Ep 23: Defining Romance, and Word Nerdery

Marion is gone today, sailing his yacht around the French Riveria, so Annette Lyon is filling in for him.

We begin with Sarah’s discussion of how the romance genre is defined, and why it matters. A great many romantic moments occur.

Then Annette discusses grammar and why that matters.  This is an episode just trying to get you to care about something.

We then play Storymatic, and it’s fantastic and spooky.

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Some music from today’s episode (used under a Creative Commons license): “Bug Out” and “Shakedown” by jacindae, and “Amarok” by old Dog.
The main image (used under a Creative Commons license) is from flickr user daveparker.

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6 Responses to “Ep 23: Defining Romance, and Word Nerdery”

  1. bruce eschler
    July 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Entertaining and informative as always. I’ve never been a big fan of romance but I found your discussion really interesting. In my ignorance, I didn’t understand the complexity of the genre and it’s subgenres. Thanks for changing my perspective.

  2. Marion Jensen
    July 16, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    Rob, can you edit that part out, where Sarah pretends to be me, and asks you to edit that part out?


  3. Krista
    July 19, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    Chaz Ridge was a drifter. A bad boy. His arrest record included shoplifting, auto theft, and setting a lion loose in the Denver zoo. That hadn’t ended well for the zoo’s warthogs. But it was time for Chaz to put his troubled past behind him. Too bad his parole officer wouldn’t let that happen, even when Chaz finds work, and a little respect, at a camp for wayward teens in the Arizona desert. He wonders if the hope he tries to share with the kids can ever truly be his, and if anyone will ever see beyond his tough exterior.
    Geologist Helena Loveland had long ago traded her pom poms for a hammer and a chisel. A failed marriage had left her as hardened as the rocks she studied. But her life brightened once a week when she taught class at Desert Hope Camp for Troubled Youth. When her collection of rare gems vanishes, staff eyes surprisingly turn to a new counselor, and Helena has to decide if this bad boy is all he seems, or should she risk her heart, and dig a little deeper?

    Get it? Dig?

  4. Margot Hovley
    July 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Loving the podcast…keep up the good stuff. The games…less favorite, but in all, a worthy listen.

  5. Kaycee
    December 1, 2016 at 7:43 am #

    It’s good to see someone thnkinig it through.

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