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Talking Simpsons

English, TV & Video, 1 season, 494 episodes, 6 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes
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Join your friends Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert for a chronological and cromulent exploration of the greatest show ever made! Each podcast tackles 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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Talking Simpsons - Old Yeller-Belly With Kole Ross

This week we're joined again by the podcaster Kole Ross, cohost of the many great Duckfeed.tv podcasts including Watch Out For Fireballs, and we discuss an ep about beer and cowardice. As season 14 nears the end, it's an ep focused on the family's pets, along with a big dose of history on Spuds McKenzie. Plus some talk about Jaws parodies, 2003 video games, and our love of Database. Tap into the peppermint glacier 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!
5/22/20242 hours, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Last Exit to Springfield With Eva Anderson

First-time guest, the brilliant TV writer Eva Anderson, is here to help us deconstruct one of the most celebrated eps in Simpsons history! Often ranked high on "best Simpsons ever" lists, we deconstruct how it got that reputation and if the highly quotable scenes hold up. Plus Eva helps us with the show's WGA strike history (which was the style at the time), we explain the multiple guest stars cut from the early scripts, and debunk British smiles. Listen now for the best of times and the blurst of times in this exciting podcast! Support this podcast, experience it ad-free, and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
5/15/20242 hours, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Dude, Where's My Ranch With Nina Matsumoto

We welcome back the award-winning artist (and our good friend) Nina Matsumoto for an ep about horses and novelty songs! After some unseasonable Christmas talk, we dig into a tale of how David Byrne helps drive the family to vacation with Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Will we play the "Take that, Lisa's beliefs" jingle? Listen now to find out (but the answer is "yes")! 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!
5/8/20242 hours, 24 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - April 2024

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 deaths of Simpsons digital comics, Larry the barfly, and O.J., retrospectives on Matt Groening's indie zine roots and Mission Mill, and the possibility of a Pluto-style streaming Simpsons channel. And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. It's all happening on Talk to the Audience?!?, where this is always death.
5/1/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 33 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Duffless With Eric Szyszka

As we explore a sobering adventure for Homer, we welcome back the fantastic Eric Szyszka from the We Hate Movies podcast! In this memorable episode, not only does Homer get a DUI after defeating a giant spider, but Bart battles a hamster after destroying Lisa's giant tomato. Plus, many more tangents about Reefer Madness, Nixon/Kennedy debates, Herman's Head, and lots more trivia in this podcast about an uneven season 4 classic! 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!
4/24/20242 hours, 28 minutes, 26 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Three Gays of the Condo With Gayest Episode Ever

Another queer-themed episode of Simpsons means we again called upon two experts, Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin from the excellent Gayest Episode Ever Podcast! After Homer gets mad at Marge for reasons he thinks are defensible (they aren't), he moves in with two gay characters who both become key parts of Springfield. We deconstruct this 2003 approach to gay sitcom characters and their legacy (that Drew & Glen are connected to. Plus we detail how Harvey Fierstein wasn't in this while Weird Al was, with tons more trivia in this week's queer 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!
4/17/20242 hours, 32 minutes, 9 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - I Love Lisa With Mike Maronna

Not only do we have a Valentine's Day classic this week, but we're also joined by the great first-time guest Mike Maronna from The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Home Alone, and the returning podcast The Adventures of Danny and Mike! Mike reflects on how his career intersected with Bartmania, and then we dig into this iconic ep of misplaced crushes when Ralph falls for Lisa. Plus we talk filming in The White House, anniversary specials, orange drink, mediocre presidents, and so much more Support this podcast, experience it ad-free, and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
4/10/20242 hours, 27 minutes, 1 second
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Talk to the Audience?!? - March 2024

Spring began for the Talking Simpsons Network with a light dusting of Springfield news in addition to a whole lot of fun had by us and the listeners. For this installment of the community podcast, we chat about the most recent new Simpsons episode, then discuss our reactions to Dune, X-Men '97, and other March media. Then we react to some great Patreon comments about Bigfoot, charity programs, Michael Keaton, and more! 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!
4/3/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky

It's time for another Lisa-centric episode that speaks to all of the gifted kids who grew into confused adults. A documentarian played by Eric Idle shatters Lisa and Bart's sense of self, leading Lisa to battle light pollution (something your hosts never heard of before this 2003 ep). Listen for a podcast dissertation on that plus the Up series, Python troupe rivalries, songs about Vincent Van Gogh, and much more! Support this podcast, experience it ad-free, and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
3/27/20242 hours, 20 minutes, 40 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Brother from the Same Planet With Andrew Jupin

In an episode full of movie references, we happily welcome back Andrew Jupin from the We Hate Movies podcast! Written under slight protest by the brilliant Jon Vitti, Bart gets revenge on Homer by teaming up with a man who was once Tom Cruise. All that plus addiction to Corey and a massive brawl all over town. We promise, this podcast is LESS painful than it looks! Support this podcast, experience it ad-free, and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
3/20/20242 hours, 33 minutes, 42 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - C.E.D'oh

A lonely Valentine's Day leads Homer first to grease and then an Alec Baldwin parody in one of the funnier episodes of season 14. As Homer steals the nuclear plant from Mr. Burns, we reflect on the show's many references to birds, Poe, Star Wars prequels, and much more in this week's podcast. Just be sure you brought enough oil for the whole class! Support this podcast, experience it ad-free, and get over 150 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
3/13/20241 hour, 49 minutes, 20 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - February 2024

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 new episodes, WGA nominations, Yeardley Smith's thoughts on acting with Dustin Hoffman, and more. And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. It's all happening on Talk to the Audience?!?, where roaming gangs aren't a big problem anymore!
3/6/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 39 seconds
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Rebecca Sugar Bonus Interview

We hope you enjoyed our recent Selma's Choice podcast as much as we did, and we decided to share even more of our chat with our amazing guest, the creator of Steven Universe, Rebecca Sugar! Hear almost 20 more minutes of conversation with Rebecca about her new album, Spiral Bound, (out now!), as well as some new details on how some Simpsons productions compared to Steven Universe, what classic Simpsons says about gender, more of Sugar's thoughts on her Simpsons-inspired comic "Don't Cry For Me, I'm Already Dead," and so much more! 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!
3/1/202419 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Selma's Choice With Rebecca Sugar

For this special episode about Selma Bouvier, we have a big-time returning guest, the creator of Steven Universe, Rebecca Sugar! (Check out her new album, Spiral Bound, now!) After discussing her history with the show, we dig into this story of parenthood, theme parks, funerals, and lizards that all have something to do with the fourth season of Murphy Brown. Learn about all of that and whether grocery employees wear belts in this week's 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!
2/28/20242 hours, 45 minutes, 17 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington

We are nearing the end of John Swartzwelder's time writing for the show, and he's turned in a quality script as the show gets political again in 2003. Krusty is a celebrity running for public office (can you believe it) and has the support of The Simpsons and Republicans. But is it possible to make a difference without Walter Mondale's help? We explain that, references to Joe Millionaire, Ronald Reagan, and more in this week's 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!
2/21/20242 hours, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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SF Sketchfest 2024 Live Show - Marge vs. the Monorail with Chris Wade

We have returned to San Francisco for a true classic ep, and brought the amazing Chris Wade from the awesome podcasts Chapo Trap House, And Introducing..., and Hell on Earth! Live for San Francisco Sketchfest 2024, we were joined by over 100 fans at The Gateway Theatre to discuss the fabled Conan O'Brien and Rich Moore half-hour that parodies The Music Man and The Towering Inferno in equal measure. Learn about every single reference from Nimoy to Robosaurus, plus a look at the legacy of the Monorail in this exciting night of podcasts! 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!
2/14/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 28 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - January 2024

Happy New Year, listeners! We had a very eventful January to reflect on, not just with Simpsons news about Emmys and toys. We also did a ton of traveling to New York City, Tokyo, and San Francisco that we are so excited to share with all of you. Plus, tons of podcast news for the start of 2024, and we reply to some really great Patreon comments to start the next 12 months right! 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!
2/7/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 33 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - A Star Is Born Again

What happens when a "Flanders has a girlfriend" plot meets Notting Hill and the Bush-era culture war? You end up with one of season 14's more complex episodes as we discuss A Star Is Born Again. As Ned meets a new woman who loves how down-to-earth he is, how will Ned deal with Hollywood values? And what does that have to do with references to Cher, J-Lo's famous dress, LA's NFL teams, dead jellyfish, Jim Brooks, and other mysteries? Hold on to your nachos as we describe it all on this week's 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!
1/31/20242 hours, 15 minutes, 38 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - A Star Is Born Again

What happens when a "Flanders has a girlfriend" plot meets Notting Hill and the Bush-era culture war? You end up with one of season 14's more complex episodes as we discuss A Star Is Born Again. As Ned meets a new woman who loves how down-to-earth he is, how will Ned deal with Hollywood values? And what does that have to do with references to Cher, J-Lo's famous dress, LA's NFL teams, dead jellyfish, Jim Brooks, and other mysteries? Hold on to your nachos as we describe it all on this week's 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!
1/31/20243 minutes, 15 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer's Triple Bypass With Neil Campbell

Homer has a bad heart and we've got a great guest, writer Neil Campbell who cocreated the series Digman with Andy Sandberg (now streaming on Paramount Plus)! Neil talks us through the Simpsons ep he wrote in 2013, his longtime fandom of the show, and his thoughts on this freelance-written episode that balances the drama of Homer's near-death experiences with cops shooting at mummies & people with legs for arms. So grab your defibrillators for our discussion of this heart-stoppingly funny episode! 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!
1/24/20242 hours, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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See Us LIVE at SF Sketchfest 2024!

Hey folks, we're interrupting your podcast feed to let you know we're returning to SF Sketchfest for the fifth year in a row! Check out all the details below: WHAT: Our SF Sketchfest 2024 Live Show all about "Marge vs. the Monorail" WHO: Your Regular Talking Simpsons Hosts and Chris Wade, Producer of Chapo Trap House WHERE: Gateway Theatre in San Francisco (215 Jackson St.) WHEN: Wednesday, January 24th at 7:30pm And you can buy your tickets RIGHT HERE! Thanks in advance; we hope to see you at the show! - Bob Poster art by Nina Matsumoto.
1/20/202442 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can

Starting 2024 with one of season 14's better episodes, as Lisa becomes a champion speller and Homer follows around fast food. Learn all about the many references to The McRib, The Paris Review, secret conspiracies, the seven sister colleges, Requiem for a Dream, and tons more in this new podcast for the new year. Listen now before we expel Boogerman! 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!
1/17/20242 hours, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bonus New Year's Episode - Talking Futurama "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (With Andrew Jupin)

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 Futurama podcast miniseries! If you like this episode and want to hear the rest (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 King of the Hill, Mission Hill, The Critic, and Batman: The Animated Series. So visit Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and sign up today!
1/10/20242 hours, 32 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bonus Holiday Podcast: What A Cartoon Movie! - The Incredibles

Happy New Year! In case you didn't know, every month we release the premium podcast, What A Cartoon Movie. And, as we take a week off to rest and recharge, we're giving all of our listeners a chance to hear a free sample of this Patreon-exclusive series. So please, enjoy our ultra-long look at Pixar's The Incredibles! And if you'd like to hear 60 more episodes of What A Cartoon Movie—with a new one to come every month—simply head on over to the Talking Simpsons Network and sign up at the $10 level. If you enjoy hearing us talk about cartoons, you'll be glad you did!
1/10/20246 hours, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - December 2023

We've reached the beginning of the month (and the start of a new year!), which means it's once again time for another installment of our community podcast! Join us as we discuss even more season 35 episodes, The Simpsons' ranking on Variety's 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time list, Bill Oakley's annual Steamie Awards, and more.  And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. Thanks again for another great year! Now let's all sit back and play the waiting game...
1/3/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 49 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa's First Word With David Sims

Whether or not you remember 1984, you're going to love first-time guest David Sims, cohost of the excellent podcast Blank Check and film critic for The Atlantic! This episode is a treat for any former children of the '80s as we hear the tale of Lisa's birth, how they got their first home, the creation of an iconic clown bed, parodies of McDonald's commercials, and even the star-studded first word of Maggie. So grab your meat-flavored sandwich and listen along! Support this podcast and over 150 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!
12/27/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Barting Over With TheRealJims

Hard to believe it but we have reached the landmark 300th episode, and for this occasion, we turn to Simpsons historian, TheRealJims from the awesome YouTube channel of the same name! How does the show celebrate such a big moment? Well, first Bart learns he's a child star but that Homer already wasted all of the money, and somewhere in between that and a big action ending, Tony Hawk and Blink 182 appear to be Bart's new friends. All that plus dirty pumpkin carving in this week's 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!
12/20/20232 hours, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Mr. Plow With Will Menaker

We've reached what some consider the best episode of Simpsons ever, so we welcome back one of our best guests ever, Will Menaker from Chapo Trap House! We have so much to say about this triumph of writing and animation, from the show's love for Adam West and Linda Rondstadt to the jingle still stuck in our heads decades later, and even exploring the realities of freezing to death. All that, plus an exploration of William Friedkin's movie mindset in this week's 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!
12/13/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - November 2023

The end of 2023 is almost here, and Talking Simpsons Network has a huge November to reflect on. First off, we chat about Simpsons news like a delayed Halloween and clickbait about Homer maybe stopping his strangling. Then we chat about our respective trips to Japan and Los Angeles ahead of Thanksgiving and wrap things up with some of our favorite comments from Patreon with previews of what new podcasts we've got coming your way. Some make a plate of leftovers as we start the holidays right! 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!
12/6/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Pray Anything

As we go deeper into season 14, we are left with this question: What if you wrote Homer The Heretic but without any of the brilliant satire or insight into religion? You'd probably end up with something like Pray Anything, where Homer sorta causes a biblical-level flood that somehow is canonical. Also featured in this episode: All male arks, weird deleted scenes, drunkenly worshipping deer heads, Maggie choking on dust, and much more in this week's 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!
11/29/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 22 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - New Kid On The Block With Steve Yurko

To celebrate Conan O'Brien's first Simpsons ep, we're welcoming on another tall funny man, Steve Yurko from the One Piece Podcast and ProZD Plays Games YouTube channel! As we dig into a tale of boyhood crushes, a sea captain replacing Don Rickles, and secretly rewritten scripts, Steve also gives us insight on director Wes Archer from working with him! Fairly warned be ye for this week's 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!
11/22/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Strong Arms of the Ma

It's time for us to cover another of the most controversial episodes in Simpsons history, and this time it's when Marge takes steroids. The story starts from an interesting and real place of Marge being the victim of a jarringly realistic mugging, then in the third act veers into a wacky area of comedy full of dated jokes. Listen now with either an intense lifting session or a game of Tetris! 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!
11/15/20232 hours, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Marge Gets A Job With Matt Bors and Ben Clarkson

