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Here To Make Friends - A Bachelor Recap Show

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A HuffPost Podcast about The Bachelor, where hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon lovingly snark and recap the latest episodes from The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Whether you love The Bachelor, or love to hate it, you will enjoy their witty discussion about this reality show and what it reveals about the world of dating.

A HuffPost Podcast about The Bachelor, where hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon lovingly snark and recap the latest episodes from The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Whether you love The Bachelor, or love to hate it, you will enjoy their witty discussion about this reality show and what it reveals about the world of dating.

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A HuffPost Podcast about The Bachelor, where hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon lovingly snark and recap the latest episodes from The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Whether you love The Bachelor, or love to hate it, you will enjoy their witty discussion about this reality show and what it reveals about the world of dating.

Language:

English


Episodes

'Greatest Seasons Ever: Alex Michel and Trista Rehn' with LaNease Adams

7/8/2020
The year was 2002. We had it all: Dark neutral lipsticks, blurry camera phones, and, of course, The Bachelor! We’re not saying that The Bachelor *took* our live show ideas, but we’re just saying, that if you liked Monday’s recap of Alex Michel’s season, you’ll REALLY like the deep dives that we did as part of our live tour last year. Way to steal our thunder, ABC. But, alas, we persevere. We also got to revisit a slightly less familiar season -- one we don’t know better than our home phone...

Duration:01:33:01

'Greatest Seasons Ever: JoJo Fletcher' with Grant Kemp

7/1/2020
This week on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons -- Ever!, ABC is keeping us in the purgatory of 2016 with JoJo’s brutal season of The Bachelorette (aka the Trumpiest season of “The Bachelorette” ever.) We covered some highlights -- and lowlights -- from JoJo’s season during Monday night’s special, but we wanted to continue digging deeper into the stories of contestants who didn’t get as much screen time. This week we chatted with Grant Kemp, who appeared on JoJo’s season of The Bachelorette...

Duration:01:16:42

'Greatest Seasons Ever: Ben Higgins' with Amber James and Jami Letain

6/24/2020
This week, we took a trip back to 2016 to revisit the last pre-Trump season of “The Bachelor.” Though we got to relive some of the good, bad and cringeworthy times of Ben’s season on Monday’s Bachelor special, we wanted to continue speaking to contestants whose stories haven’t been in the spotlight. We had the pleasure of chatting with Amber James, who was on both Chris Soules’ and Ben Higgins’ seasons of The Bachelor, AND the second season of Bachelor In Paradise, as well as Jami Letain,...

Duration:01:08:56

BONUS: When Bachelor Nation Declared Black Lives Matter (Sort Of)

6/18/2020
A lot has happened in the weeks since then-police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd. This horrifying event sparked mass protests against racism and police brutality, around the country and around the globe. Since then, arrests have been made, public schools have cut ties with police departments, white CEOs and Editors In Chief have been forced to step down, and famous reality TV stars have been fired. And it seems – maybe – that space has finally been opened up for anti-racist fans...

Duration:01:29:41

‘Greatest Seasons Ever: Kaitlyn Bristowe’ with Jonathan Holloway + Kupah James

6/17/2020
This week, we go back to where it all started – for this podcast that is. Kaitlyn’s season was the first one that Here to Make Friends recapped, all the way back in 2015. By then, The Bachelor was more consistently casting people of color on the show – but they didn’t often get far or have very positive portrayals on the show. Of Kaitlyn’s contestants of color, only Ian Thomson – who had a very rough exit – got any real screen time during Monday’s recap. Once again, the supercut approach...

Duration:01:28:02

‘Greatest Seasons Ever: Sean Lowe’ with Robyn Jedkins and Leslie Hughes

6/11/2020
We are coming back in the midst of a global pandemic and a series of nationwide (and global!) protests against racism and specifically police brutality. We always want the podcast to feel like it’s adding something to the world, not taking up space. So the context of the world has changed how we will be approaching this season. On this episode, we have a short discussion about Sean Lowe’s season, which was the first Bachelor season after a class-action lawsuit was filed against the show by...

Duration:01:30:09

BONUS: A Conversation with Rob Mills

6/2/2020
In an alternate reality, in a 2020 not derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Clare Crawley might already have been engaged -- and we would be getting ready to tear into her cast’s bios and rate limo exits. Instead, Clare is -- presumably -- single and waiting to mingle, and we’re gearing up for a much different Bachelor summer: no Bachelorette, no Paradise. But, to fill the void, ABC will be airing a journey into the show’s archives called “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons -- Ever!” which...

Duration:00:38:17

BONUS: A Conversation with 'Listen to Your Heart' Winners Chris and Bri

5/21/2020
After vowing on this very podcast to never watch 'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart', we have to eat our words and admit, we really loved it! The spin-off wrapped up its first season this past Monday with Chris Watson and Bri Stauss being named the winners. We talked to the couple over Zoom about what drew them to each other, what we didn’t see on the show, and the process of recording a whole album in quarantine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:15

BONUS: 'Listen To Your Heart' With Julia Rae

5/5/2020
We’re dropping in today to check in - while we’ve been in quarantine, we’re still talking about all things The Bachelor on our Facebook and Instagram. And last week we had an amazing interview with Julia Rae from Listen To Your Heart. We talked to Julia about her eventful episode this week, her choice between Sheridan and Brandon, and what it's like to watch yourself date on TV while stuck in quarantine. We also have some exciting news: Here To Make Friends is nominated for a Webby, and we...

