The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast

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Fan Favorite and one of the most popular Bachelors Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti, the notorious crier from ABC’s Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, will be covering everything relationships and breaking down the new season of the Bachelorette. They will include interviews with celebrities, past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, and interactions from their most loyal fans.


Episode Date
Almost Famous: In Depth - Arie and Lauren
01:14:50

This show is part of a new series called “Almost Famous: In Depth”.


Ben and Ashley sit down for an intimate and raw conversation with some of the characters we’ve fallen in love with from The Bachelor. On this first special, they welcome Arie Luyendyk Jr and Lauren Burnham, to see how they’re feeling in the first few months of their engagement, and since finding out they’re becoming parents.

 

We hear about how they’ve reacted to people doubting their relationship, what they’ve learned while building their life together, and they open up about the new baby they’re expecting.

 

Tune in for a detailed look at what you didn’t see on TV. This is Almost Famous: In Depth, with Arie & Lauren.


Dec 11, 2018
Colton's Girls
01:10:07

As Ben and Ashley get closer to the end of the off-season, the ramp up to Colton gets more intense. Now that the list of the contestants for Colton’s season have been released, Ben and Ashley do a “draft” of who they think his Top 3 will be. 


They talk with Becca Tilley about how the show has changed in recent years, and what that means for the newcomers to Bachelor Nation. And, they talk about the shocking departure of Elan Gale as producer. 


Then Ben and Ashley check in with the original Bachelorette, Trista Sutton! She’s been married for 15 years, proving that people can really find true love on the show.


Plus, we cover some of the rumors circling the recent break-up of Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe


Dec 11, 2018
Moving In with Krystal Nielsen and Chris Randone
01:22:18

Krystal Nielsen and Chris Randone are hanging out with us today! They’re on hand to talk to Blake Hortsmann, when he calls in to talk about his blind date to the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball over the weekend.

 

Then, Chris and Krystal share what they learned about each other after they moved in together. 


And Ashley leads the group in a comparison of their lives before and after being on The Bachelor. 


Plus, we hear about a BIG surprise Krystal received in bed recently.


Dec 04, 2018
Fence Jumping with Arie Luyendyk Jr, Lauren Burnham and Vanessa Grimaldi
01:12:07

Ben and Ashley check in with Arie and Lauren, to talk about their exciting news! We hear all about how they’re deciding on a name, and what’s next for the growing family.


And Vanessa Grimaldi calls in to address the headlines that pairs her up with a beloved member of Bachelor Nation. 


Then, they break down the first promo for Colton’s season, and we hear all about Tia Booth’s new boyfriend.


And hanging out with Ben and Ashley in studio is Bachelor veteran Sadie Murray! ! This hasn’t been brought up before, but she was actually the first “switcheroo” on a Bachelor finale. She opens up about her desire to have a family, and the ultimate decision to freeze her eggs. And, she reveals a BIG secret about an intimate moment with a former Bachelor.



Nov 26, 2018
Bundles of Joy with Kendall Long, Courtney Dober & Dean Unglert
00:58:27

Ben and Ashley catch up with Kendall Long, and she’s ready to spill a ton of secrets about Grocery Store Joe, and his unlikely success on Dancing with the Stars.


And fresh from the shores of Mexico, Courtney Dober and Dean Unglert stop in to tell some stories about their “man-trip”.


Plus, we hear about Ashley and Jared expecting a bundle of joy, and Ben has been hiding the fact that a special someone has just moved in to his place!


Nov 13, 2018
S8 E8 Are You Sick of Me? with Wells Adams and Graham Bunn
01:19:46

Ben and Ashley open up about the heartbreaking news about Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe, and try to figure out what happened between them, and why this break-up feels like a marriage ending. 


Then, Wells Adams stops by, to get caught up on everything going on in his world, and the exciting new project he’s starting with iHeartRadio.


Plus Ben and Ashley sit down with Graham Bunn, and he spills about his new TV show, and how it was transitioning from The Bachelorette into a radio and TV career.


And we hear how Jared and Ashley are spending their first holidays since getting engaged!

Nov 05, 2018
S8 E7 Catching Up with Blake Hortsmann and Annaliese Puccini
01:21:28

Blake Hortsmann checks in with Ben and Ashley, and has a secret on how you can go on a real date with him! And he finally clears up all the rumors circulating about him dating a member of Bachelor Nation.

 

Then we hear from Annaliese, and she opens up about the difficult few weeks she’s had, and how she recovered from being broken up with on national TV. And, we hear about her reality TV experience before the Bachelor. 


Plus, the subject of “Who the Heck are You” might be related to Ben!

Oct 29, 2018
S8 E6 Getting into It with Ashley Spivey and Tanner Tolbert
01:31:41

Ashley Spivey sits down with Ben and Ashley for an honest and raw discussion about her Twitter encounter with Ben. We find out exactly what motivates her, and how she got started as an unofficial “Bachelor investigative journalist”.


Then Tanner Tolbert checks in, and talks about his role as officiant for Ashley’s wedding, and he spills about when Jared came to him about his decision to propose to Ashley.


And we talk to a legal expert to break down what’s happening with Jenna and Jordan and the lawyers!


Oct 23, 2018
S8 E5 Villain Redemption with Krystal Nielson
01:21:58

Krystal Nielson is hanging out with us for this whole jam-packed episode! She tells us about her journey from a villain on Arie’s season to being America’s sweetheart after Paradise. 


