March 23, 2023

Connecting the Dots: Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne

You know what would be fun? A trip to a planet where women's pleasure is a priority, and the fluidity of relationship styles, sexual orientations and identities is embraced at all times! In other words, let's journey into the...

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March 9, 2023

Romantic Heartache & Lessons of Love 2: Hadestown/Ironweed/The Red Shoes

It's part two of our exploration of sad romances. This time, we look at the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Hadestown, which is--like Moulin Rouge--based on the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. I look at another ill-...

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Feb. 23, 2023

Romantic Heartache & Lessons of Love 1: Moulin Rouge

Sometimes all you want is a good cathartic cry, especially if it's over love and heartbreak. In this two-part episode, I'm joined by romance writer and fellow heartache aficionado Mariah Cotnoir to explore two tragic love sto...

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Feb. 9, 2023

A Different Valentine: the Romantic Drama of Dating Shows with Every Rom Com

I'm back with fresh episodes featuring slightly offbeat romance, just in time for Valentine's Day :-) First up, a conversation with Jennifer Howell, the producer and cohost of the Every Rom Com podcast about the romance, dram...

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Jan. 26, 2023

Romance Rerun: Romance After Dark

My final rerun this month is one of the spiciest episodes I've ever done — it's story time for adults. So if you like your romance sizzling hot and kinky, put the earbuds in and enjoy! Support the show Thanks for listening! C...

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Jan. 12, 2023

Romance Rewind: Bedroom Therapy

I'm taking a tiny break this month to plan ahead and I'm re-running some of my favorite episodes from last year. First up, Bedroom Therapy, featuring the sexy and heartwarming movies Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and The Sessi...

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Dec. 29, 2022

Quick Take: How to Please a Woman

I am starting the year as I mean to go on, celebrating another mainstream movie, much like Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, that is focused on womens' capabilities, wishes, desires and pleasures. And not as a subplot, but centra...

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Dec. 15, 2022

Year-Round Holiday Magic: The Bishop's Wife

So many holiday films in my rotation every year, and my favorites tend to be classic movies: absorbing emotional stories full of romantic, platonic and familial love, redemption arcs, and endings with joy and hope. The Bishop...

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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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July 14, 2022

Bedroom Therapy: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande/The Sessions

Sometimes what you need is a deeper connection, some bedroom therapy, a sexual experience full of healing. And sometimes that means going to the experts — at least those skillfully played by actors. I'm joined by friend of th...

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June 30, 2022

Quick Take: Fire Island

Happy Pride Month! Squeaking just under the wire with a quick take on this frothy, fun gay retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in that historic LGBTQ+ summer destination, Fire Island in New York. What a sunny, cute, romanti...

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June 16, 2022

Hot for Teacher: Romance in Academia

School's out for summer! I was a nerd and school and libraries were my happy places. Intellectualism, books and words were my religion. So it's no surprise that I'm a sucker for romances set in academia. The age gap and power...

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June 2, 2022

YA Nerds in Love: Along for the Ride/Dash and Lily/Never Have I Ever

I'm tired of the grown-up world! Give me whipsmart, funny teens having adventures, falling in love and exploring how to navigate young adulthood — teaching the grown-ups in their lives a few lessons along the way. They're the...

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May 19, 2022

Quick Take: Gentleman Jack

An announcement, and a quick take on the BBC/HBO co-production Gentleman Jack. This show is regency-adjacent romance reimagined, reflecting sexual identities hidden at the time, turning the period into an era where all love ...

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May 5, 2022

Sexy Mythological Retellings: Neon Gods/Mighty Aphrodite/Wonder Woman

We're going way back to ancient myths in this episode, taking a look at some books and movies that reimagine these eternal, compelling stories in a sexy-modern, romantic and exciting way. Thanks to my special guest--listener ...

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