Welcome to the OC, Bitches!

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 Aug 31, 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 Gringos with Jeff Granzow
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Beloved OC editor Jeff Granzow returns to the pool house with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to discuss Season 4, Episode 2, “The Gringos.”

The trio discuss why they wish people still use landlines, their love for Wayne’s World, and Jeff breaks down that infamous Seth and Steve-O scene.  Melinda shares a funny story about being lost in Mexico!

The Gringos Synopsis: Seth and Ryan travel to Mexico to look for Volchok. In Newport, Julie and Kaitlin participate in a clothing drive at Harbor High and Julie realizes that she needs to step up more in Kaitlin’s life.  At Brown University, Taylor pays Summer a surprise visit. 

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Jan 31, 2023
The Avengers with Josh Schwartz
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Josh Schwartz returns to the pool house with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to discuss the season 4 opener, “The Avengers.”

Josh talks about the season 3 finale, Marissa’s death and the start of season 4.  They also discuss the casting of “Che” played by Chris Pratt and Josh also tells a funny story about Adam Brody and the movie, “Looper.”

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Jan 24, 2023
Bonus Episode: Best Moments of Season 3 of The O.C.
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Dynamic duo, Ryan Haley and Mike Gravagno have returned to the pool house to join Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to break down the top moments of Season 3  of The O.C.

They discuss how wild season 3 is with a colorful group of characters and moments, including Gus, Johnny, Dean Hess, Charlotte, Volchok,  Taylor Townsend’s  “end of Summer” comment and does anyone have a moist toilette? 

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Jan 17, 2023
Bonus Episode: Mischa Barton
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Mischa Barton joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in a special bonus episode of Welcome to the OC, Bitches! 

The ladies breaks down the top Marissa Cooper moments and of course talk Marissa’s iconic fashion choices.  Plus, Mischa answers several fan questions!  You can check Mischa out in her next film project, Invitation to a Murder, coming soon. 

You can leave a message for the OC Bitches at https://www.speakpipe.com/ocbitches or email them to welcometotheocb@gmail.com

Head over to Kast Plus to get more bonus content from this episode with Mischa Barton  and the Michael Cassidy’s episode plus Season 1 through Season 2 of The O.C.   Go to https://www.kastmedia.com/kastplus for more details. Thanks, Kast Plus subscribers for being an honorary bitch! 

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Jan 10, 2023
The Graduates with Michael Cassidy
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Fan favorite Michael Cassidy returns to the pool house with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to break-down the heartbreaking Season 3 Episode 25 finale, “The Graduates”

The three go into great detail about the episode and discuss how they are still traumatized by this episode and how hard it was too rewatch.  Michael gives the girls a shout-out on their performances in this episode.  They also discuss Dawn’s  pronunciation of Kirsten’s name, and a possible connection between The Handmaid's Tale and The OC.    

The Graduates Synopsis:  It’s graduation day for the core four, Ryan’s mom arrives to celebrate, Seth deals with the ramifications of his past actions, Summer wishes they could all stay together in Newport and Marissa announces that she is leaving to be with her dad instead of going to Berkeley.  

Please tune into next week for a special bonus episode, as the ladies bid a fond farewell to the iconic character, “Marissa Cooper” with a special guest.  …And head over to https://www.kastmedia.com/kastplus to access bonus content from this episode with Michael Cassidy.

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Jan 03, 2023
The Man of the Year
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We are nearing the end of season three of The OC and Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are here to break down Episode 24, “The Man of the Year.”

They talk about Lucy Hale’s appearance, Marissa’s ode to “Brittany Spears” look, Seth’s trouble with weed and Rachel tries to convince Melinda to do Dancing with the Stars or The Masked Singer! 

The Man of the Year Synopsis: Sandy is voted Man of the Year. Meanwhile, Kirsten hits the bottle. Summer tries to write an impulsive wrong. Ryan is blackmailed into stealing a car. Seth burns down his dad's office and Marissa gets Kaitlyn out of trouble.

We will be back in January to break down the Season 3 finale of The OC, “The Graduates”.  AND also in January, we have a very special bonus episode for you OC fans, that you won’t want to miss- stay tuned!  Happy Holidays, we love you bitches! 

