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Hello Heroine with Annie Earnshaw

Hello Heroine with Annie Earnshaw

By Annie Earnshaw
Hello Heroine is a study in leading ladies with host Annie Earnshaw, a twenty-something writer and entrepreneur who reads past midnight and bakes too much.

In season two, we’re talking with 10 women who are the heroines of their own lives to ask them about the books that changed their lives. Together, we'll chat with some of the powerful women in Annie's life to understand what makes them the smart, witty, confident women that they are, and what we can learn from them.
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20. Who's gonna write a book first? (w/ my mom!)
In this episode, I interview my favorite podcast guest: my mom Gretchen!  We talk about our audiobook habits, what we learn from self-help books, and why we read the books we do.  Books mentioned in this episode: Drive by Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink, Grit by Angela Duckworth, Profit First by Mike Michalowicz, Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee, and No Pain, No Gaines by Chip Gaines.  Follow Annie and the pod on Instagram.   Inquiries:
July 21, 2021
19. I can’t afford a lawsuit! (w/ Mary Emmerling)
In this episode, I interview Mary Emmerling, an Elon University graduate and one of the funniest people I know.  We talk about transitioning from college to "real life," the legitimacy of The Bee Movie, our experiences as English majors, and the books that every person should read.  Books mentioned in this episode: Beloved by Toni Morrison, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, The Selected Works of Audre Lorde, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, and Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde.  Follow Annie, Mary, and the pod on Instagram.  Inquiries:
July 15, 2021
18. The girlboss guide to burnout (w/ Susan Derasmo)
In this episode, I interview Susan Derasmo, an advocate for sustainable leadership, recent graduate of Columbia’s graduate program, and my sorority big sister.  We talk all things burnout (what it is, how to overcome it, and how to prevent it in the first place) and discuss how to find joy in the act of reading when your plate is full.  Books mentioned in this episode: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman, #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.  Check out Annie @annielikeswordsblog, Susan @fireproofleadership, and the pod @helloheroinepod on Instagram.
July 6, 2021
17. In love with love (w/ Lily Lowe)
In this episode, I interview Lily Lowe, a steward of servant leadership and my oldest friend.  We talk about how we became friends back in fourth grade and how her love of reading about love developed.  Books mentioned in this episode: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, Still Life by Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny, Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman, To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins, and The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller.
June 29, 2021
16. Oat milk neutrality (w/ Jess Horst)
In this episode, I interview Jess Horst, world traveler and all-around wonderful person.  We talk about our study abroad experience with Semester at Sea (including the infamous Wi-Fi scandal), our Starbucks orders, why we keep coming back to bittersweet endings, the beauty of reading stories that are different from your own, and, of course, cheese.  Books mentioned in this episode: One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London, Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, and Educated by Tara Westover.
June 22, 2021
15. This one's for the women in STEM (w/ Margaret Hughes)
In this episode, I interviewed Margaret Hughes, a recent Elon University graduate and one of my closest friends.  We talked about being a woman in STEM and how her passion for medicine influences the stories she loves.  Books mentioned in this episode: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard.
June 15, 2021
14. Paris, poetry, and puritans (w/ Gracie Moore)
In this episode, I interview Gracie Moore, a recent Elon University graduate and easily one of the most interesting people I know.  We chat about reading as a form of relaxation and how we hyperfixate on our favorite tropes and themes in literature.  Books mentioned in this episode: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The Witches by Stacy Schiff, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Circe by Madeline Miller, If Not, Winter by Sappho, translated by Anne Carson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson, and The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath.
June 8, 2021
13. A roaring 20s costume party (w/ Sarah McClelland)
In this episode, I interview Sarah McClelland, an Education major at Elon University and one of my sorority sisters.  We talk about her work as a future educator and how The Great Gatsby influenced her perception of complex female identities.  Books mentioned in this episode: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
June 1, 2021
12. Let’s go to the book fair (w/ Jessica Ciarszynski @jessicacwrites)
