8 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 1.9K Ratings

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.

    The Escape with Matt Ramsey

    The Escape with Matt Ramsey

    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.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Girlfriend with Deb Fisher + The Mischa Barton Rumors

    The Girlfriend with Deb Fisher + The Mischa Barton Rumors

    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.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Outsider with Tate Donovan

    The Outsider with Tate Donovan

    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.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Debut with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke

    The Debut with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke

    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. 

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Gamble with Peter Gallagher

    The Gamble with Peter Gallagher

    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.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Model Home with Patrick Rush

    The Model Home with Patrick Rush

    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.

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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

OC Nate ,

As Jimmy would say, it’s FANTASTIC!!!

Dear Melinda and Rachel,

WOW, thank you so much for doing this podcast! It truly is a weekly highlight; truth be told while each of your episodes is initially available on Tuesdays I attempt to hold out on listening until Thursday night out of nostalgia-clearly that did not happen this week-eww-haha. AMAZING show!!!

Rachel, I heard you mention Bonnie Somerville’s debut in this episode-really hope you will have her on one of your podcasts if at all possible. She is one of my (and probably many folks’) all-time favs! A friend met her while working on “Garden State” and said she was the best, plus her character Mona from “Friends was, in Summer speak, “Undeniable”! She also returned my tweets one Thanksgiving Day a number of years ago and was absolutely awesome and hilarious (including saying, as I recall, that she would be down for a reboot where her and Jimmy went on that date after they hit it off with Cowboys-Dolphins!🍷).

Sorry for writing your ears off ladies, but just want to close by saying that, especially these days, don’t underestimate just how cool your podcast is. It is a big deal and is so appreciated! Like a Killers show at The Bait Shop, it’s a can’t miss. Much love and best wishes!

Your thankful fan-Nate

Kate8326 ,

Needs a little more organization

I love both Melinda and Rachel. I love listening to the behind the scenes info. Their guest stars and even when they go off topic a little bit.
However it seems unorganized. Like they never know what to talk about next or whose turn it is to speak. I think just a little more preparation will make this podcast awesome.

pillowtalk81 ,

5 Star

I really can’t support any review under a 4 star because the comments don’t reflect the reality of the show. This is a wonderful podcast if you are a die hard fan of The OC. If not, maybe it’s not for you. I love listening to Rachel and Melinda talk about their recollection on set and things that took place that only they would know. It’s very enjoyable & I look forward to it every week.

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