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Hot and Bothered

Not Sorry Productions

Society & Culture, Relationships, Arts, Books, Feminism, Intersectionality

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Overview

Hot and Bothered is all about the power of romance culture. We analyze romance novels and movies to better imagine our own happy endings. Episodes release bi-weekly on Tuesdays.


CURRENT SEASON: How-To Watch Romance Movies

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is an iconic film of the early 2000s rom-com oeuvre. It has a perfect yellow dress. It has a karaoke battle. It has Matthew Mcconaughey on a motorcycle. It’s basically the epitome of everything people consider ‘silly’ about the genre. Across ten episodes, Vanessa Zoltan will revisit the movie in conversation with film and media experts, asking: What makes a rom-com? How do we understand it historically, politically, and artistically? And, of course: Why do we love them so much? 


SEASON 4: Live from Pemberley

In Live from Pemberley, we continue our deep-dive into the classic texts of romance literature. This season we take a close look at the most famous Romance novel of all time: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Every episode, Vanessa Zoltan and Lauren Sandler read through the book, talk with experts, and ask themselves the question 'is this still a story for our time?'


SEASON 3: On Eyre

Vanessa Zoltan and journalist Lauren Sandler embark on the English class you always deserved, diving deep into Jane Eyre through the themes of power and desire. Discussions range from ideas of class and colonialism to sex and gender as Lauren and Vanessa explore the roles of oppression and inequality, empowerment and rebellion in the text. Major “Eyreheads” and first-time readers alike are invited into Lauren and Vanessa’s conversation as they grapple with this complicated work—and as they try to figure out if Jane Eyre is a book they want to pass on to their daughters, and to future generations.


SEASON 2: Twilight in Quarantine 

You may remember BFFs Vanessa & Julia from their all-star advice giving in Hot and Bothered Season 1. In this season they’re sheltering in place in different cities, but they’re getting on the phone three times a week to read and talk about Twilight. On Twilight in Quarantine, they work their way through the Twilight saga one chapter at a time, giving brilliant well-informed advice to Stephenie Meyer's characters along the way. Advice like: "have you considered talking to each other about your feelings?" and "maybe you shouldn't kidnap people."


SEASON 1: Writing Romance

Season one of Hot and Bothered follows ten first-time romance writers as they try to write their own romance novels. Each episode explores a particular romance trope and why we love it so much. Along the way, Julia Quinn, writer of the Bridgerton series, gives weekly assignments so listeners can follow along in the process. Season one was made in collaboration with Spoke Media.


Hot & Bothered is produced by Not Sorry Productions, a feminist organization that produces podcasts, educational content, live shows, and immersive experiences with the explicit goal of addressing the spiritual needs of its participants. Through community, rigor, and ritual, we treat traditionally secular things as if they were sacred. To learn more about what we do, visit https://notsorryworks.com/




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210 Episodes

How To: See Like a Cinematographer

When watching at rom-com, have you ever noticed that the stars just kind of glow? That their skin looks silky smooth and their apartments are always sun-drenched? Lighting design and camera movement play a huge role in giving rom-coms their particular aesthetic, and those things (we're pretty sure) are part of the art of cinematography. This week, to help us understand the history of cinematography and the particular look of How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days, we have Chris Cagle on the show. Chris Cagle is an associate professor of film history and theory in the Film and Media Arts department at Temple University. His book, Sociology on Film: Postwar Hollywood's Prestige Commodity, examines the 1940s social problem film as both a form of popular sociology and a strain of middlebrow "prestige" cinema. Additionally, he has published essays in Cinema Journal, Screen, and Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and in a number of edited volumes, including most recently Cinematography and Middlebrow Cinema.  ---If we give you butterflies, consider supporting us on Patreon! On Patreon have more great romance content including a close scene analysis with Chris. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

