141 episodes

Two queer horror nerds sit in a closet and revisit R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. Season One looks at the original books, and Season Two tackles Series 2000 and Tales to Give You Goosebumps. New episodes every Monday!

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    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

Two queer horror nerds sit in a closet and revisit R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. Season One looks at the original books, and Season Two tackles Series 2000 and Tales to Give You Goosebumps. New episodes every Monday!

    S02E30 - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid (Goosebumps Series 2000 #20)

    S02E30 - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid (Goosebumps Series 2000 #20)

    Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #20: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid. Along the way, they discuss anagrams; Arkham Horror; goths; Gertrude Stein;  RPGs; Mazes and Monsters; Stranger Things; Through the Looking Glass; chess piece gender; Choose or Die; Stay Alive; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; The Sand Kings; destroyed towns; The Avengers; If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler; I, the Divine; starting over; withholding authors; 1,001 Nights; Romeo and Juliet; getting lost in a good book; Sophie’s World; Space Jam; deadly vegetation; The Thing from Another World; Attack of the Triffids; and Jekel theory.  // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S02E29 - Return to Ghost Camp (Goosebumps Series 2000 #19)

    S02E29 - Return to Ghost Camp (Goosebumps Series 2000 #19)

    Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #19: Return to Ghost Camp. Along the way, they discuss gayness; the Snatch…er; viral encephalitis; muscles; Mark McGwire; Gertrude Stein; bee-fueled ghosts; Kitty Genovese; Camp Crystal Lake; West Milford, NJ; deranged set pieces; summer camp taxation codes; the Rapture; scary foxes; “The Gingerbread Man”; ghost camper math; swapped identities; It Takes Two; 13 Tzameti; untrustworthy women; Genesis; psychosexual thrillers; Body of Evidence; Body Heat; sacrifices; John Lyly’s Gallathea; Willow; Jennifer’s Body as folk horror; infestation horror; Pushing Daisies; HP Lovecraft’s “The Rats in the Walls”; crossing rivers; dead faces in the water; the J.R.R. Tolkien poem “Mewlips”; hallucinations v. ghosts; bees; ghost camper math; and 1974.  // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    S02E28 - Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 3

    S02E28 - Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 3

    Andy and Alyssa continue their discussion of Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps (Special Edition #3) with "For the Birds," "Aliens in the Garden," and "The Thumbprint of Doom." Along the way, they discuss The Staircase; taxidermy; topiary; The Shining; Alice in Wonderland; Edward Scissorhands; speculative hedge maze history; creepy hotels; The Witches; Puppet Master; unasked-for help; Phantom of the Opera; Misery; One Hour Photo; trapped souls; The Little Mermaid; Dante’s Inferno; Twilight Zone rip-offs; boomerang bullies; playing with human lives; Planet of the Apes; Battlestar Galactica; “The Invaders”; tv adaptations of short stories; Richard Matheson; The Twilight Man graphic novel; Horton Hears a Who; benevolent and malevolent overlords; The Lion King; colonial propaganda; girl crushes; superstitions; horoscopes; budding cult leaders; heists and counterschemes; Fingersmith; Saw; Hellraiser; OCD; Maria Bamford; As Good As It Gets; Fun Home; Elektra; R.L. Stine’s Superstitious; Haxan; curses; Princess Mononoke; bird theory; and the carnival circuit in the Gooseverse..  // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com 

    • 54 min
    S02E27 - Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 2

    S02E27 - Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 2

    Andy and Alyssa continue their discussion of Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps (Special Edition #3) with "I'm Telling," "The Haunted House Game," "Change for the Strange," and "The Perfect School." Along the way, they discuss  art contests, King Midas, turning to stone, Patrick Skene Catling's The Chocolate Touch, gargoyles (the creatures, the TV series, and the made-for-TV movie), Ghostbusters, the locus terribilis,  games that play you, hellscapes, repetition compulsion, Shutter Island, not knowing you're dead, The Sixth Sense, Jumanji (1995), games as metaphors for trauma, ending at the beginning, S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, Southbound,  diverging adolescent interests, the Rainforest Cafe, doping, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's This One Summer, lesbians and small businesses, "The White Gown" from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, cursed fashions, Animorphs, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Angela Carter's The Tiger's Bride, safe stories, ominous retail experiences, Lord Dunsany's "The Bureau d'Echange de Maux," Harlan Ellison's "Shoppe Keeper," William F. Wu's "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium,"  rigid parents, Cold Spring Harbor, The Stepford Wives, 28 Days Later, Karl Capek's R.U.R., Millennium, reform school, Louis Sachar's Holes, Karen Joy Fowler's "The Pelican Bar," Brian Evenson's "A Report," and the panopticon.  // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S02E26 Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 1

    S02E26 Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 1

    In the first of this three-part series covering Special Edition #3 - Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps, Andy and Alyssa read "The Chalk Closet" "Home Sweet Home," and "Don't Wake Mummy" Along the way, they discuss 17th-century recycling;  Natalie Sideserf; Dante’s Inferno; time loops; Triangle; too-strict teachers; Roald Dahl; The Third Wave; The Next Karate Kid; disappearances; And Then There Were None; insufficient square footage; the Ed Gein of frogs; mommy issues; spider women; Coraline; Arachne; Curse of the Black Widow; disproportionate punishment; Scrooged; Kafka;Toy Story; McCarthyism; Deadly Garage Sale; small-town museums and weird personal collections; Bluebeard; “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”; Frankenstein; backfiring pranks; The Lodge; The Collector; No Child Left Behind; and mumia. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S02E25 - Horrors of the Black Ring (Goosebumps Series 2000 #18)

    S02E25 - Horrors of the Black Ring (Goosebumps Series 2000 #18)

    Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #18: Horrors of the Black Ring. Along they way, they discuss HR Giger’s jewelry box; slow deaths; sociopathic joiners; Barbie rating scales; A Dangerous Son; unrequited love; Angel; Maria Bafmord; Shrill; corruption; possession; ruining school events; Never Been Kissed; Grease; Daria; cursed rings; passing on a curse; The Ring; Breaking Bad; Monkeybone; Problematic Teachers; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Hangsaman; Confessions; Matilda; Loving Annabelle; transitional objects; scary children; The Bad Seed; the tv show “The Baby”; The Outsider; symbolically significant art objects; Aleister Crowley; Horrors of the Black Museum; & the carnivalesque.. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Puerto Rican Demon ,

The Best Goosebumps Podcast

The hosts are intelligent, entertaining, and funny. Best of all, they actually discuss the books.
Most goosebumps related podcasts are more focused on trying to be funny than actually talking about the books.

Like most people interested in Goosebumps I collected the books as a kid but didn’t read all of them. My curiosity as to what was actually in most of these stories has led me to revisit them. This is the perfect podcast if you’re curious about these books but don’t have time to read all 972 of them.

AudioConsumer ,

Excellent podcast!

As a huge Goosebumps fan growing up, this is the podcast I need right now. The expansion of my understanding of these stories that this podcast brings is so awesome! Their analysis goes deep and is very interesting always. Great stuff give it a listen! It’s also just so much fun to experience these stories again in any capacity. My mind was blown by the end of the first episode. Keep listening its good audio entertainment!

adiris stan ,

this rules

overanalyzing low art is my JAM

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