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The Blachelorettes

The Blachelorettes

By Lex & Jhen
Join Lex & Jhen as they discuss the wild world of reality dating television from a Black Caribbean woman perspective.
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S3E10: The Bachelorette S17 E09
Greg throws the biggest hissy fit of all time and walks on out of Katie's life leaving only a creepy in memoriam segment which makes it look like he is no longer with us on this mortal plane. Somehow Justin waltzes into the final two and we have no idea what's going on. We also cover some Bachelor Nation news and give you guys an update on what's going to happen for the finale and Season 4 of the pod. Tune in for the hot takes and the tea. 
01:09:09
August 5, 2021
S3E09: The Bachelorette S17 E08
Michael A is a catch we hope Katie never hooks, Karl is coming for EVERYBODY at the Men Tell All, and Thomas' beard is giving next Bachelor. Also, we recap Bachelor Nation news and hash out Katie's defensive apology in which she admits she is indeed f**king stupid. Tune in for the tea. Andrew S 'apology': https://www.instagram.com/p/CR1bamFlEIa/?utm_medium=copy_link
01:05:07
July 29, 2021
S3E08: The Bachelorette S17 E07
Greg is as enthusiastic about Katie as we were about this episode, Blake can never keep things PG and Mike P's love of his mom couldn't keep him on the show. Also, we recap Bachelor Nation news as usual and generally can't wait for this season to be over. Tune in for the tea!
01:05:37
July 22, 2021
S3E07: The Bachelorette S17 E06
This episode is dry as the Sahara but we discuss the 5 men leaving this episode, Johnny Bravo somehow still being on our screens and then head into Bachelor Nation news which includes shitty tweets from Men of Color, Paradise news and Katie blocking certain creators? We spill the tea on this episode! Get into it. 
53:58
July 15, 2021
S3E06: The Bachelorette S17 E05
Blake and Katie are unexpectedly cute, the men have the most ridiculous half-naked made-up-sport date, and wtf is up with Andrew S.? Also, we breakdown the midseason trailer and recap Bachelor Nation news. Tune in for the tea! Be sure to email us your thoughts at theblachelorettes@gmail.com Katie on Viall's files: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuD_DZ-Pmt8&ab_channel=NickViall (first few mins)
57:27
July 8, 2021
S3E05: The Bachelorette S17 E04
The men get waxes and show off their sexy talk, Andrew S is villiainized for having common sense and is this show actually called Men Tell A Woman Who To Date? Also, we briefly recap Bachelor Nation news, Too Hot Too Handle and Love Island UK. Tune in for the tea!
58:55
July 1, 2021
S3E04: The Bachelorette S17 E03
The men vote Karl off, we witness two emotional dates back to back and Thomas is a villain for... being honest? Also, we recap Bachelor Nation news and discuss Rachel Lindsay's juicy and enlightening article. Tune in for the tea and be sure to email your thoughts to theblachelorettes@gmail.com! TRIGGER WARNING: 18:20 suicide and 19:50 rape/sexual assault. Links: Katie on Talking It Out: https://twitter.com/BachNationPods/status/1407367782761742336?s=20 Katie's interview with Glamour: https://www.glamour.com/story/the-bachelorette-katie-thurston-i-was-involved-in-a-situation-where-there-wasnt-consent National Sexual Assualt Hotline: 800.656.HOPE http://online.rainn.org Bachelor In Paradise spoilers: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/g36730838/bachelor-in-paradise-season-7-contestants/ Rachel's article: https://www.vulture.com/article/rachel-lindsay-the-bachelor-franchise.html#_ga=2.67148305.1039277351.1624318786-1608387094.1624318786 Black Bachelor Babes: https://www.instagram.com/blkbachbabes/ Bachelor Horoscopes: https://www.instagram.com/bachelorhoroscopes/?hl=en Bachelor Data: https://www.instagram.com/bachelordata/?hl=en
01:44:01
June 24, 2021
S3E03: The Bachelorette S17 E02
A virgin is the greatest lover, we find out what a bucket toilet is, and is Karl the most annoying human on earth? Listen to us dissect the most boring episode for us yet (and we're only on episode 2). Don't forget to send your thoughts to theblachelorettes@gmail.com!
43:33
June 17, 2021
S3E02: The Bachelorette S17 E01
Tayshia and Kaitlyn light up our screens, the men make some odd choices and Katie is into men cosplaying cats? Tune in to hear us breakdown the shortly-awaited season premiere of the Bachelorette and other breaking Bachelor Nation News. Email us your thoughts at theblachelorettes@gmail.com and we might read them on the show!
