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Wondery
Harsh Reality
The Story of Miriam Rivera
It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love,...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 1,606 ratings
Fantastic podcast
I knew it was only a matter of time until a podcast would take a deeply uncomfortable look at There’s Something about Miriam. This was infamous television and says so much about attitudes then and now. Would highly recommend. Also really like the sensitivity shown in telling everyone’s story.
eamcw via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/24/22
Heartbreaking
While I really enjoyed this podcast I feel heartbroken that Miriam ending up being the butt of the joke on the reality show. No one deserves to be treated like that.
AnneWT via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/22
Wondery wonder
Fantastic documentary a gripping story.
peanutseller via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/22
Recent Episodes
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Published 01/04/22
Executive Producer Morgan M. Page speaks with Miriam’s former bandmate Nomi Ruiz about her time as a Speed Angel, her relationship with the reality star, and the current media landscape surrounding trans people and trans femininity. Morgan also speaks with Shon Faye, author of The Transgender...
Published 12/27/21
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