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"Harriet the Spy" by Louise Fitzhugh

Reading During Recess

Louise Fitzhugh's classic book about an 11-year-old busybody has delighted children and disturbed adults since its publication in 1964. If you're a fan of tomato sandwiches, gossip, and/or queer subtext, then this episode is for you. 

1hr 12mins

9 Jun 2021

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4: Ole Golly, Ole Golly, Ole Golly! (Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy)

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

Welcome to Episode 4, in which we learn all about Moira's general fear and paranoia about being caught while eavesdropping thanks to Harriet the Spy (1964). Will you hold it against us when we confess that both of us actually thought we were reading a different book than this one? Oh, well.If you haven't read the book, we strongly suggest that you look up Ms. Fitzhugh's illustration of Ole Golly and take a look at a picture of F. Murray Abraham, or Mick Jagger, or former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.Thanks for listening! Drop us a line at aytgpodcast@gmail.com, like and subscribe to us on your favorite podcast feed, AND follow us on Twitter! @aytgpodcast.Next week: Remember Me, by Christopher Pike.


24 May 2021

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Louise Fitzhugh — Harriet the Spy with Leslie Brody and Laura Mazer

Lost Ladies of Lit

In this week’s episode, Amy and Kim discuss Louise Fitzhugh and her groundbreaking children’s book Harriet the Spy with Fitzhugh biographer Leslie Brody and Brody’s editor Laura Mazer. Though many people know of Harriet the Spy, they typically don't know much about Fitzhugh—until now. Brody’s new book on Fitzhugh, Sometimes You Have to Lie (Seal Press), received rave reviews from The Boston Globe and The New York Times, among others. As a children’s book author and a lesbian, Fitzhugh had to keep a low profile with the 1960s-era reading public, but in her private life, she was an unabashed renegade, just like her genre-busting heroine, Harriet. Join Amy and Kim as they find out more about her life story and how it influenced her writing of this beloved children’s novel.


26 Jan 2021

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132: Jordan Kisner (THIN PLACES) & Louise Fitzhugh's HARRIET THE SPY

So Many Damn Books

Longtime friend Jordan Kisner drops into the Damn Library for everyone to celebrate the release of her debut essay collection Thin Places! We discuss the term "thin places" and many of its permutations, not wanting to write about your mom, being able (or not) to recognize your own mind, the joy of an egg white cocktail, and whether or not it's okay for Harriet the Spy to've broken into all those houses. We also talk about whether or not we would've (...or did, Drew) broken into our neighbor's houses.contribute! https://patreon.com/smdbfor drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.commusic: Disaster Magic(https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

10 Mar 2020

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28. Louise Fitzhugh and Harriet the Spy

Vintage Lesbians

This week, Alison teaches Shan about the artist and author, Louise Fitzhugh! We also discuss her best known novel, Harriet the Spy, and its impact on queer kids from the 60s-today.


15 Jul 2019

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PodX Episode 3: Julie Shapiro on Louise Fitzhugh's 'Harriet the Spy'

Love YA Like Crazy

Welcome to Love YA Like Crazy! You're listening to a special episode recorded by one of the two hosts, Jacob Haller, while he was at PodX in Nashville. For this episode, Jake talked to Julie Shapiro, executive director of Radiotopia, about Louise Fitzhugh's 'Harriet the Spy'. In addition to being the executive director of PRX, Julie Shapiro is a producer of the Ear Hustle podcast, and publisher of the zine Anodyne. If you want to participate in the zine, PM her on twitter! Note that the discussion includes spoilers for 'Harriet the Spy', 'The Crumb' by Jean Slaughter Doty, and Rebecca Stead's 'When You Reach Me' (which there is also a separate episode of 'Love YA Like Crazy' for). This discussion was recorded in a space provided by Netflix, for which we thank them! Thanks to Shaenon K. Garrity for designing the Love YA Like Crazy icon, to the Sentimental Favorites for the use of their song 'Hey There', and to Charlie McCarron for the 'Love YA Like Crazy' tag. You can help support production of this podcast, and get rewards in return, via our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/loveYAlikecrazy .


3 Jul 2019

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Library Love | Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Friends at the Library

Jenn Martin and Jennifer Wong talk about why they love libraries and Jennifer Wong shares about a favourite book from childhood, Harriet the Spy, which she still reads at least once a year. Authors, books and libraries mentioned in this episode Dunedin Public Libraries Pip Adam Hornsby Libraries Sue Grafton  Janet Evanovich Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh Among Others by Jo Walton Ursula Le Guin James Tiptree Music by Blue Dot Sessions. New episode every Saturday. Join us on Facebook to chat more about books: facebook.com/friendsatlibrary


27 Jun 2019

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22 - Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

A Novel Adaptation

Spying, notebooks, tomatoes and mayo sandwiches, and your childhood. We are covering the coming of age, childhood icon, Harriet M. Welsh: aspiring writer and spy. She wants to see the world and know everything. Harriet is our feminist idol, no matter how outdated the book seemed to be at times. Episode Drink: Dirty Chocolate Egg Cream 1/2 cup milk 4 tbsp. chocolate syrup 2 ounces rum Seltzer Instructions Divide milk and rum between two glasses. Stir gently. Pour in seltzer, to fill, slowly. Divide chocolate syrup between the two glasses and stir gently to combine. Recipe:  http://www.feedmeseymourblog.com/dirty-chocolate-egg-creams/index.html Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Every time Harriet writes in her notebook Every time Golly gives some advice/Golly advice callback Take an additional drink every time you realize you yourself should be following Gully’s advice and are not Take an angry swig every time you think “aw, hell no!” when some kid is being a cunt (this includes Harriet). Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: I, Survivor Em: A Taste of the Past If you wish to donate to our Patreon page, we would love you forever. A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.


27 May 2019

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Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh: an interview with Michelle Callaghan

Dream Gardens: Talking Up the Children's Books We Love

Podcast #041 For my forty-first Dream Gardens kid lit podcast, I interviewed librarian and children’s book reviewer Michelle Callaghan about her favorite children’s book, the classic middle grade novel  Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Originally published in 1964, the novel tells the story of eleven year old Harriet M. Welch, a precocious watcher of people in her school and around her neighborhood on the East Side of Manhattan. Harriet records her observations and her sometimes very pointed opinions of the people she spies on in the notebook she carries around with her everywhere.  But when that notebook ends up in the hands of her fellow classmates and they read what she has been writing about them, everyone, including her best friends Sport and Janie, turn their backs on her. And the only person in the world who understands her, her caretaker Old Golly, has moved away, Harriet feels completely alone, and isn’t quite sure what to do. Make amends? Take revenge? Is all very confusing, but somehow, with a few helpful words from Old Golly, Harriet finds her way through in her own unique way.  Harriet the Spy is a book that is still as funny and heartbreaking as when it was first published, with a character that is a true original. Michelle Callaghan is  a children’s librarian in Canada and host of the book review site Fab Book Reviews . You can find Michelle’s website at fabbookreviews.com. All podcasts are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and now Spotify. Please link, share, comment, or subscribe. And if you are interested in participating in the Dream Gardens podcast, send me a request through my contact page. My next podcast will be published on October 16th. The post Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh: an interview with Michelle Callaghan appeared first on Dream Gardens.


1 Sep 2018

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12 Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Weekend Reads Podcast

On this episode of Weekend Reads, we ramble about Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.

1hr 10mins

18 Jul 2017