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Episode 149 – The Berenstains’ A Book

5/19/2018
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This week, I celebrate THREE YEARS of “Deep In Bear Country” by bringing back my first ever guest, Mitzi! And she’s . . . less than enthused by this week’s book. It’s the “Berenstains’ A Book” and it’s about the letter A! Hooray? https://ia801505.us.archive.org/10/items/DIBC149/DIBC-149.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:20:00

Episode 148 – The Trouble with Grownups!

5/12/2018
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This week I am joined by not one, not two, not three, but FOUR GUESTS! It’s a veritable ROUND TABLE as I welcome back Elana, Corinna, Andrew and Scott – from Episode 55(!!!) “The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright” – to talk about “The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Grownups!” And, seeing as how... Continue reading →

Duration:01:07:53

Episode 147 – Go Platinum!

5/5/2018
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This week, I’m joined by the delightful Drew Stewart to rock out to “The Berenstain Bears Go Platinum!” It’s the gripping tale of Stan and Jan Berenstain really wanting to stick it to the music of today! https://ia601505.us.archive.org/21/items/DIBCEP147/DIBC-EP147.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:01:30:18

Episode 146 – The Big Date

4/28/2018
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This week, I’m joined by Emily Bennett of Best Acquaintances to talk about the insidious nature of young jealousy! Like, seriously, it’s a pretty solid book that deals with a pretty serious topic for adolescent kids. I know! https://ia601501.us.archive.org/27/items/DIBCEP146/DIBC-EP146.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:01:06:00

Episode 145 – The Sinister Smoke Ring!

4/21/2018
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sq This week, I am joined by Justin Harrison of Birth. Movies. Death. to talk about the incredibly long and detailed “The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Sinister Smoke Ring!” This is a huge one, folks, and we talk about the influences of the story, how it came to be written, the interwoven plot threads, the... Continue reading →

Duration:01:10:27

Episode 144 – The Run-Amuck Robot!

4/14/2018
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Oh boy oh boy oh jeez. This book, I swear . . . I’m joined this week by Alexandra Bowser of Arthur, Mommy, Movie Time! to talk about the bizarre, sad, terrible, horrifying, rushed and ultimately satisfying “The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Run-Amuck Robot!” What is Robow? Is he alive? Are any of us? Why... Continue reading →

Duration:00:27:23

Episode 143 – The Magic Crystal Caper

4/7/2018
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This week, we get mired in ATOMIC MAGIC. Seriously. There is ACTUAL MAGIC in this episode. Or, is it science? Doesn’t matter. What does matter is that I have Megan Sunday from In The Attic here to help me through it. And, man, once Grizzly Gramps starts yelling, things get a bit unhinged. https://ia601500.us.archive.org/5/items/DIBCEP143/DIBC-EP143.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:54:07

Episode 142 – The Ice Monster!

3/31/2018
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It’s ME! I’m all alone for this episode, so you know what that means: CONSPIRACY THEORIES! OLD RELIGION! FRACTURED REALITIES! ALTERNATE TIMELINES! OLD GODS! ANCIENT FAITHS! DOOMSDAY! THE END OF THE WORLD! RANTING! RAVING! WELCOME. https://ia601505.us.archive.org/34/items/DIBCEP142/DIBC-EP142.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:41:57

Episode 141 – Giant Bat Cave!

3/24/2018
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Elana and Mitzi are back! Or, are here because they’ve never been on together!And we’re talking “Giant Bat Cave!” It’s a Berenstain Bear Scouts book and may, in fact be the *first Berenstain Bear Scouts book but, then again, maybe it’s not? Also, Elana gets really excited to talk about local politics and then has... Continue reading →

Duration:00:45:00

Episode 140 – Queenie’s Crazy Crush!

3/17/2018
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Helen LaStar, one of the hosts of Falling In Love Montage, joins me this week to peel back the layers of “The Berenstain Bears and Queenie’s Crazy Crush!” What happens when a young girl cub falls in love with a grown man and plots to trick him into coming over to her house when her... Continue reading →

Duration:00:39:27

Episode 139 – The Haunted Hayride!

