October 14, 2019
Almost Famous has a guest, E I E I OWe’re hanging out with Old Matt Donald, and he’s got tea to spill! He clears up some confusion from his time on Bachelor in Paradise and we get the real story of why he brought up his mom during THAT kiss. Plus we break down the drama between Rachel and Raven!  Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 7, 2019
Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick stop by with their friend, country artist Brett Kissel. They all made a music video together and we hear a hysterical story about a fight they got into on set! And Kaitlyn & Jason let us in on a HUGE milestone they reached in their relationship. And now that she’s back from Paradise, we hang with Whitney Farnsway! We find out if she’ll do Paradise again and she shares the CRAZY connection she has to JoJo from way before The Bachelor. Plus we do a full update on Bachelor Nation news, including the developments in Tyler C’s dating life. Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 29, 2019
Ben and Ashley go IN DEPTH with Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise star Mike Johnson for an unbelievably honest and intense episodesWe dive deep into the emotionally challenging moments that made Mike the man he is today and he shares extremely personal stories that no one has heard before.Find out Mike’s real reaction to being passed over as the Bachelor and what this decision means for the franchise in terms of representation and impact.And we address the elephant(S) in the room: Mike confronts Ashley about some comments she made about him...and then they discuss a certain Superstar Artist. Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 20, 2019
Ben and Ashley are live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for the iHeartRadio Music Festival! Ben and Ashley have a big announcement. You've asked for it...and it's happening.  They reveal their first LIVE SHOW location.We’re getting caught up with all our friends now that they’re back from Paradise. Caelynn tells us what Dean did to sweep her off her feet and we hear about the CRAZY connection she and Ashley have from a time before the Bachelor. Dean opens up about what helped him finally commit to Caelynn and he tells a hilarious story about the life changing advice he gave Ben.Derek Peth clears up his dramatic conversation with John Paul Jones. And we ask Mike Johnson about his famous new love connection!  And Mike has some unresolved issues with our own Ashley I. Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 18, 2019
Now that Bachelor in Paradise has wrapped up, we’re talking to two of the couples that came back from the beach engaged! We’ve got Chris B & Katie, and Dylan and Hannah G with us.Chris and Katie tell us about how they worked out their issues after leaving paradise and what went down before they came back for the reunion.We hear the REAL reason Hannah and Dylan spent so much time in the Boom Boom Room. And Dylan tells us about the moment he knew he was going to propose to Hannah.Ben and Ashley discuss how Demi’s proposal to her girlfriend will affect the show going forward, and what do we think about the next Bachelor… Pilot Pete?? Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 11, 2019
Sydney Lotuaco is back from the beach and here to break down the episode with Ben! We hear what she honestly thinks about Mike and if he’d make a good Bachelor.She gets real about her kiss with Old Matt Donald and tells us exactly why she said Colton was a “bad kisser”. And we hear about the vibe on the beach when Kristian showed up. How did she handle being thrown into the middle of Bachelor world? Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 10, 2019
Ashley is co-hosting with her new husband Jared and they’re ready to break down this week’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise! At this point are we team Dean? Or Team Connor S? Haley Ferguson joins us to try to figure out what went wrong with JPJ. How did Haley feel when Caelynn left with Dean?? And what’s going on with Blake? Can he be a playboy AND a hopeless romantic? Plus we recap one of the sweetest moments in BIP history… Paradise Prom! Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 4, 2019
Ashley and Ben are back together and ready to break down this week’s episodes of Bachelor in Paradise! How DO we feel about John Paul Jones? We discuss how little we actually know about his character. What was up with Matt Donald bringing his mom into the conversation? And we’re faced with the question: do we watch The Bachelor for the love? Or the drama?Plus, we hear some secret details about Ashley’s wedding that nobody knows! Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 29, 2019
Ben hangs out with Chris and Krystal to relive their Paradise wedding down in Mexico. They share secrets about what went on behind the scenes at their wedding, including a HUGE problem that went down right before Krystal walked down the aisle. We break down all the drama at their reception and Chris & Krystal offer some words of advice for Blake. Plus, we recap last nights episode of Bachelor in Paradise. Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 27, 2019
Colton Underwood hangs out with Ashley and tells her all about what he’s learned about Cassie after traveling with her all over the world. You won’t believe the weird thing Cassie keeps in her purse at all times.  We break down this week’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise and try to figure out the appeal of Dean. Plus Ashley shares some secret behind the scenes details about her dream wedding and honeymoon! Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 20, 2019
Our favorite bartender, Wells Adams is guest cohost with Ben this week! He was around for all the drama on Bachelor in Paradise this season and he’s ready to give us his honest take.How is the Christian/Jordan fight different than the Leo/Joe fight from last season? “Villains” are a plenty this season and we lack “heroes”. Which cast member’s bad side would you not want to be on?? Wells lets us in on why Derek Peth should be the next Bachelor Plus we check in with Jed to see if he is ready for what we have to offer.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 14, 2019
This was an emotional episode of Bachelor in Paradise! Ben analyzes Demi’s relationship back home and compares it to Jed’s situation. Demi opens up to Derek about her sexuality and it was a powerful moment.  Ben discusses Derek's reaction. We bring on David the Chicken to discuss Jordan’s fight with Christian. After all they’ve been through, is David actually Team Jordan now?? Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 13, 2019
Ben is fresh off Ashley and Jared’s Rhode Island wedding and he’s ready to give all the behind the scenes details! We find out who was the first to cry, how did his girlfriend Jess get along with Bachelor Nation, and we hear a secret about the bouquet toss! Ben opens up about words of advice Jared gave him the first night they met and changed his life forever. Plus we talk to Chris Bukowski about what he’ll do next if he doesn’t find love on Paradise this season.And of course, we recap this week's episode of Bachelor in Paradise! Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 8, 2019
