Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Reviews, Interviews, and Discussion About All the Romance Novels You Love to Read

By Sarah Wendell - Romance Novel Reviewer, Reader, and Author

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 Nov 27, 2019
A must-listen for romance fans. Intelligent discussion about romance and everything around it.

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Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics include romance novels, the way the genre is changing, and the brilliant and interesting people who read, write, and produce it, and issues common among romance readers. Plus, we always recommend some books we're reading and really enjoying. Learn more at SB-TB.com/Podcast.

Episode Date
380. Tropes and Good Books are Eternal: A Snortlaugh with Angela James
1:12:16
Dec 06, 2019
379. Dystopian Futures, Burnout, and More with Alyssa Cole
1:13:39
Nov 29, 2019
378. Owning Your Anger and Being Yourself: Live from East City Books with Andie J. Christopher
1:05:22
Nov 22, 2019
377. Finding the Story: A Conversation with Kennedy Ryan
1:00:26
Nov 15, 2019
376. A Conspiracy of Deadline Cakes: Live at Loyalty Books with Sherry Thomas!
Nov 08, 2019
375. Beautiful Friendships: Live at One More Page Books with Christina Lauren
01:11:50
Nov 01, 2019
374. Artisanal Podcasting Under the Big Gay Umbrella: A Conversation with Jeff Adams and Will Knauss
57:04
Oct 25, 2019
373. Being Purveyors of Hope: Diversity, Education, Inclusion, and Romance with Consultant Sunny Lee-Goodman
1:09:08
Oct 18, 2019
372. Hanging Out in the Ws with Sarah and JN Welsh
1:06:36
Oct 11, 2019
371. Amanda and AJ Have Major Book Hangover from Gideon the Ninth
1:11:14
Oct 04, 2019
370. RWA, The RITAs, and the Future: A Conversation with Dowager RWA President HelenKay Dimon
Sep 27, 2019
369. It Never Stops Being Magical: History, Books, and Romance with Olivia Waite
Sep 20, 2019
368. Writing, Worrying, and Being in Carol Danvers’ Head: A Conversation with Liza Palmer
Sep 13, 2019
367. The Vagina Bible, Shoes, and Other Essentials: A Conversation with Dr. Jen Gunter
Sep 06, 2019
366. Amanda and The Blacksmith Queen
Aug 30, 2019
365. Sunrise, Sunset, and Behind the Scenes in Publishing: Hanging out with Abby Zidle
Aug 23, 2019
364. Love, Romance, and Beautiful Friendships: Melody and Erin from Heaving Bosoms Podcast
Aug 16, 2019
363. Seeing People In Front of Your Eyeballs: Aarya, Amanda, and Sarah at RWA 2019
01:11:48
Aug 09, 2019
362. Live from The Strand: Romance Game Night!
Aug 02, 2019
361. Playing Verbal Poker with Nalini Singh
Jul 26, 2019
360. The First Draft Has Bad Breath and Bedhead: An Interview Jeaniene Frost
Jul 19, 2019
359. All the Things With Trisha Brown and Jess Pryde from Book Riot’s When In Romance
Jul 12, 2019
358. Vajazzling Vageodes and Writing Romance with Abby Jimenez
Jul 05, 2019
357. Aro and Ace Representation in Romance: An Interview with Amanda Jean
Jun 28, 2019
356. Our Book Club Discussion of Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh
Jun 21, 2019
355. Podcasting, Representation, and Romance: A Conversation with Rudi Bremer and Kat Mayo
Jun 14, 2019
354. Six Books Amanda’s Excited About, and Other Stories from BEA 2019
Jun 06, 2019
353. Setting Boundaries and Getting Help: A Candid Conversation with Dr. Kelly J. Baker
May 31, 2019
352. Live From BookLovers Con: Cards Against Romance Tropes, and Other Appropriate Topics
May 24, 2019
351. Hidden Gems in Romance and Listener Email with Amanda & Sarah
May 17, 2019
350. Rose Does the Research: History and Professional Wrestling With Rose Lerner
May 10, 2019
349. Keeping the Audience in Mind Always: An Interview with Melonie Johnson
54:25
May 03, 2019
348. Upbeat Fiction for Unpredictable Times: Live at East City Books with Mia Sosa, Tracey Livesay, and Sally Thorne!
Apr 26, 2019
347. Becoming My Own Audience: An Interview with Dahlia Adler
Apr 19, 2019
346: Fuchsia has Followed Us Everywhere: Deep Diving Into Romance Cover Art with Kelly Faircloth
Apr 12, 2019
345. Readers Fighting Plagiarism: An Interview with Kristy Caffeinated Fae and Claire Ryan
01:09:22
Apr 05, 2019
344. Burnout – A Feminist Book about Stress: An Interview with Emily and Amelia Nagoski
Mar 29, 2019
343. Our Book Club Discussion of Mercenary Instinct by Ruby Lionsdrake
Mar 22, 2019
342. Stories are Everything: Learning about Narratology with Arkady Martine
Mar 15, 2019
341. The Self Care of Unapologetically Massive Happy Endings: An Interview with Adriana Herrera
Mar 08, 2019
340. Lesbian Relevant Sexuality in History: An Interview with Heather Rose Jones
Mar 01, 2019
339. Gathering in Person With Actual Humans: Amanda and Sarah on Book Clubs, Self Care, and Organizing the TBR
Feb 22, 2019
338. “We’re All Unlikeable Heroines Now:” An Interview with Rachel Hawkins
Feb 15, 2019
337. Lots and Lots of Murder: An Interview with Karen Rose
1:11:11
Feb 08, 2019
336. Reading Sanctuaries, Cat Poop, and Murder: A Conversation with Amanda and Elyse
Feb 01, 2019
335. Sweet Valley Nostalgia: An Interview with Karyn Moynihan and Anna Carey from the Double Love Podcast
1:43:23
Jan 25, 2019
334. The Interpretive Art of Narrating Audiobooks: An Interview with Lorelei King
53:50
Jan 18, 2019
333. Thriving as a Company of One: An Interview with Paul Jarvis
1:07:25
Jan 11, 2019
332. The Bitches Look Ahead to 2019
Jan 04, 2019
331. The Bitches Recap 2018 – Reading and Otherwise
52:26
Dec 28, 2018
330. Autonomy is the Original Witchcraft: An Interview with Elizabeth Hoyt
55:25
Dec 21, 2018
329. “Catching My Breath” – A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward With Beverly Jenkins
54:35
Dec 14, 2018
328. Listener Email and Voicemail with Sarah and Amanda
55:45
Dec 07, 2018
327. Give Yourself Permission to be Successful: Productivity and Self Honesty with Scarlett Cole
1:19:53
Nov 30, 2018
326. Empowerment, Divorce, and Romance: An Interview with Catherine Bybee
1:03:30
Nov 23, 2018
325. “The Most Brilliant Storytelling I’ve Ever Seen:” Courtney Milan and Yuri!!! on Ice
57:05
Nov 16, 2018
324. Cathartic Video Games and Problematic Shipping: Amanda and Sarah Catch Up on Listener Email
Nov 09, 2018
323. A Big Gay Fiction Interview with Jeff Adams and Will Knauss
Nov 02, 2018
322. Breaking Up with Damaging Conventions in Romance: A Conversation with Kate Cuthbert
1:06:25
Oct 26, 2018
321. Royals Both Real and Fictional, with Lindsay Emory
Oct 19, 2018
320. Deep Diving in our OTPs with Amanda, Elyse, and Sarah
59:28
Oct 12, 2018
319. Realistic Characters and Even More Realistic Settings: An Interview with Sarah Morgan
57:40
Oct 05, 2018
318. Sharp Academics and Paranormal Romance: An Interview with Kelly Baker, PhD, and Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD
1:09:24
Sep 28, 2018
317. Time May Not Be Linear: An Interview with Nicola Cornick
1:05:40
Sep 21, 2018
316. Sarah and Amanda Talk Book Nesting and Re-Reading Series
1:00:25
Sep 14, 2018
315. Intercepted with Alexa Martin
1:02:55
Sep 07, 2018
314. Talking Travel with RedHeadedGirl and Sonja Rouillard
Aug 31, 2018
313. Tracking Changes: An Interview with Bowling Green Browne Pop Culture Library Archivist Steve Ammidown
1:11:42
Aug 24, 2018
312. Unruly Women, Camouflaging Misogyny, and Controlling Our Narratives: An Interview with Anne Helen Petersen
58:05
Aug 17, 2018
311. A Nerdy Bookish Deep Dive into My Oxford Year with Julia Whelan
1:11:55
Aug 10, 2018
310. Heroine Sociopaths and Emotional Suspense: An Interview with Victoria Helen Stone
53:15
Aug 03, 2018
309. Cards Against Romance Tropes: Our Live Show at RWA!
1:03:57
Jul 27, 2018
308. Sarah and Amanda are Terrible at Watching TV (But We Talk About it Anyway)
1:03:30
Jul 20, 2018
307. Witnessing History and the Vital Reassurance of Romance: An Interview with Jessica Luther
1:13:35
Jul 13, 2018
306. Historical Gossip and Useful Women: An Interview with Darcie Wilde
1:16:35
Jul 06, 2018
305. More from RT 2018: There Are Some Books Around Here, and Some Creepy Dolls
Jun 29, 2018
304. “You Have a Type and it Might be Mullets” – Sarah, Amanda, and Elyse are VERY Silly About Books and Villainy
