This week we're channeling Lizzo, talking about books and pop culture with characters that have been through it (and come out stronger).


Plus, the Broads talk annoyingly delayed outrage, rejections, squirrels, and the trouble with numbers. Heads up: We're recording on a different day, and we're coming in HOT.


 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 113: About Damn Time


Novels:

Amy: The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood

Erin: Tell Me An Ending, Jo Harkin


Other Books:

Amy: Blow Your House Down, Gina Frangello (Memoir)

Erin: The Nineties, Chuck Klosterman (Nonfiction, Essays)


Pop Culture:

Amy: Somebody Somewhere (HBO Max)

Erin: Something Was Wrong (Podcast)

 

 

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 looking at books and pop culture picks that feature characters living their truths, no matter how hard others deny it.


Plus, the Broads talk book banning, people-watching while invisible, and billionaires' midlife crises. And we say GAY. A lot.


 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 112: We Exist


Novels:

Amy: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr

Erin: Ocean State, Stewart O'Nan


Other Books:

Amy: I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, Maggie O'Farrell (Memoir)

Erin: Binge: 60 Stories to Make Your Brain Feel Different, Douglas Coupland (Short stories)


Pop Culture:

Amy: Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max)

Erin: Anatomy of a Scandal (Netflix)

 

 

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!


It's a meme, it's a phenomenon, and it's the ultimate creeper anthem! So this week, we're looking at books and pop culture picks that look at unhealthy attachments and obsessions.


Plus, the Broads talk gross dating rituals, relationship showboating on Instagram, and how we would do as stalkers. And much more.


 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 111: Never Gonna Give You Up


Novels:

Amy: So Happy for You, Celia Laskey

Erin: Cherish Farrah, Bethany C. Morrow


Other Books:

Amy: Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth about Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All, Laura Bates (Nonfiction)

Erin: The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice, Benjamin Gilmer (Nonfiction, True Crime)


Pop Culture:

Amy: The Afterparty (Apple+)

Erin: Joe vs. Carole (Peacock)

 

 

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!