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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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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

89: Sin Wagon

4/14/2021
We're talking hypocrisy! And these books and pop culture picks lay hypocrisy bare in incredible ways. Plus, we're considering our own hypocritical behavior, naming our new movie, and recounting the joys of a good book delivery. Listen to "Sin Wagon," the terrifically catchy song by The Chicks that inspired this week's episode. _____ A Broad's book: Pre-order DIG ME OUT by our own Amy Lee Lillard now! And add the book to your Goodreads! Plus, sign up for bonuses (and more Podcats) at...

Duration:00:55:29

The Broads Live at the DSM Book Fest

4/7/2021
The Broads: Live! We kicked off the DSM Book Fest on March 27 with a live, virtual episode. And you can listen now! Want to see our faces? Watch the VIDEO! of this episode: Broads and Books Live at the DSM Book Fest Whether you listen or watch, you'll hear one of our favorite stories, learn about the authors headlining the DSM Book Fest, answer reader questions, and open our new Broads and Books store! _____ A Broad's book: You can pre-order Amy's book, DIG ME OUT, now! Plus, sign up...

Duration:00:45:13

88: White Rabbit

3/31/2021
Follow us down the rabbit hole into full-on conspiracy land! These books and pop culture picks have conspiracies you can't put down. Plus, we're considering our own rabbit holes and dissecting conspiracy vs fact. And we uncover THE major conspiracy of our time, featuring the Podcats. Listen to "White Rabbit," the terrifically trippy song by Jefferson Airplane. _____ A Broad's book: Pre-order DIG ME OUT by our own Amy Lee Lillard now! And add the book to your Goodreads! Plus, sign up...

Duration:00:54:11

87: Ice Ice Baby

3/24/2021
Cringey moments - we love them and hate them. And these books and pop culture picks have some of the best stories of cringe around. Plus, we're considering our own cringey moments, our wise old owls that guide us, and making a last bid for HBO Max sponsorship. Listen to "Ice Ice Baby," the horrifically cringey song by Vanilla Ice that inspired this week's episode. _____ A Broad's book: Pre-order DIG ME OUT by our own Amy Lee Lillard now! And add the book to your Goodreads! Plus, sign up...

Duration:00:57:57

Live at the DSM Book Fest! Register by March 23

3/22/2021
Last chance! Register for Broads and Books live at the DSM Book Fest by March 23 at midnight CT. See the Broads live at the DSM Book Festival! Book recommendations. Crazy stories. Listener Q&A. See it all at our free virtual event on March 27. Register here!

Duration:00:01:00

86: Obsession

3/17/2021
News for you! Broads and Books at the DSM Book Fest: See the Broads live at the DSM Book Festival! Book recommendations. Crazy stories. Listener Q&A. See it all at our free virtual event on March 27. Register here! A Broad's book: Add Amy's book to your Goodreads! Dig Me Out by Amy Lee Lillard Plus, sign up for bonuses (and more Podcats) at www.amyleelillard.com _____ Broads and Books Episode 86: Obsession Objects of our affection! Motherhood! Our bodies! Follow us down the rabbit...

Duration:00:55:22

The Broads Talk Books With: Kate Hope Day

3/10/2021
News for you! Broads and Books at the DSM Book Fest: See the Broads live at the DSM Book Festival! Book recommendations. Crazy stories. Listener Q&A. See it all at our free virtual event on March 27. Register here! A Broad's book: Add Amy's book to your Goodreads: Dig Me Out by Amy Lee Lillard. Plus, sign up for bonuses (and more Podcats) at www.amyleelillard.com! _____ The Broads Talk Books With: Kate Hope Day In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Kate...

Duration:00:50:03

85: If The World Was Ending

3/3/2021
News for you! Broads and Books at the DSM Book Fest: See the Broads live at the DSM Book Festival! Book recommendations. Crazy stories. Listener Q&A. See it all at our free virtual event on March 27. Register here! A Broad's book: Add Amy's book to your Goodreads: Dig Me Out by Amy Lee Lillard. Plus, sign up for bonuses (and more Podcats) at www.amyleelillard.com! _____ Broads and Books Episode 85: If The World Was Ending The end of the world. Whether it's a full on apocalypse, or the...

Duration:00:54:46

The Broads Talk Books With: Melissa Faliveno, Author of Tomboyland

2/24/2021
In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Melissa Faliveno! We recommended her book Tomboyland in Episode 76 (and it was Amy's top nonfiction pick of 2020). We talked to Melissa about her towering stacks of TBR piles, her struggles with Shakespeare, releasing a book in the pandemic, and music writing. In The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich,...

