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By Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke

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 Aug 31, 2021


 May 24, 2021

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Join the original OC bitches, friends and co-stars Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke, for a trip back to the early 2000s. Zip up your Juicy Couture tracksuits and grab a seat by the pool while they deliver the ultimate OC-rewatch podcast. Each week they'll take you back to a particular episode, share behind-the-scenes scoop, and interview guests who were part of the OC experience.


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The Proposal with Alan Dale
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Proposal,” (S1 Ep24). They’re joined by Alan Dale, who you may know from Entourage, Lost, and Dynasty, but most likely, The OC, where he played Caleb Nichol.  Hear how this New Zealand kiwi made his way to the US to expand his acting career where he’s played several roles, many of them ending in a heart attack! Alan shares his favorite acting role, tells a story of a hair mishap the day they shot the famous booty call scene, and comments on why Caleb proposes to Julie. In The Proposal, which some refer to as “the episode that destroyed everything,” the hosts discuss how the gruesome twosome’s union will change the lives of all characters on the show. Find out which storyline Rachel loved and the scene she couldn’t stop laughing while shooting, plus, way more memories from this episode. The Proposal Synopsis: The Balboa Lighthouse is almost open but a major roadblock, the loss of their liquor license, stands to ruin it all. Luke is leaving Newport but first wants forgiveness from Marissa. When neither she nor Julie will talk to him, he drinks too much and nearly dies. Caleb proposes to Julie and to make her happy, strikes a deal with Marissa. Seth and Summer undergo a massive home repair project to make Marissa feel more at home at Jimmy’s. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Get Rachel and Melinda’s favorite razor from Billie! Visit https://www.Mybillie.com/OC to get your starter kit for only $9 plus FREE shipping. Hungry? Grubhub to the rescue! Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more. Order through the app or at https://www.Grubhub.com. Get beautiful salon-perfect nails at home with Olive & June! Visit https://www.OliveandJune.com/OC and use code OC for 20% off your first Mani System!  Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start canceling today at https://www.Truebill.com/OC.  Follow https://www.instagram.com/rachelbilson & https://www.instagram.com/themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2021
The Nana with Kathryn Gallagher
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Nana,” (S1 Ep23). They’re joined by award-winning actor, singer, songwriter, and musician, Kathryn Gallagher. Oh, and she’s Peter Gallagher’s daughter! Kathryn, too, has her own Camp Gallagher story to tell. She also opens up about her struggles with bullying. She now has a massive career on Broadway, and she shares her first television experience and the help she got from dear ole dad! Reminisce along with the hosts about this episode wrought with emotional scenes and memorable lines. And, see the full-circle realization that involves a beanie, Anne Frank, and Linda Lavin (who plays The Nana), which blows their minds! Later, Kathryn partakes in a game of Peter Gallagher trivia. Will she pass? Listen to find out! The Nana Synopsis: It’s Passover for the Cohens and this year, The Nana is coming to visit. The critical and scary woman they expect to show up is instead a much kinder, nicer, warmer Nana. And Sandy’s determined to find out why. He soon learns that her behavior change is due to her terminal cancer prognosis. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: HelloFresh is here to solve all your dinner needs. Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/oc14 and use code oc14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping! Sign up for your trial and get psychology-based support and motivation to reach your goals at https://www.Noom.com/OC. Calm is the #1 mental wellness app. It gives you the tools that will improve the way you feel. Go to https://www.Calm.com/THEOC for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library. Talkspace offers the full spectrum of therapy. Match with a licensed therapist when you go to https://www.talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code THEOC. Follow https://www.instagram.com/rachelbilson & https://www.instagram.com/themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2021
The L.A. with Colin Hanks
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The L.A.,” (S1 Ep22), the episode which Melinda calls, “so meta it almost turns in on itself and implodes.” They’re joined by actor, producer, director, Grady Bridges from The Valley himself, Colin Hanks! Before The OC, came Orange County the film, starring Colin Hanks. They discuss this connection, plus Colin shares what he does in this episode which is a nod to his father. Hear more about Colin’s exciting career, his upcoming tv and film projects, plus his fashion line of handkerchiefs, Hanks Kerchiefs. Then, get ready for the hosts to break down this episode, which is full of inside jokes poking fun at Hollywood, the cast themselves, and so much more!  The L.A. Synopsis: Seth and Ryan discover Julie’s affair with Luke, and Ryan lets him know it has to end. Summer and Marissa are invited to a Hollywood party after meeting actor Grady Bridges, from Summer’s favorite show, “The Valley,” and she invites Seth and Ryan along.  When they arrive at the club, they’re shocked to find Hailey working as a stripper. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sandy have no choice but to ask Caleb to invest in the Lighthouse, and when they have a dinner party sampling the menu, their creative visions don't exactly align. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Dipsea is an audio app full of short, sexy stories designed to turn you on. Get 30 days of full access for FREE when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/OC. Get the BEST razor you’ll ever own -- it’s only $9 for the Starter Kit plus free shipping! Visit https://www.Billie.com/OC. Start investing the easy way today, with Wealthfront. You can get your first $5,000 managed for free, just visit https://wealthfront.com/OC. Stitch Fix Freestyle is a shop built just for you. You can shop hundreds of brands personalized to your size and fit. Get started today by filling out your style quiz at https://www.StitchFix.com/THEOC. Follow https://www.instagram.com/rachelbilson & https://www.instagram.com/themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2021
