This is What I’ve Become – A Bachelorette Podcaster

At some point in everyone’s life, they have to do something they don’t want to do. For me, it was watching the Bachelor last fall. The thing is, I ended up kind of liking it. Not because I fell into the alluring electric lights and colors of a televised and product-sponsored quest to manufacture human emotion, but because, in a strange but undeniable way, the communal judgment from the safety of living room couches that accompanies reality television genuinely brings the viewing audience closer together.

25toLifeThe moral animal inside me tells me that bridges built on a foundation of faux-reality entertainment aren’t stable, but the rational analyst side of me knows that these contestants know what’s coming for them and maybe I’m not so bad after all.

This is maybe the first time I’ve ever tried to explain how I feel about this franchise in words and now that I do it, I can’t say I’m altogether happy with myself, but I’m just going to embrace it: I’ve turned into a Bachelor/Bachelorette devotee. This is the second blog post I’ve written about it and in actuality, I’ve devoting several hours a week to producing a podcast with my girlfriend about it.

We’re six episodes in (one for each episode of the Bachelorette this year) and I’m really excited about how it’s going. So excited that I want to share it with you in case that’s your kind of thing.

If you want to hear the actual podcast, here are the audio players for each episode:

You can find all of the information about our podcast at the 25 to Life homepage.