Sweet Valley Diaries

By Marissa Flaxbart

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Episodes: 181

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 Sep 23, 2022
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 Dec 3, 2019
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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), host Marissa Flaxbart is now forcing people to read the series with her. But beyond its obsession with the ubiquitous-yet-obscure book series, SWEET VALLEY DIARIES is a podcast about nostalgia — '80s nostalgia in particular — and the ways this nostalgia can (spectacularly, hilariously) fail us. It's a riotous cultural conversation about which parts of the past we long for and which ones we want to leave behind for good. It's about friendship, honesty, and learning to speak your truth in the face of a boyfriend-stealing cheerleader or an evil triplet. It's all the life lessons you could ever hope to learn from two size-6, blonde-haired, aqua-eyed, identical 16-year-old twins. Strap in.

Episode Date
Mini Extra-Drama #80: Double the Sweetness
Dec 14, 2023
Episode #80: THE GIRL THEY BOTH LOVED
Nov 09, 2023
Extra #79: Maybe Elizabeth Isn't the Best Character Judge
Nov 02, 2023
Book #79: THE LONG-LOST BROTHER
Oct 26, 2023
Extra Drama #78: Jackson's Funtime Fashions
Oct 19, 2023
Book #78: THE DATING GAME
Oct 12, 2023
EED #77: Listener of the Month, July 1991
Oct 05, 2023
Extra Drama #77: They Never Did Sweet Valley Babies
Sep 28, 2023
Book #77: CHEATING TO WIN
Sep 21, 2023
Extra Drama #76: Yo!
Sep 14, 2023
Book #76: MISS TEEN SWEET VALLEY
Sep 08, 2023
Extra Drama #75: Amy Regulation Disorder
Aug 31, 2023
Book #75: AMY'S TRUE LOVE
Aug 24, 2023
Extra Drama #74: Why We're Like This
Aug 17, 2023
Book #74: THE PERFECT GIRL
Aug 10, 2023
Catch Up With: ROBIN WILSON (and Book 46: DECISIONS Replay)
Aug 03, 2023
Extra Drama #73: I Don't Know If This Was Handled Well
Jul 27, 2023
Book #73: REGINA'S LEGACY
Jul 20, 2023
Extra Drama #72: Two Cool Cats, Not Interested in Drama
Jul 13, 2023
Book #72: ROCK STAR'S GIRL
Jul 06, 2023
Extra Drama #71: How to Make Jessica Wakefield Famous
Jun 29, 2023
Book #71: STARRING JESSICA!
Jun 22, 2023
Extra Drama #70: Emotional Hostage Situation
Mar 23, 2023
Book #70: MS. QUARTERBACK
Mar 16, 2023
Extra Drama #69: Ms. Jacobi's Experiment in Prejudice
Mar 09, 2023
Book #69: FRIEND AGAINST FRIEND
Sep 01, 2022
Extra Drama #68: Hold Me Till I Hate You
Aug 12, 2022
Book #68: THE LOVE BET
Aug 04, 2022
Extra Drama #67: The Parent Ruse
Jul 15, 2022
Book #67: THE PARENT PLOT
Jul 07, 2022
Extra Drama #66: A Trio of Elizabeths Fails to Run Away
Jun 24, 2022
Book #66: WHO'S TO BLAME?
Jun 16, 2022
Extra Drama #65: Comedy in the 2000s & Divorce in the '90s
May 12, 2022
Book #65: TROUBLE AT HOME
May 05, 2022
Extra Drama #64: Tell a Friend
Apr 21, 2022
Book #64: THE GHOST OF TRICIA MARTIN
Apr 14, 2022
Extra Drama #63: The New [Insert Name Here]
Mar 31, 2022
Book #63: THE NEW ELIZABETH
Mar 24, 2022
Extra Drama #62: The Valentine's Day Dance
Mar 17, 2022
Book #62: WHO'S WHO?
