Rosecast | 'Bachelor' Recaps with Rim and AB

By Rim and AB

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Welcome to the Rosecast, the #1 Bachelor recap podcast hosted by a male interracial best friend duo. Each week, Rim and AB discuss and analyze the most recent episode of the Bachelor franchise, open up the listener mailbag, and dive into the latest buzzworthy headlines around Bachelor Nation. Plus: Power ranking the most formidable contenders for the Final Rose (*Power Rankings segment not at all proprietary). Don't worry, we keep the show totally free of season spoilers. | Social: @rosecastpodcast | Inquiries: tim@rimandab.com


Episode Date
"A ChapStick Situation" | 'The Bachelorette' S17 E7
01:29:38

Greg gets another one-on-one, a mid-major Cinderella makes it all the way to Katie's Final Four, and Andrew S. won't be the champion this season...but maybe next? Plus: Finale fan fiction designed to explain the remaining broadcast schedule. Thanks for listening.


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Timestamps:

0:30 Only three episodes left

3:00 The fellas chatting

6:00 Katie, Tayshia, and Kaitlyn

6:30 1-1 date card

9:30 Greg 1-1 date - daytime

12:00 Back at the house

13:00 Back on the date

16:00 Michael A. FaceTiming with his kid

18:15 Greg 1-1 date - night time

23:00 At the house - group date card

25:30 Brendan's departure

33:00 Group date - day time

38:30 Group date - night time

53:00 The fellas chatting

54:15 Mike P. 1-1 date - day time

1:01:00 Rose Ceremony

1:03:30 Putting over Andrew S.

1:09:00 Harebrained schemes to improve the show/Finale fan fiction

1:14:30 Mailbag

1:27:00 AB's Bachelorette Headline of the Week

1:28:30 Bach Bracket scoring update

1:29:15 Power Rankings


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Jul 21, 2021
"One Last Kiss" | 'The Bachelorette' S17 E6
01:14:26

The group of true contenders shrinks as Katie makes the house feline-free and successfully busts the most powerful union in franchise history.


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Timestamps:

2:30 Katie, Tayshia, Kaitlyn

4:15 WO-WO

8:15 Hunter's top three

10:00 Justin 1-1 date - day time

13:00 Back at the house

15:00 Back on the date

16:00 Back at the house (date card)

17:00 Justin 1-1 date - night time

23:00 Group date - day time

30:00 Group date - night time

44:00 Connor 1-1 date - day time

49:00 Connor 1-1 breakup - night time

51:00 Connor's emotional group goodbye

52:00 Blake saves the day

56:00 Rose Ceremony

1:00:00 Mailbag

1:08:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:11:00 Bach Bracket

1:12:00 Power Rankings


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Jul 14, 2021
"Huh?-nter" | 'The Bachelorette' S17 E5
01:19:42

The arrival of Bachelorette veteran Blake Moynes has a few contenders reconsidering their standing, while a tackle basketball group date miraculously results in just one major injury scare. Thanks for listening.


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Timestamps:

0:30 A misleading timeline

3:30 Blake's arrival

8:30 Blake one-on-one date - day time

9:30 Back at the house

11:00 Blake one-on-one date - night time

16:30 Group date - day time

31:00 Group date - night time

45:00 Andrew S. one-on-one date - night time A

49:00 Andrew S. one-on-one date - night time B

55:00 Cocktail Party

1:04:00 Rose Ceremony

1:05:00 Mailbag

1:10:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:12:00 Bach Bracket update

1:13:00 Power Rankings


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Jul 07, 2021
"Demonsterized" | 'The Bachelorette' S17 E4
01:22:28

Thomas talked his way out of and then back into an early exit, and a half-dressed recent former contestant predicts he'll be the one to steal Katie's heart.


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Timestamps:

0:30 Pointless banter

3:30 Thomas and a throwback storyline

7:30 Group date - day time

14:30 Group date - night time

31:15 Back at the house

37:00 The big reveal

42:00 Thomas and the fellas

45:00 Thomas and Katie

54:00 Cocktail Party

57:00 Rose Ceremony

1:02:00 The new guy

1:04:00 Mailbag

1:13:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:14:30 Bach Bracket scoring update

1:16:45 Power Rankings

1:18:00 July is Refer-a-Friend Month


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Jun 30, 2021
"The Forever Kind" | 'The Bachelorette' S17 E3
01:12:19

Sweetheart Michael soars on his one-on-one date, the fellas unionize, and our mixed feelings about that group activity. (Timestamps below.) Thanks for listening.


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Timestamps:

1:30 Karl-tail Party

5:45 Rose Ceremony

11:45 Group date card

13:00 Group date - day time (*sensitive subject matter beginning at approximately 18:30*)

27:30 Group date - night time

39:00 Back at the house

40:00 Back on the date

45:00 Michael one-on-one date - day time

50:00 Back at the house

52:30 Michael one-on-one date - night time

57:30 At the house

1:01:00 Mailbag

1:07:00 AB’s Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:09:00 Bach Bracket

1:10:00 Power Rankings


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AB’s Bachelor Headline of the Week:


Rachel Lindsay's cover story in The New Yorker: [https://bit.ly/3d3b2Ri]

 

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Jun 23, 2021
"Something In The Air" | 'The Bachelorette' S17 E2
01:13:51

Karl emerges as a one-man comedy show, an (alleged) wrong-reasoner is sent home during a group date, and Greg is on pace for 324 home runs this season. Plus: Mike flips the script on the producers. Thanks for listening. (Timestamps below)


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Timestamps:

1:15 Familiar storylines

2:30 Karl

4:00 Group date - day time

11:00 Group date - night time

13:15 Back at the house

14:15 Back on the date

22:45 Holey Moley

24:45 Greg one-on-one date - day time

30:15 Back at the house

31:15 Greg one-on-one date - night time

35:30 Group date - day time

42:15 Group date - night time

47:30 Cocktail party

1:01:00 Mailbag

1:05:00 AB's Bachelor Headlines of the Week

1:09:00 Power Rankings

1:12:00 Bach Bracket update



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AB’s Bachelor Headline of the Week:


Yahoo: “40 Rules You Didn't Know 'Bachelor' And 'Bachelorette' Contestants Have To Follow” [https://yhoo.it/3v2r5VL]

 

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Jun 16, 2021
"The Catbird Seat" | 'The Bachelorette' S17 E1
01:18:17

A committed feline stole the heart of our lead, a mysterious box gimmick was mostly ignored, and zero silly conflicts were granted screen time. Truly a new era for 'The Bachelorette.' Plus: Power Rankings and pi. Thanks for listening. (Timestamps below)


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Timestamps:

2:15 Katie is the Bachelorette

4:00 Dude backgrounds

14:00 Katie/Kaitlyn/Tayshia

16:15 Limo entrances

40:00 Cocktail party

1:02:00 Rose Ceremony

1:03:30 Season preview discussion

1:06:00 Mailbag question

1:08:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:16:00 Power Rankings (Rim only, AB not satisfied with contestant name recognition at the moment)


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AB’s Bachelor Headline of the Week:


Yahoo: “40 Rules You Didn't Know 'Bachelor' And 'Bachelorette' Contestants Have To Follow” [https://yhoo.it/3v2r5VL]

 

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Jun 09, 2021
"Matt's Season Finale" | 'The Bachelor' S25 Finale
01:33:43

Matt's season of 'The Bachelor' reaches its inevitable conclusion, with many opportunities missed.


Note: The last 15 minutes of this episode (not an exaggeration) consist of a mostly incoherent rant from Rim and some general venting from both of us in a segment we'll call our State of the Union. Apologies in advance.


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Mar 17, 2021
"Extremely Magical" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E10
00:50:29

A mostly predictable slate of overnight dates leaves us without much deep analysis of the latest steps in Matt's Journey™. At one point AB spent a full two minutes talking about the logistics of planning the fireworks show...and we still went short. Thanks for listening.


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Mar 10, 2021
"Give Us The Footage!" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E9 (Women Tell All)
00:44:43

A pleasantly subdued Tell All seemed to have a few more conflicts resolved than usual. Plus: Analysis of the Nemacolin map and the alleged filming location of the upcoming Bachelorette season. Thanks for listening.


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Mar 03, 2021
"Back at One" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E8
01:20:24

On-site hometowns featured some personalized touches as well as a near-disastrous skydiving date, prompting AB to resconsider his future as a potential guy-who-might-try-skydiving-once. Plus: Matt's final three are essentially chosen for him.


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Feb 24, 2021
"Drifting" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E7
01:20:38

From 11 to 10 to eight to four. After a few rocky dates, Matt's made his Hometowns selections, and we're optimistic for a happy ending. There's a lot of quality time to be had yet.


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Feb 17, 2021
"Morale Is Low" — Chris Harrison's 'Extra' interview with Rachel Lindsey and the subsequent developments
00:34:25

Chris Harrison's 'Extra' interview with Rachel Lindsey and the subsequent developments. Fun times in Bachelor Nation.

 

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Feb 12, 2021
"Alley Cats Strike" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E6
01:22:51

Pieper builds on last week's impromptu group date kiss, while Jessenia refuses to take MJ's bait. Plus: Katie's surprise departure, Heather for some reason, and a brief discussion about the Rachael news.


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Feb 10, 2021
"Peace and Harmony" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E5
01:45:39

Victoria came in like a queen but went out like a "gesture," and a new pop-up feud filled the drama void left in her absence. Plus: Rachael's one-on-one renders previous dates irrelevant.


Timestamps:

2:00 Talkin' sh*t walk

6:30 Cocktail Party

27:30 Rose Ceremony

31:00 Rachael one-on-one date - day time

33:00 Returning with the bags

37:30 Rachael one-on-one date - night time

42:30 Group date - day time

48:30 Group date - night time

1:00:00 Back at the house

1:04:00 Kit one-on-one date - night time

1:10:00 MJ and Jessenia

1:17:00 Mailbag

1:30:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:38:00 Bach Bracket scoreboard update

1:39:00 Power Rankings


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Feb 03, 2021
"A Great Disturbance In The Vibes" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E4
01:45:41

New arrival Michelle had a great one-on-one date and instant, palpable chemistry with Matt. We'll keep it positive and just say that was the most enjoyable part of the episode.


Also: The Big Announcement. (You can spoil yourself by scrolling to the bottom of the show notes.) Thanks for listening.


Timestamps:

0:30 Meandering start

4:00 Bach Nation breakups

7:30 The actual episode

9:30 Group date - night time??

15:00 Back at the house

17:00 Back on the date

18:30 Cocktail Party/New arrivals

30:30 Rose Ceremony

37:00 Group date - day time

39:00 Uninformed pumpkin talk

44:00 Group date - night time

47:30 Back at the house

49:00 Back on the date

55:00 Michelle one-on-one date - day time

1:01:00 Back at the house

1:02:00 Michelle one-on-ondate - night time

1:06:00 Katie to the rescue

1:08:00 Group date - day time

1:12:00 Back at the house smh

1:14:30 Back on the group date

1:19:00 Bad episode

1:22:00 Mailbag

1:32:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:34:30 Power Rankings/completely off the rails

1:40:00 The Big Announcement



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The Big Announcement: A new, weekly, ad-free podcast on Patreon covering just about everything but The Bachelor — different TV shows, new movies, old stories/tall tales, the occasional topical news event, sports contests, Bruce Hornsby's anthology, etc. Plus some familiar segments you may remember from the old days. We just want to make a fun you that you want to hear. New episodes every Friday beginning January 29. Head over to [https://www.patreon.com/rimandab], if only to see the fuego cover art created by our friend Kyle. (Also: If you change your mind and decide to cancel before February 1, you won't be charged anything.)

 

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Jan 27, 2021
"Imperfect Letters" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E3
01:33:30

Serena P's easygoing equine date, Sarah's surprise departure, and mostly censored romance readings. Plus: Victoria improbably outlasts Marylynn on the equivalent of a cocktail party 2-on-1. Thanks for listening.


