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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!

Dec 30, 2021

Hello everyone, we're here with an unfortunate update about our previously announced January 12th, 2022 SF Sketchfest live podcast. As explained in the attached audio, our live podcast, along with the rest of San Francisco Sketchfest, has been postponed for this year out of concerns about the rising number of Omicron cases.

Here's their official announcement: "Due to the rising number of Omicron cases, we’re sorry to announce the postponement of the 2022 SF Sketchfest. Bringing people together to laugh and celebrate comedy is what SF Sketchfest does best. Until it is safe to do so, the festival will hit pause on the events planned for January 2022."

It's very unfortunate and we apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment for all of you who were looking forward to this show. We still hope to return to doing live shows in 2022 and will keep you all informed about any plans we may have.

Dec 29, 2021

As we cover perhaps Lisa's most celebrated episode, we're joined by the great author/host of the Arden podcast, Emily VanDerWerff! The Simpsons get a new substitute teacher voiced by a pseudonymous Dustin Hoffman, and it exposes the deep pains in Lisa's relationship with Homer. All that plus Bart demands more asbestos in school in this very heartfelt classic episode of TV!

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!

Dec 22, 2021

This week we welcome the great Bryan Quinby from Street Fight Radio and The P.O.D.cast to discuss this sequel episode to Maude's death! Ned is having trouble moving on with his life, and that somehow leads him to build an amusement park in an episode that went through a major rewrite. Learn all about that, ice cream socials, disco heavens, gas leaks, and more in this week's saintly 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!

Dec 15, 2021

Once more we've got Alex Navarro from Nextlander returning, and he's here to give us insight as a person who plays drums AND worked on The Beatles: Rock Band! As Marge rediscovers her artistic talent, Homer wants to lose weight, and somehow Ringo Starr solves all of their problems. So join us for discussions on water parks, weight loss, artistic talents, drumming ability, the word "genitalia" and so much more!

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!

Dec 8, 2021

It's the end of the month once again, which means it's time for another community podcast! This time around, we roll into the holiday season and discuss that new Disney+ short, the show's Fargo-inspired two-parter, Smithers' boyfriend, debunked 9/11 theories, the oral history of The Simpsons: Road Rage, and more. Plus, we go over our revised 2022 schedule and briefly review Netflix's Cowboy Bebop! And, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from our most recent round of episodes. So slather yourself in anti-bully salad dressing and get ready to listen to another great podcast!

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!

Dec 1, 2021

We welcome back the fantastic artist Nina Matsumoto to help us chart out season 12's most ambitious episode! It's Simpsons meets Go and Run, Lola, Run in a complex adventure covering the family's difficult day. We've got severed thumbs, pedantic robots, fireworks exploding, and so much more. So listen now before we get started on the Blue Man Group!

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!

Nov 24, 2021

This week we're joined for the first time by awesome journalist Libby Watson from the fantastic Sick Note newsletter, and we're diving into an ep all about elder care. As Abe gets a date with an angel, she's gone far too soon, which he primarily blames Homer for. But then he forgives him pretty easily so the third act can all be about wanting to help people with money. All that plus the show's first trip to a casino in this week's sentimental 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!

Nov 17, 2021

It's a big Simpsons travel episode, and we're welcoming the awesome returning guest Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of OK KO and Executive Producer on Steven Universe. After a string of jokes about unionized labor, the family goes to Africa for a bunch of very generalized ideas of the continent of Africa. There are hippos, poachers, diamonds, and so much more in this week's podcast, so grab your mosquito nets!

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!

Nov 10, 2021

This week Conor Lastowka from Rifftrax and the 372 Pages We'll Never Get Back podcast returns for a podcast all about loveably dumb dogs! As Santa's Little Helper destroys everything he possibly can, he's in danger of being given away unless Bart can get through to him. All that, plus the uncomfortable timing for a guest appearance of Tracey Ullman all in this week's big cookie of a 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!

Nov 3, 2021

Just in time for Halloween the newest community podcast is here for Talking Simpsons listeners! We review the newest Treehouse, talk about Simpsons high fashion crossover, announce some exciting upcoming podcasts we have planned, and lastly, we reply to some of our favorite comments on Patreon in the last month! A great time as always, so get ready for a scary good time!

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!

Nov 1, 2021

Hey folks, we've got a new exclusive miniseries for all of our $5 and up subscribers at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons! Every Friday through the end of 2021, we'll be launching a brand-new episode of Blabbin 'Bout Batman: The Animated series—which will cover our ten favorite episodes of this legendary cartoon. And if you're curious as to what this Patreon-exclusive miniseries is like, we're giving you a free sample of our first Blabbin 'Bout B:TAS podcast, all about the classic episode, "Joker's Favor." Interested in hearing more? Sign up today at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons to the rest of our "Joker's Favor" discussion, a new episode every Friday, and the 100+ other exclusive podcast episodes we've produced so far!

Oct 29, 2021

It's that time of the year again, which means that a new exclusive miniseries is hitting the Talking Simpsons Patreon. That's right, if you sign up at the $5 level or higher at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons, you'll get to hear ten episodes of Blabbin 'Bout Batman: The Animated Series as they launch every Friday through the end of 2021! We're selecting our ten favorite episodes of this legendary cartoon take on the Caped Crusader, and discussing them with the same in-depth research and clips you've come to expect from our podcast network. So sign up today at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons to hear it and the 100+ other exclusive podcast episodes we've produced so far!

