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'Don't Alert The Stans' is a music and pop-culture podcast with a marked focus on stan culture. Join your hosts Nic (@IAmNtyrell), Sope (@SopeSoetan) and Eden (@EedsMcKenzie) as they examine the trending topics of the week, new releases and mercilessly debate your favourite artists. Controversial and wild options aplenty, no artist is safe. This isn't for the faint-hearted or easily triggered. Get involved in the conversation at #DATSPOD Email - Datspod@gmail.com
 
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In 1891, French popular author JK Huysmans scandalized the public with his novel La-Bas, a sultry and sleazy story surveying sex, shame, and Satanism. What inspired him to delve into such outrageous material -- and why did so many people take him seriously? SHOW LINKS Satanists convince Delaware County, Pennsylvania school district to alter dress c…
 
On this minisode, Andy and Alyssa return yet again to the Amazon, and its reviewers deliver. They cover opinions on Goosebumps 20-25: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, Go Eat Worms!, Ghost Beach, Return of the Mummy, Phantom of the Auditorium, and Attack of the Mutant. Could one of the reviewers be R.L. Stine himself? Listen to find out! // Music by…
 
Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, an impromptu but comprehensive review of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak’s joint ‘Silk Sonic’ project results in a rant from Sope on the rollout and the relative monotony of their sound (00:42:24). In response to Taylor Swift’s massive success with the re-recordings of ‘Fearless’ and ‘Red…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #3: Creature Teacher. Along the way, they discuss eating the irregular cookie; prologues; comedy as coping mechanism; Nancy Grace; eugenics in the U.S. educational system; complex molecules; scary boarding schools; Clive Barker’s “Pig Blood Blues” (1984); Milgram; A Little Princess (1905); Suspiria (1977;…
 
***DISCLAIMER*** --- We had some issues with sound during the recording of this episode. Please bear with us as you listen this week and we'll rectify these discrepancies next week and beyond. Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! After the longest hiatus in the show’s history thus far, Don’t Alert The Stans is officially back for Season 7. This m…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps Series 2000 #2: Bride of the Living Dummy. Along the way they discuss Goodnight Mommy (2015), passive aggression, Slappy's new look, anger and anxiety, artist dads, The Bone Collector (1999), awkward gags, children's entertainers, coffin questions, Slappy's themes, heteropatriarchy, domestic abuse and implied sexual …
 
Season 2 of Say Podcast and Die! kicks off as Andy and Alyssa discuss Goosebumps Series 2000 #1 Cry of the Cat. We talk musical theater; #BirdWatch; Spartacus; severed heads; Carrie White; moms with boundary issues; Aunt Gayle; a possible Dogface cameo; cat ladies; Pet Sematary (1983); the return of Whitey; raising the dead; another mad science twi…
 
In the mysterious annals of Satanism, you still sometimes hear whispers of England’s infamous Hellfire Clubs, where the rich and powerful gathered to worship the devil... or at least, that was the gossip at the time. In reality, the only spirits most of the clubs invoked were the fermented kind. Joining us is Slava of Black Sky Brewery of Denver, C…
 
Andy and Alyssa reflect on the last year and a half of reading the original 62 Goosebumps books. They talk about trends through the arc of the series, their favorite books, the kinds of horror that appeal to each of them, the fairness or unfairness of the Gooseverse, walking the line between comedy and horror, the most standout and WTF moments of t…
 
For this bonus Halloween episode, Andy and Alyssa choose their own scares. Using Stories from the Grave (available at DriveThruRPG.com), they play a Goosebumps RPG involving antique shops, cool kids, excommunication, Boosegumps, and questionable moral compasses. Believe it or not, this episode is not sponsored by Muscle Milk. // Follow @saypodanddi…
 
Andy and Alyssa finish off the original Goosebumps series with #62: Monster Blood IV. They discuss RL Stine’s ambivalence; knitting; possible time warps; some number of mice; #EggWatch; Peachtree Street; embarrassment; Niles’s and Frasier’s los brother; the military-industrial complex; Prospero; blaming women; Genesis (ca. 900-700 BCE); Pandora; no…
 
It’s almost Halloween again, and we’re positively panting for some sinful seasonal content. Here to chat with us about the hairy history of Satanic werewolf myths is artist Holly M Crawford, of the Nomadic Werewolf Museum. SHOW LINKS Holly M Crawford and the Nomadic Werewolf Museum Journal of the Fantastic In the Arts: "Wolves, Witches, and Werewol…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #61: I Live in Your Basement! They discuss sexual innuendo and imagery, meta moments, The Invitation (2016), George Orwell's 1984 (1949), controlling moms and Munchausen by Proxy, Sonia Kaspbrak, The Sixth Sense (1999), The Night Listener (2006), Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017), Anthony Godby Johnson and Vicki Johnson,…
 
