64 minutes | Feb 23, 2021

April 1988 Teen Life: AIDS, Divorce, And Dating A Rock Star

We're back to TEEN LIFE topics, now in the April 1988 issue! Christina Kelly gets a first-person account from a man whose friend died of AIDS as a teen. Karen Catchpole demystifies what it's actually like to date a rock star, killing some Beastie Boys crushes in the process. Karen then dares to tell the truth about boys' bodies -- not just the parts in their boxer shorts, though that is admittedly what we're mostly interested in. And Catherine Gysin prepares readers for how their lives might change after their parents' divorce. Christina returns with the Short Short Story "What Sudie Didn't Tell Me." On The Road takes a trip to Austin (a place all your co-hosts have lived and loved!). Body Talk moves from Fashion to Teen Life, and with it our comments on its reporting on pap smears, golf, and cross training. Help has some truly wild questions we must pray are fake before closing things out with What He Said: "What do you think of girls who make the first move?"

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Episode Notes

 ๐Ÿ—’ Full episode notes can be found on this episode's page on our site

 ๐Ÿ‘ผ Angels In America on HBO Max

 โ™ฅ๏ธ The Normal Heart on HBO Max

 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆฐ Pose on Netflix

 ๐Ÿ“– The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

 ๐Ÿ“ป Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould

 ๐Ÿงผ Brian Bloom on the cover of the December 1987 YM

 ๐ŸŒฎ Chuy's Barton Springs

 ๐Ÿ“ท Tony O'Dell on Instagram

 ๐ŸŒด The Again With This podcast

 ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ April 1988 Quiz: How Compatible Are you?


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