Mar 10, 2022
Extra Drama #61: It's All Jim's Default
Mar 03, 2022
Book #61: BOY TROUBLE
Feb 24, 2022
SUPER STAR: LILA'S STORY
Dec 23, 2021
BONUS: Think Twice! The Sweet Valley High Dolls
Oct 21, 2021
Extra Drama #60: The Ken Matthews Story
Sep 30, 2021
Book #60: THAT FATAL NIGHT
Sep 23, 2021
Extra Drama #59: Luxury Compact Disc Players
Sep 16, 2021
Book #59: IN LOVE AGAIN
Sep 09, 2021
Extra Drama #58: Don't Call Him Jeff
Sep 02, 2021
Book #58: BROKENHEARTED
Aug 26, 2021
Extra Drama #57: A Comfortable Petard
Aug 19, 2021
Book #57: TEACHER CRUSH
Aug 12, 2021
Extra Drama #56: Too Much Humor
Aug 05, 2021
Book #56: LOST AT SEA
Jul 29, 2021
Extra Drama for Super Thriller #3: Hitchcock, Jigsaw, Pascal
Jul 22, 2021
Super Thriller #3: NO PLACE TO HIDE
Jul 15, 2021
Extra Drama #55: Betty White’s Teen-Age Dance Book
Jul 08, 2021
Book #55: PERFECT SHOT
Jul 01, 2021
Extra Drama #54: Twin Powers and Trigger Warnings
Jun 24, 2021
Book #54: TWO-BOY WEEKEND
Jun 17, 2021
Extra Drama #53: Seizing the Day is Totally Beat
Jun 10, 2021
Book #53: SECOND CHANCE
Jun 04, 2021
Extra Drama for Super Thriller #2: The Second Taco
May 27, 2021
Super Thriller #2: ON THE RUN
May 20, 2021
Extra Drama #52: I Guess It's Okay to Go Home with John for Now?
May 13, 2021
Book #52: WHITE LIES
May 06, 2021
Extra Drama #51: So You're Raising a Jessica
Apr 29, 2021
Book #51: AGAINST THE ODDS
Apr 22, 2021
Start Here: What is Sweet Valley Diaries?
Apr 01, 2021
Super Edition #6: SPRING FEVER
Mar 18, 2021
Super Thriller #1: DOUBLE JEOPARDY
Jan 23, 2021
Extra Drama #50: Paging Dr. Wu
Dec 31, 2020
Book #50! OUT OF REACH
Dec 24, 2020
Extra Drama #49: XOXO, Jessica
Dec 17, 2020
Book #49: PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Dec 10, 2020
Extra Drama #48: SWEET VALLEY HIGH SLAM BOOK!
Dec 03, 2020
Book #48: SLAM BOOK FEVER
Nov 19, 2020
Extra Drama #47: 2 Marissas Talk about DRIVE ME CRAZY
Nov 12, 2020
Book #47: TROUBLEMAKER
Nov 05, 2020
Extra Drama #46: Get Outta Town
Oct 29, 2020
Book #46: DECISIONS
Oct 22, 2020
Extra Drama #45: SECRET Dreams
Oct 15, 2020
Book #45: FAMILY SECRETS
Oct 08, 2020
Extra Drama #44: Baggage Handlers
Oct 01, 2020
Book #44: PRETENSES
Sep 24, 2020
Extra Drama #43: Just Plain Crotchetiness
Sep 17, 2020
Book #43: HARD CHOICES
Sep 10, 2020
Extra Drama #42: Manuel Overdrive
Sep 03, 2020
Book #42: CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
Aug 27, 2020
Extra Drama #41: GUILTY PARTY: The Molly Hecht Story
Aug 20, 2020
Book #41: OUTCAST
Aug 13, 2020
Super Edition #5: WINTER CARNIVAL
Jul 26, 2020
SbtB Hiatus Bonus: ZACK I NEED THEM
May 07, 2020
Book #40: ON THE EDGE – Season 4 Finale!
Apr 16, 2020
Extra Drama #39: Flirty DMs for Science
Apr 09, 2020
Book #39: SECRET ADMIRER
Apr 02, 2020
Extra Drama #38: Time, Travel
Mar 26, 2020
Book #38: LEAVING HOME
Mar 19, 2020
Extra Drama #37: Regency Rumours
Mar 12, 2020
Book #37: RUMORS
Mar 05, 2020
Extra Drama #36: A Social Enterprise
Feb 27, 2020
Book #36: LAST CHANCE
Feb 20, 2020
Extra Drama #35: Spuriouser and Spuriouser
Feb 13, 2020
Book #35: OUT OF CONTROL
Feb 06, 2020
Extra Drama #34: Two Stars for Fun
Jan 30, 2020
Book #34: FORBIDDEN LOVE
Jan 23, 2020
Extra Drama #33: Umbersss!
Jan 16, 2020
Book #33: STARTING OVER
Jan 09, 2020
Extra Drama #32: Express Yourself
Jan 02, 2020
Replay: SPECIAL CHRISTMAS w/Marissa's Dad
Dec 26, 2019
Book #32: THE NEW JESSICA
Dec 19, 2019
Extra Drama #31: Tell Us Apart
Dec 12, 2019
Book #31: TAKING SIDES
Dec 05, 2019
Super Edition #4: MALIBU SUMMER
Nov 21, 2019
Super Edition #3: SPRING BREAK
Oct 04, 2019
Extra Drama #30: Shook
Aug 01, 2019
Book #30: JEALOUS LIES
Jul 25, 2019
Book #29: BITTER RIVALS (For Real!)
