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Best Becca Freeman podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Becca Freeman podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Your new internet besties give you a weekly dose of books, banter, and folks you should be following. Join 30-something reading enthusiasts and real-life best friends Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman every month for a book club featuring a read they promise you won’t be able to put down. In between, they’re joined by guests for conversations on careers, dating, fashion, and more.
 
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Taylor Lorenz is a journalist at the New York Times covering Internet Culture. In our conversation, she maps out the jobs that led her to where she is today and how she developed her own beat. We also delve into everything going on on the internet: from influencers to trolls to TikTok. Whether you’re looking to get current (what is The Hype House?)…
 
In this (highly requested) episode we are talking about being single in your thirties! We answer all of your questions about dating, and give the best advice we can from our own experiences. This episode is broken into four parts: why being single in your thirties is actually pretty great, how to stay positive, how to make new friends (and keep the…
 
This is hands down one of our favorite interviews yet! Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur, founders of Of a Kind (RIP!), join us to talk about founding and running a business with your friend. We dive into how they split their roles in the business, travel styles, and hiring a management coach (AKA a business therapist). We also chat about how they’re p…
 
We welcome back friend of the pod (and former Obama Deputy Chief of Staff), Alyssa Mastromonaco to answer our burning questions about this presidential election. Alyssa explains what happens to donations when a candidate drops out of the race, endorsements, and where you can go to find out more about the local politics that you can have a direct ef…
 
We’ve got that January motivation and are talking all about organization in this ep! We share about how we organize our lives (both physically in our homes, and our digital lives). We discuss how we handle filing papers, managing our closets, email boxes, and even reveal how often we clean! Becca breaks down her calendar system and Grace tells us a…
 
We’re thrilled to have sister-in-law duo Veronica Swanson Beard + Veronica Miele Beard with us today! Besides being two of the most stylish women we know, they have built an incredible brand. Both women have incredible backgrounds (and stories) to share - it was fun learning how they got their start and went into business together. With backgrounds…
 
It’s a brand new year (and a brand new decade!). While neither of us are huge fans of setting “resolutions,” (it just sounds so drastic!) today we wanted to reflect on last year and share some goals for 2020! This week we are looking back on 2019 and sharing our biggest accomplishments from the year (and what could have been better) and setting som…
 
Happy New Year! Today our friend Kellie Brown joins us. Kellie is the founder of And I Get Dressed, a brand consultant, blogger + Youtuber, fashion industry PR prodigy, and body positive activist (she created the #fatatfashionweek hashtag)... amongst other things! She is a long time New Yorker, who recently made the move to LA and tells us about he…
 
For our December book club, we’re reading One Day in December by Josie Silver. This was one of our favorite books from last year, so we had to make it a book club pick! What would you do if you had a “love at first sight” moment, but the man of your dreams turns out to be your best friend’s new boyfriend? The book follows the three of them over the…
 
For this month’s “Just Us” episodes, Becca had the idea to interview each other! This week Grace interviews Becca. We crowdsourced the questions from you and had so much fun interviewing each other. You already know Becca, but how well do you really know her? Today all of your questions are answered. Does Becca have a secret boyfriend? Becca tells …
 
We’re so excited to have our friend Kate Kennedy join us today! You probably know her from her podcast, Be There in Five… OR her book Twinkle, Twinkle Social Media Star, her hilarious pop culture commentary on Instagram, or her viral doormat business. She talks about how she started her business, how she came up with the idea for the podcast, and h…
 
In this episode of Bad on Politics we dive into one of our most-requested topics… healthcare! We’re joined by New York Times journalist, Margot Sanger-Katz, to break down the various healthcare structures on the table in this election and which candidates support which plan. We also spend some time discussing the implications of these plans and whe…
 
For this month’s “Just Us” episodes, Becca had the idea to interview each other! This week Becca interviews Grace and in two weeks, Grace will interview Becca. We crowdsourced the questions from you and had so much fun interviewing each other. You already know Grace but today she’s answering your questions. What really goes into working for yoursel…
 
Yesterday we talked about We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop and today we’re so happy to have her with us for a special bonus episode where we talk about the book! We talk to her about her writing process and how she developed the plot line for the book (which is somehow both thrilling with a happy redemption story). We loved this book, and we…
 
For this month’s book club, we’re talking about We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop. The book follows ex-professional skier, Katie Cleary as she starts a new life in Buenos Aires. Along the way, this book kept us guessing about the dark secret in her past that led her to move away and start a new life. We both devoured this book in one day: Gra…
 
Today we are joined by Lauren Chan, the founder and CEO of Henning, a newly launched luxury plus-size clothing brand. We’re completely in love with this brand and all its thoughtful details! We’re also obsessed with Lauren, TBH. She gives us a peek into her experiences as both a plus-size model and fashion editor for Glamour Magazine. We get her in…
 
