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Episode 86: Obsession

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

Objects of our affection! Motherhood! Our bodies! Follow us down the rabbit holes into books and pop culture picks about obsessive relationships and behavior.

Plus, we're considering our own snack obsessions, weighing a world without internet rabbit holes, and bringing back a Broad's particular obsession with a certain icon. And Ziggy the Podcat once again makes himself known in the studio.

Listen to "Obsession," the song by Animotion that inspired this week's episode.


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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 86: Obsession


Amy: The Life and Death of Sophie Smith, Anna North

Erin: The Push, Ashley Audrain

Other Books:

Amy: Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded, Jason Heller (Nonfiction)

Erin: Starvation Mode: A Memoir of Food, Consumption, and Control, Elissa Washuta (Memoir)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Promising Young Woman (Prime) (and check out the IG post Erin mentions about 'notallmen')

Erin: Who? Weekly (Podcast)



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