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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 133 – The Berenstain Bear SCOUTS Ghost VS Ghost!

1/20/2018
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This week, I’m joined by Patrick Hamilton, one half of Kill By Kill, to talk about “The Berenstain Bear Scouts Ghost Vs. Ghost!” What happens in this book? Would you believe crime and deforestation? Probably. Would you believe GHOSTS! Well, calm down. Patrick and I puzzle over the book’s incredibly detailed look at survival skills,... Continue reading →

Duration:00:47:34

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

Episode 128 – At the Teen Rock Cafe!

12/9/2017
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It’s ME again! I’m back at my desk and I’m chatting about things like MALLS and STONE-WASHED JEANS and BEARY MANILOW and NOT MURDER THIS TIME. https://ia801503.us.archive.org/7/items/DIBC128/DIBC-128.mp3 Advertisements Filed under: Berenstain Bears, Deep In Bear Country, Episode, Podcast Tagged: Actual Factual, Babs Bruno, Barry Bruin, Bear Country, Bear Country Mall, Bear Country School, Bears Roebuck,... Continue reading →

Duration:00:44:37

Episode 127 – Facebook Live?

12/2/2017
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In which I go LIVE on Facebook and ramble on a while about race(?) in Bear Country and embarrass myself and answer some questions. https://ia601503.us.archive.org/4/items/DIBCEP127/DIBC-EP127.mp3 Advertisements Filed under: Berenstain Bears, Bonus, Deep In Bear Country, Episode, Podcast Tagged: Bear Country, bears, Episode, Facebook Live, mp3, Podcast, race, Racism

Duration:00:33:20

Episode 126 – Maniac Mansion!

11/25/2017
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This week, I’m joined by Sammi Campbell from Excessively Diverted to talk about this . . . weird . . . book. I mean, it’s great, but it’s weird. There’s ghosts but no ghosts! Bags under eyes and then no bags under eyes! Pajamas and no pajamas! What more do you want?! https://ia601506.us.archive.org/20/items/DIBCEP126/DIBC-EP126.mp3 ... Continue reading →

Duration:01:08:51

Episode 125 – Blaze a Trail!

11/18/2017
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Brad Mariska sneaks on over to talk about “The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail” from 1987 – a book I ACCIDENTALLY SKIPPED! Oh, and, it looks like there IS an animated adaptation! Waddaya know? https://ia601506.us.archive.org/22/items/DIBCEP125/DIBC-EP125.mp3 Advertisements Filed under: Berenstain Bears, Deep In Bear Country, Episode, Podcast Tagged: Bear Scouts, Berenstain Bears, Brother Bear, Cousin Freddy,... Continue reading →

Duration:00:45:13

Episode 124 – At The STRONG!

11/11/2017
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In this episode, Bradley, Jeremy and I finally make it to the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. Pictures taken by Brad. And here are some pics *I* took! https://ia601501.us.archive.org/33/items/DIBCEP124/DIBC-EP124.mp3 Advertisements Filed under: Berenstain Bears, Bonus, Collector's Corner, Deep In Bear Country, Episode, Podcast Tagged: Berenstain Bears, Collector's Corner, Episode, mp3,... Continue reading →

Duration:00:28:02

Happy NEWvember!

11/4/2017
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So, no show this week. We’re regrouping. It’s been a busy start to fall. https://ia601505.us.archive.org/21/items/DIBCEP1235/DIBC-EP123-5.mp3Filed under: Berenstain Bears, Deep In Bear Country, Episode, Podcast Tagged: No show

Duration:00:04:11

Episode 123 – The Berenstain Bear SCOUTS Meet Bigpaw!

10/28/2017
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Those Bear Scouts are at it again! What is “it” exactly? Adapting cartoons into chapter books is what it is! That’s right, it’s the 1980 classic special “The Berenstain Bears Meet Bigpaw” rejiggered into a Bear SCOUTS book. Does it work? Eh. https://ia801506.us.archive.org/13/items/DIBCEP123/DIBC-EP123.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:27:51

Episode 122 – The Humongous Pumpkin!

10/21/2017
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Just when you thought they couldn’t create YET ANOTHER series for us to follow, we begin the next adventure in chaptered bookery “The Berenstain Bear Scouts!” And, man, are they plumbing the depths of the Saturday Morning TV series for this one. And, you know, that ain’t all bad. I’m kicking things off with “The... Continue reading →

Duration:00:25:29

Episode 121 – Showdown at Birder’s Wood!

10/14/2017
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Hey, there was an episode sort of based on “Showdown at Chainsaw Gap!” Only, they fixed the title and changed the plot. Kept the bird, though. So, Mark came back to talk about it! Here he is! https://ia601506.us.archive.org/3/items/DIBCEP121/DIBC-EP121.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:36:01

Episode 120 – Showdown at Chainsaw Gap!

10/7/2017
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Mr. Mark Sweeney RETURNS! And this time he’s got OPINIONS about BIRDS and CHAINSAWS! https://ia601500.us.archive.org/4/items/DIBCEP120_201710/DIBC-EP120.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:51:55

Episode 119 – Media Madness!

9/30/2017
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Jon Biegen and Nick Wood slide on over from Stranger Still to talk about children successfully managing a television station. That’s . . . that’s really all that happens in this book, so – so, lesson learned, I guess. https://ia601504.us.archive.org/28/items/DIBCEP119/DIBC-EP119.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:01:01:39

BONUS! – Apology

9/23/2017
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Sorry everyone. No show this week. https://ia601502.us.archive.org/10/items/Apology_201709/Apology.mp3

Duration:00:04:17

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