The Viall Files

By Nick Viall

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 Aug 15, 2021

l b
 Dec 1, 2020
Nick gives really wise and honest advice. I wish all episodes were in the Ask Nick format.

Sarah
 Jul 3, 2019
Great podcast. Thanks Nick.

Jenna
 Jun 8, 2019
Consistently interesting discussions. I end up feeling like I want to be there and be friends with these people. It touches on the Bachelor world but ends up being so much more, so kudos to Nick et al.

Mia Johannsen
 Mar 13, 2019
Don't think I have ever seen such a bad interview. Asking questions which Viall answers himself, then goes on about himself; endlessly. Demi is trying to get a word in, not happening much. It is almost satire of how not to talk to people.

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Welcome to The Viall Files, the podcast that talks about relationships. Nick has a lot of dating experience (on TV as The Bachelor and off), so he likes to think he knows what he's talking about. On Mondays, listeners call in for a live version of the popular Instagram series "Questions with Nick." On Wednesdays, Nick sits down with an inspiring guest who challenges the way he looks at the world. We love to laugh, be silly, and get deep! We hope you subscribe and join The Viall Files Family.

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E536 Going Deeper with Taylor Lautner and Tay Lautner
01:52:40

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Going Deeper Edition! Before we dive into our interview, we discuss Tom Brady’s breaking news retirement and if Giselle should take him back, along with recent TikTok mascara drama. Then, newlyweds Taylor and Tay Lautner join us to talk about relationships, dating, and marriage. Was it difficult for Tay to deal with Taylor’s famous exes? Who is better at avoiding online hate and reading comments? And which elements of their wedding do they regret? Finally, we end our episode with a Texting Office Hours caller whose ex ghosts her for 2-3 months at a time only to resurface with an expensive gift - most recently, sending her flowers on their anniversary despite not having seen each other in two years. 

“Taylor, if you’re listening to this…” 

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Feb 02, 2023
E535 Bachelor Recap(ish) with Jim Jeffries
01:28:21

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Bachelor Recap Edition! We’re back with comedian and friend of show, Jim Jeffries, to discuss the second episode of Zach’s season. Jim starts out by telling us just how boring this season’s been so far, and some ideas he has to spice it up - including getting his assistant Jack on an upcoming season of The Bachelorette and talking about how The Bachelor Australia stars three bachelors and a polyamorous contestant. We debate if early eliminations are a sign of no connection or no attraction, and if we liked Latto’s Big B*tch Energy contest. Was Tahzjuan there for good television time, or was she straight up mean? Jim creates his own sad story template to win over the lead’s heart, and gives Prince Harry and the royal family some notes on future diplomacy. 

“Can I vote Holland back on? She would be good entertainment.” 

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Jan 31, 2023
E534 Ask Nick - Playing Long Distance Chicken
01:29:19

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back to answer your burning questions about the world of dating and relationships. Before getting to our callers, we discuss the idea of making a dating shopping list - is it setting you up for failure by judging people too quickly, or does it reduce the amount of disheartening dates on your calendar? Our first caller just got out of a four year situationship with a “man child” she works with after he made her the bottom of his priority list. To make matters worse, he then had a public melt down - in the office. Our next caller is playing a game of moving chicken with her long distance boyfriend. He lives in their hometown and she’s been commuting back four hours on weekends to see him from her new city. She knows she won’t be happy if she moves back, and needs to figure out how to ask him to try out city life on a trial basis.Our final caller is wondering if her boyfriend’s friend is acting too much like his girlfriend, including buying him an expensive vintage jacket for Christmas. Is there something going on between them that our caller doesn’t know about?

“If you get back together with him, it is 100% your fault.” 

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Jan 30, 2023
E533 Ask Nick Updates Special Episode - Part 4
01:58:03

Welcome back to The Viall Files! Today we have another special “where are they now” update show where we give you updates from our past callers, to see what’s happened in their situations and relationships since appearing on the show. We bring on our first caller who had a tumultuous relationship with her birth mother and wasn’t sure if it was better to forgive her and try to establish peace, or if she should move on and prioritize less toxic relationships. Our second caller had gone to a Harry Styles concert with a platonic guy friend from her apartment building, only to have things turn romantic. Has she listened to Nick’s advice and addressed the shift in dynamic head-on? Finally, we get an update from our caller that was thinking about hooking up with her boss’s - despite him showing some fuckboy qualities. Whose number did she get at the family holiday party, and who booty called her while with her boss? We also have some written updates! Our caller who was debating moving out from her boyfriend despite being financially dependent, the texting office hours question of if a guy who ended things might want to pursue her in the future, and our caller who needed to break up with her ex - again - all write back in to let us know exactly what happened. 

To catch up on all of these callers original questions please see the show numbers:  

Original Episode numbers for callers:

  • Episode Number: #489 Ask Nick - He Loved Me Until He Knew My Secret
  • Episode Number: #510 Ask Nick - Is Harry Styles Our Matchmaker?
  • Episode Number: #516 Ask Nick - I Want a Tattoo to Memorialize My Ex

 Original Episode numbers for written updates:

  • Episode Number: #507 Ask Nick - Bad Sex, Good Connection
  • Episode Number: #438 Going Deeper w/ Hannah Berner - Male Engagement Rings & 3rd Wheels 
  • Episode Number #510 Ask Nick - Is Harry Styles Our Matchmaker?

“It’s not about being right, it’s about being happy.” 

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Jan 27, 2023
E532 Going Deeper with Brad Goreski - A Friendship Lost, 2023 Fashion Trends, and Surrogacy
01:29:42

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by celebrity stylist and reality TV star Brad Goreski. Before getting into the interview, we discuss Paris Hilton’s baby news and surrogacy, along with Oscar nominations. We then bring on Brad for his interview, immediately addressing how the pandemic cost Brad and Nick their friendship and why Brad wasn’t invited to the engagement party. Brad discusses his own marriage and new show before letting us know what is in his shopping basket for 2023… and what belongs in a casket. We find Brad and Nick on WikiFeet and hear that Nick asked Brad to take his pants off at The Grove. We also bring on our Texting Office Hours caller who complained about her friend via text only to have that friend mistakenly read it. How should she address the situation?

“I’ll invite you to the bachelor party to strip for all of us.”

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Jan 26, 2023
E531 Bachelor Recap w/ Ariana Madix | The Viall Files w/ Nick Viall
01:56:58

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Bachelor Recap Edition! We’re back to break down night one of Zach’s season, from the limo entrances to a meltdown at dawn. This week we’re joined by Ariana Madix of Vanderpump Rules, who gives us some Season 10 teases before jumping into the episode. Zach gets some advice from Sean Lowe before 30 women join him at the mansion, including Christina in a party bus and Mercedes walking a pig. The five women from the live show return to see Zach again, and Brianna is hoping to add a first impression rose from Zach to the one already in her hand. Who goes home before the rose ceremony, and what does the season trailer imply? We talk about it all.

“There’s a bit of Wedding Crashers ‘don’t ever leave me because I’ll find you’ energy at the end.”

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Jan 24, 2023
E530 Ask Nick - F*cking My Friend’s Situationship
01:39:01

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back to answer your burning questions about the world of dating and relationships! Before getting to our callers, Nick shares a friend’s dating story and how moving too quickly (and ignoring the advice of friends) can lead to a relationship ending. And we have our latest Break Up Song of the Week submission from Amanda before jumping into our callers. Our first caller is currently hooking up with her friend’s situationship, and thinks he wants to date her despite not wanting to commit to her friend. Do his actions prove that he’s ready for commitment? Our next caller was in an open relationship with her husband due to being long distance. However, he’s finally moved home and reestablished monogamy. But our caller is missing the days of sleeping with other people, and doesn’t know how to tell her husband. Our final caller is wondering if her boyfriend drinks too much. She’s addressed the situation before, but he’s lied to her about drinking and how much he’s drinking since their conversation. Can this issue be resolved, or will it only continue to get worse?

“Lying to you wasn’t as important as having a drink.”

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Jan 23, 2023
E529 The Engagement Episode with Natalie Joy
01:48:06

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by Nick’s fiancée Natalie Joy for a special Engagement Episode. We discuss everything from when Natalie started dropping hints, to when Nick started ring shopping, to the run of show for the proposal. Their perfect night involved a fake event, hiring actors, flying in an event planner and vinyl designer, and even Tom Hanks finding out about the proposal! Nick and Natalie laugh (and cry) about their relationship and a future together. And we wrap up the episode by talking to a caller who needs to uninvite relatives from wedding dress shopping. 

“She’s very nosy, which is frustrating.” 

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Jan 19, 2023
E528 Bachelor Bios w/ Lisa Schwartz.
01:36:55

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Bachelor Bios Edition! On this episode we sit down with Lisa Schwartz to discuss the contestant bios of Zach’s upcoming season of the Bachelor! Before getting into the bios, we talk about The Chainsmokers having  threesomes with fans, along with discovering a new passion or career later in life. As always there’s more Bachelor Nation news, including Chris Harrison issuing an apology to Nick. In this week’s second half of the contestant bios, we realize that there seems to be an increase in nurses and future mothers in the group, and talk about how starting a foundation in your twenties might be a red flag. Finally, Nick makes a prediction about Zach ending up with an older woman! 

“Her special talent is sounding like a dolphin. Well, I wouldn’t call that special.”

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Jan 18, 2023
E527 Ask Nick - I Think My Parents Are Swingers
01:32:10

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back to answer your burning questions about the world of dating and relationships! Before getting to our callers, Nick reveals his plans to propose to Natalie and how he’s going to pop the question! We also get the latest update from Amanda’s break-up song of the week and respond to some listener feedback regarding the recent advice given on an episode of Ask Nick. We then get into our callers! Our first caller has reason to suspect her parents are in a polyamorous relationship and she is wondering how to address it with them. While she respects their choices, she’s hoping to stop them from actively being bad at sneaking around behind her back when she visits. Our next caller met a DJ who goes through a cycle of hooking her in with intense messages but then ghosts her. With this trend repeating, our caller wonders how to uncloud her judgment. Our final caller feels her partner is being hypocritical and setting up double standards in the relationship and wants to know how she can get him to realize what he’s doing. While she fully trusts her partner having his ex in her life, her partner doesn’t bestow the same trust in our frustrated caller. Our caller worries about how they can progress their relationship when in reality, even after two years, he doesn’t fully trust her. 

“Your ego is being a bad bouncer” 

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Jan 16, 2023
E526 Going Deeper with Justin Baldoni Plus Prince Harry, The Menu, and Death
01:44:57

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by actor, director, producer, speaker, and entrepreneur, Justin Baldoni! Before getting into the interview, we break down Prince Harry’s 60 Minutes Interview with Anderson Cooper and the aftermath of his appearance. We reflect on feeling empathy for Harry, worried if he’s opened too many cans of worms, donating to charity with money that isn’t yours, and acting out after repressing everything for years. We then break down the movie “The Menu” and get into the film’s depiction of death and debating if an afterlife exists. We then bring on Justin for his interview, talking about insecurity, interfacing with masculinity, learning from your father, and the importance of young boys learning emotional intelligence. We also talk about the difference between acceptance and accountability, writing about being enough, combatting the feeling of directionlessness, how men can truly be vulnerable, and raising a son with empathy in mind. We also bring on our Texting Office Hours caller who after learning that she was cheated on, takes extreme public measures. Recognizing she may have been toxic, our caller wonders how to best move forward from the situation. We then close by talking about what makes Nick and Justin cry. 

“No one told me I was enough.”

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Jan 12, 2023
E525 Bachelor Bios with Eilise Guilfoyle & Keaton Milburn
01:22:30

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Recap: Bios Edition! Today we are joined by Elise Guilfoyle and Keaton Milbourne to dive into the contestant bios of Zach’s upcoming season of The Bachelor! Before getting to the bios, we bring on True Crime expert, Keaton, to share some recently released information about the Idaho Murders, giving insights from the 18-page affidavit. We also get into some Bachelor Tea, reacting to Chris Harrison’s new podcast episodes, and a current contestant that hard-launched her divorce by announcing that she was going on this season of The Bachelor. We then dive into part one of the contestant bios! We talk about everyone describing themselves as a full package, if being picky about broccolini is a red flag, the pros and cons of teleportation, and Ali’s fear of fish. We also talk about how Cat seems like a reckless driver, and dive into collecting porcelain dolls. We also name our current faves from the first half and give our predictions of who will land in the top four! 

“I’m the full package!”

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Jan 11, 2023
E524 Ask Nick - Meet-Cute on the Car Lot
01:36:19

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again to bring on our callers and help them navigate the world of dating, relationships, and situationships! Before getting to our callers, Ali gives an update about meeting someone in her improv class, we talk about our upcoming new show, and we get into Amanda’s breakup song of the week! We then get into our callers! Our first caller is struggling with her boyfriend not doing a lot of the things she wants him to do, inside the bedroom and out. She wonders how to approach the subject of getting him to do more and if they may just not be compatible. Our next caller started dating her car salesman, worried that this may end up being a situationship waiting to happen. Our last caller wonders what to do after seeing that the guy she’s been dating for a month has received messages from his ex. Panicking and asking him to define the relationship afterwards, and him reacting poorly, she wonders if she was overreacting to a situation or if these are genuine red flags she should be worried about. 

“He ghosted you on Christmas when you had plans?” 

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Jan 09, 2023
E523 Going Deeper with Dr. Maya Shankar - Keeping New Year’s Resolutions With Science
01:33:07

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by cognitive scientist and creator of A Slight Change In Plans, Dr. Maya Shankar. Before getting into the interview, we first get a quick update on GMA’s TJ and Amy’s relationship status, the recent info released about the Idaho murders, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper getting banned from drinking on New Year’s Eve, and speculate on what they hope to learn from Anderson Cooper’s upcoming interview with Prince Harry. We then dig deep with Dr. Maya Shankar, talking about the best ways to set and hold yourself to New Year’s Resolutions. We talk about framing goals to be motivating and if it’s better to start something or quit something.. We also discuss the “empathy gap” between your present self and future self, and integrating slack into your goals. Dr. Shankar explains what she learned from having parents in a successful arranged marriage, the science of quitting, and why it’s important to tolerate boredom when structuring goals. We also talk about using novel experiences to break patterns in a relationship, and how “temptation funneling” can help you accomplish your goals. We then welcome our Texting Office Hours caller who recently matched with someone on Hinge who is extremely allergic to dogs. Our caller, having a dog herself, wonders if this is a dealbreaker or if she should try to give this guy a chance. 

“How would a cognitive scientist write their wedding vows?” 

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Jan 05, 2023
E522 Freestyle with Heath Hussar - Nepo Babies, Breaking Bad Habits, and The Best Singers Of All Time
01:36:04

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Freestyle Edition! Today we are joined by former Viner, YouTuber, podcaster, and entrepreneur, Heath Hussar. In our first recording of the new year, we start off with some Bachelor Tea, getting into Tyler Cameron and Kristin Cavalleri spending New Year’s Eve together, placing bets if they will become official or not, Michelle Young’s “leave no crumbs” comment, and talking about a reality TV crossover where Susie Evans called into a dating podcast that Cole from Love Is Blind Season 3 was a guest. We then end Bachelor Tea by talking about Rachel Lindsey expressing that she will not go on Chris Harrison’s new podcast, but that if Chris was willing to go on her podcast, she would be down to talk. We then get into talking about New Year's Resolutions, whether it’s easier to stop a bad habit than it is to start a new one, and how Heath quit smoking. We then get into the conversations around broadcasters drinking on air during the New Year's Eve shows, and then dive deep into the nepo baby discourse surrounding the release of the infamous New York Mag cover. We then discuss Celine Dion being left off of the Rolling Stones’ “200 Greatest Singers of All Time” list, and share some airport stories before jumping into Texting Office Hours. We’re then joined by a caller whose friend has recently started dating her ex-boyfriend. Worried about the situation and the safety of her friend given some past situations, our caller wonders how involved she should be in giving advice and potentially stopping this relationship.

“Take advantage of luck.” 

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Jan 04, 2023
E521 Ask Nick - Flirting with a Questionable Character
01:15:14

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We want to wish you a very Happy New Year and say thank you for watching! On this show, we bring on our callers to give advice about the world of dating. Before getting to our callers, we dive into talking about being pickier on dating apps and testing the waters with a Facetime date. We then bring on our first caller, who after reconnecting with a past girlfriend, finds out that she’s already dating someone. Even after seeing red flags everywhere, knowing that she’s being suspicious, he still continues talking to her, wondering at this point if he should cut things off or not ask too many questions. Our next caller is wondering whether she should have her mom, who she is closest to, walk her down the aisle instead of her dad. Knowing that her dad can take things personally, she worries that she may be ending a relationship by going with her mom. Our last caller is wondering what to do after she finds old friends coming out of the woodwork after getting engaged. Now, our caller wonders how to deal with a friendship that’s changed and, while important, is no longer a priority. 

“Spoiler alert: I think about you a lot.” 

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Jan 02, 2023
E520 Ask Nick Updates Special Episode - End Of Year Updates
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Welcome back to The Viall Files! Today we have another special “where are they now” update show where we give you updates from our past callers, to see what’s happened in their situations and relationships since appearing on the show. So let’s end the year by getting some last updates from our callers! We bring on our first caller from who originally called in for advice after breaking up with her boyfriend for his refusal to introduce our caller to his family. Getting back together with some red flags still present, our caller wonders how to navigate getting back together with your ex. We then get an update from our caller who wanted to shoot her shot with someone she went on a date with in the past, after this guy is leaving breadcrumbs of interest. We then get an update from our caller who appeared on our episode with Victoria and Greg. Originally calling in because her boyfriend was having trust issues and going through her phone, we get an update if our caller took Nick’s advice to break up with her boyfriend tonight. We also read some updates from our callers! We get an update from our caller who received 89 text messages from her ex, our caller who canceled on due to bad weather, and our caller who doesn’t want her friend coming in to bring her boyfriend. 

To catch up on all of these callers original questions please see the show numbers:  

Original Episode numbers for callers:

  • Episode Number: Ep#495 10.31.22
  • Episode Number: Ep#504 - Jason Nash
  • Episode Number: Ep#508 FS w/ Victoria and Greg 

Original Episode numbers for read updates:

  • Episode Number: Ep#484 w/ Jason Alabaster
  • Episode Number: Ep#420 w/ Erika Pricilla and Scott
  • Episode Number: Ep#509 GD w/ Katie Maloney

“The state of limbo was way worse”

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Dec 28, 2022
E519 Ask Nick - Deadbeat Dad Energy
01:16:32

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again to bring on our callers and help them navigate the world of relationships and situationships. We kick things off by hearing about Ali’s unconventional travel hacks, an update from improv class, and Amanda revealing the break-up song of the week! After debating if it’s worse to be cheated on or fallen out of love with, we bring on our callers. Our first caller is debating if she should break off her engagement with her fiancé, despite having a child with him. With this man not fulfilling her needs as both a partner and a father to her child, she wonders if it’s worth it to move on. Our next caller has been single for three years and recently feeling lonely, is reflecting on a breakup from years ago. With her ex appearing in her dreams, she wonders how to detach from these feelings and hope for a brighter future. Our last caller is wondering how to handle a situation where her best friend seems to disappear when her friend is dating someone. With her finding a hard time with their dynamic changing, our caller wonders how to salvage and transform friendship into something new.

“You’re a better friend when you don’t have a boyfriend.” 

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Dec 26, 2022
E518 Harry and Meghan Recap with Chloe Bale Plus Royals Expert Michelle Tauber
01:53:21

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by actress Chloe Bale as we recap the final three episodes of the Harry and Meghan Netflix series, finishing Volume Two! After catching up with Chloe about everything she has had going on in her life, we have Michelle Tauber, the senior editor overseeing Royals coverage at People, join the episode via Zoom. We dive into talking about how the tone felt different in this volume, Henry's trauma from the loss of Princess Diana, how the media scene compares to the paparazzi in LA, the theatrical language the royals use, King Charles’ thoughts on the situation, and the never complain and never explain mentality embedded in the royal family. We also get into having more empathy after this series, trying to fix family issues in the public eye, growing up being the “spare” of the family, conflicts in emotional intelligence, Meghan and Harry’s expectations of releasing a tell-all, and where we think things will go from here. We then bring on our Texting Office Hours caller, who is seeking help in getting dumped by her brother’s best friend. After feeling a hard time trusting this man in her interactions with him after the breakup, our caller wonders the best way to move on.

“Never complain, never explain!”

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Dec 22, 2022
E517 Freestyle with Fortune Feimster - Seeing Brad Pitt, Bachelor Tea, and Britney Spears
01:26:56

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Freestyle Edition! Today we are joined by comedian, Fortune Feimster, to dive into the latest on Bachelor Nation Tea, Pop Culture News, and much more! We kick things off by talking about Nick’s recent celebrity sighting, seeing Brad Pitt at a restaurant. We dive into our craziest celebrity interactions and most awkward moments. We then get into some Bachelor Tea, starting with Dean and Caelynn’s second official proposal, Romeo and Kira breaking up despite not being much of a “thing prior, and the brand new announcement of Chris Harrison starting a podcast. We then dive into some pop culture news! We break down Britney Spears’ NSFW post, Perez Hilton comments about Britney’s mental health, and the sad passing of tWitch. We also get into the Kardashian lie detector test, Kourtney and Travis’ over-the-top PDA, and talk about the world of superhero movies with recent news about The Rock and James Gunn. Lastly, we bring on our Texting Office Hours caller, where our caller wonders if she should slide into the DMs of a guy her sister thinks our caller should marry. Wanting to start things right, and feeling like shooting her shot is low risk because of the distance, she wonders the best way to meet up with this man. 

“Boobie hand stuff!” 

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Dec 21, 2022
E516 Ask Nick - I Want a Tattoo to Memorialize My Ex
01:29:28

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again to answer your questions and to take your calls as we navigate the world of situationships. Our first caller is thinking about dating her boss’ brother after meeting him at a work party. With an age-gap, him displaying f-boy tendencies, and some questionable texts, she wonders if he’s worth the pursuit. Our next caller recently got out of a two year relationship and wants to memorialize her ex by possibly getting a tattoo of his initials so that she never forgets how she felt while in the relationship. Our last caller is unhappy being stuck living with her boyfriend at her father’s house after feeling like a temporary situation may be permanent. Feeling like it’s an issue with his worth ethic, she wonders how long she should support her boyfriend’s ambitions to become a Twitch streamer, while her father actively disapproves of this man’s career choice. 

“You’re already branded by your first love.”  

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Dec 19, 2022
E515 Harry and Meghan Recap with Tara Schuster
01:56:08

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by author, playwright, and entertainment executive, Tara Schuster! We start things off by talking about gratitude, dealing with your family over the holidays, AI-generated art, and if robots will take over the world. We then get into the recap itself, diving into the first volume of episodes, covering episodes one through three of Harry and Meghan! We get into the recap, talking about getting really invested because of this documentary and understanding why England cares so much about the crown. We talk about Harry being sensitive because of his mother, Harry addressing his past mistakes in a genuine way, discerning if some of Meghan’s statements are genuine or not, and analyzing Harry and Meghan’s first few dates. We get into wanting more dirt, questioning if you should profit off the brand of the Royal Family, and how this documentary compares to the Oprah interview. We then wonder why they’re making a tell all, the media’s focus on Meghan’s family, and getting into the situation with Meghan’s father. We also talk about being high character in a low character environment, trying to do good with the privilege you have, and working to heal your wounds. We then bring on our Texting Office Hours caller who is struggling after getting ghosted by a friend of ten years over a small miscommunication. After recognizing this is a repeating pattern, she wonders the best way to establish a new system of communication in order to form a relationship that isn’t about trying to win. We then close by talking about Tara’s upcoming book!

“We’re above this, but here’s the tea.”

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Dec 15, 2022
E514 Freestyle with Susie Evans Plus PCA Drama
02:04:49

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Freestyle Edition! Today we are joined by Bachelor Nation’s Susie Evans! First, we start things off with some Bachelor Tea, diving into Nick and Johnny hanging out at the People’s Choice Awards, Gabby not outright shutting down her flirtatiousness with Vinny Guadagnino, why Nick thinks Peter and Kelley keeping their relationship more private is the right move, filming your wedding, and Tia Booth giving birth to her baby boy. We also check-in with Susie, getting updates on how she’s been since her breakup with Clayton. We ask if she’s been getting any DMs, her becoming in tune with relationship advice, being there for an ex after a breakup, clearly communicating your expectations, and breaking down Susie’s past boyfriends and how it’s influenced her current approach to dating. We also talk about Clayton’s concern that the producers would make Susie the Bachelorette, learning who to trust at the end of the show, what she’s looking for in a future partner, finding balance and aligning ambitions within relationships, how to find the person who can be your cheerleader in the right kind of way, and money versus passion. We also talk about Katie Holmes’ throwback denim and dress outfit, and also talk about people using AI to create profile pictures. We then bring on our Texting Office Hours caller who wonders how to navigate communicating expectations after having to get an emergency contraceptive from a hook-up. Feeling like she was the only one taking it seriously, our caller wonders how to communicate how she’s feeling to her situationship. 

