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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‘Atlanta’ Episode 8, ‘Ultimate Girls’ Episode 4, and ‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 8
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Rachel kicks off this week’s 'Morally Corrupt' by breaking down the L.A. Times' Randall Emmett exposé with Chelsea Stark-Jones (1:20), before Rachel and Chelsea move on to discuss Season 14, Episode 8 of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (12:00). Rachel is then joined by Jodi Walker to chat about Season 2, Episode 4 of ‘The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’ (28:00), as well as Season 12, Episode 8 of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (52:08). Host: Rachel Lindsay Guests: Chelsea Stark-Jones and Jodi Walker Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
Evel Dick's Reality Villain Redemption | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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'Big Brother' legend Evel Dick Donato joins Johnny to talk about how he went down in history as one of the greatest 'Big Brother' villains of all time on Season 8. They discuss how he was blindsided by production when they cast both him and his daughter on the same season, his hate/hate relationship with Jen Johnson, how social media and the proliferation of reality television has altered the medium, and quite a lot more! Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Evel Dick Donato Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
'The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip' Season 2 Premiere and 'Southern Charm' Premiere | Morally Corrupt
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On this week’s 'Morally Corrupt,' Rachel Lindsay welcomes on Callie Curry and Juliet Litman to discuss the first three episodes of ‘The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’ Season 2 (1:00). Then the ladies move on to chat about the first episode of Season 8 of 'Southern Charm' (52:00). Host: Rachel Lindsay Guests: Callie Curry and Juliet Litman Producers: Devon Manze, Sasha Ashall, and Chelsea Stark-Jones Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Spencer Pratt’s Reality Villain Redemption Part 2 | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny continues his conversation with one of the greatest reality television villains of all time: Spencer Pratt. In this episode, Spencer talks about his forays into reality television after ‘The Hills,’ including his stint on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother UK.’ Then he tells Johnny what he wishes he could change about how he approached his early fame and what advice he would give his former self. Be sure to listen to Part 1 of this interview! Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Spencer Pratt Producer: Sasha Ashall  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
‘Dubai’ Episode 3, ‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 6 and An Interview with Carlos King!
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To kick off this week’s 'Morally Corrupt' and spill "Housewives' tea, Rachel is joined by legendary Bravo producer Carlos King (1:40). Then, Rachel teams up with Juliet Litman to recap Episode 3 of 'The Real Housewives of Dubai' (30:54), before welcoming on Jodi Walker and Amelia Wedemeyer to break down this week’s episode of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (51:55). Host: Rachel Lindsay Guests: Amelia Wedemeyer, Jodi Walker, and Sanya Richards-Ross Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
Spencer Pratt’s Reality Villain Redemption | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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The archvillain of ‘The Hills’ (among many other accolades), Spencer Pratt, joins Johnny in the first of his new series Reality Villain Redemption, which explores the most fascinating reality television villains of all time. In Part 1 of this journey, Spencer tells Johnny how he got from slacker USC student to executive producer of ‘The Princes of Malibu’ to Heidi Montag’s love interest. Check back in next Thursday for Part 2 of this interview! Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Spencer Pratt Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
‘Dubai’ Episode 2, ‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 5, and an Interview With Phaedra Parks!
