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Book reviewer, Tara Scott, and award-winning author, Kris Bryant, discuss queer books, movies, TV shows, graphic novels and narrow down selections for listeners. Grab a glass of wine, dram of whisky, or cup of coffee and join them as they suggest to you, the listener, and to each other, something wonderfully queer and inspiring to check out.

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Book reviewer, Tara Scott, and award-winning author, Kris Bryant, discuss queer books, movies, TV shows, graphic novels and narrow down selections for listeners. Grab a glass of wine, dram of whisky, or cup of coffee and join them as they suggest to you, the listener, and to each other, something wonderfully queer and inspiring to check out.

    New Year, Same Us (QR 051)

    New Year, Same Us (QR 051)

    Kris and Tara are back from break with an extra long episode. We’ve got listener questions this week and it’s all about reintroductions. Who are we? What are we like? What are we doing on this podcast? Questions are answered!
    Kris’s new book, Catch, is also out! She discusses reviews and her thoughts on first and third person perspective bias. And, Kris and Tara check in on how their dogs are doing. Kris found something that wasn’t a walnut. Tara felt deep inter-species empathy for her puppy. Also, Tara queerly recommends taking time off work.
    Welcome to the new year, folks. We’re going places.
    Official Recommendations From Kris: The Inspection (2022)
    This week, Kris recommends The Inspection, a film written and directed by Elegance Bratton. It's based on his own real-life experiences as a young man facing homophobia at home and in a Marines boot camp as he struggles to make something of his life.
    From Tara: Rational Creatures
    Tara’s big recommendation this week is Rational Creatures, a web series that retells Jane Austen’s Persuasion in the modern day. Tara loves herself some queering of Austen (remember her love of last year, Fire Island?) and this series is one she couldn’t put down.
    Works/People Discussed The Fixer (The Villains Series #1) by Lee Winter The Red Files (On the Record Book 1) by Lee Winter Close to Home by Rachel Spangler Married At First Sight, Season 10 (Lifetime) The Sopranos (HBO) Bird Box (Netflix) Pentiment (Xbox, Microsoft)) Tara’s Drag Race Minute Validate (Steam, itchio, Nintendo, Xbox) The Hot Ones Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) Lizzie Bennet Diaries Support & follow the show Buy us a Ko-fi Sign up for our newsletter Twitter: @queerlyrec Facebook: @QueerlyRecommended Instagram: @queerlyrecommended Tumblr: @queerlyrecommended TikTok: @queerlyrecommended Get all our links on Linktr.ee

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Happy new year!

    Happy new year!

    No new episode this week because the holidays borked our recording timing.
    But! We don't want to leave you totally hanging, so here are our top 5 most downloaded episodes of 2022. If you haven't listened to any of them yet, you should check them out!
    Mistaking Access for Permission: in this regular episode, we have a segment with sapphic romance superstar author Jae and Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches Trashy Books co-founder, talking about the all-too prevalent problem of readers sexually harassing authors Milena McKay (and Tara) loves Truth and Measure: what happens when an author and a critic get together to talk about one of their most beloved fanfics turned published novels? SO MUCH SQUEEING. It’s Radclyffe!: this year, we celebrated Pride by talking to lesfic powerhouse Radclyffe about writing and publishing lesbian fiction, why lesbian fiction has always been political, and more Melissa Brayden Has Not Been Frugal With Her Jewels: we rang in Valentine's Day with one of the queens of sapphic romance, comparing our fave fictional couples, kisses, and romances that we love to reread Remember Who the Fuck You Are, with Catie Randazzo & J Chong: we fell in love with the reality cooking competition show The Big Brunch and were delighted to catch up with two of our favourite chefs from the show. Catie and J talk about what it's like representing their communities and answer the all-important question of what kind of bread they think the show's judges are Support & follow the show Buy us a Ko-fi Sign up for our newsletter Twitter: @queerlyrec Facebook: @QueerlyRecommended Instagram: @queerlyrecommended Tumblr: @queerlyrecommended TikTok: @queerlyrecommended Get all our links on Linktr.ee

