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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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Dec 5, 2016

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In a hilarious mixup, the boys accidentally cover both Deep Trouble and its sequel book and TV show. Listen in horror as you hear about the first book to have actual action and suspense! Ponder if you would smooch a mermaid girl or at least eat her eggs? And squeal with delight as you see dreaded half-men/half-fish dudes who try and open a carnival? I guess that's their plan?

All this and more. Plus the announcement of our new Patreon to help support the show and release even more! We appreciate all of you so much, whether you pledge or not. But we love the pledges a bit tiny more.

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Cover Art by Mollie Helms (molliehelmsart.com)

Check out our subreddit at reddit.com/r/goosebuds

Nov 21, 2016

Happy 25th Episode, Goosebuddies! To commemorate the milestone, we've collected some of our favorite moments from the podcast (many suggested by you). They barely make sense, but we love them. Of course we love all our other joke children as well, but these are the ones we're sending to college. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane. Thanks to all our guests for being a part of this and for YOU for listening. Your support means a ton and we wouldn't have a reason to read bad children's books without you. Here's to the next 25.

EPISODE GUIDE

02:11 - Ep 2 - Stay Out Of The Basement

04:03 - Ep 3 - Monster Blood

05:01 - Ep 4 - Say Cheese and Die

09:51 - Ep 5 - The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

15:05 - Ep 6 - Let's Get Invisible!

19:28 - Ep 7 - Night of the Living Dummy (w/ Aaron Waltke)

27:25 - Ep 9 - Welcome to Camp Nightmare

35:16 - Ep 10 - Adventure! - Escape From The Carnival of Horrors

39:48 - Ep 14 - The Haunted Mask (w/ Kyle McVey)

41:41 - Ep 15 - Adventure! Secret Agent Grandma

49:14 - Ep 16 - Be Careful What You Wish For

55:56 - Ep 17 - GBC - Animorphs (w/ Holly Conrad)

58:32 - Ep 18 - Piano Lessons Can Be Murder

01:08:23 - Ep 19 - The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

01:10:52 - Ep 21 - One Day At Horrorland (w/ Dodger)

01:17:10 - Ep 5's sign off

 

Theme and Transition Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Special Thanks to Steve Failows

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Oct 18, 2016

Hope you're hungry, Goosebuddies, because we're eating some Monster Blood. Don't worry, it has a lemony taste. In our first sequel book, Monster Blood comes back again and again to make you get real big. The boys are joined by rapper and videogame reviewer Yungtown (youtube.com/user/yungtown) to talk about hamsters, the proper applications of Monster Blood, government monitoring programs, and how one could use this stuff to have a successful NBA career.

Thanks for listening! You can reach us at Twitter (@GoosebudsPod) email (goosebuds@gmail.com) or our subreddit (reddit.com/r/goosebuds). 

Oct 3, 2016

There are like hundreds of bees in this episode. Can you imagine if there were more than that? We're getting the shivers just thinking about it. The boys dive into this tale of nerds, body swapping machines, and ethical issues concerning being teleported into someone else's head and handling their junk.

(Apologies for audio crackle. We did our best to make this episode as pleasant to listen to as possible)

Theme music by Seth Ernest (sethernest.net)

 

Sep 6, 2016

It's time for another Choose Your Own Adventure! With Dom at the controls, Paul and Chad head to Werewolf Woods, a terrible camp where nerds can have their D&D figurines stolen by wolfmen! Terrible! As the boys discuss Real World, growing old, and figuring out ways to die, they eventually learn the scary truth of Werewolf Woods: it's really bad. Like spectacularly bad. Enjoy this trainwreck of an episode!

And thanks to Casper for sponsoring this episode. If you want to use our referral code make sure you go to casper.com/goosebuds and use the promo code "goosebuds".

Editor's Note: This episode was previously uploaded with errors to Paul's audio. They have been fixed! Hooray!

Aug 2, 2016

It's time for all us Goosebuddies to take a summer vacation. How about an amusement park? Perhaps Horrorland? Sure. Fine. I guess. Chad and Dom take a trip to one of R.L.'s most popular books with a special guest: Dodger (host of PressHeartToContinue and overall Internet Demigoddess). Consider her your little cousin along for the trip.