Oct 27, 2021

This week's episode about nerds vs bullies is joined by the returning Kat Bailey, our friend and the co-host of the Axe of the Blood God podcast! In this Lisa-centric ep she has her own bully, all while Homer cares about baby-proofing (and gets maimed). What's the secret that causes bullying? Learn on this podcast, and be careful dialing up poison deliveries!

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!

Oct 20, 2021

For this ep of early '90s wealth, we're joined by Chris Wade from the awesome podcasts Chapo Trap House, And Introducing..., and Hell of Presidents! After we discuss the greatness of Danny DeVito, we chat about Homer's discovery of a missing brother who happens to be a rich car manufacturer. Somehow all this leads to Homer ruining Uncie Herb's life, though we have some opinions on that. Listen now for something as strong as a gorilla, yet as soft and yielding as a Nerf ball!

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!

Oct 13, 2021

We welcome back podcaster/journalist Dave Schilling--check out his newest podcast Galaxy Brains--as we dig into the world of sports and hunger strikes! Homer learns his baseball team plans to move but no one believes him, so he risks his life on a hunger strike that convinces few people. All that plus the real-life history of the Albuquerque Isotopes and more in this zesty Southwestern blend of a 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!

Oct 6, 2021

It's the beginning of the month once again, which means it's time for another episode of our community podcast! This time around, we discuss the season 33 premiere, the fate of Fox's prime-time animated lineup, new Simpsons shorts on Disney+, a Moe's Tavern pop-up in a non-fictional Springfield, and more! And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from our most recent batch of episodes. So listen in and don't forget to join the navy!

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!

Sep 29, 2021

We welcome back once again our pal Drew Mackie from the great Gayest Episode Ever Podcast for a look back an episode full of Homersexuals! Drew helps us navigate the complex love lives of Patty & Selma, not to mention Principal Skinner's own proclivities, plus we deconstruct the first appearance of Groundskeeper Willie, and so much more. So grab some tater tots and listen along!

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 22, 2021

This week we're joined for the first time by journalist/podcaster Brendan James, cohost of the brilliant Blowback series, a perfect fit for an episode about American propaganda! Bart and his pals become a boy band to meet N*SYNC, but all that is secondary to a plot that involves the shocking moment of a skyscraper in Manhattan exploding. All that and so much more, so listen to this podcast and YVAN EHT NIOJ!

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!

Sep 15, 2021

We welcome back our friend/video game historian Chris Kohler, this time as we talk about the very first Simpsons game! Way back in early 1991, as season 2 aired, Konami released The Simpsons Arcade Game, featuring Smithers kidnapping Maggie and the family punching dozens of people to get her back. How does it hold up and what bits from the show were used? We go super in-depth into one of the few Simpsons games that's actually fun!

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!

Sep 8, 2021

It's the beginning of the month, which means it's time once again for the Talking Simpsons Network's community podcast. Listen in and learn all about new Simpsons toys and shoes, the fan-made Hit & Run remake obliterated by lawyers, the Simpsons saying goodbye to Sky One, our pal Kat's interview with Matt Selman, and much more! Plus, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from our recent batch of episodes. So sit back, grab your coldest can of generic imported beer, and get ready for another great podcast!

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!

Sep 6, 2021

Happy Labor Day, everyone! As a special bonus, we're giving you a free episode of Talking Futurama to give you a taste of what our Patreon subscribers get over at patreon.com/talkingsimpsons. And it's not just a free episode; it's one of our best—a look at the all-time classic "The Luck of the Fryrish" with special guest Karen Chu of Good Job, Brain!

If you like what you hear, and want to listen to 39 more episodes of Talking Futurama (with more to come), head on over to patreon.com/talkingsimpsons and sign up at the $5 level to access the rest of Talking Futurama, as well as our miniseries covering The Critic, King of the Hill, and Mission Hill. And at the end of October, we'll be covering our 10 favorite episodes of Batman: The Animated Series via our next miniseries, Blabbin' Bout Batman: The Animated Series. 

Thanks once again for listening and please enjoy this bonus podcast!

Sep 1, 2021

This week we welcome back comedy writer extraordinaire Mike Drucker for an episode all about making television shows! Krusty is set to retire and Sideshow Bob is back to kill him in this ep filled with late '90s references to wanting to be a millionaire and early Dave Chappelle, along with so much more. Listen now before you get hypnotized by a bullseye!

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 25, 2021

This week we welcome back Lindsay Katai, writer for Infinity Train and cohost of the podcast Teen Creeps! She helps us navigate the scary worlds of childhood religious beliefs AND early cable television in this landmark episode of Lisa's battle against Homer's cable addiction. Not only that, but we get the first appearances of Troy McClure and Drederick Tatum, so listen now, it'll only cost you your soul!

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 18, 2021

We're joined once again by Chris Cabin from the podcast We Hate Movies as we discuss one of the weirdest episodes of the show ever! Not only is it full of hostile first acts, aging digital animation, and an ending that's a giant shrug, we also get some Oedipal complex thrown in for good measure. So grab your racket and get ready to surf the net 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!

Aug 11, 2021

As we head back to the 1970s to hear about Homer and Marge falling in love, we're joined by our third member from the band & podcast The Sloppy Boys, writer/director/musician Jeff Dutton! Jeff joins us for an important chapter in Simpsons history, as the family is left with no choice but to do their first flashback episode after their TV set breaks. Not only do we see true love blossom, but we also see the first McBain, the first Jon Lovitz, and so much more, all in one 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!

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