“You fan-zoned yourself.” 

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Dec 14, 2022
E513 Ask Nick - Blindsided Into Meeting Dad’s Mistress
01:15:05

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here once again, to bring on our callers and help them navigate the crazy world of dating. We start things off before our callers by talking about a romantic Hanukkah Party, if ranch is good, and how Amanda practiced woodworking as a child. First, we speak with someone who was blindsided into meeting her dad’s mistress at Thanksgiving and is wondering how to break a toxic cycle she has with her dad. Then, we speak with our caller whose sister is dating our caller’s old hookup from a few years ago. Now that he’s coming to family functions and causing tension between our caller and her current boyfriend, our caller wonders what to do. The more the story unfolds, the more our caller realizes it’s simply a matter of trust and jealousy and that she really needs to put her foot down. Finally, we speak with a caller who is in a nonsexual situationship with her roommate's brother. They’ve gone on a date, and really like each other, but he seems to have pulled back in their communication after having spoken with his sister. She’s wondering if how she is communicating with him is needy behavior and whether or not she’s already gotten the answer she thinks she’s looking for. 

“It’s your job to trust me.”

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Dec 12, 2022
E512 Going Deeper with Serena Kerrigan - I Need A “Turning Point” Man
01:45:01

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by Content Creator, Media Personality, and Entrepreneur, Serena Kerrigan! In this episode, we are diving deep and talking about how being on The Viall Files was on Serena’s bucket list, bringing a Regina George mentality to self-love, embracing that life is short, and getting called vicious on dates. We also talk about the biggest struggles in the modern dating landscape, the importance of communication, and meeting a “turning point” man. We then play Serena’s card game, “Let’s F*cking Date”, and get into some deep questions. We also get into some pop culture topics, talking about Keke Palmer’s pregnancy announcement and the Britney Spears musical. We then let on our Texting Office Hours caller who wonders if she should pursue an old situationship after running into him last week. With her trying to see if he’s interested, and him using a sunburn as an excuse to flake, she wonders if it’s even worth it. After our caller we see what’s new with Serena with her brand and upcoming show. 

“I think everything comes down to communication.”

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Dec 08, 2022
E511 Freestyle with GirlBossTown and Justin Glaze
01:49:11

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Freestyle Edition! Today we are joined by Robyn DelMonte, also known as GirlBossTown, to dive deep into the latest pop culture topics and to break down the aftermath from the last season of Bachelor In Paradise. We start things off by getting into the origins of GirlBossTown, breaking media down to a science, and getting people to care about what you’re doing. We then breakdown the aftermath of our episode with Victoria and Greg, react to Johnny’s recent comments about the math, and explain where we think their relationship broke apart. We then bring on Justin Glaze from the last season of Bachelor In Paradise to explain his side of the story of his relationship with Eliza and to explain how the relationship progressed from Eliza flying to Baltimore, to Eliza asking Rodney for another chance. We also get into the Good Morning America affair, the upcoming Netflix documentary on Harry and Meghan, and Reddit Snark pages. We then let on our Texting Office Hours caller who is looking for the best way to make a guy she’s had on the back burner more of a priority. We then close with getting some PR advice and predictions that Robyn has for The Viall Files. 

“Is it comfort or chemistry?”

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Dec 07, 2022
E510 Ask Nick - Is Harry Styles Our Matchmaker?
01:30:58

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here to bring on our callers and answer their questions about dating and relationships. Before the calls, we talk about Merriam-Webster's word of the year and also reflect on Nick’s answer to a question about being flaked on for dates. We bring on our first caller who needs help breaking up with her boyfriend, again. After breaking things off and maintaining a friendship, our caller wonders how to break up with her ex, once and for all. Next, our caller wonders what to do after getting mixed signals from a cute guy in her building. After going to a Harry Styles concert together, and things turning romantic, our caller wonders what to do next. Our last caller wonders what to do after her extended family has been making disturbing Facebook posts while processing a traumatic event. Now our caller wonders how to set boundaries and to control how much of a relationship you have with your family. 

“Things shifted after the Harry Styles Concert…as they do.”

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Dec 05, 2022
E509 Going Deeper with Katie Maloney - Divorce, Wearing The Pants, & Finding New Love
01:38:02

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by Vanderpump Rules star and artist, Katie Maloney, as we dig deep into the latest in her world, as well as the hottest pop culture topics. We start things off by getting into Katie’s divorce, navigating the holidays while single, feeling like you have to wear both the pants and dress in a relationship, wanting more alpha energy from a partner, and how the most exciting partner isn’t always the best one. We then bring up the Raquel of it all, which castmates act the most different off-camera, how being sarcastic on reality TV can be a bad idea, and the worst argument taken out of context. We also debate Black Friday versus Cyber Monday, why Costco is awesome, if Katie would get married again, and the best ways to heal from a divorce. We then dive into some pop culture topics. We get into talking about your partner’s manhood on the internet, the latest updates from Pete Davidson and Emrata, PR relationships, grand gestures not serving as commitment, and Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker breaking up. We then welcome our Texting Office Hour caller, who doesn’t want her best friend to bring her boyfriend when she comes to visit our caller later this year. With the boyfriend making a mess last time, our caller wonders how to set boundaries and put her foot down, without making anyone too upset. 

“Someone was missing and it was hard to ignore.”

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Dec 01, 2022
E508 Victoria and Greg Tell All
01:42:56

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Freestyle Edition! Today we are joined by Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo to get the latest on their relationship and to address all the questions and drama around the Bachelor In Paradise Reunion, Victoria and Johnny’s breakup, and Greg’s “rekindling” with Victoria. We get into Greg and Victoria’s friendship before Paradise, the unraveling after the engagement, getting only the half-truth on big questions, and watching Gabby’s relationship with Johnny unfold after leaving the beach. We dig deep and talk about the wine glass being thrown, taking accountability, not admitting to saying hateful things, and how their relationship was toxic for one another. We also talk about what happened at Natalie’s infamous birthday party, Victoria shutting down Tyler at the reunion, and clearing the air on the timeline itself. We also get into why Greg and Victoria went to Rome, when they started dating, and how this relationship feels really different from the past. We then welcome our Texting Office Hours caller, who is struggling with her boyfriend acting out of insecurity and going through her phone, trying to find things to blame her for. 

“There were no questions about me wanting to support her.” 

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Nov 30, 2022
E507 Ask Nick - Bad Sex, Good Connection
01:07:48

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back again to bring on our callers and help them navigate the crazy world of relationships. We bring on our first caller who is considering breaking up with her boyfriend but struggles as she considers the hurdles of moving out, having been financially dependent on him. Now she wonders the best way to find her own independence. Our next caller is seeing a guy that’s having trouble performing in bed. With this guy being hardset about how the relationship should work, our caller wonders how to navigate expectations and if she should overlook sex for the time being if the connection is strong. Our last caller is dealing with the end of a situationship and wonders the best approach to move on from a short but emotional situation. 

“Anxiety is a d*ck killer!”

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Nov 28, 2022
E506 Timelines and Receipts - Bachelor In Paradise Finale Recap
01:51:20

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! On this episode, we’re joined by Natalie Joy as we recap the dramatic two night finale of this season as we get the answers on who stays in love and who will leave brokenhearted. Before we get into the Bachelor drama, we start things off by drawing attention to the situation in Iran. We then break down and react to breaking news about SK and Raven from Love Is Blind, involving a potential court case and another woman. We then get into some Bachelor Tea, addressing the social media posts from Kate and Logan after their breakup, Logan going along with the joke, Ali making her Bachelor Nation debut, and Sierra’s reactions to being specifically requested to return to the beach. We then dive into the two day finale itself, breaking down the last moments of paradise and the reunion show. We get into Wells recapping the season, Mara leaving on her own accord, Jesse having trouble addressing emotional hardship, and the final rose ceremony that has Kate breaking up with Logan. We also dive into the twins going home, Shanae unintentionally being mean to Joey, Aaron communicating that he wants to end the relationship with Genevieve, and Tyler and Brittany leaving Paradise happily together. We then move to the reunion to get the updates on how everyone is doing since leaving the beach. We recap the reveal that Tyler and Brittany have split, Brittany claiming she couldn’t get the space she needed, Eliza saying she felt like she made a mistake regarding Rodney, Justin looking Eliza when he was in Los Angeles, Johnny coming out to talk about his breakup with Victoria, Victoria’s accusations of what Johnny called her, the timeline of their breakup before Victoria starting dating Greg. We also recap Tyler and Johnny talking about Victoria outside the studio, Greg appearing and showing off their new matching tattoos, why they chose to go on a date in Rome, and the happy engagement with Brandon and Serene to end the season. 

“She saw the signs and stepped away.”

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Nov 23, 2022
E505 Ask Nick - You Don’t Need to be Happy for Them
01:39:46

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back again to bring on our callers and help them navigate the world of dating. Before getting to our callers, the group talks about avoiding burnout, Ali shares about her first date, and Amanda announces this week’s break-up song, with a couple of honorable mentions in preparation for the upcoming Turkey Dump. We then get into it, welcoming our first caller, who is planning to visit a hook-up overseas. She wants to have fun and keep it casual while also getting to know the deal on if things will be moving to the next level. Is it worth having the awkward conversation and possibly ruining the vacation? Next, our next caller needs advice on how to get over a secret situationship from within her friend group that has recently ended, after the guy started dating his ex, who is still in this group. With nobody in the group knowing about the previous situationship, our caller wonders if she should feel pressured to keep the secret and how she can properly move on. Lastly, we speak with a caller who decided she wanted more from a guy she thought she was casually dating. When she told him she’d been dating other people but wanted to be exclusive with him, he responded by acting confused and not knowing if he wanted to commit or not. Is there such a thing as the right guy at the wrong time, or are they simply just not communicating expectations effectively? 

“Is this helping me heal?”

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Nov 21, 2022
E504 Going Deeper with Jason Nash Plus Conversation With A Sociopath
02:15:50

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by YouTuber, podcast, and comedian, Jason Nash! On this episode we kick things off by wrapping up our recap of Love Is Blind Season 3, digging into the cuties scene. We then react to the breaking news of Pete Davidson dating Emily Ratajkowski and what we think of his dating life overall. We then welcome Jason himself to dive deep into his new podcast, how he got his start with YouTube, being a dad, navigating social media, and his biggest fear. We then have Kanika Batra, an influencer diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, call onto the show to give us an honest and transparent look into her life, dating, and what she wished women were better at doing. We then get into some pop culture news, talking about disappointment from Selena Gomez’s kidney donor, Chris Evans dating, and the Taylor Swift Mastermind TikTok trend. We then welcome our Texting Office Hours Callers to give them advice as they navigate the dating world. Our first caller is wondering how to deal with a guy breadcrumbing after it seems like things have fizzled out. She asks for advice on how to create some new sparks. Our next caller has been in a situationship for a few months and wonders how to get the guy to take it seriously. Now she must learn how to shoot her shot and state what she’s looking for. 

“Love bomb, devalue, discard.” 

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Nov 17, 2022
E503 Bachelor In Paradise Recap w/ Jake Miller
01:23:03

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! On this episode, we’re joined by singer, songwriter, and Bachelor Fan, Jake Miller, as we return to paradise to recap the latest of the love, the heartbreak, and the drama. On this episode, after talking about Jake’s proposal, we kick things off first by getting into some Bachelor Nation tea. We talk about Rachel entering the dating world again, and we also break down Jesse Palmer’s statements about the upcoming season, with Zach feeling like a throwback. We then get into recapping the two episodes themselves, starting off with the aftermath of Rodney’s emotional exit, Brandon’s questioning of love, and then breaking down Eliza’s trip to Baltimore to pursue Justin. We talk about how valid Justin’s statements are, if he would pursue Eliza after the show, and if he was just trying to win in the moment. We also talk about how everyone is talking about wanting to be picked this season, Mara’s explosive entrance, and Johnny opening up about his family problems. We dive more into Kate’s statements regarding Logan, what her requests for him to do more actually mean, and a surprise entrance by Gabby and Rachel to shake up some drama. We talk about if Kate actually needed to be “saved” from Logan, whether or not Genevieve and Aaron are truly compatible, and the drama behind the itch versus pain argument. We close out with the Sadie Hawkins Dance from Hell, with Jessenia trying to get closure from Andrew, Ency attempting to intervene in them talking, Andrew admitting his heart is still with Teddi, and the departure of Jessenia, Andrew, and Ency from the show.

“If you’re not into her, just say it!”

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Nov 16, 2022
E502 Ask Nick - My Mom Leaked My Pregnancy
01:10:00

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back again to bring on our callers and give advice about dating and relationships. On this episode, we bring on our first caller who is having trouble when her mom wants her to post about her pregnancy, while the caller wants to keep it private for the time being. Our caller tries to get advice about the best way to communicate with her mother, and not succumb to the pressure of what her family wants. Our next caller is currently stuck in a situationship with a man 15 years older than her. Feeling like she’s more mature than this guy, she wonders how to communicate that he’s not capable of giving her what she wants in a relationship. Our last caller feels like the other woman after finding out that the guy lost his last girlfriend in a car accident. With this guy still calling his late girlfriend his girlfriend, our caller wonders how to help this man move through grief and if instead she should actually move on to let him mourn on his own terms. 

“I just want to enjoy him for now.”

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Nov 14, 2022
E501 Ask Nick Updates Special Episode - Part 3
01:29:42

Welcome back to The Viall Files! Today we have another special “where are they now” update show where we give you updates from our past callers, to see what’s happened in their situations and relationships since appearing on the show. We bring on our first caller who originally came on as a Texting Office Hour caller. She wanted help asking out the hot bank teller she would see regularly for her job. After getting advice to navigate shooting her shot, especially with the complication that he may have a GF, we get an update from this caller on if she’s found love. We then read an update from our caller that decided to follow our advice of sending a direct text asking if “you want a shot at the title.” We then bring on our next caller, who wanted to see a groomsman again after hooking up with him at a wedding. Having to travel to see him again, we get an update on if she could set proper expectations and see him again. We read another update, where our caller was struggling with her boyfriend’s cousin being jealous of them spending time together. We then bring on our last caller, who gives us an update on navigating the dating world, after last time calling, finding himself dating cheaters. We read our last update, where our caller struggled after finding out that the guy she was seeing had been talking to other girls on Snapchat. 

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  • Episode Number: 468 Going Deeper with LadyGang’s Jac & Keltie - Olivia & Shia, Cheating Exposed plus Addison Rae’s Mom
  • Episode Number: 473 Ask Nick - My Sister Is a Bully

Original Episode numbers for read updates:

  • Episode Number: 424 Ask Nick - Can’t Date Me Because He’s “Dating” His Cousin
  • Episode Number: 495 Ask Nick - Do You Want a Project or Do You Want a Boyfriend?
  • Episode Number: 463 Ask Nick - He’s Dating Our Co-Worker Behind My Back

“Don’t recreate red flags.”

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Nov 11, 2022
E500 Going Deeper with Nancy, Bartise, and Raven - Love Is Blind Finale Recap
02:14:44

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are here to celebrate the 500th episode of The Viall Files! On this episode we welcome Nancy, Bartise, and Raven from Season 3 to ask the hard-hitting questions and recap the finale and reunion episodes! We kick things off by diving into pop culture, talking about Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico announcing their marriage, the Selena Gomez documentary, and the Sexiest Man Alive. We then bring on Bartise, Nancy, and Raven to dive deep and ask them questions about their time on the show. We chat with Bartise about the mysterious gift he sent before the wedding day, how Nancy will approach loyalty and trust in her future relationships, and how Raven’s relationship with SK has gotten stronger with communication. We then recap the finale and reunion episodes! We get into Matt and Colleen as a couple, Cole’s apology, and Zanab not taking accountability for her actions. After our recap we bring on a Texting Office Hours caller, where our caller doesn’t know the next step with a guy she’s talking to after they’ve hooked up once. Now she tries to find the best way to avoid a situationship and get this guy to graduate their form of communication from Snapchat to texting. Thank you again for listening and for an amazing 500 episodes!

“Let's do this damn thing!”

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Nov 10, 2022
E499 Bachelor In Paradise Recap w/ Eilise Guilfoyle
01:14:26

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! In this episode, we’re joined by comedian, actress, and TikToker, Eilise Guilfoyle and we return to paradise to break down the latest episode of this season of Bachelor In Paradise! On this episode we kick things off by getting into some Bachelor Nation Tea. We talk about Nick’s social media posts showing Greg and Victoria, react to the news that Gabby and Erich have broken up, and break down Dean’s proposal to Caelynn on a 22 mile dangerous hike. We then get into the episode itself! We start things off by breaking down the situation with Kate and her love triangle with Hayden and Logan. We talk about Kate using age and money as a reason to look for more, Hayden playing fetch, Kate’s romcom makeout with Logan in the rain, Logan’s secret weapon, and Kate’s stipulation with her rose she gives at the ceremony. We also talk about Aaron and Genevieve admitting they’re falling in love and our analysis on if they work tougher. We get into the love triangle between Eliza, Rodney, and Justin. We talk about the pressure of Rodney being the crowd favorite, making the right choice for yourself, the heartbreaking exit of Rodney, and Eliza’s journey to go after Justin. We also talk about who on paradise would make a good bachelor, Jacob’s graceful exit, Michael and Danielle’s crazy date with Wells, and our predictions of who will stick together. 

“Rodney seems amazing, but he’s safe” 

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Nov 08, 2022
E498 Ask Nick - Matchmaking Gone Wrong
01:18:45

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back again to bring on our callers and give them advice on their situations. We bring on our first caller who set up two friends on a date. After hearing feedback from one of her friends that the guy gave off a lot of icks, she wonders how she can tell her guy friend to improve himself as a dater. Next, we talk to someone who has a medical condition which makes sex painful. She wonders when is the best time to talk about it and how she can give the people she dates an ‘out’ if it’s a deal breaker. Our last caller wonders if she unintentionally put herself into the hookup zone. Now she learns to understand what this guy really wants and how to be direct with what she wants herself. 

“I’m the Nick Viall of my friend group!”

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Nov 07, 2022
E497 Going Deeper - Love Is Blind Recap with Michelle Collins
01:58:26

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by comedian, podcaster, and host, Michelle Collins! We’re back again to recap episodes 8 through 10 as we break down how our lovely couples are doing as we lead up to their highly anticipated wedding days! Before we get to Love Is Blind, we kick things off with some Pop Culture News! We rate celebrity Halloween costumes, react to Heidi Klum’s realistic worm outfit, talk about Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir, and talk about a Reddit post about splitting rent when you’re in different financial situations. We then get to the episodes! We dive into Raven and SK, talking about their rent argument, Raven growing on everyone during the season, a “romantic” back alley gondola ride, and the shock wedding twist ending in heartbreak. We then debate if every couple is a bit toxic, Michelle gives her hot takes on Alexa and Brennan, and talks about Alexa’s dad being hot as hell. We also talk about how the bachelor parties could’ve used a bigger budget, how the show only needs one success story, and Bartise’s crude comments at dinner. We get into the Nerf Gun fight with Cole, Zanab needing way more support from her partner, and if the women chose boys over men. We talk about the couples ignoring obvious red flags, how there should be a breakup before the wedding, Nancy sticking wholeheartedly to her decision, and an update on Colleen being a ballerina. We then bring on our Texting Office Hours callers. Our first caller needs advice after her guy friend and ex-boyfriend moved into a place together. After her friend asks our caller to visit, she wonders what the best way to approach this situation is. Our second caller wonders how to break a toxic cycle and change a situationship back into a friends with benefits relationship. 

“You’re being understanding like you’re his GF, but you’re not his GF.” 

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Nov 03, 2022
E496 Bachelor In Paradise Recap w/ Davis Burleson
01:28:14

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! In this episode, we’re joined by the host of "What’s Poppin? With Davis!" and influencer, Davis Burleson. In this episode, we’re returning to paradise to catch up on all the latest drama and heartbreak happening on the beach! We first kick things off by diving into some Bachelor Nation Tea! We dive into Madi Prewett’s mysterious veil at her wedding, the news that Kaylen and Dean are engaged, how Dean lost the first ring, and then address the swirling rumors of Victoria Fuller and Greg Grippo being spotted in Rome with some insight from a certified source. We then hop right into the recap itself, kicking things off with all the love triangles. We talk about Alex returning to the beach, debating if Johnny is ready for love this time, a steamy sauna date focused on commitment, and Justin returning with his eyes set on Eliza. We talk about how Rodney being a nice person led to a miscommunication with Eliza, the women wanting the men to chase them, and Aaron’s outburst in front of Wells. We also get into the gaslighting accusations, Hayden admitting to spending six figures on pet medical bills, and a squeamish Hayden on a zipline date with Kate. We also talk about Michael A rooting for couples to stay together, fireworks being used to mess with people, Genevieve pitching a perfect game, and the twins returning to the beach in (unintentionally) matching outfits. We also give some predictions on what the rest of the season holds, when everything and anything can happen. 

“Do I like them or are they just checking boxes?”

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Nov 02, 2022
E495 Ask Nick - Do You Want a Project or Do You Want a Boyfriend?
01:25:47

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back again to bring on our callers and help give them advice as they navigate relationships and situationships. We kick things off by catching up on “Dating with Ali” and discussing whether or not people have a favorite ex and if you have to call someone from a situationship an ex as well. We then bring on our callers! First, we talk with someone who recently ended a relationship of two years because her boyfriend never introduced her to his parents. With other situations where her boyfriend was never willing to be emotionally vulnerable, she wonders if there is a way to properly get closure and let him know that she still cares for him. Our next caller is struggling with her current girlfriend being super close friends with her ex-fiancée. Feeling that pet names aren’t typically platonic, our caller wonders how to clearly state her discomfort to her girlfriend, who seems offended that our caller has an issue with this friendship. Our last caller caught her boyfriend snapchatting tons of women on his phone. After our caller is directly messaged by a girl that supposedly slept with this man, our caller wonders how to move on from this situation. 

“Don’t expect them to love you the way you want to be loved” 

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Oct 31, 2022
E494 Going Deeper - Love Is Blind Recap with Laura Rugetti
02:19:11

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by celebrity hairstylist, Laura Rugetti. We’re here to switch things up a bit and dive into recapping Season 3 of Love Is Blind, breaking down all the drama and crazy moments in this new season! Before breaking down Love Is Blind, we get into some pop culture news. We first remember Leslie Jordan and all he brought to the world, then we get the latest updates on James Corden’s feud with a NY restaurant, we then break down a mysterious IG post from Bridget Moynahan throwing shade to Tom Brady’s marriage. Then we get to the recap, debating if Love Is Blind feels more authentic than The Bachelor, Bartise flirting with Raven after meeting everyone else, and the men acting like they deserve a medal for dating someone they were immediately physically attracted to. Then we talk about the men being obsessed with ballerina dancers, the Andrew eyedrop controversy, and Raven refusing to eat in the style of SK’s family tradition. We also talk about Cole’s ‘I don’t like you when you’re mad’ comment, Brennon and Alexa bonding over having different upbringings, Zanab needing to have more confidence, Colleen seeming like she chases FBoys, the fight between Matt and Colleen, Bartiste fishing for compliments, and an intense conversation typically not aired on TV. We then bring on two texting office hour callers! Our first caller has trouble dealing with the fallout of a breakup with a FBoy, bringing a friend on with her to get advice from Nick on how to navigate moving on. After revealing an emotional letter she sent him, she learns to find the fun in dating again and how to approach dates from a positive mindset. We then bring on our second caller who wants to shoot her shot with a guy she went on one date with two years ago, now that she’s single. Now she has to decide if the most convenient option isn’t always the best. 

“He only gives compliments to receive them back!”

