132 episodes

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!

    91: Jolene

    91: Jolene

    Cheating! Love triangles! These picks have all of them. Also in this episode, we consider why Dolly Parton is the best, examine the particular weirdness of Midwestern snacks and salads, and ponder how a particular Podcat would fare on reality TV.
    Watch "Jolene," the Dolly Parton classic and inspiration for this week's theme. And for a bonus, watch The White Stripes take on the song with a bit more angst.
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    A Broad's book: 
    Pre-order DIG ME OUT by our own Amy Lee Lillard now!
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    Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 91: Jolene
    Novels:
    Amy: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, Dawnie Walton 
    Erin: Followers, Megan Angelo 

    Other Books:
    Amy: Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, Justine Bateman  (Nonfiction)
    Erin: Fuckface, Leah Hampton (Short story collection)

    Pop Culture:
    Amy: Normal People (Hulu) 
    Erin: Spinster (Prime)

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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! 

    • 50 min
    The Broads Talk Books With: M. Allen Cunningham

    The Broads Talk Books With: M. Allen Cunningham

    In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to M. Allen Cunningham! We recommended his book Q&A in Episode 84. He also runs Atelier26 Books, and the "In the Atelier" Podcast!
    We talked to Mark about the books that felt like they were written for him, the books that pushed him to write, and the books that have sustained him in the last year. 
    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.
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    View all recommendations in The Broads Talk Books With: M. Allen Cunningham

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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! 

    • 51 min
    90: Love is a Battlefield

    90: Love is a Battlefield

    The perils of love! These books and pop culture picks lay it all out in incredible ways. 
    Plus, we consider how we'd fare on the ultimate battlefield of love, The Bachelor. Spoiler alert: we'd bring a certain unforgettable energy.
    Watch "Love is a Battlefield," the Pat Benatar masterwork with an epic dance fight, which inspired this week's theme.  
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    A Broad's book: 
    Pre-order DIG ME OUT by our own Amy Lee Lillard now! 

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    Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 90: Love is a Battlefield
    Novels:
    Amy: Let's Get Back to the Party, Zak Salih  
    Erin: The Five Wounds, Kirstin Valdez Quade

    Other Books:
    Amy: Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves Into History, Lauren Marino  (Nonfiction)
    Erin: Fangs, Sarah Andersen (Graphic novel)

    Pop Culture:
    Amy: Sound of Metal (Movie) 
    Erin: A Dangerous Son (HBOMax)

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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! 

    • 55 min
    The Broads Talk Books With: Anna North, author of Outlawed

    The Broads Talk Books With: Anna North, author of Outlawed

    In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Anna North! We recommended her book Outlawed in Episode 83, and her book The Life and Death of Sophie Stark in Episode 86.
    We talked to Anna about her unique way of reading Moby Dick, terrific fan interactions, the pressures of reading right now, and more. 
    In The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to 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.

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    View all the books discussed at The Broads Talk Books With: Anna North
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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! 

    • 35 min
    89: Sin Wagon

    89: Sin Wagon

    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.

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    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 www.amyleelillard.com.

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    Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 89: Sin Wagon
    Novels:
    Amy: A Certain Hunger, Chelsea G. Summers 
    Erin: God Spare the Girls, Kelsey McKinney 
    Other Books:
    Amy: Fairest, Meredith Talusan (Memoir)
    Erin: Above Suspicion: An Undercover FBI Agent, an Illicit Affair, and a Murder of Passion, Joe Sharkey (True crime)
    Pop Culture:
    Amy: The Sinner (Netflix) 
    Erin: Q: Into the Storm (HBOMax)

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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! 

    • 55 min
    The Broads Live at the DSM Book Fest

    The Broads Live at the DSM Book Fest

    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!
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    A Broad's book: 
    You can pre-order Amy's book, DIG ME OUT, now! 
    Plus, sign up for bonuses (and more Podcats) at www.amyleelillard.com!
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    Books and authors we mentioned at The Broads Live at the DSM Book Fest:
    Tayari Jones, An American Marriage. Hear more about this book in Episode 51!Lara Prescott, The Secrets We Kept. Hear more about this book in Episode 52. Chuck Klosterman, I Wear the Black Hat. Hear more about this book in Episode 18.Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (hear more in Episode 1) and Daisy Jones and the Six (hear more in Episode 25). Check out all our author conversations in The Broads Talk Books With!

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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! 

    • 45 min

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Love this podcast

My favorite book podcast. It is like hanging out with friends taking books. Lots of laughs , book talk and cats. What more can you ask for.

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#1 (non-stalker-y) Fan

Huge fan of this podcast. The hosts are hilarious, quick-witted, and relatable. So many great books recs that creates stop shopping. Bonus episodes are also fantastic. Love hearing them interact with authors.

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This is my absolute favorite podcast

I literally get excited for Wednesdays because that’s when this podcast comes out. 😂 The recommendations are always on point (and Erin and Amy have slightly different tastes, so there’s a wide variety). I love that they recommend both books and pop culture picks. I love that this is a feminist podcast. And I love when Erin and Amy go off the rails on really random (hilarious) tangents. Everything about this podcast is awesome. 10/10 would def recommend!

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