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In Pop Fiction Women we deep-dive into the complicated women of books, movies and TV shows, along with the women that bring them to life behind the scenes. Think Fleabag and Phoebe Waller Bridge, Normal People and Sally Rooney, and so much more. In each episode you can expect us to: * Break down the protagonist as we ask what makes her complicated? * Identify the best scenes, which can mean sweetest, funniest, or most badass. Anything we love. * Recount the cringiest scenes. The ones that ma ...
 
Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. They'll discuss this year's shortlisted titles, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over ...
 
Each fortnight, hosts Lauren and Alicia delve into a ‘deviant’ woman from history, fiction, mythology and the contemporary world: those who aren’t afraid to break the rules, to subvert the system, to explore, to seek and to challenge the status quo.
 
Welcome to indie author diaries. A weekly diary with two indie writer mums. Show hosts Sarah Gai and Lisa M White chat about how they are fitting writing into their every day lives, their writing process from idea to published novel, and more. A podcast for beginner indie authors. Sarah is the author of The Curvies trilogy (a sweet, plus size, romantic comedy), contemporary romances, and Christian fantasy) Lisa is the author of A Touch of Magic (a women's fiction contemporary fantasy) & she' ...
 
A spirited audio-fiction series focusing on the stories of subversive and obscure female artists from around the world and their art. Performed by Coleen MacPherson and Martha Ross, with special guest artists in each episode. The first episode focuses on Mexican-English painter, Leonora Carrington. Sound Design / Editing by Christopher Ross-Ewart. Music Score by Mitchell Akiyama. This podcast was made possible by Canada Council for the Arts / CBC Digital Originals Grant 2020.
 
About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series that brings to light the stories of women who inspired some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. Angie Bowie, Jane Asher, Rita Marley, Pam Courson... Host Eleanor Wells brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different. About A Girl episodes are based on true events, however, certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.
 
Two L.A. slackers take over Hollywood by becoming accidental con artists, all so they can retire at their dream beach house in Malibu. Starring Kristin Couture (Killer Whales, Girly Tales) and Aparna Brielle (A.P. Bio, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot). Created by Raul Vega (Rose Drive). Visit www.swissandlali.com for more info - because your dreams are only a big, fat lie away!
 
In Defense of Women is H. L. Mencken’s 1918 book on women and the relationship between the sexes. Some laud the book as progressive while others brand it as reactionary. While Mencken didn’t champion women’s rights, he described women as wiser in many novel and observable ways, while demeaning average men. According to Mencken’s biographer, Fred Hobson: Depending on the position of the reader, he was either a great defender of women’s rights or, as a critic labelled him in 1916, ‘the greates ...
 
Words To Mouth is an author interview talk show where readers meet authors beyond the printed page…and win FREE books. Come discover new and seasoned authors and the books they write. Carrie Runnals understands the challenges of being a busy woman juggling work-life balance. She scours the literary market and keeps a pulse on new book releases for you. Hear about the latest must-read novels and nonfiction as Carrie gets the answers to questions you want asked with authors you’d love to meet. ...
 
Hannah Neurotica and Ashlee are your typically over-enthused, sometimes cynical horror nerds. Both ladies connected when they discovered an equally relentless love for 80's slashers and Heather Langenkamp. It's one thing to love horror, but both Hannah and Ashlee took their fandom to academia through studying gender roles and the cultural influences behind their favorite genre films. But both ladies knew horror bled beyond the celluloid frame, and that through much research, women were sorel ...
 
Kristen R. Ghodsee reads and discusses 47 selections from the works of Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a socialist women's activist who had radical ideas about the intersections of socialism and women's emancipation. Born into aristocratic privilege, the Russian Kollontai was initially a member of the Mensheviks before she joined Lenin and the Bolsheviks and became an important revolutionary figure during the 1917 Russian Revolution. Kollontai was a socialist theorist of women’s emancipatio ...
 
Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women is one of the many self help books that Bennett wrote, the most famous of these being How to Live 24 Hours a Day. It is highly readable, amusing and offers wisdom in an extremely palatable form. Bennett's gift for analysis and his knowledge of philosophy and psychology make this book a valuable treasure trove of handy hints to improve our lives. Though it was first published in 1911, it remains as relevant, wise and useful as it did more tha ...
 
Comadreando (v.) - chatting with your girlfriends, preferably over coffee. Join three real-life BFFs as they discuss who their fake BFFs would be, why they love them, which one(s) they’d call on in specific scenarios, and what it would be like to inhabit their worlds. Why fake BFF’s? Because none of them are actually our BFFs - yet. Mostly because they are famous. Or fictional. Or dead. Or all of the above. New episodes drop weekly starting March 29, 2017!
 
Jabez Clegg, the Manchester man, floats into this historical novel in 1799, carried downstream by the River Irk in flood. Jabez's rise to commercial success mirrors the rise of the city at the heart of the industrial revolution. Mrs George Linnaeus Banks (nee Isabella Varley) weaves a web of historical fact and fiction in a fast-paced story built around the rivalry between the Jabez and his nemesis Laurence Aspinall, and the fate of Augusta Ashton, who is loved by both but loves only one. An ...
 
Hi and welcome to Talking Books - my regular radio show devoted to the written word in all its forms. I interview authors, poets, features writers, editors etc and anyone who supports their work. I am a writer, researcher, proofreader and editor, published in national publications on the subjects of health (focusing on mental health), women's issues and social history. My book, 'Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's legacy...' was published by Pen & Sword Books in 2014 and I am curren ...
 
A young man from a poor, working-class background, passionate about education, who aspires to become a professor. His teacher, a respected role model who turns out to have feet of clay. An independent, free-spirited woman. Another who is scheming, selfish and flirtatious. Dominating their lives is the magnificent university town of Christminster. All these and a host of other colorful, memorable characters inhabit the pages of Thomas Hardy's monumental fourteenth novel published in 1895. Tho ...
 
Chicago, May 4, 1886. In the Haymarket region of the city, a peaceful Labor Day demonstration suddenly turns into a riot. The police intervene to maintain peace, but they soon use violence to quell the mob and a bomb is thrown, resulting in death and injuries to scores of people. In the widely publicized trial that followed, eight anarchists were condemned to death or life imprisonment, convicted of conspiracy, though none of them had actually thrown the bomb. A young Russian immigrant, Emma ...
 
Welcome to https://Audiodesires.com ! We create audio sex stories for women and couples. Bringing your most intimate fantasies to life. Audio sex stories allow you to create and explore a world entirely your own through the narration of audio sex. Instead of watching someone else experience pleasure, you (and your partner) can enjoy moderately spicy and always sexy stories that are crafted to give you the ultimate erotic experience. Audiodesires offers various types of audio, from soft and s ...
 
Jerusha Abbott, an eighteen year old orphan, faces an uncertain future in the charity home where she has lived all her life. On reaching adulthood, the orphanage can no longer offer shelter to its inmates. Her anxiety leads her into wild speculation when she is summoned to the matron's office. But a surprise awaits her. One of the visitors, a wealthy Trustee of the orphanage, has offered to fund Jerusha's college education and fulfill her dreams of becoming a writer. The only condition he ma ...
 
“Few books make history and fewer still become the foundational texts for the movements and struggles of an entire people....” One such great work was The Souls of Black Folk by William EB Du Bois. Published in 1903, it is a powerful and hard-hitting view of sociology, race and American history. It became the cornerstone of the civil rights movement and when Du Bois attended the first National Negro Conference in 1909, he was already well-known as a proponent of full and unconditional equali ...
 
A Room With a View opens with Two Englishwomen touring Europe. The older one is poor, bossy, old fashioned and a great upholder of what is “proper.” The younger one is less certain of herself, but holds within her the makings of a passionate, emotional and independent woman. In Florence they are allotted a room overlooking a dull courtyard, whereas they had specifically asked for a “view.” A fellow guest offers them his own rooms which offer wonderful vistas of the Arno. The older woman inst ...
 