We break down all the drama surrounding Blake. First, what is happening on the beach with Blake and his multiple relationships.  Then, the private text messages that Blake posted between him and Caelynn. We find out where Bachelor Nations stands on was this right or wrong.  Dean Unglert joins Ben as they try to understand every aspect of this heartbreaking drama.Meanwhile, why is Bibiana having such a hard time finding a connection in Paradise?And "Hot Sauce Jane" is here to explain the taco FAIL that she gave John Paul Jones and why he had such an intense reaction! Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 6, 2019
The first episode of Bachelor in Paradise 6 is upon us, so we get a certified Paradise expert (Ashley) to share her predictions for this season.Are Hannah G and Dylan the new Joe and Kendall??Plus we try to figure out why everyone is so obsessed with Blake? And for those following along at home, we map out all the Bachelor girls Blake has hooked up with so far (that we know of!) Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 4, 2019
Jed Wyatt lets his guard down and opens up to Ben and Ashley with every detail about his Bachelorette journey. He answers the difficult questions you’ve been expecting him to be transparent about. We are able to understand the full story that we only got bits and pieces of prior to this In Depth Interview. Also, Ben and Ashley bring you the latest breaking news about Tyler and Hannah’s night together. Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 31, 2019
Bachelor Nation this finale was savage.Tyler C is here as guest co-host and he’s opening up about EVERYTHING. Did Hannah make the right decision?Do Tyler and Hannah have a chance at reconciliation? People thought Tyler was a player at first… how did he break down that barrier with Hannah? Why did everyone seem to implode except for Tyler?Tyler reveals something shocking about how he got involved with the show. We learn what Tyler thinks about Jed and "girlfriendgate".Ben has some advice for Tyler as he continues his journey through the Bachelor world.Plus Jade and Tanner had a baby in their closet!!!... yep in their closet... and Ashley was one of the first people they called! Plus BIP is less than a week away and we are getting you ready! Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 30, 2019
As we head into the final episode of Hannah’s season, Ben and Ashley analyze the remaining two men left to fight for Hannah’s heart.What will happen in the final episode and the After The Final Rose is a mystery to all.Luke P....the OTHER Luke P (Luke Pell) joins us to give his opinion on everything that’s gone down with Jed and what that means for future musicians going on the show. Is it wrong to go on the show to get exposure? Plus, Ben and Ashley share some exclusive details from Rachel and Bryan’s upcoming wedding.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 25, 2019
Ashley is letting you inside during a bachelor nation dinner party as we hang out with Bachelor Nation pals on this special bonus episode. Joe & Kendall give us an update on their life since moving in together and we find out if they’d ever object at a wedding! Heather M “never been kissed” from Colton’s season fills us in on her life after the show and which is better for an altar kiss at a wedding: a peck or a makeout session? We celebrate Four Weddings and a Funeral as Ashley lets us in on who is officiating her wedding! Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 23, 2019
Ashley is ready to break down the Men Tell All and she has Dean Unglert, Jared Haibon and Tayshia Adams on deck to give their thoughts.We discuss how the show will change after the revelation of Jed and his “preshow” girlfriend. And we get technical when figuring out if Luke P is actually a psychopath. Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 20, 2019
Ashley is live from Lake Tahoe for an Almost Famous special episode and she brought her Bachelor friends along! Krystal Nielsen has some wedding tips to help calm Ashley down as she gets closer to her big day.  And we hang out with Annaliese and Caelynn to get us ready for Bachelor in Paradise.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 16, 2019
Ben and Ashley talk to Courtney Robertson from Ben Flajnik’s season about Hannah’s mindset as we head into her final episodes. Courtney was the first Bachelor contestant to have on-camera sex, so she has some thoughts about this week’s episode.We try to figure out if there’s anything Jed could do to redeem himself to the audience at this point.Ben has a lot of thoughts on how Luke P. handled the premarital sex situation before being sent home last night on The Bachelorette. He shares his full dissertation on Luke P. and how faith is represented on the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 9, 2019
Ben & Ashley break down all the hometown dates on this week of The Bachelorette. Ashley has a theory on what happened behind the scenes during Pilot Pete’s date. And we try to figure out if Tyler C is as pure as he seems.Ben reveals a personal struggle that he went through right before starting his season of The Bachelor. And Ashley opens up to Ben about how her life is changing as it becomes more intertwined with Jared’s. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 27, 2019
Ben and Ashley sit down with Amanda Stanton for an IN DEPTH honest conversation about her life. She tells us never before heard details about her break up with Bobby Jacobs and she shares a terrifying story when her pictures were hacked.And, what her life was like before going on Ben's season and what she has in the works for the future.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 25, 2019
We get caught up with one of our favorite Bachelor couples, Carly Waddell and Evan Bass! They tell Ben and Ashley how life is changing as they prepare for baby #2 and Carly opens up about the time she almost stripped down on The Bachelor. And as we recap this week’s episode of The Bachelorette, all eyes are on the naked bungee jumping and what it revealed about Luke. Plus, Ben tells us why Luke and Hannah remind him of his relationship with Lauren Bushnell. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 18, 2019
We start off the show with Ben’s honest reaction to Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane’s engagement. Never Been Kissed Heather Martin from Colton’s season is here to help us break down this week’s episode of The Bachelorette. We hear who she thinks has the best physical chemistry with Hannah.This episode revealed that a mystery person has come back with a ring for Hannah… and we have theories about who it is! Plus, we break down the new cast of Bachelor in Paradise Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 16, 2019
Introducing Brooks Laich and Gavin DeGraw and HOW MEN THINK.We are opening the mind of the man for you and revealing HOW MEN THINK.You're finally going to get answers to all your questions.Be prepared to be surprised. It’s honest... it's unexpected... it's raw... it’s How Men Think, an iHeartRadio podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 12, 2019
