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Annyeonghaseyo! We’re three best selling American novelists who explore the wonderfully wacky world of K-Romance through a writer’s lens. We fangirl over our favorite characters, debate our favorite tropes, and nerd out through K-drama deep dives. Expect a few K-pop and K-skincare recs for good measure, because why not ride the Hallyu wave all the way to shore? So grab some Tteokbokki and listen to your new favorite unnis. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AfterNoonaDelightPodcast Love BTS? V ...
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My C5 Life with Lindsay Nott is about challenging the many misconceptions in the general public about people with disabilities. This podcast is for everyone, who is curious about life with a disability. Lindsay speaks to other people with disabilities about their lived experience, and how they improvise and adapt to live the life they want, including travel. Lindsay talks to health professionals, working in the disability field, and disability support workers about their jobs, and how workin ...
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Handcuffs & Sawdust

Mike Marrazzo and Brandon Silveira

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Host Mike Marrazzo is a 23 year police veteran who is joined by 4 year police officer Brandon Silveira. Mike and Brandon met on Instagram through their other passion, woodworking. Join Mike and Brandon weekly as they discuss current issues facing the Law Enforcement community, and how they deal with the stress of their careers through woodworking. Mike and Brandon will be joined on occasion by guests, some of whom are woodworkers, some are woodworking Police Officers, and some simply Police ...
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On this month's Uncensored episode, Megan and Lia touch on cliffhangers--a tried-and-true narrative technique that writers use to keep their audience on the hook. It's all about creating suspense and leaving the story unresolved at a pivotal moment, making readers itching to know what happens next. Writers employ cliffhangers strategically, often a…
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Today we're talking about what makes a fictional character likable, unlikable, and everything in between. Is there such thing as a universally likable character? How do our own internal biases affect our judgment of whether or not a character is likable? And can an unlikable hero or heroine redeem themselves to become likable in the end? Join us fo…
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On today's episode, we welcome USA Bestselling Author Jennifer Blackwood as we talk about her first foray into Kdramas. After giving her a few options, she chose to watch a listener favorite--Semantic Error. We chat about her observations on her first Kdrama and her favorite tropes. We also get into some author antics of our past, including how Meg…
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Join Lia, Sarah (Afternoona Asks/Kdrama This) and Megan (Afternoona Army) for a deep dive in the 2018 drama Something In The Rain (aka Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food) starring Jung Hae-in and Son Ye-jin. This drama is about a thirty-something woman (whose routine has gotten stale) and the romance she strikes up with her little brother's best friend.…
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Happy Wednesday, everyone! We're back with another Afternoona Uncensored...or maybe it's Afternoona Check-in? Your noonas can't decide. Maybe you have a better name for it? If so, let us know! This week we discuss drama retellings, K-drama slumps, how we can still love a drama even if the ending doesn't stick the landing, and lots more! ★ Support t…
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In today's episode, we review Love to Hate You, a 2023 rom com that stole our hearts. We talk about why the heroine is for the girls, why Yoo Teo is a favorite mature hero, and why we love this mature, sexy romance. We also discuss the latest Baeksang nominees. Kpop rec: Midas Touch by Kiss of Life Baeksang nominees: https://www.soompi.com/article/…
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Romantic comedies, aka rom-coms, have long been a beloved staple in the world of romance storytelling. But what exactly defines a rom-com, and what is the secret sauce that makes them so irresistible? It's not all that straight forward. In this podcast, we'll dive into the world of romcom, exploring defining characteristics, the tropes and clichés …
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Summary In this episode, Mike and Jon discuss various topics including woodworking merchandise, woodworking projects, fallen soldiers, dancing, sanding tools, real estate, and more. They also introduce themselves and their respective businesses. The conversation is filled with humor and personal anecdotes, providing an entertaining and informative …
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We're back for another Afternoona Check-in...this time the conversation revolves around about Chicken Nugget-the 2024 drama airing on Netflix where a woman turns into...wait for it...a chicken nugget. Now it's up to her dad and his employee (who has a giant crush on her) to try to turn her back into a real live person. Two of your hosts took a bite…
