Dads. They are a unique species capable of burning dinner, fumbling with power tools, and misunderstanding their kids. Fortunately, we have sitcoms to set the record straight. Wait, whoah? We're talking about buffoon dads on sitcoms and movies! Also, mom cliques, how to crush your kid's dreams, and what it takes to be "fall cute".
Yesterday Kate soared on Matcha while Jacqueline threw her book. When will she learn things are real? A stool test is on the horizon. Tropes we cannot escape. Is matcha the answer again? We find out that “Jackie” takes the cup home. It was glucose the whole time. Kate wants a juicer. Jacqueline has a theory about Jewel and Little Women. Widowers and cryo-bins. Never speak to a woman about her art. Unsolved Mysteries. . . . This episode was edited by Allie Graham.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this special episode, Kat Spada interviews cohost Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency Family Founder Carolyn Petit about their new Nebula original series, That Time When. Directed and presented by Anita and written by Carolyn, the show dives into some of the most divisive moments of modern history, when politics and pop culture collide. Listen in as they discuss the behind-the-scenes creative process, why this show is so different from the “Tropes” series, and why this show about the past matters now.Time Stamps:50:52 - What's your Freq Out?Kat on the reality series The Amazing Race and the podcast The Gaymazing RaceAnita on the novel Interior Chinatown by Charles YuCarolyn on the film Vesper (2022) directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno SamplerLinks Mentioned:Watch That Time When on Nebula: https://nebula.tv/thattimewhenFind Carolyn:twitter.com/carolynmichellekotaku.comFind Anita:twitter.com/anitasarkeesianFind Kat:twitter.com/kat_ex_machinaFind Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe to FFR on Apple PodcastsTwitterInstagramtwitch.tv/femfreq
Returning to one of his favorite topics, GamerDude talks about some movies that were big when they came out but, in his opinion, haven't held up over time. He talks about some dramas, like The Matrix and Top Gun, which he doesn't believe have aged well. GamerDude also talks about several comedies that have not stood the test of time, from The Mask, with Jim Carrey, to Weekend at Bernie's, to the classic Blazing Saddles (along with several more). GamerDude also talks about genre tropes that used to exist that seem to have disappeared over the years. He talks about how "swords and sorcery" movies, like Conan the Barbarian and Clash of the Titans, used to be big, but seem to be gone from Hollywood. He talks about how body swapping used to be a big thing in movies, and how cemetaries used to appear prominantly as well. GamerDude also has a few classic movie lines that were classic, still may be classic, but because of their context, don't have the same impact they used to have.
Part III of the Peelecast revolves around David Keith and family, and particularly around the cloud that hasn't moved. The group discusses why it didn't hit audiences the same way as Peele's previous work. They also go into the black character horror trope.Peelecast is part of the mighty 19 Media Group (@19MGroup on Twitter). You can find Tyler (@TylerJMcDowell), Jabari (JabariDavisNBA), and Brad (@WindDuster) on Twitter. Tyler and Brad host the Gimmick Infringement podcast (@GIPod19). Jabari Davis is the co-host of the NBA Finals File podcast on iHeart Radio. These shows are found wherever you find podcasts.
What are tropes and how can you use them to strengthen your fiction? What are some examples of horror tropes, in particular? With Jennifer Hilt. In the intro, Why book sales are down and what to do about it [6 Figure Authors]; Undisruptible: A Mindset of Permanent Reinvention for Individuals, Organisations, and Life by Aidan […] The post Using Tropes To Strengthen Your Fiction With Jennifer Hilt first appeared on The Creative Penn.
