show 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.
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Rob Huebel (Medical Police, FriendZone Twitch show) joins Jordan and Jesse for an extra special MaxFunDrive episode! They talk about his role as the white guy Gary on Black-ish, his recent upgrade to his streaming setup that has him ready for the purge, and his recent sighting of Scott Bakula running through Griffith Park shirtless. It's MAXFUNDRIV…
 
We're right in the middle of the Max Fun Drive! Right now is the best time to support all of the Max Fun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! We've got something special interrupting your feed today… in 2018, Jordan Morris and John Hodgman recorded an episode of a one-off podcast called Shootin' the Bri…
 
Dave Shumka and Graham Clark (Stop Podcasting Yourself podcast) join Jordan and Jesse for the first week of MaxFunDrive 2021!! They get into all the old Los Angeles restaurants that advertise pastrami, but actually have a different specialty that everyone orders, the time Dave's family rented a video camera to tape him singing the Gilligan's Island…
 
Welcome to Chult where you are the Cleric! Well, technically Paul and Chad are, but you get to come along for the ride as Book Master Kevin leads us through a story about jungle zombies, dinosaur men, and frog wives. This may be the hardest CYOA book we've had on the show. Will the boys survive or at least find some ore? BOOK DISCUSSION: 12:15 OFF …
 
Josh Gondelman (Make My Day podcast, Desus and Mero) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's attempt to do the show on easy mode with sports bloopers, Jordan's quest to find something he likes at Dunkin Donuts, the most impressive shoe in Josh's sneaker collection. Plus, Jordan challenges Josh and Jesse to a game of guessing AI pickup li…
 
Cristela Alonzo (Chicano Squad podcast, To Be Continued podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of her strong feelings about Pepe the King Prawn Muppet, the surprising tone that dominates the Pasadena subreddit, and Cristela's junior high school song lyric hustle. Check out the Pixar documentary that Cristela is in, Inside PIxar! And check…
 
Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than Death novel, Our Opinions Are Correct podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the friendship potential of various kaiju, the shocking but serene photo Jesse stumbled upon on Twitter while he was searching for Ichiro Suzuki highlights, and Little Ceasar's cult status as the ultimate sex symbol.…
 
Wowzers, we've done a hundred episodes of Goosebuds! That's a Benjamin of podcasts. We are so grateful for you listening and being a part of this family of audio campers. To celebrate the centennial, the Goosebuds Boys watched the 2018 film Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween 'starring' Jack Black. (The quotations are to mock his total appearance time;…
 
Kevin T. Porter (Good Christian Fun podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's big move to Pasadena and the recommendations Kevin has from living there for years, the themed parties Kevin has thrown to entice people to hang out on his side of town, and Jordan's newfound love for breakfast burritos. Tell us the secrets you thought …
 
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…
 
Kate Willett (Dirtbag Anthropology on Audible, Reply Guys podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the differences and similarities between right-wing and left-wing basement boys, the reply guys that Jesse attracted with a recent viral baseball tweet, the adorable kittens (Arthur and Pearl) Kate adopted during the pandemic, and what it w…
 
Elliott Kalan (The Flophouse podcast, MST3K on Netflix, Maniac of New York comic) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the beautiful segmented urban worms in Elliot's garage, what his experience of being a contestant on Jeopardy recently, a new one-man show about MOMSTANK. And this week Jesse has turned the tables to quiz Jordan and Elliott! …
 
Jamelle Bouie (The New York Times) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jamelle's connoisseurship of the many Highlander sequels (and the impressive proliferation of the series in general), Jesse's fondness for Dad Cinema and a beautiful but boring sci-fi movie, and the Tom Clancy and John Grisham books everyone read when they were young libr…
 
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: crypt…
 
Jenny Jaffe (Rugrats reboot!, Monster High reboot!) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jordan is still haunted by a poster he saw in The Little Things, the hardbound "first edition" of The Illiad the student gives Jennifer Lopez in The Boy Next Door, and the true makeup of Wario sauce. Plus, Jordan quizzes the hell out of Jenny and Jess…
 