It's a major ep for Simpsons history and for that reason, we welcome a pair of first-time guests, Matt Bors and Ben Clarkson, creators of the hilarious satirical comic Justice Warriors! Together we explore the first ep written by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, as they tell the story of Marge and Homer working together to fix their slanty shanty. This leads to Mr. Burns sexually harassing her, Tom Jones being kidnapped, and Bart battling a wolf for some reason all on this week's 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!
11/8/20232 hours, 25 minutes, 24 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - October 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 dawn of season 35, new Simpsons-themed shoes, the legendary caramel on the ceiling of the writers' room, a real-life Moe's Tavern in Austin, and more.  And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. It's all happening on this month's Talk to the Audience—the only podcast more entertaining than a movie starring Liza Minelli and Mickey Rourke!
11/1/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Halloween Live Show 2023 With Bill Oakley

It's time for a very special live podcast for the Halloween season, as Bill Oakley (former Simpsons showrunner, Steamed Hams Society boss, and Sight Gags figurehead) joined us in Portland, OR! Recorded on October 14, 2023, Bill chatted with us about two of his fave Treehouse of Horror segments, Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace and Attack of the 50ft Eyesores, and shared many secrets from making the episode. This was a fun sequel to our 2018 live show, so listen now to get in the Halloween spirit! 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!
10/25/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Dad Who Knew Too Little With Django Gold

It's Lisa's birthday once more and for this special occasion we welcomed first-time guest, comedian Django Gold, who just released the new stand-up special Bag of Tricks! It's a truly wild ep this week as Homer is a thoughtless gift giver which leads him to pay a sleazy man to follow her, with it all coming to a head in a deadly hall of mirrors chase. All that, plus laser pointer history, the influence of Snow Dogs, and tons more on this week's 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!
10/18/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie With Nina Matsumoto

As we explore an episode all about animation history, we're joined once again by the award-winning artist Nina Matsumoto! Yes, it's time for the greatest animated film of the 1990s, Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie, and Bart is very excited to see it. But as we explore parenting and discipline, we also chat about how this reflects the animation industry at the time. All that plus MANY tangents about Star Trek, pet ownership, new apartments, and tons more, so if you like stories, 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!
10/11/20233 hours, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - September 2023

We're settling into fall as our monthly community podcast gets back to normal just in time for our September installment. We start by discussing the big news for Simpsons, including the favorable end to the WGA strike for the show's writers, then chat about our upcoming plans including our live show with Bill Oakley in Portland on October 14! All that, plus responses to some of the top Patreon comments on this month's episode! 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!
10/4/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Special Edna With Scott Gairdner

As The Simpsons head to EPCOT for a special episode, we welcomed back Scott Gairdner, EPCOT lover/writer/actor/cohost of Podcast: The Ride! Not only do we dig into all of the theme park trivia that's stuffed into this ep, we also discuss the complex love affair with Edna and Skinner, special guest stars who might not read scripts correctly, and tons more. So grab some pie and listen while waiting to board Spaceship Earth! 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!
9/27/20232 hours, 22 minutes, 34 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror III

The Simpsons celebrate Halloween for the third time, and we get scarily accurate in our history of this episode! We've got the original script to note the many changed lines in this episode, plus all the references will finally be demystified. Not to mention our thoughts on scary dolls, the many King Kong films (especially the 1933 original), zombies, and tons more. So get ready for the terror of oodles of research in a podcast that may contain potassium benzoate (that's bad)! 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!
9/20/20232 hours, 49 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Great Louse Detective

The Berkeley Studio Era of Talking Simpsons ends just as it began: With a Sideshow Bob episode! Yes, as record one more time in our old recording space, we cover the season 14 ep that not only brought back Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, as well as an infamous culprit. How does Al Jean's new era deal with the return of the recurring villain, and why does it involve Mardi Gras & musical parodies? Listen along and learn as we've grown accustomed to your face on this week's 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!
9/13/20232 hours, 29 minutes, 16 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - August 2023

We've reached the beginning of the month, which means it's once again time for another installment of our community podcast! Join us as we ring in the Pacific Northwest era of Talking Simpsons by catching you up on Simpsons news, as well as our very busy last few months. And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. Here's a tip from us you won't regret: a podcast host's just a friend you haven't met! 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!
9/6/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 21 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa The Beauty Queen With Merritt K

A Duff Blimp-sized welcome back to the great Merritt K (check out her new Patreon) as we dig into this Lisa-centric episode! After feeling "ugly" thanks to a cartoon, Lisa gets unexpected help from Homer after putting her in the Little Miss Springfield Pageant. And after a strange series of events, Lisa becomes a powerful political figure in this memorable ep. So grab your extra-long version of MacArthur Park 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!
8/30/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Helter Shelter

The Simpsons need a new place to live just as your humble hosts are also moving into new houses, though with fewer hilarious results. After a hockey game leads to termites that eventually send the family onto a reality show, we flashback to the turn-of-the-century style of reality programming that Simpsons writers loved mocking back in 2002. Plus, we discuss the history of Oreos, Mutt & Jeff, and Squiggy in this week's nowoodnik of a 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!
8/23/20232 hours, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer The Heretic With Tim Kalpakis

For one of the best-written and animated eps of the series, we welcome back comedy performer/writer/musician/podcaster Tim Kalpakis from the band/podcast The Sloppy Boys (check out their new album)! Production season 4 begins with two new animation studios, as Homer loses his faith when he sees how awesome wasting time is. But will his pride destroy him in this perfect George Meyer script ruminating on the nature of faith? All that plus some of the best jokes ever in this week's heavenly 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!
8/16/20232 hours, 28 minutes
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See Us LIVE at PAX West 2023!

It might be hard to believe, but we haven't had a live show at PAX in four years. Why? We honestly couldn't say. But in 2023, we're making our grand return to the famed video game convention to celebrate the 28th anniversary of Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins! And frankly, we'd love to see you there. Check out the details below: When: Saturday, September 2nd at 7:00pm  Where: PAX West, The Monarch Theatre And here's the panel description, straight from the PAX website: Shortly before the first Mortal Kombat movie violenced its way into theaters the world got a brief preview of this cinematic event with The Journey Begins. This direct-to-video commercial gave fans a taste of the upcoming film's first act rendered in cut-rate 2D animation and CGI scenes that make Reboot look like Pixar. And it only cost $19.99! On this panel, join your pals at the What A Cartoon podcast as they give you a tour of the highs and lows of this piece of MK media so you don't have to suffer through the whole thing yourself. As a new Mortal Kombat looms ever closer GET OVER HERE and see how far we've truly come!
8/14/20232 minutes, 4 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Large Marge

This week's well-endowed episode sees us exploring one of the horniest episodes of Simpsons ever with Large Marge. After accidentally getting cosmetic surgery, Marge has a chest expansion that gets a lot of attention. After the show finds every possible joke they can about Marge's honkers, we then learn there are downsides to it, plus the confusing return of Stampy and Adam West to the show, some Hollywood lore on Burt Ward, and lots of immature giggling on this chesty 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!
8/9/20232 hours, 1 minute, 9 seconds
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Bonus Episode - TalKing of the Hill "And They Call It Bobby Love"

The Talking Simpsons Network is taking a week off, 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 rest (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!
8/2/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - A Streetcar Named Marge With Jake Rockatansky

This week's episode we get theatrical with Jake Rockatansky of the hilarious investigative podcast QAnon Anonymous! Marge wants to find a new hobby while Homer becomes a much more passive-aggressive partner than usual, all as the town engages in a musical version of a Tennesee Williams classic. We dig deep into the way it was created, the ways it offended New Orleans, Maggie battling Randianism, surprising deleted scenes, and so much more. You can always depend on the kindness of 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!
7/26/20232 hours, 31 minutes, 52 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade

This week we're reaching the end of production season 13/starting broadcast season 14 with a tale spurred on by hate of reality TV (not to be confused with the three other eps just like it). This time Bart loses his mind from TV  overload and gets sent to third grade to join the advancing Lisa. Turns out they adjust to it differently in a plot that brings us back to Capital City with some returning season 2 stars. All that, plus robot history, googling Japanese pronunciation, and a couple of fart jokes in a weird episode! 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!
7/19/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bonus Episode - Talking Futurama "Roswell That Ends Well" With Nina Matsumoto

The Talking Simpsons Network is taking a week off, so to fill the content gap, we've decided to post an episode of our Patreon-exclusive Talking Futurama podcast miniseries! If you like this episode and want to hear the rest (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!
7/12/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 49 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - June 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!
7/5/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 32 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Kamp Krusty With Mike Mitchell

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!
6/28/20232 hours, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - How I Spent My Strummer Vacation With Chris Wade

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!
6/21/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 44 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lookwell Pilot With Gayest Episode Ever

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!
6/14/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - May 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!
6/7/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 13 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XIII With Nina Matsumoto

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!
5/31/20232 hours, 34 minutes, 17 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? With Mike Drucker

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!
5/24/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge With Chris Cabin

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!
5/17/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart's Friend Falls In Love With Nick Wiger

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!
5/10/20232 hours, 35 minutes, 37 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - April 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!
5/3/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 40 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Otto Show With Found Footage Fest

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!
4/26/20232 hours, 44 minutes, 26 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Frying Game With Eric Szyszka

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!
4/19/20232 hours, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Black Widower With Stephen Sajdak

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!
4/12/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - March 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!
4/5/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Little Girl in the Big Ten With Brendan James

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!
3/29/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Colonel Homer With Griffin Newman

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!
3/22/20232 hours, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Sweetest Apu With ToonrificTariq

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!
3/15/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - February 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!
3/8/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Dog of Death With Andrew Jupin

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!
3/1/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - I Am Furious (Yellow) With Ian Jones-Quartey

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!
2/22/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Separate Vocations With Nina Matsumoto

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!
2/15/20232 hours, 49 minutes, 6 seconds
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SF Sketchfest 2023 Live Show - Simpsons Predicted It?! with Matt Christman

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!
2/8/202357 minutes, 10 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - January 2023 With Nina Matsumoto

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!
2/1/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer at the Bat With Dave Schilling

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!
1/24/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Gump Roast

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!
1/18/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 3 seconds
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Special Free Version of Beauty And The Beast - What A Cartoon Movie!

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: FIVE HOURS of Disney Renaissance 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. So to provide a sample of our 2022 slate of releases, we go scene-by-scene and song-by-song through the classic that inspired See My Vest (among many other things). Enjoy our in-depth history and dissection of this beastly beauty of a 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!
1/11/20235 hours, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Bonus New Year's Episode - TalKing of the Hill "Hank's Dirty Laundry"

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 rest (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!
1/11/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - December 2022

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 this month's new Simpsons episodes (and the new short), brand-new interviews with Simpsons veterans, and the Balenciaga brand getting into hot water. And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. Thanks so much for giving us a great 2022; we'll see you next year! 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!
1/4/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart The Lover With Cody Ziglar

This week's romantic pod is joined by the great Cody Ziglar (writer for the upcoming Futurama season, She-Hulk, and Spider-Man comics)! After we hear all about working with Matt Groening, we learn about the interior life of Bart's teacher, all while also getting a masterclass in swearing, hockey Allstars, the many uses of zinc, and more. So grab your swear jar 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!
12/28/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 47 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Weekend At Burnsie's With Mike Hanford

This week's ep is all about America's favorite jam band, so we welcome back comedian/writer/Phish fan Mike Hanford from the band/podcast The Sloppy Boys! As Homer gets prescription pot after a crow attack, he becomes a very era-appropriate stoner, which leads to him meeting Phish and puppeting Mr. Burns' corpse. So feel free to grab your own Texas THC (where legal) as we giggle nervously with 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!
12/21/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer Alone With Karen Chu

This week for this episode about motherhood we're joined by special guest Karen Chu of Good Job, Brain! who helps us better understand Marge's need to visit Rancho Relaxo after a nervous breakdown. We get Troy McClure as our video tour guide and learn about omelets, blackhead removal, baby car seats, stealing lightbulbs, and more. When listening to this podcast, be sure to grab Clamato, Mr. Pibb, or soy milk! 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!
12/14/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - November 2022

Hope everyone had a happy Turkey Day, as we catch up with a whole month worth of news for both our podcast and The Simpsons. We reflect on the most recent episodes and other news, announce some upcoming podcasts (with teases of our upcoming live show!), and talk about the many cool games/films/TV we engaged with in our free time. And, as always, we respond to some of our favorite comments from the most recent podcasts. So grab your body paint and get ready to listen! 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!
12/7/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 43 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Blame It On Lisa With Toby Jones & Maddie Queripel

This week we join the family on their controversial trip to Brazil, and our buddies Toby Jones (Regular Show, OK K.O.) and Maddie Queripel (Regular Show, Infinity Train) are along for the ride! After a bunch of jokes about early '00s phone companies, the Simpsons head to Rio, and we take time to go into all the moments that caused controversy with representatives of Brazil's government back in 2002. So grab a speedo and let's get in the culturally inaccurate conga line for this week's 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!
11/30/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Free Preview of Blabbin' Bout Batman: The Animated Series - Season 2!

