Do You Regret Coming Out?

February 19, 2018

Do You Regret Coming Out?

Les Talk About It

In this episode of Les Talk About It, Sheena and Tamara talk about why someone would regret coming out and why you shouldn’t push someone to do it.

Tamara also comes up with a great new idea for a show.

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

About The Show 

Les Talk About It is a show dedicated to busting the myths around lesbians. We look at everything from flannel to lesbians being cat ladies, loving softball and having carabiners. 

One of the first shows to be started on The Lesbian Talk Show, it has been running since 2016. 

 

You can find all of the episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

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Episode 19c - Book Appreciation with Ellen Klages

February 17, 2018

Book Appreciation with Ellen Klages

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 19c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured author will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Ellen Klages recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

  • Sarah Waters The Paying Guests (Amazon)
  • Nicola Griffith Hild (Amazon)
  • Ellen Kushner Tremontaine (Serial Box)

Ellen also talks about The Tiptree Award for genre fiction that expands or explores gender roles, which has long lists of recommended books going back 27 years. [https://tiptree.org]

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

For further information on Ellen Klages see her website http://ellenklages.com or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Shira Glassman Talks Lesbian Fiction

February 16, 2018

Shira Glassman Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode, the fabulous author Shira Glassman joins Tara to talk about some of the lesbian books that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books Shira loves and that she thinks everyone should read.

Check out her recommendations here:

Learn more about Shira Glassman

More info

If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please consider contributing to the Patreon for The Lesbian Talk Show channel.

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com.

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Edge Of Glory by Rachel Spangler

February 14, 2018

Edge Of Glory by Rachel Spangler narrated by Ann Etter  

Book Clips  

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from Edge Of Glory by Rachel Spangler 

Synopsis 

Corey LaCroix only wanted to snowboard, but Olympic medals and world championships only carry you so far when your knees ache and you're suddenly an underdog for the first time in her career. Elise Brandeis doesn't need a training partner, especially an unorthodox has-been snowboarder with an attitude. But Elise has already lost a full season to injury, and she's struggling to make the Olympic ski team. Can teaming up with Corey give her the edge she needs to go for gold, or will the snowboarder's infuriatingly cocky smile and rock hard abs prove a distraction she simply can't afford? 

Both champions brace themselves for the run of a lifetime. Putting their broken bodies on the line, they fight the competition, the clock, and the frozen terrain for one more chance at glory. But this time, as they ride the razor's edge between victory and defeat, the stakes are steeper than any mountain they will ever face when legacies and hearts collide. 

Rachel Spangler is the Golden Crown Literary Society and Rainbow Award-winning author of ten lesbian romance novels and novellas. She lives with her wife and son in Western New York.

 

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The Right Response To Someone Coming Out

February 12, 2018

The Right Response To Someone Coming Out 

Les Talk About It 

In this episode of Les Talk About It, Sheena and Tamara talk about What You Should Say When Someone Comes Out. 

Spurred on by a viral video of a woman who ‘came out’ as straight, the discussion is about what you should really say and how not be an ass to a gay person who is coming out. 

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

About The Show 

Les Talk About It is a show dedicated to busting the myths around lesbians. We look at everything from flannel to lesbians being cat ladies, loving softball and having carabiners. 

One of the first shows to be started on The Lesbian Talk Show, it has been running since 2016. 

 

You can find all of the episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

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If you love what we do, consider becoming a Patron - more here

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Episode 19b: Interview with Ellen Klages

February 10, 2018

Interview with Ellen Klages

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 19b

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about

  • The long incubation for the ideas that became Passing Strange
  • Lesbian culture in mid-century San Francisco and the San Francisco World’s Fair on Treasure Island
  • The hidden interconnectedness of Ellen’s novels
  • The love of historic objects and texts
  • Historical fiction as “time travel” for the reader

Publications mentioned:

  • Passing Strange (tor.com, for signed copies: Borderlands Books, Amazon)
  • “Caligo Lane” (originally published in Subterranean Online, Winter 2014, available in the collection Wicked Wonders Tachyon Publications, 2017, Amazon)
  • “Hey Presto” (originally published in the anthology Fearsome Magics by Jonathan Strahan, 2014, available in the collection Wicked Wonders Tachyon Publications, 2017, Amazon)
  • The Green Glass Sea (Viking Children’s Books, 2006, Amazon)
  • “Time Gypsy” (originally published in Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook Press, 1999), also available in the collection Portable Childhoods Tachyon Publications, 2007, Amazon)

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Website:

Twitter:

  • @eklages

Facebook

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Top 10 Audiobooks Of 2017

February 9, 2018

Top 10 Audiobooks Of 2017

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined today to talk about TLR's best audiobooks of 2017. This top 10 list is made up of only the best of the best audiobooks that were released in 2017.

You can find the full list here 

 

Listen to Clare Ashton do a reading from Poppy Jenkins here

 

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About The Lesbian Review

 

The Lesbian Review is a popular website that features book and movie reviews. We only review things we enjoy so you can be guaranteed to find a great read or watch. 

This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website. 

 

About Sheena

The Lesbian Review Podcast is hosted by the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel.

If you enjoyed this show you may also love her other show on the channel - Les Talk About It (on Mondays) where she and her wife break down myths about lesbians and discuss general lesbian things. 

 

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Beneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham

February 8, 2018

Beneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham 

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini-podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet.  

In this episode, we hear a reading from Beneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham (The Outside Project book 1) 

Synopsis 

The Outsiders were embraced by humanity in the early days, but it wasn’t long before the differences between the aliens and humans started to make people nervous. Very nervous. Housing the celestial refugees in remote colonies where they could live peacefully was the most humane solution. At least, that's the story everyone's been told. 

