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Goosebuds

Welcome to Goosebuds! A podcast where your hosts Paul, Dom, and Chad dig into the Young Adult Literature worlds of R.L. Stine and give them the deep critique and respect they deserve. Come join us and re-discover the stories you grew up with or jump in for the first time.
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Sep 11, 2019
It's Episode 69 (nice) and the Goosebuds Boys are tackling another sequel. Say Cheese And Die: Chapter Two! Wait, sorry, wrong horror thing coming out this week. Say Cheese And Die... Again! In this tale, teens revisit a possessed polaroid-- or is it a normal film camera now? When this cursed camera takes your picture, terrible stuff happens. Like getting fat. That's kind of the main obstacle in this book. Can you imagine anything worse than becoming an Eddie Murphy 'Norbit' character? Join Paul, Dom, and Chad for a scientific discussion of how to destroy the planet with a haunted camera.
 
OTHER TOPICS: Tiny claps, Chad's car haunting, remaking Thanos
Aug 28, 2019

The Goosebuds roleplaying adventure returns! Having jumped the literal threshold of their neighbor's fence, the boys face a haunted house armed only with their wits, stolen cable parts, and the unstoppable ally T-Bone. Can Paul, Dom, and Chad find their way back to adulthood? Or will they be trapped in an eternal 90s adolescence, sucking down apple cider with Tina? Enjoy this horrifying and hilarious tour of Dungeon Master Kevin Cole's (@RealKevinCole) take on the Goosebumps mythos.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Aug 27, 2019

This is it, podcast collectors: the mint first-edition issue of Goosebuds RPG. Paul, Dom, and Chad join Game Master Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole) for a custom tabletop adventure set in the Goosebumps-ish universe. Will the boys be able to survive a nightmare world of apple cider sucking children and corrupt able companies?

Normal episodes of Goosebuds will return after this miniseries! But let us know if you dig this experiment and want to hear more.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Aug 20, 2019

Do not adjust your RSS feed-- this is indeed Goosebuds. In this new side format the boys (Paul, Dom, and Chad) are joined by friend, editor, and game designer Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole) to play a custom version of his tabletop-card-RPG, simply called Goosebuds RPG. The boys will take on Goosebumps horrors playing as their own teenage selves, with only fate and lucky cards keeping them alive.

The actual adventure begins in Issue #1, but this episode will familiarize yourself with the "Space Kings" gameplay system as well as entertain you while the boys look inwards which doubles as emotional therapy.

Normal episodes of Goosebuds will return right after this! Let us know if you want to hear more RPG adventures!

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Jul 19, 2019

The Goosebud Boys Paul, Dom, and Chad are joined by the wonderful Elspeth Eastman (Cadence of Hyrule, League of Legends, Twitch) to read The Headless Ghost, a story about two kids ruining a local historical house and tourist spot. Learn the tragic tale of a sailor, his lost love, and ripping heads off kids.

OTHER TOPICS: Elspeth in the world of Hyrule and things she would tell Link, Dominic gets a new ally in the campaign to voice Mario, Chad's patented hiccup cure, and Elspeth's favorite Goosebumps.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Jul 9, 2019
In this Adventure! episode the boys sit around the audio table for Dungeons & Dragons: Revenge of the Rainbow Dragon. With Dom as our Book Master (BM), can Paul the Fox & Chad the Owl survive this story of chromatic creatures and wacky wizards?

OTHER TOPICS: Doll movies (both haunted and happy), the dark truth of what happens to dead kids, hacking Danzig, and Dom's dad jokes.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Jun 21, 2019

Paul, Dom, and Chad tackle a legendary Goosebumps sequel with The Haunted Mask II, chronicling the history of The Shopkeeper, his unloved masks, and the horror of aging. Nothing is worse than growing old and until science defeats the Grim Reaper this will be the scariest book. Enjoy.

