June 1988 Teen Life: Geniuses, Breasts & Wheels

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The time will soon come (heh) when Sassy can no longer talk about such things, so get your fill (heh heh) of Karen’s piece on getting turned on NOW. The issue also tells you everything you need to know about breasts — or, almost, as Pam informs her moderately horrified co-hosts. Catherine’s report on two 11-year-old child geniuses is dark in the moment, and gets darker after she leaves, as you can see in further reporting linked in the show notes. Pam and Tara are enthralled by Elizabeth Mosier’s “Wheels,” and former Hawaii residents Tara and Dave have some fact-checking notes when On The Road heads to Honolulu. Body Talk and Help get into their usual embarrassing areas (sponges! yeast infections!) before we close out with What He Said about smart girls, siiiiiiigh. JUMP IN to our latest episode!

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00:00:00 Hello, It's June 1988 00:02:21 From The Oopsie Department 00:04:01 In Our Lives 00:07:29 Feature: Getting Turned On 00:11:58 Feature: Wanted: Perfect Breasts 00:17:15 Feature: Geniuses 00:21:16 Fiction: Wheels 00:25:34 On The Road: Honolulu 00:29:56 Body Talk 00:36:07 Help 00:38:59 What He Said: What Do You Think Of Smart Girls 00:41:22 Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

Power Tool was Nelson
The Masquerade sex scene (WARNING: NSFW)
Masquerade on HBO Max
"Witch's Milk"
Adragon Demello's 60 Minutes profiles
"Boy's 'Genius' Is At Center Of Family, Academic Woes" from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Adragon De Mello on Wikipedia
Elizabeth Mosier's blog
Mosier's novel, My Life As A Girl
El Marko on eBay
Honolulu's Ala Moana Center
Honolulu's Ice Palace
"Far-Right Extremists Co-Opt Floral Hawaiian Shirts" at Beach Grit
Contraceptive sponge information from Planned Parenthood
"Do Men Want To Date Intelligent Women?" at Psychology Today
Something To Talk About on the Quaid In Full podcast
David T. Cole is on Instagram @davidtcole
The World's Best Meatloaf Recipe at Delishably