75 episodes

After years of wide-eyed blogging about the surreal 1980s perfection of Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High book series (and the surprising psychodrama that lurks below the town's perfectly-tanned surface), host Marissa Flaxbart is now forcing friends and family to read the series with her. Every other week, Marissa and a new guest – many of whom are new to the very idea of a "Sweet Valley" – unpack one of these soap-operatic tales, starting with book #1. It's all good fun for both die-hard fans and new blood...but watch out, because nostalgia can get ROUGH.

Sweet Valley Diaries Marissa Flaxbart

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After years of wide-eyed blogging about the surreal 1980s perfection of Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High book series (and the surprising psychodrama that lurks below the town's perfectly-tanned surface), host Marissa Flaxbart is now forcing friends and family to read the series with her. Every other week, Marissa and a new guest – many of whom are new to the very idea of a "Sweet Valley" – unpack one of these soap-operatic tales, starting with book #1. It's all good fun for both die-hard fans and new blood...but watch out, because nostalgia can get ROUGH.

Customer Reviews

Nora Bigs ,

Fun podcast

Takes on Sweet Valley with the right mixture of nostalgia & snark. Highly recommend!

Erin Ber ,

Come for the nostalgia, stay for the laughs and feminism!

A few episodes in and really enjoying this podcast--quality content, comforting, and entertaining. Thanks!

KeMurr ,

Love it!

I was born in 1982 and grew up with these books!

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