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!

Society & Culture
Relationships
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Justin Talks Day 1 in 'Paradise'
54 min
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Brandon’s Ready to Find Love
This week on “Talking It Out,” it’s almost paradise!
43 min
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What About the Engagement Holds You Back?
After watching this week’s “After the Final Rose,” Mike and Bryan have a lot of thoughts!
51 min
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Nate’s Side of the Story
Nate is here this week, and he’s Talking It Out with Mike and Bryan!
68 min
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Logan Shuts Down the Conspiracies
Mike and Bryan are joined by one of the season’s most controversial men, Logan.
59 min
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Tyler, Certified Lover Boy
This week, Mike and Bryan are joined by Tyler for an emotional conversation about his breakup with Rachel.
65 min
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Quincey and the Circle of Love
Mike and Bryan are joined by Quincey this week!
56 min
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Aven Opens Up
Mike and Bryan are joined by Aven this week on “Talking It Out”!
61 min
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Introducing Mother Country Radicals
Zayd Dohrn was born underground - his parents were radicals and counter-culture outlaws, on the run from the FBI.
4 min
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Spencer Is in Gabby’s Corner
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.
64 min
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What Jacob Would Have Done Differently
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.
60 min
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Jordan V. Has No Regrets
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!
60 min
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Introducing: Bachelor Happy Hour
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.
4 min
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Roby Is ‘The Magic King’
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!
67 min
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Mike and Bryan put their families in the hot seat!
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.
65 min
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Caila Quinn on Hard Lessons Learned
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.
58 min
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Evan Bass on His Healing Journey
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.
57 min
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Krystal Nielson on Her Post-Divorce Life and Fu...
Bachelor Nation fan favorite Krystal Nielson opens up about the many ways in which her life has changed over the last two years.
67 min
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Hot Takes: Love, Dating, and Relationships
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.
64 min
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Kenny Braasch Breaks Down the Boy Band Life
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.
71 min
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Kelley Flanagan Takes the Hot Seat
This week on “Talking It Out,” Kelley Flanagan is in the hot seat and she does not hold back!
66 min
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Rachel Lindsay Talks It Out
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.
70 min
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Michael A. on Life After ‘The Bachelorette’
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.
58 min
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Ben Higgins on Finding Purpose After ‘The Bache...
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.
68 min
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Dr. Amen Gives Insight on the Power of a Health...
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-opening conversation regarding mental health.
60 min
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Mari Pepin Is Ready to Take the Crown
Mike and Bryan are joined by “Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise” alum Mari Pepin.
57 min
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EXCLUSIVE: Susie Evans Discusses the Fake Cheat...
In this exclusive interview, “Bachelor” alum Susie Evans addresses the recent TikTok scandal that shocked Bachelor Nation.
61 min
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Ashley Iaconetti Spills the Facts About Being a...
Bachelor Nation icon and “Bachelor” alum Ashley I. joins Mike and Bryan to update the guys on life, her difficult pregnancy, and what it’s like for her and Jared being new parents.
63 min
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Andrew Spencer Is Ready to Fall in Love!
On this week's "Talking It Out," Mike and Bryan are joined by “The Bachelorette” alum (and fan favorite) Andrew Spencer!
70 min
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Justin Sylvester on Living His Truth
On this week's "Talking It Out," Mike and Bryan are joined by Emmy nominated host of E!'s “Daily Pop,” Justin Sylvester for a hilarious and insightful conversation.
77 min
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Greg Grippo on Controversial 'Bachelor' Finale
Mike and Bryan are back this week with another exciting and deep episode of “Talking It Out,” joined by former “Bachelorette” contestant Greg Grippo.
63 min
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EXCLUSIVE: Shanae Tells All
In this week’s exclusive interview, Mike and Bryan are joined by one of the most controversial women in “Bachelor” history, Shanae.
55 min
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Sarah Discusses Her Feelings for Clayton and Be...
In part two of “Talking It Out” with Sarah, Mike and Bryan get to know more about Sarah’s upbringing and family life.
43 min
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Sarah Talks Age and Being Ready for Marriage: P...
In this week’s spicy two-part episode, Mike and Bryan are joined by “The Bachelor” contestant Sarah to talk about everything that went down from her time on the show.
