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
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!
OFF TOPICS: our humble little studios, Who is American McGee?, the Doom Johns, Kevin's secret itch.io, Tarnished Jeff Foxworthy
OFF TOPICS: Bugs: Satan's first ally, The Bible New 52
Book discussion begins: 8:40
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#/
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!
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?