31 episodes

What happens when damsels don't need the hero? What happens when they do? Deconstructing Damsels talks about the women characters of romance and how well they work within an author's world. Irreverent humor and cussing may apply.

Deconstructing Damsels Jessica Hannan

    • Leisure
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

What happens when damsels don't need the hero? What happens when they do? Deconstructing Damsels talks about the women characters of romance and how well they work within an author's world. Irreverent humor and cussing may apply.

    Episode 25: Catching Up

    Episode 25: Catching Up

    Find out what host Jessica has been doing on a mini-break during quarantine, what she's been reading, and who gets a lucky call-out during the episode. You can find a list of the authors and books mentioned below.

    Julia Quinn - The Viscount who loved me
    Lyssa Kay Adams - The Bromance Book Club
    Jo Beverly - Forbidden and Dangerous joy
    Susan C. Daffron - Chez Stinkey
    Eloisa James - Duchess in Love
    Serena Bown - The Brooklynaire
    Tricia McNary - Alien Pets
    Luanne G. Smith -The Vine Witch
    Lisa K. Williams - The Bromance book Club
    Susan C. Daffron - Chez Stinky
    Mac Flynn - Marked by the Wolf

    Our Top Patreons this time are: Dee Em Elms , What's Her Name and Kerry Purvis

    The show music is "Crazy Glue Instrumental" by Josh Woodward. Used with permission.

    Find us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/damselspodcast and on Twitter at @damselspodcast.

    Support Deconstructing Damsels by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/deconstructing-damsels

    Find out more at https://deconstructing-damsels.pinecast.co

    Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-bdd86a for 40% off for 4 months, and support Deconstructing Damsels.

    • 24 min
    #PodcastBlackout

    #PodcastBlackout

    This week's episode centers on #PodcastBlackout and #BlackoutTuesday. No justice, no peace for the many lives lost through police violence and murder. #SayHerName for the women never survived deliberate brutality.

    Find info at:
    - https://www.essence.com/op-ed/what-it-means-to-say-her-name/
    - https://twitter.com/_sayhername
    - https://newsone.com/playlist/black-women-girls-police-killed-photos/
    - https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfundscovid

    Support Deconstructing Damsels by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/deconstructing-damsels

    Find out more at https://deconstructing-damsels.pinecast.co

    Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-bdd86a for 40% off for 4 months, and support Deconstructing Damsels.

    • 6 min
    Unplanned Mini-Break

    Unplanned Mini-Break

    Host Jessica gives an update on unfortunate news concerning a health issue. (Content wanting: reproductive issues.) She also offers a look into the next three books the podcast will cover upon return.


    Website: http://damselspodcast.com


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/damselspodcast


    Patreon: http://patreon.com/damselspodcast


    Jessica's German Blog: http://was-wo.com


    Music provided by Josh Woodward through Creative Commons use.


    Support Deconstructing Damsels by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/deconstructing-damsels


    Find out more at https://deconstructing-damsels.pinecast.co


    Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-bdd86a for 40% off for 4 months, and support Deconstructing Damsels.

    • 6 min
    Episode 24: "Say No To The Duke" by Eloisa James (feat. Lisa Kuchy)

    Episode 24: "Say No To The Duke" by Eloisa James (feat. Lisa Kuchy)

    Join in on the conversation between Jessica Hannan and guest Lisa Kuchy of Ladies of Leisure on "Say No To The Duke" by Eloisa James. Topics include: The aformentioned book, what else Lisa is reading, a few recs, and more. Make sure to stay to the end to learn about a few updates and surprises!


    Ladies of Leisure can (and should) be found at https://www.ladiesofleisure.net/
    The HBP Geriatric Friendship Cult hides out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/153692985292389/


    Our Top Patreons this time are:
    Dee Em Elms
    What's Her Name


    The show music is "Crazy Glue Instrumental" by Josh Woodward. Used with permission.


    Find us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/damselspodcast. and on Twitter at @damselspodcast.


    Support Deconstructing Damsels by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/deconstructing-damsels


    Find out more at https://deconstructing-damsels.pinecast.co

    • 57 min
    Episode 23: Let it Shine by Alyssa Cole

    Episode 23: Let it Shine by Alyssa Cole

    In this Leap Day episode, Jessica takes a look at Alyssa Cole's "Let it Shine", the tale of Sophie - a well-rounded, strong-willed firestarter navigating 1960s Virginia as a black woman. Will Sophie get her HEA with jewish boxer Ivan, or will the prejudice and hate for interracial couples break them apart? Listen to find out!


    CONTENT WARNING for this episode: Racism, Racial Injustice/Violence, Gendered Violence, Reproductive Violence/Loss of Child


    This episode's promo features "Make it Modern".


    Our Top Patreons this time are:
    Dee Em Elms
    What's Her Name


    The show music is "Crazy Glue Instrumental" by Josh Woodward. Used with permission.


    Find us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/damselspodcast. and on Twitter at @damselspodcast.


    Support Deconstructing Damsels by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/deconstructing-damsels


    Find out more at https://deconstructing-damsels.pinecast.co

    • 49 min
    Valentines Special 2020: ZOMBIES - Undead Romeo and Cheer Squad Juliet

    Valentines Special 2020: ZOMBIES - Undead Romeo and Cheer Squad Juliet

    GIVE ME A Z! GIVE ME AN O! GIVE ME AN M! GIVE ME A B! GIVE ME AN I! GIVE ME AN E! GIVE ME AN S! In this bonus episode, Host Jessica and frequent guest Sven watch Z-O-M-B-I-E-S, by request of friend of the show Jade. This Disney Channel Original film follows an unlikely love story between highschool freshmen from very different sides of town.


    Show Patreon is located at http://patreon.com/damselspodcast.
    Twitter: @damselspodcast.


    Support Deconstructing Damsels by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/deconstructing-damsels


    Find out more at https://deconstructing-damsels.pinecast.co

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

laurfinding ,

Great show

A great idea for a podcast, and it really lived up to my expectations! Very interesting and I would recommend to anyone.

HEAMCast ,

Analyze and Romanticize

I'm excited that I found this great show about the heroines of romance novels. It's like a a private book club with host Jessica as she dives into a deep discussion. Before you know it, you've finished the bite size episode and are left to wait anxiously for more. Subscribe and enjoy!

NinorahBrookshire ,

Hello from NRIWoman Podcast

We're glad we heard your podcast. We like your content. And most of all we like your online support for NRIWoman. We're so glad to be on this Podcasting ride with you! Best of luck with your Podcast.

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