Here To Make Friends - A Bachelor Recap Show

157 EpisodesProduced by HuffPost

A HuffPost Podcast about The Bachelor, where hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon lovingly snark and recap the latest episodes from The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Whether you love The Bachelor, or love to hate it, you will enjoy their witty discussion about this reality show a… read more

157 Episodes | 2015 - 2019

'Bachelorette' S15e2 With Alyssa Mastromonaco

May 21st, 2019


What a time to be watching a Bachelorette who reps hard for Alabama, while just last week, the state passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. Hmm… On week two of The Bachelorette, Hannah looks for …

'Bachelorette' S15e1 With Matt Jacobs

May 14th, 2019


Here To Make Friends is back! Kicking off this season, Claire and Emma are joined by HuffPost colleague Matt Jacobs to dissect every moment from ‘The …

'Bachelorette' S15 Preview – The Cast Bios + The Bachelorette Reunion Special

May 10th, 2019


Season 15 of The Bachelorette begins next week! On this preview episode, Claire and Emma recap “The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!” and later in the episode offer their signature analysis of the …

'Bachelor' S23 Finale Part 2 With Erin Darke

March 13th, 2019


Last night on the Bachelor finale, we saw a love story unlike any other. Colton’s journey came to a surprising conclusion. The romance… the passion… …

'Bachelor' S23 Finale Part 1

March 12th, 2019


We open on the Portuguese countryside. Dogs are barking. Producers are scrambling. Colton is nowhere to be found. Welcome to part one of The Bachelor …

'Bachelor' S23 Bonus With Katie Morton

March 7th, 2019


For the third time this week we are pleased to present Here To Make Friends! On this bonus episode we are joined by 'Bachelor' season 23 cast member …

'Bachelor' S23e10 With Alyssa Mastromonaco

March 6th, 2019


We’re back! And we’re emotionally exhausted after the two-hour screaming match that was Women Tell All. On this episode, we’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Mastromonaco, to talk about the many …

'Bachelor' S23e9 With Sharleen Joynt

March 5th, 2019


It finally happened! The long awaited fence jump! It was everything we dreamed of and more. For the first time in Bachelor history, a long-teased …

'Bachelor' S23e8 With Leigh Blickley

February 26th, 2019


We happily give all of you our permission and blessing to listen to this week’s episode. It’s hometown week and Colton has families to meet, …

'Bachelor' S23e7 With Nick Viall

February 19th, 2019


Another week and still no fence jump?! Instead, the contestants spend time in Colton’s hometown of Denver. On this episode, Tayshia spills the tea, …

'Bachelor' S23 Bonus With Producers Of The Bachelor Vietnam

February 15th, 2019


Last year, The Bachelor franchise aired what might be THE most dramatic rose ceremony ever. In a moment that went viral worldwide, Minh Thu, a contestant on The Bachelor Vietnam, confessed her love for fellow contestant …

'Bachelor' S23e6 With Derek Peth

February 12th, 2019


This week’s episode of The Bachelor gave us all a reason to think about the best part of any good first date. Is it the butterflies beforehand? Getting to know each other? Or the excitement of a possible future? …

'Bachelor' S23e5 With Ashley Spivey

February 5th, 2019


It was a night of firsts on The Bachelor this week. First kiss, first voluntary departure, and first... loud fight about bullying at the cocktail …

'Bachelor' S23e4 With Brett Vergara

January 29th, 2019


Down to 15 girls and ‘The Bachelor’ makes its way to Singapore! This week, Tayshia takes the plunge, Demi leeches onto Colton, and Caelynn shares a …

'Bachelor' S23e3 With Priscilla Frank

January 22nd, 2019


Yo ho ho. This week, Caelynn walks the plank and gets a group date rose, Hannah is ‘befumbled’, Elyse takes her first helicopter ride and after opening up about her sister’s death, dances on a platform at a country …

'Bachelor' S23e2 With Erin Darke

January 15th, 2019


Welcome to the Cougar Den! Today on the pod, Emma and Claire are joined by Erin Darke, a fellow brave thirtysomething hero, to talk about what they learned on week two of ‘The Bachelor’. On this episode, Hannah B. …

'Bachelor' S23 Bonus: Behind The Scenes With Kristen Baldwin

January 10th, 2019


Have you ever imagined what it’s like to be inside the Bachelor mansion on night one as the limos pull up and the first roses are handed out? Kristen …

'Bachelor' S23e1 With Allison Williams

January 8th, 2019


Here To Make Friends returns! On this episode, Allison Williams joins to help break down the premiere of season 23 of ‘The Bachelor’. In the discussion, we wade through the many intro packages, gimmicky limo entrances, …

'Bachelor' S23 Preview – The Cast Bios

December 13th, 2018


Here To Make Friends returns! On this episode, Claire and Emma offer their expert analysis of the cast bios released before Colton's season of 'The …

Check In – And Check Out IVFML Season 2!

