Podcasts for Romance Lovers

I know, I know. We all have a lot of demands on our leisure time. Reading, Netflix, other movies and TV shows, audiobooks, magazines, and more. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t share with you the best podcasts out there for romance lovers. Podcasts are a way to learn, connect, and laugh while engaging in one of your passions: romance books! Listen in your car, the shower, while cleaning or cooking, knitting…whatever you may be doing while your hands are busy but your ears are free. These podcasts have something for any and every romance fan.

Read Me Romance

HEA on the go! Original, never-before-heard romance audiobooks from your favorite authors, narrated by professionals and presented for your listening pleasure every single week! New, original audiobooks start every Monday, releasing one section per day, until wrapping it up with a big, swoony happily every after on Friday. Hosted by NYT bestselling authors Alexa Riley and Tessa Bailey.

Recommended for: audiobook lovers.

Heaving Bosoms

Best friends and romance afficionados Erin and Melody giggle about a new romance novel every week. Loads of fun.

Recommended for: romance fangirls.

Smart Women Read Romance

Niece and aunt duo Jessen Judice and author Juliette Cross bond over their shared love of romance novels, and want to include fellow romance enthusiasts in on the conversation. They proudly give the middle finger to the stigma of reading and loving romance novels. Listen to them fangirl over their favorite books, authors, and characters while challenging people to think of romance novels as more than just “mommy porn.”

Recommended for: romance readers tired of the stigma around romance.

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books

Every week, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors and librarians about romance novels.

Recommended for: aspiring authors, librarians, and those with a connection to the book world.

Not Your Mom’s Romance Book Club

Imagine reading your favorite steamy romance novel…with your mom reading over your shoulder. Ellen and her mom set out to do just that with this book club, and they want listeners to join in. It’s fun, it’s swoony, and it’s awkward.

Recommended for: romance lovers needing a dose of humor.

The Phoenix Nest

This is a new podcast, hosted by Jessica West, focused on reviewing new and hot romance reads.

Recommended for: Readers looking for their next book boyfriend.

Have you listened to any of these? What podcasts would you recommend?