About the show
Can't get enough of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise? Neither can Hannah W. and J. Every week they'll recap the drama, the romance, and the WTF moments from the latest episodes. A Bachelor and Bachelorette podcast from myTalk 107.1.
Hannah Wydeven (aka Hannah W.) is an avid fan of all things #BachelorNation and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and strong opinions about the shows. When she's not watching four hours of Bachelor in Paradise, you can find her at Solcana Fitness in Minneapolis, where she is owner and a teacher. Hannah has also been improvising in the Twin Cities since 2007. She can be seen regularly performing at HUGE Theater, and with her musical improv group The Shrieking Harpies. Her favorite way to watch The Bachelor is cozied up with partner Josh, their baby, and their tiny pup Petey.
By day, Hannah is a public health educator with a focus on HIV and LGBTQ+ health. By night and by weekend she is an improviser, lake goer, and Disney+ consumer. She has been an avid follower of The Bachelor franchise since Ben Higgins famously declared his love for two women, leaving Jo Jo heartbroken. Luckily Jo Jo recovered and Hannah has been eating up the drama ever since.
Susannah has been a fan of The Bachelor since Ryan wrote his first poem for Trista, and identifies as "a Jillian, but with a little Hannah Beast." She has been an improvisor and actor in the Twin Cities since 2011, and you can catch her performing regularly at HUGE Theater. Susannah's favorite way to watch The Bachelor is with her rescued racing greyhound Leo and just the right balance of romanticism and snark.
Mackenzie has been hooked on all things Bachelor since Jason Mesnick flip-flopped and chose Molly after getting engaged to Melissa. (Who does that?!) Ever since, she's been tuning in regularly and will talk endlessly about the show to anyone who will listen. In real life, Mackenzie is full-blown suburban mom living in Woodbury with her super cute husband, dog, and two adorable children who don't even care that the show starts at 7. She is a chiropractor at Woodbury Family Chiropractic and loves being able to help women, men and kids feel their best. Mackenzie loves her husband Chris sooooo much, but is also just a little in love with Ben and Tyler.
Callie started watching The Bachelor during Juan Pablo’s strange, steamy season and has been hooked ever since. She relates most to past contestant Alexis Waters (the “dolphin”) and Chris Harrison, but only when he's wearing flip flops. Outside of #BachelorNation, Callie is a software developer who loves to problem solve and crack jokes. She enjoys mountain biking and cuddling her three sweet puppies. This season, she is rooting for Tammy, Natasha, and Kelley.
Dan Linden knows absolutely nothing about The Bachelor and gladly accepts your scorn. He has been performing comedy in Minneapolis and on the internet for over ten years. He is 1/4 of the hilarious movie and memory podcast, Totes Recall. He is co-founder of the improv chaos collective known as Guts & Teeth.
Beth K. Gibbs is the producer of You Get a Rose and Senior Editor of PodMN. Beth has been producing podcasts since 2012 starting with the Stitcher Award-winning Go Fork Yourself podcast. She also produces and is 1/4 of the cast of Totes Recall, a podcast about popular movies and our memories of them. All of her Bachelor knowledge comes from Hannah's Instagram stories and watching Unreal on Lifetime.
Erin Kennedy is a college instructor by day, and an improviser by night. She has been a main stage player with CSz Twin Cities since 2014, which has been a staple in the Minneapolis improv community for the past 30 years. Other than her work with CSz, she actively teaches and performs long-form improv at HUGE Theater, where she produces and performs her solo improvised lounge singing act Lounge Lizzy
Mike Fotis is the co-owner of Strike Theater in Northeast Minneapolis. He is also a member the the sometimes enjoyed improv group, The Mess. When not performing, he's at home hanging out with his wife and dog and keeping his Duolingo streak alive.
Amanda Jacobson is a veteran of the hospitality industry, and as such, has contemplated committing murder many, many times. Among her few talents is a knack for writing, comedy, and performance. Wine & Crime is an opportunity to combine those skills with several of her passions, including, but not limited to: booze, true crime, plotting the demise of obnoxious people, and, of course, laying on a too-thick Minnesota accent.
Lisa Adams is a producer at Twin Cities Live. She shares her love for The Bachelor on the show with her weekly recaps. Catch her on TCL on 5 Eyewitness News weekdays at 3-4:30pm.
Siri Hellerman is a local actor, improviser, voice over artist and science educator. This season of the Bachelor is the first one Siri has ever watched, and due to FOMO it probably won't be her last. Siri has two very opinionated cats: Penelope loves the Bachelor and thinks all the contestants are beautiful, Tony Pesto can barely sit still during an episode and thinks Victoria F is A+.
Phil Mackey is host of SKOR North's Purple Daily and Mackey & Judd podcasts.