37 min
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Mike & Bryan Talk Love, Sex, and So Much More!
Mike and Bryan are back this week to answer all your burning relationship questions.
59 min
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Jill on 'The Bachelor' Drama and Ghost Hunting
This week on “Talking it Out,” Mike and Bryan are joined by Jill, who was eliminated from “The Bachelor” this week. Jill shares more details about her time on the show, what it was like in the locker room after losing the football game, her attempt at befriending Shanae and if we can expect to see her on the beaches of “Paradise.”
78 min
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Serene on Love, Loss, and Her Date with Clayton
Mike and Bryan are back with another insightful episode of “Talking It Out,” and this week, the guys are chatting with “The Bachelor” standout Serene.
58 min
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Marlena, the Olympian and 'Bachelor Bowl' Champ...
This week, Mike and Bryan are joined by “The Bachelor” powerhouse and former Olympian, Marlena! Marlena details growing up as one of five children, how she got started in track and field and the path that led her to compete for Haiti in the Olympics.
70 min
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EXCLUSIVE: Clayton on His Body Dysmorphia Strug...
In part two of Mike and Bryan’s exclusive interview with the Bachelor, Clayton discusses the middle school teasing he endured that led to his body dysmorphia and the actions he now takes to feel comfortable in his own skin.
39 min
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EXCLUSIVE: Clayton Talks Overcoming Childhood B...
In part one of Mike and Bryan’s exclusive interview with Clayton Echard, the Bachelor opens up about his insecurities as an adolescent and discusses the bullying he endured from teammates that led to his body dysmorphia.
49 min
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Jesse Palmer on Going from the Bachelor to “The...
This is an exciting week on “Talking It Out” as Mike and Bryan are joined by former Bachelor-turned-host of “The Bachelor” Jesse Palmer!
50 min
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Sierra Talks ‘Bachelor’ Drama and Shares Her Un...
This week, Mike and Bryan are joined by “The Bachelor” standout Sierra to catch up on all the drama from this season so far and so much more!
60 min
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Gabby on Her Hilarious Limo Arrival and Bachelo...
Mike and Bryan are back to kick off 2022 with their one-year “Talking It Out” anniversary and new season of “The Bachelor”!
48 min
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Happy New Year from ‘Talking It Out’!
This week, Mike and Bryan wave goodbye to 2021 with some special moments from the last year.
56 min
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Exclusive: The Man with the Final Rose, Nayte!
“The Bachelorette” is officially over, and this week Mike and Bryan talk to the man who received Michelle’s first and last rose: Nayte!
79 min
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Brandon on His ‘Bachelorette’ Love Story
This week, “Talking It Out” celebrates our 50th episode with an exclusive chat between Mike and one of Michelle’s final two men, Brandon!
45 min
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Martin Speaks About His Controversial Journey o...
Martin, the controversial “Bachelorette” contestant from Miami, joins Mike and Bryan this week to respond to unanswered questions from his time on show.
65 min
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Olumide on His ‘Bachelorette’ Journey
Mike and Bryan are back this week talking to Olumide, a standout (and probably the most muscular guy) from this season of “The Bachelorette”! Olumide discusses his rich Nigerian culture, growing up with five sisters, and the reason he was able to open up to Michelle.
60 min
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Exclusive: Blake Moynes on His Breakup and Heal...
In this week’s exclusive interview, Mike and Bryan are joined by Bachelor Nation fan favorite Blake Moynes for an intimate conversation on the end of his engagement and the animal conservation efforts that are helping him to heal. Plus, we check back in with Blake for a real-time update regarding his ex-fiancée’s newest announcement.
90 min
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One Slice at a Time!
This week, Mike and Bryan are joined by a man who certainly made a name for himself on this season of “The Bachelorette.” Peter the Pizza Man is in the building!
51 min
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Michelle Young, We See You!
This week is a big one, y’all. Bachelorette Michelle stops by, and she’s dropping gems that you need to hear. Michelle reveals her favorite date so far, how she’s balancing it all, and the importance of being vulnerable.
61 min
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Rodney Shows Why He’s the Apple of Our Eye
“The Bachelorette” favorite Rodney stops by “Talking It Out with Bachelor Nation” this week to discuss the man behind the apple costume and his “Bachelorette” journey so far.