54:03
June 10, 2021
S3E01: Preshow
We follow Katie's lead and talk sex toys, we are tired of drama and trauma and we guess we're covering the next season of the Bachelorette (but we're not that happy about it). Tune in to hear us throw our thoughts around about the upcoming season and the Bachelor Nation franchise. Email us at theblachelorettes@gmail.com and tell us your takes! Katie meme: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPWH8T1s3ue/?utm_medium=share_sheet
53:16
June 4, 2021
S2E15: Bridgerton S1 E7&8
Daphne finally learns empathy, Marina's hot girl summer is cancelled, and we share our thoughts on the Bridgerton season overall. Plus we recap the latest #BachelorNation headlines. It's another long one folks! Bridgerton Research Project Links: Survey: bit.ly/bridgertonresearch Rate our podcast! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blachelorettes/id1531910652
01:26:46
April 22, 2021
S2E14: Bridgerton S1 E5&6
Daphne and Simon are happy way too early, the black people are down bad, and we share our thoughts about recent #BachelorNation news. Bridgerton musical TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeuNVreu/ Love and affection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWnxhn-Smb0 Bridgerton Research Project Links: Survey: bit.ly/bridgertonresearch Rate our podcast! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blachelorettes/id1531910652
01:25:38
April 15, 2021
S2E13: Bridgerton S1 E3&4
Daphne discovers wet dreams, Daphne and Simon go from zero to fingering, and we recap Bachelor Nation News. Tune in to hear the tea!
48:54
April 8, 2021
S2E12: Bridgerton S1 E1&2
A handsome Black Duke and a pretty white woman conspire to court! Tune in to listen to us breakdown the super popular Bridgerton -- and why it's potentially problematic! Bridgerton Research Project Links: Survey: bit.ly/bridgertonresearch More about the research project: https://shelflovepodcast.com/blog/posts/bridgerton-research/ The Atlantic article about The Bachelor: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/03/bachelor-season-25/618439/ Jen Shah news: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jen-shah-real-housewives-star-charged-fraud-was-questioned-how-n1262604 Rate our podcast! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blachelorettes/id1531910652
58:15
April 1, 2021
S2E11: The Bachelor S25 E11
Matt finally does what we all knew he would, Emmanuel and Matt have a diet dialog about race and Michelle is our ONLY Bachelorette. Listen to us breakdown the Bachelor season finale and After The Rose.
01:28:13
March 18, 2021
S2E10: The Bachelor S25 E10
This week, we make something out of nothing (since this episode was so boring). In other news, we are Michelle Young STANS, Bri can never get a good date, and is Matt dating a certain blonde??? Tune in for the tea.
53:13
March 11, 2021
S2E09: The Bachelor S25 E09
This episode is shorter than usual because the Women Tell All featured mostly hwite hwomen. Also, we discuss updates in Bachelor Nation drama, including THOSE tweets. #WeStandWithRachel Speaking time/Screen time reference: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLczHIYHp6C/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Bridgerton Research Project Links: Survey: bit.ly/bridgertonresearch More about the research project: https://shelflovepodcast.com/blog/posts/bridgerton-research/
44:57
March 4, 2021
S2E08: The Bachelor S25 E08
We are officially a Michelle stan account. Also, Bri gets her revenge, Serena P. sends Matt home on his own show and we recap the Bachelor Nation drama of the week. Let's get into it.
59:10
February 25, 2021
S2E07: The Bachelor S25 E07
King Clown needs to be fired, Matt says goodbye to half the women, and is there something racist about Aloe Blacc singing to a yt woman??? Tune in to find out
51:51
February 19, 2021
S2E06: The Bachelor S25 E06
Jessenia clears Meredith from Ohio, Serena C. makes the reach of a lifetime, and Heather rolls up in a minivan. Let's get into it.
58:43
February 11, 2021
S2E05: The Bachelor S25 E05
This one is called "Bye Felicia!" or whatever it is she said. We say goodbye to two of our villains but a new one emerges from the ashes. Can Matt have a real conversation with ANYONE about their feelings or will all the conversations be shallow? Find out all that and more on this week's episode! Where can you find us? Twitter Instagram
48:40
February 4, 2021
S2E04: The Bachelor S25 E04
5 new WOC* enter the house, new girl Michelle saves the episode and Jhen and Lex actually disagree?! Tune in to hear the tea.
01:07:27
January 28, 2021
S2E03: The Bachelor S25 E03
Will there ever be an episode where we DON'T complain about white women? Tune in to hear us break down all the mess this week
01:15:10
January 21, 2021
S2E02: The Bachelor S25 E02
Matt puts Bri's and Sarah's lives at risk, the women play the most confusing wedding dress paint ball game ever, and Victoria is upset that none of that has anything to do with her. Listen to us break down episode 2 of The Bachelor.
01:05:28
January 14, 2021
S2E01: The Bachelor S25 E01
Lingerie, prayers and a vibrator??? Listen to us recap the season premiere starring our first black* bachelor, Matt James. References we talk about: Rabbit: https://www.lovehoney.com/p/lovehoney-dream-rabbit-rechargeable-silicone-thrusting-rabbit-vibrator/a36358.html?p=36358&wgu=265115_54264_16098837388787_0955491686&wgexpiry=1617659738&utm_source=Webgains&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=54264&utm_content= BachelorBabyYoda: www.instagram.com/bachelorbabyyoda
01:10:35
January 7, 2021
S1E15: The Bachelorette S16 E12&13
Ivan was done dirty, Ben magically can express himself and Tayshia finally gets her man! Listen to us recap the two episode season finale!
01:13:53
December 24, 2020
S1E14: The Bachelorette S16 E10&11
Tayshia cut FOUR guys loose, ABC is really on some BS and Ben is yet another emotionally unavailable, self-sabotaging man. Listen to us recap the TWO episodes we got this week.
01:10:37
December 17, 2020
S1E13: The Bachelorette S16 E09
Tayshia puts Noah in his place, the men get caught lying and Demar got sent home?!?! Let's unpack
45:15
December 10, 2020
S1E12: The Bachelorette S16 E08
Maybe wedding shoots aren't the best first dates? Also, the men go deep, Eazy thought he had it in the bag and we list our top threes.
01:10:40
December 3, 2020
S1E11: The Bachelorette S16 E07
Cow intestines aren't that gross, ok guys? Also, Bennett from Harvard tries to rap, the men's orgasms bring us to tears and Noah's top lip can't seem to find his bottom lip. Shhh Noah, shhhhh.
57:46
November 26, 2020
S1E10: The Bachelorette S16 E06
What happened this episode? Nothing. Listen to us talk about it anyway.
47:58
November 19, 2020
S1E09: The Bachelorette S16 E05
The men perk up the minute Tayshia walks in, Ivan actually talks and we're rudely interrupted by Clare and Dale AGAIN. Listen in as we wrap up this weeks episode of #TheBachelorette
58:02
November 12, 2020
S1E08: The Bachelorette S16 E04
Chris drops an f-bomb on Clare, Clare and Dale declare their love and our new Bachelorette enters the scene at the midnight hour. Listen to us as we wrap up this week's episode of #TheBachelorette
50:28
November 7, 2020
S1E07: The Bachelorette S16 E03
Clare is in love an ting, Chris told Zach gweh and Yosef is lucky he didn't choose the wrong one. Hear us talk about this and so much more as we give our thoughts on the latest Bachelorette episode!
57:23
October 29, 2020
S1E06: The Bachelorette S16 E02
In this week's podcast we recap episode 2 of The Bachelorette. What did we think of all the group date drama? Or Jason's 'dark past'? Did Brandon fumble the bag? Listen and find out.
52:21
October 22, 2020
S1E05: Bachelorette Season Premiere!
The Bachelorette has finally premiered this week! Join us as we recap what went down. Did Clare have stars in her eyes when she met Dale? Who called themselves a tall drink of water? Did we care about Tyler C and Yosef's beef? Listen and find out!
01:02:40
October 15, 2020
S1E04: Dating Around S2 E5&6
Join us as we recap the final two episodes of Dating Around's season 2. But first, the men of #Clayshia's Bachelorette season have been introduced by Chris Harrison. Tune in to hear us dish about the new crop of men!
01:15:04
October 8, 2020
S1E03: Dating Around S2 E3&4
In this episode, we recap episodes 3 & 4 of Dating Around's season 2. Did Deva have a trainwreck date? Was Heather a little too lit? Before we get into it, we catch up on all the latest drama happening in #Bachelornation. Listen to find out the latest and share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Instagram at @blachelorettes.
01:00:02
October 1, 2020
S1E02: Dating Around S2 E1&2
Join us as we catch up on #Bachelornation drama and recap episodes 1 & 2 of Dating Around's season 2. Did Justin choose the right person? Is Ben TOO nice? Listen to find out our thoughts and don't forget to share yours with us at @blachelorettes on Twitter and Instagram!
54:22
September 24, 2020
S1E01: Why Dating Shows?
Welcome to The Blachelorettes! On this week's episode, we're talking about why we watch reality dating shows, how we started and why we like it. Let's get into it. We've also started a Twitter and Instagram! Follow us there so we can raise our profile and engage with you!
39:57
September 17, 2020
Blachelorettes Trailer
Hi, we're The Blachelorettes! Here's what you can expect on our upcoming podcast about reality dating shows. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Stay tuned for more!
03:03
September 13, 2020