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It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown

As a kid, it was a good Saturday afternoon if I had a bowl of Cheetos and a collection of Peanuts comic strips in front of me. Charlie Brown and the gang were friends to me. (I especially identified with Linus.) I really liked the week-long story arcs and the brilliant mix of humor, frustration and perseverance of these lil' folks. And, honestly, I'm a little sad Shermie never took off as a main character. Animated Peanuts was great too. The airing of a Peanuts TV special was a big event in my house. I was pretty young, but I remember seeing RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN in 1977 in a movie theater. I know I watched A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN over and over on cable. BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (And Don't Come Back!) is a wonderful movie, animated or otherwise. And I don't think a year has gone by that I haven't watched the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials. I pretty much have the dialogue memorized, much to the chagrin of my wife and kids. To date, Charlie Brown and the gang have appeared in five feature films and dozens of TV specials, including the series "This is America, Charlie Brown" and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show". And on this podcast, we're going to watch them all. We'll discover what we liked and what we didn't. What worked and what didn't. There are many layers to a Peanuts special. Even in two dimensions, these characters are fully fleshed-out humans - and one beagle - with all the fears, anxieties, joys and laughs we all experience. Let's explore those together.
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Sep 15, 2022

The podcast is HUGE this month! We've got not one, but TWO, er...Peanuts? Peanuts kids? Peanuts gang members? Both Melanie Kohn, who was Lucy in several of the specials from the seventies, as well as the film "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown" AND Duncan Watson who was Charlie Brown in that film and several specials are here. TOGETHER! I hid the footballs.

Then we've got "The Snoopy Show", S2, episode 5, another "Random Strip of the Month" and a "Peanuts by Schulz" short titled "It's Just No Good".

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

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

Support the show on the "It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown" page on patreon.com 

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to be for info about this show, my other show ATARI BYTES, and books by ME that can be owned by YOU, like "Misery Banana". 

 

Aug 15, 2022

It might still be summer, but SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION in episode 76! 

Yay....?

This month we've got the BRAND NEW Apple TV+ special just released on August 12 - LUCY'S SCHOOL. The kids crave an Endless Summer. Can Lucy deliver?

Then because numbers are hard, we skip over episode 3 of THE SNOOPY SHOW and watch episode 4 instead. Guess I should have gone to Lucy's School. 

Plus, we've got a "Peanuts by Schulz" episode and another Random Strip of the Month. 

Do we have any other capitalized segment titles? You'll just have to listen and find out. 

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.

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the use of his "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

Support the podcast at patreon.com here.

Find more about IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, my other show ATARI BYTES, and books I've written that you can possess for your very own at my website here. 

Jul 15, 2022

Beagles to the left of me!

Beagles to the right of me!

Beagles everywhere!

It must be a Beaglefest! The annual Beaglefest celebration coming up in August in Santa Rosa that is! Peanuts Collectors' Club president Kathy Magrane is on the show in episode 75 this month to tell us all about it, all about the club, and (maybe) how Snoopy made her the tennis player she is today.

We've also got a review of "The Snoopy Show", season 2, episode 3. We've got a "Peanuts by Schulz" episode and another "Random Strip of the Month". And much, much more.

Good grief!

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

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

Thanks to Henry Pope for the use of his "Linus & Lucy" Remix.

Head over the website www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for all the info you need about this podcast, about my other show ATARI BYTES, and about books I've written like 2nd DUCK ON THE RIGHT & OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES.

Support the show at patreon.com here. 

Jun 15, 2022

Episode 74 is here with love. And it's no small thing! 

(Seriously, this thing is like two hours long. Get comfy.)

This month, we take a gander at the latest offerings from Apple TV+, Wildbrain and Peanuts Worldwide. First up: "It's the Small Things, Charlie Brown" in which Sally has dandelion-angst. Then we watch "To Mom (and Dad) With Love", in which everyone, especially Peppermint Patty, has Mother's Day angst. 

We also have another "Random Strip of the Month" and a "Peanuts by Schulz" episode. 

Also, if you haven't already, check out the bonus episode where I describe my thoughts after seeing a production of "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead".

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetch.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 Sean Courtney for the "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

Support "It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown" on the patreon.com page here. 

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for more info about IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, about my other show ATARI BYTES, and about books written by me that you yourself can possess, including 2nd DUCK ON THE RIGHT & OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES. 

 

Jun 5, 2022

Hey, everybody. I took a little break from producing the latest episode to enjoy a little theatre. I attended opening night of a production of Bert V. Royal's play "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead", a reimagining of the Peanuts kids as teenagers dealing with some heavy issues. Homophobia, suicide, sex, drugs, death and life. Good grief there's a lot of stuff. 

