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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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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 203 Ratings

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.

    DOUBLE LOVE: RETURN OF THE EVIL TWIN PART TWO

    DOUBLE LOVE: RETURN OF THE EVIL TWIN PART TWO

    Don your blonde wig, pop in your blue green contact lenses, and have a little rummage in your portable Wakefield wardrobe, it's time to return to The Return of the Evil Twin! Nora and Margo have teamed up at last - and luckily the denizens of Sweet Valley are as dozy as ever because within days the Chapelle sisters are successfully impersonating the Wakefield twins. Have you learned nothing, Ned and Alice? The dynamic duo swiftly cause trouble between Liz and Jess - but tensions arise when it becomes clear that Nora and Margo both have the same twin in their sights. And as for the Voice? Well, it gets a very confusing story arc of its own! The second half of the greatest book ever written is even better than the first. Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing 
    This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more.
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    • 2 hr 35 min
    DOUBLE LOVE: RETURN OF THE EVIL TWIN PART ONE

    DOUBLE LOVE: RETURN OF THE EVIL TWIN PART ONE

    We're back! And we're not the only ones making a grand return. Yes, it's been a year since we bid a fond farewell to our favourite psychopath, but back then we didn't know (and neither did the ghostwriters, because they're clearly just making this up as they go along) that Margo had a twin! Meet Nora, an orphan who discovers at her father's funeral that she has a twin sister who was given to an orphanage when they were two. When Nora learns what happened to Margo in Sweet Valley, she resolves to avenge her twin's death - and that means killing the Wakefield twins! But there's a big surprise waiting for Nora in California... This book was everything we could have hoped for. It's got it all - Prince Albert, southern melodrama, the bush, knives, wigs, schemes and of course our favourite character of all: The Voice. And that's just in part one! Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing 
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    • 2 hr 35 min
    CHRISTMAS PBA: READY, SET, SNOW!

    CHRISTMAS PBA: READY, SET, SNOW!

    Happy Christmas, listeners! To celebrate, we're sharing a special festive episode of our Headstuff+ bonus series Pi Beta Alpha - and if you like what you hear, you can sign up to Headstuff+ and join us in the PBA clubhouse every fortnight at headstuffpodcasts.com. It's Christmas in Sweet Valley (again!). And while Liz attempts to single-handedly organise the Toys for Tots Christmas party, the rest of the gang are heading to the mountains for a festive fiesta in Shred's dad's ski lodge. Will they leave Elizabeth to wrangle the tots alone? Jessica and Lila have no interest in the Christmas spirit - until they fall asleep during a massage and are visited by three delightful and strangely familiar ghosts, who show them the error of their ways. This truly is a deadly Christmas!
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    • 59 min
    DOUBLE LOVE: OUR FAVOURITE SVH MOMENTS OF 2023

    DOUBLE LOVE: OUR FAVOURITE SVH MOMENTS OF 2023

    It's Christmas! So to celebrate, we're breaking out the jingle bells and the (small) bag of cans and taking a trip down memory lane to discuss our favourite moments from the Sweet Valley High books we read in 2023. And what moments they were - from Bruce's visit to Dublin's most glamorous tourist attraction to the iconic Cookie Monster Werewolf's dramatic debut, from Young Executives to improbably framed photographs, a lot happened in Sweet Valley this year. And we had a lot of fun reminiscing about it all. P.S. Don't worry, it's not a clip show! And if you'd like more SVH nonsense in your ears until we return in the new year, remember you can access our bonus series Pi Beta Alpha by signing up to Headstuff+.
    Also! If you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Double Love: No new episode this week

    Double Love: No new episode this week

    Hi everyone, we don't have a new episode for you this week, but we hope to be back with you soon. Thanks for bearing with us.
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    • 2 min
    DOUBLE LOVE POM POM WARS PART ONE

    DOUBLE LOVE POM POM WARS PART ONE

    Having quit the cheerleading squad at the end of the last book, Jessica is facing an existential crisis. What is she if not a cheerleader? Luckily she won't have to find out. With Ken's encouragement, she starts her own rival squad, and a whole lot of familiar - and surprising! - names attempt to join it. Liz of course has no interest - but then Jessica, who has discovered her twin's sensational secret diary, makes her an offer she can't refuse... This is one of the most popular books in Sweet Valley history among you listeners, and we can see why - it's got us shaking our pom poms in delight! Also! If you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more.
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    • 2 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

Frieda Claxton ,

Sweet Valley meets top-notch feminist hilarity

If the Wakefield Twins and the denizens of Sweet Valley have been living rent-free in your head since the 80s and 90s, this show is for you. Sure, you’ve filled your heart and mind with more ~edifying~ literature since then, but it is also a true fact that you have been scared away from cocaine for life (RIP Regina, iykyk) and these books made an indelible impression on you. Anna and Karyn bring a witty and snarky feminist analysis to this bonkers series. Their Irish perspective is also very enjoyable, as they puzzle over things American phenomena like onion dip, homeroom, and split level ranch houses. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll buy blue-green contacts at the Valley Mall. My very favorite show. Anna and Karyn are the best.

E_PNW ,

Love this podcast!!

It’s been so much fun reliving the absurd (and often super-problematic!😳) Sweet Valley High series with these two fabulous hosts!!

If, like me, you used to sleep over at a friend’s house just to wake up early and devour her insane collection of SVH books, you will absolutely LOVE Double Love!!

lilstarrgazr ,

Brilliant!

Edit: I joined Pi Beta Alpha. I tried watching the series (twice) but I can’t get past episode six. I have never supported a podcast. I don’t care about any of that. I can not get enough of these two. I wish they released a four hour episode daily.
My beloved cat passed away a bit ago and I went on a relisten of some of the episodes. Anna’s voices had me busting out laughing, in public, even though I’d heard the episode before and was otherwise sad.

I love these girls. They are hilarious. Anna and Karyn perfectly recap and discuss the strange and terrifying world of Sweet Valley. They make me laugh hysterically every episode and now I’ve gone back to reread the series so that I can be ready when they recap. Oh, and now I think in the Margo voice sometimes. Like every time someone says soon. Anna and Karyn are what perfection sounds like.

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