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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.

203 Episodes
We’re speechless. Hannah Ann left it all on the floor. Madison shared her truth. Barb was out for blood.  We’re joined by former contestant-turned recapper, Sharleen Joynt to break down the dramatic ending to Peter’s journey. We talk about Peter’s decision and his boundaries with his family before getting into a quick discussion about our first look at the men of Clare Crawley’s season Check out Sharleen's recaps and blog below: For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Look, bud. We gotta talk about this finale, bud. We didn’t feel much of anything for the women this season. But, let me tell you, bud, the most dramatic finale in Bachelor history had us feeling a whole lot of sympathy for Hannah Ann. That was a doozy, bud.   We have a little treat before we dive into the recap. We called up the one and only Claire Fallon to get her prediction for what will unfold during tonight’s conclusion, where she ranks Pete on a scale of other Bachelors, and her thoughts on Clare Crawley as our next Bachelorette. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
We are still not over our obsession with Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' and especially the couple at the center of it, Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed. Lucky us, we had the happy couple in studio to talk about their unconventional courtship, representation of interracial relationships on reality TV, and whether or not they're interested in hosting a possible season two. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Dear Peter Weber, we boarded your flight. We ate our free snacks and beverages. We watched lots of drama unfold on our in-seat screens. But now, we need you to ace this landing and welcome us home, please? Because, like you, we’re drained… Joining us to talk about the chaotic Women Tell All special and our excitement over the news that Clare Crawley is our next Bachelorette is our dear friend of the pod, actress Allison Williams. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
A ’90s boy band star. A streaming service. LED-lighted personal pods. A deep well of underlying sadness. What do all of these things have in common? “Love Is Blind,” an addictive and slightly dystopian reality show on Netflix.  We’ve received soooooo many messages about this show, that we decided we owed it to you and ourselves to discuss it.  On this episode, we started out with a spoiler-free (other than light discussion of characters) conversation about the show and its structure, and then dove deeper -- including some spoilers about the finale -- with Guardian columnist and author Jessa Crispin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
G’day, Sheilas! The Bachelor went to Gold Coast, Australia for Fantasy Suites and, just like Pete, we can’t help but speak in horrific Australian accents.  This week, we’re joined by Daryn Carp, host of PeopleTV’s Reality Check and Andy Cohen’s assistant, to talk about Pete’s time Down Under, the ladies’ new living situation, and Madi’s confusing ultimatum.  In case you need more Bachelor content, check out Reset - a tech podcast by Vox. Emma stopped by the show this week to talk about how influencer culture has infiltrated the world of The Bachelor. Check out the episode here: For information regarding your data privacy, visit
It’s already Hometowns! Joining us this week is actress and friend of the pod, Erin Darke. On this episode, we talk about Madison’s purity, Iowan wine, and the mysterious warning about Victoria F. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
We know that we have been spending a lot of time -- more time than usual -- talking about The Bachelor, but there is STILL MORE POD CONTENT.  One of our other obsessions as of late has been with Netflix’s “The Circle.” So we decided to take a break from woman-on-woman crime and focus instead on alerts, influencers, and sweet sweet Joey Sasso. We had HuffPost Trends Reporter Jenna Amatulli and The Circle cast member Sean Taylor in studio to talk all things The Circle. We hope you enjoy this bonus pod! For information regarding your data privacy, visit
We’ve really been praying and reflecting, and thinking about what’s on our hearts. And the thing that’s on our hearts tell us that we need to recap last night’s episode of The Bachelor. On this episode, we’re joined by attorney, Bachelorette alum and BFF of the pod, Michael Garofola to talk about Madison’s priorities, Kelley’s confidence, and whether or not the ladies of Peter’s season have seen Ghost. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
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Enough is enough. Really. Peter and the remaining women have had enough, and frankly, so have we.  We are recapping this week’s second episode guest-less. On this episode, we talk about Leigh’s interview with Peter and his disappointing response to Victoria F.’s White Lives Matter modeling past, Mykenna and Tammy’s telenovela-worthy fight, and Victoria P.’s goodbye. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Well, we learned one thing last night: the only thing more incompetent than Pilot Pete is the Iowa Democratic Party. The most dramatic caucuses ever overlapped in spectacularly painful fashion with the most exhausting Bachelor episode ever.  We’re joined by GQ columnist, political reporter and former HuffPoster, Laura Bassett to recap the first three hours of The Bachelor we’re getting this week. We talked about our disappointment in Tammy, our love for Kelley, and Cosmo’s decision to cut their digital cover with Victoria F. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
We caught up with Ben Higgins and Becca Kufrin backstage at BUILD studios before they set off on tour with The Bachelor Live On Stage. They gave us their thoughts on how Peter’s season is going so far as well as the Bachelor to Influencer pipeline and how it’s changed since their time on the show. And, of course, they filled us in on what to expect from The Bachelor Live On Stage, which kicks off next month in Mesa, Arizona. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
We just want to tell you a little bit about what we perceived to be the truth in the moment that we were asked for the truth. We have a responsibility to tell you, beloved podcast listeners, the truth that we felt in our hearts was the truth then. And the truth is… this season is rough. While Leigh is off at Sundance this week, we're joined by HuffPost’s deputy enterprise editor Elise Foley to talk about Peter unknowingly becoming bro’s with Victoria F.’s ex, the drama between Victoria P. and Alayah, and how Peter’s people-pleasing will be his downfall. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
This episode was a complete “fidasco.” Coming off of last week’s Champagne-gate, this episode of The Bachelor was full of women being mean to each other and we were not into it. This week, we’re joined by journalist and author of the new novel “Followers,” Megan Angelo, to sort out who’s being real, who’s being fake, and how one can become a pilot wife. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
It’s only week two and we’ve already arrived at the first big scandal of the season: Champagne-gate. Grab the closest bottle of bubbly (it doesn’t matter if it’s yours or not), take a big swig, and settle in for our discussion of episode two of The Bachelor. This week, we’re joined by friend of the pod, Brett Vergara, to talk about the champagne-fueled feud between Kelsey and Hannah Ann, Victoria F.’s confidence during the runway challenge, and whether or not these ladies know who Carson Kressley and Janice Dickinson are. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Was this the best Bachelor premiere ever? The first three hours of Pilot Pete’s season gave us new love, old love, and a vow renewal. On this episode, we’re joined by HuffPost entertainment writer, Cole Delbyck, to talk about our introduction to the women vying for Peter’s heart, Hannah’s surprising return and whether or not Kelley cheated on the obstacle course. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, we’re not talking about the holiday season, we’re talking about the new season of The Bachelor! Ahead of the January 6th premiere, ABC has released the cast bios of the 30 women vying for Pilot Pete's heart and we’re here to go through all of them in great detail. Claire is on maternity leave and will be sitting out this season (we miss you, Claire!), so filling in for her is HuffPost reporter and friend of the pod, Leigh Blickley! For information regarding your data privacy, visit
We’re here with our show from The Bell House in Brooklyn! Actress, activist and friend of the pod, Erin Darke joined us on stage to recap the finale of the first season of The Bachelor. Alex Michel has said goodbye to 23 women and now it’s down to two. Who will he choose to spend the rest of his life with? Laidback Amanda, or aloof Trista, who doesn’t seem to be all that into him and will soon go on to be the first ever Bachelorette? That might be a bit of a spoiler. And, since season one never had an After The Final Rose special, we decided to have our own with very special guest, Amanda Marsh Caldwell! Amanda joined us on stage to talk about her time on The Bachelor, her life with Alex after the show and what she’s doing now, as well as play a game with us looking back on her most memorable (and cringeworthy) moments on the show. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
In anticipation of our final live show, we returned to the studio to recap the first ever Women Tell All special. It was certainly less dramatic than today’s Tell All's and unfortunately, Alex Michel was not forced to confront any of the women. Listen to find out who got the original Women Tell All glow-ups, why Chris was responsible for most of the feminism fails, and to prepare for the last live show of this tour! We'll be recapping the first season finale at The Bell House in Brooklyn with friend of the pod Erin Darke and a super special surprise guest from season one of The Bachelor on Thursday November 21. You can get tickets here: You can find the episode at  For information regarding your data privacy, visit
We’re here with our show at The Miracle Theater in Washington DC! Bravo TV personality Daryn Carp joined us to recap episode 5 of the first season of The Bachelor, featuring the first ever fantasy dates to exotic locations such as... New York City and Tahoe. And, because we were in DC, we had to touch on politics a little bit. We invited HuffPost Deputy Editor Elise Foley, Washington Post Reporter Jada Yuan and Washington Post Columnist Alexandra Petri - three women who are familiar with the politics of both our nation and Bachelor Nation - up on stage to play a couple of games.  It was a lot of fun, and if you couldn’t make it, we’d love to see you at our next live show! We'll be recapping the first season finale and joined by some very special guests at The Bell House in Brooklyn on Thursday November 21. You can get tickets here: For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Comments (11)

