The 5 Best Podcasts For Reality Show Fans
By Diana Brown
August 10, 2020
Is there anything better than sitting on the couch eating your favorite snack and binging on some kind of trashy reality television? Maybe there is, but in quarantine, this is one routine that’s hard to top. These five podcasts are dedicated to the drama of unscripted TV, whether it’s boats or bachelors – and whether they’re celebrities or just superfans, they provide hours of entertainment going over every delicious moment of your favorite reality series, obsessing over cast members and high-drama moments, analyzing the makeups and the breakups, and getting excited about where-are-they-now reveals. Let all the fun of your favorite unscripted shows go on and on with these five podcasts.
Bachelor and Bachelorette fans rejoice! Fan favorite Bachelor Ben Higgins co-hosts this podcast with the notorious crying girl from The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, Ashley Iaconetti. They share their own stories from the set and everyday lives, and get some of the best celebrity and contestant interviews for all the inside gossip on the new season of The Bachelorette. Let your love of love go on long after the episode is over with Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous.
Arden Myrin, Bachelor superfan, hosts Will You Accept This Rose to talk about every moment of every season of every part of the Bachelor franchise, from the very first introductions right to the final rose-giving ceremony, with her celebrity and comedian friends who are as obsessed as she is. Guests like Paget Brewster, Nikki Glaser, Lance Bass, Bowen Yang, and many more share their hilarious takes on the dates, the men, the women, the drama, the mothers, the mansion, and everything in between, and give you a great time while they do it.
Stand-up comedian Nick Turner and Ethnically Ambiguous host and producer Anna Hossnieh both love Bravo’s reality show Below Deck, which follows a group of young people who live and work on luxury yachts dealing with their extremely wealthy clientele’s insane demands. So they started Deckheads to break down every single episode together, talk about their favorite cast members, and share boat facts (for example, the back of a boat is called a “stern,” not a “butthole” as Anna originally thought). Get your sea legs and laughs with this podcast.
Sofiya Alexandra and Miles Gray host 420 Day Fiance, where they get blazed and talk about reality dating show sensation 90 Day Fiance, in which contestants find potential life partners overseas, bring them to the U.S. on a K1 visa, and have 90 days to fall in love and get married before the visa runs out. Their hilarious recaps and analyses also includes a failproof algorithm scoring each cast member on their actions, including “Responsible Mother” bonuses and “Ignorant Xenophobe” penalties. Lost too many points? Then that cast member is on the train to Cancelvania. You won’t get a more….elevated reality show conversation anywhere.
Giannina Gibelli found love on Netflix’s Love Is Blind series, where the contestants were separated by an opaque screen and had to rely on nothing but personality to choose their mates before they were physically revealed. Now, she hosts the Love In Sight podcast, breaking down every episode with behind-the-scenes stories and interviewing fellow cast members about their relationships during and after the show, their sex lives, and their proposals, covering love triangles, shocking twists at the altar, plans for babies, and so much more. Get your Love Is Blind fix right here on this podcast.
If you want to be sure you're listening to the podcasts everyone else is checking out, iHeartRadio has you covered. Every Monday, iHeartRadio releases a chart showing the most popular podcasts of the week. Stay up to date on what's trending by checking out the chart here. There's even a chart just for radio podcasts here, featuring all your favorite iHeartRadio personalities like Bobby Bones, Elvis Duran, Steve Harvey and dozens of others.
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