OTHER TOPICS: Our experimental surgeries, and the curse of Mr. Six Flags.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Jun 3, 2019
Paul, Dom, and Chad discuss the mantis-monster story Shocker on Shock Street, about an amusement park with technology far exceeding anything a modern-day Imagineer could come up with. The Shock Street movie series is not only the biggest horror franchise around, it covers all genres and tones: werewolf men, houses with flimsy electrical wiring, skeleton monorails. Pick a lane, movie producers! Enjoy.

OTHER TOPICS: Meatloaf's biggest secret, the problem with having too many friends, capturing your nudes in new mediums, Christmas Milk

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

May 7, 2019
Prepare to get your hands dirty, Goosebuddies; we're doing some gardening! And who better to help us in our war against our war-crime-committing neighbor than sentient ceramic gnomes? Well, they're actually just two tiny men who pretend to be statues and hang out in your backyard which is unintentionally way more terrifying than R.L. intended. But the book is fertile ground for discussion and jokes.
 
OTHER TOPICS: Chad, Paul  and Dom discuss 90s movie marathons, kids talking too much during movies, and the Buds' individual weapon load-outs for the upcoming Future War.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Apr 25, 2019
Seal up your space suit; we're launching into a new Adventure! episode-- Space Vampire!!! (We added those exclamations to the book title, but how can you not get excited when solar suckers are in play?) Dom reads this tale to Paul & Chad, who do their best to be young space hot shot 'Osprey' and take down a space vampire (different than terran vampires?) who hunts for human blood for some sinister, space-conquering purpose. Will the boys survive their monster hunt? Can their humanity? #ChadLeftGodForVampires
 
OTHER TOPICS: Our yearly pilgrimage to Yoshi's Island, Vector Man The Garbage Man, hidden secrets of writing for cartoons, and an update on Dom's campaign to be Mario.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

 

Apr 11, 2019
Ooooh howdy the quality of this episode's book is divisive as figuring out where to plant your Identity Seeds. We dive into one of Chad's favorite titles in the original series-- Calling All Creeps-- and talk about the R.L.'s darkest payoff for teenage pranks, our hero Ricky the Butt Monkey, and which of us are secretly lizard people. This book gave us wonderful jumping off points for discussion and we're very happy you voted on us jumping ahead to this tale of pre-pubescent pod people. Enjoy!
 
OTHER TOPICS: A new media format for the show, Hit Clips, Chad's recurring Gremlins nightmare, and early signs of Jordan Peele's new role as Master of Horror.
 
You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and other content at patreon.com/goosebuds
 
Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
 
Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
 
 
Mar 22, 2019

The Goosebuddies are joined by the great Kevin Cole (Pretend Friends, Haque, Original Characters), who isn't just a great dude and game designer, he's the editor of this show! Kevin brings a stack of notes, and all our dark audio secrets. In this episode the boys cover Ghost Camp. Will the "All Camp Books Are Superior" Theory hold up after this tale of prankster spirits and child violence?

Other topics: Tips for your morning, The Gentle Barn, Legends of the Hidden Temple fears, food-colored popcorn, secrets of Teen Wolf, and emotional Beast Wars.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by THE Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Mar 14, 2019

We've covered mummy books on this show before, but not one set in the eternally-1940s world of Indiana Jones! In this special Adventure! episode Dom reads a choose-your-own-adventure written by our beloved R.L! Can Paul & Chad decipher Mr. Stine's subtle hints and pick the right random branching storyline? Will we make Indy proud of us? Is this story's similar plot to Goosebumps' Curse of the Mummy's Tomb merely a coincidence? Or is it just hard to come up with new plots about mummy tombs?

TOPICS: Beach Boys' vs The Muppets' Kokomo, TGIF, The Good Elvis, and a big amount of Stine/Scholastic legal scuttlebutt (totally not slander)

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Feb 22, 2019

To prepare our hearts and minds for the arrival of spring, we're reading about sentient evil eggs. Chad, Dom, and Paul cover the later Bumps book-- chosen by you: Egg Monsters From Mars! In this upside down world where kids love eggs and spend their weekends hunting for them one kid befriends a bizarre yolk-being and spends the bulk of the adventure trapped in a freezer. Of course we take some stabs at fixing this tale of horror huevos. Enjoy!

