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Quick & Dirty Romance: The inside scoop on romance books and writing, where we pull out & wrap up in 30 minutes or less. But we promise to leave you satisfied! Sarah Skye is the nom de plume of Sarah Smith & Skye McDonald, contemporary romance authors whose joint publication, Sips & Strokes, is out April 20,2021.
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Make Out Already

Make Out Already

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Make Out Already recaps contemporary romance novels, rom coms and anything with an HEA, and we take romance VERY seriously. We’ll tell you what we LOVE, air our grievances, tell you our fan casts and much more.
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Romanced by the Book is a podcast for writers of happily ever afters and dream-worthy book boyfriends that put readers into a romance-induced hangover. Host Dana Pittman is a USA Today Bestselling Author, developmental editor, and avid romance reader.Each episode features interviews, the hottest romance reads, and the pursuit of writing our next bestselling novels.For more information and to leave questions, visit www.danjatales.com.
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The Black Romance Podcast features weekly conversations with Black writers, editors, and scholars of historical and contemporary popular romance fiction. Julie Moody-Freeman and guests talk about a range of experiences: their difficulties trying to publish love stories with Black characters; their favorite books; writing and teaching about black romance fiction; traditional vs self-publishing; publishing queer romance fiction; and their recently released books.
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Reading the Rainbow

Dauphin County Library System

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Reading the Rainbow is hosted by the LGBTQ+ staff of the Dauphin County Library System in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We work with tens of thousands of books. When we come across a great queer story, we want everyone to know about it! From scifi and contemporary, to romance and YA, we'll read it all, as long as it's good and gay!
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Prickly Pens Podcast

Michelle Monkou, Gabby Samuels, Julia Canchola

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Prickly Pens Podcast is a platform of discussions with three friends who are also authors on the writing journey: Michelle Monkou, Julia Canchola, Gabby Samuels. During each episode, each co-host will add to the discussion around, not only the writing journey, but issues and topics of our lives. Michelle Monkou is a multi-published author, USA TODAY Best Selling author, and former president and board member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She has published over 25 titles and currently w ...
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Kinda Dating

Natasha Chandel

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Welcome to the comedy dating podcast that's flipping the script on relationships! Join comedian and dating expert, Natasha Chandel, along with influential guests as they dissect the complexities of modern dating and tackle the proverbial question: Why the fuck do we all have commitment issues?? Get ready for insightful discussions, side-splitting anecdotes, and a refreshing, practical take on contemporary love and commitment made for Millennials and Gen-Z, but that applies to everyone whethe ...
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Helena Hunting is our last episode for Season 1 -- We'll return with more awesome contemporary romance on Friday, Sept 29! 💗 Hello Swoon Squad! 💗 Bestselling romance author Lisa Daily here to help you find your next favorite romance book! I'll be chatting with all your favorite "must-read" rom-com and contemporary romance authors every Friday to talk about their favorite tropes, newest romance books, and what they're reading now. A must-listen for anyone who loves kissing books with swoony h ...
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A collection of bite-sized indie romance short stories to enjoy having tea, on the commute, at the traffic light and before bed. I hope this album of contemporary young adult stories will elicit daydreams and make your day that little bit more swoonworthy. Enjoy! I am also taking open requests for story leads, so if you would like to be featured as a female lead in one of these stories please email minteabug@gmail.com. Having your submissions makes my day just that little bit more inspiring.
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#RomanceClass Podcast

Mina V. Esguerra & Tania Arpa

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Welcome to the #romanceclass podcast. Each episode is an audio recording of two actors reading an excerpt from a romance novel by a Filipino author. All books featured are written in English. Season 1's readings are by theater actors Gio Gahol and Rachel Coates.
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Serialized RomCom audiobook show, brought to you by Contemporary Romance Author Marie Matthew. The stories contain explicit content and are intended for listeners 18 and over. Season 1: The Bad Girl List, a second-chance, fake dating serial romcom with all the feels set in California wine country. Find out how one life-changing vacation list puts the heart of Dominique Chen on the line when she meets sexy wine grower Trevor Moretti. Be sure to stick around at the end of each episode for the ...
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So You Want to be a Writer

