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REALITY BYTES

REALITY BYTES is a podcast about love in the 10s, hosted by Courtney Kocak & Steve Hernandez, produced in partnership with JASH. Check back for fresh episodes exploring sex, relationships & dating in the digital age every hump day (that's Wednesday, ya square)!
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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 debuts 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 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 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!

May 26, 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 2nd episode of season 2 has hilarious standup comic, recurring guest co-host & West Covina's finest Steve Hernandez back to help interview Kayla Tange, who goes by the stage name Coco Ono (in honor of great Coco Chanel & Yoko Ono, natch), about her career as a stripper-come-performance artist, how food addiction & secrets serve as creative inspiration & the biggest misconceptions about sex work. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! 

May 23, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak and produced in partnership with JASH. The 1st episode of season 2 features the lovely ladies of the Lady to Lady podcast - Barbara Gray, Tess Barker & Brandie Posey - dishing on fan-sourced pussy waxing, predictions as to when we'll be fucking robots & the perplexing paradox of loving your then-hated body in hindsight. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! 

Apr 18, 2017

*This throwback edition of Reality Bytes was recorded at Steph's Silver Lake apartment the day after we were interviewed for the Call Your Girlfriend live show at the Ace Hotel in August 2016.

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). The twenty-eighth full episode features co-host of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast, tech maven, & all-around bad bitch Aminatou Sow on her preference to keep her romantic life private & butt stuff (jk, she doesn't take our bait on that topic) in a blast from the past dress rehearsal episode from when we were first starting the podcast eight months ago, which we figured was an apropos sign-off for Season 1. Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

Apr 11, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). The twenty-seventh full episode features hilarious standup comic & fantastic friend Heidi Heaslet filling in for Steph to help Courtney interview actress/producer/YouTube extraordinaire Anna Akana about all things break ups. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Apr 9, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). Twenty-seventh full episode COMING 4/11 with hilarious standup comic & fantastic friend Heidi Heaslet filling in for Steph to help Courtney interview actress/producer/YouTube extraordinaire Anna Akana about all things break ups… but first they play a game of Would You Rather. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Apr 4, 2017

*This special edition of Reality Bytes was recorded during the Paris segment of Stephanie & Courtney's New Year's trip to Europe.

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). The twenty-sixth full episode features our heroes in all their vacation glory (aka mostly drunk) during the Paris stop of their trip to Europe to ring in 2017, including recordings with Norwegian & Parisian daters. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Mar 28, 2017

*This special edition of Reality Bytes was recorded during the London segment of Stephanie & Courtney's New Year's trip to Europe.

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). The twenty-fifth full episode features our heroes in all their vacation glory (aka mostly drunk) during the London stop of their trip to Europe to ring in 2017, including recordings from the Harrods department store champagne bar & sketch tearoom (per Gwynnie/goop's recommendation). Stay tuned for our Paris edition next week & come back for new episodes every Tuesday. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the SLIDESHOW (!!!) version of this episode.)

Mar 21, 2017

*This special edition of Reality Bytes was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). The twenty-fourth full episode features writer/director Jessica M. Thompson and cinematographer Autumn Eakin on their SXSW Audience Award winning film, The Light of the Moon – which Steph also stars in! – as well, conversations about women in film, NY dating in the digital era, and open relationships. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Mar 14, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). The twenty-third full episode features squad member & hilarious standup Dave Fucking Rankin filling in for Steph to help Courtney interview Playboy sex columnist Bridget Phetasy about how she became a men's mag Carrie Bradshaw in the *other* city. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Mar 11, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). Twenty-third full episode COMING 3/14 with squad member & hilarious standup Dave Fucking Rankin filling in for Steph to help Courtney interview Playboy sex columnist Bridget Phetasy about how she became a men's mag Carrie Bradshaw in the *other* city… but first they answer a viewer question about how to deal with ghosts from your partner’s digital past. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Mar 7, 2017

REALITY BYTES is a new show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by best friends Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa Diaz) & Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon's Danger & Eggs). The twenty-second full episode features friend of the show & hilarious standup comedian Steve Hernandez filling in for Steph to help Courtney interview Jen Richards & Laura Zak, co-creators of the Emmy-nominated web series Her Story, about queer dating culture. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

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