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Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. It’s a weekly date with two Broads who love books as much as they love embarrassing stories and crackpot business ideas. Every Wednesday, the Broads pick one theme. We choose and discuss two novels, two other genre books, and two pop culture picks based on that theme. Listeners will laugh, think, and find things they’re going to love. Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com to listen and sign up for free VIP bonuses!

Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. It’s a weekly date with two Broads who love books as much as they love embarrassing stories and crackpot business ideas. Every Wednesday, the Broads pick one theme. We choose and discuss two novels, two other genre books, and two pop culture picks based on that theme. Listeners will laugh, think, and find things they’re going to love. Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com to listen and sign up for free VIP bonuses!

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United States

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Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. It’s a weekly date with two Broads who love books as much as they love embarrassing stories and crackpot business ideas. Every Wednesday, the Broads pick one theme. We choose and discuss two novels, two other genre books, and two pop culture picks based on that theme. Listeners will laugh, think, and find things they’re going to love. Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com to listen and sign up for free VIP bonuses!

Language:

English


Episodes

Born in the USA

7/6/2022
This week, we have a supersized episode about that most American of concepts: hypocrisy. Our picks are taking on religion, capitalism, marriage, climate, and so much more. Plus, the Broads discuss the ultimate hypocrisy of celebrating independence day in a country where women are not independent. With lots of things to laugh about along the way, including Giulani, lingering hugs, Amy's love for Winona Ryder, and our newest business idea. Listen to "Born in the USA," the song from Bruce...

Duration:01:14:54

Control

6/22/2022
This week our picks are following the glorious Janet Jackson's lead: taking control, and letting others' opinions go. Plus, the Broads talk the joy of planners, self-appointed titles, mind bullets, and so much more. Bookshop.org store"ControlOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 116: Control Novels: Amy: The Change, Kirsten Miller Erin: Counterfeit, Kirstin Chen Other Books: Amy: A Ghost in the Throat, Doireann Ni Ghriofa (Memoir) Erin:...

Duration:00:56:13

Cruel Summer

6/8/2022
This week we're talking summer: summer reads, summer rites, summer sweat and grossness. It's a mixed bag for the Broads. Plus, we detail our riders for a boat trip, declare 'beach reads' a stupid category, and heap praise yet again on public libraries for their summer programs. We stay on theme. Bookshop.org store"Cruel SummerOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 115: Cruel Summer Novels: Amy: Real Life, Brandon Taylor Erin: The Disappearing Act,...

Duration:00:51:51

Straight Up

5/25/2022
We're kicking off a summer of '80s pop vibes! This week we're listening to Paula Abdul, and talking about books and pop culture that deal with being radically honest. Plus, the Broads talk dangers of honesty, religious insults, and clinger anthems. And much more. Check out all current and past picks at our Bookshop.org store. Listen to "Straight Up," the song from Paula Abdul that inspired this week's theme. Get a Broad's book: Order Dig Me Out by our own Amy Lee Lillard now! _____ Our...

Duration:00:50:11

About Damn Time

5/11/2022
This week, we're channeling Lizzo, talking about books and pop culture with characters that have been through it (and come out stronger). Plus, the Broads talk annoyingly delayed outrage, rejections, squirrels, and the trouble with numbers. We're recording on a different day, and we're coming in HOT. Bookshop.org store"About Damn TimeOrchestraBeanie BabiesWriter's BlockOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 113: About Damn Time Novels: Amy: The...

Duration:00:56:01

We Exist

4/27/2022
This week, we're looking at books and pop culture picks that feature characters living their truths, no matter how hard others deny it. Plus, the Broads talk book banning, people-watching while invisible, and billionaires' midlife crises. And we say GAY. A lot. Bookshop.org store"We ExistOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 112: We Exist Novels: Amy: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr Erin: Ocean State, Stewart O'Nan Other Books: Amy: I Am, I...

Duration:00:56:19

Never Gonna Give You Up

4/13/2022
It's a meme, it's a phenomenon, and it's the ultimate creeper anthem! So this week, we're looking at books and pop culture picks that look at unhealthy attachments and obsessions. Plus, the Broads talk gross dating rituals, relationship showboating on Instagram, and how we would do as stalkers. And much more. Bookshop.org store"Never Gonna Give You UpOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 111: Never Gonna Give You Up Novels: Amy: So Happy for You,...

Duration:00:59:44

It's My Life

3/30/2022
This week, we're looking at books and pop culture picks that explore what we should do with our one life. Plus, the Broads talk terrible life advice, the true crime benefits of immortality, and redesigning the human body for more time. And much more. Bookshop.org store"It's My LifeOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 110: It's My Life Novels: Amy: The Wanderers, Meg Howrey Erin: Dream Girl, Laura Lippman Other Books: Amy: Seek You: A Journey...

Duration:01:01:53

Should I Stay or Should I Go

3/16/2022
It's the question we grapple with constantly: persist, or run for the hills. So this week, we're looking at books and pop culture picks that engage with the essential choice: should I stay, or should I go? Plus, the Broads talk Midwest goodbyes, trash states, new relationship services, and killer mosquitos. And much more. Bookshop.org store"Should I Stay or Should I GoOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard @catcultcolony_____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 109: Should I Stay or Should I...

