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REALITY BYTES

JASH Comedy

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Check back for fresh episodes every Tuesday & Friday all summer long. Rate & review to tell us what you love, & share with your friends to help spread the word!

REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Check back for fresh episodes every Tuesday & Friday all summer long. Rate & review to tell us what you love, & share with your friends to help spread the word!
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JASH Comedy

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REALITY BYTES is a show about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age, hosted by Courtney Kocak & produced in partnership with JASH. Check back for fresh episodes every Tuesday & Friday all summer long. Rate & review to tell us what you love, & share with your friends to help spread the word!

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Episodes

Emma Koenig on Female Orgasm & the Wide Spectrum of What Gets Us Off

10/17/2018
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For the 14th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome Emma Koenig to fill us in on her latest book, Moan: Anonymous Essays on Female Orgasm (foreword by Rachel Bloom!). We dig into the anthology's origin story as a popular blog entitled How to Make Me Come, the blog-to-book publishing strategy, her approach as a "fan of sex" vs. an expert, contradictions among the spectrum of sexuality, childhood shame surrounding...

Duration:01:04:37

Ethnically Ambiguous' Anna Hossnieh & Shereen Lani Younes on Arabic Analogies for Explaining Sex to Kids & What NOT to Say to Someone During a Breakup

10/10/2018
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For the 13th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome the hosts of the HowStuffWorks podcast Ethnically Ambiguous Anna Hossnieh & Shereen Lani Younes to talk about the complexities of growing up with Iranian-American & Syrian-American identities (respectively). We go deep into what it’s like to grow up with strict, immigrant parents, the inexplicable ways of Anna’s Zumba instructor cousin, Anna meeting her surfer bro...

Duration:01:28:46

Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals on the Invisible Economic Discrimination Against Sex Workers & Riane Konc on How to Dismiss Harassment Like a French Woman

10/3/2018
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For the 12th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome two guests. First, sociologist & author of Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals unpacks the invisible economic discrimination against sex workers & how Motorbunny took ride-along sex saddles from niche to accessible. Then humor writer & essayist Riane Konc joins us from the Midwest (Cincinnati, Ohio to be...

Duration:01:25:46

Sierra Katow on Her College Relationship Blossoming into Adulthood

9/26/2018
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For the 11th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome standup comedian, writer & Queery podcast producer Sierra Katow to talk about her college relationship blossoming into adulthood. We also chat about her starting standup in high school, party culture at Harvard, her season on Last Comic Standing, turn-ons, tips for keeping the peace & post #MeToo comedy comebacks – plus Courtney & Sofiya rant about the dismissive...

Duration:01:07:01

Biniam Bizuneh on "How to Be Broke," Practice Relationships & the Spark v. Making a Choice to Fall in Love

9/19/2018
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For the 10th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome actor, writer & creator of Comedy Central's How to Be Broke Biniam Bizuneh to give us tips on broke dating. We chop it up about gender parity in paying for dates, feminism's financial double standard, disposability in modern romance, love languages, practice relationships, defense mechanisms, the spark v. making a choice to fall in love, not wanting to date other...

Duration:01:23:37

Adrienne Airhart & Aristotle Georgeson on Marriage, Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll

9/12/2018
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For the 9th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome standup comedians, internet personalities & married couple Adrienne Airhart & Aristotle Georgeson to give us the download on their relationship built on the crucial compatibilities of sex, drugs & rock n' roll. We also chat about their comedy club meet cute, Adrienne getting arrested the night they met, fucking on the 1st date, Aristotle's ad agency days, moving out...

Duration:01:17:21

Ester Steinberg on Her Foray into Polyamory, Getting Engaged & Cumming with Intention

9/5/2018
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For the 8th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome standup comedian & star of Oxygen’s Funny Girls Ester Steinberg to give us the 411 on her foray into polyamory, which (spoiler!) didn't work out because now she's monogamous, engaged & writing a romcom about the whole ordeal. We get into how Ester wore her now-fiancée down, her giant fucking engagement ring, their podcast meet cute, their attempt at an open...

Duration:01:16:56

Dani Fernandez on Getting Divorced, Butt Stuff & Porn Preferences

8/29/2018
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For the 7th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome comedian, writer & host of the Nerdificent podcast Dani Fernandez to get nerdy with us about all things sex, relationships & dating. This episode opens with a MUST-LISTEN story about Dave's virgin butt getting turned out by Dr. Alvaredo during his 1st prostate exam (spoiler: he liked it like a lot!), plus we talk about eating ass and butt sex in general, as well as...

Duration:01:03:04

Alexandra Tweten on Dick Pics, Online Dating & the Bye Felipe Origin Story

8/22/2018
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For the 6th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome creator of the viral Instagram account @byefelipe & host of the V Single podcast Alexandra Tweten to discuss her new book Bye Felipe: Disses, Dick Pics, and Other Delights of Modern Dating. We get into how she started the account, reflect on her (& Dave's!) decade of dating in LA, the hilarious fact that hookups are DM-ing her to see if they’re in the book, the...

