160. Runaway Brine w/ Jodi McAlister! (Golden Bachelor S1 E4)
This EEK, we're joined by author, academic and Bachie AU icon Jodi McAlister for our annual arbitrarily Halloween-themed episode, Dracula of Haunts Laments: Screamer Shudders! Join us for a spirited discussion of The Golden Bachelor's fourth week, which included an exciting pickleball group date, the season's first declaration of love, and visits from the franchise's past and future.
Jodi shares heaps of expertise about the archetypes of romantic fiction, mentionitis, and misattribution of arousal - as well as recommending some international reality shows, and detailing her process in creating a fictional show that resembles but is legally distinct from The Bachelor.
Plus, we play a new game called Dink On Your Feet, stan for Sandra From Atlanta, and catch up on some developing baby news from last week.
Please note - due to a very spooky audio issue, you'll notice the audio is spookily bad this week. It's a thematic thing, and very deliberate, but we're sorry anyway.
Give Jodi the BoH Bump! Find the Marry Me, Juliet series (and Jodi's other books) wherever books are sold, and keep an eye out for Not Here To Make Friends when it drops on January 3. Find her Bachie recaps at Book Thingo, and follow @jodimcalister on Instagram, TikTok, and BlueSky.