SEASON 1

11

FEB 2021

EPISODE 1: LOOKING FOR LOVE

Xio, Avery, and Roan answer questions from an anxious newlywed and someone ready to enter the dating pool for the first time in a long time.

11

FEB 2021

EPISODE 2: DATING MYSELF

Xio, Avery, and Roan answer questions about asexuality and desire, and what it might look like for a serial monogamist to date themselves.

25

FEB 2021

EPISODE 3: GETTING BACK TO LOVE

Xio, Avery, and Roan answer questions from a questioning widow and a letter-writer whose partner emotionally disappears into her work.

11
MAR 2021

EPISODE 4: KISS OFF

A self-described "never-been-kissed virgin librarian who loves romance novels" inspires Xio, Avery, and Roan's delight! And a letter-writer with a friend who's devolved into bigotry inspires their ire.

25
MAR 2021

EPISODE 5: STILL THE ONE

A letter-writer's anniversary approacheth and they want to show their wife how special she is, but they're tapped out! Xio, Avery, and Roan to the rescue with a discussion of love languages.

8
APR 2021

EPISODE 6: NO "I" IN THREESOME

Xio, Avery, and Roan advise a letter-writer in a long-term polyamorous relationship who now wants to ditch one partner but keep the other. They discuss what happens when people in relationships inevitably change.

22

APR 2021

EPISODE 7: AM I OVER-ROMANTICIZING LOVE?

Xio, Avery, and Roan advise a letter-writer who fears that her romantic relationships will never measure up to her romanticized view of love. Along with special guest Becky Burrier from Buzzing About Romance Podcast and Bookcase and Coffee Blog, they also have a So What Would You Do in response to a letter on Slate.

6
MAY 2021

EPISODE 8: MY MOM WON'T STOP MISGENDERING ME. HELP!

Mommy Issues Galore + Guest Kelly Reynolds from Boobies & Noobies! Roan, Xio, Avery, and Kelly answer a letter-writer whose mom keeps misgendering her and a too-over-the-top-for-fiction real-life story about finding out a woman's long-lost daughter is about to marry her son, has us talking about taboos. Content Warnings: transphobia, incest, missing children.

3
JUNE 2021

EPISODE 9: I'M JEALOUS MY HUSBAND MASTURBATES INSTEAD OF HAVING SEX WITH ME (PLUS ADVICE ON HOW TO WRITE ROMANCE) 

With the help of New York Times bestseller Sarah MacLean, of the Fated Mates podcast, Xio Axelrod, Avery Flynn, and Roan Parrish answer a letter writer's questions about being a romance author and discuss the hard questions that come when you're jealous that your partner's masturbatory time seems to mean no sex for you. 

EPISODE 10: WHEN DOES THE BANGING START?

Romance author Angelina M. Lopez joins Roan Parrish, Xio Axelrod, and Avery Flynn as they answer a letter from a listener who just wants her partner (who is amazing in almost every way) to start showing some physical affection. And what do you do when your toxic family member wants you to kick out a roommate so she can live with you instead? They have many thoughts about that one, but, yeah, they all boil down to change your locks and block her on your phone. 

3
JUNE 2021