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Join Becca Freeman and Olivia Muenter every Wednesday for a dose of books and banter, along with interviews with women who inspire us.

Bad On Paper Becca Freeman & Olivia Muenter

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Join Becca Freeman and Olivia Muenter every Wednesday for a dose of books and banter, along with interviews with women who inspire us.

    Social Media Habits with Leslie Stephens

    Social Media Habits with Leslie Stephens

    This week we’re talking phone habits and setting boundaries with our devices with Leslie Stephens, creator of the popular newsletter Morning Person and author of You’re Safe Here, out June 25, 2024. 
     
    Books Leslie recommends about setting phone boundaries
    Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
    How to Break Up with Your Phone Catherine Price
    Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle
    Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
     
    If you liked this ep, you may also like the Search Engine Podcast episode Is there a sane way to use the internet?
     
    Obsessions
    Becca - Such a Bad Influence by Olivia Muenter
    Olivia - Chappel Roan performing Casual at Coachella 
     
    What we read this week
    Olivia - Annie Bot by Sierra Greer
    Becca - Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
     
    This Month’s Book Club Pick - The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley have thoughts about this book you want to share? Call in at 843-405-3157 or email us a voice memo at badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com)
     
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    Such a Bad Influence - pre-order Olivia’s book Such a Bad Influence, out June 4! AND see her on her book tour! Find dates and details below.
     
    Olivia’s Such A Bad Influence Book Tour!
    June 6, 6:00 PM - Main Point Books, Wayne PA In conversation with Kirsten and Jackie of @BeyondTheBookends
    June 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Rough Draft, Kingston NY Signing & Meet/Greet
    June 11, 7:00 PM - Tombolo Books, St. Petersburg FL. In conversation with Ayana Lage
    June 12, 7:00 PM - Itinerant Literate at Madra Rua Irish Pub, Charleston SC. In conversation with Grace Atwood
    June 13, 6:30 PM - Elm Street Books at Rosie Cafe in New Canaan CT w/ Carola Lovering
    June 26, 12:00 PM - Bryant Park Reading Room, New York NY
    June 27, 6:00 PM - Liquid Fables Book Club, Beacon NY
    July 28, 3:00 PM - 518 Craft Book Club, 518 Craft in Troy, NY 
    August 17 - Avalon Library, Avalon NJ with Colleen McKeegan
     
    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! 
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    Pre-order Olivia’s Book, Such a Bad Influence!
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    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    A Very Swiftie Three Things with Sarah Chapelle of Taylor Swift Styled

    A Very Swiftie Three Things with Sarah Chapelle of Taylor Swift Styled

    By popular demand, we’re diving deep into Taylor Swift with Sarah Chapelle, the creator of the blog and Instagram account @taylorswiftstyled.
     
    Sarah’s Things Include: 
    The Jack Antonoff Cinematic Universe 
    Fashion as Easter Eggs and Red Herrings
    AI Songs 
     
    Her book Taylor Swift Style comes out on October 8! 
     
    Obsessions:
    Becca - Last Stop Larrimah 
    Olivia - Albanese Gummy Bears
     
    Books:
    Olivia - Wellness by Nathan Hill 
    Becca - Filterworld by Kyle Chayka
     
    This Month’s Book Club Pick - The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley have thoughts about this book you want to share? Call in at 843-405-3157 or email us a voice memo at badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com)
     
    Sponsors
    Osea - Get 10% off your first order sitewide with code BOP at OSEAMalibu.com 
    Framebridge - Visit Framebridge.com or a local Framebridge store to get started and custom frame just about anything
     
    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! 
    Buy our Merch!
    Pre-order Olivia’s Book, Such a Bad Influence!
    Subscribe to Olivia’s Newsletter!
    Order Becca’s Book, The Christmas Orphans Club!
    Subscribe to Becca’s Newsletter! 
    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Three Things May 2024

    Three Things May 2024

    This week we’re sharing our Three Things! From movies to comfort shows (to discomfort shows) and more!
     
    Becca’s things 
    @Lucyontheground’s Romcom Mash Sundays on IG.
    Spice World 
    Gilmore Girls
     
    Olivia’s things 
    The Swan
    Last Stop Larrimah
    Self Promotion 
     
    Obsessions:
    Olivia: Espresso by Sabrina Carpenter 
    Becca: Our BOP Terrence Sticker!
     
    Books:
    Becca: None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell
    Olivia: All The Summers In Between by Brooke Lea Foster 
     
    This Month’s Book Club Pick - The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley (have thoughts about this book you want to share? Call in at 843-405-3157 or email us a voice memo at badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com)
     
    Sponsors
    Book of the Month - Get your first book from Book of The Month for $5 with code PETALS at bookofthemonth.com
    Prose - get your FREE consultation, then 50% off at PROSE.com/bop. 
     
