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EPISODE 33: SCHULZ MUSEUM CURATOR BENJAMIN CLARK + THE CHARLIE BROWN & SNOOPY SHOW (Ep. 16)

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This month on the podcast, all of the Peanuts secrets are revealed…

Okay, not really. But we do have a conversation with Benjamin Clark, curator of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Benjamin gives us some insight into the daily life of a curator, how exhibits are put together, and a LOT of exciting things coming up in coming years. I even asked him, as the keeper of all things Peanuts, what is REALLY inside Snoopy’s doghouse.

Want to know the answer? Tune in to this episode!

We’ve also got one of the few remaining “Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show” episodes (#16 to be specific). In this one, the Peanuts gang boldly goes where no Peanut has gone before. At least it felt that way.

We’ve also got a “Peanuts by Schulz” episode called “Nice Doggy” and another “Random Strip of the Month”.

Chew your cookies loud as you want (It’ll make sense after you listen) and tune in! Thanks!

Here’s a link to Luke Epplin’s article, “Selling Out the Newspaper Comic Strip”.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Mining by Moonlight” and “Bass Walker”. 

Thanks to Henry Pope for the use of his “Linus & Lucy” remix. Find that and more of his music on Soundcloud here.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown show notes, episodes, social media and more.

Atari Bytes – Hey! That’s my other show!

Please consider supporting the shown financially. Snoopy’s dog bones aren’t cheap. You can do that on Patreon here.

 

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GOODNIGHT, 2018!

GOODNIGHT, 2018!
(With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)
December 19, 2018

In the year gone by

There was a migrant caravan

And a female Doctor Who

And a picture of –

A super blue blood moon

And in the U.S., there were three mass shootings…

And then over 300 more…

And the federal court showed Obamacare the door

And lots of bad romaine lettuce

And no Miss America bikinis to vex us

And sadly departed McCain, Barbara and George Bush

And Trump special prosecutors whispering “hush”

Goodnight Stan Lee

Goodnight Carroll Spinney

Goodnight Virgin Galactic (almost) jumping the moon

Goodnight Kofi Annan

And Aretha Franklin

Goodnight trade wars

Goodnight wildfires

Goodnight Harlan Ellison

And goodnight Neil Simon

Goodnight bump stocks

And goodnight Thai cave rescuers. You beat the clock

Goodnight bad climate report

And goodnight Olympic sport

Goodnight Paul Allen

And goodnight condoned assaulting

Goodnight nobody

Goodnight Stephen Hawking

And goodnight to trying to get journalists to “hush”

Goodnight stars

Goodnight air

Goodnight all of us everywhere

EPISODE 151: ENDURO

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We hope you already peed, because once the cross-country race that is this week’s episode gets going, we’re not stopping. It’s the Activision game ENDURO, from 1983. So, this week’s story probably has something to do with eggplant farming.

Racers! Ready! Get set! Listen to 151!

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Take a Chance”, “Reformat” and “Pinball Springs”. 

Thanks to Mike Mann for his “Mad Mike Hughes” theme.

Atari Bytes show notes, social media and more. 

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown- grab a root beer and get your fill of ALL things Peanuts here, on the 15th of every month. 

Here’s the Atari Bytes Patreon page where you can support the show financially. Thanks. 

In the St. Nick of Time is my holiday novel. A Santa Claus story for us adults. You can order it wherever you get books. Here’s one of those places.

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EPISODE 150: KARATEKA (7800)

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Much like the unnamed karate-practitioner in Broderbund’s 1988 port of KARATEKA for the Atari 7800, my moves are lightning fast and totally ineffectual. But we both look great with bare feet. Bunions are in now, right?

Why is Mr. No Name – let’s call him “Ed” – storming the castle of evil warlord Akuma? Why does Akuma leave his doors unlocked? Is the lovely, Princess Mariko longing to be saved by…Ed…or is she doing just fine on her own, thank you?

We’ll take a flying drop kick into episode 150, roundhouse the deets on this game and then, as the story within the game lies convulsing on the floor, we’ll FINISH HIM

(Note to self, less coffee before writing the show notes for next episode.)

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Take a Chance”, “Reformat” and “Pinball Spring”. 

Thanks to Mike Mann for his “Mad Mike Hughes Theme”. 

Atari Bytes show notes, episodes, and social media.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Good Grief! That’s my other show!

Patreon – You can support Atari Bytes financially here. 

Zazzle.com – the Atari Bytes merchandise store is here. If you have suggestions for items you’d like to see, let me know.

You can order my novel IN THE ST. NICK IN TIME pretty much anywhere you want (support your indie book stores!), but here’s a common location. And don’t forget to leave a review!

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EPISODE 149: GOPHER

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Episode 149 offers up GOPHER, a 1982 U.S. Games title for those among us who long to bash in the brains of a furry little creature with a shovel. 

In the game, you are a farmer defending your carrot patch from relentless gophers stealing your crop. You are armed with a shovel which you wield with merciless glee. Sometimes you actually use to fill in the holes the gopher leaves, but, mostly, you’re all about the bonking. Who doesn’t love to bonk their pocket gopher now and then?

So what’s this week’s story about? I, too, am scared to imagine…

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Take a Chance” and “Pinball Spring”. 

