It's 2015. By now, reality TV is a young adult, but it hasn't grown out of "The Bachelor" franchise. Despite its bizarre dating rituals, low success rate, and questionable racial and gender politics, the stable of shows is, if anything, more popular than ever. Do people love "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," or do they love to hate it? It's unclear. But here at Here To Make Friends, we both love and love to hate them -- and we love to snarkily dissect each episode in vivid detail.
In this week's Here To Make Friends podcast, hosts Claire Fallon, Culture Writer, and Emma Gray, Senior Women's Editor, recap the eighth episode of "The Bachelorette," Season 11. We'll discuss Shawn's emotional freakout, the least dramatic two-on-one ever, Cupcake's sad exit and Chris Harrison's game-changing conversation with Kaitlyn.
Kate Dries, Senior Editor at Jezebel, joins to give her recapping insights -- plus, we'll hear from the Bachelorette herself, Kaitlyn Bristowe!
You can check out our future episodes of Here To Make Friends and other HuffPost Podcasts on The Huffington Post's Sound Cloud page. Thanks to our producer, Katelyn Bogucki, our editor Jorge Corona, and our guest Kate Dries.
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