Producer Sara-Mae on Bibi does Soho show

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We’re delighted that Sara-Mae is getting a chance to natter with queen of the airwaves Bibi Lynch on her marvellous Soho Radio show.

We’ll be chatting about season 1: The Sugar Baby Confessionals, plus developments with season 2, so look out for that.

Also on will be BBC Radio presenter Jo Good talking about her new podcast Dogs and The City, and comedian Phil Nichol will be discussing his Your Wrong tour.

Also… be sure to prime yourself by listening to the hilarious episode of Bibi’s Metro podcast Good Sex Bad Sex with ex-sex worker and comedian Miranda Kane. It features sugar baby heroine Ruby indulging in a titillating (or tintillating? You’ll have to listen to the podcast to get that in-joke) tête-à-tête –

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Get ready for episode 9: in which we meet the Brit…

Sara-Mae’s been working really hard to make the podcast as good as it can possibly be. However, it’s tough balancing work, music, writing a novel and all the other bits and pieces that life throws at us.

With this in mind, we’re changing the schedule a little bit, so we’re going to release episode 9 next week. Then we’re taking a well earned break in order to prep the last 4 episodes.

Tuesday 24 April – Episode 9, Raspberry Fool – An interview with The Brit

June – episode 10, with the last few episodes coming out weekly after that.

Getting ready to wrap up Ruby’s story is emotional for me, because this project has been in my life for such a long time,” says Sara-Mae. “One of the funny things about this podcast, is many people have certain preconceptions simply from hearing the premise and seeing the name: The Sugar Baby Confessionals. At a book launch for a friend of mine, a lady I was chatting to actually recoiled from me physically when I started to tell her about it!

“No,” she said. “That’s not right.” And then she made an excuse and backed away as fast as humanly possible.

So, to say I’ve been bracing myself for complicated responses is an understatement. But I’ve also been overwhelmed by the kind words I’ve received from those who’ve actually listened to it. So many people have been surprised by their own response to it. One friend told me: “I really expected a kind of salacious, titillating romp…and it has those elements, but it’s also really sweet, poignant and funny.

Yes, we chose the name to incite interest. Sex, as is the prevailing line of thought, sells, after all. But we hope that when people actually listen to it (as almost everyone who has, has told us) all their notions of what to expect will be overturned.

Ruby’s openness has made many people think about their own sex lives. Are they asking for what they want and getting it from their partners? Are they even communicating openly about their needs?

I know speaking to her has had a profound effect on me, but it’s been fascinating to hear others talk about how she’s inspired them to try something new in their own relationship, says Sara-Mae.

Next week, the Brit, Ruby’s favourite sugar daddy, gets a chance to tell his side of the story. But will Sara-Mae be able to maintain her journalistic composure?

I guess you’ll just have to listen to find out.

As it’s Sara-Mae’s birthday today, if you felt like giving her a present, she’d love it if you could review and recommend the podcast to a friend. This podcast is created mainly by Sara-Mae, with the help of one or two other people, and we’re still learning our podcraft.  She puts a ton of love into it, to ensure that we’re doing Ruby’s story justice. We’re not asking for money, but every time you tell someone about the podcast and they download or stream the episode, you take us closer to being able to entice some advertisers into the Fable Gazers fold, and who knows, one day we might be able to work on these stories full time.

Right now, we’re prepping season 2 already and there is so much good stuff, including interviews with Stephen Fry and Joanne Harris.

So, listen to Season 1 from the very beginning:


 
Or listen on:

iTunes 

Spotify

Thanks so much to everyone who’s listened and reviewed so far, you’re amazing!

xx the Fable Gazers team

 

Off-Kilter, but Beautifully Put Together. That’s Us.