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Kris Clink chats about her heart-warming debut novel, Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy.She shares her inspiration for a book that reviews are deeply hopeful and heartwarming, and why Kris believes in the concept of spectacular happiness. Find Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy on bookshop.org, along with the two books Kris recommends; The Jake Ryan Complex by Bethany Cran…
 
Listen to the full story: https://audiodesires.com/story/lesson-in-pleasure/In this Audio Sex story, Riley and Jade spice things up after being together for nearly 6 years. Riley has always had a fantasy of being dominated in bed. With a little courage (and the help of some new sex toys), Riley shares her BDSM fantasy with her lover and teaches Jad…
 
Join special guest - Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she discusses the five books which have shaped her career, and her latest release, Notes on Grief, with Yomi Adegoke. Chimamanda is an internationally acclaimed author whose novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Women’s Prize in 2007 and was adapted into a…
 
*NO SPOILERS* Welcome to a new kind of episode on Pop Fiction Women where we take you behind the scenes on our thought process for picking content and where we try to convince each other (and our listeners) to watch a show we love. ** Wandavision. Carinn explains why even if you have never watched a superhero franchise movie, you’re going to want t…
 
Have you ever wondered what goes into performing an audiobook? Or how the skills required compare to writing? In this interview with Susan Marlowe, who has recorded over 150 successful audiobooks, answers those questions and more. Plus, the episode includes previously unreleased samples from the audio version of Lainey Cameron's debut novel, The Ex…
 
Kristen Ghodsee reads and discusses the first part of Isabel de Palencia's 1947 translation of Alexandra Kollontai's essay, "A Letter to a Young Comrade." This essay was reprinted in a report written by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1959: "The Communist Conspiracy: Strategy and Tactics of World Communism." This essay is essentially …
 
Anna Mitchell, host of the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio, joins me to talk about daily prayer. Anna shares an innovative idea for making a habit of daily prayer -- an audio recording of simple prayers she created with her co-host Matt Swaim. Snippet From the Show We don't have to have it all together when we approach the Lord in praye…
 
*NO SPOILERS* Welcome to a new kind of episode on Pop Fiction Women where we take you behind the scenes on our thought process for picking content and where we try to convince each other (and our listeners) to watch a show we love. ** I Hate Suzie. After a brief summary of the show, Kate leads with her strongest point: that Phoebe Waller Bridge is …
 
Enjoy our little birthday gift: https://audiodesires.com/story/love-hate-relationship/In this Audio Sex story, Rashida and Simon finally let their work-place rivalry boil over - except things take an unexpected turn. Being aides to a top female politician means constantly vying for their boss' attention has always caused friction between them. A la…
 
Enjoy our little birthday gift: https://audiodesires.com/story/fire-ice/In this special edition audio announcement, we thank you, our beloved listeners, for supporting us through one full year of Audiodesires. Thank you for providing feedback on our stories and supporting us - we read every comment and always strive to create better, sexier stories…
 
Barbara Linn Probst shares the inspiration behind her newest novel, The Sound Between the Notes, plus chats with Lainey about music and inspiration, how the book changed during editing, surviving a pandemic debut launch, and the challenges of sophomore novels. Find The Sound Between the Notes and Queen of the Owls on bookshop.org, plus the two othe…
 
Spirituality exists in every work of fiction in some form or other, but most often manifests as divinity. Gods and goddesses never seem to go out of fashion. Why do authors turn to a god or pantheon of gods to articulate this spiritual urge? And out of all the pantheons, the Norse gods in particular […] The post Exploring Ragnarok – with H.M. Long …
 
Join new host Yomi Adegoke as she explores the Bookshelfie titles which have inspired writer and podcaster Elizabeth Day. Elizabeth is an award-winning journalist, the author of six books, spanning fiction and non-fiction, and host of the critically acclaimed hit podcast - How To Fail - which explores how failure can ultimately lead to success. She…
 
Dear Young Rocker Season 3 launches April 7th, 2021. Tune in for a music-themed audio memoir podcast where musicians tell the stories of their teenage struggles and triumphs and how they became the artists and people they are today. On each episode of Dear Young Rocker, host Chelsea Ursin introduces a rising musical guest star who reads a heartfelt…
 