FAIRY TALES aren't all Mother Goose and Snow White. There is a dark side to those stories that can be traced back to the entities in the unseen realm. Dr. Judd Burton joins us for our annual Halloween episode together, and he explains that the fantastic stories of witches, giants, and trolls that we heard as children can be traced back to the rebellion of the fallen spirits. Register for Judd's classes on “monsterology” at The Institute of Biblical Anthropology: www.tioba.org. Listen to our past Halloween shows with Judd Burton here: • Vampires, Werewolves, and the Nephilim (2010)• Flesh and Blood (2014)• Halloween and the Van Helsing Way (2015)• Halloween, Vampires, and Blood (2016)• Paneas, the Watchers, and the Ghosts of Giants (2017)• Terrors and Tropes (2018)• From Watchers to Witches (2019)• Gobekli Tepe and the Watchers (2020)• Supernatural Contraband (2021) Subscribe and share our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/GilbertHouse! Get all of our video and audio content on our new mobile app: www.gilberthouse.org/app/!——My new book, The Second Coming of Saturn, is available in paperback and Kindle! Check out free chapters of the book by clicking here (https://www.derekpgilbert.com/category/second-coming-of-saturn/).——Read my novels for free! Iron Dragons and The God Conspiracy are part of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, and they're linked at my author page: Amazon.com/author/derekpgilbert.——Please join Derek and Sharon Gilbert each Sunday for the Gilbert House Fellowship, our weekly Bible study podcast. Log on to www.GilbertHouse.org for more details. Get all of our podcasts — VFTB, P.I.D. Radio, and the Gilbert House Fellowship — at Spreaker: www.spreaker.com/user/gilberthouse. That's more than 1,400 hours of free archived audio going back to 2005! Check out our weekly video programs: SciFriday (www.scifriday.tv) and Unraveling Revelation (www.unravelingrevelation.tv), and subscribe to the YouTube channels: YouTube.com/UnravelingRevelation and YouTube.com/SciFridayTV.——Please visit our online store for special offers on our books and DVDs: www.gilberthouse.org/store.——Discuss these topics at the VFTB Facebook page (www.facebook.com/viewfromthebunker) and check out the great podcasters at the Fringe Radio Network (www.spreaker.com/user/mxpw)!
*SPOILERS* Happy Halloween everybody, it's the much anticipated finale of Chris Chibnall's final season of Doctor Who! What do you think of Yaz, the Doctor, and Chris's exit? Tweet at us @talkingtropes and keep an eye out for more Tardis Tropes content as we wait for the60th anniversary.
The group of adventurers pledging themselves to a dangerous mission...The guttural clicking of a monster stalking the party...A passing shadow that clues the party to look up, its source an enormous red dragon. All tropes! All Incredible moments! We were once resistant to the power of tropes, until we realized that you can't avoid them, and that they're actually a useful tool for running games. They're a shorthand that gets everybody into the moment because we all have a meaningful reference point. For this episode we have the talented Paige Ford joining us! She's used her favorite tropes, mostly horror and romance, to write a delightful plethora of gripping adventures for different TTRPG systems.
For a little bit of Halloween fun, the guys from Film Seizure decide to talk about all those things we typically see in horror films for this episode we're calling A Discussion of Horror Tropes! Episodes release on Wednesday at www.filmseizure.com "Beyond My Years" by Matt LaBarber LaBarber The Album Available at https://mattlabarber.bandcamp.com/album/labarber-the-album Copyright 2020 Like what we do? Buy us a coffee! www.ko-fi.com/filmseizure Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/filmseizure/ Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/FilmSeizure Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/filmseizure/ You can now find us on YouTube as well! The Film Seizure Channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/FilmSeizure
How being female isn't actually a characterization (yes, this rant again), an odd coincidence with my growing up and a now Famous Author, and asking for good thoughts for a new preemie baby in the family.Interested in Author Coaching from me? Information here: https://jeffekennedy.com/author-coachingSHADOW WIZARD, Book One in Renegades of Magic, continuing the epic tale begun in DARK WIZARD. https://jeffekennedy.com/shadow-wizard is out now!ROGUE'S PARADISE is out (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-paradise). Buy book 1, ROGUE'S PAWN, here! (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-pawn) and book 2, ROGUE'S POSSESSION, here! (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-possession).If you want to support me and the podcast, click on the little heart or follow this link (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/jeffekennedy).You can watch this podcast on YouTube here https://youtu.be/rmrghHNrraYSign up for my newsletter here! (https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/r2y4b9)Support the show
