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Podcast #117 – Interview with “Bachelor Nation” Author Amy Kaufman

More great “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” talk this week with Amy Kaufman, author of “Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure.” Amy’s book just got re-released in paperback along with an extra chapter, which we cover in the podcast. Amy’s always a great time to talk to because she’s one of the few, if not the only guest, who asks me questions during our talks together. I wouldn’t even call today’s podcast an interview as much as it is two people discussing all things related to the “Bachelor Nation” world. The other good thing is Amy and I definitely don’t agree on everything, which is always fun because we are able to rationally discuss it. I think my favorite part of the podcast is figuring out on the spot how few candidates there are for next “Bachelorette” if they decided to go with someone from a past season. You’d be surprised at the slim pickings. More on this coming Tuesday. As always, if you’d like to reply to the interview, please include Amy’s Twitter handle (@AmyKinLA) in your replies below. However, Amy is NOT spoiled this season, so after last week’s podcast where we talked all spoilers, there are no spoilers talked about in this episode. So please don’t tweet at her and spoil anything, as she doesn’t want to know. And of course at the end, Kaci Campbell joins me to talk about what it was like re-watching episode 5 of “Temptation Island” where her boyfriend Evan jumped in bed with Morgan and everything we saw. A lot of good stuff this week. Enjoy…

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
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(NO SPOILERS) Amy joins me to talk about why she’s contemplating breaking up with the show (3:55), meeting Leo last year (5:46), contestants social media history and vetting contestants (7:35), who she interviewed for her book that surprised her (17:44), Elan leaving the show and what possible impact it’ll have (22:09), thoughts on Colton’s season – no spoilers (25:45), Jason & Kaitlyn (30:50), she asks about my relationship with the show & a brief appearance by my dog, Luka (37:06), why don’t more shows have someone spoiling them consistently (46:36), “Bachelorette” talk – no spoilers (50:17), and her losing interesting and not caring as much as she used to (59:45). Then Kaci Campbell joins me to talk about episode 5 of “Temptation Island” (1:20:35).

Twitter – @AmyKinLA
Instagram – amykinla
Amazon: Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure

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