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Episode 61: Changes

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

Over the last few months, we've had to adapt to a "new normal." And that got us thinking about books with huge life changes.

We're also back to recording in person this week, with a new socially-distanced studio, and some Broads and Books new normals. So we're also talking about how we've changed during quarantine, what advice we'd give ourselves in the past and future, and the benefits of running a feral cat club.

Don't forget to listen to the source of this week's episode title, "Changes," by David Bowie.

Plus: Broads and Books listeners can now get three audiobooks for the price of one with! We love because it combines audiobooks and local, indie bookstores. Learn more about, and redeem your special offer with the code broadsandbooks!


Our picks this week:


Amy: The Heavens, Sandra Newman (and hear Mona Awad recommend this book!)

Erin: The Knockout Queen, Rufi Thorpe

Other Books:

Amy: In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado

Erin: White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo (and hear Julia Phillips recommend this book!)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Rectify (TV, Netflix)

Erin: Unorthodox (TV, Netflix)



Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. And 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. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.

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