3/10/2018
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Gena Radcliffe – one half of the Kill By Kill Podcast duo – joins me to talk about the decidedly NON-SCARY “The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted Hayride!” There’s no haunting but there IS a hayride although it is very short and they don’t go into a lot of details about it. Still . .... Continue reading →

Duration:00:57:03

Episode 138 – Ghost of the Auto Graveyard!

3/3/2018
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This week, Meghan Griffin is BACK and this time we’re not talking dress codes or drama, we’re talking . . . classic cars. I mean, I guess Bear Country has cars. And, some of them are really old. So . . . classic cars. You can find Meghan at any of her three podcasts: Judging... Continue reading →

Duration:00:52:53

Episode 137 – The Bermuda Triangle!

2/24/2018
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This week, I’m joined by Kacie Galyon to talk about one of the most surprisingly enjoyable books I’ve read so far in the Big Chapter Book series, ‘The Berenstain Bears and the Bermuda Triangle.” Kacie and I are taken somewhat aback by the mature handling of themes in this book, the twists in the plot... Continue reading →

Duration:00:58:16

Episode 136 – The Terrible Talking Termite!

2/17/2018
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Let’s close out this chunk of Bear Scouts books with “The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Terrible Talking Termite.” This one was based on an episode of the cartoon and it shows and shows and shows. It makes little sense and to help me figure it out, I have Christy Admiraal, from Nerdist and VICE... Continue reading →

Duration:00:40:26

Episode 135 – The Sci-Fi Pizza!

2/10/2018
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Wendy Mays from “Pet Cinematary” joins me to talk about the illogical happenings that occur when someone puts a remote control into helium-inflated pizza dough? Or, something? It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but Wendy is here to help me try to puzzle at least SOME of it out. https://ia601503.us.archive.org/25/items/DIBCEP135/DIBC-EP135.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:40:54

Episode 134 – Save That Backscratcher!

1/27/2018
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Oh boy! Erin Gambrill from Ladies Who Library is here to talk about a book that COMPLETELY CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD! Like, seriously. There is so much going on in this one I needed to bring in a friend just to help me get through it. https://ia601506.us.archive.org/10/items/DIBCEP134/DIBC-EP134.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:50:41

Episode 132 – Don’t Pollute (Anymore)!

1/13/2018
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I’m joined this week by Master of Pollution, Mark Sweeney! He gets it! He KNOWS. Mark Sweeney understands the complicated nature of pollution in bear country and the gentle grace with which the topic is handled in “The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore)” parenthetical and all. Get to know us through the fine art of... Continue reading →

Duration:00:46:20

Episode 131 – Too Much Pressure!

1/6/2018
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My CHILDREN ARE HERE and we’re talking about “The Berenstain Bears and TOO MUCH PRESSURE!” No pressure here, though. We’re cool as cucumbers. https://ia601508.us.archive.org/22/items/DIBCEP131/DIBC-EP131.mp3 Advertisements Filed under: Berenstain Bears, Deep In Bear Country, Episode, Podcast, Uncategorized Tagged: art, Berenstain Bears, Brother Bear, First Time Books, Grizzly Gramps, Grizzly Gran, horseback riding, Karate,... Continue reading →

Duration:00:24:07

Episode 130 – Christmas Tree COMMENTARY!

12/23/2017
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MRRRRRR CHZZZZZZMMZZZZZ! Mr. Mark Sweeney is BACK to talk about THE BEATLES and THE BARENAKED LADIES and . . . The Beatles? Also, we’ve got this COMMENTARY TRACK for you but it’s really just the middle part of a JAM PACKED episode of TWO GUYS HANGING OUT. Here’s the video we used! https://ia801503.us.archive.org/13/items/DIBCEP130/DIBC-EP130.mp3 Advertisements Filed... Continue reading →

Duration:00:48:13

Episode 129 – The Berenstain Bear SCOUTS and the Coughing Catfish!

12/16/2017
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Here I go again. It’s yet another retelling of the age old classing “The Coughing Catfish.” Does he cough? Yep. Is he a catfish? Yep. Is there a pirate ship? Oh yes. It’s a short one, folks! https://ia601504.us.archive.org/22/items/DIBCEP129/DIBC-EP129.mp3 Advertisements Filed under: Berenstain Bears, Deep In Bear Country, Episode, Podcast Tagged: Actual Factual, Bear Scouts, Bear... Continue reading →

Duration:00:20:57

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