107 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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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 107 - Fear Street: 1978

    Ep 107 - Fear Street: 1978

    Welcome to Camp Nightwing, Goosebuddies! Uncle 'Traveling' Paul is exploring the West Coast so your hosts tonight are Chad and Kevin. These two hairy-belly men discuss the second installment in this Fear Street movie 'chillogy'. This homage to Friday the 13th is brutal and there are a lot of sweet, innocent children getting axes in the face. We talk about comparisons to the Scream vibes of 1994, whatever themes the movies are going for, and the rules of 'Color War' games. Also that Silent Hill-esque cave heart was rad.
    OFF-TOPICS: Kevin's cosplay adventures, getting glomp'ed, Chad's ideal cosplay rig, a curious Brit, western Miyazaki dubs, Space Jam 2: The Death of Culture.
    Movie discussion begins at: 19:45
    You can support the show, 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 20 min
    Ep 106 - Fear Street: 1994

    Ep 106 - Fear Street: 1994

    This is a big summer for Fear Street. We're in the midst of three feature films dropping on Netflix, telling a story spanning multiple centuries and horror movie tropes. The Goosebuds Boys Chad, Paul, and Kevin talk about the first film: Leigh Janiak's Fear Street 1994. We have protagonist/angry-ex Deena, passive object-of-affection Sam, cheerleader/valedictorian/driven drug-seller Kate, self-loving goof Simon, and our token nerd Josh. These kids face many monsters but the most terrifying of all is small town class warfare!
    This movie has so many things to discuss and thus this is a BEEFY episode. Check out that 2-hour runtime! We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. And of course, heavy spoilers for the movie lie within.
    #JusticeForKate #JusticeForSimon
    OFF TOPICS: The origin of the finger snap as a battle tactic, RL's True Name, we try something new and actually introduce the show and each other (really just a wholesome opening), and we reveal the existence of The Goof Table.
    Movie discussion begins: 20:13
    You can support the show, 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)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    Cover art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Ep 105 - Werewolf Skin

    Ep 105 - Werewolf Skin

    Large parts of the planet are overheating, so what better way to cool off than a book about putting on heavy extra layers of wool and fur? This is a visceral book filled with viscera! Is 'Werewolf Skin' a fun twist on lycan lore? A metaphor for drug addiction? Or just code for someone's fursuit? The boys discuss and have a few laughs.
    OFF TOPICS: Burning mix CDs for romantic flames, revisiting The Culling, spawn camping your newborn, alternative child-bearing methods, pickling your child, Paul's emulator gift.
    BOOK DISCUSSION BEGINS: 18:15
    You can support the show, 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)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    Cover art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 104 - One Day at HorrorLand (Reloaded)

    Ep 104 - One Day at HorrorLand (Reloaded)

    Long ago in the early days of Goosebuds we read this book. But while Chad covered the book on an earlier episode with Dom and guest Dodger, Paul and Kevin never got to talk about it! They have things to say! This episode is RELOADED. :puts on cool sunglasses and trenchcoat, sits down in a comfy chair to read: 
    We crack open the legendary tome about a deadly amusement park, the Horrors that run it, and dad anxiety. This book is still one of R.L.'s greatest works, and it was thrilling to discuss it.
    OFF-TOPICS: Paul's journey through the Goat Farm, Megan Thee Goat Owner, chicken buffs, Skyrim: The Eternal RPG, insight into video game mods.
    Book discussion starts at: 17:00
    You can support the show, 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)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    Cover art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep 103 - My Best Friend Is Invisible

    Ep 103 - My Best Friend Is Invisible

    The power of invisibility is a sinister one. 95% of being invisible is doing dirty or spooky stuff. If you meet someone who says if they could choose a superpower that they'd pick invisibility you should watch out. That's a hot tip from your pal The Goosebuds. 
    This Goosebumps book is a real 'Best Of' RL's story tricks: obvious solutions, ignorant parents, and a twist ending that makes us scream (with rage). Enjoy the listen as the Goosebuds Boys cover this story of a camouflage clinger.
    OFF TOPIC: The Secret of "Secretly Shaq" has been revealed, poorly, by Papa Johns. They stole this idea from us. So we propose an alternate version of the show. Steal this one, Papa. We dare you.
    Book discussion starts at 9:47
    You can support the show, 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)
    Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    Cover art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 102 - Salute Your Shorts: 'Zeke the Plumber'

    Ep 102 - Salute Your Shorts: 'Zeke the Plumber'

    The boys are going to Camp Anawanna, summer home of counselor Ug, lovable dolt Donkeylips, and the sentient piece of human garbage Budnick. There are other kids too. One likes basketball. If you consider that a personality trait.
    'Zeke the Plumber' (otherwise titled as 'Ghost Story') is Salute Yours Shorts most infamous episode. The tale of an undead plumber with a cut-off nose and his cursed plunger is certainly memorable, but is it as scary as we through? Kevin, Paul, and Chad discuss this episode of pranks, spiders, and ruffled potato chips. 
    OFF-TOPICS: Kevin's Birthday Month begins now! A discussion of birthday existentialism follows. Every day is an internet holiday. Hot Dogs and the greatest meal that Kevin has ever eaten (it was a hot dog). #SaveGoosebuds
    TV Discussion starts at 15:51

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
681 Ratings

681 Ratings

Shamwise! ,

Horrific Fun

Goosebuds is a wonderful podcast with three good good boys chatting about the beloved and dubious in quality children’s horror books, goosebumps. It’s got a good balance of pop culture and insightful perspectives on RL’s many many books. A adorable, monster blood soaked gem.

vxthunder ,

These boys speak the pod-dy language I wanna hear.

A feel-good, funny, and lightly spooky show! I can’t give this pod enough stars. These buds are truly the best!

Fr33c01ns ,

Worth Every Penny!

I came for the Kevin and stayed for the LoTR references!
Also Chad and Paul are good. And the book discussions are most humorous.

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