Australian Writers' Centre

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Everything you’ve always wanted to know about succeeding in the world of writing and publishing. Learn practical writing techniques, go behind-the-scenes and discover how real-life authors got their big break. Uncover the creative processes of writers who have made it. Your host is Valerie Khoo – author, journalist, creative and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
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A series of stories about contemporary men and women (the titular "Disgruntled Few") who seek to dominate culture. An ambitious undertaking, THE DISGRUNTLED seeks to describe the triumphs and misadventures of a community of malcontents. A story of Christ, Romance, Dancing, Fighting, Birthing, and Burying in Yakima Washington. Please give me money. https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=24179185 Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bower/support
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Diary of an S and M Romance

Dollie Llama and ThornDaddy

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In this podiobook: The first-ever adult title on Podiobooks.com. "Diary of an S and M Romance" is the true story of a young widow reclaiming her life in a red-hot world of kinky sex. She's a feminist doing things that many feminists would consider beastly, and loving every second of it. In "Diary of an S and M Romance", Dollie Llama explores the complex connections between romantic sweetness and furious, nasty sex.Part introspective journey of discovery, part tender love story.Part manifesto ...
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Art Attack w/ Lizy Dastin and Justin BUA

Lizy Dastin, art historian, Justin BUA, artist

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Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin BUA is a new kind of art podcast—engaging, informed, accessible and raw. Join artist BUA and art historian Lizy as they debate topical artworld happenings, bringing their unique—often contradictory—perspectives to the conversation. BUA is an internationally distinguished painter, television personality, writer, entrepreneur and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his renderings of often-overlooked characters that define the urban landscape; for instan ...
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Sarde After Dinner Podcast

Mouin Jaber and Médéa Azouri

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Sarde (noun), [Sa-r-de]: A colloquial term used in the Middle East to describe the act of letting go & kicking off a stream of consciousness and a rambling narrative. The Sarde After Dinner Podcast is a free space based out of the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, where Médéa Azouri & Mouin Jaber discuss a wide range of topics (usually) held behind closed doors in an open and simple way with guests from all walks of life. Subscribe. Stream. Sarde. Every Sunday with new episodes released weekly at 9: ...
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Storylink Radio

Shandon Loring: Professional Storyteller / Seanchaí

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The professional storytellers at StoryLink Radio, known as Seanchaí, are committed to bringing stories to Life through the spoken word as in traditional oral storytelling. We present stories of many genres... Ancient Myths and Legends, short stories, full length novels, science fiction and high fantasy, philosophy, traditions, drama, fiction, non-fiction, romance, theatre, ghosts & haunts, suspense, stories of the strange, and more! Our stories may be drawn from contemporary sources, or from ...
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Ceil Clark is fed up with dating the twenty-something hipsters and slackers that litter the streets of Los Angeles nightlife like empty, discarded cans of Red Bull. Against the wise advice of her best friend, Lupe, she makes a pre-meditated decision to seduce, tag and bag her newest boss---Wayne Hayter; the cool and always collected thirty-something, corporate-loving, sports-car-driving, designer duds wearing, General Manager of the Porsche dealership where Ceil merely tolerates her 9 to 5 g ...
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Belfast Girls is the story of three girls – Sheila, Phil and Mary – growing up into the new emerging post-conflict Belfast of money, drugs, high fashion and crime; and of their lives and loves. Sheila, a supermodel, is kidnapped. Phil is sent to prison. Mary, surviving a drug overdose, has a spiritual awakening. It is also the story of the men who matter to them – John Branagh, former candidate for the priesthood, a modern Darcy, someone to love or hate. Will he and Sheila ever get together? ...
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This story starts with space ships scouring the universe in an interplanetary game of tag. The humans know there are “Aliens” out there. But so do the Aliens. As each tries desperately to make the phenomenal discovery, they secretly hope that the other will not turn out to be the enemy. Humans call them “Plumies” because of the feathery plumes they inscribe on silicon-bronze tablets and cairns they have left behind on their intergalactic travels over the last thousand years. The search goes ...
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Meet your new book besties. Settle in and get ready to spill that ACADEMIC tea. Novelbound is a podcast dedicated to making you laugh and keeping you company while we discuss our favorite books and the beauty of the literary world. We’re Celine and Anna, two best friends who have zero shelf control. In our weekly podcasts, we’ll discover new books and authors together and, with our friends, further explore the fun side of reading! We are building a community all about books, so tune in and j ...
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A lovely young woman gambling at a casino in Leubronn, Germany. A young man watches, fascinated from afar. She begins to lose heavily and leaves the casino. Thus opens the last and probably the most controversial of George Eliot's novels. Published in 1876, Daniel Deronda is also the only one in which the great Victorian novelist portrays contemporary society of her own time. There were only a few murmurs when it first came out, but later, they became a full fledged outpouring of resentment ...
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Begun when she was just eleven years old, Love and Friendship is one of Jane Austen's stories that very few readers may have encountered before. Austen experts feel that this story was written, like many others, only for the pleasure of her family and friends. It is scribbled across three notebooks, in childish handwriting, and the complete work is thought to have been written over a period of six or seven years. It is dedicated to one of her cousins, whom she was very close to, Eliza de Feu ...
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ALL THINGS NAIJA is a dedicated pan-Nigerian podcast program that attempts to do an in-depth analysis of the socio-economic dynamics of the Nigerian state. The program will be unabashed in its approach to contemporary Nigerian issues in terms of the topics of discourse, the status and the antecedents of program guests, the level of engagements as well as the methodology. The primary fulcrum and objective of ALL THINGS NAIJA will be to engage, to enlighten and educate Nigerian citizens and th ...
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Best Book Breakdown