59 min
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PJ the Firefighter on Turning Pain into Purpose
PJ caused quite a blaze among fans with his fire truck entrance on “The Bachelorette” and sadly was eliminated early, but this week he joins Mike and Bryan to share more about his life.
54 min
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Kaitlyn Bristowe Breaks Down ‘The Bachelorette’...
Former Bachelorette, podcast host, entrepreneur, and co-host of “The Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe stops by “Talking It Out with Bachelor Nation” to discuss night one and all the exciting things happening in her life. Kaitlyn covers everything from her thoughts on finding Ryan’s document to dealing with Internet trolls to when she and Jason are hoping to tie the knot.
57 min
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Exclusive: Becca & Thomas Talk Finding Love and...
Becca and Thomas stop by “Talking It Out” for their FIRST interview as a happy couple following their on-screen breakup in “Paradise.”
60 min
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Kenny & Mari Celebrate Their ‘Bachelor in Parad...
Fresh off the beaches of “Paradise,” in one of their first interviews as an engaged couple, Kenny and Mari join Mike and Bryan to celebrate their engagement!
49 min
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Serena P. on Living with Joe's Ex, Kendall
Serena P., fan favorite from Matt James' season, joins Mike and Bryan to share how she's feeling about everything that went down on “Bachelor in Paradise.”
52 min
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Aaron Talks 'Bachelor in Paradise' Drama with I...
“Bachelor in Paradise’s” Aaron Clancy opens up to Mike and Bryan about the love triangle he found himself in with Ivan and Chelsea on the beach.
55 min
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Deandra Kanu Speaks Out on ‘Disgruntled Females...
Fresh off the beaches of "Bachelor in Paradise," Deandra Kanu joins Mike and Bryan to dish on everything that went down on the sand.
41 min
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Kendall Long Breaks Down While Discussing ‘Bach...
Bachelor Nation fan favorite Kendall Long joins Mike and Bryan to share details on why she decided to hit the beach and confront her ex Joe on “Bachelor in Paradise.” Kendall reveals what led to the couple’s breakup, what she was hoping for in “Paradise,” and why she’s finally happy and ready to find love. Plus, Mike and Bryan weigh in on the Brendan and Pieper scandal on “Bachelor in Paradise,” and they invite Brendan to the show to address the drama.
53 min
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EXCLUSIVE: Dale Moss Speaks Out About His Time ...
In this “Talking It Out” exclusive, Dale Moss reveals more about his experiences on “The Bachelorette.”
60 min
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Exclusive: Thomas Reveals Never-Before-Heard De...
Thomas from Katie Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette” joins Mike and Bryan for an intimate conversation about the man behind who we saw on TV. Thomas shares details about his upbringing as a biracial man, his struggles with depression, and the importance of his personal mentors. Then, he opens up about keeping a positive outlook after his time on “The Bachelorette” and what we can look forward to from his time on “Bachelor in Paradise.” Plus, what scenario would make you break up with your partner? Mike and Bryan weigh in. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.
61 min
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Hunter Speaks Out on Sobriety, Tourette’s Syndr...
Hunter, a standout contestant from Katie’s season of “The Bachelorette,” joins “Talking It Out” this week to share more about his incredible life story. Hunter reveals details on his harrowing journey with drugs and how a close-call trip to prison led him on his path to sobriety. He also opens up about his experiences as a single father and why his Tourette’s syndrome being shown on “The Bachelorette” is something he’s now extremely proud of. Then, Hunter gives us some tea about his friends on the beaches of “Bachelor in Paradise.” Plus, would your current partner have been your type 10 years ago? Mike and Bryan weigh in. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.
66 min
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Grocery Store Joe Steps In As Co-Host; ‘Bachelo...
“Bachelor in Paradise” is back, and Joe Amabile steps in as guest co-host with Mike Johnson to talk it out! The guys are joined by Kelsey Weier, who you may remember from "champagne-gate" on season 24 of “The Bachelor,” and she gives us a tease of what we can expect on the upcoming season of “Paradise.”
53 min
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Natasha Parker on Egg Freezing; Bryan Talks Fre...
