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Taste of Reality

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REALITY OF REALITY

REALITY OF REALITY

Taste of Reality

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Latest Episodes

Eric Evangelista & Naimah Holmes – Deaf U on Netflix

EIt’s a behind the scenes look at the new Netflix documentary-series Deaf U that follows students at Gallaudet University – a deaf college based in Washington DC. Executive Producer Eric Evangelista (Hot Snakes Media) and Supervising Producer Naimah Holmes talk about how the show was conceived, how hard it was to sell, what it was like working with deaf crew members and some of the challenges and excitement with creating a unique and groundbreaking show. Check out DeafU on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81035566 Transcript of episode available (transcript offer 70% accuracy). My original interview with Eric: Eric Evangelista Follow me here: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

43 min4 d ago
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Eric Evangelista & Naimah Holmes – Deaf U on Netflix

The Real Housewives vs Reality – with Vulture’s Brian Moylan

ECan Bravo’s Real Housewives survive a global pandemic and the racial justice movement? RH recap writer Brian Moylan tackled that in his brilliant piece in Vulture this past week and we break it all down in this podcast. Should we cancel housewives like Ramona and Kelly Dodd for their attitude toward masks and traveling in the time of Corona? Can these franchises survive without racial diversity? Do we still want escapist TV from our housewives and can we actually escape reality right now? Listen and learn!:) Link to Brian’s article: https://www.vulture.com/article/the-real-housewives-vs-reality.html Follow me here: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

51 min1 w ago
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The Real Housewives vs Reality – with Vulture’s Brian Moylan

Real Housewives of Potomac recap with LaKendra Tookes

EThe country’s falling apart – but at least we have Potomac!!! I’m recapping all the drama, madness and hilarity that is the Real Housewives of Potomac with writer, comedian and TV & podcast personality LaKendra Tookes. We get into the fight to end all fights, the aftermath, the Pastor, his wife and the hot mic and Michael Darby’s endless shenanigans. Enjoy! Follow Lakendra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lakendratookes/ Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

57 min3 w ago
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Real Housewives of Potomac recap with LaKendra Tookes

Beth Belew – VP Funny or Die

EBeth Belew is a delightful guest AND a talented producer. She’s currently the Vice President of Long Form Development and Current Programming for Funny Or Die and has spent most of her career producing and developing comedic unscripted shows on her own and on the network side. We cover it all – includingHarry Hamlin’s obsession with plants (?!), how it’s possible women did not know they were pregnant, what its like to work with Conan and how to turn a scripted TV show with Kevin Bacon into a podcast. The Last Degree of Kevin Bacon podcast: Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

47 min3 w ago
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Beth Belew – VP Funny or Die

Dan Partland – Director of #UNFIT the documentary

EDan Partland is a talented documentary filmmaker who directed and produced an important film you must see now: #Unfit (link below). The first half is medical doctors, mental health professionals and leading Republican influencers talking on the record about the behavior, psyche, condition, and stability of Donald Trump. The second half of the film looks through a historical lens to examine how someone like him even became president, and how this Presidency is mirroring what’s happening all around the world. It’s a must see if you want to understand what is really going on in our country and how much is at stake in this election. LISTEN, WATCH and VOTE! Watch the movie here: unfitfilm.com Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

51 minSEP 23
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Dan Partland – Director of #UNFIT the documentary

Dometi Pongo – MTV’s True Life Crime

EDometi Pongo is a journalist and host the MTV series True Life Crime, MTV News’ Need to Knowand Conversations in Context on the Smithsonian Channel. He’s already done a ton in his short career and we get into how it all happened so fast for him (hint: he’s really smart and talented) and what his goals are for the future. We talk shop, Black Lives Matters and why he decided to start taking groups to Ghana a few years back. Enjoy! Find Dometi and his shows here: dometi.net http://www.mtv.com/shows/true-life-crime/episode-guide https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/details/series/conversations-in-context Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

49 minSEP 17
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Dometi Pongo – MTV’s True Life Crime

Stefanie Ziev – Permission to Choose

EA lot of people in our industry know Stefanie Ziev, not just from her time as a network executive, but as their personal life coach. Stef’ coaches lots of people inside and outside our industry and now she’s launching a new podcast called Permission to Choose with guests like Mario Lopez and Darin Olien, co-host of the new Netflix show with Zac Efron. Stef and I talk about her career trajectory, how she’s navigating the pandemic (plus tips on how you can keep your sanity) and how to throw off those golden handcuffs and pursue the career or position you really want. I am in my feelings on this one and this might be the first time I actually cry on my own podcast. You’ve been warned! Find out more about Stefanie, her podcast and how to hire her here: stefziev.com Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

