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Are You There, Sydney? It’s Me, Judy Blume

Sydney Writers' Festival

For generations of readers, Judy Blume is an icon. Beginning in the late 1960s, her celebrated novels were formative for young readers and future writers alike. Her children’s stories, including Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, are funny, irreverent and riotous precursors to the blockbuster kids’ series of today. While her young adult books were beloved – and sometimes banned – for their free and frank depictions of puberty and sexuality. Judy joins the Festival from America to speak with Sophie Black about her books, which changed the lives of so many – including her own, the new challenges presented to young people today, and her life now happily running a bookstore on an island in Florida.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


8 Oct 2021

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Ep 289 – Judy Blume but With a Podcast

Mouthy Broadcast

Can you believe our podcast is now nine years old? As Mouthy Broadcast approaches womanhood, Jennie and Lauren gear up for spooky season! Plus, Jennie recaps her social event of the year!


5 Oct 2021

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Episode 12: JUDY BLUME

A Mighty Blaze Podcast

For generations of readers, the titles of her books are like the siren song of childhood: ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET. TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING. TIGER EYES. And so many more. Judy Blume sits down for pandemic-era chat with fellow writer Kimberly Hensle Lowrance about the beloved author's late-in-life pivot to help open an independent bookshop in Key West. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet


3 Oct 2021

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12: Chairman Mao Has Prevailed (Judy Blume's Just As Long As We're Together)

Are You There, God? It's Me, Podcast.

Welcome to Episode 12, where our obsession with pre-"Pretty Woman" Richard Gere sets off a series of crazy culture breaks. It's all in the name of discussing Judy Blume's epic tale of middle school friendship, Just As Long As We're Together (1987). I mean, which poster of a middle-aged man would YOU tack on YOUR ceiling? Like what you hear? Please rate, subscribe, and tell a friend! Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@AYTGpodcast), and send your reading suggestions to aytgpodcast@gmail.com.In two weeks: We FINALLY get to the bottom of the milk and mustard mystery with Fifth Grade Secrets, an out-of-print doozy by Janet Adele Bloss. See you then!! 


17 Aug 2021

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E11 Special Episode — Tamora Pierce was Our Judy Blume: Sex (Ed) in YA Fantasy

Sex. Love. Literature.

In this special episode, we’re joined by the delightful Dr. Leah Phillips to chat Tamora Pierce’s lasting legacy on the landscape of young adult literature, especially as it relates to sex. Join us as we cover everything from Alanna’s first period, to the sex appeal of Nawat the crow man, to some magical butt stuff (lol). If you love the fantastical worlds of Tamora Pierce--or even just want to know more about what sex in YA fantasy has to do with real life--this is an SLL you don’t want to miss. You can find Dr. Phillips on Twitter (@Le_Phill) and the YA Studies Association on Twitter (@YAStudiesAssoc), or at https://yastudiesassociation.com/. Special shout out to the Let's Talk About Sex in YA Conference! (Twitter: @LTYSYAconf; https://letstalkaboutsexinya.thinkific.com)  Don't forget to subscribe to Sex. Love. Literature! You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @SexLoveLit.  Skip to (4:10) for the beginning of the presentation.

1hr 8mins

24 May 2021

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"Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume

Reading During Recess

Our discussion of Judy Blume’s classic and controversial book, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” (1970) is here! If you’ve ever wondered why conservatives hate this novel, why fictional tween girls want their periods so badly, or how to make new friends in the suburbs (hint: dress cute and mind your own business), then this episode is for you. What a scream!  Content Warning: This episode discusses weight and body shaming.  If you enjoy the show, please rate, review, and subscribe! It helps other people find our podcast! Find our show on Twitter and Instagram @reading_recess Find Sarah on Twitter @sarahebba25 and on Instagram @sarahebba Find Terri on Twitter @TerriCLaRue and on Instagram @tc_larue Email us at readingduringrecesspod@gmail.com

1hr 10mins

12 May 2021

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1: Eat it or wear it! (Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing)

Are You There, God? It's Me, Podcast.

Welcome, listeners, to our very first episode! We are discussing Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1972), written by the incomparable Judy Blume.Buy the book on Amazon, borrow it from your local library on Overdrive, or read the book summary on Wikipedia. Background information - read all about that fascinating, family-friendly TV show, Mad Men, or learn all about those sticky green stamps that Fudge inflicts on the Juicy-O suitcase in Chapter 2.Thanks for listening! Drop us a line at aytgpodcast@gmail.com with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns!Next episode: Ramona the Brave!


9 May 2021

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SMNTY Classics: Judy Blume Forever

Stuff Mom Never Told You

One of the most beloved and banned authors, Judy Blume wrote adolescence like no other. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline investigate how Judy Blume's real life intersected with her fictional books, censorship activism and feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


10 Apr 2021

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Binah: Jodi Picoult With Judy Blume


Author Jodi Picoult examines the choices that alter the course of our lives and ponders the first known map of the afterlife. She’s joined in conversation by author Judy Blume. Picoult’s new novel is The Book of Two Ways.


19 Nov 2020

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YA In Focus: Kevin Williamson / Judy Blume

Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr

On the advice of Max (and liberally stealing a page from Joe's friends' podcast - thanks Talk Movie To Me) we're putting the careers of Kevin Williamson and Judy Blume under the microscope to consider how and why they've made an impact in YA.Homework:Brenna:Lucky Penny by Anath Hirsch & Yuko OtaGiant Days by John AllisonA History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray BelcourtJoe: Cemetery Boys by Aiden ThomasWanna connect with the show? Use #HKHSPod on Twitter:Brenna: @brennacgrayJoe: @bstolemyremoteHave something longer to say or a minisode topic? Email us at hkhspod@gmail.com. See you on the page and on the screen!


13 Oct 2020