One True Pairing
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Pop culture, juicy romance and hilarious conversations come together in One True Pairing. Join Erica Martirano and Marissa Sangiacomo as they revisit their favorite couples from across TV, movies, books, and pop culture. From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Ross and Rachel, this roller coaster of bad boys, break-ups, and HEAs (Happily Ever Afters) combines love, feminism, sex, and relationships with the gossip you love.
||ExplicitNora Roberts is Bae (with Laura Reeth)||You may not know Laura Reeth's name but where Nora Roberts goes, Laura is sure to follow (with a tightly kept schedule and warm smile!). You know Nora Roberts, the best-selling author who's written over 200 books. Yeah, THAT Nora Roberts. Erica and Marissa get the inside scoop on this world famous author from her fantastic publicist. Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTwilight Me Up (Edward & Bella with Author Tillie Walden)||Cartoonist Tillie Walden joins Erica and Marissa to talk about a very controversial couple: Edward and Bella from the Twilight series. Buy Tillie's newest book, On a Sunbeam, here: https://amzn.to/2Q6ydjE Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn Election Day Special (The Obamas)||The OG political OTP is obviously Michelle and Barack Obama. They have class, style and a love story for the ages–listen for more this week!! Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod. Find The Highlander Who Protected Me by Vanessa Kelly and more at www.vanessakellyauthor.com. Don't forget to check out the Audible Romance Package at bit.ly/otpaudible.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHocus Pocus Put a Spell on Us||We all need some spooky-scary witches in our lives this fall. And there's no better Halloween movie than the iconic Hocus Pocus. Take a listen for more! Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod. Find The Real Deal at macmillanaudio.com/romance and find Mr. Nice Guy at macmillanaudio.com/mrniceguy. Don't forget to check out the Audible Romance Package at bit.ly/otpaudible.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOffice Romances (with Authors Jason Feifer and Jennifer Miller)||Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer join Erica and Marissa to talk about their new book, Mr. Nice Guy, the ultimate office rom com. Then they talk about their OTP, Jim and Pam from The Office. -- Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod -- Get Jason and Jennifer's new book, Mr. Nice Guy, here: amzn.to/2RDQjHp -- The Dream Daughter audiobook: macmillanaudio.com/dreamdaughter OTP Survey: bit.ly/onetruesurvey Audible Romance Package: bit.ly/otpaudible||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTo All The OTPs I've Loved Before (Lara Jean & Peter Kavinsky with NYT Bestselling Author Courtney Summers)||Netflix is #slaying the rom-com game. And the movie on everyone's mind? To All The Boys I've Loved Before! Author Courtney Summers tells Erica and Marissa all they need to know about Lara and Peter and the scrunchie that rocked the internet. AND she fill them in her new YA true crime book, Sadie. -- Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod -- Buy Courtney's book, Sadie, here: amzn.to/2xARhff||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Whirlwind of BDE (Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson)||Talk about a hurricane of emotion! Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson went from strangers to fiancés in 30 whole days. Marissa takes Erica through this modern day celebrity love story. Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod -- You can find But That's Another Story on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen to Kiss the Girl by Tara Sivec here: macmillanaudio.com/romance For a free trial of the Audible Romance package, go to bit.ly/otpaudible||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS! Introducing a New True Crime Show, Case Closed||Do you love true crime? Then listen to Case Closed, a new show from Macmillan Podcasts, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium go to stitcherpremium.com/caseclosed and use promo code "TRUE." Hope you enjoy!