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Spectacle
An Unscripted History of Reality TV
Reality TV is dismissed as guilty pleasure, low brow... even trash. But whether you want to admit it or not, you probably have heard of Snooki, Lisa Vanderpump or Kim Kardashian. Over the past 30 years, reality TV has become a place to see the social and political moment play out in real time -- from racial tensions on The Real World New York to gender dynamics on The Bachelor. On this season, join host Mariah Smith as she dissects the history of the genre one show at a time, revealing how it's shaped our culture and how our culture shaped it.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 343 ratings
EC9521
I’ve been a follower of Mariah’s work since the early KUWTKE days and loved this podcast! Particularly enjoyed the episodes on Housewives and An American Family - I was a little flummoxed by the bypassing of The Hills (albeit there was a fleeting mention of Laguna Beach). I think that show really...Read full review »
EC9521 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/05/21
Hooked!
I was hooked from episode one. Mariah does a great job as the host, she brings you into each episode with her enthusiasm and knowledge. I enjoyed the people she brought in for the back stories and a deeper dive into the psychology and social sciences of the shows. I watched the original Queer Eye...Read full review »
2GirlsRock via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/21
Almost perfect
But can’t stand the Kardashian vibe vocal fry
everythingistaken69420 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/21
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