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Welcome to Novel Pairings, a podcast dedicated to making the classics readable, relevant, and fun. As two nerdy bookworms, we appreciate the role of classic lit, but we but we won’t get too academic about it. We’ll talk about the books we love and the books we loath, and help stock your TBR pile with old and new reads for every literary taste.
 
The Novel Queers is a bi-weekly queer novel read-along meets book club podcast. Think of us as your two queer, excitable friends who want to tell you all about that book we just read. First, we'll give you our book report. Then, we'll take you to book club for a deep dive. Each episode will cover a short story or chapters in a novel. This is not a spoiler-free podcast! Find us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram as The Novel Queers. Drop us a line at thenovelqueers@gmail.com
 
Novel Not New is a visual novel game club with a queer focus and a casual bent. Every month, join Jen Unkle, Six Dettmar, and Olivia Joseph for a critical and fun conversation about a new visual novel game. Our favorites will be dated, murders will be solved, lives will be lived, and all bad ends will be expunged from memory as we read our way through this most literary of video game genres. Novel is right in the name!
 
Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover. If CliffsNotes had an audio-bestfriend, it would be us! Each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them share their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way. If you're looking for a good story, you're in the right place. *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.
 
FiveThirtyEight's COVID-19 podcast is laser-focused on evidence. What do we know about the novel coronavirus, and what do we know we don't know? COVID-19 has pushed Americans into more uncertain territory than most have ever known. Our podcast helps listeners understand what they can be certain about, and what is still unknown. We investigate coronavirus mysteries, debate when it's safe to reopen the economy and keep track of the latest scientific developments on vaccines and treatments. We ...
 
A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
 
Evaludate is a podcast about examining straight dating sims from a gay perspective. Co--hosted by Air (https://twitter.com/dragonomatopoei) and Madelyn (https://twitter.com/daingertmadelyn). Follow Us: https://twitter.com/evaludatepod
 
A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.
 
Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let's ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.
 
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We’re sharing our top five tips for reading Jane Austen’s novels with you, whether you’re a frequent re-reader or new to her work. Today’s episode is meant to help you get the most out of any Austen novel, but we hope you’ll read Pride and Prejudice with us this month! To celebrate one year of podcasting and the launch of our new Patreon community,…
 
Hey Listener! This week Melody is joined by Dani from Black Chick Lit and Ice Planet Podcasts to recap the film Sylvie's Love. It stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomughda and is supported by Regé-Jean Page (from Bridgerton!), Aja Naomi King, and Eva Longoria! It is such a beautiful and cozy watch and it was everything we needed! Bonus Content: New…
 
Should colleges mandate meningococcal vaccine? After all, this form of meningitis can be deadly. But does this vaccine even stop the spread of this disease (which it would need to in order to justify a mandate)? How can this infection be identified early so that life-saving treatment can begin? And why did almost half of the experts who evaluated t…
 
Get ready to strut your stuff with Flaunt, the first book in E. Davies' F-Word Series! Nic is a trans man whose just moved to LA from Idaho and is having a difficult time fitting in and finding his people. Kyle is a flashy eccentric gay man with a heart of gold and a found family all his own, complete with job and kid. When they meet, sparks fly, b…
 
We are joined by the fabulous Kate Clayborn — the first in the Fated Mates five-timer club! — to talk about about retellings in romance and to celebrate the launch of her new book, Love At First, which you can get wherever books are sold. We talk about the difference between retellings and homages, about Shakespeare and mythology and retellings of …
 
Growing up, we had a book of business phone numbers called The Yellow Pages. It was delivered to our house every year. When new technology made printing yellow pages cheaper and easier, we received three different yellow pages business directories from three different companies in a single year. Then, the yellow pages stopped coming. The same techn…
 
An update on the biggest convention on the calendar and what that means for everyone else, how Joe is gonna try and trick his son into reading, the final decision has been made on what we’ll be watching for the show (at least until June) and how is the Rob like the Fonz? Plus, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd an…
 
