Weekend Podcast Guide: Swipe Right!


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: 482. Big Gay Podcast AMA Part II!

This is part two of our crossover episode with The Big Gay Fiction Podcast! Amanda and I connected with Jeff and Will and answered listener questions from our Patreon communities.

The Big Gay Fiction Podcast released part one Thursday 4 November so you get all four of us being ridiculous together for two episodes back to back.

We’re talking about the first m/m romances we ever read, and we have book recs, food discussions, and some thoughtful conversations about genre and community, too.
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: October 29, 2021

News on choosing the SFWA Grandmaster, thoughts on jargon, closed communities, gaming, and being able (and willing) to explain niche knowledge to people who have no context for what you’re talking about.

First Cup of Coffee – November 1, 2021: Upon request, a discussion of fight scenes (including battle scenes), why I think they’re nothing like sex scenes, how the character transformation is totally different, and how I learned to write them anyway.

First Cup of Coffee – November 2, 2021: An epiphany I had on why some people might see fights scenes and sex scenes as similar. Also a rant on notifications and why I believe we should assiduously fight them and a bit about the Brittany Murphy documentary.

First Cup of Coffee – November 4, 2021: Thoughts on rereading my own books, world bibles, worldbuilding, the advisability of writing sequels and the perils of long series. Also story structure and why I think some books are lacking it, to their detriment.

Jeff and Will's big gay fiction
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 343 – Sixth Anniversary Book Recommendation Spectacular

Jeff & Will celebrate the podcast’s sixth anniversary, and announce the Big Gay Fiction Fest, a free online reader event that will celebrate gay holiday romances. Books coming in November are also previewed, and Will reviews books by Gabbi Grey and EE Ottoman.

Episode 344 – Mega Crossover Event with “Smart Podcast, Trashy Books”: Jeff & Will have a mega crossover event with Sarah and Amanda from “Smart Podcast, Trashy Books.” Together they talk about a wide rage of topics as they answer questions from their Patreon communities, and of course there’s lots of book talk too! Look for part 2 of the crossover on “Smart Podcasts, Trashy Books” episode 482.

Honestly Take One - Episode Four
Honestly!?: Episode #192 – Incorporating Wiener Dogs Into Our Weather Systems

On this week’s episode we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming and catching up on the past month of pop culture. Join us as we talk about the launch of Jesy Nelson’s solo career, the return of Shane Dawson, the rumoured John Mulaney/Olivia Munn break-up, and more!

Kingdom of Thirst
Kingdom of Thirst: Episode 59: Dangerous Talents

In our post-Birthday Month recovery period, Abigail and author Amalia Dillin are revisiting some friends of the past: namely, the ghosts of Abigail’s very first Kindle purchases circa 2012. It’s a wild ride through time slips, Viking-ish lore, Outlander, and, regrettably, fudge. The featured book is DANGEROUS TALENTS by Frankie Robertson, because apparently Past Abigail had a Thing for Vikings.

SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 168: You Have a Match (with Emma Benshoff)

It’s Week 1 of New Reads November 2021! This year, we’re kicking things off with a conversation about You Have a Match by Emma Lord. This 2021 title — which combines serious Parent Trap vibes with influencer culture and mail-in DNA tests — was selected for Reese’s YA Book Club, which is a pretty big deal! On Episode 168, Alli and her guest discuss queer rep, portrayals of social media and technology in literature, and how much is “too much” in a novel. They also chat about the golden age of YA!

Emma Benshoff is a digital marketing manager for Underlined, the teen branch of Random House Books for Young Readers. Follow her on Instagram (@emmabenshoff) and Twitter (@emmabenshoff).


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