How To: Spot a Movie Star

The success of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is built around the chemistry and star-power of its two leading actors: Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. To truly understand this film, we have to understand the way movie stars operate in Hollywood, what casting these two actors meant in 2003, and what it means today. Helping us in that task is Russell Meeuf, a professor in the school of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Idaho. His work focuses on celebrity culture, popular cinema, masculinity studies and disability studies. He is the author of several books on media culture, including White Terror: The Horror Film from Obama to Trump, Rebellious Bodies: Stardom Citizenship, and the New Body Politics as well as John Wayne's World: Transnational Masculinity in the Fifties. ---If we give you butterflies, consider supporting us on Patreon! On Patreon have more great romance content including a close scene analysis with Russ. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

How To: Design a Movie World

After talking about setting last episode, we wanted to dig even deeper into the physical space inhabited by Ben and Andie. How does the design of their workplaces, apartments, and date-nights affect how we perceive each of their characters? To help us tackle this topic, we're joined by Production Designer Stuart Blatt. Stuart walks us through the role of Production Designer, how he works with other crew members, and what he noticed specifically when watching How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? ---If we give you butterflies, consider supporting us on Patreon! On Patreon have more great romance content including a close scene analysis with Eric. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

How To: Understand Setting and Location

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, like many Rom-Coms, is set in New York City. It’s got fire escapes, taxi cabs, and a dramatic Manhattan Bridge scene.  In order to understand this film, we have to understand: What is it about New York that is so ripe for romance? And what parts of the city are highlighted in this movie and why? To help us answer those questions, we’re joined by Eric Hynes, the Curator of Film at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Bonus Conversation: How We Misunderstand Homelessness with Charyti Reiter

For our annual fundraiser at Not Sorry, we are again supporting the wonderful organization On The Rise. On The Rise’s work begins with individuals experiencing homelessness in Cambridge, Massachusetts and continues if and when they secure housing. From their origin as a women’s organization, their programs have evolved toward inclusion of those historically and structurally oppressed on the basis of gender. In today's episode, Vanessa sits down with On The Rise’s Director of Clinical Services, Charyti Reiter to talk about misconceptions around homeless. We hear also from one of On The Rise's participants, JS.  You can help us reach our goal of $10k by donating here.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

How To: Be a Film Critic

For our next deep-dive into How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, we wanted to better understand the story structure of a Rom-Com. We called up the delightful Hannah Giorgis, a film critic for The Atlantic, to help us break down the three-act structure and how it operates in this film. Hannah brought some great citations and resources to the show:“You’re So Vain”: An Oral History of How to Lose a Guy in 10 DaysThe Big Sleepover:The fatal flaw of How To Lose a Guy in 10 DaysThis tweet about romcom women being as annoying as possible ---Want to hear more from Hannah? Join us on Patreon for a scene analysis from the film! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

How To: Watch a Rom-Com

For our first deep-dive into How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, we wanted to look at the history of the rom-com genre. To help us dig into it, we called up the incredible Kathleen Karlyn, the founding director of the Cinema Studies program at University of Oregon and author of The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter. We wanted to know: Where does the history of the rom-com start? What do people mean when they say something is a ‘battle of the sexes’ movie? and how do gender norms and ideals inform this particular movie?  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

We make Hot & Bothered because we are interested in the way that love stories have impacted our lives and culture. For our fifth season of the show, we’re turning our attention to romantic films. We're starting this season with 10 episodes on How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, an iconic film of the early 2000s rom-com oeuvre. It has a perfect yellow dress. It has a karaoke battle. It has Matthew McConaughey on a motorcycle. It’s basically the epitome of everything people consider ‘silly’ about the genre. In the next ten episodes, Vanessa Zoltan will revisit How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in conversation with media experts and scholars to better understand the language of romance on film. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Trailer: Hot and Bothered Season 5

Hot and Bothered is back for Season 5 with a brand new host! We're thrilled to be joined by Hannah McGregor to help us analyze all our favorite Romance movies. New episodes bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Special Edition: Northanger Abbey (with Dr. Lesley Goodman)

