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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.

    GD w/ Laverne Cox + Honeymoon Pt 2, Golden Bachelorette, Baby Reindeer & Sandoval Redemption Attempt

    GD w/ Laverne Cox + Honeymoon Pt 2, Golden Bachelorette, Baby Reindeer & Sandoval Redemption Attempt

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Going Deeper Edition! To start things out, the household Zooms with Nick and Natalie on their honeymoon to get all of the details about their trip to Puerto Rico! We also talk about some true-crime headlines, the Golden Bachelorette announcement, and how we think Tom Sandoval is trying to redeem himself. Then, we talk to Laverne Cox about stardom, dating and relationships, her childhood, becoming comfortable with her body, her acting career and Orange Is The New Black. We also have a Texting Office Hours caller who is trying dating apps for the first time and doesn’t know if men's behavior is normal or if she should be doing something different.
    “B*tch, that’s why I’ve been dating unavailable men!”
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    02:42 - Rats
    05:29 - Espresso
    13:20 - Honeymoon
    16:06 - Flights
    22:58 - Fake Identity and Baby Reindeer
    33:50 - Bugs
    35:20 - Golden Bachelorette
    36:37 - Tom
    38:08 - Carseat
    47:12 - Laverne Cox Interview Begins
    54:09 - Dating/Relationships
    01:15:20 - Learning To Heal
    01:42:37 - Acting Career/OITNB
    01:59:47 - Texting Office Hours
    02:35:27- Post Call Chat
    02:36:32 - Outro 

    • 2 hr 36 min
    RR - VPR Finale, Bieber Pregnancy, Concert Shaves, Pastor Crimes, The Valley and SH with Lily Rose

    RR - VPR Finale, Bieber Pregnancy, Concert Shaves, Pastor Crimes, The Valley and SH with Lily Rose

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Reality Recap Edition! Today, we are joined by country music star Lily Rose to chat about all things reality television. First, we talk to Nick and Natalie about their trip to New York, who they’ve run into, and some bones they have to pick with the city. Then, we talk about The Biebers’ pregnancy announcement, how we prepared for concerts/falling in love with musicians, and get an update on a recent crime making headlines. Next, we break down this week’s episode of Vanderpump Rules and if we think it was a season or series finale. Then, we talk about The Valley and how Jax makes some members of the household sick to their stomachs. Finally, we discuss Summer House and what we think of Amanda and Kyle’s relationship dynamic. 
    “Hopefully he can change his entire personality in a day.” 
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    08:56 - New York
    22:37 - Biebers
    31:29- Concert Dreams
    37:51 - Best Reality
    41:04 - Pastor’s Wife Case
    47:09 - Track Suits
    53:26 - Brady Roast and VPR
    01:26:27 - The Valley
    01:33:57 - Summer House
    01:50:05 - Outro 

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Ask Nick - Dating My Boyfriend’s Mom

    Ask Nick - Dating My Boyfriend’s Mom

    Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We start off by keeping  the wedding mood going, and play a game of ‘I do, or I object’. Then we get to our callers… 
    Our first caller is recently single and is struggling to get over her ex’s comments about her body. She knows her ex was in the wrong, but it's easier said than done to forget without closure. Our second caller feels like she’s in a love triangle with her boyfriend’s mom. After a complicated work situation and weird comments from her boyfriend’s mom… it's clear that she is unwanted. Our final caller is struggling from a past relationship, where he was cheated on. He has a new found love interest, so how should he go about being vulnerable without pushing himself away. 
    “How do you feel about yourself, you’ve got to remember that… That’s really all that matters.”
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    Going Deeper with Joel McHale + Met Gala, VPR Reunion Trailer, & Lawsuit Updates

    Going Deeper with Joel McHale + Met Gala, VPR Reunion Trailer, & Lawsuit Updates

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Going Deeper Edition! To start things out, the household gets together to talk about recent headlines, such as the 2024 Met Gala, our thoughts on the Vanderpump Rules Season 11 Reunion Trailer, and updates on Rachel Leviss’ lawsuit against Tom and Ariana. Then, we talk to Joel McHale about working in Hollywood, comedy, parenting, cooking, dyslexia, and working on House of Villains. We also have a Texting Office Hours caller who has been dating a guy on and off for three years, and he isn’t sure if he even wants a relationship. She isn’t sure if she keeps holding on, or if she should let him go. 
    “I don’t want the Real Job Police to come find me.” 
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    00:52 - Met Gala
    10:20 - VPR Reunion Trailer
    29:31 - Lawsuit Updates
    41:26 - Joel McHale Interview Begins
    01:01:01 - Animal Control
    01:07:12 - The Roast
    01:12:42 - Parenting
    01:19:22 - The Wedding Industry
    01:29:00 - House of Villains
    01:38:59 - Life Updates
    01:51:38 - Texting Office Hours
    02:03:32 - Post Call Chat
    02:06:25 - Outro

    • 2 hr 7 min
    RR - Bachelor Conspiracy, Tom Brady Roast, VPR, The Valley and SH w/ Josh Peck & Ben Soffer

    RR - Bachelor Conspiracy, Tom Brady Roast, VPR, The Valley and SH w/ Josh Peck & Ben Soffer

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Reality Recap Edition! Today, we are joined by Josh Peck and Ben Soffer to chat about all things reality television. First, Josh gives his thoughts on attending Nick and Natalie’s wedding. Then, we dive into a conspiracy that Nick may have a hand in Bachelor casting and/or producing. We also talk about the Tom Brady Roast and getting a DM from Gypsy Rose. Next, we break down this week’s episode of Vanderpump Rules and theorize why they are pausing production. Then, we talk about The Valley and how Josh feels watching his friend Kristen Doute on the show. Finally, we discuss Summer House and if we’re Team Carl or Team Lindsay after his dad tells him he wouldn’t marry them. 
    “Tom Schwartz, God bless him, is the worst!”
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    02:46 - Nick & Natalie’s Wedding
    15:53 - Nick Conspiracy
    36:39 - Tom Brady Roast
    46:53 -  Gypsy Rose
    54:01 - VPR
    01:34:31 - The Valley
    01:40:55 - Summer House
    01:51:55 - Outro 

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Ask Nick - Our Bride is an Ego-Zilla

    Ask Nick - Our Bride is an Ego-Zilla

    Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We start off by playing a game of ‘Ditch it or Fix it’: Relationship Habits Edition.
    Our first caller is attending an expensive bachelorette party, and the bride is bragging that she doesn't have to pay for anything. Our caller no longer wants to go, but doesnt want to anger the bride and let the financial burden fall on the others. Our second caller hates her old job, but feels like her husband is not supportive of a career shift. She has a school and profession in mind, but his past marriage has made money a trigger for him… thus he’s resistant to helping her pay for it. Our final caller’s friend is having relationships with random men, with the specific intention to have a child. These men are unaware of that, and our caller wants to confront her with disapproval, but not come off as judgmental.
    “You’re anticipating how that conversation’s going to go, before you have it.”
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    • 2 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
22.7K Ratings

22.7K Ratings

MelMit91 ,

I love this pod

But Natalie girl it’s “giving brat” with your necklace

Pink whale224 ,

Editing

I have listening to this podcast for years. Still love it! The bad editing lately annoys me a bit.

Alyy97 ,

Stop interrupting guests!!

I started noticing when Zack from the valley came on that Nick interrupted him any time he chimed in. What’s the point of having guests on if you won’t even let them speak?? It keeps getting worse as time goes on, I can’t listen to it anymore

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