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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.








BSCMC 029 - Stacey and the Fashion Victim

Somebody’s poisoning fashion teens this week, but don’t worry because Stacey McGill and her best friends Abraham Lincoln, Drop Dead Fred, and Wolverine are on the case! Meanwhile, Kristy is busy BLAZING a trail that the KIND people of STONEYbrook will never forget. It’s about weed. Oh, and Ellen Miles has a chilling message for the boys. Music credits: “Fashion Show,” by Alex Shulgin “Magical World,” by Stereo Nuts “Ethereal Voices,” by Luca Francini “Creeping Terror Horror Trailer,” by...


BSCMC 028 - Abby and the Mystery Baby

To paraphrase Joe Pantoliano’s character Cypher in The Matrix, “You know, I know this mystery doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my eyes, Ellen Miles is telling my brain that it is intriguing and cryptic. After four years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss.” That’s right, there was arguably no mystery once again in this week’s Baby-Sitters Club Mystery book, much like how the film Three Men and a Baby is not a fun romp about three men raising a baby, but instead a gritty...


BSCMC 027 - Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost

'Tis the season for lighthouse ghosts, alien beehives, and AI-enabled thermonuclear devastation, and there's only one person in the whole wide world who could bring you all of that and more wrapped up in a (technically) Holiday-themed Baby-Sitters Club book. So if you detect a hint of exuberance in the boys' voices this week it's either because this scintillating novel is a beautiful gift, or it’s not exuberance at all but incipient panic about the fact that we just found out for certain...


BSCMC 026 - Dawn Schafer Undercover Baby-Sitter

It’s an undercover episode, by which we mean, it’s a totally normal episode and not really different in any way from any other episode of the show, according to Ellen’s definition of “undercover” apparently. But don’t worry, we take Ellen to task, and so does Hodges, weirdly. There actually seems to be a lot of bad blood between Ellen and Hodges and we’re not going to take sides. Also, there’s an exciting new segment/Gothic prom for your fridge fetishists out there! Music Credits: Electric...


BSCMC 025 - Kristy and the Middle School Vandal

Who likes mysteries? We hope you do, because it’s time to get wet, wild, and wiggly for some horny mystery action with Nola, who's back, stacked, and Thacker than ever! Light spoilers in this one for Medieval European History, the fall of Rome, and parts of The Canterbury Tales. Oh and a teeny, tiny Scare Warning because of the bats and the patriotic witches, and because Kristy peers deep into the darkest part of her soul at a memory that she wishes would stay buried. But mostly this one’s...


BSCMC 024 - Mary Anne and the Silent Witness

Huge news this week, Riddlebabies. We think we uncovered the origins of *69, and it’s way raunchier than you probably imagined. (Also, for younger listeners, we don’t have time to explain *69, so just Google it.) Also, Cyril makes an extended appearance and gives a middling performance (at best) saying “why why.” Oh, and there was a BSC Mystery book somewhere in there. We touch on it a bit. Music Credits: “Classic Arcade Video Game”“Pop Dance”“Once Upon a Dark Time”“Soft &...


PATREON PREVIEW: Little Sister #32 - Karen’s Pumpkin Patch

This is a bonus episode from our Patreon! Patreon subscribers have already heard this one, but for everyone else, this is the most recent episode of The Baby-Sitters Elite Baby Baby Elite Little Sister Big Episodes Show, where we sing the descriptions. To support our show and follow the Little Sister journey every week, you can subscribe at ❤️ + 😘 Disclaimer: MANY pumpkins were harmed in the making of this episode. In fact, this one is mostly just moments of...


BSCMC 023 - Abby and the Secret Society

It’s Abby’s first mystery, which means we’re hurtling at 99% of the speed of light toward the messy end of this thing wherein the birds eat our souls and The Gray Man who is behind it all nods once, lights a cigarette, and walks into the sunset. But there’s no time to think about that because this one’s very complicated! Ann and Ellen killed a man, Sergeant Johnson is more than willing to put a bunch of teens in mortal danger to solve the crime, and Cary Retlin just wants to watch the world...


BSCMC #022 - Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade

If there’s something strange in you podcast app, who you gonna call? Jack and Tanner! If you’re sick of hearing, all that true crime crap, who you gonna call? Jack and Tanner! I ain’t afraid of no hosts. I ain’t afraid of no hosts! If you’re seeing things, and it’s all bread, who you gonna call? Jack and Tanner! It’s a Halloween dance… fills Stacey with dread, who you gonna call? Jack and Tanner! I ain't afraid of no hosts! Music Credits: “Hitchcock Thriller”“Synthwave Dance Pop...


BSCMC 021 - Claudia and the Recipe for Danger

It’s Cake Week this week, and our star bakers – Claudia Kishi, Mary Anne Spier, and Shea Rodowsky – are getting ready to wow the judges with their rat poison and salt chocolate-cherry gateau. Better keep this one away from Mr. Spier though, because he’s got a strange glint in his eye that suggests he has other plans for this naughty little dessert. … And the devil laughs. Music credits: “The Great British Bake Off (Theme),” by Tom Howe “Detective,” by LoopsLab “Gothica,” by Allen...