As we head further into Hannah B’s season, Ben and Ashley feel conflicted about Luke P. How will he redeem himself? The group date this week was one for the ages, and we saw much more of the guys than we were expecting. And now that fan favorite John Paul Jones has been sent packing, what’s next for him? Will we see him in Paradise? Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 6, 2019
We’re live from Ashley and Jared’s co-ed Crate and Barrel Bridal Shower! Ben is hosting a huge party to celebrate the happy couple, with a ton of Bachelor Nation friends stopping by.Krystal Neilson and Chris Randone are about to get married too, and they share some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad have some advice for how to ease Jared into Ashley’s Jonas Brothers fandom. Plus Nick Viall tells us when he first noticed Jared’s feelings for Ashley and Kendall fills us in on her relationship with Grocery Store Joe. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 4, 2019
Ben and Ashley recap every body-slamming moment from this week’s episode of The Bachelorette. We hear their thoughts on Jed’s confession about going on the show for the “wrong reasons”. Plus, Ben explains why he thinks Tyler C might be one of the most memorable contestants of all time.We break down the intense physical aggression between Luke P and Luke S during the group date. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 2, 2019
Ashley can barely contain her excitement, because she’s backstage at iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango. Before she goes to fangirl over the Jonas Brothers, she catches up with Colton and Cassie. We hear how Colton’s been adjusting to life in “Cali”, and where they’ll live when they move in together. And Corinne Olympios stops by, to tell us a crazy story about an ex boyfriend. Plus, we discuss what happens when people say “I love you” too early. (Corinne says it VERY quickly) Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 29, 2019
Ben and Ashley hop on for a quick recap of last night’s episode of The Bachelorette! We try to figure out what the deal is with Luke P, after he professed his love and then said he was ready to leave. We break down the more controversial figures from Hannah’s contestants and see who we like now that it’s been a few weeks.Plus we discuss the comparison people are making between Ben and Pilot Pete! Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 25, 2019
Ashley sits down for an honest, raw conversation with the current Bachelorette, Hannah B. She opens up about her life before The Bachelor, how her world transitioned after pageant competition, and her experience as the lead on The Bachelorette. We get the real story of why Luke P didn’t offer her his jacket when she was cold and what she thought about his shocking, very early confession of love.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 21, 2019
Ashley I goes In Depth with Katilyn Bristowe, for a candid and intimate conversation. Kaitlyn's story includes living through her break-up with Shawn Booth and her current relationship with Jason Tartick. She opens up about when she felt things with Shawn starting to break down. She reveals why she started dating Jason after saying she’d never be involved with another member of Bachelor Nation. Plus we hear some inside stories from her experience on The Bachelorette.  You’ll never believe who she reached out to after she accidentally spoiled her season finale on social media. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 21, 2019
Ben and Ashley are on location in Napa, California from Live in the Vineyard Goes Country! Tayshia, Colton's runner up, is on hand to recap this week’s episode of The Bachelorette (nuggets and all). And we discuss Kelly Ripa’s recent comments about The Bachelor franchise.Plus we hang with American Idol and confirmed Bachelor fan Scotty McCreery and Ben’s new crush... country star Morgan Evans. (Morgan appeared on Becca's season of The Bachelorette). Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 14, 2019
It's the premiere of Hannah B's season of The Bachelorette! To help Ben and Ashley break down the new crop of guys, they've got BFFs from Colton's season, Demi Burnett and Katie Morton.We'll hear which of the guys stood out from the rest on night 1, and Demi shares some scalding tea she has on one of the contestants. Demi and Katie let us know who they're excited about seeing in Paradise (*IF* they go), and we see if Ben really was the first Bachelor to say "I love you" to two different girls.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 7, 2019
Ben has a very special co-host this week… his girlfriend Jess! The Bachelorette Special was her first real exposure to Ben’s life on the show, and we find out what it’s been like for her to watch Ben in that setting. In honor of the Bachelorette reunion, we talk to the very first Bachelorette, Trista Sutter. She fills us in on her life after the show, and offers some advice to Hannah B before her season kicks off. And we catch up with Deanna Pappas, and we hear if she kept in touch with Brad Womack! Then, Caroline Lunny from Arie’s season checks in with us about her experience on Bachelor Australia, and she opens up about her struggle with anxiety and depression.   Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 30, 2019
Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is making some big moves in her life, so Ben and Ashley check in with her to get caught up on everything. We find out how things are going after her move to Miami with Bryan, and we get the latest on their wedding planning! We get an update from former Bachelor Andrew Firestone, and Ben and Ashley discuss the new “surveillance van” that is set for Night 1 of The Bachelorette. Plus, we find out first hand if the statistics are true about contestants gaining weight whole on the show, and we address the rumors of Bobby Bones being the next Bachelor. Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 23, 2019
Ashley lets us in on a major issue for her and Jared that she desperately needs help with. We talk to Sharleen Joynt from Juan Pablo’s season about how she picked people from Bachelor Nation for her wedding guest list.   We hear the story of how she and Ashley  met, and you won’t believe the advice she gave Ashley! Plus we break down Nick Viall’s hookup with a guy, Chris & Angela’s break up, and Ben “pops off” in Ben Bitches! Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 16, 2019
Ben and Ashley don’t really understand Coachella, but luckily they’ve got some BACHELOR friends that spent time on the front lines this last weekend. Tracy (Colton's Season) tells us about N*Sync performing with Ariana Grande, and Bri (Colton) shares her experience. Plus, Bri sets the record straight about her DM history with Dean.And speaking of Dean, he’s a groomsman in Ashley and Jared’s wedding! But to see if he’s up to the task, we give him a full groomsman quiz, and you won’t believe his answers. Also, we find out what Ashley’s “bridezilla” moments have been during wedding planning.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 8, 2019