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Rachel and Jodi kick off the show with their own Bravo gossip (1:30) before Rachel is joined by Callie Curry to chat about the second episode of ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ (11:36). Afterwards, Rachel and Chelsea Stark-Jones discuss the latest episode of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (46:46) before Rachel welcomes Bravo legend Phaedra Parks to the show to talk about her upcoming season of ‘The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’ (69:43). Finally, Rachel is joined by Jodi Walker and Amelia Wedemeyer to break down Episode 5 of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (85:23). Guests: Amelia Wedemeyer, Jodi Walker, Chelsea Stark-Jones and Callie Curry Host: Rachel Lindsay Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Revisiting Johnny Bananas’s Seventh ‘Challenge’ Win With Bill Simmons | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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This week we’re revisiting Johnny’s July 2020 interview with Bill Simmons on ‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’ about his seventh ‘Challenge’ win on ‘Total Madness,’ which broke his six-season finals drought and the curse that Jemmye put on him after he stole Sarah’s half of their winnings on ‘Rivals 3.’ Nearly two years later, their conversation about how to save ‘The Challenge’ is as relevant as ever. You can also listen to Johnny discussing his iconic moment from the 'Rivals 3' finale with Bill Simmons on 'The Bill Simmons Podcast.' Hosts: Bill Simmons and Johnny Bananas Producers: Craig Horlbeck and Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
‘Dubai’ Premiere and ‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 4
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Rachel and Callie kick off the show with a chat about the twists and turns of this week’s wild Bravo news (1:25), before moving on to chat about the premiere of ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ (24:00). Then, Rachel is joined by Amelia and Jodi to break down Episode 4 of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (45:41). Host: Rachel Lindsay Guests: Amelia Wedemeyer, Jodi Walker, and Callie Curry Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2022
How Mike Mizanin Created ‘The Miz’ | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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'Challenge' legend and WWE superstar Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin joins Johnny this week to discuss how he turned his ‘Real World’ season and time on ‘The Challenge’ into the amazing career he has now, including but certainly not limited to multiple movies and his own reality series ‘Miz & Mrs.,’ which returns to your screens June 6. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 3 and an Interview with Sanya Richards-Ross of ‘Atlanta’ | Morally Corrupt
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Rachel and Amelia start the show with a chat about recent rumors in Bravo-ville (1:37) before Rachel welcomes ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ newest cast member Sanya Richards-Ross to recap that show’s fourth episode (17:44). Finally, Rachel is joined by Amelia and Jodi to break down Episode 3 of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ (51:08). Host: Rachel Lindsay Guests: Amelia Wedemeyer, Jodi Walker, and Sanya Richards-Ross Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2022
‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Season 3, Episode 4 With Jemmye | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny is joined this week by 'Challenge' legend and two-time 'All Star' Jemmye Carroll to go through Episode 4 of ‘All Stars’ Season 3, and to tell some of their favorite stories from their time together on ‘The Challenge.’ Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Jemmye Carroll Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2022
‘Survivor’ Season 42, Finale With Parvati Shallow
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Tyson and Riley are joined by ‘Survivor: Micronesia’ winner Parvati Shallow to break down the season 42 finale. They chat about the departure of Lindsay and Jonathan as well as the results of the final tribal council meeting. Plus, they debate just how far sincerity will get you in this new era of ‘Survivor’ and give their final thoughts on Maryanne’s win. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Parvati Shallow Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2022
‘The Circle’ Season 4 Finale! Plus, an Interview With the Season 4 Winner. | Netflix and Spill
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Jomi and Jodi take us through the finale of ‘The Circle’ Season 4 (0:35), then Jomi speaks with Season 4 winner Frank about his strategy going into ‘The Circle,’ what it felt like winning with friends all around him, and much more (46:25). Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Jodi Walker Guest: Frank Grimsley Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2022
‘The Circle’ Season 4, Episodes 9-12
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Jomi and Jodi return to recap Episodes 9-12 of Season 4 of Netflix’s ‘The Circle’. They discuss Yu Ling’s shocking betrayal, the capturing of a longtime catfish, and the disturbing results of the "Portrait Mode" challenge. Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Jodi Walker Producers: Sasha Ashall and Devon Manze Additional Production: Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 22, 2022
'Beverly Hills' Episode 2, 'Atlanta' Episode 3, and Saying Goodbye to 'New Jersey' and 'Summer House' | Morally Corrupt
