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Episode 70: I'm a Man

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"Hey there office lady...", it's time to look at masculinity, gender roles, and all the things that can go wrong in teaching our kids this crap.

Plus, we're defending reputations with footraces, peeing in celebration, navigating vast oceans of emotions, and hearing a Podcat's opinion on Barbies.

Listen to "I'm a Man," the incredible song that inspired this week's episode. The song comes from the band Pissed Jeans, and is written and performed by author Lindsay Hunter.


Our picks this week:


Amy: Any Man, Amber Tamblyn (and check out pictures from Amy's opening reading on the book tour!)

Erin: Imperfect Women, Araminta Hall

Other Books:

Amy: Don't Call Us Dead, Danez Smith

Erin: Things to Make and Break, May-Lan Tan (and shop at Coffee House Press, where 10% of web profits are being donated to the National Bail Out Collective)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Mindhunter (TV, Netflix)

Erin: Lego Movie 2 (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, check in on our Podcats, 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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