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Talking Simpsons

Join your friends Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert for a chronological and cromulent exploration of the greatest show ever made! Each week we're joined by funny guests to tackle 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!

Sep 28, 2022

It's been 25 years since Simpsons legends Al Jean & Mike Reiss created Teen Angel, and we're breaking format to celebrate that with Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin from the great Gayest Episode Ever Podcast! We explore this TGIF original that's lost to time, digging deep into its creation, the entire magical sitcom genre, and any lingering gay subtext in the series' first ep. So grab an old burger and follow us back to 1997 in this heavenly podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Sep 21, 2022

We're joined again by the fantastic artist Nina Matsumoto as we dive deep into a true classic! Not only do we get to see Burns' retirement after selling out to the very friendly Germans, but we also take a trip to the land of chocolate. Learn all about that plus the Cleveland Browns, how much $100 million is worth now, stock market tips, and tons more. Listen now to a podcast that *is* all smiles and sunshine!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Sep 16, 2022

To close out our week of bonus interviews, this time around, we're chatting with the great Lew Morton! If you're a Talking Futurama listener, you likely know his name from our podcasts about his very funny episodes, like "Amazon Women in the Mood" and "Mother's Day." But Lew is also attached to legendary TV comedies like NewsRadio, Veep, Silicon Valley, and most recently, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe—as well as the recent series reboot of MTV's brain dead duo. Listen in to learn about his long career in the world of comedy writing, and the secret formula to what makes Beavis and Butt-Head work!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Sep 14, 2022

Here's big treat for listeners this week as we briefly shift from our standard style to post two brand new interviews! Our first is with Susie Dietter, a legend of The Simpsons, Futurama, and modern animation in general. Susie joined The Simpsons in season 2, directed classics like Radioactive Man and Grade School Confidential, plus Futurama eps like Godfellas, AND she was the first woman to ever direct an episode of The Simpsons. Learn all about that milestone moment and so much more in this honest, illuminating discussion with this talented artist! 

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Sep 7, 2022

We've reached the beginning of the month, which means it's once again time for another episode of our community podcast. Join us as we discuss the upcoming Simpsons short, learn about a new episode featuring The Simpsons predicting the future, and bemoan the bloodbath currently happening over on HBO Max. Also, we respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So sit back and get ready to close out the summer with a podcast that's better than free pickled eggs!

Support this podcast and get over 100 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsonsand becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Aug 31, 2022

Wassupp?!?! For this week's ep that advertised a visit to Toronto, we welcome back Will Sloan, the Torontonian cohost of podcasts The Important Cinema Club and Michael And Us! As we get a guided tour of how Canadians in 2002 reacted to this episode, we watch Bart get a girlfriend he didn't expect, a look at Rainier Wolfcastle's home life, some dated celebrity jokes, and tons more. So grab your curling broom for this week's podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! Check out our new shirts on TeePublic! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Aug 24, 2022

For an ep all about cocktails, rock music, and comedy writing, we welcome back comedy performer/writer/musician/podcaster Tim Kalpakis from the band/podcast The Sloppy Boys! As we dig into the battle between Sam Simon and Matt Groening behind the scenes, we learn that the fight over the Flaming Homer/Moe has more to it than we thought. Plus, free pickled eggs for Aerosmith in this week's Hugh Jass podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Aug 17, 2022

As one of Simpsons season 2 characters returns, we also happily welcome back Podcast: The Ride's Jason Sheridan! As Homer's snoring is out of control, this brings Artie Ziff back into Marge's life for an extended parody of Indecent Proposal. And just as we're done talking about that, they parody several films from the '70s leading to a fiery finale, so check all that out on your way to Mount Carlmore on this week's podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Aug 10, 2022

As Homer once more fears he's a bad father, we welcome on the cohost of The Flop House Podcast/Emmy-winning writer, the fantastic Dan McCoy! We dig into this ep about soap box derby racing that features some of the funniest cutaways in the series, as well as references to some then-popular famous monsters. All that plus the tragic death of Scoey on this week's podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Aug 3, 2022

We've reached the end of the month, which means it's once again time for another episode of our community podcast. Join us as we discuss what's going on in The Simpsons' world, including Comic-Con news, Emmy nominations, new action figures, and a battle between Homer and Shrek. And do we hear wedding bells for Yeardley Smith? Also, we respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So stop playing with your wacky sax and get ready for our traditional dose of infotainment!

Support this podcast and get over 100 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsonsand becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jul 27, 2022

This week's episode delves deep into what defines Homer's rage, so we are joined by a luminary of Simpsons history, TheRealJims from the awesome YouTube channel of the same name! After Homer breaks his jaw following an angry day at the movies, he learns to listen and love his family. Somehow that leads him to a parody of The View followed by Marge trying to replace Homer's insanity. We're talkin' downtown on this week's podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jul 20, 2022

This week's episode is a classic one which is why we got a big first-time guest, Mike Mitchell from the fantastic podcast Doughboys, not to mention hit TV and films! Mitch tells about his time working on Simpsons as well as appearing on the series, then we chat about Homer and Lisa's bond being severed in a way only a pony can repair. So grab your reed and your wacky sax for a fun podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jul 13, 2022