    • 4 min
    She Can Get It (QR 050)

    She Can Get It (QR 050)

    We made it to the end of the year! Not just us here at Queerly Recommended, but you did too! Good for you and good for us. To celebrate, Kris is releasing her latest book, Catch.
    In this last episode of the year (also the 50th regular episode — can you even?), Tara and Kris deep dive into the importance of We’re Here (HBO Max), the different ways gingerbread houses can work into a romance, and their recent awesome bonus pod with chefs Catie Randazzo and J Chong from The Big Brunch. Happy Holidays, y’all!
    Official Recommendations From Kris: Under the Christmas Tree (2021)
    This week, Kris checks out Under the Christmas Tree,  Lifetime’s first movie centering a lesbian couple. It’s sweet. It’s gentle. It’s the story of one woman looking for a tree for her boss and finding it in another woman’s yard.
    Of course, that’s not all she finds. It’s love. They find love in the yard. Both of them. The tree was a distraction.
    From Tara: The Christmas Catch by Clare Lydon
    Tara describes this book as Planes, Trains and Automobiles meets two lesbians who grew up around each other, one of whom had a massive childhood crush on the other. Clare Lydon specializes in lesbian romcoms and this one is a delight, where two women must travel to get to their Christmas plans by any means necessary…all the while falling in love along the way.
    Works/People Discussed The Big Brunch (HBO Max) The White Lotus (HBO) Wednesday (Netflix) L Word: Generation Q (Showtime) Avatar (2009) Drink Masters (Netflix) We’re Here: Season Three (HBO) The Christmas Setup (2020) Support & follow the show Buy us a Ko-fi Sign up for our newsletter Twitter: @queerlyrec Facebook: @QueerlyRecommended Instagram: @queerlyrecommended Tumblr: @queerlyrecommended TikTok: @queerlyrecommended Get all our links on Linktr.ee  

    • 1 hr
    Remember Who the F**k You Are, with Catie Randazzo & J Chong (QR Bonus 008)

    Remember Who the F**k You Are, with Catie Randazzo & J Chong (QR Bonus 008)

    This week, Tara (Butter Tart) Scott and Kris (Midwest Biscuit) Bryant sit down with chefs Catie Randazzo and J Chong from the hit cooking competition reality show, The Big Brunch. They talk about what it was like representing their communities, how real the camaraderie was on the show, family meals, and, most importantly, what kind of bread they think the judges are.
    If you think Catie and J were great on the show, wait until you hear them on this episode.
    Follow Catie on Instagram: @chefcatierandazzo
    Follow J on Instagram: @jchong_eats
    Catie’s recommendations Sort Of (HBO Max)
    Willow (Disney+)
    J’s recommendations Bound (1996)
    We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
    Support & follow the show Buy us a Ko-fi Sign up for our newsletter Twitter: @queerlyrec Facebook: @QueerlyRecommended Instagram: @queerlyrecommended Tumblr: @queerlyrecommended TikTok: @queerlyrecommended Get all our links on Linktr.ee

    • 56 min
    Polar Bears? I’m Out (QR 049)

    Polar Bears? I’m Out (QR 049)

    The holiday season is upon us and Kris and Tara come bearing gifts…of recommendations! Seriously, they had to make room this week to fit everything in.
    Kris regales us with the end of The Walking Dead and the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. Tara talks about The Big Brunch (yes, again) and Canada’s own Ryan Reynolds.
    There’s a bunch of other good stuff before a dive deep into the recommendations. Keep warm, friends. Stay bright.
    Official Recommendations From Kris: Christmas Mouse by Rachel Spangler
    It might be tempting to think a story like Christmas Mouse would be easy to write, but it's actually the simple ones that are the toughest to pull off. This city mouse/country mouse romance, with two love interests competing over their perfect visions of Christmas, charms, delights, and warms the heart this holiday season.
    From Tara: Season of Love by Helena Greer
    Some books can scare us by how well tailored they are to our specific loves and interests. This is true for Tara and her recommendation, Season of Love. Tara declares this a perfect book and it includes one of her favourite characters of all time, who starts the book dead (ends it dead, too). The writing captivated Tara in how well it balances humour with heart. Content warnings: abusive parent, alcoholism (self and parents), grief, and death.
    Works/People Discussed The Walking Dead (AMC) Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions (2022) (CBS) Manifest (NBC) Spirited (2022) Ryan Reynolds' Governor General Award Video The Big Brunch (HBO Max) RuPaul's Drag Race UK (BBC) Canada’s Drag Race: Canada Vs. The World (Crave) We’re Here Season Three (HBO) The Great Canadian Baking Show (CBC) Andor (Disney+) Rogue One (2016) Support & follow the show Buy us a Ko-fi Sign up for our newsletter Twitter: @queerlyrec Facebook: @QueerlyRecommended Instagram: @queerlyrecommended Tumblr: @queerlyrecommended TikTok: @queerlyrecommended Get all our links on Linktr.ee