The Goodbye Girl with Navi Rawat
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Goodbye Girl,” (S1 Ep21) with Navi Rawat, who played Theresa Diaz on The OC. Later, the hosts are joined by super-fan and Vanderpump Rules star, Scheana Shay! Navi comments on Theresa’s life choices in this episode. She also shares which cast members she still sees, and who she enjoyed working with during filming. The women discuss being working moms, their favorite characters from Friends, and Anna’s real reason for leaving Newport. Then, the hosts are joined by Scheana Shay and her baby, named after Rachel’s character, Summer! Hear about how motherhood is going, Scheana’s long-standing obsession with The OC, and a few teases to Season 9 of Vanderpump Rules, returning next Tuesday, September 28th. The Goodbye Girl Synopsis: Another week, another party in Newport - this time honoring Caleb as Riviera Magazine’s Man of the Year. Sandy makes an unethical choice to protect Kirsten when Caleb puts him in the middle of an illegal situation. Ryan and Theresa rekindle their relationship but there are tons of questions (from everyone) on how they’re going to make it work. And when Anna announces that she is leaving Newport to go back to her home in Pittsburgh, Seth feels guilt-ridden that it’s because of him. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door with HelloFresh. Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/oc14 and use code oc14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping! It’s time for a home refresh with furniture from Article. Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more at https://www.Article.com/OC. Grubhub loves restaurants, and they’re doing a little extra to serve Panera. Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more. Visit https://www.Grubhub.com or use the app to order. Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at https://www.Noom.com/OC. If you’ve got a great idea, a passion, or a business you want to get off the ground, you’ve got to check out Squarespace. Visit https://www.squarespace.com/THEOC for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code THEOC to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Follow https://www.instagram.com/rachelbilson & https://www.instagram.com/themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2021
The Telenovela with Wilson Bethel
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Ay, dios mio -- it’s the Telenovela! Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Telenovela,” (S1 Ep20) with Wilson Bethel, whose very first acting role was playing Brad the Water Polo Player on this episode!  Wilson shares why he got humiliated on the set of The OC, the line in this episode he called “his most shameful,” and the time he passed a cocktail weenie to Josh Schwartz. Rachel and Wilson went on to co-star in “Hart of Dixie,” so there’s some crossover this episode as they discuss similarities between the two shows, Rachel’s role as Dr. Zoe Hart, and the ultimate prank she played on Wilson on the set of that show. The Telenovela Synopsis: Can’t we be friends? Ryan and Marissa give it a try but it’s certainly awkward. Things take another turn when Ryan's former flame, Theresa Diaz, shows up in Newport to work as a waitress for a special gathering and wants to try to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Julie and Luke begin having a passionate affair behind everyone's backs, while Seth has to fight for Summer to publicly recognize their relationship. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Babbel is the #1 Selling Language Learning app. When you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. Just go to https://www.BABBEL.com and use promo code OC.  Give yourself the comfort refresh you deserve and get it for less at Brooklinen. Go to https://www.Brooklinen.com and use promo code OC to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100. Grow thicker, healthier hair with Nutrafol. Visit https://www.Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code OC to save $15 off your first month’s subscription. Zocdoc is the easiest way to find a great doctor and instantly book an appointment. Go to https://www.Zocdoc.com/THEOC and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Follow https://www.instagram.com/rachelbilson & https://www.instagram.com/themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2021
The Heartbreak with Kaitlyn Bristowe