RANT TOPICS: 1993's Nemesis, the benefits of a Thinner curse, pigs with guns, A Wolf of Wall Street AirBnB,

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Feb 1, 2019

We finally did it-- we broke the chronological timeline of Goosebumps books. Voted on by you wonderful supporters, we've jumped ahead to the Willy Wonka wannabe The Beast From The East! In this Calvinball of a book the rules change constantly while the tension remains a consistent 'boring'. What a cruel splash of reality R.L. has for us after Jellyjam. Either way the boys love talking about these monstrous blue teddy bears and we hope you enjoy the episode.

RANT TOPICS: Chad's Kickstarter Karma Scheme and Jesus' desire for groveling.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds
 
Follow us on Twitter (@GoosebudsPod) and email us (goosebuds@gmail.com)
 
Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
 
Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
Jan 23, 2019
Back when this podcast started and the boys hit the first great wall of bad writing, Chad begged Paul & Dom: just wait for Camp Jellyjam. Years later we've finally reached this bizarre and great book and we can now turn into skeletons and die now that our purpose has been achieved. Or I guess we can just keep reading kids books and sharing goofs. This book is a refreshing read for the boys so enjoy this tale with minimal prank cliffhangers and genuine youth horror.
 
TOPICS: A call to action for reviews, winning our jeans, the sex-evolution of the Pillsbury Doughboy, communicating your baby status, the old handheld era hardships, kids love slime, sex crimes at gamer camp, and marrying Grimace.
 
You can support the show and get access to bonus content at patreon.com/goosebuds
 
Follow us on Twitter (@GoosebudsPod) and email us (goosebuds@gmail.com)
 
Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
 
Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
Dec 22, 2018

Hey Goosebuddies! Chad has recovered from his freak piano accident- all three titans of teen tomes are here! The boys cover the infamous title The Barking Ghost, and the book's bark is definitely worse than its bite? Does that metaphor make sense?

TOPICS: Secretly Shaq, Time Traveling for Better Videogames, Snowglobes, Fear of Dogs, Shitty Little Brothers Part XII, and Isolated Homes in the Woods.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original tracks by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Contact us on Twitter (@GoosebudsPod) and email (goosebuds@gmail.com)

Dec 11, 2018
The 'Buds are back in the 'Bump saddle again!! We're back to discussing Goosebumps... well, two of us are. Chad was involved in horrible accident, so Dom & Paul review two episodes of the Goosebumps TV show that are adaptations from the Tales to Give You Goosebumps series with a haunted house theme! We cover The House of No Return and The Haunted House Game. Through them we explore the darkness of Canadian television, Hitchcock's Guide to Directing Goosebumps, great Canadian child actors, The Canadian Glory Days (before 9/11), and which is the better show: Goosebumps or Are You Afraid of the Dark?
 
RANT BANTER: Our talented friend Chad and his recent interview on storytelling, Chad's horrible accident, more Unsolved Mysteries episodes Dom watched, and how one like can equal one-thousand prayers.
Nov 14, 2018

After our Infinity War-level teaser last episode the Goosebuds are back for another episode, with a fun teaser flavor of a new recurring show: I, R.L., where we share real-life things that are freaking us out. In this episode we settle on subliminal messaging and get real talk about the unseen forces that shift us around like pawns. Let us know what you think of it! We'll be back to reading books next episode.

RANT BANTER: The Disneyland Tiki Room, the teen sensation Tom Green, observational humor, buying Marc Maron's ghosts, Halloween slasher,' Runaway Train', Unsolved Mysteries because of course we do.

You can support the podcast and get bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosbuds

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Oct 19, 2018

Getting pretty emotional in this episode description, Goosebuddies. This is our fiftieth episode. And what a fitting book to devour than the return of Slappy, R.L.'s own Mickey Mouse TM. It's also a fitting shame that this book is super boring! Gotta spice up this demonic dummy, book man! Paul's greatest fear is this wooden child and we can't figure out what Slappy's end game is-- succeeding in the entertainment industry as a ventriloquist act? Long term investments? Child slavery? Also Dom drops a cliffhanger in this episode that will chill you to your curly bone. Thank you for listening in on this audio adventure with us, fright friends.