Best Book Breakdown

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Welcome to Best Book Breakdown, the podcast that breaks down the bestseller books you need to read! If you love the idea of reading all the latest bestsellers but simply don't have the time, then this podcast is perfect for you. Each episode, we'll provide you with a comprehensive summary of a popular book that has made it onto the bestseller lists. We'll cover everything from plot and character development to key themes and takeaways, giving you all the information you need to know in a con ...
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Would you like some music to go with your story? Alex Austin hopes you will. He’s integrated the work of 20 contemporary bands and 40 songs into The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed. It’s the late Sixties, the Beatles intact, Jimi Hendrix exploding and the Doors demanding the world. And on the East Coast, famed resort Asbury Park, New Jersey, will become the epicenter of a new brand of rock and roll. But in January 1968, a boardwalk Liverpool lies in the future. Escalating crime and a fading ...
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Villette was Charlotte Bronte's last published novel. It came out in 1853, just two years before her death in 1855. It is a poignant, strangely lonely and sad work, steeped in conflict between society's demands and personal desires. Set in the fictional town of Villette in France, it is the story of the young and intelligent Lucy Snowe, the narrator in the book. She is described by another character in the book as having “no beauty...no attractive accomplishments...” and strangely seems to l ...
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If you have read DH Lawrence's The Rainbow, you'd certainly want to read the sequel, Women in Love. Published in 1920, the two books were originally meant to be a single work, spanning several generations of the Brangwen family, especially the women. However, a complicated publishing history, delays and editorial revisions, followed by the hostile reception and controversies that faced The Rainbow led to a gap of five years between the two books. Yet, by 21st century standards, Women in Love ...
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The Query Show

