This summer, head “Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen” and hear all about MTV’s classic reality show, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. The stars and former high school sweethearts, Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti, are rewatching Laguna Beach for the first time in 18 years and unpacking the drama on podcast episodes.
They’re remembering high school, sharing behind-the-scenes stories, and what really happened on the show. Kristin and Stephen are dishing the scoop on what was true – from the fights to hook-ups and what went down in Cabo.
If you’ve already watched all Laguna Beach episodes, stream the podcast in any order. All episodes are less than an hour each.
The TV series was broadcast on MTV from 2004-2006 and followed 8 teens navigating high school, drama, and relationships. Some cast members including Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth later joined MTV’s The Hills.
Tune into the podcast “Was It Real? The Hills Rewatch” with hosts and former co-stars Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, and Frankie Delgado to hear more about the series that was widely-speculated as scripted “reality” on MTV, much like Laguna Beach.
On “Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen’s” first episode, the hosts shared MTV’s casting process at Laguna Beach High School, where the network asked them to fill out informational packets with probing questions about their friends, family, and life in a beach town. Kristin shared she was one of the last people to get cast on the show.
The hosts candidly shared their salaries for season 1, filming experiences, MTV’s agenda, and they explored which drama was real. Kristin and Stephen talked about the cast members’ friendships prior to filming, how the “love triangle” plot unfolded with Kristin, Stephen, and Lauren, what actually happened to Stephen’s truck, and more in upcoming episodes.
Tune in Tuesdays for new episodes, presented by Dear Media, wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.