We talk a lot about the books we've read, the TV shows we've binged, and the movies we've watched. But there are so many that are coming out this year, we thought it'd be fun to talk about what we're most looking forward to! Carrie Booth Schmidt - the hero behind the Reading is my Superpower blog, co-owner of Just Read publicity tours, and the co-founder of the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat AND Hope by the Book magazine - joins us on this special episode! 

We're known for nerding out over stories, but in this episode we nerd out HARD over our favorite Nora Ephron movies with romantic comedy author Bethany Turner (Wooing Cadie McCaffrey). Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Julie and Julia, Tom Hanks' charm - we cover it all. 

StoryNerds nerd out with author Melissa Tagg about their favorite characters they'd want to hang out with. Melissa also gives us the scoop on her new book "Now and Then and Always," and some tidbits of new books to come!

What romantic suspense books have kept you reading till the early hours of the morning? 

We've got the inside scoop on bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble's new book, her surprising favourite suspense novel and we surprise her with a romantic suspense series she's never heard of but can't wait to read!

Mesu Andrews joins the StoryNerds to discuss those books we read again and again! Mesu also shares about her recent release "Of Fire and Lions," and how she got started in writing historical Biblical fiction.

The StoryNerds sat down with Rissi from the Finding Wonderland blog about trends we'd like to see in fiction?  (hint: much of that includes comedy!)

What are the trends you'd like to see? Go to our facebook page to tell us! 

Romance author Pepper Basham joins Jess and Hannah to do a deep dive on the romantic comedy, The Holiday and they discuss Pepper's cross-cultural British/Appalachian novels. 

The StoryNerds talk Hallmark movie and Young Adult book favorites with Robin Jones Gunn, the bestselling author of the Christy Miller series and the record-breaking Father Christmas Hallmark movie series! Robin also talks about the first book in her new Haven Maker series, "Becoming Us" along with a special Q&A time at the end. This podcast was originally broadcast live on the StoryNerd's facebook page on March 29, 2019. To find the live broadcast version, go to facebook.com/storynerds.

Australian author David Rawlings joins Jess and Hannah to discuss the books, movies and TV that have had the most impact on them. 

What stories have stayed with you long after you closed the book or turned off the movie? Join the discussion on the StoryNerds Facebook page!

What types of comedy tickle your funny bone in books and movies? Australian book blogger Rel Mollet joins romance authors Jessica Kate and Hannah Davis to gush over her favorites.

Storynerds opens its first episode of 2019 with special guest author Rachel Hauck! Jess, Hannah and Rachel discuss their favorite books turned into movies, and Rachel shares how her book Once Upon a Prince got made into a Hallmark movie. 

December 5, 2018

Weird 90s Kids Shows

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Get your nostalgia on as Jess and Hannah revisit the weirdest shows they watched as children!

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November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving in TV and movies

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! To our American friends, tune in while you listen on your drive to visit friends and family. To our friends outside the U.S., listen to Jess's Aussie perspective on the U.S. Thanksgiving.

November 9, 2018

Fiction and Politics

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Did you know that Australians have a sausage sizzle whenever they vote?

Who Hannah's favorite West Wing character is?

Or how much television has educated Jess on American politics (which are very different to Australia)?!

Learn these interesting tidbits and more in this week's episode!

October 24, 2018

Favorite Tropes in Fiction

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Hannah Davis and Jessica Kate discuss their favorite tropes in fiction, including the Fake Relationship, The Ex, Marriage of Convenience, Victorian Era Girl Genius With Shockingly Modern Attitudes and more!

Plus a tangent on the Australian version of The Bachelor. ;)

October 11, 2018

Books vs. Movies

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Storynerds takes on perhaps their most controversial topic yet! ;-) We talk about our favorite books turned into movies, and some of the pros and cons of both.

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We had a blast talking with Kara Isaac about some of the best fake relationship stories and why we still love this trope! BONUS: This special episode is double the time and double the fun!

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Rachel McMillan, author of 'Rose in Three Quarter Time' and the Van Buren and DeLuca Mystery Series joins Jess and Hannah to talk all things Vienna, settings and Anne of Green Gables.

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Who's your favorite book boyfriends? Gilbert Blythe? Mr Darcy? Or the smoking hot Navy SEAL that Hannah Davis favors?

Book blogger Carrie Booth Schmidt joins us for this swoon-worthy conversation. ;)

August 15, 2018

Most Romantic Moments on TV

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Jess and Hannah discuss TV's most swoon-worthy moments! Includes Jane the Virgin, New Girl, Castle, Gilmore Girls and Friends. Plus, we talk about Jess's debut novel, 'Love and Other Mistakes',being published by HarperCollins' Christian fiction imprint Thomas Nelson in July 2019!

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What's better than an evening on the couch with Sandy B on the screen?

Hannah and Jess list off their top picks and why they love them including The Blindside, The Proposal, While You Were Sleeping, Two Weeks Notice and more!

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Talk the O'Malley's, If I Run and all our other favorite suspense books with Jess and Hannah's friend and suspense writer Angela Carlisle.

Plus the important question of whether authors can claim Netflix on tax. ;)

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Gush over Tom Hanks in You've Got Mail with Christian rom com author Bethany Turner as Jess and Hannah discuss their favorite rom com movies with her.

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Hannah Davis and Jessica Kate discuss the books, movies and TV they never expected to love so much, including Salt, Firefly, Chuck, The Fault in Our Stars and the Lord of the Rings.

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Hannah and Melissa discuss their love of classic movies such as His Girl Friday, Roman Holiday and The Philadelphia Story, while Jess contends that her favorite classics are still Lethal Weapon and Die Hard. We go on a Stranger Things tangent and hear about Melissa's new book!

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What's that show you need to see come back? Maybe with a twist? Jess and Hannah list shows that we need back on our screens, some with new angles, plus one show we NEVER want a reboot to touch! Listen to the end of the podcast for our BIG FAT EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

April 12, 2018

What floats your boat

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What is it about your favorite books, TV or movies that makes you love those particular stories?

Jess and Hannah discuss their catnip and how they figured it out!

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The nerds discuss their respective homes (Australia and Minnesota) and how they're shown in pop culture, with some references that might surprise you!

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