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On Broad Ideas, Rachel Bilson is joined by long-time best friend Olivia Allen to talk about sex, mental health, their belief (or lack of) in ghosts, and so much more. They’ll be joined by old friends, young friends, and some friends they haven’t met yet to have fun, casual conversations about the same kind of broad topics you'd find yourself discussing with your girlfriends.

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Special 100th Episode

Special 100th Episode

2024-04-0837:39

To celebrate 100 episodes of Broad Ideas, Rachel, Rob and Olivia take calls from fans of the show who are asking for relationship advice, and play a game to test Rachel’s memory. Broad Ideas is supported by Talkspace. Get $80 off of your first month with Talkspace when you go to Talkspace.com/IDEAS and enter promo code SPACE80. Broad Ideas is supported by IQBAR. Get 20% off all IQBAR products. Text IDEAS to 64000. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details. Broad Ideas is supported by OneSkin. Get started today with 15% off using code IDEAS at oneskin.co. Broad Ideas is supported by Posh Peanut. Go to PoshPeanut.com/BROAD, and use promo code BROAD for 20% off your first order.
Comedian-writer Samantha Bee talks with Rachel and Olivia about the somewhat insulting reasoning behind hiring her for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, her new podcast The Defenders, and the time she poked a rat and faced the consequences. They also discuss Roe v. Wade, Kelly Clarkson, and Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband. Broad Ideas is supported by Honeylove. Get 20% off by going to honeylove.com/ideas. Broad Ideas is supported by Clarins. Go to clarins.com/ideas and get Multi-Active Day & Night Cream for 10% off, a free welcome gift, plus free shipping on your first order.
Bobby Lee [MADtv, Harold & Kumar, Pineapple Express] talks to Rachel and Olivia about pubes, dating and his plans to escape to a desert. They also discuss death and God, before Bobby trains Rachel and Olivia in stand-up comedy. Broad Ideas is supported by Quince. Go to Quince.com/ideas for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. Broad Ideas is supported by Firstleaf. Go to TryFirstleaf.com/IDEAS to get your first box. To hear more from Bobby, check out his podcast Bad Friends. Available wherever you get your podcasts.
Shiri Appleby [Roswell, Unreal, Chicago Fire, Girls] talks with Rachel and Olivia about the pros of being married to a successful chef, her time on Roswell, and the big lack of female directors on set. They also discuss how to navigate mean kids, journaling, and how to open yourself up to receive love. Broad Ideas is supported by Honeylove. Get 20% off by going to honeylove.com/ideas. Broad Ideas is supported by Clarins. Go to clarins.com/ideas and get Multi-Active Day & Night Cream for 10% off, a free welcome gift, plus free shipping on your first order. Broad Ideas is by Blissy. Try now risk-free for 60 nights, at blissy.com/rachel, and use code RACHEL to get an additional 30% off.
Vanessa Morgan [Riverdale, Wild Cards, My Babysitter’s a Vampire] talks with Rachel and Olivia about her divorce, faith, and postpartum depression. They also discuss full moon births, body odor, and how birth control can make you fall in love with the wrong person. Broad Ideas is supported by Vegamour. For a limited time get 20% off your first subscription order by going to vegamour.com/ideas and using code IDEAS at check out. Broad Ideas is supported by Thrive Market. Go to ThriveMarket.com/ideas for 30% off your first order, plus a free $60 gift. You can catch Vanessa leading the CW hit series “Wild Cards” every Wednesday at 8/7 C.
Sosie Bacon talks with Rachel and Olivia about the age difference with her partner Scoot McNairy, being a bonus mom, and blowtorch crafts. They also discuss Dungeons & Dragons, zodiac signs, and good and bad shopping. Broad Ideas is supported by Talkspace. Get $80 off your first month at Talkspace.com/IDEAS. Broad Ideas is supported by Paired. Connect with your partner every day using Paired. Download the app at https://www.paired.com/IDEAS.
Audrina Patridge talks with Rachel and Olivia about the terrible loss of her niece, processing the grief with her daughter, and the fentanyl-lacing epidemic. They also discuss what it’s like dating with a child, and Rachel and Audrina share “Bling Ring”-stories. Broad Ideas is supported by Vegamour. For a limited time get 20% off your first subscription order by going to vegamour.com/ideas and using code IDEAS at check out. Broad Ideas is supported by Quince. Go to Quince.com/ideas for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. Broad Ideas is supported by Sundays for Dogs. Get 40% off your first order of Sundays. Go to sundaysfordogs.com/IDEAS or use code IDEAS at checkout.
