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Jodi Wincheski talks Amazing Race, Survivor, reality TV casting


Jodi Wincheski, contestant on The Amazing Race 14 and longtime reality TV casting producer visits the Jack Vita Show to discuss her time on The Amazing Race and tell stories from behind the scenes of casting and working on reality shows!


Jodi worked as a casting producer for over ten years, casting for shows such as Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race! Jack and Jodi discuss how reality television has changed over the past decade, what casting producers are looking for when sorting through applicants (and how applicants can stick out above the rest), the challenges casting directors and applicants face, some of Jodi's best behind-the-scenes stories from working on Survivor (and leading the pre-jury trips), and more! Jodi now runs her own business where she helps prepare applicants for applying, interviewing and auditioning for reality shows! For more information, you can get in touch with her at her website, castingreality.net!


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1) Survivor: China contestant Leslie Nease on her Christian faith and reality TV (October 28, 2019)

2) Jonny Fairplay talks "dead grandma" lie, faith, and life after 'Survivor' (February 18, 2020)

3) 'Survivor' Contestant Reem Daly on the 'Edge of Extinction', 'Winners at War', and social distancing (April 6, 2020)

4) Former 'Survivor' contestant Albert Destrade previews ALCS, NLCS (October 12, 2020)

5) 'Survivor's Jay Starrett on 'The Challenge' 36, 'Survivor' 33 (February 13, 2020)

6) What if 18 MLB players competed on 'Survivor'? (Feat. Albert Destrade, 'Survivor: South Pacific') (February 20, 2021)

7) 2021 MLB preview: Survivor's Albert Destrade previews the NL East (March 25, 2021)

8) Survivor: South Pacific's Albert Destrade talks Braves, Cubs, MLB trade deadline, injuries (August 4, 2021)

9) Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick talks 'Survivor', life and Philly sports (September 21, 2021)

10) Orestes Destrade, Albert Destrade recap ALDS, NLDS; preview ALCS, NLCS (October 15, 2021)

11) Survivor: Africa's Teresa "T-Bird" Cooper on Braves, World Series (October 26, 2021)

12) Garrett Powell, Teresa "T-Bird" Cooper and Albert Destrade celebrate first Georgia sports' title since 1995 (November 4, 2021)


Check out other Bachelor/Bachelorette contestants on the Jack Vita Show:

1) 'Bachelorette' contestant Garrett Powell on NFL Draft, Braves, Bachelor secrets and Christian faith (May 1, 2021)

2) The Bachelorette's Jordan Kimball on Bachelor in Paradise, reality TV, Chris Harrison, sports, faith (May 19, 2021)

3) The Bachelorette's Garrett Powell talks golf, US Open, MLB, faith (June 21, 2021)

4) The Bachelorette's Garrett Powell tackles NFL Week 6, NCAAF week 7 (October 19, 2021)

5) Garrett Powell, Teresa "T-Bird" Cooper and Albert Destrade celebrate first Georgia sports' title since 1995 (November 4, 2021)


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