Smart Podcast, Trashy Books Podcast

374. Artisanal Podcasting Under the Big Gay Umbrella: A Conversation with Jeff Adams and Will Knauss

Jeff and Will's Big Gay Fiction Podcast - words against a swirling rainbow imageToday I’m chatting with Jeff Adams and Will Knauss from the Big Gay Fiction Podcast, and the Big Gay Author Podcast.

We talk about, big surprise, podcasting, about writing, and then we celebrate together that we were both featured in Oprah Magazine online in an article, “21 of the Best Book Podcasts to Listen to When You’re Not Reading,” written by McKenzie Jean-Philippe.

Special thanks to Melonie Johnson for sharing her recording setup with me so I could create my own.

And, big news! Smart Podcast Trashy Books is part of the Frolic Podcast Network, a collection of some of the most innovative, interesting, and entertaining podcasts  – including The Big Gay Fiction Podcast, too! You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at!

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You can find the Big Gay Fiction and the Big Gay Author Podcasts at and at They are on Twitter @BigGayFiction and on Instagram at @jeff_and_will.

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This Episode's Music

Caravan Palace double album set of Caravan Palace and Panic Our music is provided each week by Sassy Outwater, whom you can find on Twitter @SassyOutwater.

This is from Caravan Palace, and the track is called “Cotton Heads.”

You can find their two album set with Caravan Palace and Panic on Amazon and iTunes. And you can learn more about Caravan Palace on Facebook, and on their website.

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    Kareni says:

    Another enjoyable interview — thank you!

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