We're joined this week by Bea Koch of The Ripped Bodice. The Ripped Bodice is the only exclusively romance bookstore in America and a truly wonderful place.
We talk about Bea's fascinating graduate degree in fashion history, her love of Early Modern British history, and passive aggressive embroidery. We discuss why romance is unquestionably feminist and some of the challenges she faces as the owner of a romance only bookstore.
Two of my favorite Bea quotes from this episode:
"Elizabeth I is the Beyonce of her time."
"Are you scared I'm going to cut your dick off? I would never do that, I don't like blood."