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Episode 112: We Exist

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


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.

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