Info

Talking Simpsons Official Free Feed

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
RSS Feed
2020
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: 2020

Welcome to Bob and Henry's chronological exploration of every Simpsons episode ever! Subscribe now, or get even more at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!

Aug 12, 2020

For this week's episode, we welcome on journalist Dave Schilling--check out his new podcast Full Court Chat! After bonding over shared nerdery, we discuss Homer's new motorcycle, the group almost named "Christ Punchers," too many NRBQ songs, and much more! You may listen to this podcast, but you'll never defeat The Cobras!

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 9, 2020

A special surprise podcast today, it's our interview with Aven Helford and Diandre Fuentes, the designers who worked on the new line of Simpsons-style shoes just released by Vans (which, full disclosure, Vans sent us a couple of pairs)! They tell us how the shoes were designed, notes they got from Matt Groening, and ideas they wish made the cut! And if you enjoy this, be sure to check out our previous interviews all on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!!!

Aug 5, 2020

Another month of 2020 is in the history books, and there's tons of Simpsons news to reflect on! Not to mention teases of the next month of What A Cartoon! podcast, our next couple of polls where you'll help us figure out some Patreon exclusives, AND some of our favorite comments from Patreon! So listen now before The Baron steals our 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!

Jul 31, 2020

To wrap up our Patreon-exclusive series Talking Mission Hill, we interviewed series creators Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, and we thought you folks on the free feed would love to hear it as well!

Listen in and learn the secrets of Mission Hill, as well as new information about what could be a long-awaited revival of the series—and if you're interesting in hearing more, consider signing up for the Talking Simpsons Patreon. If you sign up at the $5 level, you'll gain immediate access 13 episodes of Talking Mission Hill, as well as the rest of our limited miniseries and all of the other bonus podcasts we've made over the last three-plus years. Sign up today!

Jul 29, 2020

For the first time, we welcome on our friend/Kotaku Features Editor Chris Kohler, as he helps us understand the joys of parenthood in this week's episode! Apu and Majula get baby fever but end up with a record-setting 8 kids that are really stressing them out. Could a human zoo be the answer? All that plus the terror of The Baron in 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!

Jul 22, 2020

For this story of bowling and fatherhood, we welcome back Will Sloan, the cohost of podcasts The Important Cinema Club and Michael And Us! Homer suffers from 15 minutes of perfect game fame, has altercations with Opie himself, and he decides to finally spend time with Maggie! All that plus unbelievably strong babies in 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!

Jul 15, 2020

We're jonesing for some tomacco and joining us in our time of need is Alexi from the band The Y Axes! How does watching a Zorro parody send all The Simpsons to a farm? How many times can Homer be crushed by a tractor? And what type of fruit tastes like grandma? All that and more in this week's newest 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 8, 2020

June has come and gone, so it's time once again for another Talking Simpsons community podcast! This month, we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Talking Simpsons and cover a ton of news from the Simpsonsverse, including the recent initiative to no longer have white actors voice non-white characters, the Simpsons' 700th episode table read, some very impressive fan projects, and more. And, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from our most recent episodes. So sit back and relax and get ready for yet another groin-grabbingly-good 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 1, 2020

The Simpsons celebrate Halloween for the tenth time, and we're joined again by Podcast: The Ride's Jason Sheridan for some scary fun! We go into the many plot holes of a late '90s horror parody, the comic book origins of Stretchboy and Clobber Girl, and go back to the fun days of Y2K. Listen now before a wizard does something!

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!

Jun 24, 2020

As we get ready to review a review of food, we're again joined by Podcast: The Ride's Mike Carlson! He helps us suss out how Homer could ever be hired as a professional writer, the battle of Ann Landers versus Dear Abbey, the power of eclairs, and the fun of negative reviews! All that and J. Jonah Jameson references in this week's tasty 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!

Jun 17, 2020

Returning guest Drew Mackie from the Gayest Episode Ever Podcast joins us for this season 11 episode all about pharmaceuticals! Travel with us back to a time when Ritalin was new and Mark McGwire was a respected homerun slugger. A time when you could steal a tank and blast a satellite out of sky. Listen to learn more, but be careful to make sure no air is in your syringe!

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!

Jun 10, 2020

Season 11 has officially begun! And for this episode about an unlikable maker of films, we're joined once more by Stephen Sajdak, cohost of the great We Hate Movies podcast! Together we transport back to a time when Mel Gibson was a huge guest star and not a giant embarrassment, plus we dig into the send up of Hollywood circa-1999. So get ready for some stuff that hasn't aged well in our big season 11 premiere!

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!

Jun 4, 2020

Before the summer begins, it's time for another episode of our monthly community podcast! In the Simpsons news we've got details on Alf Clausen's lawsuit, dates on the arrival of 4:3 aspect ratio, and more predictions coming true! Then we preview some cool stuff coming soon, share a couple of gifts we got during the month, and, as always, we respond to some of our favorite replies on Patreon. Listen now with or without glistening pork products!

