Generation BSC: A Baby-Sitters Club Podcast

Kate and Lauryn are proud members of Generation BSC making their way through the Baby-Sitters Club series one book at a time.

About the show

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.

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Episodes

  • EM020: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season Two, Episode Five: Mary Anne and the Great Romance!

    January 11th, 2022  |  56 mins 7 secs
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    Kate and Lauryn continue their discussion of Season Two of The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. We discuss Mary Anne and the Great Romance!

  • EM019: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season Two, Episode Four: Jessi and the Superbrat!

    December 28th, 2021  |  43 mins 38 secs
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    Kate and Lauryn continue their discussion of Season Two of The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. We discuss Jessi and the Superbrat!

  • EM018: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season Two, Episode Three: Stacey's Emergency!

    December 14th, 2021  |  48 mins 25 secs
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    Kate and Lauryn continue their discussion of Season Two of The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. We discuss Stacey's Emergency, the first show episode based on a book we haven't yet discussed in our main book discussions!

  • EM017: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season Two, Episode Two: Claudia and the New Girl!

    November 30th, 2021  |  50 mins 43 secs
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    Kate and Lauryn continue their discussion of Season Two of The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. We discuss Claudia and the New Girl and the big changes from the book of the same name!

  • EM016: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season Two, Episode One: Kristy and the Snobs!

    November 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
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    Kate and Lauryn are back and ready to dive right back in to Season Two of The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. We discuss Kristy and the Snobs, which is severely lacking in Shannon Kilbourne, and catch up on where we and the girls are at since we last discussed the BSC!

  • Re-Watch 09: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episodes Nine & Ten: Hello, Camp Moosehead!!

    November 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 9 secs
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    Kate and Lauryn return for Season Two on November 9th!

    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Re-Watch 08: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Eight: Kristy's Big Day!

    October 26th, 2021  |  40 mins 51 secs
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    Kate and Lauryn return for Season Two on November 9th!

    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Re-Watch 07: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Seven: Boy-Crazy Stacey!

    October 19th, 2021  |  50 mins 35 secs
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    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Re-Watch 06: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Six: Claudia and Mean Janine!

    October 12th, 2021  |  58 mins 56 secs
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    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Re-Watch 05: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Five: Dawn and the Impossible Three!

    October 5th, 2021  |  41 mins
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    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Re-Watch 04: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Four: Mary Anne Saves the Day!

    September 28th, 2021  |  41 mins
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    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Re-Watch 03: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Three: The Truth About Stacey!

    September 21st, 2021  |  45 mins 1 sec
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    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Re-Watch 02: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode Two: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls!

    September 14th, 2021  |  40 mins 3 secs
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    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Re-Watch 01: Emergency Meeting - Netflix Season One, Episode One: Kristy’s Great Idea!

    September 7th, 2021  |  34 mins 4 secs
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    Welcome to our end of summer re-watch of season one of the Baby-Sitters Club series on Netflix. For the next few weeks, watch along with us and revisit our thoughts on the series before season two drops in October.

    We’ll be back in the fall with our own season two as well, and can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, keep your eye on our social media and don’t forget to e-mail. We love to hear from you all!

  • Kristy and the Secret of Susan! (Part Two)

    August 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
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    Kate and Lauryn promised another neurodivergent and autistic voice to discuss Kristy and the Secret of Susan and are back with another super special episode to do just that, this time speaking with Brianne Leeson, a writer, artist, voice actor, podcast host, and sensitivity reader who joined us to share her experiences and perspectives. She introduced us to the word "allistic," which means not autistic, giving some additional nuance to the discussion surrounding autisic, neurodivergent, and neurotypical. In addition to discussing Kristy and the Secret of Susan, we dive into Brianne's experiences working with writers as a sensitivity reader, offering examples of what that entails and the type of feedback she's able to provide, discuss characters coded as autistic (rather than outright described as such), including Elle Woods from Legally Blonde and Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and hear more about the podcast she created - Today's Lucky Winner - which she described as "a raunchy, chaotic, supernatural comedy - Buffy for stoners."

  • Kristy and the Secret of Susan! (Part One)

    August 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
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    Kate and Lauryn are back from their summer vacation with a main series episode that's also a super special episode! As promised, we're returning to Kristy and the Secret of Susan, which we skipped in our regularly-scheduled rotation due to the franky pretty terrible plot focused on Susan, an autistic girl in the neighborhood, and Kristy's problematic reactions to Susan and her family and life. And also as promised, we've invited someone with significantly more experience with neurodivergence and the autism spectrum to join us to share their perspective and help to unpack all of the issues with this book. Our guest is Lyric Holmans, the Neurdivergent Rebel themselves! We discuss the ins and outs of Kristy and the Secret of Susan, the autism spectrum and neurodivergence in pop culture (spoiler alert - it's basically never good or right), and Lyric's recommendations for supporting other neurodivergents and being a good ally.