The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Gift Guide 2018

It’s getting to be gift-buying time, and the AAUGH Blogger is here with some recommended gifts, as well as some gift-giving tips and practices. Books mentioned include: I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo Peanuts Family Cookbook The Wisdom of Woodstock Peanuts Every Sunday 1976-1980 box set, 1971-1980 1961-1965 Schulz books at …

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: A Charlie Brown Christmas book adaptations, part one

In 1965, the first of what would turn out to be many book adaptations of the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas was published, illustrated by Dale Hale (read an interview with him here.) The AAUGH Blogger takes a deep dive on that adaptation, how it came to be, and what …

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Numbering

This is what you get folks when you don’t suggest podcast topics: you get The AAUGH Blogger rattling on about the numbering used on various numbered sets of Peanut books. With various diversions into the non-Peanuts world of Hollywood. Fourteen minutes of this! Really!!

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Comic Books

During the 1950s and 1960s, four different publishers put out comic books containing Peanuts material. To celebrate the release of the new Peanuts Dell Archive (order it!),  the AAUGH Blogger discusses the history of these comics and what they were like.

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Career Education

The 1979 film strip It’s Your Hobby, Charlie Brown offers some career advice… advice that reflects how the AAUGH Blogger has lived his life. Yes, it’s another kind of introspective article, with a little update to the very first full episode of this podcast series.

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: I Got a Rock

It’s that season again, the It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown time of year, and the AAUGH Blogger has some thoughts about giving out rocks for trick or treat.

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: It’s Only a Game

In the late 1950s, Charles Schulz created another syndicated newspaper feature, the gag panel “It’s Only a Game”. The AAUGH Blogger talks about the history of this creation, and his own efforts to restore and reprint this little-known series. The book It’s Only a Game: The Complete Color Collection is …

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Stan Pawlowski

The AAUGH Blogger interviews sculptor Stan Pawlowski, whose silver and bronze work with Charlie Brown and Snoopy over the last quarter century has been prized by many a Peanuts collector. He discusses working with the characters, the painstaking effort in not just designing but casting the sculptures himself, and his …

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: 100 Things I Love About Peanuts

The AAUGH Blogger self-indulgently lists 100 things he loves about Peanuts. Really, do you need this? I mean, I’m sure any of you could think of 100 things you love about Peanuts and save yourself the high price of this… what, it’s free? Well, it’s worth it at twice the …

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Snoopy Goes to Broadway

Peanuts characters tend not to interact with other owned intellectual property… but when it came to music, some exceptions were named in the 1980s.