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Podcast by Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves

Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 145 Ratings

Podcast by Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves

    Episode 152: Ren Faire Enough - "That Time I Got Drunk And Saved A Demon" by Kimberly Lemming

    Episode 152: Ren Faire Enough - "That Time I Got Drunk And Saved A Demon" by Kimberly Lemming

    Don ye flower crowns - yr grls are going full ren fest with "The Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon" by Kimberly Lemming.
    Cinnamon does the title with Fallon during a very auspicious time - a festivus when The Goddess's protection spells weaken and chosen heroes must pick up the slack. Cinnmaon is grateful she missed that particular calling, but Fallon is insistent she join him on an opposite quest - because The Goddess isn't really a goddess...
    Why does the context of fictional violence change the experience of it so drastically? Will fantasy, and its progeny, ever really be cool?

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Public Access Read-a-long: "Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen - Chapter 21

    Public Access Read-a-long: "Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen - Chapter 21

    In this chapter Jane receives a letter, Lizzy talks shit, and Mrs. Bennet continues to fret about the future.

    • 18 min
    Episode 151: Human Development in the Mafia Universe - "Twisted Pride" by Cora Reilly

    Episode 151: Human Development in the Mafia Universe - "Twisted Pride" by Cora Reilly

    This week we're leaving the gun, taking the cannoli (per usual) with "TWISTED PRIDE" by CORA REILLY.
    Serafina is about to fulfill the promise of her midwest-Mob upbringing by marrying an underboss (like her dad, her uncle, her twin brother...) but she feels weird about it, Thankfully, certifiable Very Bad Person and capo of a rival mafia family, Remo, kidnaps her moments before her vows and takes her hostage in Las Vegas. After blood, sweat, tears, more blood, additional blood, then blood, they fall in love! But can she reconcile who she thought she was with who she is becoming?
    What are the limits of purity culture critique? Or the ability of the abject to pull you through a love story? How do you pronounce Giudice?
    Pour yourself an Amaro and settle in - not unlike Mario Puzo's "The Godfather", it's long but worth it.(There's a Bernie Mac attack at the end!)
    TW: Discussion of sexual assault, blood / gore, violence
    Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Media Network.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Public Access Read-a-Long: "Pride and Prejudice Chapter 20"

    Public Access Read-a-Long: "Pride and Prejudice Chapter 20"

    Still recovering from the horrific proposal by Mr. Collins? Us too but that doesn't prevent us from wondering if Mr. Bennet is the real villain of this fair novel, and whether or not Mrs. Bennet's nervous condition stems from her being a sex idiot earlier in her life

    • 24 min
    Episode 150: Hot Jocks and Bad Boys "Here's the Pencil, Make it Work" by ignatiustrout

    Episode 150: Hot Jocks and Bad Boys "Here's the Pencil, Make it Work" by ignatiustrout

    As we wrap up FanFicuary Morgan and Isabeau we couldn't leave Harry Potter behind. While JKRowling and her world view continue to be a dangerous dumpster fire, we ask where does the author end and the fanfic author begin? We also tackle the Everest of our times: The most fraught subject in all the world--PDA. Where's the pleasure in wrapping yourself in the coat of another adult human while they are wearing it--in public? How public is too public for deep throating your crush?

    Grab a butterbeer and your house colors as we meander through the warm fuzzies of the post Hogwarts ennui of 20 somethings trying to fledge. Its the headcanon of a lot people's dreams: Harry 3 Draco.

    Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Media Network

    • 59 min
    Episode 149: Title IXs All The Way Down - "The Love Hypothesis" by Ali Hazelwood pt. 2

    Episode 149: Title IXs All The Way Down - "The Love Hypothesis" by Ali Hazelwood pt. 2

    We're back and we're ready to get down to the business of weirdest, sexiest, and whoa/no of THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS by ALI HAZELWOOD.
    This fic turned barn burner of a romance novel (you can buy it Target!) uses characters from the Star Wars universe to tell the story of a third year PhD candidate catching real feelings in a fake relationship with a tenured faculty in her department.
    What is the line between real person fic and character fic? What about fic demands delicious cringe? Are there breasts so small and mouths so big?
    In the words of Jar Jar Binks - Dissen ganna be bery messy!

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

gfhardin ,

Conflict with Conversation

How in the world can two people disagree yet still work together?
Listen up here.
The humor helps - but it comes down to respect. Each has a stance based on what they have read and researched but also experienced.
And ground rules. Neither is working to trick, undermine or outdo the other.

Instead - it comes down to being about ME! The Listener! And I love that. Humor, perspective, information, the aghast at the bonkers… all of it. And it’s not just a yes-fest. It’s a chance to consider multiple interpretations and see - yes romance novels are an important window into our humanity.

I’ll be back for more… and even more.

YaYa Some More ,

Vampire vs Brain in a Robot Body & other controversies

While I’d fight to the non-death that being immortal as a vampire is better than being a brain in a robot body, because I dig the whole embodied thing, I otherwise enjoy the hosts playful yet earnest discussions of romance. I was getting crispy from all the grim news, and finding then digging into the backlist of Learning the Tropes has given me much needed & appreciated joyful solace.

Shutupsoccerpasta ,

jane discussion

i’ve never read Jane Eyre & i’m started reading along with you all. i would love if you all discussed more rather than just read the text!

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