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The Bachelor Masters

The Bachelor Masters

By Bridge Burner
We're the non-corporate Bachelor podcast on your favorite corporate podcast app.

"A Bachelor podcast that features more tangents than contestants." -
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Bachelorette 19ep12&AFR: The Notebook
We made it to the end of this dual-lead season and wouldn't ya know it, it ended quite differently for our two dual leads. We spend a good portion of the podcast episode discussing Rachel and Tino, and each of our co-hosts takes a different stance on what it's all about. Then we talk about Gabby and Erich and how ABC decided not to discuss black-face. We finish by talking about Zach as the new Bachelor (not really) before finishing the season with our usual Fashion Roundup. The Bachelor Masters is part of the Bridge Burner podcast collective.
September 22, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep11: Car talk
Co-host Craig hates cars but we nonetheless record a podcast episode where Co-host Caitlin is... in a car. If you can deal with some audio distortion, we do our usual Bachelor Masters deep dives, including into Aven's dismissal at the hands of a self-centered Rachel, Zach's dismissal at the hands of a self-centered Rachel, and Tino's, um, parent visit alongside a self-centered Rachel. We also address the current real-world controversies surrounding Erich and speculate as to how some of it could happen in our current century. Hit the play button an join us! The Bachelor Masters is part of the Bridge Burner podcast collective.
September 16, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep9&10: Gambit
Co-host Caitlin is back with us this podcast episode, and the crew discuss, at length, Gabby's three dates with her guys then Rachel's, um--how do we put this?--self-centered approach to dating her men. Not only do we get into the details of Rachel and Zach's fumble in the fantasy suite, but we entertain some conspiracy theories surrounding the fantasy faux pas such as whether Rachel didn't like Zach's politics. Join in on the fun by hitting the play button!
September 07, 2022
Bachelorette 19epMTA: Das Kapital
In this podcast episode we start off by talking about some particulars of the live recordings of the Tell All shows. Then, capital (ya know, the economic driver) comes up around product placement at the expense of the rose ceremony. We then debate the similarities (and differences) between Jacob, Nate, and Logan before talking a little bit more about the movie Heat. Sound fun? Hit the play button and join us!
August 30, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep7: Our listeners, eh?
We start off by talking about Canadian listeners to the podcast. Then we talk about a panel that Co-host Craig was on where he deconstructed Vanderpump Rules. Then we talk about the dates and, get ready, because we actually liked watching them! From quiet Jason to carnie Tyler to Tino's Dad, we couldn't help ourselves as we walked through each of the segments. And there's still more to come next week (Aven). Hit the play button and join us! The Bachelor Masters is part of the Bridge Burner podcast collective.
August 24, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep6: Parent to your kid
We start off by talking over some news in the Bachelor and Bachelor Masters universes, then get on to the episode at hand. Nate comes up and we discuss the presence of his child and how having a kid might impact one's dating life. Then we get on to the other dates, including Zach's date with Rachel where all they did, according to Co-host Craig, was talk about the date they were on -- fun! We finish with the Fashion Roundup where we once again wonder what's up with Rachel's outfits! The Bachelor Masters is part of the Bridge Burner podcast collective.
August 16, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep5: Leader of the pack
We spend a lot of our time during this podcast episode talking about some themes from Love Island, such as isolation. It's apropos because the Bachelorette contestants are stuck on an empty cruise ship (something that Co-host Craig tried to poke Virgin Voyages' twitter account about but failed). We also spend some time talking about fashion, like we usually do, but this time a bit more since Gabby is really bringing it and Rachel is not-so-much bringing it. Hit the play button and join us!
August 09, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep4: The not-so-love boat
This time around we discuss Hayden and his ridiculous comments, including comparing him to Mike Pence in that he probably doesn't want to be left alone with women he works with. We mean, that's kind of inferred from the way he says to Rachel that he respects her... as a women. Gross. We also discuss why Rachel is generally feeling down, Gabby's propensity to say "yeah," quiet men, and sinking boats. Don't forget about the Fashion Roundup towards the end! The Bachelor Masters is part of the Bridge Burner podcast collective.
August 02, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep3: Common experiences
In this podcast episode we provide a number of hot, informative takes on topics such as how Gabby was parented, why Zach and Rachel loved their movie-premiere date, and why the guys played football when they should have been courting. But more importantly, we wonder about the three guys who came in an insulted Gabby to her face, even thinking that one of them is racist, classist, or both. Hit the play button and join us!
July 27, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep2: Anti-sexism is the new sexism
In this episode we spend a fair amount of time discussing Chris and his sexism, meaning, how he sees the Bachelorettes (who he calls "females") behaving in the Fantasy Suits as counter to his narratives of how women he dates should act. Really, he doesn't want to be sloppy thirds. Eww. But also, really, this leads to a discussion of how anti-sexism has developed in Bachelor Nation where woke-speak can get you laid. What was that? Listen in to hear all the juicy details! The Bachelor Masters is part of the Bridge Burner podcast collective.
