25: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
Can you believe it's been a whole year since we took to the podcasting airwaves? It's been a wild ride, full of onion dip, outrage and of course lots of Old Timey Gangster talk. In this special birthday episode, we discuss what we and you, our listeners, have learned from Sweet Valley over the last twelve months - and Karyn introduces Anna to the wonders of the Sweet Valley boardgame. You can follow us on Twitter at @svhpodcast and follow the Headstuff Podcast Network on @HSPodnetwork and...
24: SAY GOODBYE
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone - Todd is leaving Sweet Valley! Liz is a mess (understandably, in fairness), Nicholas is even creepier than usual (which is saying something) and Jess embarks on one of her best ever schemes, attempting to fix Steven up with an "old woman" who is basically the same age as Anna. Oh, and we're reminded yet again that you can't even cross the road in Sweet Valley without a date. Don't blame us, we don't make the rules. You can follow us on Twitter at...
23: #23 TOO MUCH IN LOVE
Following the last episode's bombshell revelation that we were feeling sorry for Jessica, we have another shock for you all this week: it took 22 books to get here, but we're finally reached a Sweet Valley tale with a genuinely healthy message. AND it features a person of colour! I KNOW! Join us in a rousing chorus of "Gee, Officer Krupke" as we head to the Wakefield's free gaff to discuss American washing machines, DeeDee's many epiphanies and Dana's general awesomeness. You can follow us...
22: #22 | RUNAWAY
Something very peculiar happens in this episode. Something that disturbs us both. We actually - can it be true? - FEEL SORRY FOR JESSICA. Poor old Jess (I can't believe I'm typing these words) feels so underappreciated by her awful family that she falls for the extremely dubious charms of sensitive bad boy Nicky. Meanwhile, Ned and Liz are basically competing to see who can be most unethical, and we learn that the Sweet Valley News will employ children as family court reporters. Can anyone...
DOUBLE LOVE #10 | WRONG KIND OF GIRL
WRONG KIND OF GIRL Does Jessica hate “Easy” Annie Whitman because she reminds her of herself? That’s just one of the questions we ponder in our tenth episode. Jessica is outrageously monstrous even by her own standards (and has a fit of rage that’s almost too much for Anna), Ricky Capaldo accidentally invents the musical […] La entrada DOUBLE LOVE #10 | WRONG KIND OF GIRL se publicó primero en Headstuff.
DOUBLE LOVE #9 | RACING HEARTS
RACING HEARTS Do you care about the inner workings of the Sweet Valley High track team? Neither do we, but unfortunately there’s a lot about it in this book. Luckily we’ve got Lila being gloriously evil, Bruce prancing about in tiny shorts and a surprisingly convincing romance to balance it all out. On your marks, […] La entrada DOUBLE LOVE #9 | RACING HEARTS se publicó primero en Headstuff.
DOUBLE LOVE #8 | HEARTBREAKER
HEARTBREAKER Jessica is back to her old evil self in episode eight, Heartbreaker, as she plays games with poor old Bill Chase, a big eejit with a tortured past. Add a wildly unsuitable school play, a glamorous love rival for Liz, and a surprising amount of flashbacks and you’ve got some Sweet Valley gold. Listen to the […] La entrada DOUBLE LOVE #8 | HEARTBREAKER se publicó primero en Headstuff.
DOUBLE LOVE #7 | DEAR SISTER
We tackle one of the greatest entries in the Sweet Valley canon and it doesn’t disappoint. DEAR SISTER Liz goes wild, Jessica gets responsible, Todd cares about whales, Ned and Alice are terrible parents and Bruce uses his Old Timey Gangster powers for evil in the most dramatic book yet. All this and we come […] La entrada DOUBLE LOVE #7 | DEAR SISTER se publicó primero en Headstuff.
DOUBLE LOVE #6 | DANGEROUS LOVE
Put on your hot pink helmets (ahem) and hold on tight, we’re going on a wild ride in episode six: Dangerous Love! DANGEROUS LOVE Todd’s new Yamaha motorbike isn’t the only novelty in Sweet Valley as we are introduced to a wide range of characters who have never been mentioned before and will never be […] La entrada DOUBLE LOVE #6 | DANGEROUS LOVE se publicó primero en Headstuff.
Double Love #5 | ALL NIGHT LONG
It’s episode five, and we’re channeling Lionel Ritchie All Night Long as we discuss a book that doesn’t live up to its truly spectacular cover. Seriously, hardly anything happens in this one. But we’re diving in anyway, to talk about one of the most unattractive men in Sweet Valley history, the twins’ inexplicable desire to […] La entrada Double Love #5 | ALL NIGHT LONG se publicó primero en Headstuff.
Double Love #3 | PLAYING WITH FIRE
Playing with Fire is the first bona fide classic in the Sweet Valley series and there is a LOT to talk about, from Bruce and Jessica’s incredible dance skills and their close encounters by the cafeteria bins to the raciest moment in Sweet Valley History (yes, the b-word is used, though it may not be […] La entrada Double Love #3 | PLAYING WITH FIRE se publicó primero en Headstuff.