Ashlee Simpson talks to Rachel and Olivia about her relationship with her sister Jessica Simpson, her life as a mom to kids ranging from age 3 to 15, and the value of individuality. They also discuss female camaraderie, how often is normal to have sex in a marriage, and Ashlee’s infamous moment on SNL. Broad Ideas is supported by Talkspace. Get $80 off your first month at Talkspace.com/IDEAS. Broad Ideas is supported by Blissy. Try now risk- free for 60 nights at Blissy.com/RACHEL, and get an additional 30% off. Broad Ideas is supported by Firstleaf. Go to TryFirstleaf.com/IDEAS to sign up, and you’ll get your first six hand-curated bottles for just $44.95.
Dylan Sprouse [The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, After We Collided, Big Daddy] geeks out with Rachel and Olivia about food and snacks, mysticism, and rune-readings. They also discuss his upcoming film Beautiful Wedding, his recent real-life wedding in Hungary, and whether he thinks there will ever be a Suite Life remake. Broad Ideas is supported by Vegamour. For a limited time get 20% off your first subscription order by going to vegamour.com/ideas and using code IDEAS at check out. Broad Ideas is supported by IQBAR. Get 20% off all IQBAR products. Text IDEAS to 64000. Message and data rates may apply. See terms for details. Broad Ideas is supported by Thrive Market. Go to ThriveMarket.com/ideas for 30% off your first order, plus a free $60 gift. Broad Ideas is supported by Sundays for Dogs. Get 40% off your first order of Sundays. Go to sundaysfordogs.com/IDEAS or use code IDEAS at checkout.
Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano talks with Rachel and Olivia about mental health, the Philippines, and her new film Lisa Frankenstein. They also discuss fame, and how it affects your sibling-relationships. Broad Ideas is supported by Talkspace. Get $80 off your first month at Talkspace.com/IDEAS. Broad Ideas is supported by Paired. Connect with your partner every day using Paired – download the app at https://www.paired.com/IDEAS. Broad Ideas is supported by Green Chef. Go to greenchef.com/60broad and use code 60broad to get 60% off, plus 20% off your next two months.
Actor and musician London Thor [Gen V] talks with Rachel and Olivia about music, babysitting for Olivia’s kid, and having to convince her parents to let her pursue acting. They also discuss Gen V, boundaries, and London being jealous of her partner’s ex that passed away. Broad Ideas is supported by OneSkin. Get started today with 15% off using code IDEAS at oneskin.co. Broad Ideas is supported by Firstleaf. Go to TryFirstleaf.com/IDEAS to sign up and you’ll get your first SIX hand-curated bottles for just $44.95. Broad Ideas is supported by Sundays for Dogs. Get 40% off your first order of Sundays. Go to sundaysfordogs.com/IDEAS or use code IDEAS at checkout.
TV-personality, dancer, actress, and fitness instructor Amanda Kloots talks with Rachel and Olivia about dating as a widow, the moon, and how men on apps in Los Angeles are overly obsessed with their dogs. They also discuss Amanda’s time as a Rockette, Broadway, and what's the right way and amount of encouragement for kids. Broad Ideas is supported by Blissy. Try now risk- free for 60 nights at Blissy.com/RACHEL, and get an additional 30% off. Broad Ideas is supported by Quince. Go to Quince.com/ideas for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. Broad Ideas is supported by Sundays for Dogs. Get 40% off your first order of Sundays. Go to sundaysfordogs.com/IDEAS or use code IDEAS at checkout.
Author Jedidiah Jenkins talks with Rachel and Olivia about “The Church of Jed”, growing up gay in a homophobic environment, and how his latest book Mother Nature has changed his relationship with his mom. They also discuss walking across America, romantic relationships with AI, and other futuristic prophecies. Broad Ideas is supported by Vegamour. For a limited time get 20% off your first subscription order by going to vegamour.com/ideas and using code IDEAS at check out. Broad Ideas is supported by Thrive Market. Go to ThriveMarket.com/ideas for 30% off your first order, plus a free $60 gift.
Katey Sagal [Married… with Children, Futurama, Sons of Anarchy] talks with Olivia and Rachel about her surrogacy journey, addiction, and her husband writing make-out-scenes with her and other actors. They also discuss Rachel and Katey meeting on the set of 8 Simple Rules, guys that don’t have guy-friends, and women that overshare with other women. Broad Ideas is supported by Talkspace. Get $80 off your first month at Talkspace.com/IDEAS. Broad Ideas is supported by Paired. Connect with your partner every day using Paired – download the app at https://www.paired.com/IDEAS. Broad Ideas is supported by Green Chef. Go to greenchef.com/60broad and use code 60broad to get 60% off, plus 20% off your next two months.
