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This week on Michelle's... sorry, Ms. Young's journey to find love, the kids are in charge! These plucky fifth graders just want to find a nice man for their teacher -- one with lots of muscles and good fort-building skills. Meanwhile, Ms. Young is taking her dudes on a final whirlwind tour of her hometown. Here to share her insights is writer Esmé Weijun Wang! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to another episode of Love To See It, a podcast about high-maintenance females and the men who generously tolerate them. Joining us to discuss this particular brand of unruly females is new friend of the pod, author of Cultish and co-host of the Sounds Like A Cult podcast, Amanda Montell! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's week four of Michelle's journey, and already she's feeling taken for granted by this group of scrubs. We had two one-on-one dates, one group date that was more like a group bro hang, and a brand new villain: Chris S. Here to recap with us is Traci Thomas, host of the literary podcast The Stacks! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Time to recap Bachelor news and gossip! That's right, we're here with takes on the breakup of recent Bachelorette Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes, some Deuxmoi chatter and a mildly spoiler-y consideration of the future Bachelor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're in the Danger Zone. It's week three of Michelle's journey, and we've already had like three drama-splosions! Here to discuss this week of dates is friend of the pod, and our former colleague, HuffPost senior enterprise editor Erin Evans! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The first cuts have been made! Now, onto balls and explosions... Get your head out of the gutter. We're obviously talking about basketballs and science experiments because we're here to discuss Michelle's first group dates! And here to talk about this week's episode is Stephanie McNeal, a BuzzFeed reporter who covers internet culture. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's the 18th season of The Bachelorette! It's about basketball, and a shot at love -- specifically Michelle Young's shot at love! And here to help us ring in the season is a BFF of the pod, who we have missed dearly, actor Allison Williams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
There are still so many storylines and scandals from the past season that we're desperate to know more about, and so we definitely wanted to chat with one of the women at the center of some of the juiciest moments of the season -- model, icon Chelsea Vaughn! Chelsea was on Matt's season of The Bachelor, and when she arrived on the beach, she quickly got caught up in a love triangle -- and perhaps even love tripod -- with Aaron Clancy and some of the other dudes on the beach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
FINALLY, season 18 of The Bachelorette, starring the one and only Michelle Young!! Yeah, it's cast bios, baby. Today we're going to look at, make fun of, thirst over and generally pick apart the cast bios and photos of Michelle's 30 contestants. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
One thing we've really missed has been gossip. You just simply don't get as much of the good stuff when you're trapped in quarantine. Luckily, we can always count on our Bach Nation internet friends to provide. So today we'll be gossiping. About people we don't know who went on reality TV. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It, where it's no longer almost paradise. We're here. Paradise has been consummated. And we're here to figure out who our person is. And, sadly, who is not. Joining us to bid farewell to BIP 7 is host of the podcast Vice News Reports, Arielle Duhaime-Ross. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It, a podcast that would NEVER circumvent the system. Unless we made a mistake. Here to discuss the various violations to the system that we witnessed this week in Paradise is Liviya Kraemer, the VP of Television for Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino's production company. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Bachelor in Paradise, where metaphors become reality. After weeks of Hurricanes Demi, Mari, Tammy, and so on, a very real tropical storm makes landfall and causes the same amount of damage and disturbance as a woman having negative emotions in public. Joining us to recap this week are romance novelists Tessa Dare and Rebekah Weatherspoon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome back to another beautiful week in Paradise. There's a posse out looking for justice, and after last week, there's still one more crime that needs to be solved on this beach… Here to make a red-yarn-and-pushpin conspiracy board with us is Justin Cole Adams of Justin Takes The Bach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome back to the beaches of Paradise, which are growing more hellish by the hour. From Brendan and Pieper to Chris and Alanna, this week's two episodes were a nonstop trash fire. The beach is ablaze with drama, the flames of betrayal are licking at our feet, and the smoke of the wrong reasons is filling our lungs. With BIP on the precipice of full collapse into the sea, we're joined by Erin Darke and Daniel Radcliffe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's week 3 of Bachelor in Paradise, and right on schedule, Bachelor in Paradise is turning into Bachelor in Hell. There's no show if there's no drama, and there's no drama if people don't start betraying, backstabbing, breaking up, and generally acting badly, so that's exactly what this week is all about. Joining us for this recap is Mr. Mayor star and friend of the pod Vella Lovell! