A monthly podcast about digital romance media in 2020.
♥️ Episode 2: K-Dramas ♥️
This episode is about romance K-Dramas (sometimes written without the capitalization or hyphen, just like K-pop/Kpop/kpop). Recommendations for historical, modern, supernatural, and allover must-watch shows begin at the 8:00 mark. A transcript of this episode is available here.Here are links to the dramas mentioned in the show. Titles marked with an asterisk are available on US Netflix as of February 2020. Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage AgencyJoseon X-FilesStrong Girl Do Bong-soon*GoblinBride of the Water God*My Sassy GirlQueen: Love and WarGunman in JoseonBecause this is My First Life*What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?*Hotel del LunaScholar Who Walks the NightCheese in the Trap*Boys over Flowers*Absolute BoyfriendI also mentioned some primers in the episode. Here are a few ways to quickly learn about some aspects of Korean history and culture if you're interested in exploring that before (or as!) you watch kdramas.Brief Video History of the major Korean kingdoms and dynastiesKorean History [Korea.net, run by the South Korean government's Culture and Information Service)Korean History and Political Geography [The Asia Society]What is the DongUiBoGam? (this shows up in several historical dramas)Comic introduction to the use of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet [Ryan Estrada]Why do some characters turn away when they drink?And! Super importantly! I neglected to mention the fantastic website Dramabeans, which can be a great resource if you feel overwhelmed, or if you are in really deep and want even more. The website posts comprehensive, easy-to-follow episode recaps; actor interviews; and open threads for anyone to participate in, so it's a great space for feeling like you are watching these shows with a community. You are!As always, please feel free to contact me (@pressxpod on twitter, or email@example.com) if you have any questions about titles or ways to access them or incorporate them into library programming... or your daily life. :)
♥️ Episode 1: Webcomics ♥️
Hello, world! ♥️This first episode is about romance webcomics. The information part of the episode is intended for people who aren't familiar with webcomics, with recommendations for all listeners beginning at the 6:38 mark. A transcript of this episode is available here.Thanks so much for checking it out! If you'd like to take a look at any of the titles mentioned in the episode, here is a list of links:The Phoenix Requiem (Sara Ellerton)Nimona [print book, link is to WorldCat] (Noelle Stevenson)Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku [print book, link is to WorldCat for Volume 1] (Fujita)The Wrath & the Dawn [webcomic] (Renée Ahdieh)The Dreamer [webcomic] (Lora Innes)Girl Genius [webcomic] (Studio Foglio)Alone [webcomic] (Olivia Stephens)Love Not Found [webcomic] (Gina Biggs)Chester 5000 XYV [webcomic] (Jess Fink)SubZero [webcomic] (Junepurrr)My Dear Cold-Blooded King [webcomic] (lifelight)The Devil is a Handsome Man [webcomic] (Hellothisisangle)Lore Olympus [webcomic] (Rachel Smythe)Siren's Lament [webcomic] (instantmiso)Krueger & Faust [webcomic] (Jackie Randell)Let's Play [webcomic] (Mongie)The Girl Downstairs [webcomic] (Songah Min)Midnight Poppy Land [webcomic] (Lilydusk)Cheese in the Trap [webcomic] (soonkki)The Ink Witch [webcomic] (Izzy Ward)Last Time Love [webcomic] (tirapuw)Socializing101 [webcomic] (Relseiy)NON-NON [webcomic] (Karla Diaz)[This episode briefly mentions the credits for an issue of the Sandman comic:Gaiman (writer) and Sam Kieth and Malcolm Jones III (artists).Sandman #5. DC, 1988.]You can reach the podcast on twitter @pressxpod, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again!
The Press X to Fall in Love podcast is a show about digital romance media. What's "digital romance media"? Basically, not (physical) books! Think of things that make you press buttons to get started, like movies and audiobooks-- but also media like games, where falling in love might be a matter of pressing X. Your host is pseu, a librarian and consumer of all sorts of romance media. This podcast may be of interest to you if you read, play, or watch romance titles, or if you’re interested in learning about them for readers advisory. The podcast will officially be launched at the end of January 2020, and you can find all the episodes at pressxpod.podbean.com, or search your favorite podcast app for “Press X to Fall in Love podcast”. ----more----The show is on twitter (@pressXpod), feel free to say hi! Polls will be launching soon so I'll have sweet, sweet DATA for future episodes. :) Background music for this trailer is from https://filmmusic.io.The track is "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com), used with gratitude under license CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).