Nerdy Romantics Podcast

Nerdy Romantics Podcast

Romance and women's fiction author Y. M. Nelson discusses the nerdy - superheroes, sci-fi and fantasy, and nerdy pop culture; and romantic - romance novels, romantic movies, and romance tropes she loves. We'll review books, TV, and movies; interview authors, and see who does what romance and nerdy pop culture tropes best. So if you like hearing about book boyfriends, HEAs, Star Trek, Marvel and DC Comics and romance books, then this podcast is for you!

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March 25, 2024 70 mins

Host Y. M. Nelson interviews Carla Luna, author of Tour Wars, her latest release in the Romancing the Ruins Series. We talk archaeology, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Mummy, and slow burn rivals to lovers romance. This book is the essence of what Nerdy Romantics is all about!

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Nerdy Romantics Podcast host and romance and romantic women's fiction author Y. M. Nelson talks to romantic women's fiction author  Paulette Stout about her new release What Eyes Can't See, Book 3 in her Bold Journeys series. We discuss writing diverse characters, racism in the workplace (especially THIS workplace), and why we want Sebastian to be our next book boyfriend.

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Y. M. Nelson, romance and romantic women's fiction author and podcast host breaks down the changes coming to Nerdy Romantics Podcast in 2024 and talks about a new opportunity for fans to connect!

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January 4, 2024 85 mins

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Y. M. Nelson and co-hosts Marcie, Dana and Corey and Staci review the Netflix movie Best. Christmas. Ever! to end the 2023 season. 

See transcript of this review on the podcast website.


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Check out what the next installment in the Accidental Lovers series will bring and learn why the themes of The Accidental Proposal are more serious and heavier than The Accidental Swipe

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November 29, 2023 67 mins

Nerdy Romantics Podcast host Y. M. Nelson is interviewed by Tati Richardson, author and host of Romance In Colour about her writing journey to producing her debut novel, The Accidental Swipe.

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October 19, 2023 52 mins

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Listen as Y. M. Nelson goes through all 10 episodes of Season 3 of Star Trek Picard and point out the Easter Eggs and nostalgic moments she saw. Have an Easter egg that she forgot? Comment here or on the webpage for this episode with the Easter eggs that you saw? This episode contains SPOILERS of Star Trek Picard, Season 3, since I go through every episode.


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Join podcast creator and romance author Y. M. Nelson, Nerdy Romantics Podcast guest hosts Staci, Marcie, Jen, and Dana, and best-selling romance author Mia Heintzelman  and guests as they celebrate the launch of Fortune & Jason and their friends as they go from jaded 40-somethings to a couple. ⁣

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August 24, 2023 58 mins

Y. M. Nelson and guest hosts Staci and Jen discuss Star Trek Picard, season 3 in this episode packed full of impressions of the show, the characters we loved, the ones we wished we saw more of, and the plot points that made us think.

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We will spoil ALL of Star Trek Picard, season 3, so please watch, then come back and join us.

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Y. M. Nelson and guest hosts Staci and Jen discuss Star Trek Picard, season 3 in this episode packed full of impressions of the show, the characters we loved, the ones we wished we saw more of, and the plot points that made us think. SPOILER ALERT We will spoil ALL of Star Trek Picard, season 3, so please watch, then come back and join us.

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My group of guests continue discussing the limited series inspired by Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story in this part 2 episode.  We talk relationships, story-building, and give it a Good reads rating among other topics.

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I had a full contingent once again of guest hosts to discuss the limited series inspired by Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Our conversation was just as lively as the show itself! None of us could get enough of this series. Here what we had to say in part 1 of Queen Charlotte, a show chat.

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Host Y. M. Nelson talks to best-selling romance author Rebekah Weatherspoon about her debut YA romance HER GOOD SIDE. We discuss her journey to getting this book out there, the auction that took place for it and how she came up with Bethany and Jacob and their light and fun(ny) story. This one is epic, y'all!

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May 1, 2023 22 mins

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We preview the Nerdy Romantics Podcast calendar. With some great ones still one the calendar, and some interesting episodes already tackled, see what I, Marcie and Jen thought about the lineup.

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April 30, 2023 76 mins

 My guest hosts and I tackle YOU, Season 4  for this month's podcast. I say tackle, because if you've been following the series (and the books), the "you" in YOU has been an love interest that main character Joe Goldberg obsesses over. This season the "you" is someone totally different. If you've watched the season (or if you just want to get our take on it), check out what we thought about the wa...

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 Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics guests Staci, Dana, Corey, Perry, and Marcie talk all things Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This over two-hour discussion was a lively one where we touched on several topics that this rich movie and the franchise had to offer. 

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Y. M. Nelson is joined by fellow author Tati Richardson to discuss her debut romantic comedy, The Build Up. Tati shares with Y. M. how she thought of the premise of this novel, her thoughts on portraying middle-aged relationships, and why it felt like we were really tooling around Atlanta in … a broke-down car?!

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February 12, 2023 69 mins

Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics guests Jen and Mary recommend romance reads based on our favorite book boyfriends. In episode 28, we feature romance novels by Angelina M. Lopez, Carlotta Hughes, Talia Hibbert, Alyssa Cole, Lisa Raynes, Rebekah Weatherspoon and Eva Moore. 

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Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics guests Jen and new guest Perry dive into DC superhero Superman as we discuss CW TV Series Superman & Lois, Seasons 1 and 2. We get pretty nerdy as we go in depth on the show's storylines, characters, and culture, especially since Perry is an avid comic book reader and author. 

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Y. M. Nelson and guests Jen Graybeal and Staci share their love for and feelings about Star Trek Discovery, seasons 1-3. This episode contains spoilers.

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