Our superfans from Shocked & Applaud made this hysterical summary of bizarre, fascinating, morbid and rather telling material that often implodes on-screen in zombie programs. Are you a fan of fast or slow moving zombies? Is Z Nation or The Walking Dead more fucking annoying? How many George Romero films have most actually seen? And more non-stop chatting! MAIN LINKS: LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/JURSPodcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/JackedUpReviewShow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackedUpReview Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacked_up_podcast/ SHOW LINKS: YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCIyMawFPgvOpOUhKcQo4eQQ iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-jacked-up-review-show-59422651/ Podbean: https://jackedupreviewshow.podbean.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7Eg8w0DNympD6SQXSj1X3M Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jacked-up-review-show-podcast/id1494236218 RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/the-jacked-up-review-show-We4VjE Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1494236218/the-jacked-up-review-show-podcast Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9hNDYyOTdjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Anchor: https://anchor.fm/s/a46297c/podcast/rss PocketCasts: https://pca.st/0ncd5qp4 CastBox: https://castbox.fm/channel/The-Jacked-Up-Review-Show-Podcast-id2591222
Laura Danger from That Darn Chat is back to talk about the weirdness of pop culture tropes that defined the 2000s: the tomboy, alt-girl, and the definition of a cool girl. We check in on some favs of the 2000s currently making a resurgence to varying degrees of success; Tara Reid, Madonna and Lindsay Lohan. 7:07 - Welcome back Laura! 15:02 - Intro to 2000s tropes & archetypes 24:07 - The tomboy/alt-girl 37:51 - The diagnosis we'd give the Manic Pixie Dream Girl 44:31 - Movies/TV then vs. now 1:01:45 - Tara Reid & Madonna 1:11:11 - Lindsay Lohan & the Lohanaissance Patreon An extra episode out every Wednesday. patreon.com/itsbecomeawholething 10% of monthly proceeds go to prison reform & rehabilitation organization Homeboy Industries Follow Laura Danger: @thatdarnchat on TikTok @thatdarnchat on Instagram Follow Emily Rose: @itsbecomeawholething on Instagram @itsbecomeawholething on Tiktok
On this week's episode Nicole shares her personal experience of learning her real and true attraction after she came out, and the unlearning of gender roles and expectations. Sex Ed For Late Bloomers Masterclass - use code LATEBLOOMER15 for 15% offFollow us on Instagram HereLate Bloomers Clvb Zine Submission GuidelinesSapphic Merch Late Bloomer Self Care & Coming Out Guide
Hello I'm finally back from an extended hiatus and I'm glad to bring you this discussion I had with my friend Valden. Content warning we go over some potentially triggering subjects so please be advised --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jaira-lashley/support
Paul Feig is a household name in the genre of comedy. From creating series such as “Freaks and Geeks” to directing massive hit films like “Bridesmaids” and “Spy,” Feig has really become one of the best comedic directors of the past couple of decades. Well, he's beginning to explore other genres such as fantasy with his new film, “The School for Good and Evil.” And in this episode of The Playlist Podcast, I got a chance to sit down with Feig to talk about the difficulties of the fantasy genre, deconstructing fairy tales, and why a horror project he's developing has turned into his passion project. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support
There's a new Halloween sequel out, Halloween Kills, that wraps up the trilogy of Michael Myers movies directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) and we figured we'd use that as the launching pad to talk about all the scary Halloween horror tropes that irk us to no end and recommend some examples of the genre, both new and old, that subvert expectations. Where to watch: Psycho Mr. Sardonicus Halloween (1978) The Funhouse The Silence of the Lambs Midsommar Barbarian Halloween (2018) Halloween Kills Halloween Ends Recent articles by Bruce Miller: 'Good Nurse' gives Eddie Redmayne chilling opportunities 'Halloween Ends' stops some things, starts others Ben Whishaw shines in the best medical drama in years 'Magpie Murders' gives Lesley Manville the stretch she seeks Follow the show: Twitter: https://twitter.com/StreamdNScreend Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/streamedandscreened Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StreamedAndScreened Streamed & Screened is a podcast about movies and TV hosted by Bruce Miller, an entertainment reporter for multiple decades who is now the editor of the Sioux City Journal, Jared McNett, a reporter for the Sioux City Journal, and Chris Lay, the podcast operations manager for Lee Enterprises.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. 38: Is It Criminal Or Just Romantic with Author Naomi Loud | Star-Crossed Lovers Support the podcast and your favorite book boyfriends by voting in Battle of the Tropes at BattleofTheTropes.com In this episode we are joined by the fabulously talented and hilarious author Naomi Loud to talk about reincarnation in romance books. We have very poignant and intellectual discussions on the differences between hot, spice, tension and slow burn and defining dark romance logic. Naomi answers what drinks her characters would be, Kelsey gives us an update on reading Lords and Summer picks a trope to describe her real life love story. Summer's newest book, Make Me, is available for pre-order: Crime syndicate romance, possessive alphahole, serial killer plot, and unholy amounts of spice. Books mentioned: Riot House by Callie Hart Dreamcatcher by Marilyn Barr When We Crash by Cynthia A. Rodriguez Was I Ever Here by Naomi Loud
Real book friends is back with another book opinions! This time they are doing book tropes! From enemies to lovers to miscommunication. What are the R.B.F. girls opinions on this topic? Find out on this weeks episode! Don't forget to follow the podcast on Instagram and TikTok at Real Book Friends for more content!
