Out in the Wild
About this podcast
A podcast dedicated to observing Real Housewives, Bravolebrities and other pop culture icons in their natural habitat.
About this podcast
A podcast dedicated to observing Real Housewives, Bravolebrities and other pop culture icons in their natural habitat.
Out in the Wild
Summer House’s Carl Radke: A Work-In-Progress Loverboy
Jess sits down with Carlito Radke, the 6’5 reformed Loverboy workin for those Hamptons weekends at the Summer House. We chat about his unique casting process, his friendships with Kyle Cooke, Lindsay & Everett which were born out of partying in Montauk before the show. We chat about his hookups with Scheana Shay which got him in a little trouble and his experience filming those Pump Rules cross-over episodes. We also go deep about a night he & Kyle spent partying at Southampton Social Club this summer w/ Teresa Giudice! We also chat about his various sales jobs that he tried to maintain while filming the show which would each implode until he went all-in as director of sales for Kyle Cooke’s Loverboy last year. Follow @jessxnyc, @outinthewildpodcast, @carlradke
RHONY’s Aviva Drescher on the Iconic Leg Throw, Harry Dubin’s Womanizing, Ghostwriter-gate & more!
We are on location on Manhattan’s Upper East Side inside the home of RHONY alum Aviva Drescher to really break the shit down. We learn how it was NOT Bethenny who cast Aviva (contrary to Bethenny’s claims), how her ex-husband Harry Dubin’s well-documented dating life has effected her kids, and how she regularly spends holidays w/ current husband Reid Drescher’s cousin Fran Drescher. We also go deep about production forcing her to do shots with Ramona on camera, Carole Radziwill Ghostwriter-gate (they were former best friends?!), and her reflections on the iconic leg throw at Le Cirque. Please leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! <3 Follow @outinthewildpodcast & @avivadrescher
Odd Mom Out’s Jill Kargman on Creating & Starring in the Bravo Series, Classmates w/ Gwyneth Paltrow & Turning Down RHONY
We sit down with Jill Kargman — the creator/writer/star of the beloved Bravo scripted series “Odd Mom Out,” based on her novel, Momzillas. We go deep about her personal experience as a mom of three living on the Upper East Side inspired the stories that would become Momzillas & Odd Mom Out. We also learn about her young friendship with school classmate Gwyneth Paltrow that would thrive into adulthood, being approached by Andy Cohen to become a Real Housewife of NYC, her two-year stint as a radio host on Andy Cohen’s Sirius XM channel and how being “death obsessed” can lead to a happier life. Follow @jillkargman & @outinthewildpodcast
Below Deck Med’s Colin Macy O’Toole on Fire Island, Yachting in Italy/France & June June Hannah
We chat with Long Island boy Colin Macy O’Toole, fresh from his experience on Below Deck: Mediterranean! Jess is fascinated to learn about his pre-Below Deck career as a Ferry Captain in charge of all the Fire Island ferries. We chat about summer on Fire Island, the gay mecca off the coast of Long Island where Andy Cohen, SJP, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey & Wanda Sykes live/vaca. Colin shares a story about delivering a package to Andy Cohen waiting on the beach in his tiny swim trunks only to not have $3 to pay for the delivery. We then move on to his two seasons on Below Deck in Italy & the South of France. He talks about the very real responsibilities of being a deckhand on a yacht and shares some insight on life of fellow yachties Hannah Ferrier & Joao Franco as well as an unlikely friendship with Tinsley Mortimer!? Visit sundancenow.com / promo code OUTINTHEWILD Follow @colin_macyotoole & @outinthewildpodcast
Interview w/ Margaret Josephs: Childhood w/ Marge Sr, Saving RHONJ, Dealing w/ Siggy Flicker & more
We sit down with the pride of RHONJ, Margaret Josephs, for a kiki that runs the Bravo gamut. We learn about her childhood growing up with a reckless & wild single mom (Marge Sr.) and how that impacted her values as an adult. Margaret discusses Siggy Flicker, the “relationship/love coach” turned Trump supporter who called her an “anti-Semite” on the show, how the breakup with her ex-husband effected her step-children, her biological son, how Teresa Giudice is destined to “feed the [media] beast,” and why Ramona Singer loves Melissa Gorga. Plus, a game of “Would You Rather” RHONJ edition! Follow @outinthewildpodcast
Interview w/ Summer House’s Hannah Berner: Tennis w/ Chelsea Handler, Working w/ Pump Rules Cast & more
We sit down to kiki w/ the best thing to happen to "Summer House" — former tennis pro Hannah Berner! We go behind the scenes of filming Summer House including how they kids have to order & unpack their own Fresh Direct and deal with hidden cameras in the headboards. We chat about her former day job as a video creator at Betches, her experiences with Vanderpump Rules cast members including DJ James Kennedy, Jax, Brittany, Stassi & Beau. We also learn about her life growing up in Brooklyn as a tennis pro, coached by her father and what led to her eventually giving up that career to pursue comedy in NYC. In reminiscing about her time as a tennis pro, she shares an amazing story about being paid to play doubles against Chelsea Handler. Follow @outinthewildpodcast
Interview w/ Kim D: RHONJ’s Iconic Past & Posche Fashion Show Legacy
We are on location in New Jersey for a sit-down with KIM D, the Posche boutique owner and ringleader of the infamous Posche Fashion Shows who witnessed the inner workings of the iconic initial seasons of RHONJ. Kim D takes us into her previously close friendship with Teresa Giudice, who used to call her 17 times a day, as well as behind the scenes of the iconic Posche fashion shows which featured epic fights with Teresa, Melissa & Joe Gorga. She also talks about meeting Danielle Staub for the first time what really happened when Melissa & Joe Gorga joined the show behind Teresa’s back in S3. Follow @kimdposche & @outinthewildpodcast
Interview w/ Dolores Catania on Her RHONJ Origin Story, Diagnosis of Danielle Staub & Ramona Singer & more!
