17 episodes

The series you loved, book by book. Join Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney as they explore the wild world of American Girl fandom. In each episode, Allison and Mary will dive into an American Girl book from their (and perhaps your) childhood. Using their knowledge as professional historians and finely tuned instincts as amateur pop culture critics, they’ll take you back to a very different time—the 1990s.

American Girls Allison and Mary

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    • 4.8, 376 Ratings

The series you loved, book by book. Join Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney as they explore the wild world of American Girl fandom. In each episode, Allison and Mary will dive into an American Girl book from their (and perhaps your) childhood. Using their knowledge as professional historians and finely tuned instincts as amateur pop culture critics, they’ll take you back to a very different time—the 1990s.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
376 Ratings

376 Ratings

PurpleCrayon525 ,

Everything I ever needed

Truly spectacular. Like listening to my own (albeit smarter and funnier) thoughts about all things AG.

ppachrruck ,

A Podcast for Ladies of Strong Opinions

It’s, like, my anger at not thinking of this podcast myself is eclipsed only by my joy that someone else conceived and recorded it. Eternal kudos to Mary and Allison, asking the tough questions, confronting the weirdest plot devices and choices, and inexplicably refraining from any Hamilton references during the Felicity review. Cannot recommend this podcast enough but will spend the rest of my life trying

kathleenie beanie ,

This podcast filled every hole in my life

Over the weekend, I was complaining with a friend about how our favorite feminist podcast had new hosts and wasn’t good anymore because they had no chemistry. We also talked about which March sisters we were (I’m Meg, she’s Jo), and about how we were influenced by the babysitters club. A few days later it was as if fate brought me to the American Girls Podcast. I have been binging it ever since and telling everyone I know to listen to it. This is everything I needed in my life. Hot takes on the bachelorette, doll astrology, AG fan fic, PLUS I learn new stuff about history!

Allison and Mary have great co-host-chemistry. In a lot of new podcasts, hosts often talk over each other or laugh at their own jokes, but this is not the case with American Girls. These two are deadpan, they are queens of “yes-and” and they are super smart and funny. I was playing it in the car and after two minutes my partner (a man who has never read AG books or played with AG dolls) asked me to pause it so he could tell me how funny and awesome he thought they were. 10/10

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