Talking It Out

Talking It Out

Uncomfortable topics, unconventional viewpoints and thought-provoking conversations about life, love, relationships and more with some of your favorites from Bachelor Nation. Take a deep dive into critical subjects addressed on your favorite Bachelor franchise series with Bachelor Nation's Mike Johnson and Dr. Bryan Abasolo. They’ll pick up right where the show leaves off to break down topical issues, cultural moments and personal stories that are just too big to fit the screen. Join the conversation along with our special guest every week as we learn, reflect and talk it out!

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August 11, 2022 65 min
Mike and Bryan are joined by Aven this week on “Talking It Out”! In their conversation, the guys go in-depth with Aven as he opens up about his romantic one-on-one with Rachel in Belgium, growing up with divorced parents, and why his connection with Rachel is much more than just physical.   Then, in their hot takes of the week, Mike and Bryan discuss whether you should make the same amount of money as the people you’re dating, and ...
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Zayd Dohrn was born underground - his parents were radicals and counter-culture outlaws, on the run from the FBI. Now Zayd takes us back to the 1970s, when his parents and their young friends in the Weather Underground Organization declared war on the United States government. They brawled with riot cops on the streets of Chicago, bombed the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, broke comrades out of prison, and teamed up with Black milit...
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August 4, 2022 68 min
Spencer is “Talking It Out” this week with Mike and Bryan! In discussing his journey so far on “The Bachelorette,” Spencer shares why he decided to pursue Gabby, the moments between him and Gabby that Bachelor Nation hasn’t seen, and, of course, why he felt confident throwing it down in the ring. Plus, the guys get to know Spencer a bit better as he opens up about his experience in the Army.   Then, Mike and Bryan switch things up ...
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This week on “Talking It Out,” Jacob gets to the root of the controversial comments he made to Gabby during this week’s group date. Then, Mike and Bryan grill Jacob on what he was trying to accomplish in that moment, whether he has any regrets about his choice of words, and what he has learned about himself from his journey on “The Bachelorette.”  Then, in their hot takes of the week, Mike and Bryan discuss what to do when your par...
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July 21, 2022 64 min
Jordan V. is in the hot seat this week, and the man many thought was a favorite for Rachel’s final rose has a lot to say! In his conversation with Mike and Bryan, Jordan V. opens up about going into “The Bachelorette” with eyes only for Rachel, how he felt being sent home on the first one-on-one, all about his unique career as a drag racer, plus so much more.   Then, Mike and Bryan weigh in on Chris’ controversial comment and prais...
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July 20, 2022 4 min
The one and only official Bachelor Nation podcast is here! Co-hosted by Becca Kufrin and Michelle Young, “Bachelor Happy Hour” is a companion piece to “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” and is currently following the history making season of “The Bachelorette,” co-starring Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey.  Michelle and Becca take you behind the scenes of what really goes on when the cameras aren't rol...
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July 14, 2022 71 min
This week on “Talking It Out,” Mike and Bryan are joined by Roby (aka “The Magic King”), and he definitely has some tricks up his sleeve! In their conversation, Roby opens up about his international upbringing, his journey to becoming a magician, and just how tricky navigating night one was with two Bachelorettes. Pun intended.   Then, in their hot takes of the week, Bryan and Mike discuss whether Bachelor-style dating practices wo...
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This week on Talking It Out, Mike and Bryan are joined by two VERY special guests - Mike's sister, Amber and Bryan's mom, Olga. In their conversation, Amber and Olga don't hold back as they reveal what it was like to watch their family member look for love on television and all the fun, cringy, and surprising things that came along with it.  Then, in their hot takes of the week, Mike and Bryan discuss dating after loss ...
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June 30, 2022 63 min
Bachelor Nation’s Caila Quinn is taken out of her comfort zone as she joins Mike and Bryan for a conversation covering “Paradise” love triangles, valuable lessons learned during her first year of marriage, and how an unfortunate incident with a snake completely changed her way of thinking. Plus, in their hot takes of the week, Mike and Bryan share how they feel about the age-old adage “never go to sleep angry,” and whether they thi...
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June 23, 2022 61 min
