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Podcast #193 – Interview with Bachelor Season 1’s Shannon Oliver

A throwback today to where it all started on Alex Michel’s season as Shannon Oliver (Robinson) joins us this week. If you didn’t watch the show back then, or didn’t see her during the GOAT episode a couple weeks ago, it shouldn’t matter. Her story is great. From all the stuff she tells us about how different the show was back then to what’s happened in her life over the last few years, I’m telling you, it’s one of my favorite podcasts ever. Everyone’s got a story, and just because Shannon is someone who isn’t on your radar or most of you who only started watching the show in the last few years, doesn’t mean her story isn’t as interesting. It definitely is. Hope you take the time to listen to this one. So great hearing from her after being Facebook friends for quite a few years now. Shannon doesn’t have a Twitter account, but her Instagram and Facebook accounts are below. Also, at the start of the podcast, I briefly go over some spoilers for Clare’s season that I tweeted out yesterday, which you can also see below.

You can listen to today’s podcast on a number of platforms, but you can also tune in by clicking the player below:


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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
(B’Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

(SPOILERS) I start off by going over my tweets from yesterday regarding some goings on in Clare’s season. Then Shannon joins me (6:53) to talk about her time on the original season of this franchise, how different it was back then, re-living it during the GOAT episode, what people didn’t see from her season, if she had to deal with trolls early on, her life post show including losing her house in Hurricane Harvey and delivering an IVF baby during a pandemic.

Instagram – @shanbob1
Facebook – Shannon Oliver

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
(B’Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

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A couple updates from yesterday if you’re not following on Twitter:

Bodes well for Dale considering the track record of the “Bachelorette” and first impression roses. 4 of the last 5 recipients of the first impression rose on the “Bachelorette” have gone on to get the final rose. Hannah broke the streak last season when she gave her first impression rose to Luke P. but then her final rose to that dud, Jed. But before that, Kaitlyn gave hers to Shawn, JoJo gave hers to Jordan, Rachel gave hers to Bryan, and Becca gave hers to Garrett. Safe to say Dale will be around a while for sure.

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  1. CarolH

    August 1, 2020 at 8:49 AM

    I did not know Shannon at all until the GOAT but loved this interview…I usually won’t listen all the way through if I don’t know the person being interviewed but this was great…I really enjoyed the whole podcast.

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