ICYMI: A Reality Producer on the Dangers of Casting for Volatility

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Perhaps you spent Thanksgiving eating food, buying stuff, and ignoring all your things, like emails, text messages and new podcasts. If that happens to be the case, now seems like a great time to catch up! In the second part of our plump and juicy 2-part interview with Mark Cronin, father of celeb-reality TV, the conversation takes a darker, more serious turn.

Producing celeb-reality TV isn’t all fun and games; in the conclusion to our conversation, Mark Cronin and Supervising Talent Producer (and Mark’s wife) Lisa Lopez, discuss the end of the celeb-reality era, which ended pretty abruptly with the death of Jasmine Firoe, who was murdered by Ryan Jenkins, a contestant on VH1's Megan Wants a Millionaire. The grisly case brought an end to that specific era of reality television; Cronin is frank with us about the fallout and the effect that the murder had on the casting process for all reality TV moving forward.

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Our show is produced by Levi Sharpe. Mandana Mofidi is our Executive Director of Audio. Our theme music is by Stuart Wood. This episode was mixed by Dan Powell. Listen to our politics podcast, Big Time Dicks, here.

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