174 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!

    Groove is in the Heart

    Groove is in the Heart

    This week, our picks are leading from the heart. Plus, the Broads kick off a new season of themes, come down hard on pumpkin spice, consider our one-hit wonders, lament how our bodies betray us, and consider how ethics and emotion are weaponized. 
    Check out the song from Dee-Lite: "Groove is in the Heart." 

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    Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 121: Groove is in the Heart


    Novels:
    Amy: Eleutheria, Allegra Hyde 
    Erin: Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance, Alison Espach 


    Other Books:
    Amy: Keen, Erin Stalcup (Novella)
    Erin: I, Parrot, Deb Olin Unferth (Graphic Novel) 


    Pop Culture: 
    Amy: Everything Everywhere All at Once  
    Erin: Elvis 

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    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, Twitter, and Facebook! 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff

    This week, we're wondering how much time we've wasted worrying about being the right stuff for dudes.  Our picks take on the male gaze in unique and even horrifying ways. 
    Plus, we're talking boy bands, Wahlbergs (and Wahlburgers), period pain for men, attracting creeps, and more. And we get a special visit from TWO podcats. 
    Links mentioned in the episode: 
    Song from New Kids on the Block: "The Right Stuff" _____

    Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 120: The Right Stuff


    Novels:
    Amy: How to Be Eaten, Maria Adelmann 
    Erin: Dele Weds Destiny, Tomi Obaro 


    Other Books:
    Amy: Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation, Erika Krouse (True Crime, Memoir)
    Erin: You Have a Friend in 10A, Maggie Shipstead (Short Stories) 


    Pop Culture: 
    Amy: Fresh (Hulu)
    Erin: Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 (Netflix) & Musicbox Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage (HBO)

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    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, Twitter, and Facebook! 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Here I Go Again

    Here I Go Again

    This week, we're talking self-reliance and doing things yourself. Plus, the Broads talk solo travel, group projects, the best amusement park jobs, groupthink, and pumpkin profiling. Plus much more. 
    Links mentioned in the episode: 
    Song from Whitesnake: "Here I Go Again" President Obama's Book List_____
    Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 119: Here I Go Again


    Novels:
    Amy: The Actual Star, Monica Byrne 
    Erin: Mouth to Mouth, Antoine Wilson 


    Other Books:
    Amy: LaserWriter II, Tamara Shopsin (Hybrid)
    Erin: Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama, Bob Odenkirk (Memoir) 


    Pop Culture: 
    Amy: Loot (Apple TV+)  
    Erin: Mind Over Murder (HBO)  

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    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, Twitter, and Facebook! 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Summer Pop Culture Vibes with Heath

    Summer Pop Culture Vibes with Heath

    This week, Heath returns! Our favorite guest star joins us for another packed episode filled with randomness across the ages. 
    We're looking at our favorite pop culture moments of this summer, PLUS we're looking back at '80s summers and their pop culture glories.

    View all the links and moments we mention:
    Summer Pop Culture Vibes

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    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, Twitter, and Facebook! 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    I Want to Break Free

    I Want to Break Free

    This week, we're breaking free and choosing ourselves, just like the characters in our picks. 

    Plus, the Broads talk backlash, self-care, icon status, the sadness of Daddy Long Legs, our submarine plans, Elon Musk, and the ghosts of founding fathers haunting us. Plus much more. 

    Links mentioned in the episode: 
    Banned video from Queen: "I Want to Break Free" Daddy Long Legs on SNL Patrick Radden Keefe on Seth Meyers 
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    Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 118: I Want to Break Free


    Novels:
    Amy: Sea of Tranquility, Emily St John Mandel 
    Erin: The Latecomer, Jean Hanff Korelitz  


    Other Books:
    Amy: Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, Laura Jane Grace (Memoir)
    Erin: Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks, Patrick Radden Keefe (Nonfiction, True Crime) 


    Pop Culture: 
    Amy: Severance (Apple TV+) 
    Erin: Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall (HBO)

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    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, Twitter, and Facebook! 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Born in the USA

    Born in the USA

    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 Springsteen that inspired this week's theme. 

    Links mentioned in the episode: 
    Abortion Access Front (with an Operation Save Abortion event July 17 on how to take action)Iowa Abortion Access Fund Lizzo in Carpool Karaoke Dropps - order with discount here _____

    Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 117: Born in the USA


    Novels:
    Amy: The Town of Babylon, Alejandro Varela 
    Erin: The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver 


    Other Books:
    Amy: The Lonely Hunter: How Our Search for Love Is Broken, Aimée Lutkin (Memoir)
    Erin: Things You Can Do: How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste, Eduardo Garcia (Nonfiction) 


    Pop Culture: 
    Amy AND Erin: Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu) 

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    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, Twitter, and Facebook! 

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 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.

dutch kvb ,

#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.

emily_w316 ,

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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