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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.


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We’re Writing Books: Talking All About The Process So Far

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…

14 Summer Reading Recs from Our Fave Bookstagrammers!

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…

Funny You Should Ask Book Club

It’s finally time to talk about ! 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…

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…

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