4. Ball is Life

Hey frosh! Welcome back to another week of Degrassi: The Next Generation! Unfortunately, that week includes discussing episodes 7 and 8 of Season 1, “Basketball Diaries” and “Secret and Lies”, neither of which deserve any awards. Your hosts Natasha and Stephan do their very best to guide us through these two mediocre episodes. First up is a Jimmy-centric episode, which does nothing to convince us that the writers of this show attempted to give Jimmy Brooks any discernible character traits other than “good at basketball.” Listen to us try to talk about sports. No really, it’s cute.

Next up, in “Secrets and Lies”, not only do we learn that Ashley’s dad is gay, you’ll also get a crash course in the (likely in)correct syllable count of haiku. Is the word “idea” two syllables or three? Finally, it wouldn’t be a true episode of our show without a digression into the embarrassing fan fiction we all wrote as teenagers (and if you listen to this podcast, it’s a safe bet you wrote some too), the ever-present clinking of our wine glasses, and at least 1-2 off-topic conversations about #QueenBeeTerry.

So grab your drinks, some poutine, and enjoy!

Live, Laugh, and Liberty Van Zandt,

Stephan, Natasha, Morgan, Nina, and Perino https://embed.radiopublic.com/e?if=last-shift-at-the-dot-8QAXor&ge=s1!71bdcfc611e3842f158d8da0ce32f773b6318383

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