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117: WORLD FAMOUS NOT ASTRONAUT

May 20th, 2024
117: WORLD FAMOUS NOT ASTRONAUT

Welcome to episode 117! Blast off for an adventure that’s out of this world, but still deep in the heart of the Peanuts universe. We’re watching “Snoopy in Space”, S1, Missions 1 & 2. We get caught up on the latest news-ish bits from the Peanuts universe. And author Gene Kannenberg (Here Comes Charlie Brown! A Peanuts Pop-Up!) drops by to share a Random Strip of the Month.  Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Mining by Moonlight”, “Hidden Agenda” and “Bass Walker”.  Thanks to Sean Courtney... Read More

116: IT'S NOT ONLY A GAME – IT'S JIM SASSEVILLE

May 10th, 2024
116: IT'S NOT ONLY A GAME - IT'S JIM SASSEVILLE

In episode 116, we take some time to look at the work of Schulz friend and fellow cartoonist Jim Sasseville. From ghosting for the Peanuts comic books to trying to launch his onw strip, where did Sasseville’s style match up with Schulz and where did it diverge? Also, what’s up with the nude models? (Yep. You read that correctly.) We’ve also got This Month in Peanuts History and a “Peanuts by Schulz” episode called “A Clean Sweep”.  Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Hidden Agenda”, “Bass Walker”... Read More

115: HERE COMES GENE KANNENBERG: A POP-UP INTERVIEW

April 20th, 2024
115: HERE COMES GENE KANNENBERG: A POP-UP INTERVIEW

In 115, paper engineer Gene Kannenberg, Jr., is here to talk about his new book “Here Comes Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Pop-Up”. Don’t know what any of that means? Listen to the episode and find out! Is that not enough? Well, we’ve also got a Random Strip of the Month and this mont’s news from in and around the Peanuts universe.  Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Mining by Moonlight”, “Bass Walker” and “Hidden Agenda”.  Thanks to Sean Courtney for the “This Month in Peanuts History”... Read More

114: DALE HALE AND CHUCK'S HEAD

April 10th, 2024
114: DALE HALE AND CHUCK'S HEAD

In episode 114, we find out that everything we thought we knew about Charles Schulz is a lie.  Ok, Not really. But it turns out despite a reputation for never working with an assistant, there was an exception – the original comic books published in the late fifties and early sixties. Jim Sasseville, Dale Hale and Tony Pocrnick each spent some time writing and drawing these spinoffs from the strip. We’ll take a few minutes this episode talking specifically about Dale Hale – his Peanuts work and more. We’ve also got This Month in Peanuts History and an episode of “Peanuts... Read More

113: ONE FOR THE TIME CAPSULE

March 20th, 2024
113: ONE FOR THE TIME CAPSULE

Get out your shovel or spade. (Your call!) Episode 113 is one for the time capsule! We’ve got “The Snoopy Show”, S3, episode 12 – the last one for us unless (until?) we get a season 4. Plus, we do a Random Strip of the Month and check out this month’s news and feedback.  Generations will revel in the fun to be had in this episode. Why not start now? Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Mining by Moonlight”, “Bass Walker”, and “Hidden Agenda”. Thanks to Sean Courtney for the “Storytime”... Read More

112: YOU MUST BE THIS TALL TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE

March 10th, 2024
112: YOU MUST BE THIS TALL TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE

In 112, Snoopy is puzzled and comes up short. Sally is starry-eyed and marshmallow-deprived. And Peppermint Patty’s scoop goes splat. We’re checking out “The Snoopy Show” S3, episode 11 and “Peanuts by Schulz” episode “A Day With Snoopy”. Then since it’s March, we look at This Month in Peanuts History…for March! What are the odds? Good grief! Join us, won’t you? Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Mining by Moonlight”, “Bass Walker” and “Hidden Agenda”.  Thanks... Read More

111: FRANKLIN FINALLY FINDS THE BEAT

February 20th, 2024
111: FRANKLIN FINALLY FINDS THE BEAT

Hey, Peanuts fans! It’s episode 111! Like, “Hey! We’re #1!” but three times! And it very well could be. We’ve got in this episode: news and feeback for February; a Random Strip of the Month; and a discussion of the new Apple TV+ special “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin”. Does it get better than that? I doublt it. Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Mining by Moonlight”, “Hidden Agenda” and “Bass Walker”.  Thanks to Sean Courtney for the “This Month in Peanuts... Read More

110: HOLD ONTO YOUR MARBLES…IT'S PEANUTS!

February 10th, 2024
110: HOLD ONTO YOUR MARBLES...IT'S PEANUTS!

Look to the sky and hold onto your marbles! It’s episode 110 of IT’S A PODCAST, CHARLIE BROWN. Then write a thank you note to your grandmother. Of course, she’ll be confused because she’s not a podcaster. I mean, probably. Anyway. In this episode, we’ve got THE SNOOPY SHOW, S3, episode 10. We also check out a PEANUTS BY SCHULZ episode titled “Being Nice” and look back at This Month in Peanuts History. Now you all be nice and check out the episode. (See what I did there?” Other Episodes ... Read More

109: SNOOPY KISSES

January 20th, 2024
109: SNOOPY KISSES

It’s another big ol’ beagle smooch in 109 as we check out THE SNOOPY SHOW, S3, episode 9. Snoopy the peacemaker! Snoopy the referee! Snoopy the…well, being himself, actually. Then we’ve got a Random Strip of the Month and check out the latest news and feedback.  Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Mining by Moonlight”, “Hidden Agenda” and “Bass Walker”.  Thanks to Sean Courtney for the “This Month in Peanuts History” theme. Thanks to Nick Jones for the song “25% Off”. Support... Read More

108: GRANDPA ALWAYS SAYS "LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST"

January 10th, 2024
108: GRANDPA ALWAYS SAYS "LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST"

Good grief! A new year, same great Peanuts content! For this first episode of 2024, we’ve got This Month in Peanuts History (that would be January!) and a “Peanuts by Schulz” episode called “The Last of the Bunch”. We round out episode 108 with “The Snoopy Show”, season 3, episode 8. 2024 isoff to a fantabulous start! Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Mining by Moonlight”, “Bass Walker” and “Hidden Agenda”.  Thanks to Sean Courtney for the This Month in Peanuts History Theme. Thanks... Read More