Weekend Podcast Guide: Holiday Books 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: 435. Fashion, History, and Romance with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

We are talking fashion today! My guest today is Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, fashion historian, person behind the @WornOnThisDay Twitter account, and author of the new book The Way We Wed.

In her book, she looks at the history of wedding fashion, and at the clothing history of the people surrounding marrying couple. We also talk about why some clothing and the fascination with clothing endures, and what changes the Quarantimes will create for fashion, clothing, and trends.

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Couple’s Talking Couples: The Happiest Season

Track us on our cell phone and find us at our parents house because this week Ashley and Ryan are diving into the the 2020 Christmas Movie “The Happiest Season.” Discussion topics include: shipping Aubrey Plaza, the danger of the empty invite, and a cool tip for Hollywood setting movies in 2021.

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: December 4, 2020

Some advice for authors on thinking in terms of long-term planning and cultivating relationships with readers instead of falling prey to short-term thinking. Also a bit on Romance Author Mastermind weekend.

First Cup of Coffee – December 7, 2020: Romance Author Mastermind weekend, the various reader communities out there, and the many different goal posts we’re shooting for as authors. Also a shout out to Alexandra Ivy’s DON’T LOOK.

First Cup of Coffee – December 8, 2020:Sharing my news on DARK WIZARD today, along with a frank discussion of how even established career authors may suffer from Disappointed Hopes – but how sweet grapes is really a thing.

First Cup of Coffee – December 10, 2020: Geeking out over structure today – of a book and a series – and extending the analogy of being an architect or a gardener. All spurred by being nearly done with THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 272 – Listener Favorite: Suzanne Brockmann

For the last Listener Favorite episode of our fifth anniversary year, we present Suzanne Brockmann. Suzanne, along with her family, has long been a champion of LGBTQ+ inclusion in romance fiction. In this look back at interviews from 2017 (which featured her, her husband Ed Gaffney and her son Jason T. Gaffney), Suzanne discusses her efforts to get gay characters in some of her early work, including the groundbreaking addition of FBI agent Jules Cassidy to her “Troubleshooter” series, and the historic gay wedding she brought to readers in “All Through the Night” (which happens to be our Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for December). We also hear from Suzanne, Ed and Jason about how the family creates projects like the “California Comedy” books and movies, such as “The Perfect Wedding.”

Episode 273 – Holiday Book and Movie Reviews Jeff & Will love the holidays for all the seasonal stories and movies. They’ve been watching and reading a lot. In this episode they discuss Hulu’s “Happiest Season” and Hallmark Channel’s “The Christmas House.” They also review “Hearts Alight” by Elliot Cooper, “Holidays in Blue” by Eve Morton, “Gifts for the Season: Winter & Christmas MM Charity Anthology,” and “Party Favors” by Erin McLellan. Jeff also gives a shout out to American Ballet Theatre’s male/male pas de deux “Touché,” which recently premiered.
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The SSR Podcast: Episode 124: Ballet Shoes (with Jenny Bayliss)

In the 1998 movie You’ve Got Mail, Kathleen Kelly shares her love for the “Shoe books” by Noel Streatfeild. Her favorite, she says, is Ballet Shoes — and since we are *big* fans of Kathleen Kelly around here, it’s time to tackle it!

On Episode 124, Alli and her guest Jenny Bayliss dive into the world of the Fossil family — Pauline, Petrova, Posy, and their caretakers Garnie and Nana. They talk about the pressures the sisters feel to support their family, the way they embrace found family, and the various forms of privilege they straddle. They discuss the way misogyny presents itself in Ballet Shoes and the hints of progressivism they find in an otherwise fairly classic book.

Jenny Bayliss is the author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas. Follow her on Instagram (@jennibayliss) and Twitter (@BaylissJenni).

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