The Ringer Reality TV Podcast

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The Ringer Reality TV Podcast is the home for all things unscripted TV. Including 'Challenge' recaps with Johnny Bananas, 'Bachelor in Paradise' recaps from Amelia Wedemeyer, 'Survivor' recaps with Tyson Apostol, and much more coverage across the reality spectrum, from 'Real Housewives' to 'Below Deck' to 'Selling Sunset.'

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Laurel Stucky on What Makes Her a Challenge Hall of Fame Player | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny is joined by Laurel Stucky to talk about what makes her such a dominant player on ‘The Challenge’ and tell stories from their favorite and least favorite seasons together. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Laurel Stucky Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Mark Long on His Illustrious Challenge Career and Creating ‘The Challenge: All Stars’ | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Welcome to 2022! Johnny is welcoming in the New Year with the OG (original godfather) of ‘The Challenge,’ Mark Long. Press play to hear stories from the very first season of the ‘Real World/Road Rules Challenge,’ ‘The Duel II,’ ‘Battle of the Exes,’ and much more from the wild, wild West of old. Plus, Mark tells Johnny about how and why he conceived the idea for ‘The Challenge: All Stars’ and what he sees for the future of the show.  Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Mark Long Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
‘Survivor’ Season 41 Finale
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Tyson and Riley are joined by four-time ‘Survivor’ contestant Cirie Fields to discuss the finale and Season 41 at large. They break down what may be the best fire-making challenge ever and share stories from their respective seasons. Plus, they react to the final tribal council and look ahead to Season 42. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Cirie Fields Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Season Finale With Amanda Garcia and Dan Orlovsky | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny is joined by former NFL player and current ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky to hear his take on this season of ‘The Challenge’ (0:45). Then, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Amanda Garcia joins Johnny to spill every last drop of tea the world has to offer on such topics as her and Fessy’s messy relationship, her drama with Tori, Tori’s drama with Michele, and much much more (32:54). Host: Johnny Bananas Guests: Dan Orlovsky and Amanda Garcia Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Season 2, Episode 5 With Brad | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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The 'Challenge’ legend Brad Fiorenza joins Johnny this week to talk about his run on ‘All Stars’ Season 2, how the game has changed since they started on the show, the best prizes they ever won, Episode 5 of ‘All Stars,’ and much more. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Brad Fiorenza Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 12
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Tyson and Riley team up with writer, musician, and ‘Survivor’ superfan Allie Goertz to break down this week's episode of ‘Survivor.’ They examine the tribe’s failed plan to get rid of Ricard and react to Deshawn’s tribal council truth bomb. Plus, they touch on next week’s upcoming twist and deliver this week’s superlatives.  Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee  Guest: Allie Goertz Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
'The Great British Bake Off' 2020 Holiday Specials Bonus Episode! | Everything Is Cake
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Since we Americans get everything a bit later, 'The Great British Bake Off' 2020 holiday specials have finally come to us on Netflix in 2021. In our final bonus episode, Kate and Amelia discuss the joys and pitfalls of the Christmas special with B-team James, Jamie, Ruby, and Rosie (0:30), and the New Year's special with A-team Rahul, Nancy, Helena, and Henry (25:25). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Season 2 With Janelle and Tyler | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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This week, Johnny invites two of his original ‘Real World: Key West’ cast members on the show to talk about their experiences on ‘All Stars’ Season 2. Make sure you’ve watched Episode 4 before listening, so you don’t hear any spoilers! Johnny, Janelle, and Tyler chat about their old seasons together, Tyler’s toxic farts, and more stories from the past, before getting into all the drama and intrigue from ‘All Stars’ Season 2.  Host: Johnny Bananas Guests: Janelle Casanave and Tyler Duckworth Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 11