On this bonus episode, Andy and Alyssa talk with Daniel of the Black Mass Appeal podcast and Satanic Bay Area about the TV adaptation of Werewolf Skin. They discuss modern Satanism; forgotten side stories; a ton of easter eggs; the real Wolf Creek; guitar riffs; Cube spoilers; double lives; Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth (2009); The Wolfman (1941); T…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #60: Werewolf Skin. They talk old-fashioned film cameras & the 21st century; nonsensical schooling choices; next door Hannahs; living trees; nocturnal animals; werewolf found families; bardcore Aerosmith; scary neighbors; The People Under the Stairs (1991); Rear Window (1954); photographers in horror; Arachnophobia (…
 
When you’re done doing the devil’s work, where is the payday? More and more Satanists are going into business for themselves these days, so to help make sure they get their devil’s dues, we're highlighting some of their volatile ventures. Also, Satanic Bay Area has a reckoning, and in the news, the abortion debate gets a little salty. SHOW LINKS Sa…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #59: The Haunted School. They talk makeup, bison, strange architectural choices, Welcome to Night Vale, My Friend Dahmer (film, 2017), Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day" (1954), the Derry sewer system, Abducted in Plain Sight (2017), cats in horror, Titane (2021), The Wizard of Oz (1939), cultists, Lovecraft Countr…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #58: Deep Trouble II. Along the way, they discuss the lack of frickin’ mermaids; slime trails; the largely landlocked Gooseverse; birth metaphors; frilled sharks; wastebasket taxons; New England fashions; cannibalism; motorboat basements; the International Sea Life Patrol; too-big animals; Arachnophobia (1990); Anaco…
 
Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! In this one-off short, we reveal why we've been away, when we're coming back and our individual journeys. Speak soon. DATS TEAM Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike Episode audio …
 
They say Hell is other people, but meeting those people is an infernal ordeal all on its own. More and more people are deciding to take the plunge and start or join a Satanist community in their area, but there is no devil on their shoulder to tell them what to do. This is our entirely practical how-to guide for rookie and experienced Satanists ali…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #57: My Best Friend is Invisible. Along the way, they discuss the threat of therapy, plot twists, research vs me-search, odd English class projects, molecules, Patrick Swayze, invisible clothes, topiary horror, gaslighting, menacing invisible friends, Daniel Isn't Real (2019), Z (2019), stalkers and manipulative rela…
 
While we're on vacation, Tabitha and Daniel learn about forgotten basilisk historians and an alchemical plot to kill monks by talking them into eating metal...which they do. GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Inst…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #56: The Curse of Camp Cold Lake. Along the way, they discuss suicidal ideation; water sports; buddy systems; body image; growing up awkward; snakes; inept camp counselors; motorboat accidents; haunted summer camps; Return to Sleepaway Camp; Lord of the Flies; putting kids in charge of other kids; female rivalry; Alw…
 
While we're on vacation, Tabitha and Daniel tide you over by doing their BMA-bc's, with the help of the infamous and weird and infamously weird Dictionnaire Infernal. GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram S…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #55: The Blob That Ate Everyone. Along the way, they discuss stories within stories, coded trans and neurodivergent characters, strange writing, printers, jump scares, famous first lines, writing horror, tuna, Frankenstein (1818), Paradise Lost (1667), horror about horror writers, In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Stra…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #54: Don't Go to Sleep! They discuss reality police; James Madison; ant attacks; Justin Case; going cuckoo; Anna Karenina (1878); school overcrowding; vanilla pudding; Uncle Andy & Aunt Margaret; the Saw franchise; It’s a Wonderful Life (1946); sleep horror; Nightmare on Elm Street (1984); The Cell (2000); Ruth Gordo…
 
On this bonus episode, Andy and Alyssa talk with podcasters Gary Cruise and Chris Barker of Horror. Cult. Trash. Other. about the TV adaptation of The Phantom of the Auditorium. They discuss effort awards, Stage Fright (1987), Phantom of the Paradise (1974), easter eggs (ft. our favorite prop master), Amber D'Alessio, BBC commercial breaks, coded q…
 
We have a bloody mess on our hands explaining people’s sacrilegious beliefs about a particular period in history with I Support the Girls CEO Dana Marlowe. Also, Satanic Bay Area says happy birthday, and in the news, San Francisco briefly remembers a Satanic revel best left forgotten. SHOW LINKS SF Gate: Little Known Satanic Rally Held In 80s I Sup…
 
Andy and Alyssa venture out of the Gooseverse and read Diane Hoh's The Train (a Point Horror book). They discuss inappropriately lighthearted endings, train travel, sociopaths, ceiling cat, trans-coded villains and evil butches, cash on delivery, traveling west, the Donner Party, Zombieland (2009), The Hills Have Eyes (1997), Lovecraft Country (boo…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #53: Chicken, Chicken. They discuss Vampira, watering the mail, On the Interpretation of Dreams (1900), egg toss, small school extracurriculars, “Beautiful Ohio,” church, body horror, Circe, The Vulture (1967), kid Jesus, monstrous transformations, Gingersnaps (2000), The Fly (1986), puberty horror, Human Centipede (…
 
