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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Romance Novel Special

This week, we dive deeply into the world of romance novels with our special guest, Sarah Wendell of the web site Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.

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Small Batch Edition: 'Wolf Hall' On PBS

PCHH pal and book enthusiast Barrie Hardymon joins us to talk Tudors, historical fiction, and expressive eyebrow acting.

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