Frolic Podcast Network Weekly Wrap-up: Self-Publishing, The Hating Game 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: 402. Girl Indeed Gone Viral, with Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai wrote a tweet about cake pops on Valentine’s Day that went holy heckin’ viral. It was on every social media platform. It was on tv. Morning shows spent 3+ minutes debating it. Then jackwagon men’s rights activists on YouTube ranted about it. The cake pops are a metaphor, but the outcome of online virality and that level of exposure is very real, and very difficult. So we talk about what happened, why it happened, and why it’s so goddam threatening for marginalized women with platforms and opinions to be funny while criticizing the behavior of entitled people. And in delicious, delicious irony, Girl Gone Viral, Alisha’s new book, is out this week. TW/CW: harassment, like holy whoa. We’re talking throughout the episode about online harassment of a woman of color, and there are some shitty examples at different times in our conversation, so heads up.

my imaginary friends
My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope: Where to Go Next?

Dusting off some self-publishing skills & trying to figure out what’s next for me writing-wise.

Living in the Pages with Willow Aster
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Nana Malone

In this episode, Willow meets USA Today bestselling author, Nana Malone. They engage in a wonderfully stimulating conversation covering the state of diversity and marginalized characters in the world of romance, welcoming uncomfortable conversations, and a future as hip-hop dancers on Tik-Tok.

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Quick & Dirty Romance Podcast
The Quick & Dirty Romance Podcast: Ask Us Anything! 

Skye and Sarah answer questions from podcast listeners!

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Tea and Strumpets Podcast
Tea & Strumpets: 032 – Love By Numbers 1 – Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell may be named for an Empress but she certainly doesn’t feel the part. She’s not exactly sure when she became a plain, boring spinster of the ton, but somewhere along the way she lost herself. After Callie overhears a conversation where she is described as “passive” it lights a fire in her to become just the opposite. Armed with a list of things she would do if she were truly wild, she heads out into the night to complete item one: kiss someone – passionately!That someone is the handsome Lord Ralston, who just happens to be in need of spinster with a sterling reputation. He did not realize that one kiss from Callie would have him looking for more. Sarah MacLean’s debut romance novel Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is all the fun and drama you want from the genre! Plus it’s a little hot to the touch with all that glorious spinster/rake chemistry!


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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: April 17, 2020

A commute podcast today as I emerge from sparkling isolation and run actual errands! Reports on social distancing in Santa Fe and the line to get into Trader Joe’s – and doing my own hair. Eep!

First Cup of Coffee – April 20, 2020: I’m doing a Fantasy Romance Panel today for r/Fantasy Virtual Con. Find it here. Otherwise I’m talking about making masks and other weekend activities. Still not *quite* done with THE PROMISED QUEEN…

First Cup of Coffee – April 21, 2020: I’m talking today about creativity, definitions of success, making sacrifices to do hard things, the movie Whiplash, and what it means to be a failed writer. Also, a visit from a neighbor!

First Cup of Coffee – April 23, 2020: A short episode today because I have serious Book Brain. I’m close enough to the end of THE PROMISED QUEEN to taste it and I’m talking about difficult plane landings.

Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 237 – Julian G. Simmons Talks “Whyborne and Griffin”

Julian G. Simmons joins Jeff this week to talk about his work as the narrator of Jordan L. Hawk’s “Whyborne & Griffin” series. Julian shares about how he got the gig and how he prepared to record the books. He also discusses his background in performing as well as his writing and producing projects. Reviews this week include “Temporary Husband” by Dev Bentham and “The Fever King” by Victoria Lee.

LITerally Us Podcast
LITerally Us: Ep 20: #Throwback Re-Read of Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

On this episode, Gabi and Kamrun take a trip down memory lane to re-read one of their favorite and early romance reads, Wallbanger by New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton. They share their thoughts on whether it still holds up eight years later in today’s world, how it fits in with the romance books today, and their book recommendations.

Couples Talking Couples Podcast
Couples Talking Couples: Grease

Brush up on you hand jive and meet for the big race on thunder road because this episode is automatic, systematic, hydromatic “Grease!” This week we discuss Ashley’s real life “Grease” experience, Ryan’s bizarre fan theory, and re imagining the musical set in the 90s.

Learning the Tropes
Learning the Tropes: The Hating Game

This week Erin and Clayton read The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and talk about how tropey it is, whether Josh is an all-timer and Erin plays… The Clayton Game!

Feminist Survival Project 2020
The Feminist Survival Project: Episode 27: How to Unfamiliarity

We’re all in uncharted territory these days. Amelia has a music metaphor to help cope with these times of social distancing. Emily helps break it down. Special appearance by Beethoven. (not the dog)

The Pemberly Podcast
The Pemberley Podcast: A Certain Young Man

This week, Charlotte conspires with Georgiana Lambe to spend the day with a certain young man, while trying to evade the attentions of another certain disapproving young man.

The Lesbian Ship is Intense
This Lesbian Ship Is Intense: AAM’s Juliantina: The End

We have finally reached the end of our destination! Thank you for sticking around all this time. Please enjoy the final installment of our Juliantina recap. Will we achieve happily ever after?

Whoa!mance: Having Fun with Misogyny

As yr girls Morgan and Isabeau continue to shelter in place, stories of normal life – drinks in a cozy bar, dinner with a friend – are becoming just as titillating as the triumphs of our heroines. So imagine the excitement when Not The Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher was set in Chicago, with real life landmarks transported to the page like distant comforts. But the novel, which turns How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days on its head, is a not-so-friendly reminder that the “normal” we remember is still a funhouse mirror of patriarchal control. What makes a good ally? What role should believability play in a romantic fantasy? And aren’t we all just other girls? We may need a few more weeks indoors after this one y’all.

The Turn On Podcast
The Turn-On: Summertime 

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read an excerpt from “If Only for the Summer” by Alexandra Warren and talk about summer romances and doing too much too soon in relationships.

boobies and noobies podcast
Boobies & Noobies: Spell of the Highlander

Animator and fan fiction expert, Abby Bokun returns to discuss SPELL OF THE HIGHLANDER, the 7th book in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander Series. Other topics include that “squicky” stalker scene from “Love Actually”, Scottish accents in romance novels (yay or nay?) and a plethora of early 2000’s pop culture references.


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