Episodes

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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Ep 46 THESE PEOPLE; or Deenie

Ep 46 THESE PEOPLE; or Deenie

This week we read the Judy Blume classic Deenie!  We talk about “lucky” rabbit feet, school start times, and we get the hottest autoimmune disease news with Psoriasis Minute! And, as she loves to do, Judy gives us just so many opportunities to talk about masturbation. Bless. 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 really…

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Ep 45 The Ghost Made Me Do It; or Baby-Sitters on Board!

Ep 45 The Ghost Made Me Do It; or Baby-Sitters on Board!

We’re back from break with Steven’s 1st Baby-Sitter’s Club Super Special, Baby-Sitters on Board! He…was…psyched. We also have some new segments, discuss our reading goals for this year and last, as well as being disabled at Harry Potter World. And of course we go along with the BSC on a cruise and to Disney World, complete with SO. MUCH. STALKING. No Snark Zone: How to help Australia: https://lnk.bio/fightthebushfires How to help Puerto Rico: hispanicfederation.org  Check your U.S. voter status: vote.org Thanks for listening!…

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Ep 44 In the Breadbox of Friendship; or Claudia and the New Girl

Ep 44 In the Breadbox of Friendship; or Claudia and the New Girl

YOU. ARE. A. CRUMB. And that’s how you insult a traitorous teenage girl, I guess. This week we REALLY start getting into the cult-like mentality of the Baby-Sitters Club, in Claudia and the New Girl. How DARE Claudia give more attention to ANYTHING ELSE other than baby-sitting! Ugh! And though the new girl is very focused herself, she may have also been ahead of her time fashion wise. Oh yeah, SO! MANY! FASHION ALERTS! Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve…

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Ep 43 Washington Fawns All Over Dick; or Dare Boys of 1776

Ep 43 Washington Fawns All Over Dick; or Dare Boys of 1776

This week we read the Dare Boys of 1776 by S.A.D. Cox. And it’s a lot. Lots of dick jokes! Lots of strangling! Lots of Brits running away! Lots of Hamilton references! Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Birthday to Steven! Happy annoyingly stilted dialogue book day!  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 really appreciate it! Rate…

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Ep 42 Steven Gets His Revenge; or The Stainless Steel Rat

Ep 42 Steven Gets His Revenge; or The Stainless Steel Rat

This week we meet possibly the most conceited protagonist we’ve had yet! Ol’ Slippery Jim DeGriz, in Harry Harrison’s The Stainless Steel Rat. There are lots of explosions, misogyny, chicanery, and SO MUCH PAPER in the future! 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 really appreciate it! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and all…

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Ep 41 How Do You Pronounce a Planet Like Margrathea?; or Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Ep 41 How Do You Pronounce a Planet Like Margrathea?; or Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Cause Jess sure as hell doesn’t know! This week we read Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!  We meet Gandalf Ted Danson, and discuss the movie and stage adaptations. And did Adams predict Kindles, Google, and the Trump presidency???  Hope you read the title to the tune of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria! Gizmodo article w/ Neil Gaiman chapters about the stage productions and movie: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-stage-play-that-almost-made-douglas-adams-panic-5377393 Thanks for listening! Hey, if you’ve been enjoying our show, please…

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