Smart Podcast, Trashy Books

Hosted BySarah Wendell

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, 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.

All Episodes

513. Fat Representation and Recommendations with Shana McDavis-Conway

512. Secret Clubs and Exclusive Spaces with Laura Hankin

511. Cover Snark Live: Long Thumbs and Shifter Mayhem with Amanda

510. Book Lovers with Emily Henry

509. Catching Up and Looking Ahead at Book Recs with Amanda

508. Celebrating 100 Books with Jess Michaels!

507. Romance Kickstarters with Lucy Eden and Katee Robert

506. Part II of the Bonkers Romance Recap of A Lady of Rooksgrave Hall

505. Wedding Tales with Jesse Q. Sutanto

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