There's treasure everywhere! Hop into the transmogrifier and turn youself into a kid again (ok, fine...just use the time machine) as Nathan looks at Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes one glorious strip at a time. Yukon Ho!
45: "Female roommates" Jan 1st, 1986
In this strip, Calvin's dad gets the 3rd degree about his lifestyle choices from Calvin. We do some sleuthing to figure out what they're talking about, and what words mean.
44: "Plate of toxic waste" Dec 31, 185
Picky eaters of the world unite. Let us find some sort of mutagen to turn us into the heroes of taste we know ourselves to be. Nah, I'm just joshin'. In this strip of Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin learns that when you just give new foods a try, they can turn out to be your gross green favorites!
43: "A million murders" Dec 30th, 1985
Second (and final) episode recorded in the mountains for some reason. The number of audio issues has gone up, but not as high as the number of murders seen by six-year-olds on television! Calvin and Hobbes talk about that and then I talk about THAT. Thanks for listening.
42: "Your stupid chromosome'" Dec 29th, 1985
On this we learn a little about gender expression, and why we must never assume the gender of killer oatmeal. This episode was recorded in beautiful Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Here's a link to the article referenced in the episode: Sex Redefined: The Idea of 2 Sexes Is Overly Simplistic, By Claire Ainsworth.
41: "Play 'house'" Dec 28th, 1985 (EXTENDED)
How do you play house? It probably depends on how you were raised. Susie Derkins gives us some insight into her home life in this thrilling strip of Calvin and Hobbes, and I talk about it of course.
40: "What are you DOING to the coffee table?" Dec 27th, 1985
It's been 25 years since we said goodbye to Calvin and Hobbes with one of the greatest and most iconic comic strips of all time. THIS strip about the nails in a coffee table...also happened...earlier.
Come back please. There are so many more strips and collections to follow! I would love to see more, and so would all these others in the reviews.
Please more Calvin and Hobbes! (…and Offive). I’m such a fan of both!
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I just love the podcast and I have some Calvin and hobbies books and I like them so keep up the good work