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Broads and Books is a book podcast, a funny podcast, and a feminist podcast. And you'll find we're 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, unachievable reading lists, amazing business ideas, and so much more. We also update you on our mascot, Podcat, and her latest attempts to kill us. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week. Find links to all of episodes, along with bonus material, at BroadsandBooks.com. You'll also find ways to get in touch and follow along every week!

Broads and Books is a book podcast, a funny podcast, and a feminist podcast. And you'll find we're 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, unachievable reading lists, amazing business ideas, and so much more. We also update you on our mascot, Podcat, and her latest attempts to kill us. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week. Find links to all of episodes, along with bonus material, at BroadsandBooks.com. You'll also find ways to get in touch and follow along every week!

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Broads and Books is a book podcast, a funny podcast, and a feminist podcast. And you'll find we're 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, unachievable reading lists, amazing business ideas, and so much more. We also update you on our mascot, Podcat, and her latest attempts to kill us. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week. Find links to all of episodes, along with bonus material, at BroadsandBooks.com. You'll also find ways to get in touch and follow along every week!

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English


Episodes

74: I Put a Spell on You

10/28/2020
This week, we're looking to magic to lift spirits and end this terrible year. Our picks have literal and metaphorical spells, along with other types of witchery. Plus, Erin and Amy develop the haunted house for 2020, complete with news tickers, Goop eggs, and jack-in-the-boxes with terrifying refrains. If you haven't had the pleasure, watch this video for the mehhhh noise that exemplifies 2020. And listen to "I Put a Spell on You," the song from Nina Simone that inspired this week's...

Duration:00:58:05

73: The Sign

10/21/2020
This week, we're looking at signs. Our books have characters inspecting red flags, blowing past yellow lights, and claiming some things are in the green. Plus, Erin offers a tiered system of warning signs, Amy's gut instinct is driven by Reese's Pieces, and both Broads contemplate a reality show of fake psychic nonsense. Listen to "The Sign," the song from Ace of Base that inspired this week's episode. _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 73: The Sign Novels: Amy: Starling...

Duration:00:55:29

Bonus: Celebrity? with Special Guest Heath

10/14/2020
This week, we're breaking down some of our favorite celebrity memoirs. But we decided we needed a little something special...so we invited our resident celebrity expert and honorary broad, Heath. Heath helps us dissect what makes a celebrity, our favorite celebrity and reality star moments, and picks the celebrity memoir of the century. Plus, Amy puts Erin and Heath to the test with a Real Housewives quiz. Follow the brilliant and hilarious Heath at his Instagram! _____ Our picks from...

Duration:01:15:04

72: Telephone

10/7/2020
This week, we just want to be left alone, dammit. We're looking at fiction picks with characters looking to do their own thing, nonfiction examining why we aren't left alone, and more. Plus, we're watching the world go mad, contemplating our golden years, and starting fights. It's 2020, after all. Listen to "Telephone," the song from Lady Gaga and Beyonce that inspired this week's episode. _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 72: Telephone Novels: Amy: We Went to the Woods,...

Duration:00:51:44

Bonus! The Broads Talk Books With: Carter Sickels, Author of The Prettiest Star

9/30/2020
In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Carter Sickels! His novel, The Prettiest Star, made Amy ugly cry in Episode 69. Carter talks about his love for The Outsiders, touching fan messages, stalking his favorite authors, and BOWIE. 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...

Duration:00:31:25

71: Not Ready to Make Nice

9/23/2020
This week we're not backing down from a fight, and neither are the characters in our picks. Plus, we're nursing our grudges, taking on anti-maskers, and declaring value in angry women. And stay till the end to hear us dissect our first negative review. Listen to "Not Ready to Make Nice," the song from The Chicks that inspired this week's episode. _____ Our picks from Episode 71: Not Ready to Make Nice Novels: Amy: Under the Rainbow, Celia Laskey Erin: The Yellow Wallpaper and Other...

Duration:00:59:04

70: I'm a Man

9/16/2020
Since you listen to us, you'll also like the podcast from Atelier26 Books, called "In the Atelier." It's a weekly audio essay for book-loving, creative people like you. Listen and subscribe today! _____ "Hey there office lady...", it's time to look at masculinity, gender roles, and all the things that can go wrong in teaching our kids this crap. Plus, we're defending reputations with footraces, peeing in celebration, navigating vast oceans of emotions, and hearing a Podcat's opinion on...

Duration:00:53:57

Bonus: The Broads Talk Books With Ann Napolitano, Author of Dear Edward

9/9/2020
In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Ann Napolitano! We recommended her novel, Dear Edward, in Episode 60. Ann talks about writing books that you hug to your chest, touching fan interactions, and who makes her tongue-tied. 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...

Duration:00:34:21

69: American Dream

9/2/2020
Since you listen to Broads and Books, you'll also like the podcast from Atelier26 Books, called "In the Atelier." It's a weekly audio essay for book-loving, creative people like you. Listen and subscribe today! _____ This week we're talking about the American Dream, and the messy truths behind it. Plus, we're saying no to bootstraps, redefining dreams and happiness, adding to Erin's commencement speech, and welcoming a surprise visit from one of the podcats. Listen to "American Dream" by...