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Dec 20, 2022
The Party Favor with Michael Lange
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Michael Lange joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house to discuss, Season 3, Episode 23, “The Party Favor,” aka The Goonies themed Senior Prom! 

Michael directed this episode so has some great behind-the-scenes moments to share including a hilarious story about Rachel wanting to do Summer’s infamous fall after winning prom queen. They also discuss Ryan and Volchok's epic fight scene and Michael gives us a funny tidbit about a scene he wanted to add at the prom! 

The Party Favor synopsis: It’s Harbor's Senior Prom and it definitely  brings out the best and the worst in everyone. Meanwhile, Kirsten grapples on whether to tell Sandy the truth about her falling off the wagon. 

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Dec 13, 2022
The College Try
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It’s just Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house today as they  break down Season 3, Episode 22, “The College Try.”

Rachel and Melinda discuss college visits, the return of Anna and why can’t Seth just tell the truth! The ladies also take a deep dive into Marissa Cooper’s favorite movie, The Sound of Music, and find interesting comparisons to the O.C.  

The College Try Synopsis:  Ryan and Marissa arrive at Berkeley, and Summer and Seth visit Brown for freshman orientation weekends where familiar faces from the past resurface. Meanwhile, Kirsten and Sandy reach a breaking point in their relationship.

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Season 1 and Season 2 of Welcome to the OC, Bitches is now available on Kast Plus, find out more at https://www.kastmedia.com/kastplus

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Dec 06, 2022
Introducing Kast Plus!
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We have a very exciting announcement. We will be giving you more content every single week! We’re recording bonus episodes and releasing all future episodes ad-free as a subscription only on Kast Plus! Also, you’ll have exclusive access to every episode of seasons one and two of Welcome to the OC, Bitches, which are now available exclusively on the subscription.

Don’t miss all of this bonus content and ad-free listening. Once you subscribe, you can listen through any podcast app! Find out more by going to kastmedia.com/kastplus, that’s kastmedia.com/k-a-s-t-p-l-u-s

***PLEASE NOTE: Only Season 1 and Season 2 of Welcome to the OC, Bitches podcast are exclusively on Kast Plus. Season 3 of the Welcome to the OC, Bitches podcast will still be available on youtube and all audio platforms, ONLY, ad-free episodes of Season 3 and bonus content episodes will be available on Kast Plus.**** 

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Dec 06, 2022
The Dawn Patrol with Jeff Granzow
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Editor extraordinaire, Jeff Granzow joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house to discuss Season 3, Episode 21 “The Dawn Patrol.”

Jeff talks about how Norman Buckley mentored him and brought him up in the editing world.  He also discusses how Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage took a shot on him and he has been working with them ever since.  Jeff edited this episode so he gives a unique behind-the-scenes perspective into the episode, it’s definitely one you do not want to miss! 

The Dawn Patrol Synopsis:  Ryan heads to Albuquerque to invite his mom to graduation, while Summer tries to figure out why Seth broke up with her.   Julie meddles with Marissa and Volchok's relationship.  And Sandy and Kirsten’s relationship continues to suffer. 

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Nov 29, 2022
The Day After Tomorrow + Live Fan Call with Michelle and Liss from Let's talk OC Podcast
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It’s just Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house today as they break down Season 3, Episode 20, “The Day After Tomorrow.”  

Rachel tells a story on how she relates to Summer’s character, wanting to follow Seth to Brown as she went through something similar.  The ladies also discuss Mexico trips and Norman Buckley sent Melinda some great behind-the-scenes moments from the episode.  And then, later Michelle Rubinstein and Ilissa Tenio from the Let’s Talk OC Podcast come on to discuss the episode and ask the ladies a few questions. 

The Day After Tomorrow synopsis: College acceptance letters arrive, three get in and one didn’t! Ryan and Sadie try to navigate what is next for their relationship, Seth lies to Summer again and Marissa grapples with what to do after high school.  Meanwhile, Sandy tries to resolve the conflict with the shady Dr. Griffin and Matt and Taylor throws a bonfire party! 