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Welcome to 'Morally Corrupt,' where Rachel Lindsay is joined every week by your favorite Ringer podcasters to talk everything and anything Bravo. This week, Rachel and Callie start the show with a chat about recent divorce news in Bravo-land (1:08) before Rachel gives a quick recap of this week’s lackluster episode of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' (13:57). Then Rachel is joined by Jodi and Amelia to talk about the most recent episode of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (17:15). Later, Rachel and Callie return to chat about the conclusion of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' reunion (44:30) and finally, Jodi and Chelsea bookend this season of 'Summer House' with a discussion about its final reunion episode (62:01). Host: Rachel Lindsay Guests: Callie Curry, Chelsea Stark-Jones, Amelia Wedemeyer, and Jodi Walker Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2022
‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Season 3, Episode 3 With Syrus | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny is joined this week by Sy the Party Guy, Syrus Yarbrough, to talk about Episode 3 of ‘All Stars’ Season 3, from Kendal’s inexplicable sabotage decision to his tough elimination challenge against MJ. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Syrus Yarbrough Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
‘Survivor’ Season 42, Episode 11 With Michaela Bradshaw
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Tyson and Riley are joined by 'Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X' and 'Survivor: Game Changers' contestant Michaela Bradshaw. They discuss Omar's mistakes leading up to getting voted out, and how Maryanne has become a favorite to win it all. Plus, they get into old school vs. new school 'Survivor' and the strategy involved in rewards challenges. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Michaela Bradshaw Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
‘The Circle’ Season 4, Episodes 5-8. Plus, an Interview With ‘Circle’ Royalty | Netflix and Spill
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Jomi and Jodi are back to discuss episodes 5-8 of Netflix’s ‘The Circle’ Season 4, starting with the final vote on the catfish identity of the Spice Girls and ending with Episode 8’s Cyber Attack cliffhanger. Then Jomi speaks with the king and queen of ‘The Circle,’ Trevor and DeLeesa, about their experiences on the show. Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Jodi Walker Guests: Trevor St. Agathe and DeLeesa St. Agathe Producers: Sasha Ashall and Devon Manze Additional Production: Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 15, 2022
Beverly Hills Premiere, a 'Summer House' Reunion, and New Jersey Reunion Part 2 | Morally Corrupt
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Welcome to 'Morally Corrupt,' where Rachel Lindsay will be joined every week by your favorite Ringer podcasters to talk everything and anything Bravo. The show begins with a group discussion about the slate of new and renewed Bravo shows (02:11), before Rachel, Jodi Walker and Amelia Wedemeyer chat about the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Season 12 premiere (17:00). Then, Rachel and Chelsea Stark-Jones discuss Season 14, Episode 2 of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (48:00), before Chelsea and Jodi recap the tumultuous 'Summer House' reunion (01:06:00). Finally, Rachel and Callie Curry continue their debate during a breakdown of Part 2 of the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' reunion (01:29:45). Host: Rachel Lindsay Guests: Callie Curry, Chelsea Stark-Jones, Amelia Wedemeyer, and Jodi Walker Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2022
‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Season 3, Episodes 1-2 With Derrick | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Derrick Kosinski joins Johnny Bananas to talk about the Season 3 premiere of ‘All Stars,' including all the drama that went on behind the scenes of the first two episodes. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Derrick Kosinski Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
‘Survivor’ Season 42, Episode 10 With Ben 'Coach' Wade
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Tyson and Riley are joined by 'Survivor: Tocantins,' 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,' and 'Survivor: South Pacific' contestant Ben "Coach" Wade. They discuss the Do or Die challenge, where Drea went wrong, and how people react to getting voted off. Plus, did Omar finally make a mistake? Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Ben Wade Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
‘The Circle’ Season 4, an Interview With Rachel and John | Netflix and Spill
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The Ringer’s Jomi Adeniran interviews Rachel Evans and John Franklin from Season 4 of Netflix’s ‘The Circle.’ They discuss their strategies during the first four episodes, chat about friendly flirting, and reveal surprising behind-the-scenes insights from their season. Host: Jomi Adeniran Guests: Rachel Evans and John Franklin Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
'The Circle’ Season 4, Episodes 1-4 | Netflix and Spill
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The Ringer’s Jomi Adeniran and Jodi Walker recap the first four episodes of Season 4 of Netflix’s ‘The Circle.’ They go through all the new players and catfishes, who has the best and worst games, and the biggest twist in 'Circle' history. Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Jodi Walker Producers: Sasha Ashall and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 08, 2022
New Jersey Reunion, Atlanta Premiere, and a 'Summer House' Wedding | The Morally Corrupt Bravo Show
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Welcome to 'The Morally Corrupt Bravo Show,' where Rachel Lindsay will be joined every Friday by your favorite Ringer podcasters to talk everything and anything Bravo. The show begins with a group breakdown of this week’s Bravo news and gossip (03:50), before Rachel and Callie Curry discuss the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' reunion Part 1 (18:30). Then, Rachel and Chelsea Stark-Jones chat about the newest season of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (44:30), and finally Rachel is joined by Juliet Litman and Jodi Walker to examine the long-awaited 'Summer House' wedding (60:47). Host: Rachel Lindsay Guests: Callie Curry, Chelsea Stark-Jones, Juliet Litman, and Jodi Walker Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Theme Song: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2022
