Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson & Olivia Allen

Rachel Bilson

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. read less

Our Editor's Take

On Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson, podcast hosts Rachel Bilson and Olivia Allen open their conversations to listeners. Bilson, an American actress, talks through topics with Allen, her longtime best friend. Each episode brings something different. In one, they might discuss mental health and ovulation. In another, they could chat about beer and couples therapy. No matter what the topic-from ghosts to love-Allen and Bilson aren't afraid to be candid.

The goal of the Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson podcast is to make listeners feel like they're part of the best friend's circle. It's meant to be entertaining, but more than that, it's meant to be casual. However, there are many NSFW topics on the program.

This podcast shows listeners that conversation-style podcasts like these aren't only for fun. They can be enlightening, too. In some episodes, it's only the two of them sharing thoughts and banter. But in most, they invite entertaining and knowledgeable guests to join them. In one episode, Nick Viall from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette joins them. They talk about the show, cheating, and share details about couples' therapy. In another episode, Chelsea Handler talks about ayahuasca, body odor, and personal allergies.

Because the podcast series is broad by design, it appeals to a large audience. Some of these topics may bring in new audiences. What keeps them listening is the dynamic between hosts Bilson and Allen. Their friendship spans more than a decade. That fact is obvious in their podcast conversations. They are easy to listen to and make the listener feel like they are participating in the discussion.

The topics covered in Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson are interesting. The conversations move easily, and there's something entertaining for almost every listener. New episodes drop each week.

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