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REALITY BYTES

REALITY BYTES is a JASH podcast about love in the 10s, hosted by Courtney Kocak (Amazon's Danger & Eggs) & Steve Hernandez (Hulu's I Love You, America). Fresh episodes exploring sex, relationships & dating in the digital age every hump day!
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Nov 15, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. For the 9th episode of season 3, the pair chat with comedian, animator & Bechdel Cast co-host Jamie Loftus about wanting to be a surrogate, body issues, dating apps, the bliss in establishing clear romantic v. platonic intentions, her quest to lose her virginity before turning 18 (& go on to create a hit show about it), the struggle to correctly identify & treat mental illness & "I want to kill myself" as a sort of safeword in the ER.

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Nov 8, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. For the 8th episode of season 3, the duo welcome birth doulas & reproductive health educators Natalia Hailes & Ashley Spivak of Cycles + Sex on male PMS, why the word mucus needs rebranding, benefits of a vaginal birth & how to make the best use of the signals your body is sending you – plus Steve confronts Courtney about being a texting nerd.

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Nov 1, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. For the 7th episode of season 3, the pair welcome standup comedian & writer Sara Schaefer on identifying & confronting her internet troll, going through the stages of divorce, long-term relationship touch-ups & her recent series Woman Online – plus Courtney tells on herself, Steve reviews Dan Gill's wedding (congrats GillCon!!!) & we all solve the sexual harassment epidemic.

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Oct 25, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. For the 6th episode of season 3, the dynamic duo welcome very funny stand up comedian Eli Olsberg to wax polyamorous about physical v emotional jealousy, whether people are born poly or made poly, compersion, classifying polyamory as an identity or a lifestyle, SEX PARTIES, the surprisingly safe sex of swingers, queerness, biphobia & his monthly show at the Pleasure Chest aptly named Performance Anxiety – plus Courtney tells a story about double dating with a old couple & Steve shares the hype about his dope new career accomplishment (hint: Sarah Silverman).

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Oct 18, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. For the 5th episode of season 3, the pair welcome stand up comedian, actress & filmmaker Atsuko Okatsuka on her new marriage, why her husband didn't take her last name, the long-time Weinstein rumors, couple voices, love languages, limerence, emotionally abusive relationship dynamics & how her parents met on a Japanese game show – plus rave reviews for Whitney Bell's I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics show.

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Oct 11, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. For the 4th episode of season 3, the duo welcome standup comedian, actor & co-host of the Groomzillas podcast Dan Gill on asking his soon-to-be father-in-law for his fiancée's hand in marriage, how he proposed to his long-time girlfriend, wedding planning tips from the groomzilla's POV, modern day mate expectations & what it's like to be getting married in 16 days!

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Oct 4, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. For the 3rd episode of season 3, the pair welcome guest Andy Haynes - a standup comedian, TV writer & actor who happens to be a single, sober serial monogamist - for a wax sesh on skipping town as means of breaking up, bad relationship patterns, being open to dating against type, entering into an open relationship without really talking about it, post-divorce adulting, the entitlement of modern sexuality & so much more.

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Sep 27, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. The duo are back for episode 2 of the 3rd season with best friends & return guests Amber Rose Slutwalk photographer/installation artist Maggie West & The Dick Pic Show founder Whitney Bell (aka Kidd Bell) on their upcoming shows & the feminist statements behind them, why street hollering sucks, the strain of ambivalent friendships, how to make friends as an adult & what it's like to live in a deluge of unsolicited dick pics.

This episode is brought to you by Astroglide O (try a free sample at astroglide.com/purepleasure) & Audible (get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial at audible.com/REALITY).

For tickets to the Amber Rose Slutwalk on Sunday, October 1st in DTLA visit amberroseslutwalk.com & use promo code ThankYouReebok to waive the fee. For more information on how to attend I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics on October 6th & 7th, check out thatdickpicshow.com. 

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Sep 20, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez (they made it official!!), produced in partnership with JASH. The duo debut the show's 3rd season with couple Jac Cron & Penny O'Brien on their love story from summer camp thespians to #RelationshipGoals lesbians & the winding road in between, how Facebook helped bring them together, conflict styles between couples & a primer for how to fight with your partner - plus Courtney & Steve talk moving in with their boos.

