other women about being a single mom and first impressions (19:43), what she did for her dresses (25:06), her 1-on-1 with Juan Pablo (29:00), international travel and the K-Pop group date in South Korea (37:13), getting eliminated on her birthday in New Zealand (43:06), BIP 2’s crazy ending with her, Justin, and Jonathon (50:15), the most recent Paradise season and everything that went down with the Eric/Angela triangle she was in (59:42), being a single mom and dating (1:09:40), and we end with the Final 10 (1:17:06).

Instagram – cassandrafergie



  1. pdxkg

    November 16, 2018 at 9:06 AM

    Love the podcasts. I think Hannah will be the winner and Caelynn will be the new bachelorette. But Cassie appears very sweet and the most likable so would be a popular choice. There is a rumor that ABC is looking to make a spin-off show with Colton and his new fiancé, (hahaha) but let’s wait and see. I am surprised you have not mentioned Chris Harrison’s connection to The Miss USA pageant, hence three hand-picked pageant girls this year – or perhaps I just missed it. I can’t stomach another season where the lead is more interested in fame than trying to make to process work. I need to have them look like they are trying for the show to be enjoyable. Thank goodness there are lots of recap podcasts and your spoilers to give me a quick catch up before the next Bachelorette.

  2. ladyjane747

    November 16, 2018 at 9:01 PM

    Is Steve just tweeting now, or what? This is the first and only post since his last podcast, so basically he’s posting recaps of his podcasts and tweeting a few items. Is he not interested in keeping this site going? I mean, we’ve had the Kaitlyn and Shawn breakup, the Arie and Lauren pregnancy, and the Lauren B and that country singer hookup. You’d think Steve would have a lot to report/discuss, and yet not a peep out of him – except a couple of lines on Twitter. I get that he’s not getting a lot on Colton’s season right now, but he’s supposed to be reporting all things Bachelor. He’s going to lose his audience on here if he doesn’t start reporting all things Bachelor!

  3. tinyred500

    November 17, 2018 at 7:48 AM

    @ladyjane747 I thought the exact same thing as you did, and I agree with you. I don’t do Twitter either, but I do check to see who and when his Podcast’s are ready, so I noticed his tweets for news about the franchise. I was expecting his news and views on his blog about Arie, Lauren’s new relationship and the fire at the Bachelor Mansions’ plot etc., but we sadly got nothing. 🙁

  4. shenanigans

    November 17, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Steve’s policy in the off-season is to put all of his updates on Twitter, other than his weekly podcast.

    I’m fine with that. However, his readers clearly expect more during weeks when there’s news about alumni. Maybe he’ll see this and reconsider.

    Personally, I don’t mind because his Twitter feed gave links to the original stories in People and US Weekly. So, if you saw his blurb on Twitter, you could go right to the official source.

  5. tinyred500

    November 18, 2018 at 1:23 AM

    @shenanigans, fair points, but not everyone has a Twitter account or thinks to look there. I’m outside of America, and I can’t access a lot of USA websites due to European privacy laws, and I’ve not found a VPN that works yet. So anything Steve has to offer as extra is great for me.

  6. dmarielim

    November 19, 2018 at 7:18 AM

    Chris Harrison is tied to Miss America, not Miss USA.

  7. shenanigans

    November 19, 2018 at 9:03 AM

    Tinyred500, ironically, I don’t have a Twitter account either. However, you don’t need one to see Steve’s tweets, because he has them open to the public. Anyone can log onto his page and see his stuff.

    I don’t know how it works for people outside the US. You might want to click on this link and see it if comes up:

  8. tinyred500

    November 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    @shenanigans, I already look at Steve tweets (see my reply to LadyJane), with my reply to you, I was referring solely to Steve links on his twitter page etc. 🙂

  9. shenanigans

    November 19, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    Tinyred500, that’s a good point. I had never considered whether or not people outside the US could access the links for People or US Weekly. It’s strange why some content is accessible to everyone, while other content isn’t.

  10. tinyred500

    November 19, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    @shenanigans, In a nutshell (sort of! Lol) The privacy laws changed this year. It means websites outside of Europe can’t collect a users browsing etc., data without first asking the users permission. A lot of USA sites still haven’t made amendments to their sites which account for these privacy changes. So a website that hasn’t taken into account the data collecting and privacy changes abroad, the visitor/user will just see a blank webpage. A VPN can override this, as yet I haven’t found one that works. :/

  11. corn29

    December 1, 2018 at 9:08 PM

    I’ve always liked Cassandra. She’s a bit desperate but not in a crazy Bachelor way. She’s better than the show.

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