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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.
 
Hilarious and heartfelt. New characters and stories each season! What if your job depended on the guy who ghosted you? Lucy is an intern for the Governor of Texas… who has a VERY cute son. They had the perfect first date... until Lincoln disappeared! Now, eight years later, her boss is running for President... and they need Lincoln's help to turn the campaign around! RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Rachael King and Becca Freeman. More at romcompods.com.
 
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Today we are joined by Jackie Loughlin. You’ve probably heard Grace talk about her before, so we really wanted to have her on the podcast to talk about what she does! Jackie is an intuitive life and business coach who practices somatic coaching, to help find the mind, body and soul in all aspects of life. Grace and her have been working together fo…
 
Today we spoke with Frances Cha, the author of our February book club pick - If I Had Your Face. Frances is a NYC-based author who splits her time between the US and Seoul. She shares her experiences researching plastic surgery, room salons, and mental health for the book. We discuss the way she developed her characters to each embody a different t…
 
For this month’s book club we read If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha. Just 30 pages into this book, we both knew it had to be our book club pick. Neither of us haven read anything like it before and there is so much to talk about. The story revolves around 4 women who all live in the same apartment building in contemporary Seoul, South Korea. The b…
 
One of the things we get asked about most is how to read more. So we tackle that during the first fifteen minutes of this episode. (Spoiler alert: being single and childfree during a pandemic helps!) When we read, the advantages of audiobooks, and how to find books you truly love reading, and more! For the rest of the episode, we dive into our favo…
 
Today we are joined by Caroline Owusu-Ansah, the founder of Luv Scrub! If you have been listening for a while you know that Grace is obsessed with her Luv Scrub—and rightfully so. This exfoliating cloth was awarded Allure’s Best of Beauty Award, leaves your skin baby soft, and replaces your old loofah or pouf - for good! Caroline shares the journey…
 
With almost a full year of quarantine life under our belts, we’re checking in with each other on how we’re feeling, what’s giving us hope, and how we are staying motivated to do anything more than watching Netflix. Grace shares more about her season of self-improvement and Becca talks about how big projects are giving her quarantine a sense of purp…
 
Today we are joined by Elizabeth Gilbert the New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, City of Girls, and (of course!) our January Book Club pick Big Magic. We talk about her decision to write Big Magic and the writing process behind it. She shares her unique perspectives on creativity and how every person can find and grow in that spa…
 
We found it fitting that Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert was our first book club of 2021. Becca reads this book every January to jumpstart her year, and we wanted to include you on her tradition. Reading this book is the creativity pep talk we all need so badly right now. Elizabeth approaches creativity with lightness and joy. Even if you don’t cons…
 
In today’s episode we are joined by Azora Zoe Paknad, the founder of Goldune. Before starting Goldune in the middle of the pandemic (in the short span of 5 months!), Azora Zoe worked for Food52 and before that, she was Grace’s social media intern at BaubleBar! She has worked in the ecommerce and content space for years and when quarantine started s…
 
It’s the time of year where we reflect on past resolutions and create new ones for the new year ahead. As we look back on the insanity of 2020 and the way that it affected our goals and ability to achieve them, we found some silver linings! Although we are definitely cautious as we set our 2021 goals, we’re also optimistic. We talk about our person…
 
We’re back with our first episode of a brand new year! To kick off 2021 we are joined by Kelley Knight, author of Spells for the Modern Mystic Ritual Guidebook and Spellcasting Kit. Kelley is bringing mysticism into the mainstream, and we are here for it! We chat about her own psychic awakening, building her business, and her freakiest predictions.…
 
For the last book club of 2020, we chose The Cousins by Karen McManus. This is a twisty YA thriller, sans murder - making it kind of the perfect book for both of us! This is the tale of Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story: three cousins who barely know each other but are invited to work at their estranged grandmother’s resort. All of their parents have …
 
How is it possible we’ve never done a holiday episode?! Let’s fix that starting… now! In this episode we talk about our favorite holiday traditions, how we decorate, our fave holiday foods, and, of course, the best movies and books to get you into the holiday spirit. We also share our favorite small businesses that you should know about for gift sh…
 
Today we are joined by Diksha Basu, the author of our November Book Club pick, Destination Wedding. We are so excited to get the inside scoop on this book! Diksha is an author, former actress, and academic from New Delhi, India, and she now divides her time between New York City and Bombay. We explore what ‘home’ means to her, and how that influenc…
 
For our November Book Club we read Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu. This book is exactly what we needed as we are both missing travel, meeting new people, and big events like weddings! The story follows Tina Das, a Brooklynite who is traveling to India with her divorced parents and her best friend to attend a cousin’s lavish wedding. Both Tina a…
 
