Frolic Podcast Network Weekly Wrap-Up: Gossip Girl, Tapeworms 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: 421. Love Will Get You Through: Reader Letters To Beverly Jenkins

Ms. Bev is back! Today my guest is the inestimable Beverly Jenkins, which is always a fun conversation. Recently she tweeted about reader letters and reader mail, and she was kind enough to pull some from her archives (of course she keeps all of them!) to read and share with us. There are some that are incredible, and some that are rather shocking. And some might make you a little sniffly, so get a tissue. If you need a warm hug of an episode, this ought to do it. To quote Ms. Bev, “Romance is so amazing.”

Learning the Tropes: Romancing Mr Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

This week Erin and Clayton read Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn and talked about secret identities, jealousy and Colin’s (possible) tapeworm.

Feminist Survival Project 2020
Feminist Survival Project: Episode 46: What Even Is Hope

This week, Christine is off, but Tamar is joined by her husband, Scott, to chat about shipping on medical shows. Why are hospitals such good settings for shipping?? Scott shares his experience and insight from inside the on call room as they look at some of the best medical show ships!

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my imaginary friends
My Imaginary Friends: Legacies
Musing on the lessons learned from impactful lives.

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: August 28, 2020

Why I don’t think what I learned in Psych 101 is correct, enjoying firsts and seasonality of all kinds – including pumpkin spice lattes! – and why saving white for summer is okay by me. And a snippet from This Lesbian Ship Is Intense!

Also, how I want to write fade-to-black fight scenes. For real.

First Cup of Coffee – August 31, 2020: My many varied and conflicted thoughts on prologues, RWA’s Vivien Award rules, winning the RITA Award and how you know that book is The One. Also my travails trying to buy Windex. 

The blog post on needlework is here and the poem I reference is Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens here
First Cup of Coffee – September 1, 2020: Lament for a dead clematis, plus weird experiences with Facebook ad people, drawing boundaries, and the cover reveal of THE PROMISED QUEEN!
Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 256 – Andy Gallo Discusses “Harrison Campus” and His Other Collaborations

Andy Gallo talks about the “Harrison Campus” series he writes with Anyta Sunday. He shares how he and Anyta got together and have evolved the series over the past decade. Andy also discuss collaborations he’s working on with BA Tortuga and Meghan Maslow as well as the fantasy books he writes as Andrew Q. Gordon. Jeff introduces part of a conversation he had with author LaQuette about reading and writing marginalized characters in romance as a result of a workshop he took with her. Will reviews “Andre” by Jayce Ellis and Jeff reviews “Wrangled” by Daryl Banner.

LITerally Us Podcast
LITerally Us: Ep 34: Author Interview: Penelope Ward

On this episode, Kamrun and Gabi are beyond excited to have New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward on their show! They discuss Penelope’s new books, and some fan favorites like STEPBROTHER DEAREST, her writing partnership with Vi Keeland, her views on the romance genre, and more!

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Whoa!Mance: Whoa!nus Stuff We Like

We don’t know about y’all, but this summer had us spending way more time indoors than usual. This week, Morgan and Isabeau share some of what’s been keeping them afloat and joyful in these trying times.

SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 109: You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl #2) (with Hannah Orenstein)

It’s time for another Gossip Girl chat! On Episode 109, author (and Gossip Girl expert) Hannah Orenstein joins Alli to discuss the second title in Cecily von Ziegesar’s iconic series, You Know You Love Me. They talk about the many disturbing elements of the book that would likely not land in 2020 (homophobia, chain smoking, blatant body shaming), the complicated relationships (and love triangles) among characters, and the pressures of the college application process. They also explore the possibility that Nate Archibald is the single worst boyfriend in the history of ever and consider whether Dan Humphrey is sweet or stalkerish. (**Trigger warning: eating disorders, disordered eating) Hannah Orenstein is the author of Head Over Heels, Playing With Matches, and Love at First Like. Follow her on Instagram (@hannahorens) and Twitter (@hannahorens).

Episode 110: This Lullaby (with Sarah Coquillat):On Episode 110, book lover and bookstagrammer Sarah Coquillat is on the pod to chat about a book she absolutely loved as a teenager, Sarah Dessen’s This Lullaby. Does she still love it just as much after a reread? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Sarah and Alli discuss dreamy (and not-so-dreamy) literary heartthrobs, slut-shaming, the lack of diversity in YA from this era, and the author’s portrayal of sexual assault in This Lullaby. They also talk about several common tropes in teen romance: characters who don’t believe in love, young men ruthlessly pursuing their love interests, and young women needing to be “figured out” by their partners.

(**Trigger warning: sexual assault)

Follow Sarah on Instagram (@bookishandblack).


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