In each bodice-ripping episode of Ro-Mansplaining, Leslie teaches her husband how to be a romance hero by describing a single chapter of the book Silken Bondage by Nan Ryan.
306: Adam Discovers his Porn Name
Disclaimer: This book has some scandalous themes, we need an intern, 9-year-old Adam wants the dynamite, musicians love 17 year olds, Adam totally remembers Harper Neeley, Adam discovers his porn name, and we have a job for Bill Murray.
YouTube really put a wrench in Adam's sound effects game, Adam doesn't like Anniston Alabama, the Toledo food test market is a dream, we find a Downton Abbey connection, Leslie invents a new line of greeting cards, Adam decides which Uncle Jesse he would be, big, bad peckers take Leslie off-guard, no one needs to go for hours and hours, and Adam considers hiring out for foreplay.
304: Who is Janice?
Leslie tries a new intro, we investigate the juice coke and pop loop, Leslie reveals her trick to tell left from right, Penn State is the soda pop divide, Adam misses Nan, Leslie tries to get into the book, and Adam still doesn't know who anyone is--not even Janice.
303: That's not a Rooster
Leslie's learning new Chilean slang, Adam's meeting invitation is NSFW, we have a clumsy character, we're still trying to figure out the year, we wander down the cousin path, clumsy girls and horses might not be the best idea, Linda Howard's writing strategy is revealed, and Russell Brand may or may not be too annoying for Leslie.
302: Deep in the Thatch
We discuss the pros and cons of marrying a younger woman, Adam's sex ed lessons continue and he plans his marriage to a 32 year old, bustin' versus bursting cherries, we're still talking about this book, we have a thatch, we discover a new genre of romance, and Adam may start his writing career.
A lot of hymen and 123 High Street talk and Adam is very confused as we talk about various sex things in the inaugural 3rd season episode.
5 STAR REVIEW
I was introduced to Romansplaining via Gutterballs and haven't looked back. I am a solid Leslie and Adam fan. It takes you through each book with all the ups and downs, strikes and gutters, with some excellent banter. Get into it.
(You happy now, Adam?!)
Does not Explain Romans
I was extremely disappointed with this podcast. They did not explain aqueducts, colosseums, chariots, the Vatican or numerals.
And they need one negative review because those are the only ones people read.
I drive places just so I can listen
If you like a deep dive into books that you would never read on your own, interspersed with frequent potty mouthed, comedy-filled digressions, this is the podcast for you. Adam and Leslie are smart and witty without being pretentious. It’s the perfect balance of lighthearted good fun (mostly) and exploring the cultural dynamics and themes that underly contemporary romance literature/film (just a dash). If you listen better, you just might learn something.