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.
This week we’re answering all your questions! We cover some quick things like apartment decor wins (and regrets), dream vacation destinations, and new book releases we’re excited about…and also discuss tackle more serious stuff like how we stay sane and happy when times are hard, how to leave a job you hate, financial security, our favorite newsletters and more!
We also dive into meatier questions like how to get over imposter syndrome and how to advocate for yourself and say ‘no’ at work!
Brightland Founder, Aishwarya Iyer, on Olive Oil and Imposter Syndrome
This week, we chat with Aishwarya Iyer, founder of Brightland. We talk about what motivated her to start an olive oil company, her tips for finding high-quality cooking oils, and a new Brightland launch coming this fall! She also shares her advice for those starting their own brand and her tips on how to overcome imposter syndrome.
We also talk about Becca’s need for a beach day, Grace’s salad with potatoes, and RomComPods making it to the Sunday Arts section of the New York Times!
A Check-In on Our 2021 Goals!
This week, we looked back on our 2021 Resolutions Episode to check in about how the goals we’ve achieved, and what goals we’ve decided to save for later!
Grace talks about how she’s taking the time to dive into her personal interests and investing in lasting partnerships at work, while Becca shares her RomComPods wins and how she’s keeping up with her skincare routine. We also talk about future goals we’re hoping to manifest!
Ace of Spades Book Club
This week, we finally get to talk about our August Book Club Pick, Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé! This psychological thriller is the best YA book we’ve read this year and will definitely keep you guessing (and reading!). Ace of Spades follows two senior students at an elite prep school, Devon and Chiamaka, who are getting targeted as the subject of anonymous text blasts to the whole school revealing their dark secrets. Make sure you finish the book before listening to avoid spoilers!
Back To School With BOP: How We Strive To Be Lifelong Learners
This week’s episode is all about lifelong learning! While we’re not going back to school ourselves, we talk about how we try to incorporate learning into our lives through the excitement of a new hobby, online classes, and non-fiction reading and listening. We also chat about our alternate life college majors, all of Becca’s hobby love affairs, and Grace’s tendency to fall down an information rabbit hole. We also hear from listeners about what they do to be lifelong learners!
Nell Diamond Chats Nap Dress Mania, Hill House Home, and More!
This week we’re speaking with Nell Diamond, Founder & CEO of Hill House Home, and the brain behind the much-beloved Nap Dress! We talk about her life before founding Hill House, why she thinks the Nap Dress has such a huge fandom, and some exciting Nap Dress developments on the horizon!
We also talk about our highs and lows of the week, Grace’s trip to NYC, and Becca’s questionable candy habits.
Genuinely like chatting with friends!
I Love the book club and look forward to catching up with Becca and Grace!
but Becca is so annoying and such a contrarian, omg.