"Realism is unfortunate"- Michel Fiffe Michel Fiffe is the creator / writer /artist of the action series COPRA. He’s worked with Marvel and DC on top of fully producing Panorama for Dark Horse, Bloodstrike: Brutalists for Image Comics and Zegas for Fantagraphics. We talk about the development of comics art styles in depth and a graph he made attemp…
 
In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy get all Theological with an angel and a devil and then all emotional, even though they are supposed to be reasonable adults! (Editor note: says who???) Series Discussed: Eniale and Dewiala Vol. 1, Even Though We're Adults Vol. 1 Assignments for next Episode: A Couple of Cuckoos Vol. 1, Otherside P…
 
Longtime friend of the podcast Abigail joins us to talk about a chapter that has deep and disturbing significance for both her and Rand. We ponder if Demandred was ever actually interested in Illenya, how much the Tower embassy was set up to fail from the start, and what must be going on in the minds of Bain and Chiad. We also discuss mental illnes…
 
Venturing into the world of writing can be overwhelming. New authors are accosted with dos and don’ts at every turn. They must have this. Must do that. Can never do whatever that is. It’s daunting when all the writer wants to do is write. While some of the common phrases and beliefs have good roots, they are either flat out wrong or misunderstood a…
 
Presented by New America and Arizona State University, the Coronavirus Weekly Brief concisely breaks down the top headlines you need to know surrounding the novel coronavirus. Follow us on Twitter at @NewAmericaISP and find daily briefs at newamerica.org/international-security/blog/new-america-coronavirus-daily-brief/ Hosts: David Sterman, senior p…
 
Put them longhorns back where you found 'em, you sagebrush sidewinders, it's time for another episode of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast... Join the posse and ride along as your co-hosts Paul and Rich cut the trail of the modern contemporary Western and wonder aloud if such a beast exists...Available now on all major podcast streaming platforms or by c…
 
This week, we're continuing our Winter of Wayback trip to 1968 by reading a story, "Boys and Girls," from Alice Munro's first story collection. We revisit arguments about Munro's stories from our grad school years, and consider the unique structure of her stories, which often rely less on plot trajectory than on a kind of synthesis, looking at a ch…
 
In this episode, Rachael dives deeply into hybrid presses. What’s the difference between them and assisted self-publishing? Or vanity presses? How can you tell the difference, and most importantly, how can you protect yourself from being scammed? How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herr…
 
THIS IS IT THE PODCAST CROSSOVER NOONE WANTED OR DESERVED. FOUR PODCASTERS AND ONE STAR TREK CENTRIC POD. UNCENSORED AND UNCUT EXCEPT A FEW THINGS BUT YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW THAT. Greatest Trek joins .Go Trek Yourself for some fun Star Trek talk. https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/greatest-generation/Follow us on twitter @GotrekyourselfEmail us your th…
 
Today on Evaludate, Air and Madelyn are stunned to realize just how much they underestimated the discussion time required for Canus' route, get very mad about gender for 10 minutes, and forget important world-building lore. Follow Us: Podcast Air Madelyn Content Warning: Discussions of cissexism and misgendering: 32:27 - 41:41…
 
One of the best ways to keep the pacing up while adding filler to the middle of a book is to add some kind of fight. While it can be an argument, throwing fists can be great to release some of the building tension – or add to it. We brought in Carla Hoch of Fight Write, a resource for authors to help them write better fight scenes, to discuss how t…
 
406. Maddie Lafuse talks to us about Marie Laveau. Part 1. Marie Laveau was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo, herbalist and midwife who was renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, (1827–c. 1862) also practiced rootwork, conjure, Native American and African spiritualism as well as Louisiana Voodoo. This week in Louisiana his…
 
Toni Shiloh joins us today as we talk proposals. Does a romance novel have to have one? Can the woman be the one who asks? Must there be a ring? And, for fun, we all share our personal proposal stories as well. Books Mentioned Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce Cherish Me by Autumn M…
 
In this episode, Rachael Herron answers questions from her Patreon supporters. What does a crappy draft actually look like, for real? Also, we talk about making sure stories move forward in a real way when constrained by historical facts, how to incorporate beta reader feedback if it’s all over the place, and why we flip away from our manuscripts w…
 
