Years of Wonder

Years of Wonder

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Father and son podcasters B.J. Hollars and Henry Hollars discuss episodes from The Wonder Years while reflecting on their own lives.


“Loosiers”
May 31 • 20 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 9, Kevin—in an effort to protect his best friend, Paul—confronts his gym teacher on an issue related to team captains. In this episode, B.J. and Henry discuss gym class, standing up for your friends, as w…
“Hiroshima, Mon Frere”
May 25 • 22 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 8, Kevin’s older brother Wayne brings new meaning to the term “butthead.” In this episode, B.J. and Henry discuss sibling rivalry, B.J.’s first literary attempt, and the hard parts of being the oldest. They also…
“Coda”
May 18 • 21 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 7, Kevin decides to quit his piano lessons, and in doing so, learns an altogether different lesson. In this episode, B.J. and Henry discuss quitting, passions, and finding your true identity. They also interview Danilo…
“Pottery Will Get You Nowhere”
May 11 • 19 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 6, Norma surprises her family—and frustrates Jack—by reinventing herself as a potter. In this episode, B.J. and Henry discuss reinvention and being your truest self. They also interview Heather Rigby who shares her own…
“Just Between You and Me and Kirk and Paul and Carla and Becky”
May 4 • 24 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 5, Kevin finds himself in the midst of a love triangle between Winnie and Kirk McCray. As communication breaks down, so, too, do relationships. In this episode, B.J. and Henry discuss love, confusion, car crashes, and…
“Steady As She Goes”
Apr 27 • 21 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 4, Kevin “goes steady” with Becky Slater in an effort to make Winnie jealous, unaware of the consequences for Becky. In this episode, B.J. and Henry discuss jealousy, envy, and the joy of rooting for others’ success.
“Christmas”
Apr 20 • 22 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 3, Kevin struggles to find the perfect Christmas gift for Winnie Cooper. B.J. and Henry discuss what makes a great gift, as well as the best ones they’ve ever received. They also interview Elizabeth Wade, w…
“Our Miss White”
Apr 13 • 23 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 2, Kevin Arnold falls for his teacher, with disastrous results. B.J. and Henry discuss people they admire and people who inspire. They also interview Paul Thomas, who shares a story of a school librarian who led him to…
“Heart of Darkness”
Apr 6 • 21 min
In The Wonder Years season 2 episode 1, Kevin Arnold makes a new friend, who sends Kevin’s moral compass spinning. B.J. and Henry discuss friendship, folly, dreams, werewolves, and Crocs.
“Dance with Me”
Mar 30 • 17 min
In The Wonder Years episode 6, Kevin Arnold plans to go to the dance with Lisa Berlini, only to learn that Lisa has other plans. B.J. and Henry discuss how to avoid dancing, but also, why you shouldn’t. They also chat with Sarah Jayne Johnson, who shares…
“The Phone Call”
Mar 23 • 15 min
In The Wonder Years episode 5, Kevin Arnold faces the daunting task of calling his love interest, Linda Berlini. B.J. and Henry discuss courage, fear, and overcoming obstacles—including math. They also chat with Jeff DeGrave, who shares his own story of…
“Angel”
Mar 16 • 15 min
In The Wonder Years episode 4, Kevin Arnold must come to terms with Karen’s counterculture, anti-war boyfriend without losing his sister in the process. B.J. and Henry discuss sticking up for siblings, their “biggest disagreement ever”, and interview…
“My Father’s Office”
Mar 9 • 15 min
n The Wonder Years episode 3, Kevin Arnold struggles to understand his father’s job. B.J. and Henry discuss work, how they spend their time, stress eating, and interview Mike Hollars (father to B.J., grandfather to Henry) to learn about his own lifetime…
“Swingers”
Feb 26 • 27 min
n The Wonder Years episode 2, Kevin Arnold can’t stop thinking about Winnie, even at the funeral for Brian Cooper—a casualty in the Vietnam War. B.J. and Henry discuss love and death, and interview Jim Merrell, who lost his own brother in the Vietnam War.
“Pilot”
Feb 24 • 32 min
Father and son podcasters B.J. Hollars and Henry Hollars discuss the pilot episode while reflecting on their own lives: past, present, and future.