It’s time for the Com-passion of the Anti-christ, as Seattle Satanist Lilith Starr’s new book Compassionate Satanism explores the beliefs and practices of Modern Satanists in the 21st century. SHOW LINKS Snopes: Converse Didn't Replace Logo LilithStarr.com: Compassionate Satanism GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreo…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #52: How I Learned to Fly. Along the way, they talk about love plots, superheroes, Tina Belcher, Malibu, Superbad (2007), masculinity, the Aristocrats, MLMs, Zeno's Paradox, Fight Club (novel, 1996; film, 1999), the bleakness of superpower exploitation, the billionaire space race, rivalries, Gattaca (1997), What Ever…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #51: Beware, the Snowman. They discuss email sign-offs, the Chicago Bulls, flat roofs, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ice caves, nightmare kittens, arcane rituals, gothic horror, custody disputes, being angry about the mail, Jack Frost (1997), half-remembered verses, Tommyknockers (1987), mysterious family pa…
 
We’re loosening up some family ties and getting to know Satan’s heir apparent. The Antichrist is a regular contributor to both American popular culture... and American fundamentalist paranoia fits, but no prophet’s book ever actually tells us who the Antichrist is. So, where did this myth come from, and is there anything in it to interest a Modern …
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #50: Calling All Creeps. Along the way, they discuss bullying, phone creeps, Warren G. Harding and the Teapot Dome scandal, the Caldecott and Newbery Medals, the Weather Channel, giving props to lunch ladies, the Face-Heel Turn, Saint Maud (2019), the "Earshot" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999), Jennifer's B…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #49: Vampire Breath. They discuss baby lions, homebody adventures, thirsty vampires, robber barons, time paradoxes, the supernatural supplements industry and vampiric pyramid schemes, Kirsten Dunst, bat fights, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950), Blood and Flesh: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamso…
 
On this bonus episode, Andy and Alyssa discuss the final installment of the Netflix Fear Street series. (NOTE: Spoilers begin at 3:55). They also talk about the Devil, The Witch of Edmonton (1621), expository montages, Valerie Traub's The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England, historical perspectives on women-loving women, Carroll Smith…
 
We’re getting back to basics as we use our 101st episode to review some Satanism 101 -- with the benefit of a few years’ extra perspective. SHOW LINKS New York Post: Demons Haunt Victims By Text The Satan by Ryan E Stokes Satan: A Biography by Henry Ansgar Kelly The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels Children of Lucifer by Ruben Van Luijk Satanic Fem…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #48: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns. Along the way, they talk about owls, racism, fatphobia, Predator (Bird) Cafe, Procne and Tereus, Ovid's Metamorphoses (8 CE), revenge-tragedy parties, stranger danger, leotards, costume choices, socially awkward situations, too much of a good thing, Se7en (1995), Willy Wonka and t…
 
On this bonus episode, Andy and Alyssa discuss the second installment of Netflix's new Fear Street series. (NOTE: Spoilers begin at 6:41!) Along the way, they talk about frame tales, Scream 2 & 3, Bedazzled, underground things, summer camp, stellar music, Puritans, Anne Bradstreet, final girls, Sleepaway Camp, meeting places, Friday the 13th, hair …
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #47: Legend of the Lost Legend. They discuss Garbage Pail Kids, feral children, HP Lovecraft's "The Cats of Ulthar" (1920), folklorists, ren-faire-meets-prairiecore fashion, carnivorous squirrels, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Grimms' Fairy Tales, warning narratives, withheld parental love, the Flying Dutchman, …
 
On this bonus episode, Andy and Alyssa discuss the first installment of Netflix's new Fear Street series! (NOTE: Spoilers begin at 9:12!) Along the way, they discuss book store chains of yore, pulp and low art, class resentment, amorality, coded and not-so-coded queer characters, illicit economies, small-town conspiracies, racist power dynamics in …
 
On this minisode, Andy and Alyssa return to the beautiful world of Amazon reviews. They cover opinions on The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, You Can't Scare Me, One Day at HorrorLand, Why I'm Afraid of Bees, Monster Blood II, and Deep Trouble. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at saypodanddie@gm…
 
The devil has many names and many faces, but which one truly inspires our lack of faith? We’re pitting standout Satans head-to-head and horn-to-horn in our playoff-style Satan Bowl to crown the most enlightened Prince of Darkness. Plus, to celebrate our sin-tennial, we open the show with a complete Black Mass! SHOW LINKS Watch our Black Mass on You…
 
Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #46: How to Kill a Monster. Along the way, they talk about the Magnificent Seven, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), goth grandparents, (un)impressive pies, rural horror, dumbwaiters, confusing monsters, terrible fakeouts, poisoner children, parasites, ageing horror, Relic (2020), swamp murder, Robert Bloch's "E…
 
Andy and Alyssa venture into their first non-Stine book: Christopher "Kevin" Pike's The Midnight Club (1994). They discuss conversation ventures into chain letters, Starvation Heights, Boccaccio's Decameron (ca. 1353), deals with the devil, Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology (1915), messages from beyond the grave, alternative medicine, mall …
 
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