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This week we’re chatting with New York Times bestselling author and owner of Books are Magic, Emma Straub! She’s the author of five novels, including This Time Tomorrow, which came out on May 17. We ask her about her path to becoming an author, and chat about the process of writing This Time Tomorrow. And as the first bookseller on the podcast, we ask Emma about how Books are Magic came into her life and she shares the surprises that come with owning a bookstore!    Find Emma at @emmastraub on IG, @emmastraub on Twitter, and at emmastraub.net   Emma’s Book recs By the Book by Jasmine Guillory  The Dead Romantics Ashley Poston (Out June 28)  Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Out July 5)    What we read this week! Olivia - Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel  Becca - Flying Solo by Linda Holmes   Obsessions Becca - Anthropologie Mini Latte Bowls Olivia - Free People (generally)   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman   Sponsors: Daily harvest - Go to Daily Harvest.com/BOP to get up to $40 off your first box. Truebill - Go to truebill.com/BOP to cancel unwanted subscriptions today. BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/badonpaper for 10% off their first month   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week, we’re together in person to talk about TRAVEL! Specifically, travel planning. We have travel on the brain, and thought you might, too. We discuss how we choose our destinations, how far in advance we plan our trips, if we like to plan ourselves or let someone else take over, the trips we have coming up, and MORE!    Our Travel Must-Haves Olivia - AQUIS Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Wrap Towel Becca - Sleeping Eye Mask, Megababe Thigh Rescue   Our Obsessions Becca - Hotel Lobby Spa Candle Olivia - Severance   What we read this week: Becca - The Impossible Us by Sarah Lotz Olivia - The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman   Sponsors: Night - take 20% off almost everything on discovernight.com with code BADONPAPER Olive & June - visit OliveandJune.com/paper for 20% off your first Mani System Zocdoc - go to Zocdoc.com/BOP to download the Zocdoc and start your search for a top-rated doctor today.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!    Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week we welcome Phylicia Jones, Senior Director of Global People Development at PagerDuty, to answer all your work questions. She shares an overview of her career, what drew her to working in HR, and answers listener questions about cover letters, learning to be a great manager, navigating ambiguity at work, quitting when you feel a personal obligation to your boss, and more.   Connect with Phylicia on Linkedin!    Phylicia’s book recommendations Daring Greatly by Brene Brown  Start with Why by Simon Sinek  Infinite Game by Simon Sinek  The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink  Unapologetically Ambitious by Shellye Archambeau Think Again by Adam Grant  Mindset by Carol Dweck Grit by Angela Duckworth   How to Decide by Annie Duke   Obsessions  Olivia: The Somerset Maxi Linen Dress from Anthropologie Becca: Mister Zimi Lottie Dress   What we read this week! Becca: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Olivia: Flying Solo by Linda Holmes    May’s Book Club Pick: Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman   Sponsors: Hello Fresh - HelloFresh.com/BOP16 and use code BOP16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts.  Prose - Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today! Go to Prose.com/bop. Better Help - get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/badonpaper   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!    Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Project Hail Mary Book Club

Project Hail Mary Book Club

2022-04-2701:05:18

Hi space nuts! It's time to discuss our April book club pick: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. This book is Olivia’s most-recommended read, and Becca (to her surprise) loved the book, too! In this week’s ep we discuss how we picture Rocky, if we’d ever go to space, and listen to your voicemails about your thoughts on the book. We also have a space food taste test live on the pod to fully get ourselves into the theme!   Obsessions  Olivia: Athleta Cabo Linen Wide Leg Pant Becca: Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket Tight   What we read this week: Becca: The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Cover Story by Susan Rigetti How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder (Out June 14)  Olivia:  A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth The School For Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel Flying Solo by Linda Holmes   May’s Book Club Pick: Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman   Sponsors: Night - discovernight.com with code BADONPAPER for 20% off almost everything on the site Prose - take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today at Prose.com/bop.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!    Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Today, we’re continuing to get to know Olivia as she’s answering your questions!    She answers questions including how she met her husband (and dog!), what she was like as a kid, her typical workday, her go-to airport snacks, her niche interests, her childhood celeb crush, and her favorite way to eat a potato.    She also shares her book hot takes, her favorite past BOP book club pick, and a book from childhood that made her a lifelong reader.   If you’re looking to get to know Becca a little more, check out our Grace interviews Becca episode!   Obsessions  Olivia: Laneige Lip Glowy Balm Becca: Somebody Somewhere on HBO Max   What we read this week! Becca:  Wahala by Nikki May Sister Stardust by Jane Green Olivia:  A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan.   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir   Sponsors: Out of Office: Download the Out of Office app and follow us at @beccafreeman and @oliviameunter to see our recent recommendations! Better Help: Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper. Uncommon Goods: Get 15% off your next gift at uncommongoods.com/BOP.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Our Morning Routines!

