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Be Here For A While

Rachael O'Brien is a stand-up comedian/actress who has performed in 9 countries all over the world doing stand-up. Her self deprecating humor is at the center of the weekly show. On each episode, Rachael dissects the comedic moments in the lives and careers of her friends and notable entertainment industry personalities. She enjoys interviewing talent about their personal struggles and successes, learning more about tips and tricks on how to live a happy and successful life, diving into (and sarcastically analyzing) dating and relationships, and through all this, she loves giving her listeners weekly inspiration to reach their goals -- or at the very least give them some laughs to get them through their day. O’Brien’s flourishing comedy career includes doing stand up worldwide in the most prominent comedy clubs and sharing the stage all-star comics including David Spade, Ali Wong, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings and Judd Apatow, to name a few! Instagram & Twitter: @rachaelnobrien

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66: An honest convo w/ bombshell Kathryn Dennis of Bravo's Southern Charm

On this episode of Be Here For A While, get to know Southern Charm's redhead bombshell Kathryn Dennis as she joins Rachael via phone from Charleston for real talk! Kathryn dishes on behind the scenes moments and relationships from the show, and tells Rachael about the Kathryn we don't always get to see on camera - the eclectic, artistic, goofy southern girl who paints, reads, and nerds out on "brain stuff" from time to time. The girls discuss dating, fitness, and learning from mistakes to understand yourself and others around you. Kathryn answers listeners questions and reveals juicy secrets you won't want to miss! Catch Kathryn on Bravo's Southern Charm and follow her on social media!

1hr 1min

3 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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178: Kristen Doute on Self Love, Boyfriend & Friendship Breakups

Vanderpump Rules, Kristen Doute is opening up about her journey with self love, living alone (in a new house she bought herself) for the first time in a long time, adult single life vs. Kristen single a few years ago, her breakup with Carter amidst her falling out with Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney, VPR Season 8 and growing into a stronger version of herself.  Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for!  Head to rothys.com/behere today! Smell and feel amazing with Native Deodorant! And for 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code BEHERE during checkout! Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your fertility!  And right now, Modern Fertility is offering my listeners $20 off the test when you go to modernfertility.com/behere To support our friend Jared in his fight with cancer go to  https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-jared-beat-leukemia?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet And sign up to be on the match @bethematch list for a bone marrow transplant for him text Jaredlips to 61474


10 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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193: Vanderpump Rules Ep 1 Recap w Kristen Doute & Zack Wickham

Kristen Doute answers everything you want to know about how she feels about the first episode of Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules.  The trio also answer listener questions ranging from status of their friendships, how Zack and Kristen think Rachael and Tom Schwartz should start their own retirement community, Zack spills some inside scoop in Scheana's defense of the Max and Brett drama, and much more.   Feel your absolute sexiest and most confident in 2020 with Third Love bras! And right now they are offering my listeners 15% off your first order! Go to thirdlove.com/behere now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!  Smell and feel absolutely amazing with Native Deodorant! For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code behere during checkout! Make 2020 a year where you explore new skills, deepen existing passions, and get lost in creativity, with Skillshare’s online classes. Go to skillshare.com/behere and get 2 FREE months of Premium Membership!

1hr 22mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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22: It's all happening... with Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Shay

It's National Taco Day and Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Shay is here for girl talk with Rachael. Rachael starts off with quickfire questions that get Scheana to reveal some info you might not know about her by watching the show, including her favorite current TV shows (spoiler: Keeping Up With The Kardashians), her go-to coffee order, and her latest Amazon purchases. Rachael and Scheana talk about addressing misconceptions on social media and her journey to Vanderpump Rules -- including growing up in LA and being a regular extra on Entourage. They end with a fun game, assigning their Vanderpump Rules castmates alternative reality shows. Another spoiler: Kristen for Catfish.

1hr 3mins

7 Oct 2016

Rank #4

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

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 incident with a West Hollywood Policeman Halloween night and much, much more. For more news from Kristen, follow her on instagram and twitter at @kristendoute!Are you in need of great talent for your business but short on time? With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to over 100 of the web's leading job boards and receive qualified candidates back within one day -- for FREE! Just go to www.ziprecruiter.com/behereGet $20 off Rachael's favorite Away carry-on suitcase! Just use promo code: BEHERE at www.awaytravel.com/behereBombas socks are the most comfortable, cozy socks and YOU can get 20% off your first purchase at www.bombas.com/behere -- so go get yourself a bunch of new socks!


