Weekend Podcast Guide: Nancy Drew 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: 463. Women and Poison in History with Mikki Kendall

Today, we’re going to talk about food safety law, and the history of women who probably poisoned their husbands. Allegedly.

Mikki Kendall, on Twitter as @Karnythia and the author of Hood Feminism, is an eager historian into the mysteries of what women got away with, and so we cover poison clusters, dying of fever, and the poisons hanging out in your back yard. This conversation was inspired by two Twitter threads, and I’ll link to both below for your continued wide-eyed reading.

As Mikki said in an email after we recorded, “we have evidence of poison clusters with inorganic poisons from autopsy reports & you can look at death record indexes when hunting for clusters of odd deaths.”

CW/TW: Food safety, horror stories, actual murder, questions about what’s in vaguely labeled food, and discussions of signs of intimate partner and child abuse.
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Wit Beyond Measure: Clueless – Emma’s Modern Adaptation

This week Wit Beyond Measure welcomes Barley Bookish to the podcast to talk everything Clueless!

We dive deep into the nostalgia of the 90’s and revisit this awesome teen rom-com. Does it hold up in 2021? Is it still a relevant film? Do we still love it? Has Paul Rudd actually aged?

Most importantly, how does Clueless compare to Emma? Do we still get a realistic look at life at the time? Do we get a bit of romance? Does the film hold true to the book, or does modernizing it lose what makes it Emma?

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: June 18, 2o21

Some discussion of the elephant in the room and what we don’t talk about regarding whether or not our books are successful. Also why we must learn our artistic process and own it, then improve without trying to change it.

First Cup of Coffee – June 23, 2021: I’m back from dealing with family emergencies and traveling all over the front range and desert southwest. Also a bit on being a writer and how that competes with other people’s conceptions of who we are.

First Cup of Coffee – June 24, 2021:How I predict how long a book will be and a discussion of book length, chapter length, how to play with reader expectations to amplify suspense. Also how I use 8-scene, 3-act structure to plan all of this.
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Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 317 – “Love is All” Authors Celebrate Love, Pride and Equality

Authors from the “Love is All” anthology talk about this year’s edition, which benefits the National Center for Transgender Equality. Anthology creator Xio Axelrod shares why she created the anthology four years ago. During the conversation Xio, along with contributors Rachel Lacey, Chantal Mer & Susan Scott Shelley, Connor Peterson and R.L. Merrill tell what their stories are about and what pride means to them. Plus we hear from two authors who couldn’t be part of the live show, Meg Bonney and Sophia Soames, about their contributions.

Episode 318 – Big Gay Fiction Book Club June 2021: “Seeking Solace” by Ari McKay: Jeff & Will dive into the third book in the “Walker Boys” series from Ari McKay as they talk about “Seeking Solace,” a sweet and sexy vacation romance.
Feminists Without Mystique: Ep 136: Kevin Can F Himself

We discuss the first two episodes of the new AMC series, Kevin Can F Himself, starring Annie Murphy. Spoiler alert: we’re fans, and can’t wait to watch and discuss the rest of the series!

We see you: Shoreline Jr High School, William Braddock, Security at Nellie’s, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Jair Bolsonaro, Rita Moreno
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The SSR Podcast: Episode 149: The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew #2) (with Maureen Johnson)

Grab your sleuthing supplies, listeners, because it’s time to go on another mission in the world of Nancy Drew! On Episode 149, YA superstar Maureen Johnson joins Alli to chat about the second book in the series, The Hidden Staircase. They discuss Nancy’s historical significance, the story’s crazy twists and turns, and The Hidden Staircase’s emphasis on notary publics and lunch breaks.

Maureen Johnson’s latest book, The Box in the Woods, is now available. Follow her on Instagram (@maureenjohnsonbooks) and Twitter (@maureenjohnson).

Episode 150: Secrets (Sweet Valley #2) (with Lacie Waldon): As has become an unofficial summertime tradition, SSR returns to Sweet Valley to kick off a new year of the podcast! On Episode 150, Alli and her guest discuss the second book in Francine Pascal’s iconic series, Secrets. They chat about their own high school memories, the social hierarchy of Sweet Valley, jealous boyfriends, the dangers of gossip, and why these books have been so popular with readers of different ages.

Lacie Waldon is a writer with her head in the clouds — literally! A flight attended based in Washington, D.C., Lacie spends her days writing from the jump seat and watching the world for new stories. The Layover is her debut novel. Follow her on Instagram (@allaboutthat_lace) and Twitter (@LacieWaldon).

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