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Odds and Ends #15: JALAWT Wrap-Up

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Jody and Alison tie up some loose ends and wave goodbye to Judy Blume's cherished 1987 YA novel, "Just as Long as We're Together." Jody presents Special Reports on witchcraft, purple, and Operation Babylift. Alison reads some questionable book reviews, and the gals take a quiz to find out what type of witches they are! Spoiler: Alison is a Sea Witch and Jody is an Air Witch. Tune in to hear chat about Sky Dancers, rollerblading misadventures, some incredible fanfic dramatic readings (thank you Dara!) and Blume Head Deanna's dispatch on 1987 hip-hop, college rock, and metal!

Jody and Alison tie up some loose ends and wave goodbye to Judy Blume's cherished 1987 YA novel, "Just as Long as We're Together." Jody presents Special Reports on witchcraft, purple, and Operation Babylift. Alison reads some questionable book reviews, and the gals take a quiz to find out what type of witches they are! Spoiler: Alison is a Sea Witch and Jody is an Air Witch. Tune in to hear chat about Sky Dancers, rollerblading misadventures, some incredible fanfic dramatic readings (thank you Dara!) and Blume Head Deanna's dispatch on 1987 hip-hop, college rock, and metal!

Location:

United States

Description:

Jody and Alison tie up some loose ends and wave goodbye to Judy Blume's cherished 1987 YA novel, "Just as Long as We're Together." Jody presents Special Reports on witchcraft, purple, and Operation Babylift. Alison reads some questionable book reviews, and the gals take a quiz to find out what type of witches they are! Spoiler: Alison is a Sea Witch and Jody is an Air Witch. Tune in to hear chat about Sky Dancers, rollerblading misadventures, some incredible fanfic dramatic readings (thank you Dara!) and Blume Head Deanna's dispatch on 1987 hip-hop, college rock, and metal!

Language:

English

Contact:

713.591.3233


Episodes

124. Just-A-Boy

6/11/2020
It's the final episode of "Just as Long as We're Together" by Judy Blume (1987)! There's a KILLER FLU (how timely) going around and everyone's got it, except our Hershey Bar. Steph has a cute chat with friend-zone Peter Klaff, a heart-to-heart with mom, a literal run-in with Jeremy Dragon, and a beautiful lake walk with old pal Rachel. Alison learns Gena is preggers and plans her escape to Paris. Al and Jody chat about friendship quadrangles, conflict aversion, hot boys in choir, and Selling...

Duration:00:51:26

123. Tastes Like Chicken

5/28/2020
We're nearing the end of "Just as Long as We're Together" with chapters 38-39 of this YA classic! Steph turns thirteen, has a blast at the Groundhog Day Dance, gets her first kiss, and her first period all on the SAME DAY! Dad ditches Iris and announces his East Coast return, the moms try to get their daughters back together, and Bruce turns out to be a true Renaissance Brother with some decoupage skillz. Jody and Alison talk about the incredible Authors Guild virtual gala honoring Judy...

Duration:01:01:54

122. Leech on a Weeny

5/21/2020
Special guest Katy joins Alison and Jody in the Cocoon to discuss chapters 36-37 of "Just as Long as We're Together" by Judy Blume! They explore socially responsible plungers, shopping personalities, and the INCREDIBLE "Dickionary" seven-year-old Katy co-authored in 1987. Ever heard of a run-and-hump? In the novel, Steph, Rachel, and Alison shop at stores with amazing names and have a run-in with Amber Ackbourne. There's an epic dressing room fight scene you don't wanna miss. Join the gals...

Duration:01:01:12

121. Put Mom on the Phone!

5/14/2020
Jody and Alison get a little wacky this week, reading chapters 33-35 of Judy Blume's 1987 novel, "Just as Long as We're Together". Alison presents a thoughtfully-researched Boner Report and Jody reads divorce advice from "Letters to Judy." Mom gets WILD lightning bolt earrings for her very first fling, Dad finally apologizes to Steph, Marcella and Jeremy Dragon are caught Frenching at the movies, and Rachel tries to get Steph to read Gone With the Wind. Why won't those two just COMMUNICATE?!...

Duration:00:55:46

120. Blume Heads for Peace

5/7/2020
Chapters 30-32 of Judy Blume's 1987 YA novel about friendship and separated parents, "Just as Long as We're Together" with your hosts Alison and Jody! Danamy breaks up but gets back together again one day later, Bruce wins second place in the Kids for Peace poster contest, Steph writes a fabulous essay on losing her optimism, and Rachel gets hit on by new boy Max. Jody and Al don double-headphones and chat about boner etymology, tall boys, and new puppies! Dramatic readings, deep thoughts,...

