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

Little Luxuries

This week we’re talking about our favorite little luxuries: things that are low-cost and low-effort but make a major impact on our happiness! Listen to Becca, Olivia, and our listeners share their little luxuries from afternoon walks, to drive thru…

How a Cookbook Gets Made with Dan Pelosi

This week we’re chatting all things cookbooks with our favorite Italian meatball-making-meatballs, ! Dan is the mind behind , the popular Instagram account for all things comfort and food. Dan’s first cookbook, , hits bookshelves on September 5,…

Family Lore Book Club

It’s time to discuss our August Book Club Pick, ! We talk about how we interpreted the magical elements, the family dynamics, our thoughts on the concept of a living wake, the ending, and more!    Check out if you’re interested in…

August 2023 Three Things

What do we have? Things! How many of them do we have? Three!    Olivia’s Things What you do on a ‘life catch up’ day The year 2013 (sparked by this article in ) Everything showers   Becca’s Things How do you unwrinkle clothes…

How Libraries Work

This week, we’re learning all about how libraries work with a BOP listener, Carley! Carley has worked in public libraries for over ten years and has a Master of Library and Information Science and is the host of the .   We ask Carley about her…

Getting Creative

This week we’re talking all about creativity! We talk about creativity’s role in our lives, major misconceptions about creativity, creative people we admire, and share advice for those who don’t know how to start incorporating creativity into…

A Conversation with Annabel Monaghan (spoiler-free)

This week, we’re chatting with the author of our !    Annabel is the author of and as well as two young adult novels and , a selection of laugh-out-loud columns that appeared in the Huffington Post, the Week, and the Rye Record. …

Same Time Next Summer Book Club!

We’re so excited to dive into our July Book Club Pick, !    We discuss our feelings about the book, if we identify with the characters, and how the story surprised us! We also talk about teen vacation flings, play listener voicemails, and…

July 2023 Three Things

This week we’re talking about things, and guess what!? We’ve each got three of ‘em!   Becca’s things Summer Bucket List Definitions of Success Bringing Author Interviews Back to BOP   Olivia’s things Grocery Shopping Habits Things…

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