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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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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 e…
 
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 …
 
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. ​​ No Kid Hungry is a nonprofit working to solve the problems of hunger and poverty in the United States …
 
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 a…
 
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…
 
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 disc…
 
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 answer…
 
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. The…
 
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 …
 
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 als…
 
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 Synopsi…
 
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 L…
 
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 au…
 
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, …
 
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 sea…
 
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. R…
 
It’s a special bonus episode! Superfans Ryan Haley and Mike Gravagno, of the OC Disorder podcast, join Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the clubhouse to discuss the top moments from season 2 of The O.C. Hear what they chose at the top moments of season 2 were and what top out as their favorite scene, was it Marissa throwing patio furniture in th…
 
Disclaimer: ***Hey everyone, this episode had some sound issues when we were recording, but still an enjoyable listen- thanks for being accommodating and listening to us every week!*** Logan Marshall-Green joins Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the clubhouse to discuss Season 2, Episode 24, “The Dearly Beloved.” Logan talks about his theater bac…
 
Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are back with Michael Cassidy to continue their discussion of Season 2, Episode 23, The O.Sea. Melinda gives us some behind-the-scenes scoop on filming the infamous pool scene and Caleb’s death scene. Michael and Rachel discuss their funniest behind-the-scenes moment from this episode and yes, it’s almost as funny a…
 
Our favorite golden retriever is back… and he is even sporting red hair! Michael Cassidy returns to the clubhouse with Rachel and Melinda to discuss the very popular season 2, episode 23, The O.Sea. There is a lot to unpack in this episode, so we broke it up into two parts! Hear about Michael’s interesting theory about this episode and it has to do…
 
Tim Miller is a famous search-and-rescuer in Dickinson, Texas, who's helped track down more than 300 missing persons. After 38 years of searching, he’s now convinced that he’s finally solved his own daughter’s murder. In the first season of VIGILANTE, Allie Conti (New York Times, Vice) explores the human cost of Tim’s singular obsession with the ca…
 
This week, Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Marguerite Moreau who played Summer’s rival, Reed Carlson, to discuss season 2, episode 22, “The Showdown.” Marguerite discusses how she got into acting and talks about being in one of Rachel’s favorite films, “Wet Hot American Summer.” Hear about all the O.C. behind-the-scenes fun they had …
 
It’s a Hart of Dixie Reunion, Jaime King joins Rachel Bilson in the clubhouse and Melinda Clarke from Puerto Rico to discuss season 2, episode 21, The Return of The Nana. Hear about Melinda’s love for Lindsay Wagner and how it connects to Jaime King’s name. The ladies also discuss motherhood while working and how much Jaime loves doing southern acc…
 
It’s a special bonus episode with screenwriter, producer, and comic book creator, Allan Heinberg, joining Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke in the pool house. Hear about Allan’s start in writing/acting and how he came to be a writer on the OC. Allan also talks about what it's like to be in a writer's room, some of his favorite on-screen and off-scre…
 
Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Mr. Rocketeer himself, Billy Campbell, all the way from Norway! Billy talks about his passion for sailing, his favorite scenes from the episode, and how he talked his way into letting the character, Carter Buckely, have a beard. The O.C Confidential Synopsis: Sandy, Ryan, and Seth devise a plan to save…
 
It’s just Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke, hanging at the pool house this week discussing S2 Episode 19, “The Rager.” The hosts break down the episode, discussing lava lamps, Seth's unfavorable behavior and a "Julie" style firearm. Melinda shares the story behind Julie’s porn name. Rachel quizzes Melinda on her favorite 80's ballads in a very funn…
 
Norman Buckley returns with Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to discuss his directorial debut on The O.C, season 2, episode 18, “The Risky Business”. Norman gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at how he directed the episode. Hear about all the Risky Business throwbacks in the episode and how they shot the iconic “egg” throwing scene. And the t…
 
Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Johnny Messner who played our favorite villainous porn producer, Lance Baldwin, to discuss season 2, episode 17, “The Brothers Grimm.” Hear about how Johnny and Melinda both got their acting starts in soap operas. Johnny also discusses his experience with Ayahuasca, how it changed his life for the bett…
 
Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Cindy Miguens and Troy Zestos who did make-up and hair on The OC to discuss Season 2 Episode 16, “Blaze of Glory.” Cindy and Troy are twenty-year veterans in their field. They discuss how they got started in the hair and make-up business, from working on Silk Stalkings to the Dixie Chicks! Hear about t…
 
Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Costume Designer, Karla Stevens Flanigan to discuss Season 2 Episode 15, “The Mallpisode.” Karla gives insight into how she became a costume designer and how Warner Brothers approached her to create a line of clothing inspired by The OC. She discusses what details she put into dressing certain characte…
 
