Wonderful!

Wonderful!

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Welcome to Wonderful! It’s an enthusiast podcast by Griffin and Rachel McElroy in which they discuss Very Good Things, and the Things that Make Them Good. Got a Good Thing you’re excited about that you want them to talk about on the show? Shoot ‘em an email at wonderfulpodcast@gmail.com!

Episodes

Wonderful! Ep. 2: The Most Powerful Butt  

We hope you like hearing about arcane Four Square rules, because, Good Lord, do we go on a deep dive in this episode. We also talk about The Best New Animal, and some of our favorite food shapes.

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by Bo En and Augustus: https://open.spotify.com/track/5hs2nY40aeqM0mpP8SBOon

Wonderful! Ep. 1: Time Makes Bozos of Us All  

Welcome to Wonderful! It's a show all about being enthusiastic about the good things in our lives, and the lives of others. In this, our maiden voyage, we're celebrating Carly Rae Jepsen's Words Of Power, baseball movies, the Grand Prize Game, and so much more. Join us, won't you?

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by Bo En and Augustus: https://open.spotify.com/track/5hs2nY40aeqM0mpP8SBOon

Roze Buddiez: International Date Line  

Oh, you haven't heard of International Date Line? It's only the hot new romantic television property created by Rachel and Griffin, two of Hollywood's most in-demand pitchmasters. Join them as they develop this show in this special episode of Rose Buddies!

Roze Buddiez: Married at First Sight  

For today's Roze Buddiez, we watched a couple episodes of Married at First Sight, and learned all about science, and data, and love, and responsibility. Everything in this show is so scientific, and so very, deeply responsible.

Roze Buddiez: Love Connection  

As we begin our journey away from the Bachelor franchise, we make a quick pit stop at Love Connection, which is a pretty inaccurate name for a show in which strangers take turns hating each other as hard as they possibly can.

Ep. 82: The Final Rose  

Rachel's season of The Bachelorette came to a close earlier this week in an infuriating three-hour finale. Join us as we discuss the heartbreak and frustration of that conclusion, and hear ALL ABOUT the exciting new programs debuting THIS FALL on ABC!!!!!!!!!

Roze Buddiez: Baby TV  

We super didn't want to recap The Men Tell All, so instead, we are subjecting you to this: An hour-long discussion about all the mostly awful baby television we've watched this year. Enjoy?

 

Ep. 80: Will Peter or Won't Peter  

We decided to go with this episode title because it's the literal only premise of the two-hour-long episode of primetime television we watched earlier this week. Also: The remaining suitors meet the family, and begin their journey to the Fantasy Suite.

Ep. 79: Hometowns, Again  

Join us for a whistle-stop tour of America as we follow Rachel's journey to meet her four suitors' families! They went ... mostly ... okay, with one pretty exploitative exception.

Recommended reading:

http://jezebel.com/this-promo-is-all-you-need-to-know-about-how-bachelor-i-1797003991
https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/7/18/15990408/bachelor-in-paradise-season-4-sexual-assault-controversy

Ep. 78: Champagne!  

We're getting down to the end of Rachel's tenure as Bachelorette, and -- you guessed it -- we're right back in that pre-hometowns slump. Join us as we dive into all the hot dates from this week, and as we discuss the SHOCKING eliminations as we get down to the final four.

Roze Buddiez: Good Things That We Like  

There was no new episode of The Bachelorette this week, but we wanted to record SOMETHING, and this is the result of that desire. We're basically just talking about our favorite stuff in the least Goopy way we can muster.

Ep. 76: Onion Time  

In this feature-length Rose Buddies, we break down the two episodes of Bachelorette that aired this week. I don't know if the Congressional Medal of Honor has ever been awarded for recapping four hours of garbage-time television, but hey, there's a first time for everything.

Additional reading:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-vexing-racial-politics-of-this-seasons-bachelorette
https://theringer.com/the-bachelorette-episode-6-recap-rachel-lindsay-170377b84594
http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-bachelor-franchise-is-exploiting-race-for-ratings
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/arts/television/bachelorette-rachel-lee-kenny.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/06/the-bachelorette-reveals-itself-for-what-it-is/532002/

Ep. 75: A Very, Very Bad Week  

Fair warning: This is a pretty tough episode to listen to, and it was a pretty tough episode to record. We're covering everything that went down during the suspension of Bachelor in Paradise, and also recapping a super problematic episode of The Bachelorette. There's a lot of rotten stuff happening right now that we're trying to sort out; we ask for some patience as we figure out what comes next.

CW: Racism, Sexual Assault

Additional Reading:

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/06/160041/bachelorette-lee-garrett-provoking-kenny-angry-black-man

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/abc-racism-on-the-bachelorette-is-not-entertaining-its-gross_us_594896bce4b07499199e13b0

https://theringer.com/bachelorette-week-4-recap-a7bd701d239

Ep. 74: Horse Poop Censorship  

This week's episode of The Bachelorette featured a lot of fun dates and a lot of super-not-fun horseshit back at the mansion. Not literal horse shit, mind you -- we all know this franchise is too afraid to actually deliver on THOSE goods.

Ep. 73: Juicy Delandal  

This week's episode had it all: The blossoming of new love, an adorable dog attending a dog party, a marriage-themed obstacle course, and, of course, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It just methodically checks off all the elements required for a good episode of television.

Additional Reading:

https://www.bustle.com/p/peter-rachel-praised-therapy-on-the-bachelorette-in-a-huge-move-for-destigmatizing-mental-health-issues-60969

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kareem-abdul-jabbar-my-journey-bachelorette-critic-guest-star-guest-column-1006560

Ep. 72: Rachel and the Real Boy  

The new season of Bachelorette has begun! In today's episode, we discuss Rachel's fateful meeting with 31 eligible bachelors, a few of whom are just absolute bridge trolls. The same cannot be said for A.J., who is the light of our lives, the sun in our sky and the light unto our path. Let's go!

Additional Reading:

http://www.marieclaire.com/culture/news/a27304/the-bachelorette-2017-premiere-recap/


http://www.npr.org/2017/05/23/529705257/the-bachelorette-may-have-a-black-star-but-its-still-set-in-a-white-world


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-it-matters-that-white-people-are-watching-a-black-bachelorette_us_59232998e4b03b485cb3d554

 

Roze Buddiez: Bachelor Pad Part Three  

We did it. We beat it. We finished watching the final four episodes of Bachelor Pad Season Two in a single week, a feat that we wouldn't recommend trying to recreate at home. See you next week for the Bachelorette premiere!

Roze Buddiez: Bachelor Pad Part Two  

We're halfway through watching this season of Bachelor Pad, and boy howdy, do we feel guilty about watching any of it. It was like we were really thirsty, dying in a desert of bad television, and now we're quenching ourselves on straight-up toilet water.

Roze Buddiez: Bachelor Pad Part One  

After talking about it constantly during the span of this podcast, we're FINALLY discussing Bachelor Pad, the short-lived offshoot of the franchise we know and ... tolerate. Specifically, the second season of Bachelor Pad, which pops off very hard in the premiere and never really stops.

Roze Buddiez: Dating in the Dark  

The mid-2000s were a challenging time for all of us, particularly those who were enrolled in reality television programs like Dating in the Dark. This is a show in which strangers are trapped together in a cave, and then tasked with smooching their way out. Join us for another week of erudite discussion on this next-level skeleton-evacuating experience.

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