Brandi Glanville Podcast Recap by Kit9
Guest: Steve Wilkos, talk show host, former body guard on the Jerry Springer Show
Steve met his wife working on the Jerry Springer show. He was working as a cop when he was hired but quit when he began to make more on the show. Steve has had people he was arresting ask about the show. Jerry Springer is 71 and the nicest man in the world. He never turns down an autograph or picture request.
Wilkos doesn’t care about fame. For him, it’s about the money. “I love the money. I’m all about the money.” “Me, too,” says Brandi, who also says she doesn’t care about the fame (rofl!!!). Steve would rather nobody know who he is so he can punch people in the face and get away with it. He thinks anybody who is in the entertainment business is a whore.
Brandi whines, again, about being a single mother taking care of two little boys (this time with a side of righteous superiority!) “I have to do it for the money…I have to pay the rent. The women on my show are all incredibly wealthy. So why are they doing it? It’s not for the money. It’s for the fame. It’s the opposite of why I’m doing it.” She continues…”That I don’t understand. I don’t think I’ll ever understand. I think they had everything else that money can buy them so the only thing they didn’t have is fame.”
Steve taps the breaks on the St. Brandi Express and admits there are perks to being famous. “Now, don’t get me wrong. When me and my wife go somewhere, we don’t have to wait in line.” But, “to be rich and anonymous would be the way to go through life.” Brandi agrees, “100 percent but I do really like when the plane people walk me through the airport!” Steve thinks that’s because she’s a good looking woman.
Steve thinks a good looking woman can do whatever they want. He says Brandi can go in any bar anywhere and sleep with whoever she wants. Brandi just told her boyfriend (the hot teacher BF is but a distant memory!), JR, that they both could have sex with whoever they want “but it’s about not doing it.”
Brandi says a lot of women, after having kids, stay in their gym clothes all day, stop putting on makeup and doing their hair for their husbands. “And, they wonder why he stays at work longer?”(the hero of scorned women is blaming women for their husbands cheating?) Steve says, in fairness, his wife runs two tv shows.
Brandi tells a creepy story about her son and online predators. She walked into her son’s room and heard a man’s voice. Her son had been talking to someone he thought was 15 yo that he’d met online. Brandi told him that the voice was not of a 15 yo. And-get this-his name was Seduce (probably spelled creatively like Cedoose or something). Yeah, Brandi freaked. She says she shut him down but didn’t get specific. I hope she did more than just report him to the site he met her son through. I hope she called the cops.
Steve talks about the importance of raising good kids who have empathy for other people. Brandi mentions how her oldest son loves animals and wants to bring home every stray dog. But, Brandi already has two rescue dogs that she hates. “I hate them. They’re assholes. I love them and I hate them. They bite, they bark, they pee. And, they’re not fixable! I tried to fix them. They’re rescues..people turned them over for a reason. But, we’re saving ’em and it’s fine.”
What’s the craziest guest Steve ever had on his show? A woman who believed her daughter was poisoning her by pouring bleach in her orange juice. The daughter failed a lie detector and the mother freaked out and threw a bowl at her daughter but hit Steve instead! Brandi likes the baby daddy shows. Steve says once Maury retires, he’s going to do cheating/DNA every show for the rest of his life. He also once had a woman who failed the lie detector over allegations she was sleeping with a family member.
Steve’s talk show has grown in audience for the past eight years. Steve says there are very talented people like Bethenny Frankel, Rosie O’Donnell and Ricky Lake who have all failed as talk show hosts. He thinks people like him because he represents the common man-an ex cop who got handed a tv show. Steve would like to travel with his wife and build a dream house in San Diego, where he was a Marine, when he retires. Brandi thinks he must be making a ton of money. He does ok, he says. “I make more than a cop,” he jokes.
Steve mentions he loves baseball so Brandi asks if he knows Johnny Damon, her “new friend” as she describes him (the way she asks the question, it’s seems Brandi is clueless Damon was a star. I even knew who he was and I don’t follow the MLB). Steve knows him and likes him. Steve mentions that he also met Mike Tyson and Brandi gets very excited, “He’s my friend! I met Mike!” (rofl! She met him. The bar for entry into Brandi friendship status-meeting her).
Apparently, Mike is a HW’s fan. Steve says Mike is so nice and soft spoken. Tiger Woods is mentioned and Brandi bashes him, saying, “Tiger can suck it. He probably sucks it every day.” Steve wishes he could play golf like Tiger. Steve says he doesn’t like to speak ill of people but he thinks that Tiger’s issues came out because he isn’t very nice to people.
Brandi agrees, saying, “he’s not nice to people. Mike is nice to people” (wasn’t Tyson convicted of rape?). Steve says he knows big stars who were married and “slept with everybody” but who haven’t been outed because they’re nice to people. Some of the cops he worked with in Chicago who worked security for Tiger said he never picked up a check.
Steve mentions that one of the women Tiger cheated with said the only thing Tiger ever bought her was a 6 inch sub. Brandi says he probably gave her 12 inches. Brandi thinks Tiger came off bad because he thought he was better than everyone else. Steve says as a golfer he was better than everyone else. “But, you have to be a proper person!” Brandi says (preach SlappyTamponBrandi, preach!). “I think you kind of get back what you put out there,” says Brandi. “And if you put out there this rigid not nice person, you get nothing back.”
“We’re obviously SO likable,” Brandi jokes (the jokey is all on her. Steve really is likable). “I actually get so much hate but I swear I’m a good person.” Steve isn’t on social media. He doesn’t read email anymore, either, noting you only remember the critical emails you get, not all the positive ones. Brandi talks about all the people she has to block and report on social media.
She got a death threat and people know where she lives. She talks about living alone with two boys and how she sleeps with a knife by her bed. She’s put a lot of money into security that she knows she’s going to lose when she leaves her rented house. But, she has to for safety. Her son asked if she’d really use the knife and she said, “You bet your ass…I’m going down with a fight.”
Brandi’s had some self defense lessons. Her brother wanted to give her a stun gun but she was afraid to have one with her kids in the house. Steve talks about how people are cowards and are always nice to his face. Brandi says a lot of people cuss at her when they meet her because she curses so much on the show but claims she doesn’t actually cuss that much in her “normal life”.
They talk ISIS (you read that right). Steve thinks ISIS is the biggest threat facing the US right now, while Brandi is horrified they’re on Twitter. Brandi says “Our world is at war..planes are going down. This shit did not happen before!….and, it’s getting worse and worse”. Brandi says her BF is into politics so she watches all the shows with him and it’s depressing. She sometimes wishes she didn’t know all these things but that “knowledge is power.”
Steve laments how polarized politics have become, on both the right and the left. Steve is in favor of gun control after Newtown. Neither he nor Brandi understand the need for high volume magazines. Steve doesn’t think anyone needs semi automatics for deer hunting. Brandi says her sister buys guns and is really into them. Her ex bought “assault rifle BB guns” for her kids and she had “a shit fit”. Steve notes that by him and Brandi agreeing, people are going to call him an asshole.
Brandi understands people who live alone and want a gun for personal protection but doesn’t understand the need for a machine gun. Steve has three guns he keeps in a safe. But, despite extensive training with guns, in both the Marines and law enforcement, he still would not feel safe pulling out a gun to shoot an intruder for fear of shooting a family member. Still, Brandi loves Liam Neeson action films.
Random fact: Steve and Brandi have no tattoos.