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Episode 45: Outstanding Offspring

Updated: Jan 14, 2020

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One of our listeners, Tim, issued us a challenge: Find books with kids that even Amy would like. Amy felt deeply seen.

We accepted this challenge, and we're offering some books with outstanding offspring as characters. Along the way, Erin talks about her abilities as a stage mom, Amy reveals what age kids she would like to have, and we remember the time Erin got thrown out of a wrestling meet.

P.S. Tim recommended a pick on this theme too! His pick is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley.


Our picks this week:


Amy: The Passage, Justin Cronin

Erin: The Most Fun We Ever Had, Claire Lombardo

Other Books:

Amy: His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman (Young adult and graphic novel)

Erin: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson (Novella / Short Story)

Pop Culture:

Amy: The Crown (TV, Netflix show)

Erin: America's Funniest Home Videos (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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