511 episodes

Come step ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ with all your favorite TV stars and pop culture icons with host David Yontef as he asks his guests all the pressing questions YOU want answered! 
 

David’s relaxed, friendly interview style has welcomed a wide variety of guests -- from Real Housewives, musicians, comedians, actors, reality stars, designers, Bravolebrities and more! 
 

Behind the Velvet Rope has been mentioned in publications and media like Vanity Fair, The Today Show, People, TMZ, Page Six, OK! Magazine, Us Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, ExtraTV, Billboard Magazine, Telemundo, Marie Claire, the Wendy Williams Show, Life & Style, Access Hollywood, Perez Hilton, The Daily Mail, Radar Online, Bravo Daily Dish, E!, The Sun, Just Jared, InStyle, Watch What Happens Live, Architectural Digest, Fox News, Hollywood Life, Too Fab, Rolling Stone, USA Today, MSN, The Drew Barrymore Show, Yahoo Online, The Mirror, Women's Health and more! 
 

Ranked #1 Real Housewives / Reality TV Podcast by BuzzFeed!
 

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BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE David Yontef

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 91 Ratings

Come step ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ with all your favorite TV stars and pop culture icons with host David Yontef as he asks his guests all the pressing questions YOU want answered! 
 

David’s relaxed, friendly interview style has welcomed a wide variety of guests -- from Real Housewives, musicians, comedians, actors, reality stars, designers, Bravolebrities and more! 
 

Behind the Velvet Rope has been mentioned in publications and media like Vanity Fair, The Today Show, People, TMZ, Page Six, OK! Magazine, Us Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, ExtraTV, Billboard Magazine, Telemundo, Marie Claire, the Wendy Williams Show, Life & Style, Access Hollywood, Perez Hilton, The Daily Mail, Radar Online, Bravo Daily Dish, E!, The Sun, Just Jared, InStyle, Watch What Happens Live, Architectural Digest, Fox News, Hollywood Life, Too Fab, Rolling Stone, USA Today, MSN, The Drew Barrymore Show, Yahoo Online, The Mirror, Women's Health and more! 
 

Ranked #1 Real Housewives / Reality TV Podcast by BuzzFeed!
 

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    Fortune Feimster (on Stand Up, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Josephs & Real Housewives!)

    Fortune Feimster (on Stand Up, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Josephs & Real Housewives!)

    Fortune Feimster steps Behind The Rope. Comedian Extraordinaire, Actresses, Activist, Stand Up Legend, Real Housewives Lover. Fortune is here to chat about her new starring role alongside Paris Jackson and Margaret Cho in “Sex Appeal”. Fortune walks us down the road of early beginnings as an entertainment journalist, The Groundlings, Last Comic Standing to Chelsea Lately, The Mindy Kaling Show, and guest staring roles on many of our favorite shows - Glee, Claws, The L Word, Two Broke Girls and many more. Having appeared on Watch What Happens Live with many of our favs such as our very own Margaret Josephs, we chat about many current BravoVerse events - Erika Jayne, Jen Shah, Tre Giudice’s New Man, The Upcoming Return of RHONJ, the return of RHONY and what to expect from some of our fav Bravolebs over the next few months. Did we mention just how f’ing funny Fortune is? 


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    CANDACE BUSHNELL (on And Just Like That, Sex and the City, SJP, Kim Cattrall, Dorinda Medley & RHONY)!!

    CANDACE BUSHNELL (on And Just Like That, Sex and the City, SJP, Kim Cattrall, Dorinda Medley & RHONY)!!

    Candace Bushnell steps Behind The Rope. With all this talk from behind the scenes on “And Just Like That”, we could not think of anyone better to sit down and chat about it all with than the woman who started it all! Candace starts at the beginning - just how much life changed when her regular column for “The New York Observer” and best selling “Sex and the City" Anthology was turned into an international blockbuster show of epic magnitude for HBO. Candace talks about this transition, Darren Star, the birth of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda - which are you?, and the casting of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon which has forever changed her, their and our lives for the better. Never has there been a show that integrated fashion and pop culture so well. Magnolia Cupcakes, Cosmos, and Manolo Blahniks have never looked the same since. Candace chats about her own fashion, Pat Field, the many men of “Sex” that came and went, and how her own love of New York City helped shape the Big Apple as the fifth lead character. We pay homage to many of Candace’s other NY Times Best Selling Novels such as The Carrie Diaries and Lipstick Jungle (Brooke Shields, anyone?). Of course we chat “And Just Like That”, the lack of Samantha and what really went on backstage between SJP and Ms. Cattrall. Being a permanent fixture on the scene in NYC and The Hamptons, Candace is friends with many a RHONY. We chat about The Real Housewives of NYC - who does she know, would she ever join, what type of Housewife would she be, being told "Not Well Bitch" by Dorinda - kinda and finally, is there any sex in her city? Thank you Ms. Bushnell. We are not worthy!


