Be Here For A While

Be Here For A While


Rachael O’Brien is a stand-up comic and actress. Currently Rachael can be seen on Bravo’s hit TV show Vanderpump Rules, which recently aired its new season. She has toured all over the world and this past fall she embarked on a 3-week European tour through Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium doing stand-up for the troops. She has shared the stage with comedic household names including Jeff Ross, Judd Apatow, Heather McDonald, Ron White, and Nick Kroll. "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 and Stassi take Mexico  

ICYMI Rachael and her bestie Stassi Schroeder are currently in Mexico - pulling a full on Sex And The City Movie anniversary trip. It was a last minute trip for Rachael who was invited 12 hours before the plane left LAX for a couples resort in Cancun... Confused? Listen in as the girls tell the why, the how, and the WTF. Tune into Straight Up with Stassi to hear Part 1 of their trip!

Live podcast warm up w/ The Bitch Bible’s Jackie Schimmel  

Re-release of the first time Rachael and Jackie Schimmel from The Bitch Bible podcasted together! Get your tickets for their LIVE PODCAST at The Hollywood Improv on August 22 at 10pm at! Queen Bitch Jackie Schimmel, creator of blog turned podcast The Bitch Bible, is here to make Rachael feel better about her delusions of grandeur and reveal her life story. From working on Chelsea Handler's Chelsea Lately and After Lately to walking away from arguably the best desk job Rachael's ever heard of, we learn how Jackie made her way to her elevated podcast/bitchy blog status and her plans for the future. 

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!

Advice & listening to your gut with psychic Chris Medina  

Psychic Chris Medina joins Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While after giving her her first reading ever! Rachael gets to know Chris' past and how he's known he had a gift since a very young age. They dig into how Chris reads clients and they talk about how important it is to trust one's intuition. Chris assists those who really appreciate honest guidance for their own personal journey. Whether it is closure from a loved one or other emotional situation, an alert to a personal or family member’s illness, or just general direction when making any new choices or lifestyle changes. Tune in and follow Chris for more info!

Rachael and her dad had the BEST WEEKEND EVERRRR  

Rachael's dad, Mike O'Brien, came into LA this weekend for The Classic, a rock concert featuring Fleetwood Mac, Journey, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers and more! He joined Rachael and her friends for the show at Dodgers Stadium and Rachael recaps the acts as well as why she's so grateful to spend time with her dad. Rachael recounts the story of learning her dad had cancer when she was a kid and shares how it's shaped her as a person since that moment. Finally, Rachael answers some of your questions including how she got into comedy, advice for people who are considering giving it a shot, her experience auditioning for SNL, and beauty and health secrets!

Rachael's epic ghost birthday recap with Stassi Schroeder  

On this episode of Be Here For A While, Rachael and her bestie Stassi Schroeder recap Rachael's epic birthday celebration at the Queen Mary. A group of Rachael's best friends went on a haunted ghost tour around the ship and the girls hilariously explain the night moment by moment. The group included Vanderpump Rules' favorites Brittany Cartwright, Kristen Doute and Katie Maloney - and some familiar faces, Annabelle Desisto, Jaclyn Marfuggi and Zack Wickham! Tune in to hear all about it!

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.

Rachael and Comedian Krystyna Hutchinson get REAL  

KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. After graduating with a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College, she became a regular in the New York City comedy club circuit. She is most known for co-hosting one of the top comedy podcasts on iTunes, GUYS WE FUCKED: The ANTI SLUT-SHAMING PODCAST, with her comedy partner Corinne Fisher.

In addition to guys one of them has fucked, past notable podcast guests include Amber Rose, Artie Lange, Andy Dick, Michael Che, Dan Savage, DJ Whoo Kid and Charlamagne Tha God. Corinne and Krystyna, known as the comedy duo SORRY ABOUT LAST NIGHT have been featured in a variety of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Esquire, The Huffington Post, Vice, and Mother Jones as well as on the TEDx stage, CNN and NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly. The duo travels the world with their hit touring show, GWF: The Experience, selling out venues such as The Wilbur Theater, 930 Club, Cobb’s, Comedy Works and the main room at The Comedy Store. Their book, FUCKED: BEING SEXUALLY EXPLORATIVE AND SELF-CONFIDENT IN A WORLD THAT’S SCREWED is available for pre-order and hits shelves October 24th. In addition to all that cool shit, Krystyna produces and co-hosts the popular comedy/variety show, Glamourpuss, alongside comedian Wendi Starling, every month at Zinc Bar in New York City. You can catch her on the upcoming seasons of Master Of None and This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir

Sarcasm and sass with brilliant comedian Mindy Rickles  

Hilarious comedian Mindy Rickles is back for this episode of Be Here For A While! Rachael and Mindy's sarcastic banter covers a range of topics including old apartments, growing up with a full staff, dating, memory loss as a parent, and menopause. Literally, everything.

In NYC with Sirius XM's Taylor Strecker!  

On this episode of Be Here For A While, the hilarious Taylor Strecker of Sirius XM’s Wake Up With Taylor invites Rachael to hang out with her in NYC! Taylor tells Rachael how she accidentally got started in radio in NYC with her best friend Nicole, as well as the growth and iterations of her radio show about her life, which she now coins “reality radio”. They discuss relationships, marriage, in-laws, sexuality, coming out to her listeners, and everything in between! Listen in to their girl talk and catch Taylor every morning on Wake Up With Taylor at 7am EST on Sirius XM Ch 109!