In this week's “Talking it Out,” Natasha Parker breaks down her egg freezing journey and discusses why now was the right time for her to start the process. She shares details of the egg retrieval, how it has affected her body and the pressure society puts on women to have children. Then, Mike and Bryan discuss sperm freezing, and Bryan shares why he decided to freeze his sperm. Plus, Mike and Bryan share their thoughts on Katie and Greg's dramatic breakup. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.
48 min
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Mike & Bryan Discuss Sex and Intimacy with Sexo...
In today's "Talking it Out," Mike and Bryan talk to renowned sexologist Shan Boodram about mental health and sex, how to communicate with your sexual partner and what women wish men knew when it comes to sex. Plus, Mike and Bryan weigh in on athletes like Simone Biles standing up for their mental health and more in today's hot takes. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.
60 min
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Brendan Shares His Story, Teases ‘Men Tell All’...
Brendan, who made it far on “The Bachelorette,” was a mystery to the fans. He joined Mike and Bryan to share more of his story and details we didn’t get to see on the show. He talks about his mixed race and nontraditional family life, and why a healthy relationship is so important to him. He also spills about his relationship with Katie and what to expect at “Men Tell All.”  Plus, what would you do if you saw your friend cheat? Mike and Bryan weigh in on that topic and more on today’s hot takes. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
65 min
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Mike P. on the Judgment He’s Faced as an Athlet...
Fan favorite Mike P. from this season of “The Bachelorette” opens up to Mike and Bryan about his choice to remain a virgin until marriage and the judgment he faced during his time as a professional athlete. He shares details of his family life growing up, the hypersensitivity he has about sex due to his sisters, and what he dealt with in the past from teammates in the locker room. Plus, what do men wish women knew? Mike and Bryan weigh in on that topic and more in today’s hot takes. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44 min
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Franco Lacosta on His Role in the Bachelor Fran...
Bachelor Nation’s favorite guest Franco Lacosta opens up to Mike and Bryan about what led him to the Bachelor franchise. He reveals the “Bachelor” couples he knew would end up together and who his Bachelor Nation crush is. He also talks about his childhood in Puerto Rico, fluid sexuality, and why he’s always felt comfortable in his own skin. Plus, is lingerie canceled? Mike and Bryan weigh in on that and more on today’s hot takes. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Mike & Bryan Discuss What They Learned About Th...
In today’s “Talking It Out,” Mike and Bryan are diving into fan questions, opening up about everything from the worst headline they’ve seen about themselves to the one piece of advice they’d give to single guys. Bryan discusses the instant bond he felt with Rachel on “The Bachelorette,” and both Mike and Bryan reveal the biggest regret they have from their time on the show.   Plus, the hosts weigh in on social media and the effect it has on the beauty standards people set for themselves.  Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57 min
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Jason Tartick on Being a Supportive Partner and...
Bachelor Nation fan favorite Jason Tartick opens up to Mike and Bryan about life with fiancée Kaitlyn Bristowe and what it’s like being with such a successful woman. Jason and Bryan both discuss how they knew Kaitlyn and Rachel were “the one” and how they feel about gender roles when it comes to their relationships.   Plus, Jason shares how hard Kaitlyn worked while on “Dancing with the Stars,” and discusses the ways they continue to support each other’s dreams. Jason, Mike, and Bryan also talk about how they deal with online bullies. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54 min
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Exclusive: Bachelorette Katie Thurston Goes In-...
Bachelorette Katie Thurston opens up to Mike and Bryan about the sexual trauma she experienced and reveals why she felt compelled to tell her very personal story on the show. Katie discusses why it’s so important to normalize these conversations and talks about how learning from her past experiences has helped her have a healthy relationship with sex now. Plus, Katie, Mike, and Bryan discuss why it’s so important to share past trauma with your partner and why healthy communication is a must. Katie also shares what it was like finally telling her mother about her past experience. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence and needs help, please visit rainn.org.  Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50 min
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Tayshia Adams’ Father, Desmond, Stops By
It’s almost Father’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with the amazing father of former “Bachelorette” Tayshia Adams? Desmond Adams joins Mike and Bryan and shares what Tayshia was like as a child and reveals how he found out about Tayshia going on “The Bachelor.” Desmond also explains how he knew that Colton Underwood wasn’t the one during their hometown date on “The Bachelor.” Then, he shares what he thinks about his future son-in-law Zac Clark.  Plus, a special surprise from Tayshia!  Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
51 min
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Bibiana on the Depression She Faced After ‘Bach...
