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Episode 114: Straight Up

We're kicking off a summer of '80s pop vibes! This week we're listening to Paula Abdul, and talking about books and pop culture that deal with being radically honest.

Plus, the Broads talk dangers of honesty, religious insults, and clinger anthems. And much more.


Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 114: Straight Up


Amy: The Manningtree Witches, AK Blakemore

Erin: Embassy Wife, Katie Crouch

Other Books:

Amy: The Middle Ages: A Graphic History, Eleanor Janega (Graphic nonfiction)

Erin: My Mess is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety, Georgia Pritchett (Memoir)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Those You've Known: Spring Awakening (HBO Max)

Erin: White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie and Fitch (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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