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From 1988-1994, Sassy was the coolest magazine going for Gen-X teens. Celebrate that golden time by joining Tara Ariano, Pamela Ribon and David T. Cole for a deep dive into every one of its 80 glorious issues and remember what it was like hanging out with Jane, Christina, Catherine, Karen, and the whole crew, learning What Now, What Next, and so much more!
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Listen To Sassy: Life In The 90s Through Methods Podcasts

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 213 Ratings

From 1988-1994, Sassy was the coolest magazine going for Gen-X teens. Celebrate that golden time by joining Tara Ariano, Pamela Ribon and David T. Cole for a deep dive into every one of its 80 glorious issues and remember what it was like hanging out with Jane, Christina, Catherine, Karen, and the whole crew, learning What Now, What Next, and so much more!
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    October 1989 Teen Life: Reputations, Periods & World Statistics

    October 1989 Teen Life: Reputations, Periods & World Statistics

    For once, the lead feature is not heavy with tragedy — it’s just a little research piece on stats about teens in the U.S. compared to other countries. Do WE find a way to end on a bummer note anyway? …Sorry, but yes, we do. We also discuss a piece that claims to help you “blow off” a reputation you might not want, and a collection of Sassy staffers’ most horrifying and graphic period stories. Beyond the features, we’re talking gum, toilet strat, cheaters, eye twitches, and much much more! Pull up your 3D socks and join us!
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    Episode Notes
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    • 56 min
    October 1989 Pop Culture: Frogs, Whale(y) & River Phoenix's Dog

    October 1989 Pop Culture: Frogs, Whale(y) & River Phoenix's Dog

    Pam is overseas and Kim Reed's internet has been destroyed, but guest co-host Megan McCafferty is here! And eager to dig in on October 1989's pop culture topics. Her beloved Keith Coogan gets a mention in a What Now blurb about Star Search! Her object of teenage obsession, River Phoenix, gets a whole page to proselytize to Christina about animal rights! And there's more: we also cover Gleaming The Cube, The Karate Kid Part III, Frank Whaley, acceptable potatoes, whether The Pogues and reggae are repetitive (spoiler: yes), and -- somehow -- Steven Spielberg's defunct theme restaurant, Dive!. Make yourself a sandwich and your dog some meat-free kibble and join us!
    Join The LTS Club And Get The Goodies
    📖 Full cover-to-cover magazine PDFs
    💬 Chat with us and your fellow listeners on Discord
    🐣 Get episodes earlier than the general public
    👀 Monthly watch-alongs of Sassy-era movies and TV specials
    🚫 Ad free episodes with chapter markers
    👚 Merch discounts and free stickers
    🤩 Join the Listen To Sassy Club today!
     
    Visual Aids
    🖼 View scans from the magazine in this episode's Visual Aids
     
    Episode Notes
    🗒 Full episode notes, further reading links and other goodies can be found on this episode's page on our site
     
    Call The Hotline
    ☎️ Leave your questions, comments and Sassy stories on the hotline at 720-SASSY-GO
     
    Contact Us
    🐦 @ListenToSassy on Twitter
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    🧑‍💻 Visit our website ListenToSassy.com

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    • 50 min
    September 1989 Slumber Party: Annie, Bonhomme & Drysol

    September 1989 Slumber Party: Annie, Bonhomme & Drysol

    The September 1989 issue truly gets to the heart of what 90% of Sassy readers (give or take) were obsessing about: Rate Your Guy Appeal. How strong should you come on to a hypothetical Danish exchange student? Take the quiz and compare your results to ours. Then it's on to your latest voicemails, covering subjects ranging from how to interact with Northern Irish children; whether Bonhomme is a force for evil; how dangerous Drysol may actually be, and much much more!
    Join The LTS Club And Get The Goodies
    📖 Full cover-to-cover magazine PDFs
    💬 Chat with us and your fellow listeners on Discord
    🐣 Get episodes earlier than the general public
    👀 Monthly watch-alongs of Sassy-era movies and TV specials
    🚫 Ad free episodes with chapter markers
    👚 Merch discounts and free stickers
    🤩 Join the Listen To Sassy Club today!
     
    Episode Notes
    🗒 Full episode notes, further reading links and other goodies can be found on this episode's page on our site
    📈 The September 1989 quiz: Rate Your Guy Appeal
    🤔 "The Enduring Allure Of Choose Your Own Adventure Books" at NewYorker.com
    🛰 "Remembering Prisoners Of Gravity, The Greatest Science Fiction TV Show Of All Time" at BoingBoing.net
    🎞 This Had Oscar Buzz on Apple Podcasts
     
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    ☎️ Leave your questions, comments and Sassy stories on the hotline at 720-SASSY-GO
     
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    • 40 min
    September 1989 Fashion Etc.: Buttons, Blimps & Horse Girls

    September 1989 Fashion Etc.: Buttons, Blimps & Horse Girls

    What's your look going to be when you head back to school this year? Horse girl? All-red Christmas elf? Sticking buttons on all your garments, until they inevitably fall off in a trail behind you? Sassy is here for ALL these ideas! We also learn about tiny jewelry, models so "quirky" they actually look smart, some truly demented ads, and the arrival of a Fashion Editor, at last. Put down your glue gun and listen!
    Join The LTS Club And Get The Goodies
    📖 Full cover-to-cover magazine PDFs
    💬 Chat with us and your fellow listeners on Discord
    🐣 Get episodes earlier than the general public
    👀 Monthly watch-alongs of Sassy-era movies and TV specials
    🚫 Ad free episodes with chapter markers
    👚 Merch discounts and free stickers
    🤩 Join the Listen To Sassy Club today!
     
