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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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    • 4.0 • 22.2K Ratings

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.

    Ask Nick - He’s Ugly, But I Love Him

    Ask Nick - He’s Ugly, But I Love Him

    Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back to answer your burning questions about the world of dating and relationships. We start off by discussing the 50-part TikTok saga where @reesamteesa describes her scam-artist husband. Then we get to our callers… 
    Our first caller found out her boyfriend was on Bumble, using her address. He’s in the military and she’s willing to make it work. Our second caller and her boyfriend no longer have sex, and she feels like it's her fault. After multiple UTIs and no longer feeling h*rny she doesn’t know how to reignite their sex drive. Our final caller loves her boyfriend’s personality, but is questioning her physical attraction to him. Is this something that can develop overtime, or is it necessary during their initial dates?
    “You’re allowed to care what he does on the internet.”
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Ask Nick Update Special Episode - Part 17

    Ask Nick Update Special Episode - Part 17

    Welcome back to The Viall Files! Today we have another special “where are they now” update show where we give you updates from our past callers to see what’s happened in their situations and relationships since appearing on the show. 
    Our first caller originally called in because she thought she was the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) of her friend group. We see how she’s learned to love herself, and have fun without comparison. Our second caller had first called in because her boyfriend didn't want her mom to buy them a house. They now have a house, are engaged, and have built a healthy mindset when paying her mom back. Our third caller is from our BIGGEST episode yet… our interview with Gypsy Rose. She had originally called in because she couldn't keep up with her husband's sex drive. We check in to make sure she’s set her boundaries and she sheds light on her conversations with her husband.
    We also have some written updates - Our caller who’s BFF told her he loved her after she gave birth, our caller who wanted to date someone in a relationship, and our caller who was getting ghosted by a guy in the Navy.
    To catch up on all of these callers original questions please see the show numbers:  
    Original Episode numbers for callers:
    Episode Number: 295 Ask Nick - You’re Not Over It
    Episode Number: 543 Ask Nick - You Are D*ck-ddicted
    Episode Number: 689 Going Deeper with Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Ryan Anderson - “I Have a Voice Now”
    Original Episode numbers for written updates:
    Episode Number: 692 Ask Nick - My Boyfriend Isn’t Toxic Enough
    Episode Number: 671 Ask Nick - Should I End My Marriage? 
    Episode Number: 668 Going Deeper with Aly & AJ Plus Special Forces Death Letters, Mysterious Murders, and RHOBH
    “It sometimes takes a direct communication, to seek out the truth.” 
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Going Deeper - River Rose’s Birth Plus The Most Hated Man in America and Love is Blind Hot Takes

    Going Deeper - River Rose’s Birth Plus The Most Hated Man in America and Love is Blind Hot Takes

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Going Deeper Edition! To start things out, the household gets together to talk about recent headlines - such as Tom Sandoval’s New York Times Article and our Love is Blind hot takes about Chelsea, Jimmy, and Jessica. Then, we talk to Nick and Natalie about the birth of their daughter River Rose. We talk about Natalie’s pregnancy, the decision to induce, the night they headed to the hospital, and what the birthing process was like. We also hear how the first couple weeks of parenting are going. Then, we have a Sweating The Wedding caller who is grieving her own wedding based on her family’s behavior. Finally, we have rapid fire questions to Nick and Natalie about hospital bags, parenting, and their relationship! 
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    01:43 - Tom Sandoval’s Article
    14:40 - Love is Blind
    26:52 - Being Pregnant
    34:37 - Getting To The Hospital
    54:24 - The Birth
    01:11:06 - First Days Home
    01:26:01 - Sweating The Wedding
    01:41:41 - Rapid Fire Questions
    01:48:14 - Outro

    • 1 hr 48 min
    RR - Love is Blind, PCAs, VPR, Bachelor, and Traitors with Peter Weber, Gen Parisi, and Ciara Robinson

    RR - Love is Blind, PCAs, VPR, Bachelor, and Traitors with Peter Weber, Gen Parisi, and Ciara Robinson

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Reality Recap Edition! Today, we are joined by Genevieve Parisi and Ciara Robinson to chat about all things reality television. First, talk about the People’s Choice Awards and if influencers should be attending award shows (according to Billie Eilish? No). Then, we talk about Traitors and are joined by Peter Weber to talk about his experience on the show and what we can expect from the rest of Season 2. Next, we talk about Vanderpump Rules and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Then, we tackle the first six episodes of Love is Blind - from the pods to the Dominican Republic. Finally, we talk about the Bachelor and Joey’s communication with the women of the season. 
    “You have great teeth… he may as well have complimented her knees at that point.” 
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    Timestamps
    00:00 - Intro
    08:05 - PCA’s
    14:57 - Traitors
    43:10 - Vanderpump Rules
    58:51 - RHOBH
    01:06:38 - Love is Blind
    01:43:48 - Bachelor
    01:52:38 - Outro
     

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Ask Nick - Ghosted At 5 Months Pregnant

    Ask Nick - Ghosted At 5 Months Pregnant

    Welcome back to another episode of The Viall Files: Ask Nick Edition! We’re back to answer your burning questions about the world of dating and relationships. We start off with a little game, where we introduce Nick to new dating terms. Then we get to our callers… 
    Our first caller is wondering if she should search for her baby’s dad. After he ghosted her at 5 months pregnant, moved to Miami and started a new family, should she include him in her daughter’s life? Our second caller started dating her boss, and found out he cheated on her through his apple watch. She still works with him and is unable to see him for who he truly is. Our final caller just found out her husband of 16 years cheated on her… for the second time. They share a family with kids, and she wants to help him seek therapy.
    “Stop being so afraid to lose him”
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    • 2 hr 6 min
    Going Deeper with JWoww Plus Bachelor Pt. 2, Brittany Mahomes’ Boundary, and the Pippen Jordan Split

    Going Deeper with JWoww Plus Bachelor Pt. 2, Brittany Mahomes’ Boundary, and the Pippen Jordan Split

    Welcome back to The Viall Files: Going Deeper Edition! To start things out, the household gets together to talk about recent headlines - such as Brittany Mahomes asserting boundaries with Jackson Mahomes, and Larsa Pippen and Marcus Jordan breaking up. We also recap Tuesday’s Part II episode of The Bachelor. Then, we are joined by JWoww to talk about her Jersey Shore, parenting, producing movies, and potentially going to Nick and Natalie’s wedding. Finally, we have a Texting Office Hours caller whose friend has become obsessed with her, and she isn’t sure how to distance herself. 
    “I think the statute of limitation is up, so I’ll let it happen!” 
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    • 2 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
22.2K Ratings

22.2K Ratings

kamorgana ,

Thought provoking/ light

12/10 love the pod
Also, nick sounds sooo much like archer or the bobs burgers voice person lolz

Lancaster forever ,

Birth story🙏🏼🙏🏼

People have different situations and feelings. To Nick to say controllable souuuu. Over the top

Notthefinalrose ,

Staff turnover & sound quality

Nick is wrong about caffeine on the episode posted Feb 19. Dead wrong.

Amazing how staff just disappears…Ali needs to improve her sound quality or not be on the show.

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