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The Broads were issued a challenge this week from one special listener: Find classic books that don't suck. Challenge. Accepted.
So this week we're giving you picks that are classic in every way, but are also damn good. Along the way we talk about the Broads' classic falls, revisit the great "do you the break the binding" debate, and dissect Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cream pies. For reals.
Amy: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Erin: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
Amy: "Still I Rise," Maya Angelou (Poetry)
(and watch her performance of the poem)
Erin: "Death of a Salesman," Arthur Miller (Play)
Amy: Splendor in the Grass (Movie)
Erin: The Royal Tenenbaums (Movie)
The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury wrote short stories like nobody's business. In this collection from 1951, he creates entire worlds in a few pages, stories you consume in a quick and gratifying way. Most of his stories deal with space and science, and how our continuing obsession with exploring worlds really impacts both our lives and the lives we find out in the universe.
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Broads and Books is a book podcast, a funny podcast, and a feminist podcast. And you'll find we're one of the best podcasts. Each week 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, unachievable reading lists, amazing business ideas, and so much more. We also update you on our mascot, Podcat, and her latest attempts to kill us. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.
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