Bachelor Nation’s Bibiana Julian opens up about falling into a deep depression after coming off “Bachelor in Paradise.” She reveals the steps she took to begin healing and why she’s working to help others live their best lives as well. She also shares what she learned about herself watching the show back.Plus, would you rekindle a romance with an ex? Mike, Bryan, and Bibiana weigh in on that topic and more in today’s hot takes.Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53 min
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Man Chat: Getting Real About Cancel Culture
Mike and Bryan dive into the topic of cancel culture, discussing how severe an action must be to justify someone being “canceled.” They also debate the difference between cancel culture and accountability culture.Plus, does canceling someone actually teach them a lesson? Or is there a better way to hold someone accountable? Mike and Bryan get into it all.Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55 min
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Bachelor Nation’s Tammy Ly Gets Real About ‘Hav...
Fan favorite Tammy Ly joins Mike and Bryan to talk about the modern-day work culture and the effect it has on our relationships. Mike and Bryan discuss their views on the woman making more money than the man in a relationship, and Tammy shares why her making more money than a boyfriend ended a previous relationship.Then, can you really have it all? Tammy, Mike, and Bryan weigh in on whether you can date while pursuing your career and whether being “too busy to date” is legit or a cop-out. Plus, will we see Tammy on the beaches of “Paradise”? Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53 min
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The One and Only Erin Brockovich Talks It Out
Activist and “Rebel” producer Erin Brockovich joins Mike and Bryan to discuss her incredible life and how being stubborn and persistent helped her change the world. Erin recalls her time fighting in Hinkley, California, which was featured in the movie “Erin Brockovich,” and explains why mothers should never feel guilty for the fact that they work. Erin also discusses how becoming a grandmother has reinvigorated her drive to make the world a better place and why we should all bring out our inner rebel. Learn more about “Rebel” on ABC. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
45 min
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Bri Springs Talks Unconventional Families and R...
Bachelor Nation’s Bri Springs joins Mike and Bryan to discuss her childhood growing up with a teenage mom and how that impacted her entire life. Bri also opens up about her mom’s skepticism when it came time to meet Bachelor Matt James, and Bri explains why her mom never liked any of her previous boyfriends. Plus, can men and women be “just friends”? Mike, Bryan, and Bri have a heated debate about the issue. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52 min
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Demi Burnett Speaks Out on Controversy with Pop...
Bachelor Nation fan favorite Demi Burnett discusses her personal experiences with Reality Steve, the TV blogger widely known for his Bachelor spoilers. Demi opens up about the hate she has received from the blogger over the years and details the power dynamic that exists between Bachelor Nation and Reality Steve. Plus, for the first time, Demi weighs in on Reality Steve’s recent apology. Mike and Bryan also discuss the controversy and how they are supporting the women of Bachelor Nation.Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Exclusive: Zac Clark on Hitting Rock Bottom, Go...
In part two of Mike and Bryan’s exclusive interview with Bachelor Nation’s Zac Clark, Zac discusses what it was like at his lowest point and why he had to get punched in the face to become a humble man. Zac also opens up about his concerns with going on “The Bachelorette” sober and why he thinks it ended up giving him a competitive edge. Plus, Zac talks about why addiction doesn’t discriminate and shares which combination of therapy, medicine, and support groups finally got him sober. Learn more about Release Recovery. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Exclusive: Zac Clark Reveals How He Went Down t...
In part one of Mike and Bryan’s exclusive interview with Bachelor Nation’s Zac Clark, Zac opens up about his sheltered upbringing and discusses how he went down the dark path of drugs and addiction. Zac also reveals how he kept his drug use a secret from almost everyone in his life.Plus, Zac tells Mike and Bryan about the last few hours he was on drugs and shares the story about reuniting with the bank teller who saved his life. Zac also discusses what it was like dating while sober on “The Bachelorette” and how his fiancée Tayshia responded to him revealing his past struggles. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Dating Outside Your Race: Mike, Bryan & Bachelo...