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Jan 20, 2021
"...There Are No Rules?" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E2
01:37:38

A steady episode featured quality dates, a disorienting feud, and a shocking revelation about the integrity of group date "competitions". Thanks for listening. (Timestamps below)


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Timestamps:

4:00 Cold opens

8:30 Bri one-on-one date - day time

14:30 Back at the house

16:00 Bri one-on-one date - night time

18:30 Back at the house

22:00 Back on the date

26:00 Group date - day time

38:30 Group date - night time

43:00 Back at the house

44:00 Back on the date

48:00 Sarah one-on-one date - day time

52:00 Sarah one-on-one date night time

58:00 Cocktail Party

1:10:00 Rose Ceremony

1:13:00 Mailbag

1:29:00 AB’s Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:32:00 Power Rankings


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Jan 13, 2021
"Abby New Year" | 'The Bachelor' S25 E1
01:33:32

The Bachelor is back with new faces in a new place. How did a nervous Matt navigate an overwhelming night one? With a little help from a sweetheart named Abigail. (Timestamps below)


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Timestamps:

2:00 The Bachelor is back

5:00 Luxury accommodations

8:00 Matt intro

12:30 Background intros

18:00 Chris and Matt

28:00 Limo entrances

51:00 Cocktail Party

1:14:00 First Impression Rose

1:19:00 Rose Ceremony

1:21:00 Mailbag question

1:22:00 AB’s Bachelor Headlines of the Week

1:24:00 Announcements of varying importance


We didn’t come up with Power Rankings this week, partially because we forgot and partially because we probably wouldn’t have ranked anyone besides Abigail.


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AB’s Bachelor Headlines of the Week:


Entertainment Tonight: “Peter Weber's Mother Barb Was a 'Major Issue' in Kelley Flanagan Split, Source Says (Exclusive)” [https://et.tv/38Y9hC4]


Us Magazine: “Wildest ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Posters and Taglines Through the Years” [https://bit.ly/3rXBamu]


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Jan 06, 2021
"Happy Endings" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E13
00:55:22

After a long hiatus, the fairy tale ending makes a triumphant return to the Bachelor franchise.


Thank you for listening and watching with us this season. Not only was this season a bright spot in an otherwise crud year, but so were you all. Thank you thank you. See you in two weeks.


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Dec 24, 2020
"Ben Again" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E12
01:19:25

Just as Zac and Ivan hit their strides with Tayshia, Ben's surprise return shakes up a crucial rose ceremony. Plus: A Fantasy Suite that only takes diesel.


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Dec 24, 2020
"What Could Have Ben" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E11
01:06:17

Four distinct yet delightful "hometowns" introduced us to unforgettable friends and family members of Tayshia's final four. No one was sent home everyone lived happily ever after.*


*This is not what happened but let us dream okay?


Timestamps:

1:00 Chris segments

4:30 Brendan - day time

9:00 Brendan - night time

14:00 Zac - day time

19:30 Zac - night time

24:00 Ivan - day time

27:00 Ivan - night time

37:00 Ben - day time

47:00 Rose Ceremony

55:00 AB excuse update

57:00 Mailbag without AB 😞

1:02:00 Power Rankings

1:12:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Dec 17, 2020
"Chakra Gone" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E10
00:35:50

In one brisk hour, Tayshia removed the obvious non-contenders and left us on the brink of "hometowns" with the expected fan favorites. There are no Cinderellas in this Final Four. Also: The men told all.


Note: Because of the time crunch, we pushed the mailbag segment to tomorrow's episode.


Timestamps:

1:00 Opening banter/"bubble" talk

3:00 Chris and Tayshia

4:30 Blake one-on-one date

7:30 Various rock stories

9:00 Back to the date

13:00 Tayshia and Riley

18:00 Bennett returns

22:00 Rose Ceremony

25:00 Brief Men Tell All discussion


Thanks for listening!


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Dec 15, 2020
"The Cozies" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E9
01:28:10

According to the laptop connected to a birdhouse with light bulbs attached, people are really starting to fall in love here. Ben's one-on-one date comes at the perfect time, while Zac and Brendan do their best to maintain their standing with Tayshia. Plus: Bennett leaves, Bennett returns.


Timestamps:

1:00 Scheduling announcement

5:00 Bennett-Noah conclusion

17:00 Cocktail Party

24:00 Rose Ceremony

28:00 Ben one-on-one - day time

35:00 Ben one-on-one - night time

42:00 Back at the house

45:00 Group date - day time

51:00 Group date - night time

1:02:00 Bennett's back

1:08:00 Mailbag (Why Actor John Cho Should Replace Chris Harrison as the Host of The Bachelor Franchise, by Darby from Kansas: https://bit.ly/3gAsoG3)

1:19:00 Bach Bracket update

1:20:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:22:30 Power Rankings


Thanks for listening!


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Dec 10, 2020
"What's In The Box?" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E8
01:21:01

Ben "shows up", Bennett and Noah get called to the principal's office, and Zac progresses his relationship with Tayshia...or does he? Plus: Several tangents entirely unrelated to this show.


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Timestamps:

1:00 Announcements

2:30 Spotify and the great marketing plays in recent memory

4:00 JoJo arrives

7:00 Zac one-on-one date - day time

10:30 Zac one-on-one date - night time

15:00 Back at the house/Saved by the Bell

19:00 Back on the date

21:30 Group date - day time

43:00 Group date - night time

48:00 Eazy one-on-one date

54:00 Noah and Bennett

1:03:00 Mailbag

1:12:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:16:00 Power Rankings

1:19:00 Quick Challenge talk


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Dec 03, 2020
"The Real World" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E7
01:16:45

Probably one of the best Bachelor/ette episodes ever.


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Timestamps:

1:30 Instagram account recommendation

3:00 Merch announcement/Promise from Rim

4:30 Group date - day time

12:30 Ivan one-on-one date - night time

21:00 Back at the house

24:00 Back on the date

35:00 Group date - day time

41:00 Group date - night time

46:00 Back at the house

51:00 Cocktail Party

56:00 Rose Ceremony

1:00:00 Mailbag

1:12:00 Power Rankings

1:14:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Nov 26, 2020
"All About The Benjamins" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E6
01:25:28

Ben makes a splash, a smooth Ivan emerges, and possibly the most dangerous group date in show history.


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Timestamps:

3:00 Group date - day time

18:00 Group date - night time

36:00 Cocktail Party

46:00 Rose Ceremony

48:00 Group date - day time

1:00:00 Group date - night time

1:10:00 Mailbag

1:20:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:21:00 Power Rankings


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Nov 19, 2020
"Brand New Day" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E5
01:27:31

The real season begins as the refreshing and vibrant Tayshia brings a much-needed morale boost to the Bachelor bubble. Plus: Power rankings, bracket league update, and preparations for the Bennett-pocalypse.


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Timestamps:

0:30 Wow

3:00 Bracket update

3:45 Tayshia's arrival/cocktail party

11:30 Reinforcements arrive

17:00 Cocktail party part II

23:30 First Impression Rose

25:30 One of the great decisions in human history

27:30 Urgent Clare-Dale update

35:00 Group date card/Jersey Shore tangent

37:00 Group date - day time/Rim and AB fantasizing about Splashball tactics despite being well past their hooping primes

45:00 Back at the house

46:00 Group date - night time

56:00 Jason departs

58:00 AB squeezes in some Grey's Anatomy discussion

59:00 Brendon one-on-one date - day time

1:03:00 Brendon one-on-one date - night time

1:06:00 Tayshia's great

1:09:00 Mailbag

1:18:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:23:00 Power Rankings


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Nov 12, 2020
"We're Really Doing This!" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E4
01:25:48

Clare and Dale went on their first date, spent the night together, got engaged, and rode off into the Bachelor Bubble sunset in the span of about 90 minutes of TV time. That really happened.


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Timestamps:

0:30 Was the episode good?

1:30 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

4:30 Chris visits Clare, swears a lot

10:00 Chris visits the boys

13:00 Clare and Dale one-on-one date

18:00 Back at the house

19:30 Back on the date, subsequent sleepover

27:30 Back at the house

29:00 Clare and Chris debrief

33:00 Clare performs a mass breakup

41:00 What's up? It's Neil Lane.

42:30 Chris puts the pressure on Dale

48:00 The proposal

54:00 The fellas get a second chance

57:00 Tayshia arrives

1:00:00 Post-mini-season discussion and predictions

1:04:00 Mailbag

1:19:00 Power Rankings (Rim's Ranks for Tayshia's season)


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Nov 07, 2020
"Behind Closed Doors" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E3
01:19:39

Dale dominates a group date for the ages, Clare sends the riff raff packing, and bah gawd—that's Tayshia's music!


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Timestamps:

1:30 Clare sends Yosef packing

10:30 Dale miraculously appears

14:00 Rose Ceremony

17:00 DeAnna's visit

22:00 Group "date"

41:00 Zach J date

45:00 Back at the house

48:00 More Zach J date

50:00 Group date (roast)

59:00 The Big Reveal

1:01:00 Mailbag

1:09:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:11:00 Dale gettin' money

1:13:00 Rim's Laundry Tips

1:15:30 Big Brother finale predictions


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Oct 29, 2020
"Chasen Pavements" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E2
01:24:55

Week 2 in the Bachelor Bubble™ delivered some clever misdirection, a rapid fall from grace for one of our early favorites, and a strip dodgeball game that will live in infamy.


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Timestamps:

3:00 Big takeaways

6:00 First group date (love languages)

20:00 Quality Time with Clare

29:00 Back at the house

30:00 Back on the date

36:00 Jason one-on-one date

42:00 Second group date (dodgeball/jock strap discussion)

49:00 Rim's childhood aquarium-based pets

52:00 Group date quality time (Blake Moynes debacle, Brandon send-off

1:00:00 Cocktail Party

1:07:00 Chemistry lesson with KG and AB

1:12:00 Mailbag

1:16:00 Moon Pie Talk

1:20:00 AB's Bachelor Headlines of the Week

1:23:00 The quality of our social media posts


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Oct 22, 2020
"Read Between The Lines" | 'The Bachelorette' S16 E1
01:16:22

At long last, Clare's season from the La Quinta bubble has arrived. With a more mature cast of men who might not even have to share bunk beds, the next few months will surely be low on drama. Right?


Please note: We've decided to cover Clare's season with the major "spoiler" as part of the discussion. If you have somehow managed to avoid this news, it's in your best interests to refrain from listening until, y'know, the coast is clear. (For what it's worth, they discussed the rumors openly on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, so it's not exactly contained to the seedy underbelly of the internet.)


Timestamps:

0:30 Thank you LeBron!

2:30 The big off-season "spoiler" which we are no longer considering a spoiler

6:30 Clare intro

9:00 Bubble stuff

13:00 Clare's Sunday Conversation

14:30 Limo entrances

40:00 The BIG limo entrance

49:00 Cocktail Party

1:04:00 Rose Ceremony

1:09:00 Mailbag question

1:11:00 AB's Bachelor Headlines of the Week


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Oct 15, 2020
Bonus Episode w/ Alyssa and Taylor from Table Flipping: More Juan Pablo, 'The Bachelorette', RHONY, the end of KUWTK, and more
01:20:59

TV writer Alyssa Litman and actress Taylor Misiak from the Table Flipping Podcast join us to give their impressions of Juan Pablo, expectations for Clare and [REDACTED] on the upcoming season of 'The Bachelorette', those weird promos, the end of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', Real Housewives of New York, Vanderpump Rules, the Philadelphia 76ers, and more.


Each week, Alyssa and Taylor sit down with guests to unpack how the fascinating, messy women of reality TV shaped their lives and dish about Bravo, 'The Bachelor' and everything in between. (I can't take credit for this copy, it's straight from their show description and is perfectly accurate as-is.) New episodes every Friday. Check them out on Apple Podcasts: [https://apple.co/3hF1fQU]

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Taylor stars as Ally in the brilliant comedy 'DAVE' on FXX. It is easily one of our favorite shows right now. You can stream the entire first season on Hulu: [https://hulu.tv/3hBAgWv]


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Sep 17, 2020
Juan Pablo Galavis' Season | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E10
01:11:15

To prepare us for Clare's stint as the Bachelorette, Chris Harrison saved the worst "greatest" season for last. Juan Pablo's journey to find love endured some late bumps in the road, shall we say, leading to a pair of the most memorable moments in franchise history.


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Sep 09, 2020
Nick Viall's Season | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E9
01:12:39

The good news is, we're almost finished with these GOAT episodes. The bad news is we were forced to revisit a season so recent that some cast members are still actively participating in Bachelor franchise shows. We discuss how our feelings have changed since originally recapping Nick's season in 2017 before the episode devolves into an extended discussion about Big Brother and the 1996 NBA Draft class. As always, thanks for listening.


10:00 Actual GOAT episode discussion

44:00 Comparing Nick's cast to the 1996 NBA Draft Class

53:00 Twenty minutes of Rim being confused about Big Brother


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Sep 02, 2020
Jason Mesnick's Season | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E8
01:12:27

A look back at Jason Mesnick, whose change of heart after his finale engagement was a watershed moment for the franchise and delivered television so compelling it would have made Christof from The Truman Show jealous. Unfortunately, his GOAT episode was a bit lacking, so Rim and AB were sidetracked even more than usual this week. Thanks for listening, and for your patience!


