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Rachel Bonnetta covers all things football – and so much more – on the BENCHED WITH BONNETTA podcast. Listen each week as Rachel recaps the latest NFL news from her unique perspective, sharing her quick-witted observations and interacting with fans and listeners, with appearances by an array of guests from the NFL and sports media landscape. Stop by every Tuesday to take in all the action around the league from the best seat in the house – on the BENCH!

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    • Jun 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 31m AVG DURATION
    • 21 EPISODES


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    Latest episodes from Benched with Bonnetta

    Ghost Stories from Toronto

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 27:51

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are back for a brand new episode of Benched with Bonnetta. First, Rachel reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade, discussing her personal frustrations and sharing Joe Burrow's supportive Instagram story. After that, Rachel gets into football news, revealing her thoughts on Baker Mayfield's recent comments about a possible reconciliation with Cleveland, the latest updates with Deshaun Watson's potential suspension, and Terry McLaurin's new contract. Rachel tells about her dramatic REAL LIFE ghost encounter before another triple elimination on the Benched Bachelorette. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gronk's Retirement, Russell Wilson, and Ranch Dressing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:35

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are back for a new episode of Benched with Bonnetta! Rachel is still broadcasting from Canada, where she's teaching her nephew how to eat pizza with ranch dressing. Gronk announced his retirement (again), so we tell our favorite Gronk stories as Rachel digs through keepsakes from her childhood. Russell Wilson explained why he chose the Broncos as his trade destination, and finally, we have our first TRIPLE elimination on this week's installment of the Benched Bachelorette. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Life Lessons from the Road: "I'm a Cowboy Now"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 30:56

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are back for a brand new episode! Rachel, broadcasting from her mom's basement in Toronto after completing a week-long road trip across the country, recaps the best sights and sounds from her journey. We also dig into some NFL headlines, including Tyreek Hill saying that Tua Tagovailoa is a more accurate passer than Patrick Mahomes, Jason Garrett joining NBC's football coverage, and Kliff Kingsbury literally praying that Kyler Murray's new deal will be done before training camp. Rachel delivers some life lessons learned from the road before eliminating another team from the Benched Bachelorette sweepstakes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Yee-Haw!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 32:10

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are back for a brand new podcast to catch up on everything we missed over the last three weeks. Rachel is planning a road trip and needs advice on what sights to see. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady beat Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in The Match, which took place on a Wednesday for some reason. Tua is upset with people overreacting to clips from practice, and we discuss whether or not OTA absences actually matter. Plus, it's a double-elimination week on the Benched Bachelorette. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Sizzling Hot Food Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 28:24

    Rachel Bonnetta and company return for a brand new episode of Benched with Bonnetta! First, Rachel discusses the news that Tom Brady has signed a deal with FOX Sports to become their lead color analyst when he finally retires from football. Rachel also discusses her preferred way to eat a hot dog, which raises some eyebrows. The 2022 NFL schedule will be released soon, so Rachel shares a preview of her very special schedule release song. We talk about the origin of Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner's nickname and Sam Howell's chickentarian diet, which leads to more sizzling hot food takes. Finally, we wrap up the show by sending home another team from the Benched Bachelorette sweepstakes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    2022 NFL Draft Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 34:21

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are back in studio for another episode of Benched with Bonnetta. This week, Rachel starts by recapping her experiences at the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, explaining the story behind her viral clip and much more. It's Mental Health Awareness Month, as well as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. A conflict arises amongst the podcast family, and certain oaths must be explained. After that, Rachel recounts the best and worst things she saw over the last week. Finally, we wrap up the show by sending another team home without a rose on the Benched Bachelorette weekly update. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Behind the Scenes at the NFL Draft with Dan Hanzus

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 32:06

    Rachel Bonnetta is joined poolside at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas by Dan Hanzus to dig into the inner workings and social dynamics of covering the NFL draft. Dan reveals what it takes to achieve Inner Circle status and explains what he loves about Las Vegas. Rachel asks Dan's advice about podcasting and how to have a successful NFL Draft experience. On a new edition of the Benched Bachelorette, Dan makes a compelling case for the New York Jets before helping Rachel decide this week's double elimination. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Toothpaste Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 31:17

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are back for a brand new episode of Benched with Bonnetta. First, Rachel reacts to the announcement of The Match 2022, coming in June, with Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers (literally) teeing off against Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes. Then, Rachel reveals the best Vegas stories and tips submitted to her DMs, which leads us to a heated toothpaste debate. We look back on the worst thing we saw last week, and we wrap up the show with another installment of The Benched Bachelorette, sending another team home. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Married in Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 24:03

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are back for a brand new episode. To start, Mohan recounts his magical Disney cruise adventure. Then, Rachel breaks down the latest story surrounding Tom Brady and how he almost became a part-owner and quarterback of the Miami Dolphins. After that, Rachel tells her best Vegas story as we get ready to head to the 2022 NFL Draft in a couple weeks. We recap the best (and worst) things we saw over the past week, and finally, we close the show with the next installment of the Benched Bachelorette, sending another team home without a rose. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Crazy Offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 26:38

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are back for a brand new episode of Benched with Bonnetta. Rachel recounts her experience guest-hosting Good Morning Football last week and catches up on the news events we missed while she was away. Then, she shares a new song she wrote, "Crazy Offseason". Finally, we close the show by eliminating one more team from the Benched Bachelorette sweepstakes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Benched Bachelorette Episode 1: Saying Goodbye

