It is one of the most dramatic TV shows in the history of the talking box, so it was only a matter of time until it received the podcast it deserved. Welcome to Will You Accept This Podcast?, Bustle's new Bachelor podcast. Join us on a journey unlike any other as we talk about a show that has changed the name of the game — the game being love, of course. Over the years, hundreds of men and women have sought to find love on The Bachelor and Bachelorette, and you've been left on your own to discuss just how absurd, amazing, inspiring, ridiculous, and dare I say, dramatic, it has been. That is until now.
Each week, Entertainment Editor Kelsea Stahler and TV Writer Allison Piwowarski will dive head first into the "I Love Yous" and rejections The Bachelor has to offer. We'll hand out our own first impression roses to a woman that has impressed us, play the Right Reasons/Wrong Reasons game where we name who is and isn't on the show truly looking for their future soulmate, eventually giving them a Right Reasons or Wrong Reasons official stamp. (OK, it's not official, technically, but maybe one day!)
We'll also have Associate TV Editor and Bachelor Nation correspondent Martha Sorren stop in each week to bring us the juiciest nuggets of Bachelor Nation-talk, straight from the front lines. (In this case, the front lines are Twitter, Instagram, any social media where ex-Bachelor stars ~flourish~.)
On the very first episode of this podcast, we run down the Season 20 premiere, with young Ben Higgins acting as the captain. Who stood out? Did Lace ever find that other wine glass? Does Ben have gingivitis? Is Huey the Mini Horse still single, and has he seen the Amazon holiday commercial? No worries, there's no season-end spoilers on our end, so listen with open ears, an open heart, and an open bottle of wine, because things are about to get "Fifty Shades of Amaz-ing." (I'm so sorry for saying that, I was trying to be current, like Caila.)
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