BSCC 057 - Jessi's Gold Medal

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when a couple of flesh-jobs hooked on Synchro and lurking around the meatspace in the dark alleyways of Roppongi, Tokyo, burble their nonsense-talk to one another? Well, you're in luck today, and wouldn't you know it, they're talking about Baby-Sitters Club #55, "Jessi's Gold Medal"! Mostly. They also have a worrying amount to say about Boat Girls, "The Watcher," and a strange little timewalker called Jackie Rodowsky. But that's just the Synchro talking. Anyway, sorry, we were super jet-lagged for this one and it got pretty weird! 

Music credits:

“Dreamland,” by Whitesand

“The Last Frontier,” by Luke West

“Feel the Knife,” by Lionel Schmitt

“Nightwalker,” by Sentient Pulse

“Ultima (Bassketball),” by Binz & Rajangator

“Land of Honor,” by Maxx McGee  

Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.   

BSCC 056 - Mallory and the Dream Horse

This week, Mallory, Jack, and Tanner all dream of horses, and make the mistake of dreaming too small...   "There’s something that we K-PAXians have been around long enough to have discovered. The universe will expand, then it will collapse back on itself, then will expand again. It will repeat this process forever. What you don't you know is that when the universe expands again, everything will be as it is now. Whatever mistakes you make this time around, you will live through on your next pass. Every mistake you make, you will live through again, & again, forever. So my advice to you is to get it right this time around. Because this time is all you have." –Prot, K-PAX  

Music Credits:

“Pure Swell” by Podington Bear

“My Sharona” MIDI

“Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” MIDI

"Back In Time” by YV

“I Need To Start Writing Things Down” by Chris Zabriskie  

As always, special thanks to Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 055 - Kristy for President

The boys sit down for a fascinating and thought-provoking discussion about what the perfect government might be, but things get derailed essentially right out of the gate because Tanner has a cold and also, the attention-span of a fly. So, if you came looking to sink your teeth into some political philosophy, prepare to be disappointed, because this ended up being mostly about where Alan Gray fits on a D&D alignment chart, what Karen Brewer's latest business idea is all about, and why all the boy craziest baby-sitters seem to end up alone. Also, there's a new hidden force in Stoneybrook, and it's the scariest yet. 

Music credits: “Heartbreak,” by Bauhinian Vibes

“Klonkey Donkey,” by Nicolai Heidlas Music  

Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music. 

BSCC 054 - Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies

We hit a record-setting number of segments this week, but what do you expect when you’re dealing with 2 MANY BABIES! (We’re still not totally sure what that title is supposed to mean, but don’t worry, we never get around to discussing it.) This week, Mary Anne and Logan get married and kiss in front of their classmates, an egg-napper is on the loose in Stoneybrook, and there may be a new queen ascending who could be the songstress Adele!  

Music Credits:

 "Lurking in the Depths" by Grumpy Music

"Horror Creepy Children Shouting" by SoundEffectsFactory

"Glitch Drone FX” by Glitch Noise Effects

"The Wide Drone” by RoyaltyFreeSounds

"Entrance to the Queen of Sheba for Two Oboes, Strings” by Georg Friedrich Händel

“My Sharona” MIDI

“Mad World” MIDI  

"bicycle 2D" by Anes & Bateaux

“Savage” by Paul Flint    

Thanks to Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 053 - Stacey's Ex-Best Friend

Hello and welcome to Blackheads! A hit new show from your friends Jack and Tanner, of the Pete Black Appreciation Society. Today we're diving deep into the mysterious case of Pete's misguided infatuation with Laine Cummings, Stacey McGill's surprisingly awful ex-best friend. Join us for a wide-ranging convo about love, loss, the future of the BSC and, of course, the nightmare haunted dolls who control our every thought and action.

Music credits:   “Easy Things,” by Gee

“Stepping Along the Sky,” by Teknoaxe  

Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.       

BSCC 052 - Dawn’s Big Date

After the long, dark night of the soul, we finally have a New Dawn, Baby Nation. And despite the fact that she looks a little like a late era Axl Rose, she’s captured the attention of a new Bruno named Lewis. Can Dawn escape the thrall of Lewis Bruno? Can Mary-Ann just chill for, like, a second? Can we find Norman Hill a new family? Well, your guess is as good as ours. Tanner had to do a LOT of Googlin’ this week.  

