Remember when Sinead O'Connor told us to fight the real enemy, and everyone lost their damn minds?
This week, we're looking at picks with controversy. Whether it's the kind of stuff that makes grown adults scream at each on news programs, or the quiet controversy within families, we've got it all.
Along the way we're also talking about the ridiculousness that counts as broadcast news, our own memories of controversy, and our suspicions about a certain powerful figure's death.
And, don't forget to listen to the song that gave us our title, "Nothing Compares 2 U," by Sinead O'Connor.
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Our picks this week:
Amy: The Leavers, Lisa Ko
Erin: Weather, Jenny Offill
Amy: The Deuce (TV, HBO)
Erin: Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (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.