Our Morning Routines!

2022-04-1301:03:30

This week we’re re-visiting a highly requested topic: our morning routines! We discuss the goals behind our morning routine, when we wake up (and when we have to be asleep to make that happen) what we do first thing in the morning, our at-home coffee order, breakfast, exercise, getting into work mode, and how our weekends look different.   Obsessions  Becca - Balance Bound Undated Daily Notepad Olivia - Song - My Ego Dies at The End by Jensen McRae and her album Are You Happy Now? (and you can find Olivia’s spring playlist here!)   What we read this week! Olivia:  The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan A Court Of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Mass   Becca: Something Wilder by Christina Lauren (out May 17) Meant to be Mine by Hannah Orenstein Wahala by Nikki May   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir   Sponsors: Night: Go to discovernight.com and use code BADONPAPER for 20% off almost everything on the site. ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/BOP and download the Zocdoc app to start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Truebill: Start canceling unwanted subscriptions today at Truebill.com/bop   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!    Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Olivia's First Episode!

Olivia's First Episode!

2022-04-0601:15:08

Reporting live from our first one-on-one hangout ever, Olivia and Becca are together in person to kick off this new era of Bad On Paper! To start off this month of getting to know Olivia, we’ll be answering some of The 36 Questions that Lead to Love from the New York Times Modern Love column, in hopes that we fall a little in love and so does our audience!   These questions have us discussing our dream dinner guests, if we’d want to be famous, our ‘perfect day’, health anxiety, what we have in common, when we last cried, and giving each other advice for problems that have been on our minds.   We also share our excitement for the pod, setting boundaries with our phones, and more!   Read the study by the psychologist Arthur Aron here.    Obsessions  Olivia: Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. Becca: Dior Concealer, Westman Atelier Blush in Petal   What we read this week!  Becca:  Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein Olivia:  A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J. Mass Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir   Sponsors: Olive & June: Visit Oliveandjune.com/Paper for 20% off your first Mani System. Better Help: Visit BetterHelp.com/badonpaper for 10% off your first month. Prose: Take your free in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order at Prose.com/bop.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!    Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Black Cake Book Club

