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37 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
51. Meet Tilly Masterson in Not Every Stabbing Is Fatal
Forced social interactions are commonplace for teenagers, especially when your moms meet in the grocery store over a shared love of Tupperware. "Coolest Girl on the Bus" Tilly Masterson joins Susan, Virginia, and Mary Jo in the Neon Clubhouse to talk about being tough, piercings, groupies, and moving around a lot. They also work out how to become a double agent. Recording from March 7, 1987. (original improvisation from Tarah Cards as Tilly Masterson, Erica Carrington as Dr. Olivia Brownstone, Carrie Moulder as Susan Beth Handler, Hallie Sheck as Virginia Danielle Walker, and Maggie White as Mary Joseph Owen)
35 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
50. Meet Nancy Fay in The Bases
For the first time ever, the Neon Clubhouse welcomes a real woman in Nancy Fay Robinson. She has so much more knowledge than Susan, Virginia, and Mary Jo (obviously) when it comes to women's matters. And, by "women's matters," we mean sex. Nancy graciously walks everyone through their experiences to categorize their bases, and you'll never guess who is the closest to being a home run woman. Recording from February 28, 1987. (original improvisation from TK Fairley as Nancy Fay Robinson, Erica Carrington as Dr. Olivia Brownstone, Carrie Moulder as Susan Beth Handler, Hallie Sheck as Virginia Danielle Walker, and Maggie White as Mary Joseph Owen)
34 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
49. Meet Sarah May Jackson in Homeschool & Comedy
Mary Jo finally meets a fellow homeschooler. Sarah May Jackson visits, and the Neon Clubhouse devise a way for the "schools" to be rivals. They land on stand-up comedy competition, which goes ... well, you'll have to listen to find out. They also pray about Mary Jo's pubic hair. Recording from February 21, 1987. (original improvisation from Nita Cherise as Sarah May Jackson, Erica Carrington as Olivia Brownstone, Hallie Sheck as Virginia Danielle Walker, Carrie Moulder as Susan Beth Handler, and Maggie White as Mary Joseph Owen)
38 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
48. Meet Charlotte Robbins in Pets & Gross Stuff
Charlotte Robbins is really good at taking care of animals even though she doesn't have any of her own. Pickles agrees that she is very good at it and approves her "behind the ears" petting technique. Fed up with not being able to do stuff because they are "too young," Susan, Mary Jo, and Jessie advise Charlotte on how she can get away with starting her own veterinarian clinic. The Clubhouse also talks about naming their tonsils, Days of Our Lives, evil twins, word problems, sleeping on the bus, and the proper disposal of boogers. Recording from September 27, 1986 (original improvisation from Liz Horn as Charlotte Robbins, Hallie Sheck as GD Walker, Erica Carrington as Jessie Mercedes Lane , Carrie Moulder as Susan Beth Handler, and Maggie White as Mary Joseph Owen)
37 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
47. Meet Carol-Anne Silver in Clubs and Lost and Found
Carol-Anne Silver is the amazing "Queen of Clubs" and inspires the Neon Clubhouse to talk saints, activities and "peer reviews." She brings a Lost & Found box, and everyone gets a fun gift. While Virginia's entire family is sick, Jessie Mercedes Lane steps in for the fun. Recorded from September 20, 1986 (original improvisation from Cheryl Manley as Carol-Anne Silver, Hallie Sheck as GD Walker, Erica Carrington as Jessie Mercedes Lane , Carrie Moulder as Susan Beth Handler, and Maggie White as Mary Joseph Owen)
34 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
46. Meet Vicki Bee in Pop & Princesses
While chatting with their guest, budding pop star Vicki Bee, the Neon Clubhouse gets deep into past lives. Vicki is incredibly breathy and talented but also envisions things she's never seen before. Susan gets to use her new encyclopedia to investigate. Mary Jo jumps to all the conclusions. And, Virginia says this is the worst Disney movie ever. Original recording from September 20, 1986 (original improvisation from Cat Wilkinson as Vicki Bee, Erica Carrington as Olivia Brownstone, Carrie Moulder as Susan Beth Handler, Hallie Sheck as Virginia Danielle Walker, and Maggie White as Mary Joseph Owen)
38 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
45. Meet Ashley Samuels in Blockbuster and Teeth
Neon Clubhouse is pleased to welcome a guest who is on the crux of the future - Blockbuster employee Ashley Samuels. Aspiring quadruple threat Virginia is so curious because it puts her one step closer to Hollywood. Susan is interested in acquiring a cardboard cutout of Michael J. Fox. And, Mary Jo is so into "Teeth Wars."