Unrelated to reality TV: Most of eastern Iowa — including our hometown, Cedar Rapids — experienced an inland hurricane on Monday. Thousands of homes and businesses were damaged from in excess of 100 mph, causing countless downed trees and power lines. Nearly the entire city of 150,000+ will be without electricity for another week, if not longer. The clean-up will take months.


Photos: [https://bit.ly/2PNs6yO]

Story: [https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/us/derecho-iowa-storm.html]


We know a lot of people are hurting for a lot of reasons at the moment, but if you're able, we would deeply appreciate if you considered donating to one of these local organizations helping people who need food and assistance right now:


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Aug 14, 2020
Ali Fedotowsky's Season | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E7
01:09:41

First things first: There was seismic news this week regarding the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. If you do not know this news and want to enter the season completely and totally unspoiled, we suggest you skip to at least the 16:00 minute mark.


Ali's season though, huh? What a love story. "Rated-R" was there for the Rated WRONG reasons after all, haha. And Frank, how did that cutie let Ali slip away? Rim and AB put aside the man drama to discuss another classic Bachelor season.


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Aug 05, 2020
Brad Womack's Seasons | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E6
01:10:08

Brad Womack's two stints as the Bachelor may not have ended happily ever after, but his seasons did provide plenty of discussion-worthy moments. Plus: Not one, not two, but *three* future Bachelorettes.


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Jul 22, 2020
Alex and Trista's Seasons | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E5
00:59:08

It's not just the baggy suits -- the first seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette were totally different than the shows we watch today. We discuss the breakneck pace at which Alex and Trista narrowed down their potential mates and the fact that just about everyone involved wasn't entirely sure what was going on most of the time.


(P.S. Scroll down for a disclosure that may or may not ruin the episode for you.)


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(Full disclosure/inside baseball: Here's the deal...when we initially recorded this episode, Rim had just upgraded some software which reset some items to their default settings, resulting in a nearly unlistenable file. So Rim re-recorded his parts, which means he had to pretend as if he was conversing with AB in real time when in fact he was not. The result is a subpar episode, plain and simple. I'm embarrassed by it, and frankly I won't blame you if you skip it. In any event, thank you for your patience. We'll be back to normal for the next episode.)

 

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Jul 09, 2020
JoJo Fletcher's Season | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E4
00:54:35

Revisiting JoJo's (mostly) fairy tale season made Rim and AB realize how wrong we were about nearly the entire cast from 2016. Plus: Who's really the next Bachelor here, Tyler or "Tyler's friend" Matt?


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Jul 01, 2020
Ben Higgins' Season | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E3
00:56:33

Ben's season was the first Rim and AB watched together back in 2016, so we hold the respectful lead in high regard. How does it hold up? We discuss Rim's full rewatch and this week's truncated Bachelor GOAT episode featuring a whole lot of Zoom and not enough footage.


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Jun 24, 2020
Kaitlyn Bristowe's Season | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E2
01:01:22

Kaitlyn's season ended with a beautiful engagement...though you'd never know it from this week's GOAT episode. We discuss the two-Bachelorette night one gimmick, Nick Viall's mid-season entry, the absence of Shawn Booth's proposal, and much more. Plus: Reaction to the huge BN announcement — Matt James is our next Bachelor.


(Stat corrections: Rim messed up a few items this week, chief among them the fact that there were two one-on-one dates between the time Nick received his first rose in New York City and when he had his first one-on-one date with Kaitlyn in Ireland.)


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Jun 17, 2020
Sean Lowe's Season | 'The Greatest Seasons ⁠— Ever!' E1
00:36:40

It's no wonder ABC led off their "Greatest Seasons — Ever!" with the only Bachelor season with a fairy tale ending that carried over into real life, Sean Lowe's. Season 17 condensed into three hours felt like a breath of fresh air after the stink Peter left in his wake. We discuss the highlights, the presentation format, and what we'd like to see from the rest of these episodes. Thanks for listening.


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Jun 10, 2020
"I Don't Believe What I Just Saw" | 'Listen To Your Heart' S1 Finale
01:04:09

The adorable Bri and Chris were rock solid from the beginning—and their true love carried them all the way to a Listen To Your Heart victory. But! Rudi did not get to perform at the finale! In Nashville! Simply put, that is lunacy, and at recording time we were still not over it. Thanks for listening.


Timestamps:

2:00 Rest in Peace, Fred Willard

2:30 Arrival in Nashville

7:45 Streaming music tangent

9:30 Back on track

10:30 Matt breaks up with Rudi

20:00 The dates

24:00 Rehearsals

28:00 Performances

30:00 Jamie and Trevor performances

37:00 Bri and Chris performances

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May 20, 2020
"Not Even Fair" | 'Listen To Your Heart' S1 E5
01:10:05

Having conquered all every notable Hollywood venue, our remaining couples hit the road for Las Vegas, where each of them apparently felt obligated to tell their partner they were falling in love. Plus: Bachelor producers decided they couldn't hide it any longer and finally unleashed "Shallow"...and it did not disappoint.


Timestamps:

1:30 Couples reset

3:00 Chris shakes things up

4:30 Extended discussion about tour buses

9:00 On the road

14:30 Bri and Chris date

16:00 At the hotel

18:30 Jamie and Trevor date

24:00 Rudi and Matt date

31:30 Natascha and Ryan date

32:30 Back at the hotel

35:00 Judges this week/Train songs power rankings

44:00 Bri and Chris performance

46:00 Jamie and Trevor performance

47:30 Natascha and Ryan performance

54:00 Rudi and Matt performance

59:00 Rose Ceremony

1:03:00 Mailbag

1:09:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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May 13, 2020
"Un-Break His Heart" ft. Nikki Glaser | 'Listen To Your Heart' S1 E4
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Chris Harrison's surprising twist designed solely to bring Brandon and Julia together backfired almost immediately, leaving us with four fewer contestants heading into week five. We discuss the Savannah and Sheridan's grace in the face of absurdity, another round of great performances, if anyone other than Bri and Chris deserve to win, Toni Braxton, and more.


Plus: Comedian Nikki Glaser was kind enough join us later in the show to share her thoughts on LTYH so far, including Brandon and Julia's hastily handled breakups, Natascha's underhanded pre-show tactics, a serendipitous story about Kendall from Nick's season, and more.


Timestamps:

1:30 Couples reset

4:00 Chris shakes things up

8:00 Rudi and Chris's "date"

8:30 Jamie and Ryan's "date"

9:00 Brandon and Julia's date

11:30 Back at the house

13:30 Back on the date

16:00 Julia and Sheridan breakup

22:30 Brandon and Savannah breakup

28:00 Chris announces the next performances

30:00 Brandon's kitchen table admission

33:00 Natascha and Julia backstage

36:00 Performances

50:00 Rose Ceremony

53:00 Nikki Glaser joins the show

1:34:00 Power Rankings

1:35:00 Bachelor Headlines of the Week

1:39:00 Did AB come up with the idea for season retrospectives in one night? (Yes.)

1:40:00 Bryan history lesson


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May 07, 2020
"We Talkin' About Practice" | 'Listen To Your Heart' S1 E3
01:23:32

This is what we've been waiting for. Performances in front of a live audience, credible judges (with questionable levels of responsibility), and a defined path for the rest of the season -- and the final couple. Don't look now, but Listen To Your Heart is actually good. Plus: Raw emotion regarding Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler's stunning breakup.


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Timestamps:

1:30 Kristin and Jay

6:00 Chris changes the game (finally)

9:00 Coupling up

18:30 Chris changes the game (again)

22:00 Rehearsing for the big show

24:30 Bekah and Danny date

25:15 Back at the house

28:00 Julia and Savannah

31:00 Ryan and Natascha date

34:00 More rehearsing

35:00 Performances

41:00 Rudi and Matt

44:00 Bri and Chris

48:00 Bekah and Danny

50:00 Brandon and Savannah

53:00 Extended tangent about boy bands

56:00 Julia and Sheridan

1:00:00 Natascha and Ryan

1:03:00 Jamie and Trevor

1:04:00 Rose Ceremony

1:07:00 Mailbag

1:13:00 Singer Power Rankings

1:15:00 AB's Bachelor Headlines of the Week

1:19:00 Clare's tweets re: Matt James


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Apr 29, 2020
"...It's Brandon?" | 'Listen To Your Heart' S1 E2
01:06:51

Three dates gave us ample opportunity to evaluate the pipes on some of these singers, while romantic acquaintance triangles emerge and a classic outsider ambush takes center stage. (Bri and Chris if you're reading this we would love an invitation to your wedding thank you.)


Timestamps:

1:30 What's going on?

5:30 Jamie and Trevor date

8:00 Natascha arrives

15:00 Trevor and Natascha confrontation

22:00 Bri and Chris date

32:00 Trevor and Jamie

36:00 Sheridan and Julia date

43:00 Brandon and Savannah date

48:00 Cocktail party

54:00 Rose Ceremony

57:00 Mailbag

1:02:00 Rim's Power Rankings (Singers)

1:03:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week?


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Apr 22, 2020
"Chopless" ft. Kate Casey | 'Listen To Your Heart' S1 E1 Recap
01:01:51

Little different episode for a Bachelor show that's...definitely different. Comedian and author Kate Casey — host of the podcast Reality Life with Kate Casey — joins us to help break down the franchise's frequently uncomfortable foray into the world of music, Listen To Your Heart. Will any of these stage hopefuls emerge with a legitimate music career? Can heartthrob Ryan hang with the likes of John Mayer? Is Michael Todd serious?


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Timestamps:

7:00 What we we expecting?

10:00 The franchise leaning in to the social media/"wrong reasons" aspect

13:00 Premise of LTYH

19:00 Early standouts

21:00 Is Michael Todd serious?

25:00 Ryan and Jamie date

33:00 Kate's rumor mill

34:00 Matt and Rudi

40:00 Bachelor transactions

43:00 Cocktail party

48:00 Rose ceremony

53:00 Misc. questions


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Apr 15, 2020
"Post-Season Chaos"
00:50:28

With the world at a standstill, Rim and AB discuss relatively frivolous topics such as the indefinite Bachelorette production delay, Madison and Peter's instant breakup, Peter and Kelley's consequential frolicking, Hannah and Tyler's flirty dances, Love Is Blind, and more.


Timestamps:

1:30 AB describes the infant malady that caused our delay in recording (might want to skip if you're a squeamish)

9:00 The Bachelorette is delayed

17:00 Peter and Madison, Peter and Kelley

24:00 TikTok Quarantine Crew

30:00 Bach Madness Recap

32:00 Rim's Love Is Blind recap (AB didn't watch)


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Apr 04, 2020
"Fail To Succeed" | 'The Bachelor' S24 Finale Part 2 Recap
01:35:34

What began as a typical Bachelor love story quickly devolved into a syndicated daytime talk show complete with a spurned ex, familial strife, a bewildered host, and a raucous crowd. One thing is for certain: This finale will not be soon forgotten.


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Mar 12, 2020
"Meet The Webers" | 'The Bachelor' S24 Finale Part 1 Recap
01:19:36

Peter's parents and brother make their decision: It's Hannah Ann or bust. In what was supposed to be a short bonus episode, Rim and AB dedicate more than an hour to the Weber's interactions with Pete's final two. It was definitely...a spectacle.


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Mar 10, 2020
"Never Gonna Give You Up" | 'The Bachelor' S24 Women Tell All Recap
01:19:27

A typically chaotic 'Women Tell All' episode was bookended by two somber — and surprising — moments. Plus: Extended discussion about the next Bachelorette announcement.


Timestamps:

3:00 Rose Ceremony in Australia

14:00 Women Tell All

38:00 Peter's brief appearance

46:00 ABC gets serious

55:00 Next Bachelorette announcement

1:03:00 Mailbag (Clare reaction)

1:16:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week (...already negated)


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Mar 04, 2020
"Elephant In The Room" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E9 Recap
01:23:35

Fantasy suites week delivered some breathtaking dates -- and potentially the end of Peter and Madi's relationship. We discuss whether it's really over between them, or if one of Victoria and Hannah Ann became the new front runner just in the nick of time.