October 26th, 2018


On this quick bonus episode, Claire and Emma discuss the latest forensic analysis from Jenna and Jordan, look ahead with hope to Colton's season, AND …

‘Paradise’ S5 Finale

September 12th, 2018


The Paradise finale was full of twists and turns, break ups and engagements. Who went to the Fantasy Suites? Who broke up? Who’s getting married? We …

‘Paradise’ S5 Week 5 With Nick Viall

September 5th, 2018


Eric moved on from the cheese, Colton and Tia broke up, and there was a witch hunt, which is actually a pretty good metaphor for this show as a …

‘Paradise’ S5 Week 4 With Kenny King

August 29th, 2018


Things got very triangular on Paradise this week. We had Jordan, Jenna and Benoit… Chris, Krystal and Connor… Joe, Kendall and Leo… the list goes on. …

‘Paradise’ S5 Week 3 With Jacqueline Trumbull

August 22nd, 2018


We know you came here for a Bachelor In Paradise recap, but this is now a Peter Kavinsky and Laura Jean fan podcast. …Just kidding. While we’d love …

‘Paradise’ S5 Week 2 With Priscilla Frank

August 15th, 2018


We’re back to the beaches of Sayulita, Mexico, where the vaginas aren’t dancing and the men are weeping. Four hours of Paradise this week means we …

‘Paradise’ S5 Week 1 With Brett Vergara

August 8th, 2018


New setting, new show, same drama. It’s Colton and Tia: The Spin-off! And, you know, 20 or so other hot singles on a beach. Honestly, we’re just so …

‘Bachelorette’ S14 Finale With Allison Williams

August 7th, 2018


On this episode, Allison Williams joins to recap ‘The Bachelorette’ season 14 finale. We discuss Becca’s level of happiness, Garrett’s poetic kind of …

'Bachelorette' S14 Bonus With Robert Mills

August 2nd, 2018


This season has been full of intrigue and scandal, so we wanted to get the scoop from someone who knows what’s going on behind the scenes -- Rob …

'Bachelorette' S14 Men Tell All With Michael Garofola

July 31st, 2018


It was a classic Men Tell All last night... in that the men did not tell all. We really learned nothing new, except that they all still love Becca. …

'Bachelorette' S14e9 With Caila Quinn

July 24th, 2018


It’s fantasy suite week! And this season, the fantasy suite truly turned into a regular dream suite. Not too amazing, not too terrible, just normal! …

'Bachelorette' S14e8 With Kristen Baldwin

July 17th, 2018


It’s hometown week! And the biggest topics of the episode were… Colton being a virgin and his history with Tia. We’ve made so much progress since the …

Bonus: UnREAL With Shiri Appleby

July 16th, 2018


On this surprise bonus episode, Shiri Appleby joins Here To Make Friends to discuss the latest and final season of UnREAL, acting and directing since #MeToo, and more.

'Bachelorette' S14e7 With Tierney Bricker

July 10th, 2018


Last night, Colton revealed he's still a virgin, Garrett counted the times he's ever been discouraged, and Blake showed his dance moves. In other …

'Bachelorette' S14e6 With Derek Peth

July 3rd, 2018


Virginia is for lovers ... or so they say! On this episode, Jason rises the ranks, Chris flames out "guns blazing", and Becca finds a friend in Leo. BOTH Claire and Emma are back this week, and they are joined by good …

'Bachelorette' S14e5 With Kate Dries

June 26th, 2018


Last night on 'The Bachelorette' we finally arrived at this season's highly anticipated two-on-one date between Jordan and David. But amazingly, it was all overshadowed by Chris and his massive sense of entitlement. And …

'Bachelorette' S14e4 With Ali Barthwell And Ashley Spivey

June 19th, 2018


This week, we learned a lot from “The Bachelorette.” We learned about the meaning of angled collars. We learned that there are actually still people …

'Bachelorette' S14 Bonus With Reality Steve

June 15th, 2018


On this bonus episode, Emma Gray catches up with Reality Steve about this week's news off camera – Season 14 contestant Lincoln Adim has been …

'Bachelorette' S14e3 With Erin Darke

June 12th, 2018


On this episode, Erin Darke joins Emma to recap episode three of Becca's season. Jordan continues to make great television, Colton and Tia move on, …

'Bachelorette' S14e2 With Brett Vergara

June 5th, 2018


Week 2 felt a lot more like a week 6! On this episode, Claire is joined by Brett Vergara to recap episode two of Becca's season. They discuss the …

'Bachelorette' S14 Bonus With Jake Enyeart

June 1st, 2018


So, you may remember Jake Enyeart, who got sent home before the rose ceremony because he already knew Becca. We wanted to get a little more insight on their confusing shared history, so we called him up and talked to …

