When Reality Meets TV

Contestants on the 2021 season of “Bachelor In Paradise” lounge. Some are coupled, some single and mopey.
Less "Bachelor In Paradise," more "Paradise Lost." Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC
Contestants on the 2021 season of “Bachelor In Paradise” lounge. Some are coupled, some single and mopey.
Less "Bachelor In Paradise," more "Paradise Lost." Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC

When Reality Meets TV

Well, the Emmys, uh, happened. We unpack that and more with two journalists and Bachelor superfans, Mina Bloom (Block Club Chicago) and Brandon Pope (CW 26 Chicago)! Then, Atlantic staff writer Hannah Giorgis tells us more about her latest cover story, “The Unwritten Rules of Black TV.” It takes a decades-long view of the power imbalances behind iconic shows about Black Americans.

Then, did your parents ever tell you to knock off the TV binges and climb a tree? Same vibes this week: We take a screen break to chat with trailblazing canopy ecologist Meg Lowman about her memoir The Arbornaut. (You might remember when we had her on the show wayyyyy back!)