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October 9, 2019
We continued our live tour recapping season one of The Bachelor by going to Gramercy Theatre last month to talk about episode three with special guest Phoebe Robinson. It was a monumental episode featuring the first ever utterance of the phrase, “I’m not here to make friends.” We were also joined by friends of the pod and Bachelor alums Derek Peth and Michael Garofola. We talked to Derek about his time on Paradise, which he had just finished by the time of the show, and played a round of F*ck Marry Kill with the two of them. We have two more live shows coming up, recapping the last two episodes of season one. We'll be recapping episode five of the first season of The Bachelor at The Miracle Theater in Washington DC on Monday October 21. You can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-to-make-friends-live-tickets-74277005523 And we'll be recapping the first season finale at The Bell House in Brooklyn on Thursday November 21. You can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-to-make-friends-live-tickets-67254759797 You can find both of those episodes at TubiTV.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 3, 2019
Surprise! We're back in your feeds to announce two more live shows! We'll be recapping episode five of the first season of The Bachelor at The Miracle Theater in Washington DC on Monday October 21. You can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-to-make-friends-live-tickets-74277005523 And we'll be recapping the first season finale at The Bell House in Brooklyn on Thursday November 21. You can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-to-make-friends-live-tickets-67254759797 See you all there!!! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 1, 2019
Scam Goddess is a podcast dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it! Laci Mosley (a.k.a. Scam Goddess) keeps listeners up to date on current rackets, digs deep into the latest scams, and breaks down historic hoodwinks alongside some of your favorite comedians! It’s like true crime only without all the death! True fun crime! Scam Goddess is available everywhere you get podcasts starting October 1st! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 27, 2019
Back in August, we were in Philadelphia to talk about episode two of the first ever season of The Bachelor. We had a great time in the home of Gritty to talk about the first appearance of Bachelor fantasy dates with former contestant, Ashley Spivey and to play a game of ‘Who Said It?’ with Ashley and friend of the pod, Brett Vergara. We will be releasing the rest of the live shows as podcasts, so stay tuned for those! And for fans in the New York area, we will be returning to The Bell House in Brooklyn for a live show on Thursday November 21, recapping another classic episode from the first season of The Bachelor. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-to-make-friends-live-tickets-67254759797 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 19, 2019
After seven weeks, we’ve reached the end of our time in Paradise this summer. Which couple got engaged? Which couple broke up? Which couple got engaged and then looked pretty unhappy at the reunion? All of our burning questions were answered! On this episode, Emma and Claire break down everything that happened on the three-hour finale, from Blake’s time in the hot seat to Demi and Kristian’s epic love story. And of course, the very underwhelming and unsurprising announcement of Pilot Pete as our new Bachelor. We’ll be at The Bell House in Brooklyn for a live show on Thursday November 21, recapping another classic episode from the first season of The Bachelor. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-to-make-friends-live-tickets-67254759797 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 11, 2019
Last night, we settled onto our couch, ready to watch the dramatic and proposal-filled Bachelor in Paradise finale that turned out to not be a finale at all. That’s right, while we’ve reached the end of rose ceremonies and date cards, we’ll have to wait until next week to find out which of these couples got their happy endings. This week, however, was a test for the remaining couples. Blake’s rough time in Paradise finally came to an end, Kristian helped Demi work through her anxieties, and Bri had a feminism win so good that it feels like our feminist analysis of The Bachelor had just been leading up to this moment. Joining us to help sort through it all is Amanda Mitchell, writer and host of the podcast America’s Next Top Best Friend. We’re coming to Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 25th. We’ll be at the Newport Theater in Chicago recapping episode 4 of season 1 of The Bachelor, and we’ll be joined by one of our favorite recappers, Ali Barthwell of the Vulture Bach recaps. And hey, maybe some local Bach alums will join us! Get your tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4339939 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2019
We’re recapping solo today, as we get ready for our live show at Gramercy Theater in Manhattan tonight! Tickets are still available and we’d love to see all of you there. Back in Paradise, however, many established couples are starting to get tested. Clay has to deal with sharing the beach with his ex, Angela, Derek makes a tough decision, and Caelynn gets an overwhelming proposition from a moustache-less Dean. There are still tickets available for our live show TONIGHT, September 4th, at the Gramercy Theater with Phoebe Robinson: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/000057072C69A55F?_ga=2.205029648.122119576.1567613712-1375170403.1565023898 The next stop on our tour is Chicago! We’ll be at The Newport Theater on Wednesday September 25th to recap episode four of the first season of The Bachelor. You can get your tickets here: https://www.newporttheater.com/productions/Here-To-Make-Friends For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 28, 2019