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It, a podcast about a bunch of people who already know each other who show up on a beach and pretend they're strangers so that someone can make out with their boyfriend 15 feet away from them. Here to plow through the second week of Bachelor in Paradise is Bachelor and BIP veteran, friend of the pod, Ph.D. student of clinical psychology and host of “A Little Help for Our Friends” Jacqueline Trumbull! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Paradise! We are vaxed and ready to watch some waxed people have a long-awaited hot Bach summer. From our couches, with air conditioning. And chilled rosé. Paradise 2021 kicked off Monday night, bringing fan faves like Serena P, Ivan, Abigail, and Brendan to the beach. Also Queen Victoria and Karl. Here to help us get settled on the beaches of Sayulita is friend of the pod, Vulture recapper, and Last Week Tonight writer Ali Barthwell! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Katie's journey as Bachelorette has come to an end, in much the same fashion as Hemingway once said he went bankrupt: gradually and then suddenly. We're joined by longtime friend of the pod Brett Vergara. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
F Boy? F Hi! It's the HBO Max reality show that sounds like a “30 Rock” subplot that culminates in Jack Donaghy winning sweeps week — but it's so, so real. And thank F for that. We're recapping the first three episodes of the season with the hosts of Watch What Crappens, Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It with Emma and Claire, a podcast about bro tears and bromance. This week on The Bachelorette, it was Men Tell All time, and we were blessed with lots of both. Plus, some aggressive confrontations, a surprise French kiss, and a gut-wrenching, unexpected departure. Joining us is actor and Bachelor parody recapper Kelly Johns. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It with Emma and Claire, a podcast where we dive deep into the world of modern art and floral vulvas. Or as burgeoning painter and art critic Blake Moynes would say, “flowery… with a twist!” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It with Emma and Claire, a podcast about throwing shade and BLEEPing off. We're delving deep into the taboo and the edgy, as we get into the later stages of Katie Thurston's journey to find love. We're joined by Aubrey Gordon, cohost of the wellness podcast Maintenance Phase and the author of What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back for part two of the sexiest, most prudish, show on TV: Too Hot To Handle! Kristen Meinzer — host of Movie Therapy and By The Book — is joining us for this very important episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It, where we go to the bashball field and beyond to find the perfect strains of masculinity to accompany your commute. Yes, this week was bursting with rippling, muscular aggression — but also, to be fair, some refreshingly non-toxic notes of manhood as well. We're talking cuddling. We're talking emotional vulnerability. We're talking tears shared in brotherhood. And that's just the beginning! We're going to discuss all the masculine courting behaviors on display and more with our guests, Victoria Price and Mikayla Bartholomew of The Blckchelorettes podcast! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're talking about our favorite super sexy, super prudish, super anti-hot-vax-summer Netflix reality show, Too Hot to Handle! Season 2 has finally dropped, and today we're sinking our teeth into the juicy first four episodes. Joining us like a hyena sharing some of the lion's meat (as Cam would say), is Daryn Carp, host of PeopleTV's Reality Check, Scissoring Isn't A Thing and Shaken And Disturbed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It with Emma and Claire, a true crime podcast about a man with a dark secret… a man who was open to the possibility of one day becoming Bachelor. The darkest, dirtiest deed imaginable. This week, the investigation of Thomas's crimes culminates in a dramatic show trial. This whole episode is one group date and a rose ceremony nested amid hours of angst over Thomas and a suitor's return. Even if it felt like a lot of filler, that didn't stop us from having over 12 pages of notes to discuss between just the two of us! