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The Almost Famous Podcast- Clayton’s Season of The Bachelor

The Almost Famous Podcast- Clayton’s Season of The Bachelor

Episode: First Impressions

Release Date: 12/29/21

Synopsis: Ben and Ashley basically judge the cast of Clayton’s season just based on their photos and ABC bio blurbs. Ben imagines how their personalities will be displayed on the show and Ashley reads off their name, age, place of residence, and fun facts. Ben and Ashley particularly have fun finding out that one woman named Ivana is a Bar Mitzvah dancer who loves clubbing and indoor trees and wants to find a man who will dance naked with her in the rain. Ashley has the rumored scoop on one contestant’s previous engagement and it is sketchy! She also reveals that she’s met up with the contestant from Rhode Island multiple times. 

Episode: Counting Clayton’s Roses with Nick Viall

Release Date: 1/4/22

Synopsis: Nick Viall joins Ben and Ashley to breakdown the premiere episode of The Bachelor. Nick reveals whether or not he thinks Chris Harrison’s departure from the show has affected the continuously decreasing ratings. Nick and Ashley are convinced that virgin Teddi will be losing her v-card in the fantasy suite. They all relish in the realness that was Claire’s disinterest in Clayton. Ashley shares some inside gossip she’s gathered over the past few days regarding Sallie’s recently cancelled wedding and her current relationship status. Nick explains how Clayton’s scene with Sallie perfectly previews what kind of Bachelor Clayton’s going to be.  

Episode: Villains Gonna Vill

Release Date: 1/11/22

Synopsis: Ashley reveals a wild pregnancy craving. Hint: It’s not actually edible. Connor Saeli joins us to breakdown Clayton’s second episode. Ben and Connor see an issue with “villain” Cassidy having a friend with benefits at home and Ashley does not. They put wagers on whether or not Clayton will take her rose away. The group agrees that Shanae vills even harder. Connor and Ashley get the vibe that Clayton’s one-one-one date with Susie didn’t go as well as he thought it did. 

Episode: In-Depth with Connor Saeli

Release Date: 1/13/22

Synopsis: Don’t let the laid back surfer dude attitude fool you, this guy worked for Goldman Sachs, has the mind of a business man, and aa hopeless romantic heart. He legit watched The Bachelor and romcoms in and wanted to act like a leading man in high school. Connor chats about the moves he made that eventually led him onto Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette and what he learned about himself through out the process. He reveals why he no longer lives with Bachelor pal Mike Johnson and who his roommate in Texas might be right now…

Episode: Tag Lines & Pickup Lines

Release Date: 1/18/22

Synopsis: There’s no new Bachelor episode this week, but there’s still plenty to discuss. Cassidy spoils her storyline on IG story and tells Clayton to F*&% off! Ben, Ashley, and Bachelor Nation remember Clint Arlis after his tragic passing this week. Jared comes on to explain how chaotic this period of life is for him and Ashley. Plus, Ben and Ashley revisit Bachelor tag lines from the past and laugh about how much has changed and which ones still stick. 

Episode: Coming Up Roses w/ Jesse Palmer

Release Date: 1/19/22

Synopsis: Ashley sits down with Jesse Palmer for the first time since he’s become The Bachelor host. He reveals if he’s signed on to do any other franchise spin offs at this point and critiques his performance as host thus far. He details his relationship (and the jealousy involved in it) with Clayton. You’ll be surprised when you find out the moment they met. Plus, Ashley gets his take on all the memes that joke that he and Clayton are interchangeable. She questions him on some Bachelor conspiracy theories to get his reaction. 

Episode: Definitely a Charlotte with Peter Weber

Release Date: 1/24/22

Synopsis: Peter Weber and his Bachelors in the City co-host Dustin Kendrick join Ashley and speak about how Sex and the City has inspired their dating podcast. The two guys talk about a recent time in which Peter was propositioned to be part of a threesome. They discuss their roommate dynamic and how they expect it might be altered once Clay Harbor moves in soon. Plus! Peter gets more honest about how he feels about what Hannah Brown wrote in her book about them having sex post his Bachelor season. 

Episode: New Parents

Release Date: 1/25/22

Synopsis: Ben and Ashley breakdown Clayton’s third episode…even though Ashley sort of fell asleep during the last quarter of it. They discuss “Shrimp Gate” which is like the new “Champagne Gate,” Sarah’s bikini clad one-on-one, Susie’s seemingly lukewarm feelings towards Clayton. Bachelor headlines include two marriages, one professional breakup, and the birth of a new Bachelor baby!

