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Do you have sparkling blue-green eyes that are the colour of the Pacific Ocean? Do you have hair like spun gold? Are you tanned, energetic and a perfect size 6? Neither are we. Join us, Karyn and Anna, as we head back to the sensational1980s book series and explore the strange and terrifying world of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, one Sweet Valley High book at a time.

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It’s SAT time and Liz is stressing out, while Jessica is totally chill. But there’s a shock in store when the results come out! Jessica has aced the exams, while Liz has got the worst test results of her life. While Jessica fears being labelled a “nerd in hip clothes” (she wishes), Liz starts to spiral. Is the perfect twin actually not as smart as she thought she was? She looks to Todd for comfort, but offers from college sports recruiters have gone to his head. Meanwhile many faces from the past return (including some very unwelcome ones), Mr Collins offers genuinely wise counsel, Jessica checks out hunks in a college prospectus and she and Lila wear a staggering amount of silk. Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sorry gang, we won't have a new episode for you this week, as Anna has been struck down by Covid, but we'll be back in your ears soon. To tide you over, we've unlocked a bonus content written recap of the wonderfully unhinged SVU Super Thriller Kiss of the Vampire, the Sweet Valley attempt at Bram Stoker's Dracula you never knew you needed. Listen to a little sample here and then hit the link below to read on... https://headstuffpodcasts.com/podcast_news/double-love-bonus-written-recap-svu-super-thriller-kiss-of-the-vampire/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The gang are still out in the desert, and things are getting even more dangerous. Eagle attacks! Floods! And of course murderous (and in one case hunky) OTG convicts! But if any proof were needed that nothing can keep these freaks down, it's surely the fact that even when facing their imminent deaths, the SVH gang are still doing what they do best: bickering and flirting.There's a time and a place, lads, and this is not it! Meanwhile, in fanfic corner, there's a new bartender and some new drinks on the menu at Foxy Mama Too. Anyone fancy a Tricia Martini? Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing  This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We find the gang right where we left them in Death Valley - stuck between a storm and a cave full of skeletons and scorpions. Things are getting desperate for the Sweet Valley Six, as they try and make it across the desert with nothing to sustain them but a few granola bars. Unsurprisingly, they all start losing their minds - especially Bruce. Yes, it's the infamous snake murder scene! Elsewhere Liz and astronomer (?!) Ken rekindle their old flame, Jessica and Heather encounter some convicts - and we end on a very literal cliffhanger. Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing  This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome back to Death Valley, where the gold is cursed and the hiking teens have lost their damn minds! After the gang take a detour to find a second batch of gold, they decide they have to head straight to Desert Oasis. But Jessica tricks foolish Todd into taking them even further out of their way in order to find the third gold hoard! Consumed by gold fever, soon the gang are throwing their cans of food away to make room for treasure, getting swept away by rapids and being pursued by cursed scorpions. Everyone is completely unhinged in this episode, including us by the end of it! Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing  This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pack your rucksacks and fill your single water bottle, we're heading to Death Valley! Yes, having all placed highly in an essay competition which we can only assume some of them were forced to enter at gunpoint, the twins, Todd, Ken, Bruce and Heather are hiking through the desert without any adult supervision. It all sounds absolutely hellish and not just because Liz is in full good girl bossy mode. But the gang's squabbles are forgotten when they find a bag of possibly cursed gold nuggets in a disused mineshaft... Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing  This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Don your curly blonde wig and bring your mauve blusher, Todd, Ken and Winston (or rather Tilda, Kendall and Winnie) are all dragged up and ready to sneak into the CHRLDR compound! Some really do like it hot, and Ken in particular is loving his delightful new look. He and Todd are determined to win back the twins - but will they get the sticky end of the lollipop? Meanwhile Heather's secret is out and the SVH girls are determined to make a cheering comeback. If only they could spell... Shake your pom-poms in tribute, because it's the end of the cheerleading trilogy. Rah rah rah! Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing  This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Like Margo and Nora before her, Karyn has headed west to California so there's no new ep this week! But we do have the third installment of Anna's unhinged 2002 fanfic, From Here to Sweet Valley, which I think we can all agree is a more realistic depiction of the twins' adult lives than Sweet Valley Confidential. Liz reaches out to an old friend, Jessica has worrying thoughts about Bruce, and Winston attempts to flee his terrifying wife Lila. Listen to a sample here, and follow the link in the show notes to read more. https://headstuffpodcasts.com/podcast_news/from-here-to-sweet-valley-part-3/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The SVH cheerleaders are heading to Yosemite! Yes, Jessica and Heather's combined teams have reached Nationals, and the battle to be the best cheerleaders in the entire country. But after Heather encounters a familiar face at the cheerleading compound, things start to go horribly wrong.... Meanwhile Todd and Ken head off on an ill-planned roadtrip to win back their girlfriends, press-ganging Winston en route, Annie makes a show of herself and Mr Collins tries to keep the peace. Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Remember the Pom Pom Wars? Neither do we! Yes, it's been a while since we checked in on the rival Sweet Valley cheerleading squads but don't worry, we'll give you a quick reminder of the last book before we find out what happens when Jessica's new squad make their impressive public debut. Are you ready for a cheer-off? Meanwhile a lovesick Liz channels Margo, Mr Collins and Enid (they exist!) give sensible advice that is completely ignored, and Ken proves he's the best person in Sweet Valley (unless you're poor forgotten Terri we suppose). Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Don your blonde wig, pop in your blue green contact lenses, and have a little rummage in your portable Wakefield wardrobe, it's time to return to The Return of the Evil Twin! Nora and Margo have teamed up at last - and luckily the denizens of Sweet Valley are as dozy as ever because within days the Chapelle sisters are successfully impersonating the Wakefield twins. Have you learned nothing, Ned and Alice? The dynamic duo swiftly cause trouble between Liz and Jess - but tensions arise when it becomes clear that Nora and Margo both have the same twin in their sights. And as for the Voice? Well, it gets a very confusing story arc of its own! The second half of the greatest book ever written is even better than the first. Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing  This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're back! And we're not the only ones making a grand return. Yes, it's been a year since we bid a fond farewell to our favourite psychopath, but back then we didn't know (and neither did the ghostwriters, because they're clearly just making this up as they go along) that Margo had a twin! Meet Nora, an orphan who discovers at her father's funeral that she has a twin sister who was given to an orphanage when they were two. When Nora learns what happened to Margo in Sweet Valley, she resolves to avenge her twin's death - and that means killing the Wakefield twins! But there's a big surprise waiting for Nora in California... This book was everything we could have hoped for. It's got it all - Prince Albert, southern melodrama, the bush, knives, wigs, schemes and of course our favourite character of all: The Voice. And that's just in part one! Remember, if you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing  This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happy Christmas, listeners! To celebrate, we're sharing a special festive episode of our Headstuff+ bonus series Pi Beta Alpha - and if you like what you hear, you can sign up to Headstuff+ and join us in the PBA clubhouse every fortnight at headstuffpodcasts.com. It's Christmas in Sweet Valley (again!). And while Liz attempts to single-handedly organise the Toys for Tots Christmas party, the rest of the gang are heading to the mountains for a festive fiesta in Shred's dad's ski lodge. Will they leave Elizabeth to wrangle the tots alone? Jessica and Lila have no interest in the Christmas spirit - until they fall asleep during a massage and are visited by three delightful and strangely familiar ghosts, who show them the error of their ways. This truly is a deadly Christmas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's Christmas! So to celebrate, we're breaking out the jingle bells and the (small) bag of cans and taking a trip down memory lane to discuss our favourite moments from the Sweet Valley High books we read in 2023. And what moments they were - from Bruce's visit to Dublin's most glamorous tourist attraction to the iconic Cookie Monster Werewolf's dramatic debut, from Young Executives to improbably framed photographs, a lot happened in Sweet Valley this year. And we had a lot of fun reminiscing about it all. P.S. Don't worry, it's not a clip show! And if you'd like more SVH nonsense in your ears until we return in the new year, remember you can access our bonus series Pi Beta Alpha by signing up to Headstuff+. Also! If you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing. This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hi everyone, we don't have a new episode for you this week, but we hope to be back with you soon. Thanks