Music credits:

“Trickledown” by Podington Bear

“Be Together” by Zaza

“Overture” by Lionheart "

My Sharona" MIDI  

Special thanks to Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 051 - Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street

Let go of your hearts this week, Baby Nation, and for good measure let go of your heads as well, because this episode is a giant trust fall through space and time into a strange and glorious future. If that worries you, here are some discussion questions to keep you grounded: Is Claudia's art derivative or is she making a deliberate point about the anxiety of influence? Can Janine be stopped before she creates an artificial intelligence that destroys the world? And did you know that when it snows my eyes become large and the light that you shine can't be seen? See you on the other side, Baby Nation!  

Music credits:   

“The Son of Blacksmith,” by Charles Chulainn

“The Mysterious World 2,” by Staruss Stuff

“Atoms,” by Spire Wolf

“Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt  

Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music. 

BSCC: Little Sister - Karen’s Kittycat Club

A very special bonus "Little Sister, Little episode," a phrase which Jack and Tanner utter about 700 times during this particular conversation because, frankly, they would not pass a field sobriety test if the podcast police dropped by during this recording. Luckily, their good buddies Goliath Hardbody and Jason Jasonson are there to keep them on track and bring you an insightful and thought-provoking insider's analysis of Karen Brewer's disruptive new startup, the Kittycat Club. 

Music credits:

“Funny Song,” by Royalty Free Music

“Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt

Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music. 

BSCC 050 - Jessi’s Wish

Difficult episode this week, Baby Nation! And not just because of the subject matter, which is TOUGH, but also because apparently every single airplane in America decided to buzz by Jack’s apartment during this recording session?! Look, this episode is mostly about Jack and Tanner doing their best NOT to talk about childhood cancer, but Ann insisted. Oh well.  

Music Credits:

"Arboles" by Podington Bear

“Wren” by Podington Bear

“Haunted” by CO.AG Music

“YO!” by Stratus  

Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 049 - Mallory on Strike

There's no easy way of saying this, Baby Nation, but Mallory is over it. She's sick and tired of her abundant chores, the endless parade of babies she's required to sit, and the constant, relentless terror of living in a parallel-universe nightmare town, infested with living dolls, chaos dinosaurs, and as of recently, wolves. Stick around for all of that, as well as a very important PSA from Jack and Tanner about exactly how much time you should be putting in at the office, because some of us may have misunderstood the rules on that one.  

Music Credits:

 “Triumph of Hope,” by Bausic Productions

“Mary’s Little World,” by Ryan Creep

“Sky,” by PlatinumEDM

“Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt 

Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music. 

BSCC 048 - Mary Anne Misses Logan

We’re considering changing the name of the show to “The Pete Black Club” because we discovered our favorite character in the entire series this week. Here’s all the rad stuff Pete Black did this week: Burned Cokie Mason, worked on his part of the school project, and found a way for Tanner to mention Bread Theory. There’s some other less important characters in this book like Mary Anne and Logan and a toilet monster, but we can’t really remember what they got up to because we were so laser focused on Pete Black’s antics.  

Music Credits:

“Detroit" by Podington Bear

"Party Hard” by Mike L “Constellation" by Podington Bear

“My Sharona” MIDI

Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music. 

BSCC 047 - Kristy and the Baby Parade

It's been awhile since we had some good, clean baby-sitting fun, but that's what Kristy always brings to the table, and this "Baby Parade" lark is no different. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what can only be described as a romp, as Kristy Thomas pits baby against baby in a bloody, catastrophic battle for the future of civilization, while Jack and Tanner have a good, old-fashioned gossip sesh about Communism and Killer Dolls.  

Music Credits: 

“Spooky Ride,” by Twin Musicom

“8-Bit Black Parade,” by 8-Bit Sound

“Electro Upbeat EDM,” by Metro

“Red Army Choir Russian National Anthem,” by Yurttan Haberler

Thanks, as always, to original baby boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 046 - Dawn and the Big Sleepover

Have the boys got a special treat for you, Baby Nation! Did you know that Jack and Tanner are actually officials with the Parisian government? It’s true! And they have an opportunity of a lifetime for you. For just 500,000 Francs, you can buy the rights to all the scrap metal on the Eiffel Tower to do with what you please. DO NOT PASS UP THIS CHANCE, BABY NATION!

