Ship Tease is a romance recommendation podcast hosted by Jennifer Proffitt and Heather Waters, who take turns trying to convince each other to check out a show, book, or movie based purely on the shipping potential. If you’re constantly scanning the horizon (a.k.a. tumblr) for your next ship, you’ll love these weekly conversations—and may just discover your next OTP.
Stay tuned for new episodes as they’re released and be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Trailer: You never forget your first!
Do you remember the first moment you started shipping a couple for the very first time—and we mean the very first? Hosts Jennifer Proffitt and Heather Waters introduce Ship Tease, a new podcast where every week they take turns recommending television, books, and movies based purely on the romance potential. Get to know the hosts and learn about their first ships!
Episode #1: “The X-Files, Part I: Can Heather make Jenn believe?”
Mulder and Scully are an ICONIC duo—and Heather’s all-time favorite OTP. Will Jenn take her recommendation and finally, for the love of MSR, try watching The X-Files again?
Episode #2: “Sex Education: Do It for Gillian’s Jumpsuits!”
As we’ve established, Heather has a well-documented weakness for Gillian Anderson. Can Jennifer tempt her to try the Netflix series Sex Education by making a case for the romance between Anderson’s Jean and her love interest? If not, Jennifer has a second ship in her back pocket.
Episode #3: “New Amsterdam: The fandom made me do it!”
Heather has no doubt that Dr. Max Goodwin and Dr. Helen Sharp (a.k.a. Sharpwin) will eventually give into the ~vibes~ between them in NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam. But can she persuade Jenn to hop aboard this (admittedly quite complicated) slow-burn ship?
Listen to Episode 3 and read the show notes for links to a blog post, fan vids, and tumblr gifsets that will help explain why falling for these two is inevitable…
Episode #4: “Feel Good: Tell me something Canadian”
Jennifer knows it’s a risk to recommend that Heather ship a couple who get together early on in the show’s run, but what if they’re really, really cute? Because that’s exactly the case with Mae and George in Netflix’s comedy series Feel Good.
Check out Episode 4 and view the show notes to discover two Mae/George gif sets that caught Heather’s eye while she was listening to Jenn make her case…
Episode #5: “Good Behavior: Dysfunctional in a healthy way”
Yes, okay, maybe it’s morally questionable to ship a (fictional) hitman and a thief. It sure is fun, though! Obviously, Heather needed to introduce Jenn to the wonders of Letty and Javier from TNT’s Good Behavior. Obviously.
Listen to Episode 5 and explore the show notes to watch the trailer for Good Behavior and get a little more fannish about Letty/Javier.
Episode #6: “Anna the Detective: That’s the spirit!”
Jennifer has gone on a saga to watch the Russian supernatural mystery period drama Anna the Detective and wants Heather to join her. The problem is…Jennifer’s already tried once before to get Heather to watch and couldn’t get her to commit to watching the show for the romance between Anna and Shtolman. Does she have a ghost of a chance this time?
Listen to Episode 6 and read the show notes here for extras like the Anna the Detective trailer, fan video recommendations, and more…
Episode #7: “Simple Wild: Grumpy hero alert!”
Finally, a book rec! Heather’s crazy about the opposites-attract romance between city girl Calla and hot-shot pilot Jonah in K.A. Tucker’s Simple Wild book series. Can she entice Jennifer into a binge-read of her own?
Episode #8: “Beach Read: The perfect book?”
Jennifer describes Beach Read by Emily Henry as a nearly perfect read, but does that oversell it to Heather when she tries to convince her to fall for the rivals-next-door, Gus and January?
Episode #9: “Love, Victor: The fluffy fluff we deserve.”
Hulu’s sweet new show Love, Victor is essentially fanfic come to life, but that’s only one reason Heather’s feeling good about her odds of convincing Jennifer to give the teen rom-com a try. (Mostly it’s because Victor/Benji are completely irresistible.)
Listen to Episode 9 and read the show notes.
Episode #10: “Normal People: Caught in Their Orbit”
Normal People follows young lovers Connell and Marianne from their secret high school romance to their complex college relationship. But since they’re an established couple, does Jennifer have any hope of convincing Heather of falling for this Hulu show based on the novel by Sally Rooney?
Episode #11: “Season 1 Confessions: What did we actually watch?”
It’s the moment of truth: How many of the TV show & book recommendations from Season 1 did Jenn and Heather *actually* take? Do they now share a few more OTPs, or nah? Find out in this Ship Tease bonus episode.
Episode #12: “Our Top 10 Ships of 2020”
If there’s one thing Jennifer and Heather can agree on, it’s that escaping into fiction has never been more necessary than in 2020. Luckily, they managed to find plenty of ships to love. In this special episode, they each weigh in on their top 5 couples of the year.
Episode #1: “Bridgerton: Never Read the Reviews”
Despite anticipating Bridgerton for months, Jennifer still hasn’t finished watching it because of a controversial scene that carried over from Julia Quinn’s historical romance novel The Duke and I. Are Simon and Daphne’s best moments enough to overcome her hesitations about the wildly popular Netflix series?