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    Podcast #69 – Interview with Amy Kaufman & Reality Steve Bracket Challenge (UPDATED LINK)


    Rising and grinding this morning (God I hate that phrase), but need to catch an early flight to Vegas as I’m giddy for March Madness, so you’re Podcast #69 is now ready to go. It’s with LA times columnist and author of “Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure,” Amy Kaufman. I finished the book this past weekend, and if you’re a fan of this franchise, and essentially want to know how the sausage is made, it’s a great read. Around 265 pages and I know this because I’m covered on pages 257-260. Of course. Who wouldn’t save the best for last? I’ve always liked Amy’s writing and coverage over the years of this show, and this is a real extensive, deep dive into former contestants, producers, handlers, etc as they give on-the-record accounts of what it was like to be on the show, or be behind-the-scenes of it. So many interesting stories in the book that, yes, you may have heard over the years … Continue reading

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    Podcast #68 – Interview with Courtney Robertson


    The person I was asked most about all season of when am I gonna have her on the podcast again it today’s guest, Courtney Robertson. Obviously Arie will never come on this podcast, but Courtney might have been the next best thing. Why? Well once you listen today, you’ll realize (like I did when interviewing her) how much Arie told her from the second he got back from filming. I mean, he told her EVERYTHING, and we discuss it all today. Not to mention we also find out a nice little nugget regarding a reconciliation with Ben Flajnik that she hadn’t spoken about publicly yet. All in all, I’d say this is one of the more meatier podcasts in a while. There’s a lot to take in and while Courtney is a friend of Arie and defends him, she certainly doesn’t let him off the hook for everything either. I think anybody who watched this season and all that went along with it will no doubt be excited … Continue reading

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    Podcast #67 – Interview with Comedian Sarah Colonna & Episode 9 of the “He Said, She Said” Podcast with Sharleen Joynt


    A couple weeks ago, I was alerted on Twitter to the fact that comedian Sarah Colonna was a “Bachelor” fan and also a fan of the site, so I decided now was a good time to bring her on. You know my love for stand up comedy if you’ve been following me for any amount of time, so I will always jump at the chance to talk to comedians because of how much I respect their craft. We cover Sarah’s career from moving to LA after being in Arkansas her whole life to make it in the business, her rise in stand up, writing two books, getting hired by Chelsea Handler, all the way to how she met her current husband (Seattle Seahawks punter John Ryan). Hint: it was very similar to how the “Bachelor” guys meet other people from the franchise. Then we spend a good 30 minutes talking about everything having to do with Arie’s season, including what great television we’re going to get next week … Continue reading

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