Blair Thornburgh

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A podcast to help writers get published, hosted by editor and author Blair Thornburgh. Each episode takes a deep dive on a query letter (or two) and diagnoses its strengths and weaknesses so that authors can put their best foot forward into the world of agents and editors.
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Are you a writer who's tired of listening to writer podcasts, where they have successful authors giving you the same marketing advice that you heard on another writer podcast? Well, Book Jump offers you the best book sales and marketing advice-- from the readers themselves. Oh. And we're a lot more fun, too.
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Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sensual and passionate black romance and interracial romance. Each month the readers in her online Readers Lounge choose a book to read by a different author. The author is then interviewed, and listeners have the opportunity to learn more about their writing, the story, and get to know the author on a more personal level. Listeners in the Lounge can ask questions via chat. To learn more about Delaney, her books, and the Readers Lounge, ...
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Meet author Natalie Murray on her journey to becoming a writer and her contemporary romance novel, Love Just In. Natalie discusses how she's co-written novels, tips on how to work on characters and plot lines, and the benefits of doing courses at Australian Writers' Centre. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie and listeners in the podcast commu…
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Lady Pink, born Sandra Fabara, was a prominent figure in 1980s graffiti culture, and continues to be a trailblazing woman in the field. Although the world of graffiti was heavily male-dominated and physically dangerous, Lady Pink was undeterred, painting on subway cars, trainyards and walls right alongside the men. Join our hosts as they celebrate …
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Why are men’s testosterone levels dropping? What’s beyond “Baby Blues” & why does everyone need to take it more seriously? In this #Sardeafterdinner, Dr. Labib Ghulmiyyah, a renowned obstetrician-gynecologist, delves into the science behind the everyday toxins that can mess with our body, how we can NATURALLY optimize our testosterone levels & ulti…
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Meet Jamelle Wells, author of The Outback Court Reporter. Both a newsreader and senior court reporter for ABC, Jamelle reveals the intricate and sometimes unexpected dynamics witnessed during her time covering diverse cases in city and rural courts. She chats about the cultural differences, compelling cases, struggles of court reporting, and the im…
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About the Talk In this episode of the Governance podcast, our Director Mark Pennington interviews Dr. Matthew Mitchell on the socialist reality in Estonia’s history. This episode is part of Matthew’s co-authored publication as part of the Realities of Socialism series run by the Fraser Institute. The Guest Matthew D. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow in …
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Your girls are back together and discussing their least favorite day of the year! Okay, least favorite day for one of them. Natasha Chandel and Aisha Holden reunite in this special episode on Valentine’s Day. Is the holiday still even a thing?! The pair drop some personal news, and talk about everything from Gen Z’s changing habits around V-Day, PA…
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AI technology is starting to transform every area of life, including the process of making art. Artists are using AI more and more in their work, some as a tool and others as an entirely new conceptual practice. Either way, art made partially, or entirely, by a program is proving to be an uncharted territory when it comes to legality and copyright …
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This Valentine’s Day, we’re all suited up for this tête-à-tête #sardeafterdinner. Tonight’s “date” covers all things romance, revenge and red flags between men & women. Join us as for a wild ride discussing: - The Duality of Feb 14th in Lebanon - Relationship Red Flags: What to look out for - Did Dating in The Digital Age kill romance? - 3-month ho…
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Hi Smooches! We’re talking about sooo many books today with Anne, also known as andrearaereads on TikTok. She is such a wealth of knowledge about incredible books across multiple genres, and she’s writing a vampire romance that sounds scrumptious. We talk about what Lizzie Bennet was really doing on those long walks, which monsters we most love, an…
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Grant Wood's 1930 painting "American Gothic" is one of the most recognizable images in art. Quoted, satired and parodied, this painting's legacy is undeniably enduring, but what exactly is the painting saying to its viewers? Join our hosts as they deep dive into this ubiquitous work, and others, to sort through Wood's complicated, often disparate, …
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قيس شيخ نجيب: المسلسلات العربية ومثلثات الحب والأبوة In this #Sardeafterdinner, we're thrilled to have the actor, father, and friend Qays Sheikh Najib share with us his reflections on the personal & the professional milestones that shaped who he is today. From stories about the A-Z’s of Arabic drama, the renaissance of Arab productions, to conversa…
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Liz Foster shares her journey from discovering writing as a creative outlet during recovery from breast cancer, to becoming a published author with The Good Woman's Guide to Making Better Choices. The podcast episode explores Liz’s habits and strategies for success, including the importance of setting micro-goals, maintaining a daily 1,000-word cou…
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Among the most ground-breaking of contemporary photographers, Cindy Sherman explores themes of fantasy, feminism, (art) history, the abject, and the self through her work. Using makeup, costumes and staged scenery to manipulate her appearance and perform as various characters, Sherman is technically the subject of her photographs; however, the Sher…
