The Peanuts Gallery
By Molly Lewis & Josh A. Cagan
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Life-long Peanuts fans and professional fussbudgets Molly Lewis & Josh A. Cagan discuss and dissect the animated specials. Podcast art by Lar deSouza.
||CleanA Charlie Brown Christmas (2017 revisit) – w/ Leigh Lahav||Animator & writer Leigh Lahav brings a fresh perspective on Christmas, America, Stranger Things, and more in our annual revisit of A Charlie Brown Christmas.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSnoopy Come Home – CIPYD crossover! w/ Renée Colvert & Allegra Ringo||Our guests are Renée Colvert & Allegra Ringo, hosts of Can I Pet Your Dog? A dog goes away, and comes back, and goes away, and comes back. Also, he punches two children in the face.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (LIVE on JoCo Cruise) – w/ Hal Lublin||Children ride escalators, and a girl doesn't know how eggs work. Also, a bird has a swingin' bachelor pad.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's A Mystery, Charlie Brown (ABRIDGED) – w/ Kathleen DeVere||A bird and a dog try to find a stolen nest. Also, a dirty child is lonely.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's A Mystery, Charlie Brown (UNABRIDGED) – w/ Kathleen DeVere||A bird and a dog try to find a stolen nest. Also, a dirty child is lonely.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – w/ Joseph Scrimshaw||An awful child invites herself over to her weak-willed friends' house, and is upset that she is force-fed starch. Also, a dog and a chair fight to death. Joseph Scrimshaw joins us.||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThere's No Time For Love, Charlie Brown – w/ Amy Spalding & Kayla Cagan||YA authors Kayla Cagan & Amy Spalding (& Banjo L. Cagan, silently) join us for a spirited roundtable about 1973's There's No Time For Love, Charlie Brown — a salty indictment of pop art, in which we learn about the disappointments of the public school||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou're Not Elected, Charlie Brown||A boy runs for student body president. A girl can't open her locker. Also, a dog wears sunglasses, and prepares himself a well-balanced breakfast (though not at the same time).||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlay It Again, Charlie Brown – w/ Angela Webber||Angela Webber (of The Doubleclicks) joins us for an review of 1971's aerosol-obsessed "Play It Again, Charlie Brown."||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Charlie Brown Christmas (2016 special) – feat. Andy Cownden & Nicole Dieker||For our two-part HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, Nicole Dieker and Andy Cownden join us to talk about Eric Schaeffer's popular stage adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Boy Named Charlie Brown – w/ Allie Goertz||We review the 1969 feature film "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" with special guest Allie Goertz!||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown – w/ Nicole Dieker||We review 1969's "It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown" with special guest Nicole Dieker!||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHe's Your Dog, Charlie Brown – w/ Kayla Cagan||We review 1968's "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown" with special guest Kayla Cagan!||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou're In Love, Charlie Brown||This largely embarrassing specimen of a Charlie Brown special is redeemed by the introduction of Grown-Up Trombone Voice, the Little Red Haired Girl, & Peppermint Patty!||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown||Get into the Halloween spirit the only way the Peanuts gang knows how: with bags of rocks, threats of litigation, and extended sequences of a dog being shot at.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlie Brown's All-Stars||Charlie Brown's team is the worst at baseball, and it's all Charlie Brown's fault. But will an offer of aid from yet another unseen adult turn Charlie Brown's bad luck around?? (Spoiler alert: No.) Also there's a 3-hour long sequence of Snoopy surfing.||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Charlie Brown Christmas||Josh & Molly kick this podcast off with the Peanuts special that started it all.||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Sort of an MST3K look at Charlie Brown toons
Like my title says, this podcast strikes me as what you would get if Mystery Science Theater 3000 did Peanuts specials. Love it.
They rip the Peanuts gang apart...with love
This show is super acerbic, but also really funny. They can be merciless in calling out the often illogical, bad or outright behavior of these charactes, but they are also happy to praise when praise is due. As snarky as their tone is, there's a backbeat of love for these old shows. This podcast is for the Charlie Brown fan who loves the Peanuts universe...but doesn't take it TOO seriously.
Most charming podcast ever
So glad they are back for another season.