July 19, 2022
Bachelorette 19ep1: More versus less mature
It's the start of a new Bachelorette season and, of course, there are two Bachelorettes for... double the fun? So far the season is just like any other, except there is the (gasp) risk of a man kissing both of the Bachelorettes. Given all of this we start off by describing some new changes to the podcast, debate which Bachelorette the men are leaning towards, try to figure out who a primal cis het male would lean towards, then jump into the Fashion Roundup at the end. Hit the play button and join us for all of the deep diving fun! The Bachelor Masters is part of the Bridge Burner podcast collective.
July 12, 2022
Bachelor 26ep11&12: Conditionally honest
The finale is here and, as promised on our Twitter feed, we dissect Co-host Iciar being LIVE IN THE AUDIENCE on Monday. After that, we dissect both final episodes in great detail and try to answer the big question: why is Susie back together with Clayton? Really... why is Susie back together with Clayton? Hit the play button and join us to find out!
March 17, 2022
Bachelor 26epWTA&10: Yelling then more yelling
We present to you, Dear Listener, the longest podcast episode in the history of the Bachelor Masters! Why? Because we break down not only the Women Tell All but also Clayton and Susie’s Tuesday-night meltdown. What sides will our co-hosts take? Will you agree or disagree? Hit the play button and join us!
March 09, 2022
Bachelor 26ep8: He hate me
Who does Rachel’s Dad hate? A lot of people, if you’re to believe the Bachelor’s crafty editing. We discuss that along with all of the other goings on during these hometown dates, including whether shark-infested waters are a good place to make out, Gabby’s questionable taste in clothing, Serene’s jungle gym date, and whether Susie […]
March 01, 2022
Bachelor 26ep7: Seeing it through
In this podcast episode we start by talking about Co-host Caitlin’s awesome vacation and welcome any new listeners that she might have convinced to give us a try. We then have some fun talking about Vienna, Susie-as-Disney-Princess and her humble bragging, whether we think the women actually like Clayton, what’s up with the final four, […]
February 22, 2022
Bachelor 26ep6: On Houston, Toronto, and Hvar
Co-host Caitlin is on vacation this week, leaving just Co-host Craig and Co-host Iciar to deconstruct this week’s episode. True to past behavior, they spend the first good chunk of the podcast talking about tangential things such as YIMBY culture (sorry, Toronto), Gentrification (sorry, Hvar), and suburban sprawl (sorry, Houston). Once we get back on […]
February 16, 2022
Bachelor 26ep5: The roast date
Who doesn’t like getting roasted? Well, probably no one, but in this date we’re going to do it anyways. Well, not really, as the roasts didn’t transpire to much, and then it’s off to a 2-on-1 date! We know it confusing, hit the play button to join us as we figure it all out.
February 09, 2022
Bachelor 26ep4: Women be shrimping
Here we are back at Shrimpgate though we do a pretty good job on this podcast episode of not letting shrimp be the main focus of our conversation. So, in addition to shrimp we talk about whether the actual villain is Elizabeth, ponder what is up Rachel’s whispering, try to figure out why Clayton doesn’t […]
February 02, 2022
Bachelor 26ep3: Our Town
In this podcast episode we continue our trend of bringing up obscure books/plays that our Co-host Craig had to read in high school. We also discuss the group date AA meeting, how they don’t know how to dress Clayton, Co-host Iciar’s breakdown of the Downtown Los Angeles scenes, Co-host Caitlin’s dissection of contestant behavior, and […]
January 26, 2022
Bachelor 26ep2: Double villains
In this episode a couple of villains emerge, one who thinks she’s actually the front-runner, and another who thinks mental health is something to joke around about. We discuss this along with And Just Like That…, more about Jesse Palmer as the host, whether we should watch the World Cup and Olympics, and and a […]
January 12, 2022
Bachelor 26ep1: Gold sequin dresses
What can we say, there was a blur of gold sequin dresses to start Clayton’s journey as the Bachelor. We start off this podcast episode, though, discussing the Tournament of Roses Parade, which Co-host Iciar attended and saw Jessie and Clayton up close. Then we go into Clayton as the lead before jumping into trying […]
January 04, 2022
Bachelorette 18ep10&AFR: A whole house?
At the end of After the Final Rose, Michelle and Nayte are the recipients of a down payment on a house (via gingerbread house). This baffles our co-hosts who wonder how much a house in Minnesota costs and also just how much that check was for. We also riff on Brandon and his red flags, […]
December 23, 2021
Bachelorette 18ep9: Regular ole’ love
We start off this podcast episode talking about And Just Like That…. And, just like that, we’re in the fantasy suite episode of the Bachelorette. It’s a tame episode which leads to a tame podcast, but we do touch on various aspects of the love that each contestant is in with Michelle. Plus, we argue […]
December 16, 2021
Bachelorette 18MTA: Forgetting to apologize
In this episode a lot of people forget how to apologize. But we Bachelor Masters don’t forget how to argue, in this case, about those apology-forgetters. We also get confused by Clayton’s preview footage, talk about crappy novels we had to read in high school, and, of course, end with the Fashion Roundup where we […]
December 08, 2021
Bachelorette 18ep7: Hometowns in Minneapolis
In this podcast episode we talk about the four hometown dates which are all actually in Minneapolis despite only Joe being from there. Thanks, pandemic! And, we have a lot to say about the dates despite them being pretty boring overall. Thanks, parents! Hit the play button and join us!
