Weekend Podcast Guide: Book Previews and More


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: 473. We Love Books and Convenience Store Snacks

Amanda and I are arranging marriages between books and convenience store candies (we missed this part of Ellen’s question last week!) and we talk about what romances we’d want to see adapted into limited series, who we’d cast in our dream productions, and what we’ve learned over the years of working with the website.

Feminists Without Mystique: Ep 145: Roe v. Wade overturned in Texas

We are enraged, frustrated, gutted (insert all the negative adjectives) at the new Texas law that went into effect today banning abortions after 6 weeks, WELL before most women even know they’re pregnant. This law is unconstitutional on its face, and yet SCOTUS hasn’t blocked it. We get into the other devastating, insidious aspects of this law, which allows private citizens to act as vigilantes and sue anyone “aiding and abetting” an abortion – from the front desk administartor at a women’s health clinic, to the Uber driver. It’s fucked up on every level, not how the legal system in this country is designed to work, and also just plain unconstitutional. Rage, rage, rage. Feel free to call Susan Collins’s office and ask her how “settled” she thinks Roe precedent is now.

We see you: Northepointe Christian Schools, Waukesha School District board, Marin County teacher who unmasked for storytime, Colleyville Heritage High School, Roger Garrison, Virginia Governor Northam’s complicated posthumous pardon
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Rebel Girls Book Club: Against White Feminism: interviewing author Rafia Zakaria

We’re kicking off season three with a recentering and reconstruction of feminism away from a white-middle class perspective. In this episode, Harmony interviews writer, philosopher, and lawyer Rafia Zakaria on her latest book, Against White Feminism Notes on Disruption.

Click here for where to listen.

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy:  August 27, 2021

First podcast in a week! I’m back, talking about time off, unplugging our brains for maximum productive creativity, advice for creatives who can only work at the end of the day, Nomadland, and how grief can paralyze.

First Cup of Coffee – August 31, 2021: My musings on story openings today – how much is genre-specific, how much dictated by a culture increasingly accustomed to click-bait entrees, and how to draw the lines between what you want to create and satisfying reader expectations.

First Cup of Coffee – September 2, 2021: As promised I’m discussing how to spot scam or vanity publishers, what the red flags are and what the difference is between those, traditional publishing, and self-publishing.
 WINTER SKY anthology.
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Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 330 – Book Previews and Reviews for September

Jeff & Will review “Best Laid Plans” by Roan Parrish, “Unforgotten” by Garrett Leigh, and James Whiteside’s memoir “Center Center.” In addition, the guys look at books coming in September by Garett Leigh, Lucy Lennox & May Archer, K.M. Neuhold, Nicky James, Riley Hart, Alison Cochrun, Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes, DJ Jamison, and Haven Hadley.

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The Mermaid Podcast: The History of The Women of Weeki Wachee Springs

We’re going back to the legendary mermaid attraction, Weeki Wachee Springs! In this episode, host Laura von Holt interviews emerging museum historian, Rebecca Schwandt, about her project, The Women of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, an online exhibit of artifacts and oral history about the experiences and history of the mermaid performers who have worked at Weeki Wachee over the decades. Rebecca shares what she discovered about the fascinating intersection of Florida history, women’s history, labor rights, environmentalism, and American roadside attractions…plus plenty of surprises that happened while cataloging pieces of Weeki Wachee’s seventy-year history.

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The SSR Podcast: Episode 160: Claudia and the Mystery at the Museum (with Andrea Bartz)

SSR is no stranger to the Baby-Sitters Club, but we have yet to explore the BSC Mystery subseries… until now! On Episode 160, Alli and her guest talk about Baby-Sitters Club Mystery #11, Claudia and the Mystery at the Museum. Tune in to hear discussions about classic mystery storytelling, weird vibes between the tween baby-sitters and adults, a bizarre B-plot featuring a child star, the importance of writing young girl characters with agency, and so much more.

Andrea Bartz is a journalist and the bestselling author of The Lost Night, The Herd, and We Were Never Here. Follow her on Instagram (@andibartz) and Twitter (@andibartz).


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