Live from the Napa Valley Wine Train with a ton of friends from Bachelor Nation! Blake Hortsmann opens up about his feelings towards Hannah G and we finally get an answer on if he’s going to Paradise. Derek Peth tells us about his date with Stephanie Pratt from The Hills. We find out why Venmo John was the most dated person on Paradise. Vanessa Grimaldi uses bathroom habits as an indicator of relationship health.  Wells Adams reveals if he will be back as the bartender in Mexico this year! Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 1, 2019
Demi (@Demi_Not_Lovato) from Colton's season is here with us to open up about Paradise, her relationship with her mother, and how she deals with haters.And we check in with Krystal Nielsen and Chris Randone, and they reveal some secrets about their wedding, and we hear about their plans to grow their family.Ever wonder how some Bachelor contestants are "liking" on social media while they're filming? We hear the secret on how people smuggle phones inside the mansion! Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 26, 2019
A listener thinks they found a connection that ties Tayshia to Ben, long before she appeared on The Bachelor. Remember when everyone thought Wills was kidnapped?? We check in with him and hear what he's been up to. And Ashley goes into total fangirl mode when a member of NSync joins the show! Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 19, 2019
Ben and Ashley don’t waste any time before giving a full rundown of the contestants for Hannah B’s upcoming season of the Bachelorette. And based on pictures alone, Ben & Ashley give their predictions for Hannah’s Top 3.And speaking of Hannahs, we have a list of who would be the best match for Hannah G, and Ashley’s reaction will shock you! Rachel Lindsay thinks the Bachelorette needs to be older, but what do Ben and Ashley think? Are these contestants really ready for marriage? Plus, the return of Ben Bitches! Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 13, 2019
Hannah G is here with us to give a behind the scenes look at what happened last night, and help Ben & Ashley break down Colton’s season finale. She’s got some things to get off her chest about Colton, and we find out if she would have accepted a proposal from him! Hannah G gives us her honest thoughts on the new Bachelorette, Hannah B, and we find out if she’s upset that she didn’t get chosen for the next season. And finally, is Hannah going to Paradise?? We get her to spill on who she’s hoping to see there, and who she’s interested in from Bachelor Nation. Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 12, 2019
We started Colton's season with Becca & Garrett, and now they're back to help Ben and Ashley break down the dramatic finale. We hear their opinion on what is going on in Colton's head, and we might not even get a "final rose" this season! But all eyes are on our guest of honor, Tayshia. After a critique of her bungee jumping form, we ask her what really happened with Colton in the fantasy suite. And we find out if she knew Cassie had broken up with him when he told her that he picked Cassie! Plus, we check in with Dean and get his take on what could happen this summer in Paradise, and if he has any advice for the new batch of contestants.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 6, 2019
We’re live after Women Tell All, and we have Colton’s girls with us to spill all the tea. Kirpa has a MAJOR bomb to drop about one of the girls sliding into the DMs of a popular member of Bachelor Nation… while she was still on the show. And we reveal who he is.Tracy stops by to give her side of the tweet controversy that went down before this season started filming and we find out if her feud with Demi will continue into Paradise.Plus, Ben gives Heather an honest critique of her first kiss on television, and we ask all the girls who they think the next Bachelorette should be. Then we get a true expert opinion from Nick Viall, after we hear about his “secret talent”.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 5, 2019
It's time for Gate-gate! The fence jump we’ve been waiting for ALL SEASON is finally here, and it’s probably the craziest episode in Bachelor history.We break down what led to Cassie's shocking departure, and hear the moments Chris Harrsion had to go looking for Colton like a lost dog. Ashley has some theories about what actually went down with Tayshia in the fantasy suite. Tanner Tolbert is a tried and true Bachelor fanboy, and he stops by to tell us he never thought things would go so haywire with Colton. And he opens up about Jade’s miscarriage after she got pregnant in Paradise, and how their plans totally changed after that. Then Jared hops on, because he’s done a serious deep dive into past episodes of this season and has some serious thoughts on how things went down with Cassie.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
February 26, 2019
This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for, Ben’s new girlfriend Jess is on the podcast! We hear about the crazy move he pulled on their first date, and what exactly Ben said when he slid into her DMs! We answer many of your questions about Jess!Plus, Ashley has info from the Women Tell All, and reveals why we’re in store for the BEST Bachelor episode of all time. And we break down the difference between “I’m in love with you” and “I’m falling in love with you”. Learn more about your ad-choices at
February 19, 2019
Comedian Heather McDonald is hanging out with Ashley to help recap this week’s episode of The Bachelor, Colton’s stance against getting groped, and when flirtation goes too far. And do we really buy the girls excitement on the show? Is all the enthusiasm fake?? Then Arie checks in to give us all the backstory about his new billboard, which you need to see if you haven’t yet. Plus, we talk to Carly Waddell about her new lullaby album, and she reveals a huge change coming to her family.   Also, Ashley lets us in on what the “right reasons” are to go on The Bachelor, and Heather gets her to spill on some huge behind the scenes Bachelor secrets!And we have some shocking information about Ben at the end of the podcast that you definitely want to hear. Learn more about your ad-choices at
February 12, 2019
Michelle Money from Brad Womack’s season is here with us! She opens up to us about her relationship, and gives us her real thoughts about how Colton is doing so far. She and Ben break down Hannah G’s one on one date with Colton, which may be the sexiest moment in all of Bachelor history. Then we check in with Sydney from Colton’s season, and we hear if she regretted leaving the show. And we find out if we’ll see her again on Bachelor in Paradise.And we talk to the producers of The Bachelor Vietnam, to find out what’s different from the American version, and how the producers really sought out the job after watching Ben. Plus, a long awaited update from David the Chicken! Learn more about your ad-choices at
February 5, 2019
A lot of action went down on this week’s episode of The Bachelor, and Ben and Ashley are talking to some girls at the center of it all! We hear from Courtney about Elyse’s decision to leave the show after not getting enough time with Colton, and we get to the bottom of what Colton means when he says he wants to “take a relationship to the next level” Then Ashley talks to Catherine the dog girl, about what it was like having her dog with her at the Bachelor Mansion, and why did she steal Colton away SO MANY TIMES?? Plus, Jade and Tanner join Ashley in the studio to recap this week’s episode, and we hear the story of how Jade told Tanner she was pregnant, even if her cute Pinteresty plan didn’t exactly work out. And after Heather got her first kiss on national TV, we visit some of the less graceful kisses we’ve seen on the Bachelor before.   Learn more about your ad-choices at
