‘Kardashians?’ ’90 Day Fiancé?’ ‘Housewives?’ Check out these 15 podcasts spilling the reality TV tea
Deep dive into the world of reality TV podcasts on this round-up. Hear recaps of fan-favorites like the Bachelor Nation franchise, 90 Day Fiancé, and the Bravoverse, just to name a few. Tune in for interviews with cast members like Real Housewives stars, crew members, and more.
Check out our podcast round-up if you want to hear more about your reality TV obsessions, with hosts who are equally as enthused as you.
Comments By Celebs
Self-proclaimed celeb experts and Instagrammers Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer (@CommentsByCelebs) break down pop culture on Cadence13’s semiweekly series, “Comments By Celebs.” Every Monday, the hosts share pop culture news from the previous week. The week’s second episode is called “Kardashian Bonus Show” recapping old and new Kardashians episodes. The third episode each week covers all-things Bravo and is hosted by Emma and Isabel Greenberg.
Watch What Crappens
Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam host “Watch What Crappens,” a Bravo recap series. They’re breaking down Housewives drama, entertainment news, and more in daily episodes running less than 90 minutes on average.
The Reality Is
Since 2020, “The Reality Is” embraces the “problematic love for reality TV.” Tune in for episodes covering all Bravo franchises including Housewives‘ drama, recaps for shows like Married to Medicine, Vanderpump Rules, Summer House, and more. Other episodes recap shows like Love Is Blind, Love Match Atlanta, and welcome guests like writers, fellow fans, and podcasters in over 200 episodes.
Not Skinny But Not Fat
On Dear Media’s “Not Skinny But Not Fat,” Amanda Hirsch dishes on entertainment news, shares hot takes on celebs, pop culture, and chats with reality TV stars. Previous guests have included Kim and Khloé Kardashian, Audrina Patridge, Meghan Trainor, A.J. McLean, Kristin Cavallari, Busy Phillips, and many more. Tune in weekly for new episodes.
Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino
“Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino” recaps your fave reality TV shows, pop culture news, and more. Episodes feature a slew of guests including Housewives, talk show legends, iconic voice actors, authors, and fellow podcast hosts. So far, the series has released over 420 episodes! Check out episodes all under 90 minutes long.
Reality TV RHAP-Ups
Tune into “Reality TV RHAP-Ups: Reality TV Podcasts” for recaps of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Survivor, The Masked Singer, The Challenge, and Bachelorette, just to name a few. This podcast is brought to you by Friends of Rob Has a Podcast and releases weekly episodes under 3 hours long.
Bachelor Happy Hour
Former Bachelorettes Becca Kufrin and Tayshia Adams host the official Bachelor Nation podcast, “Bachelor Happy Hour.” New podcast episodes are available the day after the TV show episodes air. Check out over 130 episodes to gear up for Season 26 of The Bachelor, airing January 3, 2022 on ABC. This podcast is presented by Wondery.
Two Ts In a Pod with Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge
iHeartPodcasts’ “Two Ts In A Pod with Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge” is hosted by two former housewives. The RHOC and RHOBH alum feed your reality TV show obsessions with Housewives recaps, chats with Bravolebrities such as Porsha Williams, Kyle Richards, and more. Check out new, weekly episodes, averaging an hour long.
Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV
Neon Hum Media presents “Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV,” covering original shows from the early 2000s and more. Hear host Mariah Smith’s documentary-style episodes on Survivor’s start in 2000, MTV’s The Real World, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Queer Eye, and 90 Day Fiancé, just to name a few. Mariah interviews former cast members and superfans in episodes such as Queer Eye’s original culture guru Jai Rodriguez, interior designer Bobby Berk, Housewives Historian Brian Moylan, and more.
Reality Life with Kate Casey
On weekly episodes of “Reality Life with Kate Casey,” host Kate reviews TV shows, movies, and interviews cast and crew. She releases guides and recommendations of what to watch each week. Past guests have included Stephanie McNeal from The Rise and Fall of Lularoe documentary, Ian Gelfand (executive producer of Netflix’s Twentysomethings: Austin), and Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Meredith Marks. Check out the podcast’s archive of over 400 episodes, and new, weekly releases running around an hour long.
Talking It Out
From Bachelor Nation and Audacy comes “Talking it Out.” The podcast’s hosts Mike Johnson and Dr. Bryan Abasolo stopped by Podsauce to share all about their series. Mike is a Bachelor Nation expert and former contestant and Bryan is the husband of The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay. New, weekly releases welcome Bachelor and Bachelorette alum to dish on love, life, and more in episodes under 90 minutes on average.
Hey Julie! Big Brother & Survivor Recaps
Are Big Brother and Survivor your favorite reality TV shows? Check out “Hey Julie! Big Brother & Survivor Recaps” hosted by Brett Rader and Danielle Gibson. Recent episodes recapped Big Brother’s 24th Season, Survivor, and Succession. Check out over 200 episodes of the show, all under 90 minutes long.
Reality Gays: Trash TV and GayDD with Mattie and Poodle
Hosts Matt and Jake share hot takes on reality TV shows like Love in Paradise, Below Deck, 90 Day Fiancé, and more. Besides the podcast, Matt is a psychologist and Jake is a teacher and life coach. Matt and Jake share fandom of love-based reality TV shows and their podcast’s description explains, “They both are shady queens who are boggled at the insane ways some of these people search for love in this world.” If you’re a fan of their hosting styles, check out their additional podcasts: “Sweet T: A Southern Charm Podcast” and “Dear Mattie: An Advicecast.”
Escape to Reality: A Reality TV Podcast
Geneva & Justine present “Escape to Reality: A Reality TV Podcast,” a weekly series dishing on your Bravo faves and more. Hear about Life After Lockup, 90 Day Fiancé, Porsha’s Housewives spin-off, Winter House, and more. The “Bravo Breakdown” episodes recap all things Bravo in under 30-minute episodes. Check out new, weekly episodes averaging 40 minutes long.
The Ringer Reality TV Podcast
“The Ringer Reality TV Podcast” is a one-stop-shop for reality TV recaps and analyses. Hear takes on The Challenge, Bachelor in Paradise, Survivor, Great British Bakeoff, and Bravo’s hitlist. Episodes feature guests like The Challenge’s Brad Fiorenza, Big Brother Canada’s executive producer Arisa Cox, Real World: Key West cast members, and more. So far, the series has released over 50 episodes, averaging 1 hour and 45 minutes long.