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My name is Nick Viall and I host The Viall Files, a podcast that one anonymous reviewer called “surprisingly insightful and substantive.”

The Viall Files explores all things dating and love - from post-breakup healing to salacious texts - in our three (and sometimes four) weekly episodes.

Ask Nick - Every Monday, listeners navigating a challenging yet relatable interpersonal circumstance--from a 2 year situationship to a blowout fight with their mom to a friendship feud to reigniting intimacy after 10 years of marriage--call in for Nick's signature blunt yet compassionate advice. It's ripe with the type of hard truths your friends are too afraid to say, but you're better off for hearing.

Bachelor Recap - We break down this week's episode of the Bachelor, Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise on Tuesdays. This color commentary is full of hot takes, debates, jokes, and the insider knowledge only a former Bachelor can provide. Nick, Ali and Amanda are joined by special celebrity guests--you'd be surprised how many of your favorite actors and comedians are closet bachelor fans.

Freestyle - On Tuesday during the Bachelor "off-season," we dive into the hot-button, zeitgeist topics--the latest celebrity drama, trending reality tv shows, new love song/music video that everyone's obsessed with, and occasionally a months-long highly publicized defamation trial between divorced A-list actors. Our lively discussions include takeaways we can all relate to.
We also have "Texting Office Hours," a segment where we help a caller craft, edit, and press the send button on a nerve-wracking message.

Going Deeper - Every Thursday, a special guest joins the show for a tell-all interview and to discuss their latest project, their philosophies on love and relationships, plus the most relevant pop culture topics. These episodes conclude with our beloved "Texting Office Hours " segment where Nick, the guest, and our co-hosts team up to give advice to a listener on a message they need help writing.

The Update Show - The last Friday of the month, by popular demand (and we mean POPULAR) cliffhangers are resolved and burning questions are answered with updates from our most engaging callers. These much-anticipated follow-ups reveal if the caller took Nick's advice and how everything transpired, providing much-needed resolution to the callers' stories that stole our hearts and attention.

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My name is Nick Viall and I host The Viall Files, a podcast that one anonymous reviewer called “surprisingly insightful and substantive.”

The Viall Files explores all things dating and love - from post-breakup healing to salacious texts - in our three (and sometimes four) weekly episodes.

Ask Nick - Every Monday, listeners navigating a challenging yet relatable interpersonal circumstance--from a 2 year situationship to a blowout fight with their mom to a friendship feud to reigniting intimacy after 10 years of marriage--call in for Nick's signature blunt yet compassionate advice. It's ripe with the type of hard truths your friends are too afraid to say, but you're better off for hearing.

Bachelor Recap - We break down this week's episode of the Bachelor, Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise on Tuesdays. This color commentary is full of hot takes, debates, jokes, and the insider knowledge only a former Bachelor can provide. Nick, Ali and Amanda are joined by special celebrity guests--you'd be surprised how many of your favorite actors and comedians are closet bachelor fans.

Freestyle - On Tuesday during the Bachelor "off-season," we dive into the hot-button, zeitgeist topics--the latest celebrity drama, trending reality tv shows, new love song/music video that everyone's obsessed with, and occasionally a months-long highly publicized defamation trial between divorced A-list actors. Our lively discussions include takeaways we can all relate to.
We also have "Texting Office Hours," a segment where we help a caller craft, edit, and press the send button on a nerve-wracking message.

Going Deeper - Every Thursday, a special guest joins the show for a tell-all interview and to discuss their latest project, their philosophies on love and relationships, plus the most relevant pop culture topics. These episodes conclude with our beloved "Texting Office Hours " segment where Nick, the guest, and our co-hosts team up to give advice to a listener on a message they need help writing.

The Update Show - The last Friday of the month, by popular demand (and we mean POPULAR) cliffhangers are resolved and burning questions are answered with updates from our most engaging callers. These much-anticipated follow-ups reveal if the caller took Nick's advice and how everything transpired, providing much-needed resolution to the callers' stories that stole our hearts and attention.

    RR - Tom Schwartz & GF - Coachella, Vanderpump, The Valley, and Summer House

    RR - Tom Schwartz & GF - Coachella, Vanderpump, The Valley, and Summer House

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Reality Recap Edition! Today, we are joined by Tom Schwartz coming at you live from the desert with PATRÓN El Alto to chat about all things Coachella and reality television. First, we talk about the #PATRÓNDESERT takeover. Then, we dive into Tom’s last appearance on The Viall Files with Tom Sandoval. Next, we talk about relationships - Jax and Brittany, Theresa and Gerry, Gypsy and Ryan, and Tom and his new girlfriend. Then, we talk about Vanderpump Rules and discuss Tom’s relationship with Jo and his thoughts on Season 11 so far. Finally, we are joined by Tom’s girlfriend Sophia to talk about her business, Coachella, and the status of their relationship. 
    Coming up… on Thursday’s Going Deeper intro, we break down our interview with Monica and also touch on more of your favorite reality shows! 
    “Cheers to an amazing weekend. May we only go to Coachella with Patrón for the rest of our lives.” 
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    01:29 - #PatrónDesert
    05:25 - Schwartz/Sandoval Interview
    29:48 - Jax and Brittany
    31:47 - Theresa and Gerry
    35:45 - Gypsy Rose
    38:35 - Vanderpump Rules
    01:17:52 - Sophia Joins
    01:39:01 - Crossing Legs
    01:42:06 - Outro 

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ask Nick - My Husband’s a Shopaholic

