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: 453. Uzma Jalaluddin and Hana Khan Carries On – with Bonus COVID Vaccine Info with Dr. Jen Gunter
Uzma Jalaluddin joins Amanda and me to talk about Hana Khan Carries On, which caused one of us some Bad Decisions Book Club membership. We discuss the book (no spoilers, don’t worry!) and the fabulous podcasting heroine, Hana, who’s got a You’ve Got Mail kind of relationship with the owner of a rival Halal restaurant. We cover representation, gorgeous cover art, and writing about characters finding and using their voices. It’s so much fun – Uzma is a wonderful guest.
Rebel Girls Book Club: The Passion of Mary Magdalen, Part 3
This week we finished The Passion of Mary Magdalen and try to interpret the meaning of life as the book presents it. Elizabeth Cunningham, if you have answers, we’re eagerly listening.
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: April 8, 2021
Warning signs that a plot might be too contrived and that the author is leaning too heavily on luck and coincidence. Also a bit on social media and how it can distort our perception of our relevance in other people’s lives.
First Cup of Coffee – April 13, 2021: How building a writing habit will do the work for you in getting back into writing after time off. Also a bit more on how doing something I didn’t want to do, but that was the right thing, played into serendipity for me.
First Cup of Coffee – April 15, 2o21: Exciting (kinda) news in my little world and notes on other Big Decisions. Exemptions to my 3K/day writing rule, a bit more on synopses, Identifying and Breaking Bad Writing Habits, and where you can see me this weekend.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 302 – Reviews: Adam Silvera, Summer Devon, Gregory Ashe & C.S. Poe, Sydney Smyth, Eli Easton & Tara Lain
Jeff & Will review books, including “Infinity Reaper” by Adam Silvera, “The Gentleman and the Lamplighter” by Summer Devon, “A Friend in the Dark” by Gregory Ashe & C.S. Poe, “Bridesmates” by Sydney Smyth, and “Schooling the Jock” by Eli Easton & Tara Lain. They also talk about the films “Tina,” “Late Night,” “Moxie,” and “The Last Blockbuster.”
The Mermaid Podcast: Sea Shanties and Mermaid Superstitions
Sea shanty songs have recently gone viral on social media. Revell Carr, associate professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Kentucky, gives us some background on sea shanties. We hear the history of how they came to be, what purpose they served, and why sea shanties resonate now. Revell Carr is the author of the book Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels so we’re also going to hear some bonus Hawaiian history and maritime history. Most importantly, Revell performs a famous sea ballad called “The Mermaid.”
The SSR Podcast: Episode 141: Chasing Redbird (with Sarah Hogle)
Sharon Creech’s Chasing Redbird is the story of Zinnia Taylor, a thirteen-year-old who is navigating the chaos of her large family with the guilt she feels about the untimely deaths of her beloved cousin Rose and her Aunt Jessie. Oh, and there’s also an older boy named Jake Boone who is suddenly paying a lot of attention to her. But what happens when Zinny takes on the task of uncovering a twenty-mile trail behind her house? As you can probably guess, the project is going to take her on a major ~journey~.
On Episode 141, author Sarah Hogle joins Alli for a conversation about grief, mental health, guilt, identity, and so much more. They also address one burning question: Is Jake Boone a hero or a creep?