Here To Make Friends - A Bachelor Recap Show

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A HuffPost Podcast about The Bachelor, where hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon lovingly snark and recap the latest episodes from The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Whether you love The Bachelor, or love to hate it, you will enjoy their witty discussion about this reality show and what it reveals about the world of dating.

Episode Date
'Bachelorette' S15e2 With Alyssa Mastromonaco

What a time to be watching a Bachelorette who reps hard for Alabama, while just last week, the state passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. Hmm… On week two of The Bachelorette, Hannah looks for “Mr. Right” with some help from Miss J and a couple of Drag Race alums, Luke makes a big declaration, and Cam crashes a party. Filling in for Claire this week is New York Times bestselling author, Alyssa Mastromonaco.

May 21, 2019
'Bachelorette' S15e1 With Matt Jacobs

Here To Make Friends is back! Kicking off this season, Claire and Emma are joined by HuffPost colleague Matt Jacobs to dissect every moment from ‘The Bachelorette’ season 15 premiere. Hannah is our new Bachelorette – she’s real, she’s not perfect and she doesn’t know what to do with her hands. This season, the great pilot war of 2019 comes to an early end - and Peter prevails, Luke P. has r/ShowerThoughts, and Demi and Katie reveal one contestant has someone back home.

May 14, 2019
'Bachelorette' S15 Preview – The Cast Bios + The Bachelorette Reunion Special

Season 15 of The Bachelorette begins next week! On this preview episode, Claire and Emma recap “The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!” and later in the episode offer their signature analysis of the full cast of suitors for Hannah’s heart.

May 10, 2019
'Bachelor' S23 Finale Part 2 With Erin Darke

Last night on the Bachelor finale, we saw a love story unlike any other. Colton’s journey came to a surprising conclusion. The romance… the passion… the intimacy…. The decision to just date instead of getting engaged at the end of the show. It was truly a Bachelor first.

Roll tide!

On this episode, we’re joined by one of our favorite guests, actress Erin Darke, to talk about Colton and Cassie’s happy ending, Hannah B’s new beginning and, of course, Air Supply.

Mar 13, 2019
'Bachelor' S23 Finale Part 1

We open on the Portuguese countryside. Dogs are barking. Producers are scrambling. Colton is nowhere to be found. Welcome to part one of The Bachelor finale! There are far too many emotions to go through after last night, so we’re going guest-less this episode to talk about the producers’ rescue mission, the multiple breakups and, of course, Colton’s new haircut.

Mar 12, 2019
'Bachelor' S23 Bonus With Katie Morton

For the third time this week we are pleased to present Here To Make Friends! On this bonus episode we are joined by 'Bachelor' season 23 cast member Katie Morton. She told us how she ended up on the show, painted a picture of life inside the mansion, and gave us the scoop about her warning to Colton that shook up the season.

Mar 07, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e10 With Alyssa Mastromonaco

We’re back! And we’re emotionally exhausted after the two-hour screaming match that was Women Tell All. On this episode, we’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Mastromonaco, to talk about the many conflicts between the women this season, the origins of the cougar den and the evolution of Hannah B. So take a shower, grab your year’s supply of Halo Top ice cream and listen to this episode of Here To Make Friends!

Mar 06, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e9 With Sharleen Joynt

It finally happened! The long awaited fence jump! It was everything we dreamed of and more. For the first time in Bachelor history, a long-teased “dramatic moment” was actually even more dramatic than we could’ve imagined. On this episode, we’re joined by Bachelor alum and prolific recapper Sharleen Joynt to analyze the jump from every possible angle, sing the praises of boob tape, and break down one of the most heart wrenching breakups we’ve seen on this show.

Mar 05, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e8 With Leigh Blickley

We happily give all of you our permission and blessing to listen to this week’s episode. It’s hometown week and Colton has families to meet, airplanes to jump out of, and etiquette lessons to learn. On this episode, we’re joined by HuffPost senior entertainment reporter, Leigh Blickley to talk about Hannah’s rapping skills, how excited we are about next week’s fence jump and why this week’s episode was one big feminism fail.

Feb 26, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e7 With Nick Viall

Another week and still no fence jump?! Instead, the contestants spend time in Colton’s hometown of Denver. On this episode, Tayshia spills the tea, Hannah B and Heather cut ties, and Caelynn makes an out of nowhere appearance to save Cassie, as well as her own reputation.

To recap and dissect the show’s unfortunate regressive platitudes, we’re joined by Season 21 lead Nick Viall.

Feb 19, 2019
'Bachelor' S23 Bonus With Producers Of The Bachelor Vietnam

Last year, The Bachelor franchise aired what might be THE most dramatic rose ceremony ever. In a moment that went viral worldwide, Minh Thu, a contestant on The Bachelor Vietnam, confessed her love for fellow contestant Truc Nhu, asking the woman to return the Bachelor’s rose and leave the show with her, which she did in a moment unprecedented for the franchise. On this special bonus episode, we talk to two of the people responsible for The Bachelor Vietnam, Anh Tran, the executive producer and showrunner, and Anh-Thu Nguyen, a story producer. They talk about that shocking rose ceremony, how they’ve adapted the show for a Vietnamese audience and host Khoi Tran’s crossover appearance on this past week’s episode.

Feb 15, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e6 With Derek Peth

This week’s episode of The Bachelor gave us all a reason to think about the best part of any good first date. Is it the butterflies beforehand? Getting to know each other? Or the excitement of a possible future? Obviously it’s the hot and steamy make out in the shower. At least it is for Colton and Hannah G., anyway. On this episode, we’re joined by Derek Peth, former Bachelorette contestant and host of The Betchelor podcast. We find out that Demi is more bark than bite, Kirpa goes spearfishing for sea urchin and Colton is warned that someone *else* isn’t here for the right reasons.

Feb 12, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e5 With Ashley Spivey

It was a night of firsts on The Bachelor this week. First kiss, first voluntary departure, and first... loud fight about bullying at the cocktail party?

On this episode, Claire and Emma are joined by Bachelor alum Ashley Spivey. They talk about Elyse’s decision to leave, what exactly the definition of a rumor is, and their own first kiss stories.

Oh, and what happened to Kirpa’s chin??

Feb 05, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e4 With Brett Vergara

Down to 15 girls and ‘The Bachelor’ makes its way to Singapore! This week, Tayshia takes the plunge, Demi leeches onto Colton, and Caelynn shares a traumatic experience. Joining us to recap is Bachelor tweeter extraordinaire, Brett Vergara.

On this episode we discuss sexual assault. If you need to talk to someone, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673

Jan 29, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e3 With Priscilla Frank

Yo ho ho. This week, Caelynn walks the plank and gets a group date rose, Hannah is ‘befumbled’, Elyse takes her first helicopter ride and after opening up about her sister’s death, dances on a platform at a country music performance in true ‘Bachelor’ fashion.

Also on this episode -- Colton is definitely not a ‘stretching virgin’ anymore and Caitlin gets sent home early.

Joining us to break it all down is friend and colleague, Priscilla Frank.

Jan 22, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e2 With Erin Darke

Welcome to the Cougar Den! Today on the pod, Emma and Claire are joined by Erin Darke, a fellow brave thirtysomething hero, to talk about what they learned on week two of ‘The Bachelor’. On this episode, Hannah B. learns to ride one handed, Billy Eichner plays camp counselor, and Tracy has a meltdown. Did we mention it’s Hannah’s birthday? A toast – Roll Tide!

Jan 15, 2019
'Bachelor' S23 Bonus: Behind The Scenes With Kristen Baldwin

Have you ever imagined what it’s like to be inside the Bachelor mansion on night one as the limos pull up and the first roses are handed out? Kristen Baldwin, a television critic for Entertainment Weekly, got to live out that fantasy when she covered the filming of the season premiere from the inside. She tells Emma and Claire what got cut, who got kissed, and how everyone keeps it together during the longest night on reality tv.