We owe a lot of people an apology this week. Especially anyone we’ve ever invited on this podcast or anyone we’ve ever even mentioned the podcast to. It was manipulative and so very wrong of us. But, moving forward from that, we do have a brand new podcast for you! On this episode, Bravo personality and host of the Martinis and Murder Podcast, Daryn Carp joins us to talk week four of Bachelor in Paradise, in which Goose and Krystal get married, John Paul Jones finds himself in the middle of quite a bit of conflict, and Clay sees his ex again. Finally, we ask: Is Connor hot, or just tall and white? We’re coming back to New York City next week! We’ll be at the Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, September 4, and we’ll be joined by the wonderful, hilarious Phoebe Robinson (of Two Dope Queens fame) to dissect another vintage episode: Season 1, Episode 3. We’ll also be joined by Derek Peth and Michael Garofola for some games and Bachelor-themed fun! Get your tickets for that show here: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/000057072C69A55F?_ga=2.18202233.1352791926.1565621051-1375170403.1565023898 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 21, 2019
Week three of Bachelor in Paradise began with two men fighting and ended with two women in love. In between, there were surprising decisions at the rose ceremony, solid couples facing trouble, and a visit from The Bachelorette herself, Hannah B. On this episode, friend of the pod Brett Vergara joins us to talk about everything that happened this week. Here To Make Friends is hitting the road! We’re doing a live show tomorrow, August 22nd, at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA. We can’t wait to see all of our Philly listeners! You can still get your tickets here: https://www.worldcafelive.com/event/1881464-here-make-friends-philadelphia/ And we’re doing another show in New York at the Gramercy Theater in Manhattan on September 4th with Phoebe Robinson. Get your tickets for that show here: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/000057072C69A55F?_ga=2.18202233.1352791926.1565621051-1375170403.1565023898 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 14, 2019
Guess what? Today is a new day, and I know it’s going to be a great one. Do you know why? Because we’re still here recapping Bachelor in Paradise. Smiley face. On this episode of Here To Make Friends, we’re joined by actress Erin Darke to talk about Cam’s complete inability to read disinterest, Clay and Christian’s battle of toxic masculinity, and the long-awaited arrival of Dean’s moustache. Here To Make Friends is hitting the road! We’re doing a live show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA on August 22nd. We can’t wait to see all of our Philly listeners! Get your tickets here: https://www.worldcafelive.com/event/1881464-here-make-friends-philadelphia/ And we’re doing another show in New York at the Gramercy Theater in Manhattan on September 4th with Phoebe Robinson. Get your tickets for that show here: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/000057072C69A55F?_ga=2.18202233.1352791926.1565621051-1375170403.1565023898 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 7, 2019
Welcome back to Paradise! A new group of Bachelor favorites have arrived in Sayulita, Mexico. The sun, the sand, the love triangles… or in Blake’s case, love pentagons? On this episode, we’re joined by Bachelor in Paradise alum Michael Garofola to talk about Demi’s coming out, Blake’s mistakes and how kissing is currency in Paradise. Here To Make Friends is hitting the road! We’re doing a live show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA on August 22nd. We can’t wait to see all of our Philly listeners! Get your tickets here: https://www.worldcafelive.com/event/1881464-here-make-friends-philadelphia/ Do you want MORE Here To Make Friends? Check out our video series! It’s a little different from the podcast - every week, we highlight standout moments from each episode and award superlatives. You can find it at https://www.youtube.com/huffpost For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 31, 2019
Could this have been the greatest Bachelorette finale ever? We’re pretty comfortable throwing around that superlative after last night’s episode. We bow down to our hero, Hannah, who has gone through one of the most intense personal transformations we’ve seen on this franchise. We’re joined by friend of the pod, Ashley Spivey to talk about this emotional finale and why Jed is proof that dating men in your twenties sucks. Do you want MORE Here To Make Friends? Check out our video series! It’s a little different from the podcast - every week, we highlight standout moments from each episode and award superlatives. You can find it at https://www.youtube.com/huffpost For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 30, 2019
Wow, part one of Hannah’s epic, two-night, four-hour Bachelorette finale has come to an end and boy was it a dud. On this episode, we talk about Peter’s extremely supportive parents, Jed’s financial stability, and why this episode was twice as long as it needed to be. Do you want MORE Here To Make Friends? Check out our video series! It’s a little different from the podcast - every week, we highlight standout moments from each episode and award superlatives. You can find it at YouTube.com/HuffPost For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 26, 2019
Here To Make Friends comes to you from The Bell House in Brooklyn for our first ever public live show! We recapped a vintage episode -- the first ever episode of The Bachelor. Along with special guest Alyssa Mastromonaco, we went back in time to 2002. Blade II was number one at the box office, J. Lo and Ja Rule were topping the Billboard Hot 100, and we were introduced to Chris Harrison, the rose ceremony and the most eligible bachelor in America, Alex Michel. After the recap, we played some Bachelor-themed games with a panel of franchise alums, Derek Peth, Michael Garofola, and Sharleen Joynt. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 23, 2019
For one last time (we hope), welcome to the Luke P show. From hijacking the rose ceremony to taking over the Men Tell All panel, Luke’s last hurrah on The Bachelorette was full of feminism fails. On this episode, we talk about Luke’s time in the hot seat, Mike getting the Bachelor edit, and Hannah’s iconic podium lift. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 16, 2019