It's all about tropes! Aimee Walker is a new author and qualified editor - providing all levels of editorial services to authors of romance and women's fiction with clients across four continents. Pulling from her knowledge, clients and resources, she created a top trope book that gamifies tropes found in your favorite contemporary romances. We talk on the importance of tropes and how they cannot be underestimated in romance writing and reading.Connect with Aimee:https://aimeewalkerproofreader.com/Instagram - @aimeewalkereditorialservicesTwitter - @AimeeEditorialFacebook - @AimeeWalkerEditorialServicesTop Tropes: A Romance Writer's Guide link:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BFHJQ4N2/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0---------Use the link below for special $5 discount to Emerald City Writers Conference.Be sure the notes at checkout include the code ROMANCETHESTORY.Emerald City Writers' Conference Tickets (PayPal Link):https://tinyurl.com/romancethestoryWhat more information? Find full details for the ECWC below.Emerald City Writers' Conference Page:https://www.emeraldcityromancewriters.org/emerald-city-writers-conference---------The YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPcGXevs2NQk3Ab9OD66zuQSupport the Show:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/romancethestoryFind me below:Twitter - @RomancetheStoryInstagram - @RomancetheStoryFacebook - @RomancetheStorySupport the show
Welcome to HEAs & Heartbreaks, a podcast about all things books and romance. In this episode, we sat down with recommendations for books featuring our favorite tropes, which include second chance, friends to lovers, fake dating, and grumpy/sunshine! We're so glad you're here! PODCAST INFO CONTACT: email@example.com INSTAGRAM: @heasandheartbreaks.pod HOSTS INFO: Madison's Instagram: @authormadisonwright Amanda's Instagram: @written.word.nerd Kelsey's Instagram: @kelseypwhitney Juliana's Instagram: @author.juliana.smith
Chrisha and Catherine have SOOOOO many thoughts about The Winchesters' premiere. From discussions about all the new characters, the incredible music, the Easter eggs and the parallels between moments from this new show and Supernatural, to thoughts about what might, exactly, be going on with Dean, this episode has a little bit of everything. The Winchesters audio clip credits: The CWSupernatural audio clip credits: The WB; The CWInterview with the Vampire audio clip credits: AMCMusic clip credits: "Americana" by Jay Gruska; "I'd Love to Change the World" by Ten Years After; "All Right Now" by FreeFollow us on Twitter @TheFangirlBizSupport our podcast by buying our new merch: https://www.redbubble.com/people/thefangirlbiz/shop !Thanks for listening!
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been accused of using anti-Semitic tropes to promote his vision of Hungarian nationalism. Some members of the Jewish community say this makes them uncomfortable, but Jewish leaders have been slow to speak out about it.
Whatever, Slackers, whatever...according to the inter webs, and even some Gen Xers, we can be distilled down to the word "whatever". Using a good old Google search, I checked out some websites that claimed to have the definitive list of what characteristics, traits, and cultural markers make up Gen X. Some of these lists are just cliches that don't exactly line up with my own experiences growing up. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely things here that I can't really dispute...I'm just not sure that our generation is that easily classified and frankly, we are a pretty diverse group.What do you consider to be defining characteristics of Gen X?And...have you hit that subscribe button yet?The video version of the podcast is available at https://youtu.be/5l9r1wXern4
Ep. 37: Kinda Hot But Really Wrong with Bonnie @BonReviewsBooks | Bully Romances Support the podcast and your favorite book boyfriends by voting in Battle of the Tropes at BattleofTheTropes.com In a not so shocking turn of events, we sit down with Bonnie from @BonReviewsBooks to discuss bully romances. We dive into all the ways this unique sub genre redeems the irredeemable. We also battle the ever pressing question of are high school romances realistic? Especially when they are like the one Kelsey read. Summer's younger brother weighs in on her taste in books and we are all a little traumatized. But by the end Summer and Kelsey promise to swap favorite reads! Summer's newest book, Make Me, is available for pre-order: Crime syndicate romance, possessive alphahole, serial killer plot, and unholy amounts of spice. Books mentioned: Savage Kings by LM Harrison Corrupt by Penelope Douglas Royals of Forsyth by Angel Lawson and Samantha Rue Give Me More by Sara Cate
all in the festive spirit of spooktober, this ep is dedicated to unravelling the relationship between queerness, feminine sexuality, and the horror genre. if you didn't see Carrie as a closeted lesbian on your first viewing, you will now :-)to join the conversation, follow @thelily.pod on Instagram
This week we're talking about the things that bug us in movies: all the worst tropes, cliches, and pet peeves you can imagine. Join us as we discuss everything from a lack of dong, Swiss army scientists, quippy dialogue, “she's the moon” girls, and much more. Also, why we hate scooping popcorn. (Recorded October 5th, 2022.)
