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: 379. Dystopian Futures, Burnout, and More with Alyssa Cole
If you’re queuing up podcasts for travel journeys, I hope you’ll add this one, as it’s immediately one of my favorites. Alyssa Cole and I start off talking about her Audible Original, The AI Who Loved Me, which releases December 3, 2019, and the many things she put in her imaginary near future that are now coming true. We also talk a lot about burnout, the costs of working too much, gentrification, her upcoming action-thriller-romantic-comedy, and overcoming hesitation to promote your own work. There are some thoughtful, weighty topics in this episode, but we also laugh so much, and I hope this conversation is as uplifting and inspiring for you as it was for me.
Couples Talking Couples: 50 First Dates
Pop in your VHS and cross reference your memory journal because this week Ryan and Ashley will be remembering the 2004 Rom Com “50 First Dates.” This week they will be playing a game of “okay or not okay,” how they would react to finding out they couldn’t make new memories and Ashley’s unique memory refreshing alternative.
Bodice Tipplers: Thanksgiving SUPERSPECIAL: Featuring Carved In Stone
We were originally going to do two books for the holiday, one racist piece of $#!t and one good one full of nuanced representation. But on further discussion, we decided that it’s just not okay for us to do a big episode where we give one of these racist-a$$ books the full yuk-yuk treatment. So we combined it into a big Superspecial!!! We discuss the ugly history of Native American-themed romance novels and then we fling ourselves gratefully into the cool, crisp waters of Kathleen Eagle’s Carved in Stone, a book featuring honky tonk bars, omg ponies, Peril, and enormous amounts of big dick energy.
Shelf Love: So long and thanks for all the work: Kate Clayborn and The Midnight Feast by Emma Barry/Genevieve Turner
This week, romance novelist Kate Clayborn (Love Lettering) and I talk a lot about work! We read A Midnight Feast, a marriage in trouble novella by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner. A Midnight Feast begins on Thanksgiving day 1965 – a day of second chances! We discuss how it’s a subversive act to respectfully represent domestic labor on the page, why work is so often shorthand for identity and why that’s problematic, as well as why women’s work in particular is undervalued. Bonus clip at the end of the episode featuring another special person!
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 216 – Coastal Magic Featured Author Charlie Cochet Takes Us to the North Pole
Charlie Cochet talks with Jeff about the re-release of “North Pole City Tales” and the “THIRDS” series as well as a new installment of the “Paranormal Princes” series that is coming soon. Books reviewed this week include “American Love Story” by Adriana Herrera, “A Christmas Wedding” by A.E. Ryecart and the first two books in Charlie’s “North Pole City Tales” series.
#PantsNaNoWriMo day 28: Happy Thanksgiving from the US! A bit today on different kinds of editing for those who don’t know. Otherwise a brief check in.
First Cup of Coffee – November 27, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 27: On finding out who you are and doing it on purpose – and more on why I love the Dolly Parton’s America podcast, and why #NaNoWriMo is just a construct.
First Cup of Coffee – November 26, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 26: A quick message from a lovely location: continue with that writing habit you’ve built!
First Cup of Coffee – November 25, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 25: A special celebrity guest today: SFF author Emily Mah, talking about Clarion, breaking into writing, self-publishing, her process, and her new PNR trilogy, The Sunrise Prophecy.
First Cup of Coffee – November 24, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 24: More on treating the subconscious creative self with gratitude – and rewarding ourselves for hard work. Why taking a break is important, and how historical romance was my gateway drug.
First Cup of Coffee – November 23, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 23: On working with the creative subconscious and expressing gratitude for what it gives you – even if your hero suddenly becomes a villain.
Tea & Strumpets: A Regency Romance Review: 013.5 – Bonus – Thankful For Romance
Happy Thanksgiving from the US-of-A! Looking back over the last year, we’ve realized we have so much to be thankful for. In honor of the holiday, we wanted to take a few minutes to share with you why we’re especially thankful for romance! Plus, it turns out we’re not the only ones who have strong feelings on the subject. So feel free to take a quick break from all the holiday craziness and listen to us and some of our Frolic friends talk about why romance has a special place in our hearts this year.