Hannah is ready to get dowwwwwwn in the Fantasy Suites and we are ready to talk about everything that went down this week. On this episode, with the help of former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, we solve the mystery of the windmill, swoon over Tyler and his respect of boundaries, and talk about the much anticipated Luke P date. Yes, Hannah has had sex. And yes, Jesus still loves her. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 9, 2019
It’s hometown week! Hannah is down to her final four guys and it’s time for her to see where they come from. On this episode, we’re joined by friend of the pod Brett Vergara to talk about Peter’s wholesome family, Tyler’s beach bod, Luke’s bible group, and the subtle warnings from Jed’s family. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 2, 2019
It's the week before hometowns and there are seven men left. Hannah is walking through a field of tulips in Amsterdam and she’s ready to move past the drama! This week on the podcast, our colleague Leigh Blickley joins host Emma Gray to discuss Hannah's striking red suit, Tyler's distaste for pickled herring, Mike's tear-filled send off, and so much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 27, 2019
We’re here with a little surprise bonus episode from the world of dating reality shows -- today, we’re talking about MTV’s Are You the One. Our guest Kate Dries, Senior Features Editor at Vice, is not only a fan of the show, she just published a feature exploring this underappreciated gem from every angle. We talked to Kate about the wild premise of the show, what makes it different from The Bachelor, and how this season’s sexually fluid cast came about. Check out Kate’s piece at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kxvyp/inside-mtv-are-you-the-one-wildest-reality-dating-show-season-8 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 25, 2019
Riga! After last night’s episode, we just want to run out into the streets screaming about how much we want to find love in Riga, Latvia. On week seven of The Bachelorette, Tyler C. continues to be the romance novel protagonist of our dreams, Hannah gets steamy with Peter, and Luke avoids texting and driving and stays in his lane, but then starts drifting into Garrett’s lane after spending too much time looking at the other cars out the window. Here to talk about this with us is E! News editor Tierney Bricker and actress Vella Lovell. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 18, 2019
We somehow managed to get a full podcast out of last night’s half-episode of The Bachelorette. On this episode of Here To Make Friends, we talk about Luke’s problematic persistence, Chris Harrison’s parental role this season, and the newly announced cast of Bachelor In Paradise. Joining us to break it all down is Mattie Kahn, Senior Editor at Glamour. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 12, 2019
This week, we want to give you clarity, so we’re gonna be real and we’re gonna be raw. We’re not perfect and we want you to know our flaws. Imagine how much shorter the episode would have been if Luke P. and Hannah had this conversation once, instead of 7,000 times. On week five of The Bachelorette, Hannah and Luke P. struggle to connect, Jed becomes a Scottish Lord, and Mike continues showing us why he should be The Bachelor. We’re joined today by two seasoned recappers, Justine Kay and Natasha Scott of 2 Black Girls, 1 Rose: A Bachelor Podcast, which you can find on Patreon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 7, 2019
Surprise! We’re here with a special bonus episode of Here to Make Friends, taped from a live panel about feminism and reality dating television shows at The Wing in DUMBO. We were joined by two special guests, Ashley Spivey, former 'Bachelor' contestant and current critic of the franchise, and Mila Holifield, one of the star daters on Netflix’s Dating Around. They talked about their experiences on reality dating TV and then delved into the topic of how the genre can evolve. We started Here To Make Friends because we watched 'The Bachelor' franchise, like so many other Americans, and we wanted to talk about the questions the show brings up about feminism and the antiquated tropes around dating, sex, and courtship. Now that the show has been on for a while, and other more consciously progressive dating shows have come and gone, we wanted to talk about the endgame. Where can feminism take reality dating TV and The Bachelor? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 4, 2019
Welcome to Here to Make Friends, founded by Simone de Beauvoir in 1754! This is the fake news edition of the podcast. Hannah really inspired us. On week four of The Bachelorette, we take a trip up to New England, where Hannah and Jed make up their own American history, Tyler gets some tail (lobster tail, that is), and Luke P. learns what a psychopath is. Here to break it all down with us is friend of the pod, actress Erin Darke. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 28, 2019
Watching The Bachelorette is always a labor of love, but this week’s episode was full of a different kind of labor… labor pains, to be exact. On week three of The Bachelorette, we find out just how little these men know about the female reproductive system, hear a sob story from Cam, and watch Luke P. start to implode. Here to break it all down with us is Bachelor season 23 alum Sydney Lotuaco. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 21, 2019
What a time to be watching a Bachelorette who reps hard for Alabama, while just last week, the state passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. Hmm… On week two of The Bachelorette, Hannah looks for “Mr. Right” with some help from Miss J and a couple of Drag Race alums, Luke makes a big declaration, and Cam crashes a party. Filling in for Claire this week is New York Times bestselling author, Alyssa Mastromonaco. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 14, 2019
Here To Make Friends is back! Kicking off this season, Claire and Emma are joined by HuffPost colleague Matt Jacobs to dissect every moment from ‘The Bachelorette’ season 15 premiere. Hannah is our new Bachelorette – she’s real, she’s not perfect and she doesn’t know what to do with her hands. This season, the great pilot war of 2019 comes to an early end - and Peter prevails, Luke P. has r/ShowerThoughts, and Demi and Katie reveal one contestant has someone back home. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 10, 2019
