An Obsessive NatureApr 06, 2023
We Out Here Adulting: Wedding Talk
Get ready for all things wedding, from the struggles of planning to the excitement to everything in between.
Job Hunting: It’s Tuf Out Here but We’ve Got *Tips*
In today’s (fun?) episode, we compare our experiences being unemployed and keeping the never-ending job search organized.
More Superhero Chat: Review of Renegades Finale
Brenna finally finished the rest of the Renegades series, so here we are… back with superhero talk! Enjoy this chaotic review of the final two books—Archenemies & Supernova.
What Do You Mean We’re Unemployed?
In today’s episode… a lay off. (And what’s next.)
Obsessions Update: Parasocial Relationships & Midnights
In this month’s obsessions update, tune in to hear our takes on the Queen, The Try Guys, Taylor Swift, Tyler Henry, and more!
Politics & Superheroes: A Chaotic Review of Renegades, Book One
Welcome back to the chaos! In this month’s episode, we talk superheroes. Specifically, the ones in Renegades. Themes, symbols, comparisons to the MCU, favorite moments, believability, how the story can influence our own writing—we tackle it all. Enjoy this Renegades chat!
Someone’s Got Writer’s Blues
In today’s mini episode, Brenna opens up about her frustrations with the publishing industry and we chat about ways to stay creative even in crazy times.
Obsessions Update: Books About Racism & Regency Dating Shows
Welcome to another obsessions update! If you want to hear about the books and shows we’ve been loving recently, you’re in the right place.
The Batman Episode
Welcome to… THE BATMAN EPISODE.
Along with special guest Martin, we spend an hour raving and ranting about the latest silver screen iteration of everyone’s favorite vigilante.
Ps. We recorded this before the sequel was announced. ;)
How to Interview Big Names & Live Draft Workshopping
In this week’s episode, we talk through AC’s latest interviews and live workshop a section of Brenna’s new manuscript! (Plus goof around, but we always do that.)
Starting a New Novel: What Does It Look Like?
This is the episode where Brenna talks a mile a minute about planning and plotting a new novel (for the first time). Try to keep up.
Interrogating Brenna About Her Creative Process
On the first new episode of 2022, we talk some fun updates, as well as dive into our creative processes. Learn about how we manage projects, even if we don’t really manage them at all.
Legendborn Chat with 2 UNC Grads
In this week’s episode, we rave about Legendborn, the fantastic YA fantasy set at our alma mater. We share our feelings on different aspects of the story, from its historical significance to its love triangle, all from the perspective of former UNC students.
Loss & Dreams
On today's mini-episode, Brenna gives a little querying update and AC talks about the challenges (and positives!) of writing a eulogy.
Books We Hate (jk, but look out Margaret Atwood)
Today, we talk about books we have issues with. From classics to whole series, we spill all the tea.
Bleeps, Book Twitter, and a ~ Live ~ Writing Exercise
In this month’s new episode, we do something a little special. Brenna gives an update on her publishing journey, AC shares a story about [REDACTED], and we do a LIVE writing exercise.
Tune in to hear our impostor syndrome in action…
Obsessions Update: Adulting and Such
Today’s episode is a Summer 2021 obsessions update! We complain about being adults, praise the greatness of Loki, talk hitting the motherload of craft supplies, and so much more.
Ps. Please forgive the awful second half of Brenna’s audio! (We promise she won’t be a robot next time.)
How We Can Learn From and Have Been Influenced by Our Favorite Writers
Today we chat writing influences (and the lack of them).
Be sure to send us your thoughts on this month’s episode on Twitter @obsessnaturally!
Ps. Take a shot every time we say “concise”.
The Magnificence of the Disney+ Show Format
This is the way.
On today’s new episode, we fangirl over Disney+. We talk about why Marvel and Star Wars are killing it on the platform, the little things that make each show great, and why longer form content like this is so beneficial to large franchises. Happy listening!
Q&A on Stage Management & Scenic Design: From Loch Ness to COVID
We’ve talked books, TV, music, and movies… but never theater. Today we change that! On this month’s episode, we chat with our friend Brig all about his experience working in the industry. Learn what it’s like to be a Stage Manager and Scenic Designer for productions across the country and get a microscopic glimpse into how the pandemic hit the industry hard. Brig is our favorite, so show him some love! Happy listening.
YouTube Subs: K-Pop to NC Natives
Today, we do something we’ve been planning to do for a while: delve deep into our YouTube subscriptions! We list some of our current faves, talk about the evolution of the YouTubers we grew up with, and so much more. Hope you like it!
The Querying & Publishing Process Unveiled
In today’s new episode, Brenna shares a general overview of what it takes to get traditionally published! It’s knowledge we wish we had when first starting the process… so we hope it helps someone out there too. Enjoy!
Reading Our Embarrassing, Sexy Writing
In today’s special episode, we finally read some of our old writing. (With a lot of self-deprecation thrown in for good measure.)
Ps. Sorry for the poopy audio quality this week! We love you!
Obsessions Update: From Bondi Rescue to WandaVision
It’s about time we shared another obsessions update, don’t you think? (Spoiler: Brenna talks about k-pop some more.)
Fave Heroes: From Cap to Buffy
It’s time for the heroes! In today’s chaotic episode, we gush about some of our favorites and share why they ROCK.
Fave Villains: From Doofenshmirtz to The Walking Dead
In today’s episode, we talk about our favorite villains and explain why they are the best (or absolute worst).
“Alexa, play the ‘Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated’ jingle.”
Exposing Our Embarrassing Writing Confessions
In our last episode in the hellscape that is 2020, we expose some of our worst confessions as writers. From barely reading to basing stories off our own fantasies—we spill it all. Fellow writers: tune in if you want to feel better about yourself…
Obsessing for One Year: What We’ve Learned
This week’s episode is a special one. *drumroll please* We’ve been podcasters for ONE WHOLE YEAR! Today, we chat about what we’ve learned, how we’ve improved (and still kind of suck), our favorite episodes, and what’s to come for An Obsessive Nature.
We can’t thank you enough for following us on this journey!