Episodes

  • The tables are turned in this special season one finale as guest host Matthew Backer interviews Back From Reality's very own Gabrielle Scawthorn about her experience on Channel V's Fresh Meat!

    WARNING: This episode contains references to eating disorders and self harm which may be triggering for some people. Listener discretion is advised.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    BOOK NOW to see Gabrielle perform her one-woman show The Apologists in Sydney.
    20th - 31st of January, 2021
    The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown
    Website: https://old505theatre.com/shows/the-apologists-1605228949.html
    Trailer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Broadway World UK
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Up Close Culture
    “Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” – Lyn Gardner
    “Amongst the best single-handed plays I have seen.” – West End North
    “A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” – The Upcoming

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Matthew Backer
    Instagram
    Twitter


    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Liz Jelléy was a contestant on the 2020 season of Farmer Wants A Wife. Liz got in touch with Gab after listening to her interview with reality TV psychologist Mark Mathieson. Liz was under Mark's care during her time on Farmer Wants A Wife and felt that some of what was said in that interview was misrepresentative of her experience on the show. We invited Liz on to share her perspective.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    BOOK NOW to see Gabrielle perform her one-woman show The Apologists in Sydney.
    20th - 31st of January, 2021
    The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown
    Website: https://old505theatre.com/shows/the-apologists-1605228949.html
    Trailer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Broadway World UK
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Up Close Culture
    “Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” – Lyn Gardner
    “Amongst the best single-handed plays I have seen.” – West End North
    “A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” – The Upcoming

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Liz Jelléy
    Instagram
    Website


    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

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  • Gab chats with Teddy Briggs! Teddy was a contestant on season one of Love Island Australia, entering on day 21 before being dumped from the villa on day 36. In this interview Teddy opens up about his hard partying life post Love Island, and his journey to finding some balance in his life again after the show.

    This is also our final episode for 2021, while we take a few weeks off over Christmas. Gab will be back with the last few episodes of season one in the new year.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    BOOK NOW to see Gabrielle perform her one-woman show The Apologists in Sydney.
    20th - 31st of January, 2021
    The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown
    Website: https://old505theatre.com/shows/the-apologists-1605228949.html
    Trailer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Broadway World UK
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Up Close Culture
    “Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” – Lyn Gardner
    “Amongst the best single-handed plays I have seen.” – West End North
    “A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” – The Upcoming

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Teddy Briggs
    Instagram
    Website


    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with MasterChef Australia contestant, Reece Hignell. Reece first appeared in season 10 of MasterChef Australia in 2018 finishing in sixth place. Earlier this year, he returned to the MasterChef kitchen, during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, eventually placing fifth in the all-star season of the toughest cooking show in the country.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    BOOK NOW to see Gabrielle perform her one-woman show The Apologists in Sydney.
    20th - 31st of January, 2021
    The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown
    Website: https://old505theatre.com/shows/the-apologists-1605228949.html
    Trailer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Broadway World UK
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Up Close Culture
    “Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” – Lyn Gardner
    “Amongst the best single-handed plays I have seen.” – West End North
    “A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” – The Upcoming

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Reece Hignell
    Instagram
    Cakeboi
    Website

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with Michael Chakraverty from season 10 of The Great British Bake Off. In this wide-ranging conversation, Gab and Michael cover everything from anxiety, gender, the queerness of baking, and online bullying, all the way through to Paul Hollywood manhandling a lemon drizzle.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Michael's lates project, Menkind Podcast can be followed on Twitter and Instagram and drops December 7th. Subscribe HERE.

    BOOK NOW to see Gabrielle perform her one-woman show The Apologists in Sydney.
    20th - 31st of January, 2021
    The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown
    Website: https://old505theatre.com/shows/the-apologists-1605228949.html
    Trailer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Broadway World UK
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Up Close Culture
    “Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” – Lyn Gardner
    “Amongst the best single-handed plays I have seen.” – West End North
    “A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” – The Upcoming

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Michael Chakraverty
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gab chats with Alexander Tomisich from season 6 of Beauty and The Geek, Australia. This is the classic tale of a young, 18-year-old dungeon master who was flown to Vegas, paired up with a beauty queen, waxed to within an inch of his life, then forced to wear a fishing vest and bare his manhood in a Vegas showroom alongside an all-male strip group.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    BOOK NOW to see Gabrielle perform her one-woman show The Apologists in Sydney.
    20th - 31st of January, 2021
    The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown
    Website: https://old505theatre.com/shows/the-apologists-1605228949.html
    Trailer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Broadway World UK
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Up Close Culture
    “Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” – Lyn Gardner
    “Amongst the best single-handed plays I have seen.” – West End North
    “A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” – The Upcoming

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Alexander Tomisich
    Instagram
    Management

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gab chats with phycologist, Mark Mathieson. If you’ve watched a reality television show in Australia, you’ve probably watched a Mathieson care plan in action. Mark was a Military Psychologist with the Australian Army for over 16 years. He specialises in the application of performance focussed psychological science, with roles taking him from the war-zones of the Middle East, to the war zones of Pennant Hills Bachelor Mansion. In a nut shell, he is quite a capable, experienced phycologist who is now applying his knowledge to world of reality television.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    BOOK NOW to see Gabrielle perform her one-woman show The Apologists in Sydney.
    20th - 31st of January, 2021
    The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown
    Website: https://old505theatre.com/shows/the-apologists-1605228949.html
    Trailer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Broadway World UK
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Up Close Culture
    “Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” – Lyn Gardner
    “Amongst the best single-handed plays I have seen.” – West End North
    “A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” – The Upcoming

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Mark Mathieson
    Website
    Linkedin

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • In this double episode Gab chats with Cian O'Clery, the director and producer of Love On The Spectrum. This is followed up with a short conversation with Chloe, one of the shows stars. Love On The Spectrum follows seven young adults on the autism spectrum as they explore the unpredictable world of love and relationships.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Northern Pictures
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Vimeo
    Website

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with Alex Miller from season 4 of Love Island UK. Alex was in the Love Island villa for just 8 days. He arrived on day 26. Coupled with Megan Barton Hanson on day thirty and was dumped on day 33. But those eight days have had a profound impact on the next few years of Alex’s life.

