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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.

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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United States

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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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English

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Episodes

The Baby-sitters Experience (feat. Josh Fjelstad)

11/30/2020
In a major snub of the Tannerheads, Jack and Josh (?!) come together to discuss two major classics of our time: Baby-Sitters Club #87, "Stacey and the Bad Girls," and Pokemon 3: The Movie. What do these things have in common? Not much, but the boys are doing their best here in a crisis! Special thanks to Josh Fjelstad from the Exp. Share Pokemon podcast for reading a whole Stacey book on short notice. Music credits: “Dark Lullaby,” by J Blanks “Vibe,” by Marble Space Thanks as always to...

Duration:01:16:28

Baby-Sitters Club: Chain Letter

11/23/2020
The boys are indoctrinated into a mysterious chain of secrets, lies, and treachery after accidentally reading a cryptic letter from someone (or something) named "Robin." The more they investigate this "Book of Secrets" (which contains confessions of lurid crimes by Jessi, Mallory, Stacey, Kristy, Claudia, Dawn, and Mary Anne), the more they are rebuffed, first by agents of Scholastic, then by someone who is far, far closer to them. As the net of the Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter closes...

Duration:01:10:25

Birds!

11/16/2020
Having apparently run out of Baby-Sitters Club books, the boys lie out in the field and wait for the birds to take them. Music credits: “Illuminate,” by Bluebird “Invincible,” by Dimotai Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music. Advertise on The Baby-Sitters Club Club via Gumball.fm

Duration:00:59:03

The Baby-Sitters Club Club CLUB

11/9/2020
The Baby-Sitters Club Club CLUB is a podcast wherein two grown men talk about The Baby-Sitters Club Club, a podcast wherein two grown men talk about The Baby-Sitters Club, a series by Ann M. Martin. In this episode, the boys dive into the first Baby-Sitters Club Club episode, "Kristy's Great Idea," which is pretty good except they keep referring to Stoneybrook as being in Long Island and they don't make a single mention of bees or dolls or even bread. This one's fun if you like navel-gazing,...

Duration:01:16:36

Friends Forever Special: Graduation Day

11/2/2020
A lot of chest-beating and handwringing this week as Kristy grapples with the end of the BSC, Mary Anne makes up with Logan, and one of the boys realizes that he never graduated from the 8th grade. A real surfeit of emotions to process as we experience this, the absolute final word on the BSC before Ann shakes her ghastly snow globe and makes the eternal dance begin anew. Music credits: “Sweating Bullets,” by Megadeth “The Sadness Piano,” by Korolkov “Nostalgic Piano,” by Alex...

Duration:01:10:51

FF 012 - Claudia and the Disaster Date

10/26/2020
A lot of people have been asking exactly how many shades of Alan Gray there are and while most casual observers think it’s fifty, true experts will tell you that it’s three: Prank Alan, Suave Alan, and Trying-Too-Hard Alan. Anyway, Claudia dates all three of them this week and none of the dates are a disaster and the title of this book is a lie. Music credits: “Passion,” by Pink Zebra “Passion,” by Stellar Tracks “Chopstick Slapstick,” by OurMusicBox “Creepy,” by Wild Kitty...

Duration:01:10:44

FF 011 - Welcome Home, Mary Anne

10/19/2020
The great Sunny Winslow’s paying a visit to the BSC this week and bringing her special brand of California Diaries chaos and angst to the sleepy town of Stoneybrook. The girls commit a bunch of shocking travel crimes, Jackie Rodowsky blips into an alternate reality, and the boys speculate about what kind of music Mr. Spier listened to as a cool, ‘70s Connecticut teen. Music credits: “Teenage Freakout,” by Mules “This Is Nostalgia,” by Raspberry Music “Classic Arcade Video Game,” by...

Duration:01:21:09

FF 010 - Stacey's Problem

10/12/2020
What is Stacey’s problem? A question these boys have been asking since book one but one that Ann, Suzanne, and the Scholastic LIARS refuse to address even in this book, of all books! Fortunately, it’s a very good one and Stacey is on her best behavior and actually quite sweet and it’s mostly about Maureen and how she doesn’t need a man. We really loved this one. Music credits: “For Sadness,” by Olexandr Ignatov Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to...

Duration:01:08:03

FF 009 - Kristy and the Kidnapper

10/5/2020
A pulse-pounding adventure full of elite haxors, Knights Templar, and secret service shootouts, Kristy and the Kidnapper is Ellen Miles’ most ambitious and exciting work yet, and the boys couldn’t be more eager to explore its hidden depths. Except that Jack’s in a bad mood, and Tanner’s not helping. Also, a plea to listeners: Get a cat. Just get a cat! Music credits: “Suspenseful Dark Cinematic Mystery,” by Sun Channel Music “Parting Ways,” by Allen Grey “The Prophecy,” by Fox...

Duration:01:11:11

FF 008 - Mary Anne's Revenge

9/28/2020
After heroically grappling with the inscrutable temporal paradox created by having to go and watch the Netflix show in between Friends Forever discussions, our geniuses turn their great brains to the question of whether Cary Retlin is the coolest guy in Stoneybrook, why Cokie Mason has such a big house, and what, precisely, Mary Anne is evolving into. Then Tanner brings on a very special guest to attest to the fact that he is, and always has been, a nice boy. Music credits: “Revenge...

Duration:01:08:18

FF 007 - Claudia Gets Her Guy

9/21/2020
🚨 CLAUDIA DATES ALAN GRAY CLAUDIA DATES ALAN GRAY CLAUDIA DATES ALAN GRAY CLAUDIA DATES ALAN GRAY 🚨 That's right. The guy is Alan Gray. The guy that Claudia "gets" IS ALAN GRAY. Uh, this one is ... a lot. Music credits: “Beyond the Veil,” by Dreamstate Logic “Rising,” by Music Dog “The Prophecy,” by Fox Beat “Romance Piano,” by Twisterium “Empty Promise,” by UEMonthly “You Gotta Have Theremin and Ukulele,” by Squidlord “Sad Ending,” by Tunes to Go “Dark Magic,” by Allen...