January 29, 2019
After an emotionally heavy episode with Shawn Booth, Ben and Ashley return to address some of the feedback they’ve received. And after some discussion about Caelynn’s vulnerable moment with Colton on this week’s episode, Ben shares a deeply personal story about a close friend of his and her experience with sexual assault. Then we talk to Bri, who was eliminated last week, and she gives us an inside look into the feud between Demi and Courtney. Plus, we hook her up with a member of Bachelor nation that she admitted she has a huge crush on. And Ashley lets us know how her wedding plans are changing after the news that Jade and Tanner are adding a new member to the family! Learn more about your ad-choices at
January 27, 2019
Shawn Booth joins Ben and Ashley on this episode of Almost Famous: In Depth. He opens up about the painful moments since his relationship ended, and the questions that are still left on his mind. Ben and Ashley offer a unique perspective to Shawn’s situation, because Ben and Shawn are friends from their first experience on The Bachelorette, and Ashley is close with Kaitlyn from their time shared on the show. Together, they help Shawn understand his feelings, get some things off his chest, and move forward. Also in this episode, Ben and Ashley have an honest conversation about an important issue that has come up in The Bachelor, in one of the most emotional moments of the entire franchise. Learn more about your ad-choices at
January 22, 2019
Kendall Long is hanging out with us today, and she’s ready to give us the full story about all the headlines about her engagement to Grocery Store Joe! Then she sticks around to break down Colton’s pirate adventure group date, and she gets Ben to open up about his new relationship (and how Colton is involved!)And Ashley and Kendall give us their honest thoughts about Demi, and how Colton handled his “spanking”. Plus, Ben shares some inside visual tricks he uses to figure out what’s going on in the mind of the Bachelor. Then Terry Crews’ wife Rebecca, to tell us what it was like being part of Colton’s 1 on 1 date. She’s been in a successful relationship in Hollywood for a long time, so she’s the perfect person to go for advice on how to make a marriage truly work. She lets us in on some of the lessons she has for Colton’s girls, and she shares some wisdom on the differences in how men and women communicate. Learn more about your ad-choices at
January 15, 2019
The Bachelor himself, Colton Underwood is here with Ben and Ashley, and he’s answering ALL your questions.Ashley and Colton compare their experiences of being Bachelor virgins, and we find out if he wished he had lost his virginity BEFORE going the show. Also, we hear how he’s been handling the constant virgin talk. We find out why he sent the Sloth Girl home, and then we talk to the Sloth to get her side! And we find out an exclusive secret from Colton about what happened in the shower! Plus, Ben and Ashley break down all the details from Kaitlyn and Jason’s new relationship, and a happy event in Bachelor nation, Arie and Lauren’s Maui wedding! Learn more about your ad-choices at
January 8, 2019
It’s Bachelor premiere night! Ben and Ashley are live from the Bachelor viewing party in Park City, Utah, and they’ve got Becca and Garrett hanging out with them for the whole episode! We find out which of their complicated last names they’ll be giving to their children, they reveal the place they’ve decided to move to, after bouncing back and forth across the country, and we hear who has the worse bathroom habits. But this episode is all about breaking down night 1 of Colton’s season. Did the show overdo the virgin issue? What was going on with that sloth? All those questions and more, plus… Ben reveals a MAJOR behind the scenes secret from the Bachelor.   Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 18, 2018
To close out 2018, Ben and Ashley welcome some surprise guests from Bachelor Nation to see what they’re up to for the holidays. We won’t tell you who stops by, but you might hear Bibiana talk about what’s going on with Peter Kraus, and you also might hear about what happened this weekend in Vegas when Blake and Jason hung out with Colton.  It’s the biggest holiday party ever on the Almost Famous Podcast! Brought to you by: CRATE AND BARREL - Start your Crate & Barrel Registry now at LE TOTE - Enter promo code ALMOSTFAMOUS at checkout to get 20% off your first month QUIP - Go to right now, you get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush BOLL AND BRANCH - get $50 OFF YOUR FIRST SET OF SHEETS at, promo code ALMOSTFAMOUS FAB FIT FUN -  use the code "ALMOSTFAMOUS" so you can save $10 off your first box THRED UP - get an extra 30% off your first order at Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 11, 2018
This show is part of a new series called “Almost Famous: In Depth”. Ben and Ashley sit down for an intimate and raw conversation with some of the characters we’ve fallen in love with from The Bachelor. On this first special, they welcome Arie Luyendyk Jr and Lauren Burnham, to see how they’re feeling in the first few months of their engagement, and since finding out they’re becoming parents.   We hear about how they’ve reacted to people doubting their relationship, what they’ve learned while building their life together, and they open up about the new baby they’re expecting.   Tune in for a detailed look at what you didn’t see on TV. This is Almost Famous: In Depth, with Arie & Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 11, 2018
As Ben and Ashley get closer to the end of the off-season, the ramp up to Colton gets more intense. Now that the list of the contestants for Colton’s season have been released, Ben and Ashley do a “draft” of who they think his Top 3 will be.  They talk with Becca Tilley about how the show has changed in recent years, and what that means for the newcomers to Bachelor Nation. And, they talk about the shocking departure of Elan Gale as producer.  Then Ben and Ashley check in with the original Bachelorette, Trista Sutton! She’s been married for 15 years, proving that people can really find true love on the show. Plus, we cover some of the rumors circling the recent break-up of Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe Learn more about your ad-choices at
December 4, 2018
Krystal Nielsen and Chris Randone are hanging out with us today! They’re on hand to talk to Blake Hortsmann, when he calls in to talk about his blind date to the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball over the weekend.   Then, Chris and Krystal share what they learned about each other after they moved in together.  And Ashley leads the group in a comparison of their lives before and after being on The Bachelor.  Plus, we hear about a BIG surprise Krystal received in bed recently. Learn more about your ad-choices at
November 26, 2018
