Weekend Podcast Guide: Gay Agendas and More

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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!

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Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 461. Gods, Demons, and Retirements with Lois McMaster Bujold
Catherine and I chat with Lois McMaster Bujold (!!!) about The Assassins of Thasalon. If you like the Penric & Desdemona books as much as we do (which is a LOT) you’ll love this episode! We cover the origin story of Penric and Desdemona, how her retirement partially rests on self publishing, and how much manga she’s reading and watching – with recommendations.
 
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Lit Wallflowers: Grayson Family – Jewel – One Favor Changed It All

A fake marriage turned real, real quick in “Jewel” by Beverly Jenkins!

Jewel Crowley made a promise to her mother to take care of her father and her brothers until they marry. That promise was broken when Eli Grayson needed a favor.

In order for an investor to get Eli’s gazette back in business, he needed to be married yesterday. Jewel agreed after some begging, but they didn’t expect the announcement of the gazette being saved included the mention of a “Mr. and Mrs. Grayson.”

Reputations were important in a small town, even in a progressive town like Grayson Grove, so Jewel agreed to marry Eli with a plan to divorce him once the buyer and investor, Mr. Hicks, leaves town.

Mr. Hicks decided to build a home in Grayson Grove so Eli either had to fess up or stay married. With a catch like Jewel, he chose the latter and courted his own wife.

But relationships are never perfect! Exes ride into town, trouble lurks, and bonds get tested. Join us as we discuss how one favor changed it all!

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Too Stupid to Live: Ice Planet Barbarians with Aysha Wax
Keeping a promise of good sex times, Becky welcomes the hilarious Aysha Wax back to the show to review the interplanetary sensation, Ice Planet Barbarians ($2.99).
 

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Wit Beyond Measure: Emma – The 2020 Film Adaptation

This week Catrina and Elle discuss the 2020 Emma adaptation starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, and Bill Nighy.

How did this adaptation hold up against the book? Was it more entertaining, or just as boring as some of the novel’s chapters? Did the actors get the characters right, or did they miss the mark? Most importantly, did we finally get romance?

From two hosts who weren’t big fans of the novel, it might surprise you to hear what they thought of this adaptation.
 

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: June 4, 2021

An amusing review of an audio book from the dirty part of the publishing pool, a funny story about GRRM vs JRRT and the perception of one’s own success, including how perplexing it can be to become a phenom.

First Cup of Coffee – June 7, 2021: I’m welcoming special guest A.C. Anderson, author of THE MARS STRAIN. She chats with me about her journey to the publication of her debut novel, the ups and downs of publishing, and the joys of coffee and wine.

First Cup of Coffee – June 10, 2021: What is art? Who am I? Thoughts on how I learn the same things about my process over and over, each new book an education. Also thoughts on Gen X, Tik Tok, age, albums, symphonies, and how long a chapter should be.
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Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 314 – Gay Agendas & Meet Cutes with Jason June & Emery Lee

Jeff interviews Jason June and Emery Lee authors about their debut YA novels. Jason June and Emery discuss the inspiration for “Jay’s Gay Agenda” and “Meet Cute Diary,” both drawn from their own lives. They also talk about their desire to bring an authentic teen experience to the page, exploring themes like first times, finding pronouns that fit, and telling stories where queer teens get a happy ending. They also share what Pride means to them, and offer book recommendations. Jeff also reviews their books in this episode.

Episode 315 – Giving YA Characters a Voice with Kirt Graves: Jeff talks with Kirt Graves about narrating the “Codename: Winger” young adult series. They discuss why Kirt wanted to take on the series, and his desire to voice more YA books. Kirt gets into the differences in voicing YA versus romance, as well as why he’s live streaming some of his recording sessions on Discord. Kirt also asks Jeff questions about the “Winger” series, and they talk about some of the experiments they’re doing with the way the “Winger” audiobooks are being released. The first 20 minutes of “Tracker Hacker,” the first “Codename: Winger” book, is included at the end of the episode.

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Honestly!?: Episode #174 – Raw Fish In The Sun
On this week’s episode we’re talking about Bo Burnham’s new Netflix special, Luke Hemmings and Sierra Deaton’s engagement reveal, the Buzzfeed profile on Gabbie Hanna, the dissolution of Frenemies, and more!
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