Agents of SMOOCH

Hosted by Annette Wierstra

A podcast that’s looking for love in all the right places. Join the Agents of SMOOCH as we delve into the romance of sweeping epics and classic romcoms. Our mission is to investigate the important questions: Should they or shouldn’t they? Is there such a thing as One True Love? Did that smooch have any chemistry? We might not have all the answers, but we know you had us at “Hello.”

Latest Episode: October 28, 2022 — The Addams Family (1991)

88 It Starts with the Eyes

Join our Incomprehensible Agents of SMOOCH for a special Halloween movie commentary. Cue up the 1991 version of The Addams Family and get ready for some serious romantic gazes with the Addams Family. This movie is a family classic but under the surface has a lot of simmering heat that makes it perfect for a romantic Halloween mission.

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Previous Episodes

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    September 16, 2022 Season 3 Teaser
    87 Romance on Pause

    A brief announcement from our Director and a preview of what is coming in Season 3 of Agents of SMOOCH on starting October 28.

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    September 2, 2022 Ever After
    86 Meet Fruit Cute

    Join us for a mission of love of Ever After. Is it the perfect retelling of Cinderella? Possibly. For a movie that is 25 years old (seriously, we are all old), it generally holds up. All the Agents on this mission have been watching and rewatching Ever After for all those years and are prepared to pick apart what they like, what they would fix, and why they mute the credit. Get your apple throwing arm ready and join us for our happily ever after.

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    August 19, 2022 Stranger than Fiction
    85 This RomCom has Good UI

    Our Agents revisit a modern classic or perhaps a cult favourite for many of us. A movie about books, authors, readers, and a cognizant watch that is, indeed, Stranger than Fiction. Some of our Agents have seen this movie repeatedly, but we have two Agents coming to it with completely fresh perspectives. We delve into the twists and turns of this movie to decide if this movie holds up and how we feel about Will Ferrell’s performance (variable). We’ve got romance, academics, and Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah, and a very academic Dustin Hoffman. Grab a plate of warm cookies fresh out of the oven (trust us), and join us for love and death and taxes.

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    August 5, 2022 Legends and Lattes Novel
    84 Warm Bath of a Book

    By special Agent request, our Agents are discussing a 2022 independently-published book Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes by Travis Baldree which will be re-released this November through Tor. This warm bath of a book gave us all a warm glow and we just wanted to share that feeling with all of you. Take some DnD style characters in a setting reminiscent of the Forgotten Realms but (mostly) put down your weapons and pull up a chair for a latte and warm pastries. We have so much we want to share with you.

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    July 22, 2022 Stranger Things
    83 6 Kids and an RV

    Our agents want to talk about Stranger Things. It is a nostalgic-filled, horror-fueled, teen drama with SO many ships to sail. Join us on this mission that covers all four seasons of the show. This episode is full of spoilers but our Agents spend little time talking about the plot. We do talk about character arcs and relationship development. The Agents realize that they have impassioned opinions about OTPs the NOT OTPs and who is the most boring burger. Not even our Agents knew how much they cared until they got into it. We have a lot to say about all the ships. So buckle up and come with us on this mission to Jopperland.

    We get a bit excited and a few expletives slip out. So be warned if that matters to you.

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    July 8, 2022 Warmer in Winter RPG: Story #1
    82 Love and Bigfoot

    Our Agents are back again to complete their romantic adventure in Hopewell Springs. The morning dawns over our winter festival and almost everyone is excited. But not everything is happening quite as they wanted. Will we save Ruby’s mysterious ritual? Will we ever see Big Foot? Will anyone actually SMOOCH? Join Ruby (Julia), Amelia (KatyBeth), Jac (Heather), and Ellie (Riley) in our grand finale.

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    June 24, 2022 Bridgerton Season 2
    81 Glow Up for Real

    Are we a romance podcast if we aren’t talking about Bridgerton? We are back for Season 2 and Katony is here to try to win our hearts. Join our agents as they discuss love triangles, chemistry, and a slow-burn romance. We are in love with all the South Asian and Bollywood influences on this season. Do we love everything? Is there too much scandal? Did they show us the wrong wedding? Get out your mallet, it is time for the pall mall.

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    June 10, 2022 Matrix Resurrections
    80 This is a Ghost Podcasting

    Join our Agents as they reunite for the Matrix Resurrections movie. We are enjoying that this sequel confirms all our predictions and feelings about the Matrix being a romance series. The sequel was an unexpected surprise 20 years later. Although it was pretty much nothing like we were expecting it was the romance we wanted. We may not like everything about the sequel but in the end, we are painting everything with all the rainbows.

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    May 27, 2022 The Lost City of Gold
    79 Hot Pink Sequins in the Amazon

    We are back with a rollicking romantic adventure! Our Agents went to see The Lost City in actual theatres with snacks. And they were not disappointed in Sandra Bullock’s comedic performance in the sparkliest hot pink jumpsuit. Listen to our Director try to say Channing Tatum while our Agents are oozing love for Dash/Alan. Warning: This episode could result in giant tables of charcuterie.

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    May 13, 2022 Season 2 Promo!
    78 Mission: Season 2

    We are back with a little teaser for our season 2 and to tell you about the amazing podcast network we are part of The Incomparable.

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