37 episodes

Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss new romance novels every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.

Learning The Tropes: A Podcast for Romance Novel Veterans and Virgins Erin Leafe and Clayton Gumbert

    • 5.0, 70 Ratings

Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss new romance novels every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Rebagirl53 ,

Love the Tropes!!

I think I found you guys from the "Read me Romance" Podcast which I love also....but, with you guys I am constantly finding new books to read and re-reading some old ones I forgot about. Life long Romance reader...dating myself by admitting to Kathleen Woodiwiss, Rosemary Rogers and Shirlee Busbee....oldies, but most certainly goodies....you constantly make me laugh(which is much needed while taking care of a Mom w/Alzheimer....)so keep it up and thank goodness for my AirPods...hahaha...binged all your episodes this last week while driving...you are great together...seems like you have known each other for a long time?

Mary Lou C K ,

My new favorite podcast

I love romance and comedy, and this podcast combines the two beautifully. Erin and Clayton are hysterical. They are reading all the romance sub-genres I don’t often read, but still making them palatable. I am a true historical romance fan and have even penned a few myself (as Marilyn Kelly - super sexy and exciting reads), and I love a good trope.
I was listening at the Y recently and my Bluetooth earpiece wonked out and the podcast was broadcast loud and clear just as Clayton said he would F*** the hero and heroine. Almost peed my yoga pants.
I’ve recommended this to all my romance buddies at RWA and my local chapter in Tampa - TARA. Come visit us! We would love to have you speak at our monthly meeting.
Thanks for the laughs and the suggestions.

Capnrandm ,

The Book Club I've Always Wanted

I enjoy popculture podcasts in general, but finding Learning the Tropes has been particularly special. As a lifetime reader of genre fiction I have found outlets for my love of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Mysteries, but Romance has been long neglected. Listening in to Erin's and Clayton's conversations I am enjoying a level of enthusiasm and analysis that I have always wanted but never found for this long beloved genre.

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