Jan 10, 2019
'Bachelor' S23e1 With Allison Williams

Here To Make Friends returns! On this episode, Allison Williams joins to help break down the premiere of season 23 of ‘The Bachelor’. In the discussion, we wade through the many intro packages, gimmicky limo entrances, and unfortunate jokes about Colton’s virginity.

Jan 08, 2019
'Bachelor' S23 Preview – The Cast Bios

Here To Make Friends returns! On this episode, Claire and Emma offer their expert analysis of the cast bios released before Colton's season of 'The Bachelor'. They also create their own imaginary contestants with the help of a few colleagues.

Dec 13, 2018
Check In – And Check Out IVFML Season 2!

On this quick bonus episode, Claire and Emma discuss the latest forensic analysis from Jenna and Jordan, look ahead with hope to Colton's season, AND then recommend our sister podcast IVFML which has recently returned for a second season. We hope you will listen! See you in January!

Oct 26, 2018
‘Paradise’ S5 Finale

The Paradise finale was full of twists and turns, break ups and engagements. Who went to the Fantasy Suites? Who broke up? Who’s getting married? We go through all the (on and off-screen) drama before saying goodbye to Paradise.

Sep 12, 2018
‘Paradise’ S5 Week 5 With Nick Viall

Eric moved on from the cheese, Colton and Tia broke up, and there was a witch hunt, which is actually a pretty good metaphor for this show as a whole. Plus, we found out that our new Bachelor will be Colton! Yay? We’re joined by the pioneer of spring boarding from ‘Paradise’ to ‘Bachelor,’ Nick Viall.

Sep 05, 2018
‘Paradise’ S5 Week 4 With Kenny King

Things got very triangular on Paradise this week. We had Jordan, Jenna and Benoit… Chris, Krystal and Connor… Joe, Kendall and Leo… the list goes on. We discuss Leo’s extremely dark turn and we’re joined by Kenny King to talk about his time in Paradise.

Aug 29, 2018
‘Paradise’ S5 Week 3 With Jacqueline Trumbull

We know you came here for a Bachelor In Paradise recap, but this is now a Peter Kavinsky and Laura Jean fan podcast. …Just kidding. While we’d love to follow our hearts and talk about To All The Boys I've Loved Before, the Netflix romcom that made us believe in goodness again, we do have to break down all that happened in paradise this week. To help us dig a little deeper, we’re joined by Bachelor In Paradise shooting star Jacqueline Trumbull.

Aug 22, 2018
‘Paradise’ S5 Week 2 With Priscilla Frank

We’re back to the beaches of Sayulita, Mexico, where the vaginas aren’t dancing and the men are weeping. Four hours of Paradise this week means we have so much Colton and Tia to catch up on, as well as the Goose Gang and Johnbilee (that’s John and Jubilee). Joining us to talk it all through is HuffPost’s Priscilla Frank.

Aug 15, 2018
‘Paradise’ S5 Week 1 With Brett Vergara

New setting, new show, same drama. It’s Colton and Tia: The Spin-off! And, you know, 20 or so other hot singles on a beach. Honestly, we’re just so happy to finally be in Paradise, even if all we do is talk about Colton and Tia for another month. Here to help us kick it off, it’s Bachelor tweeter extraordinaire and Buzzfeed community manager Brett Vergara!

Aug 08, 2018
‘Bachelorette’ S14 Finale With Allison Williams

On this episode, Allison Williams joins to recap ‘The Bachelorette’ season 14 finale. We discuss Becca’s level of happiness, Garrett’s poetic kind of love, Blake’s sweaty heartbreak, and ask more of the apology on ‘After The Final Rose’.

Aug 07, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14 Bonus With Robert Mills

This season has been full of intrigue and scandal, so we wanted to get the scoop from someone who knows what’s going on behind the scenes -- Rob Mills!  He’s the Head of Alternative Programming for ABC, as well as a prolific tweeter.

We talked about his history with the franchise, all those off-screen scandals, what we can expect from Paradise and, more importantly, THE PROPOSAL, The Bachelorette’s underappreciated baby sibling.


Aug 02, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14 Men Tell All With Michael Garofola

It was a classic Men Tell All last night... in that the men did not tell all. We really learned nothing new, except that they all still love Becca. On this episode, Jordan steals the show, Lincoln is the elephant in the room, and Jason campaigns to be the next Bachelor. Here to break it all down is Bachelor Nation alum, Michael Garofola.

Jul 31, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e9 With Caila Quinn

It’s fantasy suite week! And this season, the fantasy suite truly turned into a regular dream suite. Not too amazing, not too terrible, just normal! Except for Jason, who didn’t get to participate at all. But after that exit, we have a feeling he was in a lot of Bachelor Nation fantasies last night. To discuss all that and more, we’re joined by the wonderful Caila Quinn!

Jul 24, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e8 With Kristen Baldwin

It’s hometown week! And the biggest topics of the episode were… Colton being a virgin and his history with Tia. We’ve made so much progress since the first half of the season. Meanwhile, Garrett finds common values, Jason reveals his good-looking family, and Blake reveals a serious trauma. In the end, Tia helps to force Becca's hand and send Colton packing. Joining us to recap is EW TV critic, Kristen Baldwin

Jul 17, 2018
Bonus: UnREAL With Shiri Appleby

On this surprise bonus episode, Shiri Appleby joins Here To Make Friends to discuss the latest and final season of UnREAL, acting and directing since #MeToo, and more.

Jul 16, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e7 With Tierney Bricker

Last night, Colton revealed he's still a virgin, Garrett counted the times he's ever been discouraged, and Blake showed his dance moves. In other news, ABC broke into the broadcast to announce the new SCOTUS nominee and Wills and Leo are heading home. On this episode, E! News Editor Tierney Bricker joins Claire and Emma to recap!

Jul 10, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e6 With Derek Peth

Virginia is for lovers ... or so they say! On this episode, Jason rises the ranks, Chris flames out "guns blazing", and Becca finds a friend in Leo. BOTH Claire and Emma are back this week, and they are joined by good friend of the pod and Bachelor Nation alum Derek Peth.

Jul 03, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e5 With Kate Dries

Last night on 'The Bachelorette' we finally arrived at this season's highly anticipated two-on-one date between Jordan and David. But amazingly, it was all overshadowed by Chris and his massive sense of entitlement. And to top it all off, he made it through the rose ceremony and will live to see another episode this season! On this episode, Claire Fallon is joined by writer Kate Dries to breakdown episode five from Becca's season.

Jun 26, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e4 With Ali Barthwell And Ashley Spivey

This week, we learned a lot from “The Bachelorette.” We learned about the meaning of angled collars. We learned that there are actually still people in this world who believe the earth is flat. And we learned that our problematic frontrunner was once married for two months. It’s a lot to take in! On this episode, Emma Gray is joined by writer and Bachelor recapper Ali Barthwell, and intrepid Bachelor Nation citizen journalist, Ashley Spivey.

Jun 19, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14 Bonus With Reality Steve

On this bonus episode, Emma Gray catches up with Reality Steve about this week's news off camera – Season 14 contestant Lincoln Adim has been convicted of indecent assault and battery. They wonder how this could have been missed in a background check and what the implications may be for the future of this season and franchise.

Jun 15, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e3 With Erin Darke

On this episode, Erin Darke joins Emma to recap episode three of Becca's season. Jordan continues to make great television, Colton and Tia move on, David falls out of bed, and Clay breaks his wrist.