1:13:03
Jun 22, 2018
303. There is So Much Heroism and Good in People: An Interview with Laura Bradbury
1:02:48
Jun 15, 2018
302. The Value of Talking To Book People: Amanda Reports on BEA and BookCon 2018
1:03:22
Jun 08, 2018
301. Making Up Stories With Theatrical Inspiration : An Interview with Lucy Parker
1:04:01
Jun 01, 2018
300. Our Live Show at RT: Chatting and Romance Feud
1:04:50
May 25, 2018
299. On Blogging and Publishing: An Interview with Thea James and Ana Grilo, The Book Smugglers
58:02
May 18, 2018
298. Being Brave: An Interview with Talia Hibbert
59:50
May 11, 2018
297. Song of Blood and Stone: An Interview with Leslye Penelope
1:05:30
May 04, 2018
296. Acting, Narrating, and Writing: An Interview with Julia Whelan
1:08:55
Apr 27, 2018
295. Inclusive History, Magical Writing, and Fan Art: An Interview with KJ Charles
1:01:00
Apr 20, 2018
294. Women in Aussie Rules Football: A Chat with Amy Andrews, Catherine Evans, and Nicola Marsh
1:18:05
Apr 13, 2018
293: The Elements of Surprise: Untwisting the Twist with Vera Tobin, PhD
1:07:10
Apr 06, 2018
292. Amanda and Sarah Visit With Audiobooks
1:08:36
Mar 30, 2018
291. Encouraging Readers and Fostering Confidence: An Interview with Margaret H. Willison
1:18:49
Mar 23, 2018
290. The Art and Magic of Designing Book Covers: An Interview with Regina Flath
1:21:40
Mar 16, 2018
289. Intimacy, Trust, and Consent: An Interview with Mona Darling, Kink Coach and Pro Domme
1:01:05
Mar 09, 2018
288. Tweeting About Romance History: An Interview with Elisabeth Lane of Cooking Up Romance
56:53
Mar 02, 2018
287. Take Risks and Keep Going: An Interview with Lorraine Heath
55:45
Feb 23, 2018
286. The Importance of Friendship, Writing, Great Lipstick, and Romance: An Interview with Jasmine Guillory
1:03:09
Feb 16, 2018
285. Labyrinth, Girl Scout Cookies, and Good Book Noise: An Interview with S. Jae-Jones
1:25:10
Feb 09, 2018
284. Romance, Mystery, and the Cuban Revolution: An Interview with Chanel Cleeton
58:04
Feb 02, 2018
283. Making Friends and Finding Bisexual Romance Characters: Recommendations and Advice from Amanda & Sarah
57:30
Jan 26, 2018
282. Sleuthing, Victorian Women, and Dick Jokes: A Conversation with Deanna Raybourn
1:04:25
Jan 19, 2018
281. Alyssa Cole and Alisha Rai: Romance and the Resistance from Politics and Prose
1:13:50
Jan 12, 2018
280. We Look Ahead to 2018
46:30
Jan 05, 2018
279. The Bitches Look Back at 2017
Dec 29, 2017
278. Another Round of Your Recommendation Requests with Sarah and Amanda
1:06:40
Dec 22, 2017
277. Retelling Rapunzel in Mumbai: An Interview with Sonali Dev
1:09:25
Dec 15, 2017
276. An Interview With RWA President Elect HelenKay Dimon
1:28:00
Dec 08, 2017
275. Reading, Writing, and the Power of Dairy: A Little Behind the Scenes with Amanda and Sarah
55:25
Dec 01, 2017
274: We Say Thank You to Everyone Many, Many Times
Nov 24, 2017
273. Sex Toys, Self Love, and Erotic Romance: A Very Bawdy Podcast with Thien-Kim Lam
1:29:30
Nov 17, 2017
272. Building and Maintaining a Reading Habit
1:07:30
Nov 10, 2017
271. Dating as a Romance Author: A Conversation with Alisha Rai
1:18:05
Nov 03, 2017
270. Bitches Assemble: Ghost Tours, Ghost Stories, and Creepy Recommendations
1:25:34
Oct 27, 2017
269. One More Reader Rec Request, A Book Squee, A DNF Warning, and Listener Email
46:24
Oct 20, 2017
268. Rec Reqs with Sarah and Amanda, Part the Second!
Oct 13, 2017
267. Recommendation Requests with Sarah and Amanda, Part the First!
Oct 06, 2017