    WARNING: Listeners should be aware that this episode contains discussions of suicidal ideation that may be triggering for some people. Listener discretion is advised.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Alex Miller
    Instagram

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gab chats with Karla Hart and Daniella Borg. Karla is the creator, executive producer and director of Family Rules on NITV. Daniella is one of the shows stars. The series follows the lives of the Rule clan, an indigenous family based in Perth. Daniella has raised her nine daughters (now aged 12 to 30) on her own since her partner Kevin died in 2004. Gab, Karla and Daniella chat through how Karla balances the filming of the show with the needs of Daniella and her family, and what it's like to let a film crew into your home for months at a time.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Watch Family Rules

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Karla Hart
    Instagram
    Website

    Daniella Borg
    Twitter

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions


  • In this weeks episode, Gab has an exclusive tell-all interview with an anonymous insider from the Australian Bachelor franchise who gives the scoop on how things work behind the scenes! So juicy and secretive was it, that they asked us to re-voice the interview with an actor. So the voice you're hearing is none other than Australian stage and TV sensation, and the voice of her generation, Briallen Clarke (The Heights).

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Briallen Clarke (voice)
    Website
    Instagram

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • In this weeks BUMPER DOUBLE EPISODE, Gab chats with Elora Tahiti and Vanessa Sunshine, who have both competed in The Bachelor and The Bachelor In Paradise.

    We dive deep into every aspect of the participant experience in the Bachelor franchise ahead of our tell all interview next week with an anonymous Bachelor insider who gives the scoop on how things work behind the scenes!

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Elora Tahiti
    Instagram
    Website

    Vanessa Sunshine
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with Australian Survivor winner, and the first female Australian Sole Survivor, Kristie Bennett! Gab and Kristie unpack the harsh realities of the Survivor experience and how to move forward after achieving your ultimate life goal when you're still in your early twenties.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    UNLIKELY PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Kristie Bennett
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with Executive Producer and owner of Bloomtime Media, Yana Groves. Yana has worked as a producer across a range of iconic reality TV formats in both Australia and the UK including Big Brother, Celebrity Apprentice, Farmer Wants a Wife, My Kitchen Rules, Bachelor in Paradise and more. Her company, Bloomtime Media creates, also creates unscripted shows covering Popular factual, Observational Documentary, Branded Content, Docudrama & Comedy. Gab and Yana discuss duty of care, responsibility, and what it means to be a reality TV producer.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Want to get in touch? Email us at unlikelyproductions@hotmail.com or message Gabrielle on Instagram at @gjosca.

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Yana Groves
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with Married at First Sight season 7 contestant, Mishel Karen. Mishel gives a harrowing and, at times, disturbing account of her time of the show and the struggles she has faced since.

    WARNING: Listeners should be advised that this episode contains references to domestic violence, self harm and suicide that may be triggering for some people. Listener discretion is advised.

    This is the second of two episodes on the MAFS series, exploring the ways in which the show has evolved over the years through two very different participant experiences. Go back and check our first interview with Bella Frizza to hear more.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Mishel Karen
    Instagram

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with Australia's Next Top Model cycle 6 winner, Amanda Ware. Gab and Amanda discuss the infamous Sarah Murdoch moment, what it felt like to be an innocent bystander at the centre of one of the cringiest moments in live television history, and how Amanda shook it off to conquer the world of international modelling.

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Amanda Ware
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

    This podcast is made with the support of Arts Council England.

  • Gabrielle chats with Married at First Sight season 3 contestant, Bella Frizza. Gab and Bella discuss what it's like marrying a stranger with three days notice and not even getting to pick your own wedding dress.

    This is the first of two episodes we will be doing on the MAFS series, exploring the ways in which the show has evolved over the years through two very different participant experiences.

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Bella Frizza
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with therapist, columnist and media commentator, Sally Baker.
    Sally is a practicing therapist who regularly writes about human behaviour and therapy insights for a range of different issues, including celebrity culture, mental health, and of course, reality television.

    Gab and Sally talk about psych testing, after care and the mental health impacts of the realty TV experience.

    WARNING: This episode contains discussions of mental health issues and suicide that may be triggering for some people. Listener discretion is advised.

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Sally Baker
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Website

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with Mike Goldman. Mike has narrated every episode of the original Big Brother Australia since the series began. He was also the host of Big Brother spin-off shows, Big Brother - Up Late and Friday Night Live.

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions

  • Gabrielle chats with Big Brother Australia season two contestant Jess Hardy. Gab and Jess discuss her time in the Big Brother house, her on air love story and subsequent marriage with fellow contestant Marty Martin, and what it's like to get naked on telly when your Dad's watching.

    Gabrielle Scawthorn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Jess Hardy
    Instagram


    Artwork by Wolfbang
    Theme music by Robert Tripolino
    Produced by Hugo Chiarella
    Unlikely Productions