Are you ready for Holy Week? Here it is, ready or not! This week we are sharing some simple ideas for ways you can make Holy Week a sacred and meaningful time, even inside of your own home with your family. Nothing, fancy, no stressful crafts or complicated prayer practices! These are do-able ways to set this season apart. Snippet From the Show Hol…
 
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain reads his story from the April 5, 2021, issue of the magazine. HolyWhiteMountain is a former Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. He is an unrecognized citizen of the Blackfeet Nation. He is at work on a novel.WNYC Studios and The New Yorker による
 
Why do only evil greedy women need to experience "karma", while evil greedy men like Tony Soprano, Gordon Gekko, Keyser Soze, Hannibal Lecter get to roam free until they're ready for their sequel??? We discuss this burning question, the brilliant Rosamund Pike, the cunning Marla Grayson and more! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @popfictionwomen…
 
Listen to the full story: https://audiodesires.com/story/pegging-play/In this Audio Sex story, Chantal (a proud stay-at-home mother) and her husband, Gabriel (a successful lawyer) indulge in their secret roleplay fantasy after Gabriel comes home from a long, hard day at work. Although Gabriel is in charge in the court-room, he loves to submit to Ch…
 
Christina Consolino shares her inspiration for her debut, Rewrite the Stars, a novel that’s been called “bittersweet” and “touching”. She also has several recommended reads, great writing advice on not giving up, and we chat about the difficulty of writing in multiple points of view. Find Rewrite the Stars on bookshop.org. Connect with Christina an…
 
Kristen Ghodsee reads and discusses the introduction to Alexandra Kollontai included in a report written by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1959. This report, "The Communist Conspiracy: Strategy and Tactics of World Communism," includes two English selections of Kollontai's work: the foreword to Red Love and Isabel de Palencia's 1947 …
 
This week I am sharing 5 skills I think every young person should work on now, if they want to get married later. These are skills that will be helpful to you no matter what vocation you are called to, but I think especially to those who are planning to be married and have families. Snippet From the Show Your worth does not come from being in a rel…
 
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story from the March 29, 2021, issue of the magazine. Savaş’s first novel, “Walking on the Ceiling,” was published in 2019. Her second novel, “White on White,” will be published this year.WNYC Studios and The New Yorker による
 
We welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author and poet, Kate Baer, to discuss her debut collection of poetry, What Kind Of Woman, an instant NYT bestseller and GOOP Book Club Pick. ** Kate is the first poet in our Complicated Conversations series and we start with the impossible to answer question: how do you boil down What Kind of Woman? (01:17)…
 
Listen to the full story: https://audiodesires.com/story/nanny/In this Audio Sex story, the nanny, Simone, takes things to a new level with her boss Elijah, a husband in an open relationship with his wife who is currently away on business. Simone knows the ins and outs of their lives and has been there to assist them in anything they need (from chi…
 
Linda chats about the story behind The Disharmony of Silence, her debut novel which released in 2020. We talk about the inspiration behind a book that moves back and forth between the 1920s and today, how the book changed from initial versions and her reading recommendations. Plus I share more on Linda's second novel, Sisters of the Vine, which rel…
 
Kathleen’s debut, Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes, was received with great acclaim in 2020 and was chosen as a best books pick by Real Simple, Newsweek, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and the New York Post. This week her second novel Are We There Yet? hits the stores, and Kathleen shares her inspiration, book recommendations and has som…
 
Being a parent is not glamorous. It’s hard work and it often goes unappreciated – in life and in fiction. When we do see parents represented in our fiction, we tend to see a very limited kind of representation. Rarely are parents the centre of the story – the prevailing social narrative is that parents […] The post Parenthood with Julia Fine first …
 
This week, we have a Girlfriends first -- our very first guest who is a bishop! Bishop Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, joins me for a great conversation about his new book, Light and Leaven: The Challenge of the Laity in the Twenty-First Century. We discuss ways that families can create domestic churches in their homes, how we can find more rev…
 
