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Episode 118: I Want to Break Free

This week, we're breaking free and choosing ourselves, just like the characters in our picks.

Plus, the Broads talk backlash, self-care, icon status, the sadness of Daddy Long Legs, our submarine plans, Elon Musk, and the ghosts of founding fathers haunting us. Plus much more.

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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 118: I Want to Break Free


Amy: Sea of Tranquility, Emily St John Mandel

Erin: The Latecomer, Jean Hanff Korelitz

Other Books:

Amy: Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, Laura Jane Grace (Memoir)

Erin: Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks, Patrick Radden Keefe (Nonfiction, True Crime)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Severance (Apple TV+)

Erin: Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall (HBO)



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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