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Episode 29: Iowa Nice

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Broads and Books Episode 29: Iowa Nice

Think Iowa is all fields of corn and State Fair antics? Get your head in the game (and keep that corn away from Erin).

This week we're highlighting Iowa authors and local big deals. Come for the great picks, stay for our time capsule ideas involving Herky the Hawk that take a deadly turn.

We're nice in Iowa. But that doesn't stop us from trying to get Erin on Dateline.


Our picks this week:


Amy: Lila, Marilynne Robinson

Erin: Some Other Town, Elizabeth Collison

Other Books:

Amy: We the Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa, Volume 1, Sadagat Aliyeva, Melissa Palma, and Chuy Renteria, Edited by Andrea Wilson (Collection from the Iowa Writer's House Bicultural Fellowship)

Erin: Midnight Assassin, Patricia Bryan and Thomas Wolf (Nonfiction)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Missing in the Metro (Podcast)

Erin: Raygun: Overheard in the Store

Plus! Other Iowa authors you should know and love:

Kali Van Baale

Julie Stone

Francis Sparks

James Erwin

Jennifer Wilson

Iowa Writers and Illustrators


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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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