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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.
 
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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 …
 
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;…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Paul and Chad are joined by Leighton Gray (Dream Daddy, Fullbright) to discuss one of her favorite Goosebump books-- a collection of short stories. The problem is... these books are titled very confusingly and we all read different stuff. We still had a blast covering this sampler platter 'mini-bumps' with Leighton and hope you enjoy it too. OFF-TO…
 
What better way to beat the summer (and global) heat than with a spooky story of snowmen? Paul and Chad are joined by writer and Dungeon Master TK Johnson (@tkjoinsthefray) to discuss what happens when you find out your mom doinked a snowman. Learn about a poor girl who is dragged away from the basketball renaissance of the 90s Chicago Bulls to a f…
 
Paul and Chad are joined by Internet Funny Boy Octopimp (voice actor, Twitch performance artist) to cover R.L.'s story of pumpkin-headed monsters and endless trick 'r treating. In retrospect with the pandemic maybe covering your face with produce isn't the worst idea in the world but let's see if these dumb kids can survive this adventure with one …
 
The Goosebuds Boyz are back for another Adventure! Chosen by our wonderful Patreon supporters... is Animorphs Alternamorphs #1 The First Journey! Veteran Yeerk Expert Chad has little memory of this non-canon excursion but he DM's for Paul and Dom as they roleplay young student Flim Flam who tumbles into the Animorph adventure. What animal form will…
 
Well, that's certainly one way to title a Goosebumps book. Paul and Chad are joined by game designer and our very own editor Kevin Cole (Space Kings, Haque) to talk about a legend unknown to both our heroes and the book's author. This story of cultural theft, imaginary European territories, and wind-up wives astounds the Goosebuds Boys and makes fo…
 
In this terrifying world you need to be prepared for any obstacle. With that in mind this episode covers the vital tactics you need to slay a swamp monster (spoiler: do nothing). Paul and Chad are joined by horror aficionado George Heftler (The Best Little Horror House in Philly podcast) to discuss this tale of southern castle-mansions, bleach-and-…
 
This episode of Goosebuds includes our own magic trick: we conjure up special guest Nick Murphy (Continue?, Pretend Friends, Preston & Steve Show)! With Dom stuck in the fifth dimension, Paul & Chad join Nick to discuss this tale of magic, midnight societies, and kung-fu kids. They also discover a new location in the Goosebumps lore: Battletown. OT…
 
Slappy has plagued readers, listeners, and Paul for decades. But is his third act worth the horror hype? Join Paul, Dom, and Chad as they read through the last OG Slappy tale. We got pretty spooked during the episode but that may just because of all the chaos outside in the real world. Hopefully this episode provides some laughs and distraction fro…
 
The Goosebuds boys are alive, kicking, and craving Adventure! With Dom Moschitti DM'ing, can Chad and Paul survive becoming vampires? We completely miss the evil poodle advertised on the book cover so if you had any reservations about undead dogs, worry not. Mostly we consider if we should kill our annoying friend. Other topics: lesser known cures …
 
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,…
 
Goosebuds is back with one of the last titles in the core Goosebumps bibliography. The boys really goose'd up this book read. Thankfully Paul is there to save Chad and Dom with a tale of inside-the-house-phone-calls and child head trauma. OTHER TOPICS: Kingdom Hearts II deaths, honestly scary Bumps books, peak scary bees, No no no no no, living gra…
 
Pack your bags because we're booked at a haunted hotel! The Goosebuds Boyz cover another Give Yourself Goosebumps title filled with twists and turns and many plots unrelated to monstrous motels. With Dom returning as the 'DM', Paul & Chad must choose wisely. Can you believe we've recorded 75 episodes of this show? It's been a blast these past 5+ ye…
 
The final issue in this Goosebuds RPG mini-arc comes to a 'Game Over' as Dom, Paul, and Chad fight their way through the Super Gentendo game system. By transforming into horrifying plumber/freedom fighters, they become their true selves. This episode is For Your Consideration, nominated in the podcast awards category of Butt Kicking and Heart Stomp…
 
We jump right into the audio adventure, with our heroes trapped in an alternate reality videogame console. Join Chad, Paul and Dom as they fight through DM Kevin Cole's 90s adventure using the Space Kings gameplay system. In this episode the boys roleplay dads, fight Shalhoub the Video Djin, give ten fingers, and deal out some brutal, neck-snapping…
 
You demanded more episodes in the Goosebuds RPG and damn it we're having such a good time we'd still play this even if we weren't recording! The boys (big brother Chad, little brother Paul, and dog brother Dom) are still trapped in a 90s nightmare world run by our DM Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole). The boys contemplate patricide, clean up the crime sc…
 
Zip up your hoodie, Goosebuddies; it's Halloween Timez and our podcast power grows stronger! Also what better way to celebrate the autumn season than a story that jumps back and forth between temperate California and snowy Alaska? The Goosebuds Boys Dom, Paul, and Chad are joined by Jordan Morris (Bubble, Jordan Jessie Go, Unikitty!, @midnight) to …
 
A new Adventure episode is here! Chad reads Escape From Camp Run-For-Your-Life to Dom & Paul. Can these two boys survive their summer sports? Will they deftly avoid the interesting plots of aliens and zombies and spend their days doomed playing soccer? Join the boys and watch out for Billy the Car Driving Kid, avoid falling off cliffs, and chomping…
 
It's Episode 69 (nice) and the Goosebuds Boys are tackling another sequel. Say Cheese And Die: Chapter Two! Wait, sorry, wrong horror thing coming out this week. Say Cheese And Die... Again! In this tale, teens revisit a possessed polaroid-- or is it a normal film camera now? When this cursed camera takes your picture, terrible stuff happens. Like …
 