Season 15 of The Bachelorette begins next week! On this preview episode, Claire and Emma recap “The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!” and later in the episode offer their signature analysis of the full cast of suitors for Hannah’s heart. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 13, 2019
Last night on the Bachelor finale, we saw a love story unlike any other. Colton’s journey came to a surprising conclusion. The romance… the passion… the intimacy…. The decision to just date instead of getting engaged at the end of the show. It was truly a Bachelor first. Roll tide! On this episode, we’re joined by one of our favorite guests, actress Erin Darke, to talk about Colton and Cassie’s happy ending, Hannah B’s new beginning and, of course, Air Supply. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 12, 2019
We open on the Portuguese countryside. Dogs are barking. Producers are scrambling. Colton is nowhere to be found. Welcome to part one of The Bachelor finale! There are far too many emotions to go through after last night, so we’re going guest-less this episode to talk about the producers’ rescue mission, the multiple breakups and, of course, Colton’s new haircut. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 7, 2019
For the third time this week we are pleased to present Here To Make Friends! On this bonus episode we are joined by 'Bachelor' season 23 cast member Katie Morton. She told us how she ended up on the show, painted a picture of life inside the mansion, and gave us the scoop about her warning to Colton that shook up the season. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 6, 2019
We’re back! And we’re emotionally exhausted after the two-hour screaming match that was Women Tell All. On this episode, we’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Mastromonaco, to talk about the many conflicts between the women this season, the origins of the cougar den and the evolution of Hannah B. So take a shower, grab your year’s supply of Halo Top ice cream and listen to this episode of Here To Make Friends! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 5, 2019
It finally happened! The long awaited fence jump! It was everything we dreamed of and more. For the first time in Bachelor history, a long-teased “dramatic moment” was actually even more dramatic than we could’ve imagined. On this episode, we’re joined by Bachelor alum and prolific recapper Sharleen Joynt to analyze the jump from every possible angle, sing the praises of boob tape, and break down one of the most heart wrenching breakups we’ve seen on this show. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 26, 2019
We happily give all of you our permission and blessing to listen to this week’s episode. It’s hometown week and Colton has families to meet, airplanes to jump out of, and etiquette lessons to learn. On this episode, we’re joined by HuffPost senior entertainment reporter, Leigh Blickley to talk about Hannah’s rapping skills, how excited we are about next week’s fence jump and why this week’s episode was one big feminism fail. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 19, 2019
Another week and still no fence jump?! Instead, the contestants spend time in Colton’s hometown of Denver. On this episode, Tayshia spills the tea, Hannah B and Heather cut ties, and Caelynn makes an out of nowhere appearance to save Cassie, as well as her own reputation. To recap and dissect the show’s unfortunate regressive platitudes, we’re joined by Season 21 lead Nick Viall. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 15, 2019
Last year, The Bachelor franchise aired what might be THE most dramatic rose ceremony ever. In a moment that went viral worldwide, Minh Thu, a contestant on The Bachelor Vietnam, confessed her love for fellow contestant Truc Nhu, asking the woman to return the Bachelor’s rose and leave the show with her, which she did in a moment unprecedented for the franchise. On this special bonus episode, we talk to two of the people responsible for The Bachelor Vietnam, Anh Tran, the executive producer and showrunner, and Anh-Thu Nguyen, a story producer. They talk about that shocking rose ceremony, how they’ve adapted the show for a Vietnamese audience and host Khoi Tran’s crossover appearance on this past week’s episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 12, 2019
This week’s episode of The Bachelor gave us all a reason to think about the best part of any good first date. Is it the butterflies beforehand? Getting to know each other? Or the excitement of a possible future? Obviously it’s the hot and steamy make out in the shower. At least it is for Colton and Hannah G., anyway. On this episode, we’re joined by Derek Peth, former Bachelorette contestant and host of The Betchelor podcast. We find out that Demi is more bark than bite, Kirpa goes spearfishing for sea urchin and Colton is warned that someone *else* isn’t here for the right reasons. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 5, 2019
It was a night of firsts on The Bachelor this week. First kiss, first voluntary departure, and first... loud fight about bullying at the cocktail party? On this episode, Claire and Emma are joined by Bachelor alum Ashley Spivey. They talk about Elyse’s decision to leave, what exactly the definition of a rumor is, and their own first kiss stories. Oh, and what happened to Kirpa’s chin?? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 29, 2019
Down to 15 girls and ‘The Bachelor’ makes its way to Singapore! This week, Tayshia takes the plunge, Demi leeches onto Colton, and Caelynn shares a traumatic experience. Joining us to recap is Bachelor tweeter extraordinaire, Brett Vergara. On this episode we discuss sexual assault. If you need to talk to someone, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 22, 2019
Yo ho ho. This week, Caelynn walks the plank and gets a group date rose, Hannah is ‘befumbled’, Elyse takes her first helicopter ride and after opening up about her sister’s death, dances on a platform at a country music performance in true ‘Bachelor’ fashion. Also on this episode -- Colton is definitely not a ‘stretching virgin’ anymore and Caitlin gets sent home early. Joining us to break it all down is friend and colleague, Priscilla Frank. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 15, 2019
