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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!

Mar 10, 2021

We welcome back our pal Drew Mackie from the Gayest Episode Ever Podcast for an early season 12 episode all about Hollywood dads! After a book fair, Krusty learns he has a daughter he never met before (played by Drew Barrymore), leading the clown on a strange journey of fatherhood with Homer as his guide. All that plus the debuts of Johnny Tightlips and Frankie The Squealer, so listen or go suck on a lemon!

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!

Mar 3, 2021

The shortest month of 2021 is nearing its end, and we've got lots of Simpsons news to look back on! Not just the usual stuff too, as we chat with our pall Drew Mackie about his viral Simpsons video. Plus, we preview some upcoming podcasts from us, reflect on our own February fun, and respond to some of our favorite Patreon comments. So cancel your trip to the Bahamas and listen now!

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!

Feb 24, 2021

It's time for our season 2 revisit to cover perhaps the most important Simpsons episode ever, and we're joined by our returning guest Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of OK KO and Executive Producer on Steven Universe. We discuss how Simpsons changed TV with its trio of Tales From The Crypt-inspired adventures, and we celebrate the trio of classic directors who made it all work, so listen now... if you dare!

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!

Feb 17, 2021

We welcome back podcaster/journalist Dave Schilling--check out his podcast Full Court Chat--for the proper start of season 12! In the landmark 250th episode, the town is divided between slobs and snobs, Homer becomes The Mayor, and somehow it all turns into a concert by The Who. All that plus an open-ended badger fight 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!

Feb 10, 2021

We welcome on podcaster/comedy writer Mark Malkoff--check out his great show The Carson Podcast--for the landmark episode of Homer growing back his hair. We chat about dream assistants in Hollywood, old SNL sketches, non-canon Burns history, and MORE. So listen to this week's podcast, live from Hair City, Utah!

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!

Feb 3, 2021

At long last, 2021 has arrived, along with our first community podcast of the new year! Listen in as we discuss the recent passing of a Simpsons writer, more political Simpsons predictions, the debut of a new voice actor, the return of Disenchantment, the case of the missing Simpsons calendars, and more! And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments about the most recent round of episodes. Listen in and get ready for another year packed with great podcasts!

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!

Jan 27, 2021

For our first season 12 episode, we welcome back Merritt K from Fanbyte to discuss one of the weirdest Halloween eps ever! Homer dies and is trying to get to heaven, Lisa is reading fairy tales, and all humans fight all dolphins in a huge war for the fate of the Earth. Plus a ton of Tress MacNeille screaming! How does the horror hold up? And why did this air after Halloween? Listen to this week's podcast before George Cauldron arrives!

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!

Jan 20, 2021

Professional cartoonist KC Green (check out his newest book, He Is A Good Boy!) returns as we begin our renewed exploration of season two! It's the highest rated episode of Simpsons EVER, so we discuss the battle with The Cosby Show, the move to Thursday, and the first ep that reacted to Bartmania. We dig deep into this very lovely episode this week on the 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!

Jan 13, 2021

As we finish a much deserved holiday break, we're taking a week off from Simpsons to give you listeners a special treat: Four HOURS of Iron Giant chat! In case you didn't know, each month we do a premium podcast for our $10 Patreon subscribers, and now we're going to share one of our extra-long eps with you. Why this one? Because Iron Giant is the film that Brad Bird quit The Simpsons to direct, so follow his career path with us and learn the surprisingly deep connections between Iron Giant and The Simpsons!

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!

Jan 6, 2021

Our community podcast is here once again as we reach the end of 2020! We chat about Simpsons news and some of the recent episodes, we preview some of the podcasts coming in January, discuss what we've been playing/watching over the holidays, AND we react to some of our favorite Patreon comments from December! So listen now for the swing of New Orleans!

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!

Dec 31, 2020

Carolyn Omine has been working on The Simpsons since season 10, and has been working on the series for the last 20 years! We chat with her about moments like Stupid Sexy Flanders, Monkey Knife Fights, working as the only woman in the writers' room at the time, and even her work on the final seasons of Full House! We learned a ton from one of the nicest Simpsons producers we've ever chatted with, so listen now!And if you enjoy this, be sure to check out our MANY previous interviews all on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!!!

Dec 30, 2020

We reach the end of season 11 (and 2020), so we're joined by the returning Matt McMuscles -- check out his YouTube channel and his Patreon! This extended parody of a lost-to-time VH1 series worked great 20 years ago, and allow us to explain the many references lost to time. Listen along to find out if those roses are hiding ready-to-sting bees 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!

Dec 23, 2020

Gamespot Reviews Editor Kallie Plagge returns for the most harrowing week in Marge's life. After a failed wedding, Becky moves in and Marge is certain she's a usurper. Were all the scary dramas of the '90s right in terrifying Marge of a young au pair? Or is Marge just certifiable? Find out in this week's exciting 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!

Dec 16, 2020

This week we're joined by fantastic artist and friend Nina Matsumoto, for a very special occasion worthy of breaking our chronological format! Back in November 2019, we all attended a Simpsons table read for this very episode of season 32, and now that it's finally aired a year later we're ready to reflect on it and see how it compares to the original script! Listen along for this Skinner and Chalmers adventure!

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!

