97 episodes

Welcome to Goosebuds! A podcast where your hosts Paul, Chad, and Kevin dig into the Young Adult Literature worlds of R.L. Stine and give them the deep critique and respect they deserve. They also get too scared sometimes and cover 90s 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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    • 4.9 • 668 Ratings

Welcome to Goosebuds! A podcast where your hosts Paul, Chad, and Kevin dig into the Young Adult Literature worlds of R.L. Stine and give them the deep critique and respect they deserve. They also get too scared sometimes and cover 90s culture instead. Come join us and re-discover the stories you grew up with or jump in for the first time.

    Ep 97 - Adventure! - The Twisted Tale of Tiki Island

    Ep 97 - Adventure! - The Twisted Tale of Tiki Island

    Put on your sunscreen, we're going tropical! Paul, Chad, and Kevin cover the Give Yourself Goosebumps book The Twisted Tale of Tiki Island. This is Kevin's first time as Book Master and he brings his game designer skills to the role. Can Paul & Chad navigate the exotic location, that totally isn't just a tourist resort in Hawaii? Get ready because THE CURSE STARTS RIGHT NOW!
    OFF TOPICS: Defining the Midwest borders, the appropriate demise for Rush (the monstrous man, not the band), a strong argument for why we should dunk on the dead.
    Book discussion: 10:30
    You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds
    Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds apparel at goosebuds.store
    Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com
    Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    Cover art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 96 - The Blob That Ate Everyone

    Ep 96 - The Blob That Ate Everyone

    The Blob That Ate Everyone has arguably one the best Goosebumps covers, with one of the best taglines, but... is it one of the best stories? No. It really isn't. Even so Paul, Chad, and Kevin have a great time talking about magical typewriters that is also somehow the precursor plot to the Goosebumps movie.
    OFF TOPICS: The Hobbit dwarves' desirability rankings, a comment on our increased Tolkien-verse conversations, "Buca Di Pepe" and how to impress your friends at Brazilian steakhouses.
    Book discussion begins: 13:10
    You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds
    Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds apparel at goosebuds.store
    Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com
    Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep 95 - Don't Go To Sleep!

    Ep 95 - Don't Go To Sleep!

    As we enter 2021 the podcast is getting some updates. Dom has retired his haunted jersey and we need a new Goosebuds on the team. The Buds #1 draft pick is... Kevin Cole!
    If you somehow don't know Kevin already from his multiple guest appearances, designing kickass games like Space Kings, and editing like all our episodes, we hope you welcome him into your heart like we have. We're excited to have our dwarven friend on the show to talk about YA books and 90s culture.
    In this episode Kevin, Paul, and Chad cover the 1997 Goosebumps book Don't Go To Sleep!, a story about a reality hopping dork who just wants to sleep in his guest bed. That's the hero's journey for this book-- dude wants to nap on a sleep number. We also discuss the process of welcoming Kevin, Franklin the bus driver and his many kids, BiBs, and Jumpers.
    Book discussion starts at: 11:35
    OFF TOPICS: The Quiverfull Movement, Lord of the Rings percentages, Redwall mouse feasts.
    You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds
    Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds apparel at goosebuds.store
    Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com
    Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    goosebudspod.com

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ep 94 - Monster Blood IV

    Ep 94 - Monster Blood IV

    Monster Blood, the iconic Goosebumps goop, returns for this final book in the mainline series. Is it really Monster Blood though or just a can of blue mutant warcrimes? Chad, Paul, and Dom cover this tale of wacky watersports, dogs in distress, and sloppy science. While you listen, we ask you to consider: what do the 'Sluglins' look like? Are they adorable? Gremlin-y? Does any answer excuse Kermit and the other kids being complete idiots? Regardless we have a blast discussing the book and share big updates for the podcast as one of our friends heads out for distant lands. We love you all.
    Book discussion starts at 10:30
    OFF TOPIC: Update on Dom's dealing with 'The Family', the origin of Kilroy, The Waldo Cult.
    You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds
    Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds apparel at goosebuds.store
    Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com
    Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    goosebudspod.com

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 93 - The Adventures of Pete & Pete: O' Christmas Pete (w/ Kevin Cole)

    Ep 93 - The Adventures of Pete & Pete: O' Christmas Pete (w/ Kevin Cole)

    You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds
    Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds apparel at goosebuds.store
    Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com
    Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    goosebudspod.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep 92 - Chicken Chicken (w/ Jacquie Baker)

    Ep 92 - Chicken Chicken (w/ Jacquie Baker)

    Paul and Chad are joined by comedian and star fighter Jacquie Baker (The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie, Spooky Squad) to talk about one of the strangest books in the Goosebuds bibliography. Experience the horror of slowly turning into a flightless bird and then refusing to tell anyone about it! Hey Goosebuddies, if you're ever cursed by a witch or warlock, reach out to a friend or loved one; tell them you're becoming a farm animal. We hope you enjoy this story of coder parents, cabincore lifestyles, and finger-lickin' fear.
    OFF-TOPICS: Web rings, Flat Earth Gallagher, Indiana fight songs
    BOOK DISCUSSION begins: 19:00
    Check out Jacquie's comedic work: incredibleshrinkingmattandjacquie.com
    You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds
    Dress your skeleton with Goosebuds apparel at goosebuds.store
    Want to contact us? goosebuds@gmail.com
    Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    goosebudspod.com

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
668 Ratings

668 Ratings

Blueberry Fathead ,

All of this podcast

Been listening for a long time, I was going to amend my previous 5 star review. I just loved y’alls discussion about R2D2 sucking your cocks. Best podcast ever, it always feels like I’m listening to RISK! Or Bawdy Storytelling. Thumbs up emoticon!

Are you sure you replaced the host? He sounds acts the same as the old one. Still quality.

Shdhffiejdjsjaksjdjfjrjdd ,

Not enough credit for these guys

I personally love their banter and personalities! This is definitely one of those podcasts that needs way more attention than it’s receiving. I’ve been meaning to leave a review for a while but I’ve made the move after seeing a low review from someone due to Dom leaving. It’s a bummer but honestly Kevin is a great host on Pretend Friends and his riffs are hilarious. I think he’s a great addition to the buds (I was hoping these guys would have Kevin on as a guest way more often before they announced this). Definitely can’t wait to hear more, and I’m spreading the word. Cheers!

nevertrumper666 ,

LONG LIVE GOOSEBUDS

Sad to see Dom go but I love me some Kevin Coleeeeeee!! So incredibly glad the podcast is still trucking even without the original hosts. This podcast always soothes my hackles and fills me with giggles. Love you guys and so glad you do this

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