Jun 12, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e2 With Brett Vergara

Week 2 felt a lot more like a week 6! On this episode, Claire is joined by Brett Vergara to recap episode two of Becca's season. They discuss the cast ganging up on Lincoln, Connor destroying his date winning souvenir photo, Blake and Becca smashing tons of Arie related stuff, Wills' style and body language, and Colton's off screen history with Tia.

Jun 05, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14 Bonus With Jake Enyeart

So, you may remember Jake Enyeart, who got sent home before the rose ceremony because he already knew Becca. We wanted to get a little more insight on their confusing shared history, so we called him up and talked to him about it.

He also shared his thoughts on the controversy around the current frontrunner, Garrett. As most of you probably know, Ashley Spivey shared some screenshots of Garrett’s 'likes' on offensive Instagram posts last week, and Emma and Claire reported on his Instagram history for HuffPost on Monday. Some of the posts he liked joked about violence toward undocumented children and mocked trans and genderqueer people. Garrett has issued an apology on Instagram, but we are going to keep following this going forward.

On a lighter note, Jake also shared a poem he wrote for Becca that never made it to air. Here’s our bonus interview with Jake, hope you enjoy!

Jun 01, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14e1 With Allison Williams

Night one is upon us! On this episode Claire and Emma breakdown the intro packages, the quirky entrances, and wade through a Bachelorette Mansion driveway littered with gimmicks, catch-phrases, and so much ogling. Plus, there is already drama – in the house – and in Garrett's social media history. They're helped by Bachelor Nation super-fan Allison Williams, who came to the studio with pages and pages of notes in hand.

May 29, 2018
'Bachelorette' S14 Preview – The Cast Bios

We did the damn thing! 'The Bachelorette' cast bios are out, and this season they're a little lighter than usual. But that didn't stop Claire and Emma who are back at it and bringing you their signature snark and expert analysis. These guys are athletic, age-appropriate, television-movie villains, and ready to retire at 40!

Here To Make Friends returns Tuesday, May 29th.

May 18, 2018
BONUS: Live at SXSW With Brittany Taylor

We’re still not over that two-part season finale. So we flew to Austin to talk about it all over again with season 22 contestant, Brittany Taylor, live from the TuneIn Podcast Stage at SXSW. Brittany told us about getting friend-zoned, being besties with Becca, and life after the Bach.

Mar 12, 2018
'Bachelor' S22 Finale Part 2 With Amy Kaufman

It's The Bachelor finale (part two) – plus, After The Final Rose. Arie tries for reconciliation, proposes to Lauren, and Becca is our next Bachelorette!

Here to cover it all and more, we’re joined by the definitive chronicler of the world of 'The Bachelor' for the LA Times, and author of new book Bachelor Nation, Amy Kaufman!

Mar 07, 2018
'Bachelor' S22 Finale Part 1 With Jacqueline Trumbull

The Bachelor lived up to the hype, and though it was painful, it turned out to be perhaps the most dramatic finale ever. Tonight ABC will deliver two extra hours of programming, but on this episode we are joined by season 22 contestant Jacqueline Trumbull – she offers her insight as a recent alum and helps us to analyze every moment of night one of the season 22 finale.

Mar 06, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e9 The Fantasy Suites With Vella Lovell

Last night we watched the fantasy suite dates! They’re in Peru! Arie points out that Peru has lots of culture, Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, and sand dunes. Over the course of the episode he drops the 'L' word quite a bit, cuts Kendall, and talks things over with Ross – Becca's Ex. To recap every moment, we’re joined by the wonderful Vella Lovell, who you may know from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Big Sick.

Feb 27, 2018
'Bachelor' S22 Women Tell All With Marikh Mathias

On this episode we’re going to try to recap what we managed to glean from this Women Tell All. Last night, Caroline teased the drama to come, Bekah explained her status as a missing person, and Krystal joined Arie on the couch. Enjoy a little behind-the-scenes insight and a very pro-glam mindset from our guest, Season 22 contestant Marikh Mathias!

Feb 26, 2018
BONUS: 'Winter Games' Week 2 With Megan Angelo

Megan Angelo joins the pod and takes us behind the scenes into her reporting from 'The Bachelor Winter Games'. On this episode we ask whether this special programming was a success, and if it will return. And of course, we analyze every lasting couple, breakup, kiss, and challenge, PLUS the surprise proposal. Bachelor Winter Games, we miss you already!

Feb 23, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e8 – The Hometown Dates

We've made it to the hometown dates and Arie is showing signs of stress. This week we encountered Kendall's storage unit full of taxidermy, plus her twin sister Kylie! Tia takes Arie to a racetrack, then Arie considers church (and other life plans) with Becca, and survives his encounter with Lauren's dad who it turns out is just a sweet man. Ultimately it was a low key episode of The Bachelor, but feminism fails makes a strong return.

Feb 20, 2018
BONUS: 'Winter Games' Week 1 With Michael Garofola

Michael Garofola joins us to offer a behind the scenes look at The Bachelor Winter Games. He breaks down the love triangles, the bromances, what got lost in translation, and what got left on the cutting room floor from episodes 1 and 2.

Feb 16, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e7 With Caila Quinn

Buongiorno! This week Arie and the remaining women are in Tuscany. There were pop-up bakers, signature make-out sessions with backs against stone walls, and even a surrogate Italian family. It was a cinematic episode, full of food and wine – pizza, pasta, and truffle hunting! Ultimately, Jacqueline pulled herself out of the running, and Sienne and Bekah were sent home, setting us up for next week's hometown dates. Joining us to recap is 'Bachelor' season 21 alum, Caila Quinn.

Feb 13, 2018
BONUS: 'Winter Games' Preview With Lesley Murphy

Winter is here, Winter Games are coming, and we have so many questions! Here to brief you (and us) on everything 'Bachelor Winter Games' is contestant Lesley Murphy, formerly of 'The Bachelor' season 17 (Sean Lowe's season).

She filled us in on what to expect for this special mini season, talked about her life since 'The Bachelor' as a travel blogger, and spoke about her work as a women's health advocate after testing positive for the BRCA 2 mutation. Plus we got her to dish her thoughts on Arie's season so far.

'The Bachelor Winter Games' premiere next Tuesday, February 13th on ABC.

Feb 09, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e6 With Olivia Caridi & Brandi Cyrus

Arie and the remaining contestants are in Paris! This week – a river boat cruise, a group date at the Moulin Rouge, a two on one date featuring a hedge maze and a chateau tour, and finally one big obstacle for Arie and Jacqueline. Bekah channels Betty Boop, Kendall channels empathy, and Krystal says au revoir. Joining to recap are Olivia Caridi and Brandi Cyrus.

Feb 06, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e5 With Erin Darke

This week on Here To Make Friends, we're putting ourselves out there and giving you everything we've got – fun, passionate, sad, emotional, excited, and ... futuristic? Last night, Krystal got put in the dog house BUT will stick around another week. Plus, Tia gets a one on one date in a swamp, because she's a country girl. Joining us to break it all down is actress Erin Darke of Good Girls Revolt, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Dietland, coming soon on AMC.

Jan 30, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e4 With Kristen Baldwin

It's week 4 and we've finally left the bachelor mansion for South Lake Tahoe! On this episode, Sienne wins our hearts (again), Kendall eats bugs for Arie, Marikh gets glam-shamed, and Bekah reveals her age! And, Krystal survives another rose ceremony after a surprise interruption for one last word. To help us cover every moment, we're joined by Kristen Baldwin, Editor in Chief of Yahoo! Entertainment.

Jan 23, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e3 With Ashley Spivey

This week, Claire and Emma are joined by Bachelor alum, Ashley Spivey. Together they breakdown two group dates – GLOW inspired wrestling and a dog circus competition – plus, an early one-on-one exit in wine country. On this episode, the producers played up Annaliese's childhood trauma with more flashbacks, and set up Bibiana for an epic meltdown. In the end, both contestants took the high road home.

