Dec. 1, 2022

A Musical for the Lovelorn: Cyrano

"Yes, I'm in love. I dare." Oh this movie. I'm sobbing at the drop of a hat lately, and it turns out that a heart in love and cracked wide open is the perfect foil for Joe Wright's glorious, lush, emotional film, Cyrano. This...

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Nov. 17, 2022

Quick Take: Kevin Can F... Himself

This dramedy-within-a-sitcom show is all about settling in life, marriage and relationships, especially romantic relationships, and then waking up to who you are and what you really want and need. I can't stop thinking about ...

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Nov. 3, 2022

Dating Romcoms: He's Just Not That Into You/How to Be Single

If you're the one person on the planet who hasn't heard: I've been on dating apps, and wow, I need to process. Let's do it together, shall we?! There's nothing more amusing than a dating romcom full of romantic disaster, then...

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Oct. 20, 2022

Romances We Love: Juno/Before Midnight

From time to time, I like to ask people about the romances they love best, the stories that changed their lives or made them think about love and connection a bit differently. After meeting Danielle and Wolfgang from the Hell...

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Oct. 6, 2022

Second Chance Romance Part Two

I'm concluding my second-anniversary celebration with another second-chance romance episode, featuring movies about finding romance later in life, especially after sadness and disappointment. This theme is one of my favorites...

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Sept. 22, 2022

Second Chance Romance Part One

I'm celebrating the second anniversary of this podcast with a two-part episode on one of my favorite romantic tropes, second-chance romance. In this case, it's finding love, sex and connection at a later age or after romantic...

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Sept. 8, 2022

Quick Take: How to Build a Sex Room

It's a NSFW, shame-free look at relationship and healthy sexual desires to celebrate the second anniversary of this podcast! I've grown along with this show, and I fully embrace the wide range of fantasies and desires represe...

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Aug. 25, 2022

Adapting Austen: Netflix's Persuasion with Romancing the Story

Apparently I'm one of the few people on the globe who enjoyed Netflix's Persuasion with Dakota Johnson :) I take a deep dive into this adaptation with Sarah Gamez, romance writer, filmmaker and host of Romancing the Story pod...

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Aug. 11, 2022

Advice Romance Part 2: The Truth About Cats and Dogs/The Ex Talk

It's more fictional and real-life advice in this action-packed episode! Isabelle Popp, a contributor to BookRiot, stops by to talk about her recent essay about romance novels, and Carly Lane, pop culture critic and "romance n...

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July 28, 2022

Advice Romance Part 1: Romance Road Test

In the next couple of episodes I take a look at advice romance: fictional advice in a contemporary romance and a romcom set at radio stations, real life online advice, and a smart, funny new podcast called Romance Road Test. ...

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