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Episode 65: Best Imitation of Myself

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

This week, we've got characters pretending to be something they're not. Whether it's Ponzi schemers, salon girls, spies, or scarlet-letter-wearing ladies, we've got it all.

Along the way we're doling out advice to teens, imagining swapping faces, and seeking out the Hall of Presidents. It all makes sense by the end.

And, don't forget to listen to the song that gave us our title, "Best Imitation of Myself" by Ben Folds Five.


Our picks this week:


Amy: The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel

Erin: If I Had Your Face, Frances Cha

Other Books:

Amy: Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, Amaryllis Fox

Erin: Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory, Rafael Bob-Waxsberg

Pop Culture:

Amy: Easy A (Movie)

Erin: Palm Springs (Movie)



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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