Vanessa Grimaldi stops by and opens up about what might have happened between her and Ben if she had gone to Winter Games. 


And we talk to Chelsea Roy, one of Krystal’s friends from Arie’s season, about how many of Arie’s girls actually felt a “real” connection with him, and she dishes on if she’d ever be The Bachelorette.


Plus, Ben gives us the real story about his Twitter fight with Ashley Spivey, and he shares some behind the scenes secrets from his time as The Bachelor.

Oct 16, 2018
S8 E4 Model Citizen
00:58:08

Jordan Kimball is here to give his side of the heart wrenching situation he’s in with Jenna Cooper. He lets us know the latest developments, and reveals the red flags he got from Jenna once Paradise ended. And we hear if he’d ever be able to forgive her and continue their relationship.


Also, he gives Ben some important fashion advice, and we find out if Ben is going to officiate Ashley’s wedding!


Oct 09, 2018
S8 E3 Dancing with the Groceries
01:04:10

Bachelor Nation All-Star Grocery Store Joe calls in live from the Dancing with the Stars set, moments before he takes the stage! He tells Ben and Ashley all about how he discovered one of Kendall’s hidden talents while she helped him practice. And we hear how his first dance on TV compares to his limo arrival on The Bachelorette.

 

And Angela Amezcua checks in with all the details on her relationship with Clay the football player, and she walks us through what it was like when people found out she wasn’t single anymore. 

 

Then, Ben and Ashley give their thoughts on some big headlines in the Bachelor world, including one of the craziest pieces of news in all of Bachelor history.

Oct 01, 2018
S8 E2 Live from Vegas!
01:04:49

We’re live from the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas! This show is jam packed with so many Bachelor All-Stars.


Blake Hortsmann is here, and this is his first time as a guest on a podcast! We find out what he looks for in a woman, and we hear if he’d ever date a fan.


Then Dean Unglert stops by to reveal a huge secret from his dating life, and he’s given another chance to defend his “No Underwear” platform.


And Jared Haibon and Nick Viall drop in, and we get the real reason why Nick has been able to defy aging. And Jared and Ben spill some behind the scenes info from the early days of their season.


Sep 22, 2018
S8 E1 Breaking News!
01:02:19

Ben and Ashley are going live with an emergency podcast because of all the crazy news in Bachelor Nation.

 

Kendall joins us to talk about her friend Bekah’s pregnancy, and give all the inside details on her relationship with the newest addition to Dancing with the Stars, Grocery Store Joe.

 

Then we talk all about the crazy scandal going on with Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper. We hear some crucial advice for Jordan from Elle, who is a relationship expert and creator of the Mend app. And we get an analysis from someone who knows Jordan best, David the Chicken.

 

And Ashley’s dream comes true when Disney Channel movie legend Riley Smith hops on, to talk all about his upcoming project, and what it’s like to be a major figure in pop culture history.

Sep 14, 2018
S7 E6 Cheeseburger in Paradise
01:41:03

Wells Adams sits in with Ben and Ashley to talk all about this season of Bachelor in Paradise. 


Then, they talk to Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson, and ask the question on everyone's minds: will they actually get married?? And we get the real story of their struggles in the bedroom.


And in a new episode of Chicken Nuggets, Ben, Ashley and Wells see what would happen if David the Chicken was the Bachelor. We line up a bunch of girls and see who gets his rose!

Sep 12, 2018
S7 E5 Paradise Found
01:39:09

Ashley and Jared’s engagement episode has finally aired! We get a live call from Ashley and Jared, and they give their honest thoughts about what aired and how they remember the moment.


We dive right in with Ben, and he addresses the recent news that his ex Lauren Bushnell has broken up with her boyfriend.

 

Then, straight from Marriage Bootcamp, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried stop by! They share some wedding planning advice with Ashley, and they give an intimate look at what it was like dating on and off the show. 

But they don’t leave before we hear their thoughts on if Colton should be the next Bachelor, and everyone shares their “no holds barred “thoughts on the state of Leo.

 

One of Ben’s favorite authors Bob Goff calls in with some valuable lessons on how to get through difficult situations.


Sep 04, 2018
S7 E4 Paradise Lost
01:28:58

Before Arie and Becca… there was Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft. Ben and Ashley sit down with Melissa and get down to what it was like to be broken up with on national television, and she spills why she turned down being the Bachelorette.


As part of our “Chicken Nuggets” segment, we check in with David the Chicken about what we can expect on this week’s episode of Paradise, and he lets us in on some steamy details that didn’t make it to air.


And on top of that, Ben gives some more behind the scenes secrets on what happens off-camera during his experience as the Bachelor.


Aug 26, 2018
S7 E3 Paradise City
01:11:10

Straight from the beaches of Bachelor in Paradise, Annaliese is here to break down everything that was going through her mind as her friendship with Kenny progressed. And Ashley shares why she really relates to Tia this season.

 

Then, Bibiana calls in to help recap this week’s episode, and to discuss if it’s an insult or a compliment when men talk about her “assets”.

 

And Ben and Ashley get real about kissing people you may not have feelings for, which can happen a lot in Bachelor World.


Aug 22, 2018
SPECIAL EPISODE: Grocery Store Joe
00:26:14

Ben Higgins sits down with Grocery Store Joe for a special bonus episode of the Almost Famous Podcast!