Duration:01:10:39

Zach Noe Towers on His Transition from Twink to Otter & Dating on Grindr

8/15/2018
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For the 5th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome comedian & Grindr meme god Zach Noe Towers to discuss his new LGBTQ standup special OUT on Stage. We chat about Zach's (& Dave's!) high school a cappella group, being such a dreamboat he had a legit fan club, his type, his transition from twink to otter, gay nomenclature, dating on Grindr, the obsession with masculinity & repressed misogyny & homophobia within the...

Duration:01:06:00

Scout Durwood on Testing Her Sexuality & the History of Burlesque

8/8/2018
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For the 4th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome comedian & chanteuse Scout Durwood to chat about her new musical comedy album Take One Thing Off. Our conversation runs the gamut, touching on topics including: the history of burlesque, Dita Von Teese, solving a 6-year mystery for Dave, testing your sexuality, lesbian clothes swapping, body shaming your partner (don't do it!), the correlation between homosexuality...

Duration:01:11:06

Matthew Solomon on His New Book "Man School: Relating with Women in the #MeToo Era"

8/1/2018
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For the 3rd episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome relationship coach & author Matthew Solomon to discuss his new book Man School: Relating with Women in the #MeToo Era. We chop it up about the "actually" guys, the emotional labor of explaining the #MeToo movement to men who don't get it, the friend zone, how to handle & reframe rejection logically, the safety factor for women, why toxic masculinity hurts boys/men...

Duration:00:58:01

Jessica Michelle Singleton on Breakups, Self-Imposed Celibacy & Her New Solo Show "Codependent Arising"

7/25/2018
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For the 2nd episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome standup comedian & host of the Ignorance is #Blessed podcast Jessica Michelle Singleton to talk about her new solo show Codependent Arising, which will be playing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2nd through 26th. We get into her last horrible breakup, the Eat Pray Love moment that inspired the show (going on 10-day silent meditation retreat), breakups in...

Duration:00:57:21

Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola on How to Keep Your Marriage From Sucking

7/18/2018
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For the 1st episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, along with new co-hosts Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome relationship self-help gurus & real-life married couple Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola to discuss their new book How to Keep Your Marriage From Sucking. Greg & Amiira are also the bestselling authors of He’s Just Not That Into You, It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken & It’s Just a F***ing Date. They drop so much tried & true wisdom in...

Duration:01:00:53

Our Significant Others, Julia Loken & Wade McElroy, on Meet Cutes & What It's Like to Be Fodder for a Relationship Podcast

2/14/2018
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*We apologize for the delay in releasing this final episode. There was an issue with Wade's sound that we were hoping to fix, but alas, this is the best we could do. Also maybe we didn't want it to be over. ;) Enjoy! 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 22nd (& final!) episode of season 3, the duo are thrilled to welcome their significant others, comedian &...

Duration:01:09:04

Joy Nash on the Importance of Having a Great Relationship with Yourself

2/7/2018
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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 21st episode of season 3, the pair welcome actress Joy Nash (Dietland, Twin Peaks) for a deep ep about the lessons death teaches you about life, why it's so important to nurture a great relationship with yourself, dating app fatigue, her ideal beau (rhymes with Mavid Marber) & her amazing Dietland casting story – plus...

Duration:00:42:33

Logan Pierce (aka J.R. Verlin) on the Incorrect Stereotype of Women Sex Workers, a Gang Bang Gone Wrong & His New Book "Between the Sheets: Rise of a Working Stiff"

1/31/2018
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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 20th episode of season 3, the duo chat with porn actor & debut author Logan Pierce on his new book of autobiographical fiction Between the Sheets: Rise of a Working Stiff (under the alias J.R. Verlin), why he chose to use a pen name, the 1st time he saw sex onscreen, how he took practical steps to accomplish his dream of...

Duration:00:59:47

Riley Silverman on Being a Standup Coming Out "On the Job" as Trans & Bi, Shifting on the Kinsey Scale Post-Transition & No-Fault Breakups

1/24/2018
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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 19th episode of season 3, the pair welcome comedian & writer Riley Silverman for a great chat about growing up with a lack of a queer conversation, crossdressing at a young age, shifting on the Kinsey scale post-transition, the crucial role of transgender women of color in the Stonewall riots, what it was like to wear a...

Duration:01:01:47

Paul Gilmartin on Getting Sober, Dealing with Divorce & How to Be a Good Partner to Someone Struggling with Depression

1/17/2018
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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 18th episode of season 3, the duo chat with former host of Dinner and a Movie & current host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour, Paul Gilmartin, about what inspired him to start the hit podcast, how to be a good partner to someone struggling with depression, abusing drugs & alcohol & the crutch of self-medication, how...

Duration:00:58:40

Tao Ruspoli on the Paradox of Monogamy & His New Documentary "Monogamish"

1/10/2018
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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 17th episode of season 3, the pair chop it up with filmmaker, photographer & musician Tao Ruspoli (who also happens to be the son of an Italian prince & the ex-husband of Olivia Wilde) about his new documentary Monogamish, featuring Dan Savage, Esther Perel, Stephanie Coontz & many other prominent figures in that field. We...

Duration:01:01:03