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 2022, we'll be launching a brand-new episode of Blabbin 'Bout Batman: The Animated Series Season 2—which will cover our eight (additional) 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 a Blabbin 'Bout B:TAS podcast, all about the classic episode, "The Clock King." Interested in hearing more? Sign up today at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons to the rest of our "The Clock King" discussion, a new episode every Friday, and the 100+ other exclusive podcast episodes we've produced so far!
11/24/202244 minutes, 50 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa The Greek With Alex Navarro

It's your football lock of the week as we welcome back our pal Alex Navarro from Nextlander to discuss the intersection of gambling and fatherhood. We not only talk a ton of behind-the-scenes details of the real-life football bets that inspired this ep, we also gab about halftime shows, shows premiering after the Super Bowl, beer bottles playing sports, and tons more. So grab some baloney and bread for this Super Sunday Brunch Spectacular of a 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!
11/23/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Tales From The Public Domain With Conor Lastowka

For this week's episode, we needed an expert on goofing on public domain media, so we invited back our pal Conor Lastowka from Rifftrax and the 372 Pages We'll Never Get Back podcast! It's time for another non-Treehouse trilogy, which means lots of sex, violence, and songs from the '70s as Homer tells the kids stories about Odysseus, Joan of Arc, and Hamlet. Grab your Ghostbuster soundtrack 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!
11/16/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Radio Bart With Matt McMuscles

Once more we're joined by the amazing Matt McMuscles (check out his YouTube channel and his Patreon!), this time for a tale of fraud and '90s birthdays. After Bart has a disappointing birthday party, he decides to fool the town in a lengthy parody to a Billy Wilder classic. We dig deep into all the timely references, the gameplay of Larry The Looter, the charm of local animatronics, the dangers of Mr. Microphone, if you can freeze a child in a well, and so much more in this week's Lincoln Squirrel of a 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!
11/9/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - October 2022

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 newest episodes of season 34, a fully playable version of the Waterworld parody seen in The Springfield Files, Vice's new documentary on The Simpsons, and Vulture's new ranking of every Treehouse of Horror segment to date. And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. We swear on Ray Jay Johnson's grave that you'll enjoy this episode! 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!
11/2/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 1 second
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Talking Simpsons - The Old Man And The Key With Bryan Quinby

This week we welcome back the great Bryan Quinby from Street Fight Radio and The P.O.D.cast as the show travels to Branson in Abe Simpson's quest for love. We discuss seniors driving, buying clothes to prove you've been somewhere, the price of Yakov Smirnoff tickets, and a whole lot about the XFL. Plus a ton more in this discussion of the elderly from 2002 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!
10/26/20222 hours, 19 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - I Married Marge With Chris Kohler

We welcome back our friend/video game historian Chris Kohler, as we take a trip through parenthood AND the early 1980s! Yes, this week we learn how Homer married Marge, as well as how Bart was born, how Homer got his job, and tons more in this classic ep full of memorable '80s trivia worth explaining. We'd tell you more about this podcast, but we don't want to be a "Mr. Blow-The-Podcast-for-Me" type! 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!
10/19/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 20 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Lastest Gun in the West With Alexander Edward

That's right, we've for THE Alexander Edward from the great podcast Minion Death Cult for this ep all about old west movie stars! We chat about teamsters in Simpsons, Bart's troubles with a dog, lots of old references to cowboy movies, and a whole lot of chat about Yellowstone for some reason. So lasso up some snacks 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 new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
10/12/20222 hours, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - September 2022

After a month full of travel and illness, we've got a ton to discuss on our regularly scheduled community podcast. We talk about Simpsons news including new shorts and eyewitness accounts of the D23 panel. Then we go over everything we've been through in the last month, followed by us responding to some of our fave Patreon comments that may or may not be about nachos. So listen now or we'll send for Horst! Support this podcast and get over 100 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsonsand becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
10/5/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 9 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Teen Angel 25th Anniversary With Gayest Episode Ever

It's been 25 years since Simpsons legends Al Jean & Mike Reiss created Teen Angel, and we're breaking format to celebrate that with Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin from the great Gayest Episode Ever Podcast! We explore this TGIF original that's lost to time, digging deep into its creation, the entire magical sitcom genre, and any lingering gay subtext in the series' first ep. So grab an old burger and follow us back to 1997 in this heavenly 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!
9/28/20222 hours, 17 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk With Nina Matsumoto

We're joined again by the fantastic artist Nina Matsumoto as we dive deep into a true classic! Not only do we get to see Burns' retirement after selling out to the very friendly Germans, but we also take a trip to the land of chocolate. Learn all about that plus the Cleveland Browns, how much $100 million is worth now, stock market tips, and tons more. Listen now to a podcast that *is* all smiles and sunshine! 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!
9/21/20222 hours, 30 minutes, 31 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Lew Morton Interview

To close out our week of bonus interviews, this time around, we're chatting with the great Lew Morton! If you're a Talking Futurama listener, you likely know his name from our podcasts about his very funny episodes, like "Amazon Women in the Mood" and "Mother's Day." But Lew is also attached to legendary TV comedies like NewsRadio, Veep, Silicon Valley, and most recently, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe—as well as the recent series reboot of MTV's brain dead duo. Listen in to learn about his long career in the world of comedy writing, and the secret formula to what makes Beavis and Butt-Head work! 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!
9/16/202259 minutes, 33 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Susie Dietter Interview

Here's big treat for listeners this week as we briefly shift from our standard style to post two brand new interviews! Our first is with Susie Dietter, a legend of The Simpsons, Futurama, and modern animation in general. Susie joined The Simpsons in season 2, directed classics like Radioactive Man and Grade School Confidential, plus Futurama eps like Godfellas, AND she was the first woman to ever direct an episode of The Simpsons. Learn all about that milestone moment and so much more in this honest, illuminating discussion with this talented artist!  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!
9/14/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - August 2022

We've reached the beginning of the month, which means it's once again time for another episode of our community podcast. Join us as we discuss the upcoming Simpsons short, learn about a new episode featuring The Simpsons predicting the future, and bemoan the bloodbath currently happening over on HBO Max. Also, we respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So sit back and get ready to close out the summer with a podcast that's better than free pickled eggs! Support this podcast and get over 100 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsonsand becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
9/7/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 29 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Bart Wants What It Wants With Will Sloan

Wassupp?!?! For this week's ep that advertised a visit to Toronto, we welcome back Will Sloan, the Torontonian cohost of podcasts The Important Cinema Club and Michael And Us! As we get a guided tour of how Canadians in 2002 reacted to this episode, we watch Bart get a girlfriend he didn't expect, a look at Rainier Wolfcastle's home life, some dated celebrity jokes, and tons more. So grab your curling broom 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 new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
8/31/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Flaming Moe's With Tim Kalpakis

For an ep all about cocktails, rock music, and comedy writing, we welcome back comedy performer/writer/musician/podcaster Tim Kalpakis from the band/podcast The Sloppy Boys! As we dig into the battle between Sam Simon and Matt Groening behind the scenes, we learn that the fight over the Flaming Homer/Moe has more to it than we thought. Plus, free pickled eggs for Aerosmith in this week's Hugh Jass 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!
8/24/20222 hours, 15 minutes, 38 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Half Decent Proposal With Jason Sheridan

As one of Simpsons season 2 characters returns, we also happily welcome back Podcast: The Ride's Jason Sheridan! As Homer's snoring is out of control, this brings Artie Ziff back into Marge's life for an extended parody of Indecent Proposal. And just as we're done talking about that, they parody several films from the '70s leading to a fiery finale, so check all that out on your way to Mount Carlmore 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 new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
8/17/20222 hours, 8 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Saturdays of Thunder With Dan McCoy

As Homer once more fears he's a bad father, we welcome on the cohost of The Flop House Podcast/Emmy-winning writer, the fantastic Dan McCoy! We dig into this ep about soap box derby racing that features some of the funniest cutaways in the series, as well as references to some then-popular famous monsters. All that plus the tragic death of Scoey 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!
8/10/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - July 2022

We've reached the end of the month, which means it's once again time for another episode of our community podcast. Join us as we discuss what's going on in The Simpsons' world, including Comic-Con news, Emmy nominations, new action figures, and a battle between Homer and Shrek. And do we hear wedding bells for Yeardley Smith? Also, we respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So stop playing with your wacky sax and get ready for our traditional dose of infotainment! Support this podcast and get over 100 bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsonsand becoming a patron! And please follow the official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
8/3/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 36 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Jaws Wired Shut With TheRealJims

This week's episode delves deep into what defines Homer's rage, so we are joined by a luminary of Simpsons history, TheRealJims from the awesome YouTube channel of the same name! After Homer breaks his jaw following an angry day at the movies, he learns to listen and love his family. Somehow that leads him to a parody of The View followed by Marge trying to replace Homer's insanity. We're talkin' downtown 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 new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
7/27/20222 hours, 22 minutes, 58 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa's Pony With Mike Mitchell

This week's episode is a classic one which is why we got a big first-time guest, Mike Mitchell from the fantastic podcast Doughboys, not to mention hit TV and films! Mitch tells about his time working on Simpsons as well as appearing on the series, then we chat about Homer and Lisa's bond being severed in a way only a pony can repair. So grab your reed and your wacky sax for a fun 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!
7/20/20222 hours, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Sweets And Sour Marge With Libby Watson

This week we're joined once again by awesome journalist Libby Watson from the fantastic Sick Note newsletter, to help us dive into the complex politics of unhealthy food. After some fun with world records, Springfield learns they are the fattest town around, which leads Marge to a quest for justice. Can she fix things within the system, or will the evil billionaires win? All that, plus a bunch of funny jokes about candy in this week's girthy 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!
7/13/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - June 2022

We've reached the beginning of the month, which means it's once again time for another episode of our community podcast. This time around, we discuss more unionization efforts in the world of animation, censored Krusty action figures, the mystery of Graggle Simpson, John DiMaggio's bad Disney deal, the fifth anniversary of the Talking Simpsons Network, and more. And, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from the most recent round of episodes. So sit back, relax, and get ready for our special sermon on the sanctity of deliciousness! 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!
7/6/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror II With Will Menaker

For this week's Halloween classic we welcome on for the very first time the amazing Will Menaker from Chapo Trap House! Will's movie mindset helps us understand the very deep references in this iconic episode full of monkey paws, Twilight Zone parodies, Frankenstein riffs, and some excellent animation. All that, plus we dig deep into a ton of deleted scenes in this week's haunting podcast, so limit yourself to just three pieces of candy and enjoy! 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!
6/29/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 13 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Brawl In The Family With Chris Cabin

The Al Jean Era officially begins on The Simpsons, and we celebrate it with returning favorite Chris Cabin from the podcast We Hate Movies! After some fun 2002 jokes about environmental catastrophe, we then have the family in crisis after an arrest. We chat about guest star Delroy Lindo, the return of Vegas wives, and one of the darkest endings in series history. Grab your copy of Monopoly and enjoy along 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!
6/22/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Like Father, Like Clown With Louis Peitzman

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!
6/15/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - She of Little Faith With Lindsay Katai

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!
6/8/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 21 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - May 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!
6/1/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 35 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer Defined With Nick Wiger

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!
5/25/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Blunder Years With Eric Peacock

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!
5/18/20222 hours, 19 minutes, 16 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart the Murderer With Brendan James

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!
5/11/20222 hours, 27 minutes, 31 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - April 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!
5/4/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 24 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - A Hunka Hunka Burns In Love With Andrew Jupin

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!
4/27/20222 hours, 24 minutes, 58 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - When Flanders Failed With José

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!
4/20/20222 hours, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer The Moe With Stuart Wellington

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!
4/13/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - March 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!
4/6/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington With Matt Christman

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!
3/30/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Parent Rap With Luke Savage

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!
3/23/20222 hours, 6 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Stark Raving Dad With Nathan Rabin

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!
3/16/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XII With Eric Szyszka

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!
3/9/20222 hours, 24 minutes, 28 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - February 2022 With Nina Matsumoto

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!
3/2/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Blood Feud With Stephen Sajdak

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!
2/23/20222 hours, 15 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Simpsons Tall Tales With Mike Carlson

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!
2/16/20222 hours, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Three Men And A Comic Book With Danhausen

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!
2/9/20222 hours, 33 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - January 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!
2/2/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Children of a Lesser Clod With Matt Apodaca

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!
1/26/20222 hours, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The War of the Simpsons With Kole Ross

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!
1/19/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Special Free Version of Shrek - What A Cartoon Movie!

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!
1/12/20224 hours, 16 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bonus New Year's Episode - TalKing of the Hill "Meet the Manger Babies"

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!
1/10/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - December 2021

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!
1/5/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 43 seconds
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Talking Simpsons' Sketchfest 2022 Live Show Has Been Postponed

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.
12/30/20214 minutes, 5 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa's Substitute With Emily VanDerWerff

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!
12/29/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - I'm Goin' to Praiseland With Bryan Quinby

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!
12/22/20212 hours, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Brush With Greatness With Alex Navarro

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!
12/15/20212 hours, 25 minutes, 46 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - November 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!
12/8/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 37 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Trilogy of Error With Nina Matsumoto

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!
12/1/20212 hours, 25 minutes, 48 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Old Money With Libby Watson

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!
11/24/20212 hours, 17 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Simpsons Safari With Ian Jones-Quartey

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!
11/17/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart's Dog Gets An "F" With Conor Lastowka

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!
11/10/20212 hours, 24 minutes, 49 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - October 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!
11/3/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Free Preview of Blabbin' Bout Batman: The Animated Series!

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!
11/1/202139 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blabbin 'Bout Batman: The Animated Series is Here!

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!
10/29/202150 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bye Bye Nerdie With Kat Bailey

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!
10/27/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 37 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? With Chris Wade

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!
10/20/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Hungry Hungry Homer With Dave Schilling

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!
10/13/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 47 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - September 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!
10/6/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Principal Charming With Drew Mackie

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!
9/29/20212 hours, 34 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - New Kids On The Blecch With Brendan James

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!
9/22/20212 hours, 25 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Simpsons Arcade With Chris Kohler

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!
9/15/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 2 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - August 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!
9/8/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 48 seconds
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Labor Day Bonus! Talking Futurama - The Luck of the Fryrish

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!
9/6/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Day of the Jackanapes With Mike Drucker

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!
9/1/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 38 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer vs Lisa & The 8th Commandment With Lindsay Katai

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!
8/25/20212 hours, 18 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Tennis The Menace With Chris Cabin

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!
8/18/20212 hours, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Way We Was With Jeff Dutton

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!
8/11/20212 hours, 23 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - July 2021

We're in the dog days of summer 2021, which surprisingly means a whole lot of Simpsons news, including Loki, Comic-Con, and tons more! Plus we talk about some fun new events going on in our lives, what we've been watching for fun, and even reply to some of our favorite Patreon comments. So grab Thor's hammer 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!
8/4/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 4 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Worst Episode Ever With Nick Prueher

For this season 12 episode we're joined by the returning Nick Prueher from Found Footage Festival/VCR Party Live, and this story is eerily similar to Prueher's career. After Bart and Milhouse save Comic Book Guy's life, they run the comic store and start a found film festival. Meanwhile, Comic Book Guy tries to grow as a person which leads to him sleeping with Agnes Skinner. Listen now to this week's podcast and learn all about discovering videos of newscasters picking their noses! 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!
7/28/20212 hours, 17 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish With Nina Matsumoto

We return to this season 2 classic with the fantastic artist Nina Matsumoto joining us to discuss this episode covering Japanese culture AND bucket lists! Homer eats potentially fatal fish and has to make plans for his final day, as we reflect on this 1991 portrayal of a Japanese restaurant and mortality. Listen now to this fan-fugu-tastic 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!
7/21/20212 hours, 29 minutes, 21 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Pokey Mom With Griffin Newman

The awesome first-time guest Griffin Newman from the podcast Blank Check joins us for a Simpsons featuring the great Michael Keaton! Marge befriends an artistic prisoner, and we talk about how people in prison are portrayed, the show's fun comments on their lack of reality, and chiropractors all in one jam-packed episode. Listen now before there are too many aprons! 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!
7/14/20212 hours, 46 minutes, 35 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - June 2021

It's the beginning of another month on the Talking Simpsons Network, which means it's time once again for our community podcast! Listen in as we discuss the debut of new Simpsons shoes, the return of the classic 1991 Simpsons arcade game, James L. Brooks' tortured relationship with the Los Angeles Clippers, the end of Conan O'Brien's talk show, and more. And, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from our most recent episodes. So remove the crayon of boredom from your brain and get ready for another great 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!
7/7/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 38 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart Gets Hit By A Car With Matt Christman