Bambi comes back and stands in for a missing Aradia. We untangle the convoluted timeline between Perrin and Rand, consider Min’s position with the Wise Ones, and debate viewings associated with them. Rand visits the school in Cairhien for his last meeting with Fel, who is then inspired to write the infamous bookmark. Tensions between Perrin, Faile,…
 
As we reach the end of the second act, it’s time to ramp up the preparations for the final conflict. While this changes vastly depending on the genre, the end of the second act should always result in the main character’s darkest hour. It’s the time where all hope seems extinguished from the world and the villain seems to be assured in their victor…
 
What happens when you find out your college roommate has a serious infectious disease, and you could be next? What if it's a disease you could have been vaccinated against, but your parents didn't vaccinate you for it? What will the college officials do now? Make the vaccine mandatory, or continue to let families have a choice? Does the meningococc…
 
In this Six-Gun Justice Conversation segment, Rich talks with delightful Western wordslinger, Vonn McKee—who still vividly remembers her first glimpse of real cowboys herding mustangs into a pen outside Prescott, Arizona. Eventually moving with her family from Arizona back to her mother’s home state of Louisiana, Vonn jokes she is "descended from h…
 
Marvel is playing that Doctor Doom heavy and often as he’s got at least three big storylines planned for the summer. And, we mentioned last week cards were back, Heroes Reborn is back and now they’re together? Plus, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd and Joe Have Issues, spoiler and speculation filled discussion o…
 
Padme' and Geode, and Sith, Oh My! In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca take a moment to discuss what's coming to our Star Wars bookshelves in a galaxy not so far, far away. That's right! Your hosts talk about the upcoming Padme' book, "Queen's Hope" by E.K. Johnston, and "The Secrets of Sith" by Marc Sumerak. Then, your hosts wrap…
 
Luke talks to Juliane about the best book he’s read this year: The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: https://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke blogs at: https://www.lukeburrage.co…
 
Today, Chelsey and Sara share some stand-out titles they read over the winter season, including amazing audiobooks, short story collections, and page-turning romance. These quarterly wrap-ups include reflections on our winter season, previews of what’s coming up, and a bunch of book recommendations. We can’t wait to hear what you think of our favor…
 
New guest Mina speaks with Jenny about her 2021 reading goals, a book club with an amazing life of its own, and books we've read and liked recently. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 214: Extreme Hiking. Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or…
 
Buckle your seat belts and get ready for some man-on-man action, we're talking "Gay Bayou Shifter" by Tabatha Austin! We dive in to this swampy tale of love, lust, mates, and convenient alligators, and discuss how we shockingly had a very good time with this book. And, to top it off, Tits Von Fappington gives us a history of gators in the Louisiana…
 
Conflict can help propel the middle of the book forward while actively setting up for the final confrontation. While sometimes it can be external, you can also use internal conflicts caused by a bad decision. Any time a leader chooses to act too rashly, too soon, or without enough consideration, it can lead to disaster. Other times it can simply be…
 
Presented by New America and Arizona State University, the Coronavirus Weekly Brief concisely breaks down the top headlines you need to know surrounding the novel coronavirus. Follow us on Twitter at @NewAmericaISP and find daily briefs at newamerica.org/international-security/blog/new-america-coronavirus-daily-brief/ Hosts: David Sterman, senior p…
 
In today's Six-Gun Justice Speed Listen, co-host Paul Bishop interviews wordslinging icon Arnold Hano, the 99 year old master of the Western noir... Hano is revered for his non-fiction baseball book The Day In The Bleachers, but his history in the publishing field is studded with highlights. As the first editor-in-chief of Lion Books, he guided the…
 
This week we're continuing our Winter of Wayback season, in which we've been reading books, stories and essays from 1968, a year that parallels our current moment in a number of ways. Writer Lyz Lenz (God Land, Belabored) joins us to discuss a writer she admires from that era: Ellen Willis, who began her career as a music journalist but did some of…
 
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