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Join your friends Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert for a chronological and cromulent exploration of the greatest show ever made! Each podcast tackles a different episode of The Simpsons, breaking down every 22 minutes of animated entertainment into an embiggening discussion about Our Favorite Family. Support us directly at https://Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons
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Welcome to Bob and Henry's chronological exploration of every Simpsons episode ever! Subscribe now, or get even more at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!

Oct 10, 2018

This week we've got Will Sloan, co-host of the Michael And Us podcast digs deep into Disneyana with us for Shary Bobbins' only appearance ever in The Simpsons! We go through all the great song of the episode, the many references to pop culture sprinkled throughout, and discuss how much this Jean & Reis-run episode stands out in this more hardcore season! We promise not to do a half-assed job!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron!

If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween!

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Oct 3, 2018

We're going hiking this week and we're joined by Luke Savage, cohost of the great podcast Michael And Us! We reminisce about our own corporate retreat nightmares, our fears of cabin fever, learning about WHO prevents forest fires, and the continual budget cuts to our national parks! Now put on your heaviest jackets, grab your map (you haven't been given a map yet), and enjoy this week's podcast!!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron!

If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween!

This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!

Sep 26, 2018

Here come the pretzels! This week GameSpot's Kallie Plagge is here for Marge's adventure in business/organized crime. We learn about coupons, the Glengarry leads, boaking accidents, checking for millipedes, and so much more. So get pretzel fever (not the kind that attacked our intestinal lining some years back) and listen now!

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Sep 21, 2018

Another Simpsons podcast? It's true! And in case you missed our guest spot on Everything's Coming Up Simpsons, we're hardly the Plow King to their Mr. Plow. In fact, we're united in our love of both The Simpsons and podcasting! On this interview, we chat with Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott of ECUS about how they got started, living the wild podcasting lifestyle, and—most importantly—their new book, 100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. (Available now! Buy it today!)

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Sep 19, 2018

Citations Needed is one of the best politics podcasts out there and the show's co-host, Nima Shirazi, is lending us his Simpsons expertise to dive into this crossover classic episode! Homer sees an alien that may also be Santa Claus, and everyone from Leonard Nimoy to Scully and Mulder wants to see if the truth is out there in Springfield. Plus we explain a ton of specifically 1995 references and explore other conspiracies (as well as the musical Hair!). So listen to find out how a whale could be so heavy!

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Sep 12, 2018

IGN's Zachary Ryan joins us as we trip out on the series' most psychedelic episodes. After maintaining his status as Pope of Chili Town, Homer goes on a bad trip through his subconscious featuring some of the most lovely art in Simpsons history. A space coyote has us all questioning who is our soulmate, but in the end we all know it's either Marge or short-shorts. Now listen to this podcast, which was carved down from a bigger spoon!

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Sep 5, 2018

We're joined this week by musician/writer/podcaster/developer Liz Ryerson (check out her Patreon) and together we delve into the psyche of Ned Flanders. After getting some wadded beef, we suffer through a hurricane as Ned is tested like never before. Then we try nothing and are all out of ideas as we learn secrets about Flanders' past! Listen now to the podcast that love built!

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Aug 29, 2018

Matt Burnett is co-creator of Cartoon Network's fantastic Craig of the Creek, as well as one of the first writers for Steven Universe, and he joins Bob and Henry for Lisa's first crush. Much to Milhouse's dismay, Lisa has a thing for Nelson Muntz, and it leads to painful consequences for everyone. All while Homer annoys the town with auto-dialing happiness! Unpack the gauze from your ears and listen to this week's podcast!

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Aug 27, 2018

Surprise! If you're not yet a listener of our sister podcast, What A Cartoon!, we've got a nice preview for you today! If you're a Simpsons fan, you're probably at least a little intrigued by Disenchantment, Matt Groening's new series on Netflix. Bob and Henry go through the third episode of the series in the same manner as Talking Simpsons, going through the series history just as it is beginning! Listen and then subscribe to the What A Cartoon! feed on your podcast listening device of choice OR sign up at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons where you'll get early and ad-free access to ALL OUR PODCAST!

Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and go to VRV.co/WAC to get a free 30-day trial of the fantastic streaming service VRV!

Aug 22, 2018

Ian Jones-Quartey and Toby Jones are executive producers on Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, and they're joining us LIVE in-person to discuss one of the most momentous Simpsons episodes of all time! We all borrow a feeling as Milhouse's parents get divorced, and we struggle with dignity, sweet Fannie Addams, dry crackers, and smashing chairs over your father's back! (Plus Ian and Toby will share with us some behind-the-scenes secrets of OK K.O., Steven Universe, Regular Show, and MORE!) So hop in your racecar bed and get ready for a patio party!

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Aug 15, 2018

This week we're joined by writer/illustrator/Twitter badass Kate Leth, a perfect guest as we delve deep into the most sex-positive episode of The Simpsons ever. While Marge and Lisa wash rocks, Homer Simpson's 10-year-old son is working in a burlesque house. Bart loves giving the old greet and toss, but the morality police in town feel differently. So put some spring in your Springfield and listen to this week's episode now!

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Aug 8, 2018

This week we welcome Merritt K of StayMean.co podcasts to Cider Town as we dig into the Rodney Dangerfield-centric episode! Larry Burns is here to drink and party no matter how many upper-crust folks he offends. Can a phony kidnapping save the day? All that and too many grandmas in this week's podcast!