Girl With A Podcast MEETS Be Here For A While #podcastmashup  

Claudia Oshry's "Girl With A Podcast" MEETS Rachael's "Be Here For A While" in this dual-combination-collaboration podcast recorded during Rachael's recent trip to New York City! Rachael tells Claudia how she got to know the cast of Vanderpump Rules' and a little scoop on the show and current drams. Claudia tells Rachael how she created blog turned crazy popular instagram feed @girlwithnojob and what it's like being an influencer. She also tells Rachael her pro dating tips, after she's asked how to get proposed to. Summary of the story: ignore him. Rachael tells Claudia about being a stand up comedian and teaches her tricks to write a joke! Tune in to this #podcastmashup and roll with laughter.

Comedy Store ghost stories and getting the pass from Mitzi Shore with comedian Justin Martindale  

Rachael interviews her friend, comedian Justin Martindale, on this episode of Be Here For A While! Rachael and Justin begin by discussing social media and transition into stories from Justin's exciting career (thus far) at the infamous Comedy Store. Justin tells a particularly creepy ghost story and the two geek out on industry history.

From small town to Survivor: Andrea Boehlke talks career and beauty tips with Rachael  

Andrea Boehlke joins Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While to discuss reality TV, share her beauty and dieting tips, and share her crazy career journey! Andrea is a television host, actress, and reality television star. She is best known for her appearances on CBS’s Survivor series, and as a host of PEOPLE Now on! Rachael and Andrea connect on their career journeys and coming from a small town.

Well, SH*T just got REAL with Rachael's bestie Stassi Schroeder  

On this episode of Be Here For A While, Rachael and her bestie, Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules, continue their rants on dating and relationships after recording Stassi's podcast, Straight Up With Stassi. The girls discuss ghosting, chemistry, and the "rules" of dating and relationships - and why said "rules" are all a crock of sh*t. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy. Let Stassi and Rachael know your thoughts by emailing them!

Mindy Rickles on her comedy career and the influence she got from her dad, Don Rickles  

Comedian Mindy Rickles joins Rachael today and it's a good one! Mindy tells Rachael about growing up "in virtual squalor in Beverly Hills," survived her upbringing by Barbara and Don Rickles and spent most every Christmas and Hannukah in Las Vegas on the lawn of the Sahara Hotel where she was entertained by the cooks and maids. They discuss Mindy's comedy career and how Jeff Garlin encouraged her to start doing standup. Mindy has performed all around the country at the most prominent comedy clubs and has been in several movies and TV shows. Mindy tells Rachael her early years dating in Los Angeles, before she met her husband, who plays so many roles in Mindy's life in between her naps and bubble baths. Rachael is fascinated by her growing up around people like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, but that was just a typical Tuesday for Mindy. They also touch on their mutual love for true crime. Mindy could definitely be a forensic scientist. Mindy's natural knack for self-deprecating humor makes this episode a must listen!!

Rachael recaps her Europe Trip with Jaclyn Marfuggi (Part 2)  

Rachael's comedian bestie, Jaclyn Marfuggi, is back to hear about the rest of Rachael's trip in Europe with Vanderpump Rules friends Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, and Kristen Doute! Rachael tells Jaclyn about the rest of the trip, including her favorite restaurants in Paris!

Rachael recaps her Europe Trip with Jaclyn Marfuggi (Part 1)  

Rachael is home from a whirlwind trip to Europe with Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, and Kristen Doute! Rachael's comedian bestie, Jaclyn Marfuggi joins her on this episode of Be Here For A While to hear all about her adventures in Copenhagen in the first of a two-part episode! The girls discuss the crazy cultural differences between the US and Europe - including the food, the mood, and the average body type. Tune in to hear Rachael recap Paris during Part 2!

Dating deal breakers, DJs, & a bday dinner recap with comedian Annabelle Desisto  

Comedian Annabelle Desisto joins Rachael before she leaves for Europe to recap her eventful birthday dinner, update everyone on her investors' growing fame, and discuss dating deal breakers - ie being a DJ and/or photos from Burning Man. The girls discuss Annabelle's dieting regimen and the growing fame of both RJ Desisto and Rachael's Palm Springs House on Vanderpump Rules.

Inspired with Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Fab Fit Fun Michael Broukhim  

If you want to be your own boss, create a business that provides value to the world, and get advice from an inspirational young entrepreneur in how to do so, this podcast is a must listen! Tune in as Rachael talks to Michael Broukhim, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Fab Fit Fun. The two discuss his journey from graduating with honors from Harvard (Rachael used to think she was cool for graduating with honors from University of Oregon... until now) to successfully running a growing, evolving company. 

Kate Casey stops by on her birthday! The Reality Life host chats married life, Southern Charm and crashing 80s children's events  

Kate Casey, reality TV expert and Reality Life podcast host joins Rachael to recap the season premiere episode of Southern Charm, discuss the TLC show Long Lost Family, and, of course, The Real Housewives. They also tell a few ghost stories about Kate's haunted house and Rachael's experience with some sort of supernatural force when she was driving. Kate was recently featured in Yahoo Style, interviewed by Daily Mail, and her hilarious celebrity outfit parodies went viral. 

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