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The Bachelor Zone is the podcast for hard hitting Bachelor stats and analysis. Join comedians/competitive dating experts Michael Wahle, Zachary Pyke, and Daniel A. Duddy, as they break down each week's episodes and give a fresh, engaging take on all things related to The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise.
 
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It's that time of year again... We're donning our tuxedos (on zoom) to hand out our prestigious Bachy award to all the best and from Matt James's season of The Bachelor, and this year we're joined by a very special guest: Bachelor Historian and Pundit Lily Foss! Check out Lily's bookstore The Bookery online and keep independent booksellers alive! S…
 
It's the end of Matt James's historic season of The Bachelor and we're here with our final thoughts on the final two "dates" and give our take on who we think really belonged in the hot seat opposite Emmanuel Acho at After the Final Rose. Shoot us an email or voice memo with your thoughts on next weeks episode to thebachelorzonepodcast@gmail.com an…
 
Matt James's Suite week is finally here and it did not disappoint!... (SPOILER ALERT it might of disappointed a little...) Shoot us an email or voice memo with your thoughts on next weeks episode to thebachelorzonepodcast@gmail.com and we'll read em in our mail bag segment! Help support the show by becoming a Patron on our newly launched Patreon pa…
 
This week we're joined by writer, comedian and legendary bachelor expert Ali Barthwell (Vulture Magazine, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) to discuss what we thought of Matt James's women telling all....and how they were lazily egged on by a man who may or may not be losing his job all while sitting in front of not a studio audience. Follow Ali …
 
We've made it to our second "Hometowns" of the covid era, and these ones were only a slightly less sad than the last bunch. We discuss which contestants family had the best night trying to push them over the threshold and get into the finals. Shoot us an email or voice memo with your thoughts on next weeks episode to thebachelorzonepodcast@gmail.co…
 
This week we continue our coverage of Matt James's season by kicking things of with a emergency "Mayor of Choketown" segment where we hash out the fallout from Chris Harrison's televised dissapointing take on the Rachel Kirkconnel controversy and what his decision to step aside may mean for the future of the franchise. Shoot us an email or voice me…
 
It's the mid season hump episode of Matt Jame's season of the Bachelor, and instead of actual humping we just more seemingly unnecessary drama, random new women, and of course bowling. After briefly discussing the off the field allegations made against Rachael Kirkconnell, We break down what exactly happened to Katie and discuss what her possible f…
 
In Week 5 Matt James tries to sort out toxic clubhouse drama, ultimately resulting in the fall of Anna and the demise of Queen Victoria. So we reached out to perhaps the greatest clubhouse presence in all of Bachelor history to see if anything could have been done to stop the meltdown. That's right, we're joined by Final four finisher Renee Maynard…
 
Week 4 was filled with a whole bunch of drama, and also a whole bunch of new women. We're joined by Aunt Mary to dive deep into all the infighting and who if anybody will come out on top once the dust settles. And also whether or not Michelle is the new front runner after a command (2nd) opening night performance. Then as always we're joined by the…
 
This week we had the incredible pleasure of inviting on one of the most beloved members of Bachelor Nation.... Franco Lacosta, the person behind all those wild group date/mock wedding photo shoots and creator of not only some of the most memorable outfits, but also some of the most memorable moments in Bachelor History. Franco tells us his thoughts…
 
Week 2 of Matt James's season of The Bachelor brings us our first group date, and the opening salvos in what is gearing up to a battle between "Queen" Victoria and literally everyone else in existence. We dive deep into who had the best 1 on 1 date with Matt, who stuck out in the group date, and who will fall prey to the reign of Victoria, and whet…
 
After an extremely short off-season we return with the new year and the new Bachelor we've all been waiting for! Matt James's historic season of The Bachelor kicks off in the idyllic hills of West Pennsylvania and we're here to break down all the night one magic (and dildo work). Shoot us an email or voice memo with your thoughts on next weeks epis…
 
That's a wrap on one of the strangest and most memorable season of The Bachelorette, and Tayshia has made her decision to take the Ring from Zac Clark. We break down what went wrong and what went right in the final dates leading into the fantasy suites (or Fantasy trailers) and look ahead to the future of the franchise and how the runners up like B…
 
We have a whopper of an episode today as we cover both the Men's Tell All, and Hometowns and are joined by Lacey Mark, Bachelor Contestant from Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise. We talk her about her time on The Bachelor and in Paradise and why she thinks every season of The Bachelor is basically a quarantine season . Th…
 
We're coming at you with a Bonus Monday pod to kick off our mid-season Bachy Awards, and we're joined by special guest Bachelor Expert: Aunt Mary! We discuss how the good of a job production has done pulling off this unprecedented bubble season. We compare the two Bachelorettes this and has out what there legacies may be. And then we gellfully hand…
 
This week was a doozy and what better way to break it all down than to combine our podcast with one of our favorite Bachelor podcasts Walk You Out with Johnno and Richelle! We viciously debate over which sad boi... Zac C. or Ben have a better shot at Tayshia's heart. Hash out which of the remaining men in the line up have a chance to make it throug…
 
Tayshia's Week 4 saw the men open up and bare their truths, and in some cases a lot more. We break down how well Zac did on his emotional one on one date, and what his chances are moving forward. Then, we take a deep dive into the much talked about painting class that ended with Ben interpreting a self portrait as an excuse to do the full monty. Fi…
 
Week 3 of Tayshia's season of the Bachelorette was filled with a little bit of everything... Lava, Cow Intestines, and a serious lack of musical talent. We break down the lava filled and refreshingly vulnerable 1 on 1 date between Ivan and Tayshia, The rise of the soft spoken silent assassins this season who are breaking out ahead of the pack, and …
 
Tayshia spent her week two trying to figure out which of her contestants could be defined as "grown ass men." and what better way to find out than by pitting them against each other in some of the manliest tasks of all: spelling, omelette making and greco-roman wrestling. We break down all the intense competitive dating combat: from the battle betw…
 
America's has been waiting and it's finally here....It's Tayshia time. After calling a mulligan after the Clare and Dale love story/debacle we finally get the truly competitive opening night we've been waiting for. The amazing bachelor expert and author of a couple of plant based classics: (Plant-Based on a Budget and The Friendly Vegan Cookbook) T…
 
Clare's season has ended before it even got going. What all of America was expecting for some time (not the election) has happened: Clare Crawley has left early with her very new fiance Dale Moss, whether he likes it or not. We're joined by our favorite Bachelor recap artist Lauren Robertsdad to break down what all this means for Clare's legacy mov…
 
(We know this is a particular stressful time for our listeners, so we thought we'd graban episode form behind our pay wall on Patreon to bring some levity if you'd like an escape from being glued to the news...) We continue our hypothetical deep dive into the world of rom coms with the 2001 fish out of water litigation romp "Legally Blonde" starrin…
 
It's week three in the saga of Clare and Dale, and we're try to make sense of what this insane season has become. We ask whether or not if Dale is one of the all time greats?... or if he's just the luckiest player in the history of the game. Is Clare's shutting down of the other men in the house fair or foul now that the writing is on the wall? And…
 
Clare's strange quarantined season of The Bachelorette is in full swing, even if some of her men may still be on the fence... We discuss production's use of high school theater props, and the incredibly awkward start to that evening group date. Was Clare's reaction fair or foul? or was her assuming the men should the make the first move as ill thou…
 
It's finally here! The long wait to start Clare's season of The Bachelorette is finally over and we're back to cover every crazy, quarantined second of it. We're joined for this long awaited opening night by Chris, the creator of the Bachelor Fantake Youtube channel, Legendary Bachelor prediction oracle, and all around good guy to discuss Clare's g…
 
We made to 100 episodes! We're nearly out of the Bachelor-less wilderness, and before we start our coverage of Clare Crawley's long awaited Covid Bachelorette season we thought we should take a second and reflect on this milestone by getting a little self-indulgent by looking back on some of our favorite moments covering Bachelor Nation these last …
 
We wrap up our throwback coverage of Bachelor in Paradise Season one with somebody who was actually there under the palapas in Tulum! Daniella Mcbride from Sean Lowe's season and the first season of BIP joins us to discuss just how crazy that very first season was. From the infamous balcony jump, to the behind the scenes rose ceremony subterfuge, a…
 
This week we're joined by Bachelor historian, stats expert, guest pundit Michael Dunn to discuss his take on the early exits and, aggressive defensive play that came to define the opening season of Bachelor in Paradise. and later, we go over whether or not the women's after the buzzer dog pile on Jesse was fair or foul....SPOILER ALERT: It was fair…
 
We continue our throwback coverage of the first season of Bachelor In Paradise with an all time classic. We cover all the week 5 insanity that saw the first early exit from Clare Crawley, The infamous "threesome?" between Jesse, Christy, and friend of the show and legendary free spirit Lucy Aragon, and we discuss if in an alternate universe Zachary…
 
Today on The Bachelor Zone Week 4 of our throwback B.I.P. coverage shows us that one truly is the loneliest number, As we look back on the infamous solo date had by new arrival and walking frat paddle Kalon after he's rejected by literally everyone in Paradise. We also discuss Clare's battle to keep her name unsullied by gossip thrown at her by the…
 
BONUS EP FROM OUR BACHELOR ZONE PATREON FEED: We continue our deep dive into our favorite Rom Coms and how they hold up to BZ coverage with Dan Duddy's choice the 2011 Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling relationship kerfuffle film "Crazy, Stupid, Love". We discuss how the film struggles to hold up only 9 years later, whether or not Gosling is the G.O.A.T.…
 
We continue our throwback coverage of the very first season of Bachelor in Paradise. We go over all the classic highlights: Chris B. playing while injured and then deciding to not play at all. Marquel being the hot commodity by getting a date hat trick, and in hindsight was Ashley one of the best defensive players of all time? We also give shoutout…
 
This week we're continuing our throwback coverage of the very first season of Bachelor in Paradise, and boy is it a doozy. We go over the shockingly dumb behind the scenes drama involving Michelle and literally putzy producer Ryan Putz, and discuss whether or not all the sloppy play on exhibit was the product of bad play, or a time capsule of a byg…
 
We're going back in our Bachelor time machine to fill the dead Bachelorless media landscape created by the Pandemic, and this time you can easily come along with us thanks to the fine folks at Hulu as we cover the very first Season of Bachelor In Paradise! How is this season different from other B.I.P. seasons? Was Chris Harrison drunker than we al…
 
Today we take a break from our short pre-season hiatus to bring you special coverage of the breaking news that Clare Crawley has decided she's already found love and wants off the show 4 weeks in to her season. We cover what we know about Clare's alleged decision, What a half season with our possible new Bachelorette Tayshia Adams could look like, …
 
It has finally begun. Shooting of Clare Crawley's long awaited 2020 Bachelorette season has commenced at the luxurious La Quinta Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, and we're joined by our favorite Bachelor Nation pundits Sarah and Alex Franklin, hosts of the podcast "Trust The Bachelor Process." We go in depth into what we think about the newly releas…
 
This week we're joined by two guests from Juan Pablo's season of The Bachelor: Chelsie Webster and Kat Hurd to celebrate our bi-annual tradition of the Bachy Awards (the Juan Pablo edition.) They discuss they're experience on the show and help us decide which contestants, hosts, (and even executive producers) deserve our coveted Bachy award in Juan…
 
For our final week of our retrospective coverage of Juan Pablo's season we're joined by Sharleen Joynt, one of the most compelling and interesting players from that season and Bachelor history in general. She was kind enough to come on and give her expert analysis and how this classic season went down. We discuss how much the game has changed these…
 
This week we cover one of the most corgial Women's Tell All's in Bachelor history... We discuss how and why Juan Pablo is still remembered as one of the most Maligned Bachelor's in the history of the game, and whether or not that hate is fair. Also, we cover what these older Tell All's can teach us about how the game has changed, and how if at all …
 
Week 9 of our throwback coverage of Juan Pablo's season bring us to the island of St. Lucia and to one of the most infamous Fantasy Suite nights in Bachelor history. We cover Andi's dramatic exit, and what was really behind her vitriol towards the phrase "It's okay," and we give our two cents on the announcement of the new Bachelorette production p…
 
This week we are very excited to make some Bachelor Zone history by welcoming into the Zone for the very first time a contestant who made it all the way to Hometowns! We're joined by final four finalist from Juan Pablo's Season: Renee Maynard! She was kind enough to come on to rehash her season and give us some long awaited insight into what exactl…
 
This week we cover all the excitement and drama of the saga that is unofficially known as Juan Pablo's Hometown episode. We're in Miami where history is made when Clare Crawley challenges the concept of ownership of personal space, Sharlene removes herself from the competition, and Marlins Park gets a few seats filled. But before all that we decide…
 
We continue our retrospective coverage of Juan Pablo's season of The Bachelor with a deep dive of all things Clare Crawley, and her hall of fame perfomances in week 5 and 6. We get into all of Juan Pablo's foibles in in Southeast Asia, and New Zealand....Math, Ocean Sex, and Clare unfortunately describing how "She's been messed up since Vietnam." R…
 
This week we're taking a break from our retrospective coverage of Juan Pablo's season to bring you a very special in depth interview with Lucy Aragon, the beloved and shoeless "Free Spirit" contestant from Juan Pablo's Season of The Bachelor. She tells us all about what made her decide to go on The Bachelor (It's not what you think), and gives us a…
 
For the final episode of our Listen To Your Heart (Or Listen to Us) trilogy we're joined all the way from the ATL by the hilarious ladies from the Crime and Roses podcast: the podcast about both The Bachelor universe AND true crime (a match made in heaven)... Danielle and Megan. They tell us some of the inside info they've gleaned from their own in…
 
Today we received the tragic news that comedy icon and all time great Bachelor cameo master Fred Willard has passed away. We just wanted to take a brief moment to pay tribute and just celebrate this genius and show our appreciation for how he defined how to make the dumbest, silliest things, seriously dumb and silly. Support the show (https://www.p…
 
We continue our retrospective coverage of Juan Pablo's season of El Bachelor'. This was the week Juan and the Women went to Seoul, South Korea and it was apparently "Just like Gangnam Style"... Karaoke, opera, problematic racial generalizing and much, much more as we go over how the game has changed from the halcyon days Juan Pablo and how Clare Cr…
 
We continue our series of bonus eps where we bring guests on to try and convince us to watch and cover ABC's "Listen To Your Heart". This week we're joined by special guest Bachelor pundit and super fan Alicia Nichols-Gonazales. She makes a compelling case for why rule changes, special guest judges and the mechanic of swapping couples makes "Listen…
 
This week begins our string of extra bonus episodes in which we will have a special guest come on and try to convince us to watch/cover The Bachelor presents: Listen to Your Heart. Our first guest is our very own Bachelor Historian and rules analyst Michael "By The Numbers" Dunn who gives us his best attempt to play devil's advocate for LTYH as we …
 
We're moving right along as we're all still stuck in-doors we go in-depth with our retrospective of Juan Pablo's season of The Bachelor. We go over the pros and cons of off nights after 1 on 1 dates. Whether or not no makeup breakfast groups dates should be brought back, and the ubiquitousness of bungee jumping in the Bachelor Universe. Rate, Revie…
 
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