Jan 16, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e2 With Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth

This season is starting to heat up! There were the premature one on one dates, plus bumper car trauma, and a fiery rant at the cocktail party. On this episode, Bachelor in Paradise golden couple Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan join to break down every moment from episode two.

Jan 09, 2018
Bonus: Single State of Mind With Andi Dorfman

On this bonus episode Claire and Emma catch up with Andi Dorfman, who is releasing a new book, Single State of Mind. They try to guess who some of the many mysterious figures in the book might be, debate Manhattan versus Brooklyn living, and learn about Andi's writing process.

Jan 08, 2018
'Bachelor' S22e1 With Brett Vergara

Trinkets, tchotchkes, and doodads! The first night has come and gone. Joining to recap every last entrance, gimmick, and early exit, is Brett Vergara. Excitement!

Jan 02, 2018
'Bachelor' S22 Preview – The Cast Bios

We're back! On this season preview episode, Claire and Emma breakdown ABC's Countdown to Arie special, and snarkily review all 29 contestant bios. Buckle up and get ready for season 22 of The Bachelor, coming in January!

Dec 13, 2017
'Paradise' S4 Bonus with Kristina Schulman

You thought we were done? We thought we were done. Just about everyone who watched Bachelor in Paradise fell totally in love with Kristina Schulman, including us. So we’re so glad to be joined by phone with her for a special bonus interview.

Sep 15, 2017
'Paradise' S4 Bonus with Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth

We're in the presence of true love. Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth join us to relive their journey together in Paradise. They help us unpack all of the drama from this season, share their best unaired moments, and tell us about their engagement and future together.

Sep 13, 2017
'Paradise' S4 Finale with Ashley Spivey

Paradise really ended on a high last night – for starters it was only two hours of television. We go through the breakups and goodbyes, the final couples, and then look ahead to Arie's coming season of The Bachelor. To help us do it all, we're joined by Bachelor alum Ashley Spivey. But we're not done yet! Check back tomorrow for a special bonus episode with Taylor Nolan and Peth.

Sep 12, 2017
'Paradise' S4 Bonus with Christen Whitney

On this bonus episode, we catch up with Christen Whitney from 'Paradise' about her scallop shaming, her interest from the many men in Mexico, and her thoughts about the next bachelor.

Sep 11, 2017
'Paradise' S4 Week 4

The journey is almost over, and we should be thinking about love. So this week in Paradise, love triangles and love squares. Plus, Robby takes it slow, and everyone kisses Jack. Also – Freddy arrives, Ben Z. goes home to his dog, Kristina gives up on Dean, and the twins try very hard to ruin Paradise.

Sep 06, 2017
'Paradise' S4 Week 3 with Jada Yuan

This was supposed to be our refuge, and instead it was four hours of middle-school BS. We're joined by Jada Yuan of New York Magazine and Vulture, to discuss scallop fingers, low key bullying, romantic Robby vs. friend Robby, Dean's love triangle, and the arrival of Daniel. Plus, we try to close the book on the production shutdown set off by Corinne and DeMario.

Aug 30, 2017
'Paradise' S4 Week 2 with Diggy Moreland

We can’t wait for the girls to have the roses again. Please end this mess! Guys like Dean and Adam should not be juggling two perfect women apiece. After the break, joining by phone is Diggy, aka Kenneth Moreland. We talk about his surge in popularity this week and of course, his glasses. Plus, Danielle M. leaves for Kenya and Wells breaks out from behind the bar.

Aug 23, 2017
'Paradise' S4 Week 1 with Brett Vergara

After a sexual misconduct investigation, 'Bachelor In Paradise' is back for season 4. And despite the hype, the incident was mostly ignored in episode 1. We met the cast, said goodbye to Jorge, DeMario and Corrine, and then said hello to our new resident bartender, Wells. Amid shutdown, we begin episode 2 with Carly and Evan's wedding. It was lovely but unfortunately felt overshadowed. Back in 'Paradise' the franchise shirked any blame and instead offered the remaining cast as its human shield. It was tough to watch. Joining us in studio to recap both episodes 1 and 2 of 'Paradise' is Brett Vergara, Community Strategist at Buzzfeed.

Aug 16, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13 Bonus with Eric Bigger

We've been keeping a mystery episode from you. We teased this interview a couple weeks ago, and we're sorry if we lead you astray! It's miracle season! We're joined by Eric Bigger, and we can finally air this, because he's off the show! We talked to him about his time with Rachel, the emergence of his beard, and asked him about life after The Bachelorette. Might he be the next Bachelor? But that's not all – we were able to field one burning question to Rachel and Bryan during their stop at AOL Build Series earlier this week. We hope you'll enjoy and we'll see you next week in Paradise!

Aug 10, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13 Finale With Jamia Wilson

We're so devastated, but also truly happy. It's The Bachelorette finale and Rachel is engaged to Bryan. But first, she has to send Eric home and breakup with Peter. Plus, another first, in a series of interstitial segments we heard live reactions from Chris Harrison, Rachel, and the final cast. Joining us to recap is writer, activist, and Publisher and Executive Director of the Feminist Press, Jamia Wilson!

Aug 08, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13 Men Tell All with Sharleen Joynt

Some people hate it, but we love it -- it’s the episode where the men don’t exactly tell all, but they do talk back a little bit. Last night, we heard Blake and Lucas revisit Bananagate, sort of, DeMario defending the practice and art of having a side chick, and Anthony, Josiah and Rachel take Lee to school. And to unpack every single moment, we're joined by opera singer, Flare contributor, and podcaster Sharleen Joynt.

Aug 01, 2017
Bonus: 'Bachelorette' By The Numbers with Ella Koeze And Walt Hickey

We have an unbelievable amount of useless knowledge about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. But today we're stepping into new territory for the podcast and diving deep into the data. We're joined for this bonus episode by Ella Koeze and Walt Hickey from They recently analyzed all 33 seasons of the franchise and shared their findings. Nerd out with us!

Jul 27, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e9 With Allison P. Davis

Another week, another cliff hanger. On this episode, the remaining guys meet Rachel's family in Dallas. Plus, Bryan clashes with Rachel's family, Peter has cold feet, and Eric has a night in the fantasy suite in Rioja, Spain. Here to break down every moment with us is Allison P. Davis, Senior Writer at The Cut and New York Magazine!

Jul 25, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e8 With Jasmyn Lawson

We've made it to the hometown dates and we're joined by Jasmyn Lawson, Culture Editor at Giphy. Listen along as we relive the joy of Aunt Verna, the dominos and arepas, Peter's cold feet, and Dean's downfall. Plus – check back later this week for a special bonus episode!

Jul 18, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e7 With Ali Barthwell

Adam? Matt? Who are these people?! To help us remember these contestants, we're joined by Ali Barthwell, Vulture recapper extraordinaire -- and she's here IRL! Ali helps us relive the many boat rides, analyze Swiss watch purchases, and look toward next week for what may shape up to be some seriously dramatic / problematic hometown dates.

Jul 11, 2017
Bonus: There's Nothing Quite Like Your First Time

There's no episode to recap this week, so we decided to talk about “Bachelorette” firsts: the experience of being a first time viewer of the show, the significance of the first black Bachelorette, and what it’s like to be kicked off of the show on your very first night. Up first, we spoke to Charreah Jackson, senior editor at Essence, about her first time watching The Bachelorette -- which she’s doing this season. She’s written pieces like “We Still Have to Be Twice As Good: 4 Racial Reality Checks from The Bachelorette's Love Life” about the experience of watching the first black Bachelorette. Then, we talked to Rob Howard, who you may remember, vaguely, from your TV screen back in May. He was one of Rachel Lindsay’s suitors, and was eliminated on the very first night. Rob told us all about the anticlimactic experience of being a first-nighter.

