Frolic Podcast Network Weekly Wrap-up: Hockey Bachelors, Mermaids 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: 399. Bitches Assemble Part III: More Recommendations with Kiki, Catherine Heloise, and Shana

We are back with Kiki, Catherine Heloise, and Shana from the SBTB team, with recs, good wishes, and…a CHEESE CONUNDRUM. We cover low-angst reads, scientific research, Let’s All Leave the Planet, SkypeSpeare, and CHEESE HULLABALOO. We’re sending you good thoughts and many good book wishes from a safe and acceptable social distance.

Feminist Survival Project 2020
Feminist Survival Project 2020: Episode 23: Social Distance Duet

Emily and Amelia discuss social distancing while social distancing. Plus: Bonus word games and ukulele music.

Living in the Pages with Willow Aster
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Willow Winters

In this episode, Willow speaks with the incredibly prolific bestselling author, Willow Winters. Her approach to writing—focused and crosslegged, learning when to say no, avoiding the pressure of the launch, and living with a husband who refuses to play Mancala.

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Tea and Strumpets Podcast
Tea & Strumpets: 029 – Mackenzies & McBrides 1 – The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

Beth Ackerley is a widow who has recently inherited a fortune. Ian Mackenzie is the “Mad Mackenzie” of the infamous Mackenzie family. However, Beth cannot fight her instant attraction to this intriguing man. Ian has never really been able to read people’s emotions, cannot help but feel drawn to this woman. She grounds him in a way nothing else can. However there are secret’s to Ian’s past and loved ones to protect, will this budding romance make it through such adversary? We loved this book from beginning to end so cannot wait to share with you The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley. **Spoilers are being uncovered** We chose this book in honor of National Autism Awareness Month but by coincidence, it is releasing on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd. If you’d like to learn more about autism and the celebrations this month, we recommend you visit to learn more about their #CelebrateDifferences campaign. For a full list of the sources we cited on this episode, check out our blog. TW: child abuse

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: March 26, 2020

Slowing down a bit on The Promised Queen, but because I had to work on another Exciting Project. Also talking about weaving as a metaphor for writing a novel, and leaving the ending loose on a draft.

First Cup of Coffee – March 27, 2020: A great conversation today with author Jennifer Estep. We discuss the writing life, process, traditional vs. self-publishing, transitioning from journalism to writing fiction full time – and much more!

First Cup of Coffee – March 30, 2020: A roundup of some of the stuff bringing me joy during the quarantine. Also about American humor, interviews, updates on The Promised Queen – and how I always slow down as I approach the ending.

First Cup of Coffee – March 31, 2020: Talking about reaching the ending of a book – including a brand-new insight into why I tend to slow down near the end, and how to combat that – and perspectives from Chinese medicine.

First Cup of Coffee – April 2, 2020: I’m welcoming celebrity guest Ilana C. Myer today. We chat about life choices, love, taking time to read, and her fantasy trilogy The Harp and Ring Sequence – including the newly released final book: The Poet King.

Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 234 – Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid Romances

RJ Scott, V.L. Locey, Susan Scott Shelley and Chantal Mer join Jeff for a conversation about the “Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid Romances” they created. Each author talks about their book in the shared universe as well as the experience of creating the “Hockey Allies” world, sharing characters between the stories and why they think hockey romances continue to be so popular. Jeff reviews “Someday, Someday” by Emma Scott. We also note the passing of playwright Terrence McNally.

Big Gay Fiction Book Club March 2020: “Arctic Heat” by Annabeth Albert: In the premiere episode of the “Big Gay Fiction Book Club,” Jeff and Will have a deep dive discussion about Annabeth Albert’s “Arctic Heat.”

LITerally Us Podcast
LITerally Us: Ep 17: Finally Tackling Our Romance Reading Pile

While Under Lock(e)down during the pandemic crisis, Kamrun and Gabi put themselves to The (Bride)Test and read a book from their TBR pile. We’ve all been there: buying and flagging books for our reading pile and saving them for the “perfect” moment, which gets further away as more books go on sale. But Kamrun and Gabi have decided to push themselves into seizing that perfect moment instead of waiting for it to come to them, to read books from two of their favorite authors, Mariana Zapata and Helen Hoang. 

Deadline City Podcast
Deadline City: Writing in the Time of Covid-19

It’s been a tough few weeks. Plans have changed. Routines have been disrupted. The publishing industry, along with many others, have taken a huge hit. This week we decided to talk about how self-isolation has affected our writing routines. Who even wants to think about deadlines at a time like this? But, some people do have to. This episode covers everything from updates to lists of resources to brighten your quarantine, to just plain encouragement that you’re not alone.

Couples Talking Couples Podcast
Couples Talking Couples: Hitch

Call your date doctor and publish your gossip column because Ashley and Ryan are exploring “Hitch.” This week they discuss the appropriate time to tell your significant other about a date doctor, plans for a marvel spinoff, and Steve Buscemi (like a lot, considering he is not in the movie).

The Turn On Podcast
The Turn-On: The Turn On x Beverly Jenkins

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to romance icon Beverly Jenkins about connecting with your life’s work, the importance of mentoring and the state of Black literature.

The Mermaid Podcast
The Mermaid Podcast: How Mermaids Protect People From Illness

Illness has always been a part of human history, and mermaid legends have long played a part in offering protection from disease or foretold plagues and catastrophes. Professor Sarah Peverley returns to share stories of how mermaid cures have helped people through past epidemics.

The Pemberly Podcast
The Pemberley Podcast: Life in Sanditon

This week, we learn more about the mysterious Miss Lambe, the volatile Sidney Parker, and the rest of the Sanditon community.

Whoa!mance: AMA–Boner-On-Us

Ever wonder what yr girls Morgan and Isabeau are like when they’re not behind the mic? Or what their high school experiences were like? Or the ins and outs of how they feel about this or that aspect of romancelandia? We asked you, our beloved listeners, to submit questions via our various social platforms, and thankfully, you asked back. This week, Morgan and Isabeau answer your questions in an exclusive, no holds bar, tell-all, exposé. For this Boner, we’re letting it all hang out.


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