Timestamps:

1:00 Madison and Peter post-Rose Ceremony

9:00 Gold Coast/Hotel accommodations

12:00 Hannah Ann date - day time

15:00 Back at the hotel suite

17:00 Hannah Ann date - night time

21:30 Back at the hotel

23:00 Victoria date - day time

29:00 Back at the house

30:00 Victoria date - night time

38:00 Madison on the balcony

39:00 Victoria and Peter morning after

41:00 Awkward hotel convo

45:00 Madison date - day time

49:00 Back at the house

50:00 Madison date - night time

1:08:00 Senior Bachelor update

1:09:00 Mailbag

1:18:00 Power Rankings

1:21:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:22:30 New Merch Designs


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Feb 26, 2020
"That's All I'm Gonna Say" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E8 Recap
01:43:59

The first three hometowns went off without a hitch, though things got hairy in Virginia Beach. Rim and AB discuss gruff dads, crab rangoons, college basketball hams, Peter's decision to continue pursuing a person he never seems to have a good time with, and more. Thanks for listening.


Timestamps:

3:00 Hannah Ann hometown - day time (Knoxville, TN)

8:00 Hannah Ann hometown - night time

17:00 Kelsey hometown - day time (Des Moines, IA)

23:00 Kelsey hometown - night time

34:00 Madison hometown - day time (Auburn, AL)

40:00 Madison hometown - night time

51:00 Victoria F. hometown - day time (Virginia Beach, VA)

1:00:00 Victoria F. debacle - night time

1:10:00 Victoria F. still - the next day

1:15:00 Rose Ceremony

1:22:00 Mailbag

1:35:00 Power Rankings

1:37:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Feb 19, 2020
"Heavy Lies The Crown" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E7 Recap
01:25:20

Hometowns are next week, despite our nagging feeling that it is still "early in the season". Two one-on-one dates went quite well, but a high-stakes three-on-one was filled with bad energy. Plus: AB has some theories regarding Natasha's season arc, and Rim reveals a legitimate shakeup in his power rankings. Full disclosure: We had some connection difficulties all episode, so sometimes we couldn't hear one another clearly. If the chemistry seems off, please direct all complaints to AB's internet provider thank you. For this reason, it's not our best episode if we're being honest.


Timestamps:

3:00 At the hotel

8:00 Madison one-on-one date - day time

12:00 Back at the house

15:00 Utter confusion

16:30 Madison one-on-one date - night time

26:00 Natasha one-on-one date - day time

31:00 Back at the house

33:00 Natasha one-on-one date - night time

36:00 Kelsey one-on-one date - day time

39:00 Back at the house

40:00 Kelsey one-on-one date - night time

49:00 Three-on-one date

1:09:00 Preview for next week

1:10:00 Mailbag

1:15:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:19:00 Power Rankings

1:23:00 Refer-a-friend month continues


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Feb 12, 2020
"Tough Nut To Crack" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E6 Recap
01:26:20

Peter narrows down the group from ten to six, leaving two former contenders behind. Will Victoria F's second one-on-one date propel her above Madison? And will Hannah Ann's sudden declaration of love serve her well long-term? All that and more in the second and third hours of Rosecast this week.


Timestamps:

2:00 Santiago

4:00 Hannah Ann one-on-one date - day time

10:30 Hannah Ann one-on-one date - night time

18:00 Back at the house

20:00 Group date - day time

24:00 Group date - night time

44:00 Victoria F. one-on-one date - day time

47:00 Victoria F. one-on-one date - night time

52:00 Back at the hotel

54:00 "2-on-1 date"

1:04:00 Cocktail party

1:07:00 Rose Ceremony

1:10:00 Mailbag

1:20:00 Power Rankings

1:22:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Feb 07, 2020
"Bull In A China Shop" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E5 Recap
01:41:03

The first three hours of this week's double-Bachelor extravaganza included reckless accusations, under-the-table roses, and more questionable decision-making from our lead, the gift that keeps on giving.


Timestamps:

3:00 Cleveland cocktail party

12:00 Rose Ceremony

15:30 Costa Rica

19:00 Sydney one-on-one date - day time

20:00 Back at the house

22:00 Back on the date

26:00 Group date card

27:30 Sydney one-on-one date - night time

33:00 Back at the house

34:00 Group date - day time

40:00 Group date - night time

53:00 Kelley one-on-one date - day time

56:00 Back at the house

58:00 Kelley one-on-one date - night time

1:03:00 Tammy tripping/Kelsey meets with Peter

1:12:00 Canceled cocktail party

1:15:00 Rose Ceremony

1:24:00 Off-screen news

1:31:00 Mailbag

1:35:00 Power Rankings


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Feb 05, 2020
"Something's Gotta Give" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E4 Recap
01:32:20

Peter's comedy of errors overshadowed any positives to emerge from Week 4, as he somehow managed to make just about all of the (now 16) remaining women upset with him. The second hour of this episode may as well have been set to Yakety Sax.


Timestamps:

2:00 At the house

3:30 Cleveland facts

6:00 Victoria F. one-on-one date - day time

23:00 Victoria F. one-on-one date - night time

26:00 Back at the hotel

28:00 Back on the date

30:00 Group date - day time

38:00 Group date - night time

1:00:00 Kelsey one-on-one date - day time

1:03:00 Kelsey one-on-one date - night time

1:06:00 Cocktail party

1:18:00 Mailbag

1:25:00 Power Rankings

1:28:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:30:00 Rim and AB's existential crisis


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Jan 29, 2020
"Pool Performance Reviews" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E3 Recap
01:34:37

Alayah's full-season arc was jammed into one episode as Sydney politely but firmly planted the seeds for her demise. Plus: Victoria P's delightful date, and what some may consider a throwaway comment has major implications for our impressions of a certain relationship. Thanks for listening.


Timestamps:

2:00 More #ChampagneGate fallout

3:30 Victoria P. one-on-one date - day time

8:30 Back at the house

14:30 Victoria P one-on-one date - night time

20:00 Back at the house

22:00 Group date - day time

29:00 Group date - night time

45:00 The next day/pool "party"

1:05:00 Rose Ceremony

1:13:00 Mailbag

1:24:00 Power Rankings

1:30:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Jan 22, 2020
"Champagne Supernova" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E2 Recap
01:39:15

A seemingly frivolous conflict brought us one of the all-time great moments in cocktail party history this week, and as you can imagine, those events take up a good chunk of our recap. Plus: Residual Hannah B. fallout, a cutthroat catwalk group date, a few tips for Peter's bedside manner, and more. Thanks for listening.


Timestamps:

1:00 "You're so genuine and real"

7:00 Hannah B. and Peter one-on-one time

15:00 Group date - night time

21:00 Cocktail party/Champagne-gate

46:00 Rose Ceremony

49:00 Group date - day time

1:00:00 Group date - night time

1:14:00 Mailbag

1:21:00 Power Rankings

1:28:00 Bach Bracket update

1:30:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:35:00 Off-screen contestant news


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Jan 15, 2020
"Rules Are Rules" | 'The Bachelor' S24 E1 Recap
01:59:46

Peter's season premiere was essentially a double episode, and thus our recap is obscenely long. Speaking of obscene, how about some of those limo entrances?! Listen now to hear our early favorites, thoughts on ole Pete as the lead, and what we make of where things left off with Hannah B. Feels good to be back, thanks for listening.


Timestamps:

2:45 Peter opening

6:45 Hometown intros

14:15 Limo entrances

40:00 Cocktail hour(s)

57:30 Rose Ceremony

1:01:00 Group date - day time

1:15:30 Group date - night time

1:24:00 Madison one-on-one date - day time

1:28:30 Madison one-on-one date - night time

1:34:00 Group date - day time

1:46:00 Brackets and stuff

1:50:00 Power Rankings

1:55:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Jan 08, 2020
"The Jealous Ocean" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S6 Finale Recap
01:11:07

Three couples left Paradise engaged, but how many survived the rigor of two months in the real world? Rim and AB discuss (nearly) all of what went down on After The Finale Rose, including reaction to the next Bachelor announcement. Thanks for listening all season long, we had a blast recapping.


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Sep 19, 2019
"The Titanic" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S6 Week 6 Recap
01:21:13

So I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. Four couples remain heading into the final week of Paradise, Tayshia and John Paul Jones complete their roller coaster ride, and Blake's time in Paradise comes to a very appropriate end.


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Sep 12, 2019
"Bash At The Beach" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S6 Week 5 Recap
01:25:37

Angela's arrival sends Clay into a tailspin, the JPJ-Derek conflict comes to an expected conclusion, Blake takes a page out of George Costanza's playbook, and the serious couples look toward the future as Paradise winds down.


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Sep 05, 2019
"The Drifter" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S6 Week 4 Recap
01:28:07

A jam-packed week of Paradise calls for a jam-packed episode of the Rosecast. Off the top of my head: Dean hits the ol' dusty trail, Kristina sticks around, Clay (possibly) rekindles an old flame, Caelynn finds a new suitor, and John Paul Jones has several dates (and an equal number of confrontations). Plus: A loaded mailbag. Thanks for listening.


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Aug 29, 2019
"The Fix Is In" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S6 Week 3 Recap
01:30:31

The piñata scuffle seems like so long ago now, doesn't it? Chris and Katie are on the same page but *think* they're on different pages, Blake stumbles on a new flame (whom he already knows), and Demi ushers the franchise into new territory.


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Aug 22, 2019
"String Theory" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S6 Week 2 Recap
01:13:26

Mike arrives, Dean returns (with a friend), Demi weighs her options, Hannah tests Dylan's patience, and some guy named Christian shakes things up on an eventful week in Paradise.


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Aug 15, 2019
"At Stagecoach" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S6 Week 1 Recap
01:30:29

We're back for Paradise, and if you think Rim and AB are only here to discuss the main drama from Week 1, you've got another thing coming. Please keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times.


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Aug 08, 2019
"...This Isn't It?" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 Finale Recap
01:32:55

Few in human history have dug themselves larger holes than Jed Wyatt over the last few months. We recap the two-night finale -- the third hour of which was basically an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm -- reflect on an up-and-down season with Hannah as the lead, assess the next Bachelor prospects, and much more.


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Aug 01, 2019
"Man Tell Some" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E11 Recap
01:04:33

The Luke Show was technically canceled last night, but not before an extended finale which included bonus footage and an exit interview. We discuss a strange Men Tell All episode and make a few predictions about next week's episode, Paradise, and the next Bachelor.


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Jul 23, 2019
"Boiling Points" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E10 Recap
01:14:06

Peter, Tyler, and Jed have successful overnight dates, while Luke...does not. Is our long national nightmare finally over? And who will Hannah choose among the remaining good dude (not a typo)? Plus: a loaded mailbag. Thanks for listening.


2:15 Peter date

15:45 Tyler date

25:00 Jed date

36:00 Luke date

55:00 (Loaded) Mailbag

1:05:00 Power Rankings

1:07:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week

1:08:00 Peter (offscreen news)

1:25:30 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Jul 17, 2019
"Limousine-Ridin', Jet-Flyin' Son Of A Gun" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E9 Recap
01:27:23

Pilot Pete takes Hannah for a few rides, Tyler shows off Jupiter's beauty, Luke surrounds himself with effective character witnesses, and Jed's family could not be any less into this if they tried. It's Hometowns week!


0:15 Extended banter

5:30 Peter's hometown

24:00 Tyler's hometown

35:00 Luke's hometown

57:00 Jed's hometown

1:13:00 Rose Ceremony

1:21:00 Mailbag

1:25:00 Our Top 4

1:25:30 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Jul 10, 2019
"Back at the Haus" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E8 Recap
01:20:45

Things are getting lukewarm between Hannah and Jed, Tyler takes a step, Mike steps aside, and Luke barrels into Hometowns as only he can. When they're not distracted by stroopwafel conspiracies, Rim and AB are here to break down the details.


(Yeah we used a photo of Tyler for the second episode in the row, what of it? Little something called social media strategy, okay.)


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3:00 Jed one-on-one date - day time

7:00 Back at the Haus

8:00 Jed one-on-one date - night time

14:00 Tyler one-on-one date - day time

18:45 Tyler one-on-one date - night time

23:35 Back at the house

32:30 Mike one-on-one date - day time

26:30 Mike one-on-one date - night time

40:30 Back at the house

44:00 Group date - day time

59:00 Group date - night time

1:01:00 Back at the house

1:02:00 Back on the date

1:12:00 Mailbag

1:10:00 Lane Logistics

1:15:00 Power Rankings

1:18:30 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Jul 03, 2019
"Lane Logistics" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E7 Recap
01:29:10

A teenage viewer with his or her learner's permit would be hard-pressed to pass any kind of Driver's Ed quiz if they spent more than a few minutes listening to Garrett and Luke discuss multi-lane highway logistics and courtesy. Plus: Peter steams his way to the top, Tyler solidifies his position, Garrett begins to fall in love *for* someone, and much more.


