Podcast Review: Smart Podcast, Trashy Books

This was one of the first podcasts that I fell madly in love with. It’s hosted by Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, a website that has been around for more than 10 years. This website largely focuses on romance novels, but there is so much more there, too.

I love, love, love this podcast. Each episode can be quite different, but I always come away wanting to be best friends with Sarah and her crew. Sometimes Sarah interviews a romance author, sometimes Sarah will have some of the other reviewers on her blog talk about different subjects. Sometimes she reads listener email on air. Other episodes are about subjects that you wouldn’t normally associate with romance novels, like talking about The Bachelor.

My favorites are when Sarah and some of the other reviewers (Elyse, Carrie, Redheaded Girl, Amanda) get together. Whatever subject they discuss, it’s so clear that they have fun together. I love that, and it sort of makes me feel like part of the group. Plus, sometimes Sarah makes these quizzes which are so hard, and hilarious.

I really love how Sarah works at connecting people, usually women, who adore romance. Sarah is just so welcoming, and it really comes through the podcast. When I started getting into the romance genre, I loved it, but I didn’t have anyone to talk to about it. I wish I had known about this podcast, and definitely the website when I discovered the romance genre.

If you love romance, you should absolutely listen to her podcast. Or, quite frankly, even if you just love to hear women talk to each other, support each other, respect each other, and just have an all around good time with each other, then absolutely look into Smart Podcast, Trashy Books.

3 Responses to “Podcast Review: Smart Podcast, Trashy Books”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I LOVE Sarah! I discovered this podcast back in October because she was a guest on another podcast I love called Read it and Weep and she was hysterical. I don’t love the blog so I was a little hesitant but it’s quickly become one of my favorites. Her interviews are just so interesting and real and hilarious! I haven’t heard any of the ones where it’s the reviewers hanging out but now I’m really looking forward to the next one!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I need to go check out Read it and Weep, now! I don’t really follow the blog either. Although I was checking out their Cover Snark posts, and it is hilarious! You should look into those.

  2. Jess C

    Wow, I just discovered your post on podcast and you similar taste to mine ! Smart Bitches, Trashy Books makes my Friday it’s one of the first podcast I ever listened to.

    I’d like to second Read It and Weep. At first I didn’t think it was for me but the guys are so dedicated and have smart funny guest. Sara’s episodes are the best.

    You also might like Scandalicious and The Nerd Herd. It’s another romance podcast where a group of friends have roundtable discussions about the books they love. It’s a bit more informal but they are so down to earth and funny

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