Anyway, here's a bonus episode with my thoughts.

(If you want to hear me talk more about the play and Bert Royal, as well as my chat with the director of a different production of the play, check out episode 55. 

May 15, 2022

In episode 73, either all those voices in my head have spilled out onto the podcast, OR this episode is nearly bursting at the seams with INTERVIEWS! Good grief!

We've got the hosts of the new podcast "Unpacking Peanuts": Jimmy Gownley, Michael Cohen and Harold Buchholz. I tried real hard not to let my jealousy over their perfect pod-naming color our conversation.

THEN, for the first time since this pod was in it's 30's (episode numbers, that is), author/illustrator Jason Yungbluth returns. He's got a follow up to his Peanuts-in-a-Dsytopian-Hellscape graphic novel "Weapon Brown" called "Weapon Brown: Aftershock". And YOU can help make it happen by supporting the Kickstarter. 

Exclusive: I'm told MAYBE, just maybe, if the kickstarter meets its stretch goal, I could be immortalized as a (probably gruesomely killed) character in a "Weapon Brown" story. So gather your pennies!

We've also got a "Random Strip of the Month", a review of another "Peanuts by Schulz" and a Snoopy bigger-on-the-inside doghouse of other stuff. 

Unpacking Peanuts

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Support the Weapon Brown: Aftershock Kickstarter here

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

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

Thanks to Henry Pope for the use of his "Linus & Lucy" Remix.

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for more about IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, my other show ATARI BYTES and books by ME, like "2nd Duck on the Right & Other Very Short Stories".

Support the show on patreon.com here.

Apr 15, 2022

Listen, the reality is many of us Peanuts fans are...of a certain age. But guess what, "You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown", so that's something!

This month, we look at that 1990 TV special celebrating 40 years of the strip. Then we look at "The Snoopy Show", season 2, episode2. We've got a "Peanuts by Schulz" episode called "Beauty Contest" and another "Random Strip of the Month". 

Join us...won't you?

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

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

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for all sorts of info about this show, IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN" and about my other show ATARI BYTES. 

The website also has info about my books! Including "2nd Duc on the Right & Other Very Short Stories". 

Go to patreon.com to support the show. 

Mar 15, 2022
In episode 71 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, all your questions will be answered...

...because we're checking out the five-volume series CHARLIE BROWN'S SUPER BOOKS OF QUESTIONS & ANSWERS and the FIFTEEN volumes of the 'cyclopedias that followed.

Then, once you have your fill of Snoopy-fied knowledge, we take a look at the first episode of THE SNOOPY SHOW, season 2!

And, of course, we've got a random strip of the month and an episode of "Peanuts by Schulz" called "True or False". 

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 "Linus & Lucy" remix.

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "Storytime" theme.

Thanks to Nick Jones for "25% Off".

Help keep the lights on in the doghouse by supporting the show here at patreon.com

carnivalofgleecreations.com has info about this show, my other show ATARI BYTES, and my books, including 2ND DUCK ON THE RIGHT & OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES.

Feb 15, 2022

The glow of the Peanuts Universe is a bit dimmer this month in episode 70 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN. Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown on TV and film passed away at age 65 after a life full of highs and far two many lows. We take a few minutes this episode to remember him.

We also talk about episode 13 of season 1 of Apple TV's "The Snoopy Show", enjoy a "Random Strip of the Month", a "Peanuts by Schulz" episode called "The Last of the Bunch" and many other things not in quotations. 

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

Thanks to Nick Jones for "25% Off"

Carnival of Glee Creations is the website is the where you need to go for all the info about this podcast, ATARI BYTES, and books you might like!

Support the show at patreon.com

Jan 15, 2022

In episode 69, we find out just why The Great Pumpkin never came around - he was too disappointed in his blockheaded hired guns! 

We're watching the legendary 1986 student film "Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown" in which the Great Pumpkin puts out a hit on our man Chuck and the Peanuts kids try to collect.

We also check out "The Snoopy Show", season 1, episode 12, which is decidedly less violent. 

We also have an episode of "Peanuts by Schulz", a "Random Strip of the Month" and other things. So put down your weapons and pick up your pod-listening device!

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

Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "This Month in Peanuts History" theme.

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

Thanks to Henry Pope for the use of his "Linus & Lucy" remix.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has info about this show, IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here, and about my other show, ATARI BYTES, here. 

The website also has info about my books here. 

Support the show at the "It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown" page on patreon.com 

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