BSCMC 020 - Mary Anne and the Zoo Mystery

The Entity is back! And we wrote an incredible mystery book. We think we’ll really get a kick out of where our episode goes this week. We filled the episode with laughs and sound effects and whales and human children! Listen to our screams of glee as we study the whales! Listen to the our chorus of shrieks! “The whales!”, we shout, “the whales!” We also discuss alternate worlds, bug balls, how we pronounce the word “emu’ and we made the whole episode epistolary because we needed cover for...


Wa-BSCMC 019 - Kristy and the Missing Fortune

It’s an Evil Episode this week, folks. Everything that should be right-side-up is upside down. Everything that should be clockwise is widdershins, and everything that should be “hoorah!” is just “Wa.” What does that mean for you? Well, for one thing the (Evil) boys talk about sports. A lot. And Bib Fortuna. And there’s an ancient evil lurking deep in Stoneybrook’s past that is reaching out its tendrils through the clocks to collapse time and space and swallow the BSC in the nameless void....


BSCMC 018 - Stacey and the Mystery of the Empty House

You’re gonna love this episode 😉 (👈 this is not a come-on. We just genuinely think you’ll like this episode a lot. We had a lot of fun making it and you’ll probably have a lot of fun listening to it. 🤤 (👈 this is also not a come-one. Please don’t read into these emojis at all. We’re happily married men. We just want you to enjoy the show. 👍 (👈 okay, I’m not sure how you’d even interpret that one as a come-on, but just in case, I should clarify that the thumbs up is not a come-on in any...


W♥KCMC 017 - Dawn and the Halloween Mystery

Welcome to the City Council meeting for Palo City! Quite a full agenda this week, as we’ll need to decide whether or not to cancel Halloween this year and declare martial law, or whether to just allow these vicious Supernatural Murder Clowns to run rampant through our beautiful town, leaving rivers of blood and carnage in their wake. We will also be standing in judgement of Dawn Schaefer, because we’re all getting pretty tired of her inability to pick a coast to live on. And if anyone knows...


BSCMC 016 - Claudia and the Clue in the Photograph

Have you ever looked at a photograph that really made you laugh? Like, why were your eyes so red and what the hell was on Joey’s head? That’s precisely what Claudia and her friends in the Baby-Sitter’s Club did this week, except instead of red eyes, it was red hands! Because they caught someone stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars red-handed! And instead of wondering what what the hell is on Joey’s head, they’re wondering if head’s will role when the Stoneybrook PD finally catches up to...


BSCMC 015 - Kristy and the Vampires

Your two favorite disaffected but lovable Goths sink their Hot Topic fangs into more ‘90s horror this week, with a bone-chilling look at the famously “cursed” straight-to-TV vampire movie “Little Vampires.” Filmed on location in Stoneybrook, CT, where a number of near-fatal accidents disrupted the set (until the would-be-murderer was captured by a pair of meddling baby-sitters) “Little Vampires” stars heartthrob Carson Fraser (more famous for his role in “Miami Beach, USA”) and P.S. 162’s...


BSCMC 014 - Stacey and the Mystery At the Mall

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BSCMC 013 - Mary Anne and the Library Mystery

Internal Investigations notes, week 13: We got ‘em! These dangerous Private Investigators have made their last mistake, and as soon as we release this damning report to the world, Mary Anne, Kristy, Stacey, Claudia, and Jessi will have their detectives’ licenses permanently revoked. Another job well done by the Internal Investigations team, who have uncovered countless procedural errors, including illegally assuming false identities to antagonize peaceful protestors, overzealous prosecution...


W♥KCMC 012 - Dawn and the Surfer Ghost

Hang ten, Riptide Babies! Your favorite cheeba/Stoppard heads, Weed Lord and Half-Pipe, are back all the way from sunny California! The fog is rolling in and the screamers are out for blood, so ghouls and grommets alike should paddle in, because when the surfer ghost is out to get you, you’re bound to get got. Also, there really wasn’t a B-plot this week, so don’t expect to hear much about one. Party on, Riptide Babies! And don’t forget to save a toke for me! (A toke of drugs, to be...


BSCMC 011 - Claudia and the Mystery of the Museum

There’s suddenly a massive, new, multi-story, premiere art gallery in Stoneybrook, which would be enough of a mystery by itself if it weren’t for the mystery of how many freaking crimes are getting committed in this darn thing! Not to mention the mystery of all the “Lewks” Baby-Sitters Club Art Director Hodges Soileau is serving this week and whether he is, in fact, Daddy. Then there’s the mystery of the Skeleton Faction, the number 1016, and what, precisely, Claudia is wearing this week....