Episode 55: Big Blue Ridged Alien D!cks


Seriously. We are sorry. We didn’t mean to be gone so long. Stephanie ended up sick and then her fam got sick (not covid, whew!) and Liz went camping and then to the beach and just… life went weird.

But during that time, the internet exploded with news of blue aliens. That is right, everyone, we are finally discussing Ruby Dixon‘s Ice Planet Barbarians. This is a Sci-fi Romance series that started back in 2015 but recently became even more popular thanks to platforms like Tiktok.

Trigger Warning for IPB:

Kidnapping, abduction, abuse, rape. This all takes place in part 1 of the book so if you want to read and don’t want that, just skip to part 2. There might be a little reference to it but nothing in big detail.

Books & Authors Discussed:

Ice Planet Barbarians book 1 (with maybe a wee bit of info about other books)

Cate C Wells: Steel Bones Motorcycle Club series, Hitting the Wall, Run Posy Run

Katee Robert: Neon Gods, Wicked Villians Series, Sabine Valley Series, Your Dad Will Do

Dick of the Week is hosted by Stephanie Kazowz and Liz Zerkel and is a proud member of the CalamityCast Network.

Ep 54: DOTW Reads a Book- Prince of Broadway

Hello lovers and listeners!

Occasionally, we will have special “book club” type episodes called “DOTW Reads a Book.” This is one of those episodes!

In this episode of Dick of the Week, Stephanie and Liz discuss (re gush) all about the historical romance novel “The Prince of Broadway” by Joanne Shupe. While this is the second book of her Uptown Girls series, you can easily read it on its own. We cannot tell you enough how much you should read this book- and well, the entire series. We stan Joanne.

The book takes place in 1891 New York City where a young socialite decides to proposition a mysterious casino owner to teach her everything she needs to know about opening her own casino for ladies only. This book has SPICE and we are HERE FOR IT. Obviously, this episode is full of spoilers about the book so be warned if that’s not your thing.

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Episode 50: Let’s Read a Christmas Romance!

On this episode of Dick of the Week, Liz is joined by romance writer and freelance editor, Joanne Machin. Together they spend the first half of the show discussing books they’ve read and loved recently and some recent romancelandia DRAMA.

They spend the rest of the episode discussing a Christmas romance novel they both read, Gigolo All The Way by J N Welsh. This was Liz’s first Christmas romance that included s e x and Joanne’s first Christmas romance ever!

Books Mentioned:

Gigolo All the Way by J N Welsh

Prime Minister by Zoe York

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibert

Your Dad Will Do by Katee Robert

The HuffPost article we discuss can be found here.

Do you want to know more about Joanne Machin? Find her twitter here (@heyjomachin) and her website here!

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Episode 48: Vampires, Power Dynamics, & NaNoWriMo 2020

On this episode of Dick of the Week, Liz has a very special guest Morgan Spatola. She is also a podcaster and writer. Together they discuss how National Novel Writing Month is going during the never ending year of 2020. They discuss how this experience is different than 2019, what they need to have a successful writing session, and the importance of a writing community for support.

Morgan isn’t writing a romance, per say, this year but did last year so it was interesting to discuss how she is approaching her writing this time around.

You can find Morgan Spatola on Twitter here and learn more about her podcasts, including one that is all about NaNoWriMo called Wet Hot American Moon Juice.

Episode 46: Highway To Heck Part 1

Hello friends and lovers! On this episode of Dick of the Week, Liz and Stephanie have a very special guest with us, Jordan Keesee. Jordan is an Improv Comedian and more importantly, Stephanie’s husband.

We decided to try another choose your own adventure style book. This time it is Highway To Heck: A Select Your Own Timeline Adventure by the one and only Chuck Tingle. Stephanie and Liz discuss Chuck on a previous episode of Dick of the Week from this summer, so it seemed fitting to try out his new Select Your Own Timeline book.

This is just part one of the adventure, so we can’t wait to see where else the book takes us!

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Episode 45: Fictional Reality (TV)

Episode 45: Fictional Reality (TV)

This week, Liz and Stephanie talk about one of their favorite, mindless pastimes: romance reality TV! Whether it is The Bachelor, Love is Blind, 90 Day Fiance, or The Single Wives, reality TV to find love is EVERYWHERE.

What is it about this genre of show attracts us, and many others, to it? How is that similar to our love of romance novels?

Books/Series/Articles Mentioned in this Episode:

Awkward Love series by Missy Johnson

Lovewrecked by Karina Halle

Virgin River by Robyn Carr (also a Netflix series)

Experts Explain Why We Love Reality Dating Shows Even Though We Know They’re Fake from GoodHouseKeeping.com

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DotW: Dickin’ Around with Liz

Episode 11.5: Dickin’ Around with Liz

Hello there, Listeners! It is I, one of your lovely hosts, Liz! This is just a mini little episode I did by myself because unfortunately due to work and travel issues (Stephanie’s job took her to San Diego Comic Con, HOW COOL!!!) and dumb ol’ migraines, we were not able to get together to do a real full episode for this week. Instead, I sat by myself in my basement and awkwardly chatted to myself. It’s great, I promise.

A big thank you to everyone who came to the first ever CalamityCast Live show that occurred on July 21. Keep an eye on Good, Morning Spacemerica since the live show will be published there. This includes a live reading of Love & Lust!

Books, Author, and Articles Mentioned:

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Stephanie Kazowz on Wattpad (Start will Celeste. Liz is currently reading Sasha)

Hot Scots series by Donna Alam

Love Machine by Kendall Ryan

Yes, Bigfoot Erotica is Absolutely a Thing article

Join these three lady friends (or, well, in this case, just Liz…) in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.


DotW: Hey Baby, You DTF?

Episode 11: Hey Baby, You DTF?

WE ARE BACK! Thanks for letting us have our mini little break for the 4th.

This week we decided to talk about technology within romance novels. In our audiodrama, Love & Lust, our characters use technology to keep their relationship going due to busy schedules (and to get their motors going, wink!). In lots of modern romance stories, and modern relationships in real life, technology is incredibly important. Despite sometime being awkward.


Books/Authors/Series mentioned in this Episode:

The Masters of Shadowlands series by Cherise Sinclair

Kayneinteruptedme on Wattpad

Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

The Varlet and the Voyeur (Book 4 of the Ruby series) by L. H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Travesty series by Piper Lawson

Rachelle Mills


Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.