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Heartbreak,” (S1 Ep19) but first, they chat with Off the Vine podcast host and former Bachelorette contestant, now co-host, Kaitlyn Bristowe. Kaitlyn asks her pressing OC questions to the hosts. Find out her favorite Summer quote from this episode, hear about her time on Dancing with the Stars, and find out what Julie and Summer would do for their intros if they were on the Bachelor! And for this sex-filled episode, find out the story behind “MILF,” learn which host is the romantic, and hear more about their own personal first-time stories! A special voice memo from Josh Schwartz adds some insight into the music from this episode. The Heartbreak Synopsis: It’s Valentine’s Day which means love is in the air, for some. Seth and Summer take their relationship to the next level while Ryan questions if he can be with Marissa. Valentine’s Day is to Kirsten as Chrismukkah is to Seth, and she’s no Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Step up your summer wardrobe with washable, sustainable, stylish shoes and bags from Rothy’s. Head to https://www.Rothys.com/OC. Skip trips to the grocery store and count on HelloFresh to make home cooking easy, fun, and affordable – that’s why it’s America’s #1 meal kit! Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/oc14 and use code oc14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping! Today, Grubhub’s doing a little extra to serve Panera. Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more. Order through the Grubhub app or at https://www.Grubhub.com.  Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at https://www.vuoriclothing.com/oc. Listeners of the show will receive 20% off plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Truebill is the new app that helps you identify and stop paying for subscriptions you don’t need, want, or simply have forgotten about. Visit https://www.TrueBill.com/OC to get started. Follow https://www.instagram.com/rachelbilson & https://www.instagram.com/themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2021
All Things The OC with McG
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You know his name from The OC credits, but how well do you know McG? Executive Producer and OC native, McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol), talks all things The OC. Hear about the cast music video that McG called “an epic fail,” the birth of The OC, and how the truth came out in the casting office. There are lots of laughs and great memories shared, as well as serious discussions about struggles with mental health and how to cope with fame. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Dipsea is an audio app full of short, sexy stories designed to turn you on. Receive 30 days of full access for FREE when you go to https://www.dipseastories.com/OC. Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more when you order at https://www.Grubhub.com or through the Grubhub app.  Billie is the best razor out there and the starter kit is only $9! Visit https://www.mybillie.com/OC. Start investing your money today with Wealthfront. You can get your first $5,000 managed for free by going to https://www.wealthfront.com/OC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2021
The Truth with Elizabeth Gillies
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Rachel and Melinda are joined by Dynasty actress and OC fan, Elizabeth Gillies, to discuss “The Truth” (S1 Ep18). They share what it’s like doing publicity and Rachel tells a story about a talk show mishap on Jimmy Fallon -- not Jimmy Kimmel! Hear about Liz’s experience as a first-time director, her farm micro-wedding, and how she first fell in love with The OC. Of course, there’s more Oliver talk as we finally say goodbye to him, and Melinda theorizes on why Sandy ate his bagel in the most obscure way!  The Rivals Synopsis: Ryan feels alone -- he is suspended from school, grounded by the Cohen’s, and even Seth won’t listen to him about Oliver. The only ally he has is Luke, who vows to help Ryan expose Oliver. Eventually, the truth comes out when Marissa is held at gunpoint in Oliver’s penthouse. Meanwhile, Anna can see that Seth still has feelings for Summer, and breaks up with him. And in other break-up news, Caleb cowardly asks Kirsten to dump Julie on his behalf.  Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Squarespace provides the tools you need to bring creative ideas to life. Check out https://www.Squarespace.com/THEOC for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code THEOC to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Mejuri makes fine jewelry for everyday wear and their pieces are fairly priced, handcrafted, ethically sourced, and made to last. Visit https://www.mejuri.com and use promo code OC for 10% off your first order. Give your home a refresh with furniture by Article. Visit https://www.Article.com/OC for $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. If you’re one of the 30 million women who are impacted by weakened or thinning hair, Nutrafol offers two targeted formulas that are clinically shown to improve hair growth and thickness. Visit https://www.Nutrafol.com and use promo code OC for $15 off plus free shipping. Stitch Fix offers clothing hand-selected by expert stylists for your unique size, style, and budget. Get started today at https:/www.StitchFix.com/THEOC and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! Calm is the #1 mental wellness app. Visit https://www.Calm.com/TheOC for a special, limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription. Follow https://www.instagram.com/rachelbilson & https://www.instagram.com/themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2021
The Rivals with Doug Ellin
