The Viall Files

The Viall Files

Welcome to The Viall Files, the podcast that talks about relationships. Nick has a lot of dating experience (on TV as The Bachelor and off), so he likes to think he knows what he's talking about. On Mondays, listeners call in for a live version of the popular Instagram series "Questions with Nick." On Wednesdays, Nick sits down with an inspiring guest who challenges the way he looks at the world. We love to laugh, be silly, and get deep! We hope you subscribe and join The Viall Files Family.... Show More

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August 12, 2020 49 min

Pastor Miles McPherson is a Faith Leader, Author, and former NFL player that helps us continue the conversation around social narratives, racial reconciliation, and current global perspectives. On today’s episode Nick has another honest and enlightening conversation learning how to have a “race consultation, rather than a race conversation.” Pastor Miles' book The Third Option was written to break through the Us vs. Them cultur...

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Cathy Kelley re-visits The Viall Files today and joins Nick as they recap Jason Mesnick’s GOAT episode of The Bachelor. Jason’s season was the first in The Bachelor series Cathy ever watched, so she has a lot to say about it and also a special place in her fandom heart for it. Nick and Cathy talk through recent news on what is happening with the new season of the Bachelorette as well as what they would like to see the show get back...

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On this episode of Ask Nick we cover a bunch of different topics. We start with a woman who wants the person she is dating to define their relationship and realizes that her insecurities are just a fear of rejection. Revenge is on the mind for our next caller after feeling racially oppressed by her previous relationship and is trying to find the most productive way to use the energy she has to find resolution. Then we speak with so...

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On today's episode of The Viall Files we catch up with the infectious Jonathan Bennett. Yes, his hair looks sexy pushed back, but there is so much more we learn catching up with this pop culture icon. From Mean Girls to filming during Covid, Jonathan shares with us the honor he feels being a part of things that make people happy. He talks about how quarantine has made him appreciate his relationship even more and has only stren...

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Former Bachelorette Ali Manno (Fedotowsky) joins us on today’s episode of The Viall Files as we talk through her experience on The Bachelorette and what really happened when tattoos, songs, and girlfriends tried to derail her love story. Nick and Ali talk about their very different experiences on the show and how the show has evolved as the seasons have gone on through the years; breaking the 4th wall, showing things they would not...

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August 3, 2020 72 min

On today’s episode of Ask Nick we first speak with a frequent dater who is realizing that she is only seeing people that validate her ego instead of her heart. Then, Nick gives some advice to a woman who, because of her religious background, has not had many sexual experiences and is wondering if she is a-sexual or just doesn't know what turns her on…yet. Next, a husband's affair with a family friend has one of our callers ...

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What if just showing up for work one day changed your life as you knew it? How would you react? Today Nick is joined by author, motivational speaker, and host of Shark Week, Paul de Gelder. As a Royal Australian Navy clearance diver, Paul was in the water working one morning when a bull shark attacked him, resulting in the loss of his right hand and right leg. Nick’s conversation with Paul covers the changes in your mindset when ad...

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On today’s episode of Ask Nick we are excited to be joined by Fran & Ria from The Chicks In The Office Podcast. The ladies and Nick take on some great topics to help give another perspective to your relationship questions. Dating Apps in quarantine is a hot topic these days and we talk to someone who is experiencing everything from being asked a survey at the end of a FaceTime date to struggling just to make the connection digi...

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Today we take a deep dive into Happiness with teacher, author, and lecturer Tal Ben- Shahar. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership and shares his knowledge on these topics today. Nick and Tal breakdown happiness during quarantine, how it can relate to the amount of technology used in your life, the way resistance in a relationship and being known b...

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Man Crushes & Life Changing Events With JP Rosenbaum

On this episode of the Viall Files we are joined by one half of one of Bachelor Nations favorite couples, JP Rosenbaum. We take a little bit of time to talk about Ashley being on Brad’s GOAT episode, what they did & did not watch of their seasons, how Ashley and JP continued to follow their career dreams once leaving the show and how they are handling quarantine with littl...

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On today’s Ask Nick: an affair that turned into a relationship after a divorce that is filled with games, no commitment, and a bunch of toxic behavior, someone who is happy single and wonders why people judge her for not being in a relationship, a couple playing house after only 5 months of dating and why their sexual relationship is suffering because of it, and a woman whose boyfriend is being groomed to take over her family's...

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Nick reconnects this week with his Dancing With The Stars Co-Star and friend Chris Kattan. Chris shares with us how an injury on SNL he kept out of the public eye affected his life for so many years, how his girlfriend is the one who defines all things in their relationship, and of course his time on SNL. It is a different side of Chris you may not be familiar with but you may just love his endearing side even more than his comic p...

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Nick is joined by "Reality Steve" Carbone today because well … 2020! This conversation is something we never thought would happen but on the The Viall Files we always say that people can learn and grow, and hopefully come out better on the other side. Nick speaks bluntly with Steve, not only about the personal impact he has had on Nick's life but how spoilers have affected other cast members in their off-air real lives ...

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On today’s Ask Nick, we speak with a caller about faking orgasms in the past with a partner she is starting to be physical with again and how to communicate her current expectations of their sex life. The twist? This relationship is within her main *open* relationship. We also talk with a woman struggling her mother after she made racially insensitive remarks to her teenage daughter, and a wife who is misdirecting her need to try ...

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The iconic Candis Cayne joins us on this episode of the Viall Files to talk about her new documentary Disclosure on Netflix and her journey as a trail blazer in the transgender community. Nick and Candis have an open dialogue about what is appropriate to speak about, her life growing up, her career as an actress, and how she is helping to educate the entertainment community one project at a time. This conversation is important to h...

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We are recapping the recap with the one and only, Trista Sutter. Trista and Nick go through how the rules of the show were established, how sex positivity has grown in the media and on the show, and, of course, talk about how being the first of an iconic franchise has affected her life 18 years later. It’s a fun conversation with the woman who was there to see how everything started … even Chris Harrison’s fashion.

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We are always so grateful for those of you that call in to share your stories with us because you never know how it can help someone else who is listening. This week we have some great conversations with a woman who overly romanticizes her relationship to a point where she doesn’t even know her own needs anymore, a wife whose husband satisfies her in every aspect of their relationship except in the bedroom and is trying to evaluate...

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Get ready to feel inspired as we are joined by motivational speaker, author, former NFL player, and founder of the non-profit RehabTime, Trent Shelton. Trent and Nick address talking to your kids about Black Lives Matter, as well as how your empathy, compassion and- most importantly- your example can impact change in the world. They have a motivational conversation about not comparing yourself with others and how a different way of...

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This week Nick is joined by his friend, Wells Adams, to recap this week's GOAT episode of The Bachelor. As "the guy who took forever to kiss Jojo," Wells talks through what it is actually like in that environment to try to be romantic, not being JoJo’s type, “The Rose Boys”, and, of course, Chad. Get ready because this conversation goes off the rails here and there providing some good laughs and context to some behind-t...

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On this episode of Ask Nick we are joined by host of The Bright Side podcast & television personality Kaitlynn Carter. Kaitlynn and Nick really jump into it when it comes to dating rumors, bi-sexuality, being on reality tv, trust, honesty, and falling in love, all before we talk to our callers this week. They then speak to a woman who is struggling in her interracial relationship with her boyfriend who is becoming a police offi...

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