for bearing with us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Having quit the cheerleading squad at the end of the last book, Jessica is facing an existential crisis. What is she if not a cheerleader? Luckily she won't have to find out. With Ken's encouragement, she starts her own rival squad, and a whole lot of familiar - and surprising! - names attempt to join it. Liz of course has no interest - but then Jessica, who has discovered her twin's sensational secret diary, makes her an offer she can't refuse... This is one of the most popular books in Sweet Valley history among you listeners, and we can see why - it's got us shaking our pom poms in delight! Also! If you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're back in Sweet Valley High, and the tension between Jessica and newcomer Heather just keeps on building. The sneaky newcomer constantly undermines her co-captain - and it looks like most of the squad, newly obsessed with making it to nationals, are being won over by Heather's lavish gifts of megaphone pins and flashy new uniforms! When Heather boots two veterans off the squad, Jessica declares war - but will she win this battle? Meanwhile Liz continues to mope about Ken - and takes out her frustrations on her (for once) innocent twin. Also! If you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Break out your bag on cans, don your best silk blouse because we are live at the Podcast Studios! Join us and special guest Amy Clarkin (don't forget to vote for her in the Irish Book Awards) to discuss the stupidest SVH thriller yet. When the twins inexplicably bring Nicholas Morrow along on their work outing, he meets a beautiful, constantly weeping girl called Barbara, who dresses like a Victorian ghost. They of course fall instantly in love - but Barbara is staying with her strict uncle who forbids her from socialising. She tells Nicholas to stay away for his own safety - but you can guess how he reacts to that! Meanwhile the twins, who are still interning at the Sweet Valley News, find their assignments have connections with Barbara's plight... Also! If you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're back! And it's time to get your pom poms out, because after all the ludicrous werewolves and creepy predator fiancés and fake kidnappings, we're back in Sweet Valley High itself for an old-fashioned cheerleading romp. Jessica's happiness at getting together with Mr Peanutbutter - we mean Ken – is spoiled by the arrival of glamorous new girl Heather Mallone. Heather's a cheerleading champion, and while the other girls warmly welcome her to the SVH squad, Jessica feels threatened. Can she stand up to Heather and her "funky hip hop" moves? Meanwhile, someone isn't happy about Jessica's new relationship - Liz! Yes, the secret diary is canon now, and Liz is haunted by her own secret romance with Ken... Also! If you can help us expand our SVU collection, which we would really appreciate, you can see what we need here and mail us at svhpodcast@gmail.com : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wgq5a-0C3zoTC065tOzJmSkI2kNBBe2K38Hu8jn8qg8/edit?usp=sharing This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. For more, go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com, where you can also become a member of HeadStuff+ and get exclusive access to bonus material and lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We may still be on holiday but that doesn't mean you have to go another week with no Sweet Valley nonsense in your ears! In anticipation of the 'Winners and Losers' cheerleading trilogy, we're sharing the episode of our bonus series Pi Beta Alpha in which we recapped the TV series' attempt to adapt the series in one short episode. Brace yourselves - our favourite himbo is making his on screen debut this week! But hang on, surely that Seinfeld-dressalike can't be Ken Matthews?! Alas the casting of Karyn's beloved quarterback leaves a lot to be desired, but there's still much to enjoy in this week's ep, as new girl Heather Malone implausibly becomes co-captain of the cheerleaders and Jessica forms a rival team with a little help from "flashy" Lila. Meanwhile Liz is dodging Ken - and not because she shares our horror at this imposter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Myrna Bonque

Also, they're cheering for...Saskatchewan? The entire province?

Apr 11th
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Myrna Bonque

I am the cursed doll that has canonically lived in Lila's house since middle school.

Feb 15th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

oh my Lord, this was so much fun! Glad I found this podcast and can't wait to binge more episodes! Sweet Valley High (@svhpodcast) for the win!

Feb 2nd
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Pavani Ambagahawattha

Would you guys be interested in someday doing some specials on sweet Valley University? I remeber those being even more bonkers than svh

Aug 23rd
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Sunshine Magik

not sure about other countries but in the US leather-look bikinis were huge in the 80s. My sister and I had matching purple ones and they were the s***

Jul 27th
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