Weekend Podcast Guide: October 24th

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: 428. The Cheese Plate is a Technology: Because Internet with Gretchen McCulloch

Today Amanda and I are talking with Gretchen McCulloch, author of Because Internet and host of the podcast “Lingthusiasm.” If you like listening to a really smart person with intricate knowledge of what’s going on beneath the mundane, this is an episode for you. We start by fangirling about Courtney Milan and creative use of language in some of her favorite novels, and then we talk about internet language. We also talk about how the use of language as a tool for socializing is something we’re all redefining. The words we use, and the spaces in which the words, happen are changing rapidly, and now are even more different.

This is a longer episode because we talk about So Many Things. Amanda and I both read and really enjoyed Because Internet, and it was a treat to talk to the author about her book, and about how language and socializing are evolving.

What Would Danbury Do?
What Would Danbury Do?: Benedict and Sophie’s Bogus Adventure

Sophie [f25] is now happily married to Benedict [m33], living in the country and apparently bored, because she keeps playing matchmaker for her half-sister Posy [f25]. This time, Sophie has set her sights on the new vicar, Hugh [m, age unknown but in possession of all his hair], and invited him for tea. However, tea is not drunk, sandwiches are not tasted, and roses are very scandalised.

Please note: this episode comes with a content warning for fat-phobia and discussions of unhealthy relationships with food


Cinderella’s (sweet) step-sister

A very friendly vicar

Spy skills

Country living


Baby names

Sequel bait?

Click here for where to listen.

First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: October 16, 2020

About being a morning person (or not) and why I write in the mornings. Also thoughts on keeping in contact with each other during these difficult times and not bean-counting in relationships.

First Cup of Coffee – October 19, 2020: I’m talking about Guardian (or Goblin): the Lonely and Great God, the fantasy romance K-drama that Kelly Robson turned me onto. Also about good omens, new opportunities, and why I withdrew from World Fantasy Con programming.

First Cup of Coffee – October 20, 2020:Why the hair and makeup thing is such a barrier for me these days, the perils of vanity, and my uneasy relationship with time. Also thoughts on creativity, how reading isn’t writing and how we feel in the moment is meaningless.

First Cup of Coffee – October 22, 2020:Congrats to L. Penelope for Song of Blood & Stone appearing on Time’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time – and a shout-out to her podcast, My Imaginary Friends! Also thoughts on setting goals for your career as an author.

Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 263 – V.E. Schwab and “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

Jeff talks with author V.E. Schwab about “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” and the inspiration behind the character as well as details on which historical events are featured in the book, working with two timelines to tell the story and the importance of authentic queer characters. Jeff also reviews “Addie LaRue” while Will has books perfect for Halloween with “The Secretary and the Ghost” by Gillian St. Kevern, “The Ghost of Hillcomb Hall” by Joshua Ian and “The Tutor” by Bonnie Dee.

SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 117: Meet Kirsten (American Girl) (with Kate Kennedy)

It’s time for another American Girl deep dive! This time, the focus is pioneer girl Kirsten Larson — and Alli couldn’t have picked a better guest for this one. On Episode 117, she welcomes the ~queen~ of pop culture deep dives, Kate Kennedy from the Be There in Five podcast.

Tune in to listen to Alli and Kate’s conversation about Meet Kirsten, which was published in 1988 and written by Janet Shaw. They share about their personal histories with the American Girl brand as a whole and examine the emotional roller coaster that is Meet Kirsten, specifically. Kate and Alli also discuss the ways in which Kirsten’s immigrant story is still resonant and relevant today.

Follow Kate on Instagram (@bethereinfive) and Twitter (@BeThereInFive).


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