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References

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Season One

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Chapter One: The Epiphany

Rachel reveals how she came up with the concept of How Bitches Are Made, after getting her heart broken by a man with a unicorn penis. 

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Chapter Two: The First Bitch I Ever Met

Rachel recalls what it was liking growing up with her mother and explores the various definitions and interpretations of the word "bitch." 

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Chapter Three: The Kind of Bitch You Never Want to Be

Rachel explores why bitches get a bad rep after a dramatic confrontation in the hallways of a soap opera. 

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Chapter Four: Baring It All

Rachel talks about Hollywood's obsession with nipples, and explores how to set boundaries in the workplace without coming off as the wrong kind of bitch.

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Chapter Five: Breaking Ground and the Glass Ceiling

Rachel explores what it's like to act like a man in a man's world after purchasing her first home and taking on a kitchen renovation.

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Chapter Six: The Sh*t End of the Stick

Rachel shares her theory of how the infamous double standards of society came to be and talks taking it up the ass - figuratively and literally.

Chapter Seven: Tongue Tied and Pussy Grabbed

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Rachel's vagina gets a surprise greeting from an unwelcome stranger on NYE, prompting her to wonder why it's so hard to be a bitch, even in the most justified of scenarios.

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Chapter Eight: Sticks and Stones

After having had her fill of body shaming, Rachel discusses the power of community and the importance of using your voice to elicit positive change. 

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Chapter Nine: Cutting Ties and Saying Goodbye

In the season 1 finale, Rachel reveals another life altering epiphany she had after tripping on mushrooms in the desert. 

How Bitches Are Made - in Quarantine

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A New Normal

In this in-between-season premiere Rachel discusses how our stay at home order has effected her and how it's inspired a new direction for the show.

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Relationships in Lockdown

Rachel discusses the effects quarantine has on our relationships with special guests Kevin Barrett and Mariasha Altynbaeva.

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Why Men Love Bitches

Special guest Kevin Barrett returns to discuss why men are more attracted to a "bitch" than a "yes" woman.

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Quarantine Blues mixed with Good News

Rachel and Kevin share first hand accounts of quarantine bringing out the worst in people and discuss what can be done to overcome the negativity.

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Are We There Yet?

Kevin and Rachel talk shit - literally - when sharing their recent camping experience and discuss the restlessness and confusion surrounding COVID19.

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A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime

Rachel and Kevin discuss toxicity in friendships and how our platonic relationships are also being put under the microscope during our current pandemic.

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"What Kind of Fuckery is This?"

Rachel and Kevin discuss conflicting messages from the government and various counties as our country slowly begins the process of reopening, and offer advice to a listener whose relationship has been impacted by COVID19. 

SEASON TWO

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Chapter Ten: Fallen Hero

Rachel's world is turned upside down after a visit from an old acquaintance sends her on a wild night with strangers. 

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Deep Dive: Fallen Hero

Rachel and new co-host Kevin Barrett discuss Chapter Ten: Fallen Hero in depth, providing new insights, perspectives, and details on the story.

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Chapter Eleven: No Place to Call Home

When Rachel can't get back into her old apartment, she's forced to confront the things she fears the most.

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Deep Dive: No Place to Call Home

Rachel and co-host Kevin Barrett discuss Chapter Eleven: No Place to Call Home in depth, providing new insights, perspectives, updates, and details of the story.

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"What if..." - and all the other acronyms you can think of

Rachel invites guests Jessica Amento and Brooke Vallone on to discuss their personal struggles with OCD, uncovering the intricacies and importance of discussing similar disorders that are often too taboo to mention.

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Chapter Twelve: Crash Course

After avoiding a near death collision, Rachel realizes she's no longer willing to put up with any more drama. 

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Deep Dive: Crash Course

Co-host Kevin Barrett rejoins Rachel to discuss in depth details surrounding the story and lessons of our episode, Crash Course. 

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Chapter Thirteen: Grounded

A trip to summer camp results in an unexpected relationship Rachel just can't seem to avoid.

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Deep Dive: Grounded

Co-host Kevin Barrett rejoins Rachel to discuss in depth details surrounding the story and lessons of our episode, "Grounded."

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Chapter Fourteen: Restructuring your Company

Rachel shares the importance of dating yourself and explains how doing so helped her better navigate her way through the murky waters of online dating - eventually finding "the one."

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Deep Dive: Restructuring your Company

Co-host Kevin Barrett rejoins Rachel to discuss in depth details surrounding the story and lessons of our episode, "Restructuring your company."

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VegShe w/ Anastasia Arnestad

Rachel welcomes special guest Anastasia Arnestad, owner of VegShe fitness and nutrition, to discuss what lead her to start her own company during the middle of a pandemic and how doing so has changed her life and the lives of her many clients.

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Chapter Fifteen: Under the Microscope

Through yearly trips to the gynecologist, Rachel is repeatedly confronted with the ever evolving pressures modern day women face simply by having a vagina.

Rachel Melvin

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Chapter Sixteen: The Perfect Prick Pt. 1

Rachel discovers the value of being in the right place at the right time.