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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!

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!

Apr 13, 2022

Just in time for an episode about running a bar, we welcome on the cohost of The Flop House Podcast/bartender, the awesome Stuart Wellington! He gives us the scoop on this spirited Moe episode, as Homer takes over the bar ahead of it being rebuilt, as well as perhaps the show's darkest joke that's followed by some stuff that hasn't aged well and a random REM appearance. Listen now to learn how to make a cosmo 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!

Apr 6, 2022

We've reached the end of the month, which means it's once again time for another episode of our community podcast. This time around, we discuss the ever-growing amount of new Simpsons merch, bootleg bars in Latin America, how the show didn't predict Russia's invasion of Ukraine, animation guild news, and more! And, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So sit back, relax, and give us your pants! That's right, we rob now.

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!

Mar 30, 2022

In the show's first truly political episode, we welcome back our pal Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House! We first reflect on the legacy of Reader's Digest and Lisa's skills as a patriotic essayist, then chat about how different things are in the 31 years since this first aired, while also thinking about the connections of Harvard to both Simpsons and many US politicians. Listen now with one informed electorate, baste well with veto power!

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!

Mar 23, 2022

We welcome back Luke Savage, writer for Jacobin and the cohost of the podcast Michael And Us, just in time for this ep inspired by Judge Judy! Bart gets in trouble, but it's no longer "boys will be boys" under Judge Constance Harm. Somehow that all leads to the use of fiberoptics, tethers, and pillories in this very wacky ep that ends Mike Scully's era as showrunner. Listen now before your night terrors begin!

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!

Mar 16, 2022

We welcome back the great writer and podcaster Nathan Rabin (check out his awesome Weird Al book and his Travolta/Cage podcast) to discuss the now-infamous season 3 premiere! We talk about the heavily advertised special appearance of a pop king, the fallout of allegations that led to the show not on streaming services, and so much more in this ep that makes us all question pink shirts and sanity. Listen now to wish Lisa a happy birthday!

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!

Mar 9, 2022

Season 13 has begun, so it's a perfect time to welcome back returning pal Eric Szyszka from the We Hate Movies podcast onto the podcast! Initially, we reflect on the first ep of Simpsons to air after 9/11, and then we chat about the episode itself. Part one is about a bunch of weird curses, followed by the voice of James Bond lusting after Marge, then ending with the oddity of a Harry Potter parody made before the first film adaptation. Protect your vulnerable shinbones as you listen to 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!

Mar 2, 2022

As we reach the end of the shortest month of the year, we welcome back the fantastic artist Nina Matsumoto (check out her upcoming Sparks! Future Purrfect graphic novel) as our first in-person guest in forever to help us recount it! We chat about many Simpsons anniversaries, the return of Futurama without John DiMaggio, and lots more animation news. We also chat about all the fun we've been getting up to the last few weeks and preview some upcoming podcasts. Finally, we respond to our fave Patreon comments for Simpsons, Futurama, King of the Hill, and What A Cartoon! Listen now to learn how a shrinking serum also shrinks a costume!

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!

Feb 23, 2022

We've reached the end of season 2, which calls for returning favorite Stephen Sajdak, cohost of the great We Hate Movies podcast! He helps us with the 90210-related reasoning for when it aired, then we reflect on the wildest ep of the season as Bart gives blood, Burns sends a card, Homer gets fired, and somehow it all pays off with a big ugly head. Listen now to learn all the broadcast history fun!

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!

Feb 16, 2022

This week we welcome back Podcast: The Ride's Mike Carlson for a big old slice of Americana! As the family befriends a hobo, they are regaled with a trio of American fables, all recasting the family giant woodsman, pioneering buffalo killers, or mischievous boys on the Mississippi. Follow along with us and you might just learn some facts about Disney theme parks too in this stabby 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!

Feb 9, 2022

It's a big geeky week on the podcast as we welcome the wrestling superstar Danhausen to discuss the show's first visit to a comic book convention! After Danhausen explains his very nice, very evil history with the show, we chat about Bart's love for Radioactive Man, the childlike intense need for a valuable comic book, and Treasure of the Sierra Madre, along with so much more. So listen now to attain your Masters in folklore and mythology!

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!

Feb 2, 2022

We made it through the first month of 2022 together, and we've got lots to talk about. There's a good deal of Simpsons news (not to mention King of the Hill), as well as some new information on upcoming podcasts and stuff going on in our lives. Then we wrap things up with comments not just on Simpsons eps, but also on Futurama as now our monthly Patreon podcasts get included in the discussion! Listen now before your squeaky shoes upset the whole church!

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!

Jan 26, 2022

As Homer becomes a babysitter, we welcome back Matt Apodaca from the podcasts Get Played and What's With These Homies Talkin' About Weezer! This week we talk about horrible basketball injuries, healing knee surgery, Pokemon, vapid award shows, and also a lot of Weezer chat for some reason too. Listen now for another tree-mendous episode!

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!

Jan 19, 2022

This week we're joined by first-time guest Kole Ross, cohost of the many great Duckfeed.tv podcasts, all to discuss the season 2 ep about when Homer goes too far. After a drunken night embarrasses Marge, the couple heads to a marriage retreat that's interrupted by a giant catfish. All that, plus the first "haw haw," the first appearance of Jailbird/Snake, the source of the Lisa drinking coffee meme, and tons more 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 official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jan 12, 2022

Happy new year! As we podcasters wrap up our holiday break, we're taking a week off from Simpsons to give you listeners a special treat: Four HOURS of Shrek chat! In case you didn't know, each month we do a premium podcast, What A Cartoon Movie, for our $10 Patreon subscribers, and now we're giving everyone a taste of the massive animation podcast fun we have each month. And of all the movies we covered last year, Shrek best of all covers the same early 2001 feelings that we're experiencing when discussing season 12. So enjoy our in-depth history and dissection of this ogre-rated film, and be sure to subscribe if you want to hear 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!

Jan 10, 2022

The Talking Simpsons Network is taking a week off for the holiday season, so to fill the content gap, we've decided to post an episode of our Patreon-exclusive TalKing of the Hill podcast miniseries! If you like this episode and want to hear the other 23 (with more to come every month), head over to Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and sign up at the $5 level. Once you do, you'll have immediate access to all of our limited miniseries, covering animated shows like Futurama, Mission Hill, The Critic, and Batman: The Animated Series. So visit Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and sign up today!

Jan 5, 2022

Can you believe that 2021 has reached its end? We are certainly in shock about it as we reflect on our December, talking about the Simpsons news of the month. Not to mention we reflect on the many TV shows and movies we watched over the holidays and then we respond to some of our favorite comments on Patreon. So get ready for one more community podcast to close out the year with a bang!

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!

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