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Tyson and Riley are joined by ‘Big Brother Canada’ executive producer Arisa Cox to share their thoughts on the latest episode of ‘Survivor.’ They give their opinions on the newest twist and react to Deshawn’s and Liana’s emotional words at Tribal Council. Plus, Riley attempts to explain a Monty Hall problem, and this week’s superlatives are given out. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Arisa Cox Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Breaking Down ‘Selling Sunset’ Season 4 With David Jacoby
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Juliet is joined by ESPN broadcaster and longtime friend David Jacoby to break down Season 4 of ‘Selling Sunset.’ They examine which drama was real and which was fake, discuss their mixed feelings about Christine, and review celebrity cameos from this season.  Host: Juliet Litman Guest: David Jacoby Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
‘The Great British Bake Off’ Season 9, Episode 10: “The Final” | Everything Is Cake
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The final is finally here, bakers. Kate and Amelia discuss their overall feelings about this season (0:30) before diving into a carrot cake signature challenge (14:30), Belgian bun technical challenge (21:00), and Mad Hatter–themed showstopper challenge (28:10). Then they hand out their awards for Soggiest Bottom, Best Brit Fit, Most Delicious Bake, and more (41:50). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Season 2 With Darrell | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny is taking a quick break from 'Spies, Lies, and Allies' to bring you seasoned veteran Darrell Taylor's perspective on Season 2 of 'The Challenge: All Stars.' They discuss the differences between the flagship show and 'All Stars,' drama from past seasons, the absolutely draining deliberation between Darrell and Tina on the most recent episode of 'All Stars,' and much more. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Darrell Taylor Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 10
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Tyson and Riley are joined by Sarah Lampert, the creator of Netflix’s ‘Ginny and Georgia,' to break down what all three agree is the best episode of the season. They discuss both challenges and the heroes and villains of the season. Plus, insights from Tyson on tribal council and Riley’s superlatives.  Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Sarah Lampert Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
'The Great British Bake Off' Season 9, Episode 9: "Patisserie Week" | Everything Is Cake
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Kate and Amelia discuss their favorite patisserie bakes of yore and the consistency of the patisserie semifinal (0:30) before diving into a handshake-heavy layered slice signature challenge (7:00), sablé Breton tart technical challenge (24:05), and entremet centerpiece showstopper challenge (33:35). Then they hand out their awards for the Soggiest Bottom, Best Sound Bites, Best Brit Fit, and much more (55:00). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 9
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Tyson and Riley are joined by Washington Post TikTok creator Dave Jorgenson to unravel a wild episode. They share their thoughts on both eliminations and give insights into all the biggest moves. Plus, Tyson shares a story from ‘Survivor: Tocantins’ and they hand out this week’s superlatives.  Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Dave Jorgenson Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 15 With Josh | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny is joined this week by Josh to discuss all that happened in Episode 15 of ‘The Challenge’ (0:30). They talk about the differences between ‘The Challenge’ and ‘Big Brother’ (4:30), his now-fabled vacation with Devin and Tori (13:10), and CT and Tori’s impactful walk around the backyard (15:40). Then they get into the challenge itself, including Kyle’s betrayal of the Ruby-Sapphire alliance (28:00), CT and Kyle’s screaming match before nominations (44:50), and the grueling elimination between Kyle and Josh (53:35). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Josh Martinez Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Jen Shah's Arrest on ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’
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Juliet is joined by Rachel Lindsay and Callie Curry to discuss the dynamite new episode of ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.’ They discuss the chaos, the drama (including the arrest), what production might have been doing, and what this might mean for the show. Host: Juliet Litman Guest: Rachel Lindsay and Callie Curry Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
'The Great British Bake Off' Season 9, Episode 8: "Free From Week" | Everything Is Cake
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Kate and Amelia discuss their opinions about "Free From Week" (0:30), before diving into a dairy-free ice cream sandwich signature challenge (8:30), vegan sausage roll technical challenge (15:00), and gluten-free celebration cake showstopper challenge (23:35). Then they hand out their awards for the Soggiest Bottom, Best Sound Bites, Best Brit Fit, and much more (41:50). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 8
