Calvin and Hobbescast
By Blowing Up! Media
There's treasure everywhere! Hop into the transmogrifier and turn youself into a kid again (ok, fine...just use the time machine) as Nathan looks at Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes one glorious strip at a time. Yukon Ho!
45: "Female roommates" Jan 1st, 1986
In this strip, Calvin's dad gets the 3rd degree about his lifestyle choices from Calvin. We do some sleuthing to figure out what they're talking about, and what words mean.
April 08, 2022
44: "Plate of toxic waste" Dec 31, 185
Picky eaters of the world unite. Let us find some sort of mutagen to turn us into the heroes of taste we know ourselves to be. Nah, I'm just joshin'. In this strip of Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin learns that when you just give new foods a try, they can turn out to be your gross green favorites!
March 04, 2022
43: "A million murders" Dec 30th, 1985
Second (and final) episode recorded in the mountains for some reason. The number of audio issues has gone up, but not as high as the number of murders seen by six-year-olds on television! Calvin and Hobbes talk about that and then I talk about THAT. Thanks for listening.
November 02, 2021
42: "Your stupid chromosome'" Dec 29th, 1985
On this we learn a little about gender expression, and why we must never assume the gender of killer oatmeal. This episode was recorded in beautiful Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Here's a link to the article referenced in the episode: Sex Redefined: The Idea of 2 Sexes Is Overly Simplistic, By Claire Ainsworth.
September 13, 2021
41: "Play 'house'" Dec 28th, 1985 (EXTENDED)
How do you play house? It probably depends on how you were raised. Susie Derkins gives us some insight into her home life in this thrilling strip of Calvin and Hobbes, and I talk about it of course.
February 20, 2021
40: "What are you DOING to the coffee table?" Dec 27th, 1985
It's been 25 years since we said goodbye to Calvin and Hobbes with one of the greatest and most iconic comic strips of all time. THIS strip about the nails in a coffee table...also happened...earlier.
January 01, 2021
39: "...mom will notice we're missing by then" Dec 26, 1985
It's the debut of the snowy sled-style strip. Enjoy now, ok?
November 24, 2020
38: "You squeeze my tears out" Dec 25, 1985 (Nathan host)
In this episode we again learn that Christmas isn't about presents, but more about your presence. Calvin and Hobbes teach us this on a very special holiday strip (and episode. Enjoy!
November 09, 2020
37: "As soon as he drops the bag down" Dec 24, 1985 (Sean solo)
It's flue season! On Christmas eve you have to do a few things: go to bed early leave out milk and cookies plan to steal presents and keep Santa out drink the milk (room temp, ew) and cookies Sean German from 5 Minutes of Mime podcast hosts this episode!
October 12, 2020
36: "Hobbes' Loot" Dec 23, 1985 (Sean solo)
It's a stockings and sandles epic on Calvin and Hobbescast with guest hose Sean German!
September 20, 2020
35: "Our Fortress" Dec 22, 1985 (w/ Alice Lauren)
Some people say "keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer," others say: "Hey, I'm gonna keep my friends close but NOT my enemies because I don't like them." Well sometimes your friend turns out to be your enemy! That's what Alice Lauren and I learned during this very special 5 year anniversary Sunday strip of Calvin and Hobbescast. Find Alice Lauren on Twitter @podsocialite !
August 06, 2020
34: "Lost" Dec 21, 1985 (Nathan for you, again)
When you're out exploring, you want to make sure you don't want to run out of food, water, or vocabulary words. If you've forgotten "lost," "mommy" may do in a pinch. Survival skills! Calvin and Hobbes have them. Do you?
August 01, 2020
33: "Pittsburgh" Dec 20, 1985 (Nathan hosts)
Calvin and Hobbes are at it again! If by "it," you mean laying down on the grass and laying some big philosophical questions on each other. Plus, Pittsburgh, PA! Is it good or is it bad? Do you know? Because I don't know.
July 01, 2020
32: "Making speed bumps" Dec 19, 1985 (Guest host SEAN)
You ever pass some road construction workers and they're not even working? They're just holding a sign and waving at you, occasionally talking to their friends on their walkie talkies. Meanwhile Calvin is out there every day making speed bumps for free, in his family's yard. Work ethic, child labor, property destruction, it's all covered here in this Calvin and Hobbes strip.
May 06, 2020
31: "Inflammable chemical truck" Dec 18, 1985 (Sean solo)
In this strip, the child's miniature vehicular play turns to violence in the imagination. Are the pleasures of childhood not enough to shackle these flights of fantasy in the world of benign bliss? Why does the absurd inevitability of death draw the young mind like a rare earth magnet? Find the difference between flammable/inflammable and more with guest host Sean of Five Minutes of Mime podcast!
April 28, 2020
30: "Baseball bat" Dec 17, 1985
If you've even had the experience of conquering all your enemies, but then finding out that you hurt your best friend in the process, I think this strip will really speak to you. Even if it doesn't, I'll speak to you. That's how podcasts work!
May 28, 2019
29: "Tommy Chestnut" Dec 16, 1985
What would you do if you had a close friend, and then you found out he'd killed and eaten a kid. This is how the guy that wrote My Friend Dahmer might have felt...just like Calvin! Happy 2019 from Calvin and Hobbescast!
