Romance Out Loud

Gay romance author Kris Cook and pop culture aficionado Chadrick Douglas bring you lively conversations about about gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and transgendered people falling in and out of love. Explore the world of books, movies, music, television and so much more through big gay colored glasses. You'll also hear interviews with authors, entertainers and other fascinating people more than happy to share their passions, desires, fears and funny moments with you! Come join us and explore all things romantic and gay ... even if you're neither!
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Kris Cook and Chadrick DouglasGay romance author Kris Cook and pop culture aficionado Chadrick Douglas bring you lively conversations about about gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and transgendered people falling in and out of love. Explore the world of books, movies, music, television and so much more through big gay colored glasses. You'll also hear interviews with authors, entertainers and other fascinating people more than happy to share their passions, desires, fears and funny moments with you!  Come join us and explore all things romantic and gay ... even if you're neither!

Aug 19, 2016

Kris, Chadrick and Producer Mike talk about what's next.  The answer?  We're just not sure.  We cover topics from the state of gay romance to the Grateful Dead and Andy Gibb and what that has to do with wishing someone death.  Romance Out Loud will be taking a break for a while but keep following us on our Facebook page.  Kris has lots of books to write and he'll be keeping you updated with the latest!  We've come a long way in a year and as we look beyond today, come what may, we are grateful you've been a part of it!  We'll see you next time!

Aug 12, 2016

Can you believe it? Romance Out Loud is ONE!  Congratulations to all who made the show possible.  Three people.  Really, just three.  Well, that's not really true since the great guests we've had on the show, from authors, to friends and family, to film makers and more, we have had fun over the last 12 months!   Kris, Chadrick and Producer Mike talk about the year gone by and what could have been ... or might still be.

Aug 5, 2016

Zika virus be damned! Kris and Chadrick talk up a storm about the Olympics and what events really get them going.  Let's just say that going to a dive is among the top things they like.

Did you know that Kris once played football and Chadrick used music class to get out of gym class?  Oh and speed walking is actually a sport in the Olympics.  Is there truth to any of this?  Jump on your trampoline and find out.  Yep.  Trampoline, an olympic sport.

Jul 29, 2016

Hollywood is hard.  Take that for what it's worth and run with it!  Kris and Chadrick talk about the unease with some movies and the sexy and un-sexiness of the Star Trek series.  So we must ask: Have YOU ever considered plastic surgery?

Jul 22, 2016

It's full-blown election season time in the U.S. so despite the strong claims by Kris that the show does not do politics, Chadrick forces the issue toward the inevitable craziness that the party conventions bring.  Train wreck watchers of the world, this is for you!

Pokemon Go!  Away!  Please!  Chadrick reminds players that if you're catching Pokemon characters in the virtual world on your phone, somebody's tracking your every move!  And we thought the last political convention was full of fear and loathing.  Boo!  Are you afraid yet?


Jul 15, 2016

Are gay characters mainstream these days or still relegated to the sidelines of entertainment?  Kris and Chadrick discuss the role of gay leads in television and wonder just how they got to where they are.  Chadrick thinks it has to do with favors on a casting couch.  Also, it looks like singer Dolly Parton needs some of your love because being nice apparently pisses a lot of people off.

Jul 8, 2016

Barbara is coming! Now, stop that.  Kris and Chadrick talk game shows, book signings and eating out.  Now, stop that!

Kris welcomes friend and Hollywood producer, Gina Goff.  The conversation moves from romantic films to gay cinema and why it sometimes can't -- and shouldn't -- just stay in a gay world.

And about that Clift: Well, let's just say that Kris has the hots for somebody who few people know today ... and who's dead.  But you know, just Google him.  Kris, you might have something there!

Jul 1, 2016

Kris brings Mama Lana back for some chat about what it means to have a gay child. A difficult world could use some motherly advice.  Chadrick has an impromptu PSA basically saying "don't feed the shoplifters!"

Richard Simmons becomes a thing on this show and both Kris and Chadrick lament how there is just no fun in game shows anymore.  Ready to "cut a rusty?"  

Happy Canada Day and 4th of July and all that fun stuff to you all!

Jun 24, 2016

With our apologies to U2, we take over the themes of Pride and Love.  It's the end of June and Chadrick talks to Kris about what Pride Month, which used to be Pride Week, has meant over the years.  What are their favorite places to celebrate Pride? 

There's a cafe in New York dedicated to the Golden Girls TV show and neither host has any clue where it exactly is, but many shows now in syndication are all the rage right now and that makes one host very happy.  

Jun 17, 2016

The meaning of our title needs no explanation.  This show is dedicated to the victims of the recent and senseless tragedy that visited upon the LGBT community in the most gruesome way.  Kris, Chadrick, Mama Lana (Kris' mom) patch together the show from Dallas and Houston and deliver their heart-felt thoughts about the tragedy.  We run a bit long on this one as we name each victim to give them one more chance to be known to all.  We then end with some words from our producer on what he thinks could be behind all this hate and how the tiny little things you can do today can start changing things for the better.  We don't have all the answers and might not always be right, but it's sure worth a try to be better today than yesterday, isn't it?

Jun 10, 2016

This show has a pop tart, a snotty rag, a pair and a threesome -- NONE of that is what you think, except the pop-tart bit.  In this show, Kris and Chadrick cover the rise of the woman, admitting to voyeurism, and going home with ugly. Speaking of ugly, we apologize for the quality of the audio in the interview portion, as Kris decided to use his iPhone as his microphone - in a noisy restaurant, then in a noisy car.  The good news is that sharing that phone/mic was none other than the pair known as Kindle Alexander, authors extraordinaire.  We hope that makes it all better.

