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The Broads Talk Books With: Sarah Weinman

Broads and Books - A book podcast, funny podcast, feminist podcast, new podcast 2019

In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to true-crime queen Sarah Weinman! She's one of our very rare three-peats: We've recommended Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives in Episode 47, Unspeakable Acts in Episode 79, and The Real Lolita in Episode 88.

We talked to Sarah about her introduction to true crime, her gig reviewing crime fiction for the New York Times, and the books that sustain her.

In The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Anna North, Kate Hope Day, Amy Gentry, Emily Nagoski, Melissa Faliveno, Carter Sickels, and many more! Hit subscribe now in your favorite podcast player, and every bonus episode will come straight to you. Like magic.


Sarah's latest book:


Favorite authors as a kid and teen:

  • Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Christopher Pike

  • R.L. Stine

  • Norma Klein

  • Mary Higgens Clark

  • Walter Mosely

Crime fiction authors that made her want to write:

  • Laura Lippman

  • Denis Lehane

  • Michael Connelly

  • Harlan Coben

  • Sue Grafton

  • Sara Paretsky

Books that have surprised her recently:

Authors/books that inspire her work:

Books you should read:

Current pop culture obsessions:



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, 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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