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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!

Jul 5, 2023

We've reached the end of the month, which means it's once again time for another installment of our community podcast! Join us as we discuss dangerous Simpsons-adjacent submarine voyages, the continued adventures of the WGA strike, new comic collections that happen to feature our Wife of the Show, the slightly-altered July podcast schedule, and more! And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So join us for the last Talk to the Audience of our soon-to-be-fabled "Berkeley Era!"

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 28, 2023

We begin the iconic fourth season in earnest with an amazing returning guest, Mike Mitchell from the fantastic podcast Doughboys, not to mention big films and TV shows like the upcoming Twisted Metal! We all reflect on our childhood memories of seeing this one live as Bart and Lisa head to a really crappy camp, plus we have some incredible new details as we have an original table-read draft of Kamp Krusty with some surprising changes. All that, plus many summer memories as we begin what many consider Simpsons' best season on the podcast!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 21, 2023

For a tale of rock stars and camping, we're joined by Chris Wade from the awesome podcasts Chapo Trap House, And Introducing..., and Hell on Earth! Following a discussion of Taxicab Confessions, we see what aging rock stars were like 21 years ago, with Homer befriending a new group of extremely famous people. We reflect on the acting abilities of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Lenny Kravitz, and more, so grab some cheaper oatmeal and listen now!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 14, 2023

Once more we're breaking format with Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin from the great podcast Gayest Episode Ever Podcast, this time to talk about what Conan O'Brien worked on right before Simpsons! Yes, the "brilliant but canceled" pilot for Lookwell is the cult classic brainchild of Conan and Robert Smigel, where the late Adam West played an aging actor annoying the police. Learn how this pilot came to be and its influence on The Simpsons' fourth season in this beguiling podcast!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jun 7, 2023

It's time for our monthly community podcast, which is great because we've got a ton to catch up on! We discuss the last handful of season 34 stories, including the 750th episode, plus a lot of talk of the WGA strike, Star Wars crossovers, and new Futurama. Not to mention we both have some exciting life updates too. Plus we reply to the many Patreon comments worthy of the First Annual Montgomery Burns Award For Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

May 31, 2023

Just in time for the spine-shattering season premiere, we're joined by horror fan/award-winning artist Nina Matsumoto! As we begin season 14 with another Halloween episode that debuted after Halloween, we talk about how David Silverman returned to the show just as the digital era began, for a trio of terrifying tales. Plus we dig up Maude Flanders to discuss how her actress returned to the show, and lots of needless furry discussions, so download now manimals and invertabroads!

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!

May 24, 2023

We're closing out season 3 with returning favorite, comedy writer extraordinaire Mike Drucker to share his insights on CEOs and awards shows! Danny DeVito's Uncle Herb returns to the show just as Homer stumbles into the First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence. Can he rebuild his fortune just in time for the debut of the Martin sitcom right after this? Listen along and find out while enjoying pizza box cheese!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

May 17, 2023

We've got returning favorite Chris Cabin from the podcast We Hate Movies for the finale of broadcast season 13! And it's a weird episode full of lengthy references to High Noon and The Sopranos, as Homer becomes a security guard as part of his very long list of new jobs. All that, plus we try to navigate the episode's complicated politics about police and property in this strange ep, so call your local pizza man and listen now!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

May 10, 2023

As we near the end of the season with an ep about friendship and food, both subjects are explained to us by Nick Wiger from the great podcasts Doughboys and Get Played! Bart is a third wheel as Milhouse finds love for the only time in his life, while Homer grows his vocabulary instead of losing weight. Plus talk of rich creamery butter, magic eightballs, sex education, and tons more. So grab that metal dealie you use to dig food and listen to this podcast!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

May 3, 2023

We've reached the end of the month, which means it's once again time for another installment of our community podcast! Join us as we discuss the mystery of 31-year-old jokes, new Simpsons shoes and toys, Hank Azaria's predictions, and Fox's plans to use jokes in their Dominion lawsuit. And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So listen in as we salute our half-inflated dark lord!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Apr 26, 2023

Nobody rocks like Springfield in an extra-long ep with special guests Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival and VCR Party Live! (Check out the new documentary about them, Chop & Steele!) We go over the real history of fake band Spinal Tap, then follow the rollicking tale of Bart learning to play guitar and Otto learning to drive--neither of which actually happens. Learn that and tons of great tangents in this week's rockin' podcast!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Apr 19, 2023

We welcome returning great Eric Szyszka from the We Hate Movies podcast for arguably the worst episode of season 13! This incredibly scattershot story begins with a screaming bug, an arrest, and a skeleton all in the first act, then it turns into a murder mystery before a too-long parody of Green Mile. But surely it'll all come together for a satisfying ending, right? You'll only know if you listen to this week's podcast, you nervous Pervis!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Apr 12, 2023

It's Sideshow Bob's triumphant return, and it's also the triumphant return of the awesome Stephen Sajdak, cohost of the great We Hate Movies podcast! Bob Terwilliger is back and seemingly is happy to marry Bart's Aunt Selma, but could he possibly have sinister intentions? We dig into the creation of this mystery, plus a ton of background on Simpsons vs Dinosaurs, Jerry vs Dino, the original storyboards, and so much more. So settle down next to the fireplace and listen in now!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Apr 5, 2023

Somehow a third of the year is over, and we've got a ton to reflect on in our monthly community podcast. First, we look back on the four most recent Simpsons episodes from season 34, along with some other Simpsons-related news, then we give a preview of our April fools' month of live-action podcasts, plus we talk about all we played & watched in March. And listen in to see if we replied to your Patreon comments in this newest installment!

