One amazing listener (with the amazing name of Amy) suggested the theme of "sports." The Broads, as uncoordinated and afraid of competition as we are, went real loosey goosey on this theme. And this glorious episode was born.
We've got picks that are about rivalries and head-to-head combat. Plus, we talk about our own sports misadventures and dreams, debate the merits of baking competitions, and imagine the possibilities of a magic bullet in Erin's head. It all makes sense in the end.
Our picks this week:
Amy: American War, Omar El Akkad
Erin: Beartown, Fredrick Backman
Amy: Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud, Anne-Helen Petersen (Nonfiction)
Amy: GLOW (TV)
Erin: Team Foxcatcher (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, 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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