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Lauren Mechling

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Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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E135: Life is Just a Bag of Soup! (feat. Lauren Mechling)


This week, in between bouts of hurling soup cans at passersby, we shut down the controversial theories of two renegade orthodontists in Britain who have become a sensation in the incel community. A woman learned of her ex-husband’s infidelity in his New York Times wedding announcement, leading her to tell her own story in the New York Post. Finally, for our final Summer Music Series we discuss Quarterflash’s “Harden My Heart” with NOPE’s corridor correspondent, Lauren Mechling.  HEAR US ON ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-nope/ OVERCAST https://overcast.fm/itunes1312654524/this-week-in-nope SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/07WFZhd5bgY1l1BspArfRJ STITCHER https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/this-week-in-nope SOUNDCLOUD https://soundcloud.com/user-518735966/tracks POCKET CASTS https://pca.st/SrJY RADIO PUBLIC https://radiopublic.com/this-week-in-nope-GAOx3N In this week’s episode:  Watch “Harden My Heart” by Quarterflash.  Read the FT column, Why are we so scared of corridors?  Read about the Mews, a father-son orthodontist duo in England, who have become a YouTube sensation.  Big #YUP to… Chadwick Boseman...Wakanda Forever. RIP.  The Real Housewives of New York City, Season 12 Dog House UK, on the BBC (available on HBO Max)  In addition to Twitter, you can now also follow us on Goodpods, a new app that will help you discover great podcasts. 


3 Sep 2020

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Normal People S1E12 with Lauren Mechling

The Adaptables

On this episode of The Adaptables, Abbe and Emma chat about Episode 12, the series finale of the Hulu and BBC adaptation of NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney. They’re joined by Lauren Mechling, the author of HOW COULD SHE. Abbe, Emma, and Lauren discuss Connell’s chain, normal coupledom, what makes an adaptation great, and more. Discussion breakdown: Intro (0:23–0:57) An ode to the glorious chain that lays on Connell’s neck (0:58–2:30) Lauren’s introduction to NORMAL PEOPLE and her favorite Sally Rooney novel (2:30–3:51) Book vs Screen: Who did it better? (3:52–6:02) Music and Monokinis: cultural markers and specificity in the show that make up the Rooneyverse (6:03–8:40) A montage of Mariannell’s (or is it Connanne’s?) cute moments (8:41–13:21) Connell the Writer gets accepted to an MFA program in New York (13:22–15:36) Book vs. Screen: Who ended it better? (15:37–20:17) Book vs. Screen: Marianne and Connell’s future as a couple (20:18–21:13) The sex scene in this episode and Connell’s, ahem, full frontal nudity (21:14–23:14) Christmas at Sligo with Lorraine—we’re not crying, you're crying (23:15–27:16) Here comes Denise (cue Jaws theme) (27:17–29:59) The Realm of Gossip: Does Marianne care about what people think of her or her family? (30:00–31:37) Nothing but heart-eyes emojis for our guy and gal (31:38–33:53) The Final Talk: RIP to all the tissues that were sacrificed in the last four minutes (33:54–35:53) Watching this show in quarantine (make us feel all the feels) and some more great adaptations (35:54–39:43) What Lauren’s reading and recommending right now (39:44–40:55) Marianne Fringe Report: ✂ Marianne’s jewel-toned, edgy, bohemian wardrobe is back and there are so many great looks in this episode but we would be remiss if we didn’t dedicate at least one report to Connell’s chain. Whoever made the decision to include that glint of gold in Connell’s ensemble, you have our deepest and sincerest gratitude. The Adaptables is a podcast from Read it Forward and Penguin Random House that dives into your favorite book-to-screen adaptations. This season, we’re watching the Hulu and BBC adaptation of NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney. Join hosts Abbe Wright and Emma Shafer as we interview authors, insiders and each other, about what makes an adaptable great, why watching and reading are important self-care rituals, and the many other books and shows we are binging and loving right now. Because at The Adaptables, we love to watch what we read. (Warning: there will be spoilers.) Send us an email or voice recording to AdaptablesPod@Gmail.com. What did you think of the episode? Are you watching the show? Is NORMAL PEOPLE a successful adaptation of the book? Follow @ReadItForward on Twitter and Instagram, follow Lauren at @laurenmechling on Twitter and @thecloglife on Instagram, tweet your thoughts on this episode and other adaptations you love. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!


