Ep. 15: Ducky, Diary Three

October 3, 2018
Christy cracks open the spine of a California Diary one last time with Frankie Thomas as they dig into the compulsory heterosexuality of Ducky: Diary Three. Plus, Christy gets really sentimental.
 
Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter @CaliDiarists and Facebook @CaliforniaDiarists.
 
Frankie's writing lives at http://about.me/frankiethomas.

Ep. 14: Amalia, Diary Three

September 19, 2018

Phil Gonzales returns to the show to discuss Amalia: Diary Three, an out-of-step book that could've been a whole lot worse, with Christy. Content warning: this episode includes discussion of racism, including the use of slurs.

 
Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter @CaliDiarists and Facebook @CaliforniaDiarists.
 
Phil's shows Deep in Bear Country, It's Del Toro Time!, and Klickitcast can be found on Apple Podcasts.

Ep. 13: Maggie, Diary Three

September 5, 2018

Josh Hollis of Predict-O-Cast graces the show he produces with his presence to discuss Maggie: Diary Three, the value of clever names, and the various career paths Maggie might pursue with Christy.

 
Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter @CaliDiarists and Facebook @CaliforniaDiarists.
 
Josh is on Twitter @joshua_hollis and the Internet here.

Ep. 12: Sunny, Diary Three

August 15, 2018
The California Diaries deliver a crushing blow with Sunny: Diary Three, and Christy, joined by BFF of the show Frankie Thomas, is not ready for it. Content warning: this episode contains explicit language and prolonged discussion of death.
 
Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter @CaliDiarists and Facebook @CaliforniaDiarists.
 
Frankie's writing lives at http://about.me/frankiethomas.

Ep. 11: Dawn, Diary Three

August 1, 2018

Is Dawn Schafer history's greatest monster? Frankie Thomas continues her guest residency as she and Christy attempt to answer that question in light of Dawn: Diary Three.

Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter @CaliDiarists and Facebook @CaliforniaDiarists.

Frankie's writing lives at http://about.me/frankiethomas. 

 

Ep. 10: Ducky, Diary Two

June 20, 2018
Christy and friend of the show Frankie Thomas discuss the series' most difficult entry, Ducky: Diary Two, and find a little bit of levity along the way.
 
Content warning: this episode includes explicit language and discussion of depression, suicide, homophobia, and sexual repression.
 
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Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter (@CaliDiarists) and Facebook (@CaliforniaDiarists).
 
Frankie's writing lives at http://about.me/frankiethomas.

Ep. 9: Amalia, Diary Two

June 6, 2018
Erin Gambrill (Ladies Who Library) joins Christy to discuss Amalia's second diary, self-insert characters, and the viability of bringing your best friend to therapy. Plus, Erin shares an objectively perfect anecdote about journaling and Christy reacts the same way anyone would.
 
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Ladies Who Library can be found on SoundCloud.
 
Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter @CaliDiarists and Facebook @CaliforniaDiarists.

 

Ep. 8: Maggie, Diary Two

May 9, 2018

Christy enlists the aid of Basic Witches co-author Jaya Saxena to tackle Maggie: Diary Two. Discussions of what a 13-year-old can and can’t do, beauty standards for women in America, and strained metaphors ensue. This episode contains explicit language and discussion of eating disorders and alcoholism. 

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Ep. 7: Dawn, Diary Two

April 25, 2018

Shannon Campe of Stage of Fools teaches Christy about teens, shares her unexpected emotional connection to the women of the BSC, and unwittingly co-creates the segment Shannon’s Baby-Sitting Corner during their discussion of Dawn: Diary Two. Content warning: this episode includes explicit language and discussion of eating disorders.

Show Notes:

Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter @CaliDiarists and Facebook @CaliforniaDiarists.

You can check out Stage of Fools, the Royals podcast Shannon co-hosts with Zach Powers, at http://shoutengine.com/StageofFools.

 

Ep. 6: Sunny, Diary Two

April 11, 2018

Meghan Griffin of Judging Book Covers joins Christy to chat about Sunny: Diary Two, counting their blessings, cool moms, and whether it’s possible to be Team Dawn and Team Sunny simultaneously.

Show Notes:

Christy is on Twitter @AdmiralChristy. The show is on Twitter @CaliDiarists.

Meghan’s podcasts Judging Book Covers, Fableulous Retellings, and Handbook for Handbook for Mortals can be found on judgingbookcovers.com.