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Oct 27, 2022
E493 Bachelor In Paradise Recap w/ Natasha Bure
01:43:14

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! In this episode, we’re going back to paradise by recapping this week’s episode with singer, songwriter, and actress, Natasha Bure. The group first discusses The Tea, covering Casey’s broken foot, the overall reaction to Tino’s interview, Sierra’s TikTok shade moment, and the difference between exploring a connection and leading someone on. They also cover Lace’s realness, whether you can only “leave” (or lead?) with your heart, the intimacy of touching someone’s head, and what Jacob possibly meant by having a “real romantic connection.” Nick gives his opinion on Danielle and Michael’s love language (aka napping), where one draws the line between dating and f*ckboy behavior, the power of being coy with your words, and how the group would react if they were forced to interact with someone who hated them without knowing them directly. They then close out with Victoria’s checklist conversation and predict who they think she might choose in the end. 

“The pain doesn’t mean they were special”

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Oct 26, 2022
E492 Ask Nick - You Can’t Cheat A Connection
01:13:18

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this show, we’re back to bring on our callers to help them through the crazy world of modern dating! Our first caller is interested in dating her ex’s best friend, after showing interest when talking at a bar. After spending the night together, and this guy fluctuating in his level of commitment, our caller wonders if this man is serious when he said he would risk his friendship, or if he’s a 50 year old f*ckboy that doesn’t know what he actually wants. Our next caller is on the verge of fully committing to a long distance relationship with a musician. With a lot of positive signs, our caller wonders if she can formulate a healthy long distance relationship while remembering that you can’t cheat a genuine connection with FaceTime. Our last caller is looking for advice on updating her dating app profile to be more appealing. With a refresh of the pictures and a new approach for openers, will she feel ready to go back to take on the dating world?

“Enjoy being excited without getting ahead of yourself.” 

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Oct 24, 2022
E491 Going Deeper - Tino Franco Speaks
01:37:04

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by Tino Franco to hear him tell us all about his experience on the last season of The Bachelorette and the devastating situation that led to heartbreak with Rachel. We kick things off with a bit of Pop Culture Hot Goss, talking about Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber being photographed together at the Academy Museum Gala, and reacting to the concept of surprise weddings, talking about Robert Kraft’s ceremony. We then welcome in Tino, to answer all of your burning questions after his AFR appearance and breakup with Rachel Recchia. Tino tells all as we check-in by asking how’s his heart, what made him fall in love with Rachel, and if he believes in the phrase “once a cheater, always a cheater.” We also get into how they handled the pressures of a public relationship, his thoughts on AFR, and what challenges began to arise in their love together. We then get into it by having Tino break down the incident, explain why he cheated, and talk about how he told Rachel. We talk about insecurity leading to desire, why Tino didn’t come clean sooner, and how Rachel reacted after hearing the full truth. We then get into the house confrontation, if Tino knew there would be cameras, and if Tino genuinely feels regret for cheating. We then talk about Tino being remorseful, what he’s done since the breakup, and how getting help with his mental health has been a huge step for him. After that, we tackle your burning questions about the ring conversation, what Tino’s purpose of the journal was, if Tino heard from Aven after AFR aired, and if Tino is still in love with Rachel. 

“I let her down by having my insecurities run wild.”

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Oct 20, 2022
E490 Bachelor In Paradise Recap w/ Natalie Joy and Keaton Milburn
01:07:44

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! In this episode, we’re going back to paradise again, breaking down and recapping the two episodes of Bachelor In Paradise released this week. We’re joined by Natalie Joy and Keaton Milburn to help us dive into the latest suntanned drama on this season of Bachelor in Paradise! On this episode we kick things off by getting into some Bachelor Nation Tea, talking about Rachel making an appearance on the Off The Vine Podcast where she gives some life updates and reflects on the Aven situation, Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan going Instagram Official again, and Clare Crawley giving her open thoughts about her fiancé Ryan Dawkins. We then get into the episode itself, opening with Peter and Brittany going on a date that did not end well, talking about how Peter has some fighting words, and Casey fainting. We also debate if Danielle’s relationship feels forced, Victoria serving as the voice of reason this season, and the shocking announcement that the women on the beach would be leaving temporarily, leading to a lot of shock and tears. We talk about Jill’s breakdown, Kate breaking her promise to not step on toes, Jacob hiding that he’s being a f*ckboy by acting goofy, and being naked and howling at the moon. We also talk about the guys’ extreme workout routines, if giving your rose to someone fun or loyal is better, and Lace being aware that she was getting set up for heartbreak. We also talk about Tyler not getting much attention despite being Thor’s body double, Tantric Yoga, the ethics of shopping dates, and not getting a kiss goodbye.

“We howled at the moon together and you’re gonna kiss someone else!”

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Oct 19, 2022
E489 Ask Nick - He Loved Me Until He Knew My Secret
01:10:36

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this show, we’re here again to bring on our callers and help them by giving them advice as they navigate the dating world and other relationships. We bring on our first caller who is adopted and is having issues trying to form an adult relationship with her birth mother. After her biological mom starts displaying toxic energy and jealousy towards the caller’s adopted parents, she wonders how she can best go about facilitating a relationship with the person that gave birth to her. We then bring on our second caller who is having issues after her boyfriend went through her phone while she was sleeping, revealing that in the past she was a sugar baby. Surprised by this discovery, the boyfriend doesn’t seem as engaged or happy in the relationship. Our caller wonders how to approach talking to her boyfriend about loving her for all of her and not judging her past. We then bring on our last caller who is dating a guy that went on a reality TV show. Now that the show is coming out and it seems like this guy is getting an edit that makes him look really bad, our caller wonders how to react to it all, especially after seeing him have some negative traits with bad communication. 

“You have to give people an opportunity to accept you” 

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Oct 17, 2022
E488 Ask Nick Updates Special Episode - Part 2
01:30:38

Welcome back to The Viall Files! Today we have another special “where are they now” update show where we give you updates from our past callers, to see what’s happened in their situations and relationships since appearing on the show. We bring on our first caller to get an update on how she is doing, finding herself stuck in a FWB situation. Changing their relationship to a friendship, our caller wonders if this can truly be a Platonic situation or if lingering feelings will serve as a problem. Our next caller gives an update after feeling burnt out and frustrated in the current situation she was in. Finding the confidence in herself to leave the situationship, she’s now dating a new guy that makes her feel like her best self. Our next caller was having a tough time dealing with her mother-in-law and the drama she created. Finding a lot of insight in Nick’s advice, our caller learns to try to implement the principle of having a relationship with her, without enabling her bad behavior. Our last caller was from a texting office hour, where we got an update on her wanting to shoot her shot with a guy from her gym. Will she find success or heartbreak by asking this guy out? We then get some email updates from past callers! We read off updates about attending multiple weddings, moving in, and a dog custody battle. 

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Original Episode numbers for callers:

  • Episode Number: 418 Ask Nick - How Do I Find Love In Hookup Culture?
  • Episode Number: 448 Ask Nick - I Want The Courthouse He Wants The Big Wedding
  • Episode Number: 415 Ask Nick - Am I Alone Because I’m Picky?
  • Episode Number: 462 Going Deeper with Cheryl Burke - Divorce, DWTS plus Green Line Test

Original Episode numbers for read updates:

  • Episode Number: 418 Ask Nick - How Do I Find Love In Hookup Culture?
  • Episode Number: 389 Going Deeper – Deepti & Shaina from Love is Blind Season 2
  • Episode Number: 435 Going Deeper with Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess

“If it’s meant to be, slowing down won’t hurt it.”

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Oct 14, 2022
E487 Going Deeper With Kit Keenan - F*ckBoy Dating, Plus Powercouples: Tom & Gisele/Adam & Behati
01:32:38

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by model, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and Bach Nation star, Kit Keenan. On this episode, we catch up with Kit and ask her about her dating life, the importance of setting expectations with communication, and how anyone in hookup culture can be guilty of becoming a f*ckboy. We also talk about how you can start a relationship knowing that it isn’t for forever, if it’s better to have a roster or one person when casually dating, and how your parent’s relationship can serve both as a standard and a pressure. We then get into some pop culture news, laying out the updates on the developing drama and divorce rumors between Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, and dive into speculations of Adam Levine’s relationship dynamic with his wife, Behati, after he acknowledges the DMs but denies that he was having an affair. We then bring on our two Texting Office Hours callers! Our first caller wonders if she can lock in a date with a guy her aunt scouted out for her at a wedding. Never meeting this guy in real life, she wonders if she should be bold and take a chance with this man. Our next caller matched on a dating app with her first kiss and first boyfriend from 15 years ago. Focused on what their relationship used to be, she has to learn to ask better questions to understand how this guy has changed in the past 15 years from what she used to date.

“Every fuckboy wants a family one day.”

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Oct 13, 2022
E486 Bachelor In Paradise Recap w/ Bri Springs
01:09:57

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! We’re back with another episode, joined by Bri Springs of Bachelor Nation, to break down the latest episode of this season! We kick things off by getting into some Bach Nation Tea, breaking down the Justin and Kira drama where Justin called out Kira for not seeing her at Stagecoach, Kira’s clapback that they hangout, and breaking down Teddi’s post reflecting on her departure from this season, where she calls this environment cruel and one that crossed her boundaries. We then get into the episode itself, where we get into what could’ve made Teddi stay, Rodney and Justin’s risky pickup lines, Rodney and Lace having an unexpected romance, and Aaron acting like a baby instead of taking accountability. We also talk about Genevieve and Shanae acting like a group of mean girls towards Sally, the missed opportunity to make Brandon the next Bachelor, and Brandon’s authentic emotional approach to dating. We also talk about Sierra and Michael navigating what taking things slow means, how people can tell if you’re interested based on how you phrase things, and the real reason why more guys aren’t courting Brittany. We also talk about the guys being overly concerned about the edit they’ll get, knowing when it’s your turn to leave the show, and Peter having bad role models. We also talk about Jacob using humor as a mask, Ashley and Jared farting in bed, Casey doing nothing on the beach, and exploring who would go on the naked date. 

“When you like someone, your wording is different.”

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Oct 12, 2022
E485 Ask Nick - Emotionally Unavailable Or A Jerk?
56:14

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this show, we’re here again to help you navigate through the crazy world of dating, relationships, and situationships, by taking your calls and answering your questions! We bring on our first caller who wonders if she should confess the feelings she’s developed for her brother’s best friend after flirting with him. Now that this guy says he no longer has a girlfriend, our caller wonders if it’s best to be direct, asking him out to get an answer to the question of if he’s actually interested in something more than a flirt. Our next caller joins and asks for advice about what to do after her best friend seems to have ghosted her. Struggling with what seems to be the death of a friendship, our caller wonders if she should reach out or just try to move on, finding a healthy new chapter in her life. Our last caller feels that she isn’t getting the emotional support she needs from her consistent monogamous friends with benefits she’s been seeing for over a year, with this guy giving very unsupportive and disengaged responses when our caller reveals that her mom is in the late stages of cancer. Feeling the desire to focus on her family and move on, she wonders if all jerks are replaceable. 

“He ‘customer serviced’ you!” 

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Oct 10, 2022
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Oct 08, 2022
E484 Going Deeper With Jason Alabaster - Tells All, Try Guys Drama Plus Brad & Leo Dating Stories
01:55:27

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we have a very exciting episode where we welcome on Jason Alabaster from this last season of The Bachelorette! First off, we dive into some hot goss on all things pop culture, talking about Lil Nas X delaying a show because of stomach issues, the scandalous cheating situation involving Ned from The Try Guys, and Emily Ratajkowski hanging out with Brad Pitt after her recently getting cheated on by her ex. We also discuss sharing your streaming service logins and if you should kick your ex off your account if you catch them watching Game of Thrones. We then get deep with Jason, reflecting on his time on the last season of The Bachelorette! We check-in on how his heart is doing, what drove him to come on the show, and what made him initially interested in pursuing Gabby. Jason also talks about sitting by the fireplace instead of talking to people most of Night One, the pressure of potentially getting engaged to someone when you’ve talked for less than ten hours, and accidentally stepping on Gabby’s foot. We also see where Jason is at in the healing process, his reactions to comments that he led Gabby on, and breaking up in the Fantasy Suite. We then welcome on our two Texting Office Hours callers! Our first caller feels attracted to her physical therapist and felt inspired to call into the show after hearing about our other caller that shot her shot with her chiropractor. Now she wonders about the perfect date, where she can make it romantic, but can also have an escape plan to friendzone him if things don’t go well. We then bring on our next caller who left the possibility of being friends with her ex after they broke up. Now that her ex wants to reconnect, and with him sending over 100 long diary entry style text messages, our caller wonders if she bit off more than she could chew and the best way to move on from someone that has an unhealthy attachment to the hope of something more. 

“We basically broke up in the fantasy suite.”

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Oct 06, 2022
E483 Bachelor In Paradise Recap w/ Serena Pitt and Joe Amabile
01:34:37

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! We are here with another episode, this time joined by Bachelor Nation’s Serena Pitt and Joe Amabile as we return to paradise to break down another dramatic and exciting episode! We first kick things off by getting into the latest on Bachelor Nation Tea, diving into the Mike Johnson and Meghan King dating rumors, the latest on Bachelor Nation pregnancies and weddings, Vanessa’s baby, and Nick’s awesome surprise birthday party to go along with his book release. We then get an update on Serena and Joe’s relationship before we bring on Shanae from Bachelor Nation to break down her time on Clayton’s season, as well as how she enjoyed her time on this season of Bachelor In Paradise! We ask her if this season is her redemption arc, what people most often misunderstand about her, how she’s changed her approach from last season, and how she’s doing hanging out with Genevieve. We then break down the last episode, talking about Romeo being in his f*ckboy era, how guy contestants hold the power with having the roses, and failing to read the room in multiple situations. We also talk about Teddi going home for all the wrong reasons, Justin making decisions that are the most entertaining, and his failure to communicate despite saying in an ITM that he would do his best to speak up more. We also talk about Genevieve being a producer’s dream, getting to know the real Aaron, Nick’s flashback cameo, and how the dynamic changes when the girls hold the roses. 

“You can be a f*ckboy and not be good at it.”

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Oct 05, 2022
E482 Ask Nick - Addicted to Toxic Work Situationship
01:07:02

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this show, we’re here to help with all your burning questions about dating and relationships! We bring on our first caller, who has been in a long distance relationship for a long time with her boyfriend. After it looks like they are able to move much closer and no longer have to do long distance, our caller wonders how to best transition into this new phase, being able to enjoy each other but also respect the space they might need. Our next caller finds herself stuck in a toxic work environment when a situationship starts to go astray. Having an intense  emotional relationship with someone you work with everyday, our caller feels stress when not being able to set proper boundaries both at work and in the situationship with her coworker. Our last caller struggles when her husband's friend continues to try to insert himself and befriend our caller’s family. After her mother says she’s getting DMs from this friend, our caller is unsure how to read his intentions and how to set boundaries while also potentially being supportive if need be. 

“My therapist called him a drug” 

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Oct 03, 2022
E481 Going Deeper With Billy Eichner - Bros, His Dating Life & Movie Drama Press
01:13:50

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we are joined by the amazing Billy Eichner! On this episode we welcome on Billy as he breaks down his new upcoming movie, Bros! We get into it with talking about how being single for a long time changes how you approach dating, dating when you’re young versus when you know what you want, and how some marriages only work when you sleep in different beds. We also get into things with Billy, talking about getting banned off of Tinder twice, making a movie inspired by events from your life, and the process of making the upcoming moving Bros and making a gay comedy that’s universal. We also break down some pop culture topics, talking about the Don’t Worry Darling Drama, who you would make a fake fight with for fame plus red flags and green flags in dating. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours callers! Our first caller is falling for her brother’s friend but after he shows some interest, our caller wonders if she could do better. Our second caller deals with constantly comparing the current guy she’s seeing to her ex. But after feeling some inconsistencies from this guy, she wonders if she should reach out or move on. 

“I did really like him, but part of me just wanted to win.” 

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Sep 29, 2022
E480 Bachelor In Paradise Recap w/ Jessica Radloff
01:33:46

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor In Paradise Edition! We are here with another episode, this time kicking off the premiere of this season of Bachelor In Paradise! Today we are joined by Editor, Writer and Author, Jessica Radloff to break down the premiere, some extra thoughts from The Bachelorette Finale, as well as some exciting Bachelor Nation tea. Reacting to further ripples from the finale, we revisit some of the craziness after being told that Tino is focusing on his mental health. We talk about the difference between looking for the why versus the justification, and how sometimes the truth hurts more than not having the answers itself. We also get into some Bachelor Tea, talking about the stunning breakup between Clayton and Susie, and the shocking rekindling of Peter and Kelley. We then get into talking about paradise, highlighting how Johnny got to show off more of his personality, Jesse looking more comfortable in a suit, and the reason everyone looks a little hotter on their second appearance on reality television. We also talk about how the blackbox censor over people’s butts make it look like they are doing something worse, if Michael A. is a daddy or zaddy, and Shanae and Genevieve reuniting after shrimp-gate. We also talk about Andrew getting a royal welcome with prince music playing during his entrance, Serene and Brandon looking ready to engage, and the potential triangle between Romeo, Jill, and Kira. We also talk about Lace always being the most authentic, Hunter’s potential intro in the upcoming full title sequence, and how Bachelor In Paradise is more fantastic than tragic. 

“Everyone is just a little bit hotter!”

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Sep 28, 2022
E479 Ask Nick - Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday
01:14:34

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again to bring you another steamy episode where we bring on our callers to help answer their questions about navigating the dating world. In this special episode, we sent our callers an advanced copy of Nick’s book, “Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday”, in order to get their thoughts and to have them apply the stories and advice from the book to their current and future romantic relationships! We bring on our first caller who wonders how she could’ve not fed her ego by pursuing a situationship with a guy that had clear red flags and warning signs. We then bring on a caller who had a wonderful relationship with a guy, until she started asking questions about his female roommate. With the truth coming out that this roommate was actually his wife, our caller wonders how to survive the blast of this mess and move on. Our next caller feels like he would be an amazing partner but just hasn’t had successful relationships or many opportunities to show off the love he can give. He hopes that by enlisting the help of Nick’s book and his female friends, he can find out how to set his right foot forward in the dating world. Our next caller is in shock after her one and a half year long distance situationship gets ended randomly by the guy she’s dating. Surprised and unsure what to do, she reflects on the answers she got from Nick’s book. Our last caller is looking forward to re-entering the dating world after returning from being stationed somewhere else for the military. With new advice and an open mind, this caller looks forward to finding love. We let each caller talk about their situation, what they liked about the book, what they learned, and who they would recommend this read to! So let’s get into our callers and see what they have going on in the world of love!

“You made me excited to get back into dating!”

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Sep 26, 2022
E478 Going Deeper With Harry Jowsey - His Break Up, Plus Adam Levine & Love Is Blind
01:30:37

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we have a very exciting episode where we welcome on Harry Jowsey of Too Hot To Handle to get the exclusive tell all on his recent breakup with Georgia Hassarati. On this episode we kick things off by recapping the breakup, talking about how moving on is harder when it was an amicable breakup, going cold turkey on reaching out, and how to focus on your ex's best interests by letting them heal. We also get into setting goals with dating, manifesting dating your best friend, how your love language can change over time, and how being upfront about your expectations helps in the long term. We then get into some pop culture topics, recapping the Adam Levine cheating scandal, how people are too focused on getting clout, and the shocking revelations and breakups from Love is Blind’s After the Altar episode. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller, where our caller struggles after she sees the guy she’s dating hanging out with her ex’s best friend. Knowing that the friend doesn’t like her, and feeling awkward on her next date with the guys she’s seeing, she worries that he’ll ignore his attraction in favor of gossip that might’ve been spread about her. Now she wonders if it’s worth it to shoot her shot with a guy that didn’t offer to walk her home after a three hour date together. 

“It was such a good breakup, if there is such a thing.” 

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Sep 22, 2022
E477 Bachelorette Recap w/ Scheana Shay
01:08:54

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Finale Edition! Today we are joined by Scheana Shay of Vanderpump Rules, to dive into the explosive drama of the ending of this first ever double Bachelorette season. We kick things off by diving into the situation with Tino and Rachel, breaking down the fight around Tino cheating. While we feel there is no redemption, we wonder if Rachel brought Tino on to try to find a solution or just to yell at him because rightfully so, she’s been hurt. We reflect on the mess of the situation and realize this may have been Rachel’s biggest fear, given a season designed to give constant rejection. We then rejoice in having a happy ending with Gabby and Erich! We break down the texting controversy with Erich and dive into why while his actions weren’t perfect, they serve to highlight how things can change so quickly on the show. We also break down the announcement of the next Bachelor, Zach Shallcross! And we recap all the crazy antics that happened tonight with Zach, with them putting him on the spot to remember names, initial thoughts, crazy facial reactions, and already having America vote on the First Impression Rose. This is an episode you won’t want to miss! So, let’s get into it! 

“He lost her respect when he cheated on her”

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Sep 21, 2022
E476 Ask Nick - I’m Thinking Of Him While Having Sex With BF
01:07:36

Welcome back to another juicy and exciting episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this show, we’re here again to bring on our callers to answer their burning questions and to help give advice to the situations that they are in. Our first caller is still having fantasies about her ex even though she is happy with her current boyfriend. She wonders if she is living too much in the past, describing a picture perfect situation she has created for herself and finding herself also worrying about the dangers of living in a fantasy. Our next caller shares that her boyfriend broke up with her because he thought she traveled too much, while he himself was away on a boys’ trip. Even though he seems like he was the problem, she feels guilt and has difficulty moving on.  Our last caller worries that her boyfriend's new found career choice may take him away from where they currently live. Feeling like she is settled with a strong job, she wonders if it’s worth the sacrifice to move with him and how she should best react to his potential new career choice. 

“You can do the right thing and still hurt his feelings.” 

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Sep 19, 2022
E475 Going Deeper with Camille Kostek - Dating The Gronk, Gisele & Tom plus Leo
01:23:14

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we have a very exciting episode where we welcome model, host, and actress, Camille Kostek! On this episode we dive into making it in the modeling world without an agent, the true value of self love, the difference between being cocky and confident, and why it’s important to believe in what you want to do. We also talk relationships, where Camille opens up about her relationship with Rob Gronkowski. We dive into having a relationship in the public eye, having a partner that’s your best friend, and managing ego in relationships. We also talk some pop culture news, by diving into fan reactions to Gisele Bundchen missing Tom Brady’s game, what you would put on your dating resume, and Leo Dicaprio stating that he had his eyes on Gigi Hadid. We then welcome on our texting office hours caller who wants help shooting her shot with a fun guy she met at a bar during a birthday party. After this guy leaves on a meditation vacation, she wonders when it’s the right time to check in on their planned ice cream date, without disrupting his zen. 

“You can have a lot of priorities but I need to be a priority too!”

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Sep 15, 2022
E474 Bachelorette Recap w/ Greg Grippo
01:15:16

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are joined by Bachelor Nation’s Greg Grippo to dive into the last few episodes of this season of the Bachelorette, leading up to the ever approaching and exciting finale! We kick things off by recapping our reactions to the interview we did with Nayte, now that the dust has settled. We share our thoughts about the breakup and realize that two good and well intentioned people can have a toxic relationship. We then get into the episode itself, picking up with the fight between Rachel and Zach. We break down age being used as an excuse, a smile that reveals true feelings, and how leading someone on is different than saying they’re the problem. We also talk about the night date with Rachel and Aven, how the guys are only getting half of the time they usually would, and how Aven tried his best to connect with Rachel in conflict. We also talk about if we think anyone on the show is reading Reddit threads about them, and how Clayton is still being used as the butt of a joke even though people are making the same mistakes. We then share some predictions of what we think will be talked about at the live segment, and how next season is really their only chance to have two Bachelors at once. 

“If you have to break hearts, don’t make them feel like it was their fault.” 

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Sep 14, 2022
E473 Ask Nick - My Sister Is a Bully
01:02:56

Today we’re back with another exciting episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again to answer all of your questions about relationships and situationships. We welcome on our first caller who is wondering how to manage a long term friendship that started going sour over different political points of view. Knowing that her friend is very set in their views, our caller wonders if it’s worth it to overcome the roadblocks and rekindle what is there. Our next caller deals with her bully sister who constantly casts judgment. She wonders how to incorporate and keep her sister in her life without giving her sister too much power. Our last caller feels like he keeps getting cheated on and also hooking up with people that are cheating. His friends sharing similar situations, he wonders how to find people dating for the right reasons in a world of people that may not have the best intentions. 

