Episode 49: Page Two Fifteen

New book alert! Alison and Jody take you back to early '70s New York City, the world of Peter Hatcher and pesky Fudge, as they read chapters 1-2 of Judy Blume's kid lit hit "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing." Jody gives a Special Report on the unprecedented spate of bizarre airline hijackings in 1972, while Alison sets the scene and walks us through the popular music, movies, and TV of the era. There's also a lot of talk about fake plants. Meanwhile, Peter's just trying to live his best fourth grade life but Fudge creates all sorts of problems for anyone who crosses his path. Dad loses the Juicy-O account, Mom loses some flowers, but Peter wins a pet turtle!

Alison Michael