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 23:18

    Rachel Bonnetta starts her journey towards newfound fandom with a brand new series: The Benched Bachelorette. 32 teams vie for the affections of one free agent fan. Which team will she choose? On the premiere episode, one team is sent home... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Free Agency Demands + Tom Brady's Unretirement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 39:27

    Rachel Bonnetta and company react to the flurry of NFL news as the free agency has begun. We play a game of "What Lasted Longer, This or Tom Brady's Retirement," and Rachel opens up the DMs to find out, if you were a superstar free agent, what would you demand from your new team before signing? Plus the best things we saw and heard over the last week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson steal the attention on International Women's Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 33:24

    Rachel Bonnetta and company recap a wild day of NFL headlines as Aaron Rodgers returns to Green Bay and Russell Wilson heads to Denver. Rachel tells stories from the combine before detailing the best things we saw this week. Happy International Women's Day! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Live from the Combine (featuring Mike Vrabel, Ricky Hollywood, and Colleen Wolfe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 29:27

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are LIVE from the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis right in the middle of all the action. Ricky Hollywood (Split Ends, Around the NFL) joins the pod to give Rachel tips on surviving a week in Indy. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stops by to discuss what it means to be a Titans fan. Rachel takes the Wonderlic test, and Colleen Wolfe shouts at us from across the room. This is what podcasting is all about. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Gentle Laxatives

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 38:49

    Rachel Bonnetta and company dive headfirst into the offseason to recap the hottest storylines around the league. First, Rachel shares her thoughts on Aaron Rodgers' latest drama and his Panchakarma cleanse and covers Tom Brady's upcoming feature film "80 for Brady." After that, Rachel opens the DM's to see what secrets the listeners have for us this week. Next, we look at some future possibilities in Secure the Bag, wondering if Aaron Donald, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will retire/stay retired, and whether or not Sean McVay will leave the NFL for a broadcasting gig. Finally, we close the show with the best (and worst) things we saw over the past week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Super Bowl LVI Reaction, NFL Honors, and a long week

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 38:08

    Rachel Bonnetta and company react to the Rams winning Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles! First, Rachel recaps a crazy week of Radio Row, NFL Honors, parties, and celebrities, leading up to the Super Bowl. Then, Rachel covers her favorite moments from the game and the epic halftime performance. After that, Rachel shares the best things she saw and heard this past week from the Super Bowl and beyond. Finally, we wrap up the show with early leans for next year's Super Bowl champion and wondering where a couple of NFC quarterbacks might play next season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Radio Row with Justin Jefferson and Josiah Johnson at Super Bowl LVI

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 49:52

    Rachel Bonnetta and company are on Radio Row at Super Bowl LVI to preview the big game! To start, Rachel wonders if the Rams actually have an advantage with the match taking place in Los Angeles. Rachel next proposes that the Monday after the Super Bowl should be made a national holiday and asks which of Joe Burrow's many nickname should we actually use, Then, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson joins to talk about signing babies at the Pro Bowl, the Griddy and other touchdown dances, Joe Burrow's swagger, and his relationship with Odell Beckham Jr. After that, Rachel debuts her Super Bowl Bingo Card with fun things to watch for on Sunday before making her pick. Next, producer and writer Josiah Johnson, the king of Twitter, sits down with Rachel to discuss his social media presence, the pressure he feels to deliver during big moments, and his journey from a Production Assistant at NFL Network to now being recognized in public. Finally, we wrap up the show with the best things we saw and heard over the past week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    BONUS POD: Tom Brady (finally) announces his retirement

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 6:47

    Tom Brady has officially retired! Rachel Bonnetta hops back on the mic for this special emergency episode to discuss the end of the GOAT's career and say her goodbyes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Championship Weekend Recap / Tom Brady Speaks on Retirement Decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 42:27

    Rachel Bonnetta and company discuss Championship Weekend and other NFL news on the latest Benched with Bonnetta. First, Rachel covers the recent Tom Brady retirement reports before getting into the huge wins for the Bengals and Rams on Championship Sunday. Then, Rachel returns to her DMs and welcomes listeners into her Safe Space to respond to anonymous messages in her inbox. After that, Rachel gives her early thoughts on the Super Bowl and which team can take home the trophy. Finally, we wrap up the show with the best things we saw and heard this weekend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Premiere: Kickers Are People Too

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 49:16

    On the very first episode of Benched with Bonnetta, Rachel Bonnetta recaps a wild weekend of playoff football after all four divisional games went down to the wire. First, Rachel gives kickers the love and appreciation they deserve, sharing an original song she wrote on their behalf. Then, we discuss the NFL overtime rules and the importance of winning the coin toss. Are there other ways to decide who should get the ball first? After that, Rachel welcomes you into her Safe Space by sharing anonymous DMs from listeners confessing their craziest truths and hottest takes. Then, Rachel is joined by Rachna Fruchbom, TV writer and co-executive producer of the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That, to compare the four remaining quarterbacks to Sex and the City characters. Later, Rachel picks winners for the NFL Conference Championship games and also suggests some rule changes for the MVP award. Finally, we close the show with the best things we heard this week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: Benched with Bonnetta

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 3:06

    In the newest podcast from the NFL, Benched with Bonnetta, Rachel Bonnetta talks you through the latest NFL headlines in the only way she knows how: very, very, very seriously. The Benched with Bonnetta Podcast launches January 25th with new episodes every Tuesday. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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