This episode is brought to you by Casper (get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/bytes & using offer code BYTES).

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Sep 5, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Standup comedians & guest co-hosts Sofiya Alexandra & Steve Hernandez help Courtney close out the 2nd season with this 27th episode featuring men's mag writer Alana Hope Levinson (@alanalevinson) on her insidious, newly dubbed subsect of fuckbois called cuckbois, mansplaining, dating multiple people at the same time, #RelationshipGoals, how to sext better & social media best practices for couples.

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Aug 29, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. The 26th episode of season 2 features sisters Paulina Lopez Velazquez & Bricia Lopez-Maytorena of the Supermamas podcast & La Guelaguetza restaurant (buy their delicious, award-winning mole at ilovemole.com!) on their Oaxacan roots, Planned Parenthood pseudonyms, falling in love with their husbands, the importance of trust in sexual exploration, sex tips/picks, the often under-acknowledged strength in female energy & the inside scoop on Tony Robbins' Date with Destiny.

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Aug 22, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Andrew Ti, the hilarious host of Yo, Is This Racist?, is back to guest co-host this 25th episode of season 2 featuring the super funny/super feminist political comedian & actor Jenny Yang on her favorite dating app, Cyrano-ing her friends’ OkCupid profiles, the mystique of availability & flirting as occupational currency, sexual work-arounds of the pious, hugging & consent culture, queer-adjacent politics & the fascinating premise of the book Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men.

 

 

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Aug 15, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Comedian/regular co-host Steve Hernandez is back for the 24th episode of season 2 with standup comic & Transparent actor Ian Harvie on the 1st time he met a trans man, the transcendent hotness of Buck Angel, the 'queer adjacent' identity, his amazing partner Sarah, the spectrum of gender, the fact that some dudes have pussies & his #1 illegally downloaded standup special May The Best Cock Win.

This episode is brought to you by Audible's new Hot Mic podcast with Dan Savage, starting August 8th.

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Aug 11, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Comic/guest co-host/BFF Sofiya Alexandra is back for the 23rd episode of season 2 featuring the other half of Nerdist’s The Jackie & Laurie Show, super funny standup & Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin on her unexpected pregnancy at age 40, grieving the loss of her father (buy her album 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad), coping with her live-in mom, raising a kid in today’s hyper tech world & dating pre-son v. post.

This episode is brought to you by Audible's new Hot Mic podcast with Dan Savage, starting August 8th.

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Aug 8, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. The 22nd episode of season 2 features hilarious standup comic & OG podcaster (The Dork Forest, Nerdist's The Jackie & Laurie Show) Jackie Kashian on growing up in Wisconsin, dating fellow standup comedians, meeting her now-husband online, marrying her 1st serious boyfriend, trying to be gay & larping as treatment for sexual trauma.

This episode is brought to you by Lola tampons (go to mylola.com & enter promo code BYTES for 60% off your 1st purchase) & Audible's new Hot Mic podcast with Dan Savage, starting August 8th.

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Aug 4, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Standup comics & friends Sofiya Alexandra & Steve Hernandez sit in as co-hosts for the 21st episode of season 2 with guests Jake Kroeger (head of the Comedy Bureau) & Felicia Folkes (very funny comedian) on what it's like to be a mid to late-20s virgin, whether or not it's necessary to disclose virginity to dating prospects, demisexual jerk off material, the weight loss/libido correlation, romantic role models & what it would take to give it up. 

This episode is brought to you by Lovepop. Visit lovepop.com/REALITY for a chance to win 50 3D birthday cards.

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Jul 28, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Standup comic/regular co-host Steve Hernandez is back for the 20th episode of season 2 with comedian & host of the Be Here for Awhile podcast Rachael O'Brien on her 1st time being single & lovin' it, dating multiple people, growing up in the town Goonies was shot, getting cut from Kindergarten Cop as a kid, having an adolescent ugly duckling phase, how she almost became an NFL WAG, the advantage of apathy in dating & the secret to being good in bed.