The Goosebuds roleplaying adventure returns! Having jumped the literal threshold of their neighbor's fence, the boys face a haunted house armed only with their wits, stolen cable parts, and the unstoppable ally T-Bone. Can Paul, Dom, and Chad find their way back to adulthood? Or will they be trapped in an eternal 90s adolescence, sucking down apple…
 
This is it, podcast collectors: the mint first-edition issue of Goosebuds RPG. Paul, Dom, and Chad join Game Master Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole) for a custom tabletop adventure set in the Goosebumps-ish universe. Will the boys be able to survive a nightmare world of apple cider sucking children and corrupt able companies? Normal episodes of Goosebud…
 
Do not adjust your RSS feed-- this is indeed Goosebuds. In this new side format the boys (Paul, Dom, and Chad) are joined by friend, editor, and game designer Kevin Cole (@RealKevinCole) to play a custom version of his tabletop-card-RPG, simply called Goosebuds RPG. The boys will take on Goosebumps horrors playing as their own teenage selves, with …
 
The Goosebud Boys Paul, Dom, and Chad are joined by the wonderful Elspeth Eastman (Cadence of Hyrule, League of Legends, Twitch) to read The Headless Ghost, a story about two kids ruining a local historical house and tourist spot. Learn the tragic tale of a sailor, his lost love, and ripping heads off kids. OTHER TOPICS: Elspeth in the world of Hyr…
 
In this Adventure! episode the boys sit around the audio table for Dungeons & Dragons: Revenge of the Rainbow Dragon. With Dom as our Book Master (BM), can Paul the Fox & Chad the Owl survive this story of chromatic creatures and wacky wizards? OTHER TOPICS: Doll movies (both haunted and happy), the dark truth of what happens to dead kids, hacking …
 
Paul, Dom, and Chad tackle a legendary Goosebumps sequel with The Haunted Mask II, chronicling the history of The Shopkeeper, his unloved masks, and the horror of aging. Nothing is worse than growing old and until science defeats the Grim Reaper this will be the scariest book. Enjoy. OTHER TOPICS: Our experimental surgeries, and the curse of Mr. Si…
 
Paul, Dom, and Chad discuss the mantis-monster story Shocker on Shock Street, about an amusement park with technology far exceeding anything a modern-day Imagineer could come up with. The Shock Street movie series is not only the biggest horror franchise around, it covers all genres and tones: werewolf men, houses with flimsy electrical wiring, ske…
 
Prepare to get your hands dirty, Goosebuddies; we're doing some gardening! And who better to help us in our war against our war-crime-committing neighbor than sentient ceramic gnomes? Well, they're actually just two tiny men who pretend to be statues and hang out in your backyard which is unintentionally way more terrifying than R.L. intended. But …
 
Seal up your space suit; we're launching into a new Adventure! episode-- Space Vampire!!! (We added those exclamations to the book title, but how can you not get excited when solar suckers are in play?) Dom reads this tale to Paul & Chad, who do their best to be young space hot shot 'Osprey' and take down a space vampire (different than terran vamp…
 
Ooooh howdy the quality of this episode's book is divisive as figuring out where to plant your Identity Seeds. We dive into one of Chad's favorite titles in the original series-- Calling All Creeps-- and talk about the R.L.'s darkest payoff for teenage pranks, our hero Ricky the Butt Monkey, and which of us are secretly lizard people. This book gav…
 
The Goosebuddies are joined by the great Kevin Cole (Pretend Friends, Haque, Original Characters), who isn't just a great dude and game designer, he's the editor of this show! Kevin brings a stack of notes, and all our dark audio secrets. In this episode the boys cover Ghost Camp. Will the "All Camp Books Are Superior" Theory hold up after this tal…
 
We've covered mummy books on this show before, but not one set in the eternally-1940s world of Indiana Jones! In this special Adventure! episode Dom reads a choose-your-own-adventure written by our beloved R.L! Can Paul & Chad decipher Mr. Stine's subtle hints and pick the right random branching storyline? Will we make Indy proud of us? Is this sto…
 
To prepare our hearts and minds for the arrival of spring, we're reading about sentient evil eggs. Chad, Dom, and Paul cover the later Bumps book-- chosen by you: Egg Monsters From Mars! In this upside down world where kids love eggs and spend their weekends hunting for them one kid befriends a bizarre yolk-being and spends the bulk of the adventur…
 
We finally did it-- we broke the chronological timeline of Goosebumps books. Voted on by you wonderful supporters, we've jumped ahead to the Willy Wonka wannabe The Beast From The East! In this Calvinball of a book the rules change constantly while the tension remains a consistent 'boring'. What a cruel splash of reality R.L. has for us after Jelly…
 
Back when this podcast started and the boys hit the first great wall of bad writing, Chad begged Paul & Dom: just wait for Camp Jellyjam. Years later we've finally reached this bizarre and great book and we can now turn into skeletons and die now that our purpose has been achieved. Or I guess we can just keep reading kids books and sharing goofs. T…
 
Hey Goosebuddies! Chad has recovered from his freak piano accident- all three titans of teen tomes are here! The boys cover the infamous title The Barking Ghost, and the book's bark is definitely worse than its bite? Does that metaphor make sense? TOPICS: Secretly Shaq, Time Traveling for Better Videogames, Snowglobes, Fear of Dogs, Shitty Little B…
 
The 'Buds are back in the 'Bump saddle again!! We're back to discussing Goosebumps... well, two of us are. Chad was involved in horrible accident, so Dom & Paul review two episodes of the Goosebumps TV show that are adaptations from the Tales to Give You Goosebumps series with a haunted house theme! We cover The House of No Return and The Haunted H…
 
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