'Bachelorette' S14e1 With Allison Williams

May 29th, 2018


Night one is upon us! On this episode Claire and Emma breakdown the intro packages, the quirky entrances, and wade through a Bachelorette Mansion driveway littered with gimmicks, catch-phrases, and so much ogling. Plus, …

'Bachelorette' S14 Preview – The Cast Bios

May 18th, 2018


We did the damn thing! 'The Bachelorette' cast bios are out, and this season they're a little lighter than usual. But that didn't stop Claire and Emma who are back at it and bringing you their signature snark and expert …

BONUS: Live at SXSW With Brittany Taylor

March 12th, 2018


We’re still not over that two-part season finale. So we flew to Austin to talk about it all over again with season 22 contestant, Brittany Taylor, …

'Bachelor' S22 Finale Part 2 With Amy Kaufman

March 7th, 2018


It's The Bachelor finale (part two) – plus, After The Final Rose. Arie tries for reconciliation, proposes to Lauren, and Becca is our next Bachelorette!

Here to cover it all and more, we’re joined by the definitive …

'Bachelor' S22 Finale Part 1 With Jacqueline Trumbull

March 6th, 2018


The Bachelor lived up to the hype, and though it was painful, it turned out to be perhaps the most dramatic finale ever. Tonight ABC will deliver two …

'Bachelor' S22e9 The Fantasy Suites With Vella Lovell

February 27th, 2018


Last night we watched the fantasy suite dates! They’re in Peru! Arie points out that Peru has lots of culture, Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, and …

'Bachelor' S22 Women Tell All With Marikh Mathias

February 26th, 2018


On this episode we’re going to try to recap what we managed to glean from this Women Tell All. Last night, Caroline teased the drama to come, Bekah …

BONUS: 'Winter Games' Week 2 With Megan Angelo

February 23rd, 2018


Megan Angelo joins the pod and takes us behind the scenes into her reporting from 'The Bachelor Winter Games'. On this episode we ask whether this special programming was a success, and if it will return. And of course, …

'Bachelor' S22e8 – The Hometown Dates

February 20th, 2018


We've made it to the hometown dates and Arie is showing signs of stress. This week we encountered Kendall's storage unit full of taxidermy, plus her …

BONUS: 'Winter Games' Week 1 With Michael Garofola

February 16th, 2018


Michael Garofola joins us to offer a behind the scenes look at The Bachelor Winter Games. He breaks down the love triangles, the bromances, what got …

'Bachelor' S22e7 With Caila Quinn

February 13th, 2018


Buongiorno! This week Arie and the remaining women are in Tuscany. There were pop-up bakers, signature make-out sessions with backs against stone walls, and even a surrogate Italian family. It was a cinematic episode, …

BONUS: 'Winter Games' Preview With Lesley Murphy

February 9th, 2018


Winter is here, Winter Games are coming, and we have so many questions! Here to brief you (and us) on everything 'Bachelor Winter Games' is contestant Lesley Murphy, formerly of 'The Bachelor' season 17 (Sean Lowe's …

'Bachelor' S22e6 With Olivia Caridi & Brandi Cyrus

February 6th, 2018


Arie and the remaining contestants are in Paris! This week – a river boat cruise, a group date at the Moulin Rouge, a two on one date featuring a …

'Bachelor' S22e5 With Erin Darke

January 30th, 2018


This week on Here To Make Friends, we're putting ourselves out there and giving you everything we've got – fun, passionate, sad, emotional, excited, and ... futuristic? Last night, Krystal got put in the dog house BUT …

'Bachelor' S22e4 With Kristen Baldwin

January 23rd, 2018


It's week 4 and we've finally left the bachelor mansion for South Lake Tahoe! On this episode, Sienne wins our hearts (again), Kendall eats bugs for Arie, Marikh gets glam-shamed, and Bekah reveals her age! And, Krystal …

'Bachelor' S22e3 With Ashley Spivey

January 16th, 2018


This week, Claire and Emma are joined by Bachelor alum, Ashley Spivey. Together they breakdown two group dates – GLOW inspired wrestling and a dog circus competition – plus, an early one-on-one exit in wine country. On …

'Bachelor' S22e2 With Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth

January 9th, 2018


This season is starting to heat up! There were the premature one on one dates, plus bumper car trauma, and a fiery rant at the cocktail party. On …

Bonus: Single State of Mind With Andi Dorfman

January 8th, 2018


On this bonus episode Claire and Emma catch up with Andi Dorfman, who is releasing a new book, Single State of Mind. They try to guess who some of the many mysterious figures in the book might be, debate Manhattan …

'Bachelor' S22e1 With Brett Vergara

January 2nd, 2018


Trinkets, tchotchkes, and doodads! The first night has come and gone. Joining to recap every last entrance, gimmick, and early exit, is Brett Vergara. Excitement!

'Bachelor' S22 Preview – The Cast Bios

December 13th, 2017


We're back! On this season preview episode, Claire and Emma breakdown ABC's Countdown to Arie special, and snarkily review all 29 contestant bios. Buckle up and get ready for season 22 of The Bachelor, coming in January!