Jul 18, 2019
Dear Miss Lovelorn...I Mean Marissa
Jul 11, 2019
NOT Book #29: "JESSICA'S REVENGE"
Jul 04, 2019
Extra Drama #28: Through the Silver Door
Jun 27, 2019
Book #28: ALONE IN THE CROWD
Jun 20, 2019
Extra Drama #27: Daphne Sighed
Jun 13, 2019
Book #27: LOVESTRUCK
Jun 06, 2019
Extra Drama #26: JESSI AND THE STONEYBROOK PARADE
May 30, 2019
Book #26: HOSTAGE!
May 23, 2019
Extra Drama #25: The Droids You're Looking For
May 16, 2019
Book #25: NOWHERE TO RUN
May 09, 2019
Extra Drama #24: SPLASH PARTY (Just Pool Stuff)
May 02, 2019
Book #24: MEMORIES
Apr 25, 2019
Extra Drama #23: Welcome to Hometown Honeys
Apr 18, 2019
Book #23: SAY GOODBYE
Apr 11, 2019
Extra Drama #22: Codependency Intervention!
Apr 04, 2019
Book #22: TOO MUCH IN LOVE
Mar 28, 2019
Extra Drama #21: Bad Boy (Stuck) in High School
Mar 21, 2019
Sweet Valley Diaries #21: RUNAWAY
Mar 14, 2019
Sweet Vall-entines Day Announcement!
Feb 15, 2019
Super Edition #2: SPECIAL CHRISTMAS
Dec 30, 2018
First Anniversary Special!
Dec 08, 2018
Extra Drama #20: Atypicals of Sweet Valley!
Nov 29, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #20: CRASH LANDING!
Nov 22, 2018
Extra Drama #19: Brotherhood of Frenemies
Nov 15, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #19: SHOWDOWN
Nov 08, 2018
Extra Drama #18: Love Is...Sacrifice, Apparently
Nov 01, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #18: HEAD OVER HEELS
Oct 25, 2018
Extra Drama #17: Natural and Unnatural Disasters
Oct 18, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #17: LOVE LETTERS
Oct 11, 2018
Extra Drama #16: What Older Men Are Like
Oct 04, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #16: RAGS TO RICHES
Sep 27, 2018
Extra Drama #15: What is Art? (No, Seriously)
Sep 20, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #15: PROMISES
Sep 13, 2018
Extra Drama #14: It's Hard to Get
Sep 06, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #14: DECEPTIONS
Aug 30, 2018
Extra Drama #13: Tactlessness & Corrupted Superpowers
Aug 23, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #13: KIDNAPPED!
Aug 16, 2018
Extra Drama #12: OMG [Spoiler] is [Spoiler]!
Aug 09, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #12: WHEN LOVE DIES
Aug 02, 2018
Extra Drama #11: Two GOOD Two BE Two
Jul 26, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #11: TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
Jul 19, 2018
Super Edition #1: PERFECT SUMMER
Jun 14, 2018
Extra Drama #10: "Wrong Kind of Girl: The Musical!"
Apr 19, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #10: WRONG KIND OF GIRL
Apr 12, 2018
Extra Drama #9: Memories of Valle Dulce High
Apr 05, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #9: RACING HEARTS
Mar 29, 2018
Extra Drama #8: Relevant Surf Terms
Mar 22, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #8: HEART BREAKER
Mar 15, 2018
Extra Drama #7: DEAR Fictional '80s Highschooler
Mar 08, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #7: DEAR SISTER
Mar 01, 2018
Extra Drama #6: Let's Try Something DANGEROUS
Feb 22, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #6: DANGEROUS LOVE
Feb 15, 2018
Extra Drama #5: More Like ALL NIGHT WRONG!
Feb 08, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #5: ALL NIGHT LONG
Feb 01, 2018
Extra Drama #4: Lila Fowler Drives a Lime Green Triumph.
Jan 25, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #4: POWER PLAY
Jan 18, 2018
Extra Drama #3: He's STEALING Her WIND!
Jan 11, 2018
Sweet Valley Diaries #3: PLAYING WITH FIRE
Jan 04, 2018
Extra Drama #2: Keeper of the Sweet Valley SECRETS!
Dec 28, 2017
Sweet Valley Diaries #2: SECRETS
Dec 21, 2017
Extra Drama #1: DOUBLE LOVE's Double Standard!
Dec 14, 2017
Sweet Valley Diaries #1: DOUBLE LOVE
Dec 07, 2017
Intro to Sweet Valley Diaries: THE TEASE
Dec 07, 2017