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Mike welcomes Matt Maynard AKA: Patriotic Pines NC. Surfprep Sanding Link: https://www.surfprepsanding.com?aff=122 Coupon Code: BOOKEM Support Mike on his social media accounts and checkout his website: https://www.marrazzowoodworking.com/ Instagram: / marrazzowoodworking YouTube: / @marrazzowoodworkingdiy8118 Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Marraz…
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We are missing Lia this week, but that means we (Megan and Amy) get to talk about a drama we both loved, Marry My Husband. Join us as we discuss why we like revenge stories, what makes a great villain, and how the white truck of doom works best when there is urgency rather than time to grab a latte before your imminent demise. Also, midway through …
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Inspired by a recent episode of romance novel podcast Fated Mates, we are taking a deep dive into himbos, the lovable hero archetype that is all brain, no brains. We talk about why modern day himbos are feminist, what we like about them, and our favorite himbos from Kdramas. Kpop Rec: Eenie Meenie by Chungha Sign Up for Our Newsletter! Want our tho…
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Mike welcomes Don “The Cann Man” Cann AKA: The Dysfunctional Woodworker. Don introduces himself to the listeners and tells us how he started woodworking. Don tells us how he acquired his new shop which was donated by a group called TWIS Don discusses the disease he suffers from called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Don’s discusses his past s…
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Mike is back and he is joined by special guest Dillon Sands from Sandman Wood Design! - In Episode 63 Mike gets the listeners caught up as to why the podcast was put on hold for several months. - Dillon tells his story of how he got started in woodworking! - Mike fills in the past 10 months of life changing events that put the podcast on hold. - Mi…
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This week we've got all the action, a panic room of a house, and assassin drones, which, coincidentally, are not a few of Lia's favorite things. Join us as we jump straight into the melee of A Shop For Killers where a world weary Jeong Jin-Man (Lee Dong Wook) just wants to raise his niece Jeong Ji-An (Kim Hye-Jun) to be the badass shop owner she wa…
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In today's episode, we welcome special guest New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover who is not only a New Adult romance pioneer, but also a kpop and kdrama fan. If you've ever wondered who kicked off Megan's kpop obsession, blame Jay! We chat about how kdramas have influenced our writing, and Jay's latest book-turned-movie news. Visit Jay …
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In this whopper of an episode, Amy, Lia and special guest Afternoona Army Megan, discuss the good, bad and infernal about My Demon. My Demon stars Kim Yoo-jung and Song Kang and aired from November 2023 to January 2024. It's about a demon from hell who ends up as a bodyguard and then in a contract marriage with a beautiful but damaged heiress. Amy …
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It's a little bit scripted, a little bit uncensored, and--as always--a whole lot of K-Drama fun! This month we're talking about sex in K-Dramas. We share our favorite sexy moments in our favorite dramas, discuss which dramas could have benefited from a little more on screen sexy times, but also argue that a drama can still be sexy without any on sc…
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Happy Valentine's Day/Galentine's Day or...really, Happy Wednesday, because we all get a treat--a new episode of the pod! We're back with another trope study, this time with two related tropes: Fake Dating and Marriage of Convenience. We share our favorite romance books that use the trope well, discuss our top fake dating and marriage of convenienc…
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We are back giving your favorite second leads their much deserved happily ever afters. We write stories for Lee Gang Min from My Lovely Liar and Kyung Eun Ae from My Dearest, as well as a very sweet first date with two second leads from A Time Called You. Also, we fight over the order of Rock, Paper, Scissors and discuss why Lia is wrong. :) Enjoy!…
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The sister pods have taken over the Afternoona Delight podcast again to discuss Castaway Diva, a 2023 drama starring Park Eun Bin. Sarah from Afternoona Asks and Megan from Afternoona Army are back to debate whether this drama managed to mix its genres. Listen to find out who really loved this show and who had too many issues with it. We get into w…
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It's a little bit scripted, a little bit uncensored, and--as always--a whole lot of K-Drama fun. Listen to Megan's take on which dramas are still worth the watch even for those of us who might get a little squeamish with violence and gore. Find out why Amy's bundled like a burrito; and learn about the lack of indoor pools in Lea's part of Californi…
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Once upon a time Lia, Megan and Amy watched our first few Korean dramas and began an obsessive text chat. Then we started a podcast and the rest was history. Fast forward three (for real THREE) years later and look...we get really curious about ya'll. Who is listening? How did you get involved in this fandom? So we decided to flip the script and pu…
