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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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Nov 23, 2020

One of Chad's greatest fears is being suddenly detached from Earth's gravity and flung into space. So we read a fun book that totally doesn't evoke any of those terrors! Paul and Chad are joined by game master and editor Kevin Cole (Space Kings, Pretend Friends, SuperTry Studios) to discuss this tale of forbidden flying techniques. Have a good holiday, everyone. Stay safe!

Book discussion begins: 15:35

OFF-TOPICS: Lou Bega's Mobile Bodega, More JuiceTalk, The Adventures of Pete & Pete

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Nov 16, 2020

Pee-ew! This book stinks! But that doesn't mean we don't have a blast discussing it. Paul and Chad are joined by nostalgia historian Raven Simone (aka @Bobdunga92) to cover this tale of hidden basement tombs, the time traveling power of smoke bombs, and why being a vampire is better than human reality. Enjoy!

OFF TOPICS: The deep lore of Talespin X The Jungle Book, Beyblade Assassins, and Leg-Arm Beast Humans.

Actual book discussion begins at 11:40.

Check out Raven's YT channel at youtube.com/Bobdunga92

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Oct 31, 2020

Happy Halloween, Goosebuddies! The boys take a detour into the horrifying and grisly realm of Shivers - a knock off Goosebumps series. This book "The Awful Apple Orchard'' isn't lying with its title but we had a great time discussing this story of ghost cars, apple cider, and sudden grisly child gore.

OFF-TOPICS: The invention of fear, ghost screams, Destination Truth, and how there hasn’t been a funny joke on Twitter since 2012. 

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Oct 26, 2020

In the ancient era of the 1990s telephones were considered novel devices, almost alien. There was no caller ID, touch screens, or ringtones. They were just plastic boxes sending voices out to numbers across the wires. You ordered pizza, called cute boys, and reported murders and that was it. In this episode we travel back to Fear Street, where three teens' reckless prank calls pull them into a bizarre murder mystery. Thankfully we're joined by Josie Campbell (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous) who practically grew up on Fear Street and she has being hilarious on speed dial. 

OFF-TOPICS: We pretty much get right into the book on this one!

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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/
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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!

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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

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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)

 

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