We Love The OC

We Love the OC & DGAT

We Love the OC is a podcast dedicated to the un-ironic love of the 2003 Fox series The OC. We do a deep dive into one episode per week where we discuss everything from the music and fashion of the episode to the historical and cultural contexts of the time that it aired. Our belief is that this show is not only fun to talk about, but important to talk about because of its place in the culture of mid-2000s America.

Be prepared to think critically, laugh earnestly, and perhaps receive a twinge of nostalgia as we examine the greatest American Teen Drama of all time. We love the OC, and we think you should love the OC too.

All Episodes

15 years ago today The OC premiered on Fox, and spurred a new era of television and teen culture. Every week you can join us as we take a deeper dive into each of the 98 episodes of the greatest American Teen drama of all time. We love The OC, and we think you should love The OC too. Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

Aug 2018

2 min 33 sec

The Ringer.com just listed this episode as #9 on their "100 Best TV Episodes of the Century" (http://besttv.theringer.com/) list. TV critic Chris Ryan listed it at #1 on his "Best Pilots of the 21st Century" list. That is because it is as close to a perfect episode of television as you can get. On this episode of We Love the OC, listen to us break down every angry punch, stolen glance, and unforgettable quote in this action-packed episode. We give away our first Championship Belt and nominate our quote of the episode (as if you don't already know what it's going to be). Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

Aug 2018

1 hr 10 min

Welcome to the 2nd episode of We Love the OC. This week, we discuss the neverending nature of Holly's parties, the second demension to Luke's character, and the first (and only) proper use of Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah. A triumphant punch from Ryan leaves this episode with one of the most memorable lines from the show, and if your bike shop in 2003 was sold out of pegs, this episode was the reason why. Also, will the belt change hands in this episode? Listen to the end to find out! Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

Aug 2018

1 hr 9 min

Welcome to the 3rd episode of We Love the OC. This week, we discuss the time vortex that the citizens of the OC live in, the rise of Julie Cooper (and her velour tracksuits), and the most emotional episode of The OC yet. At casino night, when the beat of the floor tom starts, it doesn't stop until multiple relationships are on the brink of collapse. HEY! We said no video game! Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Aug 2018

59 min 19 sec

Welcome to the 4th episode of We Love the OC. This week we discuss the completely overwhelming nature of bringing your new adopted child to a debutante ball within his first week of custody. We celebrate the debut of Anna Stern, the debut of good Seth Cohen, and the debut of Jimmy Cooper getting punched in the face. Sandy Cohen, Dynasty Warrior. Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Sep 2018

1 hr

Welcome to the 5th episode of We Love the OC. This week we take a trip to "Crab Shirt Ryan's I Love This Bar & Grill"! What's on the menu? Lobster, day old mac and cheese, and grilled cheese made on an actual grill. Ryan finally asks Marissa on a date, Sandy introduces Jimmy to Dynasty Warriors, and Seth buys tickets to an IMAX movie on sharks. Needless to say, someone gets shot. Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Sep 2018

1 hr 2 min

Welcome to the 6th episode of We Love the OC. This week we play a game called "Cute or Creepy", as Caleb's 25-year-old girlfriend, and retired model, Gabrielle Gosling makes moves on 15-year-old Ryan. (Hint: its mostly creepy). Sandy railroads his wife, Ryan pushes Marissa into Luke's arms (and bed), and Summer kisses Seth?! Kerbs also informs us that the Pumpkin Spiced Latte was released this same month. Just. The. Facts. Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Sep 2018

1 hr 2 min

Welcome to the 7th episode of We Love the OC! While this show has many of the vibes and beats of a traditional season finale, it ends on a cliffhanger while Joe Buck yells about baseball for six weeks. This week we discuss 3 perfect things: the dialogue next to a vending machine, the amazing camera work in a dingy motel, and the ending which still gives us all chills. Tijuana's hottest club is "Boom Boom", where the beat never stops, IDs are never checked, and what happens there STAYS there... until it doesn't. Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Sep 2018

1 hr 5 min

Welcome to the 8th episode of We Love the OC, where what happened in Mexico, can't stay in Mexico. After 6 weeks off due to the MLB playoffs, we're back in school now, and old rules apply. This week we discuss studying naked (it's a Chino thing), Rachel making her move (there are dumplings on the floor), and Ryan vs Julie (it's all lead up to this). "An evil woman is still so much better than a stupid man." Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Sep 2018

1 hr 8 min

Welcome to the 9th episode of We Love the OC, where mornings are Rosa's time (or they used to be). Join us as we witness the birth of the skee-ball-throwing, carnie-bribing, and deep-kissing Alpha Stern. This week we examine the perfect clap-back from Marissa, Luke crying for the second time in his life, and a ferris wheel ride that defined romance for a generation. Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Oct 2018

1 hr 6 min

Welcome to the 10th episode of We Love the OC, where Rosa and Caitlin only exist for sight-gags. Come along as we see where the Magic (the Gathering) happens. Rachel makes her move on Sandy (with dumplings), Julie and Caleb try to keep their relationship a secret (and fail), and Summer realizes she has feelings for Seth Cohen (oh no). Come to the floor. There's Pad Thai on the floor... Smoke another beer, Chip. Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Oct 2018

1 hr 11 min

Welcome to Episode 11 of We Love the OC, where Kirsten has taken it upon herself to make the Thanksgiving meal, and is only keeping it together via a magical pendant. Seth juggles two different women (and fails), Jimmy finds his one true love (ESPN Classic), and Ryan introdues Marissa to his Mexican family (and his shitty brother). So... Thanksgiving... Big Day... You excited? Special thanks to: * Sandy Cohen (https://sandycohen.bandcamp.com/) for the use of our intro/outro music * Graham Barton for mastering the track.

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Nov 2018

1 hr 11 min