“There are so many people in the world that haven’t shown me they’ll break my heart” 

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Sep 12, 2022
E472 Ask Nick Update’s Special Episode
01:04:46

Welcome back to The Viall Files! Today we have a special “where are they now” update show where we bring back some of our previous callers and get an update on what happened after they called in for advice. We first cut back to their initial story and question, the advice they got, how they took the advice and what they learned from the situations they were in. Our first caller reached out to get help shooting her shot with her hot chiropractor, wondering how to be direct in a sticky situation. After revealing in her update that it did not go as she hoped, she talks about what she learned and dives into her new prospects in love. Our next caller wonders if his friend is gay after the friend continues to make flirty advances. Worried that he would ruin the friendship by saying something, our caller wonders the best way to approach the subject. After revealing some new information, our caller checks back in with us to talk about how their friendship has continued and recaps the big conversation they had. Our last caller called in originally after she found out that her boyfriend is actually married with four kids. Feeling that they had a strong connection but getting judgment from her friends, our caller wondered simply what to do. She calls back in to update us about how things have changed. We also read some great updates that past callers wrote in and shared. We get an update from our caller who wondered how to share to her mom that she got tattoos, an update from our mediation callers that were debating if they should get a dog together or wait until they moved to NYC, and our caller that wanted a courthouse wedding while her boyfriend wanted something grand.

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  • 436 Ask Nick with Morgan Absher - Men Are Emasculated by Me!
  • Episode Number: 397 -Ask Nick - My Mom Gave My Friend A Handjob

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  • 448 Ask Nick - I Want The Courthouse He Wants The Big Wedding

“Accept who he is.” 

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Sep 09, 2022
E471 Going Deeper with Nayte Olukoya: “I’m Not A F*ckboy”
01:29:53

Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files, Going Deeper Edition! Today we have a very exciting episode where we are joined by Nayte Olukoya of Bach Nation, where he tells all regarding his shocking breakup with Michelle Young. To kick things off, we dive into some pop culture topics, such as breaking down the controversy of “Spitgate” where it is alleged that Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine during the Venice Film Festival showing of the upcoming movie, Don’t Worry Darling. Was this just two friends messing around or is this something deeper? We also talk about the newest TikTok from Emily Ratajkowski joking that she prefers “ugly men” amid her split from her cheating husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, and we then dive into talking about the difference between hot ugly and ugly hot. After the pop culture, we get into our interview with Nayte, where he talks about the events that lead to the breakup, how they broke up over the phone, and how the pressures of social media affected their personal lives. We also talk about why Michelle blocked Nayte, how Nayte plans to heal, and how Nayte broke up with someone different from who he fell in love with. We get emotional while laying everything out, so tune in for this very special interview. After the interview, we bring in one of our Texting Office Hours callers, who needs help with her boyfriend that isn’t acting like someone with a label should. 

“Breakups suck and you gotta do what you gotta do!” 

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Sep 08, 2022
E470 Bachelorette Recap w/ Cathy Kelley
01:23:45

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are joined by journalist, host, model, and actress, Cathy Kelley! In this episode we jump in to break down the latest episodes of the Bachelorette, getting into both episodes of this week’s Fantasy Suites. We start off with some tea from Bachelor Nation, talking about Hannah Brown’s IG post about her brother’s wedding, and addressing the rumors if Gabby is on the next Dancing With The Stars. We then get into the episode itself, where we talk how Rachel and Gabby navigate situations that they called Clayton out for, if the lead always has to lead someone on, and when exploring all your options hurts the person you end up with. We talk about Jason’s goodbye and how he may have had a guard up, Erich communicating that being in the fantasy suites felt like being cheated on, and how to best have an argument while on camera. We also talk about the blowup between Zach and Rachel, which Bachelorette may be acting more than loving, and Gabby finally opening up fully for the first time on the show. 

“Rachel is leading someone on for sure.” 

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Sep 07, 2022
E469 Ask Nick - He Divorced Me For The Nanny
59:46

Today we’re back with another exciting episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again  to answer your questions about navigating relationships and situationships. Our first caller shares that she is having a hard time setting boundaries with her ex-husband since their marriage ended mostly due to him having an affair with their nanny, yet never admitting to it while they were married. She wonders how to move past this and be grateful for her new lease on life while also managing having to co-parent with her ex. Our next caller is concerned for her best friend as our caller finds her new boyfriend to be disrespectful of boundaries and constantly pressuring them both. She loves her friend and asks how to best support her while also telling her about her concerns while not pushing her away due to her distrust and dislike of this guy. Our last caller is very comfortable in her home town with family and a great job she's worked hard at. Yet, she wonders if she is just letting her life and opportunities for love pass her by in staying there versus moving away and trying to expand her horizons. 

“It can be addicting to feel bad.”

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Sep 05, 2022
E468 Going Deeper with LadyGang’s Jac & Keltie - Olivia & Shia, Cheating Exposed plus Addison Rae’s Mom
01:26:08

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by Jac and Keltie of the LadyGang. On this episode we start off by breaking down their new book, Lady Secrets, and talking about the craziest confessions inside. We get into how women cheat as much as guys, how boundaries can change the longer you’re married, and Keltie’s appearance on a season of The Bachelor. We also talk about exposing people on TikTok, if you should tell someone if they’re being cheated on, and how flirtation isn’t cheating. We also dive into some pop culture topics, breaking down the controversy with the upcoming movie Don’t Worry Darling where Shia LaBeouf disputes claims that he was fired, why Olivia Wilde is unfairly getting hate, Yung Gravy taking Addison Rae’s mom to the VMAs, and celebrities’ parents desperate for fame themselves. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours callers! Our first caller wonders how to keep conversations going after spending the night with a groomsman at a wedding. Now she wonders how she can find out if he has interest without scaring him off. Our next caller has been developing a crush on the bank teller that she has to visit everyday for work. Now she wonders how to be bold and how to navigate the conversation that he might have a girlfriend. 

“You will never scare away the right person.” 

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Aug 31, 2022
E467 Bachelorette Recap w/ Jim Jefferies
01:22:40

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are back for another episode, with friend of show and Bachelor Fan, Comedian Jim Jeffries. On this exciting bachelor recap, we’re breaking down the final hometown visit with Aven and then dive into the steamy Men Tell All. The episode starts off with some soundbites from Gabby and Rachel where they talk about wanting Kim Kardashian to be the next Bachelorette and how they might go on Dancing with the Stars. We then get into Aven’s hometown where we react to a witch with a Boston accent, talk about how Tino is the hottest person in his family, and how the men have been extra dramatic with their apologies because of the environment. We also get into Hayden being a no-show at Men Tell All, the controversy with Nate’s dating life, and how Tyler is going to get his heart ripped out. We also react to some clips shown where Zach is going to do a complete 180, our predictions of how Fantasy Suites will go down, and who is leaving with the best group of guys. We also dive into setting boundaries while dating with a kid, how they never talk about The Bachelorette’s profession, and how valid the concept of a life changing cruise is. 

“They make losing interest feel a crime.”

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Aug 30, 2022
E466 Ask Nick - Got Married Behind My Best Friend’s Back
49:41

Today we’re back with another exciting episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again to bring on our callers to help them answer their questions and navigate their relationships, situationships, and everything in between. We welcome on our first caller who wonders if she’s doing the right thing after leaving a relationship with a guy after finding out that he was following thousands of Instagram accounts of women in their underwear. After her confrontation goes poorly and he starts following more girls, she reflects on the situation and wonders if she handled this really strange situation properly. Our next caller found love and got married during covid but has yet to tell his best friend and wonders how to tell him without causing his friend to react poorly for being kept in the dark about a major life event. He acknowledges that there will be repercussions, but knows that being honest is the best approach to retain the friendship. Our last caller has been on a bunch of great dates with a guy and wants to know if it's a good time to tell him she wants it to be more. She wonders how long is long enough to pop these questions and if taking this step might scare people away. 

“He gave you closure, you just have to see it that way.”

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Aug 29, 2022
E465 Going Deeper with Ellie Zeiler - Break Ups, Being Harry Styles' Girlfriend & Selling Sunset
01:26:30

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by TikTok Star and Influencer, Ellie Zeiler! On this new episode of Going Deeper we dive deep with our guest, asking about her recent breakup, how social media has made moving on worse, how dating is a lot more complicated when you’re an influencer, the best places to find people to date, and why it’s important to work on yourself not just when you’re single. We also dive into some pop culture news, talking about Sofia Vergara leaking the wedding of Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland, the shocking divorces from Love Is Blind alumni, and the breaking news that Christine Quinn will be leaving Selling Sunset and how this split will probably be better for her. We then welcome on two Texting Office Hours callers where our first caller wants help with shooting her shot with a guy that she thinks she has a 50% chance of success with. But after not hanging out with him for a while, she wonders how she can ask him out on a date without seeming like she cares too much. Our second caller wonders how to deal with a girl she’s been talking to, who only seems to text our caller when she’s bored. Worried that this person may be a catfish, we help our caller build up the courage to test this person by asking them to meet at a local coffee shop, deciding to block them if they flake. 

“No breakups are mutual.” 

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Aug 24, 2022
E464 Bachelorette Recap w/ Becca Moore
01:18:27

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are back for another episode, with friend of show, the hilarious TikToker and massive Bachelor Fan, Becca Moore. On this episode we start off by diving into Bachelor Nation Tea, talking about the conspiracy theories that Logan Palmer never had covid and the real reason he was kicked out is a secret. Sofia Vergara leaking the cake and details of the wedding of Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland, and Susie Evans and Clayton Echard decided to live separately with the news that Susie would be moving to Los Angeles while Clayton stays in Phoenix. We then dive into the episode recap itself, talking about the hometown visits that shined and the interactions that sucked. We break down Tyler being dropped before hometowns, a reveal about Zach’s personal life, and how Tino’s parents don’t respect his business plan. We also give into how the pick for the next Bachelor is now unclear and how an unconventional choice could lead to the most entertaining outcome. 

“They want it to be perfect before starting.”

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Aug 23, 2022
E463 Ask Nick - He’s Dating Our Co-Worker Behind My Back
01:22:00

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again to bring on our callers to answer their questions and give them advice as they navigate the crazy world of relationships. Our first caller is dealing with a workplace romance that goes sour when she discovers that she was the other woman the entire time. Having to deal with both the man she’s been seeing and his girlfriend both at her office, she wants to know how to “win” this breakup and move on with her life. Our next caller is stuck in a sticky situation where after feeling like the guy she’s seeing is a player, she starts seeing his younger brother. Now that he is aware, and things are awkward, she wonders how to best communicate to repair the situation the most she can. Our last caller wonders if it’s worth attempting to shoot her shot. She gets advice on the best ways to ask this guy to hangout and to judge if he is actually interested in something more. 

“They’re building trust to lie to you later.”

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Aug 22, 2022
E462 Going Deeper with Cheryl Burke - Divorce, DWTS plus Green Line Test
01:13:06

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by dancer, model, and host, Cheryl Burke! On this episode we dive into chatting with Cheryl and ask her about her recovery from both her divorce and addiction, how she better learned to build her life in sobriety, and learning to love yourself after a life of hardship. We also transition to talking about Dancing with The Stars moving to Disney+ and managing jealousy when you’re dating someone in the entertainment industry. We then dive into some pop culture topics, getting an update on the Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis divorce, the couple photo green line test, how you could’ve predicted the breakup between Pete and Kim, and the impact of body language. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours Callers. Our first caller talks about a guy she’s been talking to on Hinge which was going well until she had to put it on pause because she got back together with her ex. After breaking up with her ex, she runs into this Hinge guy at a gym and afterwards he added her on Facebook. Now she wonders if she should shoot her shot, even with having so many signs that he’s into her. Our next caller has been talking to a guy for over two years, but has never met him in real life. But after temporarily moving to the Netherlands to be closer to him and getting mixed messages, she asks if she should just focus on her independence in Europe versus worrying just about this guy. 

“When I’m not working, I’m working on myself.”

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Aug 17, 2022
E461 Bachelorette Recap w/ Achieng Agutu & Hayley Hasselhoff
01:26:09

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are back with another episode, joined this time by two wonderful guests! We bring on digital creator, Achieng Agutu, and actress and model, Hayley Hasselhoff, to break down the latest episode of the Bachelorette where all the drama unfolds leading up to hometowns. But first, we spill the tea on the latest from Bachelor Nation, reacting to Kelley Flanagan and Peter Weber being sighted hanging out on multiple occasions since their breakup that led to a lot of harsh words in interviews, Madi Prewett’s recent sponsored live video where she breaks down the engagement and promise pact, and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s recent comments about wishing she was host on this season with two Bachelorettes. We then dive into the episode where we talk about Nate’s emotional goodbye, the real reason Gabby sent him home, and how Nate is probably setup to be the next Bachelor. We also dive into Zach dropping the L-Bomb, how Zach is getting Rachel ready to date Tino, Rachel’s wacky cheese strongman competition, and Gabby’s erotic group date where Spencer left uncomfortable and Johnny left dripping with hot wax. We also breakdown Tino’s emotional breakdown, Logan’s unceremonious exit from the season, and debating if the producers accidentally showed their hand.

“Their whole relationship is built off of his obsession.”

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Aug 16, 2022
E460 Ask Nick - Will My Arrest Record Scare Him?
01:03:24

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re here again to bring on our callers and give them advice to answer their questions and navigate their relationships. On this episode we bring on our first caller who wonders how to come clean to a guy she’s seeing about criminal charges she is facing. With the crimes committed when she was an addict, her now being clean, and the guy she’s seeing also in recovery,  she wonders if they can build a connection by being honest about the skeletons in their closets. Our next caller is dealing with a situation in which her ex-boyfriend wants to stop by her place to pick up some things he left behind. Wondering how to shut down her ex’s power play, she wonders if enlisting the help of a guy friend can help this ex from trying anything. Our last caller wonders how to introduce her boyfriend to her family when she’s previously set strict barriers with her parents because of their behavior. Now she wonders how to make the introduction natural and if sometimes things are only a big deal if you make them a big deal.

“Give people the opportunity to fail.”

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Aug 15, 2022
E459 Going Deeper with Wells Adams - Wedding Delays, Kim & Pete Breakup plus Pete’s Next Girlfriend?
01:26:17

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by Host, Podcaster, and Bachelor Nation’s own, Wells Adams! On this episode we dive deep with Wells and talk to him about being engaged for years because Covid caused wedding delays, the biggest joys and stresses in planning a wedding, the scoop on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise, and Wells’ new cooking show on Hulu about pizza. We then spill the tea on some pop culture topics and break down the Pete and Kim breakup, Kanye’s controversial meme, and who we think Pete should date next. We also talk about Frank Ocean selling a c*ckring for $25,000, if body count matters, and Jennifer Coolidge getting a lot of action after her role in American Pie. We then welcome on our Texting Office Callers to help give them advice with formulating a message. Our first caller worries about a guy that seems to have ghosted her, wondering if a potentially awkward situation while hooking up may have led  him to lose interest. Now she wonders if him being judgmental may be a red flag. Our next caller wonders if she should try to repair the relationship with her boyfriend’s brother after the brother sends our caller an apology two years after a fight. Seemingly like he’s done work to improve himself, she wonders if it’s worth having the conversations to restore the relationship and how she can get more support from her boyfriend in this situation. 

“He gives hope to a lot of skinny funny guys!” 

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Aug 10, 2022
E458 Bachelorette Recap w/ Dave Holmes
01:17:01

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are back with another episode, joined by actor, writer, host, and Bachelor superfan, Dave Holmes! On this episode we kick things off by digging into some tea from Bachelor Nation. We react to Michelle Young saying she’s happier since the breakup in her last Instagram post, the Madison Prewett proposal where she was told it would happen 30 minutes before, a recent interview where in reaction to the new Bachelorette format Gabby said that she wouldn’t let anyone pit her against Rachel, and updates on Aaron Rodgers and his family. We then get into reacting to the episode itself, picking up from last week’s cliffhanger of Logan, how Logan has proved he’s on the show for the right reasons, and how Nate seems like the right choice for the next Bachelor. We also talk about how Rachel has had a rough episode with canceling the group date, how she’s making the same mistakes that Clayton made, and how the two Bachelorettes handle rejection and disappointment differently. We also talk about the guys that are setting themselves up for heartbreak, who is the most divisive contestant, and how they’re going to handle hometowns. 

“She’s making the same mistakes Clayton did.”

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Aug 09, 2022
E457 Ask Nick - Is Good Sex Worth the Emotional Cost?
01:15:23

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this episode we bring on our listeners to help give them answers to their questions! Our first caller rides the line of navigating a situationship when she gets rejected after asking her friends with benefits to hangout outside of the bedroom. Catching feelings and feeling like this guy is only in it for the sex, our caller wonders how to deal, when his fantasies are about sex and hers are about romance. Our next caller has admitted to having feelings to her long term guy friend. Now she has to embrace the uncertainty to shoot her shot. Our last caller has been in a great relationship with her boyfriend but starts to question everything knowing that she’ll be taking an internship in Italy for 6 months. Now she wonders if it’s worth embracing this next chapter by being single in Europe or if she should still explore and grow while staying in a relationship. 

“Stop worrying about accumulating exes.”

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Aug 08, 2022
E456 Going Deeper with Holly Madison - Life After Playboy plus Jojo & Candace “Rudest Celeb” Drama
01:21:22

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by TikToker, reality TV star, and former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison! On this episode we dive into talking about the release of the new documentary Holly is in about the Playboy Mansion, reflecting on her time living there, and learning to find healthy love after leaving Hefner. We also talk about what bothered her most with her portrayal on Girls Next Door, finding support within friendship despite Hefner creating drama between the women, and finding agency in your sexuality. We also jump into some pop culture topics such as the drama between Jojo Siwa and Candace Cameron Bure, what celebrities owe you in fan interactions, Will Smith’s attempt at an apology, Ne-Yo’s cheating drama, and luxury retreats couples are going to in order  to save their relationships. We then welcome on two Texting Office Hours Callers. Our first caller is a fitness trainer who shoots her shot on a man she’s teaching via a post-it note. With him flaking and moving away soon, she wonders if she should give it one more chance before moving on. Our next caller is interested in two guys, worrying that she may have ruined a date with one by only having limited time. Now she must come to terms with modern dating and realize that she may be on a roster and he may have lost interest for a reason not of her doing. 

“When we’re frustrated, we want our partners to read our minds.”

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Aug 03, 2022
E455 Bachelorette Recap w/ Elizabeth Wagmeister
01:28:37

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are back with another episode, joined by journalist and Bachelor Fan, Elizabeth Wagmeister! On this episode we kick things off by diving into some Bachelor Nation drama and news. We talk about the status of Tyler Cameron’s friendship with Matt James and how there may have been drama with Rachel K, a possibility of missing a book release, how much love is in a love hate situation, and pressures of being single when your friend is in a steady relationship. We also dive into breaking down this action packed episode of The Bachelorette, with moments of heartbreak, honesty, and nicknames. We talk about Jacob and Hayden apologizing in reaction to last week’s episode, Hayden saying disrespectful things while still mic’d up on the show, and how the format has led to more realistic depiction of modern dating that has resulted in a lot more rejection. We also talk about the best types of dates on the show, Rachel and Gabby genuinely having fun in a private conversation, potential proposals in Paris, and how Logan switching sides may lead to heartbreak but may also lead to everyone being more honest about their emotions. 

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The road to the villain edit is made the same way.”

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Aug 02, 2022
E454 Ask Nick - My Boss Is Manipulating A Plus One
01:12:49

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this episode we take on even more of your burning questions in order to help you deal with relationships. We welcome our first caller who has been dating her boyfriend for over three years, feeling like things are at a bit of a standstill, with him not popping the question. Now she needs help with learning how to communicate better, especially after finding some interesting things on his YouTube watch history. Our next caller is stuck in a sticky situation with increasing pressures of her upcoming wedding, wondering who to invite when she’s having a small wedding and seats are limited. Now she struggles with how to navigate her boss assuming that he’ll be able to bring his new girlfriend as a plus one and talking about it behind her back. Our last caller wonders what to do when a guy she’s casually dated moves to Germany for a new job, inviting her to come out. But now that she has the tickets, he’s completely ghosted her. Now she wonders if she should reach out one more time or still go and try to have a great time on her own. 

“You being right doesn’t necessarily matter.”

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Aug 01, 2022
E453 Going Deeper with Hayley Orrantia - Emily Ratajkowski Cheating Scandal & Drake Airdrop Controversy
01:19:42

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by Actress and  Musician Hayley Orrantia. You’ll recognize her from The Goldbergs! On this episode we dive deep with our guest talking about what it’s like to be on one show for almost a decade, how the LA karaoke scene is like nothing else, and how relationships that ended poorly aren’t a waste of time. We then talk about how Hayley and her fiancé bonded over dating sociopaths, how forcing yourself to deal with heartbreak is better than ignoring it, and continuing to learn about the person you’re dating even after the honeymoon phase ends. We also cover the Emily Ratajkowski cheating scandal and dive in to present the narrative of why people cheat and why the person cheated on should never feel at fault. We also talk about the Rejection Challenge, why exposing yourself to “no” can make you a more dynamic person, and the controversy with Drake airdropping a picture he took of a woman to her. We then welcome on two Texting Office Hours callers! Our first caller wonders what to do after being ghosted after an amazing first date. She asks how to cut through the noise and learn that this “perfect guy” may actually be a f*ckboy hiding in plain sight. Our next caller wants help in drafting a text to respond to a guy she feels treated her poorly by constantly not making her a priority. Now she has to learn that she shouldn’t be focusing on making a guy from her past feel bad when she’s already happy in a relationship. 

“He’s not even pretending to be a f*ckboy!”

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Jul 27, 2022
E452 Bachelorette Recap w/ Allison Raskin
01:23:31

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are back with another episode, joined again today by New York Times Bestselling Author, Podcaster, and mental health advocate, Allison Raskin! On this episode we kick things off by getting the latest in Bach Nation news; talking about Nayte’s recent big move to Los Angeles and becoming roommates with Rodney, a recent paparazzi photoshoot of Tyler Cameron and Paige Lorenze in NYC, plus Nick’s worst paparazzi moments. We then dive into recapping the episode itself! We talk about how Gabby and Rachel are handling getting both devotion and rejection from the guys, how every season challenges your insecurities, and how to manage when half the guys are not there for you. We talk about how Mario blew his chance by exploring too much, how some of the guys may flip teams from one lead to the other, and how it’s a miracle Hayden is still in the game after a rough night. We also dive into Gabby breaking the mold of surface level fairytales by getting real about not having the love of her mom, and on the other hand, how some people are finding “deep” connections over the fact that their fathers would drive them to the airport. 

“Getting clarity isn't the end of the world.”

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Jul 26, 2022
E451 Ask Nick - My Mom’s Issues Are Affecting My Life
01:03:57

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition!  Again we welcome you, our listeners, to give you advice on all your relationships and situationship in the crazy world of dating, friends, and family. Our first caller struggles to maintain relationships with her family because of her mother’s extreme mental health issues. After overhearing a conversation, she wonders how to process and deal with a parent’s frustration and how to draw the lines between being accepting of a situation and also having boundaries and respect for herself. Our next caller wonders how to manage a Type-A guy she’s dating that can only get dates with him when he pencils her into his busy schedule. Now with questions about a mysterious exclusive rock climbing club he’s in, and the fact that they’ve only dated for four months, she wonders if it’s best to just move on. Our last caller is placed in the middle of family drama when her mom wants the caller to uninvite her aunt from her wedding. Now, she wonders how to set boundaries with her mother without hurting her relationship. 

“If it feels weird, it probably is.”

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Jul 25, 2022
E450 Going Deeper - The One That Got Away, Chris Evans plus JLO & Ben Married
01:16:22

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by star of The One That Got Away, Jeff Perla. On this episode we welcome on Jeff to dive into his experience on the show, get the tea on who he left the show with, and how the producers dug up people from his past. We also talk about if it’s worth it to explore missed connections, the contestants Jeff loved and hated the most on the show, and doing body shots for a dollar at brunch. We also talk about coming out when you’re an adult, and how sometimes reopening a connection can bring a lot of emotional weight. We also dive into some pop culture topics such as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez getting married after years of being apart, Chris Evans announcing that he’s ready for love and will be putting all his energy into it, and the Tristan Thompson -Khloe Kardashian situation with people commenting on her dating choices. We then welcome on TWO Texting Office Hours Callers. Our first caller wants to formulate a text to help find a reason for her to travel to see a guy that lives far away from her. Knowing that they’ve hit it off in the past, she learns to be direct and learn that it’s better to ask for what you want rather than chase. Our next caller wonders what to do when someone she’s been hooking up with begins to ask very strange personal questions regarding her and the future. Now she wonders if she should play the game and send a semi-snarky text or move on from this hookup. 

“Don’t chase a man during Summer.”

