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Bad On Paper

May 22, 2024

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?



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



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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


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