A Look Back at the ‘Real World’ With Juliet Litman | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny joined Juliet Litman on ‘Ringer Dish’ to discuss the legacy of the ‘Real World’ and why the ‘Real World: Homecoming’ series on Paramount+ is so successful. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Juliet Litman Producers: Devon Manze, Chelsea Stark-Jones, and Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
‘Survivor,’ Season 42, Episode 9 With Christian Hubicki
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Tyson and Riley are joined by 'Survivor: David vs. Goliath' contestant, Christian Hubicki. They discuss where Hai went wrong, Omar's strategy, and why Lindsay actually needs Jonathan. Plus, they get into what makes the Jury so hard to predict and how people on the Jury make their vote. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Christian Hubicki Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
How Jenna Compono Became the Barbie Beast of ‘The Challenge’ | Death Taxes, and Bananas
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Jenna Compono joins Johnny to talk about her recent nuptials, becoming a mother, and how she established herself as the Barbie Beast on ‘The Challenge’ with three finals under her belt and an elimination record to be envied. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Jenna Compono Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
‘Survivor,’ Season 42, Episode 8 With Jeremy Collins
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Tyson and Riley are joined by 'Survivor: Cambodia' winner Jeremy Collins to discuss the latest episode of ‘Survivor.’ They get into the results of the immunity challenge, the double tribal council, and as always, give out some superlatives. Plus, they discuss an emotional moment bigger than the game. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Jeremy Collins Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
‘Selling Sunset’ Episodes 6-10 Breakdown
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Juliet Litman is joined by Callie Curry to discuss the final episodes of season five of 'Selling Sunset.' They share their reactions to the lackluster finale, give their thoughts on the new season as a whole, and hand out fun superlatives. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Callie Curry Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
‘Selling Sunset’ Episodes 1-5 Breakdown
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Juliet Litman teams up with Callie Curry to discuss the first five episodes of the new season of 'Selling Sunset.' They recap Chrishell and Jason’s new romance, chat about new agent Chelsea, and attempt to figure out the deal with real estate “developer” Micah. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Callie Curry Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Nelly T’s Journey Through ‘The Challenge’ | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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The one, the only Nelly T, Nelson Thomas, joins Johnny this week to talk through his full journey from growing up in Inglewood, California, to being one of the most beloved competitors on ‘The Challenge’ and everything in between, including detours on Jerry Springer’s ‘Baggage on the Road,’ ‘Dr. Phil,’ and so much more. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Nelson Thomas Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
‘Survivor,’ Season 42, Episode 7 With Steven Ruiz
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Riley and Juliet are joined by Steven Ruiz to discuss the latest episode of ‘Survivor.’ They break down all of Drea’s advantages, everyone’s strategy post-merge, and an all-time bad performance from Romeo. Plus, they talk about if this season is too similar to Season 41. Hosts: Riley McAtee and Juliet Litman Guest: Steven Ruiz Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
'Selling Sunset' Season 5 Preview Show
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Juliet Litman is joined by 'Tea Time' host Liz Kelly to prepare us for the upcoming season of Netflix’s 'Selling Sunset.' They recap everything that went down last season and discuss which elements of this “reality” show are actually real. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Liz Kelly Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
‘The Ultimatum’ Episodes 9-10 Breakdown, Plus an Interview With Colby Kissinger!
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Amelia Wedemeyer is joined by Jodi Walker to chat about the final two episodes of Netflix’s newest hit, 'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On.' Then, Amelia sits down with 'Ultimatum' cast member Colby Kissinger to talk all about that shocking reunion surprise and what the future holds for him and Madlyn. Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Jodi Walker Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
‘Jackass Forever’ and the Jackass Legacy With Wee Man | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Jason “Wee Man” Acuña joins Johnny to talk about growing up in Southern California, getting deep into skateboarding culture, how he got started with the Jackass crew, and filming their new movie ‘Jackass Forever.’ Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Jason “Wee Man” Acuña Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
‘Survivor,’ Season 42, Episode 6 With Kim Spradlin-Wolfe
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Riley and Juliet are joined by ‘Survivor: One World’ winner and ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ contestant Kim Spradlin-Wolfe. They discuss the drama leading up to the “pre-merge” and break down another chaotic Tribal Council vote. Hosts: Riley McAtee and Juliet Litman Guest: Kim Spradlin-Wolfe Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
‘The Ultimatum’ Episodes 5-8 Breakdown, Plus an Interview With Jake and Randall!