||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRAM: Don't Let Mom Catch You Reading Romance! with Editorial Director Monique Patterson||Ah, we've come to the end of Romance Awareness Month. We close this chapter (pun intended!) with St. Martin's Paperback Editorial Director, Monique Patterson. She tells Erica and Marissa all about her Lisa Kleypas love, hiding romances from her mom and her take on making the romance community more diverse. We end the episode with blogger Denise Sprung, who tells us about the generosity of the romance community. It's the happily ever after we only could've dreamed of! Follow Monique @MoniPatt1 and visit ShhMomsReading.com to find Denise. Find the Keith Milano Memorial Fund here: www.keithmilano.org -- Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod. Take our survey here: bit.ly/otpsurvey Sign up for the Audible Romance Package here: bit.ly/otpaudible. -- Books Mentioned: Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas - amzn.to/2MzG5sU An Unlikely Outlaw by Rebecca Wade - amzn.to/2BOjLXs The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne - amzn.to/2ocACto||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRAM: Romance Novels will bring WORLD PEACE (with Author Lauren Blakely)||Our guest for this Romance Awareness Month "mini-sode" is NYT Bestselling Author, Lauren Blakely. She tells us about her OTP (hint: TIME TRAVEL) and makes a very convincing argument that romance writing will bring world peace. Listen for more! -- Sign up for the Audible Romance Package here: bit.ly/otpaudible -- Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod -- Books Mentioned: - The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely - amzn.to/2OZ1usr - The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - amzn.to/2BybtD6 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - amzn.to/2MrYqbl - The Promise by Danielle Steel - amzn.to/2Mnyxcy||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRAM: A History of Romance Novels (and a little horse erotica) with Publisher Jen Enderlin||For the third week of Romance Awareness Month with have our FAVE, Jen Enderlin, the Publisher and SVP at St. Martin's Press. Jen started reading romance when she was a small child in the 70s and she has been hooked ever since. What does she think about how romance has changed? Listen to find out! Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod and send us your couples to email@example.com! Get the Audible Romance Package at http://bit.ly/otpaudible Books Mentioned: -The River Room by Anne Weale: amzn.to/2nB6GqD -All the Sweet Tomorrows by Bertrice Small: amzn.to/2P9jWPQ -Rebecca by Daphne Demorie: amzn.to/2vFGsYo -The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss: amzn.to/2PanNfE -Going/Coming Home by Danielle Steel: amzn.to/2Ms8gJi -How to Walk Away by Katherine Center: amzn.to/2MLn0Qt||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRAM: Bigfoot and vampires and romance, oh my! with "Under the Covers" Book Blogger||Today is the first mini-sode for our series on Romance Awareness Month. What does it take to be a romance blogger? Francesca from the wildly popular Under the Covers Book Blog comes on to talk to Erica about who her romance OTP is and her thoughts on the industry as a whole. Keeping listening for more! Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod. Audible Romance Package: bit.ly/otpaudible - Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J.R. Ward: amzn.to/2OOh1fn - Broken by Megan Hart: amzn.to/2vNxjMv||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitROMANCE AWARENESS MONTH (RAM) KICKOFF! with Editor Eileen Rothschild||This is it, what you've all been waiting for... it's officially ROMANCE AWARENESS MONTH! Every week in August we're bringing you the best and the brightest from the romance industry and talking all things love. This week we have romance editor at St. Martin's Press, Eileen Rothschild. Books Mentioned: - The Hating Game by Sally Throne – amzn.to/2KevWvQ - Dark Promises by Christine Feehan – amzn.to/2NYOh1X - Fire on the Ice: Snow and Ice Games by Tamsen Parker – amzn.to/2M990Q7 Audible Romance Package – bit.ly/otpaudible Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod. Listen to "The Girls: Find Sadie" by following this link: bit.ly/thegirlsfindsadie||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAll the Romance Novels! with Romance Writer Alexis Daria||This week Erica and Marissa have romance author Alexis Daria back on for a full episode. Alexis is nominated for not one, but TWO RITA awards. What’s a RITA? Think Oscars, but make it Romance Novels. The crew looks at their faves in all the categories and talk a little bit about what the RITAs mean for the romance community as a whole. Audible Romance Package: bit.ly/otpaudible Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod. BOOKS: Contemporary: -Take the Lead by Alexis Daria – amzn.to/2zO3ReI -A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole – amzn.to/2L30OVk -The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – amzn.to/2muRtad Erotica: -Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde – amzn.to/2LoE65T -The Greatest Risk (The Honey Series) by Kristen Ashley – amzn.to/2NkmybV -Perv (Filth Series) by Dakota Gray – amzn.to/2JtKUh2 -FIT #1 (The Fit Series) by Rebekah Weatherspoon – amzn.to/2L6dxXr Historical: -The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne – amzn.to/2L2fSCG -The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare – amzn.to/2LnXHqt -The Rarest Blooms by Madeline Hunter – amzn.to/2zNRMpV Paranormal: -Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward – amzn.to/2uIvZdo -Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison – amzn.to/2zNc2rx -Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon – amzn.to/2mnrxgl -Radiance by Grace Draven – amzn.to/2mspdVw Romance Suspense: -Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey, #1) by Layla Reyne – amzn.to/2uufDWu -Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts – amzn.to/2uv49lK -The Reef by Nora Roberts – amzn.to/2LnTuj4 -The Villa by Nora Roberts – amzn.to/2uHTu6B -Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts – amzn.to/2uug4jA -Under Fire by Scarlett Cole – amzn.to/2LnZKuF New Adult/Young Adult: -Vampire Academy Richelle Mead – amzn.to/2NoYFjo -Blackbird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel – amzn.to/2LrwCz6||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!" (YA Fantasy Author Roshani Chokshi's Love Story)||Today, we have YA fantasy author Roshani Chokshi in the house! We talk about her books AND we get the full scoop on her personal love story. There's also a quite...heated ;) discussion of Rosh's new obsession with romance novels. We end the episode with a 4th of July themed game that's sure to cool you down on these hot summer days. Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod! Sign up for the Audible Romance Package here: bit.ly/otpaudible Rosh's Books:The Star Touched Queen – amzn.to/2KJhOPlA Crown of Wishes – amzn.to/2tRth5DAru Shah and the End of Time – amzn.to/2z9fyfQThe Gilded Wolves (pre-order) – amzn.to/2MJ1gnROther books mentioned in episode:Kerrigan Byrne (pre-order her newest book) – amzn.to/2lRKTKzThe Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn – amzn.to/2tRXrWvThe Winter King by C.L. Wilson – amzn.to/2KCFZ1QThe Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet – amzn.to/2z6L91HGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – amzn.to/2KxORqw||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS! Introducing The Shipping Room Podcast||We bring you a very special episode of another shipping podcast called The Shipping Room. Listen to a full episode right here, then check out their feed at applepodcasts.com/shippingroompodcast. Follow them on Twitter @shippingroompod.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe Will ALWAYS Go Down with this Ship (Pride Month Special Feature with DJ DeSmyter)||Erica and Marissa are joined by DJ DeSmyter (djwrites.com) to talk about their favorite queer couples. Happy Pride Month! Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod Buy "The Real Deal" by Lauren Blakely here: amzn.to/2MEizY0||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFeminist Princess vs. The Original F**kboy (Han & Leia)||Let's go to a galaxy far, far away and hear about the OG space couple, Han and Leia. What makes this couple so out of this world? Erica and Marissa discuss. Check out "I Flipping Love You" by Helena Hunting here: amzn.to/2syWaD0 Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod and take our survey to let us know what you like (and dislike) about the show: bit.ly/otpsurvey.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen Ironed Underwear Leads to Love (John Legend & Chrissy Teigan)||Talk about a power couple! Erica and Marissa dig deep into Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in honor of their new baby boy. They fell in love over ironed underwear (really!) and now they're two of the most authentic people in Hollywood. We also have a special segment with romance author, Alexis Daria, so definitely tune in! Buy "How to Walk Away" by Katherine Center here: amzn.to/2IFxe2P Take our survey and let us know what you like about the show! Link here: bit.ly/otpsurvey Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod!||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBREAKING NEWS! Royal Wedding and a "Legend"-ary Baby||A quick update before the weekend.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFairy Tales or Fairy Fails? (Mulan & Cinderella with Laurelin Paige & Kayti McGee)||We grew up with these tales and today Erica and Marissa tackle the love stories of Mulan and Cinderella. They also have romance authors Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee on the show to talk about the intersection between modern romance writing and fairy tales. Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod. This episode is sponsored by Spice Islands (spiceIslands.com/otp).||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"The Mummy Awards: like the Oscars with Moms & without all the white dudes" (Mother's Day bonus!)||Mother's Day is right around the corner, so One True Pairing presents The "Mummy" Awards (because Oscars sorta look like mummies right?). Listen to hear Erica and Marissa's picks for Best Movie Mom, Best Grandma, Best Mom Overall and more! Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn Infinity SHIPPING War (Avengers/MCU with Tor.com Guests)||Today's episode is jammed packed with the superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Writers at Tor.com, Natalie Zutter and Emily Asher-Perrin, give Marissa and Erica an in-depth look at all the relationships in these movies, from romantic to friendship to everything in between. Today's episode is sponsored by Spice Islands (spiceislands.com/otp) and by How to Walk Away by Katherine Center (amzn.to/2Htl3FH). Follow us on Twitter @OTP_Pod||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDrunk in Love or Boy Bye? (Beyoncé & Jay-Z)||Talk about "Drunk in Love". This week Queen Bey and Jay-Z take the stage. Are they the ultimate power couple or do they have "99 Problems"? Erica and Marissa dig in. Follow us on Twitter: @OTP_Pod Books mentioned in this episode:Shelter in Place - Nora Roberts (amzn.to/2r02HFs)The Real Deal - Lauren Blakely (amzn.to/2JsFALl)How to Be Yourself - Ellen Hendriksen (amzn.to/2r0rZ67)The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (amzn.to/2HX9KXi)The High Tide Club - Mary Kay Andrews (amzn.to/2JrsrCe)The High Tide Club Wine Promo (bit.ly/2IFjS6c)This episode is sponsored by Spice Islands. Go to spiceIslands.com/otp for more spice tips and recipes.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOrange is the New...Love! (Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli)||Erica and Marissa talk about Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli who quite possibly had the most beautiful wedding of all time. Hear about how "Orange is the New Black" brought these two together for a true Happily Ever After. - This week's episode is sponsored by Spice Islands (spiceislands.com/otp), Lola (mylola.com, offer code OTP) and Care/Of (takecareof.com, offer code OTP). We also want to give a shout-out to the Love Letters podcast. Subscribe at loveletters.show, on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and RadioPublic, or wherever you get your podcasts.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Most Feminist Comic Movie EVER (Black Panther)||The biggest movie in America means the biggest ships on screen! Erica and Marissa talk their fave Black Panther couples and why this movie is "even more feminist than Wonder Woman." Join into the conversation on Twitter @OTP_Pod and let us know what superheroes you'd want to F**k, Marry, Kill, and Be, as well as your Ranking of the Chrises™. See ya there!||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaperwork Really Gets Me Going (Fifty Shades of Grey)||This week, Erica and Marissa look at the controversial couple from E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey. There are lots of reasons why this couple isn't great for one another, but there are also plenty of reasons why this series is important in the grand scope of romance. Tune in to hear more! Follow OTP on Twitter for even more fandom and gossip: www.twitter.com/OTP_pod Check out Sylvia Day's ONE WITH YOU: http://bit.ly/2pueGv2||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Bad Boy Ginger and his Activist American Bride (Prince Harry & Meghan Markle)||In the maiden voyage of this "ship"-ing podcast, Erica and Marissa discuss their favorite royal couple: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Is Harry the OG bad-boy ginger? What do Meghan and a soap company have in common? Why are people obsessed with the royals anyway? Listen and subscribe to find out. Follow OTP on Twitter for even more fandom and gossip: www.twitter.com/OTP_pod||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLaunching this Valentine's Week||One True Pairing is a new podcast that gives romance fans of all stripes the space to gush, swoon, and wonder “what if?” about their favorite couples across TV, movies, books, and pop culture. Episode 1 drops on February 12th in honor of Valentine's week.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just a suggestion but having fans submit couples to talk about sounds like a fun way to discover new interpretations of characters in media.
The show’s great, but sometimes they talk about topics they have very little knowledge on. For example, when they talked about 50 shades of grey, neither of them had read all the books or seen the movies.
Favorite New Podcast
I was passing through BookCon when I heard someone say “Make crafts with the OTP Podcast!” I jumped on that, picked up a free book (that I am *LOVING*), and subscribed to the podcast. I tuned into the first episode, and I am so happy I did because this is the kind of podcast I’ve been wanting. Erica and Marissa are super cool and have lots of funny and awesome things to say about their favorite OTPs. This is officially my new favorite podcast!