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Jul 20, 2022
E449 Bachelorette Recap w/ Blake Moynes
01:23:41

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are back with another episode, joined by Blake Moynes of Bachelor Nation! In this episode we start things off by diving into some hot questions and check-in on Blake to see how he is dealing with his breakup of Katie, how long it took him to recover, and what he’s focused on now. We ask if there was emotional cheating in his relationship and then ask him about his time on the Bachelor and his interactions with Greg on Season 17 of The Bachelorette. We ask how valid it was that Katie said she knew that Greg was not the one and we solve the mystery behind Blake’s censored painting. We then respond to our episode last week and talk about our approach to responding to drama and how our response to Katie differs from the situation where Blake Horstmann leaked texts. After some Bachelor Nation Tea, we dive into recapping the latest episode of The Bachelorette. On the latest episode, we find that there were a lot of upset eliminations, with Jordan the drag racer being sent home despite going on a one on one date, and how the first impression rose doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re safe. With two Bachelorettes, are the dynamics different and are previous signs of going far in the season now signs you’ll be sent home next? We also talk about if the guys should be focusing on one bachelorette or should they get to know a bit about both, if nicknames are a sign you’re not being taken seriously, and if there will be jealousy between both of the Bachelorettes. 

“Man earned that f*ckboy edit!”

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Jul 19, 2022
E448 Ask Nick - I Want The Courthouse He Wants The Big Wedding
01:07:50

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We welcome on our callers to give them advice about their relationships and situationships! Our first caller deals with dating after moving to a new state, finding it hard to connect and progress the dates she’s been going on. After finding a guy she has genuine interest in, she wonders if she should put herself out there and shoot her shot, while also learning to take things slow as she recently moved and has a lot of settling in to do. Our next caller struggles when a guy she can’t get over really might not be as great as she makes him out to be. Now she must learn to hold more respect for herself as the good traits this guy holds are traits she could find with anyone. Our last caller deals with conflict when her current boyfriend wants to have a massive wedding, while she is more than happy to go to the courthouse. With this conflict in mind, we ask our caller if the reasons for her preferences might be from a deeper cause. 

“We all have to shift through dirt to find gold”

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Jul 18, 2022
E447 Going Deeper with Nick & Natalie - Lake House, Hot Girl Summer & Nipples
58:21

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined again by Natalie Joy as Nick and Natalie call in from London! On this episode we test out our British accents and give a major update to the Lake House Situation where Nick talks about what he thinks will happen next. We also dive into some pop culture topics such as navigating hot girl summer with non-traditional relationships, Florence Pugh’s Free the Nipple dress, and how the reactions to this dress say a lot about society. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who has trouble navigating a situation where a guy she’s been dating has been mysterious and unresponsive. Is his job on a golf course really that time consuming? Or is there something deeper going on? We also react to an email from a fan asking for advice when she thinks that a guy broke up with her over her loud chewing. 

“It’s a different kind of sting.”

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Jul 13, 2022
E466 Bachelorette Recap w/ Lisa Schwartz & Natalie Joy
01:17:58

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelorette Recap Edition! Today we are back as the Bachelorette season begins tonight! Nick and Natalie call in from their hotel in London because giving you the latest on Bachelor Nation drama and reacting to the premiere episode of The Bachelorette exists above all else. We bring on our guest, coming to you from the studio, YouTuber and actress, Lisa Schwartz. We kick things off discussing Katie going live and saying, “What tea do you want spilled?” Natalie reacts to getting sent a clip from a fan of Katie expressing that she blocked Nick on her phone. We talk about the last text Nick sent Katie, react to how Katie uses social media, and express how we’ve done nothing but try to give her a platform to help. We then get to the premiere episode of the Bachelorette with last season favorites, Gabby & Rachel. We talk about the validity of their claims of being best friends, how they’ll navigate 32 men, and where the biggest sources of drama will come from. We talk about how the new format of the show feels super refreshing, how the girls should navigate calling dibs, how a drag racer is stealing hearts, and how the twins are already packing their bags to go back home together. We also talk about the worst first impressions, how the First Impression Roses seem different this season, if there will really be enough time to get to know the guys, and our predictions for the final four. 

“I was fine until she said Nick’s name!”

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Jul 12, 2022
E445 Ask Nick - Dealing With Manchild Boyfriend
01:01:19

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! Welcome listeners, and join us as we take your questions about the dating world and relationships. Our first caller feels like she has commitment issues until she starts having feelings for a guy she had a week long romance with. She asks if her insecurities are normal and how she should handle dating situations like this in the future. Our next caller has been happily with her boyfriend for eight years, but starts raising questions when she begins to realize that he may be a spoiled man child. With continual reminders that he does the bare minimum, our caller wonders if she should move away closer to her mom and reconnect with her. The last caller questions if she should be honest with her finance about how she feels staying at his grandparents' truly gross and disgusting house. She loves him and respects that they are his family but she just can’t take how awful it is. Now she wonders how to save herself from disgust without breaking his heart.

“You had a week love affair.” 

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Jul 11, 2022
E444 Going Deeper - Mediation Caller Special
01:21:22

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are switching up our typical Going Deeper format to welcome some Mediation Callers! We bring on friends and couples to help them hash out their disagreements and see what we can do to help them find some common ground. Our first callers are looking for advice on how to deal with the boyfriend going out and drinking while the girlfriend stays home and worries. He finds going out to be the perfect outlet and doesn’t mean to worry his partner, but he finds himself struggling to stay disciplined with communication and promises. Our next callers wrote in about one of them wanting a dog and the other not yet being sure. As they just moved in together, literally 24 hours ago, they wonder if their lives are too busy to get a dog. And with them potentially moving to another state in the future, are there too many roadblocks to commit to a pup? Should they just get a dog and figure it out or wait a beat and make sure they are truly ready? Our last callers were best friends but had a falling out a few years ago. They get back together in the same room for the first time to try to figure out how to mend this relationship right on The Viall Files. They ask how to best get past their issues and move on from the things that occurred and put strain on the friendship. Can they restore their relationship back to what it was before? Or because of the falling out, can they never be as close again. 

“It’s okay to have a different kind of friendship.” 

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Jul 07, 2022
E443 Bachelorette Men Bios Part 2 w/ Eilise Guilfoyle
01:05:46

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today on our freestyle episode, we are joined again by Eilise Guilfoyle to cover the rest of juicy Bachelorette Men Bios in anticipation of the next season of The Bachelorette starting next week! Diving into the bios, we talk about how the language the men use shows a lot about their expectations, we debate if the men are the ones writing the bios themselves or just answering questions, and the weirdest fun facts from the guys. We also take a look at the troublesome party-loving twins coming on this season, who already has the description of villain written all over them, and how a guy asking for a low maintenance girl can be the biggest red flag of them all. Be sure to tune in next week on July 11th, where we go back to our usual recaps as we dive into the next exciting season of The Bachelorette with Gabby and Rachel! 

“He looks like he watched 50 Shades of Gray and took notes.”

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Jul 06, 2022
E442 Ask Nick - Am I A F*ckgirl?
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We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! Welcome listeners, and join us as we take on your burning questions to help you navigate through the world of relationships. Our first caller currently lives in a semi long distance relationship as her boyfriend works at sea. But with her boyfriend already moving internationally to be with her,  she wonders if it would be smart to move again to another country and if the foundation of their relationship could take another jump. Our next caller describes that she is currently going through the fallout of a breakup, wanting to move on without going through a fuckboy era. Now Nick talks to our caller about how everyone participating in hookup culture is in a way, a fuckboy, and how everyone deals with a breakup differently. Our last caller has trouble deciding between two guys, especially when one of these situationships ended because of a tragedy of no fault of her own. Now our caller learns that she may be creating stories in her head based on limited information, and needs to think internally about what she really wants from a guy. 

“Some of our best stories from the past are where we felt the most discomfort in the present.”

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Jul 05, 2022
E441 Going Deeper with Audrina Patridge - Plus Hot Chiropractor Update
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Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by actress, author, model, and The Hill’s Star, Audrina Patridge! On this episode we dive into some deep talks and pop culture news, such as Denise Richards joining OnlyFans to show support for her daughter, Justin Timberlake getting roasted on TikTok for his subpar dance moves, the most awkward moment at the VMAs, and the next generation of reality television. After we dive deep with Audrina and talk about her not being invited back for the reboot of The Hills, a photographer friend leaking her topless photos, trying to coparent after a very public divorce, and producers blocking in her car until she did a scene when filming The Hills. We also talk about the worst doctor to get hit on by, how to avoid peer pressure in Los Angeles, and dating as a single mother. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who wonders how to rekindle a friendship that waned after she got uninvited from being a bride’s maid for her best friend. Now she wonders after digging deeper if her husband may be the reason her friend no longer wants to associate with her. We also got a spicy update from our caller yesterday that was crushing on her steamy chiropractor. 

“I’ve been through enough drama, I’m ready for peace.”

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Jun 29, 2022
E440 Breakups, Elvis Make Outs & Bachelorette Men Bios Part 1
01:28:08

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today on our freestyle episode, we are joined by our very own Ali and Amanda, as we all return back to the studio to break down the latest in Bachelor Nation and Pop Culture news. On this episode we dive into the shattering breakup announcements in Bachelor Nation, talking about Nayte’s explosive 15 bullet point response to the hate comments, and a recent photo of John and Katie at a fair where John looks like he’s about to cry. We also talk about the latest trends in dating where polls have pointed out the least attractive traits a person can have, the rise in emotional intelligence over physical attractiveness, the secret love language of emojis, and the new Elvis biopic revealing a concert where Elvis made out with every girl in front of him. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who wants advice on how to shoot her shot with her dreamy chiropractor. Now, after taking a risk, will he break her back or her heart? We then bring on Eilise Guilfoyle to start breaking down the bios for the male contestants in the ever approaching season of The Bachelorette! Who are our front runners? Who has the most red flags out the gate? Check out this freestyle episode to get the tea and stick around for next week for Part 2 of our Bachelorette Bio Breakdown! 

“This is a PR lesson, not a love lesson.”

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Jun 28, 2022
E439 Ask Nick - Help My Ex-Husband Start Dating
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We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we bring on more callers to help them with their questions about the dating world and relationships in general. Our first caller brings on her ex-husband with the hopes that Nick can help give advice so that her ex can get laid. Now, Nick helps this man re-enter the dating world and helps the ex-couple talk about what they will do to explain to their new partners that their best friend is their ex. Our next caller poses the question of if you can be cheated on in a situationship where boundaries have not been defined. Now she must learn how to not give into her boredom and waste her time on a guy that thinks the term “situationship” sounds like a cool thing. Our last caller struggles with her relationship with her overprotective mother after getting new visible arm tattoos. Now, our caller wonders how to live her life on her terms and learn that your parents will always love you even if they don’t like you.

“A pet peeve for everyone is someone else telling them who they are.”

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Jun 27, 2022
E438 Going Deeper w/ Hannah Berner - Male Engagement Rings & 3rd Wheels
01:21:46

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by comedian and host of the Berning In Hell Podcast, Hannah Berner! On this episode we get the latest from Hannah and dive back into the juiciest pop culture stories of the week. We first talk about Hannah marrying Des Bishop, why we should normalize engagement rings for men, the real reason Hannah isn’t on Summer House anymore, and how being in a relationship changes your brand. We also dive into Brad Pitt suing Angelina Jolie for selling part of a vineyard to a Russian Oligarch, how many friends you really need, Nick causing a divorce, and how to be a good third wheel. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who wonders if the text she received ending a situationship may actually have a possibility to turn back into something in the future. Now she gets advice and reflects on if she even likes him that much and if things may have been downhill since the first date. 

“I’m playing hard to get and we’re married” 

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Jun 22, 2022
E437 Nick Lehmann - Beyonce & Ketchup Kids
01:13:38

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today on our freestyle episode, we are joined by writer, actor, and comedian Nick Lehmann to jump into the latest craziness in pop culture. On this episode we talk about Nayte and Michelle’s devastating breakup, how various voices from Bachelor Nation feel about there being two bachelorettes, and Zac’s online clapback to a troll spreading lies. We also talk about the dynamics of growing up as a “ketchup kid”, Cheryl Burke revealing that she’s never had an orgasm from sex, the importance of listening to the needs of your partner, how Airbnb has gotten creepy, Drake’s new album, Beyonce’s new song dropping at midnight, and Charlie Sheen’s daughter creating an OnlyFans. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who wonders how strong the promise of a marriage pact really is once tested against the strain of time. She wonders how the dynamics change when two people that are emotionally connected but not dating, start dating other people. 

“A crush sounds temporary.”

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Jun 21, 2022
E436 Ask Nick with Morgan Absher - Men Are Emasculated by Me!
01:23:49

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we welcome Content Creator and Co-Host of the Two Hot Takes Podcast, Morgan Absher, to help us solve our four callers’ questions in the world of dating. Our first caller struggles with the maturity of guys she’s dating in a relatively small pool of people in her southern town, especially when after admitting she is a surgeon her dates tend to attempt to compensate. Now, she wonders if moving to a major city and upping the age range on her dating apps will give her more chances to find love. Our next caller has recently moved and struggles to find friendships in her new city. Now wondering how to deal with something so common, she learns that it might be okay to admit that you’re lonely. After that, our caller has a sticky situation where he can’t tell if his guy best friend may have feelings that extend beyond friendship. After his friend breaks up with his girlfriend, our caller has trouble telling if advances like an armpit tickle could be curiosity or strictly platonic. Our last caller wonders if he should start back up a relationship from the past year after exploring his options more. Now he wonders if this past relationship is worth pursuing and if he’s just been wasting his time looking for the perfect option instead of recognizing what is in front of him.

“What you’re doing isn’t going to get you what you want!”

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Jun 20, 2022
E435 Going Deeper with Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess
01:30:52

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by power couple Sharna Burgess and Brian Austin Green to catch up on the latest with their relationship and coparenting! You know Brian from his many acting roles, like Beverly Hills 90210 and Australian Ballroom Dancer, Sharna from Dancing With the Stars. Wonder what it’s like to co-parent with Megan Fox? On this episode we talk about dating without labels or expectations, finding love after the end of a marriage, getting pregnant when you’re a stepmom, and coparenting with Megan Fox in a way that is best for the kids. We also talk about having boundaries as a stepparent, how kissing changes everything, and how to not make your current partner pay for how your ex treated you. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who struggles after a fresh breakup when she adopted a dog with her ex-boyfriend. Now with the boyfriend refusing to emotionally express himself and claiming that the dog is entirely his, our caller wonders how to set up coparenting on terms that work for her. 

“We haven’t focused on winning the relationship. Winning is for the kids.”

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Jun 15, 2022
E434 Kaitlyn Bristowe: Amber Speaks & Britney Marries
01:20:25

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today on our freestyle episode, we are joined by Bachelor Nation’s own, Kaitlyn Bristowe! On this episode we dive into the latest on Bachelor Nation drama, if Kaitlyn feels massive FOMO from other people hosting, and who has gotten the best and worst edits. We also focus on some pop culture news, with Amber Heard’s first public interview and news of an upcoming book, how Britney Spears is so humble that she forgets she’s famous, how second-hand embarrassment is a myth, and the reason Geico has to pay one woman millions. We also talk about being a woman business owner in the wine industry, how we’ve had to learn to censor ourselves, and countering burnout as a comedian. We also welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who has been seeing a guy that works for her company at a location on the opposite coast of her. But can this flowering romance grow when they both have been having an amazing time without explaining what exactly they are doing and what this situation is. 

“If you need to solve a murder, ask Bachelor Nation!” 

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Jun 14, 2022
E433 Ask Nick - Is She Hiding Her Pregnancy?
01:18:26

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we welcome back our listeners to help answer their burning questions regarding relationships in every single form. Our first caller finds himself in a sticky situation when he has a pregnancy scare after hooking up with a friend with benefits. Now that this friend isn’t communicating very much about her status, our caller worries if they may be a father, or if they’re being too nosy into someone else’s business. Our next caller joins to talk about the best way to let go of her resentment after a bad relationship when you feel like the closure was one-sided. Now she struggles to recognize her role in this bad relationship and ways to improve as she continues in the dating world. Our last caller has difficulty navigating a deteriorating best friendship that ended. Stuck with the pieces, she wonders how to heal and recognize that sometimes people grow apart. 

“You can have chemistry and not work out.”

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Jun 13, 2022
E432 Going Deeper with Sophia & Sistine Stallone - Aging & Bullies
01:21:43

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by podcasters Sophia and Sistine Stallone, also known as The Stallone Sisters! On this episode we dive into growing up with a famous father, how having strict parents can prevent you from becoming spoiled, and Nick’s love of Rocky IV. We also talk about being bullied by famous children and creating your own path. We dive into some pop culture topics and react to Kim Kardashian’s recent comments about how she would eat poop if it made her look younger, Kim’s brand new luxurious private jet, how airplane food always sucks, and we also discuss how saying you love someone when you’re drunk can be genuine. We also dive into the effectiveness of marriage pacts, reacting to Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp’s deal to tie the knot if they’re both single at 40. We then welcome our Texting Office Hours caller who wonders how to get out of her cousin’s wedding without hurting his feelings and without her feeling guilty. The drama increases when it’s revealed that she was uninvited from the wedding itself and that this upcoming event is really just a celebration that will be extremely costly and inconvenient to attend. 

“I love you is subjective.” 

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Jun 08, 2022
E431 Peta Murgatroyd and Discussing The Verdict
58:38

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today on our freestyle episode, we are joined by dancer Peta Murgatroyd, known for being Nick’s dance coach on Dancing with the Stars! On this episode we recount how Peta has dealt with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to support your spouse when they’re stuck in Kyiv. We also talk the latest news from the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, breaking down the best friends messaging, if guys will be exchanged like trading Halloween candy, and how shooting the show on a cruise ship must have been hell. We also recap the conclusion of the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial, talking about the major takeaways from everything that’s unfolded, and how we think society will react and change now that Johnny has won the defamation lawsuit. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who has trouble cutting through the professional demeanor of the guy she’s dating, wondering how to distinguish if he’s being flirty or not. Now she asks for advice on how to break out of this dating purgatory where they’ve been on good dates but doesn’t know how and if they will progress things to the next level.  

“People simplify, and they see a liar.”

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Jun 07, 2022
E430 Ask Nick - Worried About Stripper Sister
01:08:04

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we welcome back our listeners to give advice in their current situationships. Our first caller has been dating a guy for five months, with everything going smoothly. The only problem, he won’t fully commit to being her boyfriend, and she doesn’t know how to approach a situation when this guy gives effort but not labels. Our next caller struggles when she feels that her younger sister is going down a certain path that she disagrees with. She talks about how her sister has gotten tattoos and now has become a stripper. Our caller feels like she can’t tell her family and wonders how she can help her sister, she is concerned is in danger, or if she’s just pushing her morals onto someone else. Our last caller feels uncomfortable with her sexuality, admitting that she hasn’t told her current boyfriend that she’s dated a woman in the past. Now with a new girl in the picture, her emotions feel stirred up, as she struggles to come to terms with how she feels and how she should go about navigating this new situation with her current boyfriend. 

“Guilt exacerbates everything.” 

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Jun 06, 2022
E429 Going Deeper - Game Night Explained, Kim & Pete, with Fibula
01:14:36

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by social media star, Connor Wood, aka Fibula! On this episode we reconnect with Connor to recount the controversial game night drama, being set up for a TikTok, how Nick rejected Connor’s coffee, and Fibula is ready for love. We also break down the latest with Pete Davidson’s new hair color, why couples start to dress like each other, and the Mona Lisa getting smashed with a cake. We then welcome our Texting Office Hours caller where she’s asking advice about how to ask out a friend who she’s developed a crush on. With both of them in a small group of LGBTQ+ friends, she finds it’s hard to determine friendship from flirtation. On this Texting Office Hours we have our caller send the text on-air, shooting her shot to see if she can light that spark. 

“I’ve always been very European in that way.”

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Jun 02, 2022
E428 Mormon Swingers, Verdict Predictions & Text Help with KP Parker
01:30:32

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today we are joined by comedian and TikToker KP Parker to dive into the latest news in pop culture. On this episode we get into some Bachelor Nation news with Becca Kufrin proposing to Thomas Jacobs, the rocky breakup between Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan, and Kelley’s ongoing statements that Peter wasn’t someone to look up to as a spouse. We also dive into the crazy drama that is Momtok and how a situation with a group of Mormon “soft swingers” ended in heartbreak and disaster when boundaries were crossed, how boundaries can lead to temptation, and how playing with fire always leaves someone burned. After that we analyze the closing statements of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial and predict what we think the final verdict will be, given everything we’ve talked about thus far! We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who places too much emphasis on the first person she’s dated using Hinge. She asks for help on how to not focus on keeping score and thinking about if she actually likes the guy she’s seeing, or if her ego is speaking for herself. 

“Instagram is not a love language!” 

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Jun 01, 2022
E427 Ask Nick - Facetime Fairytale
01:18:08

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we bring on even more callers to answer your burning questions and give advice about your relationship struggles. We welcome our first caller who is ghosted by a guy that she loses her virginity to, revealing that the guy did not know. Now she wonders how to properly move on and what tools she can equip herself with for future dating endeavors. Our next caller is currently dating two guys, wondering how to navigate the situation and make a decision when both are promising in different ways. She wonders if her mindset may be leading to her indecisiveness and if she realized she was in a position of power, she may feel more confident to go after who she knows she wants. Our last caller talks about falling in love over FaceTime, spending hours talking to a guy who turns out to be different than how he presents himself. Now that this Facetime fairytale has been shattered, she must learn to not accept less than what she deserves just because she’s getting validated by a guy. 

“You could easily feel differently about this if you were in a different state of mind.”

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May 31, 2022
VIGILANTE IS AVAILABLE NOW!
05:26

Tim Miller is a famous search-and-rescuer in Dickinson, Texas, who's helped track down more than 300 missing persons. After 38 years of searching, he’s now convinced that he’s finally solved his own daughter’s murder.  In the first season of VIGILANTE, Allie Conti (New York TimesVice) explores the human cost of Tim’s singular obsession with the case—from the people he’s falsely accused in the past, to the current girlfriend he’s put in the crosshairs of a possible serial killer. As Allie prepares to interview the suspect in person, she grapples with whether she might be the latest victim of Tim’s vigilantism.

 

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May 27, 2022
E426 Going Deeper w/ Madison Watkins - Kardashian Wedding plus Mattress Cover For Sex.
01:21:17

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by Singer, Songwriter, and American Idol contestant, Madison Watkins! On this episode we dive into how Madison and Nick met when he was first starting the podcast, the latest on the lavish Italian Kardashian wedding, what our ideal wedding locations would be, and tasteful ways to repurpose your mother’s wedding dress. We also talk about how bringing snacks is a turn-on, giving a friend a shot at a date, and how people need to be more “about it” in dating. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours caller who needs help navigating between two different situationships. The first guy she’s seeing has been giving her the best sex of her life, but he lives with his parents. Now being forced to buy a waterproof mattress cover and to reconcile with her concerns and questions, our caller wonders how much she should text back this guy that’s “too stupid to fall in love with.” She then asked about another guy she’s known for a long time, who is a mature man that fulfills very different needs. After this guy breaks up with his longtime girlfriend, he reaches out to our caller in a moment of weakness, shaking everything up and retracting once our caller responds. 

“I don’t care if you have fun at my wedding.”

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May 25, 2022
E425 Legal Analyst & Body Language Updates on Johnny/Amber Trial
01:27:47

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today we are joined by Attorney Dellara Gorjian. On this jam-packed episode we dive back into the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial, bringing on some experts to give their thoughts on what has arisen from the shocking cross examination. We talk about how this case has moved past a headline to being a cultural moment, why Dellara believes it’s likely Johnny will lose the case, and the specifics of what it takes to win a defamation case. We then welcome back Janine Driver to dive into what a bruise makeup kit is, and how slips of the tongue can reveal true intentions. We then welcome on a listener for Texting Office Hours where an accidentally butt-dial leads to chaos and confusion. Our caller struggles when a guy she’s seeing shows pretty poor communication skills, being left on read most of the time. We dive into this issue and discuss how texting has become an expectation and how to properly communicate how often you should be talking with the person and if texting too much is taking away from conversations that should happen on a date. 

“I’m protective of my energy.”

