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.

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July 27, 2022 85 min

 Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Podcast guests Marcie, Staci, Dana, and new guest Mary recommend their favorite romance reads as part of the "Who Gets An HEA?" miniseries. The mini-series showcases romances with marginalized heroes and heroines, and in episode 21, we feature romance novels by Olivia Dade, Sierra Simone, Twyla Turner, Iris Bolling, and Kenya Wright. 

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Nerdy Romantic guest hosts Pam, Marcie, Staci, and Dana join Y. M. in reviewing seasons 1-3 of Netflix's You.

While I know You is not nerdy or romantic, I felt like it piqued a lot of your interests. The group talks about the crop of crazy of characters, spearheaded by main character Joe Goldberg, compares the show to the books, and gives it a Goodreads rating.

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Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics guests Marcie, Staci, and Jen recommend several romance reads with LGBTQIA+ main characters as part of the "Who Gets An HEA?" miniseries, Pride edition.

In our new mini-series, "Who Gets an HEA",  that showcases romances with marginalized heroes and heroines, episode 19 has romances by Elle Beauregard, Talia Hibbert Rachel Lacey, and Lin Lustig. No matter what your orientation or ...

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June 6, 2022 73 min

Author Y. M. Nelson and guest Jen Graybeal review the movie The Batman starring Robert Pattinson for the “DCTV and DCU reviews” miniseries. In this miniseries, we review current TV shows and movies with DC Comics superheroes.

We go in-depth about the noir characteristics of the film, our fave Batmans through the years, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and we even talk about DCU in comparison to the MCU before we give The Batman a star ratin...

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Nerdy Romantic guest hosts Marcie, Staci, and Dana join Y. M. in reviewing season 2 of Netflix's Bridgerton. The group talks about the new and returning set of characters, memorable scenes, and even address some controversy ... yes, a little.

We did joke about the angsty t-shirt, however, it is a reality, and it's now available for purchase in the NRP merch store

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Episode 16 has romances that feature differently-abled main characters. Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Dana and Staci along with new Nerdy Romantic Jen recommend several romance novels that showcase people finding love whether they are deaf, or disfigured, or on the autism spectrum.

Speaking of autism, did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? (We did). Also, most of these books are by differently-abled authors! 😍...

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On episode 15, author Y. M. Nelson and guest Jen Graybeal review Seasons 1-3 of Titans TV series airing on HBO Max for the Nerdy Romantics'  "DCTV and DCU reviews" miniseries. In this miniseries, we review current TV shows and movies with DC Comics superheroes.

We go into depth with the many characters on Titans, compare storytelling through the seasons, and give a star rating along with a few trigger warnings.

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March 8, 2022 52 min

Ever been confused by the acronyms HEA, H/h, or BBW when finding a romance novel to read? Don't know what a cinnamon roll hero is? And is Nicholas Sparks a romance author? (No. He's not.) Your questions about romance novel terminology and romance categories are answered in this episode. 

This one's for readers and writers. So, take a listen. This may help you find (or create) your next book boyfriend.

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In our new mini-series, "Who Gets an HEA?" that showcases romances with marginalized heroes and heroines, episode 13 features romances that feature Black main characters. Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Marcie and Staci along with new Nerdy Romantic Jen recommend several romance novels that showcase the wonderfulness that's Black Love.

What's even better? These books are by Black female authors! 😍🥰&#...

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 Episode twelve starts a new mini-series, "Who Gets an HEA",  that showcases romances with marginalized heroes and heroines. Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Marcie and Staci along with honorary Nerdy Romantic Pam talk about the book One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London.

While this book was chosen as an example of why plus-sized women should get an HEA, we discuss character issues, reality shows and personal experiences befo...

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December 16, 2021 35 min

 On episode eleven, author Y. M. Nelson introduces a miniseries titled "DCTV and DCU reviews" where she reviews current TV shows and movies with DC Comics superheroes.  Here, she talks about her love/hate relationship with The Flash TV series airing on The CW.

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October 18, 2021 60 min

Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Dana, Marcie, and Staci  and honorary Nerdy Romantic Pam discuss the book The One by John Marrs. We talk about why we like the book, compare it to the Netflix show, and give it a Goodreads star rating.

To see complete show notes with links to the books mentioned on the show, go to https://ymnelson.com/nerdy-romantics-podcast

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Author Y. M. Nelson talks impressions, points out Easter Eggs, and generally nerds out about the new Matrix movie, The Matrix Resurrections (Warner Brothers, 2021).  This is only from seeing the trailer, not reading or watching any commentary. Not even looking at the IMDB page for the movie.

Do you plan to see the movie? Tweet  or post on Instagram using #nerdyromanticspodcast. You can also comment on my IG post about this episode.
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 On episode eight of the Nerdy Romantics Podcast, author Y. M. Nelson will read her first indie published short story, "Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom." This is part 1 of the "Owen & Makayla Trilogy."

In this episode:

  • I list the songs on the playlist for the story
  • I read the story (in its entirety)
  • I talk about how I came up with it
  • I address the most common feedback I get about the trilogy
  • Books Mentioned During the E...

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    June 30, 2021 35 min

     On episode seven, Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Marcie, Dana, and Staci talk about a new TV series on Netflix called The One. The series is based off the novel by John Marrs. We look at both the nerdy and the romantic sides of this series, which combines both of those elements, plus a mysterious death mystery that helps unfold the story behind the main characters.

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    In part 2 of the Nerdy Romantics chat about Netflix's Bridgerton, Y. M. Nelson talks with Nerdy Romantics Dana,  Staci (also permanent guests of the L-5 podcast), and Marcie about the wonderful characters and the funny scenes they loved in Season 1 of the show.
    The Bridgerton series is based off a romance novel series by Julia Quinn.

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     Episode 6.1 of the Nerdy Romantics Podcast chats with the panel--this time about the historical romance Netflix TV series Bridgerton! We discuss how we found the show and tackle two of the social media controversies about the show: the "historical accuracy" and the sex. Nerdy Romantic Marcie joins Staci and Dana (permanent guests of the L-5 Podcast on YouTube) in part 1 of this show chat.

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    Nerdy Romantics Podcast gets a group discussion going on Episode 5, which looks at the novel Rock the Curves by Twyla Turner. In this book review and discussion, Y. M. Nelson is joined by fellow Nerdy Romantics readers Dana from YouTube's L-5 Podcast and Staci to review what they liked...and didn't like about the interracial romance novel with a plus-sized heroine.

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    Author Y. M. Nelson talks Star Trek: Picard, Season 1, episode 7 in part 2 of the review of the show. She discusses poignant Easter Eggs, timelines, and … a Gormagander? Also discussed: things that bug her. Like fire in space. Weird.

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    In Part 1, Author Y. M. Nelson talks Star Trek: Picard, Season 1: background on the moment she decided to watch and Easter Eggs she found cool from Episode 5 of the newest series in the Star Trek franchise. (Part 1 of 2)

    Want to know what Y. M. Nelson writes?  Get "Star Date" for free when you subscribe to the Nerdy Romantics Newsletter.  Go to ymnelson.com/subscribe to get your copy.  Then go to Goodreads and add it to your...

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