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Episode 98: Holding Out for a Hero

This week we're looking at heroes. Do they exist? Why do they often fail us? When should we be our own damn heroes? Our fiction, nonfiction, and pop culture picks point the way.

Also in this episode, we reveal what happens when you give us fake eyelashes and fake tans. It's not pretty.

Listen to "Holding Out for a Hero," the song from Bonnie Tyler that inspired this week's theme.


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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 98: Holding Out for a Hero


Amy: Ariadne, Jennifer Saint

Erin: The Turnout, Megan Abbott

Other Books:

Amy: Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto, Michelle Bowdler (Nonfiction)

Erin: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel (Graphic memoir)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Cruella (Disney+)

Erin: Girls5eva (Peacock)



Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life! 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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