303 episodes

Is This Real Life? is a Bravo podcast that relates our favorite shows to our own lives and the world around us. Hosted by Mandy Slutsker. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mandy-slutsker/support

Is This Real Life? With Mandy Slutsker Is This Real Life? With Mandy Slutsker

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 480 Ratings

Is This Real Life? is a Bravo podcast that relates our favorite shows to our own lives and the world around us. Hosted by Mandy Slutsker. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mandy-slutsker/support

    Episode 300 - ‘When the Leaks Become the Story’ with Brian J. Moylan

    Episode 300 - ‘When the Leaks Become the Story’ with Brian J. Moylan

    It’s been 300 episodes of ‘Is This Real Life?’ To celebrate, this week’s guest is Dame Brian J. Moylan - writer, recapper, and author of the book The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives. Mandy and Brian jump right into this week’s RHOA drama, Summer House Reunion Part 2, RHONJ fakery, and touch a little on RHODubai. Plus, hear from Mandy’s Dad and Stepmom!

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 299 - ‘Valley Separations, a Canceled Reunion, and the Downfall of West’ with Stephen (@FacesByBravo)

    Episode 299 - ‘Valley Separations, a Canceled Reunion, and the Downfall of West’ with Stephen (@FacesByBravo)

    This week’s guest is Stephen, who you all know as @facesbybravo. Mandy and Stephen chat about the latest Vanderpump Rules podcast drama before diving into part 1 of the Summer House Reunion, the finale of The Valley, RHODubai, and RHONJ. Buckle up, it’s a long, fun, and crazy ride!


    Follow Stephen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/facesbybravo/

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 298 - ‘The Doubting Disorder’ with Ro (@realityops)

    Episode 298 - ‘The Doubting Disorder’ with Ro (@realityops)

    This week’s guest is host of the Down to Reality Podcast, Ro! Mandy and Ro dissect the finale Vanderpump Rules reunion for season 11 before getting into the Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Valley. Ro shares insight on what might explain some of Scheana’s behavior and Mandy gives her thoughts on the finale of Summer House and the end of Summer House Martha’s vineyard.

    Listen to the Down to Reality Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/down-to-reality/id1731830569

    Follow Ro on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realityops/

    Follow Mandy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandyslutsker/



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    Resources for OCD


    International OCD Foundation https://iocdf.org 
    Inference-Based Cognitive Therapy https://icbt.online




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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 297 - ‘Beleagured Parent Identity’ with Craig MacNeil

    Episode 297 - ‘Beleagured Parent Identity’ with Craig MacNeil

    This week’s guest is host of the first-ever podcast about Vanderpump Rules and the hit podcast “Craig and Friends,” Craig MacNeil! Craig shares about his friendships with members of the cast, his views on The Valley, and updates us on where the Tom Tom sidecar currently resides. Plus, Mandy shares her thought on this week’s Summer House, the song of the Summer, “What Would Jesse Solomon Do?”, SpritzGate, and RHONJ!

    Listen to the Pump Rules Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pump-rules-podcast/id1683792723


    Follow the Pump Rules Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pumprulespod/

    Follow Mandy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandyslutsker/




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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 296 - ‘Projection, Deflection, and Using Ayahuasca Instead of Going to Therapy’ with Melissa Reich

    Episode 296 - ‘Projection, Deflection, and Using Ayahuasca Instead of Going to Therapy’ with Melissa Reich

    This week’s guest is host of the “Your Bish Therapist” podcast, the lovely Melissa Reich! Melissa and Mandy discuss how RHONJ has become a community show, break down all the craziness that was the Vanderpump Rules Reunion part 1, and get into this week’s episode of The Valley. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses suicidal ideation around the 50:40 minute mark.



    Listen to Your Bish Therapist: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-bish-therapist/id1702959562


    Follow Your Bish Therapist on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/direct/t/17847653642993798/

    Follow Mandy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandyslutsker/



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    If you or someone you know is having suicidal ideating, contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Line to receive mental health support and connect with a trained crisis counselor. Call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org. 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.






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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 295 - ‘Who is Really Being Inauthentic Here?’ with Gibson Johns

    Episode 295 - ‘Who is Really Being Inauthentic Here?’ with Gibson Johns

    This week’s guest is host of the hit podcast “Gabbing with Gib” and the king of Bravo Twitter, Gibson Johns! Gibson and Mandy discuss the RHONJ premiere, the Vanderpump Rules finale, as well as this week’s episodes of The Valley, Summer House, and Summer House Martha’s Vineyard.

    Listen to Gabbing with Gib: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gabbing-with-gib/id1711793555
    Check out Gibson’s substack: https://gibsonoma.substack.com/ 

    Follow Mandy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandyslutsker/




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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
480 Ratings

480 Ratings

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White water rafting is Awesome!

And your parents are adorable!🥰

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Summer house

Did we watch the same reunion?

DenverNon-hiker7 ,

So enjoyable, a Sunday favorite

Love love love that Mandy asks guests about not just current episodes , but their overalll impressions of other bravoverse happenings and shows as well-so smart. Chef’s kiss

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