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Nov 22, 2022
The Secrets and the Lies with Robin Lewis West
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Rocking a “Never Forget” Marissa Cooper t-shirt,  Costume Designer, Robin Lewis West joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house to discuss,  Season 3 Episode 19 “The Secrets and the Lies”

Robin joined The OC, season three and discusses how Production Designer and fellow podcast guest, Thomas Fichter helped connect her to The OC team.  She also talks about her favorite moments from the show that includes zipping up Summer’s g-string in her Vera Wang prom dress–oops! Robin also chats about how she started out as a Fashion Designer but prefers costume design because she gets to create looks for characters based on their story in the show. 

**Spoiler Alert** And later, Robin tests Rachel and Melinda’s knowledge by bringing some of The OC characters iconic clothes for them to guess who wore what!  If you haven’t finished Season 3 yet, you might want to hold off on this bonus segment! 

The Secret and the Lies Synopsis:  Julie and Dr. Roberts return from their cruise and surprise-  they are engaged!  Marissa starts to spiral and seeks solace with Volchok which causes a rift between her and Summer.  Meanwhile, Kirsten surprises Seth with a night out to an AA meeting, and Sandy's woes with Matt continue when Henry Griffin continues to insist that Sandy fire Matt from Newport Group for dating his daughter AND- Ryan moves on from Marissa and grows closer to Sadie.

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Nov 15, 2022
The Undertow with Nikki Griffin
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Bad-girl "Jess Sathers" played by Nikki Griffin is in the pool house with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to discuss Season 3, Episode 18, “The Undertow.”

Nikki discusses getting the role of “Jess” and when she decided that acting wasn’t for her and that she now prefers to work behind the scenes.  Nikki also talks about filming the infamous pool scene in Season 2 and how she was brought back for Season 3 to help push the Trey/Ryan storyline along.  

The Undertow Synopsis:   Jess returns with news about Trey. Kirsten helps Ryan confront his savior complex. Seth and Summer receive sex counseling from Taylor.

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Nov 08, 2022
The Journey
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It’s just Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house today to discuss Season 3, Episode 17, “The Journey.”

 

It’s Ryan’s 18th birthday and the ladies break down the ending of Ryan and Marissa, making mix cds and Sadie and Ryan’s chemistry.  Melinda also talks about fainting spells and Rachel discusses her time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 8 Simple Rules. 

The Journey synopsis:  The Cohens throw Ryan a party for his eighteenth birthday and Ryan can't decide whether or not to invite Marissa after their break-up.  Sandy tries to track down Dawn to surprise Ryan. Meanwhile, Summer confronts Julie about her and her dad dating and Marissa crashes into an old memory and grows closer to Volchok. 

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Nov 01, 2022
Lost in Panama is Available Now
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In 2014, Dutch friends Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers disappeared while hiking a jungle trail in Panama. Two months later, investigators found their remains, as well as a backpack with a digital camera filled with photos that hinted at a darker story. What happened to Kris and Lisanne? In this investigative series, journalists Mariana Atencio and Jeremy Kryt retrace the last steps of the doomed women. Their search for the truth immerses them in eight years’ worth of conflicting evidence, testimonies, and rumors, as on-the-ground witnesses in Panama come forward for the first time. This explosive new evidence sets off a real-time race to reopen the case, and finally get justice for Kris and Lisanne.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lost-in-panama/id1650171879

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Oct 31, 2022
The Road Warrior with CG Mirich
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CG Mirich aka Melinda Clarke’s daughter  joins Melinda and Rachel Bilson in the pool house to discuss Season 3, Episode 16, “The Road Warrior.”

CG talks growing up on set while her mom worked on The OC, her favorite set memories including one that involves a pink scooter and Adam Brody.  The ladies also discuss the big break-up between Marissa and Ryan, how you can taste the actor’s make-up during make-out scenes and that infamous Basic Instinct that Julie Cooper had to re-enact. 

The Road Warrior Synopsis:  The police suspect foul play in Johnny's death and look to Marissa while Ryan and Sadie go on a road trip to look for Johnny's dad. A concerned Summer finds out about her dad's relationship with Julie.  Also, Matt continues dating Maya in order to influence her father to give more funding for their hospital, while Kirsten begins to think Sandy is being corrupted by his business deals with Matt over Maya.