Black Cake Book Club

2022-03-3001:04:35

It’s time to talk about our March book club pick: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. We absolutely LOVED this book. We discuss what grabbed us about this book, the themes of not understanding your parents as individuals vs. parents and identity, all the food in this book (including black cake!), our feelings on the ending, and more!     We also say our podcast goodbyes to Grace! (IRL, we’re planning our Charleston reunion as we speak)    Books this reminded us of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith   Obsessions  Grace: Let’s talk about the Stanley cups Becca: Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Concealer Brush   What we read this week! Grace:  The Club by Ellery Lloyd Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead (check content warnings before picking this one up!) Becca: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand  The Arc by Tory Henwood Hoen Something Wilder by Christina Lauren    April Book Club Pick: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
It's the last ‘Just Us’ episode with Grace, and we’re reflecting on our podcast memories throughout the years! We talk about Grace’s highs and lows of doing the podcast, what she’s learned about herself through the pod, and her advice for Olivia for taking over the pod!    We also look back on our first few episodes, talk about the book we wish we recorded a book club about, and the obsessions she wants to double down on.   Books Grace thinks are book club worthy!  I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo The Chiffon Trenches by Andre Leon Talley Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell   Obsessions Grace: Brent Neale Snail Necklace Becca: ASOS DESIGN crew neck sweater in rib with fluffy yarn   What we read this week! Grace:  Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez Violeta by Isabel Allende Dress Code by Veronique Hyland Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead (out Aug 16!) Taste by Stanley Tucci   Becca:  The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand   March Book Club Pick: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson April Book Club Pick: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir   Sponsors: Night - Go to www.discovernight.com today and use code BADONPAPER for 20% off pillows, masks, and more Better Help - get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/badonpaper Prose - Go to Prose.com/bop for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 15% off   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Check out Bone Marry Bury. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe, and sign up for her email newsletter.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week, we’re getting to know Becca’s new cohost (starting April 6) Olivia Muenter!    We talk to Olivia about her background, her initial thoughts when Becca approached her to be a co-host, what she’s most excited and nervous about joining the podcast, and topics she wants to discuss on the pod.   We also discuss more book-ish things like Olivia’s novel-writing process, her reading tastes, her dream reading setup, and what books she can read over and over again.    Listen to our previous episode with Olivia here!    Olivia’s favorite thrillers In my Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead I’ll Be You by Janelle Brown Pretty Things by Janelle Brown People Like Her Ellery Lloyd The Club by Ellery Lloyd   Obsessions  Grace: Billy Wilder Movies Olivia: These Amazon Heels   What we read this week! Grace: Violeta by Isabel Allende Liking Myself Back: An Influencer's Journey from Self-Doubt to Self-Acceptance by Jacey Duprie Olga Dies Dreaming Xochitl Gonzalez Becca:  The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont The Club by Ellery Lloyd Olivia:  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas One Night On The Island by Josie Silver   March Book Club Pick: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson April Book Club Pick: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir   Sponsors: Zocdoc - Go to zocdoc.com/bop to start your search for a top-rated doctor today.  TrueBill - Start canceling unwanted subscriptions today at Truebill.com/bop.    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Check out Bone Marry Bury. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe, and sign up for her email newsletter.    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood, Becca @beccamfreeman, and Olivia at @oliviamuenter
Answering Your Questions!

Answering Your Questions!

2022-03-0901:04:04

This week, we’re doing a Q&A! We answer your questions about our favorite (and least favorite) Book Club Picks, future projects we’re excited about, getting motivated, how to get through a bad mood, what we’re watching right now, and more!   Our favorite podcasts hosted by two best friends A Thing or Two Happier in Hollywood Girls Gotta Eat   What we’re watching right now  The Dropout Oscar Best Picture Nominees AFI 100 List Discovery of Witches Euphoria Bel-Air Bridgerton Season 2 (out March 25) Julia (out March 31) Marry Me   Our favorite book club picks Verity by Colleen Hoover Open Book by Jessica Simpson The Idea of You by Robinne Lee Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert   What we read this week Grace:  A Very Nice Girl by Imogen Crimp Violeta by Isabel Allende Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez   Becca: One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont   March Book Club Pick: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson   Obsessions Grace: WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America with Jeffery Robinson Becca: Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Liner in Bronze    Sponsors: Night - Go to www.discovernight.com and use code BADONPAPER for 20% off pillows, masks, and more Better Help - get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/badonpaper  Prose - go to prose.com/bop for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order.    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Check out Bone Marry Bury. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe and sign up for her email newsletter.    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week, we got the chance to chat with Kate Spencer, co-host of Forever35 and author of the memoir The Dead Moms Club. We talk about her first novel In a New York Minute (which is a Grace approved romance BTW!) discuss her writing process, and she shares her advice for aspiring writers.   We discuss how she got to where she is today, her desert island beauty picks, the books she’s loving right now, and of course, Wordle.    You can find Kate at @katespencer on Instagram, @katespencerwrites on Tik Tok, and @forever35podcast and preorder In a New York Minute! Listen to Forever35 podcast    Kate’s Favorite Reads RAFE: A Buff Male Nanny by Rebekah Weatherspoon Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron Ice Planet Barbarians Series by Ruby Dixon The Pisces: A Novel by Melissa Broder As well as the authors Christina Lauren, Jasmine Guillory, Talia Hibbert, and Julie Anne Long!   Kate’s desert island products Klur Gentle Matter Cleanser Jan Marini Bioclear Face Lotion Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 Stila Stay All Day Dual-Ended Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave   Kate’s Obsessions Her Air Fryer Jenny Kayne Montecito Candle ( which is sold out, but Grace thinks Anecdote’s Self Care Candle would be a similar vibe)   Kate’s Favorite Forever 35 Episodes Thriving, Surviving, and Nail Biting with Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh Current Product Obsessions with Samantha Irby  The InstaPot of Skincare with Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak   Our Obsessions  Grace: Rose Inc. Skin Enhance Luminous Skin Tint (shade 5) Becca: R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray   What we read this week! Grace:  Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlop Listening - The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris Becca:  The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson   Sponsors: Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/bop16 and use code bop16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Olive & June - Visit OliveandJune.com/paper for 20% off your first Mani System.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week, it’s finally time to talk about Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner! Grace loved this book, but Becca was… just meh! We discuss our differing opinions on the book, our mid-book theories, what we thought about the ending, and what kinds of thrillers we reach for.    We also talk about Bone, Marry, Bury finally being out, Grace’s upcoming trips, and more!   Obsessions:  Grace: Tory Burch Resort + Swimsuits Becca: Inventing Anna   What we read this week: Becca:   The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith (Out March 1!) One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle   Grace:  Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson   Sponsors: Night - Use code BADONPAPER to take 20% off most of Night’s amazing beauty sleep products at discovernight.com Honeylove - Get 20% off your second item, PLUS an ADDITIONAL 10% off at Honeylove.com with code BOP Better Help - Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/badonpaper    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.  
Our Amazon Favorites!