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It's time for Singles Inferno 3! We have a new host, new Inferno, new Paradise, high heels on a rocky beach, and so much drama...PLUS a surprise twist that threw us and the contestants for quite a loop. Join us as we unpack what we loved, what we miss from previous seasons, and what we're looking forward to in season 4. *Make sure you hang out afte…
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In today's episode, we fall headfirst into Doona, a 2023 Netflix drama about messy love. We discuss how well it fits into the New Adult genre of publishing, the messiness of our own New Adult lives, and why we suddenly want pink toe socks. Oh, and we talk about the kiss--yes, THAT kiss--and the controversial ending. Kpop Rec Mr. Vampire by Itzy Art…
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Kim Shin and Ji Eun Tak...Orchid and Moon Supreme...Jacob and Renesmee...Lia and a dying Christmas tree? What do they all have in common? If you guessed werewolf imprinting on an ovum, sorry. That only applies to one of our couples. But if you said, fated mates...you win the covted prize of...being right. It's time for another trope study, and toda…
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We're looking back on 2023...was this a great, good, or meh year for you with dramas? Join Megan, Amy, and Lia as we review our favorite dramas this year (and we haven't yet caught some of the most popular ones like Twinkling Watermelon and Moving so don't @ us lol). Who got us by the throat, which kisses made us swoon, and what plot lines are we m…
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In today's episode, Lia and Megan welcome special guest Becky (It's Bananas) to discuss My Dearest, an epic historical saga with a swoony hero, a never-say-quit heroine, and a plot that also never quits. We get into the good, the bad, and everything in between. But one thing we agree on is that this cast gave their all. Sign Up for Our Newsletter! …
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This one is a doozy, folks, but also so much fun! We're missing Lia today, but Amy and Megan hold down the fort--or at least try to--for an epic, mind-bending, deep dive into the swoony time travel drama, A Time Called You. We loved this one, but trying to explain it might have irrevocably broken both of our brains. We hope yours stays intact! And …
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We finally delve into one of the kdramas our listeners have requested the most--Rain or Shine (also called Just Between Lovers). We talk about how this Kdrama made us fall in love with Lee Junho, we defend the performance of his co-star Won Jinah, and again... talk about Lee Junho. Because how can you not? Kpop Rec: Maniac by VIVIZ Sign Up for Our …
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Lia is alllllllllllll by herseeeeeeeeeellllllllfffff. Just kidding, she has Afternoona Asks co-host, Sarah, to discuss the My Liberation Notes, the 2022 drama by Park Hae-Young (Another Miss Oh, My Mister). The Korean Herald said the drama is "a portrait of a generation trapped by the preconditions set by themselves and the society" and Gong Yoo ev…
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Recording platform outages? They can't stop us! Your Afternoonas survived technical difficulties to bring you this month's Uncensored! Thanks to Neal, our resident Nam Do San, for basically being our entire IT department. And thank you to our patrons who never fail to give us the hard-hitting questions like who Amy would cast as the South Korean ve…
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From secondary romances to amazing friendships to multiple personalities, we discuss all the B Plot relationships and shenanigans in K-dramas that hook us. This is a long one, and we cover a wide range of dramas so settle in and nerd out over writing with us. Kpop Rec: Golden by Jungkook Sign Up for Our Newsletter! Want our thoughts on why everyone…
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We are back for another trope study, and this time it's enemies to lovers! Join us as we share our favorite enemies to lovers romances, bromances, and office intern rivalries. Listen as Lia ruins the word gravy for Amy and Megan, as Amy gets a "Toxic" ear worm, and as Megan steals Lia's "Sunshine." Confused? It's okay. We also talk about a lot of d…
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With Amy out on medical leave, Lia and Megan hold it down. Lia's fresh back from Seoul. Megan didn't die riding a Segway in Sonoma. But most importantly, we attempt to sell each other on K-dramas (and two movies and a JBL) that we've recently enjoyed. Offerings include: Ballerina, Love to Hate You, The Worst of Evil, Mood of the Day, My Personal We…
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What's a noona (Amy) supposed to do when Lia is in Seoul and Megan is riding a Segway through wine country? Replace at least one of them, of course! I kid! My co-hosts are irreplaceable, but I do have a pretty fabulous guest Megan for today's pod, Megan from Afternoona Army, or as we call her now, BTS Megan! Join us as we deep dive Destined With Yo…
