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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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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 

Dec 15, 2021

Remember how when we were kids, we'd celebrate New Year's Eve at, like, 5 p.m. because midnight was too far away? Episode 68 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN is a little like that.

Even though this episode drops December 15, we're going to a New Year's Eve party! We've got the BRAND NEW special "Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne". How new? So new, I had to cram my review of it into the rest of the pre-recorded episode to get it out to you!

Then we check out S1, episode 11 of "The Snoopy Show", a "Peanuts by Schulz" short called "On the Campaign Trail" and enjoy another "Random Strip of the Month". 

Pop open a root beer and join the party!

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. 

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

The website also has info about books I've written like IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME and 2nd DUCK ON THE RIGHT & OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES.

(Check out a trailer for 2nd Duck here.)

You can help keep the lights on in the podcast doghouse by signing on as a patron on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here. Thanks!

 

Nov 15, 2021

You, dear listener, are even luckier than Woodstock soaring across the Browns' backyard with that wishbone. YOU get to listen to episode 67 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN!

This month, Luke Epplin, author of the new book "Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball", drops by to chat about baseball, the intersection of "Peanuts" and baseball, and whether "Peanuts" is "art".

We've also got a review of "The Snoopy Show" episode 10, the "Peanuts by Schulz" episode "A Little Nap" 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 his song "25% Off"

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

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has info, links, social media for this podcast IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here. 

The website also has information and links to some of the places you can get my books, like the new collection 2nd DUCK ON THE RIGHT AND OTHER VERY SHORT STORIES here. 

Go sign up at patreon.com to help support the show and maybe get yourself some perks!

Oct 15, 2021

Episode 66 offers up a treat better than even the Great Pumpkin could provide. (Kidding! I didn't mean it, Great Pumpkin!)

We've got a discussion of "The Snoopy Show" S1, Ep 9 AND we take a little time to talk about MY MOST FAVORITIST OF ALL THE TIMES AWESOMEST CHARACTER EVER! ...Woodstock! (Now imagine Woodstock's excited chirping.)

We've also got a review of the "Peanuts by Schulz" episode "The School of Hard Knocks" and another "Random Strip of the Month" review. 

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

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

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to be for show notes, episodes and more for this podcast IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here

The website also has info and links to a few places you can order books by me, including HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES. 

Support the show by subscribing on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here. 

Sep 15, 2021

Before "Peanuts", there was "Li'l Folks"! In episode 65 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, we chat a little about Sparky's single-panel comic that he did before "Peanuts". How different would our world be had he syndicated that one instead of "Peanuts"? Artist Robert Pope returns to the podcast to discuss that very question...and many others.

We've also got S1, ep 8 of AppleTV's "The Snoopy Show", another "Random Strip of the Month" (Send us an Mp3 of your own!) and a "Peanuts by Schulz" review for the episode "Frieda".

So. Much. Stuff. Start listening!

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".

https://www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you should go for episodes, info and more for this show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here.

The website also has info (and links to some places to buy) books I've written, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES.

Support the show on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here. 

 

Aug 15, 2021

Will ye no come back again, Charlie Brown? Ye will after ye hear the lineup for IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN episode 64!

We've got author Jason Cooper and artist Robert Pope discussing the legacy of Peanuts and their latest Peanuts graphic novel SCOTLAND BOUND, CHARLIE BROWN from Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates and Boom! Studios. We also talk about actor/comedian David Spade. Really. To a weird degree.

THEN...we've got S1, ep 7 of "The Snoopy Show".

Not enough? How about a "Peanuts by Schulz" short called "Philosophy"? And another "Random Strip of the Month"? And more things with quote marks around them.

Grab a plate of haggis and join us!

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.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to go for info, show notes and links for this podcast, IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here.

The website also has info and links to just some of the places you can order my books! For example, the short story collection HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES.

Support the show on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com. Thanks!

Jul 15, 2021

In IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN episode 63, we go deep into the dark closets, boxes and hidden recesses of the endless Snoopy's doghouse that is the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center. Our guest is museum archivist Sarah Breaux. You can ask her anything about Peanuts...the comic, not the legume. 

After that, we discuss the new Apple TV+ documentary "Who Are You, Charlie Brown?" Maybe they should have asked Sarah. 

We've also got an episode of "Peanuts by Schulz" called "A Friend Indeed" and a "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 songs "25% Off"

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to be for info and show notes for this show, IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here, and for my other show ATARI BYTES" here.

The website also have info and links to some places to get my books, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES.

You can support the show as a subscriber on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN on patreon.com 

Jun 15, 2021

IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN episode 62 offers up shocks - Schulz wasn't a one-comic man in the '50s! He also did, with Jim Sasseville, the sport-themed gag panels "It's Only a Game". The scandal!

Tearful goodbyes - episode 6 of "The Snoopy Show" is the S1 finale!

