Announcing: The Feminist Romantic Podcast

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I said I would do it, and now it’s almost here! Beginning August 16th, the Feminist Romantic podcast will go live! It will be available on iTunes, YouTube, and LibSyn to start, as well as and here on my blog.

The Feminist Romantic will be a half-hour podcast, coming out every other week on Wednesdays. Topics will include many of the things I feature on this blog, but in a more entertaining form, such as my romance pet peeves, how to write sex scenes, and more. I also intend to look at various romances in books, TV, movies, and video games and discuss them from a feminist and sex-positive perspective. I will occasionally invite other romance authors onto the podcast as guests or for interviews, and will also occasionally read excerpts from my work in progress.

If any of that sounds interesting to you, subscribe now! And if I’m not already on your favorite podcast aggregator, let me know and I’ll try to get on it!

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Podcast Coming Soon


I believe I mentioned that I’m starting a podcast! I was going to start recording it this month and posting it in August, but the universe has intervened and I’ve had my kids at home for the past two weeks. I love them to death, but they are *not quiet.*

But next week they will be back to summer activities and I should actually be able to record.

First things first, though, I have to decide what to call my podcast! I’d like the title to be catchy, but I also need it to capture the essence of what I’m going to be talking about.

So what I want to know is: what do you want to hear?

Some things I’m already planning to do on the podcast:

  1. Romance Pet Peeves. An abbreviated version of my blog posts. Basically a fun rant.
  2. How Do They Do That? A deep dive into how successful authors accomplish certain tasks in their books: characterization, avoiding infodumps, pacing, description, sex scenes, etc.
  3. Author InterviewsOccasionally I will track down other authors and interview them on the podcast.
  4. Guest spots. I write with a bunch of other romance authors in a series of romance anthologies. I would like to invite them to the podcast regularly to talk about topics related to writing, romance, fandom, and more.
  5. Self-Publishing Tips. I’ll try to do one of these per podcast.
  6. What I’m reading/watching/listening to/playing/recommend. I’ll close out each podcast with a look at what media I’m consuming and whether or not I recommend it and why.

What other things would you like me to add to the list? You can comment here or email me: cara at caramckinnon dot com.

If you have any ideas for names, I’d love to hear them, and of course you’ll be credited for your idea on the podcast!


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