Welcome to the Cougar Den! Today on the pod, Emma and Claire are joined by Erin Darke, a fellow brave thirtysomething hero, to talk about what they learned on week two of ‘The Bachelor’. On this episode, Hannah B. learns to ride one handed, Billy Eichner plays camp counselor, and Tracy has a meltdown. Did we mention it’s Hannah’s birthday? A toast – Roll Tide! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 10, 2019
Have you ever imagined what it’s like to be inside the Bachelor mansion on night one as the limos pull up and the first roses are handed out? Kristen Baldwin, a television critic for Entertainment Weekly, got to live out that fantasy when she covered the filming of the season premiere from the inside. She tells Emma and Claire what got cut, who got kissed, and how everyone keeps it together during the longest night on reality tv. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 8, 2019
Here To Make Friends returns! On this episode, Allison Williams joins to help break down the premiere of season 23 of ‘The Bachelor’. In the discussion, we wade through the many intro packages, gimmicky limo entrances, and unfortunate jokes about Colton’s virginity. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 13, 2018
Here To Make Friends returns! On this episode, Claire and Emma offer their expert analysis of the cast bios released before Colton's season of 'The Bachelor'. They also create their own imaginary contestants with the help of a few colleagues. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 26, 2018
On this quick bonus episode, Claire and Emma discuss the latest forensic analysis from Jenna and Jordan, look ahead with hope to Colton's season, AND then recommend our sister podcast IVFML which has recently returned for a second season. We hope you will listen! See you in January! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 12, 2018
The Paradise finale was full of twists and turns, break ups and engagements. Who went to the Fantasy Suites? Who broke up? Who’s getting married? We go through all the (on and off-screen) drama before saying goodbye to Paradise. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 5, 2018
Eric moved on from the cheese, Colton and Tia broke up, and there was a witch hunt, which is actually a pretty good metaphor for this show as a whole. Plus, we found out that our new Bachelor will be Colton! Yay? We’re joined by the pioneer of spring boarding from ‘Paradise’ to ‘Bachelor,’ Nick Viall. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 29, 2018
Things got very triangular on Paradise this week. We had Jordan, Jenna and Benoit… Chris, Krystal and Connor… Joe, Kendall and Leo… the list goes on. We discuss Leo’s extremely dark turn and we’re joined by Kenny King to talk about his time in Paradise. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 22, 2018
We know you came here for a Bachelor In Paradise recap, but this is now a Peter Kavinsky and Laura Jean fan podcast. …Just kidding. While we’d love to follow our hearts and talk about To All The Boys I've Loved Before, the Netflix romcom that made us believe in goodness again, we do have to break down all that happened in paradise this week. To help us dig a little deeper, we’re joined by Bachelor In Paradise shooting star Jacqueline Trumbull. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 15, 2018
We’re back to the beaches of Sayulita, Mexico, where the vaginas aren’t dancing and the men are weeping. Four hours of Paradise this week means we have so much Colton and Tia to catch up on, as well as the Goose Gang and Johnbilee (that’s John and Jubilee). Joining us to talk it all through is HuffPost’s Priscilla Frank. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 8, 2018
New setting, new show, same drama. It’s Colton and Tia: The Spin-off! And, you know, 20 or so other hot singles on a beach. Honestly, we’re just so happy to finally be in Paradise, even if all we do is talk about Colton and Tia for another month. Here to help us kick it off, it’s Bachelor tweeter extraordinaire and Buzzfeed community manager Brett Vergara! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 7, 2018
On this episode, Allison Williams joins to recap ‘The Bachelorette’ season 14 finale. We discuss Becca’s level of happiness, Garrett’s poetic kind of love, Blake’s sweaty heartbreak, and ask more of the apology on ‘After The Final Rose’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 2, 2018
This season has been full of intrigue and scandal, so we wanted to get the scoop from someone who knows what’s going on behind the scenes -- Rob Mills! He’s the Head of Alternative Programming for ABC, as well as a prolific tweeter. We talked about his history with the franchise, all those off-screen scandals, what we can expect from Paradise and, more importantly, THE PROPOSAL, The Bachelorette’s underappreciated baby sibling. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 31, 2018
It was a classic Men Tell All last night... in that the men did not tell all. We really learned nothing new, except that they all still love Becca. On this episode, Jordan steals the show, Lincoln is the elephant in the room, and Jason campaigns to be the next Bachelor. Here to break it all down is Bachelor Nation alum, Michael Garofola. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 24, 2018
It’s fantasy suite week! And this season, the fantasy suite truly turned into a regular dream suite. Not too amazing, not too terrible, just normal! Except for Jason, who didn’t get to participate at all. But after that exit, we have a feeling he was in a lot of Bachelor Nation fantasies last night. To discuss all that and more, we’re joined by the wonderful Caila Quinn! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 17, 2018
It’s hometown week! And the biggest topics of the episode were… Colton being a virgin and his history with Tia. We’ve made so much progress since the first half of the season. Meanwhile, Garrett finds common values, Jason reveals his good-looking family, and Blake reveals a serious trauma. In the end, Tia helps to force Becca's hand and send Colton packing. Joining us to recap is EW TV critic, Kristen Baldwin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 16, 2018
