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Episode 31: Lost in Translation

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Broads and Books Episode 31: Lost in Translation

Where in the world are Amy and Erin? In this week's episode, we're EVERYWHERE.

Our picks this week were originally written in Persian, Swedish, Catalan, Korean, Spanish and Cantonese. And through the brilliant work of some super smarty pants translators, we get to read them in English.

Along the way, we talk poor grammar, the pronunciation of a Spanish city, and Amy's dream of drunk dancing glory to a certain song.

Semper ubi sububi.


Our picks this week:


Amy: Women Without Men, Shahrnush Parsipur; Translated by Faridoun Farrokh

Erin: Millenium Trilogy, Stieg Larssen; Translated by Reg Keeland

Other Books:

Amy: Selected Stories of Merce Rodoreda, Merce Rodoreda; Translated by Martha Tennent (Story Collection)

Erin: Diary of a Murderer, Young-Ha Kim; Translated by Krys Lee (Story Collection)

Pop Culture:

Amy: La Piel Que Habito / The Skin I Live In (Movie)

Erin: The Departed (Movie)


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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.

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