This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (go to talkspace.com/reality & enter promo code REALITY for $30 off your 1st month) & Winc (head over to trywinc.com & enter promo code REALITY for $20 off your 1st order).

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Jul 25, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. The 19th episode of season 2 features author & filmmaker Stephen Elliott (The Adderall Diaries, About Cherry, The Rumpus) on growing up in group homes, BDSM as an entire sexuality, sex work, negotiating consent in kink relationships, dating outside the BDSM community, his new web series Driven & "the jazz of kink."

This episode is brought to you by the Fab Skin, Hot Bodies with Dr. Jeannette Graf podcast & Talkspace (go to talkspace.com/reality & enter promo code REALITY for $30 off your 1st month).

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Jul 21, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Standup comic/regular co-host Steve Hernandez is back for the 18th episode of season 2 with hilarious comedian Solomon Georgio on entering into his 1st long-term relationship at age 35, learning how to talk himself out of stupid reasons to breakup, saying "I love you" 1st, being gay in the black community, coming out, early online dating via MySpace & the importance of punctuality compatibility.

This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (go to talkspace.com/reality & enter promo code REALITY for $30 off your 1st month).

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Jul 18, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Comedian/resident polyamory guru Steve Hernandez co-hosts this 17th episode of season 2 with standup comic & Becoming Poly blogger Christina Walkinshaw on being a Tinder early adopter, falling in love after staying single for 6 years, how she's navigating her 1st polyamorous relationship, warm feelings toward former hookups & who should pay.

This episode is brought to you by the Fab Skin, Hot Bodies with Dr. Jeannette Graf podcast & Talkspace (go to talkspace.com/reality & enter promo code REALITY for $30 off your 1st month).

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Jul 14, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Standup comedian/friend of the show Steve Hernandez co-hosts this 16th episode of season 2 with guest writer/actor/filmmaker Brittani Nichols on being a romantic at heart, whether of not she believes in marriage, power dynamics in queer relationships, race in dating, her type, career entitlement & envy & self-funding her new indie flick Suicide Kale (find, buy & watch it now!). 

This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (go to talkspace.com/reality & enter promo code REALITY for $30 off your 1st month), Warby Parker (head to warbyparker.com/reality for your free, no obligation home try-on kit) & the Bold Type, premiering July 11th on Freeform.

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Jul 11, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Standup comic/West Covina’s finest Steve Hernandez co-hosts this 15th episode of season 2 with Playboy sex columnist Bridget Phetasy on her 7 Orgasm Rule, why July is peak horny season, her Ashley Madison “research,” pegging, penis envy, eating ass, divorce & what she learned in her first 48 hours on Tinder.

This episode is brought to you by Lola tampons (go to mylola.com & enter promo code BYTES for 60% off your 1st purchase) & the Bold Type, premiering July 11th on Freeform.

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Jul 7, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Standup comic/Courtney's bestie Sofiya Alexandra co-hosts this 14th episode of season 2 with guests & newlyweds comedian/tv writer (Parks & Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, etc.) Gabe Liedman & poet/Everything Is Awful and You're a Terrible Person author Daniel Zomparelli dishing on their relationship - meeting on Twitter, taking it offline, dating long-distance, a surprise proposal & what it's like to be married - all over a bottle of Winc wine.

To try Brethren Of The Road Riesling or any of their other delicious selections, head over to trywinc.com & enter promo code REALITY for $20 off your 1st order. This episode is brought to you by the Bold Type, premiering July 11th on Freeform.

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Jul 4, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. The 13th episode of season 2 features comedian Nicole Aimée Schreiber of Oxygen's Funny Girls on self-imposed celibacy, dating comics, not wanting kids & dick pics (solicited & otherwise). Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

Jun 30, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. We welcome back previous guests of the show & bosom friends Jane Marie, host of Tinder's DTR podcast, & Andrew Ti, host of Earwolf's Yo, Is This Racist?, for the 12th episode of season 2 to ponder their high school personas, preferences v. racism & prenups - plus a thrilling game of Would You Rather? - all over a bottle of Winc wine.

To try One From the Quiver or any of their other delicious selections, head over to trywinc.com and enter promo code REALITY for $20 off your 1st order.

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