Jul 06, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e6 With Erin Darke

We're back for the second time this week. Actress Erin Darke joins to send off 'snakey' Lee, discuss Eric's need for affirmation, and the consistently wild misdirection from ABC's promos. We also enjoy more lovely dates from across Scandinavia, including Viking games led by Morton and Tom. It was a redemption of sorts for Kenny, but in the end he and Rachel decided it was best for them to part ways. Finally, we break down the new rules and regulations in 'Paradise' and more of DeMario's interview with E! News.

Jun 28, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e5 With Phoebe Robinson

On this episode, we talk through part one of Kenny & Lee's two on one date, and we're just hoping that Lee get's washed under in the tide of realness that is Kenny. We're joined by Phoebe Robinson of the amazing 2 Dope Queens podcast, who helps us say goodbye to the tickle monster and Jack Stone, and say hello to men in tight handball uniforms. Lastly, we discuss part 1 of DeMario's exclusive interview with E! News and brace ourselves for an entire new episode this evening.

Jun 27, 2017
Bonus: 'Paradise' Resumes Production, We Ask More Questions

Bachelor In Paradise is back! But questions linger and a dark cloud looms over the franchise. On this bonus episode, Claire and Emma speak with Lisa Bloom, a notable civil rights attorney, about the legal implications of the Bachelor in Paradise scandal, and with Carina Ray, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, to unpack the historical racial and gender constructs that have come into play.

Jun 22, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e4 With Claire Fallon and Emma Gray

On this episode, Claire and Emma relive the freestyle battles, an unwanted woodcarving, a possibly rigged spelling bee, an emotional and boozy blimp flight, and the obligatory and awkward country singer slow dance. All the while, Lee is becoming even more of a problem in the house, and he's going in for the take down of fan-favorite Kenny.

Jun 20, 2017
Bonus: 'Paradise' Production Halted

Following allegations of misconduct, production of season 4 of 'Bachelor In Paradise' has been suspended. Here to help us sort through the various conflicting reports is Reality Steve. We're also joined by 'Paradise' season 2 alum Michael Garofola who takes us behind the scenes of the production in Mexico, and offers general legal commentary.

Jun 13, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e3 With Vella Lovell

This week, Rachel takes some frontrunners to tape 'Ellen,' rides horses into Beverly Hills boutiques with Anthony, and watches some men mud-wrestle for her entertainment along with her old 'Bachelor' gal pals. On the podcast, Claire, Emma, and guest Vella Lovell also discuss Demario’s brief return, Lee’s major bigotry problem, and how 'The Bachelorette' is handling the race issue so far. Plus, Emma and Claire share a preview of IVFML, a new HuffPost podcast and speak with host Anna Almendrala.

Jun 06, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e2 With Kevin Nguyen

Last night was an episode 2 that felt like an episode 5. (That's a compliment.) We had Mila and Ashton, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and a certain contestant was confronted by a very pointy-nailed, very pissed off ex-girlfriend. Here to help us break it down, one of our longtime favorite guests, GQ editor Kevin Nguyen.

May 30, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13e1 With Allison Williams and Zeba Blay

This week, Rachel met her new boyfriends, plus a doll from a horror film, on a freshly sprinkled driveway. On the podcast, Claire Fallon, Emma Gray, and guest Allison Williams discuss a night packed with whabooms, tickle monsters, and mouth hickeys. Plus, HuffPost Senior Culture Writer Zeba Blay chats with Emma about the power of seeing a black Bachelorette.

May 23, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13 Preview – The Cast Bios

Emma and Claire dissect all 31 cast bios of the men hoping to win Rachel's heart – listen along as they pick their faves! Amongst the most diverse cast ever they uncover patterns, including a common love for Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and the inability to control one's arousal in the workplace! Whaboom!

May 19, 2017
'Bachelorette' S13 Preview LIVE at AOL BUILD With Olivia Caridi And Alexis Waters

We're less than one week away from Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette and we're so excited. To kick things off, Claire and Emma are joined by Bachelor alums Olivia Caridi and Alexis Waters for a special live taping at AOL BUILD (@BUILDSeriesNYC). They share their expectations for Rachel's season, their thoughts on what we've seen of the guys so far, and dish on some off season gossip.

May 17, 2017
'Bachelor' S21 Finale With Phoebe Robinson

Nick’s love journey has come to an awkward, snowy conclusion. Claire Fallon, Emma Gray, and guest Phoebe Robinson discuss husky puppies, horseback riding, Santa Claus, ill-advised racial jokes and more highs and lows from the season finale and After The Final Rose. 

Mar 15, 2017
'Bachelor' S21 Overview – Live at AOL BUILD

On this episode ― taped live from AOL BUILD, pre-finale and pre-blizzard ― Claire Fallon, Emma Gray, Leigh Blickley and guest Olivia Caridi assess Nick’s performance as The Bachelor, recap the most shocking season in “Bachelor” history, plan Chris Harrison’s future, and discuss the concept of hate-watching. Check out the discussion and check back tomorrow for our full recap of the season finale!

Mar 14, 2017
'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Allison Williams

Emma & Claire are joined by 'Bachelor' super-fan Allison Williams of HBO's 'Girls' and the new blockbuster film 'Get Out.' They reflect on Nick's thoughtfulness as the bachelor and the feeling of 'Women Tell All' whiplash. Allison offers her advice for the contestants as well as the producers.

Around the 40:00 minute mark they switch gears into 'Get Out' – Allison reveals some of the film's easter eggs, dissects audience reactions, and explains the psychological layers required to play her character Rose.

Mar 09, 2017
'Bachelor' S21e10 + WTA With Sharleen Joynt

This week, Claire and Emma are joined by 'Bachelor' season 18 alum Sharleen Joynt. They talk snow angels, tearful goodbyes, single-serve cheese pasta, and more notable moments from Episode 10 and the “Women Tell All” special. All we’re looking for is a little bit of empathy ― let’s see if we can find it.

Mar 08, 2017
'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Kristina Schulman

In this bonus interview, Claire & Emma are joined over the phone by Season 21 fan favorite Kristina Schulman. They discuss the friendships amongst the cast, missing scenes left on the cutting room floor, the forthcoming 'Women Tell All', and much more. Enjoy!

Mar 03, 2017
'Bachelor' S21e9 With Claire Fallon & Emma Gray

This episode, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray talk whiskey, fur coats, turtleneck sweaters, choose-your-own-adventure books, and more notable moments from Episode 9, Part 1. This is our feminist rant― here we go!

Feb 28, 2017
'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Taylor Nolan

Bonus! Claire & Emma are joined by season 21 resident mental health counselor Taylor Nolan. They discuss Corinne, the voodoo bayou two-on-one date, life after reality TV, and Rachel being named Bachelorette. We hope you will enjoy!

Feb 24, 2017
'Bachelor' S21e8 With Max Godnick & Sam Usher

This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with guests Max Godnick and Sam Usher of The Bachelor Dudes, talk olive repulsion, luxury sweatsuits, paternal blessings and more notable moments from the hometown dates on Episode 8.

Feb 21, 2017
'Bachelor' S21e7 With Danny Hoyt

This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with special guest Danny Hoyt of AfterBuzz TV, talk cheese cube towers, not being great enough, opening up emotionally on boats and more high notes from Episode 7. Plus, a breakdown of the announcement of the new “Bachelorette.” Get ready for the sex charm.