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Rachel and Melinda are joined by Entourage series creator and OC fan, Doug Ellin, to discuss “The Rival” (S1 Ep17). They discuss the crossovers of The OC cast members on Entourage, the similarities between the two shows, and dive into the complexities of viewing these shows through a 2021 lens. Find out what Doug thinks of Ryan’s criminal skills and Marissa’s naivete, and how Summer is similar in ways to Ari from Entourage. The Rivals Synopsis: Ryan continues to become suspicious of Oliver when he suddenly transfers to Harbor High. Ryan's attempts to expose Oliver as the person that he is gets met with negative approval from everyone, especially Seth. Summer shows off her new boyfriend, Danny, whose over-the-top antics have everyone constantly laughing, except for Seth. Meanwhile, Sandy is all-in on taking over the Lighthouse restaurant but Jimmy still needs some convincing.  Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Head to https://www.Squarespace.com/THEOC for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code THEOC to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at https://www.vuoriclothing.com/oc. Give yourself the comfort refresh you deserve and get it for less at Brooklinen. Go to https://www.Brooklinen.com and use promo code OC to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100. Grubhub’s doing a little extra to serve Panera. Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more when you order through their app or at https://www.Grubhub.com. Now is the time to prioritize your health. Go to https://www.Zocdoc.com/THEOC and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor.  Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at https://www.Noom.com/OC. Follow @rachelbilson and @themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2021
The Links with Nicole Chavez
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Rachel and Melinda are joined by The OC Set Costumer and now, Celebrity Stylist, Nicole Chavez, to discuss all things fashion and “The Links” (S1 Ep16). Nicole shares the latest fashion trends, discusses the trends from The OC ones that are making a comeback, and breaks down some of your favorite character's fashion styles. Learn about what goes into working in TV wardrobe, revisit some of the best fashion choices from this episode, and find out the scene that put Rachel on the blooper reel! The Links Synopsis: Oliver invites the entire crew to his parent’s house in Palm Springs. Marissa is still buying into Oliver’s stories, but Ryan isn’t so convinced. Summer is determined to make this trip as un-romantic as possible for Anna and Seth. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Let HelloFresh make your daily dinner decisions simple! Go to https://www.hellofresh.com/oc14 and use code oc14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping! Grubhub’s doing a little extra to serve Panera. Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more. Visit https://www.Grubhub.com or order on their delivery app. You've got to get your hands on Mejuri's 14k solid gold staples that don't wear out or scratch easily. Visit https://www.Mejuri.com and use code OC for 10% off your first order. Wealthfront is trusted with over $20 billion dollars of assets, and you can get your first $5,000 managed for free by going to https://www.wealthfront.com/OC. Stitch Fix makes it easy to find clothing you love. Find your perfect style with https://www.StitchFix.com/THEOC and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! Follow @rachelbilson and @themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2021
The Third Wheel with Danny Pellegrino + Bonus Guest: Robert Schwartzman of Rooney
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This week Rachel and Melinda are joined by superfan and the host of the podcast “Everything Iconic,” Danny Pellegrino. They discuss “The Third Wheel” (S1 Ep15),  plus way more as Danny asks the questions that fans want to know! And what is this episode without Rooney? Later, lead singer of “Rooney” Robert Schwartzman joins to talk about his experience filming this episode!  Danny takes the reins when he asks the hosts about crushes, dating rumors, and an OC reunion. They discuss the fashion, wicked Oliver, and even get a call from Chris Carmack to talk about Luke in this episode.  The Third Wheel Synopsis: Ryan doesn’t know too much about Oliver, Marissa’s new friend from therapy, but he knows he doesn’t like him. But when Oliver invites them all to a Rooney concert, the gang (minus Ryan) is psyched. Yet Ryan still is the hero when Oliver gets into some trouble at the Rooney concert. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Daily Harvest delivers delicious Harvest Bowls, Flatbreads, Smoothies, and more all built on organic fruits + vegetables, right to your door. Go to https://www.dailyharvest.com and enter code theoc to get $25 off your first box!  Turn your good hair days into a good hair life. Go to https://www.FunctionofBeauty.com/OC to take your quiz on your hair goals and save 20% on your first order.  This Summer get the most out of your travels abroad by learning the language of your destination with Babbel—the #1 Selling Language Learning app. Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. Visit https://wwwBABBEL.com and use promo code OC. Article is the easiest way to make your space beautiful. Article cuts out the middleman and sells directly to you, saving customers up to 30% over traditional retail prices. Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more at https://www.Article.com/OC. Billie’s crazy affordable Starter Kit comes with their award-winning razor, two precision five-blade refill cartridges, and a cult favorite magnetic holder. Go to https://www.MyBillie.com/OC to get the BEST razor you will ever own while supporting this podcast. Follow @rachebilson and @themedlindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2021
The Countdown with Norman Buckley