Mike and Bryan have a very honest conversation with Evan Bass as he looks back on his time with the Bachelor franchise and how his life has changed since. For the first time since his divorce, Evan opens up about what went wrong in his marriage to Carly, where he is in the healing process, and whether he could ever see himself getting married again.   Plus, Evan joins Mike and Bryan to discuss this week’s hot take: Is proposing at ...
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Bachelor Nation fan favorite Krystal Nielson opens up about the many ways in which her life has changed over the last two years. In their conversation, Krystal shares what it was like to rebuild after her divorce, how forcing herself to stay open to love allowed her to find something magic with boyfriend Miles Bowles, and what she wishes someone would have told her before she became a mom. Plus, are there wedding bells and more kid...
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This week on “Talking It Out,” Mike and Bryan answer listener questions on love, dating, and relationships! Nothing is off the table in this discussion as the guys cover topics like sexual compatibility, cheating, the apps, and so much more. Plus, how did their time on “The Bachelorette” shape their perspective on dating? Listen now to find out!  Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.  To learn more abou...
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Kenny Braasch reveals what it really means to live life in the boy band world. In his discussion with Mike and Bryan, Kenny shares how he got his start in the boy band biz, what his fiancée Mari thinks of his career, and how far he hopes to take the band in the future. Plus, Kenny shares who from Bachelor Nation he’d love to see come together to form their own boy band.   Then, in their hot takes of the week, Mike and Bryan debate ...
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May 26, 2022 70 min
This week on “Talking It Out,” Kelley Flanagan is in the hot seat and she does not hold back! In her conversation with Mike and Bryan, Kelley opens up about what her close-knit family really thought of her going on “The Bachelor,” how her life has changed with her Lyme diagnosis, and why she is officially done talking about Peter. Plus, she shares what really goes down in the DMs of Bachelor Nation and why we won’t be seeing her in...
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May 19, 2022 75 min
This week on “Talking It Out,” Rachel Lindsay Abasolo joins Mike and Bryan for a thoughtful discussion where she shares how life has changed since stepping away from the Bachelor franchise, advice she has for young women who want to work in the media, and the importance of staying authentic to oneself in all endeavors, both personal and professional.  Plus, Rachel joins the guys for their hot takes of the week, and for old times’ s...
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Michael A. from Katie’s season of “The Bachelorette” joins Mike and Bryan for a conversation about life since the show and the lessons he has learned along the way. Michael discusses how the show changed his perspective on dating, whether he thought he and Katie had a future after her season ended, and if he would ever be the Bachelor in the future. Then, Michael shares details about his relationship with Amanda Kloots, and a very ...
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Former Bachelor (and perennial fan favorite) Ben Higgins is “Talking It Out” with Mike and Bryan this week! Ben shares more about newly married life, how abstaining from sex made his relationship stronger, and why his family plans have changed since the wedding. Then, Ben details life before “The Bachelor,” the important role he’s taken on in the “Bachelor” franchise, and how he’s finding purpose with his platform.  Plus, Mike and ...
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Trigger warning: Heavy discussions surrounding mental health — including depictions and discussions of self-harming behavior such as suicide, self-inflicted injuries, and disordered eating. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help.  On this week’s episode of “Talking It Out,” the TikTok doctor is in the house. Dr. Daniel Amen joins Mike and Bryan for an eye-openin...
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April 21, 2022 62 min
Mike and Bryan are joined by “Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise” alum Mari Pepin. She dives deep into explaining her journey to become Miss World Puerto Rico, her wedding plans with Kenny, and much more!   Then, Mike and Bryan answer a fan question about what celebrity they think would make a good Bachelor or Bachelorette, and they discuss the hot trend of not taking the man’s last name in marriage.   Don’t forget to rate and sub...
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In this exclusive interview, “Bachelor” alum Susie Evans addresses the recent TikTok scandal that shocked Bachelor Nation.    Tune in as she confirms the receipts, talks about how she and Clayton have learned to navigate through this experience, and so much more. Plus, a special guest makes an appearance.   Then, in their hot take of the week, Mike and Bryan discuss the latest news regarding Ray J and Kim Kardashian and pose the qu...
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