Generation BSC: A Baby-Sitters Club Podcast

By Kate Vlasek and Lauryn Hunter

Kate Vlasek and Lauryn Hunter are two women in their mid-thirties who generally geek out about all things pop culture, particularly nostalgic pop culture. A spur-of-the-moment purchase of a random assortment of Baby-Sitters Club books on eBay sparked the excitement that would become Generation BSC. And what is Generation BSC? First, it’s a micro-generation Kate and Lauryn have identified with between Generation X and Millennials. This micro-generation has also been called the Oregon Trail Generation, Generation Catalano, the Star Wars Generation, Xennials, and Elder Millennials - essentially, for our purposes, those born between 1980 and 1985 who would have read Baby-Sitters Club books as they were being released in the late 80s and early 90s. (As an aside, we've come to realize since starting our journey with the Baby-Sitters Club, however, that Generation BSC really is anyone who has grown or is growing up with the BSC, but we're examining it from our perspective in particular.) Second, it’s a biweekly episodic podcast where Kate and Lauryn revisit each book in the Baby-Sitters Club series both looking back at how they approached the topics and themes when they read the books as children and comparing that with how they approach the same topics and themes in 2019 (and beyond). Eventually, the podcast will include guests and “Very Special Episodes” where Kate and Lauryn visit other pop culture from the same era and later, using the Baby-Sitters Club and Generation BSC as a jumping off point for discussion. Whether you’ve loved the Baby-Sitters Club since childhood or are jumping in for the first time, you’ll have a great time reading along with Kate and Lauryn. Generation BSC logo created by Jordyn Hunter.

  1. 1.
    Re-Watch 07: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Seven: Boy-Crazy Stacey!
    50:35
  2. 2.
    Re-Watch 06: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Six: Claudia and Mean Janine!
    58:56
  3. 3.
    Re-Watch 05: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Five: Dawn and the Impossible Three!
    41:00
  4. 4.
    Re-Watch 04: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Four: Mary Anne Saves the Day!
    41:00
  5. 5.
    Re-Watch 03: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Three: The Truth About Stacey!
    45:01
  6. 6.
    Re-Watch 02: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Two: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls!
    40:02
  7. 7.
    Re-Watch 01: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode One: Kristy’s Great Idea!
    34:04
  8. 8.
    Kristy and the Secret of Susan! (Part Two)
    1:06:16
  1. 9.
    Kristy and the Secret of Susan! (Part One)
    1:20:05
  2. 10.
    Episode 035: Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook!
    1:02:32
  3. 11.
    Episode 034: Mary Anne and Too Many Boys!
    1:21:48
  4. 12.
    Episode 033: Claudia and the Great Search!
    1:18:51
  5. 13.
    Episode 031: Dawn's Wicked Stepsister!
    1:06:52
  6. 14.
    Episode 030: Mary Anne and the Great Romance!
    1:18:47
  7. 15.
    SS03: Baby-Sitters' Winter Vacation!!
    2:19:14
  8. 16.
    Episode 029: Mallory and the Mystery Diary!
    1:11:13
  9. 17.
    Episode 028: Welcome Back, Stacey!
    1:15:11
  10. 18.
    Episode 027: Jessi and the Superbrat!
    1:15:35
  11. 19.
    Episode 026: Claudia and the Sad Good-bye.
    1:06:25
  12. 20.
    SS02: Baby-Sitters' Summer Vacation!
    1:20:19
  13. 21.
    Episode 025: Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger!
    55:30
  14. 22.
    Episode 024: Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise!
    1:07:44
  15. 23.
    Episode 023: Dawn on the Coast!
    55:02
  16. 24.
    Episode 022: Jessi Ramsey, Pet-Sitter!
    57:51
  17. 25.
    Episode 021: Mallory and the Trouble With Twins!
    1:02:26
  18. 26.
    EM015: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episodes Nine & Ten: Hello, Camp Moosehead!!
    59:44
  19. 27.
    EM014: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Eight: Kristy's Big Day!
    40:20
  20. 28.
    EM013: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Seven: Boy-Crazy Stacey!
    50:04
  21. 29.
    EM012: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Six: Claudia and Mean Janine!
    58:25
  22. 30.
    EM011: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Five: Dawn and the Impossible Three!
    40:29
  23. 31.
    EM010: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Four: Mary Anne Saves the Day!
    40:29
  24. 32.
    EM009: Emergency Meeting - A Conversation with Anna Nguyen re: The Claudia Kishi Club and the Netflix Series!
    55:31
  25. 33.
    EM008: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Three: The Truth About Stacey!
    44:30
  26. 34.
    EM007: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Two: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls!
    39:32
  27. 35.
    EM006: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode One: Kristy’s Great Idea!
    33:33
  28. 36.
    Episode 020: Kristy and the Walking Disaster!
    1:14:58
  29. 37.
    Episode 019: Claudia and the Bad Joke!
    1:23:54
  30. 38.
    Episode 018: Stacey's Mistake!
    1:18:12
  31. 39.
    EM005: Emergency Meeting - Mary Anne in Quarantine!
    47:48
  32. 40.
    Episode 017: Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery!
    1:10:41
  33. 41.
    EM004: Emergency Meeting - Stacey in Quarantine!
    33:47
  34. 42.
    Episode 016: Jessi's Secret Language!
    1:03:58
  35. 43.
    EM003: Emergency Meeting - Claudia in Quarantine!
    30:13
  36. 44.
    Episode 015: Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn!
    1:04:48
  37. 45.
    EM002: Emergency Meeting - Kristy in Quarantine!
    24:34
  38. 46.
    Episode 014: Hello, Mallory
    1:09:13
  39. 47.
    EM001: Emergency Meeting re: State of the World and Netflix Series Information!
    24:13
  40. 48.
    Episode 013: Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye
    1:03:55
  41. 49.
    SS01: Baby-Sitters on Board!!
    1:49:40
  42. 50.
    Episode 012: Claudia and the New Girl!
    1:09:51

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