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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.

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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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.








BSCC: The Hatchet Order

Sike! You thought! Nope! Finale isn’t happening this week. Jack needed an extra week to work on the final episode(s). Instead, you get this special treat! Two preeminent scholars in their field will delight your senses with a complete walkthrough of the infamous Baby-Sitters Club “Hatchet Order.” Join them as they do an exhaustive book-by-book analysis (well, about a quarter of the books before they got bored) of the parallels and resonant melodies between BSC books 1 through 32 and books...


BSCC 133 - Stacey's Movie

Welcome to the Cokie Mason Academy of What Is and Is Not Cool, I am your professor Joe Joesson and I am joined today by Dean Throbdong and his unusually large family. We hope that your time at our school is productive and useful, especially you young men out there. Whether you’re joining us here in the School of Arts & Sciences, uncovering the coolest possible things, or you’re working on your engineering degree over at the School of Sciences, perhaps unlocking the secrets to the infinitely...


BSCC 132: Kristy at Bat

Y’all ready for this? Tanner wasn’t, because he lost his notes. But honestly what decent person could truly be prepared to say goodbye to Kristy and leave her to the purging flames that Ann is preparing for the final novel in the Sitters’ Cycle? Only a monster would even ask the question. It’s not all doom and gloom though, because Kristy is as luminescent as ever in this book, bravely taking on Ann’s greatest fear even as her world closes in on her in a cataclysm of supervillains,...


BSCC: Little Sister - Karen's Little Sister

Ever wished you could spend 30 full minutes hearing two grown men argue heatedly about the difference between a little sister and a middle sister? Well, if so, you’re in for quite a treat. Karen Brewer has a little sister on this week’s very special Little Sister: Little Episode, and the infuriating paradox that fact creates might just tear these boys apart. Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.


BSCC 131 - Claudia and the Little Liar

This week the Baby-Sitters Club Club (BSCC) is more like the The Video-Games Club Club (VGCC) because gamer geek Suzanne couldn’t help herself and peppered this entire book with endless references to her favorite imported Japanese video games from the late 1990s. When she’s not going on and on about Crash Team Racing or Rockman, Suzanne did manage to find a few pages to discuss Haley Braddock’s lies, Claudia’s break-up, and DEFINITELY NOT purple orbs. Music Credits: “Action”“Limitless”“You...


BSCC 130 - Abby's Un-Valentine

This one goes out to Boo-Boo. What a life to take. What a bond to break. We’ll all be missing you Boo-Boo, but the show must go on and this week the boys managed to pull themselves together just enough to discuss Abby’s misadventures in love, a new theory of the mysterious Cat People, and the true, official reading order for the BSC series. Also, Bee Theory may be wrong. Happy reading! Music credits: “Speakeasy,” by Sound Ideas “Empty Promise,” by UEMonthly “Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel...


BSCC 129 - The All-New Mallory Pike

There’s a new girl in Riverbend this week named Mallory Pike, and she’s all new! We all know and love our Riverbend Gals: Smee, Jen, Sarah… but who is this enigmatic new Mallory character?! We may never know! Also this week: a bitter farewell to Mark Markson, what Amelia Earhart’s mysterious disappearance means for Mallory, and a hot new segment called the M-M-M-M-MILES MOMENT! Music Credits: "Empty Days”"Here It Was (2018 Remaster)”"Epilogue 1849”"Angel (feat. Parker Polhill & Bibiane...


BSCC 128 - Mary Anne in the Middle

Mallory has left the safe confines of the BSC to become a baby-sitting Ronin and roam the Earth with no master and no mission but her wanderings. The factions have taken full control of Stoneybrook, as witches fight demons and terrible dinosaurs rage and roar in the ghost-riddled streets. To make matters worse, the boys are feuding, driven mad with fear as these books count down to their inevitable fiery end. Meanwhile, the girls are throwing a festive holiday party for the residents of...


BSCC 127 - Stacey McGill ... Matchmaker?

#swoon alert, Baby Nation! There’s a hunky new single dad in Stoneybrook this week, and of course his name is John! Though, you probably know his as J.B. Angel, the spirit of vengeance. There’s also more mean memes than you could have ever possibly wanted, but the boys packed them into the episode regardless! Music Credits: "Transformations II”"Harph Heaven A (ID 652)”“Nyan Cat” “Hope”“Better Way” Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the outro music.


BSCC 126 - Claudia's Big Party

We’re not trying to tell you how to live your lives, but you’re going to disappoint a lot of people if you refuse to read Infinite Jest, watch Videodrome, and familiarize yourself with all of the great works of Stone Cold Steve Austin, and instead spend your time doing whippets, watching SportsCenter, and throwing big blow-out parties when your parents are away like Claudia Kishi decided to do this week. This one’s for fans of Janine Kishi, aka “The Janenius,” people who think Sense and...


