Weekend Podcast Guide: Spring Book Recs 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: 451. More Earl Had to Die: Victoria Helen Stone’s The Last One Home

Victoria Helen Stone has a new book out! The Last One Home is a dual-timeline domestic thriller in the genre of “Earl Had to Die.” In this conversation, we discuss her moving from writing romance as Victoria Dahl to writing domestic suspense and thrillers, growing up in poverty, and the power of nostalgia. Then Victoria figures out a key reason why “Earl Had to Die” books about revenge are so very satisfying.

What Would Danbury Do?
What Would Danbury Do?: 24.5 Nipples and Junk: The Costumes of Bridgerton

From gowns and gloves to tiaras and tailcoats – the first season of Bridgerton reportedly featured 7,500 costume pieces.

In this bonus episode we welcome Hilary Davidson — dress, textiles and fashion historian and curator and the author of Dress in the Age of Jane Austen.

25. Summon All The Courage You RequireOur characters spring into action in this episode, with boxing, running, horseback riding, kissing, yelling, and duelling. We get to hang out with Alice and Will (the best couple), dissect a very expensive piece of jewellery, and find out who is #TeamSimon – and who is not. Poor Prince Friedrich is really going about courting in the best way possible, but he’s no match for Simon’s eyebrow raising, and Daphne finally makes her choice.

Bodice Tipplers
Bodice Tipplers: Episode 50! The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

You guys you guys this is it! This is the big one! We are fifty episodes old and we are going BIG! We have gotten so many requests for this one – we read The Thorn Birds, you guys, and we’re gonna watch the miniseries (check social media for upcoming details about watching it with us!) and we got a secret guest (spoiler: Courtney’s secret brother Nate) all the way from Australia, and of course it was a whole ass thing. We lost Courtney for half of it! It was a beast, but we had a blast and we offer it up to you as our 50-episode birthday present to everyone.

Click here for where to listen.

First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: March 26, 2021

I’m finishing THE SORCERESS QUEEN AND THE PIRATE ROGUE today, so I have a bit of book brain. Also how too much backmatter can make books seem to end too soon, reader expectations, and (ugh) clean romance.

First Cup of Coffee – March 29, 2021: THE SORCERESS QUEEN AND THE PIRATE ROGUE is done! I’m reflecting on privilege, having the luxury of time and peace to create, not to mention read and reflect, and the impact of time poverty.

First Cup of Coffee – March 30, 2021:Why I think the success advice “If you’re not growing, you’re dying” is total bunk, along with associated thoughts on waxing and waning, homeostasis, cycles in nature, and why the full moon is valued over the new moon.

First Cup of Coffee – April 1, 2021:Teaching yourself not to be afraid of failure – and even to enjoy it! – and how I totally lied to you all and didn’t run this revision according to the excellent advice I gave you only two days ago. Also: dealing with deadlines.

Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 298 – Spring Book Recs with Jay & Lisa

Jay from the Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach share some of their favorite books from the past few months, including titles by Tal Bauer, Con Riley, KJ Charles, C.S. Poe, Kat Silver and Jordan L. Hawk. They also shout out books from Layla Reyne and Jenn Burke that they are looking forward to. The guys also celebrate some Christmas cheer as they discuss the recently announced Netflix gay romance holiday movie.

Episode 299 – April Book Preview Plus Reviews of Robbie Couch and Annabeth AlbertJeff & Will discuss books they’re looking forward to in April, including titles by Rebecca James, Annabelle Greene, Jaxon Knight, and Kris Ripper along with two anthologies, Taking a Chance and Fables Retold. Jeff also reviews “The Sky Blues” by Robbie Couch and Will reviews his re-read of “Served Hot” by Annabeth Albert. The April Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection is announced: “Striking Sparks” by Ari McKay. The guys also share the news of a new online book convention called IQARUS as well as a new fiction podcast from JC Calciano, “Steamy Stories.”
SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 139: Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles (The Royal Diaries) (with Angela Lashbrook)

Let them eat cake! On Episode 139, Alli and her guest discuss the fourth installment in the beloved Royal Diaries series, Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles, written by Kathryn Lasky. They chat about the disturbing nature of marriage and royalty in the eighteenth century, try to reconcile the voice of Antonia in the diary with the infamous Marie Antoinette, wonder why gambling was such a key part of a royal’s education, and consider the many contradictions of Versailles.

Angela Lashbrook writes about consumer tech and health for OneZero, VICE, Refinery29, and other outlets. She blogs about books at angelalashbrook.medium.com. Follow Angela on Twitter (@lemonsand) and bookstagram (@theangelashelf).

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