We welcome back our pal Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House for our return to a landmark episode of The Simpsons! As the title suggests, Bart is injured, he goes to Hell, and then returns to sue Mr. Burns. All of this with the help of the debuting Lionel Hutz and Nick Riviera, making this a very important episode. Listen now before Burns crushes you like a paper cup! 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!
6/30/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - HOMЯ With Andrew Jupin

We welcome back Andrew Jupin from the awesome We Hate Movies podcast to talk about this crayon-fueled episode! After attending an animation festival, Homer for some reason learns he is stupid because a crayon is shoved into his brain. This leads him to a rollercoaster of emotions disproving divinity and pissing off all of his friends. It all leads to a tragic ending in a scattershot episode, so listen now to see how we feel about this powder blue piece of Simpsons history! 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!
6/23/20212 hours, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Itchy & Scratchy & Marge With Toby Jones & Maddie Queripel

This week we return to the world of animation and who better to guide us than a couple of animation creators, returning guest Toby Jones (Regular Show, OK K.O.) and Maddie Queripel (Regular Show, Infinity Train)! As Marge becomes the nemesis of cartoon violence, we talk about art vs influence, the cartoon history this episode reflects, and how much things have changed in the last three decades. So listen now before your baby beats you up! 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!
6/16/20212 hours, 19 minutes, 49 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Skinner's Sense of Snow With Eric Syzska

We celebrate the holidays in the summer with returning pal Eric Szyszka from the We Hate Movies podcast! The kids are trapped in the school, Ned and Homer brave a blizzard, and somehow that leads to jokes about camels and ball sacks. We sort through the weirdest Xmas episode ever on this week's podcast, so listen before it's on your permanent record! 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!
6/9/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 40 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - May 2021

Summer's about to begin, so grab a Long Island Ice Tea and listen along for our monthly community podcast! We chat about all the Simpsons news from May (from Star Wars to Swartzwelder), we preview some of our fun upcoming podcasts, we chat about all our fun adventures in the last month, AND we respond to some of our favorite Patreon comments. So don't be like Swartzwelder and be silent for decades, listen along 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!
6/2/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 26 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart The Daredevil With Dan Ryckert

We welcome back our old pal Dan Ryckert (from the podcasts for Fire Escape and Panning The Stream) for a story of childish shenanigans! After some fun pro wrestling chat, we delve into the history of classical music, Truckasaurus, Dr. Hibbert, professional stuntmen, the most replayed moment in Simpsons history, and so much more. Listen now before we send you to the ward of podcast-related injuries! 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!
5/26/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 16 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Great Money Caper With Steven Sajdak

This week's season 12 episode is all about films and imitating them, so we're joined by returning favorite Stephen Sajdak, cohost of the great We Hate Movies podcast! As Homer and Bart become experts in grifting, they end up being conned themselves after imitating one trick too many. Somehow that leads to a crazy courtroom trial and an even wackier last 10 seconds of the story that have stuck with us all the way until this podcast, so listen now and be sure to clue in Willie! 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!
5/19/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 32 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart Vs Thanksgiving With Tim Kalpakis

We return to Thanksgiving in 1990 to discuss this Simpsons classic with comedy performer/writer/musician/podcaster Tim Kalpakis from the band/podcast The Sloppy Boys! The whole family gets together for a traditional Thanksgiving, but Bart messes it up and evades an apology for the rest of the day as we learn some lessons about food and family. Plus, Tim gives us behind-the-scenes info on working on the show over a decade ago in this podcast that'll make you say "Hooray for everything!" 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!
5/12/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - April 2021

It's the end of the Fishmas season, which means it's once again time for our monthly community podcast. Listen in as we discuss the passing of yet another member of the Simpsons' creative team, Julio's new voice actor, The Simpsons' recent Morrisey slam, the latest in a long line of episode-specific oral histories, the never-made Krusty spinoff, and more! And, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from our most recent round of episodes. So wave "hello" to Funky Winkerbean and get ready for another great 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!
5/5/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Preview of What A Cartoon Movie for Shrek

Hey now, it's a preview, of a podcast, 'bout Shrek! Yes, we wanted to share with you Talking Simpsons listeners a preview of our April premium podcast for the Talking Simpsons Network. We cover the  20th anniversary of one of the most influential (and memed) films of the millennium! This month our $10+ Patreon subscribers get to hear us talk about 2001's Shrek! Listen now to this free extended preview of Jeffrey Katzenberg's adventures of an ogre, a donkey, and a princess. Then subscribe at the $10 level (or up your current pledge to $10) to hear the whole thing and all of our previous What A Cartoon Movie podcasts! Sign up today!
5/3/202150 minutes
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Talking Simpsons - The Computer Wore Menace Shoes With Travis View

This week's episode is all about online conspiracy theories, and our guest is an expert: Travis View of the investigative podcast QAnon Anonymous! As Homer becomes the unknown arbiter of online rumors, this episode is all about the dangers of bull plop on a then relatively young internet of 2000. Learn how much things have changed and what stayed the same, plus a ton of stuff about the cult classic The Prisoner! So don't be a caterpillar in our buttermilk, 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!
4/28/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Dead Putting Society With Mike Hanford

We all grab our putters for this week's episode as we welcome comedian and writer Mike Hanford from the band/podcast The Sloppy Boys! This is the first major Ned Flanders episode, as Homer becomes much angrier than usual while forcing Bart to play mini-golf. With Lisa's help, Bart finds inner peace and ultimately learns a lesson while Homer and Ned wear dresses. All this, plus the sound of one hand clapping! It's a weird but important episode, so listen along to learn a ton of historical firsts for this week's Mr. Putter-approved 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!
4/21/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 17 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer vs Dignity With Nick Wiger

This week's episode is one of the most controversial Simpsons ever, and we lean upon the insights of returning fave Nick Wiger from the great podcasts Doughboys and How Did This Get Played?! Homer becomes Burns' prank monkey for high pay and low dignity, leading to perhaps the lowest moment in Simpsons history. How does it fare today? How does it reflect the comedy of 2000? And what about The Noid? We discuss it all in this tapioca-covered 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!
4/14/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 3 seconds
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Special Cross-Post: Our What A Cartoon Episode About Get A Life

A special Monday surprise that any Simpsons fan should enjoy! In case you didn't know, our sister podcast to Talking Simpsons is What A Cartoon! Each week we cover a different animated series in-depth with history and scene-by-scene breakdowns. For April Fools we covered the live-action series Get A Life, co-created by Simpsons legend David Mirkin. We dive deep into this show and its close connection to seasons 5 & 6 of the show. If you enjoy this consider subscribing to the What A Cartoon! podcast, or maybe even become a Patreon subscriber to hear all our podcasts early and ad-free! 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!
4/12/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - March 2021

What a big month of podcasts we just had, and not to mention a ton of Simpsons news to reflect on. The show got renewed, there was the 700th episode, and controversy about continuity. We'll discuss all that plus some fun teases about some of our future podcasts, we discuss what we played/watched during the month, AND we respond to some of our favorite Patreon comments! 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!
4/7/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Dancin' Homer (Revisited) With Mike Carlson

We head out to the ball game with our returning guest, Podcast: The Ride's Mike Carlson! Mike helps us understand the magic of baseball, the history of small-town mascots, and more in this week's classic episode of Homer becoming a Minor League star. All that plus we try to deconstruct the weird editing of this episode's framing device, all in one nutty coo-coo super king of a 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!
3/31/20212 hours, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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TalKing of the Hill Season 2 Part 1 is Here!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Talking Simpsons programming with an important announcement: TalKing of the Hill Season Two Season 2 Part 1 has arrived! That's right, we're covering the first half of King of the Hill's second season on a weekly basis, and you can only hear it if you sign up at the $5 level at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons. And when you sign up, you'll get to hear every podcast behind the $5 paywall we've produced over the past four years on the Talking Simpsons Network—which includes the entire first season of TalKing of the Hill. So please, head on over to Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and sign up today!
3/26/202132 seconds
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TalKing of the Hill - The Wes Archer Interview

We're about to do a new TalKing of the Hill podcast miniseries on Patreon, making this the perfect time to interview KotH's Supervising Director Wes Archer! Not only was Wes the first animator ever hired to work on Simpsons during the Ullman days, but Archer is also the creator of the Twister Mouth, director of some of the best episodes in the first seven Simpsons seasons, defined the look of King of the Hill, and still works on shows like Rick & Morty and Disenchantment to this day. Wes Archer tells us all about it, and if you enjoy this, please consider subscribing to Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons for our discussion of King of the Hill Season 2 Part 1 (plus all our previous interviews)!
3/26/202145 minutes, 46 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa The Tree Hugger With Kat Bailey

This week's environmental episode is joined by the returning Kat Bailey, our friend and co-host of the newly relaunched Axe of the Blood God podcast! We cover the ultimate episode about the show punishing Lisa for believing in something, plus we discuss Homer doing a bunch of weird stuff and the career of Joshua Jackson. Listen now or we'll sit in a tree for weeks in protest! 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!
3/24/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - ...Three Eyes on Every Fish (Revisited) With Briahna Joy Gray and Virgil Texas

An extra-electoral podcast this week as the show gets political with the hosts of the awesome podcast Bad Faith, Briahna Joy Gray and Virgil Texas! We get their insight into the politics of Mr. Burns' self-financed run for governor in this iconic episode, we discuss how it compares to modern politics, and dig into tons more history and tangents in this mutated podcast, so 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!
3/17/20212 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Insane Clown Poppy With Drew Mackie

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!
3/10/20212 hours, 20 minutes, 4 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - February 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!
3/3/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror (Revisited) With Ian Jones-Quartey

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!
2/24/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - A Tale of Two Springfields With Dave Schilling

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!
2/17/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 49 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Simpson and Delilah (Revisited) With Mark Malkoff

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!
2/10/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 2 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - January 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!
2/3/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 18 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XI With Merritt K

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!
1/27/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart Gets An "F" (Revisited) With KC Green

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!
1/20/20212 hours, 17 minutes, 51 seconds
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Special Free Version of Iron Giant - What A Cartoon Movie!

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!
1/13/20214 hours, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - December 2020

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!
1/6/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 12 seconds
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An Interview With Carolyn Omine!

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!!!
12/31/202049 minutes, 22 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Behind The Laughter With Matt McMuscles

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!
12/30/20202 hours, 30 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge With Kallie Plagge

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!
12/23/20202 hours, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Road to Cincinnati With Nina Matsumoto

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!
12/16/20202 hours, 26 minutes, 18 seconds
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Talking Futurama - The Eric Rogers Interview

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.
12/12/202044 minutes, 20 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - November 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!
12/9/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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An Interview With Animation Legend Bill Kopp!

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!!!
12/3/202038 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Last Tap Dance in Springfield With Gary Butterfield

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!
12/2/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Kill the Alligator and Run With Alex Navarro

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!
11/25/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 16 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Days of Wine And D'oh'ses With Nick Prueher

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!
11/18/20202 hours, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart To The Future With Mike Drucker

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!
11/11/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 4 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - October 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!
11/3/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds
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Update On The Next Season Of Talking Simpsons!

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!!!
10/31/20208 minutes, 36 seconds
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Talking Futurama is Back!

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!
10/30/202035 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Pygmoelian With Louis Peitzman

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!
10/28/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Missionary Impossible With Conor Lastowka

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!
10/21/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Alone Again, Natura-diddily With Matt Christman And Virgil Texas

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!
10/14/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 35 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - September 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!
10/7/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 38 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Saddlesore Galactica With Chris Cabin

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!
9/30/20202 hours, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Mansion Family With Toby Jones

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!
9/23/20202 hours, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Faith Off With Eric Szyszka

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!
9/16/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 1 second
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Talking Simpsons - Malcolm In The Middle Pilot With Nathan Rabin

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!
9/9/20202 hours, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - August 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!
9/2/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Little Big Mom With Lindsay Katai

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!
8/26/20201 hour, 55 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Grift of the Magi With Luke Savage

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!
8/19/20201 hour, 55 minutes, 33 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Take My Wife, Sleaze With Dave Schilling

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!
8/12/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 39 seconds
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An Interview With The Simpsons X Vans Shoe Designers

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!!!
8/9/202015 minutes, 44 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - July 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!
8/5/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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Talking Mission Hill - The Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein Interview

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!
7/31/20201 hour, 9 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Eight Misbehavin' With Chris Kohler

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!
7/29/20202 hours, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder With Will Sloan

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!
7/22/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) With Alexi from The Y Axes

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!
7/15/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 21 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - June 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!
7/8/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror X With Jason Sheridan

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!
7/1/20202 hours, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? With Mike Carlson

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!
6/24/20202 hours, 29 minutes
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Talking Simpsons - Brother's Little Helper With Drew Mackie

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!
6/17/20202 hours, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Beyond Blunderdome With Steven Sajdak

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!
6/10/20202 hours, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - May 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!
6/4/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 19 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Simpsons Sing The Blues With Alex Navarro

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!
5/27/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 9 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Some Enchanted Evening With Thad Komorowski

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!
5/20/20202 hours, 16 minutes, 58 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Lauren MacMullan Interview!

It's a brand new interview with Lauren MacMullan, Designer and Supervising Director of Mission Hill! Available a week early for $5+ subscribers on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons, we chatted with the Oscar-nominated artist about her decades in animation! Lauren told us about how she defined Mission Hill's look and feel from its creation, and shares some fun behind-the-scenes stories. Plus, we chat about MacMullan's work on The Critic, The Simpsons Movie, Avatar: The Last Airbender, her Oscar-nominated Mickey Mouse short, and so much more! And if you enjoyed this, subscribe at the Patreon to hear over 20 hours worth of our previous interviews with Simpsons luminaries! 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!
5/17/202043 minutes, 28 seconds
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An Interview With Spencer Grammer!