(Full disclosure: As you'll hear in our introduction, we had a little mishap recording this episode, one which required a re-recording. Some of the magical moments from that session are lost to the sands of time/solid state drives, and for that we apologize. But we did our best, and hope you enjoy.)


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4:00 Still in Latvia

6:30 Garrett one-on-one date - day time

11:30 Garrett one-on-one date - night time

14:30 Back at the house

17:00 Back on the date

22:30 Back at the house

24:30 Group date - day time

28:00 Group date - night time

37:00 Peter one-on-one date - day time

45:30 Peter one-on-one date - night time

53:00 Back at the house

55:00 Jed smh

1:03:00 Garrett and Luke

1:05:00 Hannah calls Luke to the principal's office

1:10:00 Lane Logistics

1:17:00 Rose Ceremony

1:19:00 Jed off-screen news

1:22:00 Mailbag

1:25:00 Power Rankings

1:27:00 AB's Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Jun 26, 2019
"Pitchfork Season" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E6 Recap
01:15:45

This week's episode of 'The Bachelorette' -- which included a forty-five-minute surprise recap clip show, to the benefit of no one -- was an affront to Bachelor Nation and a mistake that will not soon be forgotten. The first part had some juice, though, and believe it or not, we discussed it at length. Enjoy.


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0:45 This episode was an affront to Bachelor Nation...BUT!

4:00 The merch is here!

5:00 In this episode/Did the previews ruin the season?

7:00 The end of Luke's "date"

16:00 Back at the house

23:00 Cocktail "party"

42:00 Chris Harrison appearance

44:00 Rose Ceremony

47:30 Brunch in Latvia with Chris

50:00 Back at the MANSION?!

58:45 "Coming up later this season..." (SPOILER ALERT basically smh)

1:01:30 Mailbag

1:08:00 Bach Bracket update

1:10:00 Power Rankings

1:11:30 Bachelor Headline of the Week, Presented by Podchaser


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Jun 19, 2019
"Quit Playin' Highlander Games With Hannah's Heart" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E5 Recap
01:23:58

Contenders separate themselves on a full-clothed (?) group date in Scotland, while Mike auditions for the hearts of both Hannah and Bachelor Nation. There's also another Luke P-related cliffhanger, if you're into that sort of thing. Plus: Some great mailbag responses and a moderately important merch update.


2:45 Conclusion of last week's cocktail party

7:30 Luke S. leaves

11:15 Rose Ceremony

15:15 Off to Scotland

20:00 Mike one-on-one date - daytime

22:45 Back at the house

24:00 Back on the date

26:00 Mike one-on-one date - night time

28:00 Back at the house (group date card)

30:00 Back on the date

34:15 Group date - daytime

37:15 Back at the house

39:15 Back on the date (is anyone wearing underwear?)

46:30 Group date - night time

52:00 Back at the house

53:00 Back on the date

55:00 At the house (before Luke's date)

56:15 Luke P. one-on-one date - daytime

1:05:00 Luke P. one-on-one date - night time

1:10:10 Mailbag

1:16:00 Top 4 Power Rankings

1:18:15 Merch update

1:20:00 Bachelor Headline of the Week


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Jun 13, 2019
"Glitch In The Matrix" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E4 Recap
01:16:22

The franchise wades into uncharted territory with Jed's jarring admission, Mike finds himself in more piddly drama than we hoped he would, and the Battle of the Lukes delivers no winners. Plus: A loaded mailbag and merch update.


2:45 It's starting to get serious

4:30 Leave Rhode Island

5:15 Jed one-on-one date - day time

17:00 Back at the house

18:30 Jed one-on-one date - night time

23:30 Group date - day time

34:00 Group date - night time

45:00 Tyler C. date - day time

48:00 Tyler C. date - day time

53:00 Cocktail Party

1:02:00 Mailbag - Paradise couples

1:08:00 Our current top 4

1:12:30 Merch update


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Jun 05, 2019
"Cruising Altitude" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E3 Recap
01:22:44

Peter, man of kind eyes and minimal drama, finds himself cruising comfortably toward love with Hannah. Plus: Luke P's near-implosion, Cam's unreasonable requests, and a moderately clear-headed take on Mike mixing it up with the knuckleheads.


4:30 Group date card

5:15 Group date - day time

10:15 Group date - night time

20:30 Hannah under the weather/Connor one-on-one date (day time)

23:45 Back at the house - cuddling

26:00 Back on the date

27:00 Back at the house

28:15 Connor one-on-one date - night time

29:45 Where's Tyler?

33:15 Group date - day time

38:30 Group date - night time

49:45 Tailgate Party

1:06:30 Rose Ceremony

1:08:30 Mailbag

1:13:30 Bach Bracket Leaders

1:14:00 Our current top 4

1:17:45 Other stuff


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May 28, 2019
"Mr. Right?" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E2 Recap
01:12:34

A wise man once said, "Episode two is where people really show their true colors." MC Cam leads the way with several jarring tactics, while Luke P. storms ahead of the pack with an early (to put it mildly) declaration of love and a few secret, steamy rendezvous. Also, Mike.


2:15 Group date - day time

15:15 Group date - night time

21:45 Back at the house (date card)

22:45 Tyler G. one-on-one date - day time

28:55 Back at the house (date card)

29:15 Group date - day time

32:45 Back at the house

33:45 Back on the date

36:00 Group date - night time

45:45 Cocktail Party

1:00:00 Rose Ceremony

1:01:00 After the Rose Ceremony

1:06:30 Next Bachelor prediction

1:08:15 Bach Bracket update

1:09:45 Our current Top 4


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May 22, 2019
"Roll Mike" | 'The Bachelorette' S15 E1 Recap
01:01:48

Unfazed in the presence of two stud pilots, Mike [faints], and the Box King himself, Hannah kept her cool, booted a bum, and make some real connections on night one. Bonus: Zero botched speeches!


4:00 Some of the guys

12:00 Limo entrances

31:45 Cocktail Party

37:00 The Scott Talk

42:30 One-on-one times

45:15 First Impression Rose

47:45 Rose Ceremony

52:30 Bach Bracket fantasy league

54:30 Ice cream

55:45 Mailbag


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May 14, 2019
Hannah's Season Preview + Some Announcements | 'The Bachelorette' S15 Preview
00:29:37

ABC delivered a feel-good Bachelorette reunion special, a pre-season Hannah hometown with Chris Harrison, and some loaded season previews. Rim and AB discuss it all, plus review some of the contestant bios and head shots. Monday can't get here soon enough.


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May 09, 2019
Bonus Rosecast: 'A Double Shot At Love' S1 E1 Recap
00:44:06

Against our better judgement, we recap the premiere episode of A Double Shot At Love, a Jersey Shore interpretation of The Bachelor starring Vinny and Pauly D. Join us in the cab.


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Apr 12, 2019
"The Finale" | 'The Bachelor' S23 Finale Part 2 Recap
01:08:32

In a jam-packed episode, Rim and AB recap the end (beginning?) of Colton's Journey™, discuss our next Bachelorette, and propose some structural changes to the show in the wake of the Bachelor completely breaking the mold.


4:45 Chris opens the show

6:15 Colton and Cassie talk

10:15 Meeting the family

17:30 Final date - daytime

22:15 Final date - night time

25:30 A breathtaking panel discussion

30:00 Cassie and Colton in studio

36:30 Season debrief

38:30 Next Bachelorette

48:30 Mailbag questions

55:10 Hannah G rap

57:45 Bach Bracket final standings + prize drawing

59:50 Suggestions to improve the show's format


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Mar 13, 2019
"Keep Your Coat On" | 'The Bachelor' S23 Finale Part 1 Recap
00:42:47

We're on the other side of the fence -- and officially in uncharted territory for the franchise. Rim and AB discuss two brutal breakups, where we stand heading into the actual finale, and the finer points of nighttime manhunts.


2:15 Finding Colton

8:00 The morning after

10:15 Breaking up with Tayshia

17:15 Tayshia in studio

21:15 Colton and Tayshia in studio

24:00 Breaking up with Hannah

27:45 Hannah in studio

32:30 Colton and Hannah in studio

34:15 Killing time with the Bachelors

36:15 End of the episode/predictions

38:30 Mailbag question


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Mar 12, 2019
"Stunning" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E9 Recap
01:10:18

The entire season hinged on last night's episode -- both for Colton and the viewer. Did the fence jump live up to the hype? Is Cassie really gone? Will the Bachelor end up alone at the end of his journey? What will happen with the remaining two contestants? Plus: A brief discussion about the rumored next Bachelorette.


3:15 Chris and Colton chat/heading to Portugal

5:15 Tayshia daytime date

10:45 Tayshia night time date

16:30 The next morning

18:30 Cassie daytime date

24:00 Between the dates (Cassie’s dad shows up)

34:00 Cassie night time date

54:15 Mailbag

1:05:00 Next Bachelorette rumor


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Mar 06, 2019
"The Microwave" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E8 Recap
01:11:28

All the standard Hometowns episode elements were in full force this week, with one minor deviation. Plus: The final, final, final tease for the fence jump. Maybe.


4:15 Fredericksburg, VA with Caelynn

6:30 Meet the family

14:30 Birmingham, AL with Hannah

17:45 Meet the family

22:45 Santa Ana, CA with Tayshia

26:30 Meet the family

36:30 Huntington Beach, CA with Cassie

41:45 Meet the family

52:00 Rose Ceremony

56:15 Hannah G. Rap

57:40 Peter Kraus on Total Bellas

58:45 Mailbag

1:06:50 Bach Bracket update

1:07:25 Power Rankings


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Feb 27, 2019
"Fine-Toothed Comb" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E7 Recap
01:15:37

Week 7 featured plenty of she said/she said. We break it down in (probably excessive) detail and discuss some surprising departures as well as where things stand heading into hometowns week.


4:30 Ben Higgins (and Bachelor success)

6:15 Tayshia one-on-one date - daytime

16:00 Tayshia one-on-one date - night time

18:00 Back at the house

18:45 Back on the date

20:45 The next day (at the house)

22:00 Caelynn one-on-one date - daytime

26:45 Caelynn one-on-one date - night time

28:30 Back at the house

33:15 Hannah B. one-on-one date - daytime

36:20 Hannah B. one-on-one date - night time

41:00 Back at the house

42:15 Group date - daytime

56:15 Group date - night time

1:02:15 Mailbag

1:11:30 Bach Bracket update

1:12:30 Power Rankings


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Feb 20, 2019
"Figure It Out" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E6 Recap
01:15:00

At this point in the season, everyone knows who is ready to say "yes" and who is just along for the ride. Everyone except Colton, anyway, which is either endlessly frustrating or wonderfully entertaining. Plus: Another one-on-one date that probably deserved to be pixelated, speculation about a possible MTV Challenge crossover, and more.


3:00 Continued cocktail party from last week

4:00 Rose Ceremony

6:15 Hannah G. one-on-one date - daytime

10:00 Back at the house

11:35 Hannah G. one-on-one date - night time

16:15 Group date - day time

21:30 Group date - night time

35:30 Kirpa one-on-one date - daytime

39:05 Back at the house

39:45 Kirpa one-on-one date - night time

42:50 Back at the house

47:15 Rose Ceremony

53:30 Rest-of-season trailer

56:00 "Young Once" (show that Cassie was on) review

59:30 Mailbag

1:10:15 Bach Bracket scoreboard update

1:11:45 Power Rankings


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Feb 13, 2019
"Coming Up For Air" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E5 Recap
01:14:07

Can anyone derail the Cassie train? Rim and AB discuss a lackluster episode as well as some breaking contestant news. Plus: Outside-the-box speculation about the next Bachelorette.


2:30 Heather one-on-one date - daytime

4:10 Back at the house

5:30 Back on the date

7:45 Heather one-on-one date - night time

13:15 Back at the house (Elyse talks with Colton)

20:45 Group date - daytime

25:15 Group date - night time

35:30 Cassie one-on-one date - daytime

38:30 Back at the house

39:30 Back on the date

41:15 Cassie one-on-one date - night time

46:00 Cocktail Party

56:30 Mailbag (with bonus Cassie news and next Bachelorette speculation)

1:10:45 Our top 4 power rankings


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Feb 06, 2019
"Squashed" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E4 Recap
01:05:59

On dates and in dim hotel rooms, the contenders separate themselves from the pack. There are now five or six people we just can't imagine Colton sending home. Will the infamously indecisive lead falter down the stretch? Plus: The pageant rivals resolve their conflict, and a luxury shopping trip raises tension in the house, just as the Bachelor gods intended.


