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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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Jun 27, 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 11th episode of season 2 features writer Chris Zeischegg (aka Danny Wylde) on his 8-year porn career, the widespread use of ED meds among male porn actors, the unconventional way he met his current girlfriend (former guest Maggie West!), what he's been writing & his foray into the hot sauce world. Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

Jun 23, 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 10th episode of season 2 has super funny standup comedian, recurring guest co-host & West Covina's finest Steve Hernandez back to help interview Dr. Anna Arrowsmith, who was Britain’s first female porn director (nom de porn Anna Span), then went on to earn her Ph.D. in masculinities from the University of Sussex, and is now a professor of gender & sexuality studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also runs WeConsent.org, a site that promotes the rights of sex workers. Her recent book, Rethinking Misogyny: Men's Perceptions of Female Power in Dating Relationships, challenges common feminist assumptions about men’s and women’s sexual power. This episode's conversation runs the gamut from post-structuralism v. feminism, the #YesAllWomen hashtag, pickup artistry, how maybe it's hard to be a man right now & the importance of representation in media. Please rate & review to tell us what you love!  

Jun 20, 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 9th episode of season 2 features married couple & co-hosts of Buffering, the fantastic Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast, singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs & LGBTQ activist Kristin Russo on coming out, their meet cute, pre-breaking up, the importance of a good deadline & what it's like to work together... plus Jenny sings a recap song (!!!). Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

Jun 16, 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 8th episode of season 2 features writer/performer Charlene deGuzman & comedian/snack star Tracy Marquez on their Internet-founded friendship, the importance of self-care, the process of recovering from sex & love addiction & their shared obsession with RuPaul's Drag Race. Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

Jun 13, 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 7th episode of season 2 features Search Party actor & Drag Teen author Jeffery Self on growing up gay in Georgia, early 20s mistakes, acting a fool post-breakup, NY v LA (we solved it!), his foreign guy fetish & pretty unequivocally NOT WANTING KIDS (until he's filthy rich). Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

Jun 9, 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 6th episode of season 2 features author/#neilcake activist Sara Benincasa & Internet singleton/co-host of the Best of Friends podcast Erin Mallory Long on sorta kinda pretending to not be married, our IG personas, consciously uncouping with one's perp & other boozy discourse. Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

Jun 6, 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 5th episode of season 2 features Kira & Tyler Cook on making their OkCupid love match, how they went from not-looking-for-anything-serious to husband & wife, the disquieting era of Craigslist dating, the joys of pregnancy & what it's like to wait for baby (WELCOME TO THE WORLD, ROWAN SPENCER COOK!). Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

Jun 2, 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 4th episode of season 2 features writer, radio producer, host of Tinder's DTR podcast & mother Jane Marie on her "type," the seductive world of public radio, sexual fluidity & everything they don't tell you about having a baby until after (WARNING: may require surgery). Please rate & review to tell us what you love!

May 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. The 3rd episode of season 2 features an eggcellent interview with married couple Matt Mira, writer on The Goldberg's & co-host of The Nerdist Podcast, & Doree Shafrir, journalist & author of Startup: A Novel, about their new podcast Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure, which chronicles their quest to have a baby despite having "old eggs & dumb sperm" (their words; medical diagnosis: male factor infertility), meeting on Tinder, going public about fertility struggles in front of Sir Patrick Stewart (like you do) & how they keep the romance alive. 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.)

Mar 4, 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-second full episode COMING 3/7 with 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… but first they answer a listener question about how to get over a first love. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Feb 28, 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-first full episode features YouTube sensation/Not Too Deep podcaster/actor/author/everything Grace Helbig on ghosting, meeting the parents & having sex in weird places... plus watch us get real deep & straight up fall in love with her. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Feb 24, 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-first full episode COMING 2/28 with YouTube sensation/Not Too Deep podcaster/actor/author/everything Grace Helbig on loving in the digital age… but first she plays a game of Would You Rather & answers a couple viewer questions about safewords & handcuffs. Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Feb 21, 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 twentieth full episode features Grace Parra, writer/actress/host & former contributor to The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, on feminism & modern courtship, dating in NYC v. LA, & employing one of the oldest birth control methods around (hint: it's not abstinence). Please rate & review to tell us what you love! (Head to youtube.com/realitybytes for the video version of this episode.)

Feb 17, 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). Twentieth full episode COMING 2/21 with Grace Parra, writer/actress/host & former contributor to The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, on feminism & modern courtship… but first she sounds off on a viewer question about chivalry, ego, & wanting paying for dates sometimes. 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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