Welcome to the OC, Bitches!

By Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke

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 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.


Episode Date
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 5 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, pranks on set, and 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 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