Melody and Julia from Romance Podden, a Swedish language podcast about romance— the biggest romance fiction podcast in northern Europe! First, Sarah embarrasses herself with rudimentary Swedish conversation. The interview starts with a discussion of languages, wherein we hear from Julia and then, a few minutes in, we’re joined by Melody from Romance Podden. We discuss romance in Sweden, specifically the romances that have been published in Swedish, and how those books and the reputation of romance in general has been changing. They both touch on how social policy in Sweden affects the performance of romance tropes in Swedish romance vs. American romance. We also talk about how they discovered romance fiction, and (of course) some of their favorite books.