Mandy Moore, Kristen Bell, and more join ‘The O.C.’ alum Rachel Bilson on ‘Broad Ideas’ for candid conversations

Comedy June 17, 2022
Listen to ‘Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson’

The O.C. and Hart of Dixie alum Rachel Bilson is sharing all about the broad topics you’re likely chatting about with your girlfriends on her new podcast, co-hosted by her long-time bestie, Olivia Allen. In free-flowing conversations with guests, they’ll cover mental health, sex, (possible beliefs in) ghosts, and way, way more. The hosts open the floor for honest conversations with candor, empathy, and love on “Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson,” where no topic is off limits.

Rachel and Olivia are joined by friends – old and new – on episodes. We cannot wait to hear upcoming convos with Aubrey Plaza, Zooey Deschanel, Gina Rodriguez, Kristen Kish, Bobby Berk, and so many more this season. Stream the series in any order, with the average episode running less than 2 hours a pop.

Kristen Bell stopped by episode 1 and shared how she gave the sex talk to her kids. Kristen and Rachel reminisced about their life-altering trip to Africa and explained why it was so great. They revealed some great tips for fake crying and more.

Episode 2 was all about pleasure and introduced the format of monthly bonus episodes, each exploring one juicy topic. This month, Rachel and Olivia discussed orgasms, sex toys, and more.

Mandy Moore joined episode 3 and shared about motherhood, her sperm tattoo, divorce, the film industry’s treatment of women, and relationship red flags. Did you know that Rachel and Mandy once competed to be a Disney princess? Tune in to hear all this and more.

“Broad Ideas” is out on the heels of another popular podcast, “Welcome to the OC, Bitches!” co-hosted by Rachel’s O.C. co-star, Melinda Clarke. This series is produced by Rob Holysz, whose additional credits include Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” and “Anna Faris Is Unqualified.”

We recommend “Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson” for pop culture fans and anyone who loves hearing honest conversations. Tune in weekly for new episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Listen to ‘Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson’
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