Episode 05: Nancy Drew // The Secret of the Old Clock


Nancy Drew // The Secret of the Old Clock

Nancy Drew devotees, beware! On this episode of The SSR Podcast, Alli and her guest — Brooklyn-based writer Kase Wickman — take a deep dive into the question of whether or not OG girl detective Nancy is really a feminist icon and discuss her highly important role in the history of female protagonists in #kidlit. They focus on the first-ever book in the series, The Secret of the Old Clock. Follow Kase on Instagram (@worstkase) and Twitter (@worstkase).

***Want to hear more about girl detectives in literature? Check out Episode 01: Harriet the Spy!*** 


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"The Story of Nancy Drew, Once Far More Ballsy Than The Girl Sleuth You Know" (HuffPost, 2015)

"Nancy Drew and the Secret of the 3 Black Robes" (The New York Times, 2009)

"You never realized it, but Nancy Drew was a gay and an early LGTB icon" (Babe, 2017)

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