The rose has been reclaimed as a symbol of romance on ABC’s Bachelor Nation franchise. Including the shows The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, fans have flocked to watch the seasons since 2002. The franchise has become one of the most popularly-addictive franchises in American reality TV history. Can’t get enough of the TV shows? There are a ton of podcasts for you as companion guides, offering behind-the-scenes takes of this dramaverse.
Many of these shows are hosted by alumni from Bachelor Nation. You’ll stay up to speed with all the latest news, hear all-access scoop, and learn more about what happens when the cameras stop rolling. The Bachelor‘s 26th season stars Clayton Echard and premieres Monday, January 3, 2022 at 8/7c on ABC.
Talking It Out
“Talking It Out” hosts Mike Johnson and Dr. Bryan Abasolo, stopped by Podsauce to chat about their weekly interview podcast. On episodes, the hosts speak with past and present cast members and lead conversations about love and life. The newest season premieres on January 11, 2022, and is presented by Bachelor Nation and Audacy.
Bachelor Happy Hour
From Wondery comes “Bachelor Happy Hour.” It’s the official Bachelor Nation podcast dishing on everything you need to know about the show’s latest episodes. Hosted by Becca Kufrin, a veteran of the show’s franchise, she’s a unique host. Becca has seen both sides of the show, as a former Bachelorette and contestant. Each week, she welcomes a co-host to tell stories about experiences relating to the show. Many guests are current cast members.
Click Bait with Bachelor Nation
Another official franchise podcast by Wondery, “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation,” is hosted by Tayshia Adams, Joe Amabile, and Natasha Parker. The hosts are joined by guests to speak about the buzziest pop culture news and Bachelor Nation exclusives. Much to fans’ surprise, Blake Moynes spoke about his appearance on the TV show last season.
The Ben & Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
From iHeartRadio comes “The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast.” Hosted by Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti, the fan favorites recap recent episodes. They rundown the juiciest drama and speak with co-hosts to weigh in on the drama. Besides analyzing the on-screen romances, Ben and Ashley speak about their personal love lives too.
Us Weekly’s Bachelor Podcast – Here for the Right Reasons
Hosted by Us Weekly’s Sarah Hearon, this podcast interviews stars from the show and sums up the latest episodes. Last summer, Sarah discussed the controversy of how several Bachelor stars, including Arie and Lauren, have received PPP Loans.
Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
From PodcastOne comes “Off the Vine,” a Bachelor-themed podcast hosted by Kaitlyn Bristowe. She invites guests to appear from Bachelor Nation and beyond. Guests have included entrepreneur and former reality TV star of Laguna Beach and The Hills Lo Bosworth, author Colleen Hoover, and medium Theresa Caputo. Kaitlyn loves to speak about her own wine company, Spade & Sparrow. On recent episodes, Kaitlyn spilled on her engagement to Jason Tartick.
The Viall Files
Kast Media presents “The Viall Files.” Host Nick Viall is a Bachelor franchise expert! He has appeared four times on the show: two seasons of The Bachelorette, a season of Bachelor in Paradise and he was The Bachelor in Season 21. Nick rehashes the latest episodes and interviews the show’s current stars. Nick enjoys sharing dating advice and invites listeners to submit questions, which he answers on the show.