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When in the course of Bachelor events it becomes necessary for a former Bachelorette to dissolve the bonds that tie her to the franchise and write a piercing, heart-wrenching essay about the racism she experienced during her time being affiliated with the show... we must talk about it, with help from HuffPost's senior national editor Erin Evans. Read Rachel Lindsay's full piece here: https://www.vulture.com/article/rachel-lindsay-the-bachelor-franchise.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Trigger warning: In this episode, we talk about sexual assault in the context of Katie's discussion of it in this week's episode of The Bachelorette. This discussion starts around 40:00. If you or someone you know have been affected by sexual assault, you are not alone. RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline is here 24/7 with free, anonymous help. Call 800-656-HOPE or visit online.rainn.org. Welcome to Love to See It with Emma and Claire, a podcast about labor organizing in the entertainment industry. It's so difficult to unionize the Bachelorette contestants because of high turnover and the fact that they aren't technically employees, but solidarity finds a way. Last night, not for the first time and hopefully not for the last, the show's contestants tried to come together as one unit to meet management at the bargaining table. It was a beautiful moment for unions, but also a brief one. Today we will chart the rise and fall of this Bachelorette union, which quickly fell apart once the men were made aware that they couldn't negotiate to each have a full Katie. We're joined today by Bachelor alum, blogger, and opera singer Sharleen Joynt and her husband and cohost of their fantastic podcast, Dear Shandy, Andy Levine! You can listen to Dear Shandy here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dear-shandy/id1525795747 Learn more about the Santa Ana Pueblo and their lands here: https://nativeamerica.travel/tribes/pueblo-of-santa-ana and https://santaana-nsn.gov/about/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Love to See It with Emma and Claire, a podcast about Western-themed erotic cinema. This week, we're examining a modern classic: season 17, episode 2 of The Bachelorette. Katie's search for a lover begins in earnest this week, and she's ready to lasso herself a muddy cowboy with purple fluffy handcuffs. This episode was very sex-positive, very cowboy-positive, and of course, very dramatic. To dig through this week's recap with us, we're joined by longtime friend of the pod, Bachelorette alum and attorney Michael Garofola. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's that time of year. 82% humidity in the 90-degree air, hordes of shrieking cicadas roaming the Eastern Seaboard, the dawning realization that you waited too long to reinstall your window AC unit — and, of course, the return of The Bachelorette. Now with 100% less Chris Harrison and 100% more forced references to sex toys! That's right, Katie Thurston's season premiere, baby. We're here to dig into it with our wonderful guest, Molly Bernard! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After over half a decade podcasting about The Bachelor as Here to Make Friends, we have a new home and a new name! We’re extremely happy to be here at Stitcher, and to be launching Love to See It, a weekly podcast about The Bachelor and beyond. You may be wondering, what is this show going to be? We hope it will be a space for the same kind of free flowing commentary, snark and analysis about The Bachelor that we’ve always done, a space where we can chat with our favorite comedians, podcasters, critics, and Bachelor alums about all the minutiae of each episode. And to kick it off, we introduce you to the cast of Katie’s season! We’d love to hear from you about what you’d like to hear more of on the show! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’re going to begin this week’s podcast with a discussion on Taylor Nolan’s old tweets that resurfaced over the weekend and what accountability, consequence and empathy look like within the community of The Bachelor franchise. The tweets, which included hateful language toward a plethora of communities, were shocking, harmful, hurtful, triggering and absolutely indefensible. Later in the episode, we discuss the Women Tell All special with style icon and contestant on this season of The Bachelor, Chelsea Vaughn.Our Calls to Action this week:Stop AAPI Hate, an organization which includes a hate crime tracker, founded in the wake of rising and alarming violence toward Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=14711 The Asian American Federation, which specifically helps fight racism and for equality for NYC’s Asian community https://www.classy.org/give/253719/#!