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Oct 25, 2022
The Heavy Lifting with Lea Griffin
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Rachel Bilson’s BFF Lea Griffin joins Rachel and Melinda Clarke in the pool house today to discuss Season 3, Episode 15, “The Heavy Lifting.”

Lea talks about Rachel getting the role of the Summer for The OC, and all of the old memories from OC events that she attended, including one story involving a homeless woman randomly walking into Rachel and Lea’s house! Oh, and she shares some throwback pictures, definitely check out our Youtube page!  

The ladies also talk about Johnny's death aftermath, and how it was the beginning of the end of Ryan and Marissa. They also discuss favorite Valentine’s Day moments and why sunglasses while filming is a big no no! 

The Heavy Lifting Synopsis:  In the aftermath of Johnny's untimely death, the gang tries to sort out their problems and face the reality of the situation. Johnny's cousin, Sadie Campbell, arrives in Newport for the funeral. Meanwhile, Kaitlin's winter break is over, meaning that she must return to her boarding school.. And Kirsten and Julie press on with their Valentine's Day party. 

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Oct 18, 2022
Bonus Episode: The Best of Season 1 of The O.C.
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Ryan Haley and Mike Gravagno have returned to the clubhouse to join Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to break down the top moments of Season 1 of The O.C.

Hear the duo's iconic list and  Melinda provides some additional bonus content by breaking out her favorite Julie Cooper quotes from Season 1.

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Oct 11, 2022
Rabia and Ellyn Solve the Case is Available Now!
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Rabia Chaudry and Ellyn Marsh, both well known names in true crime podcasting, will bring their separate audiences, experience, and unique talents to tell you all of the things you might not know about some of the most famous true crime cases. This bi-weekly true crime talk show will ask why celebrities are obsessed with true crime, and also will examine some of the most infamous cases they are obsessed with through the lens of Chaudry’s legal expertise and Marsh’s comedy. It's the cross-over podcast listeners have been waiting for.... can you solve the case?


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Oct 06, 2022
The Cliffhanger with Matt Ramsey
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Beloved OC editor, Matt Ramsey joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house to discuss the pivotal Season 3, Episode 14, “The Cliffhanger.”

Matt gives exclusive behind-the-scenes tidbits on editing this episode and how they had to pick up a lot of shots of Johnny’s death scene.  He also talks about The OC music and how the Artic Monkeys passed on being on the show!  He also tells a hysterical story about how he ruined Josh Schwartz’s iPod! 

The Cliffhanger Synopsis:  Summer discovers the truth about Seth's pot smoking, while Sandy and Matt encounter an obstacle with their hospital project. Meanwhile, Kirsten and Julie take their matchmaking business a little too far, causing Julie to go into hiding. Marissa finally tells Johnny how she truly feels and Kaitlin wonders which "Cooper'' Johnny really likes. When Johnny and Kaitlin head to the beach for some partying and drinking, Johnny loses it and finds himself at the edge of reason, and of a 100-foot cliff.

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Oct 04, 2022
The Rainy Day Women Table Read
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Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by cast members and celebrity fans of The O.C. to do a charity table reading of the infamous, Season 2, Episode 13, "The Rainy Day Women". Proceeds from today's event go to the charity, No Kid Hungry. ​​

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Sep 27, 2022
The Pot Stirrer with The Subways
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Today Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Billy Lunn and Charlotte Cooper from the band, The Subways.  The Subways performed in the Baitshop in Season 3, Episode 7’s “The Anger Management.”  Billy and Charlotte talk about what it was like to be on set,  filming that particular scene, and meeting Ben McKenzie in the trailer!  They also talk about what's next for The Subways.

Later, Rachel and Melinda talk about Season 3, Episode 13, “The Pot Stirrer.” The ladies break down the episode with some great behind-the-scenes tidbits from the director of the episode, Norman Buckley.  Melinda shares a story about her parents forgetting one of her birthdays.  They also discuss Only Fans and pot smoking with Melinda sharing a story about her first time trying a pot brownie.  

The Pot Stirrer Synopsis:  Kaitlin stirs the pot with Marissa by going out with  Johnny with the sole motive of making Marissa jealous.  Seth completely spirals after being offered an interview at Brown University.  Meanwhile, Sandy tries to close a big deal and Julie grows closer to Neil throwing a birthday bash for Kaitlyn at his house. 

