Each week, HuffPost Entertainment's Podcast examines a different pop culture phenomenon. This week, it's all about reality television. Welcome to RealityTVCast..
What does it take to be a reality show contestant? What is life like post-reality TV? Despite the genre's drop in ratings, people are still vying for the role of reality television star. But why?
To answer those questions, HuffPost Entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and HuffPost Entertainment editor Jessica Goodman spoke to three members of reality television's ruling class: Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler, producers of the hit MTV reality dating show, "Are You The One?" and Eric Nies, a reality television pioneer who rose to fame as one of the original cast members of "The Real World" during Season 1.
Listen to the discussion above, and check out "Are You The One?" on Mondays at 10 p.m. on MTV.