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Episode 117: Born in the USA

This week, we have a supersized episode about that most American of concepts: hypocrisy.

Our picks are taking on religion, capitalism, marriage, climate, and so much more.

Plus, the Broads discuss the ultimate hypocrisy of celebrating independence day in a country where women are not independent. With lots of things to laugh about along the way, including Giulani, lingering hugs, Amy's love for Winona Ryder, and our newest business idea.

Listen to "Born in the USA," the song from Bruce Springsteen that inspired this week's theme.

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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 117: Born in the USA


Amy: The Town of Babylon, Alejandro Varela

Erin: The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Other Books:

Amy: The Lonely Hunter: How Our Search for Love Is Broken, Aimée Lutkin (Memoir)

Erin: Things You Can Do: How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste, Eduardo Garcia (Nonfiction)

Pop Culture:

Amy AND Erin: Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu)



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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