    Ask Nick - My Husband’s a Shopaholic

    Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! Before we get to our callers, we talk about last week’s caller… A lot of you wanted to know our thoughts, and some of you even wrote in!
    Our first caller had her engagement party spoiled by her “best friend,” who proceeded to bail on said party. She is afraid to confront her friend over this blunder and reconsider her as a bridesmaid. Our second caller got dumped over a spicy encounter she had over two years ago, long before they met. She struggles to acknowledge his hypocrisy and worries about sharing her history with future partners. Our final caller finds herself in a financial bind because of her “shopaholic” husband. Should she consider surrogacy to pay off her extreme debt? Or should she help her husband get to the root of his spending problem?
    “Stop having important conversations via text.”
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    • 2 hrs
    GD with Monica Garcia - RealityVonTease, Car Chases, and Rihanna + Tyler Cameron’s New Show/OnlyFans

    GD with Monica Garcia - RealityVonTease, Car Chases, and Rihanna + Tyler Cameron’s New Show/OnlyFans

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Going Deeper Edition! To start things out, the household gets together with Tyler Cameron to talk about recent headlines - such as Tyler’s new show, his OnlyFans, Gypsy Rose’s nose job, and Rachel encouraging Jo to post Katie and Dayna hate. Then, we talk to Monica Garcia about all things RHOSLC, Jen Shah, and Reality VonTease. We even get some insider information on if the other women on the show knew she was behind the account, and some special news regarding Monica’s personal life. We also have a Texting Office Hours caller who cut her parents off, and Monica and Nick have a great conversation about the benefits and consequences of doing so. We also get a bonus Zoom with Monica where we get to check in with her since recording the interview, and ask some additional questions about her exciting news. 
    “They were the biggest f*cking fans.” 
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    If you would like to get some texting advice on Office Hours send an email to asknick@theviallfiles.com with “Texting Office Hours” in the subject line!
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    02:08 - Tyler Cameron Updates
    23:42 - Pop Culture Headlines
    36:45 - Monica Garcia Interview
    40:11 - RHOSLC
    01:40:26 - Texting Office Hours
    02:16:46 - Announcement
    02:26:47 - More Questions
    02:40:17 - Monica Zooms In
    03:03:31 - Outro 

    • 3 hrs 3 min
    RR - Gypsy Rose, Caitlin Clark, VPR, Summer House, and The Valley with Zack Wickham

    RR - Gypsy Rose, Caitlin Clark, VPR, Summer House, and The Valley with Zack Wickham

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Reality Recap Edition! Today, we are joined by The Valley’s Zack Wickham to chat about all things reality television. First, we talk about how Zack spent the weekend moving his long term friend Brittany Cartwright into her new place. We then talk about Nick and Natalie’s date night before talking about Gypsy Rose separating from Ryan and getting tattoos with her ex. We also talk about the NCAA Championship and the affect that Caitlin Clark has had in this past season. Next, we recap Summer House and then Vanderpump Rules. Finally, we talk about The Valley and get Zack’s insider perspective on the cast and the most recent episode - and even hear what we can expect next episode and for the remainder of the season. 
    “Brittany can only do so much, there is no growth.” 
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    11:55 - Moving Brittany
    19:59 - Nick and Natalie Date Night
    28:49 - Gypsy Rose and Ryan
    35:46 - Divorces
    42:24 - Caitlin Clark
    53:05 - Summer House
    01:08:11 - Vanderpump Rules
    01:26:39 - The Valley
    02:09:04 - Outro 

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Ask Nick - Cheating Calendar

    Ask Nick - Cheating Calendar

    Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! Before we get to our callers, we talk about the toys we had when we were kids… 
    Our first caller is ‘dating’ a guy who’s in an open relationship with someone else. She’s afraid to ask him for commitment and is thus wondering if sleeping with his friend would be wrong. Our second caller lied to her boyfriend, and now he thinks everything she does is a lie. What was her initial lie and how should she rebuild his trust? Our final caller feels like she's parenting her fiance’s kids for her. Is this due to differentiating perspectives on parenting, or does her fiance need to step up?
    “Checking in should feel like consideration, not controlling”
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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    GD with Daisy Kent and Embracing Haters with JoJo Siwa + Taylor and Travis and ViFi Coachella

    GD with Daisy Kent and Embracing Haters with JoJo Siwa + Taylor and Travis and ViFi Coachella

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Going Deeper Edition! To start things out, the household gets together to talk about recent headlines - such as Taylor and Travis going to Coachella to support their favorite artists. We also talk to JoJo Siwa about her new single “Karma,” the upcoming video and how she’s dealt with the public’s reaction to her rebrand. Then, we talk to Daisy Kent about her time on The Bachelor, why she decided to speak with Kelsey and turn Joey down, and why she wasn’t our next Bachelorette. We also have a Texting Office Hours caller whose friend joined an MLM and has since ended their friendship over it. She isn’t sure if or how she should reach out to rekindle their relationship. 
    “I went through a life changing thing, and it made me insecure in a way.” 
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    If you would like to get some texting advice on Office Hours send an email to asknick@theviallfiles.com with “Texting Office Hours” in the subject line!
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    08:31 - JoJo New Music
    41:32 - Daisy Interview
    01:39:24 - Texting Office Hours
    01:51:12 - Post Caller Chat
    01:52:08 - Daisy Thoughts
    01:58:25 - Outro 
     

    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

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3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Shelbyclark2 ,

Monica

Personally love Monica! Biggest mistake getting rid of her on rhoslc. Should have got rid of Heather instead.

Nooner22 ,

Valley Zack

Feedback, no shame but man this guy was tough to listen to. He couldn’t finish a sentence, or even really answer a question. Was a tough listen. But nick you are so well spoken and gave such mature and well educated questions, answers and responses.

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Useless

Calls his episode a “deep dive” but does zero research and constantly says it. Why do we let white men with nothing of value have a platform? Someone check in on the women in his life…

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