32 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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 2.3K 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 Ties That Bind with Josh Schwartz + Musician Jem

    The Ties That Bind with Josh Schwartz + Musician Jem

    Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Ties That Bind,” (S1 Ep27) with none other than the man who wrote it himself, Josh Schwartz! Hear from Josh his thinking behind the creation of this episode and the theme he based it on. Curious if he planned for this finale at the start of the series? Listen to find out!

    Josh answers questions the hosts have about this episode like, “was the word abortion not allowed on the show?” and “Is that Shailene Woodley as Kaitlin in the wedding?”

    Find out how Josh does in season one trivia. Do you know how much the kisses cost in the kissing boothing during “The Telenovela?” Does Josh? And, the strip club story mentioned in Episode 26 with Adam Brody is revisited and Josh clears the air on just what went down!

    At the end of the show, the hosts are joined by musician Jem, who performed “Maybe I’m Amazed,” in the season one finale. She shares what it was like being approached to do a cover of that famous Beatles song, her experience on the show, and where she was when the episode aired.  

    The Ties That Bind Synopsis: Difficult decisions are made. Theresa plans to get an abortion, but after speaking with Kirsten, who once dealt with this choice herself, she changes her mind. Ryan feels he must do the right thing and go back to Chino. Seth and Marissa grapple with losing Ryan. Julie and Caleb get married but unbeknownst to Julie, Caleb is heading towards bankruptcy.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The OC: The Cultural Impact with Alan Sepinwall + Grace Perry

    The OC: The Cultural Impact with Alan Sepinwall + Grace Perry

    This episode the hosts dive into the cultural impact of The OC. They are joined by TV critic and author of the book, “Stop Being a Hater and Learn to Love the O.C.,” Alan Sepinwall. Find out what Alan loved about the show and what he thought didn’t work. The OC didn’t make it into Alan’s top 100 TV shows of all time -- the hosts want to know why! Also, hear all about what being a TV critic entails and how it’s changed since the days of The OC.

    Later, Rachel and Melinda are joined by author of the book, “The 2000s Made Me Gay,” Grace Perry. She shares her experience as a young girl growing up in the early aughts, discovering her sexuality and how it was all impacted by pop culture and characters in television, especially, “banter boy,” Seth Cohen. Find out what a banter boy is, hear Grace’s opinion on the Alex and Marissa storyline in season 2, and learn what she thinks Seth’s super power is.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Music of The OC with Alexandra Patsavas + Death Cab for Cutie Lead Singer Ben Gibbard

    The Music of The OC with Alexandra Patsavas + Death Cab for Cutie Lead Singer Ben Gibbard

    What would The OC be without the music? And you can talk music, without Alexandra Patsavas, the Emmy-nominated music supervisor from The OC! In this special episode, Rachel and Melinda learn all about what music supervision entails from the super fun to not-so-sexy but needed tasks. Find out which band passed on The OC, the song Alex was afraid might not pass, and one cover song Alex would chose to go back and put on the show today. The hosts highlight some of their favorite musical moments from the series, and ask Alex the stories behind them. 

    Then, they are all joined by Seth Cohen’s favorite, Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie. Hear what the singer has to say about the forever connection between his band and The OC.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Adam Brody: The Strip + All Things The OC (Part 2)

    Adam Brody: The Strip + All Things The OC (Part 2)

    Rachel and Melinda are back with Adam Brody, for part two of their interview with him. They dive further into the episode “The Strip,” (S1 Ep26), and share some behind the scene stories, like how Rachel made her way into the episode and why she had to go to "The" Vegas.

    Keep listening to hear Adam’s take on Mischa Barton’s recent comments and hear how things went south with his relationship  with Tate Donovan. Looking back, Adam shares his regrets and observes his behavior at the time through an evolved lens.

    Then, both Adam and listeners are treated to some surprise callers -- including one that questions a photo involving Josh Schwartz, Adam Brody and playmate, Pamela Anderson.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Adam Brody: The Strip + All Things The OC (Part 1 of 2)

    Adam Brody: The Strip + All Things The OC (Part 1 of 2)

    Rachel and Melinda are joined by Adam Brody, who played fan-favorite Seth Cohen on The OC, to discuss “The Strip,” (S1 Ep26). However, in part 1 of this 2 part episode, the conversation takes a turn away from the episode and dives more into Adam’s overall OC experience.

