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Episode 27: Uppers and Downers

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Broads and Books Episode 27: Uppers and Downers

"Cocaine's a helluva drug," said Rick James. We, as klutzy control freaks who have never tried the hard stuff for obvious reasons, will assume he's right.

We're featuring picks this week that have all sorts of drug hijinks. Along the way, we talk about our ideal drugs, how Erin's cartel will be run, and check in on Huey Lewis.

Plus, listen close for the sound of Podcat on some serious uppers.


Our picks this week:


Amy: My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Otessa Moshfegh

Erin: A Million Little Pieces, James Frey

Other Books:

Amy: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, Ed Brubaker (Graphic Novel)

Erin: Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town, Nick Reding (Nonfiction)

Pop Culture:

Amy: "Great Day" (SNL Digital Short by Lonely Island)

Erin: Weeds (TV)


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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, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, 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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