Dec 12, 2020

No, you're not seeing things—as a special holiday bonus for all of our pals on the Talking Simpsons free feed, we're giving away a free sample of our Talking Futurama miniseries in the form of an interview with one of the show's writers. If you enjoy this and want to hear all of Talking Futurama—along with too many other things to mention here—head on over to patreon.com/talkingsimpsons and sign up today. Thanks!

Good news, everyone! For our first ever Talking Futurama interview, we're talking to the great Eric Rogers, who acted as assistant to the writers for the first two production seasons, wrote of the "Terror at 500 Feet" segment of Anthology of Interest I, and returned for the Comedy Central reboot of Futurama as a regular writer of episodes. Listen in as we talk to Eric about his journey into the world of TV writing, what it was like to be on the Futurama staff from the very beginning, the difficulties of working with Fox, and more! And if you enjoyed this interview, please let Eric know—he's @EricRogersHere on Twitter.

Dec 9, 2020

We made it out of November and we have tons to talk about on our monthly community podcast! We react to some of The Simpsons' newest episodes, we announce what podcasts are coming your way in December, we chat about what we've been up to the last few weeks, AND we react to some of the best Patreon comments from the last month! So listen now before we bring out the rapping granny!

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!

Dec 3, 2020

Bill Kopp is the co-creator of Eek! The Cat and The Terrible Thunderlizards, creator of The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show and Mad Jack The Pirate, AND he was one of the first animators on The Simpsons way back in 1987! We chatted with Bill recently about his career, covering a lot of the early days of The Simpsons shorts, some of our favorite Eek! memories, his creation of the Press Your Luck Whammies, and so much more. And if you enjoy this, be sure to check out our MANY previous interviews all on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!!!

Dec 2, 2020

This week we're joined by Gary Butterfield from the Duckfeed.tv podcasts, all for a discussion as simple as "tapa-tapa-tapa!" We discuss season 11's big Lisa episode as she learns dancing isn't as easy as it looks in the movies, while Bart goes camping in the mall. So turn on your self-tapping shoes, because you'll enjoy this podcast ever so much!!

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 25, 2020

Once more we've got Giant Bomb's Alex Navarro joining us, and this time it's for perhaps the weakest episode of season 11! Homer can't sleep, which leads him to an insomnia-induced freakout that brings him to Spring Break for some reason. After hanging out with Kid Rock of all awful people, the family randomly kills an alligator, and then more crazy things happen that would make this description even longer! So get ready to build this podcast on rock and roll!

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 18, 2020

It's time for Barney to get sober, and we've got a great guest to help with his 12 steps, Nick Prueher from Found Footage Festival/VCR Party Live! We discuss our own histories with knowing the newly sober, our thoughts on how exploring Barney's drinking works for comedy, and also some thoughts about forest fires! Don't be glum, listen to this 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 11, 2020

This week we welcome back Mike Drucker for an ominous episode that predicted the future of 2016 in 2000! But beyond the heinous predictions, this episode also gifted us with future Bart as one of the most realistic dirtbags to ever be seen on TV, as well as some pretty dated jokes about tribal gaming. So listen now for some tasty podcast tuneskis, unless you only used to be cool!

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, 2020

We reached the end of a very long October of politics, and we have a ton of big episodes and Simpsons news to chat about in our monthly community podcast! Not only do we react to lots of October happenings, but we also have some big news of our own on some upcoming podcast plans and poll you can engage in! Plus we read some of our favorite comments from Patreon this month, so listen now and watch out for flying t-shirts!

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 31, 2020

Short version: In 2021 we'll be alternating between season 2 and 12 every week!

Long version: Hello everyone! As you may have seen, we polled our Patreon users to see if they'd prefer that we start our 2021 podcasts by revisiting season 2 of The Simpsons OR continuing on to season 12. The results to date of over 750 subscribers split with 70% for season 2, and 30% for season 12.

While season 2 is the two-to-one favorite, we were reading in the comments some great suggestions and realized there was a happier compromise for this idea. And so, as we explain more thoroughly in the attached podcast, starting next January we'll be doing an episode of season 2 one week, and then a season 12 episode the next. So Bart Gets An "F" will be followed by Treehouse of Horror XI, which will be followed by Simpson and Delilah, and so on!

We also wanted to let you all know we're amending our $15,000 a month Patreon goal. Previously that had been a third yearly miniseries, but we decided a better change would be, in 2021, making Talking Futurama a monthly exclusive podcast for our $5+ Patreon subscribers in addition to all the other current bonus content.

Be sure to listen to the podcast for some more context on our reasoning for these changes. Thanks as always for your fantastic support—we couldn't do it without you!!!

Oct 30, 2020

Attention Talking Simpsons listeners! Talking Futurama is back with nine new episodes, only on the Talking Simpsons Patreon at patreon.com/talkingsimpsons! Sign up today for five dollars to hear new episodes as they go live every Friday, and also gain access to the previous 23 episodes of Talking Futurama, as well as other miniseries like Talking Critic, TalKing of the Hill, and Talking Mission Hill! Sign up today at patreon.com/talkingsimpsons!

Oct 28, 2020

We talk about beauty and balloons this week when we welcome back Louis Peitzman (be sure to check out his awesome newsletter!) onto the podcast! Moe is feeling unattractive after winning a contest, so he completely changes his face. And thus leads to a plan of revenge and stardom occasionally interrupted by a balloon chase. Listen now before Moe gets a third, different face!

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!

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