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Fated Mates is a romance novel podcast co-hosted by author Sarah MacLean and critic Jen Prokop. Weekly episodes include romance novel read-alongs and discussions of the work of the genre, highlighting the romance novel as a powerful tool in fighting patriarchy…with absolutely no kink shaming.

Fated Mates - A Romance Novel Podcast Sarah MacLean & Jen Prokop

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    • 4.9, 203 Ratings

Fated Mates is a romance novel podcast co-hosted by author Sarah MacLean and critic Jen Prokop. Weekly episodes include romance novel read-alongs and discussions of the work of the genre, highlighting the romance novel as a powerful tool in fighting patriarchy…with absolutely no kink shaming.

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4.9 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

EJ in SF ,

Love!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few months, and I love hearing Sarah and Jen’s discussions about the cultural facets of romance novels then and now. Since Season Two’s theme is focused on the touchstone romance novels that opened the door for readers into this genre, I wonder if the hosts might find it interesting to produce an episode in which they go even earlier than the first adult romance novel they read and recall the YA books that introduced the first romantic plot lines for them? Mine were the Sweet Valley High series. I’d be psyched to hear Sarah and Jen do a breakdown analysis of the YA romance-lite books they read (if they did read those early YA pulp fiction novels that were so popular among Gen X and elder Millennial girls). Anyways, just a suggestion, but keep on doing what you’ve been doing!

PP & PH ,

Smart & Funny

Can I read romance and be a feminist? Yes!!!! However, each episode gives me too many books to add to my to be read pile. I love two real friends talking about books they love.

SC Kat ,

They Are My Fated Mates

This is one of my favorite podcasts that I look forward to listening to each week. This podcast offers something for everyone who loves reading romance! What started out as a podcast for fans of Kresley Cole’s IAD series, has become so much more. Jen and Sarah are smart, funny, insightful women who are “fated mates” and are extremely knowledgeable on all things romance. They talk about Kresley’s books (in the first season), as well as have romance genre/topic interstitials in between those episodes. You can listen to just the interstitials, or all of them as many topics are discussed. There are also DETAILED show notes that give you a ton more information. What are you waiting for – go check it out!

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