Aug 21, 2018
S7 E2 Two Tickets to Paradise
01:09:12

Colton Underwood is back in-studio to help Ben go through everything that went down on the 2nd episode of Bachelor in Paradise Season 5. But Ben doesn’t let him off easy, and we get the real story of what was going on between him and Tia, and they talk about the emotional moment when Becca showed up to confront Colton on Paradise.

 

The guys give their take on what happened between Annaliese and Jordan, and Colton offers some behind the scenes info on the romance of Kevin and Astrid.

 

We play a round of “Who the Heck are You” with Brady Toops, and we check back in with David the chicken!

Aug 14, 2018
S7 E1 Another Day in Paradise
01:31:30

 Bachelor in Paradise is here!

 

Ben and Ashley get real quick as they discuss Ashley's ex Kevin.  Was Kevin's version of what happened accurate? Ashley gives the real story on the Jared/Kevin timeline.

 

Kenny King and Eric Bigger give their thoughts on the After the Final Rose from Becca’s season, and reveal some info about the friends they made in Paradise. And they tell us what's really going on with Tia and Colton

 

Then, Annaliese stops by and hints that there’s a guy that captured her attention on Paradise.

 

And it's “Who the Heck Are You” with Angela from Nick’s season and we find out hercelebrity crush

And on top of all that, Kendall is here and we ask her how many guys she kissed in paradise.

Aug 08, 2018
S6 E10 Becca's Finale
01:09:52

Ben and Ashley have all the behind the scenes details from the emotional Bachelorette finale. We find out if they think Becca made the right choice, and if she and Garrett will last.


We find out Ben and Ashley's thoughts on if Blake can recover from this break-up and become the next bachelor, and even after this whole season, there's still something about Becca that we can't figure out. 



Ben has a score to settle with David (the Chicken Man), from something he did on the Men Tell All, and he gives a special preview of what we can expect from Bachelor in Paradise. 


Aug 07, 2018
S6 E9 Jason Tells All
01:16:46

Jason Tartick is in studio to hang out with Ben and Ashley, and recap the Men Tell All episode of Becca's season, and we discuss if Colton overreacted. We get some inside info on the chances of Jason being the next Bachelor, and we find out what he wears to bed.


And Ashley shares an exclusive look at her wedding guest list, and shares some deeply emotional stories from wedding dress shopping that you won't believe!


Jul 31, 2018
S6 E8 Fantasy Sweets
01:11:58

Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay drops on to give some inside info on what goes on in the fantasy suites, and we hear her honest opinion on what’s happening in going on during Becca’s season. 


Plus, she and Ben bond over makeup, and they trade stories of their appearance on Lip Sync Battle. 


And, we get exclusive details on Rachel’s wedding, and Ben has exciting news about finding a new relationship. 


Jul 24, 2018
S6 E7 Hometown Dates
01:12:37

SPOILER ALERT WARNING: The man eliminated from this week’s episode of The Bachelorette is our guest this week, and he holds nothing back! 


Ben and Ashley are live from Lake Tahoe, from the American Century Championship golf tournament, and they get a ton of secrets revealed from an exclusive interview with the man sent home by Becca this week.


Then, Caroline calls in to discuss if Tia did the right thing, or if she should have told Becca her feelings earlier, and she shares a startling confession about Becca’s season.


And, we get an email from a listener with some crazy inside info about one of the contestants that you won’t believe.

Jul 17, 2018
S6 E6 Wedding Videos
01:19:00

Ben is out, but Ashley called in a secret weapon as a fill-in… her fiancé Jared! The happy couple recaps this week’s episode of The Bachelorette, break down Garrett’s one on one date, and discuss Colton revealing that he’s a virgin. 


We get their thoughts on the Bachelor in Paradise cast, and they reveal something huge that’s coming on this new season. 


All that, and they share some stories from making their audition tapes, and we hear about Jared’s first celebrity crush.

Jul 10, 2018
S6 E5 The Truth Comes in a Chicken Suit
01:26:11

Ashley is back to talk publicly for the first time since she got engaged to Jared.


Kaitlyn Bristowe's fiance Shawn Booth is in studio to share some advice on being engaged in Bachelor Nation. 


Then, David (the Chicken Suit guy), tells us everything about falling out of the bunk bed, his near death experience, and butting heads with Jordan the Model. 


And there's a Bachelor Nation pregnancy announcement! Ben and Ashley call up the father to be to congratulate him and get the latest. 


Plus, Ben and Ashley give a ton of behind the scenes details and secrets from this week's episode of The Bachelorette


Jun 26, 2018
S6 E4 A One on One, a Twitter Feud, an an Engagement
01:28:15

Ben gives a behind the scenes look at Ashley and Jared's engagement, and shares some details about how this could be one of the biggest events in Bachelor history. Plus, he offers his take on the insane Twitter feud between Bekah and Raven.


Then, Clay the football player calls in to talk about his heart wrenching decision to leave the show after suffering an injury.


And then Granger Smith joins Ben in studio, to share his thoughts on front runner Garrett, and what it was like performing during Colton and Becca's one on one date.


Jun 19, 2018
S6 E3 The Chicken and The Model
01:22:42

Kristina Schulman joins Ashley as the guest co-host, to do a deep dive into this week's episode of The Bachelorette.


