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Do you have sparkling blue-green eyes that are the colour of the Pacific Ocean? Do you have hair like spun gold? Are you tanned, energetic and a perfect size 6? Neither are we. Join us, Karyn and Anna, as we head back to the sensational1980s book series and explore the strange and terrifying world of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, one Sweet Valley High book at a time.

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Do you have sparkling blue-green eyes that are the colour of the Pacific Ocean? Do you have hair like spun gold? Are you tanned, energetic and a perfect size 6? Neither are we. Join us, Karyn and Anna, as we head back to the sensational1980s book series and explore the strange and terrifying world of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, one Sweet Valley High book at a time.

    60: THE PATMANS OF SWEET VALLEY

    60: THE PATMANS OF SWEET VALLEY

     It's Christmas, and you know what that means - it's time to go back in time to meet the ancestors of everyone's favourite douchebag, 1BRUCE1 himself! And it turns out that some of his relatives are more interesting than anyone at Sweet Valley High. We've got runaway aristocrats (of course)! We've got actresses! We've got...underground railroad heroes?! Believe it or not, they don't handle that too badly. And forget about OTG, this Christmas it's all about the RTC - rootin' tootin' cowboys! Also, Anna gets very, very angry about the lack of cans - or rather, the lack of the Patman canning factory. Merry Christmas, everyone!
    You can follow us on Twitter at @svhpodcast and follow the Headstuff Podcast Network on @HSPodnetwork and @ThisHeadstuff 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    59: WINTER CARNIVAL - LIVE!

    59: WINTER CARNIVAL - LIVE!

    Roll up, roll up, it's our very first live show - and we're joined by a very special guest for the first time! Bestselling author Louise O'Neill is here to discuss a book in which Liz finally reaches the limit of her natural doormattery and Jess behaves particularly selfishly in the run up to Sweet Valley's annual (apparently) Winter Carnival. Don't get too excited about the carnival, by the way, because it only takes up like, ten pages of the whole book. On the plus side, a familiar face returns - Mr Collins is back! Oh yeah, and so is Todd, whose visit causes tension. Load up with a bag of cans - as we and our audience did - and enjoy! You can follow us on Twitter at @svhpodcast and follow the Headstuff Podcast Network on @HSPodnetwork and @ThisHeadstuff 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    58: WHITE LIES

    58: WHITE LIES

    Forget gambling and Liz's boarding school dreams - THIS has to be the most boring book in Sweet Valley history. And not just because it's all about John Pfeiffer (boo!). He's in love with Jennifer Mitchell, but she's in love with Rick Andover, who is a would-be rock star all of  a sudden. We don't care about either of them, but Liz does, because as usual she just can't help sticking her nose into other people's business. Meanwhile Jessica is back to her old manipulative ways - get out while you can, A.J.! You can follow us on Twitter at @svhpodcast and follow the Headstuff Podcast Network on @HSPodnetwork and @ThisHeadstuff

    • 44 min
    57: AGAINST THE ODDS

    57: AGAINST THE ODDS

    Anna has previously claimed that this, along with the Liz in Switzerland book, is the most boring Sweet Valley title of all time, but we were pleasantly surprised when we got into the infamous story of Ronnie Edwards becoming a gambler. And that has a lot to do with the book's villains, a bookie named Big Al (!) and his team of car-pooling goons! Get ready for a lot of OTG talk as Liz gets bitchy, Jeffrey finds himself torn between his love of football and his reluctance to let Ronnie get beaten to death, Jess has dreams of fashion stardom and we discover just how little the ghostwriter knows about soccer. You can follow us on Twitter at @svhpodcast and follow the Headstuff Podcast Network on @HSPodnetwork and @ThisHeadstuff

    • 1 hr 13 min
    56: MURDER IN PARADISE

    56: MURDER IN PARADISE

    It's Halloween! And that means a book that's special in more ways than one. Yes, you asked for it and we have delivered - it's super thriller Murder in Paradise! It's got a mysterious luxury spa! It's got a supervillain with a wandering accent who makes ludicrous speeches! It's got Liz and Jess cheating on their boyfriends with a frankly alarming lack of guilt! It's got hypnosis and brainwashing and a secret lab! It's got an actual murder! It is quite simply one of the greatest books of all time. You're welcome, listeners. You can follow us on Twitter at @svhpodcast (https://twitter.com/svhpodcast) and follow the Headstuff Podcast Network on @HSPodnetwork and @ThisHeadstuff (https://twitter.com/ThisHeadstuff)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    55: OUT OF REACH

    55: OUT OF REACH

    It's a first for Sweet Valley as a person of colour takes centre stage (literally). So of course the book has to be all about "Being Chinese-American", as Jade Wu struggles to balance her love for her family with her dreams of dance stardom and her budding romance with hardworking over-sharer David Prentiss, who should really read Edward Said's Orientalism.
     
    Meanwhile, the twins try to show mid-life-crisis Ned (who is a year younger than Anna) that it's okay to be old. He even goes to a gig!  You can follow Double Love (https://www.headstuff.org/double-love/) on Twitter at @svhpodcast (http://twitter.com/svhpodcast) and follow the Headstuff Podcast Network on @HSPodnetwork (http://twitter.com/HSPodnetwork) and @ThisHeadstuff (http://twitter.com/ThisHeadstuff)

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

kirstee ,

love it

the best kind of nostalgia- funny and insightful about an honestly terrible series but always with a lot of love and affection

Consumer Carrot ,

Delightful!

I'll never get tired of hearing these hosts talk about Jessica's antics.

Veggiemama ,

Bags of cans for all!

A brutal takedown of Sweet Valley High, as it should be! Never miss an episode, too many laughs to be had. A favourite.

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