This week, we're breaking down our favorite narrative tropes and recommending our favorite media that showcases them! What are yours? We want to hear from YOU! Even more content: Patreon.com/BreakingOutPod Free newsletter: BreakingOutPod.com Email: BreakingOutofBreakingInPod@gmail.com Follow: @BreakingOutPod Music: KelseyRauber.com Art: KaileeCristina.com Editing: instagram.com/ezra.li
Ep. 36: Catfished By Shirtless Cowboys with Rachel @FitTeacherRachel | Small Town Romances Support the podcast and your favorite book boyfriends by voting in Battle of the Tropes at BattleofTheTropes.com Summer and Kelsey sit down with (unofficial) spicy booktok founding member, Rachel Baldwin from @FitTeacherRachel to chat about small town romances and sexy cowboys. Summer reads a book that leaves everyone shook with a surprise threesome with twins and we all get a lesson on snowballing and breeding kink–but please don't fact check us! Rachel breaks down her science for giving the perfect book recommendations and spills the tea on which book led to her own surprise baby trope. Summer's newest book, Make Me, is available for pre-order: Crime syndicate romance, possessive alphahole, serial killer plot, and unholy amounts of spice. Infamous Twilight Fart video can be found here. You're welcome. Books mentioned: The Eden series by Devney Perry Claiming the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox The Montana Marshalls by Susan May Warren Neon Gods by Katee Robert ACOTAR by Sarah J Maas Stolen at Sea by Summer O'Toole Taken to Voraxia by Elizabeth Stephens The Stop Over by TL Swan Off Balance series by Lucia Franco Madison Kate by Tate James Beautifully Cruel by JT Geissinger Hooked by Emily McIntire
*This episode is brought to you by Kensington's newest title, Enchant the Dawn by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Amanda Ashley. Summary: In the name of science and love... Bestselling author of The Hating Game, Sally Thorne, joins Kelly to discuss her recent spooky romance release, Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match. Other conversation topics include creepy dollhouses, writing "deliberately bad" fiction (as a writing exercise), and why we love retellings of classic stories. Guest: Sally ThorneShow Notes: - Sponsored Ad Spot for Enchant the Dawn by Amanda Ashley (00:00:05 - 00:01:20)- A few quick thoughts on Sally's debut novel (and film adaptation), The Hating Game - Sally's relationship with the romance genre (00:06:41)- Tropes in Sally's books... fancy a manic pixie dream BOY? - Listen to our previous episode review of 99 Percent Mine- A fresh spin on Frankenstein... and an amnesia trope I don't hate? - A brief synopsis for Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match (00:12:59)- Sally's haunted dollhouse, Blackthorne Manor - Why we love retellings in romance (00:18:40)- Everything to love about questionable, imperfect characters... especially when they're women - From contemporary romcoms to historical romance retellings, Sally's writing is all over the place (in the best way possible) Coming Soon:- Pre-order your copy of my upcoming holiday novella, Meet Me in Los Feliz (Available October 25th).- See Boobies & Noobies LIVE (with My Worst Date podcast) October 28th at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles. Click HERE for tickets! There's also a livestream option if you can't make it to the show. Links:Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast, on TikTok @b00biespodcast, and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.