266. It’s All About the Lighting: Instagram and Social Media Strategy with Ryanne Probst from Penguin Berkley
58:55
Sep 29, 2017
265. Introducing PassionFlix: An Interview with Tosca Musk and Alessandra Torre
52:50
Sep 22, 2017
264. Portable Self Care and Evil Space Squirrels: An Interview with Elyse
55:10
Sep 15, 2017
263. Behind the Scenes with Clothing, Creativity, and Cover Art: An Interview with Alyssa Cole
1:07:55
Sep 08, 2017
262. A Conspiracy in Belgravia: An Interview with Sherry Thomas
1:00:45
Sep 01, 2017
261. Creativity, Business, Anxiety, and Celebrations – An Interview with Bea & Leah Koch of The Ripped Bodice
1:15:25
Aug 25, 2017
260. Inspiration and Illegal Contact: An Interview with Santino Hassell
49:20
Aug 18, 2017
259. Slayer of Words: An Interview with Beverly Jenkins, the 2017 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
49:10
Aug 11, 2017
258. Mindfulness, Meditation, and Writing: An Interview with Eva Leigh and Nico Rosso
1:02:10
Aug 04, 2017
257. Bitches Assemble: Our Favorite Recommendations and the Expectations of Tentacles
1:11:30
Jul 28, 2017
256. Pop Culture Between Couples: I Interview My Husband
56:35
Jul 21, 2017
255. Finding Community in the Things You Love: Elyse Interviews Super Karen from the Knit One, Geek Two Podcast
1:02:15
Jul 14, 2017
254. Reframing History, Crime, and Women – Exploring True Crime Stories with Elyse and Amanda
1:22:30
Jul 07, 2017
253. Roam If You Want To: An Interview with Sara Ramsey
Jun 30, 2017
252. Academic in Death: An Interview with Dr. Kecia Ali
1:06:45
Jun 23, 2017
251. Writing and Reading Sight Unseen: An Interview with Sherry Thomas, Erin Satie, and Emma Barry
51:15
Jun 16, 2017
250. Being A Writer, and Being Yourself: An Interview with Sara Flynn and Meg Tilly
1:01:50
Jun 09, 2017
249: Live Show at RT Part II: Quizzing the Bitches
52:15
Jun 02, 2017
248. Our Live Show at RT Part I: Robin Bradford and Janna MacGregor
50:55
May 26, 2017
247. Romance Podden: Romance Readers in Sweden
51:45
May 19, 2017
246. Sleepy Bitches at RT: Our Impressions of the 2017 RT Convention in Atlanta
1:00:50
May 12, 2017
245. The Yarn in Knitting, and The Yarn in Stories: An Interview with Debbie Macomber
46:20
May 05, 2017
244. Sleepy Bitches Talk RT: Our Advice for 2017 Romantic Times Convention
1:00:30
Apr 28, 2017
243. Discovering Romance and Navigating Approval: An Interview with Faith Salie
1:05:45
Apr 21, 2017
242. Jennifer Lohmann: NoveList and Hosting a Romance Book Club
59:20
Apr 14, 2017
241. Living and Writing in Alaska, and Making Your Own Fun: An Interview with Cathy Pegau
1:13:00
Apr 07, 2017
240. Extraordinary Optimism Through History: An Interview with Alyssa Cole
56:30
Mar 31, 2017
239. Leftover Meatloaf: Elyse and Leah & Bea from The Ripped Bodice Discuss The Bachelor
1:05:25
Mar 24, 2017
238. Writing on the Amtrak Residency – An Interview with Tamara Lush
53:00
Mar 17, 2017
237. New Books and New Insights Into History: An Interview with Beverly Jenkins
52:00
Mar 10, 2017
236. Languages, Senses, And Romance: An Interview With Laura Florand
58:40
Mar 03, 2017
235. Listener Email, Questions, and Romance Reader Stories
1:02:00
Feb 24, 2017
234: Female Friendships, Shifters, Secrets, and Series: An Interview with Lauren Dane
56:00
Feb 17, 2017
233. Nerdy Deep Dives and Adaptations for Reading with Learning Disabilities
1:02:30
Feb 10, 2017
232. The First Year of The Ripped Bodice – An Interview with Bea and Leah Koch
1:38:20
Feb 03, 2017
231. Horse-Mad Little Girls and Historical Romance: An Interview with Theresa Romain
54:40
Jan 27, 2017