    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! 
    Buy our Merch!
    Pre-order Olivia’s Book, Such a Bad Influence!
    Subscribe to Olivia’s Newsletter!
    Order Becca’s Book, The Christmas Orphans Club!
    Subscribe to Becca’s Newsletter! 
    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Author Carley Fortune’s Three Things: Spring Fashion, Social Media, and Prince Edward Island

    Author Carley Fortune’s Three Things: Spring Fashion, Social Media, and Prince Edward Island

    This week we’re talking Things with Carley Fortune, bestselling author of Meet Me at the Lake and Every Summer After, and This Summer Will Be Different, out May 7, 2024.
     
    Carley’s Three Things Are:
    Spring Dressing
    Our relationship with social media (sparked by “Is there a sane way to use the internet” episode of Search Engine)
    Her 3rd book This Summer Will Be Different, and Anne of Green Gables. 
     
    Also…we finally have MERCH! 
     
    Obsessions: 
    Becca: Just Bare Spicy Chicken Nuggets
    Olivia: Diet Coke/Coke Zero Tall Boys
     
    Reading: 
    Olivia: Anna Bright is Hiding Something by Susie Orman Schnall
     
    This Month’s Book Club Pick -  The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley (have thoughts about this book you want to share? Call in at 843-405-3157 or email us a voice memo at badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com)
     
    Sponsors
    Book of the Month - Get your first book from Book of The Month for $5 with code PETALS at bookofthemonth.com
     
    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! 
    Pre-order Olivia’s Book, Such a Bad Influence!
    Subscribe to Olivia’s Newsletter!
    Order Becca’s Book, The Christmas Orphans Club!
    Subscribe to Becca’s Newsletter! 
    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Expiration Dates Book Club

    Expiration Dates Book Club

    It’s time to discuss our April 2024 Book Club Pick, Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle! We share our thoughts on the book’s magical realism, debate if we’d consider it a romance novel, dive into the theme of fate vs. free will, share if we saw the twist coming, and so much more! 
     
    Obsessions
    Becca: The Tortured Poets Department & Sun Bum Face Mist sunscreen 
    Olivia: “You’re Not The Only One I Know” by The Sundays
     
    What we read this week
    Becca: The Pairing by Casey McQuiston (out 8/6); The Prospects by KT Hoffman
    Olivia: Nightwatching by Tracy Sierra, Sandwich by Catherine Newman (out 6/18), Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle
     
    This Month’s Book Club Pick - The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley (have thoughts about this book you want to share? Call in at 843-405-3157 or email us a voice memo at badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com)
     
    Sponsors
    Cozy Earth - Go to cozyearth.com and use promo code BOP for an exclusive 35% off. 
     
    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! 
    Pre-order Olivia’s Book, Such a Bad Influence!
    Subscribe to Olivia’s Newsletter!
    Order Becca’s Book, The Christmas Orphans Club!
    Subscribe to Becca’s Newsletter! 
    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Spring Life Catchup

    A Spring Life Catchup

    From new hobbies to writing stuff to upcoming travel and more, we’re taking this week to catch up on LIFE! 
     
    Substacks we’re into right now include Seester Seester by Ashley and Alexa Spivey, Gossip Time, Get it Write by Andrea Bartz, Hung Up with Hunter Harris.  
     
    (Also if anybody can relate to Olivia’s low, here’s a link to that Critter Catcher)
     
    Obsessions
    Olivia: Duluth women’s gardening overalls
    Becca: ilovemahj.com
     
    What we read this week
    Becca: Not In Love by Ali Hazelwood
    Olivia: Till Death Do Us Part Laurie Elizabeth Flynn out Aug 13
     
    This Month’s Book Club Pick - Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle (have thoughts about this book you want to share? Call in at 843-405-3157 or email us a voice memo at badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com)
     
    Sponsors
    Prose - Get your free consultation and 50% off at prose.com/bop
    Osea - Get 10% off your first order sitewide with code BOP at OSEAMalibu.com
    Framebridge - Visit Framebridge.com or a local Framebridge store to get started and custom frame just about anything. 
     
    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more! 
    Pre-order Olivia’s Book, Such a Bad Influence!
    Subscribe to Olivia’s Newsletter!
    Order Becca’s Book, The Christmas Orphans Club!
    Subscribe to Becca’s Newsletter! 
    Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

JLawSD ,

Best conversationalists, best topics

I absolutely love listening to Becca and Olivia every week. They have the best dynamics and great things to say. I look forward to it every week! And I love their taste in books.

bebaum ,

3/13/24 episode

i just wanted to say i was so encouraged by olivia and becca touching on the political state and their personal feelings about the upcoming election. as a very political person who is terrified of another trump term, i am really looking to people with a platform to use it for the good of our democracy. love all your episodes but just wanted to say thanks for the bravery involved in discussing politics on a non-political podcast.

gabrielle.a.lees ,

Long-time listener with some thoughts

Have been a long-time devoted listener since pre-pandemic with Grace. Love the pod just as much with Olivia as co-host, but unfortunately in recent months has evolved into a show on the book-writing process, reviewing drafts, rounds of editing, etc. Etc. I get that this is a natural progression with Becca and Olivia's evolving careers, but it's becoming quite repetitive. Maybe there could be fewer, but more dedicated episodes on this topic and bring more overall variety to the pod.

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