Welcome back! Dive deep with YEW this week as Desirée and Michael explore the familiar ways socioeconomics tie into reading, as well as how these tropes are beginning to evolve in the writing community. MORE ABOUT YOUNG EAGER WRITERS Website: https://www.youngeagerwriters.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youngeagerwriters/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/yewassociation TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@youngeagerwriters FOLLOW DESIRÉE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/desibpoetry/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/desibpoetry Website: https://www.desireebrown.com/ FOLLOW MICHAEL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mevansinked/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mevansinked Website: https://mevansinked.com/ CREDITS Hosts: Desirée Brown & Michael Evans Video Editor: Mel Kenyon Graphic Designer: Renata Perez Copywriter: Jessica Willis Outreach Coordinator: Hangila Ceesay
*** Note*** This episode was recorded live on my phone so the audio is wonky in places. So a few weeks ago. Ashley and I were invited to attend Crypticon (Shoutout to Jim Soos and Taylor Cisco) and it was a lot of fun. We met many great people and got to be a part of a few panals. One of them presented here is all on horror tropes. Were were joined by author Taylor Cisco, podcaster Jack from Video Horror Squad and new friend Kat to talk about the things that show up in horror films that we just love. It's a free form conversation but a hell of a lot of fun. Check it out. Ad Spots Science Fiction Remant Sponsors Express VPN https://www.expressvpn.com/cinemarecallpod (Get 3 Months Free by using the link) Newsly https://newsly.me/ (Use Promo Code Recall and get one month free of Premium) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cinemarecall/support
Alexis Hall describes himself as a genrequeer writer of kissing books. You may know him as the author of Boyfriend Material and Rosalyn Palmer Takes the Cake, both of which we've talked about here. But like recent guest Emily Henry and so many others, those successes were far from his first rodeo. Head to his website, quicunquevult.com, to see the evidence. (Why is it called that? You'll have to listen to find out.) Alexis has written, and still writes, everything from paranormal and fantasy to billionaire romance to rom-com, with the recent addition of genre mystery and historical fiction.We talk tropes, dialogue and leaning into the the thing you do best then revising for the rest. (And we did it all with a kitten climbing around on my desk, adding to both the joy and the challenge.) Sarina and I (this is, as usual, KJ) have long hoped to talk to Alexis because he is so prolific and also so willing to take chances. When we finally did, what we heard was someone who doesn't see himself the way we see him—successful, talented, charming and able to convey all of that on the page. That shouldn't be a surprise, because he often writes characters with that same block—they're successful and delightful but see themselves as flawed in some way. That may be almost too generic to be considered advice (after all, we're often told to write a “misbelief” into our characters)—but I found it striking, because along with the many other emotional journeys Alexis writes, he writes this one often and well: that of a self-perceived f**k-up accepting that they've transcended that earlier self and become someone capable and worthy of love. I'm calling that out here because as we talked to Alexis, we talked about his brand being clever banter and an uber-confident writer's voice—but I think that emotional journey is part of his brand as well. So this episode left me thinking about how brand is more than the way a book or a writer looks and sounds. It's also the way the book feels. And when you think about it that way—that the emotional arc and feel are part of the brand as well—I think it may help silence any voice in your head complaining that things are repetitive, or that you've “ done that before” or that something has been done by others.We tell our own stories and the stories that we hold most closely, in fiction, in non-fiction, in whatever we're working on. Indirectly, directly. Again and again. I hope this episode helps you think about what your story is and how you're telling it.LINKS! Alexis's books in general are all here.But you can pre-order Paris Daillencourt Is about to Crumble on Amazon here and Bookshop.org here.Follow Alexis on Goodreads, Twitter and Instagram.#AmReadingAlexis: ARC of Kate Clayborn's Georgie, All AlongSarina: Dark Matter, Blake CrouchKJ: Carrie Soto Is Back, Taylor Jenkins ReidDon't forget that Author Accelerator is your one-stop for getting a coach on board to help you with your work, no matter where you are in the drafting game. Need a pro? Click here. And if you've considered becoming a book coach, here's your link: Click here.And— this is KJ with a question. Do you own In Her Boots yet? Have you read it yourself, or given it to a friend who'd love a fun story about figuring out who you are as opposed to who you think everyone wants you to be—that also delivers a literary hoax, farm life and an ex who can't seem to find the exit? If you don't have it on the shelf yet, now's the time! This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit amwriting.substack.com/subscribe
Ep. 35: Chasing Dreams and Fictional Dick with The Last Chapter Book Shop Visit TheHEAmembership.com to snag discounts for our favorite bookish shops, including The Last Chapter Book Shop We had the privilege of sitting down with Amanda from The Last Chapter Book Shop and getting a behind the scenes look at how she has exploded her dream business in less than a year. We get exclusive announcements on future books and boxes and of course, talk about our favorite books. From our desert island picks to day dreaming of monster dick and getting kidnapped, this conversation was full of laughs and book recs (all are linked below!). –Make Me is available for pre-order: Crime syndicate romance, possessive alphahole, serial killer plot, and unholy amounts of spice. Books mentioned: The Beast by Jenika Snow Neon Gods by Katee Robert Blind Side by Kandi Steiner Royals of Forsyth by Angel Lawson and Samatha Rue Salacious Players Club series by Sara Cate Say You Swear by Meagan Brandy Midnight Mayhem series by Amo Jones The Never King (The Vicious Lost Boys series) by Nikki St. Crowe Black Sheep by Brynne Weaver and Alexa Harlowe Lunar Witch (Dark Imaginarium Academy) by M. Sinclair Creature Cafe series by Clio Evans Kingdom of Stars and Shadows by Holy Renee ACOTAR by Sarah J Maas Episodes you may also like… Hades and Persephone Retellings ft. Neon Gods Royals of Forsyth and ACOTAR Creature Café Sports Romance Support the podcast and your favorite book boyfriends by voting in Battle of the Tropes at BattleofTheTropes.com
