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Episode 80: Hold On

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

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We're finally in 2021! And while we're keeping our expectations very low, we are thinking about things we can let go of in the new year. So our picks this week are all about what to hold on to, and what to let go.

Plus, the Broads are assessing our bad habits, considering what habits sound attractive, and reminding listeners to ignore all the stupid diet ads this week (and read our anti-diet reading list).

Listen to "Hold On," the song from H.E.R. that inspired this week's episode.

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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 80: Hold On


Amy: Midnight Library, Matt Haig

Erin: Blood and Money, Thomas Thompson

Other Books:

Amy: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Jenny Odell (Nonfiction)

Erin: The Times I Knew I Was Gay, Eleanor Crewes (Graphic Memoir)

Pop Culture:

Amy: The Forty-Year-Old Version (Netflix)

Erin: Succession (TV, HBO)



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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