The cast of The Amazing Race 30

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 1, 2018 - Amazing Race 30 Preview Podcast: Jessica Liese, Mike Bloom, Dan Heaton

Episode 1Edit

January 3, 2018 - Season Premiere Recap

January 4, 2018 - Exit Interview | First Team Eliminated: Dessie Mitcheson, Kayla Fitzgerald

Episode 2Edit

January 10, 2018 - Ep #2 Recap

January 11, 2018 - Exit Interview | Second Team Eliminated: April Gould, Sarah Williams

Episode 3Edit

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  

Episode 6Edit

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

Other FactsEdit

  • 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".