In August Vanessa and Margaret are taking a trip to Bath to go on long walks, read Northanger Abbey, and talk about questions like: how do I learn when to trust my gut and when to doubt it? Once someone has lost our trust, can confidence ever be restored, and how? In celebration of our trip, we're sharing a conversation from our Patreon archive with Professor Lesley Goodman all about Northanger Abbey. We hope you enjoy, and consider signing up for our pilgrimage! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

Special Edition: Wuthering Heights Pilgrimage (with Sanne Vliegenthart)

In September of next year, Sanne Vliegenthart is leading our Wuthering Heights pilgrimage to West Yorkshire. In this bonus, hear Vanessa and Sanne talk about Wuthering Heights and the incredible village of Haworth, where the Brontës lived. If you're interested in joining the pilgrimage, you can sign-up at: https://www.readingandwalkingwith.com/wuthering-heights-2024 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 December 2023

Special Edition: Romancing Mister Bridgerton (with Margaret H. Willison)

In August of next year, Vanessa and Margaret are taking a trip to Bath to go on long walks, read Romancing Mister Bridgerton, and talk about heartbreak. If that sounds like fun, sign up for our pilgrimage! https://www.readingandwalkingwith.com/bridgerton-2024 *Please note that this episode includes spoilers for the Bridgerton series!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 December 2023

Live from Pemberley: Persuasion (with Margaret H. Willison)

This week we're sharing another special episode from our Patreon-only Austen mini series! Vanessa and Margaret H. Willison discuss disability representation in the text and why Persuasion is the most mature Austen novel. Check out our patreon to hear more episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 November 2023

Imperfect Romance with Nichole Perkins

This week we're joined by Nichole Perkins for a special conversation about her first romance novel experience and A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole. Nichole and Vanessa are co-leading an A Duke By Default pilgrimage in Edinburgh, Scotland in May 2024. Learn more (and sign-up) here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 October 2023

Bridgerton x Reading the Romance | Material Girls

This week we're sharing a special episode of one of our favorite podcasts, Material Girls. Vanessa joins as a guest to discuss Bridgerton the book series and its move into the mainstream through the Shondaland adaptation on Netflix. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 October 2023

Re-Run – Twilight in Quarantine: Nightmare

While you're waiting for our new season, have you considered revisitingTwilight in Quarantine? It's the perfect time of year for vampires, werewolves, and angsty teen romance! This week we're re-publishing one of our favorite episodes from book one: Nightmare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 October 2023

Live from Pemberley: Emma (with Professor Roxanne Eberle)

While we're working away on the next season of Hot and Bothered, over on our patreon we're going to be exploring the other Austen books and adaptations! This is our first episode of the patreon exclusive mini-season: a conversation about Emma with one of our favorite Austen scholars, Professor Roxanne Eberle. Next week we'll be discussing the 2020 movie adaption – tune in on Patreon to listen along! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 September 2023

Live from Pemberley: A Conclusion

In our final episode of the season, Vanessa and Lauren return to some of their central questions about Pride and Prejudice, its popularity and its politics. We'll be back in a few months with our next season, but in the meantime we'll be releasing regular bonus episodes on our Patreon. We'd love to have you join the community supporting our work! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 August 2023

Live from Pemberley: Bride and Prejudice (with Bedatri Choudhury)

For our final adaptation conversation of this season, we're talking to critic and writer Bedatri Choudhury about the film Bride and Prejudice. We explore how the class and gender dynamics of Georgian England transpose into 21st century India and discuss this question: is this a true Bollywood film? Next episode, Vanessa and Lauren are back together to wrap-up the season. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 August 2023

Live from Pemberley: Eligible (with Curtis Sittenfeld)

