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Be Here For A While

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Rachael O'Brien is a stand-up comedian/actress. Rachael has performed all over world in the most prominent comedy clubs and has done two tours doing stand-up for our troops oversees. She has shared the stage with comedic household names like Bill Burr, Judd Apatow, David Spade and many more. Currently Rachael can be seen on Bravo's hit TV show Vanderpump Rules, which recently aired it's 5th season. "Be Here for A While" is a comedic look into the world as Rachael and her notable comedian and entertainment industry friends see it.

Rachael O'Brien is a stand-up comedian/actress. Rachael has performed all over world in the most prominent comedy clubs and has done two tours doing stand-up for our troops oversees. She has shared the stage with comedic household names like Bill Burr, Judd Apatow, David Spade and many more. Currently Rachael can be seen on Bravo's hit TV show Vanderpump Rules, which recently aired it's 5th season. "Be Here for A While" is a comedic look into the world as Rachael and her notable comedian and entertainment industry friends see it.
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Rachael O'Brien is a stand-up comedian/actress. Rachael has performed all over world in the most prominent comedy clubs and has done two tours doing stand-up for our troops oversees. She has shared the stage with comedic household names like Bill Burr, Judd Apatow, David Spade and many more. Currently Rachael can be seen on Bravo's hit TV show Vanderpump Rules, which recently aired it's 5th season. "Be Here for A While" is a comedic look into the world as Rachael and her notable comedian and entertainment industry friends see it.

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English


Episodes

Thank God I'm not getting married anytime soon...

1/19/2018
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But if I was, Jen Glantz, would save me!! Jen Glantz is a Bridesmaid For Hire and has tapped into a niche market that can be the best -- and most stressful -- day of our lives, our wedding day! Jen Glantz's business formed after she accidentally identified a gap in the bridal industry. Having been a bridesmaid in tons of her friends' weddings and realizing she was good at it, she placed a craigslist ad to be a Bridesmaid For Hire! Her ad went viral and her business was born - but through...

Duration: 00:44:01


Real Talk with Industry Veteran Barry Katz

1/12/2018
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Industry Vet Barry Katz is chatting with Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While about comedy, relationships, and his podcast "Industry Standard with Barry Katz". Tune in for some great advice for any career from a guy who's seen it all. Rachael and Barry share funny stories about some of their favorite comedians, including Bill Burr, and Barry offer some really valuable advice and answers to listeners' questions! Are you in need of great talent for your business but short on time?...

Duration: 00:53:05


New Years in NYC & 2018 Excitement w/ Christian Majewski

1/5/2018
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Rachael and Christian recap their New Years in New York City and subsequent trip to visit his parents in Greenville SC on this episode of Be Here For A While. Tune in to hear some of their favorite restaurants in NYC, hilarious NYE party antics (including Rachael sending a text to the wrong person), and most importantly, an update on sneaky bathroom maneuvers that all girls do on trips with significant others. Rachael could not have gotten through all this travel without her favorite Away...

Duration: 00:49:52


Getting to know Corinne Olympios outside of Bachelor Nation

12/28/2017
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You may know Corinne Olympios' name from The Bachelor, but on this week's episode of Be Here For A While, Rachael gets to know the real Corinne, outside of Bachelor Nation. Corinne tells Rachael about growing up in New Jersey and Florida, the differences between the two places, and how she was kind of nerdy in high school. They find commonality in their parents' businesses and their upbringing, and then we learn about what Corinne has done after her appearances in the Bachelor franchise....

Duration: 00:43:31


Sex and Relationship Advice with Emily Morse

12/22/2017
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Rachael doesn't often talk about sex on Be Here For A While... or really in general, with anyone. That is, until she met Emily Morse, host of the hugely popular podcast "Sex With Emily". Do you ever wonder if you're normal, sexually or how to better satisfy your partner? Spoiler - we all do! Dr. Emily Morse gives amazing sex and relationship tips on this podcast, and really makes you feel comfortable and open while talking about a subject that many people find taboo. This comfortability...

Duration: 00:58:14


Music exec Marcus Spence gives a backstage tour on how to make it in the industry

12/14/2017
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Marcus Spence is one of Rachael's best friends and a music industry vet. Having worn many hats, Marcus is full of wisdom for aspiring artists and has worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, One Republic, Ariana Grade, Chris Cornell, and of course, his (older) nephew, Timbaland. Tim plucked Marcus right out of college to come work with the family business at his label, which was a joint venture with Interscope at the time. Marcus knew he would either sink or swim -- and he soon proved...

Duration: 00:45:21


Rachael recaps her NYC trip w/ native New Yorker Christian Majewski

12/8/2017
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Rachael's recent trip to NYCF was full of mishaps and late nights. From threatening to assault a gypsy cab driver who was ripping her off, to forgetting to bring flats and having to walk to meetings in hooker boots, to experiencing one of the busiest comedy work trips of her life -- Rachael recaps with her friend, native New Yorker, Christian Majewski. Christian and Rachael retell the story of how he tried to teach her to get around NYC from afar but eventually just tracked her via GPS (as...

Duration: 00:48:51


BONUS: An email to Keanu...

12/5/2017
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Rachael has a confession to make... She recently sent the most embarrassing cold email in the history of time. EVER. Her best friend Sabrina is here to recap the short but horrifying experience with her on this special bonus episode of Be Here For A While. Follow Sabrina at @sabrinadanzl!

