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! read less
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Re-release: The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike
Oct 17 2022
Re-release: The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike
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 River Anthology (1915), messages from beyond the grave, alternative medicine, mall bookstores, Buddhism,, Stephen King's Carrie (1974), orientalism, 90s AIDS narratives, memento mori, Six Feet Under (2001-05), 1,001 Nights, Bedazzled (1967, 2000), Beatrice Sparks's Go Ask Alice (1971), Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho (1991), Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums (1958), Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911), the X-Files episode "All Things" (2000), racial cross-dressing fantasies, sick lit, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (2005), Goethe's Faust (1790), supernatural love stories, Cat People (1942, 1982), The Mummy (1932, 1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001), Candyman (1992), William Peter Blatt's The Exorcist (1971), Personal Shopper (2016), Gabrielle Moss's Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of 80s and 90s Teen Fiction (2018), Poland, and Ladybug House hospice for children and young adults. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com   Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com
S02E27 - Tales to Give You Goosebumps #3, Part 2
May 16 2022
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  Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gmail.com