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Episode 92 is a big-time bonus baby. Gary Mintz is making a lot of people happy while honoring the memory of his late father. As founder of the New York Giants Preservation Society, Gary does some amazing things which bring a lot of joy to the members. One of those things is organizing weekly Zoom meetings during the Coronavirus pandemic which give…
 
It’s a bittersweet day as I say goodbye to Reality of Reality. It feels fitting that this farewell is on the 5th anniversary of my podcast — which started as a fun whim with Jenny Daly and turned into over 200 episodes of interviews with the best in the business. The why is simple: I’m just too busy with my core business to sustain the pace any lon…
 
Take three awesome guests, mix in two great guest hosts, and the result is an incredible episode, 91 James Grubbs had so many wonderful things to say that we split the conversation into two parts so as not to miss a single word. Known as Grubbs to millions of Netflix subscribers for his role on their eight-part reality series, The American Barbecue…
 
Diona Vaughan Mankowitz is an Emmy nominated producer and casting director who founded Divergent Content in 2020. Soon after she founded the company, Ray Dotch, an Emmy winning Executive Producer and Showrunner, came on board and became Diona’s ipso facto partner. The goal at Divergent is to use the voices of people of color behind the camera to su…
 
Today on the podcast – everyone’s favorite producer and all around human David Eilenberg. Dave is now Chief Creative Officer at ITV America where he’s guiding creative strategy, leveraging intellectual property, and helping grow the group’s six vertical production labels, including ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Thinkfactory M…
 
Baseball talk, barbecue talk, and a special return visit make episode 90 one you will love. Dave Berger is the author of Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Comical And Freakish Injuries We Cannot Make Up. Whether it is falling out of a bathtub, getting bit by spiders in a hotel room, getting bit by their mother-in-law's dog, or any number of crazy, biza…
 
Today on the podcast, Sirens Media President Mioshi Hill. Mioshi is a long time producer, starting on the production company side then going to Lifetime were she was VP of development overseeing shows like Little Women: LA, Finding Justice, Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid and Vivica’s Black Magic. She joined Sirens in January of 2021. The company…
 
Andrea Blaugrund Nevins is a writer, producer and director who’s helmed the new documentary on FX/Hulu called Hysterical. This film is a great portrait of what obstacles female comedians face in the very male-dominated world of comedy. It profiles a wide range of hilarious and thoughtful women, as well as the newcomers who are breaking new ground a…
 
You deserve a big bonus so we give you bonus episode 89. Anthony DiComo is the New York Mets beat writer for MLB.com and a former chairman of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s New York chapter. He also is an analyst for the SNY television channel and a regular contributor to the MLB Network. He has co-authored the book, The Captain: A …
 
Today on the podcast, Showrunner and now author Erika Bryant. Erika’s a seasoned Executive Producer who’s worked on shows like Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta and Married to Medicine and is now show running the third season of Family or Fiancé on OWN -a show Erika’s been with the show since the beginning. We also talk about her new book DOING IT…
 
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn, you'll love episode 88. Steve Ray has a lot to say, and you will want to hear it all. We conclude our conversation which began on episode 87 with some wonderful barbecue talk. He is the pitmaster on the Owls Nest BBQ team, owner of the Owls Nest Barbecue Supply Shop in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and he was an embed…
 
Showrunner and Oscar and Emmy nominated director Lauren Lazin and Vice President of Development for Bunim Murray Dave Sambuchi are both are Executive Producers of the new 7 part series on E! called FOR REAL: THE STORY OF REALITY TV. I was lucky enough to help develop this series that drops on March 25th and will be aired across multiple NBC Univers…
 
Excited to have my friend Sabrina Soto back on the podcast to talk about what she’s been up to the last four years – and it’s a lot! Sabrina is a designer on the HGTV show Ty Breaker, Secret Celebrity Renovation on CBS and hosts her own podcast Re-Designing life. We talk about the shows, vision boards, Clubhouse and our kween Wendy Williams. Enjoy!…
 
Triple plays are a rarity, but we give you one with episode 87. Marjorie Adams is the great-granddaughter of Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams who wrote the 1857 "Laws of Base Ball" as well as creating the shortstop position and is considered to be one of baseball's founders. The original "Laws of Base Ball" were sold at an auction in 2016 for $3.26 millio…
 