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The next few weeks are wild with Lia going to Seoul, Megan off to ride a segway in wine country, and Amy traveling for concerts. So we decided to squeeze in one group Uncensored for a little bonding joy. This month we do fantasy casting, discuss what makes a ride-or-die favorite, give some book recs based on drama vibes, and Megan ENRAGES Lia over …
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While Lea and Becky (It's Bananas) enjoy the opening show of The Rose's Dawn to Dusk tour, Amy and Megan tackle the tough job of finishing a drama even when it fizzles. Join us for a story with a great premise, that gave us some major second male lead syndrome, and that maybe, possibly, at some points, went the way of Scooby-Doo. There is a lot to …
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In today's episode, we delve into the 2023 film Past Lives, written and directed by Celine Song. We fangirl over the leads, Teo Yoo and Greta Lee, discuss inyun, and wonder if we're the same people we were twenty years ago (spoiler, sort of and sort of not). Take the romantic journey with us! Kpop Rec: Trouble by EVNNE Sign Up for Our Newsletter! W…
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Once again, our patrons delight us with the hard-hitting "This or That's" and other questions that make us go "Hmm..." But really, it all boils down to Amy and Megan learning the danger of having a full bladder while discussing "Kim Fin." Shark out with us, folks. It's September's Afternoona Uncensored. K-Pop Rec: Dual (the entire comeback album) b…
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We are back with more trope talk. Tune in as we explore the secret ingredients that make romance stories delicious and the creative twists that keep them fresh. This week, Lia, Megan and Amy dissect and celebrate one of the most beloved tropes in romantic fiction..."Grumpy/Sunshine." From the brooder with a heart of gold (who often gets a redemptiv…
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At long last, Amy gets to gush about her Ahn Bo-Hyun awakening. Megan gets to say, "I told you so." And Lia gets to process why this drama just couldn't reel her in. Plus, we explore a question that has come up before: Can a drama move you enough to ignore plot holes and lapses in logic? If you listened to our "If You Wish Upon Me" episode, then yo…
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We discuss the delicious, tried-and-true trope of forced proximity and which Kdramas do it best, from office projects gone wrong (or right) to only one bed. We also make another plea for a bodyguard and idol romance. We mention lots of books and Kdramas so tune in! Kpop Rec of the Week: Social Path by Stray Kids Books mentioned: The Alien's Escape …
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Lia was told to watch MY BEAUTIFUL MAN by Alison. Then Megan. Then Alison. Then Megan. Then Alison just decided to bug her every single week about it until she relented. And guess what...she did love it Sam I Am! In fact, this is in her tippy top tier of dramas now. She rewatched three times in a week. With no friends and a stutter, Hira Kazunari (…
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"Because This Is My First Life" is a South Korean drama that follows the lives of Seoul professionals in their 30s, struggling with societal expectations, relationships, and personal aspirations. Nam Se-hee, a programmer who values his solitude, enters into a marriage contract with Yoon Ji-ho, an aspiring writer in need of affordable housing. As th…
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It's another edition of Afternoona Uncensored! We're still sad without Megan, but we made it through! Lia shares a surprisingly intimate dog story. We answer lots of fun questions from the Patreon. And Amy tries once again to teach Lia the etiquette of saying goodbye. Hop on board, everyone! Sign Up for Our Newsletter! Want our thoughts on why ever…
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We may be missing Megan this week, but today we have a very special guest on the pod, Devin from Banter English! Join us as we discuss how we manifested our connection with Devin, her edtech start-up, and her involvement with the K-entertainment industry. Plus, we get into all our favorite Korean content and how Amy wants to eat her way through Seo…
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We get into all things filthy rich, discussing what it is about chaebol dramas that hooks us, gushing about our favorite chaebol characters, and reminiscing about our first richie rich crushes. Stay tuned for a live, real-time reaction of THE dating news of the summer. With special guest Tonya from AfterNoona Army. Kpop Rec: Cure by The Rose Black …
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It all started with a message from Tonya to Amy on Instagram. "The Rose is playing a special Lollapalooza after show on Friday, August 4 in Chicago...would you want to go?" Spoiler alert. I said "YES," and I am now a changed woman. Join us for a very special Afternoona Delight and Afternoona Army collaboration with me (Amy) and Tonya as we recap th…
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The tagline of Dream (2023, co-written and directed by Lee Byeong-heon) is: You are hopeless, helpless and homeless? No, you are NOT! Dream leans in hard to the classic underdog tropes and is loosely based on the real-life 2010 Homeless World Cup. Maybe you were moved and shed a tear like Megan or perhaps you felt a bit more meh like Amy and Lia. E…
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