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Milena McKay (and Tara) loves Truth and Measure (QR Bonus 007)

    Milena McKay (and Tara) loves Truth and Measure (QR Bonus 007)

    Roslyn Sinclair has committed high crimes against readers' productivity and we are here for it!
    This episode, Tara is joined by f/f romance author Milena McKay. They gathered to sit in gratitude and fangirl about one of their favourite stories of all time. It began as a Devil Wears Prada fanfic and ended up being rewritten and published as its own original work. Yes, it’s Truth and Measure season, baby!
    Referred to by Lee Winter as "The Lesfic Bible," Truth and Measure has impacted the lesfic scene in profound ways. Tara and Milena discuss the book's history, including how the #MeToo movement impacted the changes from fic to published work, and all the things the love about both versions. Get ready for major geeking out, friends.
    Works/People Discussed Truth and Measure, fic version, and all its associated short stories (Archive of Our Own) Truth and Measure & Above All Things by Roslyn Sinclair (Ylva Publishing) The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Not Everyone & Pure Shores (Archive of Our Own) The X Ingredient, fic version (Archive of Our Own) The X Ingredient by Roslyn Sinclair (Ylva Publishing) The Music and the Mirror by Lola Keeley (Ylva Publishing) Once Upon A Time (ABC) The Delicate Things We Make, fic version (Archive of Our Own) The Delicate Things We Make by Milena McKay The Headmistress by Milena McKay The Brutal Truth by Lee Winter (Ylva Publishing) Preorder Milena McKay's next book, These Thin Lines!
    Support & follow the show Buy us a Ko-fi Sign up for our newsletter Twitter: @queerlyrec Facebook: @QueerlyRecommended Instagram: @queerlyrecommended Tumblr: @queerlyrecommended TikTok: @queerlyrecommended Get all our links on Linktr.ee

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

allysophie ,

Love this podcast!

Love this podcast! Fan of both Kris and Tara seperately so it's really wonderful to find out they have a show together giving queer recommendations! :-) I've bought and read several books from this podcast, all amazing! Thank you so much for all the great content!

Chapinhead ,

One Word…Audio

Worthy of 10 stars…if not for audio issues. Please don’t hate the messenger.

God this is a great podcast but the difference in the volume between the two hosts makes it really hard to enjoy it. I WANT to listen but I either can’t hear one or get blown out by the other. I love the exuberance but it hurts my ears.

Sorry. I want to say amazing things about this podcast. Can you modulate them audio a bit?

Castaway1954 ,

Fun podcast

I am a big lesfic fan and I’m late to this podcast (on week #6, maybe?), but recently started following both of these women on Social media. Since I started listening I’ve figured out that I’m going to have to have my notebook open for notes on the queer content they discuss. The reason for this is that I agree with their recommendations on most of the stuff I’ve already consumed, but, on a recommendation from Tara I read one of the funniest books I’ve read in awhile & that’s saying something. You will definitely relate to either one of them or both for whatever reasons. Been a big fan of Kris Bryant’s books & even contribute to her Patreon which she uses 100% to find wet food for animal shelters (how cool is that?). Just listen to a really fun and laid back conversation about what they’re watching, or reading and have some fun. There is something for everyone.

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