The cast of The Amazing Race 31

The Amazing Race 31 is the thirty-first installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race and the twelfth season covered by RHAP. It features eleven teams of two – each consisting of contestants from previous seasons of Big Brother, Survivor, and The Amazing Race – in a race around the world for a $1 million grand prize.


The Amazing Race 31 first got announced with a May 22, 2019 start date. However, due to the low ratings of Million Dollar Mile, the premiere got pushed up to April 17. The show aired on Wednesdays at 9:00 PM. Rob, Jessica Liese, and Mike Bloom continued to do episodic recaps, as well as provide exit interviews with the eliminated teams. Liese, Bloom, and Dan Heaton also released a cast preview the day after the cast announcement, done back in June right after the season began filming.

List of Podcasts and GuestsEdit

NOTE: Rob Cesternino appeared on every podcast except for the cast preview and Episodes 1 & 9 recaps. Jessica Liese appeared on every podcast except for the Episode 9 recap. Mike Bloom appeared on every podcast except for the Phil Keoghan interview and the Bret/Chris deep dive.

April 5, 2019 - 31 Cast Preview Podcast: Jessica Liese, Mike Bloom, Dan Heaton

April 15, 2019 - Phil Keoghan Interview: Phil Keoghan

April 18, 2019 - Episode 1 Recap & Exit Interview: Taran Armstrong, Arturo "Art" Velez, John James "J. J." Carrell

April 25, 2019 - Episode 2 Recap & Exit Interview: Rupert Boneham, Laura Boneham

May 3, 2019 - Episode 3 Recap

May 9, 2019 - Episode 4 Recap & Exit InterviewCorinne Kaplan,  Eliza Orlins

May 24, 2019 - Episodes 5 & 6 Recap

May 31, 2019 - Episode 7 Recap & Exit Interview: Janelle Pierzina, Britney Haynes

June 6, 2019 - Episode 8 Recap & Exit Interview: Rachel Reilly, Elissa Slater

June 13, 2019 - Episode 9 Recap & Exit Interview: Dan Heaton, Taran Armstrong, Chris Hammons, Bret LaBelle

June 20, 2019 - Episode 10 Recap & Exit Interview: Becca Droz, Floyd Pierce

June 27, 2019 - Finale Exit Interviews: Colin Guinn, Christie Woods, Tyler Oakley,  Korey Kuhl, Leo Temory, Jamal Zadran

June 28, 2019 - FINALE Recap

June 29, 2019 - 4th Place Exit Interview: Nicole Franzel, Victor Arroyo

July 5, 2019 - Post Season | Bret LaBelle & Chris Hammons: Bret LaBelle, Chris Hammons

Other FactsEdit

  • Several moments from this season's coverage were featured on the "The RHAP Best Moments of 2019" end of year podcast, including:
    • Discussion of Rupert riding the elephant during the Episode 2 recap
    • Discussion of Phil rapping during the Episodes 5 & 6 recap
    • Bret LaBelle and Chris Hammons' anger at Rob's absence from their exit interview in the Episode 9 recap
    • Bret LaBelle and Chris Hammons providing a statement in their postseason podcast


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