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Broads and Books

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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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!
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"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 Barbies.
Listen to "I'm a Man," the incredible song that inspired this week's episode. The song comes from the band Pissed Jeans, and is written and performed by author Lindsay Hunter.
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Our picks this week:

Novels:

Amy: Any Man, Amber Tamblyn (and check out pictures from Amy's opening reading on the book tour!)

Erin: Imperfect Women, Araminta Hall

Other Books:

Amy: Don't Call Us Dead, Danez Smith

Erin: Things to Make and Break, May-Lan Tan (and shop at Coffee House Press, where 10% of web profits are being donated to the National Bail Out Collective)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Mindhunter (TV, Netflix)

Erin: Lego Movie 2 (Movie)
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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,

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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 favorite podcast player, and every episode of this bonus series will come to you direct, like magic.
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View all the books and authors Ann mentions at this episode's page:
The Broads Talk Books with: Ann Napolitano
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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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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!
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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 LCD Soundsystem, the song that inspired this week's episode.
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Our picks this week:
Novels:

Amy: The Prettiest Star, Carter Sickels

Erin: Luster, Raven Leilani
Other Books:

Amy: No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, Darnell L. Moore

Erin: Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, Alissa Nutting
Pop Culture:

Amy: Mrs. America (TV, FX on Hulu)

Erin: The Profit (TV, CNBC)
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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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram,

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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.
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Our picks this week:

Novels:

Amy: The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie

Erin: How to Be Good, Nick Hornby

Other Books:

Amy: The Sandman, Neil Gaiman

Erin: Educated, Tara Westover

Pop Culture:

Amy: The Leftovers (TV, HBO)

Erin: The Keepers (TV, Netflix)
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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.
Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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 episode! Visit Our Authors' Must Reads for full show notes, including every book mentioned and links to the full conversation . Get your TBR piles ready.
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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.
Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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 Cailler, and more! Hit subscribe now in your favorite podcast player, and every episode of this bonus series will come to you direct, like magic.
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View all the books and authors Nana mentions at this episode's page:
The Broads Talk Books with: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
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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.
Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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.
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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 67: Truth Hurts

Novels:

Amy: Nothing to See Here, Kevin Wilson

Erin: Dear Fang, With Love, Rufi Thorpe

Other Books:

Amy: How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Erin: If You See Me, Don't Say Hi, Neel Patel (and read the author in discussion with our Mira Jacob)

Pop Culture:

Amy: You're the Worst (TV, Hulu)

Erin: Nurse Jackie (TV)
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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.
Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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.
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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 66: She Works Hard for the Money

Novels:

Amy: The Whisper Network, Chandler Baker

Erin: A Good Marriage, Kimberly McCreight

Other Books:

Amy: Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own, Kate Bolick

Erin: Revolting Prostitutes, Molly Smith and Juno Mack (from Verso Books)

Pop Culture:

Amy: Alias (TV, Prime)

Erin: This is Life with Lisa Ling (TV, News)
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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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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.
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Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 65: Best Imitation of Myself

Novels:

Amy: The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel

Erin: If I Had Your Face, Frances Cha

Other Books:

Amy: Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, Amaryllis Fox

Erin: Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory, Rafael Bob-Waxsberg

Pop Culture:

Amy: Easy A (Movie)

Erin: Palm Springs (Movie)
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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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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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.
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Our picks from Episode 71: Not Ready to Make Nice

Novels:

Amy: Under the Rainbow, Celia Laskey

Erin: The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Other Books:

Amy: Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson (Plus: Just Mercy movie and True Justice documentary)

Erin: Daring Greatly, Brene Brown

Pop Culture:

Amy: I Weigh (Podcast)

Erin: RBG (Documentary)

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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, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life!
Each episode, 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.

Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram and Facebook!

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