“You’re only a man! You’ve not our gifts! I can tell you! Why, a woman can think of a hundred different things at once, all of them contradictory!”
― Georgette Heyer, Powder and Patch

There’s been a LOT on the go at Fable Gazers, and we wanted to share some of our updates with you, lest you think all we do is sit around talking about money and sex (granted, we do that a lot too 😉 )…

Joanne Bloody Harris

We’re hard at work prepping our second series of narrative podcasts, Heyer Today, focusing on the fabulous author Georgette Heyer who we personally feel has not had enough time in the spotlight (we’re working on this!). You might have heard us mention – oh just once or twice – that one of our guests on Heyer Today is Stephen Fry (yes, THAT Stephen Fry!), who is a huge GH fan. Well guess who else is a GH fan, and who Sara-Mae got to interview this week? Joanne Bloody* Harris, most well known for her book Chocolat (made into a sumptuous movie with Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, and Alfred Molina).

We can’t wait to share this unique podcast series with you when we’re done making it spectacular!

Bibi (MEEP!**) Lynch

podcast review from Bibi LynchLook, we won’t even pretend to #humblebrag – we’re going to straight up brag that The Sugar Baby Confessionals, our first podcast series, has been getting some great reviews including from the wonderful writer and broadcaster Bibi Lynch (whose credits include Stella, Shortlist, The Guardian, Elle, Stylist, Marie Claire and Psychologies, Metro, Telegraph Men, Guardian Lifestyle and MSN… just to name a few) and Rob Crossan (travel, lifestyle and disability writer for GQ, Telegraph, Sunday Times, Tatler, Daily Mail,, Country Life, etc.).

Some of the feedback we’ve had is that it’s compelling, “beautifully put together”, intriguing, “off-kilter”, and very candid! (Yes, Sara-Mae might be a little embarrassed that some of her colleagues know a lot more about her, er, grooming routines than they should…)

Episode 6 is almost here, so if you haven’t given it a listen yet, then be sure to subscribe on iTunes and take a listen from the beginning. Not an Apple user? You can also find the podcast on Stitcher, Libsyn, or wherever you like to get your podcasts. It’s also REALLY helpful for us if you rate and review the podcast, as that increases our exposure (so to speak…).  You can also help us spread the word by sharing the podcast on your social channels. Every bit helps!

Keep checking in for updates, and follow us on social media for more updates, bonus content, musings, and more.

Enjoy!
xo

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*possibly not her real middle name

**possibly not her real middle name either

Ladyfingers and Pound Cake Galore!

In Episodes 3 (Ladyfingers) and 4 (Pound Cake – Part 1) of The Sugar Baby Confessionals, we’re diving right in to the nitty gritty of what it means to be a sugar baby!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladyfingers

How does Ruby, our resident sugar baby, prepare for her encounters with her sugar daddies? Where does she find the energy to satisfy multiple sugar daddies, Favourite Person, and still chase after her kids? Hint: it’s got to do with dietRuby also very frankly discusses the changes her body went through with each of her pregnancies, how she started to love her body again (and shares her body lovin’ mantra!), and how she experienced a sexual renaissance. She takes us through her pre-date rituals, and we hear about her first encounter with The Brit.

We also learned a little more about mangrove swamps than we were banking on…

Pound Cake – Part 1

How much do sugar babies charge, and is it really all about the money? Why be a sugar baby? We talk about the logistics around discussing money or “arrangements” with the sugar daddies, and how Ruby and her friend Madelaine feel about accepting money in exchange for their company and yes – their bodies.

Ruby is also talking about going exclusive with The Brit (yup, the sex is that good!).

Tell Us What You Think

You can catch up on all current episodes of The Sugar Baby Confessionals on iTunes or on Libsyn (and pretty much anywhere else you like to get your podcasts). If you like what you’ve heard so far, then we’d really appreciate it if you could take a sec to rate, review, and subscribe. You could help us get on the New and Noteworthy page of iTunes, and help us win fame and glory. Or at least infamy…

And don’t forget, you can also connect with us on Twitter and Instagram, where we post inappropriate pics and other fun stuff.

Enjoy!
xo