Ben and Ashley check in with Arie and Lauren, to talk about their exciting news! We hear all about how they’re deciding on a name, and what’s next for the growing family. And Vanessa Grimaldi calls in to address the headlines that pairs her up with a beloved member of Bachelor Nation.  Then, they break down the first promo for Colton’s season, and we hear all about Tia Booth’s new boyfriend. And hanging out with Ben and Ashley in studio is Bachelor veteran Sadie Murray! ! This hasn’t been brought up before, but she was actually the first “switcheroo” on a Bachelor finale. She opens up about her desire to have a family, and the ultimate decision to freeze her eggs. And, she reveals a BIG secret about an intimate moment with a former Bachelor. Learn more about your ad-choices at
November 13, 2018
Ben and Ashley catch up with Kendall Long, and she’s ready to spill a ton of secrets about Grocery Store Joe, and his unlikely success on Dancing with the Stars. And fresh from the shores of Mexico, Courtney Dober and Dean Unglert stop in to tell some stories about their “man-trip”. Plus, we hear about Ashley and Jared expecting a bundle of joy, and Ben has been hiding the fact that a special someone has just moved in to his place! Learn more about your ad-choices at
November 5, 2018
Ben and Ashley open up about the heartbreaking news about Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe, and try to figure out what happened between them, and why this break-up feels like a marriage ending.  Then, Wells Adams stops by, to get caught up on everything going on in his world, and the exciting new project he’s starting with iHeartRadio. Plus Ben and Ashley sit down with Graham Bunn, and he spills about his new TV show, and how it was transitioning from The Bachelorette into a radio and TV career. And we hear how Jared and Ashley are spending their first holidays since getting engaged! Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 29, 2018
Blake Hortsmann checks in with Ben and Ashley, and has a secret on how you can go on a real date with him! And he finally clears up all the rumors circulating about him dating a member of Bachelor Nation.   Then we hear from Annaliese, and she opens up about the difficult few weeks she’s had, and how she recovered from being broken up with on national TV. And, we hear about her reality TV experience before the Bachelor.  Plus, the subject of “Who the Heck are You” might be related to Ben! Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 23, 2018
Ashley Spivey sits down with Ben and Ashley for an honest and raw discussion about her Twitter encounter with Ben. We find out exactly what motivates her, and how she got started as an unofficial “Bachelor investigative journalist”. Then Tanner Tolbert checks in, and talks about his role as officiant for Ashley’s wedding, and he spills about when Jared came to him about his decision to propose to Ashley. And we talk to a legal expert to break down what’s happening with Jenna and Jordan and the lawyers! Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 16, 2018
Krystal Nielson is hanging out with us for this whole jam-packed episode! She tells us about her journey from a villain on Arie’s season to being America’s sweetheart after Paradise.  Vanessa Grimaldi stops by and opens up about what might have happened between her and Ben if she had gone to Winter Games.  And we talk to Chelsea Roy, one of Krystal’s friends from Arie’s season, about how many of Arie’s girls actually felt a “real” connection with him, and she dishes on if she’d ever be The Bachelorette. Plus, Ben gives us the real story about his Twitter fight with Ashley Spivey, and he shares some behind the scenes secrets from his time as The Bachelor. Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 9, 2018
Jordan Kimball is here to give his side of the heart wrenching situation he’s in with Jenna Cooper. He lets us know the latest developments, and reveals the red flags he got from Jenna once Paradise ended. And we hear if he’d ever be able to forgive her and continue their relationship. Also, he gives Ben some important fashion advice, and we find out if Ben is going to officiate Ashley’s wedding! Learn more about your ad-choices at
October 1, 2018
Bachelor Nation All-Star Grocery Store Joe calls in live from the Dancing with the Stars set, moments before he takes the stage! He tells Ben and Ashley all about how he discovered one of Kendall’s hidden talents while she helped him practice. And we hear how his first dance on TV compares to his limo arrival on The Bachelorette.   And Angela Amezcua checks in with all the details on her relationship with Clay the football player, and she walks us through what it was like when people found out she wasn’t single anymore.    Then, Ben and Ashley give their thoughts on some big headlines in the Bachelor world, including one of the craziest pieces of news in all of Bachelor history. Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 22, 2018
We’re live from the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas! This show is jam packed with so many Bachelor All-Stars. Blake Hortsmann is here, and this is his first time as a guest on a podcast! We find out what he looks for in a woman, and we hear if he’d ever date a fan. Then Dean Unglert stops by to reveal a huge secret from his dating life, and he’s given another chance to defend his “No Underwear” platform. And Jared Haibon and Nick Viall drop in, and we get the real reason why Nick has been able to defy aging. And Jared and Ben spill some behind the scenes info from the early days of their season. Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 14, 2018
Ben and Ashley are going live with an emergency podcast because of all the crazy news in Bachelor Nation.   Kendall joins us to talk about her friend Bekah’s pregnancy, and give all the inside details on her relationship with the newest addition to Dancing with the Stars, Grocery Store Joe.   Then we talk all about the crazy scandal going on with Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper. We hear some crucial advice for Jordan from Elle, who is a relationship expert and creator of the Mend app. And we get an analysis from someone who knows Jordan best, David the Chicken.   And Ashley’s dream comes true when Disney Channel movie legend Riley Smith hops on, to talk all about his upcoming project, and what it’s like to be a major figure in pop culture history. Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 12, 2018
Wells Adams sits in with Ben and Ashley to talk all about this season of Bachelor in Paradise.  Then, they talk to Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson, and ask the question on everyone's minds: will they actually get married?? And we get the real story of their struggles in the bedroom. And in a new episode of Chicken Nuggets, Ben, Ashley and Wells see what would happen if David the Chicken was the Bachelor. We line up a bunch of girls and see who gets his rose! Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 4, 2018
