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The Baby-Sitters Club Club

Jack Shepherd and Tanner Greenring discuss the classic Baby-Sitters Club novels of Ann M. Martin in chronological order. Get ready to look with new eyes at the timeless adventures of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and I guess Dawn. And probably Mallory too. Fine, and Jessi.
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Jun 30, 2016

In this very special bonus mini-episode, the boys discuss the first book in the BSC-spinoff Little Sister series, "Karen's Witch." Feast your ears on an intoxicating intoxicated journey through a magical land where the baby-sitters hold no sway, and the babies are running the asylum. DO NOT listen to this if you are afraid of witches. 

Jun 27, 2016

It all goes down this week: Claudia loses herself, Logan reveals his true self, Mary Anne finds her faith, The cat-people have taken Louisville, and Jack and Tanner spend WAY too much time talking about 6th century philosopher Anicius Manlius Severinus Bo√ęthius. But that's what you tune in for, right?

 

Music Credits:

Haunted by Ross Bugden

Triple Threat by Eliminate, INF1N1TE, & Nato Feelz [Creative Commons]

Overture by The Lionheart [Creative Commons]

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Thanks to:

Scott Lamb for our theme music!

Andrea Hickey for our cover art!

Jun 20, 2016

Your wise-crackin' hosts Jackie and The Weasel are back again with more hilarious banter about their favorite topics from the wide world of "American Sports." And if that's not appealing to you demanding little monsters, they also spend a good chunk of time talking about the BSC's brand-new babysitter Jessi Ramsey, the infinite sadness of Claudia Kishi, and their own deep, heartfelt feeeeeeeelings. And dolls. Demonic, soul-swallowing dolls. Something for everybody in this one. 

Jun 13, 2016

Kind of a segment-heavy week this week, but what do you expect when you're trying to impress the judges of the Little Miss Stoneybrook Pageant? The babysitters each Dance Mom their own contestant in the pageant in this book, and things get (surprise, surprise) a little fraught. Don't worry too much though, because there's plenty of dangerous occult action and Marxist subtext to help ease the tension.

Jun 6, 2016

Welcome to Kids Incorporated Inc.! Out with the old, and in with the new! Stacey is gone, but not forgotten and forgotten, and there's a NEW baby-sitter in town now, which you probably could have figured out from the title of today's episode. Think you're pretty smart, don't you? Well, smart guy, did you know that there's actually TWO new babysitters? You did? Oh, okay.

May 30, 2016

Stacey is moving out of Stoneybrook, and 4 to 10 new brides of Satan are moving in to take her place, so it's up to two undercover French witch-hunters to eradicate the evil threat looming over the town once and for all. Also, the dolls and are in control, and Jack and Tanner make a bet that the Baby Nation is going to have to hold them to, because they're DEFINITELY going to forget.

May 23, 2016

Don't forget to pack a lifejacket for this Super Special, because the boys are steering this cruise ship through a storm of passion, heartbreak, and Kristy being even more insufferable than normal. Jack and Tanner are joined by a very special guest to try and make sense of the maelstrom of action that is Baby-Sitters on Board, and to help them decide once and for all whether these mysterious baby-sitters are people ... or bees. 

May 16, 2016

There's a new girl in Stoneybrook named Ashley Wyeth, and she's captured the attention of a certain young babysitter named Claudia. But, more importantly, there's a newcomer to the podcast as well named Goliath Hardbody, and we think you listeners are really going to like him. (But please don't fall in love with him and leave the podcast. We need you. You're all we have.)

May 9, 2016

Nothing matters. Everyone is afraid. We're lucky we've even lived long enough to see today, and in another hundred years, none of us will be here. This one is kinda a bummer. Sorry.

May 2, 2016

There's a snake in the grass in Stoneybrook this week, and he's got his treacherous eyes on our sweet Mary Anne Spier. Loads to discuss this week including: the X-Men's Wolverine, Negging, demigods with either no or two penises, and of course, the blossoming love between Logan and Mary Anne.

Apr 25, 2016

If there's something strange in Dawn's house... who you gonna call? The Baby-sitter's Club Club! This week, the girls (and by extension, the boys) dive deep into the world of paranormal activity, cause there's a ghost y'all, and it's living in Dawn's crawl space, and it's eating ice cream, and doing a bunch of other things you'd expect a 9-year-old boy to do. On unrelated news, 9-year-old Nicky Pike keeps disappearing and hiding in an unknown location.

Apr 18, 2016

The boys are back, but I'm not talking about the boys Stacey is crazy about, I'm talking about Jack and Tanner, who read "Boy-Crazy Stacey" this week. This shouldn't come as any surprise to you if you've listened to the last seven episodes, but they have a hard time staying on topic. Lots to discuss this week: bee theory, Kanye West, Victorian literature, and a surprise visit from Jack's secret British accent.

Apr 11, 2016

Tanner and Jack meet to discuss book seven of The Baby-Sitter's Club series, "Claudia and Mean Janine" and things get MEAN. This probably won't surprise you, but one of them identifies strongly with the fun, cool, and charming Claudia, and one of us is an insufferable, pedantic nerd.

Apr 4, 2016

Love! Marriage! Last minute 'spaghetti things' in the kitchen! It all happens this week when Jack and Tanner sit down to discuss book six of The Baby-sitter's Club, "Kristy's Big Day"! I hope you like Tearful Moments because you're gonna be drowning in our tears (well, Tanner's tears at least) this week.

Mar 28, 2016

Tanner and Jack travel all the way to Germany, the birthplace of modern Lutheranism, to discuss the thinly veiled religious text that is book five of The Baby-sitter's Club, "Dawn and the Impossible Three." Tanner has a few too many helles biers and ends up role playing as an adult escort. Things get a little weird.

Mar 21, 2016

Jack and Tanner discuss book four of The Baby-Sitter's Club, "Mary Ann Saves the Day." From what though? Is the Stoneybrook jewel thief back in action? Has The Agency risen to power again, threatening to destroy the club once and for all? Is it just a spat between a few friends based on a misunderstanding? You'll have to listen to find out!

Mar 14, 2016

This week, Jack and Tanner get to the bottom of the truth about Stacey, and uncover a few truths about themselves along the way. Just kidding! They definitely don't have the emotional intelligence required for any sort of meaningful introspection. They just make dumb jokes instead.

Special thanks to Baby Boy #1 Scott Lamb for the theme tune, and Baby Girl #1 Andrea Hickey for the cover art!

Mar 7, 2016

Jack and Tanner go fully CSI on the quiet town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut and try to get to the bottom of a 30-year-old cold case involving a rash of high-profile burglaries. In the course of their investigation, they discover a dark secret about one of the town's young residents, Alan Gray. (The secret is that he likes Kristy.)

Special thanks to our very first Baby Boy, Scott Lamb, for the theme music (https://twitter.com/scottlamb).

Feb 29, 2016

Jack and Tanner sit down to discuss book one in the "Baby-sitters Club" series, "Kristy's Great Idea," and try to get to the bottom of what Kristy's idea is exactly, and why it's so great. (Spoiler: the idea is a baby-sitters club.)

Feb 23, 2016

A big dumb idiot and his brilliant, charming friend discuss the classic Baby-Sitters Club novels of Ann M. Martin in chronological order. Get ready to look with new eyes at the timeless adventures of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and I guess Dawn. And probably Mallory too. Fine, and Jessi. 

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