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EPISODE 49: SKATIN’, MARBLES, AND CAKE!

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This month in episode 49, we’re losing our marbles. No worries, though because we can still have our cake and eat it too.

From 2006, we’re watching “He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown” and from 1997, we’ve got “It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown”. Will these provide the best viewing experience every or will we have to be bullied into finishing them?

We’ve also got a review of the “Peanuts by Schulz” episode “Black & White” and another RANDOM STRIP OF THE MONTH. 

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

Thanks to Nick Jones for the use of his song “25% Off”.

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

Find info, show notes, episodes and more for IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here, and for my other show ATARI BYTES here on www.carnivalofgleecreations.com

Pick up “Greetings, Fellow Blockheads” shirts and mugs on www.zazzle.com/ab_pod_store 

Support the show by becoming a subscriber on the IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on Patreon.com. You could get episodes early! Or bonus episodes! Good grief!

Get info about books I’ve written and links to just some of the places you can buy them on the website here. www.carnivalofgleecreations.com

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EPISODE 48: GINI HOLTZMAN – THE VOICE OF “PEPPERMINT PATTY”

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Now that Easter is over and you’ve had a chance to clean up the mess from the Easter Bunny lobbing eggs over your fence in deference to social distancing, here’s episode 48 of the podcast to relax with.

We’ve got an interview with Gini Holtzman who, back in the day, provided the voice for “Peppermint Patty” in a number of TV episodes, including “Snoopy’s Reunion” and the iconic “It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown”. What was it like to make these shows? What did Charles Schulz give her? What does she think Peppermint Patty would be like as a grown up? The answers to all of these questions and more are waiting for you inside this episode.

We’ve also got another installment of “Random Strip of the Month” and a review of another “Peanuts by Schulz” called “School is Out”.

No chocolate bunnies though.

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

Thanks to Nick Jones for the use of his song “25% Off”.

Thanks to Henry Pope for the use of his “Linus & Lucy” Remix. You can find that and more of his music on Soundcloud here.

Get episode info, social media and more for IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for the weekly ATARI BYTES, a podcast where we talk about old games and present an original short story more or less inspired by something related to that game. It’s all on the website www.carnivalofgleecreations.com 

Support the show by becoming a subscriber on the show page on Patreon.com. If you do, you could get episodes early or even get bonus content! Good grief!

 

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EPISODE 47: IT’S SPRING TRAINING, CHARLIE BROWN plus “MOTION COMICS”

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Springtime. And the livin’ is easy!

Okay, actually things are kind of brutal out there right now. But that makes this the perfect time to self-medicate with more PEANUTS! And episode 47 is just the tonic you need!

From 1992, we’re watching IT’S SPRING TRAINING, CHARLIE BROWN where Mr. Hennessey from CHARLIE BROWN’S ALL-STARS (episode 1!) offers new uniforms to the baseball team. Yay!  All Chuck and the gang need to do is win a game! AAUUGH!

Then we check out two installments of iTunes’ 2008 experiment MOTION COMICS, a series of very short episodes produced with “limited animation” (don’t let that scare you”. We’re checking out “The Sore Arm” and “Independence Day”. 

We’ve also got a “Peanuts by Schulz” short “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”. And, as always, a Random Strip of the Month. This is a good time to remind you to…*ahem*…SEND IN YOUR RANDOM STRIPS OF THE MONTH!

Thank you.

“How Snoopy Became the Mascot of Knott’s Berry Farm”

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

Thanks to Nick Jones for the use of “25% Off”.

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

Find info, show notes, episodes, social media and more at www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for this show, IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and for my other show ATARI BYTES, which features an original short story every week here

The website also has info and some order links for books that I’ve written, like MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS.

You can become a subscriber on Patreon.com and possibly get access to episodes early, or even bonus episodes. 

Pick up “Greetings, Fellow Blockheads!” mugs and shirts at zazzle.com/ab_pod_store 

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EPISODE 46: BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN

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February’s episode 46 is sweet like the box of candy you and Sally Brown wish your valentine had gotten you. We’re watching 1975’s BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN and a short documentary extra called “Unlucky in Love: An Unrequited Love Story”. Splash on some shaving lotion from your heart-shaped bottle and join us!

We also have a Random Strip of the Month and a Peanuts by Schulz short called “Tennis”. Just think of these as the bonus truffles in the gorgeous candy display.  

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

Thanks Henry Pope for the use of his “Linus and Lucy” Remix. Find that and other music on Soundcloud here.