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Rachel, Melinda, and their guest, Editor and Director on The OC, Norman Buckley, discuss “The Countdown” (S1 Ep14). The hosts and Norman share their thoughts on the unexpected thing that makes a great actor, the unique use of music throughout The OC, and some of the challenges of filming television. They also share behind-the-scenes stories of Norman’s first time editing and directing, where the overhead shot of the famous hotel scene is really from, and the word that the network would not let in the script! The Countdown Synopsis: New Year's Eve looms and Ryan blows it when Marissa says those 3 little words and he can’t say it back. She heads to Oliver’s penthouse for a New Years Eve party and when Ryan realizes he should go too, he gets locked in the pool house thanks to Seth’s Aunt Hailey, who came to town… and then used the Cohen’s house to throw an out-of-control party. Sandy and Kirsten accidentally attend a swingers party and contemplate staying.  Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Today, Grubhub’s doing a little extra to serve Panera. Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more. Order through the app or visit https://www.Grubhub.com. Who’s looking for love? Go download Hinge, meet someone great, and delete dating apps for good! HelloFresh is America’s #1 meal kit! They make home cooking easy, fun, AND affordable. Visit https://www.HelloFresh.com/oc14 and use code oc14 for up to 14 free meals, plus free shipping! Using a cognitive behavioral approach, Noom helps you focus on the why instead of the what to change your relationship with eating. Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at https://www.Noom.com/OC. Start summer off on the right foot with comfortable, best sellers like flats, loafers and sneakers from Rothy’s. Do not miss out on this offer -- through August 1st, 2021, you can get $20 off your first purchase of $100 or more at https://www.Rothys.com/OC. Hydrant is a refreshing drink mix powder made with four key electrolytes - sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Welcome to the OC, Bitches! Podcast listeners can save 20% off your first order, or subscribe and save 30% on your first subscription order visit https://www.DrinkHydrant.com/THEOC or enter our promo code THEOC at checkout. Follow @rachebilson and @themedlindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2021
The Best Chrismukkah Ever with Stephanie Savage
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Rachel, Melinda, and their guest, Executive Producer and Writer on The OC, Stephanie Savage, discuss “The Best Chrismukkah Ever” (S1 Ep13). This is the script that Stephanie said changed her life. Learn about what it was like going from producer to writer, who came up with Chrismukkah, and the episode line so good that it gave Rachel and Melinda the chills! The Best Chrismukkah Synopsis: It’s Seth’s favorite time of the year: Chrismukkah - the part Christmas, part Hanukkah, super holiday! Ryan is in need of some convincing to get into the holiday spirit. Marissa continues to struggle with personal problems. Kirsten risks her job at the Newport Group when she finds incriminating evidence that she hands over to Sandy. Summer and Anna vie to win Seth’s heart. A lot goes down at the Newport Group holiday party, but Julie is determined to make it a party no one will forget! Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: To all of you who are looking for a meaningful relationship, go download Hinge, meet someone great, and delete dating apps for good!  Meet Billie. The best razor out there for those days when you want an extra smooth shave. Visit https://www.MyBille.com/OC to get your starter kit for just $9 plus FREE shipping. Visit https://www.creditkarma.com/winmoneyto open your free account and start winning Instant Karma. Hydrant is a refreshing drink mix powder made with four key electrolytes - sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. To save 20% off your first order, or subscribe and save 30% on your first subscription order visit https://www.DrinkHydrant.com/THEOC or enter our promo code THEOC at checkout. Modern Fertility is the easy and affordable way to test your fertility hormones at home. Get $20 off your fertility test when you go to https://www.ModernFertility.com/OC.  Give yourself the comfort refresh you deserve and get it for less at Brooklinen. Go to https://www.Brooklinen.com and use promo code OC to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100. Follow @themelindaclarke @rachebilson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 20, 2021
The Secret with Chris Carmack
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Secret" (S1 Ep12) with their guest, Chris Carmack, who played Luke Ward on The OC. From "Nashville" to his band, Life on Eris, catch up on all things Carmack! And of course, the hosts talk memorable moments from "The Secret" like yogalates and the flossing scene. Chris also weighs in on the evolution of Luke from here on out. The Secret Synopsis: Luke and Ryan discover Luke’s Dad is cheating on his mom...with another man. Then, the entire town finds out. Kirsten’s secret kiss with Jimmy also comes to light. Julie is in danger of losing her house but Caleb comes to the rescue. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Grubhub works hard to serve restaurants so they can work hard to serve you. Get a Free Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more. Order through the Grubhub app or at https://www.Grubhub.com HelloFresh cuts out stressful meal planning and grocery store trips, so you can enjoy cooking and get dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes or less! Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/oc14 and use code oc14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping! Attention singles: if you are looking for a meaningful relationship, go download Hinge, meet someone great, and delete dating apps for good! All of Care/of’s products are formulated with good-for-you, clean ingredients that are backed by science. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to https://www.TakeCareOf.com and enter code theoc50. Stitch Fix offers clothing hand-selected by expert stylists for your unique size, style, and budget. Visit https://www.StitchFix.com/THEOC and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! Hydrant is a refreshing drink mix powder made with four key electrolytes - sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Save 20% off your first order, or subscribe and save 30% on your first subscription order: Go to https://www.DrinkHydrant.com/THEOCor enter our promo code THEOCat checkout. Follow @rachelbilson and @themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2021