Episode: Ashley’s Baby Shower-Evolve Your Journey

Release Date: 1/27/22

Synopsis: Ashley is so excited by all the fancy gifts she got at her Bachelor baby shower. Ashley’s sister, Lauren, comes on to discuss how Ashley has been in private as a pregnancy lady. Ashley explains why she’s delivering in VA and not Rhode Island and what that means for Jared’s travel plans. Our special guests include, Bachelor moms Lauren Luyendyk, Krystal Neilson, and Trista Sutter. Lauren advises Ashley on how to keep a healthy marriage through the stress of babies, Krystal addresses Ashley’s fear that she’ll miss life pre-baby, and Trista chats about what to expect throughout all the kid’s stages. 

Episode: Love Is In The Air

Release Date: 2/1/22

Synopsis: While Ashley settles in to life as a new mom, Ben is playing Cupid for a special Almost Famous Valentine’s Day party thanks to Macy’s! We’re hanging out with some true Bachelor love stories and letting the romance flow! Our recent Bachelorette Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya stop by for an update on their fairy tale relationship including how they cater to each other’s love languages and what they’re doing with that $200,000 check from The Bachelor. We hang out with Abigail & Noah to find how they reconnected after Paradise and how TV bonds them when they’re living on different coasts! Plus, Trista Sutter shares some advice to help your relationship go the distance. 

Episode: Do You Accept This Red Flag?

Release Date: 2/1/22

Synopsis: We have the OG Bachelor mom filling in for Ashley while she’s on maternity leave…Trista Sutter is here to help Ben recap this week’s episode of The Bachelor, including the fact that Clayton seems blind to Shanae’s red flags! Trista and Ben discuss the ridiculousness that is Shrimp Gate. They wonder how is shrimp being brought up more than Elizabeth’s mental health issues? We hang out with Restless Road fresh off their performance on The Bachelor, who detail how Rachel and Clayton interacted off camera. Bachelor headlines includes baby news outside of Ashley and Jared’s. 

Episode: Almost Famous – In Depth with Tyler Cameron

Release Date: 2/2/22

Synopsis: Ben is sitting down with Tyler Cameron while he’s at home in Jupiter, Florida to go IN DEPTH about his life before and after The Bachelorette. He explains why he applied for The Bachelorette and what his bank account looked like when he did so. Tyler reveals how the show changed his mental state and maturity. He’s explains what he’s doing with his construction company in Florida and how being there with his dad and friends feeds his soul, not his ego. Tyler reveals where he’d like to be in his life when he hits 40-years-old. Of course, they chat about his new show, The Real Dirty Dancing, where he fills Patrick Swayze’s shoes.  

Episode: Boys Trip With Ben, Wells, & Dean

Release Date: 2/3/22

Synopsis: The boys are on a road trip together to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. After playing a day of golf, Ben, Wells, and Dean sat around the fire pit and they go in-depth about how they got cast on The Bachelorette and what they expected from the experience. For example, Dean chats about how months before The Bachelorette he almost became a male model. He discusses how poorly he packed thinking he’d get eliminated right away. Dean also admits that in the casting process he told the producers if he made it to hometowns, it would be like something they’ve never seen before. Each of the guys share these little moments that led to a life changing *journey.* 

Episode: Getting Clare-ity

Release Date: 2/8/22

Synopsis: Clare Crawley is filling in for Ashley this week and Ben has a LOT to catch up with her about! First she explains how getting her breast implants taken out has helped her health and wellbeing. Clare chats about when she’ll be ready to date after what she calls a toxic relationship with Dale. She recaps this week’s episode of Clayton’s season, talks editing, and shares why this is the first season she’s been able to watch since appearing on the show. Plus, find out what Ben thinks is a red flag but Clare finds cute!

Episode: In-Depth Blake Moynes

Release Date: 2/10/22

Synopsis: After his experiences with Clare and Katie, Blake is changing the way he begins relationships. He’s done with building women up before meeting them based on what he sees of them through Instagram. He reveals the moment he knew that he and Katie weren’t going to work out. However, Blake doesn’t regret proposing to Katie. He explains why on the podcast. Since Katie started dating John Hersey, she has reached out to Blake. He hasn’t responded, but says he eventually will. Listen to find out why he’s waiting. 

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