Welcome to our holiday gift guide episode with Caroline Moss. Caroline is the host of “Gee Thanks, Just Bought it,” a podcast about all things shopping. Her podcast explores the fun things she and her guests have found on the internet, bought, and loved. We are big fans and think you’ll like it too! We talk about what we’re eyeing on Black Friday, …
 
RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Becca Freeman and Rachael King. Follow @romcompods on Instagram for extras, and join the conversation in our Facebook group. Show notes and MERCH is at RomComPods.com! We'll be back this spring with Season 3. Thank you to our sponsors: Helix: Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders at…
 
Elizabeth Holmes, the author of HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style joins us to talk about royal fashion moments and her new book. Elizabeth shares the analytical lens she uses to observe and report on royal style, thinking about the message behind the clothes just as much as their glamour. We dig into the writing process, photo selection, and her…
 
RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Rachael King and Becca Freeman. Follow @romcompods on Instagram for extras, and join the conversation in our Facebook group. Show notes and MERCH is at RomComPods.com! Thank you to our sponsors: Prose: Take your free hair quiz and get 15% off your first order at prose.com/rcp. Everyplate: Get 3 we…
 
For today’s episode, in honor of the cooler temps coming our way, we are sharing our favorite TV shows and movies. Hopefully this list will make your winter quarantine a little more entertaining! We have both found that being inside more has led us both to watching a lot more TV than movies. We still stick to our fav genres- Becca almost exclusivel…
 
RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Rachael King and Becca Freeman. Follow @romcompods on Instagram for extras, and join the conversation in our Facebook group. Show notes and MERCH is at RomComPods.com! Thank you to our sponsors: Dipsea: Get a 30 day free trial at dipseastories.com/rcp. Helix: Helix is offering up to $200 off all m…
 
Alexis Daria is a native New Yorker, award winning author, celeb sighting specialist, who wrote our October Book Club pick, You Had Me at Hola. We get the inside scoop on her choice to write about the world of telenovelas and the ways that her own family mirrors the characters in the story. We learn more about the changes happening in the Romance g…
 
For this month’s book club, we read You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria. This is the story of Jasmine Lin Rodriguez, the lead actress of the telenovela “Carmen in Charge.” She plans to swear off men and follow her Leading Lady Plan, but her plan is compromised when she falls for her co-star, Ashton Suarez. They want to keep things private, but the p…
 
RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Becca Freeman and Rachael King. Follow @romcompods on Instagram for extras, and join the conversation in our Facebook group. Show notes and merch is at RomComPods.com. Thank you to our sponsors: Helix: Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders at HelixSleep.com/rcp.…
 
This week it’s Grace’s turn in the hot seat. Becca is getting the answers to all of your most burning questions: will she get another cat? What are her trash person tendencies? How does she find new artists? What was working with Amazon the Drop like? We also learn more about her life as the oldest of three sisters, dealing with being laid off, sav…
 
RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Becca Freeman and Rachael King. Follow @romcompods on Instagram for extras, and join the conversation in our Facebook group. Show notes and merch is at RomComPods.com. Thank you to our sponsors: Dipsea: Get a 30 day free trial at dipseastories.com/rcp. Buffy: For $20 off Buffy bedding, visit Buffy…
 
Disclosure: This episode is NOT sponsored by Bath & Body Works. We wish it was, but sadly that is not the case. This week, we are joined by our “fall correspondent,” Olivia Muenter. A Fall themed episode was highly requested, and we knew Olivia would be the perfect person to join us! Olivia is a writer, editor, and digital content creator. She’s al…
 
RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Becca Freeman and Rachael King. Follow @romcompods on Instagram for extras, and join the conversation in our Facebook group. Show notes and merch is at RomComPods.com. Thank you to our sponsors: Night: Use code RCP20 for 20% off your total order at discovernight.com. Prose: Take your free hair qui…
 
RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Rachael King and Becca Freeman. Follow @romcompods on Instagram for extras, and join the conversation in our Facebook group. Show notes and merch is at RomComPods.com. Thank you to our sponsors: Dipsea: Get a 30 day free trial at dipseastories.com/rcp. Buffy: For $20 off Buffy bedding, visit Buffy…
 
Yvanna Cancela represents Nevada’s 10th district in the State Senate, and is the first latina to ever serve in the chamber. Today she joins us to share all the ways you can *still* get involved and make a difference this election. With the election coming SO SOON it’s important to get clarity on the process and the ways that you can donate your tim…
 
