Erin is one of the Broads behind Broads and Books, a book podcast, a funny podcast, and a feminist podcast.


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Yesterday, we talked about relationships gone bad. Today, we're testing our own relationship. And our ride-or-die-ness? SOLID GOLD. Listen as we play our own version of the Newlywed Game, predicting how the other will answer the most ridiculous of questions. Follow along below: How would the other Broad get out of a bad date? What would the other Broad do if she saw a bike being stolen? What personal characteristic drives the other Broad crazy? If the other Broad went to a mall, where would she go first? The other Broad is an animal. What would she be? If the other Broad was a book character, who would she be? If the other Broad had to lead a group of people to apocalypse survival, what would be her strength and weakness? Planning a party for the other Broad: what would be the theme? The other Broad only has one type of clothes. What would it be? What three things would the other Broad bring to a deserted island? How likely is it the other Broad would survive apocalypse? Would the other Broad survive a Titanic-type shipwreck? Check out for more great BONUS material! 
Live in or near Iowa? Come us see us LIVE AND IN PERSON at the Des Moines Book Festival on March 28. Plus, submit your questions to the Broads for the chance at a live answer!_____This week, we're talking about relationships testing the boundaries of "for worse." It's time for relationships gone bad. Along the way, we rethink classic love stories, wonder at our own bride prices back in ye olden days, and consider the circumstances where Amy might marry (hint: it's got something to do with her favorite performer). _____Our picks this week: Novels:Amy: Disappearing Earth, Julia Phillips (and read Amy's interview with Julia)Erin: American Marriage, Tayari JonesOther Books:Amy: Anti Diet, Christy Harrison(Non-fiction) (and remember our recommendations in Episode 15!)Erin: Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit (Essay collection)Pop Culture:Amy: Sex Education (Netflix TV series) Erin: Marriage Story(Netflix movie) (And here's one of our favorite Adam Driver SNL sketches)
Live in or near Iowa? Come us see us LIVE AND IN PERSON at the Des Moines Book Festival on March 28. Plus, submit your questions to the Broads for the chance at a live answer!_____We're 50, so we can kick, stretch, and kick. And, just in time for Galentine's Day, we can revisit one of our favorite themes. Listen to the original Girls Gone Wild episode!This time around, we're talking girls that have maybe gone wild. Plus, we remember times we've gone wild, Amy's new spa idea, and Erin's super weird teachers. And we check in on Podcat and her organ removal. _____Our picks this week: Novels:Amy: Jane Doe, Victoria Helen StoneErin: The Silent Patient, Alex MichaelidesOther Books:Amy: Camgirl, Isa Mazzei(Memoir)Erin: The Vegetarian, Han Kang; Translated by Deborah Smith (Translated work)Pop Culture:Amy: This Way Up (Hulu TV series) Erin: Blood Ties (Podcast)
This week, we're talking about the pains and perils of motherhood. And some real bad moms. Along the way, we discuss the war room strategy for parenting, how Erin earns her son's respect, and how Amy wants a damn co-parent for Podcat. Live in or near Iowa? Come us see us LIVE AND IN PERSON at the Des Moines Book Festival on March 28. Plus, submit your questions to the Broads for the chance at a live answer!_____Our picks this week: Novels:Amy: Idaho, Emily RuskovichErin: Mother Mother, Koren ZailckasOther Books:Amy: Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Post-Partum Depression, Teresa Wong (Graphic Memoir)Erin: The Female of the Species, Joyce Carol Oates (Short story collection)Pop Culture:Amy: Root of Evil (Podcast) Erin: Generation Wealth(Movie, Documentary)
Welcome to our BONUS series: The Broads Talk Books With! This is where we talk to some of the authors we’ve recommended, or will recommend soon, and nerd out about books.In this episode, we’ve got Chanelle Benz! We recommended her book The Gone Dead in Episode 36: Poetic Justice. Amy also loves her story collection, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead. In our conversation, Chanelle tells funny stories about embarrassing English teachers, her acting past, disturbing fan encounters, and more. Plus, see links to all the books Chanelle recommends below! We've got more great authors coming your way in this new BONUS series. Hit subscribe now in your favorite podcast player, and every episode of this bonus series will come to you direct. Like magic. _____Favorite books as a kid:Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. LewisBooks by Roald DahlAuthors/books that made her want to write: Lois DuncanR.L. StineBooks on her TBR pile: Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, Saidiya HartmanBooks that have surprised her recently: Women Talking, Miriam ToewsMilkman, Anna BurnsGhost Wall, Sarah MossHow she finds book recommendations: LithubNovel (Memphis bookstore)Books that inspired her: Cloud Atlas, David MitchellThe Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Michael OndaatjeAs I Lay Dying, William FaulknerAuthors she wanted to meet and did: Ben FountainA book she demands everyone read: Heavy, Kiese LaymonCurrent pop culture obsessions: This Podcast Will Kill You
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