This week, we're considering control. Is it an illusion? Why do we hurt ourselves and others when we feel out of control? Our picks tackle this thorny topic.


Plus, the Broads consider our gross out-of-control habits, how spontaneity is terrifying, and why we need a house elf. And much more.



LINKS:

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 105: Ride


Novels:

Amy: The Mad Women's Ball, Victoria Mas

Erin: Bright Burning Things, Lisa Harding


Other Books:

Amy: Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You, Jenara Nerenberg (Nonfiction)

Erin: It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History, Jennifer Wright (Humor, History)


Pop Culture:

Amy: True Detective (HBOMax)

Erin: Billions (Showtime)


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!


While 2021 was mostly ugh, there were bright spots. So we're bringing you our favorite reads of the year, along with a few pop culture picks and other things that made our lives better.


Books discussed in this episode (and view them all at our Bookshop list):


Other stuff discussed:



Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. And one of the BEST podcasts. Each week 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: The Return of Heath! We're welcoming back our resident celebrity expert and honorary broad, Heath. And together we're picking top pop culture of 2021.


We're talking billionaires in space, red scarves, fire tornadoes, censorship and book banning, Peloton, and so much more.


Follow the brilliant and hilarious Heath Smith at his Instagram!



Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. And one of the BEST podcasts. Each week 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!