My guest this episode is Tanya Anne Crosby, who first found a traditional publisher, writing romance novels that consistently made the best-seller lists. Eventually, Tanya grew weary of the tropes she was expected to follow in her genre and longed to break barriers. That's when she decided to go indie. Now, she revels in the freedom this gives her as a writer. Not only that, she helps other authors achieve the same kind of success. I'll let Tanya tell her story. ALLi's Inspirational Indie Author interviews are sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide readership, create your account today! Thank you, Kobo, for your support of this podcast. Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center: https://selfpublishingadvice.org, with a huge archive of 2,000+ blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. We invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally, if you haven't already. You can do that at http://allianceindependentauthors.org. About the Host Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Empathy and kindness can be noble concepts in themselves, but as terms are thrown around enough to have become buzzwords, and in the process lose some of their meaning and purpose. Audiomakers Sandhya Dirks and Julia Furlan, and academic and podcaster Hannah McGregor, discuss the value and pitfalls of appealing to the emotions. Find out more about this episode and get extra information about the topics therein at theallusionist.org/sentiment, where there's also a transcript. The Allusionist's online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow and instagram.com/allusionistshow. The Allusionist is produced by me, Helen Zaltzman. The music is by Martin Austwick. Hear Martin's own songs via palebirdmusic.com. Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads. This episode is sponsored by: • Dipsea, the app full of short, sexy stories. Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/allusionist.• Bombas, whose mission is to make the comfiest clothes ever, and match every item sold with an equal item donated. Go to bombas.com/allusionist to get 20% off your first purchase. • BetterHelp, online therapy with licensed professional counsellors. Allusionist listeners get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/allusionist. • Squarespace, your one-stop shop for building and running a sleek website. Go to squarespace.com/allusionist for a free 2-week trial, and get 10 percent off your first purchase of a website or domain with the code allusionist. Support the show: http://patreon.com/allusionistSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. 34: Eating Doritos In Bed & Other Disorganized Bookish Rants with Romance at a Glance Visit TheHEAmembership.com to secure discounts for The Brightside Candles and The Last Chapter Book Shop In part one of our cross-over episode with Romance at a Glance podcast, we attempted to talk about books we've never talked about before but ending up talking about our first periods, what happens when your toddler finds your sex toy and why men need better sex education. We do eventually get to books and hear about some of our favorite romcom Why Choose romances and the Highlander series that sent Summer spiraling to the pits of Smutshell. Listen to Part 2 here! Summer's upcoming release, Make Me, is available for pre-order: Crime syndicate romance, possessive alphahole, serial killer plot, and unholy amounts of spice. Books mentioned: Make Me by Summer O'Toole The Secrets Charlotte Street by Scarlett Peckham Interstellar Brides Program series by Grace Goodwin The Highlander Takes a Bride by Lynsay Sands The McCabe Trilogy by Maya Banks The Devil and Devil's Advocate by Ashley Jade Call the Coroner by Avril Ashton Nanny for the Neighbors by Lily Gold Taken to Voraxia by Elizabeth Stephens Romance at a Glance episodes mentioned: Tessa Bailey Interview Melanie Harlow Interview You may also like… Why Choose (formerly called RH) episode Highlander episode with Outlander TikTok Author interview with Elisabeth Stephens Enemies to lovers + Forced proximity episode ft. Taken to Voraxia Support the podcast and your favorite book boyfriends by voting in Battle of the Tropes at BattleofTheTropes.com
There's a special magic in feeling seen in a book – feeling like it was written just for you, to help validate your identity and experience. Maybe you even hesitate to recommend it because you can't imagine anyone else could love it as much as you. Sally shares a couple of recent reads that gave her that magical feeling. Speaking of magic, in the second segment Mariquita talks with Barbara Bourland about her new novel, The Force of Such Beauty, which tells the true cost of the modern fairy tale: authoritarianism, subjugation, and erasure of self. Book Mentioned by Sally: Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades The Girls in Queens by Christine Kandic Torres Books Mentioned by Mariquita and Barbara: I'll Eat When I'm Dead by Barbara Bourland Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland The Force of Such Beauty by Barbara Bourland Support our guest and hosts: Follow Sally: Instagram // The StoryGraph Barbara: Website Follow Mariquita: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday Check out our online community here! This episode was edited by Angel Akurienne and Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.
Ben Stein and cohost Judah Friedman discuss, the importance of words and how damaging they are. Why in Gods name do republicans not sue back. Plus yes there really were and are communists in Hollywood and the government. We know you were never taught that in school but you will be taught that by Ben Stein. Plus Ben gives an update on his health and the importance of our great medical system.