Christopher Hastings (Rude Tales of Magic podcast, many awesome comics) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's recent chonky three-wick candle disappointment, how Howard the Duck factors into a Marvel character Chris helped create named Gwenpool, and the story of how Chris's Pomeranian named Commissioner Gordon fought for the title of …
 
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 …
 
Jahara James (Twitch Streamer, Crush It Queens podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about what's it's like to destroy Calamity Ganon in Zelda Breath of the Wild because ALL THREE people on this week's show have accomplished that very task, pop culture from childhood that doesn't seem like it actually existed, and mini-fridges for your skincare p…
 
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' desirabil…
 
Rhea Butcher (Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootleg Album, Three Swings Podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the hottest movie take Jordan has ever heard, the rich aficionados who keep kaiju action figure makers in business, and the sandwich Jesse wants named after him at the deli that names sandwiches after NPR hosts. Get Rhea's new albu…
 
Carlye Wisel (theme park journalist, Very Amusing podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion about Jordan's latest targeted Instagram ads, Jesse's major video game accomplishment of beating Zelda, and Carlye's latest quarantine gambit - learning to play chess. Plus, we take some calls from an old friend that could change the show forever.…
 
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 i…
 
Guy Branum (Talk Show the Game Show) joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about how the true test of big strong action stars is a movie where they try to raise children, the recent sea shanty crazy on the internet, and the new remake of Jesse's favorite show All Creatures Great and Small. Plus listeners call in to their own segments we've never done on t…
 
Joel Kim Booster (Urgent Care podcast, History of Swear Words on Netflix) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's status as the bad boy of the Culver City Plunge, the cat-centric side quests in the new Final Fantasy remake, how it feels when your therapist gets a ring light, and the dubious, fever-dreamlike filmography of Burt Reynolds.…
 
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 …
 
Alison Becker (Parks and Rec) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the dramatic and high-pressure video requests Alison has gotten since she joined Cameo, a quiz game from Jordan to see who can guess the going rate of a variety of celebrities on Cameo, and a vital deliberation of the 2021 Power Slogan that we'll no doubt need to help us get t…
 
Blaine Capatch (Nerd Poker Podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Boba Fett's real voice, a shocking manger scene that Jordan saw on one of his bullshit walks, and how the current toy landscape for kids is basically a surveillance state. Plus, Blaine lets us in on his go-to singing hologram to reference in bits.…
 
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…
 
David Hayter (Warrior Nun on Netflix, voice of King Shark on The Flash and Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid) joins Jordan and Jesse to fill out our King Shark Voiceover Actor Hat Trick! They talk about the extreme toll that playing King Shark takes on David's voice, how a gorgeous spinning back kick landed David in some trouble at a Yakuza bar in Ja…
 
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 wit…
 
Jonah Ray (Let Me Watch Your Movie with You podcast, MST3K on Netflix) joins Jesse and Jordan for this lightly cursed episode to talk about why horror movies are actually comforting these days, the magical appeal of Huell Howser and what might happen if he was meeting Pokemon, and the power of buffalo sauce to transform any food. Jonah has a new po…
 
Tawny Newsome (Space Force, Yo! Is This Racist? podcast, Material Flats album) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of what it's like living in the Mojave Desert, the hard pivots marketing teams have had to pull off during the pandemic, and how Tawny's dad trusts Dr. Faucci, but still wants to beat him up. Plus, Tawny recorded an album during th…
 
Broadcasting legend Tom Scharpling (The Best Show, Double Threat ) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jordan has developed a taste for three dollar pear, Tom's targeted ads on Instagram for donut shops and Halloween masks, and Tom's piping hot take of how C-3PO is a worse Star Wars character than even Jar Jar Binks.…
 