'Paradise' S4 Bonus with Kristina Schulman

September 15th, 2017


You thought we were done? We thought we were done. Just about everyone who watched Bachelor in Paradise fell totally in love with Kristina Schulman, …

'Paradise' S4 Bonus with Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth

September 13th, 2017


We're in the presence of true love. Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth join us to relive their journey together in Paradise. They help us unpack all of the …

'Paradise' S4 Finale with Ashley Spivey

September 12th, 2017


Paradise really ended on a high last night – for starters it was only two hours of television. We go through the breakups and goodbyes, the final couples, and then look ahead to Arie's coming season of The Bachelor. To …

'Paradise' S4 Bonus with Christen Whitney

September 11th, 2017


On this bonus episode, we catch up with Christen Whitney from 'Paradise' about her scallop shaming, her interest from the many men in Mexico, and her thoughts about the next bachelor.

'Paradise' S4 Week 4

September 6th, 2017


The journey is almost over, and we should be thinking about love. So this week in Paradise, love triangles and love squares. Plus, Robby takes it …

'Paradise' S4 Week 3 with Jada Yuan

August 30th, 2017


This was supposed to be our refuge, and instead it was four hours of middle-school BS. We're joined by Jada Yuan of New York Magazine and Vulture, to …

'Paradise' S4 Week 2 with Diggy Moreland

August 23rd, 2017


We can’t wait for the girls to have the roses again. Please end this mess! Guys like Dean and Adam should not be juggling two perfect women apiece. …

'Paradise' S4 Week 1 with Brett Vergara

August 16th, 2017


After a sexual misconduct investigation, 'Bachelor In Paradise' is back for season 4. And despite the hype, the incident was mostly ignored in episode 1. We met the cast, said goodbye to Jorge, DeMario and Corrine, and …

'Bachelorette' S13 Bonus with Eric Bigger

August 10th, 2017


We've been keeping a mystery episode from you. We teased this interview a couple weeks ago, and we're sorry if we lead you astray! It's miracle season! We're joined by Eric Bigger, and we can finally air this, because …

'Bachelorette' S13 Finale With Jamia Wilson

August 8th, 2017


We're so devastated, but also truly happy. It's The Bachelorette finale and Rachel is engaged to Bryan. But first, she has to send Eric home and …

'Bachelorette' S13 Men Tell All with Sharleen Joynt

August 1st, 2017


Some people hate it, but we love it -- it’s the episode where the men don’t exactly tell all, but they do talk back a little bit. Last night, we heard Blake and Lucas revisit Bananagate, sort of, DeMario defending the …

Bonus: 'Bachelorette' By The Numbers with Ella Koeze And Walt Hickey

July 27th, 2017


We have an unbelievable amount of useless knowledge about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. But today we're stepping into new territory for the podcast and diving deep into the data. We're joined for this bonus episode …

'Bachelorette' S13e9 With Allison P. Davis

July 25th, 2017


Another week, another cliff hanger. On this episode, the remaining guys meet Rachel's family in Dallas. Plus, Bryan clashes with Rachel's family, …

'Bachelorette' S13e8 With Jasmyn Lawson

July 18th, 2017


We've made it to the hometown dates and we're joined by Jasmyn Lawson, Culture Editor at Giphy. Listen along as we relive the joy of Aunt Verna, the …

'Bachelorette' S13e7 With Ali Barthwell

July 11th, 2017


Adam? Matt? Who are these people?! To help us remember these contestants, we're joined by Ali Barthwell, Vulture recapper extraordinaire -- and she's …

Bonus: There's Nothing Quite Like Your First Time

July 6th, 2017


There's no episode to recap this week, so we decided to talk about “Bachelorette” firsts: the experience of being a first time viewer of the show, the significance of the first black Bachelorette, and what it’s like to …

'Bachelorette' S13e6 With Erin Darke

June 28th, 2017


We're back for the second time this week. Actress Erin Darke joins to send off 'snakey' Lee, discuss Eric's need for affirmation, and the consistently wild misdirection from ABC's promos. We also enjoy more lovely dates …

'Bachelorette' S13e5 With Phoebe Robinson

June 27th, 2017


On this episode, we talk through part one of Kenny & Lee's two on one date, and we're just hoping that Lee get's washed under in the tide of realness that is Kenny. We're joined by Phoebe Robinson of the amazing 2 …

Bonus: 'Paradise' Resumes Production, We Ask More Questions

June 22nd, 2017


Bachelor In Paradise is back! But questions linger and a dark cloud looms over the franchise. On this bonus episode, Claire and Emma speak with Lisa Bloom, a notable civil rights attorney, about the legal implications …

'Bachelorette' S13e4 With Claire Fallon and Emma Gray

June 20th, 2017


On this episode, Claire and Emma relive the freestyle battles, an unwanted woodcarving, a possibly rigged spelling bee, an emotional and boozy blimp flight, and the obligatory and awkward country singer slow dance. All …