We talk about all our favorite tropes that we LOVE (and maybe some that we're not a fan of). Give us some more book recommendations for tropes that you love that we should we read! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/novelboundpodcast/support
The Novel: Stirring Up Love (Taste of Love #2)The Author: Chandra BlumbergThe Guest: Tamara, Host of Shelf AddictionThe Synopsis: After doing her time in corporate Chicago, Simone Blake returns to small-town Illinois to tackle a new venture: her grandfather's barbecue restaurant. The secret, as they say, is in the sauce. Simone's plan is to sell Honey and Hickory's signature sauce to put her hometown on the map.But she's not the only one with a recipe and a plan: chef Finn Rimes from nearby Springfield has a similar vision. To jump-start his dream of opening a culinary school, he shows up at the local farmers' market with his own barbecue sauce.When Simone's plan to outsell Finn falls flat, she auditions for a reality show to pitch her brand. But she's horrified to discover Finn's had the same idea. As Simone and Finn wage barbecue war on television, their feud turns into an undeniable attraction.With their livelihoods on the line, it may not be so much about making the best sauce—but finding their way to each other. Content Warnings: Mention of the foster care system, parental abandonment, cancer and the death of a family member (ALL off-page)Show Notes:- Romance books & murder shows- A little bit about Tamara's podcast, Shelf Addiction - listen to me on The Night Shift episode- "Gateways" into Romance: Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight- The overnight Twilight movie marathon - When there's only one bed... but they don't use it- Introducing today's book pick (00:12:28)- A few paranormal & fantasy romance recs from Tamara- Synopsis for Stirring for Love (00:18:41)- Too many bad BBQ puns (ours, not the author's)- Discussing the series as a whole (and making predictions for what comes next) - When you find yourself connecting more with the male characters (00:25:53)- Our obsession with sick bed/injury trope- Tropes-a-palooza: only one bed, road trip, rivals, snowed-in, wedding shenanigans, reality TV competition- When the relationship dynamic changes and SHE proposes (00:36:38)- "Do not come up in here with a surprise teeny-home"- A healthy conversation about remaining childless (00:41:42)- No sexcerpts in this one, but...- Do you know how weather works?- An inconsistent timeline? Blame it on "romance reasons"- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (00:55:50)- Finding romance recommendations on Booktok- A bit on the "Why Choose" Booktok discourse - how many dicks are too many dicks? Books & Other Media Mentioned: - "Deadly Women"- Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson- Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs- Hidden Legacy series by Illona Andrews- "Tiny House Hunters"- Faking with Benefits by Lily Gold - don't let the sweet, illustrated cover fool you! It's spicy as hell. Coming Soon:- Pre-order your copy of my upcoming holiday novella, Meet Me in Los Feliz (Available October 25th).- See Boobies & Noobies LIVE (with My Worst Date podcast) October 28th at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles. Click HERE for tickets! There's also a livestream option if you can't make it to the show. Links:Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast, on TikTok @b00biespodcast, and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.
Okay, so maybe “Cyberpunk” is a stretch for this one. Still, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to discuss one of our special guest—writer, critic, podcaster, and media consultant—Fran Tirado's childhood faves. This week, we are talking about the first movie in Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids franchise, which debuted in 2001. Alexa PeñaVega and Daryl Sabara star as the titular kids who have to spring into action when their ex-spy parents—played by Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino—are captured by the sinister duo played by Alan Cumming and Tony Shalhoub. The supporting cast includes Cheech Marin, Robert Patrick, and Teri Hatcher, as well as the introduction of Danny Trejo's iconic character “Machete.” Listen in as we revisit the iconic kids classic that offered early Latinx representation in a blockbuster film.Note: Enjoy this episode of the podcast as a video at patreon.com/femfreq or on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/EFUn1duBHdsTime Stamps:46:11 - What's your Freq Out?Fran on the Disney+ series Ms MarvelKat on the series The BearAnita on the novel A Lady for a Duke by Alexis HallLinks Mentioned:Feminist Frequency's Tropes vs Women in Video Games episode on gender signifiers - https://feministfrequency.com/video/ms-male-character-tropes-vs-women/Find Fran:https://twitter.com/fransquishcoFran's Joy Digest newsletter - https://fransquishco.substack.com/Like a Virgin podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/5r2qw5Zlp6mxtteQeF5n3K?si=de26f919ffe24192Find Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagramtwitch.tv/femfreq (every Thursday at 6:30pm PT)