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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!

May 16, 2018

Internet superstar Jack DeVries joins us as we deal with Homer getting a big promotion and Smithers taking a no-photography vacation with terrible ramifications. We dig into drag racing, Postum, percolators, piano movers, Barney-guarding, and so much more! Cease your ingress and listen now!

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May 9, 2018

Less chat, more hat as we dig up the bones of Springfield to find the truth about pirates and George Washington. Dorkly's own Tristan Cooper (@tristanacooper on Twitter) embiggens our cromulent podcast to discuss Lisa's world-changing findings just as the town celebrates the bicentennial of Jebidiah founding Springfield. So grab your favorite bell and silver tongue to listen as myths are shattered and legends are revealed!

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May 2, 2018

Krusty gets his celery garnished and it's all Bart's fault. But when it looks like Krusty takes his own life and Bart can't take the guilt, he and Lisa dig for the truth of Rory B. Bellows. We dig into Bob Newhart, taxes, mysteries, and more with Super Eye Patch wolf aka John Walsh (visit his YouTube page). Listen along and learn all about dancing for nickels!

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Apr 25, 2018

We return to one of the less celebrated episodes of season 7 and find it to be a much stronger explanation of Marge's life than in most episodes. And we're joined by Stephen Sajdak of the awesome We Hate Movies podcast! We learn to live like the rich with Chanel dresses, open-faced sand wedges, and abalone sandwiches in this very class-conscious episode! Listen and learn about the country club set...

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Apr 18, 2018

Chapo Traphouse has arrived on Talking Simpsons to dig into the politics of some of the most apolitical mockery George HW Bush ever saw. Chapo hosts/authors Virgil Texas and Matt Christman are here to deconstruct this classic with the first appearance of Disco Stu, Homer's interest in Ayatollahs, destroyed memoirs, spankings, and so much more! Give a listen in this week's extra-long podcast!

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Apr 10, 2018

Do you like bowling? How about boweling? Or MAD Magazine? We dig into all of that and more in this week's podcast, and we've got Giant Bomb's Simpsons expert Alex Navarro to talk all about this iconic episode about Homer creating his own league team and inspiring his damn wiener kids! Give a listen!

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Apr 4, 2018

Be it Bonestorm or Putting Challenge, if you grew up in the 1990s there had to be at least one game you wanted for Xmas. Well, this holiday classic captures that spirit as well as the childhood shame and a parent's disappointment that feels all too real. Listen along with us and special guest Dave Rudden!

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Mar 24, 2018

After some really stinky clip shows, we're watching ones so good you'll forget it's only 23% new footage. Specials guest Kat Bailey joins us to chat all about the funniest deleted scenes, the classic shorts, montages, and so much more on this week's podcast!

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Mar 21, 2018
Ah! Sideshow Bob! He's back and this time he's interested in nuclear holocaust and Kubrick references! Specials guest Kat Bailey is here to talk about all these Cold War scare references, as well as the most esoteric things Bob says here as well as R. Lee Ermey.

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Mar 16, 2018

Good news, everyone! The Talking Simpsons Patreon has started its newest miniseries, and this time around, we'll be looking at all 13 episodes of Futurama's first season. For our inaugural episode, we dig into the pilot (aptly named "Space Pilot 3000") as well as every detail we could possibly find about Futurama's production! If you dig our clip-and-reference-heavy take on The Simpsons, you'll definitely find a lot to love with our same treatment of Futurama. So jump into the nearest probulator, crank up the volume, and get ready for Henry, Bob, and Chris to introduce you to THE WORLD OF TOMORROW!

Hear more episodes at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons

Mar 14, 2018
After years and years of unanswered questions, we finally find out about Homer's mom and it's a doozy of an episode. We've seen this episode, or that is to say we saw this episode, and we haven't been this excited since Up With People! Is this the most heartwarming Simpsons ever? What's the deal with all the 1960s references? Learn it all in this radical episode!
Mar 7, 2018

Homer becomes a big fat dynamo to get out of working in an office, but is it really as great as it seems? Homer learns the joys of mumus and fabric softener, all while we chat about the episode with special guest Dan Ryckert (Giant Bomb, All Systems Goku)! So press that "any" key and get to listening while you wash yourself with a rag on a stick!