A special surprise podcast today, an interview with Spencer Grammer, the actress behind Summer on Rick & Morty! We chat with her about the new season, her favorite moments, and what it's like growing up the daughter of Sideshow Bob! And if you enjoy this, be sure to check out our previous interviews all on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!!!
5/15/202018 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Krusty Gets Busted (Revisited) With KC Green

Professional cartoonist KC Green (check out his newest book, He Is A Good Boy!) returns once more for the best episode of season one, Krusty Gets Busted! It's the first Sideshow Bob-focused episode, the first one directed by Brad Bird, and the best script/animation combo of the whole run. Plus KC drops on us some cartoon history of a proto-Itchy & Scratchy. Listen and enjoy (and if you don't enjoy it, don't blame me! I didn't do it)! (And check out KC's awesome thread of Krusty-inspired art!) 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!
5/13/20202 hours, 35 minutes, 48 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - April 2020

Another month has passed, so it's time once again for another episode of our community podcast! This time, we cover plenty of Simpsons news, like the grand arrival of the 4:3 aspect ratio on Disney+, a brand-new A.V. Club interview with longtime show runner Al Jean, the recently discovered Krustygate scandal in Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 1, and more! Plus, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from the last month of episodes. Keep hanging in there, and always remember to bless the wives! 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!
5/6/202059 minutes, 58 seconds
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Talking Mission Hill - Pilot (or The Douchebag Aspect) With Matthew Jay

This week we're beginning our new Patreon-exclusive podcast miniseries, Talking Mission Hill! And we're sharing the first episode with all of you, featuring our Mission Hill expert/pal Matthew Jay (The Deep End, Cartoons 101) as a guest! We celebrate how Simpsons' executive producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein created the ultimate late '90s slacker cartoon, how the first episode sets everything up, and how The WB bungled the entire thing from the debut broadcast. Learn all about it in this episode, then sign up for $5 on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons to hear us discuss every other episode of the series for the next few months! 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!
4/29/20202 hours, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Jon Vitti Interview!

We just did a brand new interview with Jon Vitti that would normally just be for $5+ subscribers on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons! But we enjoyed so much our chat with the writer of Lisa's Substitute, Bart The Genius, Cape Feare, and much more that we wanted to share it with all of you! So listen to our chat with Simpsons legend Jon Vitti as we cover his career there and at SNL, King of The Hill, The Critic and more! And if you enjoyed this, subscribe at the Patreon to hear over 20 hours worth of our previous interviews with Simpsons luminaries! 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!
4/24/202052 minutes
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Talking Simpsons - The Crepes Of Wrath (Revisited) With Kat Bailey

We all take an unplanned trip to France and our guide is returning guest/USG Editor-In-Chief Kat Bailey! We discuss the power of cherry bombs, the first appearance of Agnes, and how we forgot this is a king of aimless episode of the series. Plus, we learn a thing or two about wine, antifreeze, and classic French literature in this week's international episode!! 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!
4/22/20202 hours, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer's Night Out (Revisited) With Kallie Plagge

Gamespot Reviews Editor Kallie Plagge is back again as we revisit perhaps season one's most feminist episode. Homer goes to a stag party at work and gets photographed dancing with Princess Cashmere, upending all sexual mores in Springfield! As Marge deals with humiliation and Homer sleeps over at Barney's apartment, Bart ultimately learns to respect at least a million girls in the closing number. Learn all about that AND why Sam McMurray still holds a grudge with the series in this week's exciting 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!
4/15/20202 hours, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - March 2020

Time once more for our monthly news and community podcast, and WOW, what a normal and uneventful month! But seriously, we cover the real-world news and Simpsons updates, thoughts on some of the most recent Simpsons episodes, a preview of what podcasts are coming in April, and chat about some of our favorite Patreon comments for March 2020! So 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!
4/8/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Life On The Fast Lane (Revisited) With Merritt K

Our reexamination of the first season gets to the first true Marge episode, and we welcome back Merritt K from Fanbyte to help us discuss Marge's marital strife! After a terrible birthday, Marge takes out her spite at Homer's terrible gift while making a new friend at the bowling alley. But what happens when he wants to be more than friends? The Simpsons' marriage is tested for the first time in this week's episode, so grab your size 13 bowling shoes and treat your partners well 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 new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
4/1/20202 hours, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Telltale Head (Revisited) With Matthew Jay

Our journey through season one hits a critical episode and our pal Matthew Jay (The Deep End, Cartoons 101) is back to help us explore it! Bart beheads a statue in a quest for popularity and we get a tour of the whole town as it falls into a murderous rage! We talk about that and the first appearances of Apu, Lovejoy, Kearney, Sideshow Bob, AND MORE 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!
3/25/20202 hours, 26 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Call of The Simpsons (Revisited) With Ian Boothby

Our return to the first season anniversary party continues, with returning guest Ian Boothby! (Check out the comics Sparks and Exorsisters, as well as the Sneaky Dragons podcast!) This week it's time for the iconic camping trip, featuring RV salesmen, anonymous guest stars, friendly bears, sasquatch sightings, and more! So grab yourself a little moss 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!
3/18/20202 hours, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons' Politics Special With Chapo Trap House's Virgil Texas And Matt Christman

We're briefly disrupting our season one revisit because our pals Chapo Trap House, Matt Christman and Virgil Texas are in the studio live! We love doing politics episodes with these nice folks, so we decided to just cover the political comedy of four classic episodes of The Simpsons. We cover the electioneering impact of three-eyed fish, deficit rags, electoral fraud, and third parties against space aliens, so 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!
3/11/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 29 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - February 2020

Another month comes to an end and there's so much to look back on for the Talking Simpsons Network! There's lots of Simpsons news to cover, plus we give you a preview of our upcoming plans for What A Cartoon!, What A Cartoon Movie!, and the upcoming poll to decide the first podcast miniseries of 2020! And then we read our favorite Talking Simpsons and What A Cartoon! comments from our wonderful patrons, so 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!
3/4/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 29 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Moaning Lisa (Revisited) With Kate Leth

We welcome back screenwriter/artist/comic maker Kate Leth (check out her Patreon right now!) to help us revisit Lisa's first major episode! We go into childhood depression, trying to answer difficult questions, and also the powerful voice of guest star, the late Ron Taylor! Also, we talk a ton about NES video games as Bart and Homer battle over video game boxing! Listen now before your own mother gives your last cupcake away! 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!
2/26/20202 hours, 21 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart The General (Revisited) With Chris Cabin

Bart goes to war in this week's season one exploration with Chris Cabin from the podcast We Hate Movies! We meet Nelson for the first time, as well as Herman, as Bart decides to deal with a bully in every way possible. So grab your water balloons and give a listen to this! Peace, man... 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!
2/19/20202 hours, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
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Our Crossover Episode With Michael And Us Podcast

Special surprise as we were guests this week on the lefty political media criticism podcast Michael And Us to discuss The Simpsons Movie in their particular podcast style. (Consider this a preview of the eight-hour movie podcast we'll do in a few years from now.) So give this a listen for some extra fun chat about the film's politics and how Simpsons changed society and how society changed it. Listen now to this fun crossover!
2/15/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - There's No Disgrace Like Home (Revisited) With Found Footage Fest

The family embarrasses Homer in this backward episode, and we're exploring it all with special guest Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival and VCR Party Live! We talk with them about their particular brand of nostalgia, then go deep into Simpsons' history with Al Jean & Mike Reiss' first episode. We talk picnics, pawnshops, shock treatment, and so much more, so listen before we bring out the foam bats! 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!
2/12/20202 hours, 24 minutes, 21 seconds
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Talk to the Audience?!? - January 2020

Ahoy-hoy and welcome to this month's episode of our community podcast! As we outlined in our 2020 update, the final Talking Simpsons slot of every month will now be occupied by an episode of Talk to the Audience, and we've got a great one for you to kick off our new schedule. Listen in as we discuss Hank Azaria's statements on no longer voicing Apu, Kevin Smith's Simpsons guest spot, Seth MacFarlane's lucrative new contract, and so much more! And, as always, we read and respond to your questions and comments from the recent batch of episodes. Thanks for listening, and here's to a great 2020! 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!
2/5/202059 minutes, 9 seconds
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SF Sketchfest 2020 Live Show - 30 Years of Season One with Jordan Morris!

This week we present the live podcast we did on January 14, 2020, the exact thirtieth anniversary of the first regular episode of The Simpsons! And we were joined for the occasion by the amazing live guest Jordan Morris from the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! We look back on everything that's changed, some of the best and worst animation in the show, some forgotten trivia, and so much more! And we close with an amazing tribute to lost characters that you should watch for yourself here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/33349733 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!
1/29/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer's Odyssey (Revisited) With Andrew Jupin

We welcome back on Andrew Jupin from the awesome We Hate Movies podcast! to help us return to another season one favorite! Homer loses his job and is driven to suicidal depression in this very odd early episode. Listen now to hear about the mutants of Springfield, a different Smithers, how Hank Azaria joined the cast, 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 new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
1/22/20201 hour, 58 minutes, 11 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart The Genius (Revisited) With Eric Szyszka

Just in time for the 30th Anniversary, Talking Simpsons returns to the first season of the show to do a much deeper dive than we did the first time! And joining us is returning favorite Eric Szyszka from the We Hate Movies podcast! We just into the debut episode, Bart The Genius, a strange but fun ep full of weiners, green skin, lying on tests, operas, and so much more! Listen now or be damned if you don't! 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!
1/14/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Get Your Tickets For January 14 To See Our Live Podcast At SF Sketchfest!

It's almost time! On Tuesday, January 14 at 8pm in San Francisco, CA, we'll be doing our next live podcast! We'll be joined by special guest Jordan Morris (from the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of season one! There will be rarely seen clips, weird background characters, and so much more to come! We'll even be selling a custom poster for the event made by the always amazing Nina Matsumoto! So please, get your tickets now before it's too late and we will see you there!
1/13/20202 minutes, 21 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo With Maddie Copp

Our professional artist friend and hardcore Simpsons fan Maddie Copp has returned from spending much of the year in Japan, making this the perfect time to discuss the season 10 finale! After the Simpsons live a thrifty life, they head to Tokyo for some hijinks that have aged better than others. Learn all about dangerous game shows and wasabi (among other things) in this week's international 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!
1/8/20202 hours, 51 minutes, 23 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - They Saved Lisa's Brain With Podcast: The Ride

This week's episode is all about nerds coming together, so we called together the amazing nerds of Podcast: The Ride - Scott Gairdner, Mike Carlson, and Jason Sheridan! All three help us with chat about Mensa, pudding, the dangers of nerds AND random guest stars, among many other tangents. So listen now or else we'll make litter out of you literati! 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!
1/1/20202 hours, 42 minutes, 39 seconds
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Changes are Coming to the Talking Simpsons and What A Cartoon! Schedules in 2020

To sum up what we're announcing in this podcast update: The last episode of Talking Simpsons each month will be replaced by Talk to the Audience?!?, which will now be free. The last episode of What A Cartoon! each month will be replaced by a free 45-minute (or longer) preview of that month's episode of What A Cartoon Movie! We'll be revisiting a new episode from a previously-covered series once a month on What A Cartoon!, and twice if said month has five Mondays. Super-concise summary: There will still be new releases at the end of the month—the content will just be slightly different. For more, listen to the whole podcast and/or visit the Talking Simpsons Patreon!
12/28/201912 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire Redux With Ian Jones-Quartey and Toby Jones

It's a special anniversary this week as we celebrate the Simpsons Christmas Special turning 30. And to re-examine this classic, we've got OG Simpsons lovers (and the team behind the series OK K.O.) Ian Jones-Quartey and Toby Jones. We all head back to 1989 to cover how the sketch interstitials became a series, how the 8th episode became the premiered, and the controversies behind the scenes! So grab your favorite pork chop toy 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!
12/25/20192 hours, 26 minutes, 3 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Monty Can't Buy Me Love With Conor Lastowka

This week Conor Lastowka from Rifftrax and the 372 Pages We'll Never Get Back podcast returns for one of season 10's most uneven episodes! After a new Megastore opens in Springfield, Mr. Burns is no longer the most popular billionaire. In his quest for love he'll go on the radio and fly to Scotland, all leading to one of the weakest endings in series history! Listen this week to hear how Nessie ends up in Vegas! Be sure to check out Talking Simpsons next live show at SF Sketchfest, January 14, with special guest Jordan Morris!! 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!
12/18/20191 hour, 54 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Mimi Pond Interview - Special Simpsons 30th Anniversary Rerelease

December 17, 1989, was the debut of the first-ever episode of The Simpsons, and thanks to various production issues, the show debuted with its holiday episode: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire aka The Simpsons Christmas Special. We're doing lots to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of that debut, starting with sharing our 2017 interview with the episode's writer, Mini Pond! Mimi Pond is a very accomplished artist and writer, but her side of the story on writing this landmark episode is rarely heard. Mimi talked with us about her time working on the show in its earliest months and so much more, so please listen to this interview recorded in late 2017. And if you enjoy it, be sure to listen to our many other interviews with Simpsons veterans all available to Patreon subscribers! Also, if you'd like to see more of Mimi Pond's work, check out her comics Over Easy and The Customer Is Always Wrong, as well as her other work including recent New Yorker comics and more on her website.
12/17/201932 minutes, 28 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Old Man and the "C" Student With Pop Arena

We welcome on one of our favorite YouTube creators, Pop Arena (creator of the Nickelodeon retrospective Nick Knacks) on to talk about a really unpredictable episode! After the town loses out on an Olympics, somehow Bart befriends a bunch of old people who then engage in a Cuckoo's Nest/Titanic parody, all while Homer tries to sell springs. Grab you favorite taquitos 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!
12/11/20191 hour, 55 minutes, 13 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Mom And Pop Art With Cait Raft

This week we welcome back Cait Raft (This Podcast Is Self Care, JackAM on Twitch), not only to talk more about the Simpsons writers' room, but also the world of art! Homer accidentally becomes an artist after almost killing a few people, and Homer is very happy living out Marge's dream. But when Homer tries to learn more about the art world, he somehow floods the entire town. Listen to learn more PLUS what Al Jean sometimes has for lunch 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 new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
12/4/20191 hour, 55 minutes, 11 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Simpsons Bible Stories With David Dedrick

This week we get biblical with special guest David Dedrick, the colorist on the comic Sparks and the cohost of Sneaky Dragon podcast! David assists us with some religious history as us heathens learn about the Old Testament Springfield style. That means dead unicorns, eating frogs, Jesus in small claims court, giant corn holders, and so much more! Bring the German potato salad 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!
11/27/20192 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Maximum Homerdrive With Luke Savage

This week we welcome back Luke Savage, from the Michael And Us podcast and a writer for Jacobin, to talk all about Homer's new job as a trucker! After indirectly killing a man, Homer inherits his job, which leads him into learning a giant union scam. Even more exciting, Lisa and Marge buy a doorbell!! Listen this week before your test in Birds Suddenly Appear! 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!
11/20/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Table Read Special!