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This week, Tyson and Riley are joined by singer-songwriter Derek Webb to break down the first post-merge episode. They share their thoughts on Ricard’s ‘Survivor’ faux pas and discuss yet another wild tribal council. They close by handing out this week’s superlatives.  Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Derek Webb Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 14 With Marie | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny is joined by one of the queens of chaos, Marie Roda, to discuss a dramatic and mysterious episode of ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies’ (0:30). They discuss their overall feelings about this season (16:00); Marie’s opinions of Amanda, Devin, Logan, and Tory (21:30); and the target on Big T’s back (43:40). Then they get into the ‘Top Gun’ challenge and subsequent party (52:54), the spirited discussion at nominations (1:02:12), and the outcome of the elimination challenge (1:24:20). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Marie Roda Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
'The Great British Bake Off' Season 9, Episode 7: "Caramel Week" | Everything Is Cake
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Kate and Amelia discuss their feelings about this most rare and dreaded caramel week (0:30), before diving into a caramel tart signature challenge (7:30), candy bar technical challenge (13:00), and sugar-domed caramel dessert showstopper challenge (0:00). Then they hand out their awards for the Soggiest Bottom, Best Sound Bites, Best Brit Fit, and much more (16:30). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 7
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Nov 04, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 13 With Cory | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny welcomes leader of the opposition, Cory, to the podcast to talk about his experiences on ‘The Challenge’ this season and their rivalry over the years (0:30). They discuss Cory’s masterful techniques in stoking the flames between Josh and Fessy (6:45) and his positioning in the house between the vets and the rookies (17:45). Then they dig into Episode 13, including CT’s ridiculous speech in nominations (45:00), Cory’s scorched-earth tactics in the aftermath of nominations (54:55), and his grueling elimination challenge against Logan (57:42). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Cory Wharton Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
'The Great British Bake Off' Season 9, Episode 6: "Pastry Week" | Everything Is Cake
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Kate and Amelia return to discuss what is often the most difficult week for the bakers: pastry week. They talk about their favorite pastry creations of yore (0:25) before getting into a trendy chouxnut signature challenge (7:40), a just-plain-rude baklava technical challenge (12:40), and the lightly esoteric pâté en croûte showstopper challenge (16:00). Then they discuss the winner and loser of the episode and hand out their awards for soggiest bottom, best sound bites, most absurdly British moment, and more (26:30). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 6
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Tyson Apostol is joined by The Ringer’s Craig Horlbeck and Riley McAtee to give a detailed breakdown of Episode 6. They share their thoughts on the new merge challenge and discuss the Exile Island twist. Then, they dish out this week’s superlatives and give an update on Riley's and Tyson’s beards. Plus, the first-ever fan question on the show.   Host: Tyson Apostol Guests: Craig Horlbeck and Riley McAtee Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 12 (500th Episode!) With Leroy | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny celebrates the 500th episode of ‘The Challenge’ with his longtime friend and accomplice, Leroy. They discuss CT’s manipulative strategies throughout his long tenure on the show and in this season with Emy (0:25) and why Josh is one of their favorite contestants right now (30:35). Then they take a walk down memory lane and talk about their friendship on the show and their favorite stories from their time together on ‘The Challenge’ (32:30).  Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Leroy Garrett Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
'The Great British Bake Off' Season 9, Episode 5: "German Week" | Everything Is Cake
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Oh, the Germanity! Amelia and Sasha hold down the fort as Kate galavants across some foreign land by breaking down Episode 5 of Season 9 of 'The Great British Bake Off.' First, Amelia catches us all up on her thoughts about Chigs's big week (0:30). Then we dive into the delights of "German Week," which include a double batch German cookie signature challenge (6:00), a classically obscure Prinzregententorte technical challenge (13:45), and a baffling tiered yeasted cake showstopper challenge (21:30). Finally, we discuss this week's winner and loser and give out our awards for Soggiest Bottom, Best Brit Fit, Most Absurdly British Moment, and more (32:50). Host: Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 5