December 02, 2021
Bachelorette 18ep6: Types of sexism
We spend the first part of this podcast episode considering the best movies of all time. This reflects back on earlier days of the Bachelor Masters when such conversations were more prevalent. Then, Co-host Iciar leads us on a discussion of different forms of sexism, ie, Martin’s sexism versus Brandon’s sexism. Not sure what we […]
November 25, 2021
Bachelorette 18ep5: Regression
In this podcast episode we explore regressions in aspects of Michelle’s journey, for example, her ex who made her physically sick. The guys get regressive too, such as Martin’s un-woke comments on women in Miami. We also talk about whether Joe likes Michelle, wonder where Clayton’s personality is, and finish, as usual, with the Fashion […]
November 19, 2021
Bachelorette 18ep4: Seven Berlin concerts!
In this episode Michelle gets upset that the guys aren’t paying attention to her. And in this podcast episode Co-host Craig gets upset that friend-of-the-pod Jay in LA has seen the band Berlin in concert seven times. Co-hosts Iciar and Caitlin try to explain to him that people go to concerts and indeed see the […]
November 11, 2021
Bachelorette 18ep3: Rude awakening
Rude awakening? That’s what Jamie must have experienced after the filming of this episode. He thought he was the singular front-runner only to be stopped in his tracks by Nayte and the rest of the fellas. We talk about that after going over some of the other elements of the show, such as Top Gun, […]
November 04, 2021
Bachelorette 18ep2: Risk
Like the board game Risk, the men on this season of the Bachelorette are starting strong with their strategies and gambits. Is Jamie going to be successful in both his lying about Joe and telling Michelle about the trauma of his youth? Is Joe going to be successful courting a women he ghosted so long […]
October 28, 2021
Bachelorette 18ep1: Cryptic writings
We’re back to ask the big questions this season, such as why Ryan would dare put all of his cryptic writings into a folder titled, “Bachlorette” (sic). Then we talk about all of the other men who stream into Michelle’s life with gags including an AC/DC schoolboy look, ruler play, and… actually that might be […]
October 22, 2021
Bachelor in Paradise 7ep11: Influencer deterrent?
In this podcast episode we speculate on whether the bad press that befell Brendan, Pieper, and Ivan might deter future influencers from running the same tactics on the show. But then we remember that Thomas, Aaron, James, and countless others have had successful redemption arcs on Bachelor in Paradise, so what is the risk? We […]
October 07, 2021
Bachelor in Paradise 7ep10: Playing favorites
In this podcast episode we debate a few topics, including who was right in the Noah-Abigail breakup and who was right in the Aaron-Ivan argument. We also get into an fight over who is Co-host Craig’s favorite, which gets him pretty worked up. He cool’s down by asking Co-host Iciar and Co-host Caitlin about their […]
October 01, 2021
Bachelor in Paradise 7ep9: Alarm bells
This week we have… actual alarm bells. Like, really, they’re going off in Co-host Craig’s building because they’re testing the fire alarm system. If you can deal with that, you can deal with anything including Kenny licking tacos off of Mari, Aaron’s big-time bro-out, Joe’s socks, and a big tropical storm that leads to no […]
September 22, 2021
Bachelor in Paradise 7ep8: Depression symptoms
There is only one episode of Bachelor in Paradise to discuss this week, and is that the source of Co-host Craig’s depression? Whether it is or not, he is good at projecting his depression symptoms onto his other co-hosts resulting in a melancholy first few minutes of the podcast. But it picks up after that, […]
September 16, 2021
Bachelor in Paradise 7ep6&7: Who are the role models?
In this podcast episode Co-host Craig starts us off by talking ethics, particularly, whether Pieper, Brendan, Chris C, and Alana are the role models of this season. Checking him in that argument is Co-host Caitlin, who actually has training in ethics. It leads to a good old fashioned Bachelor Masters argument about the rules of […]
September 09, 2021
Bachelor in Paradise 7ep4&5: Vindicated?
In this podcast episode Co-host Craig insists that he is vindicated on a number of issues from last week. The other co-hosts disagree (except for maybe Co-host Caitlin who is in the middle). It leads to some raucous debate as they weave through topics including Tammy’s betrayal, Aaron and Thomas’ fight, Demi’s sexual weaponry, Maurissa’s […]
September 02, 2021
Bachelor in Paradise 7ep2: Mom Minute
The energy is back in this episode so the energy is back in our podcast! Listen in for our deep dives into various contestants, including Maurissa, Thomas, and Aaron, and various events, including sex in the boom boom room. We also debut a brand new Bachelor Masters segment: the Co-host Caitlin’s Mom Minute, where Co-host […]
August 26, 2021