54 episodes

Gays who read and start a podcast–how novel! Join book lovers Brett Benner and Jason Blitman as they dive into author conversations, interviews, book talk, and all things reading, like… literarily. 

Gays Reading Brett Benner and Jason Blitman

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Gays who read and start a podcast–how novel! Join book lovers Brett Benner and Jason Blitman as they dive into author conversations, interviews, book talk, and all things reading, like… literarily. 

    Steven Rowley (The Guncle Abroad)

    Steven Rowley (The Guncle Abroad)

    Jason and Brett talk to Steven Rowley (The Guncle Abroad) about sea cave adventures in Capri, Varla Jean Merman's rendition of "Ring Them Bells," the best Wang Chung song, and obviously: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Grease 2.Steven Rowley is the bestselling author of five novels including, Lily and the Octopus, a Washington Post Notable Book; The Editor, an NPR Best Book of the Year; The Guncle, winner of the 22nd Thurber Prize for American Humor and Goodreads Choice Awards finalist ...

    • 48 min
    Kaliane Bradley (The Ministry of Time)

    Kaliane Bradley (The Ministry of Time)

    Jason and Brett talk to Kaliane Bradley (The Ministry of Time) about transforming her once-serious novel about Cambodia and being mixed-race into the latest genre-defying Good Morning America book club pick. They learn how Kaliane was able to experience the 21st century as an adventure, gush over the only photo of a footnote of a historical figure, and debate about chilled red wine.Kaliane Bradley is a British-Cambodian writer and editor based in London. Her short fiction has appeared in Some...

    • 46 min
    Great Queer Coffee Table Books feat. Ryan Fitzgibbon, Billie Winter, & Hannah Murphy Winter

    Great Queer Coffee Table Books feat. Ryan Fitzgibbon, Billie Winter, & Hannah Murphy Winter

    Jason and Brett talk to Hannah Murphy Winter and Billie Winter, the couple behind Queer Power Couples, as they delve into the essence of queer power partnerships, offering intimate insights into documenting this untapped element of queer history. They then talk to Ryan Fitzgibbon (A Great Gay Book, on sale May 21) about his curation of a time capsule featuring essays, poems, and photographs, immortalizing layers of queer history and rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ experiences.Hannah Murphy Winter (sh...

    • 47 min
    Rachel Khong (Real Americans)

    Rachel Khong (Real Americans)

    In their 50th episode, Jason and Brett talk to Rachel Khong (Real Americans) about cooking eggs, mugwort baths, growing into the person who could write this book, and how friction allows for change. Rachel Khong is the author of Goodbye, Vitamin, winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR; O, The Oprah Magazine; Vogue; and Esquire. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Cut, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and Tin Hous...

    • 42 min
    Upcoming / Up & Coming feat. Jiaming Tang, Melissa Mogollon, Yael van der Wouden

    Upcoming / Up & Coming feat. Jiaming Tang, Melissa Mogollon, Yael van der Wouden

    In the April episode of their debut novelists series UPCOMING / UP & COMING, Jason and Brett talk to three new writers about their soon-to-be released books. Jiaming Tang (Cinema Love, May 7) talks about explaining his "accent" to people in Alabama; Melissa Mogollon (Oye, May 14) expresses her love of Rainforest Cafe; and Yael van der Wouden (The Safekeep, May 28) shares the secrets of erotic writing. Jiaming Tang is a queer immigrant writer. He holds an MFA from the University of Alabama...

    • 48 min
    Yulin Kuang (How to End a Love Story)

    Yulin Kuang (How to End a Love Story)

    Jason and Brett talk to Yulin Kuang (How to End a Love Story) about Lisa Frank fan fiction, underrated 90s rom coms, the struggles of watching cooking shows on TV, how she came to adapt two Emily Henry novels, and much more. Yulin Kuang is a screenwriter and director, whose credits include The CW’s I Ship It and Hulu’s Dollface. She was once fired from a Hallmark movie for being ‘too hip for Hallmark’ and is the adapting screenwriter of Emily Henry’s People We Meet On Vacation, as well as the...

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Ms. Newmi ,

Voice Proud

Just leaving a five star review for these two delightful hosts and the LGBTQIA and PIBOC authors who make reading possible. Keep 👏 it 👏 going! 👏

KellyInCincy ,

More please!

Jason and Brett are so warm and funny and insightful! They ask questions that nobody else asks and it often takes the conversation into weird and wonderful directions. Highly recommend!

lblattttt ,

The best book podcast!

Jason and Brett are wonderful podcasts hosts. The questions they ask the authors are smart, funny and thoughtful. I listen to so many podcasts and a lot of book podcasts. This is my favorite one by far!

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