And the makings of an international incident - Author/publisher/"peanuts nerd" Nat Gertler tells us why we should hate Canada. As if we needed another reason! (Kidding!)

And, of course, there's another "Peanuts by Schulz" episode review and a "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".

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

The website also has info about books I've written here.

You can support the show on the patreon.com page here.

 

May 15, 2021

Can't get enough Peanuts on TV, in newsprint, comic books, phone apps, museums, collectibles and underwear?

I feel you.

And so did record publishers in the late seventies and eighties when "Charlie Brown Read-Along Records" debuted. We talk about them this month!

We also talk about "The Snoopy Show" season 1, episode 5, a "Peanuts by Schulz" episode called "Technical Difficulties" 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.

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you can go for all the info you need about this show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and about my other podcast, the weekly story telling show ATARI BYTES here. 

The website also has info about books I've written and links to some places you can buy them, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES.

Support the show on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here.

 

Apr 15, 2021

I am on record as saying Woodstock is one of my favorite characters, so I was thrilled to have voice actor Rob Tinkler on episode 60 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN. We talk about how he gets inside the head of a little yellow bird who doesn't talk to voice Woodstock on "The Snoopy Show" and "Snoopy in Space". We also talk about other things he's worked on and the craft of voice acting.

Also on this episode: a discussion of "The Snoopy Show", season 1, episode 4; another "Peanuts by Schulz", titled "Have a Nice Day, Linus", and we find out Rob's favorite "Random Strip of the Month"!

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

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

www,carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to go for info, show notes and episodes of this show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here. 

The website also has info about books I've written, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES, and links to some places to order them. 

Support the show by subscribing on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here. 

 

 

Mar 14, 2021

In episode 59, we're going to the movies! Our guest this month is actor Brandon Ford Green. We're talking about his 2017 movie "Good Grief", which he wrote, directed and appears in. Interesting title, Brandon. And the group of adult friends gathering together for a funeral look awfully familiar. Hmmm. We'll ask Brandon about that.

We also talk about "The Snoopy Show" episode 3, another random strip of the month and a "Peanuts by Schulz" short called "Novel Idea". 

It's a feast for your earholes!

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incomepetech.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".

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to go for show notes, info, social media and links for this show, IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, here and for my other show ATARI BYTES, here. 

The website also has info and order links for my books! They include HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES.

Become a show supporter on the IT'S  A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com. Get stuff!

Feb 15, 2021

Guess what! There's new Peanuts content on our TV's! Well, those of us who have Apple TV+, but it's still pretty exciting!

"The Snoopy Show" debuted on February 5 and this month on episode 58 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, we watch and discuss the first two episodes of the six-episode season one. Is the show a tasty, televisual meal of jelly beans and toast or the bitter disappointment of a pulled-away football?

We also take a few minutes to talk about one of our favorite characters as Marcie undergoes a character study.

AND...another "Peanuts by Schulz" review and "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".

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you can go for show notes, episodes and info for this show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show ATARI BYTES here. 

The website also has info and links to places you can buy my books, like "Hell's Cereal: Very Short Stories Fortified with Essential Syllables". 

Subscribe to the show on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here and you could get episodes early or even bonus content...like my review of the "Snoopy in Space" series. 

Jan 15, 2021

Remember travel? It's a thing people used to do before the pandemic.

This month in episode 57, we vicariously take a trip abroad as Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Snoopy, Linus and good ol' Charlie Brown become exchange students in France. But mystery awaits our intrepid travelers. Who is Silas Brown? Who is Violette? Why were Linus and Charlie Brown invited to stay at a creepy old chateau? How dangerous is the baron who vows to get rid of them no matter the consequences? How is Snoopy paying for all that root beer?

From 1980, it's the fourth Peanuts feature film, BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (And Don't Come Back!) Oh la la!

Plus, the "Peanuts by Schulz" short "Creepy Crawlies" 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".

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com has episodes, show notes, social media and more for IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and for my other show, ATARI BYTES, here. 

The website also has info about books I've written, and links to some places to get them, like HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES.

Support the show by subscribing on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here. Subscribers can get bonus content and early access to episodes!

 

Dec 15, 2020

Snuggle down deep into your cozy bedclothes with a snack and beverage of your choice. In episode 56, from 2011, we're watching HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN. This was the first TV special made without Schulz, Mendelson or Melendez. So is the final product truly happiness or....something else? Tune in to find out.

We've also got a "Peanuts by Schulz" short called "Trust Me" and a Random Strip of the Month.

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

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

www.carnivalofgleecreations.com is where you need to go to get show notes, episodes and more for this show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and for my other show ATARI BYTES - one stop shopping for classic game reviews AND original short stories.

The website also has info about books I've written including IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME and the new (very) short story collection HELL'S CEREAL: VERY SHORT STORIES FORTIFIED WITH ESSENTIAL SYLLABLES.