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May 24, 2022
E424 Ask Nick - Can’t Date Me Because He’s “Dating” His Cousin
01:18:36

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we bring on even more callers to help our listeners out in their various relationships. We welcome our first caller who struggles with how to navigate a situation when her boyfriend refuses to get a divorce with his wife. Because of this, our caller is left in a weird place wondering if they are in the wrong, especially when their friends may not be fully supportive, and if she should continue to push her boyfriend to get divorced and move on. Our next caller has issues when her boyfriend’s cousin starts showing jealousy towards their successful relationship. Now, our caller wonders how to deal with this awkward situation when the intentions of a family member aren’t clear. Our last caller struggles when her workaholic boyfriend can be distant. When our caller deals with a family issue and needs genuine support, her boyfriend makes jokes and doesn’t take the situation seriously. Now the caller asks for how to set expectations and properly ask for emotional support. 

“They were getting frustrated with the cycle” 

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May 23, 2022
E423 Going Deeper - Josh Peck, Game Nights & Office Hours Texts
01:15:19

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by actor, comedian, podcaster, and much more, Josh Peck! On this episode we dive deep with Josh and get into some burning questions. We talk about the balance between being opened and closed, how Josh’s sponsor gives the realest advice, and pushing back against the “shitty committee” in your head. We then talk about blaming someone else for your mistakes, a fun game night gone wrong when unsavory words are introduced, and the two main reasons why people get canceled. We dive into the relationship between Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly asking if the candle that burns twice as bright lasts half as long. We then bring on two Office Hours Text callers to give them some advice in their situationships. Our first caller deals with processing getting the “ick” and how to communicate with the guy she’s seeing that she is no longer interested. Our second caller struggles when she crushes on her mom’s hot Pickleball Coach. She wonders if she can make something happen when she takes a quick trip back to her hometown. 

“I can’t help with the pretend.”

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May 18, 2022
E422 Bachelor Drama, Office Hour Texts & Sex Toys with Cathy Kelley
01:13:13

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today we are joined by fan favorite, Cathy Kelley. We first dive into the breaking drama of Blake dropping Bachelor production secrets that he believes no one knows, talking about the Bachelor Official Podcasts and how he believes podcast hosts appearing on the beach get a special advantage. Blake brings in other members of Bachelor Nation and we debate the intentions behind him, bringing up something that many people already know. We then go to wedding news as we learned that the Bachelorette’s JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are married after 6 years of dating. We talk about the lead up, constantly changing the date, and their various wedding outfit changes. We also dive into some rumors about the next season of the Bachelorette, and how a cruise ship may be involved. We dive into Julia Fox’s controversial text about how money and age determines who an abuser is. We then welcome an Office Hours Text caller who asks advice on how to navigate a situation when her crush says she needs time. We talk to her about how you shouldn’t let someone on a test drive more than once. We also get an email from a caller wondering how she can get back her sex toys after a breakup. But after finding out that her ex cheated on her during their relationships, she wonders if she should just cut her losses. 

“If you’re doing something to get a reaction from him, don’t do it.” 

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May 17, 2022
E421 Ask Nick - Dumped for a Lease
01:17:43

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we dive back into our callers’ burning questions and help them navigate relationships, situationships, and everything in between. Our first caller struggles in dating with setting expectations and giving boys options she doesn’t want them to have. After two years of being single, now she wants to learn to take initiative and control in the unpredictable world of casual dating. Our next call features a couple who is having a tough family situation, where one of the caller’s sisters is struggling with addiction and coming to terms with next steps. Now the caller wonders how they can support her sister coming out about needing support to the entire family, without causing resentment or a rift. Our last caller struggles when she wonders what the limits of a long distance relationship can be, especially when kids are involved. Despite both being outsiders living in Thailand, her partner insists on having his own place a few hours away in the same country. Now, she wonders if she’s been wasting 10 years of her life on a guy who will always be hesitant to make the next move and progress their relationship or if she’s actually very accepting of her situation. 

“We can be convincing to ourselves in what we want when we think it’ll get us something else.” 

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May 16, 2022
E420 Going Deeper - Erika Priscilla, Selling Sunset & Texting Office Hours
01:26:26

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by TikToker and Comedian, Erika Priscilla, as well as her fiancé, Scott! On this episode we dive deep into the shocking reunion of Selling Sunset, where we react to the tears (real and fake), talking about how public breakups don’t always need a public explanation, and when is it too soon to call someone the love of your life. We also get back into some Bachelor Drama and react to Tayshia’s reaction to a social media comment, and talk about the pros and cons of reading what people have to say about you online. We then bring on two callers to our Office Hours segment! Our first caller struggles after a drunken hookup. Despite ending well, our caller wonders what to do after being left on read after sending a very direct and honest text. Our next caller wonders how to deal with a boy with very convenient excuses for being unavailable for dates. Now she’s stuck debating if windsurfing is a viable excuse and maybe if her being too direct may have given this guy the ick. 

“The disrespect he gave is the closure.”

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May 11, 2022
E419 Amber & Johnny: Body Language Expert & Therapist plus Natalie Joy!
01:31:43

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today we are joined by Natalie Joy to help us dive deep and tackle the latest on the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial, bringing on psychologist, Dr. Kirk Honda, as well as body language expert, Janine Driver. After recapping the emotional testimonies, the inconsistencies in the narratives, and the allegations of using drugs in the courtroom and posing for photos, we bring in the experts to answer all of your burning questions. We first bring on Dr. Kirk to get his reactions to what's happening in this case, how two doctors could land on different diagnoses, and what people should do when stuck in traumatic situations without access to therapy. After that we bring on Janine Driver who is a body language expert with a focus. She dives into how being theatrical can be part of your baseline, how the structure of a story can tell if you’re lying or not, and the massive amount of damage to your credibility that happens when you decide to fake cry. We then recap the information that we’ve learned and talk about why people want to side with Amber, and how people should believe women, regardless of how this specific case ends. 

“Typically truthful people convey information, liars try to convince us.”

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May 10, 2022
E418 Ask Nick - How Do I Find Love In Hookup Culture?
01:16:05

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we dive in once again to give advice on your burning questions around your relationships. Our first caller has family trouble when her cousins constantly plan expensive trips. After our caller can’t make the latest event, her cousins refuse to pay her back for the down payment, even if it was just $15. Now our caller wonders how not to lose her family over some money. Our next caller is a college student who comes in with little dating experience. Now, having to navigate a crazy world on her own, our caller wonders if she can find love in hookup culture. Our last caller recounts a road trip she had with her friends with benefits. Now when he drops the L-Bomb on the road, our caller wonders where to go next, especially when this drunk admittance may not be as solid as she thought. 

“That boyfriend is becoming a paperweight.”

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May 09, 2022
E417 Going Deeper with Mary Fitzgerald of Selling Sunset
01:26:59

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by Selling Sunset’s Mary Fitzgerald! On this episode we dive into all there is to talk about in this season of Selling Sunset, focusing around the Chrisell breakup with Jason, the controversy of Christina’s positive covid test, and some hints of what to be excited for with the upcoming Reunion on May 6th. We also talk about some of the best celebrity clients, debunk the Twitter rumors about fake phone calls and wifi passwords, and dive into the dynamics of calling your boss “babe.” We also welcome our new segment: Office Hours! On this segment Nick and his guest help listeners who are stuck in a text conversation, giving advice on what response to send in order to save or in some cases potentially end the situation! We help out two listeners, the first struggles with how to end a situationship in limbo respectfully, and our second wants to know how to get a guy to go on another date, learning that sometimes it’s better to be direct than to wait for someone to chase.

“They both did the right thing, it doesn’t mean it’s not sad.”

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May 04, 2022
E416 Dr. Darcy’s Reactions to Amber & Johnny Court Case plus Morgan Absher
01:24:16

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today we are joined by Content Creator and Co-Host of the Two Hot Takes Podcast, Morgan Absher. On this episode we dive into the latest drama on Selling Sunset and mythbust the allegations that the phone calls on the show are fake. We also talk about Olivia Wilde being served paper in a spiteful public fashion, how playing a beloved character makes people treat actors better, and updates on Nick potentially seeing Harry Styles. We also continue to talk about the latest developments on the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial. We bring in the host of E! Network’s Famously Single and therapist, Dr. Darcy Sterling, to bring her expertise into what is happening, what Amber’s personality disorders mean for how she perceives reality, and breaking down the stigma that comes with diagnosing certain disorders. We also talk about how Johnny’s relationship with his mother still affects him, how toxic traits take time to come to light, and how toxicity can attract toxicity. 

“What you do anywhere is what you do everywhere” 

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May 03, 2022
E415 Ask Nick - Am I Alone Because I’m Picky?
01:17:06

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we dive into our first caller’s situation where her mother-in-law is demanding and rude, calling her husband names for not responding to a text. The problem is, the mother-in-law excuses her behavior because she has a lot of childhood trauma. Now, our caller asks how to deal with a self-aware person who isn’t willing to change. Our second caller is a young man who struggles with expectations and dating after moving to New York City. Now with new friends and friend groups, our caller wonders if he should pursue dating some flirting friends at the risk of breaking up the group. Our last caller struggles when her fiancé has taken every step of a marriage without the paperwork and the ceremonies. Now, six years and a few kids later, our caller wonders how to convince her partner to take the next step and tie the knot, officially, in a way worth it for her. 

“People confuse empathy for validating their choices”

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May 02, 2022
E414 Going Deeper with Clayton and Susie plus Matt King & Patricia Flach
01:38:39

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by power couple Clayton Echard and Susie Evans as they return to the Viall Files to talk about their journey since the Bachelor and to reflect on some recent drama that put Clayton in the middle of the spotlight on TikTok. On this episode we talk about ways that Clayton has grown emotionally, his lingering regrets, and how he would react to seeing Rachel’s dad in a Chipotle. Then we dive into a TikTok drama where a girl accused Clayton of cheating on Susie with her, leading to Clayton and Susie learning about navigating a public relationship the hard way. Clayton then opens up to talk about struggling with body dysmorphia and how it’s a major issue for a lot of guys that often is not talked about. We then ask Susie about her spicy pictures in their collage and the couples baby talk. We then bring on our friends Matt King and Patricia Flach for our first in-studio mediation where they talk about saying “I Love You” to someone you’re not dating and setting boundaries you’ll be willing to change down the line. 

“I put so much work into being a trustworthy boyfriend.”

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Apr 27, 2022
E413 Amber & Johnny in Court and Selling Sunset with Kail Lowry
01:21:27

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today we are joined by Podcaster and Reality Television Star, Kail Lowry. On this episode, we dive into our reactions to Mike Tyson's brutal interaction with a taunting “fan” and discuss why celebrities decide to fly commercial air. We then breakdown the Amber and Johnny situation as everything continues to come to light as the trial has gone on. We dive into Amber allegedly keeping Johnny away from his medicine for withdrawals, admitting to physical violence on tape, and how it can be hard to leave these situations. We then ask Kail about her recent defamation lawsuit and get her insight into why the case is happening in Virginia, how each state treats these types of cases completely differently, and how the burden of proof can be extremely difficult to overcome. We then catch up on all things Selling Sunset and question if they actually sell houses once the cameras stop filming. 

“Can you respond to crazy with a little crazy of your own?” 

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Apr 26, 2022
E412 Ask Nick - Can You Overshare Your Sex Life?
01:19:48

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode, we welcome our callers to answer their burning questions and to give insights into helping their relationships. Our first caller wonders if he is the fuckboy after getting different vibes from the women he’s going on dates with. He worries about the expectations he’s setting when with one girl it feels like a FWB situation while with someone else, it feels like dating. Now, he wonders if he knows what he wants, if he’s moving too fast, and how to avoid potential disconnects. Our next caller talks about getting close to a guy friend over the pandemic, to the point where they became inseparable. After her friend spoke about progressing the relationship into something more, our caller turned him down, resulting in him distancing himself and shutting down the friendship. Now our caller wonders how to get proper closure. Our last caller struggles emotionally after she feels that her friends were not supportive enough while she was dealing with and surviving cancer. Now, she wonders if she’s losing friends because of the natural process of getting older, or if her friends are completely insensitive to her situation and what she’s gone through. 

“There is always a time in your life where it’s best to be selfish.” 

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Apr 25, 2022
E411 Going Deeper - The Ultimatum’s Colby & Madlyn
01:33:07

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by The Ultimatum’s Colby & Madlyn! We dive into their new marriage and their soon to be baby. We ask them about why they joined the show, if they set any boundaries before splitting up, if they learned anything watching it back, and how mad Madlyn actually was when Colby said he saw other women for “her.” We ask them about the jealousy, lingering regrets, proposing in front of a camera crew, and being tailgate drunk. We rehash April’s breakup and talk about her finding happiness and independence after splitting up from Jake. After the interview, we transition into helping out a mediation couple who are lost in their finances when their mother-in-law meddles in their affairs. We talk about the flaws in having your mother as a landlord, and setting expectations not only for your family but also for the IRS. 

“You don’t end up on a reality TV show if you don’t like a little drama!”

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Apr 20, 2022
E410 The Ultimatum’s April Marie Tells All, plus Johnny & Amber Trial
01:34:49

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today we are joined by The Ultimatum’s April Marie where she recounts her time on the show and answers all of our burning questions. April spills the tea on her split up with Jake, the most shocking moments while on the show, and how she’s found love after the finale on her own terms. We dive into April getting scouted, why Jake had videos of twerking girls on his phone, and how the release of the show made feelings bubble up again. We also welcome our friend, Elizabeth Wagmeister, to break down the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. We talk about mutually toxic relationships, how this trial differs by focusing on their whole careers, why this trial is happening now, and how to judge testimonies that aren’t clean. We also talk about our obsession with Harry Styles, Nick’s potential interaction with him while jogging, how Coachella is a really fun inconvenience, and an update on how Hannah Brown really feels about her sister-in-law. Nick also talks about going crazy at Megan Thee Stallion’s performance and the difference between Weekend 1 and 2 for Coachella. 

“I felt cheated on and I wasn’t even dating him.” 

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Apr 19, 2022
E409 Ask Nick - He Couldn’t Perform Because I’m A Virgin
01:19:24

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we dive into our first caller’s situation where she, for no particular reason, is still a virgin. Now wanting to lose it with her boyfriend, she worries when her boyfriend struggles to perform because of the built up pressure. Does the first time still have to be special? And how can they make the first time memorable but also fun? Our next caller struggles when her guy gets a promotion at work. With his new role and responsibilities, he’s become consumed by stress, having it seep into every aspect of their lives. Now she feels confused when it seems that everything was perfect until he got stressed. Our last caller is living with Herpes and feels comfortable explaining her situation to dates and is equipped with the proper talking points. However, our caller feels that when her dates understand, that a power dynamic is created. How can our caller balance being selective while having to explain living with Herpes to her dates?

“Just because this relationship was better, doesn’t mean you lost the one.”

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Apr 18, 2022
E408 Going Deeper - Chloe Cherry Talks Adult Film, Euphoria and The Ultimatum
01:22:45

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by Euphoria Actress, Chloe Cherry! On this episode we ask Chloe the questions you want to hear. From debunking the rumor that she’s Amish, to putting professionalism into the adult film industry, and answering the question of what it means to be independent and truly happy with yourself. We also talk about changing your life to pursue a new path, how judgmental people usually have the biggest insecurities, the source of Faye’s one-liners, being scouted through Instagram, and Chloe’s best interactions when filming Euphoria. We also dive into the drama of the Ultimatum and make predictions on what we think will be revealed in the upcoming finale. We then welcome our mediation call, where a couple struggles with conflicting schedules and finding out what to do when your partner is “too tired” to go out on dates. 

“A job is just what kind of day you can get through.” 

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Apr 13, 2022
E407 The Ultimatum and a Clayton Scandal? With Andrea Russett
01:34:19

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition! Today we are joined by Musician, Actor, and Internet Personality, Andrea Russett. On this episode we start off talking about Andrea’s music career, what her new single means to her, getting the courage to do live shows, and transitioning from being a YouTuber to another creative outlet. We also dive into some Bachelor Nation drama, talking about a TikTok where someone alleges they hooked up with Clayton, the truth of what actually happened, and who is making clickbait about Nick. We also then dive into the craziness of The Ultimatum on Netflix and get thoughts about the couples, who we think will last, and who is probably doomed to fail. We also talk about the importance of compatibility, Colby’s stupid cowboy hat, how the two proposals were fake as hell, and how this is the most realistic reality dating show. 

“It was a lot of listening to respond, not listening to understand.” 

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Apr 12, 2022
E406 Ask Nick - My Boyfriend Pays Me Salary
01:21:29

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! In this episode we dive into our first caller’s situation where a church guy she met comes on super strong, then pulls away. From his weird pickup lines asking if she wanted cat food, to his drug use, to him being a 32 year old virgin, his aura of mystery only likely serves to hurt. Our next caller can’t stop hooking up with and seeing a guy she knows is toxic for her. From changing his contact name on her phone to an STD, she can’t seem to stop herself from seeing a guy she knows isn’t good for her. She asks for help with putting her foot down and moving on. Our last caller struggles with what to do after her military boyfriend got orders to move to another state, meaning she would have to pack up her life where she lives now to continue to live with him. Now, she wonders what to do considering she would have to put a stop on her career, and if an unconventional solution like having him pay her a “Girlfriend Tax” may get her what she needs to make the jump and move. 

“I got hooked on the potential of where it could go.” 

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Apr 11, 2022
E405 Going Deeper - Female Viagra, Will Smith and Flirty CoWorkers!
01:32:24

Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by Cindy Eckert, the billionaire behind the creation of “female Viagra” known as Addyi. On this episode we talk about why a drug like this has never been made for women, how the options given to women differ from men for a similar problem, and how Cindy was able to sell her drug to a company and win it back again down the line. We also talk about how Cindy got death threats for releasing Addyi, how this drug differs from Viagra, and how Cindy had to fight against the FDA. We also dive into pop culture, talking about the Will Smith situation, him leaving the academy, and how defending your partner can expose toxic traits. We then shift to feature an extra call from our Ask Nick episode with Justin Long where our caller deals with a flirty coworker who is stringing her along. Now she struggles to know if he actually cares for her or if she is the victim of his fuckboy tactics. 

“People misinterpret being sex positive as not being able to have opinions about sex at all.”

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Apr 06, 2022
E404 Natalie Responds to Shayne w/ Allison Raskin
01:27:39

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition. Today we are joined by New York Times Bestselling Author, Podcaster, and mental health advocate, Allison Raskin! On this episode we reflect on the fallout from Shayne’s interview and talk about his relationship, what we learned, and where Shayne should go from here. We dive into Natalie’s responses to the interview, and invite both of them to come on for a mediation session where they could leave feeling like they’re in a better place. We also talk about what defines a hero and a villain in reality television, how we bring our personal experiences and biases when we watch these shows, and what is happening in Bachelor Nation. We also breakdown Allison’s new book, Overthinking About You, that brings insights into dating and mental health, highlighting how to be open in these conversations and how to overcome adversity.

“Your biggest fan is a moment away from being your biggest critic.” 

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Apr 05, 2022
E403 Ask Nick with Justin Long - He Put A Curse On My Family!
01:19:02

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this episode we welcome actor and fan favorite, Justin Long! Last time we had Justin on for an Ask Nick was Episode 200 so we’re more than excited to have him back on. With Justin to help us dish out advice, we enter the crazy world of situationships. Our first caller struggles when the relationship between her family and her sister’s boyfriend begins to deteriorate when this boyfriend’s true self starts to become revealed after disagreements start. This caller asks for help after this boyfriend uses voodoo wishing hardship on her entire family, unsure how to navigate resolving this situation when her sister is very much in love. Our next caller struggles when her online friendship formed over quarantine becomes cold. She wonders if a third friend could be the reason for this sudden shift, and how to navigate people valuing online friendships at different levels. Our last caller figures out how to define the difference between a boundary and an ultimatum when thinking of the big picture with her current partner. Now, she wonders how to bring up the idea of marriage to her partner that doesn’t seem to care like she does and process if she’s just wasting her time. 

“Don’t get caught up in people that don’t want what you want.” 

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Apr 04, 2022
E402 Going Deeper – Shayne’s First Tell All!
01:26:00

Today we are joined by Love is Blind Season 2’s Shayne Jansen, having his first official interview since the show has ended. Shayne claims to be saving it all for the Viall Files and he comes out swinging talking about the drug rumors, what went down during the night of the bachelor party, and how he felt like he had to go to the altar on the day of the wedding. We also dive into and ask about the drama between Natalie and Shaina, and how Shayne reacted to being called the villain. Next, Shayne talks about the very real feelings he felt for Natalie and if he thinks they’ll get back together.  We then go to our mediation couple who are having issues with the polar opposite of music choices. They struggle to figure out who should have control of the aux while driving and if there can be a happy medium between heavy metal and worship music. We end with Shayne telling us where he hopes to go with next steps and what he would say if Natalie was there right now after spilling the tea and letting everything out. 

“You can’t have a great hero without a villain.”

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Mar 30, 2022
E401 Oscar Drama, Serene & Bachelorette Men Reveal
01:22:01

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition. Today we are joined by Sports Illustrated Model and Bachelor Fan, Ella Halikas. On this episode we dive into hot tea from Bachelor Nation as well as Pop Culture and entertainment. We first get into talking about the slap heard around the world, Will Smith’s and Chris Rock’s fight on National T.V. during The Oscars. We then bring on Serene to get the update on how she is doing, what she has been up to since the show, if her thoughts on the season have changed since seeing everything play out week to week, and if we’ll see her in Paradise. We then dive into the new contestants appearing on the next season of The Bachelorette, talking about who we’re most excited about, and who we think Gabby and Rachel will place into their Top 4s. 

“Bachelor is known for casting hot and awkward men.” 

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Mar 29, 2022
E400 Ask Nick - Is My Guy Friend Giving Me Hints?
01:17:38

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We want to say congratulations and thank you for listening, because we are hitting Episode 400 with this release! On this episode we are joined by our first caller who is unsure what to do when her guy friend shares messages from his past fling that seems concerning and troublesome. The twist is that our caller and her guy friend have been romantic before and currently have feelings, but she feels hesitant after seeing these messages. She wonders how to navigate transitioning from friendship to relationship and how to deal with these red flags. Our next caller talks about a dream job turned nightmare after getting a job straight out of college from her friend’s aunt. Our caller has a great relationship with the person who hired her but when her friend’s aunt becomes her boss, everything changes with her strict and rigid expectations. Our last caller struggles to navigate a situation where the person she’s dating has a condition that will limit his life expectancy. She struggles to define the relationship when she realizes that because of his condition, he will always make himself a priority over her. Now she must decide if she should pursue this relationship knowing it’ll differ from something more traditional, or if she should give him space and move on. 

“Don’t get caught up in people that don’t want what you want.” 

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Mar 28, 2022
E399 Going Deeper – Chris Olsen
01:21:26

Today we are joined by the incredibly talented and hilarious Tik-Tok star, Chris Olsen. On this episode of Going Deeper, Chris opens up about his very public break-up as well as his time in recovery, what that was like for him and his family, and how his life has changed. After that, we break down his thoughts on Love is Blind Season 2, the reunion, and his thoughts on Deepti and Shake. We also talk about how Shake finally got his “perfect” girl, when he reveals his new blonde girlfriend that he can put on his shoulders. We also discuss the ever-evolving Kanye and Pete Davidson drama, after news breaks out about Pete’s new tattoo. We dive into what the attraction is, if this relationship seems too flashy to be true, and how public relationships can only survive media coverage and never benefit from it. We then go to a mediation where a couple is having issues with where to live after his residency: She wants the California Beach life and he wants the mountains. But, after the girlfriend talks about their deal where they would live in California for 4 years and he would get to decide where they move for forever, we wonder if she really had a scheme in the background to never let him leave California. How can they come to a decision together that benefits both of their needs, without anyone holding resentment afterwards?

“There's no winning in disagreements, I have found.” 

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Mar 23, 2022
E398 Bachelor Gossip with Cathy Kelly
01:06:10

Welcome back to The Viall Files: Bachelor Gossip Edition. Today we are joined by journalist, host, model, and fan favorite, Cathy Kelly! We’re here to cover the fallout of the Bachelor finale, reflecting on how much Clayton has grown since the show ended, why Susie is dating him, and how the show will change for the next season with two bachelorettes. On this episode, we spill the tea on the insider scoop of what rose ceremonies will look like next season, getting to the bottom of if Clayton likes to be choked after a shocking social media post, how fan favorites can be just saying the right things instead of being good people, and if  Bachelor In Paradise will happen after the next Bachelorette season.

