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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.

Episode Date
Talking Simpsons - Burns Baby Burns With Merritt K
01:33:42

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!

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Aug 08, 2018
Talking Simpsons - The Homer They Fall With Kat Bailey
02:09:49

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!

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Aug 01, 2018
Talking Simpsons - You Only Move Twice With Allie Goertz & Julia Prescott
01:15:54

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 (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/everythings-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!

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Jul 25, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Treehouse Of Horror VII With Louis Peitzman
01:39:36

Don't blame us, we voted for Kodos! Louis Pietzman did the definitive ranking of Treehouse Of Horror Segments (http://tiny.cc/buzzsimp), 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!

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Jul 18, 2018
See Talking Simpsons Live Saturday, July 28th at PianoFight in San Francisco!
01:02

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!

Jul 15, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Summer of 4'2" With Nina Matsumoto
02:26:30

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!

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Jul 11, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Homerpalooza With Alexi Rose
01:41:08

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/

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Jul 04, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Much Apu About Nothing With Shivam Bhatt
02:07:55

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!

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Jun 27, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish" With KC Green
01:18:24

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!

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Jun 20, 2018
Talking Simpsons - 22 Short Films About Springfield With Conor Lastowka
01:59:34
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!
 
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Jun 13, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Bart On The Road With Matthew Jay
02:00:44

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!!

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Jun 06, 2018
Talking Simpsons - A Fish Called Selma With Nathan Ortega
01:55:33

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!!!

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May 30, 2018
Talking Simpsons - The Day The Violence Died With Matthew Jay
02:10:58

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!

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May 23, 2018
Sample Our Patreon-Exclusive Interviews With Simpsons Legends!
56:44

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!)

May 19, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Homer The Smithers With Jack DeVries
01:47:39

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!

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May 16, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Lisa The Iconoclast With Tristan Cooper
01:57:36

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!

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May 09, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Bart The Fink With Super Eye Patch Wolf
01:42:14

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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGoikgbxP4F3rgI9PldI9g ). Listen along and learn all about dancing for nickels!

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May 02, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield With Stephen Sajdak
01:42:06

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...

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Apr 25, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Two Bad Neighbors With Virgil Texas And Matt Christman
01:54:30

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!

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Apr 18, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Team Homer With Alex Navarro
01:32:41

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!

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Apr 10, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Marge Be Not Proud
01:29:14

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!

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Apr 04, 2018
Talking Simpsons - The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
01:05:55

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!

Brought to you by Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!

Mar 24, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
01:55:27
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.
Mar 21, 2018
Talking Futurama - Space Pilot 3000
01:23:26

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

Mar 16, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Mother Simpson
01:33:44
After years and years of unanswered questions, we finally find out about Homer's mom and it's a doozy of an episode. We've seen this episode, or that is to say we saw this episode, and we haven't been this excited since Up With People! Is this the most heartwarming Simpsons ever? What's the deal with all the 1960s references? Learn it all in this radical episode!
Mar 14, 2018
Talking Simpsons - King-Size Homer
01:30:04

Homer becomes a big fat dynamo to get out of working in an office, but is it really as great as it seems? Homer learns the joys of mumus and fabric softener, all while we chat about the episode with special guest Dan Ryckert (Giant Bomb, All Systems Goku)! So press that "any" key and get to listening while you wash yourself with a rag on a stick!

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Mar 07, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror VI
01:47:54

Has anyone here seen the movie Tron? Well, it doesn't matter, because this Halloween classic parodies Twilight Zone, Nightmare on Elm Street, Godzilla and so much more. This one even features the historic debut of a CGI Homer and Bart. Learn about every confusing reference in detail in this extra long episode of Talking Simpsons!

Feb 28, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Lisa The Vegetarian
01:40:22
BYOBB on this week's podcast as we all marry a carrot and talk about vegetarianism. Lisa learns the power of a baby lamb while Homer imparts that people don't make friends with salad, all as a Beatle watches. So get ready for pigs to fly in this week's exciting podcast!
Feb 21, 2018
Talking Simpsons LIVE - The Many Jobs of Homer Simpson
01:00:53
(Recorded live at PianoFight in San Francisco on January 28, 2018.) Talking Simpsons breaks format once again for our second live show as we explore the greatest hits of Homer's side gigs. Though The Simpsons started out as a fairly realistic show about a guy with a working-class job, it wasn't long before Homer found himself in space, part of a Grammy-winning band, and behind the wheel of a monorail as a mono-thingie-guy. Join us for an exciting exploration of Homer's adventures in employment, and thrill as our great audience decides which job reigns supreme!