Imbolo Mbue reads her story from the March 22, 2021, issue of the magazine. Mbue is the author of two novels, “Behold the Dreamers,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and “How Beautiful We Were,” which was published this month.WNYC Studios and The New Yorker による
 
What started as a discussion of female villains became an episode on “unlikeable” female protagonists in pop fiction...their words, deeds, character traits, and permutations that we relate to. In the end we ask whether we can finally put this label to rest and how the evolution of female creators and complicated female characters is making that pos…
 
Listen to the full story: https://audiodesires.com/story/muse/In this Audio Sex story, Tyrell and Avni explore beyond the confines of their friendship after Tryell asks for help with a nude painting he is working on. Avni is keen to lend a hand and insists on stripping down for him, to be the muse for his work. Soon, it becomes impossible for Tyrel…
 
Kim shares how she prides herself on writing historical fiction “for non historical fiction lovers”, her inspiration for her big bestseller,After Alice Fell, her best writing advice, and a book recommendation. Find Kim's novel, After Alice Fell, on bookshop.org as well as her recommended read Churchill's Secret Messenger by Alan Hlad. Connect with …
 
Barbara is one of the best supporters of other authors. We chat about the great reception and inspiration for her debut novel, Nowhere Near Goodbye, and her pride in being such a well-received debut author over 70 (it’s never too late!). Find Barbara's novel, Nowhere Near Goodbye on bookshop.org as well as her recommendations by Robert Dugoni and C…
 
Are you feeling BLAH these days? The end of winter can be a tough time to feeling joyful. The days are still cold and dreary in many parts of the country, Lent is dragging on, and we can begin to feel restless and unhappy. This week I am offering 6 ideas for ways to add just a little brightness to your days. Snippet From the Show "We know that in e…
 
T.Coraghessan Boyle reads his story from the March 15, 2021, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including “The Terranauts” and “Outside Looking In.” A new book, “Talk to Me,” will be published in September.WNYC Studios and The New Yorker による
 
We welcome Laurie Elizabeth Flynn to discuss THE GIRLS ARE ALL SO NICE HERE, which follows Ambrosia to her college reunion where she finds she’s being circled by someone who wants revenge for things they did ten years ago. ** The Girls Are All So Nice Here has a whole slew of complicated women. (02:07) ** The “unlikeable female protagonist” is a la…
 
Kristen Ghodsee reads part two of Alexandra Kollontai's 1920 essay on the history of International Women's Day. Ghodsee also announces some upcoming lectures and events: 7 March 2021 (15:00 GMT-5) A special event for the Democratic Socialists of America International Committee (co-sponsored by the socialist feminist working group and Lux Magazine):…
 
Listen to the full story: https://audiodesires.com/story/composure/In this audio sex story story, newlyweds Charlotte and Clive test out their new remote-controlled sextoy while enjoying the beautiful installations at the Museum of Contemporary Art. While other guests around them contemplate the aesthetics of philosophy, Charlotte tries to keep her…
 
Sarahlyn Bruck shares the inspiration behind her latest release, Daytime Drama, which follows her award-winning debut, Designer You. She shares why she chose multiple points of view to tell this latest story, great writing advice, and recommended Philly authors. Connect with Sarahlyn at www.sarahlynbruck.com on Instagram @sarahlynbruck Find all epi…
 
The best advice from 40+ episodes of The Best of Women's Fiction interview series. Tips from best-selling and debut authors on getting started, finding your voice, the power of community, writing craft, dealing with fear, and more. Find interviews with all the featured authors at www.bestofwomensfiction.com…
 
The world as we know it has historically been ruled by men. But when it comes to fiction, writers can choose what power structures they create and how they are depicted. Despite the free rein this allows authors, most simply replicate the patriarchy. When authors do step outside the familiar societal structures and present us with matriarchies, […]…
 
Today my guest is Claire Dwyer, author and editor at the Avila Institute. Claire writes for CatholicMom.com and is a contributor at SpiritualDirection.com. Her new book is This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. In our conversation, Claire shares why she feels like St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is a great saint …
 
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