Weekend Podcast Guide: Ted Lasso, Disney Princesses and More!

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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!

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Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 445. Hot Locksmith Action, Dumplings, and Murder: Book Recs from Amanda and Sarah

Every Tuesday night at 730ET, Amanda and I are live on Stereo (download and join us at stereo.com/smartbitches!) and this is one of our broadcasts!

This is a live recommendation extravaganza: witches, baking, mysteries, older heroines, and great audiobook suggestions. Plus we daydream about what we’ll do when the world opens up, and I share my theory of the universal expression of human love.

Bodice Tipplers
Bodice Tipplers: Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin

Happy lunar new year! We rang in the Year of the Ox with Butterfly Swords, which was Jeannie Lin’s first book. It won the Golden Heart Award back in 2009 and started her illustrious career.

Ai Li is to be married to the powerful and hawt Li Tao, a scheming jiedushi. When she discovers his treachery and his murder of her brother she escapes to warn her father, the Tang Emperor. Except her father isn’t really all that fussed about it? She’s helped along the way by Ryam, Noted White Guy. They travel all around China meeting people and running away from people and hitting people with swords, which is delightful.

There’s really no content to be concerned about in this book (it’s a more recent book!) – if you dig action packed historical romances there won’t be anything in here that’s an unpleasant surprise.

The Shipping Room
The Shipping Room: Episode 159: We Love Ted Lasso

This week is all about Ted Lasso, an incredible comedy on Apple TV + that we are in love with and that we think you, too, will be in love with! We’re talking about Ted, Keeley, Rebecca, Roy, Jamie, Nate, Coach Beard, Rupert and more! We also take a turn to talk about away messages back in the day, award show nominations, and the difference between Snapchat and Instagram stories.

Click here for where to listen.

The Pemberley Podcast
The Pemberley Podcast: 184: (Bridgerton 7) A Perfect Mess

This week, we discuss Episode 7 of Bridgerton – Ocean’s Apart. Simon and Daphne face the harsh reality of their love match marriage. Meanwhile, Colin and Marina deal with their broken hearts and broken engagement.

Click here for where to listen.

First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: February 12, 2021

How to know when a book is done: in terms of getting the story where you want it to be, revision passes, polishing, marketing strategies, etc. Also how to leverage that book according to what YOU want.

First Cup of Coffee – February 15, 2021: About choosing the happy, being stuck inside, reading psychological thrillers (with a couple of recs) and experimenting with new media.

First Cup of Coffee – February 16, 2021:My thoughts on identical twins and a mini-rant about stories like The Astronaut’s Wife where we’re supposed to believe an entirely different person can be inside a body and the people close to them don’t notice.

First Cup of Coffee – February 18, 2021:Asking authors you love to read your work and posibly give blurbs or shout-outs, how that’s fraught and always will be. Also news on Meljean Brook/Milla Vane.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 288 – Roommates to Lovers with Garrett Leigh

Garrett Leigh joins us to talk about her upcoming books “Unforgotten” and “Heartscape.” She also talks about the sequel coming for “Redemption.” Plus we find out what started her writing, her favorite tropes and a series she thinks everyone should read.

Couples Talking Couples Podcast
Couple’s Talking Couples: Disney Princess Royal Rumble

Welcome to Couples Talking Couples 100th episode season finale: the Royal Rumble where we pit fourteen Disney Princess (and princess adjacent) couples against each other tournament style to determine the greatest animated Disney Princess couple of all time! Come join us to find out who gets crowned and who gets clowned.

What Would Danbury Do?
What Would Danbury Do?: 22. Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Welcome to Season Three of What Would Danbury Do… All Bridgerton. All the time.

Bridgerton: The Show hits the ground running with a requisite corset tightening scene, introductions to all the expected major players, and some new faces bringing their own plotlines, conflicts, and romantic entanglements. It’s a bonnet-free zone, and we are 100% here for it.

Featuring: – The Bridgerton/Featherington dichotomy

– Duty

– Debutantes

– Disreputable men

– A refreshing lack of female feuds

– An important lesson in biology

SSR Podcast
The SSR Podcast: Episode 133: Then Again, Maybe I Won’t (with Jen Calonita)

Long ago, Judy Blume was established as one of the reigning queens of the SSR podcast.

On Episode 133, Alli and her guest take a look at a book that feels like a bit of a departure for our queen — Then Again, Maybe I Won’t, which was published in 1971. Unlike many of Blume’s coming of age stories, this one centers around a boy main character, thirteen-year-old Tony Miglione. Tune in to hear a discussion about the significance of this unique perspective on puberty, as well as conversations about mental health, wealth, sex ed, shoplifting, family, creepy spying behavior, Gossip Girl, and Grease.

Jen Calonita is a middle grade and YA author. Her latest book is Go the Distance — a Disney Twisted Tale — and will be available on April 6! Follow her on Instagram (@jencalonita) and Twitter (@JenCalonita).
 
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