We sit down for an epic kiki with the baddest chick from Patterson, New Jersey — Dolores Catania. We cover it all, including: her previous career as a corrections officer, her marriage and divorce from Frank Catania, why she bailed out of joining RHONJ in season one, how casting discovered her, Teresa & Caroline Manzo, discussion of Danielle Staub as a professional victim yet the smartest one in the room, and a shocking insight on long-time cross-franchise rival, Ramona Singer. All this & much more! Follow @dolorescatania & @outinthewildpodcast
Interview w/ RHONJ’s Marge Sr. on Being a "Working Girl" at 72, Danielle Staub & Her Daughter Margaret Josephs
We sit down with RHONJ’s Marge Sr. for quite a kiki that covers her background working on Pepsi ad campaigns for Shakira and Ricky Martin, her immigration to the United States from Hungary to her take on Danielle Staub and Teresa/Joe Giudice. We also learn about her life as a “working girl” at 72 — how she takes a ferry AND a bus to commute to into the city for work each day just because she loves it. We also learn about her lifelong support of the LGBT community and how that has been passed on to her daughter Margaret Josephs. Follow @margesr & @outinthewildpodcast
Interview w/ D’Andra Simmons on LeeAnne Locken, Mama Dee, Career in Politics & more!
We sit down with Real Housewives of Dallas star D’Andra Simmons to chat about everything including: how she was cast on the show, the evolution of her relationship with LeeAnne Locken, the unseen pilot starring Mama Dee, Caroline Manzo and Dale Mercer (Tinsley’s mom), the shady edit of LeeAnne’s wedding, her background in Washington working for George Bush Sr & George W. Bush, the 2020 election, her time spent living in NYC auditioning for acting roles and much more! Follow @dandrasimmons & @outinthewildpodcast
(Re-release) Daryn Carp Is the Woman Behind the Man @BravoAndy (Interview w/Andy Cohen's Assistant, Daryn Carp)
Holiday re-release in case you missed it! We sit down for an epic kiki with Andy Cohen’s longtime assistant, Daryn Carp! We go deep about everything including: how she got her job with Andy, the most stressful parts of her job & biggest fuck-ups, why RHONY had a short season this year, why some Housewives (ahem, Carole Radziwill) say that they quit the show when they were really fired, her favorite vs. least favorite Housewives, her True Crime podcast Martinis & Murder, a story about a hilarious interaction she had with Ramona at a reunion and her experience on the Bravo Pride float last week. Follow @outinthewildpodcast & @carpedaryn
Madonna Top 20 Songs Debate: Ranking Our Faves
Jess & David go head to head once again, this time ranking their all-time favorite Madonna songs. They made some of the hardest decisions of their lives and are ready to reveal to the world, and each other, what made the cut from 20-1. We play the music in the episode, so listen and let us know your faves as well! [ Bubbling Under: 2:30 ] [ Top 20: 9:20 ] [ Top 10: 35:00 ] [ Top 5: 52:30 ] Follow @outinthewildpodcast, @davidyontef, @jessxnyc Download Best Fiends Stars for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play
Emmy Nom/Broadway’s Jackie Hoffman Only Agreed to This Interview to Talk Housewives
We sit down with Broadway star & Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman in her dressing room between performances of Fiddler on the Roof! Jackie has been on Broadway (Hairspray), TV (Feud: Bette and Joan) and across cabaret stages in NYC for decades. She is also a Housewives superfan and she’s here to talk some serious shit. We go over her many appearances on Watch What Happens Live alongside Ramona Singer, Countess Luann & Teresa Giudice and chat about her experience as a performer in Countess & Friends. She weighs in on the current seasons of RHOC and RHONJ, including which husbands she thinks are gay, her reaction to Tinsley and Kelly Dodd’s engagements and so much more! Follow @JackieHoffman16 on Twitter @outinthewildpodcast, @davidyontef, @jessxnyc
Hot Takes on RHOA, RHONJ, The L Word, Leslie Grossman + Reunion w/ Bethenny!
