This week, we have a supersized episode about that most American of concepts: hypocrisy.


Our picks are taking on religion, capitalism, marriage, climate, and so much more.


Plus, the Broads discuss the ultimate hypocrisy of celebrating independence day in a country where women are not independent. With lots of things to laugh about along the way, including Giulani, lingering hugs, Amy's love for Winona Ryder, and our newest business idea.


Listen to "Born in the USA," the song from Bruce Springsteen that inspired this week's theme.


Links mentioned in the episode:

 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 117: Born in the USA


Novels:

Amy: The Town of Babylon, Alejandro Varela

Erin: The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver


Other Books:

Amy: The Lonely Hunter: How Our Search for Love Is Broken, Aimée Lutkin (Memoir)

Erin: Things You Can Do: How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste, Eduardo Garcia (Nonfiction)


Pop Culture:

Amy AND Erin: Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu)

 

 

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life! Each episode, Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste. Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, check in on our Podcats, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.


Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!


This week our picks are following the glorious Janet Jackson's lead: taking control, and letting others' opinions go.


Plus, the Broads talk the joy of planners, self-appointed titles, mind bullets, and so much more.


 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 116: Control


Novels:

Amy: The Change, Kirsten Miller

Erin: Counterfeit, Kirstin Chen


Other Books:

Amy: A Ghost in the Throat, Doireann Ni Ghriofa (Memoir)

Erin: Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman and Joe Knight (Nonfiction)


Pop Culture:

Amy: Heartstopper (Netflix)

Erin: The Deep End (Hulu)

 

 

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life! Each episode, Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste. Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, check in on our Podcats, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.


Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!


This week we're talking summer: summer reads, summer rites, summer sweat and grossness. It's a mixed bag for the Broads.


Plus, we detail our riders for a boat trip, declare 'beach reads' a stupid category, and heap praise yet again on public libraries for their summer programs. We stay on theme.

 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 115: Cruel Summer


Novels:

Amy: Real Life, Brandon Taylor

Erin: The Disappearing Act, Catherine Steadman


Other Books:

Amy: Off Assignment (Online Magazine) (Plus: Amy's Letter to a Stranger)

Erin: Strange Planet, Nathan W. Pyle (Comics)


Pop Culture:

Amy: Candy (Hulu)

Erin: Big Brother

 

 

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life! Each episode, Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste. Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, check in on our Podcats, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.


Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!