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Amelia Wedemeyer is joined by Callie Curry to chat about episodes 5-8 of Netflix’s newest hit, 'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On' (1:00). Then, Amelia sits down with 'Ultimatum' cast members Randall Griffin and Jake Cunningham, who give us some major behind-the-scenes tea that we did NOT see coming (40:15). Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Callie Curry Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Devyn Simone on Her Wildly Successful and Brief 'Challenge' Career. Plus, a Relationship Therapy Session. | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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The utterly interesting and totally unique Devyn Simone joins Johnny this week to talk about her very brief but extremely successful 'Challenge' career on ‘Battle of the Seasons’ and ‘Free Agents.’ Then they talk about her next chapter as a relationship expert and matchmaker, and she and Johnny have a relationship therapy session. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Devyn Simone Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
‘The Ultimatum’ Episodes 1-4 Breakdown
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Amelia Wedemeyer is joined by Juliet Litman to chat about the first four episodes of Netflix’s newest hit, 'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On.' They give their initial impressions of each couple, discuss the biggest WTF moments, and predict what will happen in the season finale. Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Juliet Litman Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
'Survivor,' Season 42, Episode 5 With Eliza Orlins
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Riley and Juliet are joined by 'Survivor: Vanuatu' and 'Survivor: Micronesia' contestant, Eliza Orlins. They discuss how their opinions are changing about Jonathan and break down the confusing Tribal Council vote. Plus, Eliza talks about her experiences on 'Survivor' and what she thinks of the new twists. Hosts: Riley McAtee and Juliet Litman Guest: Eliza Orlins Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
'Survivor,' Season 42, Episode 4 With Sophie Clarke
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Riley and Juliet are joined by 'Survivor: South Pacific' winner and 'Survivor: Winners at War' contestant, Sophie Clarke. They break down another incredible challenge performance from Jonathan and how Tori was able to survive the tribal council. Plus, Sophie talks about how the show has changed since she was first on it and they hand out this week's superlatives. Hosts: Riley McAtee and Juliet Litman Guest: Sophie Clarke Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Jordan Wiseley and Johnny Bananas on Their Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny recounts his experiences traveling through Poland and Ukraine and the humanitarian work he did there in collaboration with the organization Humanosh. He speaks with the people who reached out to him to come over and help, Jen Rubio and Scott Mitchell, about how they got involved and what they’ve seen of the crisis at the border. He also speaks with Polish doctor Kate Pikulska, who has worked on several humanitarian efforts with Humanosh, in Lviv. Then he welcomes Jordan Wiseley to the podcast to talk about how his impulsive trip to Poland to help out turned into becoming the UN-recognized humanitarian organization Foreign United Peoples NGO. Here’s where you can donate to Humanosh to help them deliver life-saving shelter and supplies to refugees. Here’s where you can donate to Jordan Wiseley’s NGO to deliver supplies to Ukraine and transport refugees to Poland. Host: Johnny Bananas Guests, Jordan Wiseley, Jen, Scott, Kate Pikulska Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2022
‘Survivor,’ Season 42, Episode 3 With Ethan Zohn
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Tyson and Riley are joined by ‘Survivor: Africa’ winner Ethan Zohn to break down the third episode of Season 42. They discuss Maryanne finding another advantage, Jonathan’s epic challenge performance, and Daniel’s slew of blunders. Plus, Tyson shares a story about drawing rocks and they hand out this week’s superlatives. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Ethan Zohn Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
‘Survivor,’ Season 42, Episode 2 With Chris Ryan
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This week, Tyson and Riley are joined by The Ringer’s Chris Ryan to discuss Hai’s decision to eat meat and the possibility of losing something while on the island, and to break down the immunity challenge. Plus, they offer up strategy for using the "Shot in the Dark" more effectively and close by giving out this week’s superlatives. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Chris Ryan Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Eboni K. Williams on 'Beyond the Edge,' 'Housewives,' and Coming Back
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Juliet Litman is joined by Eboni K. Williams to discuss all things Real Housewives and her new show on CBS, 'Beyond the Edge.' Eboni discusses the ins and outs of reality TV and why she was "built for this." Host: Juliet Litman Guest: Eboni K. Williams Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Tony Raines on Coming Into His Own on ‘The Challenge’ and His Complicated Relationship With Johnny Bananas | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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After forming one of the most complex and fascinating relationships on ‘The Challenge,’ Johnny Bananas and Tony Raines hash out all the details of their friendship and foeship. They start with Tony’s turbulent start in reality television on ‘Real World: Skeletons’ and the fights and the injuries on his first 'Challenge' season, ‘Battle of the Bloodlines.’ Then they go through Tony’s finest and lowest moments on the show, from ‘Rivals 3’ to ‘Invasion of the Champions,’ and all the defining moments of their relationship throughout ‘Dirty 30,’ ‘Vendettas,’ and ‘Final Reckoning,’ including what really happened behind the scenes during the fateful Milk and Cookies Elimination. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Tony Raines Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
