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Goosebuds

Welcome to Goosebuds! A podcast where your hosts Paul Ritchey, Chad Quandt, and Kevin Cole dig into the Young Adult Literature of Goosebumps by R.L. Stine and give these tomes the deep critique and respect they deserve. Sometimes they get too scared and cover other adjacent 90s books and culture instead. Come join us and re-discover the stories you grew up with or jump in for the first time.
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May 16, 2022

Why are we watching an old Nick Jr show? Because it was written by Jovial Bob Stine! Before Goosebumps was a thing on bookshelves, R.L. Stine was head writer on this wacky, non-educational children's show Eureeka's Castle. Chad, Paul, and Kevin are joined by guest Josh Henderson (Pretend Friends, M-Class Podcast, Continue?) to cover the first two episodes (that couldn't be bothered to have proper titles). 

We discuss the show's Lynchian b-roll, our favorite character Hose Boy, Batly's hipster status, and how Eureeka and her friends are all really servants of the giant.

OFF TOPICS: Josh and Chad fall in love over Incubus, more quicksand debate, The Charlemagne Maneuver 

TV discussion begins: 05:20

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

Apr 25, 2022

We swear we did our homework; a very nice A+ papier-mâché volcano but a galactic cruiser (stuck on shrink mode as often happens) crashed into our basement and things escalated from there. 

Paul and Chad are joined by writer Marly Halpern-Graser (Thundercats Roar, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Mad) to talk about beloved Bruce Coville's first book in the miniseries known as Rod Allbright's Alien Adventures: Aliens Ate My Homework. This book has it all: martial arts aliens, Star Trek paralells, surprisingly good discussion about gender and pronouns, the tempation one feels to shake the tiny people in your lunchbox...

OFF TOPICS: none really, we get into the book immediately!

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

Apr 11, 2022
In this episode Chad, Kevin, and Paul review R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000: Headless Halloween. It's a story about sociopath teen Brandon Plush who feels no remorse about the lives he destroys. Brandon Plush's endless campaign of mean pranks finally runs into the (literal) dead-end that is Raven's Ravine, but what horrors lurk on the other side? Worm-filled doughnuts for one. Gross. Enjoy this episode and make sure you never make fun of someone for owning a van.

OFF TOPICS: our humble little studios, Who is American McGee?, the Doom Johns, Kevin's secret itch.io, Tarnished Jeff Foxworthy

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

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Twitter: @GoosebudsPod

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

Mar 21, 2022
In this episode Chad, Kevin, and Paul review the Goosebumps TV mini-series 'Chillogy'; a collection of three episodes centered around the magical miniature company town of Karlsville. These stories are not based on R.L. Stine's books making these pretty unique to compare to the rest of the series. Have you heard the good word of the Holy Chillogy? Let Karl Knave into your heart and you will be preserved forever in plastic. Or turned into a piganoid. Or beheaded by a baseball. Kinda whatever Karl is into at the moment. Give yourself to the episode and all will be good in this tiny model town.

OFF TOPICS: Bugs: Satan's first ally, The Bible New 52

Book discussion begins: 8:40

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

Mar 8, 2022

The Ghoulastic Book Club returns to cover our favorite 90's YA book series about child soldiers: Animorphs. In this episode we cover K.A. Applegate's Megamorphs #3: Elfangor's Secret. While Paul fights his way back to our timeline Kevin and Chad are joined by guest Kayla Cline (Spooky Scouts,The Rite of Rumble: Wrestling with Demons) to talk about this wild time-traveling tale. Can the Animorph Kids save George Washington? Will they murder Adolph Hitler? Is morphing into a dolphin a reliable treatment for seeing your teenage love die in the cold waters of The Delaware? Plus learn the exciting backstory of The Ellimist: The Galaxy's First Pro Gamer. And remember the only balm against fascism is the refreshing taste of Mountain Dew Baja Blast.

OFF TOPICS: Guitar Hero: Sea Shanty Edition, dwarven barbershop quartets, Kayla's legal troubles with Fall Out Boy, Wrestling With Demons, wearing our own merch.

Book discussion begins at 11:20

Chad & Kayla's comic The Rite of Rumble is being funded on Indiegogo. Check it out: https://igg.me/at/wwdcomic01/x#/

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

Feb 21, 2022

The parents are away for this Adventure! episode and the boys need a babysitter. Preferably not one that's secretly a rat monster. That would be nice. Also one that lets us watch R-rated movies and won't tell the adults about it.

In this episode Paul, Chad, and Kevin read through R. L. Stine's Give Yourself Goosebumps book Attack of the Beastly Babysitter. The professionals at KidScare have a full entertainment facility to entertain us and our terrible brother Stinko. Hopefully we can avoid the Switch Cheese and the Mask of Worms. Enjoy!

OFF TOPICS: Wasting water in Fury Road, Paul's Zamboni Sacrifice, The Ice Church
 
Book discussion begins at: 10:15
 
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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

Feb 14, 2022
Are You Terrified Yet? This is the question R. L. Stine asks of us in this (and every) Goosebumps book. In this episode Chad, Kevin, and Paul read the Goosebumps 2000 book where stuttering Craig deals with a series of awkward social obligations and falls into gambling addiction despite a complete misunderstanding of the concept 'Double or Nothing'. In this book, the power of an attractive person believing in you can move mountains. Also we learn about Chad's secret double life as Chopper the Presbyterian.
 
OFF TOPICS: Telling our loved ones about this show, motorcycle propaganda, Elon's underground traffic jam, lesser-known Stallones
 
Book discussion begins: 10:30
 
You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on upcoming titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

Jan 24, 2022
Pack your bags once again, Goosebuddies! Paul, Chad, and Kevin head to R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000 story Fright Camp; a poorly run summer event hosted by legendary director (and likely R.L. Stine self-insert) R. B. Farraday! Farraday's frights include sexual kappas, shooting gorillas, and vomit balloons. How does this story stack up compared to other Camp greats? Does R.L. push the 'twist' button a few too many times? Either way, enjoy the episode.
 
Book discussion begins: 5:50
 
OFF-TOPICS: Official Goosebuds NiceFunToysTM
 
You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on upcoming titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

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Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

Jan 17, 2022

In this episode the Goosebuds Boys are joined by the hilarious Jordan Morris (Bubble, Jordan Jesse Go!) to discuss a story about revenge and the magic power all birds have. In R.L. Stine's book 'Revenge R Us', kids are  sociopaths who don't blink at the thought of a family member ripping their own skin off for a prank. The magic rules and reversals are also more complicated that a blue MTG deck.

OFF-TOPICS: Quick tangent on Blade: Trinity, a movie that may be good?

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

Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds apparel at goosebuds.store

Email: goosebuds@gmail.com

Twitter: @GoosebudsPod

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

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