Wilson Bethel talks with Rachel and Olivia about parenting, not feeling fear, and selfishness. They also discuss Rachel’s rap performance that Wilson produced, Rachel and Wilson’s time together on Hart of Dixie, and how Wilson was fired from The O.C. Broad Ideas is supported by Quince. Go to Quince.com/ideas for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. Broad Ideas is supported by Blissy. Get better sleep now with Blissy and use code RACHEL to get an additional 30% off at blissy.com/RACHEL.
Jake Johnson [New Girl] and Gareth Reynolds [The Dollop] talks with Rachel and Olivia about carnival prizes, forceful advice, and the never-ending manhandled debacle. They also discuss peeing on airplanes, and try to solve Rachel’s Whoopi Goldberg beef. To hear more from Jake and Gareth, check out their podcast We’re Here to Help, available wherever you get your podcasts. Broad Ideas is supported by Talkspace. Get $80 off your first month at Talkspace.com/IDEAS. Broad Ideas is supported by Lume. Control body odor anywhere with Lume deodorant, and get $5 off your starter pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code IDEAS at lumepodcast.com. Broad Ideas is supported by Blissy. Get better sleep now with Blissy and use code RACHEL to get an additional 30% off at blissy.com/RACHEL.
Comedian Rick Glassman [Undateable, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, As We See It] talks with Olivia and Rachel about 23andMe, re-watching shows, and monsters. They also discuss OCD, confrontation, and vulnerability. To hear more from Rick, check out Take Your Shoes Off, available wherever you get your podcasts. Broad Ideas is supported by Spiidergriip. Go to SpiiderGriip.com and use discount code IDEAS at checkout to receive 30% off and free shipping. Broad Ideas is supported by Blissy. Get better sleep now with Blissy and use code RACHEL to get an additional 30% off at blissy.com/RACHEL. Broad Ideas is supported by Kudo Popcorn. For a limited time, listeners get an exclusive 25% off discount when they use the code IDEAS at Kudosnacks.com. Broad Ideas is supported by Lume. Control body odor anywhere with Lume deodorant, and get $5 off your starter pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code IDEAS at lumepodcast.com.
Content Warning: Suicide Emelia Hartford [Gran Turismo] talks with Rachel and Olivia about losing her father to suicide at 15, and working through that trauma by building custom cars. They also discuss kids and mental health, silver linings, and the time Rachel flew a plane?! Broad Ideas is supported by Talkspace. Get $80 off your first month at Talkspace.com/IDEAS. Broad Ideas is supported by Quince. Go to Quince.com/ideas for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. Broad Ideas is supported by Blissy. Get better sleep now with Blissy and use code RACHEL to get an additional 30% off at blissy.com/RACHEL. To hear more from Emelia, check out Car Stories with Sung Kang and Emelia Hartford, available now wherever you get your podcasts.
Prue Leith [Great British Baking Show, Great American Baking Show] joins Olivia, Rob and Rachel to talk about whether she gets sick of all the food she eats on the show, the ‘Baking Show’ recruitment process, and Prue’s favorite foods. They also discuss why they shoot ‘Baking Show’ in a tent, the difference between bakers and cooks, and whether Paul’s blue eyes and dark tan are “real”. Broad Ideas is supported by Factor. Head to factormeals.com/ideas50 and use code ideas50 to get 50% off. Broad Ideas is supported by Marine Layer. Find your new favorite fits and get 15% off at marinelayer.com/IDEAS15.
Gigi Goode [RuPaul’s Drag Race] talks with Rachel and Olivia about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, transitioning during covid, and female facialization surgery. They also discuss hormone treatment (and if it’s problematic for teenagers), bullying, and Gigi’s drag origin story. Broad Ideas is supported by Spiidergriip. Go to SpiiderGriip.com and use discount code IDEAS at checkout to receive 30% off and free shipping. Broad Ideas is supported by Blissy. Get better sleep now with Blissy and use code RACHEL to get an additional 30% off at blissy.com/RACHEL.
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Comments (5)

Ken Moulton

I'm here to listen. Jake and Gareth sent me.

Jan 26th
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wildspirit 67

thank you Melinda for all you said and am thankful for the info you gave about menopause. I learned how I can change how I react to things in a different way.

Aug 9th
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wildspirit 67

was that movie called loving molly?

Aug 8th
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minoo

this was fun to listen to.

Apr 5th
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gol naz

still searching for an episode where Olivia doesn't remind us that her husband is a doctor🥴

Nov 4th
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