A lifelong dream came true for us—no, not running onto the field during a baseball game, going to a Simpsons table read!! Hear all about our whirlwind trip to Los Angeles to see the actors and writers perform an upcoming script for the show, what it was like to meet some surprising folks, and tons more! Plus, our thoughts on the just-launched Disney Plus and what it means for The Simpsons! We're able to do trips and podcasts like this thanks to the support of listeners at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons ! Become a patron today to hear countless early and exclusive podcasts!! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
11/15/201946 minutes, 23 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Make Room For Lisa With Super Eyepatch Wolf

This week we welcome back on Super Eyepatch Wolf (be sure to check out John's YouTube channel and Patreon), all to discuss Lisa's difficult relationship with Homer! After losing her room to a cell phone tower, Lisa is feeling ignored by Homer all as Homer ignores any problems to eat mayonnaise. Somehow that leads to an out of body experience and Homer being buried alive, all as we get to an ending that doesn't make a huge amount of sense. Whether or not you listen along in a sensory deprivation tank, please enjoy 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!
11/13/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 36 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers" With Stephen Sajdak

We're once again joined by Stephen Sajdak, cohost of the great We Hate Movies podcast, and be sure to check out their awesome West Coast tour happening RIGHT NOW! Stephen helps us deal with our road rage as we watch Marge drive all over Springfield, which somehow leads us from singing teachers to a dangerous rhino stampede. Listen now to learn how to properly deal with your murderous rage! 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!
11/6/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - I'm With Cupid With Nick Prueher

It's Simpsons' second Valentine's Day episode, and we've got a great guest: Nick Prueher from Found Footage Festival/VCR Party Live! We talk about Nick's nostalgic tribute to VHS and his intriguing history with Simpsons, then chat about Apu's troublesome Valentine's adventure! We talk about love, chocolate, rope belts, Elton John, breakfast at Tiffany's, and so much more! Listen now for some lovable podcasts! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
10/30/20192 hours, 24 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer To The Max with Nathan Rabin

Max Power invades the show this week, as we welcome on the great writer and podcaster Nathan Rabin (check out his upcoming Weird Al book)! We discuss mid-season TV, replaceable voice actors, network retooling, cactuses, and the parties of liberal elites all in one joke-packed podcast! So strap yourself in and hear the Gs! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
10/23/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 42 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Sunday Cruddy Sunday With Kat Bailey

It's time for the Super Bowl, so we welcome back our football friend/USG Editor-In-Chief Kat Bailey to explain sports to us nerds! The show heads to Super Bowl XXXIII for drinking, arrests, egg magic, controversy, billionaire tyrants, tons of guest stars, and absolutely no football! So listen to this week's podcast now before we have our nephew Jody send it to you!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
10/16/20192 hours, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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Disenchantment Season 2 Review And Chat About "In Her Own Write"

Here's a special surprise for Talking Simpsons listeners: Our newest episode of What A Cartoon! podcast where we review the most recent season of Matt Groening's other series! The second season of Disenchantment has dropped on Netflix, so we are here to share our thoughts on it all! We return to Dreamland to review the newest batch of episodes, discuss what has improved since, and then delve into the eighth episode of the season! Can Bean find fulfillment as a writer? Can a pig act? And what's with all these beheadings? Grab your opera glasses and listen along to find out! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
10/14/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 34 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Family Guy "Death Has A Shadow"

We've reached a very important moment in Simpsons history: The premiere of Family Guy. The controversial series has been airing next to The Simpsons on-and-off for the last 20 years starting on Super Bowl Sunday in 1999. And so we take a little pause on our chronological breakdown to explore the creation of Family Guy, how the first episode debuted in such a major spot, and how the pilot episode looks with the eyes of 2019. Listen now with a Pawtucket Patriot Ale! Special Family Guy retro cover is by 8-Bit Universe! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
10/9/20191 hour, 58 minutes, 20 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Wild Barts Can't Be Broken With Will Sloan

This mash-up of baseball and musicals is cause for the return of Will Sloan, the cohost of podcasts The Important Cinema Club and Michael And Us! After celebrating the local sports team, Homer gets the kids a harsh curfew, and that somehow leads to lengthy parodies of Village of the Damned AND Bye Bye Birdie! Listen now for the lesson that kids never learn! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
10/2/20192 hours, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Viva Ned Flanders With Dan Ryckert

We welcome back our pal Dan Ryckert (from Giant Bomb and the podcast Panning The Stream) for a trip to Sin City! After Dan details his unique Vegas wedding and his Simpsons table read experience, we dig into Ned Flanders' age, the importance of roof cooking, the neon nuttiness of Las Vegas casinos, and the dangers of drunken weddings! Listen now to learn all our gaming secrets (it means gambling)!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
9/25/20192 hours, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Mayored To The Mob With KC Green

Professional cartoonist KC Green (check out his new Kickstarter!) returns to talk comic conventions, Star Wars, The Mafia, and more for Mayored to the Mob! After a dangerous comic-con for Mark Hamill, Homer becomes Quimby's new bodyguard, which somehow leads to rat milk in the streets! Luke, be a Jedi tonight and listen to this week's podcast! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
9/18/20192 hours, 30 minutes, 34 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The PAX West 2019 Live Show With Special Guest Mike Drucker!

A special treat this week, as the podcast went up to Seattle, WA for the PAX West convention over Labor Day weekend! We were joined by professional comedian/writer Mike Drucker, as he helped us deconstruct The Cromulent World of Fictional Simpsons Video Games! From Slugfest to Dash Dingo, we deconstruct the first decade of games created within the show, so enjoy this podcast recorded LIVE at PAX West 2019! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
9/11/201958 minutes, 41 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer Simpson In: Kidney Trouble With Matthew Jay

Back again is our pal Matthew Jay (The Deep End, Cartoons 101) for a fun chat about one of Homer's most shameful episodes of the series. Let's see, he nearly kills his father on at least three occasions and is too disgusting even to the strangest people on earth. All that, plus the filthy history of the old west in this week's podcast! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
9/4/20192 hours, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa Gets An "A" With Imran Khan

This week we have a mix of dingos and lobsters as we're joined again by Imran Khan! After some blissful sick days playing video games, Lisa is thrust back into school unprepared for a test, leading her to cheat and make things more and more complicated. In a totally unrelated story, Homer befriends a lobster named Pinchy and, well, things don't turn out so well for one of them... Listen now, mate! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
8/28/20192 hours, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Talking Simpsons Will Be at PAX West 2019!

If you missed the chance to see one of our many live shows in San Francisco and Portland, the good news is we'll soon be headed to Seattle to do a panel at PAX West 2019 with special guest, the great comedian and professional comedy writer, Mike Drucker! When: Saturday, August 31st at 12:30pm Where: PAX West, The Sasquatch Theatre And here's the panel description, straight from the PAX website: Anyone who grew up in the ‘90s knows about the (mostly terrible) legacy of Simpsons video games, but what about the fictional games within the show itself? On this panel, join Talking Simpsons Podcast hosts Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert, and comedy writer Mike Drucker (Nintendo, Marvel, Adam Ruins Everything, The Tonight Show, The Onion, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), as they give you a guided tour of the various ways The Simpsons has parodied the medium of video games. From Bonestorm to Escape from Grandma’s House to Robert Goulet Destroyer, we’ll walk our captive audience through the many, many games available exclusively in Springfield! That's not all—if you attend, you'll also have a chance to buy one of our amazing show posters drawn by the amazing Nina Matsumoto! BE THERE!
8/24/20191 minute, 51 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - D'oh-in' in the Wind With Alex Navarro

We've gone granola this week as we welcome back Giant Bomb's Alex Navarro to discuss Homer's hippie conversion! We talk about The Summer of Love, bare feet, NARCs, Beatles covers, Billy Joel, and so much more as Homer becomes the hippie his mother wanted him to be. Try not to freak out as you listen along to this week's far out podcast! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
8/21/20192 hours, 19 minutes, 18 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - When You Dish Upon A Star With Nick Wiger, Heather Anne Campbell, and Matt Apodaca

Talking Simpsons headed to Hollywood for this star-studded episode, and we got the help of the hosts of the podcast How Did This Get Played?, Nick Wiger, Heather Anne Campbell, and Matt Apodaca! They give us the star scoop on muffin baskets, The Gersh Agency, writing for Ed Begley Jr., going parasailing, and so much more in this glamorous podcast! Listen now to bask in their reflected glory! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
8/14/20192 hours, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror IX With Alan Denton

It's Halloween again, and that means it's time for one of the most violent Treehouse trio of stories yet, all with animation writer Alan Denton as our guest! We chat all about killer hair, splashing Regis' eyes, and the scandalous history of Jerry Springer in American pop culture! So get ready because this podcast is going to SUCK............... your blood! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
8/7/20192 hours, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart The Mother With Scott Gairdner

It's Phil Hartman's final appearance on Simpsons, and joining us for this exploration of his career is Scott Gairdner, writer/actor/creator of Moonbeam City/discoverer of Tiny Fuppets/cohost of Podcast: The Ride! We chat about our childhood memories of Hartman, our last Troy McClure video, and also a story about Bart accidentally killing a bird then caring for its eggs. Plus some healthy divergences about Splash Mountain and digital actors, all on this week's podcast! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
7/31/20192 hours, 29 minutes, 9 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace With Chris Cabin

This week we're facing Homer's midlife crisis and Chris Cabin of the podcast We Hate Movies joins us for the occasion! Homer learns he's actually 39 and he searches for meaning in what years he has left, finding inspiration in the life of Thomas Edison. But when that fails, things really fall off the rails with scary inventions, running over ghosts, and toilet chairs! Listen now to learn all about Homer's search for meaning! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
7/24/20192 hours, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lard of the Dance With Kallie Plagge

Season 10 has begun and Gamespot's Kallie Plagge is back to help us with back to school shopping! This week Lisa deals with a new kid being way too grown-up for Springfield Elementary, while Bart is forced into the grease business by Homer! All this and Marge's plans for an emu farm in this week's podcast! Listen now and DMY!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
7/17/20192 hours, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Natural Born Kissers With Merritt K

We end season nine with one of the show's sexiest episodes, and we welcome back writer/podcaster Merritt K to take us through this sexploit! Marge and Homer find new life in their marriage through exhibitionism, while Bart and Lisa goof around with a metal detector for a subplot you probably forgot was in this episode! All adds up to Homer and Marge streaking through Springfield, so listen now and finally think of the children!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
7/10/20192 hours, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lost Our Lisa With Maddie Copp

We welcome on our artist friend and Simpsons fan Maddie Copp to discuss one of Homer's best moments as a father. As Lisa takes the bus and journeys into the scariest parts of Springfield, Homer searches for his little girl after telling her she can't take a limo. Will they somehow save each other and discover an ancient Egyptian secret? Listen now and whistle along to the Old Spide song! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
7/3/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 31 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - King of the Hill With Andrew Jupin

Grab a Powersauce and get climbing, as this week's podcast welcomes Andrew Jupin from the podcast We Hate Movies! Together, we explore Homer's disappointment at his health, the importance of six kinds of apples, the brilliance of Brad & Neil, Abe Simpson eating a man, and so much more as we climb the Murderhorn! Listen now for the podcast with applesaucity!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
6/26/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Trash of The Titans With Matt Christman And Virgil Texas

IT'S OUR 200TH EPISODE! And for this special occasion we welcome back our pals Chapo Trap House, Matt Christman and Virgil Texas! They give us special insight into the crass commercialism of Love Day and how Homer's campaign have annoying similarities to the current day. All that, plus Diaper Hill, a long discussion on Jell-O, first-hand experiences at U2 concerts, and so much more! Listen now, and wish us well on another 200 podcasts!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
6/19/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 52 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Girly Edition With Kat Bailey

This episode focuses on women in the media, so we welcome back our friend/USG Editor-In-Chief Kat Bailey to chat about journalism! Lisa gets her own news show but quickly gets overshadowed by Bart's empty emotionality. Somehow that all lead to a deadly battle in a junkyard, but no one remembers any of that plot because this is ALSO the episode where Homer gets a helper monkey! Pray for Mojo as you 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! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
6/12/20192 hours, 18 minutes, 8 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Trouble With Trillions With Amber A'Lee Frost

Relive the fun of paying taxes in this week's podcast, as we chat about a fun season nine episode with Amber A'Lee Frost from the Chapo Trap House podcast! We talk about April 15, FBI informants, Harry Truman, and more! PLUS Amber tells us about her bootleg Simpsons collection and her recent trip to Cuba! Listen now or you'll miss American TV! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
6/5/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Simpson Tide With Jack Allison

Get aboard your sub and cut your jibs, because we've joined by Jack Allison (from the podcasts Struggle Session and JackAM)! This Crimson Tide-inspired episode is the final Simpsons co-showrun by Mike Reiss, and Jack is giving us his Hollywood comedy writer insight on the show! Not only that, but Bart has an earring, we get some pre-9/11 laughs at the military, Gilligan is here, and more! Listen now, as we must crush capitalism!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
5/29/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 56 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - This Little Wiggy With Cait Raft

It's time for Ralph's big showcase episode, and we're joined by writer/artist/comedian/Twitch host Cait Raft! We learn about Wiggle Puppy, burning things, funeral fudge, hot dog smell, and so much more in this very special episode! Plus, Cait worked in the Simpsons office for years and shares a ton of behind-the-scenes information on how the show gets made! Listen to us and not that leprechaun on your shoulder!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
5/22/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 24 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa The Simpson With Kate Leth

It's the end of the Bill & Josh era, and we're joined by returning guest, screenwriter/artist/comic maker Kate Leth (check out her Patreon right now!) for the special occasion! Lisa fears her mental gifts are slipping away and does her best to resist the Simpson genes. Meanwhile, Apu becomes an entertainer thanks to the lucky freezing of an elderly old man. All that and stories of playing a millionaire at parties on this week's podcast! Listen now, because my legs hurt! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
5/15/20192 hours, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Dumbbell Indemnity With Nina Matsumoto

Our artist friend and fellow Simpsons expert Nina Matsumoto is back to chat with us about love, insurance, and Hank Azaria fansites in this classic episode! Not only will you get some necessary background on guest star Helen Hunt, but you'll also enjoy a refreshing Bacardi colata, have lobsters stuffed with tacos, and a steak the size of a toilet seat! Now stop kissing that cat and listen to this week's podcast!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
5/8/20192 hours, 41 minutes, 9 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Last Temptation of Krust With Ian Boothby

For this dive into the world of comedy, we're joined by a writer/comedian who has worked for Matt Groening AND Adam Sandler, Ian Boothby! (Check out Sparks and Exorsisters, as well as the Sneaky Dragons podcast!) Krusty is a tired hack with racist comedy, and he's not sure where to go, so he turns to Jay Leno for help. But even when he finds a way to tell the truth, can he resist the call of Canyonero? We're telling it like it is, and this podcast is a squirrel squashing, deer smacking, driving machine!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
5/1/20192 hours, 14 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Das Bus With Louis Peitzman

Grab your conch, roll your grapefruits, and get ready to lick some slime on this week's podcast about a controversial episode! We welcome back Louis Peitzman (be sure to check out his awesome newsletter!) as we dive into a Lord of the Flies parody! We also talk about burning tastes, delicious wine, and some long discussion on how much online media has changed! Internet, eh? That's right, so listen along and by the end you'll be saved by... oh, let's say, Moe? Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
4/24/20192 hours, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Joy of Sect With Conor Lastowka

This week's podcast belongs to the Movementarians, and we're happy to welcome to our cult Conor Lastowka (Rifftrax, The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe). We talk about the real-life roots of this episode, how appetizing lima beans are, our dreams of hoverbikes, and so much more on this week's podcast! Now out of our way, jerkass!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
4/17/20192 hours, 7 minutes, 32 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart Carny With Eric Szyszka

This week we head to the carnival with Eric Szyszka, cohost of the podcasts We Hate Movies and Hooked on TJ Hooker! Homer and Bart become carnies and learn it's not all cotton candy and caramel apples! We also hear the voice of the irreplaceable Jim Varney as Cooder in what might be the grossest episode of the show yet! Obey the Carny Code and listen now! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
4/10/20191 hour, 52 minutes, 12 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - All Singing, All Dancing With Matthew Jay

It's a clip show but this week's podcast is all new, with tons of musical thoughts from our pal Matthew Jay, cohost of The Deep End podcast! We chat about Paint Your Wagon, renting videos, guns pointed at children, and even a few old episodes in this week's melodious season 9 episode! Listen now and start dancing like a big Broadway cast! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
4/3/20191 hour, 48 minutes, 31 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Miracle On Evergreen Terrace With Dave Rudden

One of most recurring guests, Dave Rudden, is back for another Xmas episode of the series, and this episode is quite an emotional roller coaster! We go from last minute shopping to burning trees to accidental grifts to town pariahs to Jeopardy to thievery all in the span of 22 minutes! All that, plus Tickle Me Krusty, undercoating, and vitamin money in this festive episode (no matter what time of year you listen)! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
3/27/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 56 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Realty Bites With Adam H. Johnson

Marge gets a new job, Homer gets a new car, and Lionel Hutz makes his final speaking appearance in this very eventful podcast! And we're joined by the funny and informative Adam H. Johnson of the Citations Needed podcast! We chat about owning a home, getting arms cut off, and enjoying government social programs all in this eventful episode! Celebrate Phil Hartman with us and listen now! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
3/20/20192 hours, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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TalKing of the Hill Is Live NOW At Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!

