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Episode 108: Popular

Listen: we don't claim to be popular, and never have. But we are fascinated by popularity. So this week, we're looking at picks that engage with the idea of what's hip and happening.

Plus, the Broads talk through our formative experiences of (non) popularity, try out sound effects like popular radio shows, and envision the pitch meeting behind a timeless popular snack. And much more.


Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 108: Popular


Amy: Devil House, John Darnielle

Erin: The Maidens, Alex Michaelides

Other Books:

Amy: Your Song Changed My Life, Bob Boilen (Nonfiction)

Erin: The Less People Know about Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity, Axton Betz-Hamilton (Nonfiction, True Crime)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Don't Look Up (Netflix)

Erin: Better Call Saul (AMC)



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.

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