109 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 109 - The Haunted School

    Ep 109 - The Haunted School

    You hear that bell? School is back in session. Kevin, Chad, and Paul hang out and discuss this late entry into the core Goosebumps collection. While none of us recall this book from our youth, this one rocks. It's bursting with ideas including dead child statues, roaming packs of wild dogs, tall goth girls, cease-fire proms, sideways elevators, evil photographers and The Pit. 
    OFF TOPICS: Everything is nothing, The Green Knight, Chappie in bed, Chad badly summarizes Mighty Morphing Power Rangers lore, ear candles, Junior Mint Juleps.
    Book discussion begins at 07:15
    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)
    Music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)
    Art by Brock Gallagher (@brockadile)

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 108 - Fear Street: 1666

    Ep 108 - Fear Street: 1666

    This is it! The end of the Fear Street Netflix 'Chillogy' (which is secretly a tetrology but there isn't as obvious a horror pun for that). Paul returns from his West Coast travels to join Kevin and Chad as they discuss the finale of a six-hour tale filled with class division, tripping on berries, sapphic stories, kill count montages, crowdgasp.wav, The Konami Code, and a few twists that simultaneously strengthen the previous films while also making them less necessary? This is a really interesting horror series and we've had fun discussing them. Hope you enjoy the listen too!
    OFF-TOPICS: Mr. Vampire, Uncle Traveling Paul's stories, coffee milk, spite forks.
    Book discussion begins: 09:45
    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 40 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
682 Ratings

682 Ratings

Cooper4301420 ,

The Podcast that Glompf’s

Of all the Goosebumps themed podcasts out there (and I can only imagine there are TONS), this is easily the best one. I had plenty of Goosebumps books as a kid but was always too scared to read them, mainly because the Curse of Camp Cold Lake cover was so scary, but this is a great way to experience these sour stories safely.

10/10 would slink again
Also wouldn’t mind a little more Goosebumps rpg

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!

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