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Podcast examining the mid-2000's show The OC. Super-fan JT tries to explain it to his dumb friends, Russell and Jamie, who know nothing about it.

Podcast examining the mid-2000's show The OC. Super-fan JT tries to explain it to his dumb friends, Russell and Jamie, who know nothing about it.
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Podcast examining the mid-2000's show The OC. Super-fan JT tries to explain it to his dumb friends, Russell and Jamie, who know nothing about it.






The Series Wrapup

The Series Wrapup - The OC Men invite the Hart of Dixie Chicks over to talk about the entire series of The O.C. and send it off in style. We read some reviews from when the show first aired, rank our favorite seasons, sing some songs, and celebrate the culmination of this crazy journey!


Top 5 Episodes of The O.C.

It's a magical night for an awards show! The OC Men each compile their own top five episodes of The O.C. Together with lists submitted by listeners, they set out to compile the definitive list of the top episodes of The O.C.!


Season 4 Wrapup

The OC - Season 4 Wrapup. The OC Men sit down to chat about the final season of their beloved show. They discuss the highs and lows of a very divisive season. They also bring up every dumb running gag that has popped up over the course of the podcast.


S04E14 - The Shake Up - "The Great Expectation"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 14 - "The Shake Up". It's Taylor's birthday! But it turns out she's never had a birthday party before. Ryan has second thoughts about his birthday gift, Kirsten has second thoughts about raising a baby in Newport, Kaitlin has second thoughts about agreeing to let her mom date Frank, and Summer has second thoughts about dating Seth when he can't even make a student ...


S04E13 - The Case of the Franks - "The Way We Were"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 13 - "The Case of the Franks". Everyone tries to make the decision for Julie as to who she should marry - someone she doesn't love who's rich, or an abusive alcoholic who hasn't really done much atoning? Choices, choices! Meanwhile, Summer and Seth worry about a fortune predicted by a fortune teller they meet at a mall food court in what might be the most season 4 p...


S04E12 - The Groundhog Day - "The Sound and the Furries"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 12 - "The Groundhog Day". Sure, you may have watched television shows featuring one girl in a groundhog costume. You may have even seen two groundhog costumes in some weird show. But I defy you to find another episode of television that features three ladies in groundhog costumes. This episode truly has everything. Kirsten turns 40 and gets a surprise - both from th...


S04E09 - The My Two Dads

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 9 - "The My Two Dads". Remember how Ryan's dad was an abusive alcoholic criminal? Well he's actually hunky looking, and he's decided to be nice now, so let's forgive him! Also... Chris Brown is in this? Yeesh. Meanwhile, Summer and Seth pretend to be engaged. This episode is all over the place.


S04E07 - The Chrismukk-huh? - "The Fall of the House of Cohen"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 7 - "The Chrismukk-huh?". Welcome to Bizarro OC... Sandy is married to Julie. Summer is getting married to Chester. And Taylor is a fella? Ryan and Taylor take a tumble off a ladder and wake up in a very strange world indeed. In a very special Chrismukkah episode, we get a view of the OC if Ryan never showed up to Newport. Very special guest Jaleh shows up to help u...


S04E05 - The Sleeping Beauty - "This Is Taylor's Show Now"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 5 - "The Sleeping Beauty". Ryan struggles to sleep, Taylor struggles to woo Ryan, and Summer struggles to avoid snuggling a rabbit named Pancakes!


S04E04 - The Metamorphosis - "Everything Is Adorable"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 4 - "The Metamorphosis". Everything is adorable! We watch a lovely episode of the The O.C. in which everyone makes good decisions, communicates their feelings effectively, and makes charming jokes. Summer finally starts coming to terms with the new persons she's become since heading to college. Ryan starts to reach out to others by helping a friend. Sandy attemps to...


S04E03 - The Cold Turkey - "The Avoiders"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 2 - "The Cold Turkey". Everyone keeps GOBBLING up all the sadness in mourning their dead friend, and Volchok WADDLES back into their lives. Seth decides to WING IT and attempt to keep Summer happy, while Sandy tries to stay aBREAST of what's bothering Ryan.


S04E02 - The Gringos

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 2 - "The Gringos". Hot on the heels of Volchok, Ryan heads back to TJ to follow a tip from Julie. Hot on the heels of Ryan, Seth follows along to try and talk sense into his buddy. Hot on the heels of Seth, Sandy and Kirsten try and stop the boys from doing anything dumb. Oh hey, it's also Steve-O! The O.C. also hits an all-time high for homophobic jokes, so... that...


S04E01 - The Avengers - "The Pit and the Pendulum"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 1 - "The Avengers". We start the final season of The O.C. as we see the repercussions of the Season 3 finale. Ryan is cage fighting, Summer is protesting, and Seth is doing his best to hold the family together. We also talk to friend of the show Jaleh about Placebo!


Season 3 Recap - Part 2

We close out Season 3 with a little help from our friends, The Hart of Dixie Chicks. Jaleh, JeskuhBS, and Eliza Jo help us unpack thoughts on a divisive season with an even more divisive season finale. We cap off the episode with the return of OC&D. We head back to our OC RPG as Eliza Jo walks us through a spooky adventure.


Season 3 Recap - Part 1

Season 3 Wrapup. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We have finished The O.C. Season 3, and we wanted to take a week to discuss it as a whole. We talk characters, story arcs, and the highs and lows that is one of the more divisive seasons of the series. We also read some emails and listen to some voicemails from fans with their thoughts on the season.


S03E25 - The Graduates - "The Rebel Without A Cause Part 2"

The O.C. Season 3, Episode 24 - "The Graduates". The gang's high school career comes to a close, along with the third season. What's in store as we wrap up all of our storylines? Will Sandy stop being the worst? Will Ryan and Volchok finally kiss and get it over with? Will Seth finally be taught a lesson about lying? We learn the answer to some of those questions!


S03E24 - The Man of the Year - "He Who Smelt It Dealt It"

The O.C. Season 3, Episode 24 - "The Man of the Year". Surprise! The guys are acting like idiots. Ryan gets pulled into shenanigans with Volchok, Seth gets pulled into shenanigans with weed, and Sandy gets pulled into shenanigans with all of the dumb choices he's made this season. We're going to be honest with you: whether you like this episode will depend entirely on if you think the word "oin...


S03E22 - The College Try - "The Sixteen Going on Seventeen"

The O.C. Season 3, Episode 22: "The College Try". Ryan passes off Marissa to his advisor and Seth takes Ana and Summer to Brown-town as we get our college admissions weekend! Will Marissa and Ryan ever allow themselves to be happy? Will Seth weasel his way into Brown? Will Sandy ever stop being a jerk? We find out some of those answers!


S03E21 - The Dawn Patrol - "The Things Needing Saying"

The O.C. Season 3, Episode 21: "The Dawn Patrol". Ryan is on a road trip to visit his mom. Seth is on a breakup trip to break Summer's heart. Sandy is on a power trip to continue being a jerk. Marissa is on a patry trip with terrible results. We talk through The Dawn Patrol with a little help from special guest Eliza Jo.


S03E20 - The Day After Tomorrow - "The Avoidance"

The O.C. Season 3 Episode 21: "The Day After Tomorrow". Remember being accepted into college? How everyone knew it happened on the same day? How everyone gets giant envelopes with college brochures - even in the rejection letters? The gang finds out about the college plans, with dramatic results!