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Sep 20, 2022
The Sister Act with Deborah Hasen-Klein
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Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined today by Fox TV Executive, Deborah Hasen-Klein, to discuss Season 3, Episode 12, “The Sister Act.”

Deborah breaks down what being a TV Executive entails, how much of an OC fan she was while growing up, and also tells a crazy story about how she first met Melinda!  The trio also discusses how phenomenal the actor who played Johnny Harper, Ryan Donowho acting was and Melinda has a very interesting story about Jerry Seinfeld!

The Sister Act Synopsis: Marissa's sister, Kaitlyn returns home from boarding school with secrets, lies, and a bag of stolen cash.   Veronica Townsend has her eyes on Neil Roberts much to Julie’s disappointment so the Cohens and Summer concoct a plan to get Veronica away from Neil so Julie can have her shot!   And Johnny tries to distance himself from Marissa. 

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Sep 13, 2022
The Safe Harbor with Thomas Fichter
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Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by the original OC Production Designer, Thomas Fichter remotely today as they discuss, Season 3, Episode 11 “The Safe Harbor” aka Free Marissa!

Thomas discusses what a Production Designer job entails and some of his favorite set builds on The O.C.,  including the Cohen house and the Bait Shop.  He also discusses other shows he has worked on including Rachel’s favorite, Beverly Hills 90210.  Speaking of 90210 the trio discusses the similarities between the Donna Martin Graduates episode and the Free Marissa episode on The O.C. 

The Safe Harbor Synopsis:   Ryan, Seth, and Summer plot to get Marissa back into Harbor School so they can be all together for the rest of the senior year. Johnny asks Marissa to attend a social function to celebrate his successful knee surgery. Also, Julie continues to have a meeting of minds with Dr. Neil Roberts.

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Sep 06, 2022
The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah with Ryan Drake
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Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined today by OC superfan and podcaster, Ryan Drake from the Keeping up with the Cohens to discuss S3 Epi 10 The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah.

The trio breakdown Johnny’s surgery and question the costs, Ryan also has some questions for Josh Schwartz regarding the  Season 1, “Countdown” episode, that Josh answers! Hear about which character Ryan thinks has the most growth and later Rachel and Melinda answer a live question from a Bravo blogger who loves The O.C. 

The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah synopsis: Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer try to raise money for Johnny's knee surgery by throwing Ryan a Bar Mitzvah as part of Seth's annual Chrismukkah celebration and they enlist the help of Sandy, Kirsten, and Julie.    Meanwhile, Kirsten tries to cheer up Julie who still is concealing her living situation from Marissa. And Julie finds an unlikely friendship with Summer’s dad, Dr. Roberts 

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Aug 30, 2022
The Disconnect with Audrina Patridge
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Audrina Patridge drops by the pool house today to discuss with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke her new book, “Choices”,  becoming a podcaster, Misha Barton’s time on The Hills, and how Laguna Beach and The Hills resonated with The O.C.

Later, Rachel and Melinda break down S3, Episode 9, “The Disconnect.”  The ladies discuss SAT scores and tubas.  They also take a deep dive into Marissa and Johnny’s relationship… and strip clubs, lots of strip clubs! 

The Disconnect Synopsis: Marissa takes on the role of caretaker in the aftermath of Johnny’s accident and the two grow closer as a result. Seth and Summer compete with one another to get into Brown University. Also, Ryan takes an internship at the Newport Group, learns more about Matt Ramsey, and covers for him when Matt blows a big deal for Sandy.  And Kirsten and Julie start a new business venture together with a very interesting first client. 

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Aug 23, 2022
The Game Plan with Tate Donovan
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Tate Donovan is back in the pool house! This time to discuss his directorial debut on The O.C, Season 3, Episode 8, “The Game Plan.”

Tate discusses what it's like to move from being an actor to a director, and how directing has made him fall in love with the acting process again.  He also gives some great behind-the-scenes scoop from directing this episode.  They also discuss college and whether or not couples should stay together when they graduate high school.  

The Game Plan Synopsis: Ryan, Summer, Seth, and Marissa think about what they'd like to do with their lives as they compile their college applications. Meanwhile, Johnny's surfing career takes an unfortunate twist when he gets hit by a moving car in a parking lot. Also, Julie finally reveals to Kirsten the secret about Charlotte. 

