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Episode 22: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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Broads and Books Episode 22: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

This week, we're scaring ourselves silly. Whether it's the monstrous things we make, the terrors of our inner demons, or a bit of old-school fairy tale fright, our picks are all about the things that will haunt you.

Also in this episode, we talk about movies that scarred us for life, why horror and terror fascinate us, and the joys of campy gore. Plus, we dive into a truly important topic: Can we eat humans and still be vegan?

This week's theme was another listener-suggested idea! Thanks Maggie -- you got more than you bargained for, and may never want to talk to us again.


Our picks this week:

Fiction Books:

Amy: Bunny, Mona Awad (and read Amy's interview with Mona about the book)

Erin: My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite

Other Books:

Amy: "Reeling for the Empire" in Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell (Short Story)

Erin: Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (Graphic Novel, Short Story Collection)

Pop Culture:

Amy: True Blood (TV)

Erin: The Disappearance of Emily Cox Powell (Documentary)


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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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