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Welcome to The Viall Files, the podcast that talks about relationships. Nick has a lot of dating experience (on TV as The Bachelor and off), so he likes to think he knows what he's talking about. On Mondays, listeners call in for a live version of the popular Instagram series "Questions with Nick." On Wednesdays, Nick sits down with an inspiring guest who challenges the way he looks at the world. We love to laugh, be silly, and get deep! We hope you subscribe and join The Viall Files Family.

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    • 4.4, 107 Ratings

Welcome to The Viall Files, the podcast that talks about relationships. Nick has a lot of dating experience (on TV as The Bachelor and off), so he likes to think he knows what he's talking about. On Mondays, listeners call in for a live version of the popular Instagram series "Questions with Nick." On Wednesdays, Nick sits down with an inspiring guest who challenges the way he looks at the world. We love to laugh, be silly, and get deep! We hope you subscribe and join The Viall Files Family.

    There’s Nothing Mean About Jonathan Bennett

    There’s Nothing Mean About Jonathan Bennett

    On today's episode of The Viall Files we catch up with the infectious Jonathan Bennett. Yes, his hair looks sexy pushed back, but there is so much more we learn catching up with this pop culture icon. From Mean Girls to filming during Covid, Jonathan shares with us the honor he feels being a part of things that make people happy. He talks about how quarantine has made him appreciate his relationship even more and has only strengthened it, as well as how his positivity is sometimes challenged and the tools he uses to get himself over humps and back on track. Get ready for a fun conversation that will leave a smile on your face.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    All the Scenarios with Ali Manno (Fedotowsky)

    All the Scenarios with Ali Manno (Fedotowsky)

    Former Bachelorette Ali Manno (Fedotowsky) joins us on today’s episode of The Viall Files as we talk through her experience on The Bachelorette and what really happened when tattoos, songs, and girlfriends tried to derail her love story. Nick and Ali talk about their very different experiences on the show and how the show has evolved as the seasons have gone on through the years; breaking the 4th wall, showing things they would not have in the past, and what that might look like going forward. However, the first topic of conversation between these two leads are the rumors about what is going on with Claire as Nick received some information from someone inside The Bachelor bubble just as he was walking into the studio. Having been in that position themselves, these two have a lot of ideas on how the next season of The Bachelorette could play out. One thing they agree on? They will certainly be watching.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ask Nick - Sexual Free Agent

    Ask Nick - Sexual Free Agent

    On today’s episode of Ask Nick we first speak with a frequent dater who is realizing that she is only seeing people that validate her ego instead of her heart. Then, Nick gives some advice to a woman who, because of her religious background, has not had many sexual experiences and is wondering if she is a-sexual or just doesn't know what turns her on…yet. Next, a husband's affair with a family friend has one of our callers trying to figure out her options and if she can continue to be with someone that she doesn’t trust (and recognizing that starting over at 40 might be freeing!) Finally, The Viall Files has its first couple who moved to a new state and in together prior to the pandemic which has since forced their living situation to be the complete opposite of what they had planned.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome with Paul de Gelder

    Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome with Paul de Gelder

    What if just showing up for work one day changed your life as you knew it? How would you react? Today Nick is joined by author, motivational speaker, and host of Shark Week, Paul de Gelder. As a Royal Australian Navy clearance diver, Paul was in the water working one morning when a bull shark attacked him, resulting in the loss of his right hand and right leg. Nick’s conversation with Paul covers the changes in your mindset when adapting to a new normal, the importance of facing your vulnerability, and the power of choice which can help you decide, “do I want a good life or a shit life?” Dating, overcoming, terminators and sharks; it’s a conversation not to miss.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ask Nick - Avoid the Superficial Experience with Chicks In The Office

    Ask Nick - Avoid the Superficial Experience with Chicks In The Office

    On today’s episode of Ask Nick we are excited to be joined by Fran & Ria from The Chicks In The Office Podcast. The ladies and Nick take on some great topics to help give another perspective to your relationship questions. Dating Apps in quarantine is a hot topic these days and we talk to someone who is experiencing everything from being asked a survey at the end of a FaceTime date to struggling just to make the connection digitally versus in person. We also speak with a woman who is about to attend a wedding with her ex who left her for her best friend. And, lastly, a someone who is saving herself for marriage but after expressing her want to move in with her boyfriend her family is questioning whether or not she can stay true to her values.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Science of Happiness With Tal Ben-Shahar

    The Science of Happiness With Tal Ben-Shahar

    Today we take a deep dive into Happiness, with teacher, author, & lecturer Tal Ben- Shahar. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership and shares his knowledge on these topics today. Nick and Tal breakdown happiness during quarantine, how it can relate to the amount of technology used in your life, the way resistance in a relationship and being known by your partner can actually lead to a deeper intimacy, and finally best daily practices to live a lifestyle that sets you up for a happier life. 

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

mmburke266 ,

Great Podcast

I love this podcast! The guests are all interesting and Nick is so good as the host!

Saz2357 ,

Rude and doesn’t listen

Little respect shown for your guest this week

Cottosqueak ,

Sometimes charming but speaks over people

Nick can be very engaging when he is ‘presenting’ something but as an interviewer he has a tendency to talk over people - this gets a lot worse if he disagrees with his guest. Why have them on if you aren’t going to let them talk and be respectful? Have a private conversation if you just need to vent!

The episode with Reality Steve (though the ep with Tanner and the Demi one are also examples) was very uncomfortable - RS came across as willing to apologise and learn but Nick hadn’t researched some fairly basic things (like a recent controversy around Jenna), interrupted constantly, criticised RS for commenting on things he couldn’t know for sure but then did the exact same thing... when he and his producer were literally laughing at their guest, I felt like I was witnessing bullying & quite guilty for listening and endorsing it (so won’t be listening again which is a shame).

The silly thing is - Reality Steve has done some dubious things (as he acknowledged) and a fair interview could have come across very differently - as it was, Nick sounded like a bad guy. A real shame; and as I say, not the only time I’ve felt this way but the most obvious.

2 stars as I previously really enjoyed some episodes.

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