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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 14, 2020

Despite everything that's happened in 2020, football seasons has returned to The Americas. Let's celebrate with the CYOA book Back To Pass: A Choose To Win Book! You maniacs on our Patreon voted for this title and boy did this adventure go out of bounds immediately. Paul and Chad try to survive on the hard streets of failure and become a true Handegg Throwing Champion (that's what they call QB in the south). Hope Coach Dom is proud of us.

OFF-TOPICS: The dangers of gray eye water, sharing our crying moments.

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

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Aug 24, 2020

Paul and Chad are joined by Leighton Gray (Dream Daddy, Fullbright) to discuss one of her favorite Goosebump books-- a collection of short stories. The problem is... these books are titled very confusingly and we all read different stuff. We still had a blast covering this sampler platter 'mini-bumps' with Leighton and hope you enjoy it too.

OFF-TOPICS: Dead By Daylight masochism, mechanical keyboard ASMR.

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Aug 7, 2020

What better way to beat the summer (and global) heat than with a spooky story of snowmen? Paul and Chad are joined by writer and Dungeon Master TK Johnson (@tkjoinsthefray) to discuss what happens when you find out your mom doinked a snowman. Learn about a poor girl who is dragged away from the basketball renaissance of the 90s Chicago Bulls to a frozen tundra with nothing to do but wander into peoples yards. Enjoy the episode!

OFF-TOPICS: Cheating on the Pizza Hut Readers Club, Scholastic Book Fairs

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Jul 20, 2020

Paul and Chad are joined by Internet Funny Boy Octopimp (voice actor, Twitch performance artist) to cover R.L.'s story of pumpkin-headed monsters and endless trick 'r treating. In retrospect with the pandemic maybe covering your face with produce isn't the worst idea in the world but let's see if these dumb kids can survive this adventure with one of the more bizarre twists in recent Goosebuds memory. We had a blast commiserating about the old internet days and hope you enjoy this episode. We love you all. Stay safe.

OFF-TOPICS: Alex and Chad's backstage history with video game YouTubers, Ninja Tyler Muscle God.

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Jun 22, 2020

The Goosebuds Boyz are back for another Adventure! Chosen by our wonderful Patreon supporters... is Animorphs Alternamorphs #1 The First Journey! Veteran Yeerk Expert Chad has little memory of this non-canon excursion but he DM's for Paul and Dom as they roleplay young student Flim Flam who tumbles into the Animorph adventure. What animal form will Flim Flam turn into? A duck? A cockroach? Will the boys ever get to make an actual choice? Will Chad turn their minds to mush with deep Hork-Bajir lore? Enjoy the episode and stay safe out there. We love you.

OFF TOPICS: Hugo Raving, wizard peer pressure, Christopher Lee's ancient heavy metal.

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

Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds apparel at goosebuds.merch

Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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May 25, 2020

Well, that's certainly one way to title a Goosebumps book. Paul and Chad are joined by game designer and our very own editor Kevin Cole (Space Kings, Haque) to talk about a legend unknown to both our heroes and the book's author. This story of cultural theft, imaginary European territories, and wind-up wives astounds the Goosebuds Boys and makes for some lively discussion. Enjoy!

OFF-TOPICS: Jay-Z's mental call-outs, Fast Break Power Bars, the myth of Puppywish Canyons, Moby is maybe a secret creep, Time To Wolf.

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

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Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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May 18, 2020
In this terrifying world you need to be prepared for any obstacle. With that in mind this episode covers the vital tactics you need to slay a swamp monster (spoiler: do nothing). Paul and Chad are joined by horror aficionado George Heftler (The Best Little Horror House in Philly podcast) to discuss this tale of southern castle-mansions, bleach-and-rhubarb pies, and a Sweetums monster held against his will by elderly jailors. What does a swamp monster look like in your mind? We’d love to know because it is very unclear in the text.
 
OFF TOPICS: Dart attacks, Good Dog Bar, Ernest the Monster Hunter and his computer assistant V.E.R.N.
 
Check out George on The Best Little Horror House in Philly at http://best.littlehorrorphl.com/
 
You can support the show and gain access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Apr 17, 2020
This episode of Goosebuds includes our own magic trick: we conjure up special guest Nick Murphy (Continue?, Pretend Friends, Preston & Steve Show)! With Dom stuck in the fifth dimension, Paul & Chad join Nick to discuss this tale of magic, midnight societies, and kung-fu kids. They also discover a new location in the Goosebumps lore: Battletown.
 
OTHER TOPICS: Paul's upcoming animated movie 'Jitter Fingers', choosing our magician personas, and Jonathan Frakes' perfect hair.
 
You can support the show and gain access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

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Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Apr 8, 2020
Slappy has plagued readers, listeners, and Paul for decades. But is his third act worth the horror hype? Join Paul, Dom, and Chad as they read through the last OG Slappy tale. We got pretty spooked during the episode but that may just because of all the chaos outside in the real world. Hopefully this episode provides some laughs and distraction from that. We love you all.
 
OTHER TOPICS: Sexin' R2-D2. That's it. Just ten minutes of conversation on getting a blowie from R2. We are sorry.
 