Thanks to Nick Jones for the use of “25% Off”.

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for info, show notes and episodes of IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, as well as the weekly, short story podcast ATARI BYTES.

The website also has info about books I’ve written like MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED  BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS, which is a thing you can buy.

Pick up “Greetings, fellow blockheads” stuff at the AB_Pod_Store on Zazzle.com

Become a subscriber on the IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on Patreon.com. You could get episodes early! Get BONUS content!

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EPISODE 45: AUTHOR WILLIAM JOHNSON

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Greetings, fellow blockheads! Welcome to episode 45! A new year, a new episode. What more could you ask for?

This month, we’ve got a special guest. William Johnson is the author of the forthcoming book “A History of Peanuts on Parade”, a life-long Peanuts fan, and an occasional Chik-Fil-A cow. I had many questions about these things. Tune in to hear many answers. 

We’ve also got a Random Strip of the Month and A “Peanuts by Schulz” short called “Like Skates on Ice”.

Follow the show on Twitter @itsapodcb, like the show on Facebook and Instagram. Email us at charliebrownpodcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Find info, episodes, social media and more for IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and about my other podcast ATARI BYTES, a weekly review of old video games AND original short stories by me here at www.carnivalofgleecreations.com 

Pick up shirts and mugs at www.zazzle.com/ab_pod_store. 

Become a subscriber to the show on Patreon.com and get access to episodes early and bonus content!

Your podcaster is also an author. Find out more about his books here!

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GOODNIGHT, 2019!

(With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)

In the year gone by,
There were cosmic crisp apples
And a vortex so polar, cold like the poles
And a picture of –
For the first time, a black hole!
And the end of Star Wars, Avengers and Thrones
And two outbreaks – flu and the measles
And a pair of impeachment articles
And calls for Area 51 storming
And warnings about vaping
And tariffs and shootings and a duct tape banana
And a quiet old Mueller who was whispering “Russia”
Goodnight, year
Goodnight, news
Goodnight frustration over the news
Goodnight Notre Dame fire
And fights in Venezuela and Hong Kong
Goodnight Marlboro Man
Goodnight D.C. Fontana
Goodnight Mad Magazine
And goodnight John Paul Stephens
Goodnight Gloria Vanderbilt
And goodnight iTunes as we knew it
Goodnight Grumpy Cat
And goodnight Caroll Spinney
Goodnight Russi Taylor
(The original voice of Minnie Mouse!)
Goodnight nobody
Goodnight Lee Mendelson
And goodnight to first all-lady space walk rush
Goodnight stars
Goodnight air
Good night noises everywhere

For more about my books, podcasts (Atari Bytes and It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown) and other stuff I’ve been doing, go to http://www.carnivalofgleecreations.com

EPISODE 44: “SPARKY” PLAYWRIGHT JACK MCMANUS RETURNS FOR CHARLIE BROWN’S CHRISTMAS TALES

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Christmastime is here! Happiness and cheer! Fun for all that children call… IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN ep. 44!

This month, Samantha Claus (you’ll have to listen to understand) brings “Sparky” playwright Jack McManus back to the show. We’ll be discussing the 2002 TV episode “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales”.

Also, unlike poor Sally’s dollhouse bicycle, you’ll also find under your podcast tree a Random Strip of the Month and a review of the “Peanuts by Schulz” short “Doing it Right”.

Happy holidays!

Support graphic artist and friend of the show Jason Yungbluth, author of “Weapon Brown” and many other things by going to his Death Ray 2020 kickstarter here.

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

Thanks to Nick Jones for the use of “25% Off”.

Thanks to Saul Solano Jr. for the “A Christmas Story”/podcast mashup bumper thingy.

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

Find episodes, social media and info about IT’S  A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here  and about the weekly ATARI BYTES podcast featuring an original short story by me every week here at www.carnivalofgleecreations.com.

Consider supporting the show by becoming a subscriber on the IT’S  A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on Patreon.com. Get episodes early! Get bonus episodes! Good grief!

Pick up “Greetings, Fellow Blockheads” shirts at mugs at the AB_Pod_Store at Zazzle.com. New stuff coming…someday!

 

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EPISODE 43: LUCY MUST BE TRADED, CHARLIE BROWN & SNOOPY’S REUNION

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Phew! After many technical glitches, episode 43 is here. Sorry about the lost five minutes in the second half of the show. Try to enjoy!

The TV episodes featured in episode 43 find Charlie Brown first trying to get rid of one of the Peanuts gang – Lucy – and then trying to bring one into the fold – Snoopy. In the end, of course, the Peanuts universe rights itself and Peanuts Town is harmonious once again.

