Frolic Podcast Network Weekly Wrap-up: Fairy Tales, Parks & Rec and More!

Frolic Podcast Network Weekly Wrap-up!

Want to find your next bingeable podcast? Don’t know where to start? Scared you’ve missed something?  We have listed episodes from our amazing podcasters from the last week for you to check out!

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 419. Language, Art, and Contemporary Romance with Alexis Daria

Today my guest is award-winning author Alexis Daria. We talk about a little of everything, including graphic design, art, typography, languages, writing, planning, journaling, and of course, her new book, You Had Me at Hola. We also discuss how writing contemporary romance is changing given, well, the contemporary landscape.

Learning the Tropes: Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

This week Erin and Clayton read Fight or Flight by Samantha Young, and OH BOY it was an experience.

The Shipping Room
The Shipping Room: Politics + Shipping

This week Tamar and Christine are talking about relationships with a political backdrop, and why politics is an excellent breeding ground for some of the best couples! The American President? Parks & Rec? The West Wing? We’re talking about all of that and more!

Click here for where to listen.

Bodice Tipplers
Bodice Tipplers: Green Fire by Stephanie James

For those of you not “in the know”, Jayne Ann Krentz (actually Jayne Castle) writes under a ton of pseudonyms and this is one of them. She’s a reference librarian, he’s an… itinerant writer who freelances stories about Mysteries of the Unknown? (“What happened?!” “Read the book!”) He’s a stray cat! She… should lock her door! There’s an emerald with a life story, there’s a jewel caper (sadly mostly off screen), there are pancakes.

Click here for where to listen.

First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: August 14, 2020

My trumpet vine is blooming for the first time ever! I’m also talking about my early days as an essayist and how I blew a solicited essay by being too positive. Updates on new projects, too.

The essay I mention is The Remaking of Painted Creek in WYOMING TRUCKS, TRUE LOVE, AND THE WEATHER CHANNEL (

First Cup of Coffee – August 17, 2020: The story behind this photo, along with an update – and personnel change – regarding the UNDER A WINTER SKY anthology. Sad news, but also exciting news!

First Cup of Coffee – August 18, 2020:Talking about why I’m a Taylor Swift fangirl, care for long hair vs. short, 80s child memes about song lyrics, on taste in general, and how I’m tragically unhip and at peace with that.

First Cup of Coffee – August 20, 2020:Join me for a wide-ranging and wonderful interview with celebrity guest author Maria Vale. We talk about life in NYC during #Covid19, her writing journey, and of course how wonderful wolves are! (She also attempts to extract spoilers from me on Forgotten Empires, but I was strong!)

You can read more about Maria and her books on her website here ( SEASON OF THE WOLF is out August 25, 2020.

The book she mentions is Farley Mowat’s NEVER CRY WOLF (
Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 254 – Fairytales and Small Towns with Helen Juliet / HJ Welch

Helen Juliet, who also writes as HJ Welch, discusses what stories readers will find with her two pen names. We learn about her current project, a retelling of “Rapunzel”, as well as her work in the “Rosavia Royals” series and the “Pine Cove” series (which includes the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for August, “Troubled Waters”). She also shares the story of how she came to write m/m romance, thanks to support from some other authors in the genre. Jeff also reviews “Hairpin Curves” by Elia Winters.

LITerally Us Podcast
LITerally Us: Ep 33: Author Interview: Vi Keeland

On this episode, Kamrun and Gabi fangirl with New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland, who has penned BOSS MAN, BALLER, and is co-author with Penelope Ward of STUCK-UP SUIT and HATE NOTES, among other titles. They discuss Vi’s recent release THE ROYALS, the ever-changing romance genre, her writing relationship with Penelope Ward, and upcoming movies and/or books she may be working on.

Couples Talking Couples Podcast
Couple’s Talking Couples: West Side Story

Practice your plies and meet us down at Doc’s for the rumble because this week Ashley and Ryan are dancing their way through “West Side Story.” Topics discussed include: who we’d rather bring home to meet our parents Romeo or Tony, advice on getting stabbed, and how big of an obstacle murdering a family member is in a relationship.

SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 108: The Headless Cupid (with Jen Doll)

Author Jen Doll joins Alli on Episode 108 for a conversation about Zilpha Keatley Snyder’s Newbery Honor-winning novel, The Headless Cupid. They discuss blended family dynamics, the importance of mental health resources for kids, and ghost stories! They also address an extremely disturbing, racist scene that would never fly in 2020… and shouldn’t have flown when it was written in 1971, either.

Jen is the author of Unclaimed Baggage and Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest. Follow her on Instagram (@jendoll) and Twitter (@thisisjendoll).

The Pemberley Podcast
The Pemberley Podcast: 166: (RFP 15&16) Ashna v. Shobi
This week, we find out who Ashna’s mystery intruder is, and the reason she’s in town… and the intriguing proposition she has for her daughter.

Click here for where to listen. 


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