Curtis Sittenfeld is one of Vanessa's favorite authors and in 2016 she published her own take on Pride and Prejudice, Eligible. Eligible transposes Lizzy and company from 19th century England to modern-day Cincinnati, Ohio. In today's episode, we talk to Curtis about Eligible and the inspiration behind her new book, Romantic Comedy. Join us in two weeks for our discussion of Bride and Prejudice with Bedatri Choudhury! ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 July 2023

Live from Pemberley: Fire Island (with Joel Kim Booster)

While we've been making Live from Pemberley, we've been blessed with a brand new Pride and Prejudice adaptation! We originally covered Fire Island when it was first released with guest Tobin Low. But this week, in honor of its recent Emmy nominations, we're revisiting the film with its writer and star Joel Kim Booster. From Joel, we learn about how Austen maps onto gay culture and hear about some of the behind-the-scenes decisions of the movie. Join us in two weeks for our discussion of Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld! ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 July 2023

Live from Pemberley: Longbourn (with Jo Baker)

Though we've finished our reading of Pride and Prejudice, a true understanding of the text and its cultural impacts wouldn't be complete without a look at its many adaptations. Over the next few months, we'll be looking a few examples and asking the question 'what do these teach us about the original text?' The first episode of this short series is all about Longbourn by Jo Baker, and we were lucky enough to get Jo Baker herself to speak with us about the book. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 June 2023

Live from Pemberley: Her Two Most Deserving Daughters (Chapter 61)

All ends well in Chapter 61 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss where we leave each character and the true importance of Pemberley. Dr. Claudia Johnson joins us at the end of the episode to discuss comedy and our takeaways from the whole book. Our next episode is June 30th, where we'll be interviewing Jo Baker about her book Longbourn. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 June 2023

Live from Pemberley: Engaged to Mr. Darcy! (Chapters 59 + 60)

Elizabeth and Darcy spread the news of their engagement in Chapters 59 and 60 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's different reactions and the delicious flirting between Lizzy and Darcy. Dr. Sharon Marcus joins us at the end of the episode to discuss the model of sisterly love. Our next episode is June 16th, covering the final chapter – Chapter 61.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 June 2023

Live from Pemberley: It Taught Me to Hope (Chapters 57 + 58)

Mr. Darcy returns to Longbourn to propose (again) in chapters 57 and 58 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss the romance that Austen leaves off the page and the deep self-reflection of these two characters. Dr. Stephanie Paulsell joins us at the end of the episode to discuss her thoughts on the proposal. Our next episode is June 2nd, covering chapters 59 + 60.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 May 2023

Live From Pemberley: Obstinate Headstrong Girl (Chapter 56)

Lady Catherine makes a visit to Longbourn in Chapter 56 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss how Lizzy wins the argument and whether Lady Catherine is the true villain of the book. Dr. Susan Fraiman joins us at the end of the episode to discuss Lizzy's obstinacy in this chapter. Our next episode is May 19th, covering chapters 57 + 58.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 May 2023

Live from Pemberley: Why is Not Every Body as Happy? (Chapters 53 – 55)

Mr. Bingley finally proposes to Jane in Chapters 53 through 55 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss the cyclical nature of the book, Jane and Bingley's love match, and whether Mr. Bennet has changed at all. Dr. Laura White joins us at the end of the episode to discuss Jane Austen's Anglicanism. Our next episode is May 5th, covering chapter 56.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 April 2023

Special Edition: Reality Television and ‘The One’ (with Julia Argy)

As a special bonus episode, we're talking to our former host, Julia Argy, about the allure of reality dating shows and her new book The One. Just as many people dismiss romance novels as ‘trashy books’, there are a lot of TV shows geared at women that get dismissed as ‘trashy television.’ You know what we're talking about, shows like The Bachelor, Married at First Sight, Love is Blind. Shows that embrace and reproduce a fantasy about falling in love.  In this episode, Vanessa and Julia discuss what reality dating shows reflect about our own culture of love and surveillance. Julia's book is out today, be sure to check it out! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2023