Josh Schwartz returns to join Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke to discuss “one of the greatest episodes ever,” The Rainy Day Woman, S2 Episode 14. Josh discusses how the Rainy Day woman idea came about and how they created all that rain for the episode. We get the real lowdown on how the Spider-Man kiss was shot, was it truly romantic? Insights int…
 
It’s just Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke this week hanging by the pool house, as they discuss S2 Ep13, “Father Knows Best,” or as Mindy shares, “aka The Test.” The hosts break down this episode. Poking fun at dated references from the episode like MTV2 and VH1, finding holes in the whole “adoption storyline” and let’s talk about Seth’s crazy hair…
 
Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Cory Martin, the writer who began as Stephanie Savage’s assistant, moved her way up, and penned the novelizations of The OC! They are discussing S2 Ep12, “The Lonely Hearts Clubs.” Happy Valentine’s Day… Before diving into the episode that had the hosts yelling at their screens, they hear all about Cor…
 
This week Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by First Assistant Director (AD) on The OC, Jen Anderson. Not only do they discuss S2 Ep11, “The Second Chance,” but also, highlight what it’s like to work behind the camera. As a First AD, Jen was charged with holding it all together, and she saw it all! Hear about what that role entails, how J…
 
This week Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are discussing “The Accomplice” (S2 Ep10). But first, a surprise call from Emmanuelle Chriqui, who played Jodi on The OC. Then, they dive into this episode, crediting Ryan for having adult balls, discussing the storyline Peter Gallagher was so excited about, and explaining why Julie wasn’t there! This epis…
 
This week Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are discussing “The Ex-Factor” (S2 Ep9). Join them as they break down all the questionable moments, like Ryan leaving a drunk Lindsay on the beach, and comment on all the hilarious moments, like when Ryan reveals Alex’s ex is a she! But first, the hosts are joined by the co-founders of the Neon Coven – Shi…
 
Peter Gallagher, aka Sandy Cohen, aka everyone’s favorite dad – is back! This time, he’s in the studio with his OC co-stars, Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke, to discuss “The Power of Love” (S2 Ep 8). In this episode of the show, Sandy sings to Kirsten, “Don’t Give Up on Me.” Hear Peter’s story about how that song came to be part of The OC. And, al…
 
Rachel Bilson, Melinda Clarke, and Tate Donovan are all discussing (S2 Ep7) “The Family Ties,” and it’s FANTASTIC! There are always laughs when Tate is around, and in this episode, the three of them crack up when they chat about all of Jimmy and Julie’s makeout scenes! Melinda even has a theory on why their makeouts just work. In this episode, wher…
 
This week, Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Kathleen York, who played Renee Wheeler on The OC. It’s already that time: Chrismukkah! Yet this year, it’s “The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't” (S2 Ep6). Kathleen's story can be inspirational for aspiring actors; listen and hear how Kathleen found her success. She talks about a guest spot o…
 
Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke are joined by Michael Cassidy, who played Zach Stevens on The OC! The anti-Seth, Zach is both lovable and, as they all agree, so mature! This week they’re discussing “The SnO.C.” (S2 Ep5) – remembering Zach’s bad-boy-Yoo-hoo drinking moment. And, Alex makes them all question the importance of a kiss. Find out Michae…
 
Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke catch up with Shannon Lucio, who played Lindsay Gardner on The OC, and discuss the episode where we meet her character,” The New Era” (S2 Ep4). Both hosts are in awe of Shannon’s latest project, “Sissy,” a short film based on her unbelievable real-life experience and relationship with her developmentally disabled si…
 
Rachel and Melinda are joined, once again, by Stephanie Savage, The Executive Producer and Writer on The OC, to discuss, "The New Kids On the Block" (S2 Ep 3). Stephanie reveals the reason behind the creation of The Bait Shop and why the Cohen's house was under construction. They also dive into the purpose behind bringing Zach, Alex, Lindsay, and D…
 
Melinda and Rachel talk to Patrick Rush about all things casting related with The OC, including the prominent Michael Cassidy and Olivia Wilde. As they navigate through "The Way We Were" (S 2 Ep 2) they discuss DJ "the hot yard guy," and Seth's declaration of selflessness. Fast forward to the end of the episode, listen in to hear Rachel's thoughts …
 
It’s time to dive into Season 2. This means new love interests, the Bait Shop, Atomic Country, and so much more! Rachel and Melinda discuss “The Distance” (S2 Ep1) the episode Melinda thinks is the real end to season 1 and the episode Rachel declares “the hot men scruff episode.” The hosts dive into the characters in this episode -- hear their thou…
 
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 t…
 
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! A…
 
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 mig…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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