Jun 3, 2016

Kris is back but he's not all there since he's got a bit of a cold, but Chadrick perks him right up with ideas for an anniversary getaway.  Maybe Kris should go with Chadrick because all the ideas were for what Chadrick likes.  Kris' favorite "pocket gay" talks about finding some magazines that caught his interest years ago. Surprisingly, they were sports mags.  Surprisingly, they were not THAT kind of sports.

May 27, 2016

Kris is taking a much-needed break, though Chadrick is sure there's no rest for the weary writer.  Producer Mike sits in for a nice chat with Chadrick about airplanes, romantic movies, Chewbacca and perverted clowns.  Those are the pieces.  You put them together.

May 20, 2016

Movie mania abounds as Kris and Chadrick turn to the big screen to talk about their on-screen preferences.  The conversation quickly shifts to ... SURPRISE! ... reality shows, particularly Big Brother and how other countries' versions are far more interesting and hot.  Then the bombshell is dropped.  The boys are thinking of auditioning themselves.  But, if all goes as other promises on this show, you might want to avoid placing bets on those odds!

May 13, 2016

They went there.  Well, it was really Chadrick who after hanging the moon put some sunshine where the Sun doesn't.  The show is about judges, rats in a courthouse and longing for the days when skinny dipping didn't land you in a predator database.

This one's a soap box derby with both hosts getting on their stumps to preach about butts, plugs and the unfortunate association of those two words together.

May 6, 2016

Kris and Chadrick fly solo for this episode but their banter takes us to the fair.  A renaissance fair where people in Texas dress in medieval gear and stare at men in tights.  Well, at least Chadrick does.  He gets on his high horse (or sort of short-ish horse) and tells us about all the privies and pervys he got to see.

Apr 29, 2016

Another episode, another controversy (that was a Prince song, by the way), this time involving retailers, protesters and potty breaks.  Speaking of Prince, the hosts pick their favorite tunes from the mega star gone too soon.  

Did you know that 16 hundred-thousand percent is a thing?  And, if it's no soup for you, expect a lawsuit if you come across one particular social bully lawyer guy.

Apr 22, 2016

Kris and Chadrick try and name that tune to out gay the other then pit Hamilton vs. Tubman in a rant about history, money and Broadway.  

Sarina Bowen chats with Kris about her USA Today best-selling book "Us", a sequel to the book "Him" themed around a romance between two male hockey players.  

Oh yea, and welcome Vermont!  You know who you are.

Apr 15, 2016

Kris and Chadrick are on their own and despite the opening, Kris is not drunk. That's Chadrick's job!  This show is full of TV talk from Ru- to La- to [insert your "p" word here].  Chadrick gives Kris a nice gift of some stringy, ghosty crystal-ly thing and it opens up a fan-dora's box of stories about death and ghosts.  

Apr 8, 2016

Chadrick and Kris talk gays, sports, gays in sports and gay sports guys in shorts.  Find out why Chadrick blames a basketball legend for ruining the eye candy for him.  Your hosts lament what some politicians are doing in some crazy states.  Speaking of states, Kris and Chadrick call out the ones we have yet to get listeners from!  Let's do this!

Apr 1, 2016

This inadvertent travel episode takes you from Denmark, to Texas, back to Europe and beyond.  Kris and Chadrick have their preferences -- one for filth and seduction, the other for a true global adventure.  You can guess who's who on that one.  Hey, did you know that moist cupcakes might get you to Europe?

Author Sara York takes us to Colorado, Texas and other places where sumptuous men hang out to provide inspiration for her multitude of gay romance books.  Sara can multitask her way into some great stories about men you might have -- or wish you could meet.  Hanging with cowboy assassins on a ranch might just be your thing!

Mar 25, 2016

So, Chadrick is back from yet another getaway. This time it's Eureka Springs, Arkansas which he says is quite the place for gay people to enjoy.  Of course, the conversation has to turn foul as Chadrick explains what happened to his phone during this trip. The question we have which he didn't answer is: Did he put his hands where we think he did to retrieve the phone?

Gay romance author A.E. Via returns to the show to talk about her latest hot gay romance books and a new venture she's launching for other authors.  What a talent!  What great books!

Mar 18, 2016

Kris and Chadrick welcome an exchange with fellow podcasters from Jeff & Will's Big Gay Fiction Podcast. All they had to do was agree to be on their show too.  We love sharing!  Get ready for some more talk of romance, sports and what celebrities would make the best politicians.  Sorry Mr. Pitt, you didn't make the cut!


Mar 11, 2016

The show begins on a somber note, then it's Chadrick's turn to speak. Chadrick has a cute doctor, but he still won't let him "go there" for his next physical. By the end of the show, the conversation goes from honoring a recent passing to talk of crapping rainbow colored ice cream.

Mar 4, 2016

Leo got his Oscar, Gaga inspired, and Max just made Chadrick mad. It's the post-Oscar show and our hosts tell us whether it was a worthwhile watch or a dud.  Here's a hint: On a scale of 1-10, Chadrick comes up with a "limp" rating.

Did you know that not seeing the movies until after they are nominated makes you a bad gay?

Kris welcomes guest Joey Jameson, author of great gay romance that involves dirty talking, stalking and a little walking in Ibiza.

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