Bachelor Nation fan favorite Ivan Hall joins Mike and Bryan to discuss their experiences dating outside their race. Bryan opens up about being in an interracial relationship with wife Rachel Lindsay and what he’s learned about Black women over the course of their marriage. Mike discusses the hate he’s gotten in the past for dating women who were not Black. Plus, Ivan talks about his upbringing and what it means being half Asian and half Black in this country. He discusses how he embraces both cultures and the ways he’s standing up for BLM and the AAPI community.Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Reality Star Carl Radke Discusses Addiction and...
Bravo’s “Summer House” star Carl Radke opens up about his brother’s tragic passing and how it changed the course of his own life. Carl reveals he went from self-medicating and partying four or five nights a week to now being sober and in therapy. He also explains what he learned about mental illness from his own experiences and his brother’s death. Plus, Mike and Bryan discuss what they do for self-care, and Bryan shares why therapy has been so beneficial in his relationship with wife Rachel Lindsay. Mike and Bryan also answer fan questions, including how to tell your family you’d like to attend therapy.   Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Money and Relationships: Mike & Bryan Dive into...
Should you date when you’re broke? Is sharing a bank account a good idea once you’re married? Mike and Bryan talk to financial expert Dr. Lynn Richardson, who shares pointers and suggestions for the best way to talk about money in a relationship. She reveals who really should pay for that first date and why gender roles and money are a thing of the past. Then, Mike and Bryan share their own experiences dealing with finances in relationships. Bryan discusses the fun way he and wife Rachel Lindsay learned more about each other’s spending habits. Mike and Bryan also talk about how their cultural differences affect how they see finances and family. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Does Size Matter? Mike, Bryan & Patrick Moote f...
Actor/documentarian Patrick Moote joins Mike and Bryan to discuss his quest to find out whether women really care about penis size. Is it true that men who have smaller penises generally make up for it in other areas? Nothing is off limits as Patrick, Mike, and Bryan have a no-holds-barred conversation about it all. Patrick also describes his search for penis enlargement options and what conclusions he came to along the way. Plus, Mike and Bryan discuss some of their own insecurities throughout their lives and how they overcame them. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
39 min
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Joe Amabile Talks Dating, Vulnerability, and th...
“Click Bait” host Joe Amabile joins Mike and Bryan for an in-depth talk about men and vulnerability. Joe discusses his upbringing in Chicago and how that influenced his ability to open up in his future relationships. Plus, he reveals how being on reality TV taught him to communicate, share, and be vulnerable. And is “Bachelor in Paradise” in Joe’s future? He discloses whether he’d be willing to head back to the beach and admits he has his eye on a few women from the last couple seasons of the show. Plus, is crying a sign of weakness for men? Mike and Bryan open up about the times they have broken down throughout their lives. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
45 min
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‘Bachelor’ Contestant Chelsea Vaughn Talks Doub...
Chelsea Vaughn, from Matt James’ season of “The Bachelor,” joins Mike and Bryan to discuss quitting her corporate day job and following her dreams of becoming a model. She opens up about the challenges she has faced in the modeling world, including her age, the color of her skin and her body size.Then, Chelsea flips the script and asks Mike Johnson which girl from her season he finds most attractive. Plus, Mike and Bryan answer listener questions and address the double standards between men and women – covering everything from body hair to “dad bods.” Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44 min
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What Do Women Really Want? Mike, Bryan & Love E...
It’s the age-old question: What do women really want? Mike and Bryan welcome love expert Diann Valentine to discuss what women are really looking for. From love languages to what happens between the sheets, they get into it all. Diann also reveals the big difference between what men and women look for in a relationship. Then, Mike and Bryan tackle viewer questions. Bryan opens up about his home life with wife Rachel Lindsay and reveals who does the chores. And Mike discusses the importance of honesty in relationships. Have a question you want Mike and Bryan to answer? Submit yours now at Instagram.com/talkingitoutbn. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. Thanks to our sponsor: Dollar Shave Club: DollarShaveClub.com/TalkItOut See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44 min
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MTV’s Cory Wharton Weighs In on the Role of Com...
Cory Wharton from MTV’s “The Real World,” “The Challenge,” and “Teen Mom” joins Mike and Bryan to discuss his unconventional family, and why communication is such a key piece in its success. Cory discusses co-parenting with his ex, Cheyenne, and the struggles they’ve had along the way while raising daughter Ryder.   Plus, Mike and Bryan open up about their different upbringings. Mike discusses how growing up in a predominantly female household shaped him into the man he is today, and Bryan talks about having three older siblings who lived overseas and the effect that had on his life. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44 min
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Bryan Speaks Out on Chris Harrison’s Controvers...