Duration:01:14:32

FF 006 - Stacey and the Boyfriend Trap

9/14/2020
After the fever dream that was the Netflix video novels, the boys are thrown headfirst back into the twilight world of "Friends Forever," where the Fame Wolf still prowls, danger lurks around every corner, and any moment could be the one where the Boyfriend Trap is sprung. This week, Stacey McGill stands trial for her crimes against humanity and Claudia specifically, and Ann M. Martin lays down a few more clues about how to sweep your crush right off their feet. Music credits: “Western...

Duration:01:09:40

BSCTV 010 - Hello, Camp Moosehead! Part 2 (feat. Jaime Greenring)

9/7/2020
The baby-sitters face their hardest test yet, as they stand on the edge of a dark and forbidding forest; a wilderness wherein they must wander until they learn the the truth about themselves, find meaning in the vastness of experience that stretches out before them, or do a great big smooch with Logan, depending on which baby-sitter they are. No guest from the show this week, but Jack auditions a new co-host and it goes really well. Music credits: “Theatre Music,” by Lucky Black Cat “The...

Duration:01:08:47

BSCTV 009 - Hello, Camp Moosehead! Part 1 (feat. Sophie Grace and Sophia Reid-Gantzert)

8/31/2020
The boys send their best and bravest into the heart of suburban Connecticut in search of the secret portal to Stoneybrook, but all they end up with is a nasty case of browntail moths. Coincidentally, that’s what the baby-sitters are getting into this week as well, over at Camp Moosehead, where the moths are poisonous, injustice reigns, and if you’re not careful, you might just lose your face. Kristy (Sophie Grace) and Karen (Sophia Reid-Gantzert) join for a diabolical game! Music...

Duration:01:28:36

BSCTV 008 - Kristy's Big Day (feat. Mark Feuerstein)

8/24/2020
Things aren’t looking so hot for Batgirl’s big day! Kristy looks like a banana, the officiant is a witch, and Mr. Spier’s shirt smells like meat. After a robust discussion of these important topics, the boys are joined by Watson himself (Mark Feuerstein) for a bracing round of Dad Talk. Music credits: “Chains,” by 3 (Emerson, Berry & Palmer) “Stardust,” by Fox Beat Stock Music “Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt “Sadness,” by Allen Grey Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb...

Duration:01:45:42

BSCTV 007 - Boy-Crazy Stacey (feat. Shay Rudolph and Momona Tamada)

8/17/2020
Something’s going on with the dads of Stoneybrook this week. Watson’s hiding something behind a mysterious blue door, Mr. Spier is undergoing some kind of unnatural evolution, and John Pike is sending us cryptic messages through his license plate. Then, the boys are joined by Shay Rudolph (Stacey) and Momona Tamada (Claudia), who agree to take an extremely tricky and diabolical quiz about their BSC knowledge. Music credits: “Slash,” by Arc North Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott...

Duration:01:24:31

BSCTV 006 - Claudia and Mean Janine (feat. Naia Cucukov and Lucy Kitada)

8/10/2020
The boys bring their sharp critical lens to another fascinating video-novel this week as they grapple with a number of complex choices its creators have made around Stacey’s dating life, Mary Anne’s room renovation, and Humpty Dumpty, the shattered eggman. Then the show's Executive Producers, Naia Cucukov and Lucy Kitada, join to hear some provocative and disruptive pitches for BSC-adjacent properties that they need to greenlight ASAP. Music credits: “The Prophecy,” by Fox Beat “Sadness,”...

Duration:01:34:43

BSCTV 005 - Dawn and the Impossible Three (feat. Xochitl Gomez and Malia Baker)

8/3/2020
This fascinating video-novel poses three impossible problems: Kristy’s baffling reluctance to accept Dawn into the club; the paradoxical influence of Milton’s Paradise Lost on these texts; and Mrs. Barrett’s impossible legs. Then, the boys bring in Dawn and Mary Anne themselves (Xochitl Gomez and Malia Baker) to subject them to an impossible trial of their own. Music credits: “Sadness,” by Allen Grey “Sadness,” by AudioRose “Chopstick Slapstick,” by OurMusicBox “Stardust,” by Fox Beat...

Duration:01:27:13

BSCTV 004 - Mary Anne Saves the Day (feat. Lucia Aniello)

7/27/2020
This one has nowhere near enough boys’ basketball in it, but that kind of sums up Mr. Prezzioso’s life anyway, so it all checks out. Plenty to discuss this week anyway as the boys encounter a new and improved Dawn, speculate about what’s in Mimi’s special tea, and perform in the auditions of their lifetime with their special guest: “Baby-Sitters Club” Director and Executive Producer, Lucia Aniello. Music credits: “Overture,” by Lionheart “Laisse pas Traîner Ton Fils,” by Suprême...

Duration:01:27:18

BSCTV 003 - The Truth About Stacey (feat. Rachel Shukert)

7/20/2020
There’s a new baby-sitting conglomerate in town and their unique brand of baby-sitting, including sizzle reels, peer-to-peer influencer marketing, and encouraging self-sufficiency by allowing kids to play in traffic threatens to put our precious Baby-Sitters Club out of business. The boys outsource that conversation to trusted Business Scions Goliath Hardbody and Mark Markson, and then speak with Baby-Sitters Club showrunner Rachel “The Hand of God” Shukert about what parts they should play...

Duration:01:30:29