57 minSEP 10
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Stefanie Ziev – Permission to Choose

Jazzy Collins – “White-washing” on the Bachelor

ECasting director Jazzy Collins made headlines when she came out publicly to renounce ABC’s The Bachelor for not doing enough to cast people of color and criticize their lack of diversity behind the camera as well. Jazzy breaks down her powerful post, talks about how she experienced the show as a Black woman and how she’s hoping to change the industry from the inside when it comes to diversity.We also dig into her fun career casting shows like Flirty Dancing and The Circle and what the future lookslike. Enjoy!

48 minSEP 3
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Jazzy Collins – “White-washing” on the Bachelor

Courtney Sexton – SVP of CNN Films

ECourtney Sexton has the best job on the planet! As Senior Vice President for CNN Films since 2013, Courtney works day-to-day with filmmakers to supervise the production of documentary films for theatrical exhibition and distribution across CNN’s platforms. Some of the films we talk about include “Blackfish”, “Three Identical Strangers” and the new doc on HBO Max “On the Trail” – about women journalists covering the campaign trail for CNN. Courtney tells me how these docs came to be, what she’s looking for in a film, and who her “white whale” is as a documentary subject. You might be surprised! Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

38 minAUG 20
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Courtney Sexton – SVP of CNN Films

Karina Longworth – You Must Remember This podcast

EI’m thrilled to have Karina Longworth on the podcast today. Karina is the host of the very successful podcast YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS–every season is another deep dive into a story about old Hollywood. This latest season, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, is about the life and career of producer Polly Platt. I can’t remember the last time a series affected me so deeply. Karina is a former film critic and writer of books – most recently of Howard Hughes – and her writing and research skills are in full display in this podcast. We get into Polly’s story, how this podcast was able to come together, whether Polly’s experience in Hollywood as a woman would be different today and how doing the podcast effected Karina on a personal level. Karina’s podcast YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-must-remember-this/id858124601 Karina’s latest book: Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

--AUG 13
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Karina Longworth – You Must Remember This podcast

Latest Episodes

Eric Evangelista & Naimah Holmes – Deaf U on Netflix

EIt’s a behind the scenes look at the new Netflix documentary-series Deaf U that follows students at Gallaudet University – a deaf college based in Washington DC. Executive Producer Eric Evangelista (Hot Snakes Media) and Supervising Producer Naimah Holmes talk about how the show was conceived, how hard it was to sell, what it was like working with deaf crew members and some of the challenges and excitement with creating a unique and groundbreaking show. Check out DeafU on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81035566 Transcript of episode available (transcript offer 70% accuracy). My original interview with Eric: Eric Evangelista Follow me here: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

43 min4 d ago
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Eric Evangelista & Naimah Holmes – Deaf U on Netflix

The Real Housewives vs Reality – with Vulture’s Brian Moylan

ECan Bravo’s Real Housewives survive a global pandemic and the racial justice movement? RH recap writer Brian Moylan tackled that in his brilliant piece in Vulture this past week and we break it all down in this podcast. Should we cancel housewives like Ramona and Kelly Dodd for their attitude toward masks and traveling in the time of Corona? Can these franchises survive without racial diversity? Do we still want escapist TV from our housewives and can we actually escape reality right now? Listen and learn!:) Link to Brian’s article: https://www.vulture.com/article/the-real-housewives-vs-reality.html Follow me here: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

51 min1 w ago
Comments
The Real Housewives vs Reality – with Vulture’s Brian Moylan

Real Housewives of Potomac recap with LaKendra Tookes

EThe country’s falling apart – but at least we have Potomac!!! I’m recapping all the drama, madness and hilarity that is the Real Housewives of Potomac with writer, comedian and TV & podcast personality LaKendra Tookes. We get into the fight to end all fights, the aftermath, the Pastor, his wife and the hot mic and Michael Darby’s endless shenanigans. Enjoy! Follow Lakendra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lakendratookes/ Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

57 min3 w ago
Comments
Real Housewives of Potomac recap with LaKendra Tookes

Beth Belew – VP Funny or Die

EBeth Belew is a delightful guest AND a talented producer. She’s currently the Vice President of Long Form Development and Current Programming for Funny Or Die and has spent most of her career producing and developing comedic unscripted shows on her own and on the network side. We cover it all – includingHarry Hamlin’s obsession with plants (?!), how it’s possible women did not know they were pregnant, what its like to work with Conan and how to turn a scripted TV show with Kevin Bacon into a podcast. The Last Degree of Kevin Bacon podcast: Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