Today’s guest was a huge get for the podcast… JK, it’s Becca! Last December, we took turns interviewing each other and had such a great time doing it that we decided to do it again. So today, Becca is in the hot seat; answering all of your questions about life, career, family, friendships, and quarantine. We also get the RomComPods origin story. Ot…
 
Today we’re discussing our September book club pick: Majesty (American Royals book #2) by Katharine McGee. We’re also joined by the author herself to get a behind the scenes peek at the writing process, the real-life royal inspiration moments, and gossip on what’s next for this series. We loved this book and can’t wait to talk about it with you. Jo…
 
We are back to answer more of your career questions! In this episode we dig a little deeper into some of your more specific situations and hear from a listener looking to transition from the dental field into marketing, someone who’s boss refuses to give them feedback, and someone debating what to do about their maternity leave. We also tackle some…
 
It’s finally here - the Grossy Pelosi / Bad on Paper crossover episode (AKA Gross on Paper). Dan Pelosi is the creator behind the Instagram account @grossypelosi and website, danpelosi.com. Today, he joins us to talk all things food! Dan shares his cooking origin story: from a childhood spent in his grandparents kitchen to having his own platform. …
 
It’s been a while since we have talked about our jobs and answered your career questions so today… we’re doing it! We got so many questions that we split ‘em up into two episodes, so stay tuned for part 2! Today we have a mix of personal questions about our careers and some of your more meaty, specific scenarios. We dig into the different ways we h…
 
In this episode we are joined by Venita Aspen, an influencer, model, creative, and co-host of the newly launched podcast, Group Chat Realness. Venita tells us about everything from working fashion week to culinary school and her journey to the career she has today — owning her own creative agency, The Aspen Agency. We dive into what keeps her creat…
 
Joining us today is Stef Feldman, the National Policy Director for Vice President Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign. Stef walks us through her career path from local government in Atlanta to the White House, shedding light on how important it is to work with a political candidate that inspires you and how Joe Biden has inspired and empowered her. S…
 
For our August Book Club we read The Comeback by Ella Berman. The book follows Grace Turner, a young actress who disappeared from Hollywood at the height of her career. During her rise to fame as a teenager, she was sexually and emotionally abused by Abel Yorke, the director who made her famous. After she’s invited to present him with a lifetime ac…
 
We decided to do a lighter episode this week. On instagram we asked you to propose some fun ‘would you rather’ scenarios and boy, did you deliver! Some are crazy (but for better or worse we still made our choice!), some are silly, and we definitely didn’t agree on everything. Which one of us would give up booze? Which one would give up travel? Who …
 
She’s baaaack! Our most popular guest Carly Heitlinger (of the lifestyle blog Carly the Prepster!) joins us this week to catch up on how she is feeling at this point in the pandemic and what she has been doing to cope with anxiety and inability to really plan anything. Anything… but her upcoming wedding, that is! She gives us the scoop on her super…
 
This week we are joined by Traci Thomas! Traci is the host of The Stacks Podcast, a mom to twin girls, and an avid non-fiction reader. We get a behind the scenes look at how she chooses books for the pod, her favorite books of 2020 (and all time), and talk about the book she wishes would be written. We loved getting her perspective as she’s such a …
 
This month, we read The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. This the story of identical twin sisters (and their daughters) spanning the fifties through the nineties. Desiree and Stella are inseparable growing up in the fictional light-skinned Black town of Mallard, Louisiana during the fifties in the Jim Crow-era south. When they are 16, they run away …
 
In this week’s episode, we chat with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, the co-hosts of Call Your Girlfriend, about their new book, Big Friendship. The book provides an intimate peek inside their own decade-long friendship and also contains conversations with experts on the topic of friendship and it’s importance to our lives. We discussed their writin…
 
It’s been a little while since we have talked about quarantine life, so we thought it was time to circle back and share what we have been doing to stay safe, sane, and entertained this summer. We share what our experience in NYC has been like - our expectations of quarantine and the reality. We also talk about the hobbies we have picked up, the act…
 
RomComPods is Co-Written, Produced, and Directed by Rachael King and Becca Freeman. We'll be back in October with Season 2 — a whole new story and cast of characters! Follow @romcompods on Instagram for extras, and join the conversation in our Facebook group. Show notes and our (adorable!) merch is at RomComPods.com. Thank you to our sponsors, Care…
 
In this episode, our long-time friend Nicolette Mason joins us! Nicolette is a fellow blogger who is also a writer, strategist, body positivity content creator, and co-founder of Premme (RIP!), which was a plus size fashion brand. She shares her firsthand experiences protesting to support #BlackLivesMatter and Black trans lives and gives tips to fi…
 
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