Maternity Madness #4: Romance & Randomness with Amanda

Hello once again friends, and welcome back for what is our fourth (and hopefully final!) installment of our maternity episodes, flash-backs from the NNIR vaults while Chelsea tries to keep a tiny human alive and Kay has all sorts of summer adventures in her stead. Today we’re bringing you one of our all time most popular episodes, our Q and A interview with Amanda (of Smart Bitches, Book Riot, NYT, and a million-other-places fame!) in which we talk about romance, the hell-fire that was 2018, and that rocky road of publishing life!


Happy end of the longest year in recorded history, friends! In our last episode of 2018, we talk to dear friend of the pod Amanda about ALL THE THINGS. You can check her out on Book RiotBarnes & NobleBookpage, and Smart Bitches.

Thanks again to everyone who listened and read along with us this year. You have no idea what a bright spot you were for us and we can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us. Happy New Year, all!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-28:46 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 28:46-1:20:00 – Q&A and Chat with Amanda
  • 1:20:00-1:23:00 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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Maternity Madness #3: Hannibal

We’re officially half-way though our maternity madness episodes, y’all, in which we feature some of our favorite older episodes from the vault while Chelsea recovers from baby-having and Kay kicks it with her wonderful family. This week, because Chelsea is holding the reigns and just finished up yet another rewatch of this beloved (and admittedly dark) series, we’re bringing you our Hannibalcentric thoughts, everything from horror musings to fic recommendations!


The time has finally come for our most fangirly of episodes: Hannibal. This darkly beautiful show is about a cannibalistic serial killer and the team that works with and will eventually catch him, and we seriously have no idea how this show ever aired on NBC. But we’re glad it did. We talk the show, the lovely fandom, and our favorite fics. As always, we also talk about what we’re currently reading and what we have coming up next.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-00:48 – Intro
  • 00:42-13:30 – Current Reads
  • 13:30-45:01– Hannibal Discussion
  • 45:01-46:03– Outro and Outtakes

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Maternity Madness #2: AO3 Primer

Welcome, friends, to the second installment of Maternity Madness, our miniseries of flashback episodes while Chelsea recovers from bringing a human into the world and Kay cavorts on a series of low-key summer adventures. Today, we’re bringing y’all our deep-dive episode into Archive of our Own (AO3), a fanfiction repository and creative fanworks safe haven that we both love and use regularly, and that for the FIRST TIME EVER is eligible for a Hugo Award! So sit back, relax, and get ready to find out all our tips, tricks, and favorite finds on the Archive.



This week we’re doing something a little different. We’ll be discussing our current favorite reads, as per usual, but we’re also going to give you an introduction to AO3/Archive of Our Own, our favorite fanfiction/fanworks archive. We’ll share our tips and tricks for finding the perfect fics for you and how to get the most out of the user interface. It’s a lot more fun that it sounds!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-01:30 – Intro
  • 01:30-14:40 – Current Reads
  • 14:40-46:33– AO3 Discussion/Primer
  • 46:33-47:38– Outro, Upcoming Reads, and Outtakes

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Maternity Madness #1: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson

Hello, friends, and welcome to the first installment of what Chelsea is lovingly calling Maternity Madness — a series of vault episodes flashing back on some of our favorite moments from the first three years of podcast! Today we’re going back in time to our first ever guest episode, talking with longtime friend of the pod (and return guest) Di, who is not only a badass librarian but is our resident Star Wars expert! This episode originally aired in December of 2017, during what we lovingly called our Star Wars December, and as such covers not just Phasma but a lot of our general fandom feelings! So without further ado…
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Today we are talking about Phasma by Delilah S Dawson with one of our lovely friends, librarian-in-training Di! You can find her tweeting about a wide variety of nerdy and wonderful things @bookishdi and her AO3 account is kerrykhat. We talk about our deep love of Star Wars, the loveliness of The Last Jedi’s cast, and why Brendol Hux is the absolute worst. We also share our current reads and what we’ve got coming up next.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-00:55– Intro
  • 00:55-15:52– Current Reads
  • 15:52-29:17– Discussion of Phasma
  • 29:17-32:50– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

In finishing out Pride month here at NNIR headquarters, and as our VERY LAST EPISODE until Chelsea comes back from maternity leave, we’re bringing you guys a discussion of Avon’s first major f/f historical, The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite. We both enjoyed the book, though perhaps not as much as we wanted, and we have a very great conversation about the dangers of story scarcity and the unfair burden it places on exigent stories! Enjoy, friends, and we’ll see you in about six weeks with new content! In the meantime, enjoy the summer and some of our greatest vault episodes!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00:00-00:20:27 — Current Reads
  • 00:20:27-00:42:10 — The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
  • 00:42:10-00:44:50 — Outro, Upcoming, and Outtakes

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Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian

Today, we’re kicking off NNIR Pride month by diving back in with one of our favorite authors, who has taken a bit of a detour into a genre we don’t read very often here at podcast HQ – a golden era mystery! Mysteries are not some of Chelsea’s favorites, and only the queer love story and the beauty of Cat Sebastian’s writing managed to save this one from a similar fate. Tune in as we talk about defining genre-crossing books, the hilarity of the small-village British mystery, and just how long Downton Abbey has really been.

Also, in her excitement to talk about Birthday by Meredith Russo, Chelsea left out content warnings for hate speech, depression, misgendering, suicide and suicidal ideation — please remember to take care of yourself, friends. 

 

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00:00-00:23:22 — Current Reads
  • 00:23:22-00:52:32 — Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian
  • 00:52:32-00:55:14 — Outro, Upcoming, and Outtakes

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Game of Thrones: The Good, The Bad, The Fic Recs

We are so sorry for leaving you guys hanging yesterday, our normal posting Monday, but we hope you’ll forgive us – we needed the extra time to collect all our thoughts about Game of Thrones and the series finale that aired Sunday night! We go through some of our peaks and pits, wrapping up thoughts on the series as a whole before throwing 10+ mostly novel-length fics your way, just in case you still need to wash the taste of the finale out of your mouth.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00:00-00:19:23 — Current Reads
  • 00:19:23-01:00:56 — Game of Thrones reactions
  • 01:00:56-01:21:08 — Game of Thrones fic rec list
  • 01:21:08-01:23:50 — Upcoming, Outro, and Outtakes

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