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Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics include romance novels, the way the genre is changing, and the brilliant and interesting people who read, write, and produce it, and issues common among romance readers. Plus, we always recommend some books we're reading and really enjoying. Learn more at SB-TB.com/Podcast.

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Reviews, Interviews, and Discussion About All the Romance Novels You Love to Read Sarah Wendell - Romance Novel Reviewer, Reader, and Author

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    • 4.8, 264 Ratings

Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics include romance novels, the way the genre is changing, and the brilliant and interesting people who read, write, and produce it, and issues common among romance readers. Plus, we always recommend some books we're reading and really enjoying. Learn more at SB-TB.com/Podcast.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

Amanda in PA ,

Thank you Sarah Wendell!

I can’t begin to count the ways listening to Sarah & her guests each week have made my life better. I started listening for book recommendations as I tiptoed back into reading romance, but it’s become so much more. Sarah has legitimized so many thoughts & feelings about being a woman in this time and this country. Plus she ends every episode with a terrible joke that always makes me laugh!

frilindsay ,

I ADORE this podcast!

Listening to this podcast feels like hanging out with my smarter, sillier, better-humored older sisters and I adore it so much!! I have been a romance novel fan for as long as I can remember so this podcast is like coming home. Thank the pod god for it!

candislovesrdp ,

Not Just for Romance Lovers

I don’t identify as a romance reader, but this is one of my new favorite podcasts. The conversations, guests, and topics are always engaging and thought-provoking. I especially appreciate the episodes with writers sharing their inspiration and writing processes. This podcast has helped reignite my love of reading for pleasure (and made me realize I like romance more than I thought).

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