Live and Pemberley: Lydia Was Lydia Still (Chapters 51 + 52)

Lydia and Wickham are married and returned to Longbourn in Chapters 51 and 52 of Pride and Prejudice. With new information about how the wedding went down, Vanessa and Lauren re-evaluate Lydia’s power in the situation and discuss Pride and Prejudice as the ultimate fantasy.  Dr. Amy Harris joins us at the end of the episode to discuss sibling hierarchy and rivalry in Georgian England. Our next episode is April 21st, covering chapters 53 – 55.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 April 2023

Special Edition: The Sacred Space of Summer Camp (with Nathalie Folkerts)

Vanessa is joined for a small bonus conversation by Nathalie Folkerts, the director of our upcoming summer camp: Calling All Magnificent People. They explore how Nathalie's background in political organizing found a home in building our camp and discuss some of behind-the-scenes dreaming and decision making that's been happening. If you haven't yet signed up for camp, you can do so on our website! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2023

Live from Pemberley: They Must Marry! (Chapters 49 + 50)

There is finally news of Lydia and Wickham in Chapters 49 and 50 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss and debate everyone’s reactions to the news. They tackle again a few favorite topics: Mrs. Bennet’s silliness, Mr. Bennet’s wry detachment, and Jane’s naiveté. Dr. Alexander Wakelam joins us at the end of the episode to teach us about gambling and debt in 18th century England. Our next episode is April 7th, covering chapters 51 + 52.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 March 2023

Patreon Sneak Peak: Bonus Interview with Dr. Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre

We're in the middle of a Patreon drive here on Hot and Bothered, trying to increase our membership by 200 patrons. One of the wonderful things you can find on our Patreon is bonus interviews and extended interviews with experts! We're making this conversation with the brilliant Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre public so you get a sense of what that perk sounds like. Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre is a historian of modern Britain, Ireland, and British imperialism at Trinity College. She's the author of the wonderful book Imperial Wine: The British Empire and the Making of Wine's New World. If you're interested in hearing other fun perks like this, head over to our Patreon at: www.patreon.com/hotandbotheredrompod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 March 2023

Live from Pemberley: Endless Ruin (Chapter 47 + 48)

Lizzy and the Gardiners return to Longbourn in Chapters 47 and 48 of Pride and Prejudice. There is no news of Lydia and Wickham yet, but we are reunited with the rest of the Bennets and their theories and stress about the whole situation. Vanessa and Lauren discuss Mr. Bennet’s self-deprecating humor and Mrs. Bennet’s obsession with clothes. Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin joins us at the end of the episode to teach us about age of consent laws in England and the US. Check out her wonderful book, Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and The Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardiner. Our next episode is March 24, covering chapters 49 + 50.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 March 2023

Live from Pemberley: Mr. Wickham and Our Poor Lydia (Chapter 46)

Darcy and Lizzy’s budding friendship (or is it more?) comes to an abrupt end when Lizzy gets a letter from Jane in Chapter 46 of Pride and Prejudice. Lydia and Wickham have run away together and so Lizzy and the Gardiner’s must leave immediately for Longbourn. Vanessa and Lauren discuss whether this plot point counts as a ‘kidnapping’ and whether marriage to Wickham is the best ending for Lydia.  Dr. Ellen Stockstill joins us at the end of the episode to discuss the trope of the ‘fallen woman’ in literature and how it maps onto real historical anxieties. Our next episode is March 10, covering chapters 47 + 48.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 February 2023

Special Edition: Interview with Charyti Reiter from On the Rise

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! We're taking time today to share a short interview with Charyti Reiter, Director of Clinical Services at On The Rise. Over the month of February, we're hoping to raise $10k to support their incredible organization. If you haven't already, please check out our fundraiser. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2023

Live From Pemberley: Not Only Astonishment, But Gratitude (Chapters 44 + 45)

