The Baby-Sitters Club Club

with Tanner Greenring and Jack Shepherd

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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    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?

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    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.”

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    Steve Matthews, born on January 9th, 1967, is an American singer-songwriter originally born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is best known for performing as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Steve Matthews Band.

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    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.

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    Hang ten, Riptide Babies! Your favorite cheeba/Stoppard heads, Weed Lord and Half-Pipe are back all the way from sunny California!

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    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!

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    Bad news. Stacey is a crime girl again. She just can’t help herself, she’s as drawn to crime as she is hot and horny young men, like Terry/David Hoyt/Hawthorne.

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    The boys are elbows deep in Boethius this week as they take a trip with Kristy and the Krashers to a mansion that is haunted by the angry, vengeful ghost of The Patriarchy itself. Meanwhile, the Pike boys are living backwards, Mary Anne finds a runaway bride in a sewing shop, and a couple of experts drop by to offer their thoughtful, modern, and inspired expertise in what is sure to become an instant classic segment for our most fashion forward listeners. As usual, a surprising and possibly unwelcome amount of poetry, and this week … some insight into what may have happened on those fateful days leading up to June 10. Music credits: “Suspenseful Dark Cinematic Mystery,” by Sun Channel Music “Chopstick Slapstick,” by OurMusicBox “Gothic Choir,” by Allen Grey “Sad to Hopeful,” by The Story Shop “Banjo Hoedown,” by Andy Slatter “Once Upon a Dark Time,” by Allen Grey “Sadness,” by Allen Grey Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and Baby Bee Wolfkiller for the outro music.

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    Ellen and Ann forgot to put a mystery in this one. Oh well!

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    A searing indictment of Minnesota’s police force specifically, this brave episode goes where no previous episode has dared to go: Right to the source of all the True Crime that everybody’s doing these days! And that includes the international dong-thievery that is taking place in Stoneybrook itself, the cat kissing and the dog licking that is all too rampant in today’s society, and the equally troubling (if not technically illegal) way in which Mary Anne talks about Dawn’s mom’s perfectly nice tofu curry. Alright, people, let’s find out who’s been stealing all these dogs! (Spoilers for Beastmaster.) Music credits: “That Epicness,” by MarbleSpace “Once Upon a Dark Time,” by Allen Grey “Beautiful Darkness,” by Allen Grey “Tears of Joy,” by Adigold “Saying Goodbye,” by J Blanks Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

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    “Mystery” is generous for this book because there was not really much of a mystery, but it was a pretty fun book and discussion!

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    Prepare to dive headfirst into a world of intrigue and MYSTERY! To unlock the SECRETS of Mary Anne’s origins; to decipher the PUZZLE of the universe’s most mysterious clock; the RIDDLE of Logan’s nipples; the ENIGMA of the Warp Whistles in Super Mario Bros. 3; and the REBUS that is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most MYSTERIOUS film. Most importantly, prepare to solve the perplexing CONUNDRUM of whether the boys are going to find an insanely complex and breathtakingly chaotic way of doing segments, which are traditionally supposed to provide structural simplicity and order! And, of course, prepare yourself for an answer to the greatest MYSTERY of all: What on Earth are these boys going to talk about now that they’ve read all the main canon books and Super Specials????? (Oh, also, prepare to cry, because this one's a sad one.) Music credits: “Halloween Ident,” by Luca Francini “Until We Meet Again,” by The Story Shop “Once Upon a Dark Time,” by Allen Grey “Sad to Hopeful,” by The Story Shop “Heartbroken,” by Allen Grey “The Running Man theme,” by Harold Faltermeyer “Parting Ways,” by Allen Grey “Rendezvous 72.5,” by Adrien Wilcox “Beautiful Darkness,” by Allen Grey Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

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    Ann, Dalene, and Susan DeSanto confirmed so many popular theories this week, and they did so VISUALLY. Economy of Holes! Bread theory! Living Dolls! Bees! Magical Owls! All that and more!

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    This is a time for sobriety and reflection as the boys gaze bravely into oblivion. Shattered by the loss of a dear, innocent friend who was betrayed by those who should have protected him, they must step forward, alone, into a future devoid of Super Specials. But before they do, a loving look back at this really great final book! Jessi has committed a series of cold-blooded murders, Alan Gray’s joined the Stoneybrook Liberation Front, and Kristy’s doing kissing and arm stuff with a Canadian! This is Pete Lerangis’s swan song and his magnum opus and it is so much better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Music credits: “Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt “Sad to Hopeful,” by TheStoryShop “Polish Funk,” by Artur Orbelyan “Ambient Dream,” by bdProductions “Romantic Background,” by Aleksandr Shamaluev “Haunted,” by LucaFrancini “Angelic Choir Divine Elevation,” by AllenGrey “Ethereal Voices,” by LucaFrancini “Cathedral,” by CleanMindSounds “Battle Area,” by Fifty Vinc Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

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    Wow! This book was a banger. You’ve never heard two boys who are more excited to talk about a BSC book. The girls FINALLY make it to America, and they do it all!