As this is my first Podcast Review, I thought it totally appropriate to talk about a podcast all about books. I only recently discovered The Baby-Sitters Club Club podcast, but it has quickly become a favorite. Once I started listening, I couldn’t stop, and binged-listened to every episode in about a week.
The Baby-Sitters Club Club podcast is hosted by two friends, Tanner and Jack (both adult men in their 30s). Each week Jack and Tanner discuss a Baby-Sitters Club book (in chronological order!). One book per episode, with a few Little Sister series and Super Specials thrown in for good measure.
So, I’ve never actually read a Baby-Sitters Club book. I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t enjoy this podcast because of it. But I kept seeing people recommend it, and I was in need of a new podcast. And you know what, it didn’t matter at all that I had never in my life read one single Baby-Sitters Club book!
Jack and Tanner also give little summaries of each book they discuss (in the most ridiculous and awesome way, I might add), so it’s easy to know what’s going on. Obviously, they spoil each book, but I don’t think that is anything you really need to worry about. After their descriptions of the book, they discuss the book.
The real charm of this podcast is listening to Tanner and Jack. It’s so clear they have a great relationship with each other. And it’s hilarious to hear what crazy theories they come up with. And trust me, they have some out-there theories about what’s going on with the citizens of Stoneybrooke (where the books are set).
If you enjoy Podcasts, you should absolutely give The Baby-Sitters Club Club a listen. It always leaves me with a smile on my face, and anticipation for the next episode. Don’t be deterred if you’ve never read the books, because I think you would still enjoy this. And if you have read the books, even better! Or you could read along with Jack and Tanner. I absolutely recommend you listen to this podcast from the beginning.