We start out with hot takes on the current seasons of RHOA and RHONJ before Jess gives her thoughts on the reboot/continuation of The L Word. We then recap an eventful afternoon and evening in which David attends a Leslie Grossman talk where she gives her hot takes on current seasons of Housewives and also reveals she based a character on Tinsley. Later that evening we head uptown to Bloomingdales because our muse and inspiration Bethenny Frankel is speaking there for some unknown reason. We finally get face time with Bethenny to thank her for shouting out the podcast on WWHL and spend the rest of the evening basking in her glory. Reunion with Bethenny [ 23:30 ]
Interview w/ Ryan Serhant’s Rival Turned “Work Wife” Amy Schechter
We sit down with NYC Real Estate Broker Amy Schechter to learn how she went from being Ryan Serhant’s rival (as featured on Million Dollar Listing) to eventually joining The Serhant Team. We learn how she went from a struggling PR agent in her early twenties to getting her first rental deal in real estate to eventually selling her first million dollar apartment. She chats about working on deals with Fredrik Eklund, Steve Gold and Luis D. Ortiz throughout the years and what she’s learned from Ryan. She also chats about her personal friendships with Braunwyn from RHOC and D’Andra Simmons from RHOD.
BravoCon Day 3 (Sun): RHOC, RHOBH, Dorinda’s Dorobics, Backstage Gossip, Producer Panel & more!
We have made it to the final day of BravoCon! This episode heavily details everything we experienced on Sunday, including: the RHOC panel moderated by Amy Phillips (Kelly Dodd, Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, Emily Simpson, Braunwyn), the RHOBH panel (Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Denise Richards) & photo op, Dorinda’s 80s aerobics class, David getting backstage access after the RHONJ photo op and a producer panel. Finally, we wrap up with our final thoughts and recommendations for the next BravoCon!
BravoCon Day 2 (Sat): RHONJ, RHOA & Pump Rules panels, Vicki Gunvalson, Teresa Giudice, VPR AfterParty & more!
We are back to recap Day 2 of BravoCon. This episode heavily details everything we experienced on Saturday including: the RHONJ panel (including Jackie Goldschneider getting attacked in a fan Q&A), the Current OG panel (Vicki Gunvalson, Kyle Richards, Countess Luann & Teresa Giudice), the RHOA panel (Kenya Moore, Portia Williams & Cynthia Bailey), Vanderpump Rules panel (feat. the season premiere). It is during this day that Jess has a life changing revelation regarding Vicki Gunvalson and David cements our standing with Gizelle Bryant. Finally, David makes a terrible decision to try the Vanderpump Rules afterparty instead of a private house party with D'Andra Simmons & Braunwyn from OC.
BravoCon Day 1 (Friday): Past OGs, MDL & RHONY panels, Kim Richards, Jill Zarin, LVP, WWHL & more!
We are taking you into our BravoCon experience one day at a time. This episode heavily details everything we experienced on Friday including: the Past OG panel (Kim Richards, Adrienne Maloof, Jill Zarin, Caroline Manzo), the Million Dollar Listing panel (Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant, Tracy Tutor, Josh Flagg), the RHONY panel (Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer & Countess Luann). Plus interactions with Tom Sandoval in drag and a one-on-one convo with Jax Taylor. Finally, we recap what it was like being in the 4th row of the epic Watch What Happens Live. We will be back with our recap of Day Two (Sat) next episode! Follow @outinthewildpodcast, @jessxnyc, @davidyontef
Danielle Staub Refused to Record A “Gay Song” With Me + I Got Angelina Pivarnick Back on Jersey Shore (w/ Adam Barta)
Musician & singer Adam Barta is back in the studio with us this time to talk RHONJ and his personal history with Danielle Staub and Angelina Pivarnick from Jersey Shore. Adam Barta is the musician behind many celeb-duets and is a recurring guest on the Howard Stern Show. He tells the story of how Danielle Staub spent many weeks collaborating with him on a song only to ultimately pull the plug because she didn’t want to record another “gay song” after her duet with Lori Michaels. We also try to figure out why she blocked Adam on all social media. Later, he tells the story of how he was the one who put the bug in the Jersey Shore producers ear that Angelina wanted to return to the reboot of Jersey Shore, yet she ultimately blocked him on all social media as well. Danielle Staub story [ 8:00 ] Angelina/Jersey Shore story [ 23:00 ] Follow @outinthewildpodcast & @adambarta!
Undercover at Teresa Giudice’s Keynote Speech + Deep Dive on RHONY’s New Friend-Of Elyse Slain
David chats a bit about Kim D’s role within the RHONJ legacy and the most recent Posche Fashion Show. He then goes undercover at a Women’s Expo in New Jersey where Teresa Giudice is giving the keynote address and takes notes to fully recap what was said. Later, Jess does a deep dive on RHONY’s new “friend of,” Elyse Slain and uncovers some very intriguing information about her past. Finally, we have a mini “friend-of” debate to determine which friend has had the greatest impact across the franchise. Visit sundayscaries.com and use code WILD for 15% off Follow @outinthewildpodcast, @davidyontef, @jessxnyc