The three go through this tale of Doom Slides, Mirror Mazes, and a very convoluted TV channel. What is TV? Is that still a thing? We're new media! Podcasts are new media!

Anyway, enjoy the show! And thanks to our sponsors Casper for supporting us on this one.

Jul 11, 2016

This episode is for the dumb kids at school. You know who you are. You remember hating all those fancy nerds with their words and books and full sentences.... didn't you just want to prank them all?  Follow the story of of two idiots who hate a girl for no good reason and decide to prank her by putting mud on themselves. Dom, Chad, and Paul reunite as a complete trio for this terrible book and discuss other topics such as warg'ing into animals to make love to other animals, the dark production secrets of the film "Milo and Otis", and the comedic longevity of "Spaceballs".

Enjoy the episode! And make sure to join the discussion with us on Twitter @GoosebudsPod, goosebuds@gmail.com, or on reddit.com/r/goosebuds/.

 

Jun 6, 2016

After fighting a bunch of ghosts in the ethereal realm, Paul has returned to the show! But at the temporary cost of Dom. Will the Great Three ever be reunited?!

Yes, obviously. Next episode. But until then enjoy this nugget of a werewolf story. Chad and Paul talk about a werewolf that does nothing, a hidden murder plot within the book, how the moon exactly turns lycanthropes (and discover a new movie idea in the process), and dissect The Pick Up Artist. Kino.

And hey! We have a sponsor! Thanks to Audible for sponsoring this episode. You can get your own free audiobook trial (and support this show further) by going to audible.com/Goosebuds.

May 3, 2016

Warm up your fingers and lotion up those hands, Goosebuddies!Because your piano teacher is watching them with much interest.Maybe he just wants you to be the best musician you can be. Ormaybe he just wants them for terrifying basement activities. AsPaul is temporarily dead, Dom and Chad dissect this book of ghosts,robots, and complicated human hand sales. Plus we discover the newhit genre of entertainment and R.L. finally notices us!

Thanks for listening! And remember to follow us on Twitter@GoosebudsPod and on reddit at /r/goosebuds.

Apr 13, 2016

Don't be too scared, Goosebuddies. Your ears don't deceive you; we're indeed talking about the OTHER big YA series of the 90s: Animorphs! Welcome to the first episode of the Ghoulastic Book Club, where we'll occasionally taste other book series in order to cleanse our palates in between R.L. Stine's master works. 

And joining us is our dear friend Holly Conrad (practical effects master, bird queen, and overall internet space commander) to talk about our favorite books from the series, what animals we'd like to infiltrate businesses with, and how this is the darkest YA franchise ever. Seriously, it gets messed up. Let us know what you think! Email us at goosebuds@gmail.com and interact on our subreddit at reddit.com/r/goosebuds.

Feb 28, 2016

If you had three wishes, what would you ask for? Unlimited wealth? Super strength? Maybe make all your fellow basketball teammates really tired? If you chose that stupid third option, then do we have the episode for you! In this episode the Goosebuddies follow the dumb adventures of "Byrd", a girl that doesn't think her wishes through. Or think about anything really. There are really a billion better wish choices than what the characters in this book make.

Plus the boys try to figure out how to eat Swamp Thing and we dive further into everyone's individual Culling plans (Which is what you all really want to know about.)

Thanks for listening! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @GoosebudsPod and talk about the show on reddit.com/r/goosebuds!

Feb 8, 2016

Prepare for a good old time with your grandma... Secret Agent Grandma! In our second Choose Your Adventure ride, Chad runs Paul and Dom through a world where your grandma is like James Bond, except with nothing interesting happening. What will happen when they board a train filled with mysterious trenchcoat-clad individuals? Join us for what may be the best/worst story yet. You won't believe where this story goes.

Jan 18, 2016

Somebody stop us! The Goosebuddies are back to discuss one of the iconic Goosebumps books- The Haunted Mask- with pal Kyle McVey (Grimm, Climax!, LOLJK). Just how does a haunted mask work? Can't you just cut that thing off or rub some lubriderm up in there and slip the baby off like a beer can turkey? And just how far down does this magic monster mask actually GO? Join us for the quintessential "kids doing mean pranks to each other" book in the franchise.

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