A Beverly Cleary podcast with Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.
Phil and John discuss Cleary’s life and legacy....
My Own Two Feet
The three of us, Mother, Dad, and I, stood on the sidewalk outside the Greyhound bus station in Portland, Oregon, searching for words we could not speak....
A Girl from Yamhill
Mother and I stand on the weathered and warped back steps looking up at my father, who sits, tall and handsome in work clothes, astride a chestnut horse....
Ramona and Beezus
It’s the surprisingly in-depth discussion of 2010’s omnibus film Ramona and Beezus that you didn’t know you needed....
Ramona Quimby was nine years old. She had brown hair, brown eyes, and no cavities. She had a mother, a father, a big sister named Beatrice who was called Beezus by the family, and—this was the exciting part—a baby sister named Roberta after her father, Robert Quimby....
This afternoon, as Mom was leaving for work at the hospital, she said for the millionth time, “Leigh, please clean up your room. There is no excuse for such a mess. And don’t forget the junk under your bed.”...
I keep trying to like this podcast but these guys come across as humorless and whiny. (Are they really this baffled by things like an " illogical" detour into Cleary's writing about anthropomorphic animals?) Also, one of the mics is distorting just enough to drive me insane.
Stop what you’re doing right now and listen to this! Those hot dogs will microwave themselves.