We finally meet Georgiana Darcy in Chapters 44 and 45 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss the awkwardness of the Darcy family and Austen's emerging definition of love as Lizzy begins to fall for Darcy at Pemberley. Dr. Chloe Angyal joins us at the end of the episode to discuss the invention of the enemies to lovers trope and its imprint on more modern romcoms. Be sure to check out her upcoming romance novel, Pas De Don't! Our next episode is February 24th, covering Chapter 46.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 February 2023

Live from Pemberley: A Large, Handsome, Stone Building (Chapter 43)

Elizabeth and the Gardiners arrive at Pemberley House in Chapter 43 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss the picture of benevolent aristocracy painted by Darcy's housekeeper, Mrs. Reynolds. They also discuss Elizabeth’s reaction to Pemberley and to seeing Darcy again.  Darrick Borowski joins us at the end of the episode to discuss the architecture and aesthetics of Pemberley. Our next episode is February 10th, covering Chapters 44 + 45.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 January 2023

Live from Pemberley: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft (with Charlotte Gordon)

We're taking a quick pause in reading Pride and Prejudice to deep dive into the life and ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft. We've been bringing up Wollstonecraft a lot throughout this series, wondering how Pride and Prejudice reflects (or rejects) the feminist ideas of the era. This week, Lauren talks to Dr. Charlotte Gordon, author of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley. Lauren and Dr. Gordon discuss Wollstonecraft's life and radicalization, her influence on Austen, and why Wollstonecraft didn't become an enduring celebrity like Austen. In two weeks, we return to Pride and Prejudice with Chapter 43, when Elizabeth's arrival to Pemberley. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 January 2023

Special Sneak Peek! (Forgiveness: An Alternative Account)

Beloved co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Matt Potts, released his book Forgiveness: An Alternative Account a few weeks ago and it is so! good!! We're very excited to bring you an exclusive excerpt from the book - read by Matt himself. You can find the book wherever books are sold, or snag a signed copy from our website! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 January 2023

Live from Pemberley: The Most Determined Flirt (Chapters 40 – 42)

Elizabeth and Mr. Bennet butt heads about Lydia in Chapters 40, 41 and 42 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss Mr. Bennet’s parenting, the original sin of the Bennet marriage, and the power of secrets in these chapters. Joanne Begiato joins us at the end of the episode to discuss regency ideas of parenting and family. Our next episode is on January 13th, when we’ll be joined by a special guest to discuss the life and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 December 2022

Live from Pemberley: Sexuality in the Regency (with Emily Nagoski)

This week we're sharing a special bonus interview with Dr. Emily Nagoski to talk about Lydia and the cultural norms around sexuality in regency England. Emily is a best-selling author, sex educator, and the host of a new podcast – Come As You Are. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for an excerpt of her episode "The Science of Horniness." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 December 2022

Live from Pemberley: Such Coarseness of Expression (Chapters 37 – 39)

We’re finally headed back to Hertfordshire in Chapter 37, 38 and 39 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss the way Darcy’s letter has changed Lizzy and Lydia’s vulgarity. Kristin Samuelian joins us at the end of the episode to discuss the parallels between Lydia and Princess Caroline of Wales. Our next episode is on December 30th, when we’ll be reading Chapters 40 – 42.  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 December 2022

Live from Pemberley: Receiving This Letter (Chapters 35 + 36)

Mr. Darcy finds Lizzy and hands her a letter in Chapters 35 and 36 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss the ‘romance’ of Darcy’s letter and the way in which it triggers a change in Lizzy. Joanna Rakoff joins us at the end of the episode to discuss coming-of-age novels and the history of letters in literature. Our next episode is on December 16th, when we’ll be reading Chapters 37 through 39. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 December 2022

Live from Pemberley: In Vain I Have Struggled (Chapter 33 + 34)

Mr. Darcy is banging down the door to declare his love to Lizzie in Chapter 33 and 34 of Pride and Prejudice. Vanessa and Lauren discuss the ‘civility’ of Darcy’s declaration and why it doesn’t work out with Colonel Fitzwilliam and Lizzie.  Claudia L. Johnson joins us at the end of the episode to discuss Jane Austen’s politics. Our next episode is on December 2nd, when we’ll be reading Chapters 35 and 36. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 November 2022

Special Announcement: Rebecca Pilgrimage with Dana Schwartz!

