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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!

Oct 21, 2020

This week Conor Lastowka from Rifftrax and the 372 Pages We'll Never Get Back podcast returns for a biblical experience of a podcast! As Homer runs afoul of PBS and Betty White, he heads to a stereotypical island in the South Pacific to not NOT lick toads. So stay tuned for his adventures... or should we say misadventures? Listen now or Jebus will punish you!

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 14, 2020

We've reached a landmark episode for Simpsons, which means it's time for our pals from Chapo Trap House, Matt Christman and Virgil Texas, to discuss Maude Flanders! How did the character get written off the show? Why was it done in such extreme fashion? And what was the fallout for decades to come from this major episode? We explore all of that in this week's momentous episode, so 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!

Oct 7, 2020

We've reached the end of yet another month (trust us!) and we're sliding into fall with a brand-new episode of our community podcast. Listen in as we discuss The Simpsons' season 32 premiere, series renewal news, who could have been Frank Grimes, what it's like producing The Simpsons under Disney, and more! And, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from the last month's worth of episodes. Listen now to heal the cramp in your glayvin! (Not a guarantee.)

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 30, 2020

We're joined by Chris Cabin from the podcast We Hate Movies as we wonder "should the Simpsons get a horse?" This is one of the show's most random episodes ever, with bad boy horses, Clinton being gross, and jockeys who are secretly murderous trolls! Is this an episode worth getting mad over like Comic Book Guy, or is it funny in its zany disregard for reality? Listen now or the jockeys might just eat your brains!

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 23, 2020

This week we're living it up with returning guest/animation producer Toby Jones! After a lengthy chat about the life of Britney Spears, we discuss class as the family moves into Burns' mansion. Learn about Three Stooges diseases and rules of international waters, all in one box social 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!

Sep 16, 2020

It's football meets Jesus as we welcome back returning favorite Eric Szyszka from the We Hate Movies podcast! Homer returns to his college and is trapped in a bucket until Bart saves him with the Lord! And somehow that all lead to the big game being saved with a severed leg! Listen along to find out how that all connects in this faith-full 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!

Sep 9, 2020

You're not the boss of this surprise podcast this week as we welcome back the great writer and podcaster Nathan Rabin (check out his new Weird Al book)! We discuss the show that aired alongside Simpsons for over six years, Malcolm in the Middle! How did the show come to be and why was it arguably The Simpsons perfect timeslot counterpart? Listen now or we'll repeat the question!

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 2, 2020

Whew, another month in the history books as summer reaches its last days. We've had another fun month as we reflect on some decidedly political Simpsons news, chat about the upcoming miniseries and tease some other fun plans, we have a quick chat with Simpsons collector BartOfDarkness about his new podcast Simpsons Is Greater Than..., AND we close it out with us reading some of our favorite comments on Patreon. Listen on your phone or BusyBox!

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 26, 2020

This week's new guest is Lindsay Katai, writer for Infinity Train and cohost of the podcast Teen Creeps! And she's here to help us explore Lisa's new job as a caretaker for the family after Marge breaks her leg! Will Bart and Homer be able to help in any way? Or will Lisa have to team up with the ghost of Lucille Ball to teach them a lesson? All that and Hawaii 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!

Aug 19, 2020

It's time for the final Xmas of the '90s, so we welcome back Luke Savage, writer for Jacobin and the cohost of the podcast Michael And Us! The school is closed thanks to Bart's broken butt, and that somehow leads to a parody of Furby almost destroying the holidays! Listen along for some of the show's weirdest celebrity appearances and one of its darkest jokes ever!

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 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!

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