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Tyson Apostol is joined by The Ringer’s Amelia Wedemeyer and Riley McAtee to recap the 5th episode. They discuss which rewards are most useful on the island and how they would handle a 3 person tribal council. Plus, superlatives and an update on their beards. Host: Tyson Apostol Guest: Amelia Wedemeyer and Riley McAtee Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 11 With Ed | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Rookie Ed Eason joins Johnny Bananas to talk about Episode 11 of ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies.’ First Ed tells Johnny how he got his start in reality on ‘The Circle’ (0:30) and how he approached the challenge of coming on ‘The Challenge’ late as an alternate (19:06). Then they dive into Episode 11. They discuss the game shifting from pairs to teams (39:36), the season’s first heights over water challenge (52:25), Ed putting a target on his back for nominations (59:23), and the intense pole wrestling elimination between him and Kyle (1:22:04). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Ed Eason Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
‘The Great British Bake Off’ Season 9, Episode 4: “Dessert Week” | Everything Is Cake
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Kate is joined by genuine British person Lucy Ford to discuss “Dessert Week” and the intricacies of the definition of “pudding” (0:30). We discuss a light and airy pavlova signature challenge (7:25), a tricky sticky technical challenge (24:50), and a showstopper challenge filled with set custard (34:10). Then we do a special ‘Bake Off’ grannies ranking in honor of Maggie (42:30) and we hand out our awards for soggiest bottom, most absurdly British moment, and more (48:05). Host: Kate Halliwell Guest: Lucy Ford Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 4
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Tyson Apostol is joined by The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Riley McAtee to break down everything from Episode 4. They discuss the reward and immunity challenges and give their takes on whether purposefully losing one is ever a good strategy. Plus, Tyson ups the ante on his beard challenge with Riley. Host: Tyson Apostol Guest: Juliet Litman and Riley McAtee Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 10 With Ashley | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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The legend Ashley “Meltdown” Mitchell joins Bananas to dish the dirt on Episode 10 of ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies.’ First they get down into the details of her fling with Nelson, the definition of “polidicking,” and her real issue with Burna (0:40). Then they get into the more recent drama between her and Cory over the money she stole from Hunter after winning ‘Final Reckoning’ (31:00). Then they talk about the twist at the end of Episode 8 (38:00), the multi-level challenge and new groups formed at the end (45:30), and the night out at the club (57:30). Finally, they talk about a very vocal and eventful nomination (1:06:22) and elimination challenge (1:11:05). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Ashley Mitchell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
‘The Great British Bake Off’ Season 9, Episode 3: “Bread Week” | Everything Is Cake
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It’s that make-or-break moment for the bakers in the bubble: Bread Week. We discuss our favorite bread bakes from seasons past (0:30) before getting into all the details of a very on-trend focaccia signature challenge (4:40), a dastardly ciabatta technical challenge (13:30), and a very cute milk bread showstopper challenge (18:45). Then we hand out our awards for the soggiest bottom, best Matt moment, best sound bites, and more (35:50). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
‘Survivor,’ Season 41, Episode 3
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Tyson Apostol is joined by The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Riley McAtee to discuss all things Episode 3. They break down all the twists and turns and weigh in on how they’d handle this season’s surprises. Plus, another update on their beards and superlatives. Host: Tyson Apostol Guest: Mallory Rubin and Riley McAtee Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 9 With Derrick K. | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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This week Johnny welcomes his two-time co-winner Derrick Kosinski to the show to talk about the conflicts and blunders in Episode 9. First, they dig into the implosion of the veteran alliance with Cory taking the heat from other vets for rallying the rookies together, as well as the many, many strategic mistakes Cory made in protecting his new alliance (0:35). They get into the best daily challenge so far this season, in which the contestants had to retrieve balls from a mud pit and, shockingly, there were no bombs to diffuse (32:30). Then they discuss all the conversations that happened in the house after the daily challenge (38:35), the ugly fight between Ashley and Cory in nominations and the history behind that conflict (46:04), the tricky elimination challenge (54:30), and the surprise twist at the end (1:00:40).  Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Derrick Kosinski Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