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Aug 1, 2018

Our sports expert buddy Kat Bailey joins us for an episode steeped in boxing history! Homer's got a crazy idea that's somewhere in the middle where he'll be beaten up by hobos for money and then he ends up fighting for the World Heavyweight Championship! We explain all the history behind fan man, surgical 2X4s, Don King, and tons more in this week's glorious return to the shores of fistiana!

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Jul 25, 2018

Hank Scorpio is here! And an episode this major means having special guests! We've got Allie and Julia from Everything's Coming Up Simpsons, the OTHER top Simpsons podcast on the internet! We converse about Cypress Creek, pockets full of loose sugar, The Hammock District, reticulated chipmunks, and so much more in this special crossover podcast! So put your coat on backward and get to listening!

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Jul 18, 2018

Don't blame us, we voted for Kodos! Louis Pietzman did the definitive ranking of Treehouse Of Horror Segments, so he's the perfect guest for our season eight premiere! We talk about fish heads, debigulators, and most importantly, alien replicons from beyond the moon replacing the 1996 presidential candidates! Listen along and keep twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

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Jul 15, 2018

Talking Simpsons is about to have its fourth live show and we want YOU (yes, you) to be there! On Saturday, July 28th at 5:30pm we'll be revisiting the Simpsons classic "Kamp Krusty" at the PianoFight bar in downtown San Francisco! (That's 144 Taylor St.) Admission is free, and since the venue is right off of the BART train line, it's SUPER accessible! You've HEARD Talking Simpsons, now get ready to LIVE the experience with jokes and clips directed right at your face! We hope to see you there!

Jul 11, 2018

Just in time for summer (assuming you're listening the week it came out), Simpsons artist extraordinaire Nina Matsumoto is here to have ever so much fun! Not only do we discuss summer, beaches, growing up, fireworks, crabs, and sprinklers, but we also dig into Nina's own history as a professional artist whose career was influenced by The Simpsons! Learn all about it on our season seven finale, just be careful not to get The Dud, poindexters!

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Jul 4, 2018

We're doing one of the most rockin' episodes of The Simpsons and we've got rockstar Alexi Rose here to tell us about how accurate this is to the rock 'n' roll lifestyle! We reflect on how much has changed in the 22 years since, give you updates on all the bands, reflect on 1990s' alternative rock, and so much more! And be sure to listen to Alexi's band, The Y Axes here! http://theyaxes.squarespace.com/

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Jun 27, 2018

With us this week is Shivam Bhatt of the podcast Commanderin' joins us to talk about this powerfully timely episode of The Simpsons. Shivam talks about his complicated history with the character of Apu and the character's depiction of Indian immigrants. And we dig deep into the immigration debate that this episode brings up, stuff that may as well be ripped out of today's headlines! It'll be a fun/angry episode, so listen to our sentimonies!

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Jun 20, 2018

Cartoonist KC Green, famously the creator of "This Is Fine," joins us for the 150th episode of Simpsons that takes us back to the second World War II. We learn about tontines, old tv shows, terlets, and so much more in this action-packed elderly adventure! Listen and enjoy for at least dickety-six miles!

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Jun 13, 2018
Author, Rifftrax writer and podcast host Conor Lastowka to discuss perhaps the most experimental episode of The Simpsons ever. Steamed hams, Middlebury, bee stings, Albany expressions, skin failure, a very tall man, and Aurora borealis?! At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country localized entirely within our podcast! Listen and enjoy!

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Jun 6, 2018

SPRING BREAK! We get rowdy on this week's podcast with a road trip thanks to a fake ID. Matthew Jay of Cartoons 101 is here to chat with us on the Simpsons ride to Knoxville all while Lisa bonds with Homer and Marge gets lonely. So whether you're on vacation or just learning about owls, enjoy this week's episode of Talking Simpsons!!

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May 30, 2018

Chimpan-a to chimpanzee needs to tune into this Phil Hartman tour de force, and we've got Nathan Ortega here to chat all about it. We've got more Troy McClure movie titles, more Hollywood rumors, and one of the best musical moments in Simpsons history! It's not quite a mop, it's not quite a podcast, but it is a super fun podcast!!!

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May 23, 2018

Cartoons101's own Matthew Jay joins us this week as we go waaaay in-depth into animation history for this cartoon loving episode of The Simpsons. We chat about Ub Iwerks, Schoolhouse Rock, Kirk Douglas' long life, one of the show's most meta moments ever, and so much more. So pull up a big plate of liver and onions, buckle up in your rocket car, and listen to us liberal freaks go too far!

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May 19, 2018

Are you still not a supporter at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons??? Lemme tell you, you're missing out on so much exclusive stuff, including our very in-depth interviews with Simpsons legends. To give you a taste of what you're missing, here are big chunks of our three most recent interviews out of the many currently available on the Patreon. That includes:

Mike Scully - We chat with the season 9-12 showrunner about working on the series during seasons some fans found controversial!

Dan Greaney - He's worked on the show for two decades and created the word "embiggen," so he has much to share about the writers' room!

David Silverman - One of the most important figures in Simpsons history, this legendary animator takes us through his work on the shows formative shorts all the way to his episode in 2018!

If you enjoy these, listen to the full interviews for all of them at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons for as little as $5 a month!! (And you get way more than just those interview for your payment!)

This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons!

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