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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.
 
Fake news, oppressive patriarchy, and an overall impending sense of doom: Join us as "Aunt" Kelly Anneken & Molly "Ofmitchell" Sanchez discuss this and more in Red All Over, a podcast that explores The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu, Alias Grace on Netflix, the works of Margaret Atwood and (weirdly) not current events. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Join Justin Buchanan and Karissa Carpenter as they discuss the TV shows (and sometimes other things) in their streaming queues. They breakdown everything from the characters, the narratives, the jokes, cinematography, and more. Everyone is welcome to join along! New episodes every Sunday. Email Justin and Karissa - queueduppodcast@gmail.com Follow Justin on Twitter @justinbuchanan and on Instagram @justinjbuchanan
 
The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas 2020 - the eighth edition - promises a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together intriguing international minds from all over the world and inviting them to Borris Village for a few days. Prize-winning novelists, poet laureates, genre-changing musicians, mind-expanding academics, journalists from far reaches of the globe, but also artists, film-makers, political commentators, musicians, architects - and regular people who h ...
 
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This week on the podcast we’re chatting with one of our favorite authors, Elin Hilderbrand! We talk about the origin story of her first book, how she found her way to Nantucket, what book was the hardest to write, and how she feels about being called the “queen of beach reads.” We also talk about our really great weeks, Becca’s pilot scriptwriting …
 
It’s been a minute since we’ve done a shopping episode so today we wanted to give you a big shopping update. This week’s episode is all about the clothes, skincare, beauty products (and more!) we’ve been buying lately. We also catch up on life, reading, and a recent TV fave. Where we’ve been shopping Fashion Farm Rio Hill House Home Nap Dresses La …
 
This week is all about career changes! We talk about our career paths and answer your questions including: How do you know it’s time to change careers? How do you adjust to working from home? How can I make the shift from one industry to another? We also cover our impromptu Charleston reunion and how we’re pushing through the urge to doze off as ou…
 
Are you owning your past, your story? Or are you trying to live as if it didn't exist? Many of us try to run from our past, or try to cover it up, I know I did for a long time. I worked hard to reinvent my life from my late teens, trying to separate myself from my "crazy" childhood. I wanted to be the type of person that no one would ever even gues…
 
Today we are joined by our dear friend Katie Sturino, body acceptance advocate and founder of Megababe Beauty. This episode is basically a three-way phone conversation among friends but the big thing is that we talk about her amazing new book, Body Talk, and her journey towards body acceptance. We also use this time to catch up with Katie, covering…
 
This month we read The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave, one of both of our favorite authors. We were already HUGE Laura Dave fans (she’s also the author of Eight Hundred Grapes and Hello Sunshine), and we were so excited to see her branch into totally new territory with a thriller! In the book, Hannah Hall’s husband, Owen, disappears after only…
 
Y'all!! I'm so stinkin' excited for today show, because I'm chatting with Kathy McCabe, host, creator and producer of the PBS travel show Dream of Italy! And if you know ANYTHING about me, you know my obsession with all things Italy is real, and that passion is what lead me to Kathy. I discovered her show about a year ago, and obviously binged it i…
 
Whenever either one of us do a Q&A we get asked about working with an interior designer, so today we wanted to invite our friends (and interior designers!) Erin Gates & Emma Beryl to chat. Emma and Erin demystify the entire process of working with a designer (yes, even pricing!). They also share their experiences working with us, their favorite pla…
 
Last week we reflected back on quarantine and the positive things that came from it. Now that we are both fully vaccinated we thought it would be fun to look forward. This week, we are looking toward the future and thinking about life post-pandemic. We (unsurprisingly) are excited about travel and actually getting dressed again. Although we have ve…
 
Today’s episode is a real grab bag! We start out with a topic close to Grace’s heart: snacks. We compare our snacking habits, our favorite snacks, and more. We also touch on our favorite chores (and our least favorites too!). You have probably never met two people who feel so strongly about doing laundry. And as we get closer to the end of quaranti…
 
