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Almost Famous Podcast: Summer 2020 Episodes – The Bachelor’s Greatest Seasons -EVER

Almost Famous Podcast: Summer 2020 Episodes – The Bachelor’s Greatest Seasons -EVER

Release Date: 6/8/20

iHeart Synopsis: Ben and Ashley bring Bekah Martinez on to the show to discuss her strong opinion Garrett Yrigoyen’s Thin Blue Line Instagram post. She shares her personal thoughts about the demonstrations and protests and we find out what Garrett meant when he said she “wasn’t invited over for dinner.” Plus, has she spoken to his fiancée, Becca Kufrin, since the argument began? And it’s the premiere of “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever.” The Bachelor’s golden boy, Sean Lowe, is up first. AshLee Fraizer and Sarah Herron come on the podcast to reminisce.

Cosmo Article: Checkin’ In On Bach Nation’s Golden Boy

Release Date: 6/15/20

iHeart Synopsis: Mike Johnson speaks for the first time about the announcement of Matt James as the first Black Bachelor. He shares his honest thoughts about being passed over as The Bachelor yet again and what he thinks this decision means for the franchise. Plus! We have Rachel Lindsay and Hannah Brown’s reaction to the news. We relive Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever and talk to some of her standout guys. We hang with Ben Zorn, Chris “Cupcake” Strandburg and a guy very close to the podcast… Jared Haibon. They tell stories from Kaitlyn’s season that never made air.

Cosmo Article: Rewatching Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Season Is So Bittersweet

Release Date: 6/23/20

iHeart Synopsis: We’re celebrating Ben’s season of “The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever” with our first virtual live show! Ben and Ashley connect (digitally) with standouts from Ben’s season like Becca Tilley, Amanda Stanton, the Ferguson Twins and Leah Block. Plus, Mike Johnson gives us an update on his future with the franchise (Yes, we’re asking about him going on Clare’s season again. His reaction is still convincing!). Ben shares some behind the scenes secrets from filming his season. (Remember the pig date??)

Cosmo Article: Ben Higgins’ Season & Olivia’s Villain Edit

Release Date: 6/29/20

iHeart Synopsis: Ben and Ashley discuss the plans for Clare Crawley’s season as the show adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic. And this week on “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever,” we revisit JoJo’s season of The Bachelorette. Derek Peth, Wells Adams, Grant Kemp and Luke Pell are all on the podcast to reminisce with us. They chat about off camera moments, like Chad Johnson and the protein content of a pork bone, and a cheating Bachelorette.

Release Date: 7/6/20

iHeart Synopsis: Ashley and Ben watch Alex Michele and Trista Sutter’s seasons for the first time. They discuss how the show has evolved with Bob Guiney. He chats about the reputation Trista’s husband, Ryan, had in the Bachelor house. They’re also joined by Jamie Blyth, one of Trista’s contestants, to speak about having an anxiety disorder while filming The Bachelorette. He has spoken to Oprah about this in the past. Plus! Kaitlyn talks about Shawn and Clare gets the Bachelorette Bible.

Release Date: 7/13/20

iHeart Synopsis: When are Ben and Jess going to get married?! The original plan has changed. Ashley has some HUGE news about a change in here body and relationship coming up. Ben has an update on The Bachelor: Live on Stage and we go through all the hot Bachelor news. We break down the tension brewing between Colton & Cassie and we get some inside info on the resort that Bachelorette filming is taking place.

Release Date: 7/17/20

iHeart Synopsis: The Bachelorette will obviously look different this year…but the men are looking good! Ben and Ashley break down the list of new contestants just released. They give their first impressions of each man based on a single photo and give their early predictions as to who might make it to the top. Ashley has some dirt on cutie Chasen already. Is Colton dating Lucy Hale for real? Were the photos of them together from a fan or paparazzi?Pilot Pete moving in with Kelley and we have the details! Plus, we have a relationship status update for Victoria F and Chris Soules.

Release Date: 7/21/20

iHeart Synopsis: It’s time to relive all the drama from Brad Womack’s season! Ashley hangs out with some of the unforgettable ladies from Brad’s cast. Michelle Money spills the tea on locking Brad in a room! She gives an update on Brielle’s health and how her March accident and month long hospital stay has changed their relationship. After 10 years to reflect on her Bachelor edit and her youthful behavior, Michelle has some profound words about everyone being a villain in their life. We have an honest discussion with Ashley Spivey about inclusion in the franchise and how the show has evolved. Plus! The first person to ever kiss on The Bachelor, LaNease Adams, talks to us about the impact of being a black cast member early in the franchise and how the viewer response contributed to a deep depression and pill addiction.

Release Date: 7/28/20

iHeart Synopsis: Clare’s season has been filming for over a week now and it’s speculated that a good chunk of the men whose names and photos were released two weeks ago were eliminated BEFORE Clare even met them. Some of those who were allegedly sent home before filming will shock you. Ben and I thought that a handful would go FAR. Is Mike Johnson one of the guys who were flown to the set of The Bachelorette to possibly participate? Is he still in Palm Springs? Some of his recent social media activity (or lack thereof) will raise your brow in curiosity.

Release Date: 8/3/20

iHeart Synopsis: Ben and Ashley try to dissect what seems to be going on with the Bachelorette switcheroo rumors. Did Clare quit the show because she fell in love immediately? Will Clare stay quarantined at La Quinta? If Tayshia is replacing her as Bachelorette, will she have the same group of men Clare had? Will Tayshia have less than a month to choose a man? So many questions, so much speculation. Plus! Kevin Manno joins us to discuss his wife Ali Fedotowsky Manno’s GOAT episode. He expresses his feelings on her “one that got away,” Frank Neuschaefer.

