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We’re already halfway through the year and it’s time for a 2022 goals check-in! Both Olivia and Becca share the personal and professional goals they set for this year, give an update on their progress, and discuss what they’ve learned along the way!    Related to our convo:  Check out the journal Olivia has been using here!  Check out Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman Listen to Grace and Becca’s previous Goals episode here!   Obsessions  Olivia: Supergoop Glowstick SPF 50  Becca: Hustle on Netflix   What we read this week! Becca:  Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Reunion by Meghan Quinn Olivia: The Night Swim by Megan Goldin  Groupies by Sarah Priscus (out July 12)  Finlay Donovan is Killing it by Elle Cosimano   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Cover Story by Susan Rigetti   Sponsors: Night - take 20% off almost everything on their site at discovernight.com with code BADONPAPER ZocDoc - go to Zocdoc.com/BOP and download the Zocdoc app for FREE to start your search for a top-rated doctor today. 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. Sign up for Oliva’s newsletter here! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week we’re discussing a topic we always get requests to cover, imposter syndrome! To help break things down, we brought on Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin, a licensed psychologist, executive coach, organizational consultant, and speaker. She recently gave a Ted X Talk about The Imposter Syndrome Parado, and is the co-author of Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life and the upcoming book, Your Unstoppable Greatness: Break Free From Imposter Syndrome, Cultivate Your Agency, and Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals (out October 4)!    We discuss how imposter syndrome became her area of focus, the imposter cycle, and how to deal with imposter syndrome throughout your career. Lisa also discusses why she’s staunchly anti-‘fake it til you make it.’   You can find Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin on Linkedin at @drorbeaustin on Instagram and learn more about her course, masterclass, and more at dynamictransitionsllp.com.    Obsessions  Olivia: Vick’s VapoCOOL Severe Cough Drops Becca: Boden Smocked Bodice Midi Dress Bonus: Becca’s mini-high: Lava Nail Polish from Olive & June!   What we read this week! Becca:  Legendborn by Tracy Deonn The Reunion by Meghan Quinn Olivia: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren Night Swim by Megan Goldin   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Cover Story by Susan Rigetti (share your thoughts on the book with us at (843)-405-3157 or send a voice memo to badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com)    Sponsors: Daily Harvest - go to dailyharvest.com/BOP to get up to forty dollars off your first box! Honeylove - get 20% off your second item, plus an additional 10% off at Honeylove.com, with code 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.
This week we’re (figuratively) ripping our skin off and talking about the books we’re writing! This is an appetizer to a series we’re planning to do this summer all about how a book gets made. We give a mini preview about what our books are about, and break down what our book writing process was like, from what made us finally start writing to what we wish we knew before we wrote our books. We also share the resources that helped us along our process and talk about what’s coming next for our books!   We also recap our long weekend trips and our feelings about hot dogs 🌭   Resources that helped us in our process: Becca:  Books: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody, Story Genius by Lisa Cron, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott Podcasts: The Shit No One Tells You About Writing, First Draft with Sarah Enni Instagram Stories Highlights from Emily Henry; Hannah Orenstein; Jasmine Guillory  Olivia: Newsletter: Agents & Books by Kate McKean   Our Obsessions: Becca: Tretorn Nylite Original Sneakers in Leather Olivia: Darkness (AKA the sun going down)    What we read this week: Becca: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (out Aug 30, 2022!)  Olivia: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Cover Story by Susan Rigetti   Sponsors: Retold Recycling - go to retoldrecycling.com and get 10% off with code BOP10 on all Retold Bags to make recycling a part of your summer clean up! Night - go to discovernight.com and use code BADONPAPER (All one word) for 20% off almost everything on the site.  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.
This week we’re helping you build your summer reading list with recommendations from some of our favorite bookstagrammers! They each share two books they recommend we read this summer and answer a pressing question: If you could have a meal with any book character at any chain restaurant, which character and restaurant would you choose?   Sarah’s Picks:  Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett (esp for fans of Nothing To See Here)  The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger (Out July 5) Find Sarah at @sarahsbookshelves   Amber’s Picks Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola (Out July 5) Hope and Glory by Jendella Benson Find Amber at @byamberburns and www.byamberburns.com   Pheobe’s Picks Every Summer After by Carley Fortune  A Hundred Other Girls by Iman Hariri-Kia (Out July 26) Find Phoebe at @readandwright    Morgan’s Picks You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li Find Morgan at @nycbookgirl (and check out our last ep with morgan here!)   Ashley’s Picks Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Out July 5) Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore (Out June 14) Find Ashley at @ashleyspivey, @spiveysbookclub   Becca’s Picks Book Lovers by Emily Henry Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close   Olivia’s Picks Flying Solo by Linda Holmes (out June 14) The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead (Out August 16) (check content warnings for this one!)   Obsessions  Olivia: New Boden dresses Becca: Ten Percent via Amazon Prime   What we read this week! Becca: I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close   Olivia: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins The It Girl by Ruth Ware (Out July 12) Cover Story by Susan Rigetti   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Cover Story by Susan Rigetti   Sponsors: Olive and June: Visit OliveandJune.com/Paper for 20% off your first Mani System. Bad On Paper: get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/badonpaper. ZocDoc: go to Zocdoc.com/BOP to download the Zocdoc app for free 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.
It's finally time to talk about Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman! We loved this book and we’re so excited to talk about it. We share our feelings and respond to listener calls about the book, its characters, its two timelines, and if we think the book accurately reflects how Hollywood operates today.  We also talk about the celebs we pictured as Gabe Parker, Olivia shares her celebrity interview stories, and we defend our celebrity crushes.  Obsessions  Becca: Pineapple Spindrift Olivia: Birkenstock EVA Sandals (Becca also loves these foam faux Birkenstocks!)  What we read this week! Olivia:  This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins  Cover Story by Susan Rigetti Becca: Flying Solo by Linda Holmes This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane June's Book Club Pick: Cover Story by Susan Rigetti Sponsors: Night: Go to discovernight.com and use code BADONPAPER for 20% off almost everything on the site, including all of their pillowcases. Tradlands: go to tradlands.com/badonpaper and use code BADONPAPER (all caps) for 20% off your order.  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.
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.
Comments (5)

Mo Maleki

thanks

Jun 9th
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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

what I just heard 🤷🏻‍♀️

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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