Michelle Money calls in for "Who the Heck Are You?", and she helps figure out what happened with the chicken, and why did he fall out of bed??


You won't want to miss the greatest dramatic re-creation ever, when Ashley performs the monologue of Jordan the Model. 

Jun 12, 2018
S6 E2 The Trouble with Garrett
01:23:57

We finally find out if Ashley’s relationship with Kevin ended because of feelings for Jared.


Then, Ben and Ashley discuss the controversy surrounding Bachelorette contestant Garrett and his questionable “likes”.

 

And Sarah Herron calls in for an update on her life, and what she would have done if she was in Becca’s shoes this season. 


Jun 05, 2018
S6 E1 Let's Do the Damn Thing
00:58:10

It’s the season premiere of The Bachelorette! And the woman of the hour, Becca Kufrin, is hanging out with Ben and Ashley, to talk about some of her first impressions of her batch of guys. She answers some listener questions, and reveals some behind the scenes secrets about night 1.

 

Then, they talk to former Bachelor Jesse Palmer, about “The Proposal”, the new show he’s hosting from the creators of The Bachelor.


May 29, 2018
S5 E8 Celebrate Love
01:03:01

Ashley has a very emotional announcement to make that is close to her heart, and will affect her entire future.


Then, Becca the Bachelorette joins them in studio, and Ben and Ashley have some surprise guests that have words of wisdom for Becca.


Plus Ben and Ashley give their power rankings of former Bachelorette seasons, and a listener has a huge request to ask of Ben.

May 23, 2018
Special Episode Live From Las Vegas
01:05:59

For the first time ever, Ben and Ashley sit down with the new Bachelorette, Becca Kurfin!

 

After getting to know her a bit, they welcome some Bachelor superstars onto the show. Nick Viall hangs out, they play a round of "Who the Heck Are You" with Dan Cox, and before interviewing Jake Pavelka, Ben and Ashley perform a dramatic recreation of his fight with Vienna.


May 18, 2018
S5 E8 Hopping on the Boy Bandwagon
01:29:03

Ashley almost faints from fangirling, when a member of a huge boy band calls in to surprise her with huge news. 

 

Then, a truly polarizing former cast member, Josh Murray, calls in to talk about how things when down on his multiple failed Bachelor engagements.

 

And after a passionate edition of Ben Bitches, Ben has a big announcement to make.


May 15, 2018
S5 #7 Life After The Bachelor
00:52:55

Alexis Waters (was she a dolphin or a shark?) is hanging out with Ben as a special guest host, and she shares why The Bachelor producers told her to keep a certain body part “on lock”.

Then, they play a round of “Who the Heck Are You?” with Marikh Mathias from Arie’s season, and find out what she’s up to, and how she was in the running to be The Bachelorette.


And continuing the list of successful Bachelor couples that didn’t meet on The Bachelor, Elizabeth Kitt-Brown and Ty Brown call in to share some great news!

May 09, 2018
S5 #6 Building Up to Becca
01:07:18

As we speed closer to the premiere of The Bachelorette, Ben and Ashley have a huge special guest announcement! 


Then, they check in with a member of Bachelor past, Jesse Csincsak, who had no idea he was talking to Ben Higgins.


And they catch up with JP Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert, another Bachelor Nation success story.


May 01, 2018
S5 #5 Bachelor Parties
01:06:54

Ben and Ashley check in with a member of Bachelor Nation that’s getting married THIS WEEK!

Then it’s time for “Who The Heck Are You?”, with Bachelor couple Chris and Peyton Lambton.

Plus, Derek Peth hops on the line for an update on his relationship with Taylor.

And Jared Haibon crashes the studio to reveal what happened to him on Bachelor in Paradise Australia.

Apr 24, 2018
S5 #4 Bachelor Couples and Annual Sass-holders
01:05:40

This week, Ben and Ashley hear from a previously unknown relationship success story from Bachelor Nation.


They get down to the real reasons why Arie and Lauren were meeting with Dr. V from Marriage Boot Camp, by calling up Dr. V herself!


And shots fired between Amanda Stanton and Robby Hayes! Ben and Ashley are here to break down the public Disneyland drama and Robby’s creative compliment. 


Apr 16, 2018
S5 #3 Bachelorette No More
01:12:29

The Almost Famous Podcast finally welcomes Rachel Lindsay to the show! She gives us an update on planning her wedding, including who her dream wedding singer would be, and she lets us know her thoughts on the recent break-ups in Bachelor Nation, and if she thought Dean and Lesley were truly meant to be

 

Then, by listener request, Sarah Herron calls in to give an update on what’s going on in her world.

 

And after that, in a new edition of “Ben Bitches”, he takes on “The One-Uppers”!

Apr 10, 2018
S5 #2 Off Season Scrimmage
01:21:35

Ben and Ashley are coming in hot this week, and joined by Peter Kraus to talk about what’s new in his life, and his future with The Bachelor.


Then, to continue the off-season festivities, Ben and Ashley go through a round of rapid fire questions, and they delve into their first loves, and if they want kids.


Before they get to some listener emails, they discuss Arie and Lauren’s poorly received April Fool’s joke, and they talk to a listener who is helping make her community a better place.

