An oblique appreciation of one of Western culture’s most reviled yet influential art forms.  Once a month, your hosts Mike and JS sample a new reality TV series, with a particular focus on the irrelevant, oddball, obscure, and derivative.  Each series is discussed both in relation to its place within the genre as a whole in addition to our own personal experiences with reality TV, both previous to the podcast and as they (hopefully) continue to evolve with each new release.  The goal of this podcast is to get beyond the week-by-week recap and to critically analyze what each series has to say about society in a broader sense – without losing sense of the wondrously ridiculous entertainment value that these shows have to offer.