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Episode 83: Heart of the Matter

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

Forgiveness: who needs it, who deserves it, who gives it out. We're talking about it all on this week's episode.

Plus, we're dissecting fake apologies, debunking common sayings about forgiveness, and creating a new arbiter of comeuppance. It all makes (sort of) sense in the end.

Listen to "Heart of the Matter," the song covered by India Arie that inspired this week's episode.

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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 83: Heart of the Matter


Amy: Whiskey and Ribbons, Leesa Cross-Smith

Erin: Outlawed, Anna North

Other Books:

Amy: Craigslist Confessional: A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers, Helena Dea Bala (Nonfiction)

Erin: Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood (True Crime)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Murder on Middle Beach (HBO, Docuseries) (And article Amy mentions)

Erin: The Apology Line (Podcast)



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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