The Betchelor is a Bachelor recap podcast presented by Kay Brown, Chris Burns and Jared Freid of Betches Media.. This weekly podcast follows the latest episodes and makes fun of all the ridiculous things the contestants say and do – because honestly, why else watch the show if not for the commentary? For more info check out weekly recaps at Betches.com or follow our Instagram, @thebetchelor.
Judgement Day Is Upon Us: Katie’s Cast Review
The cast photos are out for Katie’s upcoming season of The Bachelorette and our hosts are reacting to every guy. They start by reviewing the casting archetypes we see each season so you know who to look out for. Then Kay, Chris, and Jared offer their honest response to each guy’s pic and what little it tells us about them, giving their predictions for who will last and who will go home early. Finally, they close out the cast preview with their selections for who they like best, and more importantly, who Katie will choose.
Follow along with the list of cast members here!
The Betchelor Award Show
It’s the Betchelor Award show we’ve all been waiting for! Kay, Chris, and Jared start off with a few reflections on the season in general and how the off-season is a necessary time for Bachelor nation. Then, they dive into some recent news about Chris Harrison lawyering up and what it may mean for the future of the show. They also discuss what ABC’s role is in this whole dramatic mess before they dive into all their picks for their season awards. Who caused the most drama? Who is the villain of the season? Who is the likeliest to pull a Heather? Finally, they give out the infamous Season Long Cringe Harrison Award. Be sure to tune in next week for a preview of next season and everything we can expect!
This Season Could’ve Been An Email (Bachelor Season Finale)
It’s the finale of Matt James’s season of The Bachelor, and Kay, Chris and Jared are here to recap it all. They start by naming the episode (and reacting to the awkward hand-on-leg action) then dive into each of the final dates. They talk about the brief meet-and-greets with Matt’s family before discussing his commitment issues. They cover Michelle being forced to repel down the side of a building (before getting eliminated) and Rachael getting left hanging in her leather pants. They break down Matt’s decision to give Rachael the final rose, but not to propose. Then they react to this season’s After the Final Rose, including Emmanuel’s excellent performance as host, Matt’s refusal to say anything of substance, and the handling of recent controversy. Finally, they close things out with this week’s Betchelor Categories, including some Would You Rathers, the Cringe Harrison Award winner, Jared’s Minute, and the final Will You Accept this Rose of the season.
The Parent Trap (Matt's Final Three)
It’s down to three contestants for Matt James to choose from so Kay, Chris, and Jared dive right into this week’s episode. They start with their “Name that Episode” titles and a conversation about Matt’s dad paying a visit to the show. They recap Michelle’s trip to Schrute farms and tell us why she should ultimately be Matt’s pick. They cover Bri’s date in the woods (is that a tent?) and talk about Matt’s repeat speech to each girl. They also break down Rachael’s ceramics rendezvous and discuss his reaction each time someone says “I love you” to the guy. Then they round things out with this week’s Betchelor Categories, including some Would You Rather questions, the Villain of the Week, the Cringe Harrison Award winner, and the Will You Accept this Rose recipients.
The Women Tell Nothing
Kay, Chris, and Jared are back to recap the Women Tell All special, but first they react to a flurry of Bachelor Nation news stories. They talk about Emmanuel Acho being named the host of this season’s After the Final Rose, and Rachel Lindsay deactivating her social media accounts due to harassment. They discuss the public reaction after former contestant Taylor Nolan’s past Tweets resurfaced, followed by a series of half-hearted apologies for offending so many different groups. Then they dive into last night’s Women Tell All, starting with Victoria trying to defend her behavior on the show (with some surprising allies) and everyone coming for Katie. They discuss the showdown between Brittany and Anna over the escort drama, all the dates we didn’t get to see, and speculate about whether or not they cut an announcement of Katie as the next Bachelorette. Then it’s time for this week’s Betchelor Categories, including some Would You Rather questions, Jared’s Minute, and their picks for who they want to win this season.
Finally We Go To Hometowns(ish)
It’s “hometown” week on the Bachelor and we’re recapping it all. Kay, Jared and Chris start the show with a reaction to Matt James’s public statement about the controversy surrounding Rachael Kirkconnell and Chris Harrison. Then they play Name That Episode and dive into Michelle’s sporty family visit, complete with Matt getting grilled by the purest people alive (her students). They discuss Racheal’s bumpy skydiving date and her parents’ discomfort with the whole situation, then cover the real star of the episode: Bri’s mom. They talk about Serena sending Matt home on his own show, and speculate about who he would have chosen if she’d stuck around. Then it’s time for the Betchelor Categories, starting with some Would You Rathers, the top performer, and a food convo. Finally, they close the show with the Villain of the Week, the Cringe Harrison Award, and their Will You Accept This Rose selections.
You guys are great! Love Fat Carrie Bradshaw! but I think you should ditch Jared. His voice makes me want to kill myself.
Like, go away.
Fat Carrie Bradshaw is one of my favorite people on the planet. Love you Chris Burns. I’ve honestly been missing this podcast since the break. Can’t wait for Bach & BIP to come back so I can hear from my friends. Hope Kay & Chris are enjoying the west coast. I love Jared’s recap stories and glad he’s joined this pod. All three are great.
Love the addition of Jared Freid!
Liked the podcast before but love it even more with the Sultan of Scream- their breakdown of Katie’s contestants had me dying