Podcast Review: My Dad Wrote a Porno

my dad wrote a pornoI first heard about My Dad Wrote a Porno on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour. At the end of every episode the group talks one about thing that is making them happy that week, and one of the hosts talked about this podcast. It definitely grabbed my attention. My Dad Wrote a Porno is about Jamie, who is in his late 20s (I think, maybe early 30s) who’s father wrote an erotic novel, and then gave it to Jamie to read. Jamie, and his two best friends James and Alice, read a chapter every week out loud and react to it in each episode.

Obviously, My Dad Wrote a Porno can get pretty explicit. The novella they are reading, Belinda Blinked, is an erotic story, so there is lots of talk of sex and body parts, as one would expect. Although I haven’t read an erotic novel before, I have read many romance novels. Romance novels are definitely not the same thing as erotic novels, but there are usually sex scenes, so I wasn’t really uncomfortable listening to the actual novel. However, if that makes you uncomfortable, you might want to pass.

And, all that said about the sex, one of the things that makes this podcast so funny, is that while the point of Belinda Blinked is to arouse the reader, it really doesn’t. Which is, in part, the reason My Dad Wrote a Porno is so much fun!

To say that this podcast is hilarious is to put it mildly. Not only is the actual novella pretty hilarious (poor Rocky doesn’t have the best grasp on the anatomy of a woman), but Jamie, James and Alice’s reactions and comments make the podcast even more hilarious. And what I love even more is that although Jamie, James and Alice are clearly criticizing Jamie’s father’s work, they also never come across as being mean. They even point out things they liked, in the novellas. As uncomfortable as these stories make Jamie, he says repeatedly that he is proud of his father. Jamie even got his father’s permission to put together the podcast, so they clearly to care about this man.

But really, you will never laugh as much as you will while listening to this. I became totally obsessed with My Dad Wrote a Porno when I discovered it last year. I binged the first season, and quickly caught up on the series. And I couldn’t stop talking about it. I told everyone at work, all my friends, my mother. Basically, I can’t recommend My Dad Wrote a Porno enough. If you need a good laugh, starting listening today!

10 Responses to “Podcast Review: My Dad Wrote a Porno”

  1. Stefanie

    Now that’s a catchy title! What a bonding experience they all had with this podcast. And I think my favorite out of Garwood’s historicals is Honor’s Splendor. The moment when Madelyn puts his iced feet under her dress and onto her warm stomach just made me smile. I did enjoy a lot too the book where the wife can shoot a bow and arrow?

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I love Honor’s Splendor. Actually that used to my favorite for years! And it’s still one of my favorite historicals for sure. I love when she warms his feet, too. I love shortly after that when when Duncan brings Madelyn out of the little room, and his whole army is there. And Duncan’s brother starts yelling at her, and Duncan realizes that it’s scaring her, and he immediately tells his brother to stop, and puts his arm around her. It’s like he doesn’t quite realize that she matters to him, but we see it. Does that make sense? Oh, and I love the part where she saves Gilard during that battle and she gets injured. Really the whole book is great. 🙂

  2. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

    Yay, for highlighting this podcast! It’s amazing how addicting this show is- and definitely I’m always laughing when I listen to it. The little best of episode they just put out is making me even more impatient for the new season. Are you ever tempted to get the next Belinda book as an ebook just to see where it’s going? The cliffhangers on the show are pretty hard to deal with sometimes. 🙂

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I haven’t listened to the “Best Of” episode yet. I want to, but, like you said, I know it’s going to make me even more impatient.

      And I have definitely been tempted to get the Belinda books. Especially during the second book before we learned Jim’s Big Secret. Which seriously was one of the most ridiculously crazy things I have ever heard! It was so fun.

  3. Cyn @ Book Munchies

    This podcast is so hilarious and ridiculous! I love the Young-ish Man, haha.
    I feel like Alice always says the things I’m thinking, ha. I was hoping my library would have the book, but they don’t ): But I’ll probably cave and buy it so I can enjoy it in print.

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