‘Survivor,’ Season 42, Episode 1 With Boston Rob
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Tyson and Riley are joined by ‘Survivor’ legend Boston Rob to break down the first episode of the new season. They share their thoughts on the current fast-paced format, explain why going all out in the first challenge is unwise, and discuss the amulet advantage and how it can be used. Plus, they compare their 39-day seasons to the current 26-day one and close by handing out superlatives. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Boston Rob Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Reacting to the 'Love Is Blind' Reunion. Plus, Nick and Danielle!
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Amelia and Juliet are joined by The Ringer’s own Mallory Rubin to discuss all the details and drama from the ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 2 reunion show (0:25). Then Amelia sits down with Nick and Danielle to get into life after the show, the production process, what they think about their edit, and more (51:54). Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Juliet Litman Guests: Mallory Rubin, Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl Producers: Devon Manze and Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2022
‘Survivor: Micronesia' Rewatch With Parvati Shallow
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This week, Tyson and Riley are joined by 'Micronesia' winner Parvati Shallow as she shares stories and strategies from her victorious season. She explains why she preferred to strategize off-camera, how she knew she would win before setting foot on the island, and what questions from the final tribal council didn’t make TV. Plus, hear why she actually wanted to lose the final challenge and whether she knew she'd won the game before the live finale. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Parvati Shallow Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Top Five Biggest Red Flags From ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 2
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Amelia and Juliet are back after their finale discussion with Bill Simmons and Kevin O’Connor to go through some of the most cringe-worthy moments of ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 2 and the top five biggest red flags from the show.  Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Juliet Litman Producers: Sasha Ashall and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
T.J. Lavin on His Remarkable Career in BMX and With ‘The Challenge’ | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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The one and only T.J. Lavin joins Johnny from his studio in Las Vegas to chat about his BMX career and getting the hosting gig on ‘The Challenge’ (0:40), what has changed over the course of his 17-year career on the show (35:50), his recovery from a life-threatening injury in 2010 (53:10), how he incorporates philanthropy into his daily life (1:02:50), and much more. Then T.J. answers rapid-fire questions from Johnny about ‘The Challenge’ and some listener questions (1:09:10). Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: T.J. Lavin Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
‘Love Is Blind’ Finale Breakdown
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Amelia Wedemeyer is joined by Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Kevin O’Connor for a breakdown bonanza of the ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 2 finale. They discuss the fates of each of our couples, debate the biggest red flag of the season, and make their picks for which city the show should feature next.  Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer, Juliet Litman, Kevin O’Connor and Bill Simmons Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
‘Survivor: Micronesia' Rewatch With Ozzy Lusth
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This week, Tyson and Riley are joined by Ozzy Lusth to discuss the truth about his blindsiding and to learn the details of his showmance. Plus, he explains why his fake idol was more convincing in person and what his strategy would be if he were to play again. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Ozzy Lusth Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
‘Love Is Blind’ Episodes 6-9 Breakdown
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Amelia Wedemeyer and Juliet Litman are back to discuss Episodes 6-9 of Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’. They examine what reality looks like for each couple as they live together in Chicago, breakdown Shayne and Shaina’s awkward conversation at the cast party, and recap the bachelor and bachelorette parties as everyone looks towards their upcoming nuptials. Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Juliet Litman Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Imminent Parenthood, Reality TV Relationships, and More With Leroy and Kam | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Roylee and Killa Kam join Johnny in Los Angeles to talk about how they met on ‘The Challenge’ and why their relationship born on reality television worked in real life when so many don’t (0:40), as well as their feelings about parenthood quickly approaching (34:40). Then the three of them chop it up about seasons past (44:17), Leroy discusses why he decided to publicly address how Camila acted toward him on ‘Dirty 30’ (1:05:09), and then Leroy and Kam answer listener questions (1:18:58). Host: Johnny Bananas Guests: Leroy Garrett and Kam Williams Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