‘The Great British Bake Off’ Season 9, Episode 2: “Biscuit Week” | Everything Is Cake
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Kate and Amelia discuss “Biscuit Week” in all its crispy, snappy, gingerbread-y glory. We talk about successes and failures from the tricky brandysnap signature challenge (0:40), a distinctive lack of definition from the deceptively difficult jammy-cookie sandwich technical challenge (12:30), and incredible interactive biscuit toys from the showstopper challenge (17:30). Finally we hand out our awards for the soggiest bottom, the most absurdly British moment, best soundbites, and many more (29:35). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
‘Survivor’: Season 41, Episode 2
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This week, Tyson Apostol is joined by fact-checker Riley McAtee to recap the latest episode. They discuss which changes to the show they like and give their thoughts on the Beware Advantage twist. Plus an update on their ‘Survivor’ beards and this week’s superlatives. Host: Tyson Apostol Guest: Riley McAtee Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 8 With Hughie | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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This week, Johnny welcomes everyone’s favorite rookie, Hughie Maughan, to the podcast to talk about all the behind-the-scenes details, dramas, and tidbits. First, Hughie tells Johnny how he got his start in reality television on ‘Big Brother’ (0:40) and why he chose Ashley to be his partner at the beginning of ‘The Challenge’ (16:30). Then they get into all the juicy details of the veteran alliance (22:50), Hughie’s mid-elimination fight with Corey (43:50), the drama between Emy and Burna (54:55), the frustrating challenge that Hughie and Burna almost won (1:09:00), and how his ass got in the way of winning the elimination (1:22:00). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Hughie Maughan Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
‘The Great British Bake Off’ Season 9, Episode 1: “Cake Week” | Everything Is Cake
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Welcome to the tent, bakers! The Ringer’s Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer will be here on ‘The Ringer Reality TV Podcast’ every Friday to recap the new season of ‘The Great British Bake Off.’ In this episode, covering “Cake Week,” we first talk about how we got into the show and why we love it so much (0:30). Then we get to the nitty-gritty, digging into a dastardly signature challenge, in which the bakers had to make mini Swiss rolls (14:25), a confusing technical challenge based on Prue’s recipe for malt loaf (20:00), and a gravity-defying showstopper challenge (23:05). Finally, we hand out our awards for the soggiest bottom, the most absurdly British moment, the best Brit fit, and much more (32:55). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Survivor: Season 41; Premiere
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Survivor is back! ‘Blood and Water’ winner Tyson Apostol is joined by The Ringer’s Juliet Litman to break down changes to the show, give thoughts on the new castaways, and weigh in on the best moments from the episode. Plus, they give out Survivor Superlatives and make their predictions for who could win it all.  Host: Tyson Apostol  Guest: Juliet Litman Fact Checker: Riley McAtee Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 7 With Amber B. | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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This week, Johnny is joined by Amber B. to discuss an explosive Episode 7 of ‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies.’ First they discuss how Amber got her start on reality television on ‘Big Brother’ (0:30), and then they get into her leftover beef with Fessy from last season of ‘The Challenge’—which she won—and how that affected the ‘Big Brother’ alliance this season (16:20). After that, it's all drama. Johnny and Amber B. discuss what her mindset was coming into the game as an alternate, whether she would be in an alliance with the 'Big Brother' crew, and the nitty gritty details of the alliance (36:15). Then they talk about Fessy throwing Amber B. into the elimination in Episode 4 (54:30) and the wild fight over some pizza that ends with disastrous consequences (1:02:30). Hosts: Johnny Bananas Guest: Amber Borzotra Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ is Back and ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Pull Off the Sit-down Dinner. Plus: Updates on ‘The Challenge,’ ‘Big Brother,’ and More! | Reality Top 5