Duration:01:03:36

Popular

3/2/2022
Listen: we don't claim to be popular, and never have. But we are fascinated by popularity. So this week, we're looking at picks that engage with the idea of what's hip and happening. Plus, the Broads talk through our formative experiences of (non) popularity, try out sound effects like popular radio shows, and envision the pitch meeting behind a timeless popular snack. And much more. Bookshop.org store"PopularOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard @catcultcolony_____ Our picks from Broads and...

Duration:00:58:10

You Oughta Know

2/16/2022
You oughta know, listeners, that tales of love gone wrong are highly entertaining. So this week, we're talking the dark side of love and lust. Plus, the Broads talk through best and worst advice after breakups, the problem with algorithms promising love, trusting our gut with red flags, and how Valentine's Day is for creeps. And much more. And one more thing: "You Oughta KnowOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard @catcultcolony_____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 107: You Oughta...

Duration:00:55:51

Sabotage

2/2/2022
Listen all y'all, IT'S SABOTAGE. This week we're talking sabotage of ourselves and others, and our picks are all about it. Plus, the Broads talk through our own self-sabotage, our new strategies for handling the potential sabotage of others, and the joys of having nemeses. And much more. LINKS: "SabotageOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard @catcultcolony_____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 106: Sabotage Novels: Amy: The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood Erin: The Good Sister, Sally...

Duration:00:54:56

Ride

1/19/2022
This week, we're considering control. Is it an illusion? Why do we hurt ourselves and others when we feel out of control? Our picks tackle this thorny topic. Plus, the Broads consider our gross out-of-control habits, how spontaneity is terrifying, and why we need a house elf. And much more. LINKS: "RideOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard @catcultcolonyWhat Women With Autism Want You to Know_____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 105: Ride Novels: Amy: The Mad Women's Ball, Victoria...

Duration:00:58:29

It Wasn't All Bad? Faves of 2021

1/5/2022
While 2021 was mostly ugh, there were bright spots. So we're bringing you our favorite reads of the year, along with a few pop culture picks and other things that made our lives better. View all the books discussed in this episode at the Bookshop list. And visit this episode's page for pop culture picks and more links. ----- 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...

Duration:00:58:48

Best Pop Culture of 2021 (with Heath!)

12/22/2021
This week: The Return of Heath! We're welcoming back our resident celebrity expert and honorary broad, Heath. And together we're picking top pop culture of 2021. We're talking billionaires in space, red scarves, fire tornadoes, censorship and book banning, Peloton, and so much more. Follow the brilliant and hilarious Heath Smith at his Instagram! _____ 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...

Duration:00:59:55

Happy Idiot

12/8/2021
This week, we're asking one simple question: Is ignorance bliss? Plus, the Broads talk about their areas of ignorance, Erin tells the story of getting slapped, and we consider our favorite fraud. And much more. LINKS: @catcultcolony"Happy IdiotOrder Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 104: Happy Idiot Novels: Amy: Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam Erin: The Pessimists, Bethany Ball Other Books: Amy: Imagine Wanting Only This, Kristen Radtke...

Duration:00:55:02

Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

11/24/2021
This week, we're looking at red flags and bad decisions, and considering books and pop culture picks with flags ignored. Plus, Erin previews her Masterclass on red flags, we consider the inherent red flags of corporate America, and dissect the wonder of Paul Rudd. LINKS: @catcultcolonyThe best $15.79 I ever spent: My last terrible diet book (Vox)Part 1Part 2"Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Order Dig Me OutAmy Lee Lillard _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 103: Get Outta...

Duration:00:56:43

Add It Up

11/10/2021
This week, we're adding up all our grudges, and considering books and pop culture picks where the addition may be just too much to handle. Plus, we're using Excel for our mental health, planning our villainous futures, and relating hard to Steve Buscemi from Billy Madison. We also get a visit from Louise the Podcat, who reminds Amy how stupid human skin is. Listen to "Add It Up," the song from Violent Femmes that inspired this week's theme. (And here's the clip from Reality Bites with the...

Duration:00:54:23

Ring of Fire

10/27/2021
This week, we're considering turning to the dark side. Or at least the characters in our picks are. Plus, we're weighing the morality of accidentally shoplifting, asking Marvel to cast us as villains, and welcoming a Podcat drive-by. Listen to "Ring of Fire," the song from Johnny Cash that inspired this week's theme. _____ A Broad's book: Order DIG ME OUT by our own Amy Lee Lillard now! _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 101: Ring of Fire Novels: Amy: Animal, Lisa...

Duration:00:54:19

The Broads Talk Books with: Amy Lee Lillard

10/13/2021
In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to our own Amy Lee Lillard! As Amy's book, Dig Me Out, officially releases this week, Erin and Amy have a wide-ranging discussion about the books that made her a writer. Plus, we're getting honest about the writing and publishing process. Get Dig Me Out: ATELIER26 BOOKS| Bookshop.org | Indiebound | Or your local independent bookstore! Attend a Dig Me Out event: October 21, 2021: Book Cellar (Chicago), in conversation with...

Duration:00:46:41