It’s the long awaited breakdown of the 4-part HBO series ALLEN v FARROW with my friend and President of Evolution Media Alex Baskin. We get into ALL of it so be forewarned that “spoilers” abound and we talk about intense subjects like sexual assault and incest which can be triggering for some. As someone who has believed Dylan since she came out pu…
 
Filmmaker and social justice warrior Billie Mintz has directed and produced many award winning films. I was blown away by his 2018 film The Guardians – now on Amazon Prime – which exposes a criminal enterprise running through family court where the legal kidnapping of elderly people took place in Las Vegas. Because of that film, Billie has became a…
 
Episode 86 is jam-packed with barbecue and baseball history. Mikey Kay loves barbecue. It is his passion and he does it very well. As a talented pitmaster he is extremely willing to impart his knowledge and he is not afraid to speak his mind. Because of that, we the listeners are very fortunate. Mikey does not claim to know all, but he does know a …
 
Justin Lacob has the dream job of many people in our business. He’s the Head of Development for XTR – a studio that helps filmmakers on their journeys to get their films made. Justin also co-founded Documentary+, the Netflix of documentaries. Justin’s a veteran producer who got started on old school reality competition shows like […]…
 
We love our listeners and our guests so on this day of love we present you with a very special Valentine's Day episode, 85. Bobby Valentine or as most people call him, Bobby V is one of the most loved, well known, respected, colorful, and celebrated ambassadors of the game. His life has been what movies are made of and his incredible stories will k…
 
The Non-Fiction United group is fighting for better conditions for our industry: from fair pay to safe work environments. Today I have on the founder of the NFU, Johanna Vanderspool, who is a showrunner and director who’s worked on shows like the BET Awards and Undressed. She’s joined by Toni-Ann Lagana, a freelance producer who’s […]…
 
Our guests will surprise you as the long wait for episode 84 is over and the second half of each conversation is even better than the first. Thomas W. Gilbert is the author of How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed. The book shatters the many myths which so many of us believe are true on baseball's origins, and it p…
 
Today on the podcast – a trio of development executives who go way back. They all sell shows for competing companies – but have strong friendships and rely on each other as sounding boards and support: Matt Shanfield – EVP of Development at IPC, Tom Huffman – EVP of original content at Pilgrim Media Group […]…
 
The new six part series Surviving Death on Netflix blew me away so I knew I had to talk to the Director and Executive Producer who also happened to be behind many other stellar films and series. Ricki Stern talks about what attracted her to the subject matter, how she chose the stories to profile […]…
 
Episode 83 has two phenomenal guests with so much to say that we did not have the heart to end the interviews, so we split the conversations into two parts. Thomas W. Gilbert is the author of How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed. The book shatters the many myths which so many of us believe are true on baseball's o…
 
The two-part documentary Tiger on HBO/HBO Max requires a deep dive and who better to do it with than golfer extraordinaire and my husband Bryan Clobes. Bryan’s not only a gifted golfer (not biased – he actually is a 3 or 4 handicap – whatever that means) but a documentary fan who has great insight […]…
 
Join us for a show you never expected, but will thoroughly enjoy, as we bring you bonus episode 82. Brian LoPinto is a lover of baseball history as well as his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. He has dedicated himself to the restoration of Hinchliffe Stadium where numerous historical events, many baseball related, have occurred. This 10,000 seat s…
 
On this very special episode, two of my all time favorite people talk about the transition from reality TV to real estate. Both Susan and Irina worked in television before switching careers to become realtors and own their own brokerage firm. They talk about why they made the move, what skills they learned in TV […]…
 
They're baaack! Two great guests return for a spirited discussion on baseball, including who should get in the MLB Hall of Fame and, of course, barbecue. Kurt Bevacqua is a 15-year Major League Baseball veteran who played for five different teams, most notably the San Diego Padres. He not only played in the 1984 World Series, but he hit two home ru…
 
Rosie Mercado is a true inspiration – a proud Latina woman who’s struggled with self esteem issues her whole life. When she decided to join the cast of Curvy Girls (now streaming on Peacock), she got serious about losing weight and changing her life. She talks about her journey to losing 240lbs, her new book […]…
 
Ring in the New Year and celebrate by listening to bonus episode 80. Howard Johnson or HoJo as millions of baseball fans affectionately call him is another of our perfect guests discussing both baseball and barbecue. He was a member of two World Series winning teams, a three-time member of the 30-30 club, and a two-time All-Star. With numerous base…
 
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