30 Jul 2020

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How Could She by Lauren Mechling w/ Special Guest Carly Heitlinger

Bad On Paper

Our October Book Club pick is How Could She by Lauren Mechling, and we are joined by friend of the pod, Carly Heitlinger (Carly the Prepster)! The three of us explore the complexities of female friendship in your 30’s, the book’s 3 central characters, and who we most identify with. Although not all of us loved this book completely, we definitely have a lot to say about it!  Products Mentioned: Indie Lee Gentle Daily Peel Pads Borghese Hand Masks (25% off with code BOP25 at borghese.com) Mascaras: Wander Beauty Mascara Glossier Lash Slick Chantecaille Mascara L’Oreal Lash paradise Covergirl Clump Crusher Maybelline Full and Soft Maybelline Lash Sensational Instagram Obsessions: @wardrobe_oxygen @Goodbyecroptop Books Mentioned: I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie Get a life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert Throne of Glass by Sarah Jane Moss We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop Sponsors:  Care/of: 50% your first order at takecareof.com with offer code BOP50 Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% of your order with code BOP20 Check out tickets to our Fall live shows in New York City and Dallas. Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.

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30 Oct 2019

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MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 10: Love and Conflict in Female Friendships, The Shedding of Selves, and #ClogLife with Author Lauren Mechling

MILK Podcast: Moms I'd Like to Know

Lauren Mechling joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to discuss her novel “How Could She.” They talk about losing jobs and changing friendships, how clogs played a surprise role in cultivating a creative community, about podcasts and the joys of female-only dinner parties. Lauren has written for The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Yorker online and Vogue, where she writes a regular book column. She’s worked as a crime reporter and metro columnist for The New York Sun, a young adult novelist, and a features editor at The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Learn more at www.laurenmechling.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


21 Aug 2019

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Navigating the Ups and Downs of 21st-Century Female Friendships with Lauren Mechling

The NextFem Podcast | Real-Talk with Successful Women

Every woman can relate to the intricacies of female friendship. We can all tell the stories of successes and failures in our relationships with those select few with whom we share the good, the bad, and the ugly of ourselves. These close relationships we have with our besties are different than all other relationships in […] The post Navigating the Ups and Downs of 21st-Century Female Friendships with Lauren Mechling appeared first on NextFem.


5 Aug 2019

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Lauren Mechling, HOW COULD SHE

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Lauren Mechling is the author of How Could She: A Novel. A former reporter at The New York Sun and features editor at The Wall Street Journal, Lauren has written for The New York Times, Vogue, where she is a contributing editor, and The New Yorker online. Her novel, How Could She, is a fascinating exploration of the trouble and heartbreak of female friendship over time. Listen to us discuss her #cloglife (vs. #vanslife!) endeavors, female friendships and more!!! 


16 Jul 2019

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TKC 570 Author Lauren Mechling

The Kindle Chronicles

Author of How Could She: A Novel Interview starts at 17:29 and ends at 45:54 “This book is about female friendship and how devastating and wonderful it can be.” (Photo Copyright by Nina Subin) News “50 Million Americans Are Queuing Up For Amazon Prime Day 2019: What to Expect” by Pamela N. Danziger at Forbes - June 28, 2019 “This is your secret weapon for Amazon Prime Day deals” by Clifford Colby at CNET - July 5, 2019 Amazon Prime Day is July 15 and 16! Interview with Lauren Mechling How Could She: A Novel Slate Political Gabfest WTF Podcast with Marc Maron Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.  Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.


6 Jul 2019

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Lauren Mechling

Fully Booked by Kirkus Reviews

With vim and virtuosity, debut author Lauren Mechling captures the messiness, testiness, comfort, competition, and fun of female friendship. Her novel, How Could She, is the cringingly funny story of swiftly titling dynamics between three New York City thirtysomethings on the cusp of several life-changing events. Mechling joins us on this week’s episode to discuss friends/frenemies, the compromises we make to “have it all,” podcasting, the Toronto-New York cultural exchange, and more. Then our editors recommend books by Sean Williams, Rick Atkinson, and Mary Beth Keane.


2 Jul 2019

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Episode 8: Lauren Mechling

The Maris Review

Lauren Mechling has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Yorker online, and Vogue, where she writes a book column. She's worked as a crime reporter and metro columnist for The New York Sun, a young adult novelist, and a features editor at The Wall Street Journal. How Could She is her first novel for adults.Recommended ClickingHow To End a FriendshipThe Life-Changing Magic of ClogsPeople StandingRecommended ReadingCoventry by Rachel CuskThree Women by Lisa TaddeoExcellent Women by Barbara Pym Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Jun 2019

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Author Lauren Mechling - How Could She

Shelf Life

Are you a Geraldine, Rachel or Sunny? How about a lovely combination of all three? If, like me, you are looking for a funny and extremely relatable book to help you navigate your 30s, How Could She is exactly what you need. In this episode, I had the privilege of chatting with Lauren Mechling about her brilliant debut novel, friendships, new and old, careers and what it means to be a women in 2019.Whether you are considering a full career change like Geraldine, exploring what it truly means to go it alone like Sunny or hoping to refresh your image like Rachel, I truly believe that How Could She will resonate with every 30-something woman around the world.Witty, hilarious, painfully sad and honest, Lauren has given us a truly wonderful debut novel. I love this book and our episode. Enjoy! Buy Lauren's book here:https://www.waterstones.com/book/how-could-she-a-novel/lauren-mechling/9780525559382


24 Jun 2019