Feb 14, 2017
'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Nick Viall

Surprise! This episode, Claire sits down with the man himself. In their conversation, Nick offers a thoughtful defense of the season’s villain, Corinne, and reflects on how his experience as a franchise veteran has influenced his showing as the season lead.

Feb 10, 2017
'Bachelor' S21e6 With Kate Dries

Claire Fallon and special guest Kate Dries, deputy editor of, talk through two-on-one fever, drunk beach volleyball, light sexual choking, the importance of having someone to bring you lobster dip by the pool ― and other detritus from Episode 6. Open up your earholes and take listen!

Feb 07, 2017
'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Evan Bass & Carly Waddell

Finally, this week, we got the last couple standing from Paradise S3 – Evan Bass & Carly Waddell– in the studio! And it turns out, Evan and Carly are freaking delightful! They love musical theater, are game to poke fun at themselves and gave us some great insight on Nick Viall’s "journey." ;) We hope you'll enjoy this special bonus conversation as much as we enjoyed having it!

Feb 03, 2017
'Bachelor' S21e5 With Ali Barthwell

This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with guest and Vulture recapper Ali Barthwell, talk plantation romance, ahistorical voodoo, Bachelor Nation’s new BFF Rachel, and other highlights from Episode 5.

Jan 31, 2017
'Bachelor' S21e4 With Caila Quinn

This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with guest and former “Bachelor” star Caila Quinn, talk shoveling cow poopy, the dangers of poor finger circulation, juicy corn cob ladies, and other highlights from Episode 4. Do you have the emotional maturity to handle a recap of this week’s episode? Whether you run a multimillion-dollar company or not, join us to find out!

Jan 24, 2017
'Bachelor' S21e3 With Jada Yuan

This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with guest Jada Yuan of New York Magazine, talk Nickathlons, planned dancing, bouncy castle hook-ups and other lowlights from episode three of the most shocking season in “Bachelor” history. Get your lemon salad and sliced cucumber ready: There are Backstreet Boys serenades and rose ceremony naps to discuss.

Jan 17, 2017
‘Bachelor’ S21e2 With Olivia Caridi

‘Bachelor’ season 20 star Olivia Caridi joins Claire & Emma to recap Nick V’s second episode as The Bachelor. They discuss topless Corinne, Danielle M’s sad backstory, Josephine’s slap, and Nick’s misplay with Liz. Also, Olivia clarifies why we should all love a good Bachelor villain.

Jan 10, 2017
‘Bachelor’ S21e1 With Michael Garofola
Former ‘Bachelorette’ star Michael Garofola joins Claire & Emma to recap Nick V’s season premiere of The Bachelor. They discuss the quirky contestant entrances, the quick exits, some familiar faces, and of course the left-shark dolphin scandal.
Jan 03, 2017
‘Bachelor’ S21 Preview With Bachelor Dudes

Bachelor Dudes Max Godnick and Sam Usher join in and help us learn about the many diverse women in the cast. We also discuss the cast’s shared love of dolphins, bad tattoos, and then set personal goals for the season’s contestants.

Dec 13, 2016
'Paradise' S3 Bonus With Jared Haibon, Ben Rosenfield, And Lisa Rotondi

Ben Rosenfield & Lisa Rotondi, star couple of the short-lived dating show Coupled, join the pod to talk about what makes for good reality dating television. Later in the episode, Emma & Claire chat with Jared Haibon over the phone about the epic love triangle on this season of Paradise.

Sep 14, 2016
‘Paradise’ S3e6 With Izzy Goodkind & Caila Quinn

Claire & Emma are joined by Izzy Goodkind to recap the season finale of ‘Paradise.’ They discuss the engagements, the breakups, and Vizzy. Later, Caila Quinn returns to chat with Emma and reflect on the drama linking herself, Jared, & Ashley I.

Sep 07, 2016
‘Paradise’ S3e5 With Ashley Spivey

Emma & Claire are joined by ‘Bachelor’ alum Ashley Spivey to recap episode five of Paradise! They discuss the twins’ exit, the return of Wells, Brett’s subtle creepiness, Nick Viall’s ‘Bachelor’ announcement, and address the ongoing concern about Josh & Amanda.

Aug 31, 2016
'Paradise' S3e4 With Michael Garofola

Emma & Claire are joined by ‘Bachelor’ universe alum Michael Garofola to recap episode 4 of ‘Bachelor In Paradise.’ They discuss Ashley I’s problematic attempts to sabotage Caila, her unusual request to stick around longer in Paradise, and how Michael can relate to Vinny as Izzy’s interest fades.

Aug 24, 2016
‘Paradise’ S3e3 With Caila Quinn

Emma & Claire are joined by "Bachelor In Paradise" cast member Caila Quinn (yes, the one with the angel hair), to recap week 3 of "BIP." They discuss what really went down between Jared, Caila and Ashley I., Evan's hospital visit -- and confrontation with Josh -- and, last but not least, why you should never ever sexualize poutine.

Aug 17, 2016
'Paradise' S3e2 With Sarah Herron & Jada Yuan

Emma & Claire are joined by Jada Yuan, contributing editor at New York Magazine. They recap this week’s dates, exits, and new arrivals, and discuss the irresponsibility of ABC bringing back Josh Murray. Later in the show they are joined by Sarah Herron, Paradise’s first feminist hero, to talk about her showdown with Chad, and her spoiler-free thoughts about the remainder of the season. Finally they chat about her organization SheLift.

Aug 10, 2016
‘Paradise’ S3e1 With Tracy McMillan

Emma & Claire are joined by author and screenwriter Tracy McMillan to recap the premiere episode from season three of Bachelor In Paradise. They discuss Lace’s new mindset, dissect Daniel’s unfortunate misogyny, suggest an ideal match for Amanda, and finally, unpack Chad’s quick exit from Paradise.

Aug 03, 2016
‘Bachelorette’ S12 Finale With Olivia Caridi & Reality Steve

This episode, hosts Emma & Claire are joined by Bachelor season 20 alum Olivia Caridi. They discuss JoJo's breakup with Robby, Jordan's tasteful ring choice, and Chris Harrison's pushiness on After The Final Rose. Later in the show, they are joined by Reality Steve to consider whether JoJo & Jordan's engagement will last, and enjoy some non-spoiler teasers from the imminent Bachelor In Paradise season to come.

Aug 02, 2016
'Bachelorette' Men Tell All With Wells Adams

After weeks of badgering him on Twitter, fan favorite Wells Adams joins Emma & Claire to recap the Men Tell All. He shares his insights & secrets from behind the scenes, breaks down some of the more memorable moments of the season, and helps to analyze Chad’s return to our television screens.

Jul 27, 2016
'Bachelorette' S12e9 With The Bachelor Dudes

This episode, Emma & Claire are joined by The Bachelor Dudes, Max Godnick and Sammy Smith, to recap JoJo’s fantasy suite dates. They discuss the show's cultural insensitivity in Thailand, say goodbye to Luke & Chase, and dissect one epic feminism fail – Chad’s twitter feed.

Jul 26, 2016
‘Bachelorette’ S12e8 With Caila Quinn

This episode, Emma & Claire are joined by “Bachelor” season 20 alum Caila Quinn. They breakdown the hometown dates, discuss Robby’s mama leaking his ex drama, and contemplate Luke’s slow transformation into the man on the cover of a Western-themed romance novel – all the while reflecting on Caila’s journey on season 20 of The Bachelor. Finally, they catch up with Caila about her life as new New Yorker.

