HGTV Obsessed Episode 3: Loren Ruch and Brian Balthazar
Join Kat and Mike as they talk with Loren Ruch and Brian Balthazar, longtime HGTV producers and hosts of HGTV's House Party, a new show on discovery+.
HGTV fans may not be familiar with their names yet, but producers Loren Ruch and Brian Balthazar have been the masterminds of over 200 shows for HGTV including House Hunters and Flip or Flop. Now Loren and Brian have their own show, HGTV's House Party where they invite HGTV stars and celebrity friends to share cocktails and dish some dirt. It's like a talk show and a party rolled into one.
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Four Truths and a Lie
Loren and Brian challenge Kat and Mike to a game of “not the real HGTV pitch." As long-time HGTV show creators, Loren and Brian have had hundreds of show ideas pitched to them — some fabulous, and some way off the mark. They share several actual show pitches with Kat and Mike and ask them to pick which one is not real. Play along and see if you can guess which is not the actual HGTV show pitch.
Defend the Trend: Too Much Tile?
In our Defend the Trend segment of the podcast, Kat and Mike ask Loren and Brian if they think bold-patterned tiled floors and walls will continue to be popular.
HGTV to the Rescue
Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt are from Tampa, Florida. She's a realtor, he's a developer and together they help clients design and build the perfect house from the ground up in 100 days or less.
A listener writes in and asks about how to keep the peace with your spouse during a stressful remodeling project. Husband-and-wife team Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt from HGTV’s 100 Day Dream Home share their secrets for getting along when working together.