Bonus: 'Paradise' Production Halted

June 13th, 2017


Following allegations of misconduct, production of season 4 of 'Bachelor In Paradise' has been suspended. Here to help us sort through the various …

'Bachelorette' S13e3 With Vella Lovell

June 6th, 2017


This week, Rachel takes some frontrunners to tape 'Ellen,' rides horses into Beverly Hills boutiques with Anthony, and watches some men mud-wrestle …

'Bachelorette' S13e2 With Kevin Nguyen

May 30th, 2017


Last night was an episode 2 that felt like an episode 5. (That's a compliment.) We had Mila and Ashton, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and a certain contestant …

'Bachelorette' S13e1 With Allison Williams and Zeba Blay

May 23rd, 2017


This week, Rachel met her new boyfriends, plus a doll from a horror film, on a freshly sprinkled driveway. On the podcast, Claire Fallon, Emma Gray, …

'Bachelorette' S13 Preview – The Cast Bios

May 19th, 2017


Emma and Claire dissect all 31 cast bios of the men hoping to win Rachel's heart – listen along as they pick their faves! Amongst the most diverse cast ever they uncover patterns, including a common love for Dwayne 'The …

'Bachelorette' S13 Preview LIVE at AOL BUILD With Olivia Caridi And Alexis Waters

May 17th, 2017


We're less than one week away from Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette and we're so excited. To kick things off, Claire and Emma are joined by Bachelor alums Olivia Caridi and Alexis Waters for a special live …

'Bachelor' S21 Finale With Phoebe Robinson

March 15th, 2017


Nick’s love journey has come to an awkward, snowy conclusion. Claire Fallon, Emma Gray, and guest Phoebe Robinson discuss husky puppies, horseback riding, Santa Claus, ill-advised racial jokes and more highs and lows …

'Bachelor' S21 Overview – Live at AOL BUILD

March 14th, 2017


On this episode ― taped live from AOL BUILD, pre-finale and pre-blizzard ― Claire Fallon, Emma Gray, Leigh Blickley and guest Olivia Caridi assess Nick’s performance as The Bachelor, recap the most shocking season in …

'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Allison Williams

March 9th, 2017


Emma & Claire are joined by 'Bachelor' super-fan Allison Williams of HBO's 'Girls' and the new blockbuster film 'Get Out.' They reflect on Nick's …

'Bachelor' S21e10 + WTA With Sharleen Joynt

March 8th, 2017


This week, Claire and Emma are joined by 'Bachelor' season 18 alum Sharleen Joynt. They talk snow angels, tearful goodbyes, single-serve cheese …

'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Kristina Schulman

March 3rd, 2017


In this bonus interview, Claire & Emma are joined over the phone by Season 21 fan favorite Kristina Schulman. They discuss the friendships …

'Bachelor' S21e9 With Claire Fallon & Emma Gray

February 28th, 2017


This episode, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray talk whiskey, fur coats, turtleneck sweaters, choose-your-own-adventure books, and more notable moments from Episode 9, Part 1. This is our feminist rant― here we go!

'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Taylor Nolan

February 24th, 2017


Bonus! Claire & Emma are joined by season 21 resident mental health counselor Taylor Nolan. They discuss Corinne, the voodoo bayou two-on-one …

'Bachelor' S21e8 With Max Godnick & Sam Usher

February 21st, 2017


This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with guests Max Godnick and Sam Usher of The Bachelor Dudes, talk olive repulsion, luxury sweatsuits, …

'Bachelor' S21e7 With Danny Hoyt

February 14th, 2017


This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with special guest Danny Hoyt of AfterBuzz TV, talk cheese cube towers, not being great enough, opening up emotionally on boats and more high notes from Episode 7. Plus, a …

'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Nick Viall

February 10th, 2017


Surprise! This episode, Claire sits down with the man himself. In their conversation, Nick offers a thoughtful defense of the season’s villain, …

'Bachelor' S21e6 With Kate Dries

February 7th, 2017


Claire Fallon and special guest Kate Dries, deputy editor of, talk through two-on-one fever, drunk beach volleyball, light sexual …

'Bachelor' S21 Bonus With Evan Bass & Carly Waddell

February 3rd, 2017


Finally, this week, we got the last couple standing from Paradise S3 – Evan Bass & Carly Waddell– in the studio! And it turns out, Evan and Carly …

'Bachelor' S21e5 With Ali Barthwell

January 31st, 2017


This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with guest and Vulture recapper Ali Barthwell, talk plantation romance, ahistorical voodoo, Bachelor …

'Bachelor' S21e4 With Caila Quinn

January 24th, 2017


This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with guest and former “Bachelor” star Caila Quinn, talk shoveling cow poopy, the dangers of poor finger …

