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Episode 64: Criminal

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

This week, we're looking at picks with criminals we dig. Whether they're criminal mommies, criminal apologists, or criminal Margo Martindale, we've got it all.

Along the way we're discussing what we'd decriminalize, Erin's natural role as a judge, and Amy's criminal nicknames.

And, don't forget to listen to the song that gave us our title, "Criminal," by Fiona Apple.

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Our picks this week:


Amy: The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

Erin: Happy and You Know It, Laura Hankin

Other Books:

Amy: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold

Erin: True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa, Michael Finkel

Pop Culture:

Amy: Blow the Man Down (TV, Prime)

Erin: Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story (TV) (And remember to check out Lorena, which we recommended in Episode 58!)



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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