Vanessa is joined by Dana Schwartz to chat about their upcoming Rebecca pilgrimage and the theme of haunting. Find out more here.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2022

Live from Pemberley: The Trouble of Practising (Chapters 30 – 32)

Mr. Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam have arrived at Rosings, bringing a little fun and intrigue to the Collins party. Colonel Fitzwilliam proves to be a charming new acquaintance while Darcy continues to be his awkward self. Vanessa and Lauren discuss whether Darcy and Lizzy are flirting yet and Lady Catherine’s narcissism.  Margaret H. Willison joins us at the end of the episode to discuss the famous piano scene in chapter 31. Our next episode is on November 18th, when we’ll be reading Ch 33 + 34. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 November 2022

Special Edition: It Ends with Us (with Julia Argy)

We're taking a brief break from Pride and Prejudice, to read one of the most popular romance books of our current moment: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover. Vanessa is joined by former co-host of Twilight in Quarantine, Julia Argy, to dive into the novel. Together they discuss the abuse narrative in the text, the love story at the heart of it, and why they think this book is having a moment. This episode does contain spoilers, but we do our best to explain the book for those who haven't read it. And please be advised that the novel itself contains the topics of suicide, gun violence, sexual assault, physical assault, and domestic abuse – all of which we touch on in the episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 October 2022

Live from Pemberley: Lady Catherine Seemed Gratified (Chapter 29)

The Hunsford party is invited to Rosings in Chapter 29 of Pride and Prejudice. Lizzy finally has the chance to meet the much-discussed Lady Catherine de Bourgh and must answer all of her impertinent questions. Vanessa and Lauren discuss whether to read Lady Catherine generously and what she reflects about the power of the rich. Dr. Hannah McGregor joins us at the end of the episode to discuss sentimentality in the novel. Her book, A Sentimental Education, is available now! Our next episode is on October 21th, when we’ll be reading chapter 30-32. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 October 2022

Live from Pemberley: The Mercenary and The Prudent (Chapters 26 - 28)

Lizzy Bennet hits the road in Chapters 26 and 28 of Pride and Prejudice. Change is in the air in Hertfordshire – Wickham is pursuing something new, Jane is with her aunt and uncle in London, and Lizzy heads to Hunsford to see “the happy couple” (that is to say, Charlotte and Collins). In this episode, Vanessa and Lauren explore the difference between Charlotte and Wickham and role of ‘love’ in matrimony. Dr. Natalie Hanley-Smith joins us at the end of the episode to discuss Wickham’s fortune hunting. Our next episode is on October 7th, when we’ll be reading chapter 29!  ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 September 2022

Patreon Sneak Peak: Extended Interview with Claudia Johnson

We're in the middle of a Patreon drive here on Hot and Bothered, trying to increase our membership to 1000 patrons. One of the wonderful things you can find on our Patreon is extended interviews with experts! We're making this conversation with the brilliant Claudia Johnson public so you get a sense of what that perk sounds like. Claudia Johnson is the Murray Professor of English Literature at Princeton University. Her many brilliant publications on Austen include Jane Austen's Cult and Cultures, the Blackwell Companion to Jane Austen, and 30 Great Myths About Jane Austen. You can get access to our 'extended interview' perk for $5/month at our Kitty tier. Head over to our Patreon at: www.patreon.com/hotandbotheredrompod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 September 2022

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