3 Nov 2017

Rank #5

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136: Ariana Madix Takes Comedy Very Seriously

Ariana Madix, from Bravo TV's  Vanderpump Rules, joins Rachael today to end Comedy-Gate 2016.  Well they actually ended it a long time ago but they re-hash what Rachael's part in it may have been.  They also go back to Ariana's childhood, how she was an over achiever involved in almost every school activity, how she got started in entertainment, her first experiences on Vanderpump Rules, Tom Sandoval, if she's really Mensa, and what's next for her.  She drops some amazing advice that was told to her by an acting teacher, gives some beauty tips, talks about her views on marriage, and how she deals with internet trolls. Get $5 off your first purchase on Poshmark.com when you enter invite code BEHERE when you sign up! Let's get healthy w/ Hello Fresh! Get $80 off your first month by going to hellofresh.com/behere80 and enter behere80 Be one of the millions of people with happy healthy mouths with Quip! Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to getquip.com/behere you can get your first refill pack for FREE!

1hr 6mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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139: Crazy Kristen Is Really Just Like Us!

Vanderpump Rules Star Kristen Doute joins Rachael today to chat about how she feels about being called "Crazy Kristen," & how she's actually just being her quirky self. They recap the Solvang wine country "girls trip" where Kristen defends eating a flower, how she feels about her portrayal this season, her most embarrassing moments throughout her years on the show and how her filming is effected when she has a lot on her mind. They talk about Rachael crashing a Grammy party, how Kristen often crashing parties on Vanderpump Rules which often leaves her at odds with Lisa Vanderpump. And she also performs her original monologue from her days in a sketch comedy group with Rachael! They chat about their upcoming Nashville trip to see Fleetwood Mac for her birthday and about the time they stalked Lindsey Buckingham at a charity event. Go see Rachael Live in Tempe, AZ at The Tempe Improv February 20th! Right now, just for my listeners you can go to Torrid.com and use promo code BEHERE15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! Lola is life-changing feminine care products that make your month a little bit easier.  For 40% off all subscriptions visit mylola.com and enter BEHERE40 when you subscribe! Get started with a 30-day trial of Audible when you go to audible.com/while or text WHILE to 500500.  Get inspired!

1hr 12mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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152: Vanderpump Rules Reunion Recap w Kristen Doute & Zack

Bravo's Kristen Doute and Zack Wickham are here to recap part 1 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion.  Spoiler Alert:  Kristen calls it "Hell on earth." She discusses how she felt going into that day, how long they filmed, how much Andy Cohen dreads filming the Vanderpump Reunion more than any other show or Real Housewives Reunion, the fights and relationship meltdowns, and much much more.  They also talk about a Lisa Vanderpump / Kristen Doute cliff hanger for Part 3 of the reunion.  They chat the upcoming American Royal wedding of Brittany and Jax and they end the episode discussing the Met Gala.  Smell amazing with a new designer fragrance from Scentbird!  And you can get 50% off your first month today! That’s only $7.50 for your first fragrance. Go to scentbird.com/behere and use my code BEHERE for 50% off your first month. Don't miss out on the things YOU want with Zebit! Sign up for Zebit TODAY at zebit.com/behere and get $2500 dollars credit to the shop the Zebit marketplace at ZERO interest and ZERO cost to join. Get a happy, healthy and super clean mouth with Quip!! Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to getquip.com/behere right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE.

1hr 7mins

10 May 2019

Rank #8

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146: Jax Taylor Opens Up

Vanderpump Rule's Jax Taylor is here and he's getting very real.  It's raw and it's hilarious.  Rachael and Jax reminisce about the past, and some of the stories he made up when living in LA in his 20s and early 30s about businesses he "was involved in" to impress people.  They also discuss the traits of a sociopath and narcissist, Jax's lucky breaks and what the catalyst was that finally got him to change his ways and become a better man.  He talks about his love for Brittany and their upcoming wedding. They also discuss their relationship to child stars Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan. And they talk about the time Rachael happily dropped him off at jail for a one week stay, thinking it was going to whip him into shape, only to pick him up two hours later because he was released early due to overcrowding.  This episode is a must listen! **For the healthiest smile of your life go to getquip.com/behere right now, you get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. **Let's take care of our mental health and live our best lives with Talkspace! To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to talkspace.com, Make sure to use the code BEHERE to get $45 off your first month and show your support for this show. That’s BEHERE and talkspace.com.


