In this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we depart from our usual analysis of YA literature and instead discuss adult romance-novel tropes that persistently beguile and bedevil us. If you’ve got a romance trope that you love (or love to hate) we’d love to hear about it. Find us on Twitter at @CarrieMesrobian and @ChristaDesir, or send us an email: feedback AT theoralhistorypodcast DOT com.
Our Current Reads
Baader-Meinhof: The Inside Story of the Red Army Faction, by Stephan Aust
Orleans, by Sherri L. Smith
Romance Trope: The Virgin Hero
Off-Campus, by Amy Jo Cousins
Taking Him, by Jackie Ashenden
Unclaimed, by Courtney Milan
Romance Trope: The Indestructible Male
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About This Podcast
Carrie Mesrobian and Christa Desir are two good friends who happen to be YA authors interested in discussing sex. The idea for The Oral History Podcast came out of their daily dog-walking conversations when they realized that others might be as interested in this topic as they were. Each podcast focuses on a topic of sexuality in the lives of teens. Previous podcasts have included discussions about masturbation, first kisses, cheating, illicit relationships, oral sex, and “girl talk” to name a few. Frank, engaging, and filthy, these two podcasters will leave you laughing, blushing, or ready to start writing sex scenes in your novel in an authentic and excellent way.