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 27, 2020

As we reach the end of our first season re-evaluation, we've got Giant Bomb's Alex Navarro to help us with the Simpsons' platinum album, The Simpsons Sings The Blues! At the height of Bartmania, Matt Groening, Jim Brooks, and David Geffen brought together a huge list of famous musicians to make an album about our favorite Springfieldians. Learn how the 1990 album happened, the famous folks who secretly worked on it, AND the stories behind the music video for Do The Bartman and Deep Deep Trouble, all in 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!

May 20, 2020

This week we welcome on Thad Komorowski of the Cartoon Logic podcast, as we dig into the messy production of Some Enchanted Evening! Originally conceived as the pilot, the first director was fired, and then it was heavily reanimated to serve as the season one finale. Learn all the dirty details on how much it changed, and even major changes from the first table read draft of the script, all in this week's final re-exploration of season one!

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 17, 2020

It's a brand new interview with Lauren MacMullan, Designer and Supervising Director of Mission Hill! Available a week early for $5+ subscribers on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons, we chatted with the Oscar-nominated artist about her decades in animation! Lauren told us about how she defined Mission Hill's look and feel from its creation, and shares some fun behind-the-scenes stories. Plus, we chat about MacMullan's work on The Critic, The Simpsons Movie, Avatar: The Last Airbender, her Oscar-nominated Mickey Mouse short, and so much more! And if you enjoyed this, subscribe at the Patreon to hear over 20 hours worth of our previous interviews with Simpsons luminaries!

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 15, 2020

A special surprise podcast today, an interview with Spencer Grammer, the actress behind Summer on Rick & Morty! We chat with her about the new season, her favorite moments, and what it's like growing up the daughter of Sideshow Bob! And if you enjoy this, be sure to check out our previous interviews all on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!!!

May 13, 2020

Professional cartoonist KC Green (check out his newest book, He Is A Good Boy!) returns once more for the best episode of season one, Krusty Gets Busted! It's the first Sideshow Bob-focused episode, the first one directed by Brad Bird, and the best script/animation combo of the whole run. Plus KC drops on us some cartoon history of a proto-Itchy & Scratchy. Listen and enjoy (and if you don't enjoy it, don't blame me! I didn't do it)!

(And check out KC's awesome thread of Krusty-inspired art!)

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 6, 2020

Another month has passed, so it's time once again for another episode of our community podcast! This time, we cover plenty of Simpsons news, like the grand arrival of the 4:3 aspect ratio on Disney+, a brand-new A.V. Club interview with longtime show runner Al Jean, the recently discovered Krustygate scandal in Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 1, and more! Plus, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from the last month of episodes. Keep hanging in there, and always remember to bless the wives!

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 29, 2020

This week we're beginning our new Patreon-exclusive podcast miniseries, Talking Mission Hill! And we're sharing the first episode with all of you, featuring our Mission Hill expert/pal Matthew Jay (The Deep End, Cartoons 101) as a guest! We celebrate how Simpsons' executive producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein created the ultimate late '90s slacker cartoon, how the first episode sets everything up, and how The WB bungled the entire thing from the debut broadcast. Learn all about it in this episode, then sign up for $5 on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons to hear us discuss every other episode of the series for the next few months!

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 24, 2020

We just did a brand new interview with Jon Vitti that would normally just be for $5+ subscribers on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons! But we enjoyed so much our chat with the writer of Lisa's Substitute, Bart The Genius, Cape Feare, and much more that we wanted to share it with all of you! So listen to our chat with Simpsons legend Jon Vitti as we cover his career there and at SNL, King of The Hill, The Critic and more! And if you enjoyed this, subscribe at the Patreon to hear over 20 hours worth of our previous interviews with Simpsons luminaries!

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 22, 2020

We all take an unplanned trip to France and our guide is returning guest/USG Editor-In-Chief Kat Bailey! We discuss the power of cherry bombs, the first appearance of Agnes, and how we forgot this is a king of aimless episode of the series. Plus, we learn a thing or two about wine, antifreeze, and classic French literature in this week's international episode!!

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 15, 2020

Gamespot Reviews Editor Kallie Plagge is back again as we revisit perhaps season one's most feminist episode. Homer goes to a stag party at work and gets photographed dancing with Princess Cashmere, upending all sexual mores in Springfield! As Marge deals with humiliation and Homer sleeps over at Barney's apartment, Bart ultimately learns to respect at least a million girls in the closing number. Learn all about that AND why Sam McMurray still holds a grudge with the series in this week's exciting 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!

Apr 8, 2020

Time once more for our monthly news and community podcast, and WOW, what a normal and uneventful month! But seriously, we cover the real-world news and Simpsons updates, thoughts on some of the most recent Simpsons episodes, a preview of what podcasts are coming in April, and chat about some of our favorite Patreon comments for March 2020! So 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!

Apr 1, 2020

Our reexamination of the first season gets to the first true Marge episode, and we welcome back Merritt K from Fanbyte to help us discuss Marge's marital strife! After a terrible birthday, Marge takes out her spite at Homer's terrible gift while making a new friend at the bowling alley. But what happens when he wants to be more than friends? The Simpsons' marriage is tested for the first time in this week's episode, so grab your size 13 bowling shoes and treat your partners well 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!

1 2 Next »