Our Amazon Favorites!

2022-02-1659:23

We can’t believe we haven’t done this episode before, but today we’re sharing our favorite Amazon finds! To get a full list of our favorites, check out the show notes below or click this link!  We also talk about our IRL reunion in NYC, Becca’s bad mail day, and Grace breaking her Wordle streak. Our home finds Becca: Lazy susans (for spices, for fridge), Metal reusable straws, Chateau Spill wine spray Grace: Onion Chopper, Marble Ice Cream Bowls, Cabana Stripe Beach Towels   Clothing/Beauty finds Grace: Murder Robe, Long Fleece Tunic, Moroccanoil Body Spray, Ice Roller, Face Roller  Becca: Mighty patch pimple patches, Commando faux leather leggings   Kids Finds Becca: Bear zip-up fleece, Wood truck set Grace: Unicorn Ponycycle, Loose Stickers, Colors of the world skin tones crayon set   Food Finds Grace: Red Clay Everything Salts, Ken’s Salad Dressing, Olive Brine Mix for dirty martinis Becca: Luxardo gourmet cherries, The Pepper Plant hot sauce, Torres truffle potato chips, Tutto Calabria hot pepper spread   Misc Finds Becca: Zeyar highlighters, Shower steam spray - eucalyptus, Ring light Grace: Foot Massager, Beeswax Wraps, Callous Grater   Obsessions  Grace: We Dream in Colour Earrings Becca: Dyson Airwrap   Instagram Obsessions Becca: @unwiltedflowers Grace: @thegreenvase   What we read this week! Becca: Just Haven't Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens Grace: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson, The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (In audiobook form narrated by Tom Hanks!)   Sponsors: Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/BOP and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Prose: Go to Prose.com/bop to take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today Truebill: Start canceling unwanted subscriptions today at Truebill.com/bop   February’s Book Club Pick:  Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
An Announcement!

An Announcement!

