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Podcast #119 – Interview with “Here to Make Friends” Podcast Co-Host Emma Gray

Fun times today talking with “Here to Make Friends” podcast co-host, Emma Gray, and then speaking with Kaci Campbell of “Temptation Island” for our weekly chat. One thing about the beginning of Emma’s interview is that her messenger “ding” goes off about 5 times in the first 5 minutes before she figured out how to shut it off, so just know that goes away about 5 or 6 minutes in. Never had Emma on before, but I know a lot of people enjoy their podcast, and I’ve been on their podcast a couple times, so I figured it was about time we had her on. She definitely has an interesting perspective on the show covering it as a feminist, which we get into. Also, no ads this week, but there is one stop down where I give out a website address to fill out another survey to update our advertisers on what you the listener want to hear. That link is below as well. Please take 3 minutes to fill it out if you could, it would really help. As always, if you want to respond to the Emma interview, please include her Twitter handle (@emmaladyrose) in your replies. Enjoy…

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
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(NO SPOILERS) Emma joins me to talk about the one year anniversary of her book (4:40), how her podcast came to be (6:35), favorite podcast guest or topic (10:17), covering the show as a feminist (12:44), how she’s feeling about Colton’s season (15:30), Bachelorette talk (17:55), how does she think the season ends (30:50), changes she would make (32:21), sexual diversity on the show (37:00), and we end with the Final 10 (39:42). Then Kaci Campbell joins me to recap episode 7 of “Temptation Island” (1:04:47).

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  1. justa_viewer

    February 28, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Jeez, you could cut Emma’s vocal fry with a knife.

    I listened to her podcast (the one she does with Claire Fallon) for a season and thought it was pretty entertaining. Unfortunately, the deal-breaker for me wasn’t all the vocal fry, it was the use of “like”–as in, “Like, if I were Lauren, like, I don’t think I could, like, put up with that, like, you know, controlling behavior”. It was especially bad when it was just one of them hosting and there was a guest. I had to turn it off.

    When I sent a message to the show’s website, saying I enjoyed the podcast but all the “likes” were making it unlistenable, I got this response: “Thanks for your unsolicited comments. Sorry you won’t be listening anymore. Have a great rest of your week!”

    Well, maybe they were right. I’m just one listener. Who was I to send feedback to folks who were clearly already at the top of their game? Never listened to them again, though.

    Reality Steve, on the other hand, is a good podcaster. I may not always love his content and have skipped a few podcasts because of it, but he’s very listenable, in my opinion.


  2. ladyjane747

    March 5, 2019 at 6:38 AM

    Yes, the vocal fry is strong in that one. Where does this stop? This woman is 31. Are 35-yr old women speaking like this? 40? It makes them sound immature, unprofessional, and not very bright. Also, you gotta love these SJWs. She admits that one of her favorite 80’s movies is Sixteen Candles, but like the good little SJW she is, she has to make the claim that it’s racist and sexist – but she LOVES it anyway, despite herself. But Garrett is not allowed to like funny tweets? Hypocrite.

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