Frolic Podcast Network Weekly Wrap-up: Love Interests, Summer Reading 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: 418: Romance Recs with Amanda and Sarah: Psychic Pining!

Dr. Nicole Peeler is an author of fantasy, and a professor of popular writing in the Seton Hill MFA in Popular Fiction Writing. We talk about SO MUCH and this is one of those episodes you might listen to a few times because it’s so inspiring and affirming. We discuss writing, confronting genre misconceptions, how one teaches popular writing and romance specifically, and writing your own catnip. Detours include vampires, sewing, hobbies, creativity that isn’t monetized, fashion, goals, and learning to love writing again and again. NB: This was recorded prior to the dark winter of RWA, and was also recorded prior to the international quarantine. But creativity in any form is getting me through the quarantimes. What about you? What’s your creative outlet, the ones you revel in? I’d love to know.

Learning the Tropes: Bliss by Fiona Zedde, Episode 77

This week Erin and Clayton read Bliss by Fiona Zedde and talked about Jamaica, surprise half sisters and food options at BDSM clubs.

The Shipping Room
The Shipping Room: Medical Show Shipping with Scott Barbash

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!

Plus a special deep dive into Scott’s favorite medical show: Scrubs!

One Chicago with Meet Us at Molly’s: Tamar & Christine are joined by Bryna Kramer and Gina Zippilli of the Meet Us at Molly’s podcast to talk about shipping in the One Chicago universe!

We’re also talking about how the shows could potentially address the ongoing conversation about law enforcement here in the US in their upcoming seasons, which characters need love interests STAT, and discuss some of the biggest ship wars between fans of the shows!

Click here for where to listen.

my imaginary friends
My Imaginary Friends: Tools & Technique

A new release and how tools influence craft.

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: August 7, 2020

Thoughts today on re-regulating ourselves to live in a crazy-making world, how champagne problems are still real problems, reader expectations and Kresley Cole.

First Cup of Coffee – August 10, 2020: THE PROMISED QUEEN has been turned in, so back to DARK WIZARD. Also some on what I’ve been reading, what I need from a book for it to be fantasy, and about Cursed and Silicon Valley. 

First Cup of Coffee – August 11, 2020: Happy Release Day to L. Penelope for CRY OF METAL AND BONE! Also musings on superhero ensembles, Umbrella Academy S2, and #teambobcat

First Cup of Coffee – August 13, 2020: Thoughts on introductions – good and bad ways of doing them – and how I’m becoming a monster thanks to L. Penelope. Also, what I’m writing for our UNDER A WINTER SKY anthology.

Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 253 – A Trip to “Joker’s Sin” with Davidson King

Davidson King sits down with Jeff to talk about her “Haven Hart” universe, which includes her latest book To Die For that is part of the spin-off “Joker’s Sin” series. Davidson also discusses “Sticky Fingers,” what got her to take the leap to writing her own book and the Diverse Reader review site. She’s also talks about some books she’s been enjoying this summer. Book reviews this week include “Boyfriend with Benefits” by Allison Temple and two books by Jim Provenzano: “Everytime I Think of You” and “Message of Love.” Plus the guys discuss the documentaries “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” and “Howard.”

LITerally Us Podcast
LITerally Us: Ep 31: Author Interview & Gossip Session with Tif Marcelo

On this episode, Kamrun and Gabi chat with Tif Marcelo, who’s the author of THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER, ONCE UPON A SUNSET, and more. There are lots of fangirling about books and celebrity gossip, TV shows, and they share quarantine habits. She makes book recommendations, shares details on books she’s working on, and who she’d co-write a book with if she could.

Ep 32: Author Interview with Scarlet Peckham & Feminist Historical Romances: On this episode, Kamrun and Gabi have an exciting chat about juicy feminist historical romance books and revolutionary heroines with award-winning author Scarlett Peckham. She’s the author of THE DUKE I TEMPTED, THE LORD OF I LEFT, and the more recent historical romance THE RAKESS. She talks about flipping the script on the rake trope by introducing a female rakess to her series, subverting the patriarchy in her books, how she was inspired by the old school romances she read as a child, and her book recommendations.

Click here for where to listen.

The Mermaid Podcast
The Mermaid Podcast: Animal Crossing Mermaid Dream House

Animal Crossing New Horizons has been a popular pastime for many people during quarantine. The latest swimming and diving update brought new mermaid “recipes” for decor and accessories. Luke Stoffel, host of the 5-star island “Neverland” and creator of The Unicorn Cookbook, shares his tips for creating a mermaid dream home to make your ACNH island a perfect fantasy paradise.

SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 107: Catherine, Called Birdy (with Kelly Anneken)

On Episode 107, Alli is joined by podcaster and comedian Kelly Anneken to discuss Karen Cushman’s 1995 Newbery Honor winner, Catherine, Called Birdy. They chat about babysitting, Accelerated Reader, and their misguided impressions of the Middle Ages. They take a close look at the way Catherine, Called Birdy depicts heavy issues of childbirth, agency, domestic violence, diversity, consent, and the patriarchy. Alli and Kelly also chat about the unique challenges of adapting a book like this one for film or TV.

Kelly is co-host of the Red All Over and Up Yours, Downstairs podcasts. Follow her on Instagram (@kellyanneken) and Twitter (@kellyanneken).

boobies and noobies podcast
Boobies & Noobies: The Write Escape

Courtney, historian and host of The Cult of Domesticity Podcast, joins Kelly to discuss THE WRITE ESCAPE, an interracial contemporary romance by Charish Reid. Along the way, they take a deep dive into Irish oppression, their favorite shifter romance recs, and the lost art form of sensual dishwashing.

Rate & Review Boobies & Noobies at any time between July 1st – August 31st and be entered to win a fun, romance-filled giveaway!

Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Corinne Michaels: New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Corinne Michaels joins Kelly to discuss her upcoming release, THE ONE FOR ME, book three in the Arrowood Brothers series. Other topics include mindfulness through meditation, discovering romance novels at an early age, and Corinne’s real life “instalove” story that influenced her writing.

Whoa!Mance: Whoa!nus: Spring Fling with Scarlett Peckham Part 2

As promised, Part Two of yr girls’ conversation with the illustrious Scarlett Peckham, and a deeper dive into Judith McNaught’s canonical debut novel Whitney, My Love. Sexiest parts, weirdest parts, and all the parts in between.

CW: sexual assault, intimate partner violence

If you experienced sexual assault and need or would like help, visit for resources in your area, or call 800-656-HOPE (4673) for confidential support.

Click here for where to listen.

Too Stupid To Live
Too Stupid to Live: The Harvest Moon with Tea and Strumpets

Another epic romance crossover! Kelsey Lubbe and Zoe Wernick from “Tea and Strumpets” join Becky to talk horses, history facts, and review The Harvest Moon by Joshua Ian ($0.99)

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