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.
    445. Hot Locksmith Action, Dumplings, and Murder: Book Recs from Amanda and Sarah
    1:10:42
  2. 2.
    444. The Wife in the Attic: All Things Gothic and More with Rose Lerner
    52:20
  3. 3.
    443. Snowed In Romance Recs with Amanda & Sarah
    1:57:04
  4. 4.
    442. A 2021 Books Preview with Erin Galloway from Berkley
    1:00:24
  5. 5.
    441. Bosoms and Bitches: A NSFW Discussion of Toxic Desire
    1:34:47
  6. 6.
    440: Laziness Does Not Exist with Dr. Devon Price
    1:01:10
  7. 7.
    439. Later, 2020! With Shana, Claudia and Carrie
    1:01:13
  8. 8.
    438. Later, 2020! With Kiki and Amanda
    1:10:04
  1. 9.
    437. Farewell 2020 With Catherine Heloise, Sneezy and Maya
    1:12:16
  2. 10.
    436. Saying Goodbye to 2020 With Ellen, Elyse, and Tara!
    53:16
  3. 11.
    435. Fashion, History, and Romance with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
    1:01:00
  4. 12.
    434. Fried Food, Family Drama (and Jazz): Sexy Small Towns with Reese Ryan
    1:05:45
  5. 13.
    433. Life, Death, Memory, and Immortality: A Conversation with VE Schwab
    1:06:49
  6. 14.
    432. Saving Endangered Animals, Plus Romance: A Conversation with Michelle Hazen
    58:05
  7. 15.
    431. Amanda and Sarah’s Q&A Part Deux: Silly Bugaloo
    1:01:37
  8. 16.
    430. A Very Silly Q&A with Amanda and Sarah
    1:23:38
  9. 17.
    429. Here She Is: Discussing Beauty Pageants and History with Dr. Hilary Levey Friedman
    50:23
  10. 18.
    428. The Cheese Plate is a Technology: Because Internet with Gretchen McCulloch
    1:17:37
  11. 19.
    427. Mailboxes to Bonetown: Amanda and Sarah Talk Sex Ratings
    1:00:20
  12. 20.
    426. All About Murderbot with Martha Wells
    55:00
  13. 21.
    425. Villainy and Revenge: Deep Diving into Hench with Natalie Zina Walschots
    49:50
  14. 22.
    424. The Duke Who Didn’t: Courtney Milan Answers Your Questions
    1:02:06
  15. 23.
    423. Vampires and Spicy Blood with Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton
    1:01:33
  16. 24.
    422. More Psychic Pining and Real Psychic Conversations with Amanda!
    58:14
  17. 25.
    421. Love Will Get You Through: Reader Letters To Beverly Jenkins
    54:25
  18. 26.
    420. When No One Is Watching, with Alyssa Cole
    56:53
  19. 27.
    419. Language, Art, and Contemporary Romance with Alexis Daria
    1:02:55
  20. 28.
    418: Romance Recs with Amanda and Sarah: Psychic Pining!
    56:01
  21. 29.
    417. Exploring Paranormal Worlds with Jacquelyn Benson and Carol Cottrell
    57:11
  22. 30.
    416. Beekeeping and Romance with Olivia Waite
    51:13
  23. 31.
    415. Vampires and Virtual Events with Renee Ahdieh
    58:41
  24. 32.
    414. Listener Mail and Fantasy Romance Recs with Amanda!
    47:37
  25. 33.
    413. Writing Historical Romance: A Conversation With Mary Balogh
    1:06:16
  26. 34.
    412. Magic, Queerness, and Being Welcomed As Yourself, with Sarah Gailey
    1:00:20
  27. 35.
    411. Caring for Tired Brains with Alexis Rockley
    58:19
  28. 36.
    410. Baked Goods, Gaming, and More Birthday Goodness with Amanda
    1:06:26
  29. 37.
    409. Alpha Night and Alpha Women With Nalini Singh
    1:04:01
  30. 38.
    408. The Boyfriend Project and Fabulous Friendships, with Farrah Rochon
    55:57
  31. 39.
    407. The Privileges of Being a Rakess with Scarlett Peckham
    56:14
  32. 40.
    406. The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea: Gender, Pirates and More with Maggie Tokuda-Hall
    55:50
  33. 41.
    405. Behind the Scenes in Publicity, Plus Reading Recs with Estelle Hallick from Forever
    1:08:47
  34. 42.
    404. Cowboy Romcoms and Real Six Packs with Carly Bloom
    57:46
  35. 43.
    403. Amanda’s Birthday Surprise Pajama Jammy Jam With Christina Lauren and Kristin Dwyer
    1:12:05
  36. 44.
    402. Girl Indeed Gone Viral, with Alisha Rai
    1:07:52
  37. 45.
    401. Rewriting the Voice in Your Head: Creation and Inspiration with Dr. Nicole Peeler
    51:02
  38. 46.
    400. A Four Podcast Crossover with Mayhem and Jokes
    1:08:16
  39. 47.
    399. Bitches Assemble Part III: More Recommendations with Kiki, Catherine Heloise, and Shana
    55:30
  40. 48.
    398. Bitches Assemble: Recommendations for Comfort with Sneezy, Ellen, Tara, Maya and Aarya
    57:21
  41. 49.
    397. Bitches Assemble: Recommendations for Comfort with Carrie, Elyse, Lara, Amanda & Sarah
    53:07
  42. 50.
    396. Red Lipsticks and Murderous Relations: A Conversation With Deanna Raybourn
    59:50

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