Created with Sketch.
Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves
18 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Public Access Read-A-Long: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen - Chapter 10
In which Caroline Bingley acts more like CRINGE-o-line Bing-leave-me-outta-it! and Darcy and Lizzie have...moment.
74 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer (Triage a Trois Re!mance)
Do we talk about this book enough? The red shoes? The mother's wedding veil? The pew? Probably not. So we're just going to release the whole damn thing again. Originally aired Summer 2020. Abigail McKenzie felt like an outcast in her one train stop town. Yet when two men are wounded in the same train robbery, she agrees to take them in: David, the model of a gentleman, and Jesse, hot-tempered and alluring, vie for Abigail’s affections. But as she nurses them both back to health, intimacy and proximity push our heroine to explore her sensual side, and the true identities of her patients reveal a rich history beyond their injuries. This week, Morgan and Isabeau take a listener recommendation and fall in love with Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer. It’s got it all: gunfights, soup straws, moustaches, and above all, feet. Dust off a nice pair of something tall for this little ditty. Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.
20 minutes | Sep 8, 2022
Public Access Read-a-Long: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Chapter 9
In which Isabeau and Morgan maybe overidentifiy with the ridiculous Mrs. Bennet and the villainous Caroline Bingley.
22 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
Public Access Read-A-Long: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Chapter 8
In which Lizzie rethinks the whole "The Bingley Sisters aren't so bad" thing while Fitzwilliam continues to rethink the whole "My opinions about women are vaild" thing.
23 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
Public Access Read-A-Long: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Chapter 7
In which Mrs. Bennet schemes (but is it smart...maybe?), Lydea and Kitty dox some soldiers, and Jane's life is in everybody else's hands. And we come up with a good band name - Boy Sphinxes.
28 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Public Access Read-a-long: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen - Chapter 6
In which Darcy keeps blowing it.
12 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen: Public Access Read-A-Long - Chapter 5
There is even more to talk about regarding the ball but this time featuring the Lucases.
51 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Episode 139: SQUID IN THE BUCKET - The Windflower by Laura London w/ @chels_ebooks pt. 2
Yo ho, ye Swee'peas! Welcome back on board The Black Joke for the thrilling conclusions of our discussion on the more thrillingier THE WINDFLOWER by LAURA LONDON with the yet even more thrilling @chels_ebooks. We pick up where we left off with the love story between Merry and Devon (but also Cat, Raven, a dream Unicorn, and the rest of the crew) and finally settle on our sexiest parts and weirdest parts. Is a book being written in the eighties a valid excuse? Are romance authors written into the homes they describe? Are you sure that's a unicorn you're dreaming of? Swash your buckles, poop your decks and bring the squid - we're bringing this one into port in style!
16 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen - Chapter 4: Public Access Read-A-Long
Elizabeth and her best sister, Jane, reflect on that ball we just talked about. And it got Isabeau and Morgan thinking - is Bingley even that cool?
44 minutes | Jul 14, 2022
Episode 138: WEIRD SOUP - The Windflower by Laura London w/ @chels_ebooks pt. 1
Avast me hearties! This week the gals are the gang when @chels_ebooks of TikTok fame shares one of their favorite romances - THE WINDFLOWER by LAURA LONDON a.k.a. Sharon and Tom Curtis. Merry is a sheltered lil’ patriot who gets in over her head when she’s kidnapped by pirates. The least pirate-y pirate, Devon, takes a shine to her….and so do all the other dreamy, fatherly, omnipotent, mysterious types that populate the ship. Is a bodice ripper a bodice ripper if the bodice remains unripped? When is purple prose, you know, good? Sky rockets and roses or gears and pulleys? Tangled feelings ahoy! Whoa!mance is a part of Frolic Media.
20 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Chapter 3 - Public Access Read-A-Long
In which Darcy is tall first, handsome second, a real asshole third. Or is he? Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network
78 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Episode 137: Scry Baby - “Verity” by Colleen Hoover
Puttin’ the ghost back in ghost writer and the cock back in Hitchcock, this week yr grls go down into the creepy basement of VERITY by COLLEEN HOOVER Lowen gets the opportunity of a lifetime - to assume the ready-made career (and romance) of an iconic suspense novelist. Too bad the best/worst thing Verity Crawford ever wrote is her own autobiography… Can a person be a liminal space? Is this meta commentary on romance the genre? Or is it a meta commentary on you as a romance reader? Is it JUST you??? Settle your teeth into our bite marks and your ears into this episode. Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.
