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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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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.
 
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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.

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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)

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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,

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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.

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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.
 
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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)

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Theme music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Apr 2, 2018

DING DONG Goosebuddies! Chad, Dom, and Paul read The Cuckoo Clock of Doom; a time traveling horror story where the greatest fear is having your diaper changed by your mother. In this story a child reverses the bird on an antique wooden clock and is forced to relive his childhood in reverse, doing nothing to change his fate. Chad thinks this is the worst book yet while Paul loved it; so this is a real divider.

The boys also talk about George Romero's Monkey Shines, wheelchairs you blow into, a strange alternative satire called 'SFW', that dude who got his weiner cut off in the 90s, jackin 'em up, Jarhead movie sequels, and again cover the perfect way to get away with murder using time travel.

Feb 26, 2018

Your wish is granted Goosebuddies- it's a new Adventure! episode! Chad's your DM as he reads Dom & Paul a Give Yourself Goosebumps book: The Scream of the Evil Genie. But watch out because this carbonated conjurer is taking every wish very subjectively. And the kids are real dumb.

The boys also talk about which Muppet Baby was murdered, Unsolved Mysteries, and invent a new game based around a nationwide manhunt. Bonus: Enjoy the sound of Chad's bird Samson chirping all the way on the other side of his house!

You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, and vote on which books we read on patreon.com/goosebuds

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Jan 1, 2018

Happy holidays, Goosebuddies! It's a new year! Hopefully we're all still alive and the robots haven't taken us yet! Speaking of being alive... the boys have dug into a Goosebumps: Most Wanted tale about holiday undead (that really don't do much other than guilt trip ya). Preceded by an opening prologue that is the darkest thing RL has ever written, we read the tale of Kate Welles who just wants the lead in a play that would never be allowed on stage, let alone in high school. And Chad falls on his sword arguing that the production is a stealth Halloween story. There's sorta some playing around with the idea of "Christmas spirits" and a missed opportunity to play off A Christmas Carol, but otherwise this is a holiday book we guess.

Also the boys talk weird church experiences, eating communion bread for fun, and discovering the dark joy of Victorian Christmas cards. Enjoy the episode. Merry Slinksmas!

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Note: Apologies for the weird audio on Chad, buddies. He had to record this in his parents' basement while visiting in Indiana and as we all know audio just sounds different in the midwest.

Nov 27, 2017

Adventure abound! Paul takes Dom and Chad through a particularly gruesome Give Yourself Goosebumps book-- Welcome to the Wax Museum! Gasp in glee as the story leads you along on a literal treadmill! Cheer as children murder adults in boiling wax! And learn about RL's potentially coolest monster character... that we never actually meet.

The boys also discuss how to spice up professional sports, the lost magic of the XFL, crow crime scene investigations, exciting ways to fight for net neutrality, slime fetish videos, and invent a new cryptocurrency!

Thanks for listening! You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes and content at patreon.com/goosebuds

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Nov 21, 2017

A new Goosebuds is upon you. Dom, Paul, and Chad enter Terror Tower for a tale of torture devices, royal child murder, and surprisingly... time travel! It's actually mostly about time travel! That dude on the cover is barely a factor. Huh. Maybe time and the ever-approaching finality of death is the most terrifying thing of all.

The boys also discuss passive aggressive parking tickets, a new yet familiar justice system, how the boys would like to die, and a marketing strategy way for Crackle Barrel. Carpe Noctis.

Support the show and get access to bonus content and episodes on patreon.com/goosebuds

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

 

 

 

Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween, Goosebuddies! Chad, Dom, and Paul bring back the Ghoulastic Book Club format (yes, that's totally a thing we've done that one time) and tackle a particularly spooky R.L. Stine book: Fear Street Cheerleaders! Will this more adult kids book have raised stakes? Will the boys be able to relate to a tale about teenage girls? Will Chad overdose tonight on Twizzler Bits?

Besides discussing this tale of creepy cheerleaders, the boys talk defending Tom Hanks and The Burbs, Boxer's Omen, hobo steak, and why Lifesavers candy is called that.

Happy Halloween, friends!

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Theme Musice by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Oct 23, 2017

In this episode the Goosebuds Boys discuss what's beneath the Planet of the Apes, movies that are "Halloween Enough", and Dank Bombs. They also read through another Give Yourself Goosebumps book. In this Adventure! episode, Dom (and a glass of wine) serves as your Book DM taking Paul, Chad, and yourself through The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek! In this narrative laboratory maze, every ending sucks. You guys recommended this book and we now know how much you hate us.

Thanks for listening! You can support the show and get access to bonus episodes on: patreon.com/goosebuds
 
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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
Theme Music by Seth Earnest sethearnest.net
Oct 16, 2017

Join the boys on this tale of adolescence, boys, dogs, and dog boys. RL presents his creepiest tale yet: hair growing in places it shouldn't! Can't you just feel the shivers down your furry back? Besides disecting this insane gotcha tale, the boys discuss: Kevin James' secret dead TV wife, the site Secret Snopes, the real reason furries are into the festish, and Dom's short story of grocery store diapers.

Thanks for listening! If you want to support the show and unlock bonus content you can go to patreon.com/goosebuds

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Edited by Kevin Cole

Theme music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Sep 11, 2017

Synchronize your watches, Goosebuddies 'cuz it's time for another Adventure! episode and we're traveling to the future/past with Chad as Book Dungeon Master. Can Paul and Dom track down their missing brother (though we wouldn't say we're actually missing him) across the centuries? Also listen in horror as the boys come up with a new holiday creepypasta legend and theorize how to use time travel to turn your family members into indentured servants.

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Aug 13, 2017

BAM! POW! ADAM WEST! Goosebuds takes a turn to the comic books to cover Attack of the Mutant. Join Dom, Paul, and Chad as they take on this comic book "horror" story where a little chub boy realizes realizes the comics he loves are now about him! He then visits what seems to be the infamous Masked Mutant's evil lair right off the New Jersey Turnpike.

The boys also discuss RL's potential love of comic books, Gumby, old men made out of clay, eating a child's lunch to gain their mother's power, and knowing that anyone hitting on you is secretly a shapeshifter.

You can support Goosebuds and unlock bonus episodes and content on patreon.com/goosebuds.

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Theme music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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