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Sam Champion & Rubem Robierb (on Weather, Art, Marriage & Real Housewives)

    Sam Champion & Rubem Robierb (on Weather, Art, Marriage & Real Housewives)

    Sam Champion and Husband Rubem Robierb step Behind The Rope. We dive deep into the careers of one of the most famous weathermen of all time and one of the most prolific artists of our time. Sam and Rubem chat meeting, getting married in New York City before gay marriage was legalized in their other home state, Florida, coming out in the public eye, their commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community and other world issues and just how far / not far we “have come”. Of course, we also talk Sam and Rubem’s guilty pleasures, Reality TV, Bravo and Real Housewives!


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    GRETCHEN ROSSI (on RHOC Legacy, Return of Heather Dubrow, Current Season & Slade Smiley!) - II

    GRETCHEN ROSSI (on RHOC Legacy, Return of Heather Dubrow, Current Season & Slade Smiley!) - II

    Gretchen Rossi steps Behind The Rope. It is hard to imagine it has been seven seasons since Gretchen was last a full time cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Gretchen reflects back on her several season run on the granddaddy of The Real Housewives Franchise. We discuss the good (meeting fiancé Slade Smiley, performing with the Pussycat Dolls), the bad (there seems to be no love loss between her and former co-star Tamra Judge, the 80s Bunco Party, a reference to a certain muppet who goes by the name Miss Piggy), and the other (how RHOC has forever changed her life). Gretchen chats about many of her former colleagues - Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, Alexis “Jesus Juggs” Bellino, and Jeana Keough. Gretchen also discusses what she thinks about the exit of Vicki and Tamra and whether that friendship is real or for TV, just what went wrong with Last Season’s Fifteen, the exit of Kelly Dodd, and the return of one Miss Heather Dubrow. In other news, Gretchen has partnered with Lifevac (which protects your children from chocking emergencies), is a Mom (shout out to Skylar Gray Smiley) and Social Media Lifestyle Influencer (almost 1 million IG followers). With all that going on, we can’t help but ask the obvious, would you ever go back?


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    • 54 min
    Best (Top 10) Housewife / Bravolebrity Chats / BTS Off Air Interactions of 2021!! - II

    Best (Top 10) Housewife / Bravolebrity Chats / BTS Off Air Interactions of 2021!! - II

    BEST OF 2021. It is that time again. Time for the annual Behind The Velvet Rope Best of The Real Housewives and Other Bravolebrity Interviews. That is right. We go Behind The Scenes and rank what happens not only on air, but off air as well, for our best of the year count down. Who did we love off air, who was naughty, who was nice and why? All these and much more questions answered as we get into our top ten Housewives and Bravolebs of last year. In other news, we also reveal our top five non Housewives / Bravo chats of the year. The tea is pipin hot and spilled. No NDAs here folks. Of course, we could not do this without the help of the women from The Housewives Nightcap Podcast who have also interviewed every Housewife this year from all our fav franchises.


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    • 7 min
    Tamra Judge (on RHOC Past, Present & Future!) - I

    Tamra Judge (on RHOC Past, Present & Future!) - I

    As this season of RHOC move along we have learned to never come for Fancy Pants’ family, divorce is messy, Shannon still knows how to bring on the waterworks, Gina is funny, and sometimes, the thirst is real. On those notes, we share one of our fav RHOC chats of all times, one of our most viral listens and press explosions ever, this little gem of a sit down with Miss Tamra Judge! 


    The Rope welcomes - THE one - THE only - Icon In the Flesh - Miss Tamra Judge! Raw and unfiltered, but do we know of Tamra Judge in any other way, method or manner. After twelve seasons of being a full time cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange Country, Tamra is here to look back, reflect upon the highs, there were many, the lows, just as many, and everything in between. We cover it all.  Tamra shares her feelings on co-stars past - Jesus Jugs, Miss Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow, Meghan King Edmonds, OG Jeana Keough, Lynne Curtain, Lydia McLaughlin, Peggy Sulahian and oh, so many more. Tamra dishes on current RHOC cast members - Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and yes, even Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Then, the discussion turns to Kelly Dodd, her behavior on the show and current Covid-19 statements. Has she gone too far? We discuss her partner in crime, the OG from the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, as well as the current status of her friendship with the third Tres Amigas, Shannon Beador. Tamra is very open about her departure from the show and the circumstances that surround that. Take a listen to PART 1 of this very special sit down with #RHOC's Tamra Judge.


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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Kath. Dhg ,

Love the interviews

Great podcast

Cycling nuffy ,

Interesting guests (except for one)

Great variety of guests, eg: Emily - insightful. There’s one who unfortunately drags your pod down though, have to switch her screechy dribble off - Taylor Ferber. Sure, you deal in goss and trash, but there are better sidekicks to offer witty commentary, surely?
Aside from this minor snark, I should add - otherwise I love it. Thank you for a great distraction (although it must be lots of hard work for you), in highly stressful times - it’s appreciated 💕

Catienana ,

Excellent conversationalist!

Just listened to my first episode with Hannah Ferrier. Brilliant. I enjoyed David’s interview style. I’m a fan and look forward to catching up with back eps and beyond. Definitely 5 🌟

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