Bachelorette MTA&11: Zac wants kids, now America loves him

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Bachelorette MTA&11: Zac wants kids, now America loves him
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What can we say, we’re confused by Bachelor Nation’s love for Zac. It seems that the pivotal moment in his rise is his declaration that Tayshia has made him want to marry and have kids. Doesn’t that bump any guy’s score up? We discuss all of that in length along with the Men Tell All (which wasn’t that good), Ben (who suddenly seems like a villain), Brendon and Ivan (not much to say there), and wrap up with our usual Fashion Roundup (for which there’s a lot to say). Hit the play button and join us!

Bachelorette 16ep9: On Bennett and other things

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Bachelorette 16ep9: On Bennett and other things
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There’s very little to talk about in this episode which means that, in classic Bachelor Masters style, we find a lot to talk about. Bennett takes center stage as Co-host Iciar (sort of) defends him while our other co-hosts don’t, we wonder what’s up with Ed after he gets cut, ponder if Noah is a good guy, discuss Ben and his life stories, and end with the Fashion Roundup. Click the play button and join us!

Bachelorette 16ep5: An influencer’s life

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Bachelorette 16ep5: An influencer's life
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In this podcast episode we talk about condom use, whether Dale is self-aware, Clare being extra, Tayshia’s men (old and new), who Co-host Iciar thinks Tayshia might end up with, Orange County and San Diego, whether we would want to be social media influencers (Co-host Craig would), Instagram boyfriends, Orange Robby, service jobs, cover bands, and the Fashion Roundup which includes sandals with dress pants… all with the usual, critical Bachelor Masters edge. Click the play button and join us!

Bachelorette 16ep4: Deleuze and the point system

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Bachelorette 16ep4: Deleuze and the point system
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We start off talking about Co-host Iciar’s eerily similar parent-meeting story to Dale and Clare’s parent-meeting stories then get into Co-host Craig’s favorite topic, the point system. If you don’t know about the point system, you’ll get a refresher and even a mention of Deleuze (because a neutral observer is the best observer?). Co-host Caitlin chimes in with some stories of her own to flush out this story-based podcast episode. Hit the play button and join us!

Bachelorette 16ep3: Searching for Dale

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Bachelorette 16ep3: Searching for Dale
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As we come close to what is probably the end of Clare’s run as the Bachelorette, despite a lot of one-dimensional characters, including Clare and her already-designated fiancĂ© Dale, there is actually a lot to debate, from microaggressions to emotes to fault to triggers to… Dale’s split pants. We try to make sense of it all in typical Bachelor Masters style, and we’d love to have you along for the ride… hit the play button and join us!

Bachelorette 16ep2: Pause for effect

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Bachelorette 16ep2: Pause for effect
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The Bachelorette didn’t disappoint in this second installment of the season, and we break down every point in keen Bachelor Masters style. Consider, for example, the long pause that made Clare unravel as the episode got going. Was it indeed a long pause, or a short one that just seemed long because someone coughed? But more importantly, how does Clare’s unravelling fit into a personality that our Co-hosts have identified over four-plus seasons of watching her on the franchise? All this and love languages, red flags, Dodge Ball, and the Fashion Roundup in this action-packed podcast episode!

Listen to Your Heart 1ep6: Love and music and race in America

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Listen to Your Heart 1ep6: Love and music and race in America
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Here we are at the end of Listen to Your Heart and what are the talking points? Hannah B hijacked the conversation on Instagram Live, Rudy and Matt left before they got to sing their songs, and the winners we thought were going to win, won. But there’s more…. Chris Harrison said creepy baby making comments, there was Jewel’s hat, producers manufactured drama between Bri and Chris, and don’t forget about the Fashion Roundup. We’d love to have you along for this final installment full of topical deep dives, so hit the play button and join us!

Listen to Your Heart 1ep5: Love versus the idea of love

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Listen to Your Heart 1ep5: Love versus the idea of love
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Love vesus in love… love versus the idea of being in love… falling in love versus the idea of falling in love. Rollercoaster emotions aren’t limited to Jamie in this episode; there are emotional rollercoasters all over the place! We try to break everything down in usual Bachelor Masters fashion, and also in Bachelor Masters fashion we include a Fashion Roundup as well as a big comeback of Co-host Caitlin’s Ice Skating Minute! It’s all here, so hit the play button and join in on the fun!

Listen to Your Heart 1ep4: Some thoughts on gaslighting

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Listen to Your Heart 1ep4: Some thoughts on gaslighting
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It takes us a little while to get into the content of show (meaning, we tangent a bit) but once we do, Co-host Iciar leads us on a gaslighting deconstruction journey. This is good because the definitions for gaslighting have proliferated in recent years and it’s good to get a refresher on its roots, and Brandon provides some clear examples that we dissect with great attention. We wrap up with, you got it, some thoughts on fashion. Hit the play button and join us!

Listen to Your Heart 1ep3: Feelings for Brandon

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Listen to Your Heart 1ep3: Feelings for Brandon
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Another week, another Listen to Your Heart breakdown by the Bachelor Masters! Topics include word pronunciation, the (non) award for winning the show, Ke$ha, a Fashion Roundup, two women’s feelings for Brandon and for whom he feels back, and, of course, breakdowns of each contestant’s breakdown. Okay, there weren’t many breakdowns by contestants, but we still break them down! We’d love for you to break with us, so hit the play button and join in!