Today is Book Club, and this month we read Delicious! By Ruth Reichl. The book tells the story of Billie Breslin, who learns at a young age she has an impeccable palate. Years later she drops out of college and moves from California to NYC to work for Delicious!, the country’s most prominent food magazine. Her life changes drastically as she forms …
 
On today's show I am chatting with Erica Maurer, Partner at EMRG Media and The Event Planner Expo, and the co-creator of the Women's Insider Network. Erica has created events for stars like Cardi B, The Jonas Brothers and even me! She is a true badass who's had to (like many of us) totally pivot her live events business because of COVID. She will b…
 
In today’s episode we are joined by Francesco Clark, the founder of the clean beauty brand Clark’s Botanicals. Francesco shares the origin story of Clark’s Botanicals: When he suffered a devastating spinal cord injury, he found himself paralyzed. One unexpected side effect of his paralysis was that his body could no longer sweat… and as a result, h…
 
Grace has made it safe and sound to Charleston and we were due for catch up! We put a call out in the Facebook group for questions, and we tackle them all in today’s episode. We share our favorite book podcasts, how we choose what to read next, how we manage our day, and give advice to a listener on a big life decision. We also answer questions abo…
 
Today I'm talking with best selling author and America's leading heath and nutrition expert Danette May. I've been looking forward to this interview for a long time, after reading Danette's book The Rise last year, and I'm soooo excited for her new book Embrace Abundance! You are gonna want go PRE-ORDER this new one and take advantage of Danette's …
 
Today’s episode was the last one we recorded together while Grace was living in Brooklyn! As we embark on a new (remote) era of the podcast we thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane and talk about all of our childhood favorite things. As two weird kids (and now, weird adults), there were a lot of fun and silly memories to share. We…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 Our March Book Club pick is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. The book follows 35-year-old Nora Seed, who is full of regrets over how she lived her life. In between life and death she is given the chance to explore how alternate lives would have played out had she made diff…
 
Between Grace’s upcoming move to Charleston and Becca’s immersion in RomComPods Season 3 production, we realized we haven’t had much time to catch up! So this week is a little off the rails grab-bag episode where we embrace all of our most unpopular opinions on popular things, and the other way around. It’s always fun to unearth more things that we…
 
I have a treat for you today! I met Olga Ronnberg a few weeks ago when she took my virtual #futureboards workshop and was immediately inspired by the amazing career and life she's built as a mom of 5!! Olga built her Mamma Fitness empire over the past decade, starting with that one client, and doing it all herself as so many of us mompreneur's have…
 
Home chef and New York Times bestselling author Julia Turshen joins us to talk about her journey to writing cookbooks, her relationship with her body, and her personal, new cookbook Simply Julia. We also hear the adorable story of how she met her wife, Grace (a true Internet meet-cute!) and discuss her inclusive food database, Equity at the Table. …
 
Ok parents this show is for you! I've been coaching parents for years, both privately and in my coaching circle on all aspects of parenting, and now I'm sharing some of those tips and tools with you for the first time. In todays episode I'm sharing HOW to change the energy in your home. This is a game changer moms! You know when the kids have been …
 
It has been a year in pandemic purgatory and if you are like us (which we assume you are, because you’re here!) then you might be running out of ways to entertain yourself at home. We have both been recently watching and listening to a lot of great content and thought we would share a roundup of our favorite movies, tv shows, podcasts and more. Con…
 
On today's show I'm talking with the co-founder of Bold Women Society, my friend and client Amanda Cahill. I've had the privilege of working with and knowing Amanda for several years now and watched her growth first hand, and I'm so excited to share her journey with you. Today she shares some huge tips on creating a tribe of like minded badass chic…
 
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…
 
Okay, if you've been skeptical up to this point on just how INCREDIBLE my #HBRMethod for manifesting your dream life really is, this is the show for you! I've been trying to tell the world that this method is special. It can TRANSFORM lives in a SHORT period of time, and can deliver your dreams so fast and accurately that your head will spin! And t…
 
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…
 
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