As the daughter of a prominent politician, Lydia Barrett has lived most of her life in the public eye. So, when teaching a job in an Outsider colony becomes available, she jumps at the chance at some privacy, even if it means living underground for three months and teaching the children of aliens. 

The corporate-managed facility is not what Lydia expected, the government’s promises of safety and autonomy are a far cry from the reality. As she grows closer to the Outsiders it becomes increasingly difficult to ignore the injustices they face.  Nor can she deny the intense connection that develops between herself and the enigmatic Alessia.  Falling for an interned alien is complicated enough, but Lydia’s father is connected to a government plot that would see Outsiders manipulated to advance the human race — no matter the cost. 

Lydia and Alessia must find a way to free the Outsiders, but is it possible to do so without starting a violent rebellion that would ultimately doom the future of Alessia's people? 

 

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What Makes It Lesbian?

February 5, 2018

What Makes It Lesbian? 

Les Talk About It 

In this episode of Les Talk About It, Sheena and Tamara talk about what makes media lesbian.

About The Hosts  

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show.  

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.)  

About The Show 

Les Talk About It is a show dedicated to busting the myths around lesbians. We look at everything from flannel to lesbians being cat ladies, loving softball and having carabiners.  

One of the first shows to be started on The Lesbian Talk Show, it has been running since 2016. 

 

You can find all of the episodes here

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email 

Website 

Facebook group 

Facebook page 

 

If you love what we do, consider becoming a Patron - more here 

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Episode 19a: On the Shelf February 2018

February 3, 2018

On the Shelf February 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 19a

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about

 More info and links

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Anna Shares 2 Olympic Lesbian Romances

February 2, 2018

Anna Shares 2 Olympic Lesbian Romances

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by Anna, the sports romance reviewer at The Lesbian Review. They talk about two Olympic lesbian romances just in time for the 2018 Olympics!.

You can check out the books discussed here:

More info

If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please consider contributing to the Patreon for The Lesbian Talk Show channel.

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com

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Blast From The Past - Our Very First Episode of Les Talk About It

January 29, 2018

Blast From The Past

Listen to our very first episode of Les Do Books

This is the first time that Sheena and Tamara took to the mic to talk about all things lesbian. 

 

Enjoy!

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Episode 18d: (Un)Conventional Women

January 27, 2018

(Un)Conventional Women

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 18d

A discussion of the long and tangled history of the historic fact and literary motif of lesbians in convents.

In this episode we talk about

  • A brief history of Christian attitudes toward sex and Western beliefs about women’s sexuality
  • Convent regulations that address women’s romantic and sexual bonds
  • Case histories of sexual activity between nuns
  • How the Reformation changed the attitude toward convents in Protestant societies
  • The lesbian nun in pornography
  • The lesbian nun as religious polemic
  • The lesbian nun in modern society

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project:

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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The Review by Annette Mori - Book Clips

January 25, 2018

The Review by Annette Mori - Book Clips 

Synopsis 

Silver Lining, a successful lesbian romance writer, is just starting to come out of the dark tunnel after her wife’s untimely death. She has a crazy idea to sponsor a contest where the first reader who posts a review wins a home-cooked meal. She’s hoping Jasmine, the only one who read the story before publication will be the winner.  

Her private messages with Jasmine have increased in their subtle flirtations. As the attraction between Silver and Jasmine heats up, so do the bizarre messages from an unknown fan. 

Silver has more than an unwelcome stalker to overcome. She struggles with the guilt over her attraction to Jasmine and the lingering memories of her wife. 

Who will come out the winner, the past, the present, or the unknown stalker? 

You can find this novel on Amazon

 

 

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Overcoming fears in Japan

January 23, 2018

In this episode Harper Bliss and her Mrs. talk about their recent trip to Japan and how overcoming fears is a good thing.
WARNING: Do not listen to this podcast on an empty stomach as they talk about food, A LOT.

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

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Must I Use The Lesbian Label?

January 22, 2018

Do I Need To Call Myself A Lesbian?  

Les Talk About It  

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are answering the listener question - Do I have to use the label lesbian and if I don’t, will it hurt people?

In this episode we look at: 

  • why humans use labels 
  • what it means to be a lesbian
  • why labels are important
  • the terms queer vs lesbian

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Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts.

 

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Episode 18c - Book Appreciation with Kathleen Knowles

January 20, 2018

Book Appreciation with Kathleen Knowles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 18c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured author talks about her favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Kathleen recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

  • For further information on Kathleen Knowles see her entry at Bold Strokes Books or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Kris Bryant Talks Lesbian Fiction

January 19, 2018

Kris Bryant Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode, lesbian romance author Kris Bryant joins Tara to talk about some of the lesbian fiction books that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books mean a lot to Kris and that she thinks everyone should read.

Check out her recommendations here:

Learn more about Kris Bryant

More info

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com

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Are non-traditional romances taboo in lesbian romance?

January 16, 2018

In this episode Harper Bliss and her Mrs. discuss whether certain topics and relationships can be written about in lesbian romance. Harper even lets her Mrs. talk for more than five seconds without interrupting her!

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Episode 18b: Interview with Kathleen Knowles

January 13, 2018

Interview with Kathleen Knowles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 18b

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about

  • Kathy’s interest in reading about the LGBT history of San Francisco
  • Her favorite historians, including Lillian Faderman, Martin Duberman
  • What inspired her three connected novels set in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, culminating with the Great Earthquake
  • Historic eras Kathy would like to tackle in future books, including the US Suffragist movement, post-World War II San Francisco, and the Paris salon culture of the 1920s

Kathy’s historic novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Bold Strokes Books Website:

Amazon Page:

Twitter:

  • @knowleskathy

Facebook

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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