National Book Lovers Day

Today is #NationalBookLoversDay, and we’ve been privileged to host some rather prolific writers as podcast guests during our first four seasons! Please check out their books below (in order of appearance on our show):

Dave Holmes (episode 19), Party of One

Adrian Todd Zuniga (episode 25), Flight

Maris Kreizman (episode 28), Slaughterhouse 90210

Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (episode 29), The Royal We, Messy, Spoiled

Jason Shapiro (episode 36), The Memory Hoarder’s Journal

Krista Doyle (episode 38), Does This Bible Belt Make Me Look Gay?

Erin Mallory Long (episode 38), Text/Chat/Email

Jessie Rosen (episode 39), Dead Ringer

Christine Elise McCarthy (episode 41episode 103), Bathing & the Single Girl

Mary Anna King (episode 43), Bastards: A Memoir

Andy Kamenetzky (episode 46), Fishing on the Edge

Emily V. Gordon (episode 51), Super You

Natalie London (episode 53), Lyme Light: A Memoir

Jay Martel (episode 57), Channel Blue

Lindsey Rosin (episode 61), Cherry

Jensen Karp (episode 66), Kanye West Owes Me $300

Kim Hoffman (episode 72), Sun Block.

Sara Benincasa (episode 73), Real Artists Have Day Jobs, DC Trip, Great, Agorafabulous!

Billy Vera (episode 82), Harlem to Hollywood

Jason Priestley (episode 85), A Memoir

Karen Tongson (episode 94), Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures)

Zach Selwyn (episode 98), Talent Will Get You Nowhere

Ryan O’Connell (episode 101), I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

Robyn O’Neil (episode 105), 20 Years of Drawings

Marc Andreyko (episode 106), Love is Love, Torso

Margot Leitman (episode 110), Long Story Short, Gawky

Dan Curry (episode 111), Kung-Fu Lesbian

Jen Grisanti (episode 120), Change Your Story, Change Your Life, Story Line, TV Writing Tool Kit

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Like us on Facebook! Listen to us on Stitcher! And rate us on iTunes! Shop through our Amazon link! Listen to our Spotify playlist here!

Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season to shower your friends, your family, your lovers, and yourself, with presents! Looking for the ultimate gift for the podcast lover, Blazer, or West Bev addict in your life? The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat’s Holiday Gift Guide is here to help!

Plus, if you click the Donate button at the top of our site, and donate $5.00 to our podcast, we’ll send a handwritten holiday card to anyone you choose!

Course Materials

Want to introduce someone to the wild, wonderful world of West Beverly Hills High School? Get them the DVDs of the original series, or the tell-all memoirs written by the cast that we’ve discussed in detail on our show!

Beverly Hills, 90210: The Complete Series

Beverly Hills, 90210: The First Season

Jason Priestley: A Memoir by Jason Priestley

sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling



We’ve had so many talented authors on our podcast; here are all their books linked in one place. Where possible, the links are to our podcast’s Amazon affiliate site, which helps support our podcast while you shop!

“Party of One (preorder),” Dave Holmes (episode 19)

Slaughterhouse 90210,” Maris Kreizman (episode 28)

The Royal We,” Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (episode 29)

Does This Bible Belt Make Me Look Gay?” Krista Doyle (episode 38)

Text/Chat/Email,” Erin Mallory Long (episode 38)

20-Nothings” and “Dead Ringer,” Jessie Rosen (episode 39)

Bathing and the Single Girl,” Christine Elise McCarthy (episode 41)

Bastards,” Mary Anna King (episode 43

Fishing on the Edge,” Andy Kamenetzky (episode 46)

Super You,” Emily V. Gordon (episode 51)

Lyme Light,” Natalie London (episode 53)



What better way to share the podcast love than with some swag that represents your favorite podcast? All our merch can be found at but we recommend starting with the following:

Flask, $24.95

“Gay for McKay” shirt, $31.95

Mug, $17.95

Watch, $49.00

Wine stopper, $19.95



One of our favorite places to buy gifts online is at, which boasts a selection of gifts for lovers of Beverly Hills 90210 and all pop culture. Here, among others, are some of their must-haves:

Peach Pit After Dark keychain, Greenwich Letterpress

Beverly Hills pencils, Greenwich Letterpress

Brandon and Dylan notecards, Greenwich Letterpress

Brandon’s 1965 Mustang, Hot Wheels

“The ‘90s Were Hotter” canvas tote bag, Rainbow Alternative

Spring Dance card, Tay Ham

Donna Graduates pin, Laser Kitten

90210 print infinity scarf, Candypants Clothing


We’ve gotten to feature some wonderful comics and musicians on our podcast, and if you want to hear more of their work, check out their albums!

Sorry,” Meg Myers, produced by Andy Rosen (episode 8)

Live from an Old Prison,” Ryan Conner (episode 31)

Impregnated with Wonder,” Pete Holmes (episode 40)

Midnight Veil,” Prom Queen (featured on episode 41)

Shows and more!

Looking for something to share with your family over the holidays?

Tickets to Tonya Harding: The Musical on Dec. 11 in Los Angeles, starring Tony Rodriguez (episode 14) and Meghan Parks (episode 32)

Walhburgers DVDs and merchandise, produced by Archie Gips (episode 16)

Hindsight: Season One on iTunes, created by Emily Fox (episode 18)

Catering from Wexler’s Deli for your LA-based holiday party, owned by Mike Kassar and Ben Lyons (episode 20)

Tickets to an upcoming Literary Death Match in a city near you, hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga (episode 25)

That’s all for now, Blazers! If you have any questions about specific gift recommendations from the list (”what book should I get for my niece who’s in college,” etc.), make sure to hit us up on Twitter! Happy holidays, everyone!