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    Podcast #71 – Interview with Laurel Stucky of the “Challenge” & Ep 10 of the “He Said She Said” Podcast with Sharleen Joynt


    Always great to venture out of “Bachelor” world and talk to other people, and I know a lot of you have been asking when the next “Challenge” vet would be on. Here you go. Why not get one of the fiercest competitors this show has ever seen in Laurel Stucky. She’s had quite an interesting career with this show and we cover it all in today’s podcast. I know a lot of you are probably most curious about the Nicole relationship and Laurel doesn’t hold back at all when talking about everything that led up to it, being in it, and where they’re at now. In fact, Laurel doesn’t hold back on anything in this interview as she also reveals for the first time publicly a very tragic incident from her early 20’s. Couldn’t have been easy to share and I appreciate her honesty. Also, there’s some Cara Maria talk that I’m sure you won’t want to miss. Things I was hearing for the first time that she’s … Continue reading

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    Podcast #70 – Interview with Entertainment Weekly’s Kristen Baldwin


    Now you might think that because this week’s podcast guest, “Entertainment Weekly’s” Kristen Baldwin, is pictured above with Chris Harrison that maybe Chris makes an appearance on this week’s podcast. Uhhhhh, no. But we do talk about him quite a bit, so there’s that. You’ve been reading Kristen’s “Bachelor/ette” recaps on for years, so she’s pretty well versed in talking about this franchise. We cover a lot of things in today’s podcast, including getting her critique at the end of my top 3 shows of all time. Since I’ve been having issues with “tabloids” and their reporting in recent years, most notably when it comes to crediting this site, we get into that a little bit as well. Although what does is completely different than your US Weekly’s, Radar, Star, etc that much more gossip-y than a news site like As always, if you’d like to reply to the interview, please include Kristen’s Twitter handle (@KristenGBaldwin) in your replies. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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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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