3:00 They’re going to Singapore, AB

5:00 Tayshia one-on-one date - daytime

9:45 Tayshia one-on-one date - night time

12:45 Back at the house

15:00 Back on the date

16:15 Group date - daytime

19:00 Back at the house

19:45 Back on the date

22:45 Group date - night time

32:45 Caelynn one-on-one date - daytime

38:30 Caelynn one-on-one date - daytime

43:45 Cocktail hour

50:15 Rose Ceremony

51:30 Mailbag

58:30 Bach Bracket fantasy league update

1:00:15 Our top 4 Power Rankings


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Jan 30, 2019
"Befumbled" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E3 Recap
01:08:15

Old pageant wounds reopen, a solo date sparks new joy, and the dreaded season theme goes unmentioned in what we think was the best episode thus far. Plus: How many people is Colton already in love with?


Timestamps:

3:20 At the house

5:00 Group date - daytime

7:30 Group date - night time

11:35 Back at the house

12:15 Group date - night time

21:00 Back at the house/pageant talk

24:30 Elyse one-on-one date - daytime

28:00 Back at the house

28:45 Back on Elyse’s date

30:15 Group date - daytime

32:45 Group date - night time

41:30 At the house - no cocktail party

42:45 Pool party

52:15 Rose Ceremony

56:45 Mailbag - (773) 234-7794

1:03:45 Bach Bracket league update

1:05:00 Our top 4 power rankings


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Jan 22, 2019
"The Many-Faced Demi" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E2 Recap
01:17:26

Though she can barely see over the microphone, Demi stands tall as one of the most formidable competitors in franchise history. Plus: Hannah B.’s day date debacle, new contenders emerge, old pageant wounds reopen, and apparently the vast majority of Bachelor viewers are now considered “cougars” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Timestamps:

2:30 Colton’s video diary

3:45 First group date - daytime

17:15 Back at the house

17:45 First group date - nighttime

27:15 One-on-one date - daytime

28:30 Back at the house (Caelynn story)

31:30 Back on the date

34:00 One-on-one date - nighttime

36:15 Back at the house (Heather; group date card)

39:15 Back on the date apparently

40:00 Group date - daytime

46:45 Group date - nighttime

49:15 Back at the house (Hannah B.)

50:45 Group date rose

52:00 Cocktail party

59:00 Rose Ceremony

1:02:45 Mailbag - (773) 234-7794

1:12:45 Bach Bracket update

1:14:15 Our top 4’s


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Jan 16, 2019
"Cathy Hustle" | 'The Bachelor' S23 E1 Recap
01:20:28

Like the premiere itself, our recap ran a bit long. We hope you enjoy.


Timestamps:

1:30 The big premiere event

5:00 First contestant intros

13:30 Limo entrances

42:00 Cocktail hour

1:00:10 Rose Ceremony

1:04:00 “Coming up on this season…”

1:06:45 Our top fours

1:09:15 Assessing Colton as the Bachelor (so far)

1:14:30 Bach Bracket fantasy league

1:16:30 AB’s Nuggets


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Jan 09, 2019
Colton Season Preview | 'The Bachelor' S23 Preview
00:42:04

Rim and AB catch up on some off-screen Bachelor news, predict some potential contenders based on head shots and silly bios, discuss what we expect from Colton as a lead, and dip into the mailbag for some listener questions. Please excuse our rust.


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Dec 20, 2018
"Roller Coaster of Love" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S5 Week 6 Recap
01:01:04

On the final day in Paradise, our two favorite couples inexplicably parted ways while other, more dubious partnerships took things to "the next level" and/or promised to wed. The tables turned at the wild after-show reunion, and an off-screen scandal threw Bachelor world of its axis. Join us for the last Paradise recap of 2018.


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Sep 12, 2018
"Never Go All-In At The Beach" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S5 Week 5 Recap
01:18:00

A roller coaster season of Paradise continues: Eric paints himself into a corner, Joe and Kendall play house, Kevin is forced to witness the engagement of his recent ex, Tia and Colton do something, and much more. Plus: Our reaction — and yours — to the announcement of Colton as the next Bachelor.


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Sep 06, 2018
"Kissy Kendall" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S5 Week 4 Recap
01:01:54

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After a few bumps in the road, Kendall seems ready to commit to Joe, America's sweetheart. Elsewhere, Leo loses it, Eric moves his own cheese, and some couples are ready for the real world. [Kip from Napoleon Dynamite voice] I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious.


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Aug 30, 2018
"Grocer Noooo..." | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S5 Week 3 Recap
00:50:42

One couple is intent on dominating the headlines, but we prefer to focus on the more interesting stories: Kenny's connections, Jordan's tantrums, and Grocer Joe's agonizing afternoon. 

 

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Aug 22, 2018
"Move With The Cheese" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S5 Week 2 Recap
00:50:34

An unpredictable week in Paradise gives us plenty to talk about. John is suddenly a hot commodity, Kenny and Krystal hit it off (until they didn't), the Goose Gang is roaming around the beach bullying unsuspecting peers, and more.


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Aug 15, 2018
"What A Run For Grocer Joe" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S5 E1 Recap
00:23:47

Not since LeBron James was a teenager has there been a more highly anticipated arrival. Rim and AB discuss whether Grocer Joe lived up to the hype, if it's possible to untangle Tia's twisting web of logic, Krystal's new attitude, and more from the first episode of 'Bachelor In Paradise'.


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Aug 08, 2018
"No Hard Feelings" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 Finale Recap
00:46:29

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What a finale. Blake's heart sank to the bottom of the ocean, while Becca seems ecstatic to be with Garrett. We recap it all, from the family dinners to the proposal to the AFTR controversy discussion. (Side note, our audio was acting weird and we couldn't really talk at the same time. So when you hear silence from one of us after the other makes a great joke, just know we're silently laughing to ourselves.)


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Aug 08, 2018
"Men Tell All" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E10 Recap
00:34:41

Becca's men and also Jean Blanc reunite to calmly and respectfully discuss their disagreements, allowing one another ample camera time without raising their voices. 


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Jul 31, 2018
"Talk To You Soon" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E9 Recap
00:53:01

Jason smiled through two abrupt walkaways, gleefully ate crickets (with no sauce!), and capped off his journey with a post-breakup scrapbook delivery. Was it enough to warrant next Bachelor consideration? And how will Blake react if his worst fears are realized two weeks from now? Probably not stoically. 


3:15 Blake date - daytime

9:15 Blake date - nighttime

14:30 Jason date - daytime

16:00 Jason date - nighttime

23:00 Garrett date - daytime

28:15 Garrett date - nighttime

31:15 Jason’s return

37:45 Rose Ceremony

39:45 Power Rankings/Next Bachelor hopes

45:45 Rosebag mailbag


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Jul 24, 2018
"Tia Code" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E8 Recap
01:07:36

Hometowns went off without a hitch, unfortunately. We would have preferred some familial strife. Thankfully Tia Booth came to the annual girl talk sesh armed with one gigantic wrench, just itching to jam it into her "friend" Becca's journey. Plus: Is Blake the new frontrunner? And is Jason good enough to play in the NHL??


4:00 Garrett Hometown

13:30 Jason Hometown

20:15 Blake Hometown

29:00 Colton Hometown

36:45 Becca’s friends and also Tia

42:00 Rose Ceremony

47:30 Power Rankings

50:45 Rosebag Mailbag


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Jul 18, 2018
"Ain't Nobody's Business" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E7 Recap
00:57:36

Colton's reveal leads to a bizarre exchange, Blake is deeply in love (and likely headed for crushing heartbreak), and Wills and Leo cash in their tickets to Paradise. 


1:30 Did AB see a spoiler?

4:15 We’re in The Bahamas

7:00 Colton one-on-one date - daytime

12:00 Colton one-on-one date - nighttime

18:00 Back at the house

19:15 Back on the date

20:30 Garrett one-on-one date - daytime

22:15 Back at the house

24:15 Garrett one-on-one date - nighttime

26:15 Blake one-on-one date - daytime

29:00 Blake one-on-one date - nighttime

33:00 3-on-1 date - daytime

35:00 2-on-1 date -nighttime

40:00 Power Rankings

43:00 Rosebag mailbag

50:00 Very Cavallari featuring Jay Cutler


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Jul 11, 2018
"That Did Not Turn Out Like I Thought It Would" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E6 Recap
00:53:51

Becca's had a long week. Lincoln embarrassed her in front of the citizenry of Richmond, Va., Chris prowled through the night in desperation, and Connor wore glasses for the first time and threw her decision-making process into disarray. Will she make clear-minded choices amidst all this chaos? And can anything prevent a Garrett-Colton showdown on the beach?


2:45 We’re in Richmond, Virginia

3:30 Chris’ list of demands

6:00 Jason one-on-one date - daytime

8:45 Jason one-on-one date - nighttime

11:15 Back at the house

12:45 Group date - daytime

17:45 Group date - nighttime

23:30 Leo one-on-one date - daytime

27:30 Leo one-on-one date - nighttime

30:30 Chris makes his move

35:30 Rose Ceremony

39:00 Power Rankings

44:45 Rosebag

48:00 Rim’s big Proposal gaffe


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Jul 03, 2018
"Two Minutes" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E5 Recap
01:03:57

As the overconfident Chris unravels before our eyes, Wills takes a hard-line stance on chit-chat time limits while also pushing the boundaries of modern couture. Plus: A two-on-one date with no winners, AB's continued fawning over Colton, 'Proposal' talk, and some great mailbag questions. 


2:15 Las Vegas

3:50 Colton one-on-one date - daytime

6:30 Back at the house

7:45 Colton one-on-one date - nighttime

13:00 Back at the house

13:30 Group date - daytime

18:30 Group date - nighttime

22:45 Back at the house

23:15 Two-on-one date - daytime

27:45 Two-on-one date - nighttime

30:15 Cocktail party

37:45 Rose Ceremony

44:15 Power Rankings

45:30 Mailbag

52:30 ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ cast revealed

59:30 ‘The Proposal’ quick recap


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Jun 27, 2018
"Inside The Mind Of Jean Blanc" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E4 Recap
00:56:45

In a matter of minutes, Jean Blanc went from middling pseudo-contender on an average season of The Bachelorette right to the forefront of the franchise's Mount Rushmore of breathtaking meltdowns. Plus: Garrett's big reveal (not *that*), Wills' empathy, and a dash of 'Proposal' talk.


1:45 Cocktail Party

3:00 David's alive!

4:30 Golden Jordan

7:15 Rose Ceremony

9:15 Garrett one-on-one date - daytime

10:00 Back at the house - Lincoln and other flat-earthers

12:45 Garrett one-on-one date - daytime and nighttime

19:45 Group date - daytime

23:00 Group date - nighttime

24:15 Jean Blanc's meltdown

32:45 Wills one-on-one date - daytime

34:15 Wills one-on-one date - nighttime

37:15 Rose Ceremony

41:15 Power Rankings

44:00 Rosebag mailbag

49:45 'The Proposal'


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Jun 20, 2018
"There Goes My Hero" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E3 Recap
00:45:16

Clay came in like a lamb and went out like a lion, a wounded hero who will not soon be forgotten. Plus: Did Becca forgive Colton for his rendezvous with Tia? Yes, of course, have you seen the guy?? Also David fell off a bunk bed because this show is summer camp for adult men.


3:45 First group date - night time

12:15 First group date - daytime

22:15 Back at the house

24:15 Blake one-on-one date - daytime

28:00 Blake one-on-one date - nighttime

30:30 Back at the house

31:00 Second group date - daytime

36:45 Second group date - nighttime

45:00 Cocktail party

50:15 Rose ceremony

58:45 Mailbag


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Jun 13, 2018
"Look At this Photograph" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E2 Recap
01:04:46

Controversy erupts over an innocent photo, framed for special presentation and safekeeping. Plus: The first of Colton's many secrets is revealed, and it's serious enough that Becca actually considered sending that dreamboat packing. 