On this surprise bonus episode, Shiri Appleby joins Here To Make Friends to discuss the latest and final season of UnREAL, acting and directing since #MeToo, and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 10, 2018
Last night, Colton revealed he's still a virgin, Garrett counted the times he's ever been discouraged, and Blake showed his dance moves. In other news, ABC broke into the broadcast to announce the new SCOTUS nominee and Wills and Leo are heading home. On this episode, E! News Editor Tierney Bricker joins Claire and Emma to recap! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 3, 2018
Virginia is for lovers ... or so they say! On this episode, Jason rises the ranks, Chris flames out "guns blazing", and Becca finds a friend in Leo. BOTH Claire and Emma are back this week, and they are joined by good friend of the pod and Bachelor Nation alum Derek Peth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 26, 2018
Last night on 'The Bachelorette' we finally arrived at this season's highly anticipated two-on-one date between Jordan and David. But amazingly, it was all overshadowed by Chris and his massive sense of entitlement. And to top it all off, he made it through the rose ceremony and will live to see another episode this season! On this episode, Claire Fallon is joined by writer Kate Dries to breakdown episode five from Becca's season. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 19, 2018
This week, we learned a lot from “The Bachelorette.” We learned about the meaning of angled collars. We learned that there are actually still people in this world who believe the earth is flat. And we learned that our problematic frontrunner was once married for two months. It’s a lot to take in! On this episode, Emma Gray is joined by writer and Bachelor recapper Ali Barthwell, and intrepid Bachelor Nation citizen journalist, Ashley Spivey. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 15, 2018
On this bonus episode, Emma Gray catches up with Reality Steve about this week's news off camera – Season 14 contestant Lincoln Adim has been convicted of indecent assault and battery. They wonder how this could have been missed in a background check and what the implications may be for the future of this season and franchise. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 12, 2018
On this episode, Erin Darke joins Emma to recap episode three of Becca's season. Jordan continues to make great television, Colton and Tia move on, David falls out of bed, and Clay breaks his wrist. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 5, 2018
Week 2 felt a lot more like a week 6! On this episode, Claire is joined by Brett Vergara to recap episode two of Becca's season. They discuss the cast ganging up on Lincoln, Connor destroying his date winning souvenir photo, Blake and Becca smashing tons of Arie related stuff, Wills' style and body language, and Colton's off screen history with Tia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 1, 2018
So, you may remember Jake Enyeart, who got sent home before the rose ceremony because he already knew Becca. We wanted to get a little more insight on their confusing shared history, so we called him up and talked to him about it. He also shared his thoughts on the controversy around the current frontrunner, Garrett. As most of you probably know, Ashley Spivey shared some screenshots of Garrett’s 'likes' on offensive Instagram posts last week, and Emma and Claire reported on his Instagram history for HuffPost on Monday. Some of the posts he liked joked about violence toward undocumented children and mocked trans and genderqueer people. Garrett has issued an apology on Instagram, but we are going to keep following this going forward. On a lighter note, Jake also shared a poem he wrote for Becca that never made it to air. Here’s our bonus interview with Jake, hope you enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 29, 2018
Night one is upon us! On this episode Claire and Emma breakdown the intro packages, the quirky entrances, and wade through a Bachelorette Mansion driveway littered with gimmicks, catch-phrases, and so much ogling. Plus, there is already drama – in the house – and in Garrett's social media history. They're helped by Bachelor Nation super-fan Allison Williams, who came to the studio with pages and pages of notes in hand. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 18, 2018
We did the damn thing! 'The Bachelorette' cast bios are out, and this season they're a little lighter than usual. But that didn't stop Claire and Emma who are back at it and bringing you their signature snark and expert analysis. These guys are athletic, age-appropriate, television-movie villains, and ready to retire at 40! Here To Make Friends returns Tuesday, May 29th. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 12, 2018
We’re still not over that two-part season finale. So we flew to Austin to talk about it all over again with season 22 contestant, Brittany Taylor, live from the TuneIn Podcast Stage at SXSW. Brittany told us about getting friend-zoned, being besties with Becca, and life after the Bach. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 7, 2018
It's The Bachelor finale (part two) – plus, After The Final Rose. Arie tries for reconciliation, proposes to Lauren, and Becca is our next Bachelorette! Here to cover it all and more, we’re joined by the definitive chronicler of the world of 'The Bachelor' for the LA Times, and author of new book Bachelor Nation, Amy Kaufman! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 6, 2018
The Bachelor lived up to the hype, and though it was painful, it turned out to be perhaps the most dramatic finale ever. Tonight ABC will deliver two extra hours of programming, but on this episode we are joined by season 22 contestant Jacqueline Trumbull – she offers her insight as a recent alum and helps us to analyze every moment of night one of the season 22 finale. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 27, 2018
