128 episodes

Is This Real Life? is a podcast that relates the quirkiest aspects of pop culture and reality TV to our own lives. Hosted by Mandy Slutsker.

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    • 4.6 • 165 Ratings

Is This Real Life? is a podcast that relates the quirkiest aspects of pop culture and reality TV to our own lives. Hosted by Mandy Slutsker.

    Episode 125 - 'Going Dumpster Diving' with Tom Hamlett

    Episode 125 - 'Going Dumpster Diving' with Tom Hamlett

    Tom Hamlett, host of the Dumpster Dive podcast, joins Mandy to chat this week in Bravo. They dive into all things Bravo this week, discussing RHOD and why they think Kameron’s going to have a rough season, recap an eventful RHOSLC, and enjoy the awkward engagement party for Cynthia on RHOA. Plus, Tom explain’s why Tiffany’s wine cellar is a big deal to have in a Dallas home.

    Check out the Dumpster Dive podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dumpster-dive-with-tom-hamlett/id1533780254

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 124 - 'Confessions of a Reality TV Producer' with @NotQuiteReality

    Episode 124 - 'Confessions of a Reality TV Producer' with @NotQuiteReality

    Reality TV producer @NotQuiteReality joins Mandy to give an inside look into the production of reality television. They discuss the role producers and show runners play, how production has adapted to COVID, and some fun Housewives gossip. They also discuss the premiere of RHOD, Southern Charm, RHOSLC, RHOC, and RHOA.

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 123 - '2020's twisted plots' with Evelyn Marley

    Episode 123 - '2020's twisted plots' with Evelyn Marley

    Evelyn Marley of the Twisted Plot podcast joins Mandy to recap this past year in Bravo. They rehash the RHOP reunion part 3 including Monique v. Candiace - and Evelyn’s explanation of the “reptilian brain” as to why they couldn’t move forward. They look back at the Housewives we lost in 2020, their favorite franchises, discuss the time Evelyn’s podcast was a headline story in US Weekly, and share what they’re most looking forward to in 2021. Plus, Mandy’s thoughts on this week’s RHOSLC, RHOA, RHOC - and some laughs about Hilaria Baldwin.

    Check out Evelyn’s podcast Twisted Plot: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/twisted-plot-podcast/id1507779254

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 122 - 'It's about Tom' with Chelsea (@ohnobravo)

    Episode 122 - 'It's about Tom' with Chelsea (@ohnobravo)

    Chelsea of @ohnobravo joins Mandy to break down this EPIC week in Bravo, starting first and foremost with the absolute clusterf*ck that is Tom and Erika Girardi’s legal situation. They give their thoughts on Justice Tricia Bigelow, the text messages, whether Erika’s divorce is a sham, and why the Girardis may end up behind bars. Chelsea and Mandy also chat the Summer House trailer and Chelsea’s IG live with Katie Maloney Schwartz. Plus, all their thoughts on the #RHOP reunion, #RHOA, and #RHOSLC.

    Check out @ohnobravo on IG: https://www.instagram.com/ohnobravo/

    Subscribe to @ohnobravo’s patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ohnobravo

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 121 - 'A Bravo Hanukkah Miracle' with Danielle Dailey (@brandsbybravo)

    Episode 121 - 'A Bravo Hanukkah Miracle' with Danielle Dailey (@brandsbybravo)

    Danielle Dailey, the brilliant woman behind the @brandsbybravo IG account, joins Mandy to break down this historic week in Bravo. They discuss how Erika Jayne was a total jerk to her on social media and their shared love of Housewives merchandise. Then, they recap the Hanukkah miracle that was having #RHOA premiere the same night as #RHOP’s finale, and they break down each episode. Plus, Mandy’s thoughts on this week’s #RHOSLC, #RHOC, and #SouthernCharm.

    Follow @brandsbybravo on IG: https://www.instagram.com/brandsbybravo/?hl=en

    Check out @brandsbybravo Housewives trivia on Danielle's Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/brandsbybravo?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=909410165

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 120 - 'Housewives: Embezzled and Embellished' with Donny Hadfield-Smith and Quinten Lamar

    Episode 120 - 'Housewives: Embezzled and Embellished' with Donny Hadfield-Smith and Quinten Lamar

    Two-thirds of the Know That: A Real Housewives Podcast, Donny Hadfield-Smith and Quinten Lamar, join Mandy to chat this WILD week in Bravo. They discuss all the latest breaking Bravo news from Braunwyn coming out to a COVID outbreak in Beverly Hills to Erika being accused of embezzling funds from plane crash victims families. Then, Donny, Quinten and Mandy proceed to do full breakdowns of this week’s RHOP and RHOSLC. Lots of laughter - enjoy!

    Check out the Know That: A Real Housewives podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/know-that-a-real-housewives-podcast/id1530706730

    Follow “Is This Real Life?” on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itrl_podcast

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Tin GG ,

My Sunday Solace

I look forward to listening every week, Mandys so calming, articulate and with such great guests and insight into all of my favorite trash tv shows!! Mandy, my thoughts are with you during one of the darkest weeks for this country <3

NYismyboyfriend ,

Top Notch!!

I absolutely love Mandy’s personality and this podcast. She is SO smart, witty, and vibrant! I really love listening to the podcast. Keep up the great work!
Xo

PNWBravogirl ,

A Must Listen for Bravo Fans!

I eagerly look forward to this podcast each week. Mandy interviews a variety of guests with diverse backgrounds and the topics are always interesting. Thank you, Mandy, for making 2020 better. Happy New Year!

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