5 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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160: Southern Charm's Danni Baird Spills The Tea!

Danni Baird from Southern Charm is here!!  She's telling us some insider stories behind this season of the hit Bravo TV show.  She explains the real story behind the Madison and Austin drama involving her guy Gentry.  How Craig Conover was the original source of telling the group.  Her current friendship with Kathryn Dennis and many more secrets behind this season of the show.  Rachael and Danni also briefly chat about their spontaneous Mexico breakup trip with Vanderpump Rules, Stassi Schroeder and they discuss the current state of the dating lives.    Get the things you need with Zebit! Sign up for Zebit TODAY at zebit.com/behere and get up to $2500 dollars credit to the shop the Zebit marketplace at ZERO interest and ZERO cost to join.  Try a new luxury fragrance with Scentbird! Go to scentbird.com/behere and use my code BEHERE for 50% off your first month. Treat yourself with Fab Fit Fun! Go to www.fabfitfun.com and use the code BEHERE so you can save $10 off your first box, making it only $39.99!

1hr 12mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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31: All about relationships with Vanderpump Rules' Brittany Cartwright

Rachael's sweetest friend, Brittany Cartwright stops by to talk all things dating and relationships. Rachael and Brittany start off by establishing a drinking game: they'll each take one shot every time Vanderpump Rules' Jax Taylor is mentioned. We learn how Brittany and Jax's relationship evolved from their first meeting in Vegas and Brittany shares some valuable dating advice. Find Brittany on all socials at @BNCartwright!


9 Dec 2016

Rank #11

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39: The Bitch is BACK! Jackie Schimmel on current TV, London, and her musical aspirations

Jackie Schimmel of The Bitch Bible podcast stops by on this episode of Be Here For A While. Rachael and Jackie give their unsolicited opinions on a variety of subjects from the Will and Grace reboot to how over-contouring is out of style. Jackie also tells us her dream of doing background vocals and confesses to stopping by her fiance's recording studio on a regular basis in hopes of being added as background vocals to one of Liam Payne's songs. They discuss Jackie's wedding day looks, yes looks, plural. And Jackie gives Rachael some dating tips. 

1hr 16mins

2 Feb 2017

Rank #12

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48: Love, marriage, and cool sculpting w/ the modelesque Kristen Doute

Vanderpump Rules' Kristen Doute is here for girl talk with Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While. The girls discuss Kristen's recent experience with cool sculpting, wedding planning (not their own), being bridesmaids in Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz's wedding (which you can see on the season finale of Vanderpump Rules), and the twisted, complicated world of dating in Los Angeles. Catch Kristen on Bravo's Vanderpump Rules as well as on her new blog, vegiholic.com! 

1hr 1min

30 Mar 2017

Rank #13

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94: Beauty 101 with Katie Maloney Schwartz

Want a glimpse into Vanderpump Rules' Katie Maloney Schwartz's beauty routine? On this episode of Be Here For A While, Katie joins Rachael and shares all of her beauty secrets - including her favorite skincare brands, how she perfected her cat-eye technique, and even spills Tom Schwartz's go-to face mask! Don't worry, they talk about this season of Vanderpump Rules too ;) Tune in for the tea!


2 Feb 2018

Rank #14

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20: Sh*t is getting real with Vanderpump Rules' Katie Maloney Schwartz

Rachael's favorite newlywed Katie Maloney Schwartz is here! Before diving into the deep stuff, Rachael and Katie discuss last weekend's TV highlights -- football and The Emmys. Rachael didn't realize her friend's brother, Jimmy Kimmel, was hosting until the day of. Also, one of Katie's besties, Steph Corneliussen (from Mr. Robot) made Vogue Magazine's best dressed list! Katie dishes on married life with her Bubba, Tom Schwartz, and shares valuable relationship advice with listeners. Rachael and Katie discuss her evolution on Vanderpump Rules through each season and Katie tells a significant and very personal life-changing story that you might not already know, even if you're an avid viewer of the show. Sit back and enjoy girl talk at it's finest.

