Back to The Beach Podcast: The Ultimate Overview

Are you a fan of the celebrity re-watch podcasts? If yes, then we have something you shouldn't miss. The "Back to the Beach" podcast is looking back at the famous "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange Country" MTV hit, and revealing all the "behind the scenes" secrets! So let's take a look of what this podcast is all about!

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange Country:

Before we take a look at the "Back to the Beach" podcast, let's understand what was the beach they were going back to. Yes, we're talking about the famous "Laguna Beach" TV shows that were quite a hit on MTV back in the days. First, let's start with some basic facts.

The MTV reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County "aired from 2004 to 2006 and depicted the lives of students attending Laguna Beach High School. Liz Gateley created the series, with Tony DiSanto serving as executive producer.

The show's first season starred Lauren Conrad, Lo Bosworth, Stephen Colletti, Morgan Olsen, Trey Phillips, Christina Schuller, and juniors Kristin Cavallari and Talan Torriero. The second season saw the additions of Jason Wahler, Taylor Cole, Alex Murrel and Jessica Smith. Everyone left at the end of the second seasonto be replaced by a new group of students for season three. That third season was led by Cameron Brinkman, Kyndra Mayo, and others.

At first, "Laguna Beach" was meant to document the life of the students on-campus. However, as shortly before the show, MTV exposed Janet Jackson's breast during the Super Bowl, the school started to question whether MTV was actually able to take necessary care of those attending the school. Eventually, it concluded that the TV series could not really operate in the academic setting. Hence, the concept of the series had to be changed.

"Laguna Beach" started to focus entirely on the personal lives of the students, following them as they created relationships, had fights, broke up, and then restarted the cycle all over again.

Why was "Laguna Beach" so iconic?

It bottled the innocence and unadulterated joy of being young and carefree. It was full of the scenes that perfectly depicted the feeling when the only thing that mattered was spending time with your crush and singing along to songs that felt like they were there just for you two.

As Adam DiVello, the show's producer would put it, it brings back memories for people and reminds them of their youth. That the program made the youth who were watching it wish they were in high school, with the girl or the boy of their dreams, singing along to the special song and just living their best lives. And for older folks, it was a reminder of their own experiences. It brought back a nostalgic feeling for those who experienced it as children.

Now that we know exactly why the Laguna Beach TV series were so popular, let's take a look at how they had their comeback in the "Back to the Beach" podcast.

Back to the Beach Podcast: What Is It All About?

For the Back to the Beach podcast you get to go behind the scenes of everyone’s favorite iconic hit MTV reality TV series, “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” with OG cast members, Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti and follow them while they're rewatching the show's episodes for the very first time after almost 18 years.

The former sweethearts relive their high school experiences, break down the truth of what happened on and off camera, including which fights were real, which hookups got complicated, and of course, what really happened in Cabo.

You can tune in every Tuesday for new episodes of “Back to the Beach” with Kristin and Stephen, a Dear Media Original podcast. So of course, for those who were a big fan of the "Laguna Beach" series, this is a perfect way to relive their memories and go back to those careless times when "Laguna Beach" was what everyone was talking about.

If you're new to the podcast, we've gathered here some of the best "Back to the Beach" podcast episodes you need to check out!

Best Back to the Beach Podcast Episodes

At the moment, "Back to the Beach" podcast only has around 20 episodes, and trust us, each of them is worth checking out! However, here is our list of the top 5 episodes with which you can start your "Back to the Beach" binge-listening.

Episode 105: "What Happens in Cabo" Part 1

This is the moment that all the TV series fans were waiting for! Kristin and Stephen head to Cabo for spring break. Before they leave, they need to get everything set up for their trip, including fake IDs, tans, and a practice round of golf. Hosted by Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti.

Episode 105: "What Happens in Cabo" Part 2

In the second installment, we see right into the “What Happens in Cabo” episode, which is considered by many to be one of the most iconic and unforgettable episodes in the Laguna Beach. As Stephen and Kristin look back on one of the show's most difficult moments, we learn more about which hookups succeeded and failed. So , with so many cameras shooting every moment, what happened in Cabo did not really stay in Cabo.

Episode 104: "18 Candles"

In this episode, Stephen and Kristin take a step back to spectate for the most part. Joe's Crab Shack gets spicier than usual, and a nail salon trip becomes quite dramatic. Kristin also breaks down what happened at Christina's 18th birthday party and Stephen explains how he got straight A's throughout his senior year of high school.

Episode 102: “The Bonfire”

Our hosts unpacked a home-cooked double dinner date for two with Jessica and Dieter, in which the tension was thicker than the piquant Alfredo sauce.

Episode 101: “A Black and White Affair”

Stephen and Kristin dig deep into the pilot episode of “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” discussing which cast members were already friends, the origin of the notorious “love triangle” that became reality TV lore, and what really happened to Stephen's truck.

How to listen to the "Back to the Beach" podcast?

How should you listen to the "Back to the Beach'' podcast? Well, we advise you to first, rewatch some of the famous "Laguna Beach '' TV series with a couple of your friends who were also a fan of the show. Then, you can all listen to the podcast and make the Back to the Beach show one of your main entertainment plans for the evening!

P.S. If the podcast inspires you to create your own celebrity-rewatch show, then don't forget to check out Podcastle. It has pretty much everything you need to produce a high-quality podcast with nothing but your laptop or even iPhone!

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