71 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
44. Meet Some Guests Again in a Present Day Reunion – Part 2
When Lieutenant Susan Beth Handler returns from space, her daughter – actual Dr. Olivia Brownstone – throws her a party that becomes a Neon Clubhouse reunion. Mary Joseph Owen (now going by Jo or jowen on tumblr) and Virginia Danielle Walker (now going by GD Walker from NCIS: Omaha) share the fun in this episode recorded live at Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans. Catch up with several past guests in the here-and-now, including Marjorie Crocker, Kennedy Faye, Heather Magyar, Jessica Rabbinowitz, Deborah Wallace, Rachel Passant, Hex Bellman, X, Maddie Nix, and Ashley Samuels.
53 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
43. Meet Some Guests Again in a Present Day Reunion - Part 1
When Lieutenant Susan Beth Handler returns from space, her daughter - actual Dr. Olivia Brownstone - throws her a party that becomes a Neon Clubhouse reunion. Mary Joseph Owen (now going by Jo or jown on tumblr) and Virginia Danielle Walker (now going by GD Walker from NCIS: Omaha) share the fun in this episode recorded live at Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans. Catch up with several past guests in the here-and-now, including Skylar, Jodie Manson, Lisa Michaels O'donegal, Moonsister, Laura-Allen Weinberg, and for the first time away from a television, Cheryl Handler (Susan's mom).
52 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
42. Trivia Pursuit with Jessie pt. 2
Because her dad is generous and into the trendy things of the 1980s, Neon Clubhouse enjoys Susan’s early birthday present of the brand new totally awesome Trivia Pursuit. This is the second half of their game after taking a break for pizza. Unfortunately, Mary Jo has to leave when it turns after dark, but Susan, Virginia, and Jessie finish without her. Listen to see who wins! It's Susan. Susan wins. Duh.
43 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
41. Trivia Pursuit with Jessie pt. 1
Because her dad is generous and into the trendy things of the 1980s, Neon Clubhouse enjoys Susan's early birthday present of the brand new totally awesome Trivia Pursuit. After they have the best time analyzing the look of the game, they have even better time playing.
43 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
40. Meet Jodie Manson in Movies and Movies
Sometimes really creative people have foresight beyond their years and peers. Jodie Manson's film making ideas are certainly well into the future. Every summer, Jodie visits Alabama from Detroit, and back in August 1986, the Neon Clubhouse was happy to have her for a chat about the need for a lady Spielberg in the movie industry.
42 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
39. Meet Velvet in Resurrections & Flashdance
Susan's older cousin Sarah (aka Velvet) Handler visits the Neon Clubhouse the day after Mary Jo has told her mother that Virginia has died. Being the coolest of cool, Velvet takes on the role of party planner for Virginia's Resurrection, and they all agree Flashback is an awesome theme.
36 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
38. Meet Rachel Passant in Squirrels and Snakes
Rachel Passant takes a break from volunteering at the Nature Center to visit with Susan, Virginia, and Mary Jo in the Neon Clubhouse. They chat a lot about animals, going from snakes to squirrels, and give birth to a joke they think will become their legacy.
40 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
37. Meet Heidi Flice in Wealth and Trends
Sometimes the Neon Clubhouse can be all over the place with what they discuss and discover. When their friend Heidi visits to talk "get rich" schemes, they have no limits as to what might make them a whole ton of money. We hope, though, that they didn't send those flyers about how to cure world hunger. That's definitely not their best idea.
41 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
36. Meet Margie Prince in Muppets and Birds
The Neon Clubhouse discovers that Sesame Street is dominated by boys. Prompted by this week's guest, Margie Prince, teenage ornithologist, Susan, Virginia, and Mary Jo come up with their own female muppet. They seem, however, to get Sesame Street confused with Hill Street Blues.
35 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
35. Meet BB Jones in Mysteries and Questions
When Bobbie Billie (BB) Jones comes to the Neon Clubhouse, she reveals that the entire school is talking about the Neon Clubhouse mystery. Virginia is delighted to learn that mysteries are cool after she recovers from the word "ghost," and BB joins Susan and Mary Jo in asking the "hard-hitting questions" of the investigative reporters.
46 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
34. We Took Maverick to California
Everyone is a new person in California. Jessie lives a charmed life. Susan wants to be a penguin. Virginia finds her true home. Mary Jo becomes less indoctrinated. It was overall a very successful trip. Special thanks to Sacramento Podcast Festival for hosting us in front of a live audience. We had such an awesome time!
40 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
33. Meet Jessica Rabinowitz in Gymnastics and Work
Gymnastic phenom Jessica Rabinowitz visits the Neon Clubhouse to talk about how she can use gymnastics in the real world. Susan, Mary Jo, and Virginia are extra-supportive of Jessica's new haircut and her future aspirations that potentially include horse jumps.
38 minutes | May 29, 2019
32. Meet Moonsister in Patriarchy and Petty Crime
Inspired by her older sister who is home after her first year at Barnard College, Ellie McDonald has changed her name to Moonsister and brings talk of feminism to the Neon Clubhouse. Susan, Mary Jo, and Virginia get totally stoked brainstorming ideas with Moonsister on how to bring down the patriarchy.
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