‘Love Is Blind’ Episodes 4-5 Breakdown
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Amelia Wedemeyer and Kevin O’Connor gather to discuss Episodes 4 and 5 from the newest season of Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’. They examine signs of trouble in paradise as the couples travel to Mexico, debate which pairings seem to be sailing the smoothest, and predict what might happen when the couples are forced to face reality in Chicago.  Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Kevin O’Connor  Producers: Devon Manze and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
‘Survivor: Micronesia' Rewatch With Natalie Bolton
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Tyson and Riley are joined by Natalie Bolton to discuss the twists and turns of her one and only season. She talks about the feeling of getting Erik’s immunity necklace, how she prepared to go on the show, and what the all-female alliance meant to her. Plus, she explains her jury question to Parvati and shares whether she would ever play again. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Natalie Bolton Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
'Love Is Blind' Episodes 1-3 Breakdown
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Amelia Wedemeyer and Juliet Litman sit down to talk about the explosive new season of 'Live Is Blind' on Netflix. They break down the first three episodes, including all the love triangles, problematic couples, and who they think will make it to the altar. Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer and Juliet Litman Producers: Steve Ahlman and Chelsea Stark-Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
‘The Challenge’ Hall of Fame: Emily Schromm | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny is joined this week by Emily Schromm, who in her three-season 'Challenge' career went to three finals and won one. Her size, strength, and athleticism made her a dominant player in her seasons and led her to an unheard of 100 percent success rate in eliminations, going 5-0. She stops by to talk about how she got discovered for the ‘Real World,’ some of her favorite memories from ‘The Challenge,’ and what she’s been up to since.  Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Emily Schromm Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
‘Survivor: Micronesia' Rewatch With Cirie Fields
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Tyson and Riley are joined by four-time 'Survivor' contestant Cirie Fields to break down her Micronesia gameplay. She talks about the awkwardness of showmances, takes credit for Erik giving up immunity, and explains how close the black widow brigade really was. Plus, hear her thoughts on only two players making it to final tribal council and whether she thinks she could have won that season. Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Cirie Fields Producers: Jonathan Kermah and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Kyle Christie on Fatherhood and the ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies’ Final | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Kyle Christie makes his illustrious return to the podcast to talk to Johnny about his newfound fatherhood, the final of ‘Spies, Lies, and Allies,’ and much more. Host: Johnny Bananas Guest: Kyle Christie Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
‘Survivor,’ Micronesia Rewatch With Erik Reichenbach
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Tyson and Riley are joined by Erik Reichenbach to learn firsthand what was going through his head during his first season. They get his thoughts on showmances, have him break down the differences between new and returning players, and of course ask him about giving away his immunity necklace. Plus, hear if Erik would ever play again and whether he stays in touch with anyone from the show.  Hosts: Tyson Apostol and Riley McAtee Guest: Erik Reichenbach Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
'Challenge' Mailbag With Johnny Bananas | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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Johnny put the ask out and you all delivered. Johnny answers questions about 'The Challenge' sent in from listeners, including his proudest moment, favorite wins, Mount Rushmore challengers, and so much more. Host: Johnny Bananas Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 30, 2022
Dissecting the ‘All Stars 2’ Final With Janelle and Darrell | Death, Taxes, and Bananas
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With all the rumors about the ‘All Stars 2’ final challenge flying around, Johnny brings on Janelle and Darrell to give a play-by-play of everything that went down, from the hectic puzzles on the first day to the drama surrounding the safes. Host: Johnny Bananas Guests: Darrell Taylor and Janelle Casanave Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
‘The Challenge’ Hall of Fame: Laurel Stucky | 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
‘The Challenge’ Hall of Fame: Mark Long | 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