Even when it’s not on the air, there is more and more “housewife” gossip to share.
“Real Housewives” may be a reality show, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes that fans don’t know about! Because of this, many stars of the franchise are stepping into the world of the podcast where they are given the chance to tell their own story and control their narration.
And while some of the housewives focus on their private lives, such as Kim Zolciak-Biermann, others provide insights into their area of expertise, such as Vicki Gunvalson’s financial advice or the legal career of Eboni K. Williams. No matter what you want to discuss, it is sure to be an interesting conversation.
Read on to find out which podcasts to subscribe to …
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1. Eboni K. Williams
Eboni K. Williams launched her Holding Court With Eboni K. Williams podcast shortly after she was announced as the newest member of the Real Housewives of New York cast. The lawyer and TV presenter uses her podcast to “cross-examine cases of news production” together with her co-presenter, cultural observer Dustin Ross. Eboni leverages her law degree by offering savvy legal analysis to provide educational moments to her audience.
“There’s no getting around it, the legal cases we hear about on the news shape social justice and popular culture. We need to analyze them from the blacks’ perspective in a way that doesn’t hold back. Dustin and I give you the facts straight and our recordings will be very unfiltered, “Eboni said in a statement.
2. Bethenny Frankel
The former “real housewife” Bethenny Frankel started her podcast “Just B With Bethenny Frankel” in 2020 to share life advice from the perspective of a self-made mogul. Bethenny, along with friends who drop by each week, uses her “shrewd career shrewdness” and “razor sharp sense of humor” to discuss everything from investing to relationships and parenting. So far guests have been Maria Shriver, Mark Cuban and Paris Hilton.
“I never knew how much I would really love that … That particular podcast, that’s really all me. No foreplay. We’ll wrap up right away. The guests are all so legitimate, homemade, everyone is a mogul, starting from the bottom , now you are here … The podcast is all about how to get there. What do all these successful people have in common? How do they think? ” Bethenny said on “Live With Kelly and Ryan”.
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3. Brandi Glanville
Brandi Glanville, formerly on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, started her podcast “Unfiltered” back in 2013. Brandi covers all aspects of her life, from fashion to pop culture to celebrity gossip and reality TV. She even deals with personal gossip and relationship drama. Her guests also included other “Real Housewives” stars such as Kim Richards, Kelly Bensimon and Gretchen Rossi.
“My podcast has been on for 10 years now, so it’s been a long time. I just love it. I love telling people to let off steam. I love giving people my opinion. I just love it being who I really am and not apologizing for things, “Brandi told The Morning Show.
4th Heath Dubrow
Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow has had her Heather Dubrow’s World podcast since 2015. Heather chats about everything from the latest trends in health, wellness and beauty to parenting, travel and her personal style. Most recently, Heather was joined by Andy Cohen and even invited her family over to discuss their thoughts on returning to Real Housewives after a hiatus. While Heather loves podcasting, it took some persuasion to get the show off the ground.
“I had no idea what a podcast was and I was afraid that nobody would care. I thought I needed segments and Dr. Drew said, ‘Podcasting is really like people hanging out with you!’ It was really nice. I feel like we’ve built a great community. I love interacting with everyone. We just hit over 101 million downloads, “Heather told Celebrity Page TV.
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5. Kim Zolciak-Biermann
The podcast of the former “real housewife” Kim Zolciak-Biermann “House of Kim” has been giving an insight into her life with six children since 2018. Kim’s children, as well as her husband Kroy, are frequent guests on the podcast as they record their adventures and the chaos that often unfolds for the famous family.
“It will be full of positivity, fun, life coaching, parenting battles and advice, beauty / fashion and so much more! I am unprocessed and unfiltered! The real thing, “Kim said in a statement as she started the podcast.
6. Vicki Gunvalson
Vicki Gunvalson spent 14 seasons on The Real Housewives of Orange County but decided to turn things around when she launched her 2020 podcast, Whoop It Up With Vicki. Her weekly podcast not only lets fans get to know her on a deeper level and hears “Real Housewives” gossip, but she also offers advice on financial freedom, retirement planning, and insurance.
“The Real Housewives of Orange County has never dealt with what I do for a living, which is financial planning, retirement planning, and insurance. I give seminars across the country to talk about these topics. And every day someone sends me a message that asks me questions – so many I can’t answer them all. So I thought, “What better way to reach more people than start a podcast?” It’ll allow me to have this conversation in a really powerful way step up, “Vicki told People.
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7th Meghan King Edmonds
“RHOC” alum Meghan King Edmonds has teamed up with TV personality Brooke Burke and relationship coach Lila Darville for her “Intimate Knowledge” podcast. Her informative podcast covers everything from intimacy to relationships to infidelity. The women chatted about one-night stands, finding love at first sight, and the ups and downs of marriage, hoping their listeners would feel a sense of connectedness.
“We are all women. We all have thoughts and opinions, and here we are – ready to voice them. We all stand up for one another and stand for one another in solidarity and understanding, “said Meghan Menschen.
8th. Gretchen Rossi
Gretchen Rossi and her longtime love Slade Smiley teamed up in early 2020 for their podcast “Knot Too Taboo”. Though the couple haven’t tied the knot yet, they’ve set out to talk about relationships – and no topic is too off-limits. So far, Gretchen and Slade have discussed everything from living with a newborn to money and dealing with in-laws. They even had celebrity guests like Gigi Gorgeous and Jana Kramer.
“Together we have seen many ups and downs in life, from marriage to divorce, financial struggles, children and loved ones with cancer, litigation, public ridicule, false allegations, relationship problems, parenting problems and lost loved ones, but through all of that we got it managed to survive and come out stronger and more in love without ever tying the knot. Our podcast “Knot Too Taboo” is a way for us to connect with our fans and audiences in a way that we’ve never done before, “the duo said in a joint statement.
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9. Jacqueline Laurita
Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita and her friends Jill Ashley and Melissa Polo started their podcast “The LookOver Ladies” in 2019. Each episode gives a behind-the-scenes look at the trio that also founded The Lookover, a beauty, style and wellness lifestyle brand.
“It’s our platform to let go and talk about things that women like to talk about. We all have backgrounds in beauty, health, wellness, fashion. We touch all of that, but then we always hit the tangents and just start talking [about] random, inappropriate things, “Jacqueline told Audacy.