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Hi Smooches! Today we have a really fun, dishy episode with debut author Tanvier Peart. We’re playing Would You Rather? in honor of her second-chance forced proximity romance, The Seven Month Itch. It’s about a couple that’s been separated and runs into each other at a singles retreat. Other unexpected guests turn up, and shenanigans ensue. Stuff w…
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Stepping into Success with Author Jenna Lo Bianco. Are you ready for the upcoming special writing event on Romance writing? Meet special guest Jenna Lo Bianco, author of The Italian Marriage, discusses her journey from aspiring writer enduring rejections to being a successful author. Jenna shares her strategic approach to market her book, the proce…
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During the mid-19th century, there was a schism among artists between painting in a traditional manner that evoked the past, and disrupting that past and creating something innovative and new. Édouard Manet painted work that perfectly synthesizes this tension between the historical and the contemporary, forging an important path toward modernity. J…
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In this episode of #Sardeafterdinner, we're back at it with our good friend, singer, poet and writer Hamed Sinno to talk about how a new form White-supremacy has emerged to justify the g*n0c!de in G*z@: Pinkwashing. We also got the chance to have Hamed's on-ground testimony on what it really means to take the streets of New York & stand in solidari…
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Cohosts Amber and Annika discuss Endpapers, Jennifer Savran Kelly's debut novel about a genderqueer bookbinder who discovers a piece of LGBTQ+ history hidden in the endpapers of a book they're working on. Topics discussed include: our limited view of history, the importance of representation, and the pulp novels of the fifties and sixties. If you'r…
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Developing Skills and Techniques as an Aspiring Writer: Interview with novelist Jo Riccioni. Host Valerie Khoo and Jo discuss Jo’s latest novel The Rising, the process of writing a duology, her love for fantasy writing, and the importance of cultivating a detailed and authentic world in fantasy literature. Jo also shares how she came up with names …
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About the Talk In this episode of the podcast, Prof. Mark Pennington interviews Prof. Adam Dixon on the contemporary relevance of the Scottish philosopher and political economist Adam Smith. The Guest Adam D. Dixon holds the Adam Smith Chair in Sustainable Capitalism at Adam Smith’s Panmure House, the last and final home of moral philosopher and fa…
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Sarah & Skye have a lot to say about the pros and cons of romance's 3rd act breakup. Readers have been trending away from this trope, but if done right, it's still a great climax for the story. But does it hold up IRL? The ladies discuss this and more. *Thank you for 10K downloads! We're giving away a prize as a thank you. Enter here to win, loyal …
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In this episode of #Sardeafterdinner, we're honored to welcome Rashid Khalidi, a distinguished Palestinian historian, author of The 100 Years’ War on Palestine, and the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. Tune in for a definitive retelling of the modern history of Palestine through an insightful conversation about: …
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Happy New Year, Smooches! Today, we’re talking All Things Austen with author Melodie Edwards, who has written a beautiful contemporary reimagining of Persuasion. It’s got Stars Hollow vibes with its setting of Niagara-on-the-Lake and riotous cast of characters, a hyper-competent Anne, and a swoon worthy Wentworth. You can preorder the book, which c…
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We all grew up on fairytales but what if they were all the big fat lie? Damona Hoffman (author, The Dates & Mates podcast host, dating expert on the Drew Barrymore Show) joins Natasha Chandel to discuss her new book “F the Fairytale” where she reveals the four dating myths holding you back from love. The pair talk about soulmates and the annoying T…
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Host and CEO of the Australian Writers' Centre, Valerie Khoo, shares her recent experiences, including mentoring members of the freelance writing masterclass program and editing a manuscript. She also talks about the importance of creative curiosity and not limiting yourself to one passion. The guest for this episode is Michelle Upton, an author wh…
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This episode is with my clients and authors, Khardine Gray / Faith Summers. We discuss her career, the evolution of her writing process, and making her dark romance her own. About Khardine Gray Khardine Gray is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves writing sizzling hot contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. She also wri…
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In this episode of #Sardeafterdinner with Adam Bakri, we explore what P@le$t!ne represents, unravel the meanings behind its iconic symbols, and discuss global reactions to the current war. Join us for an insightful conversation where we confront these critical topics with clarity and depth.- What lies beyond the watermelon?- Conversations at Tel Av…
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Meet Michael Thompson, a journalist, producer, media executive, and author of the novel How To Be Remembered. He shares his journey from being a journalist to becoming a published novelist, his inspiration behind his unique book premise, tackling numerous rejections, the movie deal for his novel, his writing process, and advice for aspiring writers…
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It’s a new year, and Bumble has released its dating trends for 2024! Natasha Chandel and Rithu Jagannath (writer, producer, podcaster) analyze the list, and discuss what feels like a real shift versus the same stuff we’ve seen year over year. From cross-gen romance, val-core dating to hitting the self-improvement plateau, and even open-hearted masc…
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