Weekend Podcast Guide: September 29!

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: 424. The Duke Who Didn’t: Courtney Milan Answers Your Questions

Courtney Milan’s new book The Duke Who Didn’t is out this week, and you had questions! In this conversation, we talk about narrative structure, writing, the impact of conflict, finding joy in the process of creating, and managing the emotional ups and downs of the current hellscape. Special commentary from Pele, and thanks to Amanda, Claudia, Malia, Olivia, Shana, Catherine, Rhode, and Emily for their questions!

boobies and noobies podcast
Boobies & Noobies: Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Leni Kauffman

Even if you don’t recognize her name, chances are you’re already familiar with Leni Kauffman’s work. She is the illustrator behind such romance novel covers as Adriana Herrera’s FINDING JOY and Olivia Dade’s 40-LOVE, which we’ll be reading and reviewing in an upcoming episode! Join Leni and I as we discuss the recent illustrated cover phenomenon sweeping romance, her art aesthetic and why she needs to read more romance novels!

40-Love: Podcast host of Fataliteas and Best Forevers, Dr. Alysa Lucas, joins Kelly to discuss Olivia Dade’s body-positive, contemporary romance, 40-LOVE. Other topics include how we cultivate our perception of love, risky communication, and everyone’s favorite: period sex.

The Shipping Room
The Shipping Room: Episode 144: Julie and the Phantoms

This week Tamar and Christine are standing on the Edge of Great talking about Netflix’s latest hit show, Julie and the Phantoms! There’s plenty to discuss between Julie and Luke, Alex and Willie, Reggie’s maybe bi-curiosity, Flynn’s endless awesomeness, the major impact of Unsaid Emily, why Carlos Ponce is the #OGTimberlake, what we need to see from a second season, and more!

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What to Read Next Podcast
What to Read Next Podcast: #220 Author Interview: Rosie Danan

Today we have debut author Rosie Danan. Rosie wrote the latest romcom The Roommate which is forced proximity heaven. In this interview, we chat about writing her debut novel, her upcoming book and some fun book recommendations

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: September 18, 2020

A report on our outing yesterday and kayak fishing in New Mexico. Also some thoughts on the things readers say to authors, seeing writers as real people, and why we don’t need to rank everything.

First Cup of Coffee – September 21, 2020: Good news on THE PROMISED QUEEN! I read you the fab email from my editor. More on story structure, and a reveal of my new series AND the title of my novella for UNDER A WINTER SKY!

First Cup of Coffee – September 24, 2020: I’m talking about levels of editing today – what you can expect – and what an editor you hire should absolutely NOT do. Also updates on the garden, Dark Wizard, and UNDER A WINTER SKY.

Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 259 – In Conversation with Philip William Stover and Elia Winters
This special episode features an event Jeff hosted for Barbara’s Bookstore in Chicago featuring Philip William Stover, author of “The Hideaway Inn,” and Elia Winters, author of “Hairpin Curves.” In this conversation, Philip and Elia talk about their books, their use of similar tropes and giving LGBTQ characters a happily ever after. They also discuss their early romance reading, writing, as well as what’s coming up next for them.
Feminist Survival Project 2020
Feminist Survival Project 2020: Episode 49: How to Dreams

Animal Crossing New Horizons has been a popular pastime for many people during quarantine. The latest swimming and diving update brought new mermaid “recipes” for decor and accessories. Luke Stoffel, host of the 5-star island “Neverland” and creator of The Unicorn Cookbook, shares his tips for creating a mermaid dream home to make your ACNH island a perfect fantasy paradise.

SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 112: The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew #4)

It’s been more than two years since SSR last examined Nancy Drew — but we’re back with another Nancy convo for Episode 112! On this episode, the hosts of the Novel Pairings podcast join Alli to discuss the fourth book in the iconic series, The Mystery at Lilac Inn. They chat about how Nancy Drew can be simultaneously trailblazing and problematic and take a deep dive into the ways in which the book portrays race, class, appearance, law enforcement, and more.

Listen to Novel Pairings wherever you find your favorite pods! Follow the show on Instagram (@novelpairingspod) and Twitter (@NovelPairings). Follow Sara (@fictionmatters) and Chelsey on Instagram (@chelseyreads), too!

Episode 113: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (with Sarah Wendell): For some odd reason, Alli never read Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist when she was a teen reader herself, but she’s finally experiencing the David Levithan and Rachel Cohn novel for the first time on Episode 113! Tune in to hear her and her guest chat about so many things: the importance of music, the evolution in our language around queerness and gender fluidity, the way sexuality is leveraged against girls, the emotional power of YA, hotel vending machine makeout scenes, and so much more!

Sarah Wendell is the co-founder and current mastermind of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and the host of Smart Podcast, Trashy Books. She is also the author of Everything I Know About Love, I Learned from Romance Novels and Lighting the Flames, as well as the co-author of Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels. Follow her on Twitter (@SmartBitches) and Instagram (@smartbitches).

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