Oct. 5, 2021

BONUS: I Believe in Rom-Communism (with Gwenda Bond)

Welcome back to the Crown & Anchor, Greyhounds! On this bonus episode we host New York Times best-selling author Gwenda Bond to discuss the theme of "rom-communism"  that has been so pervasive in the second season of Ted Lasso.

Luckily, Gwenda is an accomplished writer who has spent a good deal of time writing stories that fit within the rom-com genre - including her new book that is out this week, titled Not Your Average Hot Guy.

In our conversation with Gwenda,  we discuss the hallmarks of the rom-com genre, the ways in which the show adheres to and subverts rom-com conventions, and point out our favorite references in the "Rainbow" episode of Ted Lasso season 2.

We also take some time to talk about Gwenda's work on a Young Adult fiction series which features a young Lois Lane (of the Superman comics) as the protagonist and ask her how she came to love the genre so deeply.

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Richmond Til We Die is a conversation about the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso. A place where fans (and curious newcomers) come together to discuss the characters, their relationships to each other, and how they're able to make us laugh until we can hardly breathe one minute and then feel with the deepest parts of our hearts the next. When you're here, you're a Greyhound!