Jul 19, 2016
‘Bachelorette’ S12e7 With Jamie Otis, Damon Beres, & Emily Warman

In this week’s episode, host Claire Fallon recaps the seventh episode of Season 12 with guest hosts Emily Warman of AOL Partner Studio and HuffPost Tech editor Damon Beres. (Co-host Emma Gray will be back next week!) They discuss gaucho outfits, whether mouth-stuffing potato-based activities can be romantic, and how JoJo will choose between four roughly identical-looking suitors for the remainder of the season. Later, the delightful Jamie Otis of The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad and Married at First Sight joins Emma & Claire to talk about married life and her new book Wifey 101: Everything I Got Wrong After Finding Mr. Right.

Jul 12, 2016
Bonus: UnREAL, Coupled, And Bachelor Gossip

This week ABC aired a rerun of “The Bachelorette” instead of a new episode. So in this bonus Here To Make Friends podcast, Emma & Claire dive deep into every Bachelor fan’s other favorite show: Lifetime’s “UnREAL” and are joined by series star Shiri Appleby. Later they discuss Fox’s new reality show “Coupled” and address the vast accumulation of gossip & news concerning Bachelor Nation contestants from seasons past and present.

Jul 05, 2016
‘Bachelorette’ S12e6 With Julia Bush

In this week's Here To Make Friends, hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap the sixth episode of Season 12. They discuss Chase's lack of facial expressions, Jordan and James Taylor's "entitled" conflict, and give a proper send-off to our biggest "Bachelorette" crush, Wells. They’re joined by HuffPost resident "Bachelorette" fan Julia Bush for her commentary -- and some special insights on what it's really like at a casting call for "The Bachelor."

Jun 28, 2016
‘Bachelorette' S12e5 With Vella Lovell

In this week's Here To Make Friends, hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap the fifth episode of Season 12 -- aka The End Of The Chad. We'll discuss Chad's exit and his enduring social media legacy, Alex's many insecurities, and the infamous In Touch article about JoJo's ex. They’re joined by "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Vella Lovell, for her stellar "Bachelorette" commentary and some tidbits about season 2 of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

Jun 21, 2016
'Bachelorette' S12e3&4 With Kevin Nguyen & Michael Garofola

This week, hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap the third and fourth episodes of Season 12 -- also known as the "Chaddageddon." They discuss Ben Roethlisberger's questionable cameo, the dudes' awkward sex stories and, of course, Chad's burning hot rage and dismemberment threats. Writer Kevin Nguyen joins us to chat about Episode 3 and former "Bachelorette" contestant Michael Garofola jumps in for Episode 4, both to recap and share his insider knowledge of the dreaded 2-on-1 date.

Jun 08, 2016
'Bachelorette' S12e2 With Sharleen Joynt, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, & Carol Barbee

This week, hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap the second episode of Season 12. We'll discuss the appeal of firefighters, why "The Bachelorette" is TV's greatest sport and Chad's hot garbage MRA tendencies with opera singer, writer and former "Bachelor" contestant Sharleen Joynt. Later in the show, Emma & Claire talk to Lifetime's "UnREAL" co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and showrunner Carol Barbee about the second season of the show and how race plays out on reality TV.

May 31, 2016
'Bachelorette' S12e1 With Andi Dorfman and Emily Warman

Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon are joined by Emily Warman to recap the best moments from JoJo's season premiere episode. And later, they're joined by former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman to talk about her new book It’s Not Okay, her two very public reality TV breakups, and her life in New York.

May 24, 2016
‘Bachelorette’ S12 Preview - Cast Bios with Max Godnick

It feels like just yesterday that we were watching a shot of the bathroom door and listening to JoJo weep as Ben H. admitted that he also loved Lauren B. But JoJo is back to find love, and Here To Make Friends is ready for the journey! For this season preview, co-hosts Emma and Claire are joined by Max Godnick of The Bachelor Dudes, to break down the cast bios for JoJo’s coming season, and pick their favorites to win her heart.

May 17, 2016
'Bachelor' S20 Bonus With Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

Ben Higgins and his fiancé, Lauren Bushnell spoke with co-hosts Emma and Claire IN-PERSON. This is not a drill. The beautiful couple discuss their experience on the show, their least favorite "Bachelor" buzzwords and they offer some priceless validation for this podcast.

Mar 22, 2016
'Bachelor' S20 Finale With Jenny Mollen

Ben "Nice Guy" Higgins finds true love ... or at least a giant, ill-advised Neil Lane diamond ring. Actress, writer and "After Paradise" host, Jenny Mollen, joins Claire and Emma to discuss Ben's big proposal, why Ben's mom was the season highlight and ABC's sneak attack choice for next Bachelorette.

Mar 15, 2016
‘Bachelor’ S20e10 With The Bachelor Dudes and Ken Fuchs

The Bachelor Dudes join hosts Emma and Claire to recap the one where the women tell all... or at least, some. Together, they discuss the show's gross race issues (#TeamJubilee4Lyfe), Olivia's attempted redemption and who the next Bachelorette might be. After the recap, Emma interview The Bachelor and Shark Tank director, Ken Fuchs, to learn how the sausage is made.

Mar 08, 2016
'Bachelor' S20e9 With Emily Maynard Johnson

Emily Maynard Johnson, former Bachelorette and current author stops by to discuss her new book and share some behind-the-scenes Bachelor secrets. But first, co-hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap Episode 9 of "The Bachelor," Season 20. They discuss Ben's brutal breakup with Caila and the double -- reciprocal -- "I love you."

Mar 01, 2016
'Bachelor' S20e8 With Andi Dorfman

Former Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, joins co-hosts Emma and Claire to discuss Ben's day of potential fatherhood, how idyllic Ohio looks and the many hyper-masculine men in Jojo's life.

Feb 23, 2016
‘Bachelor’ S20e7 With Nick Viall, JJ Lane and Chris Harrison

Former Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise contestants and The Host With The Most join co-hosts Claire and Emma to discuss the Janner wedding, their pick for Bachelorette and so much more. Plus, Claire and Emma recap the allure of Warsaw, Indiana (or the lack thereof), Ben's breakups with Emily and Becca, and the totally un-subtle McDonalds product placement.

Feb 16, 2016
'Bachelor' S20e6 With Kristen Baldwin

Kristen Baldwin joins Emma and Claire to discuss Caila's confusing attempt at confessing her love, the "aggressive" pigs, Leah's last-ditch villainy and Olivia's downfall.

Feb 09, 2016
'Bachelor' S20e5 With Erin Gloria Ryan

"The Bachelor" had some unlikely overlaps with the Iowa Caucuses during episode 5. Co-host Claire Fallon is joined by guest Erin Gloria Ryan, deputy editor at Vocativ, to discuss the aforementioned overlap, Ben's magnetic pull toward classroom settings, and Jubilee's untimely exit.

Feb 02, 2016
Bachelor’ S20e4 With Sharleen Joynt

Former Bachelor contestant and opera singer, Sharleen Joynt joins hosts Emma and Claire to discuss Olivia's talent(s), the decoupling of The Twins, "sex panthers" and Ben's unflinching ability to manage the emotions of the women around him.

Jan 26, 2016
‘Bachelor’ S20e3 With Dr. Love

Things got ugly on this week’s episode. Hosts Claire and Emma discuss all of the racially charged microaggressions Jubilee had to deal with, what constitutes a tragedy and the merits of "bad toes.” They’re also joined by Dr. Love, the scientist behind last episode’s LoveLab date.

Jan 19, 2016
'Bachelor' S20e2 With Kate Dries

Kate Dries, the Managing Editor of Jezebel joins hosts Emma and Claire. They discuss running through the halls of Ben’s high school, going to lunch class, and having your smell analyzed on national TV. Also, Lace. Later in the episode, they share a phone conversation between Emma and someone from Ben's past. The conversation may change the way you think about him.