We’re watching “Lucy Must be Traded, Charlie Brown”, which originally aired August 29, 2003 and “Snoopy’s Reunion” from May 1, 1991. Plus! A “Peanuts by Schulz” short called “Good Sports”. 

Send in your RANDOM STRIPS OF THE MONTH!

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”. Check out his music on Soundcloud here.

Consider becoming a Patreon subscriber here. Early access! Bonus episodes! All sorts of madness!

Go to http://www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for social media, episodes and show info for ATARI BYTES and the monthly Peanuts podcast IT’S  A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN.

The website also has info and links to just some of the places you can order the novel IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME and short story collection MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS.

“It’s the Great Impeachment Charlie Brown”

Everything Wrong with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Snoopy in Space season 1 recap

Peter Robbins update

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live

Snoopy’s Town Tale Relaunching

The 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrities

Dollywood sued by Peanuts

Snoopy Themed Hotel

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EPISODE 42: IT’S THE PIED PIPER, CHARLIE BROWN and THE CHARLIE BROWN & SNOOPY SHOW (ep 18)

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This month, much like the Pied Piper himself, episode 42 of the podcast will lure you away from all those other shows with a mesmerizing spell of Peanuts goodness. Wait, in that metaphor, that makes you all a bunch of rats. Never mind. *ahem*

Anyway, we’re watching IT’S THE PIED PIPER, CHARLIE BROWN, a year 2000 (!) direct-to-video release; the first after Schulz died. We also say goodbye to THE CHARLIE BROWN & SNOOPY SHOW by reviewing episode 18, the final one, from 1985! This month’s “Peanuts by Schulz” review is “Show Dog”.

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 his other music on Soundcloud here.

Thanks to Nick Jones for the use of his song “25% Off”

You can find show info, social media, and links to show notes and episdes for IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and my other weekly, short story podcast ATARI BYTES on the website www.carnivalofgleecreations.com

I’m a writer too. Find out about my books MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS and IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME on the website www.carnivalofgleecreations.com. You’ll also find links to just some of the places you can order the books!

Pick up “Greetings, Fellow Blockheads” mugs and shirts in the Zazzle.com store AB_Pos_Store here.

Please consider becoming a Patreon subscriber at the IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here.

Charlie Brown themed pumpkin patch at Dallas Arboretum.

Snoopy in Space on Apple TV+: Everything to Know About Apple’s Peanuts TV Show – decider.com

The “Snoopy in Space” trailer

“The Far Side” coming to the Internet

The Peanuts 70th Anniverary Holiday Collection Limited Edition

The Debt that all Cartoonists owe to Peanuts

 

 

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EPISODE 41: ACTOR BRAD KESTEN, THE VOICE OF CHARLIE BROWN

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Good grief! This month in episode 41 of the podcast, actor Brad Kesten learns the danger of reaching out to podcasters and saying things like (a) I really like your show and (b) I was the voice of Charlie Brown on TV. When you do that, you end up getting drafted to be on the show.

Brad was the voice of Charlie Brown for most of the run of “The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show”, in “It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown” and other Peanuts specials. He also worked in front of the camera and did voice work on a lot of other things many of us watched in the ’80s.  And now he’s on the podcast!

Check out Brad’s official website here.

Nick Jones provides this month’s “Random Strip of the Month” and we’ve also got another “Peanuts by Schulz” episode.

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. Check out this and more of his music on Soundcloud here.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has links to social media, show notes, episodes of IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN. There you can also find out about my weekly show ATARI BYTES, which features an original short story by me every week.

Check out my novel IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, which you can order here, among other places. Also check out my short story collection MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS. Ebook or print, wherever you want to get ’em!

Pick up “Greetings, Fellow Blockheads” mugs and shirts at AB_Pod_Store on Zazzle.com

Support the Podcast financially on Patreon.com here. Early access! Bonus episodes! 

“Peanuts, McDonald’s Launch Apollo 11 Partnership”

“A Tale of Sand” – “Jim Henson’s ‘singularly biggest project’ that daughter Lisa says “never saw the light of day'”

“The Reasons Adults are Never Visible in Charles Schulz’s Peanuts Comic Strips”

“The Paradox of Peanuts” from theatlantic.com

“You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids’ Movie Reinforce the Cult of Self-Esteem?” – theatlantic.com

The 20th New Yorker Festival – Good Grief, Charlie Brown

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