Support this podcast and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Mar 29, 2023

We're once more joined again by great journalist/podcaster Brendan James, cohost of the brilliant Blowback series as we dig into a tale of college and germs! We talk a lot about Lisa finding a new lease on life posing as a college student, while Bart learns to love a normal life inside a bubble. We explain all the references and context like a class of Passive Analysis of Visual Iconography, all in one podcast!

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 22, 2023

We welcome back fan-favorite guest Griffin Newman from the excellent podcast Blank Check for a classic country episode! We discuss Matt Groening's only solo writing credit on the series, how it ties into a biopic from 1980, the guest star power of Beverly D'Angelo, and so much more as Homer becomes imitates Colonel Parker in a more grounded way than Tom Hanks. So grab your moonshine, say Ya-Hoo, and listen along to this week's podcast!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! Please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod! and our Instagram! Also, check out our newest shirts on TeePublic!

Mar 15, 2023

This week's big first-time guest is the great YouTube video essayist ToonrificTariq, and we welcome him for a season 13 episode about Apu's infidelities! After a quick Civil War reenactment, Homer learns that Apu is cheating on Manjula in a story that is very of its time with the gender politics of infidelity. All that, plus a ton of talk about James Lipton, the mysterious lack of Jan Hooks, and so much more. So grab a Smooshie and listen along!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! Please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod! and our Instagram! Also, check out our newest shirts on TeePublic!

Mar 8, 2023

We've reached the end of the month, which means it's once again time for another installment of our community podcast! Join us as we discuss The Simpsons getting renewed for seasons 35 and 36, a new wave of Super7 toys, the long-awaited appearance of Lizzo in this year's season finale, and more. And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So listen in as we bring this short month to a merciful end!

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 1, 2023

It's time for season 3's memorable showcase of Santa's Little Helper, and we're joined once again by the fantastic Andrew Jupin from the We Hate Movies podcast! After we chat a ton about the show satirizing the lottery, we then follow the family dog on a journey from near-death to renewed life to murderous rage and back again to his happy home. So listen along as we announce "All hail, King Homer!"

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!

Feb 22, 2023

We welcome back our good pal Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of OK KO and Executive Producer on Steven Universe, for an episode all about animation in 2002. Ian tells us how his own life mirrors Bart's comic moving over into Flash animation of the day, plus we've got the history of the real website disaster that inspired the ep. All that plus a lot of Stan Lee chat, so face-front True Believers!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! Please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod! and our Instagram! Also, check out our newest shirts on TeePublic!

Feb 15, 2023

We're thrilled to be joined once more by the gifted artist Nina Matsumoto as we discuss an episode all about gifted children! While Bart is told he'd make a wonderful fascist/cop, Lisa is told that she should be a homemaker and stop using her stubby fingers for jazz. This sets both on a topsy-turvy path that threatens to destroy the school. All that, plus a deep dive into the career of George Meyer, so grab your copies of MAD, Cracked, and Crazy, and listen along!

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!

Feb 8, 2023

It's our first live podcast in THREE YEARS, and we're joined by the amazing Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House (check out the new miniseries Hell on Earth)! Since 2016 in particular, we've all been subjected to countless "Simpsons predicted it" headlines, and we felt that after President Trump, the COVID pandemic, and so much more, it was time to get to the bottom of it. Listen along to learn the history of it, as well as a special video message from Bill Oakley (former Simpsons executive producer/current leader of SteamedHamsSociety.com) as we dig into the show's many predictions!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! Please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod! and our Instagram! Also, check out our newest shirts on TeePublic!

Feb 1, 2023

Recorded on the eve of our first live show since 2020, we're joined by Nina Matsumoto (check out her Sparks! Future Purrfect graphic novel) for this month's community podcast! We're recovering from the new year celebrations with some reactions to Simpsons news, deep dives into all the movies and TV we watched over the holidays, and we respond to some of our favorite Patreon comments. So listen here as we carefully read from a teleprompter!

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!

Jan 24, 2023

We welcome back podcaster/writer Dave Schilling--check out his recent LA Times journalism--as we dig into the show's iconic tribute to the national pastime! Yes, we're examining Homer's magical ascent to the top of local softball, all to be undone by Mr. Burns' cheating of hiring nine different ringers. Learn about the making of this fan favorite, explanations of some of the deeper baseball references, and tons more. So shave those sideburns and join us for 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 official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!

Jan 18, 2023

This week's pod is a clip show, and a famous one at that, so we didn't want to subject a guest to it. Instead, we go deep into the making of this Forrest Gump meets Dean Martin Roast parody, including the behind-the-scenes contract deals that made it possible. Plus we explain references to Austin Powers, Evening Shade, the People's Choice Awards, and so much more! We'll never stop the Simpsons, have no fears, we've got podcasts for years!

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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