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Episode 62: Where Is My Mind?

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

Are they crazy? Or is someone making them think they're crazy?

This week, we're looking at picks with that insidious form of crazy-making: gaslighting. Whether it's one person abusing another, or an entire culture making someone feel crazy, we've got picks that show that crazy is often truth.

Along the way we're also talking about the benefits and drawbacks of using a Men-in-Black memory eraser, our new careers as book reviewers, and a truly terrific new review from a listener.

Learn more about racial gaslighting from Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah.

And, don't forget to listen to the source of this week's episode title, "Where Is My Mind," by The Pixies.

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Our picks this week:


Amy: The Revisioners, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Erin: Long Bright River, Liz Moore

Other Books:

Amy: Heavy, Kiese Laymon

Erin: Why We Can't Sleep, Ada Calhoun

Pop Culture:

Amy: When They See Us (and the Oprah Special) (TV, Netflix)

Erin: Burnt (TV, Prime)



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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