Klickitcast - A Beverly Cleary Podcast



A Beverly Cleary podcast with Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.


  • 33: Epilogue

    29/03/2021 Duration: 22min

    Phil and John discuss Cleary’s life and legacy. Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 32: My Own Two Feet

    19/01/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    The three of us, Mother, Dad, and I, stood on the sidewalk outside the Greyhound bus station in Portland, Oregon, searching for words we could not speak. Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 31: A Girl from Yamhill

    21/10/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    Mother and I stand on the weathered and warped back steps looking up at my father, who sits, tall and handsome in work clothes, astride a chestnut horse. Phil Gonzales and John McCoy with Marina McCoy.

  • 30: Ramona and Beezus

    01/04/2020 Duration: 01h33s

    It’s the surprisingly in-depth discussion of 2010’s omnibus film Ramona and Beezus that you didn’t know you needed. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 29: Ramona's World

    17/08/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    Ramona Quimby was nine years old. She had brown hair, brown eyes, and no cavities. She had a mother, a father, a big sister named Beatrice who was called Beezus by the family, and—this was the exciting part—a baby sister named Roberta after her father, Robert Quimby. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 28: Strider

    21/05/2019 Duration: 47min

    This afternoon, as Mom was leaving for work at the hospital, she said for the millionth time, “Leigh, please clean up your room. There is no excuse for such a mess. And don’t forget the junk under your bed.” Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 27: Muggie Maggie

    27/03/2019 Duration: 37min

    After her first day in the third grade, Maggie Schultz jumped off the school bus when it stopped at her corner. “Bye, Jo Ann,” she called to the girl who was her best friend, sometimes. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 26: Ramona Forever

    09/02/2019 Duration: 01h20min

    “Guess what?” Ramona Quimby asked one Friday evening when her Aunt Beatrice dropped by to show off her new ski clothes and stay for supper. Ramona’s mother, father, and big sister Beezus, whose real name was Beatrice, paid no attention and went on eating. Picky-picky, the cat, meowed through the basement door, asking to share the meal. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 25: Dear Mr. Henshaw

    18/12/2018 Duration: 58min

    Dear Mr. Henshaw, My teacher read your book about the dog to our class. It was funny. We licked it. Your freind, Leigh Botts (boy) Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 24: Ralph S. Mouse

    22/10/2018 Duration: 45min

    Night winds, moaning around corners and whistling through cracks, dashed snow against the windows of the Mountain View Inn. Inside, a fire cracked in the stone fireplace. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 23: Ramona Quimby, Age 8

    18/09/2018 Duration: 01h18min

    Ramona Quimby hoped her parents would forget to give her a little talking-to. She did not want anything to spoil this exciting day. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 22: Ramona and Her Mother

    06/08/2018 Duration: 01h08min

    “When will they be here?” asked Ramona Quimby, who was supposed to be dusting the living room but instead was twirling around trying to make herself dizzy. She was much too excited to dust. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy with Gena Radcliffe.

  • 21: Ramona and Her Father

    07/06/2018 Duration: 01h03min

    “Ye-e-ep!” sang Ramona Quimby one warm September afternoon, as she knelt on a chair at the kitchen table to make out her Christmas list. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 20: Ramona the Brave

    10/05/2018 Duration: 01h09min

    Ramona Quimby, brave and fearless, was half running, half skipping to keep up with her big sister Beatrice on their way home from the park. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy with Nathan Alderman.

  • 19: Socks

    30/03/2018 Duration: 56min

    The tabby kitten hooked his white paws over the edge of the box marked, Kittens 25¢ or Best Offer. The girl with the stringy hair and sunburned arms picked him up and set him down in the midst of his wiggling, crawling, mewing brothers and sisters. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy with Shannon Campe.

  • 18: Runaway Ralph

    02/03/2018 Duration: 53min

    The small brown mouse named Ralph who was hiding under the grandfather clock did not have much longer to wait before he could ride his motorcycle. The clock had struck eight already, and then eight thirty. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 17: Ramona the Pest

    29/01/2018 Duration: 49min

    “I am not a pest,” Ramona Quimby told her big sister Beezus. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 16: Mitch and Amy

    24/12/2017 Duration: 40min

    Mitchell Huff’s day began like any other summer day—with a squabble with his twin sister Amy. At breakfast Amy grabbed a cereal box top and said, “I’m going to send away for the plastic harmonica that looks like an ear of corn.” Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 15: The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    03/11/2017 Duration: 01h02min

    Keith, the boy in rumpled shorts and shirt, did not know he was being watched as he entered Room 215 of the Mountain View Inn. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

  • 14: Ribsy

    04/10/2017 Duration: 01h15min

    Henry Huggins’s dog Ribsy was a plain ordinary city dog, the kind of dog that strangers usually called Mutt or Pooch. The always called him this in a friendly way, because he was a friendly dog. Host Phil Gonzales and John McCoy.

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