Release Date: 8/11/20

iHeart Synopsis: Ashley speaks about the Covid safety precautions being taken at La Quinta. She also clarifies her possibly hypocritical points about love at first sight and Clare stepping away from her role as Bachelorette after supposedly just 12 days. Ben and Ashley explain how some of the Bachelor’s hottest topics recently haven’t been confirmed at the primary source. Tanya Rad from Scrubbing In joins us to talk about The Bachelor GOAT episode of Jason Mesnick’s season. She was OBSESSED. And we catch up with twin from Ben’s season, the Haley and Emily Ferguson. They tell us how their boyfriend’s video game playing actually helped their relationships!

Release Date: 8/17/20

iHeart Synopsis: Ben & Ashley catch up with Taylor Nolan for some inside info on Vanessa Grimaldi’s engagement! We figure out why contestants get anxiety about the old seasons coming back to TV. She’s experiencing nerves over Nick’s Bachelor GOAT episode airing. In this week’s hot topics…Why was Clare spotted at The Bachelorette set if she’s “out”?? Is JoJo really taking over for Chris Harrison because he needs to quarantine? Plus, we check in with Lauren Luyendyk and she shares the most important lessons she’s learned since becoming a mom.

Release Date: 8/24/20

iHeart Synopsis: Nick Viall tells Ben and Ashley who he would pick in the end if he did The Bachelor all over again. And Nick tells us what he said to Vanessa in private after her engagement. Private no more! Chris and Krystal are the first Bachelor divorce. Ben and Ashley share some inside info on their relationship. Plus, Chris Harrison names the most underrated Bachelor family member this summer.

Release Date: 8/27/20

iHeart Synopsis: Andi tells us exactly what was “not ok” with Juan Pablo after leaving the fantasy suite with him. Andi reveals who she really wanted to give her first impression rose to and who from her season she’d pick if she did it all over again. Plus, the moment during the airing of her season she knew her relationship with Josh wasn’t headed in the right direction.

Release Date: 8/31/20

iHeart Synopsis: Nick’s GOAT episode aired this week, so we’re giving some of his most memorable cast members a call to reminisce alongside. Alexis Waters gives us dirty details of her time with Nick including a “vagina dance” she experienced with him. Angela Amezcua opens up about being sent home on night 1 despite Nick admitting she’s his type. Angela dishes about her ex Clay’s new relationship with a “90 Day Fiancé” star. Plus, we hear how Kristina Schulman’s life has changed since being on The Bachelor and we get an update on her relationship with Blake post BIP drama.

Release Date: 9/9/20

iHeart Synopsis: It’s the finale of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever and it’s basically a pep rally for Clare’s season. Sharleen Joynt calls in and defends Juan Pablo from the pile on recap episode. We hear some secrets from her time with Clare. Amy Long was eliminated early on during JP’s season, but her appearance on the show was fated. Hear the story of a very private, but very in love Bachelor couple. Heather Martin from Colton’s season tells us about why Ben was watching her and Hannah B in a bathtub together! She also tells us if she’s getting her second kisses from a country music star. Plus, all the Bachelor Nation news!! Ben’s take on his good friend Becca Kufrin’s break yp up and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s claim that DWTS will be her “last hurrah.”

Release Date: 9/14/20

iHeart Synopsis: We go through the bizarre situation surrounding Colton & Cassie. Restraining orders?? Tracking devices?? Filming a reality show?? Clare’s season has been ANYTHING but predictable as we get closer to the premiere. We analyze Tayshia’s social media content upon her return from (potentially) being the Bachelorette. Kaitlyn Bristowe’s partner has been announced on Dancing with the Stars! Listen to find out why her boyfriend Jason won’t have to worry about Kaitlyn being so physically close to this dude. 

Release Date: 9/17/20

iHeart Synopsis: While his girlfriend Kaitlyn Bristowe is “Dancing with the Stars,”  Ben and Ashley sit down with Jason Tartick to go in depth with him, one of Bachelor Nation’s recent superstars. Jason shares his honest thoughts on Becca and Garrett’s break-up and who he can see her dating next from the franchise. He opens up about his diverse family and his mindset as a child. But we also hear the unbelievable story of how he ended up on The Bachelorette! Hint he was already a very sought after Bachelor before the show. We get all the details on the group text between Jason, Blake and Colton when they were all vying for The Bachelor. We hear about the disruption on first date between his first date with Kaitlyn and what he called and told his best friend after he first met her. 

Release Date: 9/21/20

iHeart Synopsis: Ben and Ashley have a lot of questions about Colton & Cassie’s “reality show.” Did it really even exist? Peter Weber threatens to spill some major Bachelor Tea when his Bachelor contract is up in March! Ben and Ashley explain what the Bachelor NDA prohibits. Dr. Chris “Cupcake” Strandburg calls in and tells a story about getting a concussion during Ashley & Jared’s wedding weekend.

Release Date: 9/24/20

iHeart Synopsis: An education on how to best discuss serious and sensitive topics.

Release Date: 9/28/20

iHeart Synopsis: Mike Johnson joins Ben and Ashley and reveals the very intimate reason why he can’t walk around naked in his house any more. We also discover that Mike is dating someone new and the giddiness is obvious. Find out why he won’t return to Bachelor in Paradise. Ashley clears up rumors that the Bachelor producers track the female contestants’ periods. Plus! Tenley just had a baby, Lesley is pregnant, and more Bachelor baby news.

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