10 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Public Access Read-A-Long: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Chapter 2
Introducing - The Bennet Bunch!
40 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Episode 136: French Pharmacy - "The Duke Makes Me Feel" by Adriana Herrera
Bon-joooor, mess aymees! Yr grls are dusting off their berets to make a novella-sized meal of "The Duke Makes Me Feel" by Adriana Herrera, originally pubbed in "Duke I'd Like to F" but now its very own thing! Victorian business woman Marena works hard to keep clientele and kiss'n'tell separate. Enter Duke of Linley and a trip to The City of L'amour and some very fancy lace to shake prod her boundaries. Can making the political explicit be exploitative? Is there a new shape of historical romance or is it just contemporaries in older clothes? And is it just Isabeau or are they all full of Henry Cavill? The bordelaise isn't the only thing getting creamed in this one!
32 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
Public Access Read-a-long: PRIDE & PREJDUICE - Chapter 1
Netherfield Hall is let at last. Do with that information what you will.
68 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
RE!Mance Not All Cavemen: Transcendence by Shay Savage
It's like all the fun parts of Encino Man with Brendan Fraser but somehow backwards and more tender? With a weirder age gap? Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.
42 minutes | May 26, 2022
Whoa!nus: The Dish Dish - “The Marriage Lesson That I Learned Too Late” by Matthew Fray & The Hero
What can the self reflection of a divorced heterosexual man tell us about the Happily Ever After secret sauce - THE APOLOGY. More importantly, perhaps, what does that secret sauce say about us as Romance Consumers and Straight, Yt Ladies? Like, what is that secret sauce covering? Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.
87 minutes | May 19, 2022
Episode 135: Cult Classic - "Prince Of Midnight" by Laura Kinsale
Yr grls return once again to their be-hatted author safe space with THE PRINCE OF MIDNIGHT by Laura Kinsale. Don't get too comfy though, the Marquis Du Sade and a Murder Cult are here, as well. They say never meet your heroes, and by they we mean Leigh. She has sought out infamous highwayman The Prince of Midnight to save her village and get vengeance from the man who stole her family from her. She finds a capital-R Retiree who has a loyal wolf and not much else to recommend him. However, he is determined to make her like him, like really, really like him. Thus begins the angstiest buddy roadtrip you've ever been on. Can horror and romance vibe? What to do when the emotional stakes are something the hero can never grasp? Is doing that ON a horse basically doing it TO the horse? Kinsale away, Kinsale away, KinSAIL away with us.
64 minutes | May 12, 2022
Whoa!nus: Hunk-a-Blunk Full o' Balls - What is Bridgerton?
In which Isabeau tries to answer Morgan's questions about "Bridgerton". Because, perhaps like you, we are just two assholes coughing up the dust Bridgerton has left us in. Join us as we bumble through Blibberton - from Anthony to Cletus to Ghouly, totally forgetting about Francesca and Gregory. We unearth Twitter controversies, desperately try to get on the same page about The Bridgerton Ball and cough up a couple of spoilers along the way. How does the show speak about race? And fatness? What is a Diamond, exactly? How does the show represent Romance to the broader public? The episode for when you've consumed absolutely everything or absolutely nothing about Bubberton!
66 minutes | May 5, 2022
Episode 134: Beautiful aNUNymous - "A Nun for the Viking Warrior" by Lucy Morris
We're just as susceptible to a novel (as in new) title/cover combo, gang. And this week yr grls are taking vows for "A Nun for the Viking Warrior" by Lucy Morris. Sweet baby novitiate Amée isn't super into the Viking husband her nobleman dad springs on her, until he's like really into revitalizing her 912 A.D. Francia community. Is this book about a viking and a nun woke? How important is an outfit to fantasy? Are short women pursuing big men a survival mechanism? Pick this one up like a GOOD habit.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022