32 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
    • 4.6 • 278 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.

    Becca Tobin

    Becca Tobin

    Becca Tobin [Glee, Turner & Hooch] is today’s broad. Becca, Olivia and Rachel discuss motherhood, Becca’s surrogacy journey and the judgment she’s faced for making that choice. Becca also talks about her experiences on Glee, her new book Lady Secrets, Kim Kardashian and much more.

    Broad Ideas is supported by Caraway. Visit Carawayhome.com to take advantage of their Cyber Season Event and score up to 20% off your next purchase of non-toxic kitchenware.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Derek Waters

    Derek Waters

    Derek Waters of Drunk History is this week’s guest. Derek, Olivia and Rachel discuss sex in public, the dark within comedians, and Derek and Olivia struggling in school. Derek also talks about good and bad dog names, wanting to be a baseball player growing up, his family “de-breathing” a cat and much more.
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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Abigail Spencer

    Abigail Spencer

    Abigail Spencer [Mad Men, Rectify, Oz the Great and powerful] joins Rachel and Olivia this week for an inspirational conversation around becoming a mother at 26 years old, the development of her career, and her father’s unexpected death. Abigail also shares the inspirations behind her floral company, Country Line Florals, and the various support systems that helped her with her grief recovery. 

    This episode is sponsored by Caraway. Visit Carawayhome.com for up to 20% off this holiday season.
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    • 2 hr 10 min
    Tegan and Sara

    Tegan and Sara

    Pop duo and twins Tegan and Sara join Rachel and Olivia for this week’s episode! Tegan and Sara discuss how their musical careers got started, the bands that inspire them, what it was like to be gay in the 90’s and more! Sara talks about becoming a mom , while Tegan shares the anxieties that come with being a dog-mom.
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    • 2 hr 18 min
    Psychic Medium Jonathan Mark

    Psychic Medium Jonathan Mark

    Just in time for Halloween, Psychic Medium, Jonathan Mark, is here for a spooky bonus episode! During this conversation, the Broads get all of their questions answered, including when Jonathan had his first medium experience, what it’s like to use his gift to solve cold cases, the craziest messages he’s ever experienced and so much more!
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Jonica Booth

    Jonica Booth

    Jonica Booth [Rap sh!t] is today's broad. Jonica, Olivia and Rachel discuss Jonica moving from Atlanta to Hollywood, getting kicked off her basketball team and how she ended up on Bad Girls Club. Jonica also talks about trying to understand gaslighting, her relationship with God and her brother’s sudden and tragic death 3 days before Rap sh!t started shooting.
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    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

br4386 ,

Fun listen

These reviews are so mean. I like Olivia!! I want to be friends with these 2! This is a fun pod, I especially loved the Bobby Lee episode—hysterical and emotional

slynnll ,

I love Olivia

I love this podcast and Olivia so much! The dynamic between the three of them work so well and Rachel and Olivia have such a sweet friendship. Olivia brings so much to this podcast and has such a wholesome and loving mindset. I love listening to the two of them and their different perspectives. Overall such a funny and sweet podcast

Faniadv ,

Psychic episode

About we do not use all our brain is not true. I like your podcast though.

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