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 holi…
 
Cody Ziglar (She-Hulk on D+, The Dark Weeb podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the lesser-known sodas from the south like Cheer Wine, the titillating hashtag Jordan saw being used on the Antiques Roadshow, and the jarring ebb and flow of action in Attack on Titan, an anime that features naked crank-less giants eating people. Plus, w…
 
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…
 
Brea Grant (12 Hour Shift movie, Mary graphic novel) and Mallory O'Meara (The Lady From the Black Lagoon book) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how everyone spent the most powerful Halloween of all time, how Elvira will not sign autographs unless she is in character, and the drive-in porno theater in Brea's hometown. Plus, Jesse helps ever…
 
Happy Halloween, Goosebuddies! The boys take a detour into the horrifying and grisly realm of Shivers - a knock off Goosebumps series. This book "The Awful Apple Orchard'' isn't lying with its title but we had a great time discussing this story of ghost cars, apple cider, and sudden grisly child gore. OFF-TOPICS: The invention of fear, ghost scream…
 
Blaire Erskine (Twitter / Video / Superstar ) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's exhilarating run through the resurrected Target Husk, the lawless Christian nightclub for teens Blaire used to go to growing up, and the genderbending papal protest organization called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence that one of Jesse's childhood m…
 
In the ancient era of the 1990s telephones were considered novel devices, almost alien. There was no caller ID, touch screens, or ringtones. They were just plastic boxes sending voices out to numbers across the wires. You ordered pizza, called cute boys, and reported murders and that was it. In this episode we travel back to Fear Street, where thre…
 
Alicia Tobin (Retail Nightmares podcast, "So You're A Little Sad, So What?" book) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the intolerable soundtracks at retail jobs that play on a loop and haunt you for decades, the notoriously awful customer that spawned Alicia's Retail Nightmares podcast, and the Scandinavian gummy store by Jordan's house that…
 
David Rees and Jon Kimball (Election Profit Makers podcast) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the tamest political scandal of all time, Jesse's big missed opportunity on LinkedIn, and the Big League Chew swallow club that David and John had in 8th grade. Plus, Jordan makes his long-awaited debut on Instagram and only has eyes for John Dicke…
 
Freddie Wong (Story Break podcast, RocketJump) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the government-sanctioned glory holes in Vancouver, James Cameron's deal with the devil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, and Freddie's run as a professional Guitar Hero champion.By Freddie Wong, Jordan Morris, Brian Fernandes, Jesse Thorn
 
Maddy Myers (Triple Click podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the backlash to Peter Dinklage's voiceover work in the Destiny video game, the obstacles in the way of Jesse doing cosplay, brick trading, and how hard it is to play a video game and be engaging on a live stream. Check out Triple Click, MaximumFun's own video game podcast…
 
Steve Agee (The Suicide Squad 2, Superstore) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of what it was like being King Shark in the new Suicide Squad movie, Jesse's disappointing experience at a Harlem Globetrotters game in the past, and Jordan's brief run-in with Joan Osborne in his youth. The Bubble graphic novel is available for pre-order! Check wi…
 
Nick Wiger (How Did This Get Played podcast, Doughboys podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the many different types of sexy Waluigi on the internet, Zelda Breath of the Wild blood moons, and the Pokemon ruse that Jesse is running on his son. Plus, Nick wrote on Earth to Ned with Jordan! Check it out on Disney+! And check out the pre…
 
Despite everything that's happened in 2020, football seasons has returned to The Americas. Let's celebrate with the CYOA book Back To Pass: A Choose To Win Book! You maniacs on our Patreon voted for this title and boy did this adventure go out of bounds immediately. Paul and Chad try to survive on the hard streets of failure and become a true Hande…
 
Eliza Skinner (Earth to Ned on Disney+, Regarding My Lovers comedy special) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the pet sharks Eliza got from Walmart in college, how Jesse cooked an egg on his front porch this weekend, and the magical puppet moments that happened on the Jim Henson puppet talk show Eliza and Jordan worked on together. Check o…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login