Special thanks to PianoFight for being such a great and accommodating venue!

Feb 16, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Bart Sells His Soul
01:33:35

Spirituality, restaurants, and pogs all in one episode - you know it's a classic Simpsons. After befouling church with rock and/or roll, Bart sell his soul to Milhouse only to deeply regret it soon after. Meanwhile, Moe loses the dank and makes his bar into a family feedback, with expensive fries and crazy crap on the walls. So listen along as we revisit this one. ♪ It's good, good, good, good, good, good, good. ♪ 

Feb 14, 2018
Talking Simpsons LIVE With Dana Gould!!!
53:34
Recorded at SF Sketchfest Nightlife on January 18, 2018, Bob, Henry, and Chris all did our first live show and it was a ton of fun. Not least of which we got to have a live chat with Simpsons writer/standup legend/creator of Stan Against Evil Dana Gould! Hear all about him working on the show (including a joke too dirty for The Simpsons), as well as Dana weighing in on our topic: The Most Pathetic Man in Springfield. All that and more on Talking Simpsons' historic first live show!
Feb 09, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
01:18:56
After a series of unfortunate events, Bart, Lisa, and a stupid baby gets more attention at their new foster home with the Flanders. While the kids deal with weird religious stuff, Homer and Marge need to learn parenting skills all over again. It's a really fun episode that also marks a new era of The Simpsons, and we explain it all on this week's podcast! 
Feb 07, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Radioactive Man
01:52:25
Put on your goggles and plunge deep into the world of 1990s movies and comic books in this week's podcast. We explain every deep reference, every screwing the audience gag, the power of acid, and so much more. What else can we say except "Jiminy Jillikers!"
 
Jan 31, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part Two)
01:31:48
It's time to find out who pulled the trigger! Oh, you already know? Well, it'll still be fun to go through all the history and references along the way, including some of the funniest gags in Simpsons history, like a revenge mambo, open kilts, and backwards-talking dreams. So put down your Sears catalog and enjoy this week's extra-long podcast!
Jan 24, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part One)
01:27:52
We've been waiting for this one since the show began, and it doesn't disappoint. Not only is this one of the funniest episodes, but the first half of Springfield's greatest mystery is one of the densest, full of clues and red herrings. We suss it all out and explain our wonder at how great it still is in this extra-long podcast!
Jan 17, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Lemon Of Troy
01:06:57
Look behind that lemon-shaped rock and you'll find this week's episode (and maybe someone's attractive cousin). In this classic episode, we venture to Shelbyville in search of lemons and friendship, all while learning about Roman numerals and why you shouldn't join a violence gang. So grab your lemonade or rootmarm cuz there's a doings a transpiring!
Jan 10, 2018
Talking Simpsons - The Springfield Connection
01:14:09
Marge decides that's she's tired of the boring world of ham and celery soup, and joined the cops even as Wiggum laughs in her face. Even if it means arresting her husband or finding illegal smuggling in her carhole. Now get this before Gloria Vanderbilt gets after us for revenge!
Jan 03, 2018
Talking Simpsons - Round Springfield
01:15:55
In a very special episode, Lisa loses Bleeding Gums Murphy (who was never popular). After Bart eats a jagged metal cereal piece, Lisa reconnects with the sickly jazz musician, who passes away and leaves a hole in Lisa's life. Can she find a way to honor him via a radio station and magic? And is this episode worse than we remember? Find out here!
Dec 27, 2017
Talking Simpsons - The PTA Disbands
01:11:59
After drinking plenty of Malk, we cover this classic episode, like it or lump it. Skinner and Edna are battling over a teacher's strike (purple monkey dishwasher) and all the kids are set free. We chat about all this with Super Best Friends' own Matt McMuscles as our special guest. Not listening to this podcast? That's a paddlin'.
Dec 20, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Two Dozen And One Greyhounds
01:19:37

Simpsons meets Disney in this iconic episode. Santa's Little Helper misses casual sex, the family ends up with 25 dogs who love Models Inc, and Mr. Burns shows off his wardrobe in this classic. We comment on it all with our special guest, Kat Bailey, so get a big bag of chips ready and listen!

