Weekend Podcast Guide: Motorcycles, Mermaids 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: 442. A 2021 Books Preview with Erin Galloway from Berkley

Erin Galloway and I are talking about some of the books that are coming out this year from Berkley. We’ve got competency p0rn romances, bodyguards protecting brilliant women, and hilarious mysteries – plus we take a side trip into illustrated cover art and how the appearance of romance changes.

We apologize in advance for the damage to your TBR!

Don’t miss our new podcast after party with Amanda and me on Stereo.com/SmartBitches! Tuesdays at 7:30pm ET, live via Very Cool Avatars. We hope you’ll tune in to add your voice to our show. We promise silliness, mayhem, and a lot of laughter!

Couples Talking Couples Podcast
Couple’s Talking Couples: Brokeback Mountain

Grab your fishing gear and meet us in Wyoming because this week Ashley and Ryan are diving into the 2005 classic “Brokeback Mountain.” Discussion topics include: the cowboy mumbles, picking an alabi that involves hobbies you actually enjoy, and our sincere wish for more LGBTQ romcoms.

Bodice Tipplers
Bodice Tipplers: Lucky by Jackie Collins
Get ready for some Jackie Collins all up in your face-parts! Lucky Santangelo is a boss businesslady who Has Sex. A whole lot happens in this book – everybody gets married six times, at least one hotel is opened, dirty deeds are done on yachts….

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my imaginary friends
My Imaginary Friends: Be Compassionate with Yourself

Career concerns and caring for your creativity.

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: January 22, 2o21

Putting ethical behavior and decency before the love of money, authors behaving badly – and about the idea that some scenes don’t drive the story and should be cut, along with a lovely review of THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE.

First Cup of Coffee – January 25, 2021: Celebrating Release Day for THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE! Plus thoughts on the Amazon algorithm, trad publishing income, and some movie recs.

First Cup of Coffee – January 26, 2021: The love/hate reaction to art and how this applies to radio stations and selling books. Also a bit about Astar and the boys of Heirs of Magic. Good news on Dark Wizard, plus choosing crit partners.

First Cup of Coffee – January 28, 2021: Writers residencies, why they can be life-changing, but also how the costs can be high, so it takes weighing all that. Also ethics on reviews and promo.

Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 284 – In the Booth with Audiobook Narrator Nick J. Russo

Nick J. Russo joins us to talk about how drumming in a band was his gateway to becoming an audiobook narrator. He also discusses why he loves romances, the wide range of books he voices, and what his favorite sub-genres are. Nick also has the scoop on some of his latest releases as well as what’s coming up next.

Episode 285 – Big Gay Fiction Book Club January 2021: “An Unseen Attraction” by KJ CharlesJeff & Will travel back to the Victorian era with the romance mystery/suspense novel An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead.

The Mermaid Podcast
The Mermaid Podcast: The Last Mer-Child

Siren meets The Mandalorian in this original audio story inspired by the #MerMay artwork. On a wide and desperate planet, The Sirens have gone to war with The Mermaids. A pirate rescues a mermaid orphan, The Sirens search for a child, and an outcast discovers the key to her revenge.

SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 129: The Mouse and the Motorcycle (with Anand Kalra)

Strap on your motorcycle helmets and get ready to take an adventure with Ralph S. Mouse! On Episode 129, Alli and her guest discuss Beverly Cleary’s 1965 middle grade novel The Mouse and the Motorcycle. They chat about mice in kid lit and do an extensive compare and contrast between Ralph and Stuart Little. They talk about the fun of stories that take place in a hotel setting and the challenges of discussing nostalgia. They consider The Mouse and the Motorcycle as a fantasy story and the book’s more gendered elements… and so much more!

Anand Kalra is the founding director of Uncaged Librarian Arts & Information, which produced Octavia of Earth, the documusical inspired by the life of sci-fi luminary Octavia E. Butler. Follow along on Instagram (@uncagedlibrarian) and Facebook.

Episode 130: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (with Jordan Moblo): Episode 130 marks the conclusion to Manuary 2021 — and Alli’s first experience with the oft-requested Avi novel, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. The book was published in 1990 and won a Newbery Honor in 1991 and has quite the fandom within the SSR community. On this episode, Alli and guest Jordan Moblo have an in-depth conversation about The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and what it says about power, race, gender, class, and morality.

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