RANT BANTER: Earth, Wind & Fire; Fall Out Boy's artistic value, Imagine Dragons' religious secret, Star Wars alien ethnicities, Oedipal complexes, and getting things straight and letting that sink in.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Sep 28, 2018

Welcome to another Adventure! episode where you are given the choice of opening two giant crates; one marked "Good Knight", the other "Evil Knight". In this obvious morality test, which will you choose? Also which one randomly becomes a Narnia adventure with very little actual knights? Paul is this episode's DM (Dom Moschitti) and takes Chad and Dom (non-DM, but also a DM) through this tale of multiple choice.

Opening banter: The boys develop the Goosebuds movie adapatation, badly recapping the 'IT group love scene', Trill Stine, and the California Lottery. 

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds

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Edited by @RealKevinCole

Original music by sethearnest.net

Sep 11, 2018

Put on some latex gloves, Goosebuddies, because it's time to do some kitchen cleaning! You'll find many lost treasures under the sink: hand soap refills you forgot you bought two years ago, a little rat family that just wants to be left alone, and maybe a troublesome sponge monster that has control over fate itself.

This is a weird book where a 'Grool' bonds itself to its victim, feasting off the bad luck it creates with a lot of Final Destination type situations (which really doesn't make sense in terms of its survival as a symbiote). We obviously go off on tangents immediately but if you'd like to skip the banter about Stephen King, erotic anime, and evangelical cartoons the actual book discussion starts at 21:13. Enjoy!

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds

Follow us on Twitter @GoosebudsPod

Email us at goosebuds@gmail.com

Talk about the episode and related things at reddit.com/r/goosebuds

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Jul 2, 2018

This is a particularly raunchy episode of Goosebuds, friends. Not sure why; maybe we're just all really hot and bothered by the idea of canned monsters. In this episode Chad, Dom, and Paul talk public event notification systems, cock socks (and cock mummies), daggerin' & dancin', Captain Stabbin', and the weird fetishes of Monster Blood. That's right; we discuss Chapter Three in 'The Chillogy' of goopy globs of giantism. Hope you enjoy.

You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds

Follow us on Twitter @GoosebudsPod

Email us at goosebuds@gmail.com

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Jun 11, 2018

This episode is ready to rip out of the mint-sealed box, Goosebuddies! In this Adventure! episode Dom leads Paul and Chad through the Give Yourself Goosebumps book: Toy Terror. Can the boys survive this toy factory and help these plastic people find independence? They also discuss The World Tree of Ska, Second Skin the horror documentary Second Skin, The Monty Hall "Problem", and cool Mac tattoos.

You can get access to bonus episodes, vote on upcoming books, and get access to our exclusive Discord at patreon.com/goosebuds
 
Reach us at goosebuds@gmail.com or @GoosebudsPod on Twitter.

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
Hosted and Produce by Chad Quandt, Paul Ritchey, and Dom Moschitti
 
 
(Sorry about Samson the Bird in the background, guys. He just wants to be loved so badly. - Chad)
Apr 19, 2018

Set down the book, Goosebuddies because this time we're turning on the boob tube. Dom, Paul, and Chad watch two "classic" episodes of the Goosebumps TV series. First, "Don't Wake Mummy", a pretty mundane tale of a scaredy boy and his sister whose archaeologist mother commits mail fraud and brings a real ancient pharaoh into their basement. And worst of all; he may become a real, living murderer! As opposed to a zombie one.

Up next is the show-exclusive "Click" which so clearly inspired the Adam Sandler emotional comedy. Watch as a boring kid buys a magic remote and only uses it to get the newspaper. Also the boys discover a secondary background TV show that is way more interesting than the episode we're watching.

We hope you enjoy our occasional dips into the silver screen of spooks!

You can support the show and get bonus episodes at patreon.com/goosebuds

You can reach us at goosebuds@gmail.com and on Twitter @GoosebudsPod

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Theme music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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