57 episodes

Jess & Steven take a journey to find out how many probably terrible books from her youth she can get him to read before he reconsiders this marriage.

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Jess & Steven take a journey to find out how many probably terrible books from her youth she can get him to read before he reconsiders this marriage.

    Wasted Opportunity

    Wasted Opportunity

    We jump into the pageant circuit this week in BSC 15 Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn by Ann M. Martin. It's a good book, but Steven needs to re-write it with his own Great Idea.

    We also discuss Jess's BRIEF pageant moment, Steven's worst injury, and check in with Ann to make sure she's doing ok during the pandemic.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Shady Gum

    Shady Gum

    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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bible Times, Sh*t Was Rough!

    Bible Times, Sh*t Was Rough!

    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!

    • 56 min
    Don't Be Poor & Irish!

    Don't Be Poor & Irish!

    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.

    But it's not all doom and gloom! Jess and Steven recount their trip to the North Texas Teen Book Festival, where Jess fan-girled HARD over some big Baby-Sitters Club connections!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Heart Eyes Emoji Send

    Heart Eyes Emoji Send

    What's the difference between creeping and crawling? Nobody knows! Especially not Mallory, our sweet baby nerd, and newest member of the BSC cult!

    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 the show, not the copy-cat club, hit me up!)

    And wash ya damn hands! But Don't Panic!

    • 50 min
    Buzz Off, Bingo Brain

    Buzz Off, Bingo Brain

    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

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

MargosEvilTwin ,

Hilarious and nostalgic 💞💞💞

This is a great podcast - give it a listen! Steven is hilariously exasperated by all of Jess’s childhood favs - the best part is when she tries to explain why she loved a book as a kid, and eventually comes around to see what lovable trash YA was in the 80s and 90s. UPDATE: their new book review segment of what they’re currently (actually) reading is so good! So many great and hilarious recommendations - a really useful and fun part of the pod!

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