Apr 02, 2018
S5 #1 Bekah, Kendall, and Childhood Crushes
01:29:05

Now that we’re in the Bachelor off-season, Ben and Ashley get caught up on what’s new in their lives. Ben is proud to talk about a major bucket list item he’s about to cross off.

Bekah M stops by to get caught up on everything going on in Bachelor Nation, and they surprise Robby Hayes on the phone with a juicy question about his current status.


After going over their childhood crushes, Kendall calls in and talks about the “post Bachelor blues”, and what’s next for her after the show. 

Mar 26, 2018
S4 #12 From Winter Games to Winter Break
01:31:30

Ben and Ashely convene to address Ashley’s breakup with Kevin Wendt. 


They go through why the relationship fell apart, and how things are between them now.


Then Kevin joins them, to give his perspective on his time with Ashley, and where their paths are headed.  


Bachelor favorite Nick Viall joins Ben and Ashley to weigh in on public break-ups and help some listeners with relationship advice.


Mar 15, 2018
S4 #11 After After the Final Rose
01:32:50

Ben goes solo at first, and now that he’s had a few days to reflect on the finale, gives some thoughts on how Arie handled things throughout the season, and what we learned from After the Final Rose


Then he passes the baton to Ashley, so we can hear her thoughts on how this season wrapped up.


Jason Mesnick hops on the line, to share his first hand experience of what was going on in Arie’s mind.


After he dishes that inside info, Ashley tackles some listener emails, and even non-Bachelor related questions!


Mar 08, 2018
S4 #10 Arie's Finale
01:19:30

Ben and Ashley recap the drama filled Bachelor Finale!

They discuss where Arie went wrong, and if the break up should have been televised.

And joining them straight from the cast, it's Seinne, Kendall, Tia, and Caroline, to break down everything from the season, behind the scenes and beyond.


Mar 06, 2018
S4 #9 Sienne Tells All
01:13:24

Ashley is still “Benless”, but she’s got no shortage of friends joining her on the show this week.


Krystal calls in to dish about the Women Tell All, and explain her less than flattering nickname for Arie.


Then, Sienne comes by the studio to compare their Bachelor experiences, and answer some burning questions about life in the Bachelor mansion, like where do you do laundry??


Sienne sticks around while Sean Lowe calls with some expert analysis on Bachelor Nation.

Feb 27, 2018
Winter Games Closing Ceremonies
01:12:47

In a very special episode of The Almost Famous Podcast, Ashley hangs out with her friends from Bachelor Winter Games. Joining her in studio are Kevin, Courtney, and Lily, for a reflection on the season as a whole, and what happened after they left Vermont.


Claire and Benoit call in, for their first interview after getting engaged on the show.


And, all the way from Sweden, Stassi calls in to give her side of the drama with Luke Pell.

Feb 24, 2018
S4 #8 Janner Plus One
01:06:33

Ben is off this week, but Ashley’s got Jade and Tanner Tolbert filling in.


After catching up on what life is like with a new baby, the 3 recap the hometown dates with Arie on The Bachelor this week, and what they think of Winter Games so far.


Then, Ashley gets an assist from her sister Lauren on some listener emails!

Feb 21, 2018
S4 #7 Puttin' Around with Pell
01:01:32

Ben and Ashley reveal some of their biggest Bachelor secrets, when the Almost Famous Podcast takes a trip to Pebble Beach, to cheer on Chris Harrison as he golfs in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am!


Hanging out in the makeshift studio is Luke Pell, to give his thoughts on Arie, and his upcoming tour.


Then, Ben and Ashley recap this week’s episode of The Bachelor, and discuss their mutual love of “The Greatest Showman”

Feb 13, 2018
Winter Games Special!
00:54:46

Ben and Ashley are here with a special episode to get you ready for the first ever Bachelor Winter Games!


Fellow contestants Claire Crawley, Eric Bigger, Lesley Murphy and Bibiana Juliana join in to give a preview of what happened in the snow!

Feb 11, 2018
S4 #6 Missing in Action
01:09:18

Ben and Ashley tackle one of the biggest stories in Bachelor Nation this week: Bekah’s status as a “missing person”. Melody Chiu from People Magazine calls in to lay out all of the facts of Bekah’s mysterious disappearance. 


Then, Ben and Ashley recap this week’s Bachelor episode, break down the difference of playing hard to get and being hard to get, and they get an expert opinion on Arie’s season from 10 year old Bachelor super-fan Jack.


And no episode of the Almost Famous Podcast is complete without some listener emails, which lead Ben and Ashley to answer some great behind the scenes Bachelor questions.

Feb 06, 2018
S4 #5 Heroes & Villains
01:07:17

Ben is a little under the weather this week, but it doesn’t stop him from breaking down this week’s episode of The Bachelor with Ashley I!


First, they discuss a CRAZY theory about what could happen later this season. Then, “No Chill” Bibiana calls in to dish on Krystal, and her experience on Winter Games.


And they’re joined in-studio by Chad Johnson, a certified villain, for his analysis on this season of The Bachelor, and a round of rapid fire questions, where we find out which girl could convince Ben to go back on the show!

Jan 30, 2018
S4 #4 - Getting Into it With Arie
01:20:04

Ben & Ashley are joined by the man of the hour, Arie Luyendyk Jr!


The Bachelor gets grilled by Ben for not returning a text, he dishes on some of the girls that have been sent home, and he endures a round of rapid fire questions from Ben & Ashley.


