The Amazing Race 30 is the thirtieth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race and the eleventh season covered by RHAP.
After a brief deviation from the norm in the previous season, The Amazing Race 30 went back to its traditional formula of two-person teams with a pre-existing relationship. This group of teams was hyped as the "most competitive" in the show's history, highlighting those who are "champions" in their field. The season also contained Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson, who had recently competed on Big Brother 19.
The Amazing Race 30 premiered on January 3, 2018 in the traditional Survivor slot of Wednesdays at 8:00 P.M. As such, the show fell into off-season coverage, with podcasts moving back to the main feed and Rob electing to do exit interviews with the eliminated teams once more. Rob and Jessica Liese recorded non-live recaps after the episodes aired, but starting this season they were also joined by Mike Bloom, who was also covering the show for Parade. Liese and Bloom had done a pre-season cast assessment and draft with Dan Heaton that was released the day before the season had aired.
List of Podcasts and GuestsEdit
NOTE: Rob Cesternino appeared on every podcast except for the cast preview. Jessica Liese and Mike Bloom appeared on every recap podcast.
January 3, 2018 - Season Premiere Recap
January 4, 2018 - Exit Interview | First Team Eliminated: Dessie Mitcheson, Kayla Fitzgerald
January 10, 2018 - Ep #2 Recap
January 11, 2018 - Exit Interview | Second Team Eliminated: April Gould, Sarah Williams
January 17, 2018 - Ep #3 Recap
Episode 4 & 5Edit
January 24, 2018 - Ep #4 & #5 Recap
January 25, 2018 - Exit Interview | Third & Fourth Teams Eliminated: Cedric Ceballos, Shawn Marion, Joey Chestnut
January 31, 2018 - Episode 6 Recap
February 1, 2018 - Exit Interview | Fifth Team Eliminated: Trevor Wadleigh, Chris Marchant
Episode 7 & 8Edit
February 8, 2018 - Episodes 7 & 8 Recap with Exit Interview: Eric Guiffreda
Episode 9 & 10Edit
February 16, 2018 - Episodes 9 & 10 Recap with Exit Interview: Lucas Bocanegra, Britany Austin
Episodes 11 & 12Edit
February 22, 2018 - FINAL 4 Exit Interviews: Cody Nickson, Jessica Graf, Henry Zhang, Evan Lynyak, Kristi Leskinen, Jen Hudak, Alex Rossi, Conor Daly
February 22, 2018 - FINALE Recap Podcast
- Rob, Jessica, and Mike discussing the presidential campaign of the upside-down U in the Episode 2 recap and the chances of Johnny Mac appearing on the show in the Episodes 4 & 5 recap were featured on "The RHAP Best Moments of 2018".