“She is the best publicist that Clayton could have” 

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Mar 22, 2022
E397 Ask Nick - My Mom Gave My Friend A Handjob
01:16:59

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this episode we answer your burning questions to help you navigate the crazy world of dating. Our first caller doesn’t know what to do after her mom shows up to a bar drunk and hooks up with the caller’s friends. Feeling betrayed by both her mom and her friends, our caller feels that her trust in all of them has become completely shattered. Now, she wonders if she should try to forgive or if these actions are too egregious to get over. Our next caller is in a very happy relationship with her boyfriend while they are both in the military. But quickly, her reality is warped when she learns that her boyfriend has a wife and four kids back home. After finding out more while he is deployed, our caller confronts her boyfriend about everything. Now, she wonders where to go from here and if she can preserve any aspect of the relationship. Our last caller is having issues after having a major falling out with her younger brother when she asks him to be in her wedding. Our caller feels that her brother’s girlfriend is influencing him, when on the flip of a switch the brother says that being close to your family and having a good relationship with them is weird and unusual. Now our caller asks how to potentially navitate helping her brother who may be in an emotionally abusive relationship and how she can repair relationships that are being ripped apart. 

“It’s hard to stay contained under a pressure cooker situation.” 

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Mar 21, 2022
E396 Susie Evans 1 on 1: Going Deeper
01:27:46

Today we are joined by Susie Evans directly from tonight’s After the Final Rose from HELL! On this episode of Going Deeper, we ask Susie all the hard questions and dive way deeper into this insane season’s drama. We get Susie to give us a timeline of what happened after that night in Iceland, what the cameras didn’t capture, and what changed after she left. We also get her thoughts on Gabby & Rachel’s heartbreak and seeing the fallout of Clayton saying he “loved her the most.”  We also ask about how Clayton has grown since the season, how Susie is happy to end this relationship at any time if it isn’t working for her, and how her sliding into his DMs blossomed into a relationship. We then go to a mediation where a couple is looking to heal from cheating. They wonder how they can move on and not instigate each other with his past discretions. We break down what each person's expectations should be, boundaries they need to set and how to manage the risk of trusting again. We end the show asking Susie where she is in her relationship with Clayton as she shares that she really wants them to do a pulse check and continue to talk realistically about their future and not just get engaged.

“He realizes that this is bigger than just our love story” 

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Mar 16, 2022
E395 Final Rose From Hell with Ali Barthwell
01:25:41

Today we are joined by Vulture Writer, Emmy Award Winner, and Bach Recap Fan Favorite, Ali Barthwell, to break down the ending of this scandalous and chaotic season of The Bachelor. On this episode of Bachelor Recap we talk about the explosive Bachelor Finale! We dive into how Clayton’s apologies show his immaturity, Gabby standing up for herself, and how Rachel was led to believe she was the one. We also talk about what Susie must have seen in Clayton to choose to take him back, how she’ll have to make a PR campaign to fight off any questions she gets, and where Clayton needs to grow. We also talk about the next season of The Bachelorette and how the show will work with two women as leads and how they work together to find love in the next chapter. 

“He mansplained the concept of love to them.” 

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Mar 16, 2022
E394 Rose Ceremony From Hell with Christina Harris and Natalie Joy
01:21:06

Today we are joined by both Christina Harris and Natalie as we dive into talking about the first night of the finale to Clayton’s insane season. After some Hot Goss about Clayton’s different press appearances leading up to the finale, we dive into part one of the episode itself. On this episode we focus on the Rose Ceremony “From Hell” where people are crying, people are storming out, and people are having their hearts broken in front of everyone else. We talk about the problematic nature of Clayton loving Susie the most, how Clayton’s apology and tell-all still holds a lot back, and how honestly would have prevented a lot of this drama. We also talk about how being The Bachelor means being a leader instead of having things your way and how Clayton appears like he has a lot of dating maturity to build.

“He expected everyone to adapt instead of him having to empathize.” 

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Mar 15, 2022
E393 Ask Nick - When Are You Giving Them Too Many Chances?
01:13:21

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this episode, our first caller is enjoying life as a digital nomad traveling from place to place and going on dating apps. After her and a date quarantined together they left with feelings but also without applying a label on the situationship. Now, wanting to maintain her casual digital nomad lifestyle but also wanting to pursue things with this guy further, our caller struggles on how to approach and define what she wants. Our next caller’s sister is throwing a birthday party for herself and the costs are just too high for her and her husband. When our caller expressed concerns about rising prices for the event, her sister turned into a Birthday-Zilla saying that finances shouldn’t be an excuse. Now our caller wonders how to lay things out and communicate without creating problems with her sister. Our last caller is in a work related situation with a man she just isn’t interested in. Her coworker gets incredibly jealous when our caller mentions going on dates. Now, she wonders how to put him in line while also being able to keep her work about doing work and not participating in drama.

“Stop playing it cool with people you’re interested in” 

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Mar 14, 2022
E392 Going Deeper – Ashley Greene from Twilight Plus Nick & Danielle from Love is Blind Season 2
01:24:11

Today we are joined by Twilight’s Ashley Greene and host of The Twilight Effect podcast out March 15th. On this episode of Going Deeper we talk about Ashley’s former co-star, Robert Pattinson who stars as Bruce Wayne in the new movie, The Batman. We talk if his performance stacks up and if Rob plays the moody goth Bruce Wayne we really needed all along. Next we talk about the phenomenon that is sweeping the nation, Euphoria. We discuss the controversy of sexualising teenagers and wonder how the show will develop in the next season with so many cliffhangers and loose ends.  From there, we talk sex scenes in movies and how it’s a mistake to watch “R” rated movies with your grandma and on a plane. We then talk about marriage and how destination weddings can be the move to keep things more intimate. Next, we invite Love is Blind Season Two cast members, Nick and Danielle, on for a mediation where they talk about their struggles when their cleanliness habits and routines conflict. 

“Is it just a thing for women to leave out four or five water glasses without putting them away?”

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Mar 09, 2022
E391 Bachelor Recap With Jim Jefferies Plus Genevieve
01:26:15

Today we are joined by Comedian and Bachelor Fan, Jim Jefferies! On this DOUBLE episode of Bachelor Recap we break down the explosive Women Tell All and discuss all the drama from Fantasy Suites. Reflecting on the Tell All, we ask if the rest of the women stooped to Shanae’s level, turning themselves into mean girls and going too far by trying to get revenge. We also question if Shanae is evil or if the power of the edit is strong enough to make someone making bad choices look like a villain. We then have Genevieve call in to get the real deal on all of the season’s drama and to hear her reasoning for going so hard on Shanae in the Tell All. We question Genevieve’s comments about Shanae having a “diaper outfit” and calling her a hypocrite. We then dive into Fantasy Suite discussion, talking about how many contestants you should have sex with, how sure the Bachelor is going into the fantasy suite, and how Clayton may ruin everything he has going for him. We also talk about how Clayton saying he loves someone might reveal the winner and how this crazy season will come to an end. 

“They say ‘I love you’ over and over again for 8 hours. That messes with you.”

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Mar 09, 2022
E390 Ask Nick - Good on Paper, Bad in Love
01:17:27

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this episode of Ask Nick we are joined by dating coach and podcaster, Damona Hoffman. You’ll recognize her from The Drew Barrymore Show and Love Expert. With Damona’s expertise, we dive into the world of situationships. Our first caller met a guy who seemed perfect, even though it was a long distance. His disconnect made her question everything, after her therapist suggested she do some research she found out he is married with kids! Now she struggles if she should get involved and let his wife know, or if she should save her energy and move on. Our next caller is having issues with her best friend who appears very selfish and controlling. She tells the caller that she’s smarter and better than everyone, and even told the caller’s boyfriend NOT to propose until after she gets married. Our caller wonders if she should break off the friendship and say she won't be at her wedding or confront her with her feelings and hope for the best resolution? Our last caller is frustrated when a boy from her church sends her good signals but doesn’t follow through with them. She struggles when she feels like this guy looks great on paper, and how someone with a “good resume” could not be a good partner. 

“He’s giving you ‘I want you around’ energy” 

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Mar 07, 2022
E389 Going Deeper – Deepti & Shaina from Love is Blind Season 2
01:19:13

Today we are back with another episode of Going Deeper with The Viall Files,  joined by TWO Love is Blind 2 cast members! We get the scoop from both bombshell interviews, one from Deepti and one from Shaina. With Shaina we ask her about her non-negotiables, if lacking a religion was really a deal breaker for her, and her exclusive reveal of who she may be dating now that the show is over. Next, we interview Deepti and get the scoop on all things Shake. We ask her if his edit was actually kind to him, how he acted off camera, and how his comments about putting a girl on his shoulders reveals a lot more about him. We then have our mediation where our callers struggle when the boyfriend interferes in the mother and daughter relationship. The mom finds it hard to know where to stand when she and daughter fight. He wants to know when to step in and how he can give the daughter advice without her resenting him. We also dive into various topics, such as The Weeknd’s steamy make-out session and John Mulaney’s daughter. 

“There’s a time to be right and a time to be quiet.”

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Mar 02, 2022
E388 Bachelor Recap With Elyse Myers
01:16:12

Today we are joined by the hilarious TikToker and Bachelor Fan, Elyse Myers! On this episode of Bachelor Recap we dive deep into all the drama surrounding hometowns. With the pressure building as we approach the final three, we gauge our predictions on who Clayton will pick or if anyone will stay after all of the drama unfolds. We start off by talking about some Hot Goss after some of the ladies of Clayton’s season post stories of a “F*CK Shanae” sign during a night out. We then talk about the best family members from hometowns, Clayton getting his butt kicked on a date, and faking to the contestant’s parents that their daughter will be the one. We then dive into how the final four shoot for twice as long as everybody else and how the show is a pressure cooker of emotion. 

“There are things she said that made my heart so sad.”

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Mar 01, 2022
E387 Ask Nick - When to Not Take Yourself Off the Market
01:15:39

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! Today, we talk to a caller who is heartbroken after her longtime friend has pulled away from her. She asks for help after her friend didn’t make her a part of her wedding, citing that her health problems have not allowed her to be as present as she usually is. Now, our caller has to decide if she should share her health problems in order to be transparent and to try to get back her friendship. Our next caller struggles when her friend demands to be the top priority, feeling competition when our caller says she’s hanging out with other people. Our caller asks when setting expectations goes too far and how to deal with a friend when they give you an ultimatum. Our last caller asks about getting yourself out of a situationship and how to be understanding without being too nice. Now, our caller gets help with being direct without accidentally keeping the door opening by hearting their messages.

“The only mistake you made was ‘hearting’ both of those messages”

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Feb 28, 2022
SCOUNDREL: HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN VILLAINS IS AVAILABLE NOW!
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History consists of heroes and villains (and, I suppose everything in between)... but it's usually the villains who are the most interesting: Their flaws, their quirks, the voids in their hearts that force them to do the unthinkable. These are the characters that fascinate us, that pull us in, that compel us to watch and don’t let us look away. And these are the characters that Scoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villains is all about. Scoundrel, is a new bi-weekly anthology podcast from Kast Media and the award winning creators of Myths & Legends, that tells the stories of the rapscallions through time who were just a little more adept at hiding their evil from historians than others. By joining them on their treacherous journeys, we not only learn about what makes them tick, but more importantly, the times that created them. Sidney Gottlieb, George Remus, Hetty Green, Thomas Blood, James McClintock. They’ve all done horrible things...on varying scales. If there’s anything we can salvage from their misdeeds and incalculable human suffering, it’s the opportunity to use them to elucidate the times they’ve lived… so that we can better understand ourselves. 

 

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Feb 26, 2022
E386 Going Deeper - Ryan and Meghan Trainor, Love is Blind 2, Mediation
01:17:06

Today we are back with another episode of Going Deeper with The Viall Files. We are joined by Ryan and Meghan Trainor, who host a podcast together called Working on It! First, we dive into talking about Love is Blind 2, where we debate whether Shayne is toxic or a self-aware goofball. We then talk about how LIB describes itself as a social experiment, giving it a really different feel from other shows and the changed dynamic of watching them get married. We also talk about how Ryan feels turned off from dating after watching the antics on the show, and how Nick and Meghan are pushing him to date again and download dating apps. Will they convince him to put himself out there, or will Ryan’s fear of loud laughter shatter his changes from finding love? Afterwards, we get into our Mediation callers, who need help figuring out how to manage each other's emotions. She says she’s cold like an ice queen and that he’s soft and cuddly like a puppy. They struggle with being honest about their emotions, while also trying not to hurt one another in the process.

“That is your ego, by the way.”

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Feb 23, 2022
E385 Bachelor Recap With Mariel Molino
01:23:18

Today we are joined by actress and SUPER Bach fan, Mariel Molino, as we dive into the latest on Clayton’s crazy season. On this episode we start with some Hot Goss, talking about vasectomies as birth control, trying to win over the fanbase in a breakup, and if Hannah Brown has still not followed her new sister in law. We then dive into the episode itself and talk about how everything is getting more intense leading up to hometowns, who had the most believable fake tears, and Clayton stepping up to call out BS. We then talk about how an indecisive Bachelor seems sloppy, a clearly one sided therapist, and how Clayton’s hot sexy romance with Susie may be too surface level to last. We also predict who the next Bachelorette will be and who won’t last after hometowns. 

“If it gets messy, usually the Bachelor doesn’t look good.”

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Feb 22, 2022
E384 Ask Nick - Can a Church Boy's Behavior Change?
01:06:08

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! Today, our first two callers are worried about their friend who is hiding her new boyfriend from them and not giving much information about the relationship. Our friends ask if it’s alright to step in, or if sometimes it’s okay to let your friends be irresponsible to learn for themselves. Our next caller deals with a guy she met at church, who is known to have had some bad dating behaviors in highschool. Now she questions if the gossip is irrelevant, or if his immature nature when he was younger will become a problem in their current situationship. The last caller is very worried for a friend who she believes to be in a potentially abusive relationship, where the friend’s boyfriend is cutting her off from the rest of the world. Now, our caller wonders how she can intervene when her friend seems unable to help herself. 

“In a perfect world we would learn from other peoples’ mistakes”

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Feb 21, 2022
E383 Going Deeper – Comedian, Taylor Tomlinson
01:15:31

Today we are back with another episode of Going Deeper with The Viall Files. We are joined by Comedian Taylor Tomlinson who has another new Netflix Special, LOOK AT YOU out March 8th. In this episode we talk about her standup, relationship chaos you put up with when you’re younger, and what we learn as we go through heartbreak. After our interview we go through trending pop culture topics, such as the new dating app where you select the type of relationship you are looking for by choosing a type of fruit; where peach is a kissing relationship, cherry is for the long-term relationship, and watermelon (not eggplant) means friends with benefits. We also dive into talking about how people aren’t watching the Olympics, how it’s likely the athletes are hooking up, and what dating must be like at the Olympic Village. We close with a mediation call from our audience. We bring on a famous Tik-Tok couple, Maya & Hunter, who are fighting about splitting the holidays and how to divide time between both of their families. We dive into how your parents will expect everything until you give them boundaries.

“You’re a lot, but you’re not bad”

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Feb 16, 2022
E382 Bachelor Recap With Greg G, Andrew S, plus Clayton
02:13:52

Today we are joined by Greg Grippo and Andrew Spencer to break down the latest Bachelor episode and Hot Goss from all around Bachelor Nation. Plus we have The Bachelor himself , Clayton Echard, on to answer all of your burning questions about all the drama on show and how he’s holding up in general. On this episode we ask Andrew and Greg  how likely they are to come to Paradise, about a budding romance involving three dozen roses, and who might have a crush on who in Bachelor Nation. We then reflect on Shanae and ask if she is really a villain off camera, if contestants are getting caught up in the environment of the show, and who makes Clayton light up the most. We then bring on Clayton himself to ask him how he’s handling backlash, if he ever regretted going on The Bachelor, his apology to Elizabeth and why he really sent her home. 

“Not many people could get that reaction from a tired Clayton.”

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Feb 15, 2022
E381 Ask Nick - Toxic Side of Independence
01:12:16

We are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! Today, we are here to celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing on some callers to answer their questions, relationships, and situationships. So whether you have a hot date, are treating yourself with delivery food, or going through a breakup, come celebrate Valentine’s Day with us as we learn that no matter our dating situation, you can learn to date yourself. Our first caller, who while abroad in Europe, gets herself into a long distance relationship. Now she wonders if she can try to make this relationship last once she moves back to the United States, making this long distance relationship even longer distance. Our next caller enjoys her self-love focused independent lifestyle, but wonders if dating could add to her busy life, or if someone else would take away from her happiness. Our last caller struggles to let go of her partner after three years of being his backup plan. 

“Don’t put more weight on this guy just because he rejected you before you rejected him!”

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Feb 14, 2022
E380 Going Deeper – Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay
01:22:00

Today we are back with another episode of Going Deeper with The Viall Files. We are joined by past Bachelor contestant and lead of The Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay. On this episode we dive deep on all the gossip and new information from Rachel’s new book, Miss Me with That, where she recounts her experience going on the Bachelor, becoming the first Black Bachelorette, and trying to critique and change an institution from the inside. We reflect on what it means to be more than just The Bachelorette, lessons from relationships, and how to write a revealing informative book that isn’t a tell all. After our interview we go through trending pop culture topics, such as the controversy with The Masked Singer, kids on social media, and Rhianna’s pregnancy. We close with a mediation call from our audience where a couple navigates overpromising and under delivering, also learning that it’s okay to bring your girlfriend to a Guys’ Night Out.  

“A lot of people think our lives started the moment we walked out of the limousine” 

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Feb 09, 2022
E379 Bachelor Recap With Becca Moore
01:33:55

Today we are joined by the hilarious TikToker and massive Bachelor Fan, Becca Moore, as we dive in to recap another crazy episode of The Bachelor. After getting into some Hot Goss, we kick things off by talking about Shanae. We dive deeper into the situation between her and Elizabeth, talking about Clayton’s apology tweet about neurodivergency, and using personal experience to navigate our conversations around relationships and ADHD. We also talk about the divide between the house that happens once the Bachelor makes his top picks of contestants, making the other women the focus of producer generated drama. We also talk about the impact of an edit and how audience members can sometimes overlook the emotions and stresses that come with being on reality TV.

“If you’ve been in a two on one, the lead doesn’t like you.”

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Feb 08, 2022
E378 Ask Nick - Dibs on Your Brother!
01:14:16

Today on another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition, we take your calls to answer your burning questions about relationships and to help you navigate this wild world of situationships. Our first caller writes in asking about being stressed over dating her roommate's brother. She has trouble navigating this situationship and struggles when she feels that the pressure of dating someone in a friend group could make or break the relationship. The next caller is back in the dating game and wonders if sex play is something she needs to settle for. At this point in her life, she wonders what goals she should have with dating and how to find happiness by getting yourself out there. Our last caller is having difficulty with her friendship, wondering if her friend's rude behavior is worth keeping the friendship for. Now she wonders if she should be upfront in communicating what’s bothering her or if maybe the friendship has grown apart. 

“You’re never going to wake up and say: ‘Today is a good day to break my heart.’” 

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Feb 07, 2022
E377 Going Deeper - Stripper Turned Politician, Alexandra Hunt
01:06:00

Today we are back with another episode of Going Deeper with The Viall Files. We are joined by former stripper and now political candidate, Alexandra Hunt. On this episode we talk about breaking down the stereotypes of sex workers, why running a platform in support of sex workers is important, how the sex industry has massive amounts of stigma even though many enjoy the content it produces, and why many hide their past as a stripper. We also talk about using TikTok as a platform for marketing a campaign and how pushing sex work to the underground only makes things more dangerous. Then we welcome our mediation couple to help navigate a situation in which their partner has given an ultimatum to get engaged within four years of dating, or they would break up. We help figure out if this ultimatum is reasonable, why there’s hesitation, and how a ring may not be the best symbol of commitment. We end our episode playing a game where we guess if a famous quotation was said from a historical figure or someone from pop culture! 

“You can’t prevent something from ending.”

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Feb 02, 2022
E376 Bachelor Recap With Eilise Guilfoyle
01:32:07

Today we are joined by TikToker, Comedian, Actress, Writer, and most importantly, massive Bachelor Fan, Eilise Guilfoyle! She's here with all her notes on the Bachelor Nation drama to help us jump into the newest excitement from Clayton’s season. We start off by talking about how this episode is testing Clayton, where when emotionally exhausted, he has to break up a fight at the cocktail party. We also talk about the massive success that was Rachel’s one-on-one date, where we really felt the first flames of romance from this season, and how Clayton’s behavior places her in Final Four material. We also talk about how the drama where Shanae overheard the house roasting her was probably staged, and how having multiple cameras in an area where they typically never are may be a hint that something is fake. We also talk about the tactics the girls are using to get to the end, and how certain approaches may end up friendzoning yourself. 

“You don’t picture your future with someone when you’re bungee jumping.” 

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Feb 01, 2022
E375 Ask Nick - You Didn’t Pull Out
01:18:03

Today, on another episode of Viall Files, Ask Nick Edition, we dive into the world of situationships and answer your burning questions about relationships and the dating world. In this episode we are joined by our first caller whose one night stand turns into a nightmare after having an ectopic pregnancy. When she tries to get support from the man she hooked up with, she realizes he’s a nice guy that is all talk, no action. Our next caller deals with the aftermath of a breakup from a toxic relationship and struggling in her current new relationship. She asks for advice on how to learn to give someone up, and not feel like you have to date them even if you’re not a good match even if they aren’t a bad person. Our last caller talks about how she’s caught her boyfriend cheating through the phone and talking to escorts for his next business trip out of town. She asks for advice on what to do in the situation and if there’s any way to save what they have together. 

“You already got his best effort and it wasn’t really good.”

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Jan 31, 2022
E374 Going Deeper - West Elm Caleb, Morgan Cohen, and Paying for Mistakes
01:10:57

Today we are back with another episode of Going Deeper with The Viall Files. We are joined by influencer and entrepreneur, Morgan B Cohen, as we dive into bringing you the pop culture news, the hottest of goss, and a mediation call. On this episode, we break down the West Elm Caleb drama and bring on Kellie, a girl that used to date him! From there, we talk about online dating and how not setting expectations is a recipe for disaster. We also take our mediation call and answer the question of if money is an apology, and how to fix a situation where you may have lost someone else’s things. 

“Most of our dating problems are us trying to avoid rejection.”

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Jan 26, 2022
E373 Bachelor Recap With Rozzi
01:34:27

We are back with Singer-Songwriter and massive Bachelor Fan, Rozzi. She's here with us to dive into some Bachelor Nation drama and catch up on all the chaos going on with Clayton’s season. We talk about some of the crazy behavior of the girls, and if white wine might be the culprit. Next, we give Clayton some credit and recognize him for the solid guy he seems to be, comment on how the producers needed to give him sunscreen, and how this season seems to be a return to form. We then guess who will be the next villain after the next Rose Ceremony, and predict the rest of the season given that two of the three episodes have ended in cliffhangers.

“I feel like Clayton will pick who he thinks America wants him to pick”

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Jan 25, 2022
E372 Ask Nick with Hello Tefi - Their BONER Isn’t Your Problem
01:25:45

Today we are back with another episode of Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! On this episode, we are joined again by media presenter and TikToker, Hello Tefi, as we take your calls and give you advice on all things relationships and situationships. Our first caller deals with a young and eager dater who after a few dates, tells our caller that he loves her. We follow their conversation and realize that this date wants to love but doesn’t know why or how to express these feelings properly. Our next caller talks about their breakup with their BFF after a recent visit showed ulterior motives. Now she has to decide if her friend was acting out of jealousy and if she’s outgrown her long term friend. Our last caller struggles to communicate and set boundaries when their dates progress physical affection faster than they anticipated. She gets advice on how to convey to their date that their boner isn’t her problem. 

“Do you miss your imperfect friend?”

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Jan 24, 2022
E371 Mediation Premiere with Naz Perez
01:27:57

Today we welcome you back to another episode of Viall Files to introduce a brand new segment, Mediation! In this format, we welcome couples, friends, enemies, coworkers, and anyone that is having a fight or is split on opinion as Nick and his guest will mediate the argument and help get to the bottom of who was right, who was wrong, and what takeaways our callers can have moving forward. We are joined yet again by Former Bachelor Producer, TV Host, Correspondent, and Founder of Heart Broken Anonymous, Naz Perez. Join us in welcoming this new format as our callers argue about when is it appropriate to play videogames, and how the methods of seasoning tacos can lead to major turmoil in a relationship. 

