First of all, is it weird to talk about yourself in the third person in a blog title? If so, I will have to change the name of this new segment. Second of all, I want to introduce you to a very interesting discovery I made in the past couple of weeks. I’ve already told so many of my friends, because I’m so exited about it. The back story is that I started to become incredibly obsessed with the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise. If you don’t know what this is (you’re missing out) it is a show where one man or on women date a whole lot of people to find a fiancé at the end. Bachelor in Paradise is a show where all the people who did not find love on the other shows get together on a beach to get a second chance. It is so entertaining, and at times also really romantic. I’ve become very attached to some of the people of the cast, so when I saw some of them had podcasts I knew I had to check it out.
I had never listened to a podcast before and didn’t actually know what it was all about, but from the first time I started listening I was hooked. On your Iphone there is a purple application that is on everyone’s phone called Podcasts. Here you find a huge amount of different shows, all for free (!!). A podcast is basically people talking to a microphone, or to each other through microphone. It is kind of like watching a series but without the images. My favorites are obviously the ones talking about dating (my favorite subject) where girls and boys talk to each other about their dating life, or that of their fellow people in the bachelor world. This brings me to the disclaimer of this article, all these podcasts are by people who have something to do with bachelor nation. But don’t check out yet! Because most of them are super entertaining even if you’ve never heard of the show.
I Don’t Get it
This podcast is my all time favorite, it’s absolutely amazing. The main podcaster is Ashley I., a previous bachelor contestant. She is 29 years old and has never had a boyfriend, which is a big subject on the show. She talks about various topics with her two co-podcasters; her sister Lauren, and a ex-bachelor producer Naz. This podcast is so relatable I think for all girls out there. I honestly feel like Ashley I is my future self, and I recognize so much of myself in her.
Favorite episodes: Episode 1: Boyfriends and Relationships, Episode 22: We don’t Get How Harry Styles Can Be Perfect As He Is, Episode 38: Mr. Big & Unrequited Love
The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
This one is during the season the shows are aired very bachelor oriented. Outside of the season they still continue and talk about more general things. The main podcasters are Ahsley I. (I love her), and Ben Higgins, a former bachelor. Ben is such a nice guy, and Ashley challenges him a bit. They balance each other out perfectly.
Favorite episodes: Episode 2: Dating after The Bachelor Episode 11: All things Dean, Episode 12: The Engagement. The Break-Up and the Rumors
Help! I Suck at Dating
This Podcast is by Dean Unglert, a contestant on Rachel’s season of the bachelor, and on the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise. He completely stole my heart of Rachel’s season and I really fell in love with him. However, he messed up a little on Bachelor in Paradise by getting into a love triangle, but I do still believe he’s a good guy. I don’t know what to think about this podcast yet because it is brand new, and there is only one episode. He’s gonna be talking about him sucking at dating and how he’s going to fix that.
Favorite episode: Teaser: Dean & Kristina
Scrubbing in with Becca Tilley
This one is not about dating at all, but more about entertainment, and all the things you can watch. Becca Tilley is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen, and she’s really funny and nice too. She has famous people on her podcast from your favorite movies and tv shows.
Favorite episode: Episode 2: “The appointment”
Wells Adams and Brandi Cyrus’s show
Brandy is the sister of Miley and a big Bachelor lover, Wells is a former bachelorette contestant and the most charming person ever. Together they are lovely, and make a very entertaining podcast.
Favorite Episodes: Episode 5: with Danielle Maltby
Off the Vine
This one is a bit more mature than the others. The main woman is Kaitlyn Bristowe, a former bachelorette who is still with her fiancé that she met via the show. She has super interesting guests, but the best are probably with people that she knows very well, like her mom and her fiancé Shawn. She is so cool, and so open, so overall a true pleasure to listen too.
Favorite Episodes: Shawn Booth III: Return of the Fiancé, Monica Ten-Kate
A partial reason why I wanted to write this article is because I’m working on starting a podcast of my own. I’m thinking of calling it Besties at Sarah’s. Do you have any ideas for subjects you would like me to talk about with my friends?