After that, Brandon from Lanco calls in, to talk about performing for a date on the show.


And if that wasn’t enough, Becca Tilley hangs out and helps answer some listener e-mails!

Jan 23, 2018
S4 #3 Wrestling with Bumper Cars
00:54:15

Ashley is back this week, and ready to join Ben for a full dissection of episode 3 of The Bachelor.


Kenny King calls in to dish about wrestling Arie, and whether or not he “let” him win.


And fresh off tonight’s episode, Annaliese AKA “Mask Girl”, joins Ben and Ashley in studio, where they talk all about who should make the first move, what girls will move on, and the very real issue of “Post Bumper Car Stress Disorder”.

Jan 16, 2018
S4 #2 Bachelors on Bachelor
01:21:36

 

Ashley is out this week, but we’ve got the two most recent Bachelors in studio, Ben Higgins and Nick Viall!


Ben hears that he ended up on the “Most Googled of 2017” list… but not for reasons he’s proud of.


Then, the guys break down the game film of episode 2 of Arie’s season, and we get a full rundown on what Ben says is the best Bachelor date ever… the demolition derby.


And, Nick sits in on everyone’s favorite segment, listener e-mails! Find out the advice these former Bachelors give to a listener whose boyfriend is “addicted” to dating apps.


Jan 09, 2018
S4 #1 Happy Janu-ARIE!
01:09:35

Ben and Ashley are back to kick off the New Year, and a new season of The Bachelor!


They give their expert analysis on the premiere of Season 22, including some thoughts on Bachelor clichés, initial impressions of the cast members, and they go through some of the “what ifs”, on girls who get sent home on Night 1. 


Producer Amy talks about her run in with "Mask Girl".


And, they answer some listener e-mails, one of which involves another horrific wedding speech.


Jan 02, 2018
S3 #14 "They're Baaaaack!"
01:01:06

Ben and Ashley are back from their week off and are joined by special guest Ali Fedotowsky. 

They prepare for a new year of “Bachelorhood” including the kickoff month of “januARIE”.

PLUS a listener’s boyfriend broke up with her in his best man toast?!?! Ben and Ashley are back...with a vengeance!


Dec 19, 2017
S3 #13 While the Hosts are Away
01:03:22

While Ben and Ashley are dispatched to a secret Bachelor location...guest host Vanessa Grimaldi takes over the studio. 

She opens up about her breakup with Nick Viall and what it’s like to be dating again. 

She is also joined by by best friend Danielle M. and Becca Tilley to discuss the world as she knows it. 


Dec 13, 2017
S3 #12 The Host with the Most... Gossip
00:54:32

The moment we've all been waiting for...Ben and Ashley score an exclusive in-depth interview with Bachelor Host Chris Harrison! In it he reveals things he's never told ANYONE before. That means there's only two places to hear it now...inside his head or on the Ben and Ashley Almost Famous podcast. 

And if you're still standing after that...we'll get into "Who the Heck are You? With Kelly Travis from Juan Pablo's season. Find out her big news and her connection to Bachelor favorite Andi Dorfman!


Dec 05, 2017
S3 #11 Scandals & Secrets
01:01:20

Ben and Ashely dig into whether or not Lacey and Marcus were ever legally married...Which leads them down a dark path into the biggest Bachelor scandals of all time!

Next, they dish out advice on how to handle watching your Ex move on with someone else and the best way to compete with other girls in a non-exclusive relationship. 

And finally...personal secrets are reveals in the Ben and Ashley Speed Round! 


Nov 29, 2017
S3 #10 Back to the Basics
01:19:20

Ben and Ashley are joined by the Original Bachelorette Trista Sutter as she takes a trip down memory lane. She also reveals how she tells her kids how ‘Mom and dad met’ and addresses whether or not she’d let her kids seek love on TV.

Plus Ben’s parents are visiting...he reveals his celebrity crush and Ashley shares a dark holiday secret.

Nov 22, 2017
S3 #9 The Relationship Fire Drill
01:07:00

Ben and Ashley welcome former bachelor Andrew Firestone to the podcast for the latest in the world of an heir. 

Then they turn their attention to a listener named Sarah who is in major need of relationship breakup assistance.

Can Ben and Ashley give her the advice she needs?! Find out!


Nov 15, 2017
S3 #8 Bachelors The Next Generation
01:08:27


Ben and Ashley catch up with Jade Roper Tolbert about life as a mom

and discuss what the plans are for more Bachelor babies?

Plus Ben Flajnik's ex Courtney Robertson gives us all the inside info on Bachelor Arie

And while Ben slept at the airport Ashley set her sights on a 49er!


Nov 08, 2017
S3 #7 All Things Bachelor
00:48:12

Ben and Ashley check in with the OG Bachelor Bob Guiney!

Then they go deep on the burning questions..."Chest hair yay or nay?"...

Corinne and Demario, friends or publicity stunt?"

Plus, the latest Bachelor news: Why is a producer suing the show?!

And what did Ben really think of Ashley's Taylor Swift costume?


Oct 31, 2017
S3 #6 Passed Loves
01:13:26

Ben and Ashley call fan favorite, and Ben's ex, Kaitlyn Bristowe.

They discuss her Broadway debut and Shawn Booth's hotness


Who the Heck Are You, Juelia Kinney?


