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Episode 32: On the Compound

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Broads and Books Episode 32: On the Compound

This week we're talking all things cultified.

Whether it's fundamentalists, polygamists, or even sports teams, our picks are all about what happens when you join that group that promises all the answers (and needs your bank account. And your genitals.)

Along the way, we talk about the cult that made Erin pee her pants, the glass ceiling among cult leaders, and how our hatred for bunk beds might affect our ability to be brainwashed.


Our picks this week:


Amy: The Incendiaries, R.O. Kwon

Erin: The Book of Essie, Meghan Maclean Weir

Other Books:

Amy: Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties, Tom O'Neill (Nonfiction)

Erin: The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice, Rebecca Musser (Nonfiction)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Dear Franklin Jones (Podcast)

Erin: Roll Red Roll (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.

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