59 episodes

On Broad Ideas, Rachel Bilson is joined by long-time best friend Olivia Allen to talk about sex, mental health, their belief (or lack of) in ghosts, and so much more. They’ll be joined by old friends, young friends, and some friends they haven’t met yet to have fun, casual conversations about the same kind of broad topics you'd find yourself discussing with your girlfriends.

Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson Rachel Bilson

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

On Broad Ideas, Rachel Bilson is joined by long-time best friend Olivia Allen to talk about sex, mental health, their belief (or lack of) in ghosts, and so much more. They’ll be joined by old friends, young friends, and some friends they haven’t met yet to have fun, casual conversations about the same kind of broad topics you'd find yourself discussing with your girlfriends.

    Rachael Leigh Cook on Child Acting, Reality Shows, and the Time She Played a Horse Jockey

    Rachael Leigh Cook on Child Acting, Reality Shows, and the Time She Played a Horse Jockey

    Rachael Leigh Cook [She’s All That, Josie and the Pussycats, The Baby-Sitters Club] talks with Olivia and Rachel about whether Rach(a)el is a solid name, raising kids, and whether you should let your kids act. They also discuss the time Rachael played a horse jockey, the pros of divorce, and the murder-town Olivia is staying in.

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    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Malin Akerman on Kids’ Mental Health, The Perfect Burrito, and Modeling Horror Stories from Italy

    Malin Akerman on Kids’ Mental Health, The Perfect Burrito, and Modeling Horror Stories from Italy

    Malin Akerman [Watchmen, The Heartbreak Kid, Billions] talks with Rachel and Olivia about her passion for mental health, volunteer work, and addiction-tendencies in kids. Malin also shares ups and downs from her time modeling as a teenager in Italy, how she transitioned from modeling to acting, and her stance on nude scenes.

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Christa Miller on Marriage, Irish Goodbyes, and Sufjan Stevens

    Christa Miller on Marriage, Irish Goodbyes, and Sufjan Stevens

    Christa Miller [Drew Carey Show, Scrubs, Shrinking] talks with Rachel and Olivia about her marriage with Bill Lawrence, raising Charlotte Lawrence, and her obsession with rocks. They also discuss therapy, how to pronounce Sufjan Stevens, and Irish goodbyes.

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Jordana Brewster on Fast & Furious, Gestational Surrogacy, and Parenting Philosophies

    Jordana Brewster on Fast & Furious, Gestational Surrogacy, and Parenting Philosophies

    Jordana Brewster [Fast & Furious] discusses the Fast & Furious series, her challenges with getting pregnant and having her two sons via gestational surrogacy, parenting philosophies, and much more. 

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Alexander Ludwig on Vikings, Rehab, and Working through Miscarriages

    Alexander Ludwig on Vikings, Rehab, and Working through Miscarriages

    Alexander Ludwig [Vikings, The Hunger Games, Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant] talks with Rachel and Olivia about blacking out at the Versace Fashion Festival at age 19, what convinced him to become sober, and his sobriety journey from there. They also discuss Alexander and his wife’s long road to becoming pregnant, his blooming country music career, and much more.

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Tammin Sursok & Roxy Manning on Ovulating, Bad One Night Stands, and Slipping on Sperm

    Tammin Sursok & Roxy Manning on Ovulating, Bad One Night Stands, and Slipping on Sperm

    Tammin and Roxy, hosts of the Women On Top podcast, join Rachel and Olivia for a conversation ranging from parenting to slipping on sperm. They also discuss ovulating, weird kinks, bad hookups, and much more.

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    • 2 hrs 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Bec 💗 ,

My weekly highlight

This podcast is what I look forward to on a Monday morning. It makes the start of the week set off to such a great start. I love Rachel’s honesty and she’s just super cute and her laugh! Oliver is amazing, and brings such wisdom and spiritual education from her therapeutic background. And Rob is just brilliant when he chirps up and interjects. My favourite podcast by miles. Please continue as I’d be lost without it. It’s like hanging out with friends for a few hours each week ❤️🥰

Sandler Cruise ,

Unique

Love this goofy, brutally honest podcast and the guest choice is varied and wonderful. Also, episodes are long which works for me as I can’t get enough of this pod!

Tashscarlet ,

It’s a podcast that feels like you are having a chat with your best friend

Absolutely love this podcast, such open, honest and real conversations. Rachel and Olivia’s relationship reminds me of mine and my best friend of 34 years relationship. I really connect to each episode and how raw they are with their guests. Also a great variety of guests.
Love it!

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