We're doing the full first King of the Hill in the Talking Simpsons! And you can only hear it if you are a subscriber at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons ! Sign up now and hear TalKing of the Hill, plus all our other great Patreon exclusives!
3/16/20191 minute, 1 second
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa The Skeptic With Ian Jones-Quartey

This week we're joined once again by Ian Jones-Quartey, the creator of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and animation expert, to chat all about Lisa navigating the worlds of science and religion! After discovering an angel skeleton, the entire town is in an uproar about a religious quandary, before they get scared of the possible end times! Listen now (but be careful not to injure your boating arm)! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
3/13/20191 hour, 54 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons With Shivam Bhatt

Our funny friend Shivam Bhatt (co-host of the Commanderin' podcast) returns, and he's here to share his knowledge of Hindu weddings and religion in this week's podcast! Apu is the focus of another episode, where he lies to his mother to avoid an arranged marriage. Will the lie set him free or will Homer's many schemes hurt the hotblooded bachelor? Listen now for laughs and knowledge! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
3/6/20192 hours, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart Star With Kat Bailey

We return to the gridiron for another sports-focused Talking Simpsons, which means the return of our football fan friend/USG Editor-In-Chief Kat Bailey to the podcast! Bart puts down the pop-tarts and grabs the pigskin while Homer gets to cutting players (the easiest part of being a coach). Can Bart deal with his own reeky playing to become the quarterback Homer dreams of? Learn all about that and the dangers of vapor lock as this week's podcast goes the whole nine yards! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
2/27/20192 hours, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Cartridge Family With Will Sloan

The Mike Scully era truly begins with this very political episode of The Simpsons. We're joined by Will Sloan, cohost of the podcasts Michael And Us and The Important Cinema Club, to discuss gun control, soccer, the King of England, and how this episode has aged. Plus some legitimately hilarious jokes as the venerable show enters another era, and so does our podcast. For once in your life be fair and give a listen! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
2/20/20192 hours, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror VIII With Dan Ryckert

It's Halloween time again on Talking Simpsons, and we've got returning guest Dan Ryckert (from Giant Bomb and Panning the Stream podcast)! He joins us to chat about Omega Man, The Fly, the Crucible and all the classic media that inspired 1997's Treehouse of Horror! Listen now to learn all about Edgar Winter AND French neutron bombs! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
2/13/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa's Sax With Alex Navarro

Once again we're joined by Giant Bomb's own Alex Navarro, and he's here to lend a musician's insight into this story of childhood. This tale of Lisa's saxophone and Bart starting school is certainly touching, even if some jokes are better than others, but it's all a fun trip back to childhood in 1990 for all of us in this week's podcast. So stop watching WB and listen now! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
2/6/20191 hour, 55 minutes, 42 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Principal and the Pauper LIVE With Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott

So it's come to this... We've finally reached one of the most infamous episodes of The Simpsons, and we're giving it the deluxe podcast treatment! Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott of the great podcast Everything's Coming Up Simpsons join us live at the Gateway Theatre for our 2019 San Francisco Sketchfest show to discuss the Seymour Skinner story that set alt.tv.simpsons (and perhaps the world) on fire back in 1997. Will The Principal and the Pauper go down as a secretly great episode, or will we taunt and boo writer Ken Keeler until our throats are sore? Put down Armin's copy of Swank, because this is one episode of Talking Simpsons you can't miss! [Note: The audio levels are a little off for the first eight minutes, but should sound perfectly fine after that.] Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
1/30/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 23 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The City of New York Vs. Homer Simpson With Stephen Sajdak

Season Nine of The Simpsons has begun, and to official explain New York City to us, we're joined by Stephen Sajdak, a native New Yorker (and cohost of the great We Hate Movies podcast)!! The family hits the Big Apple where everyone except Homer has an amazing time, while Homer hangs out at the World Trade Center. We talk the history of this episode, the weird conspiracy theories it fueled, some of the great jokes, and so much more in this week's awesome podcast! [Podcast best enjoyed while drinking Crab Juice] Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
1/23/20192 hours, 29 minutes, 48 seconds
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TalKing of the Hill - Pilot With Matthew Jay

Surprise! Before we begin season 9, we've got a special episode about the major animation debut that happened during season 8! Matthew Jay from [the deep end] podcast joins us to chat about Mike Judge and Greg Daniels' King of the Hill and its very first episode. Is it one of the best first episodes ever made? What characters are similar and which changed greatly by the end? Boy, I tell ya what, this is gonna be a fun time! Get your tickets for our January 16 LIVE podcast in San Francisco with guests Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
1/16/20192 hours, 10 minutes, 43 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Secret War of Lisa Simpson With Kat Bailey

We're closing out season 8 with a story ripped from the headlines of the mid-'90s, and Kat Bailey from USGamer is joining us for the fun. After a bad trip to the Museum... of CRIME, Bart gets sent to military school and Lisa joins him. Too bad a butt load of sexism means Lisa has a horrible time there. Learn all about that and the real-life news that inspired it all in this week's podcast! Get your tickets for our January 16 LIVE podcast in San Francisco with guests Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
1/9/20192 hours, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase With Mike Drucker

This week's episode of The Simpsons is all about television history, so it's the perfect time to welcome Mike Drucker, the professional comedian and TV comedy writer! We chat all about spinoffs through the decades, sweet lady gumbo, All Quiet On The Western Front, sweet sweet candy, and a tiny green alien named Ozmodiar that only Homer can see. Come along and join the fun with this week's podcast! Get your tickets for our January 16 LIVE podcast in San Francisco with guests Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
1/2/20192 hours, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer's Enemy With Matt Christman And Virgil Texas

It's one of the most controversial and dark episodes of Simpsons ever, making it the perfect time for a return appearance from Chapo Trap House hosts Matt Christman and Virgil Texas. Frank Grimes, or Grimey as he liked to be called, lived quite a life, and we chat about the existential dread that comes up when we see Grimes reckon with the unique being known as Homer Simpson. We dig deep into the text here and explore one of the show's most morbid (and funny) episodes! Get your tickets for our January 16 LIVE podcast in San Francisco with guests Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
12/26/20181 hour, 45 minutes, 56 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - In Marge We Trust With Nina Matsumoto

This week we're banished to the land of wind and ghosts, and we're joined by talented artist/Simpsons expert Nina Matsumoto to explain it all! Yes, this week is the iconic Mr. Sparkle commercial, but also Marge starts being a professional Listen Lady, Timothy Lovejoy explains why he doesn't care, and Ned Flanders might have his skin eaten! Now, this is no place for loafers! Join us or die, can you do any less?!?!? Get your tickets for our January 16 LIVE podcast in San Francisco with guests Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
12/19/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Old Man And The Lisa With Botchamania's Maffew

Burns loses all his money and learns all about recycling, plus pro wrestling legend Bret Hart appears, meaning we needed a guest that was an expert in Simpsons AND wrasslin'! Joining us is Maffew, creator of the fantastic Botchamania videos, and we chat with him all about Bret Hart's interesting history in this classic episode. Plus recycling, slurry, ethical quandaries, old men at grocery stores, and Catsup versus Ketchup! Listen and enjoy, you pencil-necked geeks! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!  
12/12/20181 hour, 59 minutes, 55 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Canine Mutiny With Imran Khan

The perfect dog has arrived for this week's podcast, and our special guest Imran Khan from Game Informer talks all about the crossover between dog ownership and medicinal marijuana. Not to mention we cover the shaky production of this episode, what got cut, and how there are still some great jokes alongside the weaker plotting. We hope you like jammin' too, as this week's podcast is full of it! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
12/5/20181 hour, 59 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Grade School Confidential With Max Scoville

Good gravy! This week we're joined by The Comedy Button's own Max Scoville, and he helps us talk about love and birthday parties in this week's podcast. This is one of the sweetest episodes of The Simpsons ever, and we chat all about oysters, wearing Armour Hot Dogs, and Henry & Bob get into a heated discussion of whether Skinner really is a virgin or not! All that and more on this week's podcast! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
11/28/20181 hour, 51 minutes, 47 seconds
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What A Cartoon Movie! Teaser - Is Mask of the Phantasm The Best Batman Movie?

In case you missed the news, there's a new perk for $10+ patrons of What A Cartoon and Talking Simpsons! We're doing a monthly What A Cartoon Movie! podcast where Henry and Bob cover a different animated film classic in the same style as the animated series we cover! The premiere episode is about Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and we have a little teaser of it here, where we debate if this is the best Batman movie ever made! If you like what you hear, consider joining the $10 pledge level and listening to the full podcast NOW! Sign up to hear this bonus episode (and TONS more!!) by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron RIGHT NOW!
11/22/201818 minutes, 24 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer Vs. The 18th Amendment With OSWReview's Jay And V1

St. Patrick's Day is here a little early on the podcast, and we're joined by Ireland's own Jay Hunter and Stephen "V1" Roe of OSW Review, the old school wrestling video podcast. They share with us their love of The Simpsons, as well as their thoughts on the shows tributes(?) to the Irish in this four-leaf clover of an episode. We chat about prohibition, exploding chippers, pinching, The Untouchables, and so much more! So grab a Duff and listen now! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
11/21/20181 hour, 47 minutes, 8 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - My Sister, My Sitter With Kat Bailey

Our good buddy (and Editor-in-Chief of USGamer) Kat Bailey returns for another Lisa-centric episode, where we all diagnose her with bad babysitting! While Homer and Marge make their yuppie dreams come true on the waterfront, Lisa babysits Bart and Maggie with disastrous results. Can Lisa find a quiet way to fix this problem? Will we be able to contain our revulsion at Bart's injury? And what about that giant party sub? Learn all about that and more in this week's podcast! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
11/14/20182 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second
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Talking Simpsons - Our Favorite Treehouse of Horror Moments LIVE with Bill Oakley

This week, we're interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you our live Halloween show, recorded on October 20th at Kelly's Olympian in Portland. And, during this performance, we were joined by none other than former Simpsons writer and showrunner Bill Oakley! Listen in as Bill sits down with us in front of a packed house to share behind-the-scenes reflections on the Treehouse of Horror segments Time and Punishment, Homer Cubed, and Citizen Kang! Thankfully, we also find time to talk about Simpsons shitposting, the diet of a Simpsons writer in the '90s, and the elusive PB Max. Thanks so much to Bill Oakley, Kelly's Olympian, and (of course) our wonderful Talking Simpsons Network patrons for making all of this happen! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
11/7/20181 hour, 45 minutes, 5 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Brother From Another Series With Nina Matsumoto

Simpsons artist extraordinaire and our good friend Nina Matsumoto is back, and she's bringing her deep love of Frasier with her for this Sideshow Bob classic. We meet Cecil (who sounds a lot like Niles Crane) as he takes in the seemingly reformed Sideshow Bob in this anti-mystery story. All that plus smell hounds, Maris, and the surprising Japanese title of this episode. We're super excited for this one, especially Bob, but especially Henry! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
10/31/20182 hours, 37 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer's Phobia With Drew Mackie

It's time to get tragically ludicrous AND ludicrously tragic this week with our special guest, Drew Mackie from the Gayest Episode Ever Podcast! We explore Simpsons' most queer episode ever, we chat about how it influenced us both in our sexuality and tolerance, as well as how much we became obsessed with pop culture camp. Learn all about that and more in this very special episode, so join the party! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
10/24/20182 hours, 18 minutes, 8 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show With Rebecca Sugar & Ian Jones-Quartey & Toby Jones

It's time for one of the most insider-y episodes of The Simpsons ever, so we had to get some MAJOR guests to help us deconstruct all of it! To help us analyze the kung fu hippie from gansta city, we're joined by Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe, Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of OK KO: Let's Be Heroes, and Toby Jonesic episode both does and doesn't reflect the realities of animation showrunning. Not to mention we talk about how this episode reflects own love of The Simpsons and what it's like to experience both sides of creating and enjoying animation! All that plus Rebecca, Ian, and Toby tell behind the scenes tales from Steven Universe and OK KO, an examination of what it means to be proactive, and whenever he's not on the podcast you'll hear us asking "Where's Poochie?" Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
10/17/20182 hours, 47 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious With Will Sloan

This week we've got Will Sloan, co-host of the Michael And Us podcast digs deep into Disneyana with us for Shary Bobbins' only appearance ever in The Simpsons! We go through all the great song of the episode, the many references to pop culture sprinkled throughout, and discuss how much this Jean & Reis-run episode stands out in this more hardcore season! We promise not to do a half-assed job! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
10/10/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Mountain Of Madness With Luke Savage