Jan 12, 2016
‘Bachelor’ S20e1 With The Bachelor Dudes

Does Ben have a distaste for brunettes? How come none of the ‘normal’ contestants were chosen? Will Lace continue on an alcohol-fueled downward spiral? Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon are joined by Sam Usher and Max Godnick of The Bachelor Dudes to make sense all of the drama from Ben H’s season premiere episode.

Jan 05, 2016
'Bachelor' S20 Preview - Meet The Contestants

Chiseled and "unlovable" Ben Higgins is about to start his journey, and there will be a whole lot of women along for the ride. We discuss what we know about Ben's 28 suitors and speculate who will be successful, and who will bring the crazy.

Dec 29, 2015
'Bachelor' S20 Preview With Catherine Giudici And Sean Lowe

Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe join hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss their stint on Marriage Bootcamp. They also share their predictions for Ben Higgin's 'Bachelor' run and hint that they might already know the outcome.

Dec 22, 2015
See You In January

Although hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon are suffering severe 'Bachelor In Paradise' withdrawals, they wanted to take a moment to thank you for listening, and share a quick interview with their favorite host, Chris Harrison. They look forward to discussing 'The Bachelor' when they exit hibernation in January.

Sep 16, 2015
'Paradise' S2e6 With JJ Lane

In this finale episode, JJ Lane joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to recap all of the love and loss in the last two episodes of "Bachelor in Paradise." They discuss Carly and Kirk's painful breakup, Jade and Tanner's dream proposal and why "whimsical attachment" is not a thing.

Sep 08, 2015
'Paradise' S2e5 With The Bachelor Dudes And JJ Lane

Hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap episodes 9 and 10 of "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 2. They discuss the end of the Joe-Samantha drama, the show's deep insensitivity to Mexican culture and whether Ashley I. will actually lose her v-card (nope!) Plus, they check in with "Bachelor in Paradise" hero JJ Lane and are joined by People Now's Bachelor Dudes, Sam Usher, Sammy Smith and Darren Bleckner, for their Male Insights (TM).

Sep 01, 2015
'Paradise' S2e4 With Kristen Baldwin

Hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap episodes 7 and 8 of "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 2. They discuss JJ's American Hero send-off, Jade and Tanner sealing the BF/GF deal, Samantha's "puppet master" status and the big "Bachelor" reveal. Plus, they're joined by Yahoo TV editor-in-chief (and prolific "Bachelor In Paradise" tweeter) Kristen Baldwin this week!

Aug 25, 2015
'Paradise' S2e3 With Andi Dorfman

Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon discuss Joe and Samantha's botched plotting, Ashley S.'s no-bullshit reaction to her breakup with Dan and JJ's rise to hero status. The also chat with former "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman about her recent move to New York City, her upcoming tell-all book and who she thinks should be the next Bachelor.

Aug 18, 2015
'Paradise’ S2e2 With Nick Viall

Nick Viall, the polarizing runner-up of "The Bachelorette" seasons 10 and 11, joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to share updates on his life, what the future might hold and his thoughts on "Paradise." The trio also analyze Joe's sociopathic tendencies, whether Jared really is all that sweet, Lauren's exit and Clare's cliffhanger breakdown.

Aug 11, 2015
'Paradise’ S2e1 With Maxwell Strachan

The first 'Bachelor in Paradise' recap! Hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray discuss paradise's apparent crab infestation, all the Ashley I. tears, the cult of Jared and the definition of "old lady." Plus, Maxwell Strachan, "Bachelor" fan and HuffPost Senior Entertainment and Sports Editor, joins to share his "Bachelor in Paradise" premiere commentary.

Aug 04, 2015
Season Finale With The Bachelor Dudes

So much rejection and romance to recap this week. The Bachelor Dudes join hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss "The Bachelorette" season finale and "After The Final Rose" special.

Jul 28, 2015
Episode #11: Men Tell All

Or...very little. Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon review Ian's mea culpa, swoon over Jared and Ben H.'s eternal sweetness, and discuss ABC's attempt to educate the public about the online harassment of women. Plus, Senior Staff Writer for Mic Politics (and Claire's boyfriend!) Greg Krieg joins the hosts to share his very important "Bachelorette" insights.

Jul 21, 2015
Episode #10 With David Flumenbaum

Who's to blame for all of the fighting? Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon discuss what issues Nick and Shawn need to overcome and who's beginning their bid for The Bachelor. David Flumenbaum, The Managaing Editor of HuffPost Live, joins Gray and Fallon on this episode.

Jul 14, 2015
Episode #9 With Leigh Blickley

It's time to discuss the sex-fession and the exits of two contestants (one was much more graceful than the other). Hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray are joined by HuffPost's Senior Entertainment news editor, Leigh Blickley, who spent several minutes alone with The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe last week. She reveals what she learned from Kaitlyn and why she wants to be her new BFF.

Jul 07, 2015
Episode #8 With Kaitlyn Bristowe

Kaitlyn Bristowe, The Bachelorette herself, joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss the double standards in Bachelor-land and how the show has made her more of a feminist. Emma and Claire are also joined by Kate Dries, Jezebel's Senior Editor, to recap this season's most dramatic episode.

Jun 30, 2015
Episode #7 With UnREAL's Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the co-creator of Lifetime's UnREAL, joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss what happens behind-the-scenes during the making of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Emma and Claire also discuss the latest Bachelorette episode with writer Anna Breslaw and recap the wake date, overwhelming sense of entitlement amongst the men and the sex that ABC just can't seem to deal with properly.

Jun 23, 2015
Episode #6 With Leslie A. Hughes

Former Bachelor contestant, Leslie A. Hughes joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss the episode where Ian goes down in flames and two men confess their love for Kaitlyn. They also discuss what it's like to be a minority on the show and address Kaitlyn's spoiler Snapchat.

Jun 16, 2015
Episode #5: The Male Perspective

Time to debrief on The Bachelorette sex hypotheses, the return of Nick V, the return of Ashley “ONION” S, and the dudes’ attempt to show off their musical skills, or lack thereof -- from rap to show tunes. Kevin Nguyen, Editorial Director at Oyster joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to share a male's perspective during this episode.

Jun 09, 2015
Episode #4 With Ben Flajnik

Ben Flajnik, former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestant joins Claire and Emma to discuss life after the show, and how he found love -- on Tinder. Emily Warman, "Bachelorette" recapper for PAPER Magazine also joins the show to share her insights on the whole "Brokeback Bachelor" thing and the worst sex-ed lesson ever.

Jun 02, 2015
Episode #3 With Jackie Oshry

Jackie Oshry (@JackieOProblems) Joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss the third episode of The Bachelorette. Together, they identify what's wrong with JJ, why Joe makes Kaitlyn weak in the knees and make some serious predictions for Kailyn and Britt and Brady's futures.

May 26, 2015
Episode #2

Britt, no matter how right it felt, you are not The Bachelorette. On this episode, hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon discuss Kaitlyn’s questionable taste in men and break down the WTF season highlights. They'll also discuss the dramatic season trailer and the slut shaming that ensued. As Emma says, "we’ll need all the wine we can get our hands on. Let’s do this."

May 20, 2015
Episode #1 With Jenny Mollen

Actress, author and prolific Bachelorette-tweeter, Jenny Mollen join hosts Emma and Claire to recap the first episode of Season 11. Emma and Claire also make judgement calls on all of the bachelors and review all of the feminism fails. And, as an added bonus -- some words of insight directly from the man himself, Chris Harrison.

May 19, 2015
The Series Preview

Jay K. Overbye, one of the two bachelors who starred in Season 6 of The Bachelor, joins Emma and Claire to weigh in on what Bachelorettes Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe will experience this season. Emma and Claire also discuss this season's bachelor bios, give an audible rose to their favorites and disclose who they think should be the sole Bachelorette.

May 14, 2015