This week, we're feeling a very strange sensation...is this hope? A tiny bit of sky from inside the dumpster fire of 2020? Perhaps.
For picks, we're looking at books that flip the gender script, and looking at how the assumptions made around men and women are dead wrong. Plus, we're talking about ex's that won't go away, when Erin might be able to stalk again, and our very real friend that sounds very made up.
Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 75: Ex's and Oh's
Erin: The Wife, Meg Wolitzer
Amy: Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys, Viv Albertine (and listen to "Typical Girls" by The Slits)
Amy: The Ballad of Billy Balls (Podcast)
Erin: The Lie (Movie, Prime)
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.