Duration: 00:27:12


When that leap of faith actually pays off w/ Comedian Chris Newberg

11/30/2017
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Chris Newberg moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. He vowed to focus ONLY on comedy, turning down any job that didn't contribute to his career, and subsequently quickly learning the true meaning of "the struggle is real". He slept on couches, found himself without enough money to eat, and got many "no"s along the way. But when you pour your soul into your work, good things can come quickly. Fairly soon after moving to LA, Chris booked late night comedy spots on...

Duration: 00:39:35


How to turn your side hustle into a business with entrepreneur Jesse Draper

11/24/2017
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Female entrepreneur/venture capitalist/actress Jesse Draper is living proof that women can do anything! Listen to this podcast if you want to leave your 9-5 job and pursue your passion! Rachael soaks up knowledge from Jesse on how to start your own business, manage family life, and take that leap of faith into entrepreneurship. Jesse breaks down the steps to teach young entrepreneurs how to pursue their side passion/blog/innovative idea and make it truly come to life. Jesse also tells...

Duration: 00:49:28


Heather McDonald's funny stories about being a woman in comedy

11/17/2017
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Comedian Heather McDonald stops by to chat with Rachael about being a woman in the male-dominated comedy world. They start with light conversation in the beginning of this podcast... discussing the season 6 trailer for Vanderpump Rules and being invited to fancy galas. This transitions into the not-so-light topic of the myth that Heroin keeps you looking younger. Don't do drugs kids, but it is sorta fascinating. (Tune in to get the truth!) After that light convo, they each tell an...

Duration: 00:54:22


Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

11/16/2017
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Rachael chats with John and Daryn of Martinis & Murders about their favorite episodes on each other's podcasts! Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanskgiving Rachael’s Binge: Martini’s Binge:

Duration: 00:07:40


A Ghost Encounter in London w/ Stassi Schroeder

11/9/2017
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In this episode of Be Here For A While, Rachael and Stassi give allllll the details on their favorite places to eat and play in Europe -- specifically, their favorite restaurants in Paris! They also re-tell the story of Rachael's terrifying ghost encounter in their chic London airbnb. It's terrifying. The girls recount how Stassi made an entire double decker tour bus miss learning about Westminster Abbey... and they start laying the plans for Stassi's cult and Rachael's gang. Fun fact: the...

Duration: 00:49:32


Here's The Real Reason Kristen Doute Left Europe...

11/3/2017
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Kristen Doute and Rachael haven't seen each other in a month!! When you put two best friends together with a few cocktails and a whoooole lot to catch up on in a room, you get a very honest, hilarious, revealing podcast. Kristen reveals the real reason behind the great Europe-gate scandal of 2017... and it might not be what you'd expect! Rachael and Kristen also talk about the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules on the heels of the release of the Super Teaser, Rachael's word-vomiting...

Duration: 00:53:27


Amity Bitzel: My Parents Adopted a Murderer

10/27/2017
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After hearing this story from a fan that reached out on Instagram, Rachael immediately had to interview Amity Bitzel. On this episode of Be Here For A While, tune in to hear one of the craziest true crime stories we've ever heard, as told by Amity Bitzel in her first-hand account of living with a known murderer. In 1984, in a quiet and modestly affluent suburb of Cape St. Clair Maryland, a 17-year-old-boy named Larry Swartz murdered both of his adoptive parents. In 1993, after serving nine...

Duration: 00:52:23


Real Life Entourage with Alec Shankman

10/19/2017
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Rachael's longtime friend, talent agent Alec Shankman, tells his career story on this episode of Be Here For A While. From being the owner of a nightclub to starting a brand new department at his agency in Hollywood, Alec's story is a wild ride -- and really great insight into what kind of winding path your Hollywood career could take. For any aspiring actors, producers, or agents -- or even if you just love learning about the entertainment business -- tune in!

Duration: 00:43:44


Legendary rockstar Bryan Adams

10/12/2017
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Rachael had the honor of interviewing Bruan Adams on this episode of Be Here For A While. As he is someone she's looked up to and listened to since she can remember, Rachael eagerly asks Bryan about how his career began, some of his most memorable songs and performances, and what he's working on now. Tune in for a one-on-one conversation with this rock and roll legend. Bryan Adams is a singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. Adams rose to...

Duration: 00:42:47


Matthew Paine embarrasses Rachael on the regular. These are their stories.

10/5/2017
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Over the past few days, Rachael has spent a ton of time with her bestie, Matthew Paine, and a lot of embarrassing things have already happened. They start off the episode by sharing the moment Rachael realized she has confused Patrick Duffy with Alan Thicke for over 10 years. They then talk about how Matthew nearly embarrasses Rachael all. the. time. They chat about how Matthew accompanied Rachael on an awkward first date, his shenanigans at Rachael's audition, and they recall a hilarious...

Duration: 00:50:39


Introducing Dirty John

10/2/2017
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A true story about seduction, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times. Listen to the rest of Dirty John and subscribe here so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/dirtyjohn

Duration: 00:03:27


Almost Famous with Rachael's sound guy, Greg Hunter

9/29/2017
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Greg Hunter is just your typical sound guy, who has also been on major rock tours, filmed with A-list celebrities like George Clooney and Richard Gere, and acclaims his favorite LA job to be working at a flower shop. No joke. Rachael and Greg chat about life in Los Angeles and Greg tells Rachael about his former job delivering high end flowers to to the Beverly Hills elite. His stories really could be the makings of a reality show what with being propositioned by women, delivering to cast...

Duration: 00:54:58

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