132 episodes

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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    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 712 Ratings

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.

    Ep 131 - Invasion of the Body Squeezers Part 1

    Ep 131 - Invasion of the Body Squeezers Part 1

    Kevin, Chad, and Paul tackle the first and only multi-book Goosebumps 2000: R.L. Stine's Invasion of the Body Squeezers Part 1! 
    Despite the title, there is no squeezing in this book. But there are ominous asteroids, Gameboy aesthetics, and a reminder that 'Not all families are same.' We'll be back next episode with Part 2 and the conclusion of Jack Archer & Mr. Fleshman.
    OFF TOPICS: The Georgia Guidestones were destroyed, banana tech, there are two X-Men inside you; one is Wolverine and one is Cyclops
    Book discussion begins: 13:15
    You can support the show, get access to dozens of bonus Camp episodes, join our Discord, 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)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 130 - Adventure! - D&D Endless Quest - Dungeon of Dread

    Ep 130 - Adventure! - D&D Endless Quest - Dungeon of Dread

    Gather your bag of holding, Goosebuddies, we're going on an Adventure! We go through the 'Pick A Path' aka 'Endless Quest' of the Dungeons & Dragons book Dungeon of Dread. With Kevin as our Book Master, Paul and Chad journey through corridors upon corridors, befriend Loris the halfling, comprehend 'elf' as a class, and pledge themselves to a Toad God. 
    OFF  TOPICS: Chad's big Voltron idea to save the planet, The Rift Breaker, what IS Raid Shadow Legends?, Steve Jobs levels of wasteful, Mecha Toaster
    Book discussion begins: 12:45
    You can support the show, get access to dozens of bonus Camp episodes, join our Discord, 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)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep 129 - Brain Juice

    Ep 129 - Brain Juice

    Drink up, buddies! Kevin, Chad, and Paul return to read R. L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000 book Brain Juice. It's a story about genuinely dumb-dumb kids, a scientist who teaches via prank parables, and a rare 3rd party narration that changes our tale from horror to full on jovial farce. We also create the upcoming movement #HomeworkStrike.
    OFF TOPICS: fandom wikis, comment archaeologists, going down down like a louie la rah
    Book discussion begins at 10:30
    You can support Goosebuds, get access to dozens of bonus Camp episodes, join our Discord, 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)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 128 - Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls

    Ep 128 - Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls

    Ghouls out for the summer, Goosebuddies! Paul and Kevin cover R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000 book Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls. Chad missed out on this episode as this story is pretty forking rad! It's got body possession, teens knocking down mailboxes, and the power of dance! Enjoy the episode.
    OFF TOPICS: Crispy foods, The catholic views of honey bees, Kevin's sauce
    Book discussion begins: 08:45
    You can support Goosebuds, get access to dozens of bonus Camp episodes, join our Discord, 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)

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep 127 - Return to HorrorLand (w/ BrutalMoose)

    Ep 127 - Return to HorrorLand (w/ BrutalMoose)

    Grab your tickets; we're going back to HorrorLand! Chad, Kevin, and Paul are joined by 90s nostalgia scholar BrutalMoose to cover R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2000 book Return to HorrorLand.
    This story asks hard questions such as 'How much money would it take to sell your kids to a reality show?' Enjoy the park's new attractions; iconic rides such as Tooth Game... and Mummy Walk. Huh. HorrorLand claims to be under new management, but it's certainly up to its old tricks.
    OFF TOPICS: The Disney TM Raccoon Princess, anime cicadas
    Book discussion begins: 08:00

    You can support Goosebuds, get access to dozens of bonus Camp episodes, join our Discord, 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)

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep 126 - Eureeka's Castle: 'Show # 1 & 2' (w/ Josh Henderson)

    Ep 126 - Eureeka's Castle: 'Show # 1 & 2' (w/ Josh Henderson)

    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

    You can support Goosebuds, 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)

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
712 Ratings

712 Ratings

Puerto Rican Demon ,

The Funniest Goosebumps Podcast

This is hands down the funniest Goosebumps podcast you’re going to find. It’s at its best if you’ve already read the book or at least the plot of the book they’re talking about. If not it can be hard to follow.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still great to listen to, just know sometimes they will pick apart the book in random order and go off on tangents.

The “Give Yourself Goosebumps” episodes, which are my favorite, are the exception. They read the book on the show while giving hilarious commentary. My only real complaint is that, at times, they can make weird sexual jokes about the characters in the books, which is off putting considering most of them are usually around 13 years old. I understand they’re just joking so not a huge deal. However, my nitpicks aren’t enough hinder the podcast. 5 stars!

khaki karl ,

Say cheese and podcast

Love it!!! Especially the give yourself goosebumps eps!

NickPTS ,

Good think

My girlfriend falls asleep to this show a lot please continue making so she can sleep.

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