It’s the second week of Manuary, the second episode of 2021, and Alli’s second-ever experience reading one of R. L. Stine’s beloved Goosebumps books!
On Episode 128, SSR takes a spooky look at the seventh book in the iconic series, Night of the Living Dummy, in which we meet a very famous ventriloquist dummy named Slappy. Alli and her guest discuss their personal feelings about and experiences with ventriloquism, the portrayal of sibling rivalry in the book, and the suspension of disbelief necessary in the horror genre. They also chat about the genre, more generally.
David Luzader is an improv comic, long-time podcaster, and winner of America’s Next Top Podcasters Season 2. His two current podcasts are Hit Me One More Time and Movie Go Round. Follow David on Twitter (@davluz).