We don’t know about you but we are both personality test obsessed. Today we’re taking a look at three of our favorites: the 5 love languages, the Enneagram, and Myers Briggs. Every personality has its good and its bad, and we are both very cool with both sides of our own (thankfully!) If you ever think that Becca is roasting Grace, don’t worry - th…
 
Today we are joined by Eva Chen! Eva probably needs no introduction but she’s the Director of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram. What you may not know is that she’s also a children’s book author and the self proclaimed “Walter White of vintage Chanel jackets!” Eva talks about everything from changing careers, meeting your heroes IRL (Oprah!!), gett…
 
“We have all sent a DM we regret” - Carly Heitlinger, carlytheprepster.com Our friend Carly drops in for a bonus episode to answer literally every single one of your questions! She puts it all out there, the good, bad, and the ugly. She lets us in on the biggest misconceptions about her (She is not as outgoing as you may think, and she doesn’t shar…
 
Our October Book Club pick is How Could She by Lauren Mechling, and we are joined by friend of the pod, Carly Heitlinger (Carly the Prepster)! The three of us explore the complexities of female friendship in your 30’s, the book’s 3 central characters, and who we most identify with. Although not all of us loved this book completely, we definitely ha…
 
Today’s guest needs no introduction… it’s Cindy Crawford! Besides being Grace’s dream guest, Cindy is also an absolute expert when it comes to skincare. She talks about growing up in the midwest, an early mean girls experience, and of course: her modeling career. She also let us peek behind the curtain and learn how she started her own skincare lin…
 
We have been traveling quite a bit for our live shows and more, so we thought it was time to share some of our vastly differing opinions when it comes to travel. We talk about hotels, airplanes, beauty routines, packing, planning, and everything in between. Needless to say, we have some differing views on a lot of things! Today, in addition to hope…
 
Friend of the pod and political writer for FiveThirtyEight, Clare Malone joins us to help sort through the top ten Democratic candidates on stage at the next debate. She takes a deep dive into the backgrounds of the top three front runners (Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders), and gives us the headlines on the rest (Pete Buttigieg, Kamala …
 
We are back from San Francisco and off to Philly + DC next week! This week we’re joined by our friend Mollie Chen! She’s a brand consultant (and one of the Co-Founders of Birchbox!), a beauty guru, a mom, and a serious foodie. We talk about everything from knowing when it’s time to change careers to skincare for lazy people to the perfect day of ea…
 
This week, we are joined by Graham Norton, the beloved UK talk show host and author of a brand new novel! We talk to him about his show—everything from the funniest to the best-smelling guests and how he manages to get such good stories from his guests. Then we turn to his newest book, A Keeper. We couldn’t let him leave without a few grab bag ques…
 
Katharine McGee, the author of our September Book Club Pick, American Royals joins us to talk about the making of the book. We chat about the long road to publishing, how to get a book deal, how books turn into TV shows and movies, and how the New York Times Best Seller list works—it’s not how you think! We learned so much from her on today’s episo…
 
Our September Book Club is here and we are so excited to dig into Katharine McGee’s American Royals, but beware it’s sprinkled with spoilers! This book posits a world where George Washington was the first King of America rather than the first President. The story follows his descendant, Princess Beatrice and her dramatic road to the throne. We also…
 
Friend of the pod and former Obama Deputy Chief of Staff, Alyssa Mastromonaco, joins us to help break down what is happening in the current presidential election. Why are there so many candidates? Is this normal? When will the field narrow? And how does the primary process even work. Then we talk about how to learn about candidate platforms and how…
 
In this week’s episode, we get to chat with the amazing (sparkly!) Simon Doonan about his brand new book Drag: The Complete Story - the first modern book about the cultural history of drag! Simon talks all things drag with us while answering your questions about finding your own personal style, his relationship with Jonathan Adler, and whether or n…
 
In this week’s episode, we discuss how we manage our time, calendars, and inboxes. We also discuss avoiding distractions like Instagram and email (spoiler: we’re a work in progress here), the comparison trap, and our biggest lessons on productivity. Grace explores the power of saying “no” and Becca has plenty of very Virgo-esque tips for organizing…
 
Today we have Grace’s sister Rebecca Atwood joining us! With two “Becca’s” and two sisters who sound almost exactly alike, things get a little wild! Rebecca is an artist and textile designer who has her own incredible product line and just wrote her second book! Today she's answering all of your questions about home decor... giving us the rundown o…
 
Lisa Taddeo, the Author of our August Book Club Pick—Three Women—joins us to share how the book got made. She talked to us about how she found the three women profiled (and the hundreds of others that didn't make the cut), how the book has exceeded her expectations, and what's next for her (hint: there's a TV adaptation in the works). Books mention…
 
