Say Podcast and Die!

Say Podcast and Die!

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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November 6, 2023 61 mins

At long last, Andy and Alyssa wrap up Series 2000 with the final installment: Ghost in the Mirror. Along the way, they discuss  interior design hot takes, monster twists, friendship reversals, scary furniture, splatterpunk, and more.

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This month, Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #24: Earth Geeks Must Go! As they discuss the penultimate book in Series 2000, they consider aliens, bugs, animal intelligence, bad assignments, baffling world building, body horror, and more.

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In their first episode of 2023, Andy and Alyssa discuss Goosebumps Series 2000 #23, Slappy's Nightmare. Along the way they discuss curses, stand-up horror, the nature of good deeds, doubles, multiple POVs, and a twist on the usual Slappy narrative.

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December 6, 2022 63 mins

Winter is upon us, so let's revisit some seasonal horror!

 Andy and Alyssa take a detour into the Fear Street series with Ski Weekend (1991). They discuss a notable lack of skiing, gender troubles, balaclavas, elaborate schemes, terrible driving, Tom Bombadil, ravines, unclear warnings, Vertigo (1958), bullet eating, lodge horror, snowed-in horror, Slasher: Guilty Party (Season 2, 2016), The Hateful Eight (2015), The ...

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In honor of the new Netflix series, we're re-releasing our episode about Christopher Pike's The Midnight Club.
In this episode,  Andy and Alyssa venture into their first non-Stine book: Christopher "Kevin" Pike's The Midnight Club (1994). They discuss conversation ventures into chain letters, Starvation Heights, Boccaccio's Decameron (ca. 1353), deals with the devil, Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon ...

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This week, Andy and Alyssa discuss Goosebumps Series 2000 #22: Full Moon Fever. Along they way, they talk  monster prejudice, Halloween rampaging, aphorisms, Deliverance, Dr. Satan, frickin' mermaids, scary old men, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, sideshows, The Phantom of the Opera, lunacy and moon pseudoscience, family dinner and messed up hungers, imaginary friends, caged animals, curses, tainted candy, Tom Petty, and ethica...

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 Andy and Alyssa talk with Alan Doucette, prop master for every episode of the Goosebumps TV series! As Alan takes them behind the Goosescenes, they discuss Adam West and other childhood heroes, the multitasking life of a prop masters, starting fires, angering snakes, tarantula fangs, how to get orange pumpkins in winter, Animorphs, Witchblade, Canadian film and television, and the importance of secure working conditions for making...

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On this Guestpunk episode, Andy and Alyssa talk with Alex of the Gattsy on Goosebumps podcast  about the TV adaptation of Calling all Creeps. The message is media rare. You can find Gattsy on Goosebumps on any podcast platform, and you can follow Gattsy on Goosebumps at @goosebumps.podcast on Instagram and follow Alex on Twitter and Instagram at @latterature_ .  

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At long last, Andy and Alyssa return to Goosebumps Series 2000 with #21: The Haunted Car. Along the way, they discuss  Home Improvement, cars, Jocelyn from Bob's Burgers, The Virgin Suicides, ghost missions, dangerous dads, The Conjuring, Dr. Death, faking expertise, Catch Me If You Can, evil sexy cars, Stephen King's Christine (of course), Titane, mystery girls, Zoje Stage's Wonderland, declaring oneself evil, Edgar...

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This week, Andy and Alyssa read Give Yourself Goosebumps #8: The Curse of the Creeping Coffins. Along the way, they discuss art and science; Liz & Dick; desecrated graves; tile puzzles; seraphim; Elvira; Last Night in Soho; co-op living; real estate schemes; transing characters; the yellow pages; humane ghost trapping; The Most Dangerous Game; settler colonialism (again); visual aids; word games; Princess Di; Heaven’s Gate; Rol...

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This week, Andy and Alyssa get NSFW with arguably the best Give Yourself Goosebumps they’ve read to date, GYG #7: Under the Magician’s Spell. Along the way, they discuss nonbinary representation; your local tv listings; Joan Crawford; fog machines; the Necronomicon; the crucifixion; a fanart request; fireballing; dolly jelly; regular tools; The Wizard of Oz; the FIsher-Price Deluxe Kick n' Play piano gym. // Music by Haunted C...

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This week, Andy and Alyssa read Give Yourself Goosebumps #6: Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter. Along the way, they discuss Ritter sport; childcare costs; Staying Out of the Basement; undercompensated academic labor; counting by fives; Persephone; Peppermint Patty; broken windows theory; George Washington and George Washington Carver; Officer Jenny; bovine growth hormones; Go Ask Alice; Jefferson Airplane; the circus; cotton candy...

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This week, Andy and Alyssa read Give Yourself Goosebumps #5: Night in Werewolf Woods. Along the way, they discuss their new relationship to the closet; 30 years of Goosebumps (shorturl.at/HIQ34); wolf dance parties; nerds; Robert “That F*ckin Guy” Frost; Shark Week; pewter figures; triskaidekaphobia; Warhammer; The Boy 2; howling; trailblazing; guano; psychedelic horror; and gendering characters. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follo...

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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; withhold...

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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 wome...

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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 th...

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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 mov...

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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 Ther...

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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 ...

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Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #17: The Werewolf in the Living Room. Along they way, they discuss Fritz Haarmann; shark tooth necklaces; Mario jokes; werewolf teeth; bifurcated story form; The Bailey School Kids; human trafficking; merchandizing; raisin squares; Teddy Roosevelt; Sylvia Likens; the layered look; following someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing; Moby Dick; The Glass Castle; erratic parents; Russian ...

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