In an emotional discussion, Mike and Bryan weigh in on the racism surrounding Bachelor Nation and how it is affecting them personally. Bryan discusses his wife Rachel Lindsay’s interview with Chris Harrison, and how he felt watching Rachel in that position. Mike also reveals that Chris called him shortly after the “Extra” interview and shares his thoughts on their conversation. Plus, where does Bachelor Nation go from here and how do we learn, grow, and be better? Mike and Bryan weigh in. Be sure to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44 min
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Initiate Sex, Set Expectations, and More Ways t...
Mike and Bryan discuss how they maintain successful relationships while also having demanding careers. Bryan reveals how he and wife Rachel Lindsay are managing their current long-distance living situation, and what their plans are for the future. Plus, NFL star Matthew Judon joins the conversation to talk about how his wife deals with his football schedule and his long hours training. Have a question you want Mike and Bryan to answer? Submit yours now at instagram.com/talkingitoutbn. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode. Thanks to our sponsor:  Dollar Shave Club: DollarShaveClub.com/TalkItOutSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38 min
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Real Life ‘Hitch’ Paul Brunson Teaches Mike How...
Professional matchmaker Paul Brunson offers Mike some advice when it comes to setting standards for the person you want to spend your life with. Paul also discusses the importance of timing in a relationship, and Bryan reveals how timing influenced his relationship with wife Rachel Lindsay. Plus, is there a right way to break up with someone? And why is marriage in the U.S. on the decline? Paul addresses all these questions and more in this week’s podcast.  Then, Mike and Bryan answer fan questions on everything from fantasizing about another man while having sex with your husband to a possessive boyfriend who doesn’t want his girlfriend to post sexy photos on Instagram. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode.   Thanks to our sponsor: Dollar Shave Club: DollarShaveClub.com/TalkItOut See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
64 min
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‘Top Model’s’ Nigel Barker on His Secret to a H...
Photographer and “America’s Next Top Model” judge Nigel Barker gets candid with Bryan and Mike on this week’s “Talking It Out” about everything from love to how best to pose for a photo. Despite hanging around some of the most beautiful models in the world, Nigel explains why his wife of 21 years never gets jealous. Nigel also opens up about his beginnings as a model and what led him to photography. And, Nigel gives advice on how to pose for a photo – and it’s all in your head!Plus, Nigel discusses his new virtual endeavor, V1VE, and why fitness should be an essential piece in all of our lives.Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
51 min
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Bachelor Matt James Talks Race, His ‘Type,’ and...
Current Bachelor Matt James sits down for a conversation with Mike and Bryan that only the three of them could have. Matt discusses his “type” and sets the record straight about dating Black women. Plus, Matt shares what his life was like before “The Bachelor,” living in a tiny NYC apartment with Tyler Cameron. Then, Matt reveals the piece of advice Mike gave him before going on the show… which led to him gaining 15 pounds.   Be sure to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
64 min
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Emmanuel Acho, Plus: Mike Johnson Addresses Not...
Former NFL star, sports analyst, and best-selling author Emmanuel Acho joins Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo for the podcast premiere of “Talking It Out with Mike and Bryan.” Emmanuel breaks down the unwritten rules of being Black in America and gives advice to Bryan on how he and Rachel can best teach their (future) biracial children. Emmanuel also shares the most important lesson he’s learned from the great Oprah Winfrey and reveals whether he’d ever step into the role of Bachelor. Plus, Mike Johnson shares his true feelings, once and for all, about not being chosen to become the first Black Bachelor.  Don’t forget to rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
46 min
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Introducing Talking It Out with Mike and Bryan ...
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the Wondery App, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Uncomfortable topics, unconventional viewpoints and thought-provoking conversations about life, love, relationships, family and everything in between. Take a deep dive into the male psyche with Bachelor Nation favorites Mike Johnson and Dr. Bryan Abasolo as they give advice, get advice, and most importantly, push you outside your comfort zone. Join the conversation along with our special guest every week as we learn, reflect and talk it out!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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