'Bachelor' S21e3 With Jada Yuan

January 17th, 2017


This week, Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, along with guest Jada Yuan of New York Magazine, talk Nickathlons, planned dancing, bouncy castle hook-ups and other lowlights from episode three of the most shocking season in …

‘Bachelor’ S21e2 With Olivia Caridi

January 10th, 2017


‘Bachelor’ season 20 star Olivia Caridi joins Claire & Emma to recap Nick V’s second episode as The Bachelor. They discuss topless Corinne, Danielle M’s sad backstory, Josephine’s slap, and Nick’s misplay with Liz. …

‘Bachelor’ S21e1 With Michael Garofola

January 3rd, 2017


Former ‘Bachelorette’ star Michael Garofola joins Claire & Emma to recap Nick V’s season premiere of The Bachelor. They discuss the quirky …

‘Bachelor’ S21 Preview With Bachelor Dudes

December 13th, 2016


Bachelor Dudes Max Godnick and Sam Usher join in and help us learn about the many diverse women in the cast. We also discuss the cast’s shared love …

'Paradise' S3 Bonus With Jared Haibon, Ben Rosenfield, And Lisa Rotondi

September 14th, 2016


Ben Rosenfield & Lisa Rotondi, star couple of the short-lived dating show Coupled, join the pod to talk about what makes for good reality dating television. Later in the episode, Emma & Claire chat with Jared …

‘Paradise’ S3e6 With Izzy Goodkind & Caila Quinn

September 7th, 2016


Claire & Emma are joined by Izzy Goodkind to recap the season finale of ‘Paradise.’ They discuss the engagements, the breakups, and Vizzy. Later, Caila Quinn returns to chat with Emma and reflect on the drama …

‘Paradise’ S3e5 With Ashley Spivey

August 31st, 2016


Emma & Claire are joined by ‘Bachelor’ alum Ashley Spivey to recap episode five of Paradise! They discuss the twins’ exit, the return of Wells, Brett’s subtle creepiness, Nick Viall’s ‘Bachelor’ announcement, and …

'Paradise' S3e4 With Michael Garofola

August 24th, 2016


Emma & Claire are joined by ‘Bachelor’ universe alum Michael Garofola to recap episode 4 of ‘Bachelor In Paradise.’ They discuss Ashley I’s …

‘Paradise’ S3e3 With Caila Quinn

August 17th, 2016


Emma & Claire are joined by "Bachelor In Paradise" cast member Caila Quinn (yes, the one with the angel hair), to recap week 3 of "BIP." They discuss what really went down between Jared, Caila and Ashley I., Evan's …

'Paradise' S3e2 With Sarah Herron & Jada Yuan

August 10th, 2016


Emma & Claire are joined by Jada Yuan, contributing editor at New York Magazine. They recap this week’s dates, exits, and new arrivals, and discuss the irresponsibility of ABC bringing back Josh Murray. Later in the …

‘Paradise’ S3e1 With Tracy McMillan

August 3rd, 2016


Emma & Claire are joined by author and screenwriter Tracy McMillan to recap the premiere episode from season three of Bachelor In Paradise. They discuss Lace’s new mindset, dissect Daniel’s unfortunate misogyny, …

‘Bachelorette’ S12 Finale With Olivia Caridi & Reality Steve

August 2nd, 2016


This episode, hosts Emma & Claire are joined by Bachelor season 20 alum Olivia Caridi. They discuss JoJo's breakup with Robby, Jordan's tasteful …

'Bachelorette' Men Tell All With Wells Adams

July 27th, 2016


After weeks of badgering him on Twitter, fan favorite Wells Adams joins Emma & Claire to recap the Men Tell All. He shares his insights & secrets from behind the scenes, breaks down some of the more memorable …

'Bachelorette' S12e9 With The Bachelor Dudes

July 26th, 2016


This episode, Emma & Claire are joined by The Bachelor Dudes, Max Godnick and Sammy Smith, to recap JoJo’s fantasy suite dates. They discuss the …

‘Bachelorette’ S12e8 With Caila Quinn

July 19th, 2016


This episode, Emma & Claire are joined by “Bachelor” season 20 alum Caila Quinn. They breakdown the hometown dates, discuss Robby’s mama leaking his ex drama, and contemplate Luke’s slow transformation into the man …

‘Bachelorette’ S12e7 With Jamie Otis, Damon Beres, & Emily Warman

July 12th, 2016


In this week’s episode, host Claire Fallon recaps the seventh episode of Season 12 with guest hosts Emily Warman of AOL Partner Studio and HuffPost Tech editor Damon Beres. (Co-host Emma Gray will be back next week!) …

Bonus: UnREAL, Coupled, And Bachelor Gossip

July 5th, 2016


This week ABC aired a rerun of “The Bachelorette” instead of a new episode. So in this bonus Here To Make Friends podcast, Emma & Claire dive deep into every Bachelor fan’s other favorite show: Lifetime’s “UnREAL” …