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Juliet and Callie discuss the season premiere of ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ (0:42), before then talking through all the drama from ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ including Dorit’s dress party, PK’s glow-up, and their favorite Kathy Hilton moment of the week (17:30). Then, they catch up with ‘The Challenge’ and highlight Kaycee and Nany’s date as a huge step in the right direction for the show (38:36). Finally, they touch on all they’ve been watching: ‘Married at First Sight,’ ‘The D’Amelio Show,’ ‘Big Brother,’ ‘The Circle,’ and ‘LuLaRich’ (44:46).   Hosts: Juliet Litman and Callie Curry Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
'The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 6 With Fessy | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Former college football player and ‘The Challenge’ finalist Fessy joins Bananas this week to discuss Episode 6 of ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies.’ Fessy tells the story of when he was arrested as a college athlete (05:00), Bananas asks about Fessy’s disappointing end in ‘The Challenge’ final last season (36:00), and of course they discuss the altercation between Fessy and Josh in this week’s episode of ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies,’ along with Fessy’s budding romance with Amanda (55:00). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Fessy Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Breaking Down the Brendan, Pieper, and Natasha Drama From 'Bachelor in Paradise.' Plus: ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,’ and ‘The Circle’ | Reality Top 5
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This Friday, Juliet and Callie get into all the details of the developments of the Brendan, Pieper, and Natasha drama from ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ (0:30) and Callie tells Juliet about the incredible strategies at play in the final episodes of ‘Big Brother’ (20:05). Then they get into all the legal drama from ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (30:30) and the ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ trailer (37:40). Finally, they talk about ‘The Circle’ Season 3 and ‘Titletown High’ on Netflix (44:30). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Callie Curry Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 5 With Kyle Christie | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Icon of ‘The Challenge,’ and ‘Geordie Shore’ and ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies’ cast member Kyle Christie joins Bananas this week to discuss Episode 5. Bananas asks Kyle what it was like being a vet in the first few weeks when they were picking rookies off like flies and they discuss what strategies the rookies should’ve used against the vets (13:10). They get into last week’s explosive elimination and the new fracture in the Big Brother alliance (22:00) and what it’s actually like to be around Emmanuel, Gabo, and Hughie (26:00). Then they talk about CT and Berna winning the daily challenge and not having to pay the consequences of properly nominating anyone because of the strange phenomenon of rookies nominating themselves to go into elimination (37:25). Finally, they talk about the grueling elimination challenge between Gabo and Logan (54:55). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Kyle Christie Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman and Lani Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Hosts the Dinner Party From Hell. Plus: ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ ‘The Challenge,’ and ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ | Reality Top 5
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Juliet and Callie react to the new ‘Vanderpump Rules’ trailer that dropped Thursday and talk about a couple other upcoming shows they’re excited about (0:30). Then they talk about the dinner party from hell on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ at Kathy Hilton’s house (17:00) and the Shabbat from hell on ‘Real Housewives of New York’ (29:45). Finally, they talk about the implosion of the ‘Big Brother’ alliance on ‘The Challenge’ (35:15) and why Callie isn’t in love with Wendy on this season of ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ (46:00). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Callie Curry Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 4 With Justina Valentine | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny Bananas invites ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars’ runner-up and ‘Wild ’n Out’ star Justina Valentine to get into all the details of Episode 4 of ‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ (0:30). They talk about Kyle’s big mistake in the daily challenge (26:00), the most intense elimination of the season (59:30), Hughie getting himself in trouble in nominations (1:07:30), and who will be the first domino to fall in the vet alliance. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Justina Valentine Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
‘Below Deck Mediterranean,’ ‘Real Housewives,’ ‘The Challenge,’ ‘Married at First Sight,’ and ‘Sweet Life’ | Reality Top Five