1hr 22mins

22 Sep 2016

Rank #15

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121: Bringing Boyfriends Home w/ Kristen Doute

Vanderpump Rules, Kristen Doute joins Rachael to discuss the awkward experience of bringing a boyfriend home to meet the parents, Kristen's mom's run in with Tom Sandoval after their breakup and their relationship now, & Kristen and Rachael make plans to take a spontaneous & creative road trip to shake things up in their lives and get out of a rut. Rachael also intros with her accidental trespassing situation last weekend and her thoughts on Mental Health Awareness Day. Go see Rachael live in Portland, Oregon on November 4th, tickets at Curiouscomedy.org**Get $20 off the best quality luggage of your life by visiting AWAYTRAVEL.COM/BEHERE and use promo code BEHERE at checkout!


12 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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202: Hannah Berner From Summer House Is Here!

Hannah Berner from Bravo's Summer House joins Rachael in a fun and deep conversation about growing up with the pressure to be perfect and how ultimately releasing herself from perfectionism lead her to the freedom to just be happy.  They also discuss how tennis has played a role in her new career of stand-up comedy and her up coming shows.  They discuss her life on reality tv, dating, and how both of their goals are to be just like her ageless hot nanna!  Take the time to take care of YOU! Visit lionrockrecovery.com/behere for more info and a free and totally confidential consultation. For Be Here listeners who enroll in Lionrock's IOP program, simply mention coupon code “BE HERE” and they’ll send you a free Amazon Fire pre-loaded with everything you need to log in and get started. Terms & Conditions apply. Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE, by going to ziprecruiter.com/behere ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Eat Your Coffee is Rachael's new favorite obsession! We think you should try these ASAP! If you want to give this a try, you can pick any of their free trial options (just chip in shipping) Just text BEHERE (all one word, no spaces) to 29071 to give eating your coffee a try.

1hr 9mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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105: Ask Me Anything, Part 1

On this special one-on-one #AMA episode of Be Here For A While, Rachael answers YOUR questions. She offers up advice and anecdotes about her career so far and moving to LA, as well as how she deals with pressures of body image, career expectations, friends, and more! Tune in to hear YOUR question and make sure to get tickets to her upcoming shows in your area at www.rachaelobriencomedy.com!Brooklinen sheets have changed my life! Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use promo code BEHERE at Brooklinen.com. Brooklinen is SO confident that they offer a risk-free 60-night satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime warranty on all of their sheets and comforters!


20 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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126: How To Find Your Confidence w/ Katie Maloney

My dear friend and Bravo's Vanderpump Rules Star, Katie Maloney joins me to talk about a subject that we all struggle with, CONFIDENCE.  Both Katie and I have struggled with confidence at certain points in our lives, but Katie, has really come to an "ah ha" moment, almost enlightened, about the subject.  She has been through it all, with negative comments on social media after being on a reality show,  but her biggest struggle (and same with me) was the negative self talk we give ourselves.  Well now, Katie "gives zero f&$ks" Maloney is here to tell you how she began to stop caring what others thought and started to care about what made HER FEEL BETTER.  And how she turned her life and relationship around when she started to heal and find confidence from within.  This is one of my favorite episodes. Take a listen. Listeners! For $5 off your first purchase on the Poshmark App, just enter code: BEHERE when you sign up.  That's invite code: BEHERE And, for versatile and chic workout clothes go to OutdoorVoices.com/BEHERE and enter code BEHERE for 20% off your first order of $100 or more!!


15 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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62: All the advice from Danni Baird of Bravo's Southern Charm!

Danni Baird from Bravo's Southern Charm joins Rachael to talk insider secrets on this episode of Be Here For A While. Get the scoop on who's dating who, end-of-season updates, and Danni's fainting scare in the season finale! Danni also tells Rachael how she met her fiance and what it's been like for her to be in a relationship with someone who isn't on the show. They discuss Rachael's dating life and her career focus, as besties do.

1hr 4mins

6 Jul 2017

Rank #20