2022-02-0901:00:261

So today we have some bittersweet news. In this episode, we talk about this big news, the future of the podcast, and our podcast highs from the last 4 years.     ‘Just Us’ Episodes we loved Always Ask For More Money – Negotiating Your Salary, Getting A Promotion, and Setting Freelance Rates How We Read So Much + Hidden Gem Books (With Listener Recs!) FMK: Quarantine Edition Favorite Snacks, Chores That Give Us A Rush, and The Brighter Side of Quarantine. Listener Q&A: Big Life Decisions, Career Moves, Daily Routines, + More!   Favorite Guest Episodes Bad on Politics #6: Stacey Abrams on Voting Rights An Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert Investing 101: Sallie Krawcheck on the gender wealth gap Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo on work wifing, closing their business, and the decision whether to have kid Cindy Crawford shares her supermodel secrets + takes us inside the modeling biz! Ep. 53: Ashley & Rayna from Girls Gotta Eat Talk Dating, Finding Friends on Instagram, & Creating a Life You Love. Ep 38: Jared Freid on Dating, "Everyone is someone's foot" Ep 34: the Amazing Katie Sturino + a Talk on Body Positivity. Ep. 47: Alyssa Mastromonaco - the Obamas, the Importance of Lists, and Staying Calm Under Pressure.   Obsessions  Becca’s 2022 Playlist The Marie Cardigan from Shopslivia.com    What we read this week! Becca: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover Grace: Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier, Castles In Their Bones by Laura Sebastian    Sponsors: Night: Take 20% off almost everything on their site at discovernight.com with code BADONPAPER Prose: go to prose.com/bop for your free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order Betterhelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/badonpaper   February’s Book Club Pick: Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner     Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! And get in touch with us at badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
It’s time for our first guest of 2022! This week we’re speaking with Lindsay Silberman, blogger, and founder of Hotel Lobby Candle.    We talk about her career path, when she got into blogging, how she started Hotel Lobby Candle, what it takes to even create a scent, her favorite travel destinations, and more!    We also talk about reading nonfiction in the morning and dealing with injuries.   You can find Lindsay at @lindsaysilb on Instagram, lindsaysilberman.com, and check out Hotel Lobby Candles at hotellobbycandle.com   Lindsay’s Desert Island Beauty Picks  Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer Batiste Dry Shampoo Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel Pads Gucci Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil Bronzing Powder   What is on Lindsay’s Nightstand Hotel Lobby Paris Nuit Candle TriPollar STOP Vx   Obsessions  Becca - Olive and June Super Glossy Top Coat Grace - American Crime Story - Impeachment   Instagram Obsessions Becca - @getyourbookoninsta   What we read this week! Grace: The Maid by Nita Prose Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier   Becca: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Susman (out 4/12) On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home by Jami Attenberg   February Book Club Pick: Greenwich Park by Katharine Faulkner   Sponsors: Truebill - go to Truebill.com/bop to cancel unwanted subscriptions! Honeylove - Get 20% off a second item at honeylove.com, plus an additional 10% off when you use the code BOP.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Wish You Were Here Book Club

Wish You Were Here Book Club

2022-01-2601:07:132

This week our Book Club is BACK and we’re discussing Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. This book deals with Covid-19, which you may or may not have the emotional capacity to read about right now. We totally understand if you could not join us for this book club.   Wish You Were Here follows Diana, a type-a art specialist who has her entire life planned out. She has been planning her dream trip to the Galapagos with her surgeon boyfriend. In March 2020, on the eve of their trip, New York City is bracing for the arrival of coronavirus. Her boyfriend can’t take off work but encourages Diana to go alone. Except, when she gets there, she finds out that the island is closing for a 2-week quarantine. Diana makes an impulsive decision to stay, and her time on the island has her reevaluating her whole life back in New York.   Also discussed: Jodi Picoult on First Draft With Sarah Enni   Obsessions  Grace: The Nori Press Becca: Zeyar Pastel Highlighters   Instagram Obsessions Grace: @cyrus.library   What we read this week! Grace: The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont (Out February 1st!)  Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins  The Maid by Nita Prose The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth Outline by Rachel Cusk Atomic Habits by James Clear   Becca:  Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez   February Book Club Pick Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner   Sponsors: Night: take 20% off sitewide at discovernight.com with code BADONPAPER MacMillan Audio: Listen to Olga dies dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez wherever you listen to audiobooks! Betterhelp: get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/badonpaper   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
2022 Goals Extravaganza