Duration:00:31:27

Introducing Here To Make Friends in Quarantine

4/10/2020
Can you believe it's been four long years since we recorded our episode on Peter's finale? Ok, it's only been four weeks, but while being in quarantine, it feels like a lifetime ago. We won't be doing the podcast again until May, but in the meantime, we'll be doing a new video series on Wednesdays on Instagram and Facebook called Here To Make Friends In Quarantine. We'll talk about the latest on Clare Crawley's season and all about how our Bachelor Nation faves are social distancing. Our...

Duration:00:04:00

'Bachelor' S24 Finale Part 2 With Sharleen Joynt

3/12/2020
We’re speechless. Hannah Ann left it all on the floor. Madison shared her truth. Barb was out for blood. We’re joined by former contestant-turned recapper, Sharleen Joynt to break down the dramatic ending to Peter’s journey. We talk about Peter’s decision and his boundaries with his family before getting into a quick discussion about our first look at the men of Clare Crawley’s season. For more, check out Sharleen's recaps and her blog! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:01:24:10

'Bachelor' S24 Finale Part 1 With Claire Fallon

3/10/2020
Look, bud. We gotta talk about this finale, bud. We didn’t feel much of anything for the women this season. But, let me tell you, bud, the most dramatic finale in Bachelor history had us feeling a whole lot of sympathy for Hannah Ann. That was a doozy, bud. We have a little treat before we dive into the recap. We called up the one and only Claire Fallon to get her prediction for what will unfold during tonight’s conclusion, where she ranks Pete on a scale of other Bachelors, and her...

Duration:01:18:54

BONUS: A Conversation with 'Love Is Blind' Stars Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton

3/6/2020
We are still not over our obsession with Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' and especially the couple at the center of it, Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed. Lucky us, we had the happy couple in studio to talk about their unconventional courtship, representation of interracial relationships on reality TV, and whether or not they're interested in hosting a possible season two. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:42:53

'Bachelor' S24e10 With Allison Williams

3/3/2020
Dear Peter Weber, we boarded your flight. We ate our free snacks and beverages. We watched lots of drama unfold on our in-seat screens. But now, we need you to ace this landing and welcome us home, please? Because, like you, we’re drained… Joining us to talk about the chaotic Women Tell All special and our excitement over the news that Clare Crawley is our next Bachelorette is our dear friend of the pod, actress Allison Williams. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:15:21

BONUS: 'Love Is Blind' With Jessa Crispin

2/28/2020
A ’90s boy band star. A streaming service. LED-lighted personal pods. A deep well of underlying sadness. What do all of these things have in common? “Love Is Blind,” an addictive and slightly dystopian reality show on Netflix. We’ve received soooooo many messages about this show, that we decided we owed it to you and ourselves to discuss it. On this episode, we started out with a spoiler-free (other than light discussion of characters) conversation about the show and its structure, and...

Duration:00:50:24

'Bachelor' S24e9 With Daryn Carp

2/25/2020
G’day, Sheilas! The Bachelor went to Gold Coast, Australia for Fantasy Suites and, just like Pete, we can’t help but speak in horrific Australian accents. This week, we’re joined by Daryn Carp, host of PeopleTV’s Reality Check and Andy Cohen’s assistant, to talk about Pete’s time Down Under, the ladies’ new living situation, and Madi’s confusing ultimatum. In case you need more Bachelor content, check out Reset - a tech podcast by Vox. Emma stopped by the show this week to talk about how...

Duration:01:07:08

'Bachelor' S24e8 With Erin Darke

2/18/2020
It’s already Hometowns! Joining us this week is actress and friend of the pod, Erin Darke. On this episode, we talk about Madison’s purity, Iowan wine, and the mysterious warning about Victoria F. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:40:06

BONUS: The Circle With Sean Taylor And Jenna Amatulli

2/14/2020
We know that we have been spending a lot of time -- more time than usual -- talking about The Bachelor, but there is STILL MORE POD CONTENT. One of our other obsessions as of late has been with Netflix’s “The Circle.” So we decided to take a break from woman-on-woman crime and focus instead on alerts, influencers, and sweet sweet Joey Sasso. We had HuffPost Trends Reporter Jenna Amatulli and The Circle cast member Sean Taylor in studio to talk all things The Circle. We hope you enjoy this...

Duration:01:10:43

'Bachelor' S24e7 With Michael Garofola

2/11/2020
We’ve really been praying and reflecting, and thinking about what’s on our hearts. And the thing that’s on our hearts tell us that we need to recap last night’s episode of The Bachelor. On this episode, we’re joined by attorney, Bachelorette alum and BFF of the pod, Michael Garofola to talk about Madison’s priorities, Kelley’s confidence, and whether or not the ladies of Peter’s season have seen Ghost. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:21:27

'Bachelor' S24e6

2/6/2020
Enough is enough. Really. Peter and the remaining women have had enough, and frankly, so have we. We are recapping this week’s second episode guest-less. On this episode, we talk about Leigh’s interview with Peter and his disappointing response to Victoria F.’s White Lives Matter modeling past, Mykenna and Tammy’s telenovela-worthy fight, and Victoria P.’s goodbye. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:04:08