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Kathryn and Kate open up about the inner workings of their relationship while Kate wrote her latest book, ALL THE COLORS CAME OUT, and the pair brings on Kate’s mom while the show is rolling. (Oh, oh, and many jokes are had about the size of Ka
Welcome to world of Popisho! Kate and Kathryn muse about magic, and why and when we lose our connection with it, then author Leone Ross (POPISHO) reassures Kathryn to stick to her magical guns. Leone shares what her “cors” (magical ability) wou
And today … we have the NYT bestselling author of IN FIVE YEARS, Rebecca Serle! Rebecca chats about the difference in writing for the page vs. the silver screen, writing as a means to figure out your life, and why she is focusing on being prese
Kate and Kathryn are shocked to discover they have a blind spot related to ice cream (they ask for listener feedback!), then they welcome Sarah Penner — author of the debut NYT bestseller THE LOST APOTHECARY — a page-turning novel set between m
Kate and Kathryn have a mind meld about what their joint pen name would be, then the duo chats with British married author duo Ellery Lloyd (whose debut novel PEOPLE LIKE HER is like Gone Girl with a momstagram account!) about writing with your
Kathryn quizzes Kate on the mythical origins of some well-known idioms (spill the beans, anyone?), then the duo are joined by BBC host and bestselling author Natalie Haynes (A THOUSAND SHIPS) who shares why the classics are for EVERYONE!
Kate and Kathryn plumb the mysteries of the allure of novels set at boarding schools with Ellie Eaton, debut author of THE DIVINES. The trio also discusses what motivates Ellie to sit down and write, and how, in England, your accent (posh!) rev
Luvvie, goddess of cheekbones, truth and jollof is in the house and she’s here to talk about her newest book, PROFESSIONAL TROUBLE MAKER: THE FEAR-FIGHTER MANUAL. We discuss what it means to fail loudly, speaking truth, being human, the fear of
THEY’RE BACK for Season ... 4? Kate and KB sit down with debut author Genevieve Gornichec to talk about writing an epic saga, Kathryn and Genevieve’s mutual love for Norse mythology, should YOU watch Vikings, and what it means to be a Nordic Re
In this year’s Free Cookies finale (🎉), Kate and Kathryn are joined by Emily M. Danforth — author of PLAIN BAD HEROINES and THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST — to discuss the inspiration for her ambitious new novel and how every creative projec
Kate and Kathryn assess whether the pandemic has caused them to merge into one person, then they each share their top three TV shows — and they agree on the best one! — as well as their top three books of 2020.
Kathryn and Kate talk identity and achievement with two-time Olympic runner Kara Goucher, as well as how to remain focused in an unjust world.
“Do you think a life has any value if one doesn’t leave some mark upon the world?” These words swirl at the center of V.E. Schwab’s magnificent novel, THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE. K + K talk to Victoria about manifesting success vs. rolli
Kathryn and Kate share quotes that have recently inspired them — “pessimism is a misuse of imagination” — a conversation inspired by the magical bestselling author Stephanie Garber who shares her wisdom about perseverance and the pivotal moment
K&K discuss their varied reactions to on-screen awkwardness, then welcome actor (and yogi!) Zosia Mamet — part of the hit HBO show GIRLS and upcoming THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT — onto the show to talk about maintaining identity and sense of self in t
A gift for Cookie Monsters ahead of Tuesday’s election: a breath-and body-focused meditation, from Free Cookies-favorite Gina Caputo, for staying in our bodies when our minds want to spin out into the stress-o-sphere.
In honor of their quirky conversation with brilliant English writer Stuart Turton — of THE DEVIL AND THE DARK WATER — Kate and Kathryn share a list they’ve been building during quarantine about behaviors depicted in movies and on TV that NEVER
You can’t have a government that represents the people when the people don’t vote for them.” A little taste of the incisive insight from guest Stephanie Young, the managing director for culture, communications and media for When We All Vote. Wa
Kate and Kathryn breakdown a line from writer Susan Sontag — “Impossible to feel sincere while having one’s photograph taken” — and how it applies to the current world we find ourselves in. 
The low-fat 90s, the high-protein aughts ... ever wonder when scientists would finally discover what foods best fuel the human body? Kate and Kathryn sit down — in person, from 10 West Edge in downtown Charleston! — with the New York Times best
A conversation that includes “cosmic nihilism” has always gotten someplace good, and Kate & Kathryn go there and dive deep with Vikram Paralkar, author of NIGHT THEATER and oncologist at the University of Pennsylvania, whose novel imagines the
Kate and Kathryn discuss the concept of food tethering the soul to the body, and how far away some of us have gotten from that idea, then they are joined by the inimitable Kristen Kish, author of Kristen Kish Cooking and Top Chef, who talks abo
Kate and Kathryn bring on producer Lindsay Collins to talk about her sketch comedy creation, an espresso-guzzling zebra — a conversation in keeping with the flavor of the show’s main guest, Jean Kyoung Frazier, author of the book PIZZA GIRL, wh
Kathryn and Kate deconstruct the #challengeaccepted campaign on Instagram, why they didn’t do it, and what “women supporting women” in action looks like — it looks exactly like what the WNBA has done this season, which is why K&K are joined by
Before chatting with debut — and New York Times bestselling! — novelist Megha Majumdar, Kate and Kathryn discuss a fascinating new quirk in one of their dogs (will any listeners relate?) as well as the brand-new women’s soccer league franchise
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