“There is simply just sometimes a right way to do some things”

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Jan 19, 2022
E370 Bachelor Tea - Teddi Faces Off with Nick
01:21:59

We are back with another Bachelor related episode, diving into the world and drama of Bachelor Nation. Today, we are joined by Former Bachelor Producer, TV Host, Correspondent, and Founder of Heart Broken Anonymous, Naz Perez. While there is no new episode of The Bachelor itself we kept ourselves busy by talking about the hot goss in Bachelor Nation. Also we got Teddi on with us, so that we can interview her about whether she thought her behavior was manipulative or not. We talk about the spectrum of manipulation, how people in healthy relationships manipulate, and how sometimes it’s important to get what you want. We also talk about how the show has changed with social media, the pull of why people watch each season, and the ever expanding Reality Television Cinematic Universe. We also address the Cassidy FWB situation and how her approach shows she isn't ready for love.

“You’re giving me a lot more credit than I deserve.” 

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Jan 18, 2022
E369 Ask Nick - You Make WEED a Priority Over Me!
01:04:24

Today, on another episode of Viall Files, Ask Nick Edition, we dive into the world of situationships and answer your burning questions about relationships and the dating world. In this episode we are joined by our first caller who struggles with the idea that her boyfriend is hooked on weed, making it a higher priority than everything else in his life. Not growing up around it herself, this caller expresses concern that this may be a sign that their lifestyles are incompatible. Our next caller struggles with how to be supportive to her friend that has been stuck in a situationship for a long time. She asks for advice on how to help her friend ask for and get what she wants. Our next caller has been stuck in a situationship for almost two years and feels like she is getting crushed by the dreaded in-between. Now, she tries to learn how to not ask someone else to define the relationship, but rather, demand what she wants out of the situation.

“You’re making it more of a priority than I’m comfortable with.”

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Jan 17, 2022
E368 Scheana and Brock: Engagement Rings, Prenups, and Babies on Vanderpump Rules
01:09:05

On this episode of Viall Files, we are joined by Scheana Shay and Brock Davies from Vanderpump Rules as we discuss their new engagement, the true value of that massive ring, and what didn’t make it on camera. We also dive into how some cast members may not approve of the engagement, who might be jealous, and how to romantically sign a prenup. We break down how they’ll resolve parenting disagreements in the future, moments where they’ve crossed the line, and how sometimes getting therapy with your mother-in-law is a good thing.

“I’m sorry your ring has its own gravitational pull.”

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Jan 12, 2022
E367 Bachelor Recap With Cathy Kelley
01:23:30

We are back with another recap of The Bachelor as we dive into the world of Clayton’s season. Today, we are joined by journalist, television host, model, and actress, Cathy Kelley as we break down the crazy moments and hot messes of episode two. On this recap we dive into talking about who pulled aside Hilary Duff, Nick’s hot take about Teddi, and what manipulation is in a relationship. We also talk about how there are clearly love roses and drama roses, how a FWB situation back home may ruin a contestant’s chance, the intentions of certain contestants, and how someone should go on The Bachelor purely for spite. We also discuss the ADHD situation and how disclosing information about someone else can be harmful.

“I think there are plenty of hot messes in this cast.”

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Jan 11, 2022
E366 Ask Nick - Money Problems with BF’s Man
01:08:30

Today on Ask Nick, we start with a caller whose best friend’s boyfriend has asked her to borrow money for her friend’s engagement ring. She is confused as to why he wants to spend outside of his means, and is wondering whether she should tell her friend who she knows is pushing for the engagement. But she soon realizes that maybe what she should really be questioning is whether to go into business with a friend who is rushing some very big life decisions. We then speak with someone who was ghosted by her “best friend” after her father passed away. Now they’re both attending at a mutual friend’s wedding and our caller is dreading the confrontation. Should she ignore the situation, or try to have a heart-to-heart before the event?

“Money problems turn into other problems.”

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Jan 10, 2022
E365 Francesca Farago Dreams of Farm Life
01:06:32

Today we are joined by actress and Too Hot To Handle contestant, Francesca Farago. In this interview we dive into the downsides about sharing relationships on social media, how to ignore the rumor mill, and how being on reality TV and wanting privacy in your personal life are two different things. We also talk about finding your love language, how society is judgmental of someone with a lot of exes, and how you can be your own person even in a relationship. We also ask about how dating greatly differs when going out with men versus with women, and how jealously from your partner can be an issue when you’re bisexual. 

“A lot of people see exes as a failure.”

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Jan 05, 2022
E364 Bachelor Recap With Lisa Schwartz
01:36:48

Today we look forward to welcoming you back to the world of the Bachelor, kicking it off with another recap for the first episode of Clayton’s season. Our guest today is YouTuber and actress, Lisa Schwartz. First, we do a report card and ask how Clayton and Jesse are doing in their roles and how the show is doing in terms of letting us learn more about Clayton, besides just his love for puppies. We dive into the Sally situation, and judge how Clayton handles a hurt contestant that is not ready for the show and to love again. We select our picks for best intros, who we think will make it to the end, and which contestants are already being edited to look like villains. We talk about how we think Teddi, a virgin, will likely lose her virginity in the Fantasy Suite, how giving away a 100 year old photo to the Bachelor may be a bad idea, and how being a good person isn’t enough to be a good Bachelor. We can already tell this season is going to be fun but messy, so come join us in recapping the premiere! 

“Being a good Bachelor has nothing to do with being a good human being” 

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Jan 04, 2022
E363 Ask Nick - Hallmark Situationship
01:09:46

Today we are back with your questions on another edition of Ask Nick. We begin with a caller who’s love life has turned into a real life Hallmark movie. Should she date the buttoned up finance guy and charity donor who lives in her city? Or should she head back to her roots to pursue romance with an old hometown flame, who is comfortable and familiar, but has a bit of a bad boy image? Next, we are joined by a caller who is navigating a potential relationship with someone with an STI. She really likes him (and is normally very picky so that really means something) but she has never dated someone with an STI so she doesn’t know exactly how to manage the risk. Lastly, we speak with someone who has recently found out that her ex’s friends have been mocking her and her social media and potentially disrupting her future dating life. We then learn she works with some of these friends, so she’s wondering how to go about blocking them, and how she can move on from feeling “crazy” after the break-up.

“Your ex has a groupchat with his friends where they share your TikToks and your snapchats and talk about them.”

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Jan 03, 2022
E362 Viall Files: Memorable Moments from 2021
01:17:45

Today we’re celebrating the end of 2021 and another year of Viall Files! In this episode we’ll go through some highlights from the year, talking about highs, controversies, regrets, and everything in-between! We start off this episode by highlighting things that happened in our lives: from vibrating underwear, butterflies, and Meatball-gate! We also highlight interviews such as with Tinx, Steve-O, Andy Grammer, and Olivia O’Brien. Each interview taught us something unique about love and life and we wanted to show the best moments in conversation. We talk some regrets from this year, where we could have gone deeper with Katie speaking poorly of Thomas and Nikki explaining a theory from a book she read that, at the time, made our heads turn. Next we thank all of our Ask Nick callers and highlight some great takeaways from the year. We close with discussing the controversy with Gaslighting and the various conversations we had to find out when to use a term and the benefits and harm in defining a behavior. 

Thank you so much for listening this year! We look forward to 2022! 

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Dec 29, 2021
E361 Ask Nick - Reality TV Love Affair
01:05:59

Today on another Ask Nick, we dive into the dramatic and wild world of relationships, dating, and situationships. Our first caller is navigating a situationship where a guy she has been passionately talking with doesn’t initiate making a move in person. They finally hook up just before he goes off to be on a realty show where, plot twist: he meets someone else. Now our caller is questioning what to do. The next caller is returning for advice after getting help from Ask Nick on Instagram. Her current relationship seems perfect - until it’s not - and our caller now is worried it’s getting too “vanilla.” Lastly, we speak with someone whose boyfriend’s new apartment stinks, and she’s wondering how she can talk to him about it without hurting his feelings.

“The thing that you’re afraid of is happening.”

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Dec 27, 2021
E360 Brandon Jones Tells All
01:23:39

Today we’re sitting down with Bachelorette Runner-up, Brandon Jones! We dive in to get all the tea on the conclusion of this season and check-in with Brandon to see how he is doing after the finale. We ask if the emotions were real, how he’s handling heartbreak, and what bothers him most that people assume about him. We also dive into Brandon trying to find clarity by watching the show, what defines a fuckboy in Brandon’s eyes, and who he would let his sister date from the house. We reflect by asking Brandon how he would react if Michelle reached out to him and if he would want another chance with her. We also give Brandon some advice now that he is part of the heartbreak club and ask about his future plans.

“I want my partner to choose me.”

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Dec 22, 2021
E359 Bachelorette Recap With Elizabeth Wagmeister
01:06:54

Today on the Bachelorette Finale recap we’re breaking down all the current Bach Nation drama with journalist, reporter, and writer, Elizabeth Wagmeister. We talk about Tayshia not being able to host the AFR and Kaitlyn stepping up to own the live event. We also cover the Kaitlyn and Shawn drama and how it seems bitter for Shawn to comment years late. We also dive into how Hannah Brown’s brother is engaged to Jed’s ex, and how weird of a situation that is. We also mourn the elimination of Brandon and wonder if Michelle could really be in love with two people at once, or if she really just had feelings for Nayte. And, finally, we cover our thoughts on Clayton and question why he was chosen as the new Bachelor.

“There are people I like and people I wish that made better choices.”

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Dec 22, 2021
E358 Ask Nick - The Fantasy Always Ends
01:18:34

Today on another Ask Nick, we dive into the world of situationships, relationships, and everything in-between. Our first caller talks about their upcoming trip home to their hometown, where each year, they meet up with the same boy to share a kiss on a park bench. Now, they wonder how they can take things to the next level after they have done this for over ten years. Our next caller recounts a romcom moment and a potential kiss in the rain. Now, they wonder if these theatrics are romantic or more so stemming from this man not understanding love in a mature way. Our last caller tries to reconnect with a friend after her secret relationship betrayed the trust of her friend group. Now, she wonders if enough time has passed to try to repair friendships, or if the moment has passed. 

“Did he actually say that, or are you thinking for him?”

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Dec 20, 2021
E357 Ian Wallace - Dreams: The Ultimate Self-Portrait
01:11:38

Today on the Viall Files we are decoding your dreams with dream psychologist, Ian Wallace. Ian is a best-selling author and popular broadcaster who is widely acclaimed in the media for his live dream analysis. Nick and Ian dive right in, starting with analyzing dreams about infidelity (and sex in general), what they mean and how we can translate our dreams into actions. Ian explains why it is more common for men to have vivid dreams and walks us through the top 5 most common dreams. Ian then breaks down the symbolism behind our very own Viall Files teams’ recurring dreams, dreams of being pigeon holed, sleep paralysis vs. lucid dreaming, and dreams about death. He’ll show us how our dreams are the ultimate self portrait and how we can process and remember dreams by using “will, still, and fill.”

“People used to think dreams happen to them, when really, you happen to the dream.”

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Dec 15, 2021
E356 Bachelorette Recap With Rod Thill
01:09:03

We’re breaking down all the Bachelorette drama with TikToker, Rod Thill. On this Recap, we start by grieving Joe going home and trying to figure out who may be the winner after this bombshell. We talk some Bachelor Nation Hot Goss and how Kaitlyn directly responded to a podcaster about how Tayshia planned her walkout during the Men Tell All. We then talk about how the order of Fantasy Suite picks may impact who goes home next, that Nayte may end up being the winner, and how Michelle seems like she no longer has to be the teacher in situations and can finally be herself. Nick then shares how he wishes the rest of the show would play out and Rod shares his perfect first night entrance if he ever went on the Bachelorette.

“I think Jesse will remind people that can’t count how many roses there are left.”

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Dec 15, 2021
E355 Ask Nick - Exposure Therapy for Dating
01:24:56

Today on another Ask Nick, we start with our first caller who struggles when her boyfriend refuses to get vaccinated even though she and her family have and it has turned into a deeper issue than she originally thought it was. We then unpack whether his reluctance bleeds into other aspects of their relationship, where he places his needs above anyone else. Our next caller deals with a long dry spell after a breakup where they’re having trouble re-engaging with hook-up culture and finding people down for something casual. After that, our next caller wants advice about breaking up because their ex was an alcoholic. The caller is wondering if they should casually check-in to see how they are doing or just move on. Lastly, our next caller wonders if they are settling for their relationship and if their needs are not being met or if it’s really worth the work towards an engagement.

“We don’t get bonus points for suffering in relationships”

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Dec 13, 2021
E354 Tefi Pessoa - Not Living In Absolutes
01:17:11

Today we are joined by media presenter and TikToker, Tefi Pessoa. You’ll know her from her YouTube talk show Tefi, or from her TikTok content @hellotefi. On this episode we talk about building confidence after having issues with body positivity before, realizing that selfish people are the ones often accusing others, and how men like to complicate relationships. We then talk about not committing to never cheating again, how Catholic guilt lives with you as an adult, and bad habits that are hard to kick. 

“When you die, nobody gives you an award for suffering.”

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Dec 08, 2021
E353 Bachelorette Recap With Emma Gray
01:27:16

We’re breaking down all the Bachelorette drama with Emma Gray, Editor at Huffpost and Co-Host of the #LoveToSeeIt Podcast. On this Recap, we start off by diving back into the Hot Goss that’s circulating around Bach Nation. We first talk about whether or not Katie’s recent posts are inconsiderate and how self-aware she is if she’s feeding into the drama. We then dive into the "Men Tell All" where we break down who of the contestants are acting or if this level of emotion actually came out. After, we talk about how many of these men knew that there wasn’t a connection with Michelle, so they have been going all out to potentially get a spot on Paradise. Speaking of future endeavors, we reflect on Tayshia’s walk-off after breaking her silence on Zac, and how playing into the drama may hurt her future chances of being a host. Lastly, we close out by discussing the BIZARRE teaser for Clayton, where he reveals that he’s had sex with both women at a rose ceremony. 

“Michelle is an educator. She can tell when someone doesn’t understand the assignment.”

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Dec 08, 2021
E352 Ask Nick - You Deserve a Great Orgasm
01:30:07

Today on Ask Nick we continue to dive into the wild world of situationships. We start with our first caller who struggles when she feels that her boyfriend is putting his cats above her. After getting allergy shots to make it work, she asks if this might just be highlighting larger compatibility issues. Our next caller asks for help after being stuck in the middle of a sticky situation when at a party, a husband cheats on their wife with one of the caller’s friends. Now this entire friend group struggles with what to do after witnessing infidelity at this event. Our next caller deals with an extreme long distance relationship that, once physically together, has no chemical spark in the bedroom. Now the caller has to navigate between emotional and physical attraction and determine what they need. Our last caller deals with a hot summer fling that fizzled out. Now, they’re deciding between attempting to put together the pieces or just move on. 

“Am I loved the way I want to be loved?”

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Dec 06, 2021
E351 Charly Jordan - Trusting Your Gut
01:31:39

Today we are joined by model, entrepreneur, DJ, and social media star, Charly Jordan. On this episode we dive into talking about being big on social media before there were social media platforms, how Los Angeles is a city that promotes competitive grinding, and authenticity versus fake connections. We also talk about navigating the DJ world as a woman, how having a large following can be different from being famous, and knowing when to trust your gut even if it means giving up an opportunity. 

“There’s a social hierarchy in society that imitates high school”

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Dec 01, 2021
E350 Bachelorette Recap With Amanda Hirsch
01:22:26

We’re breaking down all the Bachelorette drama with Amanda Hirsch, the creator of the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast. We kick things off with Bach hot goss, diving into drama between Tyler Cameron and Hannah Brown and wondering if he was setup for a paparazzi photo-op. We then talk about Blake’s statement that Katie emotionally cheated and the drama with the picture Katie posted of her with John on the plane. Diving into the episode, we talk hometowns and whether connecting with the family has any impact on the outcome not. We discuss Nayte’s maturity, his paddle-boarding habit, and if he’s really ready to take the next step into a full, mature relationship. We also talk about how Joe is photogenic, how the rose ceremony made everyone nervous, and trying to get a read from Michelle on who will make it to the end. 

“I don’t see Joe making a podcast after this”

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Dec 01, 2021
E349 Ask Nick - Dating My Ex’s Lover’s Ex
01:22:53

Today on Ask Nick we dive into the wild world of situationships. We start with our first caller who after being cheated on by their fiancé, develops a relationship with the ex-husband of the girl her fiancé is cheating with. Does this relationship have any chance for success or are the circumstances just too weird to stand a chance? Our next caller asks for advice on re-connecting with their ex best friend, or if too much time has passed for it to be worth it. Our next caller is a mother of four and re-entering the dating world. After a date with a 21 year old, our caller wonders if this man is too young to take on a mature relationship. Our last caller recently bought a house with their partner, but is not sure if they’re compatible. Now the caller is struggling to decide if their expectations are too high or if their partner is just not capable of standard expectations.

“It seems like he’s acknowledging to you that he still has some growing up to do.”

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Nov 29, 2021
E348 Michelle Young
01:22:16

Today we are joined by the Michelle Young! In this interview we dig deep, trying to get the tea on all of the drama surrounding this season of The Bachelorette. We ask Michelle how she balances her personal life with her students after the show, her career plans for the future, and if she plans to be moving from Minnesota. We then ask about the season, getting her read on Martin’s “high maintenance” conversation, her active eye for red flags, and her relationship pet peeves as we move forward in the season. We then ask about recent rumors surrounding Nayte, and get a read on how well our guesses for the final contestants have been. We get into the real questions, so let’s dive in, and talk to Michelle! 

“It’s not always going to feel good to listen to that red flag/gut reaction, but in the end it’s in your benefit to make those tough calls.”

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Nov 24, 2021
E347 Bachelorette Recap With Ali and Amanda
01:28:36

We’re breaking down all the Bachelorette drama with The Viall Files Team, Ali and Amanda. We kick things off by getting some of the Bach hot goss from the rumor mill with Ali. After that, we dive into how Martin undermines others when he feels threatened, how Clayton crying while reading the note was probably staged, and how sometimes the slow-burn contestants can have lasting impact later in the show. We then ask about Michelle being turned on by Joe playing basketball, how Rick looks like he’s fragile, and how anything can be a metaphor- including churning butter.

 “Martin seems like the type of guy that won’t go down on you unless you’ve showered”

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Nov 24, 2021
E346 Ask Nick - He’s Not a Science Project
01:22:26

Today on Ask Nick we dive into the wild world of situationships. We start with our first caller who started dating a girl who moves cities every few months. After meeting again in another city, the caller wonders if there’s a chance to reconnect and take the next step or if it’s better to move on. Our next caller reflects on being the toxic one in a relationship and tries to get advice for better pathways to deal with issues in the future. After that, our caller talks about a positive date turned sour, when her date revealed while drunk, that he’s been researching her. Now the caller wants to know if this is charming or creepy. Our last caller deals with their bad relationships with their mom and sister and asks how to reconnect with their family when things look dim. 

“You can’t be your most authentic self and be liked by everyone.”

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Nov 22, 2021
E345 What We Can Learn From "All Too Well" with Dr. Diane Strachowski
01:12:16

Today we are joined by Dr. Diane Strachowski to dive into breaking down Taylor Swift’s release of her “All Too Well” short film, accompanying Taylor’s version of Red. We wanted to use the release of this updated version of the album to serve as a jumping off point to learn more in our various journeys of relationship and love. On this episode, we talk about how relationships are you doing 100% of 50%, the power of patterns over moments, and how anxious attachment affects your approach with relationships. We also define the five signs of gaslighting, talk about the cost of love-bombing, and how the repair period after a fight is crucial for couples. 

“Closure doesn’t come from the other person, it comes from yourself.”

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Nov 17, 2021
E344 Bachelorette Recap with Jason Ritter
01:28:53

We're breaking down all the Bachelorette drama with actor and producer, Jason Ritter! On this episode we dive into talking about traveling to Minneapolis, Jason’s love for Joe and his honesty with his feelings, and the rising trend of the group trying to protect Michelle from bad contestants. We also talk about how Chris gives favors with expectations, Clayton’s passionate response to seeing The Minnesota Vikings, the behavioral differences between Nayte and Joe that will determine their success, and how Michelle reacted when Martin made comments about all the women in his city. 

“We can stay in toxicity because of our commitment to fixing things and not quitting.”

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Nov 17, 2021
E343 Ask Nick - It’s Not a Red Flag, It’s Life
01:26:33

Today on Ask Nick, we dive into talking with a caller who is re-entering the dating world, while still grieving the death of their father, wondering how to balance being honest without making people feel bad. Our next caller recounts a friends-with-benefits situation that turned ultra toxic as soon as the caller mentioned going on a date. Next, our caller talks about moving in with his girlfriend, wondering if certain issues highlight that it may not be the right time. Lastly, our caller struggles with a partner who seems afraid of defining the relationship, and may be hiding away from answering.

“Are you concerned, interested, or invested?” 

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Nov 15, 2021
E342 GloZell Green - Block Your Mama
01:30:41

Today we are joined by the effervescent comedian and YouTuber, GloZell Green! On this episode we dive into talking about being an introvert, interviewing and hugging Obama (for way too long), and getting invited to parties but not wanting to go. We also talk about the do’s and don’ts of dating while technically married, how people change once engaged, and her journey with IVF and surrogacy.

“I want to be invited but I don’t want to go.”

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Nov 10, 2021
E341 Bachelorette Recap With Zuri Hall
01:07:53

We're breaking down all the Bachelorette drama with entertainment reporter, television personality, and podcast host, Zuri Hall! On this episode, we dive into the sleepover group date that ended up being a boy’s club hangout, Martin’s "club rat" style, and Nayte’s aloof side. We also talk about the notes in the box being planted, the real reason why certain contestants haven’t gotten a one on one date yet, and if Nick runs the risk of running into Skippy in LA. 

“If you ask anyone about loyalty, everyone will say they’re loyal. ”

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Nov 10, 2021
E340 Ask Nick - 86 Your Social Media
01:24:15

Today on Ask Nick we dive into talking with a caller who is dealing with an ex-boyfriend that’s stalking them while also unpacking the previous unhealthy relationship itself. After that, we talk to a caller that needs help navigating the balance of professionalism and personal relationships, learning how to pursue dating without risking their career. Next we talk to a caller who has been broken up with by their fiancé twice, struggling with how to deal with a partner who isn’t happy with themself. Lastly, we talk to a caller who is questioning if bad timing is really a thing in dating, and how the idea of bad timing could be subjective. 

“Go on your own money and with your own friends.” 

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Nov 08, 2021
E339 Connor Wood - Lessons From Living Alone
01:24:07

Today Nick sits down with the very funny, social media rising star, Connor Wood- also known as: Fibula. Nick jumps right into calling Connor out on his little white lies, and they later get into when and where lying is ok. Connor also shares about his beginnings on TikTok, a little dating science he learned from working at Bumble and answers the question: how important is the bio? (Hint: very.) The guys discuss the things you discover about yourself when living alone and why comparison can sometimes bring you joy 

“Compare yourself to someone who sucks.” 

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Nov 03, 2021
E338 Bachelorette Recap With Ali Barthwell
01:44:22

We're breaking down all the Bachelorette drama with Ali Barthwell, comedian and staff writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Vulture! On this episode we dive into how Michelle feels like a Bachelorette really in control of the situation, a Top Gun date that ends in a wet disaster, and the liars of the Slam Poetry date. We also talk about who the next villain will be after the rose ceremony, the low bar of standards when dating straight men, the explosive toxicity, and issuing an official apology to Rodney regarding the blind apple taste test. 

“They think they’re playing a competition of airtime versus actually winning the Bachelorette.”

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Nov 03, 2021
E337 Ask Nick - What If It Was Cocaine?
01:36:38

Today on Ask Nick we dive into talking with a caller who is processing their feelings after breaking up with their girlfriend, hooking up with a toxic ex, and then realizing that they made a mistake. They ask for advice about the process of getting back together with someone after breaking up with them, and the path to healing. Our next caller asks for advice about their fiancé, who turns into a different person when drinking is involved. They ask how to deal with someone you love when they constantly blackout and become aggressive when alcohol is a factor. Then we talk to a caller who is navigating if it is appropriate to have sex on the first date, citing that their sex-positive nature and eagerness to have sex on the first date is turning men off from the idea of continuing to date our caller. Lastly, our caller attempts to figure out if they can turn a casual flirting situation into something more serious, or if someone that started out as passive and casual is doomed to stay that way forever. 

“Whether you’re with her or you’re not, you’re going to wish you would have given her this much energy.” 

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Nov 01, 2021
E336 Tim Simons & Matt Walsh - Fully Evolved Fame Experts
01:26:12