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Episode 72: Telephone

This week, we just want to be left alone, dammit. We're looking at fiction picks with characters looking to do their own thing, nonfiction examining why we aren't left alone, and more.

Plus, we're watching the world go mad, contemplating our golden years, and starting fights. It's 2020, after all.

Listen to "Telephone," the song from Lady Gaga and Beyonce that inspired this week's episode.


Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 72: Telephone


Amy: We Went to the Woods, Caite Dolan-Leach

Erin: Everywhere You Don't Belong, Gabriel Bump

Other Books/Reading:


Why Won't Men Leave Me Alone When I'm Reading?” by Lindsay Merbaum;

"Why Men Sexually Harass Women” by Olga Khazan;

The Double Life of the 'Respectable' Men Who Harass Women" by Mimi Kramer

(and remember these past picks from Episode 36: Poetic Justice: She Said, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; Nobody's Victim, Carrie Goldberg)

Erin: Solutions and Other Problems, Allie Brosh

Pop Culture:

Amy: Jessica Jones (TV, Netflix)

Erin: All In: The Fight for Democracy (Documentary, Amazon Prime)

And hey: don't take your rights for granted. VOTE. Register to vote, and/or sign up to be a poll worker!



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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