There's a Sweet Valley Diaries Podcast Now??
Yes! After years of wide-eyed blogging about the surreal 1980s perfection of Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High book series (and the surprising psychodrama that lurks below the town's perfectly-tanned surface), I'm now forcing friends and family to read the series with me. Every other week, I bring on a new guest – many of whom are new to the very idea of a "Sweet Valley" – and we unpack one of these soap-operatic tales, starting with book #1. It's all good fun for both die-hard fans and new blood...but watch out, because nostalgia can get ROUGH.
The simplest way to get a sense of what you'll be getting with the show is to listen to this short teaser!
Where Can I Find the Show?
ng psychodWhatever app you already use to listen to podcasts should have the show already – just search for "Sweet Valley Diaries" and hit "subscribe." If you're new to podcasting or are just looking for a shortcut to the most popular platforms, look no further than the links below.
Sweet Valley Diaries on iTunes
Sweet Valley Diaries on Spotify
Sweet Valley Diaries on Stitcher
Sweet Valley Diaries on Google Play Music
Sweet Valley Diaries on YouTube
Or you can listen right here on the blog! Here are links to each episode, with the latest up top:
Note that in between each main, recap episode, there's a bonus episode. These bonus episodes are called "EXTRA DRAMA" because that's just what they contain. Extra. Drama.
guest: Jeremy Shattuck
guest: Mike Yarksy
guest: Kali Baker-Johnson
guest: Elizabeth Yarwood
guest: Mischa Stanton
guest: Katie LaDue
guests: William J. Stribling and Sinead Persaud
guest: Alex Bishop
guest: Mary Parker
guest: Don Flaxbart
guest: Russ Nickel
Book #7: DEAR SISTER (Extra Drama also at this link)
guest: Alex Jennings
guest: Denise Boylan
guests: Jess and Brian Reece
guest: Mary Kate Battles
guest: Caitlin McCann
guest: Adaora Nwandu
guests: Kat Hazelton and Selah Kahrmann