The Homecoming with Kelly Rowan
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Homecoming” (S1 Ep11) with their guest, Kelly Rowan, who played Kirsten Cohen on The OC. Find out who made Kelly laugh the most on set, her nickname for Rachel, and hear about Kelly's role in a Speilberg film! And of course, all about the Thanksgiving episode! The Homecoming Synopsis: Seth went from zero to two girls and both of them show up at Thanksgiving, as do the uninvited new couple, Caleb and Julie. Kirsten and Sandy attempt to play matchmakers. Ryan’s brother enlists him in one last “favor” which brings him and Marissa to Chino. Marissa gets a glimpse of what Ryan left behind. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Attention singles: if you are looking for a meaningful relationship, go download Hinge, meet someone great, and delete dating apps for good! Daily Harvest delivers delicious Harvest Bowls, Flatbreads, Smoothies, and more all built on organic fruits + vegetables, right to your door. Visit https://www.DailyHarvest.com and enter code theoc to get $25 off your first box. Instead of setting a strict set of rules, Noom empowers you with the knowledge to build smarter, more sustainable habits and behaviors. Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at https://www.Noom.com/OC. Credit Karma Money is a brand-new checking account where you can win cash reimbursements for making purchases. Visit https://www.creditkarma.com/winmoney to open your free account and start winning Instant Karma. Brooklinen was started to create beautiful, high-quality home essentials that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Go to https://www.Brooklinen.com and use promo code OC to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100. Follow @rachelbilson and @themelindaclarke on Instagram! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2021
The Perfect Couple with Bonnie Somerville
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Perfect Couple” (S1 Ep10) with their guest, Bonnie Somerville, who played Rachel Hoffman on The OC. The women talk second acts, their Zach Braff connection, sex scenes, and of course, the famous Chinese food seduction scene from this episode. The Perfect Couple Synopsis: Kirsten worries about Sandy's professional relationship with Rachel. Rachel unsuccessfully tries to seduce Sandy. Marissa is excited that her family may get back together when Julie throws a charity event, yet Ryan spots Caleb and Julie together, and lets Marissa know. Summer tells Seth how she feels but then threatens him if he shares that info with anyone! Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Squarespace is the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Visit https://www.Squarespace.com/THEOC for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code THEOC to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.  Start summer off on the right foot with comfortable, best sellers like flats, loafers and sneakers from Rothy’s. Visit https://www.Rothys.com/OC to get $20 off your first purchase of $100 or more. The offer is only available through August 1, 2021, so don’t wait! Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. Visit https://www.FunctionofBeauty.com/OC to take your quiz and save 20% on your first order.  Stitch Fix offers clothing hand-selected by expert stylists for your unique size, style, and budget. Visit https://www.StitchFix.com/THEOC and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! Grubhub loves restaurants - from the food to the passion and determination of the people behind them. Grubhub’s doing a little extra to serve Panera. Get a FREE Delivery Perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more. Use the GrubHub app or visit https://www.Grubhub.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2021
The Heights with Patrick Norris
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Heights” (S1 Ep9) with their guest, Patrick Norris, who directed this episode plus five more of The OC. Get to know director Patrick Norris, a self-proclaimed Ryan, and his exciting rise from working in the laundry room to directing hit shows! The hosts talk kissing scenes and pranks on set. Stay tuned to hear the fan question that makes Melinda blush! The Heights Synopsis: Ryan doesn't feel like he belongs at Harbor and Luke doesn't help his situation. Summer keeps her friendship with Seth private but is jealous of his relationship with Anna. Sandy accepts a case against Caleb at his new job, which will test his relationship with Kirsten. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: With HelloFresh, you get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/oc14 and use code oc14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping. Article is the easiest way to make your space look beautiful. Visit https://www.Article.com/OC to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. Talkspace is the #1 online therapy platform that has thousands of licensed therapists trained in over 40 specialties. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.Talkspace.com and use the code THEOC to ​get $100 off of your first month​ and show your support for the show.  Apostropheis a prescription skincare company that offers science-backed oral and topical medications that are clinically proven to help clear acne. Save $15 off your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist at https://www.Apostrophe.com/THEOC when you use the code THEOC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2021
The Rescue with Michael Lange + Live Fan Calls