    Visual Aids
    🖼 View scans from the magazine in this episode's Visual Aids
     
    Episode Notes
    🗒 Full episode notes, further reading links and other goodies can be found on this episode's page on our site
     
    Call The Hotline
    ☎️ Leave your questions, comments and Sassy stories on the hotline at 720-SASSY-GO
     
    Contact Us
    🐦 @ListenToSassy on Twitter
    📷 @ListenToSassy on Instagram
    🧑‍💻 Visit our website ListenToSassy.com

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    September 1989 Pop Culture: Batman, Love Shack & All My Children

    September 1989 Pop Culture: Batman, Love Shack & All My Children

    The September 1989 issue gives us much to discuss in the world of pop culture. Is "well-gutted" a valid Sassy Glossary entry when "gutted" is just fine on its own? Should men pay for dates? How much can we discuss the TV adaptation of The Outsiders that won't be out for several months? How much baseline knowledge should a Gen Xer have about the Indigo Girls? How much worse is The Batman (2022) than Batman (1989)? How many of the All My Children stars Christina hung out with on set are still working on soaps today? What does it mean to call Paula Abdul "a people artist"? And so much more! We'll be GUTTED if you don't listen!
    Join The LTS Club And Get The Goodies
    📖 Full cover-to-cover magazine PDFs
    💬 Chat with us and your fellow listeners on Discord
    🐣 Get episodes earlier than the general public
    👀 Monthly watch-alongs of Sassy-era movies and TV specials
    🚫 Ad free episodes with chapter markers
    👚 Merch discounts and free stickers
    🤩 Join the Listen To Sassy Club today!
     
    Visual Aids
    🖼 View scans from the magazine in this episode's Visual Aids
     
    Episode Notes
    🗒 Full episode notes, further reading links and other goodies can be found on this episode's page on our site
     
    Call The Hotline
    ☎️ Leave your questions, comments and Sassy stories on the hotline at 720-SASSY-GO
     
    Contact Us
    🐦 @ListenToSassy on Twitter
    📷 @ListenToSassy on Instagram
    🧑‍💻 Visit our website ListenToSassy.com

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    September 1989 Teen Life: This, This & That

    September 1989 Teen Life: This, This & That

    Time to go back to school (in 1989) with the Teen Life topics of the September issue! Catherine goes to Northern Ireland to report on The Troubles and gets real poetic about it. Christina relays tales of raging jealousy with the tiniest nod to more productive ways their subjects could have handled themselves. Your co-hosts are divided on "Grace," this month's fiction story. It Happened To Me's contributor shares her wisdom from an unsuccessful Remote Control tryout. All that plus interracial dating, nipple hair, NutraSweet (remember her) and so much more await you in our latest podcast!
    Join The LTS Club And Get The Goodies
    📖 Full cover-to-cover magazine PDFs
    💬 Chat with us and your fellow listeners on Discord
    🐣 Get episodes earlier than the general public
    👀 Monthly watch-alongs of Sassy-era movies and TV specials
    🚫 Ad free episodes with chapter markers
    👚 Merch discounts and free stickers
    🤩 Join the Listen To Sassy Club today!
     
    Visual Aids
    🖼 View scans from the magazine in this episode's Visual Aids
     
    Episode Notes
    🗒 Full episode notes, further reading links and other goodies can be found on this episode's page on our site
     
    Call The Hotline
    ☎️ Leave your questions, comments and Sassy stories on the hotline at 720-SASSY-GO
     
    Contact Us
    🐦 @ListenToSassy on Twitter
    📷 @ListenToSassy on Instagram
    🧑‍💻 Visit our website ListenToSassy.com

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

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KEVIN COOGAN 4-EVA

I love Sassy but I love the banter between Tara, Pam and David even more.

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Oh Sassy!!

I adore this podcast. I love the hosts. join the Listen to Sassy Club!!! It’s awesome!!

I was an avid Sassy reader at 11 with the first (or maybe third) issue. This magazine definitely helped make me who I am today. It’s amazing to hear Tara, Pam, and Dave talk about each Sassy issue. It’s crazy how much I remember! I am so grateful for the chance to relive one of the best parts (if not the best) of my tween and teen years.

Keep up the awesome job!! And thank you for doing this!!!❤️

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Pure Joy!

I studied every issue of Sassy more than any textbook and remember each page that Tara and Pam discuss! It thrills my heart to hear such earnest perceptive readings of these beloved tracts. Like being thrown back into high school with a set of dear new friends. Wonderful!

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