50 episodes

The Book Thingo podcast features lively discussions between readers, academics, and bestselling authors about romance books, culture, and Tim Tams. Find out about upcoming romance titles and old favourites. Discover how the romance genre reflects feminism, sexuality, morality, and culture. Happy endings are mandatory. Hosted by Kat Mayo and produced in Australia.

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The Book Thingo podcast features lively discussions between readers, academics, and bestselling authors about romance books, culture, and Tim Tams. Find out about upcoming romance titles and old favourites. Discover how the romance genre reflects feminism, sexuality, morality, and culture. Happy endings are mandatory. Hosted by Kat Mayo and produced in Australia.

    Podversary 4: Petty and holding grudges – BT073

    Podversary 4: Petty and holding grudges – BT073

    What happens when one of the BT bloggers moves overseas? Shenanigans, of course! Rudi enlists the help of some of our listeners to see if we can fill a gap in our show, and the results are hilarious. Thank you to Ana, Ben, Chachic, Mel and Sarah for taking part in this episode. You were all AMAZING!



    And now, over to you, dear listener -- who do you think would make the best Gabby? Tweet your vote (write-ins welcome!) and tag us using #BTpod.



    Shownotes: http://bookthingo.com.au/podcast

    Feedback: podcast@bookthingo.com.au

    Host: Kat Mayo

    Audio producer: Rudi Bremer

    Recorded: 7/09/2019 Sydney

    • 30 min
    Sophie Ly: Romancing her with some spaghetti – BT072

    Sophie Ly: Romancing her with some spaghetti – BT072

    Romance reader Sophie Ly taks to Kat and Rudi about why she loves graphic novels, and gives us some recommendations for series with strong romantic arcs.



    Shownotes: http://bookthingo.com.au/podcast

    Feedback: podcast@bookthingo.com.au

    Host: Kat Mayo

    Audio producer: Rudi Bremer

    Recorded: 9/06/2019 Sydney

    BT Bloggers: Bookish betrayals – BT071

    BT Bloggers: Bookish betrayals – BT071

    The Book Thingo bloggers decided to knock one book off our TBR piles. Spoiler alert: only one of us actually did the work, and you get no prizes for guessing who. We also talk about the books we lie about having read, books we feel guilty about not having read, and romance classics that didn't really work for us.

    • 54 min
    Aislinn Kearns: Stay away from the beans – BT070

    Aislinn Kearns: Stay away from the beans – BT070

    What happens when you combine a love of 80s action films with romance genre tropes? You get Ainslinn Kearns's books! Rudi and I caught up with Aislinn at the Romance Writers of Australia convention last year, and we talked about romance characters with disability, favourite tropes, and dealing with food intolerance in the apocalypse.

    • 28 min
    #RomBkLove: Rebellious readers – BT069

    #RomBkLove: Rebellious readers – BT069

    Rudi, Gabby and Kat talk about our personal reading rules and habits, and how they affect our enjoyment of books. #RomBkLove, the brainchild of the amazing Ana Coqui, is a month-long celebration of romance books, authors and readers. Book Thingo is excited to host today's topic: Rebellious readers.



    Shownotes: http://bookthingo.com.au/podcast

    Feedback: podcast@bookthingo.com.au

    Host: Kat Mayo

    Audio producer: Rudi Bremer

    Recorded: 23/05/2019 Sydney

    • 43 min
    Melanie Milburne: I’ve always felt the tension – BT068

    Melanie Milburne: I’ve always felt the tension – BT068

    Aussie author Melanie Milbourne talks about changing her approach to writing heroes, reconciling feminism with problematic romance tropes, and some of the books she's reading.



    Shownotes: http://bookthingo.com.au/podcast

    Feedback: podcast@bookthingo.com.au

    Host: Kat Mayo

    Audio producer: Rudi Bremer

    Recorded: 18/08/2018 RWA

Customer Reviews

RBurbank ,

Fantastic!!

I just discovered this podcast a few weeks ago and am binging through all of the episodes - I discovered Outlander 2 years ago (I know - groan, but I’m obsessed) and have been tearing through romance novels and series ever since trying to find intelligently written love stories. I love hearing the conversations on the show breaking down the Romance Genre preconceptions and I also love the real author recommendations. Thank you for this show!!

KatlynnO. ,

So much fun!

This has to be one of my favorite podcasts. There is a great mixture of more formal interviews and informal discussions, and they're always fun. You can really tell that Kat, Gabby, and Rudi genuinely love romance novels, and their passion for the genre has reignited my passion for reading romance. My TBR list has grown so much. Thanks, ladies!

Heidi541 ,

Really Like This

I really like how this podcast listens less like a string of book advertisements and more like a conversation about romance books. Kat Mayo brings a lot of curiosity to her interviews and asks questions I would want to ask as well. A lot of fun. Thanks.

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