Is timing everything or is that an excuse when he's just not that in to you?


And, Ashley kissed Chris Soules in an elevator?!?


Finally, would Ben date Becca?

Oct 25, 2017
S3 #5 Bachelorette and Beyond
00:59:35

Former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock joins Ben and Ashley to talk about her son Asher's First Birthday. 

We play "Who the Heck Are You?" with Jack Stone. 

Plus, the Daddy debate continues...AND, as Ashley's dream of becoming "Mrs. Joe Jonas" comes to and end...we discuss her next celebrity crush and ponder who might have a crush on Ben.  


Oct 18, 2017
S3 #4 Daddy Issues
01:09:13

Ben and Ashley tackle the topic of whether or not it's sexy or creepy when a girl calls her boyfriend "daddy".

Also, Peter joins the Bachelor Winter Games, Nick gets a job AND...it's time for another round of "Who the Heck Are You?" featuring Vinny Vinsane!


Oct 11, 2017
S3 #3 Kissing and Telling
01:09:45

Wells Adams joins Ben and Ashley to divulge a story about "Flirty Ashley."

Then Erica Roses joins in the fun as they all reveal their go-to kissing

moves! Ben dishes from his time on the set of "Lip Sync Battle." Plus Carly Wadell breaks down her transition from Bachelorette to soccer mom. And twins Emily and Haley discuss the emotions surrounding the tragic events in their hometown of Las Vegas.

Oct 03, 2017
S3 #2 Being Single Kinda Sucks
01:18:27

Bachelor Nick Viall joins Ben and Ashley and opens up about how he's doing after his breakup. 

Plus Ben and Ashley do a deep dive on the listener emails and head to the phones to take your calls!

Sep 28, 2017
S3 #1 Deep and Deeper
01:13:50

Ben and Ashley go deep to track down Danielle L. for her side of the Instagram post story. Lacey M. goes deeper into her version of what went down with Daniel from Canada. Plus we find out who the heck Chris Bukowski is and what can he tell us about Arie the Bachelor!

Sep 20, 2017
S2 #6 Paradise Finale
01:12:20

Kristina joins Ben and Ashley to give her side of what went down in the Paradise finale...including Dean's love confession.


We discuss the latest on Amanda and Robby's social media feud...which throws Ben into 'Twitter refresh frenzy' for the latest updates.


Plus...another round of 'Who the Heck Are You: Iggy edition!'

Sep 13, 2017
S2 #5.5 The Next Bachelor!
00:08:29

Your next Bachelor is....

Sep 07, 2017
S2 #5 Scallops, Sorrow, and Significant Others
01:21:30

In today's episode B.I.P.'s Christen joins Ben and Ashley to discuss "Scallop Fingers"...fun nickname or cruel bullying? 

Also we play another round of "Who the Heck are You?" with Blake E. where we find out what his obsession is with Whaboom!

The next Bachelor announcement could be coming at any moment. What do Ben and Ashley know? More importantly...DO they know?

All that plus the twins lose their minds and Nick and Vanessa breakup!

Sep 06, 2017
S2 #4 Dean’s Disaster
01:12:40

Dean’s lips get him in trouble again...Find out where Ben and Ashley side on him kissing Danielle in front of Kristina.

Ben deconstructs the Ticklemonster in a round of “Who The Heck Are You?”

Plus, does Jasmine’s behavior warrant the title of “bully”? We break it all down, including the question on everybody’s mind…”What’s the deal with Jack Stone?!”

Aug 31, 2017
S2 #3 Paradise Lost
01:10:08

Dean and Kristina went toe to toe! On what sides do Ben and Ashley fall?

Plus the Dating Double Standard causes chaos in Paradise...isn't the concept of B.I.P. to test the waters? Who's right and who's wrong?

All that plus why Dean may be "flip-flopping" himself out of a chance to be the next Bachelor!

And Demario's emotional interview. 


Aug 24, 2017
​S2, #2 'Paradise Wedding​'
00:56:54

​Evan and Carly tied the knot and Ashley was there! Details on how it all went down!

Ashley tells her on/off screen romance Wells some news he's less than thrilled to hear. Ben reveals what movie brings him to tears every single time. 

And Ashley gets candid on what's it like to see former love interests hooking up in Paradise. 


All that plus...we play the new B.I.P. game called "Wait...who are you?"


Aug 16, 2017
S2. #1 "Bachelors in Paradise"
01:04:16

Ben and Ashley break down the beginning of B.I.P.

Dean joins them to dish on the shutdown scandal...plus all signs are pointing to himas the next bachelor! What can he tell us? Ben gives him Bachelor tips just in case!

All that plus inside dirt...the lowdown on Robby's hair...and who is the mysterious Ben Z?

Aug 16, 2017
S21, #12: The Engagement, The Break-Up and the Rumors
01:16:37

Rachel chose Bryan, but was it the right call? Ben and Ashley reveal her chances at happily-ever-after.

Plus after what's been dubbed 'the worst break-up ever' fans are left with a Peter hangover.

Will he get his shot at redemption as the next Bachelor...Or will Ben be back dishing out roses again?!! We go straight to the source. 

Eric Bigger joins Ben and Ashley for more behind the scenes...and the latest from America's sweetheart, Dean!



