Bad On Paper

Hosted ByGrace Atwood & Becca Freeman

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.


All Episodes

Author Emma Straub on Time Travel and Owning A Bookstore

This week we’re chatting with New York Times bestselling author and owner of , Emma Straub! She’s the author of five novels, including , which came out on May 17. We ask her about her path to becoming an author, and chat about the process of…

Getting Back to Travel: All Things Trip Planning

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…

Ask an HR Rep: Phylicia Jones Answers Your Work Q’s

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…

Project Hail Mary Book Club

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…

Getting to Know Olivia: Answering Listener Q’s

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…

Our Morning Routines!

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…

Getting to Know Our New Co-host Olivia Muenter!

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 from the New York Times Modern…

Black Cake Book Club

It’s time to talk about our March book club pick: n. 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…

Reflecting on Grace’s 4-Years of Podcasting

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…

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