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Rachel and Melinda discuss "The Rescue" (S1 Ep8) with their guest, Michael Lange, who directed this episode and several more of The OC.   The hosts talk with “Uncle Mike” about chewing gum on set, crying on cue, and they dive into Julie Cooper's character in this emotional episode. They also take live fan calls for the first time! The Rescue Synopsis: Julie wants to ship Marissa off to an institute in San Diego after she OD'ed in Mexico. Ryan, Seth, and Summer won’t let that happen, so they plan her escape from the hospital.  Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: All of Care/of’s products are formulated with good-for-you, clean ingredients that are backed by science. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to https://www.TakeCareOf.com and enter code theoc50. StoryWorth has helped numerous families learn about each other in profound, special ways. Give your dad the most meaningful gift this Father’s Day with StoryWorth. Go to https://www.StoryWorth.com/theoc for $10 off your first purchase and no shipping required!  Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results with Noom. Sign up for your trial at https://www.Noom.com/OC. The Zebra is the nation’s leading insurance comparison site for car and home insurance. Visit https://www.TheZebra.com/OC to get your free quote today! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2021
The Escape with Matt Ramsey
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Rachel and Melinda discuss "The Escape" (S1 Ep7) with guest Matt Ramsey, editor of this episode (plus many more) of The OC.  Find out which cast member giggled the most, what advice Ben McKenzie gave to Rachel that she still remembers, and Matt Ramsey's critique of how he edited this episode. The Escape Synopsis: The crew heads to Tijuana for a summer-end trip where things take a dramatic turn. Jimmy finally tells Marissa he’s moving out. Sandy accepts a new job. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet with Vuori. Visit  https://vuoriclothing.com/oc to receive 20% off your first purchase. Enjoy free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Stitch Fix offers clothing hand-selected by expert stylists for your unique size, style, and budget. Visit https://www.StitchFix.com/THEOC and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! Apostrophe is a prescription skincare company for people that are ready to take their acne seriously. Get $15 off your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist at https://www.Apostrophe.com/THEOC and use code: THEOC. Visit https://www.MyBillie.com/OC to get the Starter Kit for just $9 - it includes Billie’s award-winning razor, two refill blades, and a cult favorite magnetic holder. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 08, 2021
The Girlfriend with Deb Fisher + The Mischa Barton Rumors
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Rachel and Melinda discuss "The Girlfriend" (S1 Ep6) with guest Deb Fisher,  a writer on The OC. A must-listen for any aspiring TV writer, Deb shares what it was like being a young writer on The OC. On set crushes are revealed, Rachel shares the moment her feelings toward Adam Brody changed, and the hosts answers a fan question about fashion. BONUS footage from a recent recording where Rachel and Melinda address the Mischa Barton E! interview. The Girlfriend Synopsis: Kirsten’s dad, Caleb, returns to town with a new, very young girlfriend. A girlfriend who has wandering eyes, all the way to Ryan. Marissa is choosing between Ryan and Luke but catching Ryan in the act leads Marissa to a night of passion with Luke. Seth finds a way to impress Summer and Julie drops the D-bomb on Jimmy. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at https://vuoriclothing.com/oc to receive 20% off your first purchase. Enjoy free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Get the food you love with Perks from Grubhub - Grub what you love. Visit https://www.grubhub.com. The Zebra is the nation’s leading insurance comparison site for car and home insurance. Visit https://www.thezebra.com/OC. Daily Harvest delivers delicious food, all built on organic fruits + vegetables, right to your door. Go to https://www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code THEOC to get $25 off your first box. Get your next delicious bowl of guilt-free cereal at https://www.MagicSpoon.com/THEOC and use the code THEOC to save $5 off. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2021
The Outsider with Tate Donovan
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Rachel and Melinda discuss "The Outsider" (S1 Ep5) with guest Tate Donovan, who played Jimmy Cooper on The OC.  Tate shares the best line he ever heard from an actress (hint: that actress is one of the hosts), his own memories from Camp Gallagher, and why he wants Rachel and Melinda to try directing.  The Outsider Synopsis: Ryan accompanies Seth to a party in a rough neighborhood. Ryan again must save him after Seth invites the same people to a party in Newport. Luke is shot. Broke Jimmy has a hard choice. Kirsten and Julie go on a spa trip with the newpsies. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: With HelloFresh, you get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. Visit https://www.hellofresh.com/oc12 and use code oc12 for 12 free meals including free shipping! To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.Talkspace.com. Make sure to use the code THEOC ​to ​get $100 off of your first month​ and show your support for the show. Article combines the curation of a boutique furniture store with the comfort and simplicity of shopping online. Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. Go to https://www.article.com/OC. This episode is sponsored by Apostrophe, a prescription skincare company for people that are ready to take their acne seriously. Get $15 off your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist at https://www.Apostrophe.com/THEOC and use code: THEOC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 25, 2021
The Debut with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke
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Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Debut” (S1 Ep 4), as well as reminisce about SWAG, dogs on set, and hair and make-up! Listen to hear Rachel’s all-time celebrity crush, find out which 90’s sitcom Melinda appeared on, and watch the hosts go head-to-head in some OC trivia, featuring questions about the show and the hosts themselves.  Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Get your next delicious bowl of guilt-free cereal at https://www.MagicSpoon.com/THEOC and use the code THEOC to save $5 off. Aurate is a fine jewelry brand founded by women for women. Pieces range from classic, to statement, to completely original. Visit https://www.AurateNewYork.com/OC and use promo code OC to get 15% off your first Aurate purchase. Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. Visit https://www.FunctionofBeauty.com/OC to take your quiz and save 20% on your first order.  Care/of makes it easy to declutter your cabinet and replace a mess of bottles with a dispenser of convenient daily vitamin packs. Visit https://www.CareOf.com and enter promo code theoc50 for 50% off your first Care/of order. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2021
The Gamble with Peter Gallagher
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Rachel and Melinda discuss "The Gamble" (S1 Ep3) with guest Peter Gallagher, who played Sandy Cohen on The OC. Peter shares his unique audition story. They all comment on their bronzed looks. Find out about Camp Gallagher, a weekend they'll never forget! The Gamble Synopsis: Sandy comes to Ryan's rescue once again. Kirsten decides to invite Dawn to an elite Vegas Night, but she gets lost in the sauce, disappointing Ryan. Dawn believes Ryan is better off with the Cohens, leaving him with Sandy and Kirsten. Meanwhile, Julie is furious when she finds out Jimmy borrowed money from Kirsten, and she thanks Sandy, who is unaware of this. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Apostrophe, a prescription skincare company for people that are ready to take their acne seriously. Get $15 off your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist at https://www.Apostrophe.com/THEOC and use code: THEOC.  Get deals on the food you love with Grubhub Perks. Visit https://www.GrubHub.com and Grub what you love! The Zebra is the nation’s leading insurance comparison site for car and home insurance. Visit https://www.TheZebra.com/OC. Meet Billie. The best razor out there for those days when you want an extra smooth shave. No pink tax. No visit to the drugstore. No breaking the bank. Visit https://www.mybillie.com/OC to get your starter kit for just $9 plus FREE shipping! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2021
The Model Home with Patrick Rush
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Rachel and Melinda discuss "The Model Home" (S1 Ep2) with guest, The OC Casting Director, Patrick Rush. Find out which was the most difficult role to cast, the hosts' best lines from "The Model Home", and what fashion trend Patrick blames Mischa for! The Model Home Synopsis: When Ryan finds out he is being shipped off to foster care, he tries to run away. Seth and Marissa team up and convince him to hide out in an abandoned model home of Kirsten’s. Once again, Luke and Ryan clash, punches are thrown, and the entire plan (and house) goes up in flames. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Daily Harvest delivers delicious food, all built on organic fruits + vegetables, right to your door. Go to https://www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code THEOC to get $25 off your first box! Get your next delicious bowl of guilt-free cereal at https://www.MagicSpoon.com/THEOC and use the code THEOC to save $5 off. Article combines the curation of a boutique furniture store with the comfort and simplicity of shopping online. Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. Go to https://www.article.com/OC. Get the food you love with Perks from Grubhub - Grub what you love. Visit https://www.grubhub.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2021
The Pilot with Josh Schwartz
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Rachel and Melinda break down the pilot episode with guest, The OC Creator & Executive Producer, Josh Schwartz. Find out what song from the show Josh can't stand to listen to anymore, the scene that almost wasn't, and how these two guest stars became series regulars! Pilot Synopsis: Troubled teen Ryan Atwood is arrested for stealing a car and meets public defender Sandy Cohen, who instantly takes an interest in the boy. After Ryan’s mom kicks him out, Sandy brings Ryan home with him, introducing him to the affluent world of Orange County’s Newport Beach. Leave the OC, Bitches a message: https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches Please support our sponsors: Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. Visit https://www.functionofbeauty.com/OC to take your quiz and save 20% on your first order.  With HelloFresh, you get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. Visit https://www.hellofresh.com/oc12 and use code oc12 for 12 free meals including free shipping! To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.Talkspace.com. Make sure to use the code THEOC ​to ​get $100 off of your first month​ and show your support for the show. Aurate is a fine jewelry brand founded by women for women. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to https://www.AurateNewYork.com/OC and use promo code OC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 27, 2021
Welcome to the OC, Bitches! Trailer
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Join the original OC bitches, friends and co-stars Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke, for a trip back to the early 2000s. Zip up your Juicy Couture tracksuits and grab a seat by the pool while they deliver the ultimate OC-rewatch podcast. Each week they'll take you back to a particular episode, share behind-the-scenes scoop, and interview guests who were part of the OC experience. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2021