3:45 First group date - night time

12:15 First group date - daytime

22:15 Back at the house

24:15 Blake one-on-one date - daytime

28:00 Blake one-on-one date - nighttime

30:30 Back at the house

31:00 Second group date - daytime

36:45 Second group date - nighttime

45:00 Cocktail party

50:15 Rose ceremony

58:45 Mailbag


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Jun 06, 2018
"Becca Lannister" | 'The Bachelorette' S14 E1 Recap
01:08:16

If the season premiere is any indication, Becca will not hesitate to boot any guy with even a whiff of wrong reasons stench wafting off his sockless outfit. (Perhaps this is why Jean Blanc uses to much cologne.) Join your old pals Rim and AB back on the horse as we revel in the audacity of some of these limo entrances and pickup lines from the first episode of Becca's Bachelorette.

 

2:30 He who must not be named

2:50 Chattin' with the leads

5:10 Dude intros: Clay, Garrett, Jordan, Lincoln, Joe, Jean Blanc, Colton, Grant

15:15 Limo entrances

32:35 Cocktail party

50:40 Rose Ceremony

55:30 Power Rankings

1:01:30 Garrett playing fast and loose with the double-taps


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May 29, 2018
"The Damn Thing" | 'The Bachelor' S22 Finale Recap
01:21:49

Recapping the five-hour, two-night finale, in all its chaos and controversy. How do we think ABC handled Arie's change of heart? Should Becca and Arie's breakup have been televised? What do we expect from Bachelorette Becca? Has there ever been a less enthusiastic crowd to witness a live proposal? Plus: A loaded Rosebag.


We appreciate you listening. We had a great time recapping this insanity, and it was fun to hear from the listeners all season long. If you aren't up for a ten-week hiatus from Rim and AB, try out our other show, Rim and AB


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Mar 08, 2018
"I Love You. And You. And Also You." | 'The Bachelor' S22 E9 Recap
00:55:23

In keeping with recent 'Bachelor' tradition, Arie professed his love to more than one woman in Peru, further complicating the overnight dates. Plus: Becca's (lunatic?) ex-boyfriend travels halfway across the world in desperate Hail Mary attempt to rekindle their love — but not before trimming his beard to perfection. 


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Feb 28, 2018
"We're Not Doing A Skit" | 'The Bachelor' S22 E8 Recap (Hometowns)
01:00:39

We were promised confrontation, and ABC did not deliver. In a mostly unmemorable Hometowns episode, Arie managed to win over every family from the East coast to the West. After a shocking rose ceremony, who do we think will be wearing some Neil Lane at the end of all this? Plus: Some Winter Games talk and a loaded Bouquet.


Timestamps: Kendall's hometown/AB on taxidermy (2:50); Tia's hometown/Car Talk (12:20); Becca's hometown/Apple orchards are scams (20:00); Lauren's hometown (30:45); Rose Ceremony (40:00); AB's favorites for the next Bachelorette (44:15); Winter Games thoughts (46:45); The Bouquet text line (53:15)


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Feb 21, 2018
"Don't Know What To Tell Ya" | 'The Bachelor' S22 E7 Recap
00:59:38

Contender sacrifice, cats and dogs living together ... mass hysteria! The last episode before hometowns was filled with surprises. Seemingly weak connections were solidified while relationships that steadily grew for months were shattered in an instant. Should Arie have kept Seinne or Bekah? Is Lauren B. a serious contender? All that, and a breathtaking text hits the Bouquet. 


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Feb 14, 2018
"Did She Spin?" | 'The Bachelor' S22 E6 Recap
00:54:54

Surprising contenders emerged from two one-on-one dates this week, but the real story of Paris is Krystal's shocking (to her, at least) departure. Kendall the wacky taxidermy enthusiast has morphed into the leading voice of reason and we are left with seven fabulous women who, to hear AB tell it, are far superior to our aging lead.


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Feb 07, 2018
"Krystal Musk" | 'The Bachelor' S22 E5 Recap
01:01:19

Fun. Passionate. Sad. Emotional. Excited. Futuristic. These are just a few of the different layers Krystal revealed to Arie in the latest breathtaking episode of 'The Bachelor." From the beautiful waters of Fort Lauderdale to the posh lobby of their hotel in Fort Lauderdale, this week was a whirlwind of love, drama, and outright deceit. The days of Chelsea's villainy have disappeared over the horizon in our rear view mirrors, and Tia has stepped to the fore by becoming the first to "profess her love" for Arie. Make of those quotation marks what you will. 


Timestamps: Chelsea one-on-one date (3:00); Group date - daytime (15:30); Group date - nighttime (20:15); Tia one-on-one date (33:330); Cocktail party (42:45); Rose ceremony (51:20); The Rosebag aka the Bouquet text line (54:30)


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Jan 31, 2018
"Wag Of The Finger! (On Paper)" | 'The Bachelor' S22 E4 Recap
01:04:48

The follow-up to last week's dull episode was anything but: Krystal's ratcheted everything up a full notch, Bekah finally revealed what should have been obvious to Arie (she's pretty young, dude), and Seinne secured a one-on-one date with enough heartfelt moments for a nice Bachelorette highlight reel. Plus: A chaotic outdoorsy group date nearly takes a fatal turn.


Timestamps: Chris Harrison underdressed for Bachelor mansion (3:30); AB we gotta get to Lake Tahoe (5:00); Seinne one-on-one date - date (7:10); Group date card (11:45); Seinne one-on-one date - nighttime (12:35); Group date - daytime (18:00); Group date - nighttime (23:45); Back at the house (33:15); Bekah one-on-one date - daytime (33:35); Bekah one-on-one date - nighttime/age controversy (35:45); Cocktail Party (43:45); Rose Ceremony (45:05); General contender chatter (49:45); The Rosebag aka The Bouquet (51:30); Our terrible Final Four Picks (1:00:00)


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Jan 24, 2018
"Kisses Used To Mean Something Around Here!" | 'The Bachelor' S22 E3 Recap
00:58:13

It was a tough week for Arie guys such as ourselves. Our fearless lead just kind of floated through the episode, showing little interest in the group date activities and spending more than half of his alone time with his lips locked with the nearest warm body. Not even comedy legend Fred Willard could save one of the two disastrous group dates, which were not nearly as fun as Chris promised. Plus: Lauren's trainwreck of a one-on-one and the newest Annaliese phobia.


Timestamps: GLOW pro wrestling group date (a disaster) (3:15); Group date nighttime (11:30); Lauren S. winery date (also a disaster) (19:30); Some sort of dog-themed group date? (29:45); Group date nighttime (34:15); Cocktail party (39:15); Rose Ceremony (46:15); Mailbag aka The Rosebag (51:45)


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Jan 17, 2018
"Shout Out Cardi B" | 'The Bachelor' S22 E2 Recap
01:02:36

Arie's second episode included some truly head-scratching one-on-one dates. Between Becca's jaw-dropping sugar daddy date and Krystal's private jet visit to Arie's hometown, it felt like ABC accidentally aired Week 8 instead of Week 2. Plus: Are we willing to make light of an alleged childhood bumper car trauma? And should ABC blur out some of the more intense makeout sessions?


Before you start the episode, Rim needs to come clean on one thing: We spent about 10 minutes discussing the value of Becca's luxury haul (Rachel Zoe dresses, Christian Louboutin shoes, earrings, necklace, and bracelets from Neil Lane), and while AB tried to convince me Becca did not get to keep the necklace and bracelets, I insisted she did. I was incorrect. Hand up, that's on me.


Timestamps: Weird episode! (1:15); Shameless self-promotion and message for Olay (1:45); First date card of the season (3:20) Becca K. date - daytime [and bonus uninformed jewelry takes] (5:05); Jealousy brewing back at the house? (11:15); Nighttime portion of Becca's date (13:00); Second date card (13:30); Becca and Arie get deep (14:35); Becca gets to keep the diamonds!! [whoops, no she doesn't] (16:55); Krystal's one-on-one in Scottsdale (21:30); Group date card (25:30); Krystal's one-on-one date - nighttime (26:15); Does Conor Duermit have what it takes? (30:10); Demolition derby group date (33:30); Group date nighttime/detailed evaluations of all the best kisses (40:30); Cocktail hour (47:15); Rose Ceremony (53:00); Our updated contenders (58:00)


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Jan 10, 2018
"Have Some Decorum!" | 'The Bachelor' S22 E1 Recap
01:08:57

After five years away from the 'Bachelor' universe, Arie Luyendyk Jr. returns to the mansion in search of his future wife. How rusty is his game, and which contestants stand out in what appears to be a great cast? Rim and AB break it down as only they can.


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Jan 03, 2018
"An Ace Up Her Sleeve" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 Finale Recap
00:39:21

Emily's breakup with Arie was truly heartbreaking. But as she wept and he held back tears, Rim and AB wonder why he didn't see it coming. Plus: What has Emily been up to since breaking things off with Jef, this season's winner? (The way I wrote that sentence makes it seem as if Emily is our guest on this episode. She is not.) Also, Rim was apparently not speaking directly into the mic (rookie move smh) so he hereby apologizes for that. Thanks for listening. 


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Dec 21, 2017
"Fantasy Zzzzuites" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 E9 Recap
00:27:53

Mutual respect between mature adults outweighed what little drama was included in Emily's Fantasy Suites episode. Arie stood out with his reasonable approach to potentially becoming a step-father, while Sean struggled to spit out his "I love you" speech so late in the game.


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Dec 14, 2017
"Game Over" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 E8 Recap (Hometowns)
00:33:57

The hometowns episodes of this franchise are traditionally some of the most exciting and revealing episodes of each season. This was not the case for Emily's final four. But! We'll still get some jokes off, and give credit where credit is due: Jef's heartfelt letter put him firmly in the lead of this competition.


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Dec 12, 2017
"Doug's Bad Read" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 E7 Recap
00:37:08

No one has ever misread a situation more than Doug did while Emily was breaking up with him. It is among the most awkward moments in the history of this franchise. My arms are tightening even just thinking about it. But don't let Doug's cringeworthy moment distract you from the fact that Arie neglected to tell Emily about his previous relationship with one of the show's producers.


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Dec 07, 2017
"They Were Offered No Snacks!" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 E6 Recap
00:42:16

Halfway through the season, Emily's patience is wearing thin. On two one-on-one dates, our lead refuses to award roses to both Friend Zone Travis and Ryan the trophy hunter. Will Arie, Jef, and Sean capitalize on their improved odds, or does John (?) have something up his sleeve?


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Dec 05, 2017
"Yeah, Not Gonna Apologize" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 E5 Recap
00:39:12

Our biggest takeaways from this episode are 1) we need to get to London and 2) maybe don't besmirch the name of your potential future stepdaughter? Helicopter Kalon dug deep in the mud of the latter, and in the process got himself tossed off the show like a basketball coach who gets two quick technical fouls on purpose so he can make a dinner reservation. Also of note: Arie and Emily make out again. 


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Nov 30, 2017
"Doug's Not About To Get Bottle Service" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 E4 Recap
00:39:28

Mr. "I Have Kids Okay!?" himself Doug manages to secure a one-on-one date rose from Emily, while the A-team trips over themselves scrambling for her attention on a nautical group date. Plus: the most pointless two-on-one in show history and Ryan uses meaningless Southern one-liners the same way Obi-Wan Kenobi tricks storm troopers into letting his friends into the cantina at Mos Eisley.


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Nov 28, 2017
"First Selfless, Then Cowardice" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 E3 Recap
00:45:59

Recall the most impressive fireworks show you've ever seen. Something similar happened at the conclusion of Arie and Emily's first one-on-one date on a carousel in Dollywood, a theme park dedicated to a country music megastar whose work we are unfamiliar with. Plus: Ryan, Kalon, and Allessandro jostle for position atop our Biggest Idiot power rankings. 


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Nov 22, 2017
"I'd Be Mad Too" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 E2 Recap
00:33:57

The second episode of Emily's season has less Arie, less Jef, and almost no Sean Lowe. Instead, we were treated to a one-on-one date of Emily basically running errands and some "back at the house" confrontation between a dude who is a dad and a different dude who is not a dad. Thrilling stuff.


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Nov 16, 2017
"I Know All About Ostriches" | 'The Bachelorette' S8 Premiere Recap
00:48:24

Rim and AB recap the premiere episode of Emily Maynard's season of 'The Bachelorette,' featuring Arie, the next Bachelor. What do we think of Arie? How has menswear changed in the last five years? Which one of us has a secret background in ostrich farming? Tune in to find out.


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Nov 14, 2017
Emily's Season Recap Schedule Announcement | Bonus Rosecast
00:08:35

Noted Bachelor luminaries Rim and AB *finally* announce their plans for recapping Emily Maynard's season of 'The Bachelorette'. Plus: Wells is dating Sarah Hyland?!