Aug 08, 2017
S21, #11: All Things Dean
01:11:08

Podcast or fantasy suite? Nothing is off limits as Dean Unglert joins Ashley as guest cohost. We'll get to know the man behind the pretty face and find out for ourselves if Rachel really did make a mistake in letting him go.

Also, The Men Tell All...what happened when the cameras weren't rolling? Plus, insider dirt...find out why the finale could offer the most brutal break-up in Bachelor franchise history. 

Aug 01, 2017
S21, #10: Fantasy Suite Fallout
01:16:51

Becca Tilley is in for Ben as she and Ashley break down what happened in the fantasy suites and how it's possible that all three men still remain! JoJo Fletcher joins the girls for Bachelorette deep dive...Is Rachel making the right choices? How much is too much to share? And what really goes on behind the scenes in Bachelor World? 

Jul 25, 2017
S21, #9: The Downfall of Dean
01:21:06

As the sun sets on the Hometown Dates, Ben and Ashley gear up for Rachel’s upcoming trip to the Fantasy Suites...They share tales from their own experiences, as well as sort through Rachel’s remaining 3. Chase McNary fresh back from Cabo joins them live in studio. PLUS, is Dean destined for Paradise? …Ben and Ashley have the exclusive!

Jul 18, 2017
S21, #8: No Place Like Home?
00:39:30

With The Bachelorette’s Hometown Dates looming… Ben goes deep into his own hometown visits. Is that where he made up his mind to choose Lauren? Were JoJo’s brothers the dealbreaker for Ben?  

Can the family or the town really sway a decision?

Plus, does age matter? Ben and Ashley ask…the listeners answer.

Jul 11, 2017
S21, #7: Three’s Company
00:55:42

Becca Tilley stops by to assist Ashley in making Ben feel really uncomfortable: Why did Ben really dump Becca? Where would Ashley have ranked in Ben’s Bachelor World? 

Plus, Ben gets approached on the street in NYC and immediately disappoints...Ashley rehashes a past beef…AND we break down which of The Bachelorette’s remaining men…are legit.

Jun 28, 2017
S21, #6: "Paradise Returns"
00:48:51

Ben and Ashley get an exclusive on the DeMario exclusive. 

Find out what girl from Ben’s Bachelor run still intrigues him…what ex-girlfriend he recently connected with…and if he sees a time when he and Lauren...could be friends.

Plus…why Ashley wants to be treated like a dog…and “Your relationship doesn’t pay my bills!”…who said it?!

Jun 27, 2017
S21, #5: Paradise Lost and Paradise Found
01:00:27
Ben and Ashley do a deep dive into the Bachelor in Paradise Scandal…AND Ben shares a naked shower story. Plus callers seek advice.
Jun 20, 2017
S21, #4 1/2: Breaking News: Bachelor Out of Paradise
00:41:01
Ben and Ashley go deep into the Bachelor in Paradise scandal. What have their insider sources told them about the incident? Is this the end of Paradise? What ramifications can this have on the franchise? What are the other contestants that were sent home saying? “Sources” have reached out to Ben and Ashley…and now they’re reaching out to you.
Jun 14, 2017
S21, #4: Ben’s Parents and Ashley’s Cry for Help
00:49:52
Ben’s parents come for a visit and Mama Higgins shares a little TMI. A waitress pulls a fast one on Ashley and slips Luke Pell her number while they’re out together. A caller wants relationship advice…are we sure they’re the ones to be asking?! Plus…How did Ben and Ashley meet? (Hint: It involves a trip to a hotel room)
Jun 13, 2017
S21, #3: Blake vs. Whaboom, Ben’s Break-Up and “Awkward Ashley"
00:39:10
Ben and Ashley do a dramatic re-enactment of the Blake vs. Whaboom blowout. Ben goes deeper into his Instagram Post about his break-up with Lauren. First kiss stories get revealed. Plus, Chris “Cupcake” Strandburg continues to send Ashley mixed messages.
Jun 06, 2017
S21, #2: Dating after The Bachelor
00:43:16
Ashley fears she misinterpreted a date with former Bachelorette alum Chris “Cupcake” Strandburg so Ben calls him for answers. Luke Pell reveals his Bachelor in Paradise plans. Ben considers a man-romper and Ashley spills how many guys she’s considered giving up her virginity for (not counting Harry Styles). All that plus Inside The Bachelorette week 2: Dean vs. Whaboom
May 30, 2017
S21, #1: Bachelorette Premiere + Secrets Revealed
00:31:06
Ben and Ashley give their take on last night’s Bachelorette premiere, including which guys blew it with their first impression, why “Tickle-Monster” Jonathan’s approach backfired and what happened when the ‘Whaboom’ guy reached out to Ben for advice. Plus, Ben calls Ashley’s former Bachelor-in-Paradise hookup Jared Haibon and Ashley reveals Ben’s “only flaw”.
May 23, 2017
Almost Famous Teaser: Ben Has No Furniture After Break-up
00:02:25
Follow/Subscribe to The Ben and Ashley I. Almost Famous Podcast to get the first episode on May 23rd!
May 18, 2017
Coming Soon: The Ben & Ashley I. Almost Famous Podcast
00:00:47
Ben Higgins & Ashley I. are launching a brand new podcast to discuss all things dating, celebrity gossip, Ben's breakup and, of course, all of the inside info on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. Follow/Subscribe today!
May 18, 2017