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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)
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