Duration:00:58:53

68: My Church

8/26/2020
This week we're talking about religion: the highs, the lows, the culty-cults, and the magnificent things books do with it. Plus, Amy welcomes a new furry dynamic duo to the studio, Erin describes her ideal church, and we wonder how anyone can pretend to be infallible. We're coming in HOT. Listen to "My Church" by Maren Morris, the song that inspired this week's episode. _____ Our picks this week: Novels: Amy: The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie Erin: How to Be Good, Nick Hornby Other...

Duration:00:56:16

Bonus! Our Authors' Must Reads

8/19/2020
Have you subscribed to our website? Sign up and you'll get a VIP list of ALL our episodes and picks. Search and browse to your heart's content! _____ If you've been listening for awhile, you know The Broads Talk Books With is a series of conversations with our favorite authors, where we all nerd out about books. We even ask them this impossible question: What book do you demand everyone read? And they've come up with some amazing picks. Now we've got all these must-reads in one bonus...

Duration:00:17:51

Bonus! The Broads Talk Books With: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Author of Friday Black

8/12/2020
In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah! We recommended his short story collection, Friday Black, in our very first episode. Nana talks about inviting harsh student feedback, fans bursting into tears, his epic first meeting with Zadie Smith, and more. In The Broads Talks Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Andrea Lawlor, Jeannie Vanasco, Mona Awad, Mathieu...

Duration:00:32:17

67: Truth Hurts

8/5/2020
Listen to Lizzo: Truth can hurt, but sometimes you need it. And that's what our picks are all about this week: break-ups, splits, and hard truths. Plus, we're talking about the best way to break up, why nurses should stay away from cats and oils, and Amy's shocking change of heart on a critical book issue. Listen to "Truth Hurts," watch Lizzo's BET performance, and watch Aidy Bryant and Lizzo become best friends. _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 67: Truth...

Duration:00:48:41

66: She Works Hard for the Money

7/29/2020
This week, she's working hard for that money. Women in our picks are knocking down walls and kicking through doors to get paid and demand respect. Plus, we're talking about our colorful work histories on landlines, cultivating covens of feral cats, and considering the benefits of sister wives. And, don't forget to listen to the song that gave us our title, "She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer. _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 66: She Works Hard for the...

Duration:00:49:34

65: Best Imitation of Myself

7/22/2020
This week, we've got characters pretending to be something they're not. Whether Ponzi schemers, salon girls, spies, or scarlet-letter-wearing ladies, we've got it all. Along the way we're doling out advice to teens, imagining swapping faces, and seeking out the Hall of Presidents. It all makes sense by the end. And, don't forget to listen to the song that gave us our title, "Best Imitation of Myself" by Ben Folds Five. _____ Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 65: Best Imitation of...

Duration:00:45:22

Bonus! The Broads Talk Books with: Kali White, Author of The Monsters We Make

7/15/2020
In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Kali White! Her new book, The Monsters We Make, is available for pre-order now. Kali talks about her love of libraries, classics that definitely suck, book signings from hell, and an obsession she shares with Erin. The Broads Talks Books With is our bonus series where we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Andrea Lawlor, Jeannie Vanasco, Mona Awad, Mathieu...

Duration:00:44:24

64: Criminal

7/8/2020
This week, we're looking at picks with criminals we dig. Whether they're criminal mommies, criminal apologists, or criminal Margo Martindale, we've got it all. Along the way we're discussing what we'd decriminalize, Erin's natural role as a judge, and Amy's criminal nicknames. And, don't forget to listen to the song that gave us our title, "Criminal," by Fiona Apple. Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 64: Criminal Novels: Amy: The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro Erin: Happy and...

Duration:00:47:27

63: Nothing Compares to You

7/1/2020
Have you checked out Libro.fm? Broads and Books listeners can now get three audiobooks for the price of one! We love Libro.fm because it combines audiobooks and local, indie bookstores. Learn more about Libro.fm, and redeem your special offer with the code broadsandbooks! _____ Remember when Sinead O'Connor told us to fight the real enemy, and everyone lost their damn minds? This week, we're looking at picks with controversy. Whether it's the kind of stuff that makes grown adults scream...

Duration:00:49:30

Bonus! The Broads Talk Books With: Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Author of The Fact of a Body

6/24/2020
Have you checked out Libro.fm? Broads and Books listeners can now get three audiobooks for the price of one with Libro.fm! We love Libro.fm because it combines audiobooks and local, indie bookstores. Learn more about Libro.fm, and redeem your special offer with the code broadsandbooks! _____ In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to the incredible Alex Marzano-Lesnevich! Erin recommended their book, The Fact of a Body, in Episode 40. The Broads Talks Books With is...

Duration:00:42:13

62: Where Is My Mind?

6/17/2020
Have you checked out Libro.fm? Broads and Books listeners can now get three audiobooks for the price of one with Libro.fm! We love Libro.fm because it combines audiobooks and local, indie bookstores. Learn more about Libro.fm, and redeem your special offer with the code broadsandbooks! _____ Are they crazy? Or is someone making them think they're crazy? This week, we're looking at picks with that insidious form of crazy-making: gaslighting. Whether it's one person abusing another, or an...

Duration:00:48:30