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Aug 16, 2022
The Anger Management with Dylan is in Trouble
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Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by superfan and YouTube influencer, Dylan Matthew aka Dylan is in Trouble.  

Dylan discusses his love for The OC and his love for Cam Gigadent which is echoed by Rachel and Melinda.  We also learn that Cam’s character Kevin Volchok was actually named after a friend of Adam Brody and Josh Schwartz’s.  They also talk about production assistant jobs and what exactly does the surfing term munch mean?  

The Anger Management Synopsis: Tensions between Ryan and Volchok come to a head with Marissa trying to step in and help.  Taylor’s crush on Seth causes a rift in his relationship with Summer.  Charlotte and Julie throw their faux benefit with Kirsten's help, who is completely clueless about the charity’s true intentions.  Meanwhile, Sandy officially takes over at the Newport Group, and the responsibilities of being a CEO take a toll.  

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Aug 09, 2022
The Swells with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke + Live Fan Calls!
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It’s just Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house today as the breakdown of Season 3, Episode 6, “The Swells.”  

Later Taylor Lord, creator of the website, https://www.everythingtheoc.com/ , and Shari Weiss from Teen Drama Whore, https://teendramawhore.substack.com/  join the ladies live to ask some burning fan questions! 

The Swells Synopsis: Marissa and Ryan’s relationship begins to drift apart leaving the door open for Marissa and Johnny's friendship to grow, which leaves Summer very concerned.  Taylor plans a senior night lock-in and develops a crush on…Seth?!  Meanwhile, Julie and Charlotte convince Kirsten to help them with a “charity event” and Sandy decides to take on the Newport Group with a new business partner, Matt Ramsey.  

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Aug 02, 2022
The Perfect Storm with Eric Mabius
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Eric Mabius aka the infamous Dean Hess joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the clubhouse to discuss Season 3, Episode 5, “The Perfect Storm.”

Eric talks about how his dad got him into acting and speaking of dads, OC Alum,  Alan Dale plays Eric’s dad in “Ugly Betty.” Eric and Melinda also discuss how they both have a connection to the Olympic Luge Team.  Eric also talks about how he got the role of Dean Hess and his real opinion of him.  And the trio has a very hilarious reaction to the film,  The Perfect Storm. 

The Perfect Storm: Ryan finds out about Dean Hess' crusade to ruin his reputation, feeling discouraged he drops his tutor and lands a job as a fisherman with Johnny’s help.  Meanwhile, Summer and Seth are determined to catch Taylor Townsend and Dean Hess in the act,  they loop in Sandy who uses his legal skills to get rid of Dean Hess and get Ryan back at Harbor.  Also, Charlotte finds a new mark in Julie Cooper, she preys on Julie’s vulnerabilities and offers to buy her a condo and hopes to enlist her in a bigger scam.

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Jul 26, 2022
The Last Waltz with Kayla Ewell
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Kayla Ewell aka “Casey” from Newport Union  joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house to discuss, S3 Episode 4, “The Last Waltz”

The trio talks about LA traffic, motherhood, and being podcasters, Kayla has her own podcast,  “Directionally Challenged”- check it out!  Hear about how Kayla got the role of Casey, what other character she auditioned for on The O.C and what her first day on set was like.  The ladies also discuss a Vampire Diaries/OC crossover!

The Last Waltz synopsis: Marissa attends a new high school, Newport Union, and makes new friends with Johnny, Casey, and Chili, all of who make Ryan slightly jealous.  Julie’s mansion gets repossessed and she is left with absolutely nothing but a broken heart.  And Summer and Seth deal with Taylor who has taken over the Homecoming Dance much to Summer’s dismay but Summer uncovers a very damaging secret between Dean Hess and Taylor.

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Jul 19, 2022
The End of Innocence with Kellie Cyrus
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Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Script Supervisor turned Director, Kellie Cyrus.  Kellie worked as a Script Supervisor on The OC from the beginning and is now directing iconic tv shows like "You", "Vampire Diaries", and "The Flash." The trio will be discussing S3 Ep 3, “The End of Innocence.” 