Duration:00:55:12

119. Occasional Spark

4/30/2020
Alison and Jody are reunited and it feels so good! They cover chapters 27-29 of Judy Blume's YA classic, "Just as Long as We're Together." Jody reads a 1984 diary entry from Blume Head Lisa, Alison fills us in on her shelter-in-place happenings, and there's chat about real-world therapist run-ins, flushing photos down the toilet, Uber Cab towncars, and ID bracelets. Meanwhile, Steph is fat-shamed, Rachel is mega tense, and Jeremy Dragon has a new undergarment accessory! There's also a...

Duration:01:03:44

118. Butt Cut

4/16/2020
Hop into the Car Cocoon with Special Guest Andrea Afra, Blume Head, writer, and plant lady! Jody and Andrea cover chapters 24-26 of Judy Blume's 1987 YA novel, "Just as Long as We're Together" and chat about plantar warts, jello jigglers, territorial pissings, and laundry room pornos. Steph, Rachel, and Alison exchange very purple gifts and part ways for the holidays. Steph and Bruce head to sunny California to visit dad and are greeted by a tres rude surprise... IRIS. Special thank you to...

Duration:01:12:44

117. Just Dial 662-STPH

4/9/2020
We're so excited to have comedian, writer, and HUGE Blume Head Molly Sanchez in the Cocoon to cover chapters 21-23 of Judy Blume's "Just as Long as We're Together"! Jody and Molly go deep into D-I-V-O-R-C-E, depression eating, erotic fan fic, A/S/L chat room memories, and tween fantasy crushes. Molly reads an old diary entry, in which her horny 14-year-old self proclaims her penchant for Harry Potter fan fiction and laments about being a (gasp!) virgin. In the book, Steph's dad drops in for...

Duration:01:21:01

116. Claudia Kishi Coven

4/2/2020
Special guest Beth joins Jody in the virtual cocoon to discuss chapters 18-20 of Judy Blume's 1987 YA novel, "Just as Long as We're Together." Steph, Rachel, and Alison dress like raver witches to impress Jeremy Dragon and we learn that JEREMY KNOWS RACHEL'S NAME! Rachel has been keeping a dark secret (hint: she's in advanced math), but Steph finds out and is not pleased. Jody provides the scoop (get it?) on TCBY and Westport's very own Onion Alley, and Beth shares her spatchcocking...

Duration:00:55:41

Odds and Ends #14: Vicious Cycle Crossover

3/26/2020
Our very first crossover podcast with the hilarious ladies of Vicious Cycle! Jody and Alison chat with Kate, Meg T, and Meg H about "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret," THE period book written by Judy Blume in 1970. This is actually part two of our conversion, so don't miss part one on the Vicious Cycle feed! The gals read some absurd one star reviews, Nancy Wheeler fan fic, and share experiences with periods, pubes, bras, Tupperware boobs, sketchy tween pseudoscience, and leg shaving...

Duration:00:50:05

115. A Funny Little Squirt

3/19/2020
Blume Head Power! A very special episode in which we unite in the name of Social Distancing with a collaborative take on "Just as Long as We're Together," by Judy Blume. Listeners Molly Sanchez, Dara Sabadin, Laura Ingles, Deanna McMillan, Sue Johnson, Helen Marangi, and Jessica Norton cover chapters 14-17 of this truly beautiful YA novel. Steph and Alison head to the Shore to bake Sadie Wishnik's famous brownies and the truth about Maizie is revealed. Steph also learns you really can have...

Duration:00:36:04

114. Saronara!

3/12/2020
This one's a shorty but goody! Chapters 11-13 of Judy Blume's unforgettable YA novel, "Just as Long as We're Together." Steph, Rachel, and Alison learn who Mr. Kravitz the exterminator REALLY is, Steph enters a fugue state and baptizes herself in Palfrey's Pond, Eric becomes the class hero, and Alison makes up a song about the Boy With Remarkable Eyes. Jody and Al talk about bats, contact lenses, and elaborate hand clap routines (who remembers Bo Bo?!). You also don't wanna miss a great...