This week we're joined once again by awesome journalist Libby Watson from the fantastic Sick Note newsletter, to help us dive into the complex politics of unhealthy food. After some fun with world records, Springfield learns they are the fattest town around, which leads Marge to a quest for justice. Can she fix things within the system, or will the evil billionaires win? All that, plus a bunch of funny jokes about candy in this week's girthy podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jul 6, 2022

We've reached the beginning of the month, which means it's once again time for another episode of our community podcast. This time around, we discuss more unionization efforts in the world of animation, censored Krusty action figures, the mystery of Graggle Simpson, John DiMaggio's bad Disney deal, the fifth anniversary of the Talking Simpsons Network, and more. And, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So sit back, relax, and get ready for our special sermon on the sanctity of deliciousness!

Support this podcast and get over 100 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 29, 2022

For this week's Halloween classic we welcome on for the very first time the amazing Will Menaker from Chapo Trap House! Will's movie mindset helps us understand the very deep references in this iconic episode full of monkey paws, Twilight Zone parodies, Frankenstein riffs, and some excellent animation. All that, plus we dig deep into a ton of deleted scenes in this week's haunting podcast, so limit yourself to just three pieces of candy and enjoy!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 22, 2022

The Al Jean Era officially begins on The Simpsons, and we celebrate it with returning favorite Chris Cabin from the podcast We Hate Movies! After some fun 2002 jokes about environmental catastrophe, we then have the family in crisis after an arrest. We chat about guest star Delroy Lindo, the return of Vegas wives, and one of the darkest endings in series history. Grab your copy of Monopoly and enjoy along with us on this week's podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! Check out our new shirts on TeePublic! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 15, 2022

For this special episode about Krusty's heritage and entertainment, we welcome the great entertainment journalist Louis Peitzman back onto the podcast! As Krusty finally visits The Simpsons at home, he confronts his Jazz Singer-style childhood, leaving him a broken man. Can Bart and Lisa reacquaint him with his estranged father? Listen along as we're all gabbin' about God!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! Check out our new shirts on TeePublic! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 8, 2022

As Xmas meets Buddha in this week's ep, we welcome back the great Lindsay Katai, writer for Infinity Train and cohost of the podcast Teen Creeps! Together we learn about how the dangers of model rockets cause the local church to go corporate, leading to Lisa having a crisis of faith. And as Lisa becomes a Buddhist she meets a very famous actor with guest star Richard Gere. Somehow this all ends on Xmas, so go along with the podcast as we make apt metaphors. Apt!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! Check out our new shirts on TeePublic! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 1, 2022

Summer is nearly here, and we've got a ton of May memories to look back on in our community podcast! We talk about the many new episodes of Simpsons that debuted this month, along with other interesting Simpsons & animation news! Then, we tease more podcasts coming your way, chat about what we've been playing/watching this last month, and as always, we reply to some of our fave Patreon comments! Listen now to stay as informed as an FBI agent on our lives!

Support this podcast and get over 100 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

May 25, 2022

This week's episode has Lakers legend, so that demands our podcast welcomes back Lakers fan/cool guy Nick Wiger from the great podcasts Doughboys and Get Played! Homer saves the town through dumb luck, leading to what he feels is undeserved praise, and even Magic Johnson can't improve his mood. Meanwhile, Bart loses a friend in this season three classic. Grab a new set of bongos and listen now!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

May 18, 2022

This week we head into one of season 13's weirdest and most offensive (to continuity nerds) with Eric Peacock of the great movie/music podcast Soundtracker! Eric chats soundtracks to films like Stand By Me which is parodied in this ep, as well we talk about finding corpses, screaming at work, annoying hypnotists, and so much more. Listen now while logging onto your internet!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

May 11, 2022

As we continue our return to season 3, we're joined again by journalist/podcaster Brendan James, cohost of the brilliant Blowback series! We talk a ton about the mafia films this ep parodies and then dig into the first appearance of Fat Tony, as well as some of the best writing and animation the series had seen to that point. PLUS we all learn how to make a Manhattan in this week's podcast, so listen now, patron!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

May 4, 2022

Spring has fully sprung and we've got tons to chat about in the world of Simpsons! We chat about a couple of recent eps that changed up some history, celebrate an anniversary, eulogize Gilbert Gottfried, and lots more. Then we dig into our own fun we've had over the last month, then wrap things up by responding to many of our fave Patreon comments (including following up on Slap Discourse we missed out on). Listen now before we put the heat to the meat!

Support this podcast and get over 100 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Apr 27, 2022

We welcome back Andrew Jupin from the awesome We Hate Movies podcast for a frank discussion of Mr. Burns' sex life! Yes, after some poorly aged Chinese restaurant jokes, Burns gets a girlfriend with sexy results. Homer is his new wingman to the special guest star, and somehow it all ends in a hostage standoff. Listen now before we all try growing devil beards!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Apr 20, 2022

It's time for our final episode of the more maudlin second production season, and we welcome the great video essayist José! As Bart learns karate and Homer learns to not wish schadenfreude on Ned, we dig into the difficult production and the sitcom history of this sinister episode. Learn how "sinister" means "left-handed" and more in this podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

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