For our August book club, we're tackling our first non-fiction pick: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo. The book explores the psyches and sex lives of three very different women. It's equal parts salacious and emotionally relatable, and we have so much to say about this book. We also catch up about online dating apps, scheduling as self care, and what we'…
 
This week we’re joined by Morgan Hoit, marketing manager at Avid Reader Press and voice of NYC Book Girl (one of our favorite bookstagram accounts!). We chat about everything from her love of theatre and how she manages anxiety, to how she feels about the SoulCycle boycott and the three books she can’t wait to read next year. Products Mentioned The…
 
This week we're joined by freelance journalist, author, and political activist, Lauren Duca. We chat about her career transition from pop culture to political writer, her hard-won skills on dealing with criticism, and her major year of changes from divorce to coming out. But most importantly, we also chat about her forthcoming book: How to Start A …
 
Today it's just us, and we're talking about all things BEAUTY! We both discuss the products we're loving (or in some cases a little underwhelmed by) this summer. We talk everything from skincare and makeup to sunless tanning, SPF, and hair removal. But before that, we announce our Fall tour dates! We're hitting 6 cities this fall and are hoping to …
 
It's time for our July Book Club and today we are discussing American Spy. We are so honored that the author, Lauren Wilkinson, is joining us remotely! We talk about the book, her writing process (she rewrote it SIX times!), how the book began (a grad school assignment about a suburban family) and why she chose to leave the book open-ended. We also…
 
In this episode, we’re talking MONEY. From salaries (actual numbers!) to negotiations, asking for raises, and talking to your friends about money, we are diving deep. We answer your questions like how often do you ask for a raise and how to know how much to ask for? Becca steps on her soapbox when talking about stock options and how she wishes she …
 
In this episode, we are joined our third sorority house member (and other best friend), Alex Dickerson. It's a longer episode and we talk about everything from friendship and dating to careers and going back to school for na MBA. There's also a mini Grace roast and a few embarrassing stories. Alex has had an incredible career thus far, complete wit…
 
It’s just us this week, and we’ve got all your questions covered. We truly cover a little bit of everything in this episode, like dating (yes, we are on the apps. No, it’s not fun), travel rituals, reading (of course!), the future of the pod (total world podcast domination), and so much more! It was fun to get to interview ourselves this week! Mean…
 
Today’s guest is the hilarious and brilliant Akilah Hughes! From YouTube to politics to writing her own book, there's nothing she can't do! We talk about a little bit of everything, from her favorite and least favorite part about traveling (hotels! touching things in the airport!), growing up in the south, how to feel confident on bad days, and… Ne…
 
We’re back already, because we have a very exciting bonus guest: Robinne Lee, the author of The Idea Of You. We talk about the inspiration behind the book, a possible movie adaptation, and (most importantly) if there will be a sequel. Make sure to follow Robinne on Instagram and Twitter (@robinnelee) and leave The Idea of You a shining review on Go…
 
It's our June Book Club! Today is Becca's Superbowl... also known as The Idea of You Emotional Support Group. If you’ve been listening for a while you know how OBSESSED we are with this book. Seriously, we’re still trying to figure out how life continues after reading it. We finally get to talk about it today. Becca has begun her healing process th…
 
We couldn't be more excited to have Aliza Licht with us this week! You may know her as "DKNY PR Girl" back in the day on Twitter and Tumblr. She recently left her role at Alice & Olivia and is launching her own podcast SOON. In today's episode, she answers all fo your career questions and gives some of the best and most honest career advice we've h…
 
Today it's just us, and we're interviewing each other about the nitty gritty of our morning routines. From breakfast to beauty products, we're breaking down our morning rituals. This episode was inspired by a series on A Few Things with Claire And Erica. It's one of our favorite podcasts, you should check it out! Also in this episode, Grace met (an…
 
Today we interviewed Cassandra Garcia... makeup artist to THE STARS... and us! Cassandra did our makeup for the NYC live show but she's also the in-house makeup artist for Bobbi Brown AND she does makeup for the cast of SNL. (+ other celebs!!) We gathered ALL your makeup questions for her and put her to the test. You may want to grab a notebook for…
 
In this episode, we are talking about Normal People by Sally Rooney! We loved this book. In fact, we both agree that it’s one of the best books we've read this year. BUT we couldn’t decide… is it a “Young Adult” book? Let us know what you think! In light of this book, we talk about our own secret romances (or lack thereof!), power dynamics in relat…
 
This week's guest needs no introduction! Linda Wells, the founder of Flesh Beauty and founding editor at Allure Magazine joins us for a conversation about beauty, careers, and more. Linda walks us through her entire career, beginning with her first interviews right out of college (and when her interviewer made her cry), to launching Allure, and mos…
 
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