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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

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.

  1. 1.
    386. High Fives and Forget ‘Should:’ Talking Goals and Resolutions with Scarlett Cole1/17/2020
    1:08:31
  2. 2.
    385. Finding Art, And No Damn Bubble Baths: A Conversation with Tasha L. Harrison1/10/2020
    51:34
  3. 3.
    384. Our Favorite Books of the Year, Part Four: Catherine, Claudia and Me1/3/2020
    59:11
  4. 4.
    383. Our Favorite Books of the Year, Part Three: Amanda, Kiki, Ellen & AJ12/27/2019
    1:08:44
  5. 5.
    382. Our Favorite Books of the Year, Part Two: Shana, Sneezy, and Aarya12/20/2019
    1:32:10
  6. 6.
    381. Our Favorite Books of the Year, Part One: Lara, Tara, Carrie S and Charlotte12/13/2019
    1:04:37
  7. 7.
    380. Tropes and Good Books are Eternal: A Snortlaugh with Angela James12/6/2019
    1:12:16
  8. 8.
    379. Dystopian Futures, Burnout, and More with Alyssa Cole11/29/2019
    1:13:39
  1. 9.
    378. Owning Your Anger and Being Yourself: Live from East City Books with Andie J. Christopher11/22/2019
    1:05:22
  2. 10.
    377. Finding the Story: A Conversation with Kennedy Ryan11/15/2019
    1:00:26
  3. 11.
    376. A Conspiracy of Deadline Cakes: Live at Loyalty Books with Sherry Thomas!11/8/2019
    1:05:52
  4. 12.
    375. Beautiful Friendships: Live at One More Page Books with Christina Lauren11/1/2019
    1:11:50
  5. 13.
    374. Artisanal Podcasting Under the Big Gay Umbrella: A Conversation with Jeff Adams and Will Knauss10/25/2019
    57:04
  6. 14.
    373. Being Purveyors of Hope: Diversity, Education, Inclusion, and Romance with Consultant Sunny Lee-Goodman10/18/2019
    1:09:08
  7. 15.
    372. Hanging Out in the Ws with Sarah and JN Welsh10/11/2019
    1:06:36
  8. 16.
    371. Amanda and AJ Have Major Book Hangover from Gideon the Ninth10/4/2019
    1:11:14
  9. 17.
    370. RWA, The RITAs, and the Future: A Conversation with Dowager RWA President HelenKay Dimon9/27/2019
    1:09:24
  10. 18.
    369. It Never Stops Being Magical: History, Books, and Romance with Olivia Waite9/20/2019
    1:17:05
  11. 19.
    368. Writing, Worrying, and Being in Carol Danvers’ Head: A Conversation with Liza Palmer9/13/2019
    1:02:14
  12. 20.
    367. The Vagina Bible, Shoes, and Other Essentials: A Conversation with Dr. Jen Gunter9/6/2019
    1:10:15
  13. 21.
    366. Amanda and The Blacksmith Queen8/30/2019
    1:07:30
  14. 22.
    365. Sunrise, Sunset, and Behind the Scenes in Publishing: Hanging out with Abby Zidle8/23/2019
    1:00:25
  15. 23.
    364. Love, Romance, and Beautiful Friendships: Melody and Erin from Heaving Bosoms Podcast8/16/2019
    1:16:05
  16. 24.
    363. Seeing People In Front of Your Eyeballs: Aarya, Amanda, and Sarah at RWA 20198/9/2019
    1:11:48
  17. 25.
    362. Live from The Strand: Romance Game Night!8/2/2019
    1:08:54
  18. 26.
    361. Playing Verbal Poker with Nalini Singh7/26/2019
    1:16:58
  19. 27.
    360. The First Draft Has Bad Breath and Bedhead: An Interview Jeaniene Frost7/19/2019
    1:07:44
  20. 28.
    359. All the Things With Trisha Brown and Jess Pryde from Book Riot’s When In Romance7/12/2019
    1:16:49
  21. 29.
    358. Vajazzling Vageodes and Writing Romance with Abby Jimenez7/5/2019
    50:52
  22. 30.
    357. Aro and Ace Representation in Romance: An Interview with Amanda Jean6/28/2019
    54:36
  23. 31.
    356. Our Book Club Discussion of Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh6/21/2019
    1:09:56
  24. 32.
    355. Podcasting, Representation, and Romance: A Conversation with Rudi Bremer and Kat Mayo6/14/2019
    1:27:02
  25. 33.
    354. Six Books Amanda’s Excited About, and Other Stories from BEA 20196/6/2019
    56:46
  26. 34.
    353. Setting Boundaries and Getting Help: A Candid Conversation with Dr. Kelly J. Baker5/31/2019
    56:52
  27. 35.
    352. Live From BookLovers Con: Cards Against Romance Tropes, and Other Appropriate Topics5/24/2019
    55:54
  28. 36.
    351. Hidden Gems in Romance and Listener Email with Amanda & Sarah5/17/2019
    58:57
  29. 37.
    350. Rose Does the Research: History and Professional Wrestling With Rose Lerner5/10/2019
    1:09:57
  30. 38.
    349. Keeping the Audience in Mind Always: An Interview with Melonie Johnson5/3/2019
    54:27
  31. 39.
    348. Upbeat Fiction for Unpredictable Times: Live at East City Books with Mia Sosa, Tracey Livesay, and Sally Thorne!4/26/2019
    1:13:48
  32. 40.
    347. Becoming My Own Audience: An Interview with Dahlia Adler4/19/2019
    1:08:53
  33. 41.
    346: Fuchsia has Followed Us Everywhere: Deep Diving Into Romance Cover Art with Kelly Faircloth4/12/2019
    1:05:44
  34. 42.
    345. Readers Fighting Plagiarism: An Interview with Kristy Caffeinated Fae and Claire Ryan4/5/2019
    1:09:22
  35. 43.
    344. Burnout – A Feminist Book about Stress: An Interview with Emily and Amelia Nagoski3/29/2019
    1:24:25
  36. 44.
    343. Our Book Club Discussion of Mercenary Instinct by Ruby Lionsdrake3/22/2019
    1:00:26
  37. 45.
    342. Stories are Everything: Learning about Narratology with Arkady Martine3/15/2019
    1:07:36
  38. 46.
    341. The Self Care of Unapologetically Massive Happy Endings: An Interview with Adriana Herrera3/8/2019
    1:05:49
  39. 47.
    340. Lesbian Relevant Sexuality in History: An Interview with Heather Rose Jones3/1/2019
    1:10:16
  40. 48.
    339. Gathering in Person With Actual Humans: Amanda and Sarah on Book Clubs, Self Care, and Organizing the TBR2/22/2019
    1:17:55
  41. 49.
    338. “We’re All Unlikeable Heroines Now:” An Interview with Rachel Hawkins2/15/2019
    1:09:20
  42. 50.
    337. Lots and Lots of Murder: An Interview with Karen Rose2/8/2019
    1:11:09

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