In addition to breaking down the episode, Kellie gives us some great never before heard behind-the-scenes tidbits from season 1 to season 3!  Mindy talks about pronunciations and how "on the nose," it is for her character, Julie.  The ladies also discuss Dirty Dancing, their first concert and Kellie gives us the scoop on the job of a Script Supervisor. 

The End of Innocence synopsis:  Following their expulsion from Harbor High, Ryan and Marissa are told by Julie and Sandy to stay away from each other.  Dean Hess is now going after Seth and Summer by forcing them to work with Taylor on the school musical. Meanwhile, Caleb’s will is read, Jimmy makes a difficult decision and Kirsten finally returns home to Sandy, leaving behind Charlotte who starts to show her true colors.

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Jul 12, 2022
The Shape of Things to Come with Autumn Reeser
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Autumn Reeser joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the clubhouse to discuss, Season 2 Episode 2,  “The Shape of Things to Come,” also known as the episodic debut of the iconic character, Taylor Townsend! 

Hear about how Autumn got the role of Taylor and how she prepped for the audition and why Taylor’s hair was blonde at the beginning of the season.  Rachel and Autumn both discuss the similarities between Taylor and the character Tracy Flick from the Election movie. The ladies also discuss some BTS scoop on the filming locations, set memories, and motherhood.  

The Shape of Things to Come Synopsis: Kirsten is worried about leaving rehab and decides to move in with Charlotte instead, which surprises Sandy.  The new dean of Harbor School wants to expel Marissa and Ryan for shooting Trey, which leaves Julie scheming on ways to keep Marissa in.  Summer tries to take on Social Chair and is having difficulty due to Taylor Townsend. Meanwhile, Jimmy meets with his loan shark and we see just how bad his money problems are.    

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Public Goods is the one-stop-shop for sustainable, high-quality everyday essentials made from clean ingredients at an affordable price. Everything from personal care and household products to coffee, toilet paper, shampoo, pet food, and more. Public Goods is your new everything store, thoughtfully designed for the conscious consumer.  Go to https://www.publicgoods.com/THEOC to receive $15 dollars off your first order with no minimum purchase. 

Want a new credit card but not sure how to choose? You don't need to apply for the first offer you see in the mail. Credit Karma can help you zero in on the right option for you and apply with more confidence.  Go to https://www.creditkarma.com or download the Credit Karma app to find the right card for you.  

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Jun 28, 2022
The Aftermath with Kristine Froseth
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Actress and super-fan of The O.C, Kristine Froseth joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the clubhouse to discuss, Season 3 Episode 1, “The Aftermath.”

Kristine speaks about her love of The O.C and how she and her sister, Benedikte have binged the series many times and that is Froseth's holiday tradition to watch all the Chrismukkah episodes. Rachel talks about filming the scene on the sailboat and Melinda talks about her love for Jimmy Cooper aka Tate Donovan.  Jimmy and Julie spin-off anyone?  Later, Benedikte joins Kristine for some trivia questions that are all about The O.C. 

The Aftermath synopsis:  Ryan and Marissa deal with the aftermath of Trey’s shooting, who is now in a coma, and the District Attorney is pressuring them to get the full story.   Meanwhile, Julie does whatever it takes to make sure Marissa does not go to jail and wants to know what the status is of Caleb’s will.   And Kristen is still in rehab and meets a friend, Charlotte. 

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Right now is the perfect time to try out Peloton. The Peloton Bike+ is now $500 less, it's the best price yet! Including FREE delivery and setup. And there are more game-changing prices available on the original Peloton Bike and Peloton Tread. Visit https://www.onepeloton.com to learn more. 

Hiya children’s vitamins fill in the most common gaps in modern children’s diets to provide the full-body nourishment our kids need with a yummy taste they love. Go to https://www.hiyahealth.com/theoc to receive 50% off your first order.  

Rackuten is an online shopping platform that rewards you for shopping.  Receive cash back when you shop at thousands of merchants across almost every category.  Start all your shopping trips at https://www.rakuten.com or get the Rakuten app to start saving today. 

Ready to find the right credit card for you?  Head to https://www.creditkarma.com or download the Credit Karma app to find the card for you and show you the offers that are tailored to your financial situation. 

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Jun 21, 2022
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.

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