Last night we watched the fantasy suite dates! They’re in Peru! Arie points out that Peru has lots of culture, Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, and sand dunes. Over the course of the episode he drops the 'L' word quite a bit, cuts Kendall, and talks things over with Ross – Becca's Ex. To recap every moment, we’re joined by the wonderful Vella Lovell, who you may know from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Big Sick. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 26, 2018
On this episode we’re going to try to recap what we managed to glean from this Women Tell All. Last night, Caroline teased the drama to come, Bekah explained her status as a missing person, and Krystal joined Arie on the couch. Enjoy a little behind-the-scenes insight and a very pro-glam mindset from our guest, Season 22 contestant Marikh Mathias! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 23, 2018
Megan Angelo joins the pod and takes us behind the scenes into her reporting from 'The Bachelor Winter Games'. On this episode we ask whether this special programming was a success, and if it will return. And of course, we analyze every lasting couple, breakup, kiss, and challenge, PLUS the surprise proposal. Bachelor Winter Games, we miss you already! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 20, 2018
We've made it to the hometown dates and Arie is showing signs of stress. This week we encountered Kendall's storage unit full of taxidermy, plus her twin sister Kylie! Tia takes Arie to a racetrack, then Arie considers church (and other life plans) with Becca, and survives his encounter with Lauren's dad who it turns out is just a sweet man. Ultimately it was a low key episode of The Bachelor, but feminism fails makes a strong return. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 16, 2018
Michael Garofola joins us to offer a behind the scenes look at The Bachelor Winter Games. He breaks down the love triangles, the bromances, what got lost in translation, and what got left on the cutting room floor from episodes 1 and 2. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 13, 2018
Buongiorno! This week Arie and the remaining women are in Tuscany. There were pop-up bakers, signature make-out sessions with backs against stone walls, and even a surrogate Italian family. It was a cinematic episode, full of food and wine – pizza, pasta, and truffle hunting! Ultimately, Jacqueline pulled herself out of the running, and Sienne and Bekah were sent home, setting us up for next week's hometown dates. Joining us to recap is 'Bachelor' season 21 alum, Caila Quinn. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 9, 2018
Winter is here, Winter Games are coming, and we have so many questions! Here to brief you (and us) on everything 'Bachelor Winter Games' is contestant Lesley Murphy, formerly of 'The Bachelor' season 17 (Sean Lowe's season). She filled us in on what to expect for this special mini season, talked about her life since 'The Bachelor' as a travel blogger, and spoke about her work as a women's health advocate after testing positive for the BRCA 2 mutation. Plus we got her to dish her thoughts on Arie's season so far. 'The Bachelor Winter Games' premiere next Tuesday, February 13th on ABC. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 6, 2018
Arie and the remaining contestants are in Paris! This week – a river boat cruise, a group date at the Moulin Rouge, a two on one date featuring a hedge maze and a chateau tour, and finally one big obstacle for Arie and Jacqueline. Bekah channels Betty Boop, Kendall channels empathy, and Krystal says au revoir. Joining to recap are Olivia Caridi and Brandi Cyrus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 30, 2018
This week on Here To Make Friends, we're putting ourselves out there and giving you everything we've got – fun, passionate, sad, emotional, excited, and ... futuristic? Last night, Krystal got put in the dog house BUT will stick around another week. Plus, Tia gets a one on one date in a swamp, because she's a country girl. Joining us to break it all down is actress Erin Darke of Good Girls Revolt, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Dietland, coming soon on AMC. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 23, 2018
It's week 4 and we've finally left the bachelor mansion for South Lake Tahoe! On this episode, Sienne wins our hearts (again), Kendall eats bugs for Arie, Marikh gets glam-shamed, and Bekah reveals her age! And, Krystal survives another rose ceremony after a surprise interruption for one last word. To help us cover every moment, we're joined by Kristen Baldwin, Editor in Chief of Yahoo! Entertainment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 16, 2018
This week, Claire and Emma are joined by Bachelor alum, Ashley Spivey. Together they breakdown two group dates – GLOW inspired wrestling and a dog circus competition – plus, an early one-on-one exit in wine country. On this episode, the producers played up Annaliese's childhood trauma with more flashbacks, and set up Bibiana for an epic meltdown. In the end, both contestants took the high road home. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 9, 2018
This season is starting to heat up! There were the premature one on one dates, plus bumper car trauma, and a fiery rant at the cocktail party. On this episode, Bachelor in Paradise golden couple Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan join to break down every moment from episode two. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 8, 2018
Former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 2, 2018
Trinkets, tchotchkes, and doodads! The first night has come and gone. Joining to recap every last entrance, gimmick, and early exit, is Brett Vergara. Excitement! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 13, 2017
We're back! On this season preview episode, Claire and Emma breakdown ABC's Countdown to Arie special, and snarkily review all 29 contestant bios. Buckle up and get ready for season 22 of The Bachelor, coming in January! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 15, 2017
You thought we were done? We thought we were done. Just about everyone who watched Bachelor in Paradise fell totally in love with Kristina Schulman, including us. So we’re so glad to be joined by phone with her for a special bonus interview. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 13, 2017