We're going hiking this week and we're joined by Luke Savage, cohost of the great podcast Michael And Us! We reminisce about our own corporate retreat nightmares, our fears of cabin fever, learning about WHO prevents forest fires, and the continual budget cuts to our national parks! Now put on your heaviest jackets, grab your map (you haven't been given a map yet), and enjoy this week's podcast!! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween! This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!
10/3/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Twisted World of Marge Simpson With Kallie Plagge

Here come the pretzels! This week GameSpot's Kallie Plagge is here for Marge's adventure in business/organized crime. We learn about coupons, the Glengarry leads, boaking accidents, checking for millipedes, and so much more. So get pretzel fever (not the kind that attacked our intestinal lining some years back) and listen now! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
9/26/20182 hours, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Interview

Another Simpsons podcast? It's true! And in case you missed our guest spot on Everything's Coming Up Simpsons, we're hardly the Plow King to their Mr. Plow. In fact, we're united in our love of both The Simpsons and podcasting! On this interview, we chat with Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott of ECUS about how they got started, living the wild podcasting lifestyle, and—most importantly—their new book, 100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. (Available now! Buy it today!) This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
9/21/201825 minutes, 33 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Springfield Files With Nima Shirazi

Citations Needed is one of the best politics podcasts out there and the show's co-host, Nima Shirazi, is lending us his Simpsons expertise to dive into this crossover classic episode! Homer sees an alien that may also be Santa Claus, and everyone from Leonard Nimoy to Scully and Mulder wants to see if the truth is out there in Springfield. Plus we explain a ton of specifically 1995 references and explore other conspiracies (as well as the musical Hair!). So listen to find out how a whale could be so heavy! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
9/19/20182 hours, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer With Zachary Ryan

IGN's Zachary Ryan joins us as we trip out on the series' most psychedelic episodes. After maintaining his status as Pope of Chili Town, Homer goes on a bad trip through his subconscious featuring some of the most lovely art in Simpsons history. A space coyote has us all questioning who is our soulmate, but in the end we all know it's either Marge or short-shorts. Now listen to this podcast, which was carved down from a bigger spoon! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
9/12/20181 hour, 47 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Hurricane Neddy With Liz Ryerson

We're joined this week by musician/writer/podcaster/developer Liz Ryerson (check out her Patreon) and together we delve into the psyche of Ned Flanders. After getting some wadded beef, we suffer through a hurricane as Ned is tested like never before. Then we try nothing and are all out of ideas as we learn secrets about Flanders' past! Listen now to the podcast that love built! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
9/5/20182 hours, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa's Date With Density With Matt Burnett

Matt Burnett is co-creator of Cartoon Network's fantastic Craig of the Creek, as well as one of the first writers for Steven Universe, and he joins Bob and Henry for Lisa's first crush. Much to Milhouse's dismay, Lisa has a thing for Nelson Muntz, and it leads to painful consequences for everyone. All while Homer annoys the town with auto-dialing happiness! Unpack the gauze from your ears and listen to this week's podcast! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
8/29/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 29 seconds
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Disenchantment - Episode 3 "The Princess of Darkness"

Surprise! If you're not yet a listener of our sister podcast, What A Cartoon!, we've got a nice preview for you today! If you're a Simpsons fan, you're probably at least a little intrigued by Disenchantment, Matt Groening's new series on Netflix. Bob and Henry go through the third episode of the series in the same manner as Talking Simpsons, going through the series history just as it is beginning! Listen and then subscribe to the What A Cartoon! feed on your podcast listening device of choice OR sign up at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons where you'll get early and ad-free access to ALL OUR PODCAST! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and go to VRV.co/WAC to get a free 30-day trial of the fantastic streaming service VRV!
8/27/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - A Milhouse Divided With Ian Jones-Quartey and Toby Jones

Ian Jones-Quartey and Toby Jones are executive producers on Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, and they're joining us LIVE in-person to discuss one of the most momentous Simpsons episodes of all time! We all borrow a feeling as Milhouse's parents get divorced, and we struggle with dignity, sweet Fannie Addams, dry crackers, and smashing chairs over your father's back! (Plus Ian and Toby will share with us some behind-the-scenes secrets of OK K.O., Steven Universe, Regular Show, and MORE!) So hop in your racecar bed and get ready for a patio party! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
8/22/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 21 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart After Dark With Kate Leth

This week we're joined by writer/illustrator/Twitter badass Kate Leth, a perfect guest as we delve deep into the most sex-positive episode of The Simpsons ever. While Marge and Lisa wash rocks, Homer Simpson's 10-year-old son is working in a burlesque house. Bart loves giving the old greet and toss, but the morality police in town feel differently. So put some spring in your Springfield and listen to this week's episode now! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
8/15/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 51 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Burns Baby Burns With Merritt K

This week we welcome Merritt K of StayMean.co podcasts to Cider Town as we dig into the Rodney Dangerfield-centric episode! Larry Burns is here to drink and party no matter how many upper-crust folks he offends. Can a phony kidnapping save the day? All that and too many grandmas in this week's podcast! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
8/8/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 42 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Homer They Fall With Kat Bailey

Our sports expert buddy Kat Bailey joins us for an episode steeped in boxing history! Homer's got a crazy idea that's somewhere in the middle where he'll be beaten up by hobos for money and then he ends up fighting for the World Heavyweight Championship! We explain all the history behind fan man, surgical 2X4s, Don King, and tons more in this week's glorious return to the shores of fistiana! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
8/1/20182 hours, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - You Only Move Twice With Allie Goertz & Julia Prescott

Hank Scorpio is here! And an episode this major means having special guests! We've got Allie and Julia from Everything's Coming Up Simpsons, the OTHER top Simpsons podcast on the internet! We converse about Cypress Creek, pockets full of loose sugar, The Hammock District, reticulated chipmunks, and so much more in this special crossover podcast! So put your coat on backward and get to listening! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
7/25/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Treehouse Of Horror VII With Louis Peitzman

Don't blame us, we voted for Kodos! Louis Pietzman did the definitive ranking of Treehouse Of Horror Segments, so he's the perfect guest for our season eight premiere! We talk about fish heads, debigulators, and most importantly, alien replicons from beyond the moon replacing the 1996 presidential candidates! Listen along and keep twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
7/18/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 36 seconds
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See Talking Simpsons Live Saturday, July 28th at PianoFight in San Francisco!

Talking Simpsons is about to have its fourth live show and we want YOU (yes, you) to be there! On Saturday, July 28th at 5:30pm we'll be revisiting the Simpsons classic "Kamp Krusty" at the PianoFight bar in downtown San Francisco! (That's 144 Taylor St.) Admission is free, and since the venue is right off of the BART train line, it's SUPER accessible! You've HEARD Talking Simpsons, now get ready to LIVE the experience with jokes and clips directed right at your face! We hope to see you there!
7/15/20181 minute, 2 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Summer of 4'2" With Nina Matsumoto

Just in time for summer (assuming you're listening the week it came out), Simpsons artist extraordinaire Nina Matsumoto is here to have ever so much fun! Not only do we discuss summer, beaches, growing up, fireworks, crabs, and sprinklers, but we also dig into Nina's own history as a professional artist whose career was influenced by The Simpsons! Learn all about it on our season seven finale, just be careful not to get The Dud, poindexters! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
7/11/20182 hours, 26 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homerpalooza With Alexi Rose

We're doing one of the most rockin' episodes of The Simpsons and we've got rockstar Alexi Rose here to tell us about how accurate this is to the rock 'n' roll lifestyle! We reflect on how much has changed in the 22 years since, give you updates on all the bands, reflect on 1990s' alternative rock, and so much more! And be sure to listen to Alexi's band, The Y Axes here! http://theyaxes.squarespace.com/ This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
7/4/20181 hour, 41 minutes, 8 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Much Apu About Nothing With Shivam Bhatt

With us this week is Shivam Bhatt of the podcast Commanderin' joins us to talk about this powerfully timely episode of The Simpsons. Shivam talks about his complicated history with the character of Apu and the character's depiction of Indian immigrants. And we dig deep into the immigration debate that this episode brings up, stuff that may as well be ripped out of today's headlines! It'll be a fun/angry episode, so listen to our sentimonies! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
6/27/20182 hours, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish" With KC Green

Cartoonist KC Green, famously the creator of "This Is Fine," joins us for the 150th episode of Simpsons that takes us back to the second World War II. We learn about tontines, old tv shows, terlets, and so much more in this action-packed elderly adventure! Listen and enjoy for at least dickety-six miles! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
6/20/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - 22 Short Films About Springfield With Conor Lastowka

Author, Rifftrax writer and podcast host Conor Lastowka to discuss perhaps the most experimental episode of The Simpsons ever. Steamed hams, Middlebury, bee stings, Albany expressions, skin failure, a very tall man, and Aurora borealis?! At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country localized entirely within our podcast! Listen and enjoy! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
6/13/20181 hour, 59 minutes, 34 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart On The Road With Matthew Jay

SPRING BREAK! We get rowdy on this week's podcast with a road trip thanks to a fake ID. Matthew Jay of Cartoons 101 is here to chat with us on the Simpsons ride to Knoxville all while Lisa bonds with Homer and Marge gets lonely. So whether you're on vacation or just learning about owls, enjoy this week's episode of Talking Simpsons!! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
6/6/20182 hours, 44 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - A Fish Called Selma With Nathan Ortega

Chimpan-a to chimpanzee needs to tune into this Phil Hartman tour de force, and we've got Nathan Ortega here to chat all about it. We've got more Troy McClure movie titles, more Hollywood rumors, and one of the best musical moments in Simpsons history! It's not quite a mop, it's not quite a podcast, but it is a super fun podcast!!! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
5/30/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 33 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Day The Violence Died With Matthew Jay

Cartoons101's own Matthew Jay joins us this week as we go waaaay in-depth into animation history for this cartoon loving episode of The Simpsons. We chat about Ub Iwerks, Schoolhouse Rock, Kirk Douglas' long life, one of the show's most meta moments ever, and so much more. So pull up a big plate of liver and onions, buckle up in your rocket car, and listen to us liberal freaks go too far! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
5/23/20182 hours, 10 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sample Our Patreon-Exclusive Interviews With Simpsons Legends!

Are you still not a supporter at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons??? Lemme tell you, you're missing out on so much exclusive stuff, including our very in-depth interviews with Simpsons legends. To give you a taste of what you're missing, here are big chunks of our three most recent interviews out of the many currently available on the Patreon. That includes: Mike Scully - We chat with the season 9-12 showrunner about working on the series during seasons some fans found controversial! Dan Greaney - He's worked on the show for two decades and created the word "embiggen," so he has much to share about the writers' room! David Silverman - One of the most important figures in Simpsons history, this legendary animator takes us through his work on the shows formative shorts all the way to his episode in 2018! If you enjoy these, listen to the full interviews for all of them at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons for as little as $5 a month!! (And you get way more than just those interview for your payment!) This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
5/19/201856 minutes, 44 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Homer The Smithers With Jack DeVries

Internet superstar Jack DeVries joins us as we deal with Homer getting a big promotion and Smithers taking a no-photography vacation with terrible ramifications. We dig into drag racing, Postum, percolators, piano movers, Barney-guarding, and so much more! Cease your ingress and listen now! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
5/16/20181 hour, 47 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Lisa The Iconoclast With Tristan Cooper

Less chat, more hat as we dig up the bones of Springfield to find the truth about pirates and George Washington. Dorkly's own Tristan Cooper (@tristanacooper on Twitter) embiggens our cromulent podcast to discuss Lisa's world-changing findings just as the town celebrates the bicentennial of Jebidiah founding Springfield. So grab your favorite bell and silver tongue to listen as myths are shattered and legends are revealed! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
5/9/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 36 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Bart The Fink With Super Eye Patch Wolf

Krusty gets his celery garnished and it's all Bart's fault. But when it looks like Krusty takes his own life and Bart can't take the guilt, he and Lisa dig for the truth of Rory B. Bellows. We dig into Bob Newhart, taxes, mysteries, and more with Super Eye Patch wolf aka John Walsh (visit his YouTube page). Listen along and learn all about dancing for nickels! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
5/2/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield With Stephen Sajdak

We return to one of the less celebrated episodes of season 7 and find it to be a much stronger explanation of Marge's life than in most episodes. And we're joined by Stephen Sajdak of the awesome We Hate Movies podcast! We learn to live like the rich with Chanel dresses, open-faced sand wedges, and abalone sandwiches in this very class-conscious episode! Listen and learn about the country club set... This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
4/25/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Two Bad Neighbors With Virgil Texas And Matt Christman

Chapo Traphouse has arrived on Talking Simpsons to dig into the politics of some of the most apolitical mockery George HW Bush ever saw. Chapo hosts/authors Virgil Texas and Matt Christman are here to deconstruct this classic with the first appearance of Disco Stu, Homer's interest in Ayatollahs, destroyed memoirs, spankings, and so much more! Give a listen in this week's extra-long podcast! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
4/18/20181 hour, 54 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Team Homer With Alex Navarro

Do you like bowling? How about boweling? Or MAD Magazine? We dig into all of that and more in this week's podcast, and we've got Giant Bomb's Simpsons expert Alex Navarro to talk all about this iconic episode about Homer creating his own league team and inspiring his damn wiener kids! Give a listen! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
4/10/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Marge Be Not Proud

Be it Bonestorm or Putting Challenge, if you grew up in the 1990s there had to be at least one game you wanted for Xmas. Well, this holiday classic captures that spirit as well as the childhood shame and a parent's disappointment that feels all too real. Listen along with us and special guest Dave Rudden! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
4/4/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular

After some really stinky clip shows, we're watching ones so good you'll forget it's only 23% new footage. Specials guest Kat Bailey joins us to chat all about the funniest deleted scenes, the classic shorts, montages, and so much more on this week's podcast! This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
3/24/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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Talking Simpsons - Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming

Ah! Sideshow Bob! He's back and this time he's interested in nuclear holocaust and Kubrick references! Specials guest Kat Bailey is here to talk about all these Cold War scare references, as well as the most esoteric things Bob says here as well as R. Lee Ermey. This podcast is brought to you by VRV, the streaming network full of cartoons, anime and more. sign up for a free 30-day trial at VRV.co/WAC and help support Talking Simpsons! Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!
3/21/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 27 seconds
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Talking Futurama - Space Pilot 3000

Good news, everyone! The Talking Simpsons Patreon has started its newest miniseries, and this time around, we'll be looking at all 13 episodes of Futurama's first season. For our inaugural episode, we dig into the pilot (aptly named "Space Pilot 3000") as well as every detail we could possibly find about Futurama's production! If you dig our clip-and-reference-heavy take on The Simpsons, you'll definitely find a lot to love with our same treatment of Futurama. So jump into the nearest probulator, crank up the volume, and get ready for Henry, Bob, and Chris to introduce you to THE WORLD OF TOMORROW! Hear more episodes at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons