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Rose Pricks: The Bachelor podcast for people who hate-watch the Bachelor

The Premise (from Apple Podcasts):

Stefanie Wilder Taylor (For Crying Out Loud, Bored AF) and Angel Laketa Moore relentlessly mock the dodo birds of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise.


Series or standalone:

It follows the Bachelor/ette series, but you could technically pick and choose episodes


Begin listening to:

Any episode; I suggest watching the episode first and then listening for the full experience. Just don't think too much about how many hours of your life are being wasted.


Format:

Recap/discussion/comedy


Host(s):

Stephanie Wilder Taylor and Angel Laketa Moore (former co-host Ronnie Karam of Watch What Crappens)


Sound/production quality:

Good


Rating/age suitability:

Adult only


Approximate length of episodes:

75 minutes


Curricular ties:

N/A


Similar recommended pods:

Watch What Crappens; Office Ladies; The Babysitters Club Club; Here to Make Friends


Podcast Librarian’s Review

If you’re a regular Podcast Librarian reader, you know that I’m a reality show junkie--though most of my watching is Bravo-based because I love Watch What Crappens recaps. Incidentally, that’s how I learned about Rose Pricks and, as a result, began watching The Bachelor/ette shows. I would happily listen to Ronnie Karam talk about and impersonate any reality TV dumb-dumbs, and boy, does The Bachelor franchise reliably deliver on dumb-dumbs. When Ronnie announced that he was taking a break from Rose Pricks, I almost decided to stop watching the show/listening to the podcast. Blame it on the pandemic or whatever else, but I just couldn’t quit The Bachelorette this time around, so I returned to Rose Pricks after all. Obviously, I'm glad I did.


Even with the co-host switch-up, this remains the one Bachelor-related podcast that I can’t miss (and believe me, I tried all the other active ones). Some Bachelor recap pods pander too much to the Bachelor Nation “stars” (because they aim to have them as guests), and others are too bro-y in their humor (there are several that are hosted by all guys)--but this one is just right. Even without Ronnie’s ridiculously hilarious impressions of the dodo birds who get cast on the show, the pod still delivers, and Angel’s sharp wit and experience as a non-Bachelor/ette watcher up until this season makes it a fun, fresh listen. There are some fun ongoing jokes, like Bachelor speak: walls down, "vunerable," and the hierarchy of love proclamations (I'm starting to fall in love with you; I'm falling in love with you, and finally, I love you). Obviously, this is not a podcast for everyone, but if you’re a Bachelor franchise hate-watcher or are looking for a way to rob yourself of 4+ hours every week (seriously, why the hell are Bachelor episodes so long?), then you will love Rose Pricks: A Bachelor Roast.



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