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Feb 28, 2018

Has anyone here seen the movie Tron? Well, it doesn't matter, because this Halloween classic parodies Twilight Zone, Nightmare on Elm Street, Godzilla and so much more. This one even features the historic debut of a CGI Homer and Bart. Learn about every confusing reference in detail in this extra long episode of Talking Simpsons!

Feb 21, 2018
BYOBB on this week's podcast as we all marry a carrot and talk about vegetarianism. Lisa learns the power of a baby lamb while Homer imparts that people don't make friends with salad, all as a Beatle watches. So get ready for pigs to fly in this week's exciting podcast!
Feb 16, 2018
(Recorded live at PianoFight in San Francisco on January 28, 2018.) Talking Simpsons breaks format once again for our second live show as we explore the greatest hits of Homer's side gigs. Though The Simpsons started out as a fairly realistic show about a guy with a working-class job, it wasn't long before Homer found himself in space, part of a Grammy-winning band, and behind the wheel of a monorail as a mono-thingie-guy. Join us for an exciting exploration of Homer's adventures in employment, and thrill as our great audience decides which job reigns supreme!

Special thanks to PianoFight for being such a great and accommodating venue!

Feb 14, 2018

Spirituality, restaurants, and pogs all in one episode - you know it's a classic Simpsons. After befouling church with rock and/or roll, Bart sell his soul to Milhouse only to deeply regret it soon after. Meanwhile, Moe loses the dank and makes his bar into a family feedback, with expensive fries and crazy crap on the walls. So listen along as we revisit this one. ♪ It's good, good, good, good, good, good, good. ♪ 

Feb 9, 2018
Recorded at SF Sketchfest Nightlife on January 18, 2018, Bob, Henry, and Chris all did our first live show and it was a ton of fun. Not least of which we got to have a live chat with Simpsons writer/standup legend/creator of Stan Against Evil Dana Gould! Hear all about him working on the show (including a joke too dirty for The Simpsons), as well as Dana weighing in on our topic: The Most Pathetic Man in Springfield. All that and more on Talking Simpsons' historic first live show!
Feb 7, 2018
After a series of unfortunate events, Bart, Lisa, and a stupid baby gets more attention at their new foster home with the Flanders. While the kids deal with weird religious stuff, Homer and Marge need to learn parenting skills all over again. It's a really fun episode that also marks a new era of The Simpsons, and we explain it all on this week's podcast! 
Jan 31, 2018
Put on your goggles and plunge deep into the world of 1990s movies and comic books in this week's podcast. We explain every deep reference, every screwing the audience gag, the power of acid, and so much more. What else can we say except "Jiminy Jillikers!"
 
Jan 24, 2018
It's time to find out who pulled the trigger! Oh, you already know? Well, it'll still be fun to go through all the history and references along the way, including some of the funniest gags in Simpsons history, like a revenge mambo, open kilts, and backwards-talking dreams. So put down your Sears catalog and enjoy this week's extra-long podcast!
Jan 17, 2018
We've been waiting for this one since the show began, and it doesn't disappoint. Not only is this one of the funniest episodes, but the first half of Springfield's greatest mystery is one of the densest, full of clues and red herrings. We suss it all out and explain our wonder at how great it still is in this extra-long podcast!
Jan 10, 2018
Look behind that lemon-shaped rock and you'll find this week's episode (and maybe someone's attractive cousin). In this classic episode, we venture to Shelbyville in search of lemons and friendship, all while learning about Roman numerals and why you shouldn't join a violence gang. So grab your lemonade or rootmarm cuz there's a doings a transpiring!
Jan 3, 2018
Marge decides that's she's tired of the boring world of ham and celery soup, and joined the cops even as Wiggum laughs in her face. Even if it means arresting her husband or finding illegal smuggling in her carhole. Now get this before Gloria Vanderbilt gets after us for revenge!
Dec 27, 2017
In a very special episode, Lisa loses Bleeding Gums Murphy (who was never popular). After Bart eats a jagged metal cereal piece, Lisa reconnects with the sickly jazz musician, who passes away and leaves a hole in Lisa's life. Can she find a way to honor him via a radio station and magic? And is this episode worse than we remember? Find out here!
Dec 20, 2017
After drinking plenty of Malk, we cover this classic episode, like it or lump it. Skinner and Edna are battling over a teacher's strike (purple monkey dishwasher) and all the kids are set free. We chat about all this with Super Best Friends' own Matt McMuscles as our special guest. Not listening to this podcast? That's a paddlin'.
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