2022 Goals Extravaganza

2022-01-1901:18:47

Now that we’ve caught up from our winter break, it’s time to think about one of our favorite topics: goals! We reflect on how we did with our 2021 goals, talk about how we feel going into 2022, and break down the professional and personal goals we want to achieve this year.    We also talk about Becca’s homemade buffalo chicken wrap, Grace’s outdoorsy weekend in L.A., and more!    What we read/listen to when thinking of our goals! Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski Atomic Habits by James Clear Happier with Gretchen Rubin Happier in Hollywood   Obsessions  Grace:  Black American Portraits at LACMA 88 acres seed butter Becca:  A Discovery of Witches, Euphoria, Bel Air, Wordle   Instagram Obsessions @dailyrothko   What we read this week! Becca:  Crave by Tracy Wolff The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (again!)  Atomic Habits by James Clear Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez Grace:  Atomic Habits by James Clear Outline by Rachel Cusk   Our January Bookclub pick Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult   Sponsors: Night: Use code BADONPAPER for 20% off sitewide at discovernight.com MacMillan Audio: Listen to Olga dies dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez wherever you listen to audiobooks! Better Help: Go to betterhelp.com/badonpaper for 10% off your first month   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
After a restorative break, we’re back and ready to fill you in on what we were up to over the holidays! We talk about our high highs (Becca finishing the first draft of her book! Grace’s Chappy Wrap collab dropping TODAY!) and low lows (Omicron anxiety). We also break down everything we read and watched during our time off!    What Grace read over the break The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller Friends Like These by Kimberly McCreight The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro Just One Look by Lindsay Cameron *Grace’s Top Recommendation! Too Late by Colleen Hoover In A New York Minute by Kate Spencer (out March 15!) The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Our American Friend by Anna Pitoniak   What Becca read for over the break Book Lovers by Emily Henry (out May 3!) Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein The Happily Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout Wish You Were Here by Jodie Picoult  Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand    What Becca watched over the break Harlem Queer Eye Season 6 Finding You The Long Shot   What Grace watched over the break (and check out 2022 Oscars Best Picture Predictions!) The Great Station Eleven Silent Night The Last Duel Mass (content warning: school shootings) C’mon C’mon The Truffle Hunters The Lost Daughter Passing   What we both watched Emily in Paris  And Just Like That  The Hating Game Don’t Look Up   Instagram Obsessions Grace: @socialclubofficiel Becca: @carolinagelen   Obsessions  Grace: Ella Ora Skin Therapy Clinic, Smythson Soho Cosmic Travel Diary Becca: Shop.app, J. Crew oversized cashmere wrap, Sim City BuildIt   What We’re Currently Reading Grace: Atomic Habits by James Clear, Everything We Didn’t Say by Nicole Baart Becca: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (again!), Crave by Tracy Wolff   Our January Bookclub Pick Wish You Were Here by Jodie Picoult    Sponsors: Prose: go to prose.com/bop for your free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order! Better Help: go to betterhelp.com/badonpaper  for 10% off your first month Hello Fresh: go hellofresh.com/bop16 and use code bop16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 gifts!   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week is our last episode of 2021 and we’re covering holidays past and present! We talk about our favorite holiday memories, recipes, movies, books, gifting advice, what’s on our wish list and more!    We also talk about our thanksgivings, Grace’s recovery from the cold from hell, and Becca finally being able to talk about her secret project!   Our Holiday Gifting Recommendations Grace’s Ornaments Rec Becca’s Candle Rec Becca’s Socks Rec   Our Go-To Holiday Recipes  Grace’s Egg Nog Recipe Becca’s Favorite Stuffing Recipe Becca’s Favorite Anginetti Cookie Recipe    Becca’s Christmas List Ugg Ultra Minis Leatherology Laptop Bags   Becca’s Christmas Books One Day In December by Josie Silver Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan This Time Next Year Sophie Cousens So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox   Obsessions  Grace - Jill Stuart Beauty Jelly Eye Color Becca - eucalyptus shower spray   What we read this week! If You Tell by Greg Olsen  State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer Business Minded by Carly Riordan (Out December 28!)  Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner (Out January 25!) In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer (Out March 15!)    Sponsors: Hello Fresh - go to hellofresh.com/bop14 and use code BOP14 for up to 14 free meals and 3 free gifts! Prose - go to prose.com/BOP for 15% of your first order Better Help - Better Help - go to betterhelp.com/badonpaper for 10% off your first month   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!   Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily!   Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Comments (4)

Taylor Jillson

hi

Feb 15th
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Your voice is very pleasant and excellent. Thank you😊

Jan 10th
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Dinara Bulegenova

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Apr 6th
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Rochelle White

love your podcast!!! can't wait to start reading along... I skipped 2 and 4 because of this lol.

Apr 30th
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