‘Bachelorette’ S12e6 With Julia Bush

June 28th, 2016


In this week's Here To Make Friends, hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap the sixth episode of Season 12. They discuss Chase's lack of facial expressions, Jordan and James Taylor's "entitled" conflict, and give a …

‘Bachelorette' S12e5 With Vella Lovell

June 21st, 2016


In this week's Here To Make Friends, hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap the fifth episode of Season 12 -- aka The End Of The Chad. We'll discuss Chad's exit and his enduring social media legacy, Alex's many …

'Bachelorette' S12e3&4 With Kevin Nguyen & Michael Garofola

June 8th, 2016


This week, hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap the third and fourth episodes of Season 12 -- also known as the "Chaddageddon." They discuss Ben Roethlisberger's questionable cameo, the dudes' awkward sex stories …

'Bachelorette' S12e2 With Sharleen Joynt, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, & Carol Barbee

May 31st, 2016


This week, hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap the second episode of Season 12. We'll discuss the appeal of firefighters, why "The Bachelorette" is TV's greatest sport and Chad's hot garbage MRA tendencies with …

'Bachelorette' S12e1 With Andi Dorfman and Emily Warman

May 24th, 2016


Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon are joined by Emily Warman to recap the best moments from JoJo's season premiere episode. And later, they're joined by former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman to talk about her new book It’s …

‘Bachelorette’ S12 Preview - Cast Bios with Max Godnick

May 17th, 2016


It feels like just yesterday that we were watching a shot of the bathroom door and listening to JoJo weep as Ben H. admitted that he also loved Lauren B. But JoJo is back to find love, and Here To Make Friends is ready …

'Bachelor' S20 Bonus With Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

March 22nd, 2016


Ben Higgins and his fiancé, Lauren Bushnell spoke with co-hosts Emma and Claire IN-PERSON. This is not a drill. The beautiful couple discuss their …

'Bachelor' S20 Finale With Jenny Mollen

March 15th, 2016


Ben "Nice Guy" Higgins finds true love ... or at least a giant, ill-advised Neil Lane diamond ring. Actress, writer and "After Paradise" host, Jenny …

‘Bachelor’ S20e10 With The Bachelor Dudes and Ken Fuchs

March 8th, 2016


The Bachelor Dudes join hosts Emma and Claire to recap the one where the women tell all... or at least, some. Together, they discuss the show's gross race issues (#TeamJubilee4Lyfe), Olivia's attempted redemption and …

'Bachelor' S20e9 With Emily Maynard Johnson

March 1st, 2016


Emily Maynard Johnson, former Bachelorette and current author stops by to discuss her new book and share some behind-the-scenes Bachelor secrets. But first, co-hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap Episode 9 of "The …

'Bachelor' S20e8 With Andi Dorfman

February 23rd, 2016


Former Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, joins co-hosts Emma and Claire to discuss Ben's day of potential fatherhood, how idyllic Ohio looks and the many …

‘Bachelor’ S20e7 With Nick Viall, JJ Lane and Chris Harrison

February 16th, 2016


Former Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise contestants and The Host With The Most join co-hosts Claire and Emma to discuss the Janner wedding, their pick for Bachelorette and so much more. Plus, Claire and Emma recap …

'Bachelor' S20e6 With Kristen Baldwin

February 9th, 2016


Kristen Baldwin joins Emma and Claire to discuss Caila's confusing attempt at confessing her love, the "aggressive" pigs, Leah's last-ditch villainy and Olivia's downfall.

'Bachelor' S20e5 With Erin Gloria Ryan

February 2nd, 2016


"The Bachelor" had some unlikely overlaps with the Iowa Caucuses during episode 5. Co-host Claire Fallon is joined by guest Erin Gloria Ryan, deputy editor at Vocativ, to discuss the aforementioned overlap, Ben's …

Bachelor’ S20e4 With Sharleen Joynt

January 26th, 2016


Former Bachelor contestant and opera singer, Sharleen Joynt joins hosts Emma and Claire to discuss Olivia's talent(s), the decoupling of The Twins, "sex panthers" and Ben's unflinching ability to manage the emotions of …

‘Bachelor’ S20e3 With Dr. Love

January 19th, 2016


Things got ugly on this week’s episode. Hosts Claire and Emma discuss all of the racially charged microaggressions Jubilee had to deal with, what constitutes a tragedy and the merits of "bad toes.” They’re also joined …

'Bachelor' S20e2 With Kate Dries

January 12th, 2016


Kate Dries, the Managing Editor of Jezebel joins hosts Emma and Claire. They discuss running through the halls of Ben’s high school, going to lunch …

‘Bachelor’ S20e1 With The Bachelor Dudes

January 5th, 2016


Does Ben have a distaste for brunettes? How come none of the ‘normal’ contestants were chosen? Will Lace continue on an alcohol-fueled downward …