Music Credits:

“Meditation” by Joshua Messick

"Tomorrow Comes" by Dana Boulé

"You Gotta Have Theremin and Ukulele” by SquidLord

"Invincible” by Deaf Kev

“Starling" by Podington Bear

Thanks, as always, to original baby boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 045 - Stacey's Emergency

We've come to the end of the road for our friend Anastasia McGill. Ann M. Martin's mercy is infinite, but her patience is not, and if one of these baby-sitters was going to get the ol' "Ned Stark" treatment, it was basically always going to be Stacey. Jack and Tanner spend most of the episode grappling with their guilt about the fact that they don't really miss her all that much, and Jack desperately and somewhat pathetically tries to gin up a conversation about German philosophy. 

Music credits: 

“Drama Track 10,” by Mohammed Monir

“Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt

“Hype,” by Spire Wolf

Thanks, as always, to original baby boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 044 - Jessi and the Dance School Phantom

A shadow lurks in the wings while Jessi Ramsey dances for her life on stage... Jack and Tanner receive a mysterious smuggled message from an unexpected source... And the baby-sitters have a pet show! Really just a stunning amount of content in this book. Enough to make you wonder whether some nefarious entity behind the scenes might just be pushing Ann M. Martin a little bit too hard

Music credits: 

“Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta,” by Bela Bartok

“AnonymOus,” by Snowbird

Thanks, as always, to original baby boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC: Secret Santa - Secret Episode

Ho Ho Ho! And welcome to a very special holidays episode of the Baby-Sitters Club Club. Ole’ Saint Ann squeezed down the chimney to give Baby Nation the gift of the Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa book, which Jack and Tanner read and discuss this week, just in time for Christmas. Then the boys find some holiday joy in their hearts and give some Secret Santa gifts to one another as well! In fact, Jack WANDERS right into Tanner’s trap when he gets his very special gift on this bonus episode.

Thanks, as always, to original baby boy Scott Lamb for the intro music!

BSCC 043 - Mary Anne Vs. Logan

Love is dead, and Mary-Anne and Logan are the two who killed it. That’s right baby nation, your second-favorite duo is no more (your first-favorite being Jack and Tanner, of course)and a new life is coming to Stoneybrook, which means an old life must be extinguished. Nice knowing you, Stacey! Also, Saint Martin blesses us with a new rule mechanic for Wandering Frog People that should make the game a little more exciting in the coming weeks. 

Music credits:
“Tucson” by Silent Partner
“Canary” by Jim Yosef
“ILY” by Axol

Thanks, as always, to original baby boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 042 - Claudia and the Middle School Mystery

Claudia Kishi may or may not have cheated on a test, but that's not the only crime against humanity we're experiencing this week! Tanner learned a "fun" new kind of Pig-Latin from the Pike children, and Jack literally can. not. shut. up. about what "Theory of Justice" Ann M. Martin subscribes to, so both of these boys are up before the court right alongside cheatin' Claudia, asking that you find it in your deep and expansive hearts to forgive them. 

Music credits:

“Thunderbolts of Lightning,” by teknoaxe

“Battle Cry,” by NGB

“Overture,” by Lionheart

Thanks, as always, to original baby boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and Superbrat for the outro music.

BSCC 041 - Poor Mallory!

Jack and Tanner are together again recording in the same space this week. In fact, they’re recording in Jack’s “study” which is a cozier space that usual, so things get a little… intimate. This week, the boys discuss the works of Dickens, the simmering war between the newest factions, and get ready for the BSCC’s most dynamic theory to date: BREAD THEORY.

Music credits:

"Bagpipes of Nostaglia” by TYLTK

"Mazurka in D major” by Frédéric Chopin - Performed by Edward Neeman

“Melancholia” by Ryan Creep

"You're Not My Dad! [Trap Remix]” by Dennibro

Thanks, as always, to original baby boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and Superbrat for the outro music.