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Nov 07, 2017
"Real Love" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S4 Finale Recap
01:11:07

'Bachelor In Paradise' ended the way it began: with demonstrations of actual love. In between, of course, a lot of muckety-muck went down, and you can bet your bottom dollar Rim and AB discussed all of it. Settle in for a full recap of the BiP finale — from confusing breakups to an adorable proposal — along with a haphazard dive into AB's Mailbag and a special announcement.


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Sep 13, 2017
"Arie Who?" | Bonus Rosecast: Reaction To The New Bachelor Announcement
00:34:44

ABC throws a major curveball by announcing Arie Luyendyk Jr., runner-up on season 8 of 'The Bachelorette', as the next Bachelor. No Peter, no Ben Z., no Big Ant, no Dean (thank godness). Rim and AB get to know the new/old guy just hours after the surprising announcement.


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Sep 07, 2017
"The High Road" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S4 Week 4 Recap
01:13:40

As the B-team roster invades Paradise — Blake, the twins, Jaimi the fake wild card — will anything of substance come from their presence? Of course not, but we break it down anyway. Plus: The merciful collapse of the Dean-Kristina-Danielle lust triangle.


(Full disclosure: You may notice tiny "hiccups" in AB's audio [not actual hiccups, AB's fine]. Your boys Sherlock and Watson aka Watson and Crick diagnosed the issue after recording and can assure you it won't come up next episodes. Thanks for listening.)


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Sep 07, 2017
"So Disrespectful" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S4 Week 3 Recap
01:10:18

While Dean juggles two relationships, Rim and AB react to news of the next Bachelor, recap the week that was in 'Paradise', deliver a solid "toldja so" about Nick and Vanessa, and dig into AB's Mailbag.


Reactions to the (probable) next Bachelor (2:00); 'Bachelor In Paradise' Week 3 Recap (6:00); Nick and Vanessa call it quits (53:00); AB's Mailbag (54:15)


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Aug 31, 2017
"At Least Be A Slimeball About It" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S4 Week 2 Recap
01:04:28

The second week in Paradise was even more chaotic than the first, with Dean thinking the grass is greener, Diggy finding a mate ten minutes after a different date, and charming Wells and sweet Danielle M. giving us an unforgettable 'Paradise' moment. PLUS: The debut of AB's Mailbag.

Also, please forgive Rim for not talking directly into the mic this episode. He's apparently never recorded a podcast before.


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Aug 24, 2017
"The Best Place To Find Love" | 'Bachelor In Paradise' S4 Week 1 Recap
00:52:05

You asked for it, we listened. Fresh off a soul-crushing 'Bachelorette' finale, Rim and AB return to break down Week 1 in Paradise. We run down the good couples (Dean and Kristina), the bad ones (Taylor and Derek), and everything in between. Plus: How ABC approached the Serious Controversy.


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Aug 17, 2017
"Bend The Knee" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 Finale Recap
01:12:22

Rachel's season finale was not without controversy. Lovable Eric was discarded early, Peter and Rachel had the most emotional moment of the season (which was apparently a breakup?), and Rachel settled for the South Beach Creep in the end. With emotions still running high, Rim and AB do their best to sort through the carnage.


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Aug 09, 2017
"Don't Come At Chris Harrison's Money" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 "Men Tell All" Recap
00:44:42

Rim and AB recap the "Men Tell All" episode of 'The Bachelorette' and all the queasy confrontations that come with it. We do it for the people.


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Aug 01, 2017
"Where's Ellen Now?" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E9 Recap
01:08:04

With just one episode left, Rim and AB assess the guys' performances in the Lindsay family gauntlet and make predictions for what promises to be an action-packed finale.


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Jul 26, 2017
"Functionality Over Style" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E8 Recap
01:11:04

Rim and AB recap the hometowns episode of 'The Bachelorette', with a surprise performance from Eric, 1st grade-level Spanish from Bryan, two steps back for Peter, and an unsettling peek into Dean's family life.


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Jul 19, 2017
"Watch The Throne" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E7 Recap
01:03:12

Rim and AB discuss Bryan's Breitling and Bentley ride, Dean's hesitation, the inevitable 3-on-1 date and more in a very predictable episode of 'The Bachelorette'.


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Jul 12, 2017
"Rachel's Red Wedding" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E6 Recap
01:01:48

The much-hyped second episode of this week's two-night "event" resulted in unprecedented carnage and set the stage for an inevitable group of hometowns. Rim and AB break it all down, because that's what they do.


Kenny and Lee two-on-one conclusion (3:45); Back at the house (10:00); Kenny and Rachel at the hotel (12:00); Back at the house (17:00); Rose Ceremony (18:00); Eric one-on-one (21:15); ::looks around:: Lotta white people left... (26:15); Group date daytime - viking stuff (29:15); Group date nighttime - Kenny's goodbye (33:00); Will one-on-one (43:00) Rose Ceremony (50:00); "Next time on 'The Bachelorette'... (56:15)


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Jun 29, 2017
"The Showdown Continues (...And Continues)" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E5 Recap
01:15:15

Rim and AB recap the first of a two-night "event," including Jack Stone's cringe-worthy one-on-one date, Will's strengths and weaknesses as an Olympic handball prospect, Kenny and Lee's heated two-on-one, and much more. PLUS: Some off-screen juice on Bryan.


Tail end of last week's group date (2:10); Jack Stone's disastrous one-on-one -- daytime (12:00); Lee, Will, and the mythical race card (17:15); Jack Stone's disastrous one-on-one - nighttime (21:45); Rose Ceremony (27:25); Bryan one-on-one - daytime (30:30); Big Ant and Eric (36:15); Bryan one-on-one - nighttime (40:00); Group date - daytime (43:45); Group date - nighttime (47:00); Kenny and Lee two-on-one (55:45); Are we okay with race-based story lines? (1:03:30); Off-screen extra: Bryan juice (1:07:45)


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Jun 28, 2017
"Snake In The Grass" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E4 Recap
01:09:01

After a two-week break, Rim and AB return to recap episode four of 'The Bachelorette,' including Dean's breakout performance, Iggy's sweaty gossip, an intellectual group date challenge, and the snake Lee Garrett, a disgrace to the modern man.


Cocktail party (2:40); Rose Ceremony (20:30); Dean one-on-one - Daytime (25:45); Dean one-on-one - Nighttime (31:35); Group date - Daytime (38:40); Group date - Nighttime (49:25); Updated power rankings (1:02:00)


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Jun 21, 2017
"Chaos In The Driveway" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E3 Recap
01:11:46

Rim and AB recap episode three of 'The Bachelorette,' including DeMario's last gasp, Blake and Whaboom's driveway performance art, Fred's utterly disastrous kiss, and Eric's impending meltdown.


DeMario begs and pleads (1:30); Early-episode Rose Ceremonies (7:00), Cocktail party interactions (8:20), Rose Ceremony (12:45); Blake vs. Whaboom: The Final Showdown (16:15); First group date - daytime (23:15); First group date - nighttime (31:00); Anthony one-on-one date (41:00); Eric vs. Iggy (47:00); Second group date - daytime (49:30); Second group date - nighttime (54:20); Eric's cocktail party meltdown (1:00:30)


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Jun 07, 2017
"Rachel + KD, Plus Lee's Dumb Tweets" | Bonus Episode
00:23:04

Two big off-screen stories broke this week -- Rachel's "serious" relationship with NBA star Kevin Durant and contestant Lee's dumb tweets -- and we didn't want to squeeze them into our normal episode recap. Enjoy!


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Jun 04, 2017
"Expose Him!" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E2 Recap
01:07:22

Rim and AB talk A-list celebrity cameos, deliver an in-depth scouting report on Rachel's basketball skills, and tally up DeMario's lies in the line of fire. 


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May 31, 2017
"You Can't Just Tickle People" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 E1 Recap
01:21:46

Rim and AB break down just about everything that happened during the 'Bachelorette' season premiere, from the one-liners and suits to penguins and Whaboom. Plus: Final four predictions.


Selling Rachel (2:04); Hometown Intros (3:59); Kenny (5:18); Jack Stone (7:06); Alex (8:36); Mohit (9:51); Lucas aka "Whaboom" (11:35); Blake E. (12:36); Diggy (13:30); Josiah (14:56); Rachel reunites with some old friends (16:29); Limo entrances (18:49); Cocktail Hour (47:27); First Impression Rose (1:00:43); Rose Ceremony (1:05:01); "Coming up this season on The Bachelorette..." (1:10:36); Our final four picks (1:15:44)


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May 24, 2017
"Rachel's Season Preview" | 'The Bachelorette' S13 Season Preview
01:01:46

Rim and AB respectfully critique/unfairly roast the *thirty-one* guys on Rachel's season of 'The Bachelorette,' discuss how the show might approach the topic of race, bemoan Ben and Lauren's surprising split (and Jordan and JoJo's surprising logevity), and make some uninformed picks. Contestant Bios


Ridding ourselves of the leftover stench from Nick's season (1:00); So, uh, are they gonna talk about race or...? (2:35); Let's roast these guys, shall we? (8:00); First impressions of the group as a whole (47:10); Ben and Lauren split (48:40); Jordan and JoJo somehow still together (50:48); Chris Soules update (51:35); 'Bachelor' Winter Games Challenge thing (53:25); Our picks for the season (56:00)


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May 18, 2017
"The Cracker Barrel Proposal" | 'The Bachelor' S21 Finale Recap
00:58:43

Note: If you downloaded this episode on iTunes and hear audio from last week, delete the download then try listening again. 


Rim and AB recap the merciful end of Nick's 'Bachelor' season and look ahead to the electric Rachel Lindsay on 'The Bachelorette.' Plus: How miserable are Nick and Vanessa right now at this very moment?


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Mar 15, 2017
"Some Big Personalities" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E10 Recap
00:52:18

Rim and AB discuss awkward declarations of love, whirlwind fantasy suites, and bits and pieces of the Women Tell All "event". Related: Chris Harrison is a liar.


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Mar 09, 2017
"Mean Girl Move" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E9 Recap
00:38:40

Rim and AB recap a lackluster one-hour episode in which Andi Dorfman returns for no reason, Corinne cries then falls asleep, and Raven drags her ex-boyfriend through national television mud.


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Mar 01, 2017
"When Are You Gonna Wear Those Sweatpants?" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E8 Recap
01:10:15

Rim and AB discuss the Hometowns episode in which Nick manages to go 0-for-5 on quality conversations with parents.


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Feb 23, 2017
"Not Great Enough" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E7 Recap
01:05:48

Rim and AB discuss Nick's quick trigger and questionable logic as we limp to the finish line with this guy. PLUS: Rachel's Jackie Robinson moment, Vanessa's secret acting past, and off-screen drama.


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Feb 16, 2017
"Nick's Bachelor Rapture" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E6 Recap
01:03:28

Rim and AB recap the sloppiest group date in recent memory, Taylor’s embarrassing return, Kristina’s inspiring life story, and the departure of six (!) contestants at the hands of an increasingly unlikable Bachelor.


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Feb 08, 2017
"Come On Be My Baby Tonight" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E5 Recap
00:54:40

Rim and AB discuss Rachel's emergence as a 'Bachelorette' contender, Corinne twisting Taylor into a mental pretzel, ghosts in the bayou, and getting into the beignet game.


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Feb 01, 2017
"Milwaukee Manure Tour" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E4 Recap
01:01:20

Rim and AB recap the livestock date fiasco, inconsistent blood flow in Corinne’s extremities, the lack of tourist attractions in Milwaukee, and intimate details of Raven’s personal life.


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Jan 25, 2017
"Nick's Playin' Games With Their Hearts" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E3 Recap
00:59:50

Rim and AB discuss the fallout from the Liz news (there was none), a bouncy castle makeout sesh, Vanessa's reversal of fortune, and where the Backstreet Boys rank among the greatest musical groups of all time. 


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Jan 18, 2017
"Raindrop. Tops Dropped." | 'The Bachelor' S21 E2 Recap
00:58:58

The boys discuss Corinne's emergence as The Villian, Danielle M's zzzzz date, Liz's unceremonious departure, and just about everything else that went down in Week 2.


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Jan 11, 2017
"Uncooked Hot Dogs Aren't That Bad" | 'The Bachelor' S21 E1 Recap
00:52:30

Rim and AB recap 'The Bachelor' season premiere, complete with camels, nose rings, uncooked hot dogs, and a groundbreaking first impression rose. Who's in your final four?


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Jan 04, 2017