Ashley and Jared’s engagement episode has finally aired! We get a live call from Ashley and Jared, and they give their honest thoughts about what aired and how they remember the moment. We dive right in with Ben, and he addresses the recent news that his ex Lauren Bushnell has broken up with her boyfriend.   Then, straight from Marriage Bootcamp, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried stop by! They share some wedding planning advice with Ashley, and they give an intimate look at what it was like dating on and off the show.  But they don’t leave before we hear their thoughts on if Colton should be the next Bachelor, and everyone shares their “no holds barred “thoughts on the state of Leo.   One of Ben’s favorite authors Bob Goff calls in with some valuable lessons on how to get through difficult situations. Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 26, 2018
Before Arie and Becca… there was Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft. Ben and Ashley sit down with Melissa and get down to what it was like to be broken up with on national television, and she spills why she turned down being the Bachelorette. As part of our “Chicken Nuggets” segment, we check in with David the Chicken about what we can expect on this week’s episode of Paradise, and he lets us in on some steamy details that didn’t make it to air. And on top of that, Ben gives some more behind the scenes secrets on what happens off-camera during his experience as the Bachelor. Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 22, 2018
Straight from the beaches of Bachelor in Paradise, Annaliese is here to break down everything that was going through her mind as her friendship with Kenny progressed. And Ashley shares why she really relates to Tia this season.   Then, Bibiana calls in to help recap this week’s episode, and to discuss if it’s an insult or a compliment when men talk about her “assets”.   And Ben and Ashley get real about kissing people you may not have feelings for, which can happen a lot in Bachelor World. Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 21, 2018
Ben Higgins sits down with Grocery Store Joe for a special bonus episode of the Almost Famous Podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 14, 2018
Colton Underwood is back in-studio to help Ben go through everything that went down on the 2nd episode of Bachelor in Paradise Season 5. But Ben doesn’t let him off easy, and we get the real story of what was going on between him and Tia, and they talk about the emotional moment when Becca showed up to confront Colton on Paradise.   The guys give their take on what happened between Annaliese and Jordan, and Colton offers some behind the scenes info on the romance of Kevin and Astrid.   We play a round of “Who the Heck are You” with Brady Toops, and we check back in with David the chicken! Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 8, 2018
Bachelor in Paradise is here!   Ben and Ashley get real quick as they discuss Ashley's ex Kevin.  Was Kevin's version of what happened accurate? Ashley gives the real story on the Jared/Kevin timeline.   Kenny King and Eric Bigger give their thoughts on the After the Final Rose from Becca’s season, and reveal some info about the friends they made in Paradise. And they tell us what's really going on with Tia and Colton   Then, Annaliese stops by and hints that there’s a guy that captured her attention on Paradise.   And it's “Who the Heck Are You” with Angela from Nick’s season and we find out hercelebrity crush And on top of all that, Kendall is here and we ask her how many guys she kissed in paradise. Learn more about your ad-choices at
August 7, 2018
Ben and Ashley have all the behind the scenes details from the emotional Bachelorette finale. We find out if they think Becca made the right choice, and if she and Garrett will last. We find out Ben and Ashley's thoughts on if Blake can recover from this break-up and become the next bachelor, and even after this whole season, there's still something about Becca that we can't figure out.  Ben has a score to settle with David (the Chicken Man), from something he did on the Men Tell All, and he gives a special preview of what we can expect from Bachelor in Paradise.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 31, 2018
Jason Tartick is in studio to hang out with Ben and Ashley, and recap the Men Tell All episode of Becca's season, and we discuss if Colton overreacted. We get some inside info on the chances of Jason being the next Bachelor, and we find out what he wears to bed. And Ashley shares an exclusive look at her wedding guest list, and shares some deeply emotional stories from wedding dress shopping that you won't believe! Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 24, 2018
Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay drops on to give some inside info on what goes on in the fantasy suites, and we hear her honest opinion on what’s happening in going on during Becca’s season.  Plus, she and Ben bond over makeup, and they trade stories of their appearance on Lip Sync Battle.  And, we get exclusive details on Rachel’s wedding, and Ben has exciting news about finding a new relationship.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 17, 2018
SPOILER ALERT WARNING: The man eliminated from this week’s episode of The Bachelorette is our guest this week, and he holds nothing back!  Ben and Ashley are live from Lake Tahoe, from the American Century Championship golf tournament, and they get a ton of secrets revealed from an exclusive interview with the man sent home by Becca this week. Then, Caroline calls in to discuss if Tia did the right thing, or if she should have told Becca her feelings earlier, and she shares a startling confession about Becca’s season. And, we get an email from a listener with some crazy inside info about one of the contestants that you won’t believe. Learn more about your ad-choices at
July 10, 2018
Ben is out, but Ashley called in a secret weapon as a fill-in… her fiancé Jared! The happy couple recaps this week’s episode of The Bachelorette, break down Garrett’s one on one date, and discuss Colton revealing that he’s a virgin.  We get their thoughts on the Bachelor in Paradise cast, and they reveal something huge that’s coming on this new season.  All that, and they share some stories from making their audition tapes, and we hear about Jared’s first celebrity crush. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 26, 2018
Ashley is back to talk publicly for the first time since she got engaged to Jared. Kaitlyn Bristowe's fiance Shawn Booth is in studio to share some advice on being engaged in Bachelor Nation.  Then, David (the Chicken Suit guy), tells us everything about falling out of the bunk bed, his near death experience, and butting heads with Jordan the Model.  And there's a Bachelor Nation pregnancy announcement! Ben and Ashley call up the father to be to congratulate him and get the latest.  Plus, Ben and Ashley give a ton of behind the scenes details and secrets from this week's episode of The Bachelorette Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 19, 2018
Ben gives a behind the scenes look at Ashley and Jared's engagement, and shares some details about how this could be one of the biggest events in Bachelor history. Plus, he offers his take on the insane Twitter feud between Bekah and Raven. Then, Clay the football player calls in to talk about his heart wrenching decision to leave the show after suffering an injury. And then Granger Smith joins Ben in studio, to share his thoughts on front runner Garrett, and what it was like performing during Colton and Becca's one on one date. Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 12, 2018