You can support the show and gain access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds merch at etsy.com/shop/goosebuds

Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Mar 23, 2020

The Goosebuds boys are alive, kicking, and craving Adventure! With Dom Moschitti DM'ing, can Chad and Paul survive becoming vampires? We completely miss the evil poodle advertised on the book cover so if you had any reservations about undead dogs, worry not. Mostly we consider if we should kill our annoying friend. Other topics: lesser known cures for Vampirism, processing the beginning of the Corona pandemic and how to catch it (OBVIOUSLY GOOFS AND NOT REAL INFO), Crazy Frog and his infectious Frogmania, how Halloween is the worst day to be a small dork, and we reveal some long awaited Goosebuds merch!

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

Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds merch at etsy.com/shop/goosebuds

Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Feb 24, 2020

This is a How I Met Your Mother-ish episode as R.L. invites readers to figure out just how exactly one got their voodoo gift. Hopefully the ending will be more satisfying than Ted marrying a girl he never met until the final season. Anyway... join Paul, Dom, and Chad as they discuss this story about Jungle Magic, an overzealous anthropologist aunt, and shouting Kah-Le-Ah a bunch! Enjoy the episode!

OTHER TOPICS: hidden bookcase Kirbys, smooth corn, and ranking Indiana Jones’ love interests.

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

Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Jan 28, 2020

Goosebuds is back with one of the last titles in the core Goosebumps bibliography. The boys really goose'd up this book read. Thankfully Paul is there to save Chad and Dom with a tale of inside-the-house-phone-calls and child head trauma.

OTHER TOPICS: Kingdom Hearts II deaths, honestly scary Bumps books, peak scary bees, No no no no no, living grass, a creative call for a Goosebuds EDM song, The Jillow™.

Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com

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

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

 

Dec 30, 2019

Pack your bags because we're booked at a haunted hotel! The Goosebuds Boyz cover another Give Yourself Goosebumps title filled with twists and turns and many plots unrelated to monstrous motels. With Dom returning as the 'DM', Paul & Chad must choose wisely.

Can you believe we've recorded 75 episodes of this show? It's been a blast these past 5+ years. Thank you for all the love and listens. Cheers to 2020. May we all survive it.

Other Topics: Punch Wizards, Religious Scientists in Hollywood, flicking the tip, and Dom's gun safety.

Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com

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

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Dec 10, 2019

The final issue in this Goosebuds RPG mini-arc comes to a 'Game Over' as Dom, Paul, and Chad fight their way through the Super Gentendo game system. By transforming into horrifying plumber/freedom fighters, they become their true selves. This episode is For Your Consideration, nominated in the podcast awards category of Butt Kicking and Heart Stomping. Can the boys (and T-Bone) survive DM Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)'s custom Space Kings adventure and learn the secret of "Dan"?

Want to hear more? Contact us at goosebuds@gmail.com

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

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Nov 22, 2019

We jump right into the audio adventure, with our heroes trapped in an alternate reality videogame console. Join Chad, Paul and Dom as they fight through DM Kevin Cole's 90s adventure using the Space Kings gameplay system. In this episode the boys roleplay dads, fight Shalhoub the Video Djin, give ten fingers, and deal out some brutal, neck-snapping melee flips.

And our wonderful DM and editor Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole) has launched the Kickstarter for Space Kings-- the system we use for Goosebuds RPG! kickstarter.com/projects/supertry/space-kings-the-book

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)

Nov 12, 2019
 

You demanded more episodes in the Goosebuds RPG and damn it we're having such a good time we'd still play this even if we weren't recording! The boys (big brother Chad, little brother Paul, and dog brother Dom) are still trapped in a 90s nightmare world run by our DM Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole). The boys contemplate patricide, clean up the crime scene that was Jimmy's house, play alternate reality video games, rewrite 90s pop culture, avoid carbon monoxide (the silent killer), and pee ward their house.

OTHER TOPICS: The deep McDark Universe lore and Chad's McAmerica Sandwich aka The Chapple,

And our wonderful DM and editor Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole) has launched the Kickstarter for Space Kings-- the system we use for Goosebuds RPG https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/supertry/space-kings-the-book

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)

Oct 28, 2019

Zip up your hoodie, Goosebuddies; it's Halloween Timez and our podcast power grows stronger! Also what better way to celebrate the autumn season than a story that jumps back and forth between temperate California and snowy Alaska? The Goosebuds Boys Dom, Paul, and Chad are joined by Jordan Morris (Bubble, Jordan Jessie Go, Unikitty!, @midnight) to discuss R.L.'s tale of misunderstood yetis, frozen children and magic snowballs. We also learn about Young Jordan's entry into Goosebumps, his big fears, and his Orange County know-how.

OTHER TOPICS: love of big boy superheroes, the Abominable Ang Lee, and the McDark Universe.

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)

Oct 14, 2019
A new Adventure episode is here! Chad reads Escape From Camp Run-For-Your-Life to Dom & Paul. Can these two boys survive their summer sports? Will they deftly avoid the interesting plots of aliens and zombies and spend their days doomed playing soccer? Join the boys and watch out for Billy the Car Driving Kid, avoid falling off cliffs, and chomping down on some blue eggs.
 
OTHER TOPICS: Event Horizon eyes, The Goosebuds Hydra.

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)

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)

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