Duration:00:37:39

84: Liar

2/17/2021
Liars! Con artists! Frauds! We're talking about it all on this week's episode. Plus, we're talking punks and hunks, human lie detectors, the lies we tell ourselves, and fun words. And Ziggy the Podcat makes a murderous appearance. Listen to "Liar," the song by Henry Rollins that inspired this week's episode. BTW: Did you hear about Amy's book? Check out the cover and sign up for updates at www.amyleelillard.com! +++++ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 84: Liar Novels: Amy: Q&A,...

Duration:00:54:16

Bonus! The Broads Talk Books With: Lyz Lenz

2/10/2021
In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Lyz Lenz! We recommended her book Bad Habits in Episode 78. Lyz talks about her favorite books, past and present, ethical escapism, and a killer cocktail+show combo. In The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Andrea Lawlor, Jeannie Vanasco, Mona Awad, and more! Hit subscribe now in your favorite podcast...

Duration:00:30:08

83: Heart of the Matter

2/3/2021
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. BTW: Did you hear about Amy's book? Check out the cover and sign up for updates at...

Duration:00:54:38

What is Broads and Books?

2/1/2021
Broads and Books is here to give you the best time you’ll have all week. Every Wednesday, we start with a weekly theme. Like Cults. Road trips. Forgiveness. Wishes. We choose two fiction books on that theme, and we tell you a little bit about them and why they’re awesome. Then, we choose two other genre books, like memoirs, true crime books, graphic novels, or short stories. And finally, because we are obsessed with so much more than books, we pick two pop culture picks on that week’s...

Duration:00:02:03

Bonus! The Broads Talk Books With: Amy Gentry, author of Bad Habits

1/27/2021
In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Amy Gentry! We recommended her book Bad Habits in Episode 79. Amy talks about her favorite books, past and present, how reading all different kinds of genres is super satisfying, and … cake. In The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Andrea Lawlor, Jeannie Vanasco, Mona Awad, and more! Hit subscribe now in...

Duration:00:42:21

82: I Wish

1/20/2021
Last chance! Complete our Listener Survey and help us deliver the goods! _____ Unlike Skee Lo, we don't wish we were taller, or a baller. But we can sure understand wishing things were different. So do the characters in this week's picks. Along with discussing the natural desire to wish, we're remembering the inanity of The Secret, considering the dangers of dancing, and wanting wax seals. Plus, we've got the superfood in our system this week, so we're HYPED. Hang on tight. Listen to "I...

Duration:00:58:13

81: Chasing Pavements

1/13/2021
Why can't we stop chasing stuff? Our picks this week are all about the highs and lows of chasing answers, knowledge, looks, and even monsters. Plus, the Broads are talking about the things they've chased and let go, examining what intuition really is, and talking about the perils and potential ways out of a bookhole. Listen to "Chasing Pavements," the song from Adele that inspired this week's episode. BTW: Did you hear about Amy's book? Check out the cover and sign up for updates at...

Duration:00:51:54

80: Hold On

1/6/2021
Hey listeners! Take a few minutes to tell us what you think about the podcast. Complete our Broads and Books Listener Survey, and you'll help us deliver the goods! _____ We're finally in 2021! And while we're keeping our expectations very low, we are thinking about things we can let go of in the new year. So our picks this week are all about what to hold on to, and what to let go. Plus, the Broads are assessing our bad habits, considering what habits sound attractive, and reminding...

Duration:00:47:50

Bonus! The Broads' Favorite Things

12/30/2020
Hey listeners! Take a few minutes to tell us what you think about the podcast. Complete our Broads and Books Listener Survey, and you'll help us deliver the goods! _____ While 2020 was mostly trash, it did give us some interesting moments, renewed hobbies, and even some personal and professional wins. So this week we're counting down our favorite things from the year. And we're crowning our favorite novels and other genre books! Some of our favorites that you can view or buy: Food...

Duration:00:45:36

79: Royals

12/23/2020
With money or power comes expectation. And the characters in our picks this week are chafing against that. Plus, the Broads are planning our own royal rule and considering how we'd spend lottery money. And Ziggy the Podcat may be turning on Erin. Listen to "Royals" the song from Lorde that inspired this week's episode. BTW: Did you hear about Amy's book? Check out the cover and sign up for updates at www.amyleelillard.com! _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 79:...

Duration:00:50:58

78: Turn to Hate

12/16/2020
Hate is everywhere, and it can be tempting. So this week we're looking at picks with people turning to hate and revenge, or resisting that pull. Plus, the Broads reveal revenge fantasies and things they thought they'd hate but actually love. And, we're plotting how to turn the Podcats into a revenge posse. Listen to "Turn to Hate" the song from Orville Peck that inspired this week's episode. _____ BTW: Did you hear about Amy's book? Check out the cover and sign up for updates at...

Duration:00:49:18