julie mckenna

I agree with some of the other more recent posts. I know you might have to review these shows for you career but it seems lately you watch more for all the ways to point out your platforms than for the entertainment. and there doesnt seem to be any enjoyment. sometimes it is ok to allow a show to be for heterosexual dating. especially since it seems to be pointing out just how off track it has become. maybe some good comes from these shows. and if even some people learn communication dos and don'ts from watching its could be slightly helpful. also, its ok for a heterosexual man or woman to want to find a realtionship and even marriage with another heterosexual. I believe that you both, as well as some of the people you have on your show, are in committed relationships. as a woman we should be free to make choices even if that is choosing to stay home with their children if it is an option and shouldnt be seen as less than.

Mar 1st

Ann Kavanagh

like your show but you spent sooo long talking about feminism...yes this season is horrible but....

Jan 25th
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Jaime Lester

I get what yall are trying to do, but yall take it too far sometimes. Saying someone's hair is great, who HAS AMAZING HAIR, isnt racist. Not every dang word that comes out of someone's mouth is racist. Chill on the racism, feminism before you scew too far, then lose the goodness of what you are trying to do

Dec 24th


OMG, please stop saying "like". You can't be taken seriously if you use that word in every sentence.

Aug 30th

Jess Javier

Nick is so annoying.

Sep 6th

Leslie Quinones

pretty sure he said wanker.

Jun 5th

Dani Kock

it was wanker.

Jun 5th

Dani Kock

"The friendzone isn't a real thing." 😂👏👏👏

Jun 1st

Kickboxerhitstar Baam Baam Sedam

eease all media

May 18th

Dani Kock

ughh stop with the glam shaming... 🙄🙄🙄

Feb 26th
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