Please consider support the show by subscribing on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com. Subscribers can get episodes EARLY! Even BONUS CONTENT from time to time. It's like Christmas all year long. 

Nov 15, 2020

We may still be in the time of Covid, but episode 55 of the podcast is going to the theatre...virtually. We're exploring Bert V. Royal's 2004 play "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead". It's a self-described "Peanuts parody" imagining the Peanuts gang as teens dealing with LGBTQ issues, substance abuse, violence and issues of identity and place in the world. 

To give us some perspective on why we need this play and why we need it right now, we chat with Muscatine (Iowa) Community College theatre director Alyssa Oltmanns, whose controversial production of "Dog Sees God" premieres virtually on November 20 and 21, 2020. Proceeds of the play go to support Clock Inc. of the Quad Cities.

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

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Become a subscriber at the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com and you could get episodes EARLY! You could even get BONUS CONTENT! Good grief!

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for info, show notes, social media and epiosdes of this show, IT'S  A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, and my other show, ATARI BYTES.

Another holiday season is upon us. (Like Sally, I still haven't eaten all my Halloween candy!) Books make great gifts. And I have some you can buy! Go to the website here to find out about them and just some of the places you can order them. Thanks!

Oct 15, 2020

IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN episode 54! A GREAT episode for a GOOD man!

The good man in question is, of course, our man Chuck Brown. We talk about the history of iconic stage musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. We cover the original 1966 "concept" album to the 1967 off-Broadway production, to Broadway, to TV (including the 1985 animate feature) and beyond. 

We also have a "Random Strip of the Month" and a "Peanuts by Schulz" review. This month's episode is "Amateurs".

Looks like they're dimming the houselights. Get to your seats, sit back, relax, and enjoy as the curtain rises on another episode!

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".

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com to get show notes, social media and episodes of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN here and my other weekly storytime podcast ATARI BYTES here.

Subscribe to the show on the ATARI BYTES page on www.patreon.com Members can get episodes early or bonus content.

The website also has info and links to some places you can buy my books, like MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS.

Sep 15, 2020

Welcome to IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN, episode 53. Hurry up and listen, then clear your schedules, everybody! There's a new book coming out September 22 with the simple, but no less enticing, title THE PEANUTS BOOK. You are going to want to own and read this one!

And this month on the podcast, we've got the book's author Simon Beecroft! We talk about the book, Schulz and Peanuts. We also talk about Lego and Star Wars. A lot. 

Also this month: A "Peanuts by Schulz" episode titled "A Bad Mood" and another "Random Strip of the Month". And other assorted, peanut-y goodness.

Sam Mason tells us about October's Peanuts Gang virtual reunion. Listen to that and then learn more on Facebook @peanutsreunion. 

he Peanuts Strips That Were Luckily Never Published

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".

Go to www.carnivalofgleecreations.com for episode links, social media info and more for this show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and for my other, weekly storytelling show ATARI BYTES here. 

Support the show by subscribing on the IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN page on patreon.com here. Subscribers at different levels can get early access to episodes or even bonus content!

The website also has info about books I've written and just some of the places you can buy them, like MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS.

Aug 15, 2020

I really need a giant mug of root beer right now. Or maybe Schroeder's mom's slipper full of root beer. (You'll understand after you listen.)

So, here's the thing. The recording of episode 52 went just fine. The post-production? Not so much. BUT, we got the episode out, though you'll notice the audio is glitchy in some places. Sorry about that.

The good news is...SNOOPY'S GETTING MARRIED, CHARLIE BROWN! This 1985 special finds our favorite beagle all set to walk down the aisle. Will he go through with it?

We've also got a couple of "Motion Comics", a "Peanuts by Schulz" titled "Autumn is Here" and another Random Strip of the Month. 

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".

Check out www.carnivaofgleecreations.com for info, episodes and social media for this show IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN and my other show ATARI BYTES, which features an original short story by me every single week

The website also has info and links to some places to buy my books like MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS.

Support the show by becoming a subscriber on patreon.com. You could get episodes EARLY or even get BONUS CONTENT!

 

Jul 15, 2020

Episode 51 of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN is one for the history books!

No, sorry, I meant, it's an episode about how "Peanuts" was shaped by the history happening around it and how "Peanuts" itself IS history. Our guest, historian BLAKE SCOTT BALL, has many thoughts. His forthcoming book is titled: "Charlie Brown's America".

We've also got a Random Strip of the Month and an episode of "Peanuts by Schulz" titled "Strike 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".

Show notes, social media and episodes of IT'S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN can be found here at www.carnivalofgleecreations.com. While you're there, check out my other podcast, ATARI BYTES.

The website will also give you info about books I've written here!

Support the show by becoming a subscriber on Patreon.com. If you do, you could get early episode access or bonus content.

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