    How similar is Adam to Seth? How did he feel about his performance playing the character? What does he still struggle with in regards to Seth? Listen to hear his answers. They’ll also reminisce about the project Adam collaborated with Rachel’s dad on, and the first gift he ever gave to her.  And, hear the one thing Rachel has been wanting to tell Adam! 

    Then, tune in next week as they share memories from The Strip as well as more never-before-discussed moments from their time on The OC.

    The Strip Synopsis: When word gets out that Caleb is having a bachelor party in Vegas, Sandy, Jimmy, Seth, and Ryan all invite themselves along. With the hopes to win some money to help Theresa out, Ryan and Seth instead end up owing money… to a pimp, after unknowingly inviting prostitutes over to their penthouse. Back home, Kirsten agrees to Julie’s wishes and hosts her a bachelorette party that includes strippers!

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    • 49 min
    The Shower with Amanda Righetti

    The Shower with Amanda Righetti

    Rachel and Melinda are joined by Amanda Righetti, who played Hailey Nichol on The OC, to discuss “The Shower,” (S1 Ep25). See how it all began for Amanda with a deal with Fox, which landed her on The OC for her first major acting role. And then, how that same deal, took her away from the show!

    What was it like playing a role much older than she was? A role where she had to make out with Tate Donovan? Listen to find out! 

    Melinda and Amanda skip ahead to discuss their iconic catfight scene in The Strip. They also reminisce about her role as a stripper on The L.A. and Hailey’s devious ways sending Kirsten and Sandy to a swingers party in The Countdown.

    Their conversation takes a serious turn when the hosts and Amanda address Theresa’s domestic abuse storyline in The Shower, as well as the prevalence of this abuse in today’s society. On a lighter note, they discuss the concept of a best friend, and everyone’s surprise when Julie tells Kirsten she’s her Maid of Honor! And of course, the most awkward lunch ever with Seth and Summer’s dad must be discussed!

    The Shower Synopsis: Reluctantly, Kirsten and Marissa must throw a bridal shower for Julie. Marissa invites a surprise guest, Aunt Cindy, as a way to spite her mom. Seth meets Summer’s father at a lunch so awkward, it’s hard to watch. Theresa enlists Sandy’s legal advice when Eddie hits her, and Ryan wants to take matters into his own hands.

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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Hkoby22 ,

Love this!

I watched the OC my first year of College when it was running on air. I actually own all the DVDs too prior to streaming. I have watched it so many times. Last time was about 4 years ago, I just discovered this podcast and I have been binging it for the the last few weeks. I wished I would’ve watched each episode for each podcast! Love all of these shows!

lilstarrgazr ,

Rubbed me the wrong way

Melinda does the best with what she’s given. She reminds me of Anne Hathaway when she hosted the Oscars. Trying her best to make this show work. Saying Rachel is James Franco would be an insult to him.
Let me run down the basics. The random fans don’t add anything to the show as guests. The show that the ladies are meant to watch, well Mindy at least watches. Not sure what Rachel does.
My biggest issue is the way that Rachel repeatedly negates Mischa’s recollections on the show. Just remember that a 40 year old woman is negating the memories of a then 17 year old “because she got to make out with a hot boy.” Ladies and gentlemen, Rachel has not one take away from the bullying of Britney and other young it girls. Rachel is the bully and I refuse to listen to that kind of hatred.
Be positive.

tstsyx ,

Disappointing

I was so excited to listen to this podcast because I absolutely love the O.C but I’m disappointed. These episodes are way too long and only because they talk about a lot of irrelevant things. They barely talk about the episode that they’re supposed to be reviewing. I couldn’t wait to listen to the 3rd one with Peter Gallagher because “The Gamble” is one of my favorite episodes and they didn’t even talk about the episode! I wanna listen while I rewatch the episode but I’m more watching the episode that I’ve already seen about 100 times because I’m bored with the podcast. Hope it gets better.

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