Duration:00:39:57

113. Siesta Key Warm Tea

3/5/2020
Chapters 8-10 of "Just as Long as We're Together" by the one and only Judy Blume (1987)! Jeremy Dragon casually pops into Going Places, the gals go shopping for expensive home decor, Steph discovers she can perv on the soccer field from the girls' bathroom, and we learn that Alison's mom is a famous TV star (excuse us, ACTRESS). The big question: is Gena Farrell a fictionalized Mia Farrow? Also, Judy loves ape art. Jody and Alison receive a hilarious audio correspondence from Beth Philley...

Duration:00:43:01

112. A Proxy Doxy

2/27/2020
It's time for chapters 6-7 of Judy Blume's 1987 YA novel, "Just as Long as We're Together"! WARNING: Jody and Alison are running at sub-optimal performance levels, but they do it with pizzazz. Stephanie and Rachel check out Alison's house and hear a wild story from Maizie, the French-language dog. Then Bruce has a sweaty nightmare and Steph pens a nuclear disarmament appeal to Ronald Reagan over donuts. Your hosts chat vintage Water-Piks, in-home intercoms, Genesis' Land of Confusion,...

Duration:00:39:41

111. Chartreuse

2/13/2020
Move over Benjamin Moore, Jeremy Dragon’s heeeere! Jody and Alison read chapters 4-5 of Judy Blume’s 1987 YA novel, “Just as Long as We’re Together” and chat more about Max Headroom, the flattening of the Golden Gate Bridge, Speak & Spells, court calls, familial nudity, Cheer, Bert & Harry, and sunglass leashes. Meanwhile, our heroines start their first day of seventh grade, wear cool baggy outfits, and cover their notebooks with wallpaper. Will Rachel ever take a chill pill? Will Stephanie...

Duration:00:50:39

110. Three Men and a Coffin

2/6/2020
New book alert! Alison and Jody start reading chapters 1-3 of Judy Blume fan favorite, “Just as Long as We’re Together.” Stephanie Hirsch and her BFF Rachel Robinson reunite after summer camp and swoon over a strategically placed poster of Richard Gere (aka Benjamin Moore). But then new girl Alison shows up at Palfrey’s Pond. Who is this mysterious barefoot Californian, and what’s up with her talking dog? We travel back to 1987 and immerse ourselves into the world of Baby Jessica, Prozac,...

Duration:01:06:38

Odds and Ends #13: Beyond the Blues

1/30/2020
It's the big Puberty Blues Wrap-Up Party you've been waiting for! Alison and Jody dissect Bruce Beresford's 1981 adaptation of "Puberty Blues" (the iconic Aussie novel co-written by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey). They compare and contrast the film with the book with the TV show and present their research on the infamous and elusive Salami Sisters. There's also two terrific letters from Blume Heads Jeb and Arlene, and highlights from the highly-anticipated "Best/Worst American Accent...

Duration:00:52:42

109. I'm Onshore!

1/16/2020
Jody and Alison finish Puberty Blues! Enter the Cocoon for chapters 15-16 of the hallowed Australian YA novel, written in 1979 by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette. Deb gets pregnant and then not pregnant, Cheryl drops acid and puts on quite the show at assembly, the Greenhills gang succumbs to heroin, and our gals decide to drink milkshakes and START SURFING! Follow along as Alison and Jody muddle through meandering plotlines, unclear details, hash capsules, gaol and Soul Pattersons. Come...

Duration:00:47:30

108. Ferry Out the Window

1/9/2020
Chapters 13-14 of "Puberty Blues," written in 1979 by Australian teen authors Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey. Things are getting deadset dramatic down on Cronulla Beach. Deb pulls a Margaret and finally gets her rags! And if that's not enough, she also does a Kath and loses her virginity the very same night. But her relationship with Garry doesn't last long... (spoiler alert!) he's a heroin addict! Alison and Jody discuss Egyptian bongs and Jason Derulo's budgie smugglers. Alison makes a...

Duration:01:03:20

107. Eucalyptus Balls

1/2/2020
Happy 2020 Blume Heads! Jody and Alison discuss chapters 11-12 of "Puberty Blues" by Australians Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey, written in 1979. Deb gets in trouble for spending too much time behind the library with her new BF and we learn just how VILE the surfie boys actually are (JUSTICE FOR FRIEDA CUMMINS!). There's also some incredible Aussie TV commercials from the early '80s, talk about salad sandwiches, Summer Rolls and Honey Logs, bad Christmas cracker jokes, and dramatic...

Duration:00:45:28