Kristina Schulman joins Ashley as the guest co-host, to do a deep dive into this week's episode of The Bachelorette. Michelle Money calls in for "Who the Heck Are You?", and she helps figure out what happened with the chicken, and why did he fall out of bed?? You won't want to miss the greatest dramatic re-creation ever, when Ashley performs the monologue of Jordan the Model.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
June 5, 2018
We finally find out if Ashley’s relationship with Kevin ended because of feelings for Jared. Then, Ben and Ashley discuss the controversy surrounding Bachelorette contestant Garrett and his questionable “likes”.   And Sarah Herron calls in for an update on her life, and what she would have done if she was in Becca’s shoes this season.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 29, 2018
It’s the season premiere of The Bachelorette! And the woman of the hour, Becca Kufrin, is hanging out with Ben and Ashley, to talk about some of her first impressions of her batch of guys. She answers some listener questions, and reveals some behind the scenes secrets about night 1.   Then, they talk to former Bachelor Jesse Palmer, about “The Proposal”, the new show he’s hosting from the creators of The Bachelor. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 23, 2018
Ashley has a very emotional announcement to make that is close to her heart, and will affect her entire future. Then, Becca the Bachelorette joins them in studio, and Ben and Ashley have some surprise guests that have words of wisdom for Becca. Plus Ben and Ashley give their power rankings of former Bachelorette seasons, and a listener has a huge request to ask of Ben. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 18, 2018
For the first time ever, Ben and Ashley sit down with the new Bachelorette, Becca Kurfin!   After getting to know her a bit, they welcome some Bachelor superstars onto the show. Nick Viall hangs out, they play a round of "Who the Heck Are You" with Dan Cox, and before interviewing Jake Pavelka, Ben and Ashley perform a dramatic recreation of his fight with Vienna. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 15, 2018
Ashley almost faints from fangirling, when a member of a huge boy band calls in to surprise her with huge news.    Then, a truly polarizing former cast member, Josh Murray, calls in to talk about how things when down on his multiple failed Bachelor engagements.   And after a passionate edition of Ben Bitches, Ben has a big announcement to make. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 9, 2018
Alexis Waters (was she a dolphin or a shark?) is hanging out with Ben as a special guest host, and she shares why The Bachelor producers told her to keep a certain body part “on lock”. Then, they play a round of “Who the Heck Are You?” with Marikh Mathias from Arie’s season, and find out what she’s up to, and how she was in the running to be The Bachelorette. And continuing the list of successful Bachelor couples that didn’t meet on The Bachelor, Elizabeth Kitt-Brown and Ty Brown call in to share some great news! Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 1, 2018
As we speed closer to the premiere of The Bachelorette, Ben and Ashley have a huge special guest announcement!  Then, they check in with a member of Bachelor past, Jesse Csincsak, who had no idea he was talking to Ben Higgins. And they catch up with JP Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert, another Bachelor Nation success story. Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 24, 2018
Ben and Ashley check in with a member of Bachelor Nation that’s getting married THIS WEEK! Then it’s time for “Who The Heck Are You?”, with Bachelor couple Chris and Peyton Lambton. Plus, Derek Peth hops on the line for an update on his relationship with Taylor. And Jared Haibon crashes the studio to reveal what happened to him on Bachelor in Paradise Australia. Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 16, 2018
This week, Ben and Ashley hear from a previously unknown relationship success story from Bachelor Nation. They get down to the real reasons why Arie and Lauren were meeting with Dr. V from Marriage Boot Camp, by calling up Dr. V herself! And shots fired between Amanda Stanton and Robby Hayes! Ben and Ashley are here to break down the public Disneyland drama and Robby’s creative compliment.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 10, 2018
The Almost Famous Podcast finally welcomes Rachel Lindsay to the show! She gives us an update on planning her wedding, including who her dream wedding singer would be, and she lets us know her thoughts on the recent break-ups in Bachelor Nation, and if she thought Dean and Lesley were truly meant to be   Then, by listener request, Sarah Herron calls in to give an update on what’s going on in her world.   And after that, in a new edition of “Ben Bitches”, he takes on “The One-Uppers”! Learn more about your ad-choices at
April 2, 2018
Ben and Ashley are coming in hot this week, and joined by Peter Kraus to talk about what’s new in his life, and his future with The Bachelor. Then, to continue the off-season festivities, Ben and Ashley go through a round of rapid fire questions, and they delve into their first loves, and if they want kids. Before they get to some listener emails, they discuss Arie and Lauren’s poorly received April Fool’s joke, and they talk to a listener who is helping make her community a better place. Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 26, 2018
Now that we’re in the Bachelor off-season, Ben and Ashley get caught up on what’s new in their lives. Ben is proud to talk about a major bucket list item he’s about to cross off. Bekah M stops by to get caught up on everything going on in Bachelor Nation, and they surprise Robby Hayes on the phone with a juicy question about his current status. After going over their childhood crushes, Kendall calls in and talks about the “post Bachelor blues”, and what’s next for her after the show.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 15, 2018
Ben and Ashely convene to address Ashley’s breakup with Kevin Wendt.  They go through why the relationship fell apart, and how things are between them now. Then Kevin joins them, to give his perspective on his time with Ashley, and where their paths are headed.   Bachelor favorite Nick Viall joins Ben and Ashley to weigh in on public break-ups and help some listeners with relationship advice. Learn more about your ad-choices at
March 8, 2018
Ben goes solo at first, and now that he’s had a few days to reflect on the finale, gives some thoughts on how Arie handled things throughout the season, and what we learned from After the Final Rose Then he passes the baton to Ashley, so we can hear her thoughts on how this season wrapped up. Jason Mesnick hops on the line, to share his first hand experience of what was going on in Arie’s mind. After he dishes that inside info, Ashley tackles some listener emails, and even non-Bachelor related questions! Learn more about your ad-choices at
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