Episodes

Ep 56 Shady Gum; or Ballet Shoes

Ep 56 Shady Gum; or Ballet Shoes

Happy World Theatre Day! We’re celebrating this week with the seminal classic Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. Are the Fossil girls precursors to the Royal Tenenbaums? And there HAS to be some shady shit going on with Gum, right? Plus, our pandemic update, trying to find some good in it, #firstworldsuburbanproblems and Jess gets down with the kids on TikTok Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve been enjoying our show, please share it, tweet it, tell your friends and enemies….

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Ep 55 Bible Times, Shit Was Rough!; or Angels Watching Over Me

Ep 55 Bible Times, Shit Was Rough!; or Angels Watching Over Me

Obviously we start this week with our pandemic update. But no worries! Miracles fix all illness! At least that’s what we learn this week in Angels Watching Over Me by Lurlene McDaniel. Plus sexy buggy rides! Very questionable Bible memories! And, as always, more reasons to become a teenage hypochondriac! Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve been enjoying our show, please share it, tweet it, tell your friends and enemies. Word of mouth is the best way podcasts grow, and…

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Ep 54 Don’t Be Poor & Irish!; or Under the Hawthorn Tree

Ep 54 Don’t Be Poor & Irish!; or Under the Hawthorn Tree

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! No shenanigans here this week, we’ve got economic hardships and rampant sickness. Is it a modern novel?? No, we’re back in 1845 Ireland, by way of 1990’s Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna. It’s a wild journey through the Irish countryside during the famine, with the poor O’Driscoll kids. It’ll make you want to drown their sorrows in a Guinness, that’s for sure. But it’s not all doom and gloom! Jess and Steven recount their…

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Ep 53 Heart Eyes Emoji Send; or BSC 14 Hello, Mallory!

Ep 53 Heart Eyes Emoji Send; or BSC 14 Hello, Mallory!

What’s the difference between creeping and crawling? Nobody knows! Especially not Mallory, our sweet baby nerd, and newest member of the BSC cult! But we’ll try to find out in BSC 14 Hello, Mallory by Ann M. Martin. We also meet the prodigy ballerina herself, Jessi, whose very existence exposes the racism in our seemingly perfect Stoneybrook.  Plus K!I!D!S! Looks like we made it! It’s Kids Incorporated! (For serious, if anyone is interested in doing a Kids Inc pod, about…

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Ep 52 Buzz Off, Bingo Brain; or Welcome to Junior High!

Ep 52 Buzz Off, Bingo Brain; or Welcome to Junior High!

Welcome to Junior High you bingo brains! This week we jump into the Girl Talk series by L.E. Blair. We get oodles of Fashion Alerts, are introduced to the titular girl talk telephone chapters, learn about Jess’s love of rules and fear of Guns N Roses. And is this the episode where Steven actually does reconsider this whole marriage? No Snark Zone link: http://bit.ly/FotCCHelpWetNation Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve been enjoying our show, please share it, tweet it, tell your…

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Ep 51 It’s a Bockle; or Anastasia at Your Service by Lois Lowry

Ep 51 It’s a Bockle; or Anastasia at Your Service by Lois Lowry

Is this whole episode a No Snark Zone? Because it is just full of love for Anastasia and her entire Awesome Family, in Anastasia at Your Service by Lois Lowry. We’ve got obscene dog posters, Jess’s OTP, and Henry James back from the dead? And a bit thirsty? Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve been enjoying our show, please share it, tweet it, tell your friends and enemies. Word of mouth is the best way podcasts grow, and we would…

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Ep 50 Yikes, My Dude; or Fear Street Broken Hearts

Ep 50 Yikes, My Dude; or Fear Street Broken Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody! And what better way to celebrate the day dedicated to love than with numerous murders! Sit down with a box of chocolates while we discuss R.L. Stine’s Fear Street Super Chiller, Broken Hearts. So many creepy angry boys, and so many times Jess laughs at teenage deaths. Plus what is possibly the best Fear Street murder of them all. Though this all could have been avoided if ANYONE had read The Saddle Club. But nobody ever…

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Ep 49 Let’s Party with 4 Year Olds!; or Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye by Ann M. Martin

Ep 49 Let’s Party with 4 Year Olds!; or Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye by Ann M. Martin

We say cya to the BSC’s most popular sitter this week in Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye by Ann M. Martin. We talk moving, yard sales, more Jenny hate, & set one of the worst precedents in Stoneybrook. We get another chapter of Ann’s fascinating biography, where we have a funeral for flowers.  Plus more bitching about US politics! No Snark Zone: FairFight.com Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve been enjoying our show, please share it, tweet it, tell your friends and…

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Ep 48 Chekhov’s Chicken Head Boys; or Pen Pals Boys Wanted

Ep 48 Chekhov’s Chicken Head Boys; or Pen Pals Boys Wanted

This week we begin a new series, Pen Pals Boys Wanted by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Steven loves it! We get a whole new group of gals, and this time bringing back the art of letter writing, purely to flirt with boys.  We talk about first dates, sexist extracurriculars, and the 80’s version of catfishing. Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve been enjoying our show, please share it, tweet it, tell your friends and enemies. Word of mouth is the best…

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Ep 47 Love Does Not Involve Talking; or Whatever Happened to Janie?

Ep 47 Love Does Not Involve Talking; or Whatever Happened to Janie?

Let’s traumatize a whole lot of people this week with the sequel to The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie? by Caroline B. Cooney, shall we? It’s just…this whole situation is SO MESSED UP, Y’ALL Plus we wonder: were Swatch watches the Pokemon of accessories?  And were you looking for a quick civics lesson? We’ve got you covered! No Snark Zone: Vote411 impeachment.fyi Call your senators! (202) 224-3121 Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve been enjoying our show,…

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