/donation/checkout Center for Disability Rights, a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities. https://cdrnys.org/donate/ The Disability Justice Culture Club, a collective of disabled and/or neurodivergent queer people of color operating out of East Oakland. https://bit.ly/3hONYqp The Trevor Project, which provides resources, support and a crisis hotline for LGBTQ+ youth. https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=EOY20&c_src2=headerdonatebutton The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, a non-profit, all volunteer, fat-rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the quality of life for fat people. https://naafa.org/joindonate Jews For Racial and Economic Justice, a NYC-based progressive Jewish organization that fights against anti-Semitism alongside other marginalized communities. https://secure.everyaction.com/MItl2aYLe0-_DmwDEiGULA2 The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and museum, http://auschwitz.org/en/donate/ The Native American Rights Fund, which provides legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who might otherwise have gone without adequate representation. https://secure.narf.org/page/71129/donate/1?_ga=2.154578488.1462526717.1614619917-1113695369.1614619917 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
**SPOILERS ALERT**We will be discussing reporting that includes spoilers. Please be warned. Skip forward to approximately 16:00 to get to the spoiler-free recap. Joining us to discuss our reporting on Matt James’ statement from last night is HuffPost Senior Enterprise Editor Erin Evans. Read our piece: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/matt-james-the-bachelor-race-problem_n_60342be7c5b67c32961fef84?7jk It’s hometowns week on The Bachelor, and you know what they say: home is in Nemacolin, where you all live forever now. And so do your families! It’s like Noah’s ark -- each woman gets to save 2-3 loved ones from the pandemic.Just like Tayshia, Matt doesn’t get to actually travel to his ladies’ hometowns, but he does get to meet some parents this week.Here to discuss all the moms and all the sisters, we’re joined by Caroline Moss, host of the podcast Gee Thanks, Just Bought It! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It’s been a hell of a week, and before we recap the episode, we need to discuss what’s been going on offscreen. For that discussion and our normal episode recap, we’re joined by the amazing comedian, author, podcaster, producer Phoebe Robinson and her wonderful boyfriend, British Baekoff.You can read our coverage of Chris Harrison, his remarks and the push to hold the franchise accountable here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chris-harrison-interview-the-bachelor-rachael-kirkconnell_n_602437e6c5b6ddb3581568abhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-bachelor-chris-harrison-racial-reckoning_n_602aaee2c5b6d667582eb47e See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Here to Make Friends, where we preach harmony and peace, and lead by example, because actions speak louder than words.All the great lessons we learned from The Bachelor.We’re halfway into Matt’s season and there is actually a distinct lack of harmony and peace. The drama has never been more intense. When will we be able to rest?Possibly never. To recap another week of escalating, production-fueled sniping between the contestants, and Matt’s occasional breaks from mediating the conflict in order to make out with 23-year-olds, we’re joined by expert Bachelor recapper and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” writer Ali Barthwell. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week’s episode of The Bachelor may find a second life as a training video for teachers to recognize bullying dynamics in middle and high schools. Matt’s love journey was essentially on the backburner this week while he played Whack-a-Mole with the house bullies, so that’s what we’ll be doing as well. Here to unpack all the truly distressing scenes with us is content creator, YouTuber and woman about town, Alexa Losey.Link to the TikTok we reference: https://www.reddit.com/r/thebachelor/comments/l5qjs0/tiktok_about_rachaels_alleged_racism/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week on Matt James’s journey to find love, we took one step forward and two giant steps back. We actually ended this episode with, somehow, more women than we started with -- and they even managed to jack up the already high level of unpleasantness in the house.Matt’s task is truly Sisyphean … as is our own, as audience members in search of a happy ending. So on this episode we have a new friend of the pod joining us, Zara Rahim. She is a communications strategist who has formidable experience approaching her work through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion. She’s worked for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Vogue, the list goes on.Our call to action:In light of all of the sex work shaming that went on during last night's episode, we want to encourage people to donate to the the Urban Justice Center Sex Workers Project to support advocacy for the human rights of sex workers. Because sex work is work. Period. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, much like Chris Harrison and Matt’s women, we tried out our own Bachelor-centric erotica, full of turtleneck-clad abs and girthy arms. And then, of course, we couldn’t avoid addressing the girl-on-girl crimes that filled this episode of The Bachelor.Joining us this week is Correspondent & Host of the VICE News Reports podcast, Arielle Duhaime-Ross.Our call to action this week:In honor of MLK Day, it’s a great week to set up a recurring donation to an organization that promotes racial justice and healing! Some ideas include: Color of ChangeBlack Lives Matter (their PAC or local chapter)Undocu BlackBlack Trans Travel FundThe Loveland Foundation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, honestly, we have a lot of questions about what we’re all doing here in Bachelor Nation. Like, is this a sorority? Are we here to make friends? We need more clarity on this! Maybe next week Victoria can shed a little light on whether this is, actually, a sorority. Until then, we’ll just have to muddle through. To help us sort through the second episode of Matt’s season, we’re joined by a very special guest -- HuffPost’s senior culture editor and our wonderful boss, Erin Evans!Read Erin’s HuffPost article ‘For Black Americans, The White Terror in D.C. Looks Familiar’ https://www.huffpost.com/entry/white-terror-capitol-riots-america_n_5ff7802ac5b6644fa210a0a7 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Let our lead Matt James be clothed in earth-tone turtlenecks and let his roses be given in wisdom. Amen, and a-women. And now, let’s get to some heavy drinking and light making out! The 25th Bachelor season kicked off last night, and things are already getting to be, as Tayshia would put it, a LOT. Joining us this episode to dig into the season premiere is BFF of the pod and co-host of the relationship podcast “Dear Shandy,” Sharleen Joynt. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to our recap of what will go down in history as one of the greatest love stories of our time. We can’t remember the last time this show gave us a proposal as romantic as the one we got last night. This very unusual season of The Bachelorette gave us two great love stories and we really can’t ask for anything more.Joining us to recap the end of Tayshia’s journey is friend of the pod and star of the upcoming sitcom ‘Mr. Mayor,’ Vella Lovell! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It’s finale week, and on today’s episode, the fantasy suites! We’re down to three potential partners for Tayshia, and sorry – we can’t choose. She’s going to have to marry all of them.In a just world, these sweet gentle boys would get to hang out with each other and Tayshia, all the time. No one has to have their heart broken! Except that they do have to. Hearts will be broken, and by this time tomorrow, we will know whose.Note: We will be discussing sexual assault at the beginning of this episode, until around the 8:00 minute mark. Need help? In the U.S., visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN. [link: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/ ] For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's website. [link: http://www.nsvrc.org/resources ]Read Claire and Emma’s story here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We get right into it this week because we have to cover four hours of The Bachelorette! We have to go from 8 guys down to 3. We have to talk about a Men Tell All held in a hermetically sealed chamber and a hometown episode held not in anyone’s hometown, but on the same vacant Palm Springs resort where the cast has spent the entire season.And we have to talk about the Top Chef and Bachelorette crossover episode finally happening! Joining us this week to go through all of it is friend of the pod, Erin Darke! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We will be discussing depression and suicide during this episode from around 39:00 to 58:00.If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HOME to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.This week on The Bachelorette…. It’s Bennett vs. Noah: Two men enter the arena, one man leaves. And then a bunch of other guys also leave.It’s almost hometowns, and Tayshia still has NINE guys, so that can only mean one thing: an elimination bloodbath.Here to break down everything with us is Bachelor Season 24 alum and cohost of the podcast Click Bait with Bachelor Nation, Natasha Parker See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This episode contains a discussion on eating disorders. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237 or visit https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-supportWelcome to Tayshia’s 4th week as the Bachelorette! And wouldn’t you know it, that just happens to be Very Sad Personal Story week -- not to mention I’m Starting To Fall In Love week. Like very romantic clockwork.Here to help us unpack all the drama and trauma is friend of the pod and cohost of the forthcoming Bachelor podcast “Baby Got Bach,” Brett Vergara!Our call to action this week:Good friend of the pod Ashley Spivey lost her baby over Thanksgiving weekend. In addition to this inexplicably cruel and painful loss, she has also experienced harassment from the anti-vaxx community. If you want to donate in Ashley and her baby CJ’s names, we’d like to suggest the Star Legacy Foundation, which funds research about stillbirth, and provides families dealing with the grief of pregnancy loss with resources, education and support. https://starlegacyfoundation.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.