BSCC 125 - Kristy in Charge

¡Esta semana los chicos vienen a ti en vivo desde la Ciudad de México! (De acuerdo, no VIVO en vivo, ya que este episodio fue grabado hace unas semanas, pero entiendes lo que quiero decir.) Hay mucho de qué hablar esta semana, incluyendo: el malvado hermano de Emma Frost, Robert Frost, una dinámica nuevo personaje llamado Cary Retlin, y alguna posible infracción de propiedad intelectual por parte de Stephen Chow (llámenos Stephen, si desea hablar sobre la división de honorarios...


BSCC 124 - Abby in Wonderland

This weird, surrealistic tableau of a book marks the beginning of Suzanne Weyn's Dada phase. The narrative, such as it is, revolves around Abby and Kristy’s visit to Abby's grandmother on Long Island, which the Cat People have occupied in a new, terrifying phase of their insurgency. Kristy and Mary Anne are up to no good, and the Scholastic lawyers are immersed in their most devious stunt yet. Ben Hobart is back in a big way, the Purple Orb has an army now, and Jack and Tanner have a very,...


BSCC 123 - Mary Anne and the Playground Fight

This week, the boys go inside a haunted mansion. Just by chance they freed a ghost who made them Beetleboys. [Frankenbeans: “BEETLEBOYS!”] Big Bad Beetleboys. Big Bad Beetleboys. Hey look now they're super heros, armed with super powers… [Mums: ”Cool!”] ...taken from a comic strip and now they're Beetleboys. [Count Fangula: “BEETLEBOYS!”] Big Bad Beetleboys. Big Bad Beetleboys. Music Credit: “Lamprey”“Dreams” Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the...


WOPC 001 - Ninja Gaiden

Hey Ninja Nation – welcome to a very special bonus episode of WOPC! The show that is very specifically targeted to the ninja in everyone ……. ’s dad. And before you ask …. No, we don’t have time to tell you about Plan F. Works cited in this episode: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce La Recherche des Temps Perdu, by Proust Stacey’s Ex-Boyfriend, by Annabelle Matthews Martin (the Hand That Shakes) How to Win at Nintendo Games, Vol. 1, by Jeff...


BSCC 122 - Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend

Kristy’s out of the way and busy with her Strawberry Festival and Stacey’s stuck between the two handsome boys in her life, so get ready to Hashtag “Swoon" (this is a new cool thing to say!) over the ever-so-dreamy Ethan, and Hashtag “Speak The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear” (not a thing yet, but hopefully soon!) for Robert “Brewdoggy” Brewster, who is truly going through some stuff this week. If all of that makes you socially anxious, just remember your FORDOW acronym and you can’t go...


BSCC 121 - Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer

This week, the boys are brimming with DINOSAUR ENERGY, which was introduced to the sitterverse by a new character named Deb Cooper, who has more in common with The Golden Bear’s depiction of the Joker in 1989’s The Batman than anyone has any right to. Also, Watson adopts a seeing-eye dong, Ben Hobart returns, Jack hurts his hand, and there’s a lot of fretting over acute angle-closure glaucoma, because where we’re going… we won’t need eyes. Music Credits: "Dead Bee”"Overture”“Biscuit”...


BSCC 120 - Claudia and the Terrible Truth

Tune in for a hearty, rollicking discussion about Kristy and Mallory’s preparations for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Jackie Rodowsky’s latest shenanigans, and the impending dinosaur threat in Stoneybrook, and then stick around to hear how the boys deftly navigate around and steer almost completely clear of the nasty, fetid, vile, miserable little secret that undergirds it all and rots it from within! Also, a long awaited update in the Wandering Frog People game we’re all playing! And some...


BSCC 119 - Abby and the Best Kid Ever

A very good boy returns to Stoneybrook this week, and the boys could not be more excited to welcome them back. But don’t get out the streamers and cake and other party supplies yet, because before this episode is over, Ann and Nola are going to snatch our old friend away again and banish them from the sitterverse once more. Are you next? Maybe. Also, there was something moving around in Tanner’s office this week and it gets very spooky, but as far as I know, he survived the evening, so we...


BSCC: Mystery – Kristy and the Missing Child

It’s the crossover episode everyone’s been waiting for – the boys welcome Kristin Russo from Buffering the Vampire Slayer to talk about the demon Logan Bruno, whether Stoneybrook is built on a hellmouth, and Tanner’s favorite Buffy character, Gilbert. Meanwhile, the baby-sitters have lost yet another charge, Alan Gray is completely out of control, and new facts emerge about Kristy’s dad in the most mysterious BSC mystery yet. Music credits: “The Search for Spock, Main Theme,” by James...


BSCC 118 - Jessi's Big Break

Tanner is back in New York, but he’s not the only one. Jessi Ramsay has somehow escaped Ann’s grasp and fled to New York City, where she’s been offered entrance into a prestigious ballet academy. But Jessi and Tanner aren’t the only ones in New York City because, who’s that? Award-winning actor Liam Neeson?! Wow. What a get. Music Credits: "Clair De Lune Variations”"Capclear”The Little Mermaid"Venus” Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the outro...