'Bachelor' S20 Preview - Meet The Contestants

December 29th, 2015


Chiseled and "unlovable" Ben Higgins is about to start his journey, and there will be a whole lot of women along for the ride. We discuss what we …

'Bachelor' S20 Preview With Catherine Giudici And Sean Lowe

December 22nd, 2015


Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe join hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss their stint on Marriage Bootcamp. They also share their predictions for Ben Higgin's 'Bachelor' run and hint that they might already know …

See You In January

September 16th, 2015


Although hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon are suffering severe 'Bachelor In Paradise' withdrawals, they wanted to take a moment to thank you for listening, and share a quick interview with their favorite host, Chris …

'Paradise' S2e6 With JJ Lane

September 8th, 2015


In this finale episode, JJ Lane joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to recap all of the love and loss in the last two episodes of "Bachelor in …

'Paradise' S2e5 With The Bachelor Dudes And JJ Lane

September 1st, 2015


Hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap episodes 9 and 10 of "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 2. They discuss the end of the Joe-Samantha drama, the …

'Paradise' S2e4 With Kristen Baldwin

August 25th, 2015


Hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray recap episodes 7 and 8 of "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 2. They discuss JJ's American Hero send-off, Jade and Tanner sealing the BF/GF deal, Samantha's "puppet master" status and the …

'Paradise' S2e3 With Andi Dorfman

August 18th, 2015


Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon discuss Joe and Samantha's botched plotting, Ashley S.'s no-bullshit reaction to her breakup with Dan and JJ's rise …

'Paradise’ S2e2 With Nick Viall

August 11th, 2015


Nick Viall, the polarizing runner-up of "The Bachelorette" seasons 10 and 11, joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to share updates on his life, …

'Paradise’ S2e1 With Maxwell Strachan

August 4th, 2015


The first 'Bachelor in Paradise' recap! Hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray discuss paradise's apparent crab infestation, all the Ashley I. tears, the …

Season Finale With The Bachelor Dudes

July 28th, 2015


So much rejection and romance to recap this week. The Bachelor Dudes join hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss "The Bachelorette" season finale and "After The Final Rose" special.

Episode #11: Men Tell All

July 21st, 2015


Or...very little. Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon review Ian's mea culpa, swoon over Jared and Ben H.'s eternal sweetness, and discuss ABC's …

Episode #10 With David Flumenbaum

July 14th, 2015


Who's to blame for all of the fighting? Hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon discuss what issues Nick and Shawn need to overcome and who's beginning their bid for The Bachelor. David Flumenbaum, The Managaing Editor of …

Episode #9 With Leigh Blickley

July 7th, 2015


It's time to discuss the sex-fession and the exits of two contestants (one was much more graceful than the other). Hosts Claire Fallon and Emma Gray …

Episode #8 With Kaitlyn Bristowe

June 30th, 2015


Kaitlyn Bristowe, The Bachelorette herself, joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss the double standards in Bachelor-land and how the show has made her more of a feminist. Emma and Claire are also joined by …

Episode #7 With UnREAL's Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

June 23rd, 2015


Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the co-creator of Lifetime's UnREAL, joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss what happens behind-the-scenes during the making of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Emma and Claire also …

Episode #6 With Leslie A. Hughes

June 16th, 2015


Former Bachelor contestant, Leslie A. Hughes joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss the episode where Ian goes down in flames and two men confess their love for Kaitlyn. They also discuss what it's like to …

Episode #5: The Male Perspective

June 9th, 2015


Time to debrief on The Bachelorette sex hypotheses, the return of Nick V, the return of Ashley “ONION” S, and the dudes’ attempt to show off their musical skills, or lack thereof -- from rap to show tunes. Kevin Nguyen, …

Episode #4 With Ben Flajnik

June 2nd, 2015


Ben Flajnik, former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestant joins Claire and Emma to discuss life after the show, and how he found love -- on Tinder. Emily Warman, "Bachelorette" recapper for PAPER Magazine also joins the …

Episode #3 With Jackie Oshry

May 26th, 2015


Jackie Oshry (@JackieOProblems) Joins hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon to discuss the third episode of The Bachelorette. Together, they identify what's wrong with JJ, why Joe makes Kaitlyn weak in the knees and make …

Episode #2

May 20th, 2015


Britt, no matter how right it felt, you are not The Bachelorette. On this episode, hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon discuss Kaitlyn’s questionable taste in men and break down the WTF season highlights. They'll also …

Episode #1 With Jenny Mollen

May 19th, 2015


Actress, author and prolific Bachelorette-tweeter, Jenny Mollen join hosts Emma and Claire to recap the first episode of Season 11. Emma and Claire …

The Series Preview

May 14th, 2015


Jay K. Overbye, one of the two bachelors who starred in Season 6 of The Bachelor, joins Emma and Claire to weigh in on what Bachelorettes Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe will experience this season. Emma and Claire …

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