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Ep 77 - How I Got My Shrunken Head

Goosebuds

Release Date: 02/24/2020

Ep 99 - The Curse of Camp Cold Lake show art Ep 99 - The Curse of Camp Cold Lake

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Goosebumps stories about camps are usually of high quality, filled with scares about death and teenage puberty. Will Camp Cold Lake hold water? Paul, Chad, and Kevin are your three-way buddy system to talk about Sarah Maas who is the worst. We also meet Della, a ghost with big plans and the potential to be in the upper pantheon of Goosebumps creeps. Also, hey we're one episode away from #100. That's rad.   OFF TOPICS: Musicals! Good? Bad? Put on-ish? Also, varsity-lettering in Singing, Footballing, and Snark.   Book discussion begins: 5:56 You can support the show, get...

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Ep 98 - Cry of the Cat show art Ep 98 - Cry of the Cat

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As we near the last of the original Goosebumps books, the boys dip their toes into the millennial world of Goosebumps 2000. How do the scares differ in the new Y2K world? Is it worth exploring further? Chad, Paul, and Kevin read through Cry of the Cat. The mysterious feline Rip has a death wish and a crazy third act twist. Meow. OTHER TOPICS: crypto art, spitting up digital, talking Lego Ninjago on Chatroulette. BOOK DISCUSSION STARTS AT 09:15 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...

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

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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...

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Ep 96 - The Blob That Ate Everyone show art Ep 96 - The Blob That Ate Everyone

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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...

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Ep 95 - Don't Go To Sleep! show art Ep 95 - Don't Go To Sleep!

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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...

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Ep 94 - Monster Blood IV show art Ep 94 - Monster Blood IV

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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...

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

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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  Want to contact us?  Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole) Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)

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Ep 92 - Chicken Chicken (w/ Jacquie Baker) show art Ep 92 - Chicken Chicken (w/ Jacquie Baker)

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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...

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Ep 91 - How I Learned To Fly (w/ Kevin Cole) show art Ep 91 - How I Learned To Fly (w/ Kevin Cole)

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One of Chad's greatest fears is being suddenly detached from Earth's gravity and flung into space. So we read a fun book that totally doesn't evoke any of those terrors! Paul and Chad are joined by game master and editor Kevin Cole (Space Kings, Pretend Friends, SuperTry Studios) to discuss this tale of forbidden flying techniques. Have a good holiday, everyone. Stay safe! Book discussion begins: 15:35 OFF-TOPICS: Lou Bega's Mobile Bodega, More JuiceTalk, The Adventures of Pete & Pete You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds...

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Ep 90 - Vampire Breath (w/ @Bobdunga) show art Ep 90 - Vampire Breath (w/ @Bobdunga)

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Pee-ew! This book stinks! But that doesn't mean we don't have a blast discussing it. Paul and Chad are joined by nostalgia historian Raven Simone (aka @Bobdunga92) to cover this tale of hidden basement tombs, the time traveling power of smoke bombs, and why being a vampire is better than human reality. Enjoy! OFF TOPICS: The deep lore of Talespin X The Jungle Book, Beyblade Assassins, and Leg-Arm Beast Humans. Actual book discussion begins at 11:40. Check out Raven's YT channel at You can support the show, get access to bonus episodes, vote on titles, and more at patreon.com/goosebuds Dress...

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This is a How I Met Your Mother-ish episode as R.L. invites readers to figure out just how exactly one got their voodoo gift. Hopefully the ending will be more satisfying than Ted marrying a girl he never met until the final season. Anyway... join Paul, Dom, and Chad as they discuss this story about Jungle Magic, an overzealous anthropologist aunt, and shouting Kah-Le-Ah a bunch! Enjoy the episode!

OTHER TOPICS: hidden bookcase Kirbys, smooth corn, and ranking Indiana Jones’ love interests.

You can support the show and gain access to bonus episodes and more at patreon.com/goosebuds

Want to contact us? [email protected]

Edited by Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole)

Original music by Seth Earnest (sethearnest.net)