In this episode, I interview Jessica Ciarszynski, a Bookstagram queen and host of the Booked In Podcast.  We talked about how reading helps us learn when we’re young and the power of mental illness representation.  Books mentioned in this episode: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, The Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne, Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park, Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, Infinite Country by Patricia Engel, My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, and The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis, The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb.
May 25, 2021
11. I think they could use more adjectives (w/ Abby Fuller @wutabbyreads)
In this episode, I interview Abby Fuller, Editor-in-Chief of Colonnades Literary and Art Journal and absolute ball of sunshine.  We chat about how creative writing and dyslexia led her to a love of reading as an adult. Books mentioned in this episode: Normal People by Sally Rooney, The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling, Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson, One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London, Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert, A Burning by Megha Majumdar, The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton, Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by Elissa R. Sloan, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Come join me on Instagram at @annielikeswordsblog!
May 18, 2021
Hello Heroine is back for a second season!!!  Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode
May 14, 2021
10. Witches, magic, and crunchy leaves (the Halloween episode)
In this episode, we're talking about two famous witches, Abigail Williams from The Crucible and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, and how they encourage us to embrace our unique brands of magic.  | Instagram: @annielikeswordsblog |
November 1, 2020
9. Obstinate, headstrong girl
In this episode, we’re taking an in-depth look at Elizabeth Bennet, the iconic heroine from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and chatting about knowing your worth and not settling for anything less than you deserve.  | Instagram: @annielikeswordsblog |
October 16, 2020
8. Annabeth Chase for president
In this episode, we're talking about one of my favorite literary heroines: Annabeth Chase.  This daughter of Athena inspires young readers to be unapologetically strong, confident, and complicated, and we're chatting about how we can learn from her strength to be our own heroines. | Instagram: @annielikeswordsblog | Email: |
October 1, 2020
7. Loving life & lifting others (w/ my mom!)
In this episode, Annie welcomes Hello Heroine’s first guest: her mom!  They’re chatting about loving every stage of life (even your cringy middle school days) and being the kind of woman who uses her success to empower the success of others.  Click here to: unlock exclusive bonus content on Patreon | follow the pod on Instagram
July 28, 2020
6. Personality typing & retaking my favorite tests
In this episode, we’re talking about all things personality typing.  We’ll discuss the pros and cons of personality typing before I test myself on four different quizzes and discuss the unexpected results.  Click here to | support the pod on Patreon | follow the pod on Instagram | take the enneagram test | take the love languages test | take the Myers-Briggs test | take the Hogwarts sorting test.
July 21, 2020
BONUS: 10 forms of refreshing self-care
Surprise!  I'm excited to share this bonus minisode with y'all as a sneak peek at my Patreon.  Each month, subscribers will get access to a Patreon-exclusive "10 things" minisode in which I list, you guessed it, 10 things.  To gain access to these episodes AND some bonus perks, head to my Patreon:
June 30, 2020
5. Self care isn't one-size-fits-all
In this episode of Hello Heroine, I talk about a recent conversation I had about burnout and self care, as well as why facemasks and bubble baths may not be the best self care for you.  You can support the pod by sharing a screenshot on your Instagram story (in exchange for some love of course!) and subscribing for exclusive content at
June 30, 2020
4. Perfectionism and making bad art
I make bad art, and you should, too.  In this episode, I unpack the pressure to create a perfect first draft and talk about how traveling to Wawel Castle in Poland helped me unlock my creativity || Instagram @helloheroinepod
May 25, 2020
3. What the f*** am I doing?
In this episode, I talk about a recent realization I had when coming back from my study abroad program: what do I do if I don't like where my life is headed? Instagram: @helloheroinepod Email:
March 20, 2020
2. The cool girl phenomenon
In this episode of Hello Heroine, I'm talking about all things related to our concept of a "cool girl."  Why do we care what they think, why do we never consider that WE might be the cool ones, and how to we finally feel like we're cool? Instagram // @helloheroinepod Email //
February 9, 2020
1. You are your own heroine
In this episode of Hello Heroine, I’m talking about what it means to be a heroine, and why you don’t need saving. I also breakdown one of my favorite F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes and discuss why beauty is more than skin-deep.
January 2, 2020
Hello Heroine Trailer
Welcome to Hello Heroine!  In this episode, I share a little about my intention for the podcast and what to expect from each episode. Instagram // @helloheroinepod Email //
December 30, 2019