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1. Juliet and Callie break down this week’s drama on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ at the Rinna makeup event (0:30). 2. Callie catches Juliet up on the current season of ‘Real Housewives of Potomac,’ including Wendy’s off screen transformation and rumors of her husband’s infidelity (22:00). 3. Juliet shares her love for the warm blanket that is ‘Below Deck Mediterranean,’ which has recently gained a new cast member, Delaney (37:50). 4. They talk about how Tommy ended up naked during the cliff jump challenge on ‘The Challenge’ and how much they miss the older vets like CT and Nany who aren’t getting a ton of screen time this season (45:20). 5. Last up, they do a speed round of shows that they’ve started watching or been told they need to watch, including ‘Sweet Life,’ ‘Married at First Sight,’ ‘Ultimate Surfer’ and ‘100 Foot Wave,’ and ‘Family or Fiancé' (52:50). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Callie Curry Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 3 With Wes Bergmann | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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The alliance is strong, folks. ‘The Challenge’ icon Wes Bergmann joins Johnny Bananas to talk about Episode 3 of ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies.’ After catching up a bit, they dive into the pros and cons of the vets vs. rookies strategy that’s playing out (0:45) and Tori’s strategy or lack thereof (40:50). Then they talk about the challenge itself, nominations (47:08), and the elimination challenge (1:02:12). Finally, Johnny and Wes get to tea time when they talk about all the gossip, relationships, and revenge so far this season including Kelz’s to-do list, Ashley and Nelson’s relationship, and Amanda and Tori’s beef (1:05:30). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Wes Bergmann Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
FBoy Island,’ ‘Love Island UK,’ ‘The Challenge,’ ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ and ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’ | Reality Top 5
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1. Callie and Juliet debate the merits and pitfalls of the “F-boy”–“nice guy” dichotomy on ‘FBoy Island’ (0:30). 2. Juliet shares her impressions of ‘Love Island UK’ Season 7 after watching her first episodes ever (11:53). 3. Juliet and Callie discuss their favorite and least favorite vets on this season of ‘The Challenge’ and the vets vs. rookies dynamic (22:50). 4. It’s all about Erika on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ How could her lawyers let her go on the show? How could she not read the papers her husband had asked her to sign? We ponder those questions and more (36:27). 5. Juliet tells Callie about a new show on HBO Max from producer Issa Rae called ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles,’ which is basically ‘Insecure’ in real life (53:30). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Callie Curry Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Episode 2 | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny Bananas is joined by The Ringer’s Juliet Litman to discuss all the drama and strategy from Episode 2 of ‘The Challenge.’ They discuss the emerging vets vs. rookies dynamic (9:30), who is building the best strategy so far this season (15:30), the love triangle from hell between Nelson, Ashley, and Berna (40:30), their love for new arrival Ed (48:00), and so much more. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Juliet Litman Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
'Love Island U.K.', 'Real Housewives', 'FBoy Island', 'Siesta Key', and 'Big Brother' | Reality Top Five
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1. Callie sells Juliet on her favorite reality show, 'Love Island U.K.', and explains the difference between the U.K. and U.S. series (0:45). 2. Callie and Juliet discuss the success of the 'Real Housewives of Potomac', the abject failure of 'New York', and the dramas of 'Beverly Hills' (16:00). 3. Juliet convinces Callie to binge 'FBoy Island' on HBO Max this weekend (35:35). 4. Callie explains the ins and outs of the Florida lifestyle as seen on 'Siesta Key' (45:00). 5. Callie discusses her second-favorite reality show 'Big Brother', which is now on Season 23 in the U.S. (54:50). Follow the ‘Ringer Reality TV Podcast’ on Spotify or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Also on this feed: Amelia Wedemeyer recaps 'Bachelor in Paradise' on Tuesday nights exclusively on Spotify, and Johnny Bananas recaps 'The Challenge' on Wednesdays. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Callie Curry Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
'The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies' Season Premiere | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny Bananas is joined by Bill Simmons to kick off the 37th season of ‘The Challenge.’ They discuss Johnny Bananas’s ‘Challenge’ status (3:20), how this new season compares to seasons past (7:15), and break down roommate pairings, contestants, and favorites from Episode 1 (21:54).  Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Bill Simmons Producer: Craig Horlbeck Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Introducing 'Death, Taxes, and Bananas'
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Aug 10, 2021