January 15, 2019
28: "I kiss the sweet ground" (w/ Sean German) Dec 15, 1985
Spaceman Spiff is at it again! Space Battles! Ray blasts! Planets! Zounds! Returning guest Sean German (5 Minutes of Mime, Groundhog Day Minute, Spinal Tap Minute) joins Nathan to talk about the best comic strip to come out on Dec 15th, 1985. That's right - it's Calvin and Hobbes.
August 06, 2018
27: "Do you know where I am?" Dec 14, 1985
Calvin riffs on popular PSA from 20 years earlier in order to prank his parents. Presumably, hide and seek ensues. It's 10pm, do you know where your children are? (It's actually 10:33pm as I type this). Calvin and Hobbes without Hobbes
July 01, 2018
26: "Insurance?? What a dumb idea!" Dec 13, 1985
Calvin sets up an unregulated pre-Obamacare insurance company and it does about as good a job as those tended to do.
May 06, 2018
25: "Then what did you watch?" Dec 12, 1985
In this not-so-thrilling strip, Calvin and Hobbes have a question and answer sesh about what Hobbes watched: Was it the game? Only one way to find out! No, it wasn't. Enjoy!
February 23, 2018
24: "Fine time to take a bath!" Dec 11, 1985
In this strip of Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin is being forced to bed by his mother, and Hobbes would help him out if he weren't alllllllll wet. Also, the romaine lettuce has E. Coli, which is messing up your friend Nathan's new year's resolutions at Wendy's.
January 12, 2018
23: "She's on to me." Dec 10, 1985
In this episode of the Calvin and Hobbescast, we talk about Calvin's negotiating tactics, his shrewd mother's fashion choices, and what a newspaper is. If you like Calvin and Hobbes (or other newspaper comic strips) you MIGHT enjoy this as well.
December 04, 2017
22: "Let's murder our spouses!" Dec 9, 1985
When Calvin gets sick he gets to stay home and watch TV. Does imbibing these programs make him into a more worldly adult, or more of a sick animal? Also, how to the White House strips in Doonesbury work?
November 03, 2017
21: "Zounds!" (w/ Sean German) Dec 8, 1985
On this Sunday edition of Calvin and Hobbescast, Sean German (Five Minutes of Mime, Spinal Tap Minute) joins us to speculate about what goes on in the teacher's lounge and to help figure out the origins of Spaceman Spiff's sci-fi vocabulary.
October 17, 2017
20: "Orbit trajectory" Nov 7, 1985
Calvin radios NASA when something goes wrong during a swing launch. I dunno...he just kind of drifts through the white panels.
October 11, 2017
19: "Sex Discrimination" Dec 6, 1985
On this date in 1985: the birds had all finished flying south, only to learn that they'd forgotten their keys. Also: Calvin forms a club with only one member (?) and it looks like he won't let Susie join because of her gender.
October 08, 2017
18: "Squid eyeball sandwich" Dec 5, 1985
Susie Derkins and Calvin finally interact face 2 face. It turns out Calvin's mom packed him a very strange lunch. We dive into the words and pictures and come out on the other side holding a small trophy!
October 04, 2017
17: "Debilitating brain aneurysm" Dec 4, 1985
In this strip of Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin yells mean things at the new girl...but it's only because he likes her. Hobbes knows Calvin better than he knows himself.
September 23, 2017
16: "But do you like her?" Dec 3, 1985
In this strip: Calvin gets the third degree from Hobbes after mentioning a new girl in his class.
August 14, 2017
15: "Your polls are way down" Dec 2, 1985
In this strip Calvin gives his dad the bad news about his polling around the household. Dad takes it in stride.
August 12, 2017
14: "Believe it, lady" Nov 31, 1985
You'd hate baths too if there was a bubbly bubble monster in there. Especially one who tried to drown you like Kevin Bacon in Hollow Man...
January 27, 2016
13: "Predetermined splash" Nov 30, 1985
Games philosophers wonder about the nature of fate, free will, and the illusion of control.
January 21, 2016
12: "Atomic napalm neutralizer" Nov 28, 1985
Spiff tries to avoid being tortured using a most unlikely strategy.
December 29, 2015
11: "Bat barf" Nov 28, 1985
Calvin has a plan to avoid eating bat barf tonight and if it doesn't work...well it's not like he'll starve to death.
December 28, 2015
10: "Happy municipality " Nov 27, 1985
Calvin tells the reader about his playtime scenario.
November 16, 2015
09: "Can I Drive?" Nov ?, 1985
Nathan wings this one with a near-perfect memory of this strip.
September 23, 2015
08: "You have a flamethrower?" Nov 25, 1985
Calvin teaches Hobbes that you don't play the cards, you play the monsters.
September 14, 2015
07: "Monster in the Hallway" with Aaron Espinosa Nov 24, 1985
A special super-sized episode for your imaginative self.
September 13, 2015
06: "Try it. You'll love it" Nov 23, 1985
In this episode, we won't tell you what it is.
September 06, 2015
05: "You sissy" Nov 22, 1985
A new episode...but that's it. No story. No smooch.
September 05, 2015
04: "Show and tell is over" Nov 21, 1985
Hobbes is more than a great show and tell item. He's a living calculator.
September 05, 2015
03: "Cymbals" Nov 20, 1985
Calvin and Hobbes make a racket, but they're supposed to be asleep.
September 05, 2015
02: "Stuffed tiger" November 19, 1985
What do you do when you catch a tiger?
August 05, 2015
01: "Tiger trap" Nov 18, 1985
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes started here. This is how they met.
August 05, 2015