Thanks to Mike Mann for his “Mad Mike Hughes” theme.

Atari Bytes show notes and more.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show!

You can, if you’re able, support the show financially on our Atari Bytes Patreon page here. Thanks!

If you’re so inclined, check out my novel IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, a sort of Santa Claus story for ADULTS. Humor, gun play, and St. Nick in an existential crisis. Hope you enjoy! Here’s one of many places you can order it. 

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EPISODE 148: VENTURE

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What goes better with reheated Thanksgiving leftovers than the disturbing jelled, canned cranberry podcast equivalent ATARI BYTES?

If I had to venture a guess, I’d say this week’s episode IS THE SINGLE GREATEST PODCASTING EXPERIENCE YOU WILL EVER HAVE… during the time you listen to this particular podcast. 

In episode 148, we’re playing VENTURE, Coleco’s 1982 port of the classic arcade game that I never actually played. Treasure hunters seek their booties in deep, dark dungeons. Meanwhile monsters shake their booties in pursuit of those same hunters. 

You’ll be relieved to know that I don’t think the word “booty” appears anywhere in this week’s story.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Take a Chance”, “Pinball Spring” and “Reformat”.

Atari Bytes – the website

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show. Calling all Snoopy lovers!

Thanks to Mike Mann for our Mad Mike Hughes Theme!

Consider checking out my novel IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, a sort of Santa Claus story…for adults! You can order wherever you like to order books. Here’s one of those places!

Please consider supporting the show financially on our Atari Bytes Patreon page. You can do that here. Thanks. 

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EPISODE 147: 3D TIC-TAC-TOE

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Take a deep breath and bend over to touch your toes! Your tic-tac-toes, that is. And 1 and 2 and 1 and 2…

This week on episode 147, we’re playing an early Atari effort from 1978: 3D TIC-TAC-TOE. Was making tic-tac-toe three dimensional an innovative twist on a perennial diner placement favorite or was it a distracting, pancake-themed riddle over nothing more worthy than a gravy stain on that placemat?

Thanks to Mike Mann for the Mad Mike Hughes Theme.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Take a Chance”, “Reformat” and “Pinball Spring”. 

Atari Bytes show notes and what not.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show!

You can support the show financially on the Atari Bytes Patreon page here. Thanks. 

Here’s one of many places you can pick up my novel IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME – a sort of Santa Claus story for adults. Don’t like this retailer? Pick your own! You can order it pretty much anywhere! Thanks in advance!

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EPISODE 146: RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX

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Despite the waves of political unrest, some 8 million tourists visit Egypt every year to take in such amazing sites as the Great Sphinx. Therefore, when the listener stats come in for episode 146 of the show, iMagic’s RIDDLE OF SPHINX, we’re expecting similar numbers. That’s reasonable, right?

*Ahem*

Anyway, as the son of the Prince of Egypt, you are the ultimate tourist striving to get in line ahead of death god Anubis at the funnel cake stand. Or something.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Take a Chance” and “Pinball Spring”. 

Atari Bytes show notes and oh, so much more.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show. 

Thanks to Mike Mann for his “Mad Mike Hughes Theme”.

Please consider supporting the production costs for Atari Bytes by joining the Patreon. You can do that here. Thanks in advance!

Here is one of the places you can pick up IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, my holiday Santa Claus story for adults. 

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EPISODE 145: SPIKE’S PEAK

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This week on episode 145 of ATARI BYTES, we dive deep into the valley of the poisonous mountain cacti (plural for cactus) that is the intersection of philosophy and science. For example:

If the universe encompasses everything we know, but the universe is also expanding, WHAT is it expanding into?

Mallory said he climbed Mt. Everest simply because it is there. What the hell does that mean?

That second wondering is prompted by this week’s mountain climbing game SPIKE’S PEAK, Xonox, 1983. It was hard getting hold of this one. A cadre of strong men put all their effort into turning the double ender cartridge we played “Ghost Manor” on last week around so that we could play SPIKE’S PEAK. We’re exhausted. You’re welcome. 

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Take a Chance”, “Pinball Spring”, and “Reformat”.

Thanks to Mike Mann for our “Mad Mike Hughes” update theme.

Atari Bytes show notes, episodes, social media, puppies*

*No actual puppies. 

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – My other show is chock full of Chuck Brown, Snoopy, and cartoonist Charles Schulz himself

The Atari Bytes Patreon page is here. If you can donate to the show, we thank you in advance. 

 

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EPISODE 144: GHOST MANNOR

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We’ve got a spook-tacular Halloween-ish episode this week. You won’t get any candy, but it could be worse. You could get a bag full of rocks. (Sorry, Charlie Brown)

We scare ourselves silly* with the 1983 Xonox title GHOST MANOR.

*Not actually that scary.**

**The game has not so much in the way of ghosts as it does have frolicking little boys and girls playing amongst the tombstones.***

***That’s pretty weird though.

So, if you think you’re brave enough, join us for a chillingly good time…

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Take a Chance” and “Pinball Spring”.

Thanks to Mike Mann for his “Mad Mike” update theme.

Atari Bytes show notes and what not.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show!

The Atari Bytes Patreon page is here.

Check out this episode!

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