47 min3 w ago
Comments
Beth Belew – VP Funny or Die

Dan Partland – Director of #UNFIT the documentary

EDan Partland is a talented documentary filmmaker who directed and produced an important film you must see now: #Unfit (link below). The first half is medical doctors, mental health professionals and leading Republican influencers talking on the record about the behavior, psyche, condition, and stability of Donald Trump. The second half of the film looks through a historical lens to examine how someone like him even became president, and how this Presidency is mirroring what’s happening all around the world. It’s a must see if you want to understand what is really going on in our country and how much is at stake in this election. LISTEN, WATCH and VOTE! Watch the movie here: unfitfilm.com Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

51 minSEP 23
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Dan Partland – Director of #UNFIT the documentary

Dometi Pongo – MTV’s True Life Crime

EDometi Pongo is a journalist and host the MTV series True Life Crime, MTV News’ Need to Knowand Conversations in Context on the Smithsonian Channel. He’s already done a ton in his short career and we get into how it all happened so fast for him (hint: he’s really smart and talented) and what his goals are for the future. We talk shop, Black Lives Matters and why he decided to start taking groups to Ghana a few years back. Enjoy! Find Dometi and his shows here: dometi.net http://www.mtv.com/shows/true-life-crime/episode-guide https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/details/series/conversations-in-context Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

49 minSEP 17
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Dometi Pongo – MTV’s True Life Crime

Stefanie Ziev – Permission to Choose

EA lot of people in our industry know Stefanie Ziev, not just from her time as a network executive, but as their personal life coach. Stef’ coaches lots of people inside and outside our industry and now she’s launching a new podcast called Permission to Choose with guests like Mario Lopez and Darin Olien, co-host of the new Netflix show with Zac Efron. Stef and I talk about her career trajectory, how she’s navigating the pandemic (plus tips on how you can keep your sanity) and how to throw off those golden handcuffs and pursue the career or position you really want. I am in my feelings on this one and this might be the first time I actually cry on my own podcast. You’ve been warned! Find out more about Stefanie, her podcast and how to hire her here: stefziev.com Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

57 minSEP 10
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Stefanie Ziev – Permission to Choose

Jazzy Collins – “White-washing” on the Bachelor

ECasting director Jazzy Collins made headlines when she came out publicly to renounce ABC’s The Bachelor for not doing enough to cast people of color and criticize their lack of diversity behind the camera as well. Jazzy breaks down her powerful post, talks about how she experienced the show as a Black woman and how she’s hoping to change the industry from the inside when it comes to diversity.We also dig into her fun career casting shows like Flirty Dancing and The Circle and what the future lookslike. Enjoy!

48 minSEP 3
Comments
Jazzy Collins – “White-washing” on the Bachelor

Courtney Sexton – SVP of CNN Films

ECourtney Sexton has the best job on the planet! As Senior Vice President for CNN Films since 2013, Courtney works day-to-day with filmmakers to supervise the production of documentary films for theatrical exhibition and distribution across CNN’s platforms. Some of the films we talk about include “Blackfish”, “Three Identical Strangers” and the new doc on HBO Max “On the Trail” – about women journalists covering the campaign trail for CNN. Courtney tells me how these docs came to be, what she’s looking for in a film, and who her “white whale” is as a documentary subject. You might be surprised! Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

38 minAUG 20
Comments
Courtney Sexton – SVP of CNN Films

Karina Longworth – You Must Remember This podcast

EI’m thrilled to have Karina Longworth on the podcast today. Karina is the host of the very successful podcast YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS–every season is another deep dive into a story about old Hollywood. This latest season, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, is about the life and career of producer Polly Platt. I can’t remember the last time a series affected me so deeply. Karina is a former film critic and writer of books – most recently of Howard Hughes – and her writing and research skills are in full display in this podcast. We get into Polly’s story, how this podcast was able to come together, whether Polly’s experience in Hollywood as a woman would be different today and how doing the podcast effected Karina on a personal level. Karina’s podcast YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-must-remember-this/id858124601 Karina’s latest book: Follow me on social media: Instagram Twitter realityofreality.com

--AUG 13
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Karina Longworth – You Must Remember This podcast
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