We're in the presence of true love. Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth join us to relive their journey together in Paradise. They help us unpack all of the drama from this season, share their best unaired moments, and tell us about their engagement and future together. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 12, 2017
Paradise really ended on a high last night – for starters it was only two hours of television. We go through the breakups and goodbyes, the final couples, and then look ahead to Arie's coming season of The Bachelor. To help us do it all, we're joined by Bachelor alum Ashley Spivey. But we're not done yet! Check back tomorrow for a special bonus episode with Taylor Nolan and Peth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 11, 2017
On this bonus episode, we catch up with Christen Whitney from 'Paradise' about her scallop shaming, her interest from the many men in Mexico, and her thoughts about the next bachelor. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 6, 2017
The journey is almost over, and we should be thinking about love. So this week in Paradise, love triangles and love squares. Plus, Robby takes it slow, and everyone kisses Jack. Also – Freddy arrives, Ben Z. goes home to his dog, Kristina gives up on Dean, and the twins try very hard to ruin Paradise. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 30, 2017
This was supposed to be our refuge, and instead it was four hours of middle-school BS. We're joined by Jada Yuan of New York Magazine and Vulture, to discuss scallop fingers, low key bullying, romantic Robby vs. friend Robby, Dean's love triangle, and the arrival of Daniel. Plus, we try to close the book on the production shutdown set off by Corinne and DeMario. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 23, 2017
We can’t wait for the girls to have the roses again. Please end this mess! Guys like Dean and Adam should not be juggling two perfect women apiece. After the break, joining by phone is Diggy, aka Kenneth Moreland. We talk about his surge in popularity this week and of course, his glasses. Plus, Danielle M. leaves for Kenya and Wells breaks out from behind the bar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 16, 2017
After a sexual misconduct investigation, 'Bachelor In Paradise' is back for season 4. And despite the hype, the incident was mostly ignored in episode 1. We met the cast, said goodbye to Jorge, DeMario and Corrine, and then said hello to our new resident bartender, Wells. Amid shutdown, we begin episode 2 with Carly and Evan's wedding. It was lovely but unfortunately felt overshadowed. Back in 'Paradise' the franchise shirked any blame and instead offered the remaining cast as its human shield. It was tough to watch. Joining us in studio to recap both episodes 1 and 2 of 'Paradise' is Brett Vergara, Community Strategist at Buzzfeed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 10, 2017
We've been keeping a mystery episode from you. We teased this interview a couple weeks ago, and we're sorry if we lead you astray! It's miracle season! We're joined by Eric Bigger, and we can finally air this, because he's off the show! We talked to him about his time with Rachel, the emergence of his beard, and asked him about life after The Bachelorette. Might he be the next Bachelor? But that's not all – we were able to field one burning question to Rachel and Bryan during their stop at AOL Build Series earlier this week. We hope you'll enjoy and we'll see you next week in Paradise! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 8, 2017
We're so devastated, but also truly happy. It's The Bachelorette finale and Rachel is engaged to Bryan. But first, she has to send Eric home and breakup with Peter. Plus, another first, in a series of interstitial segments we heard live reactions from Chris Harrison, Rachel, and the final cast. Joining us to recap is writer, activist, and Publisher and Executive Director of the Feminist Press, Jamia Wilson! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 1, 2017
Some people hate it, but we love it -- it’s the episode where the men don’t exactly tell all, but they do talk back a little bit. Last night, we heard Blake and Lucas revisit Bananagate, sort of, DeMario defending the practice and art of having a side chick, and Anthony, Josiah and Rachel take Lee to school. And to unpack every single moment, we're joined by opera singer, Flare contributor, and podcaster Sharleen Joynt. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 27, 2017
We have an unbelievable amount of useless knowledge about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. But today we're stepping into new territory for the podcast and diving deep into the data. We're joined for this bonus episode by Ella Koeze and Walt Hickey from FiveThirtyEight.com. They recently analyzed all 33 seasons of the franchise and shared their findings. Nerd out with us! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 25, 2017
Another week, another cliff hanger. On this episode, the remaining guys meet Rachel's family in Dallas. Plus, Bryan clashes with Rachel's family, Peter has cold feet, and Eric has a night in the fantasy suite in Rioja, Spain. Here to break down every moment with us is Allison P. Davis, Senior Writer at The Cut and New York Magazine! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 18, 2017
We've made it to the hometown dates and we're joined by Jasmyn Lawson, Culture Editor at Giphy. Listen along as we relive the joy of Aunt Verna, the dominos and arepas, Peter's cold feet, and Dean's downfall. Plus – check back later this week for a special bonus episode! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 11, 2017
Adam? Matt? Who are these people?! To help us remember these contestants, we're joined by Ali Barthwell, Vulture recapper extraordinaire -- and she's here IRL! Ali helps us relive the many boat rides, analyze Swiss watch purchases, and look toward next week for what may shape up to be some seriously dramatic / problematic hometown dates. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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