Dec 13, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Lisa's Wedding
01:16:50
Zounds! We're headed to the far off future of 2010 to see Lisa (and the rest of Springfield) grow up in one of the funniest AND most heartwarming episodes ever. Bart is in construction, Burns got stabbed a bunch, and a bunch of celebrities are still at large. Join us in the cheap showiness of nature to reexamine and explain this classic with special guest Kat Bailey!
Dec 06, 2017
Talking Simpsons - A Star Is Burns
01:42:18
Boo-urns! It's time for the crossover that entertained millions and pissed off Matt Groening. We get into that, as well as some of the most meme-inspiring lines in Simpsons history, including quiet parts loud, footballs to groins, nonunion Mexican equivalents, and so much more. Just hook it to your veins!!!
Nov 29, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homer Vs Patty And Selma
01:07:29
After blowing all his money on pumpkins, Homer is in desperate need to save his family and dear Rat Boy. So he turns to Patty and Selma for help, which somehow also involves Mel Brooks. Meanwhile, Bart does ballet in a plot that's wholly separate from Homer's problems, but is fun all the same on this week's podcast!
Nov 22, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Bart Vs. Australia
01:25:08
We head to the land down under for some giant beers, spoon against knives, and mucus-filled marsupials. Learn a ton about Australia in what is probably the best international trip the Simpsons have as they face a booting thanks to draining. Wanna go smell-- I mean, wanna go listen?
Nov 15, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homie The Clown
01:27:13
I'm seeing double here - FOUR podcasts! We're doing one of the funniest Simpsons episodes ever, with Seattle, speed holes, Italian stereotypes, and (of course) gigantic asses. Listen and laugh along with the hosts during this total classic installment!
Nov 08, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Bart's Comet
01:17:50
Que sera, sera, it's time for us to do what some argue is the greatest episode of The Simpsons ever. We've got Butzilla, perverted arts, the Super Friends, barnyard guessing games and SO MUCH MORE in this absolutely essential Simpsons chronicle. Enjoy this podcast and remember, democracy simply doesn't work.
Nov 01, 2017
Ian Jones-Quartey Interview About OK KO
36:44

Ian Jones-Quartey is yakking it up on the old yak box with Bob and Henry this week! Ian is the creator of the new Cartoon Network series OK KO, and he graciously chatted with us about the show, such as the influence games, anime, and The Simpsons had on it, as well as what it's like to direct Captain Planet, animating Sonic the Hedgehog, and so much more! We posted a shortened version on the free feed, but here's the full thing for you awesome folks on Patreon!

Oct 26, 2017
Talking Simpsons - And Maggie Makes Three
01:37:52

At long last, after six seasons we finally learn how Maggie was born (try to act surprised). We learn about crime solving boats, the continuity of Homer's hair, and how to burn bridges in this week's podcast flashback...

Oct 25, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homer The Great
01:31:49
We hold back the electric car AND make Steve Gutenberg a star in this week's podcast. Homer joins the Stonecutters and then becomes the Chosen One in an all-time great episode full of paddling swollen asses. Attach your Stone of Triumph and listen along with special guest, Kat Bailey!
Oct 18, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Fear of Flying
01:43:27

After going to a lesbian bar and Cheers, Homer gets the family a flight to any non-freak states. But this is when Marge reveals airplane anxiety with a mysterious origin. Can she get help? Was her father an American hero? And will Lowenstein whistle through the leaves? Find out on this podcast!

Oct 11, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Grandpa Vs Sexual Inadequacy
01:29:21
Homer and Marge are having trouble in the bedroom and only Abe can save the day. But when Homer and his father take the sex tonic on the road, things all fall apart? All that, plus we reveal how the reverse vampires have been controlling everything! We're through the looking glass here, people...
Oct 04, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homer Badman
01:50:35
After a sugary escapade at a candy convention, homer is trapped in a sexual harassment scandal. Will Rock Bottom help him? Does Homer sleep nude in an oxygen tank for sexual powers? And just how tasty is a Gummi Venus de Milo?
Sep 27, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Lisa On Ice
01:49:17
Get out your lucky rabbit's head and Milhouse's teeth for the episode of competitive violence. Lisa and Bart are fighting for their parents' love, and the whole town goes to hell. Listen as the hosts (and guest Kat Bailey) discuss painful childhood experiences with sports. Now here's your turtle, alive and well.
Sep 20, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Bart's Girlfriend
01:35:25
It's Scotchtoberfest season and love is in the air. Bart meets Jessica Lovejoy, and is smitten when he realizes she's also a bad kid. But it turns sour almost immediately. So put on your new glasses (even if you miss your old glasses) and listen to this week's podcast!
Sep 13, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror V
01:37:52
Yes, it's Halloween time again, and this one is particularly disturbing. No TV and no beer make Homer something-something, a toaster causes the butterfly effect, and you might even say we just ATE Uter and he's in our STOMACHS right now! Wait, scratch that last podcast tease...
Sep 06, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Sideshow Bob Roberts
02:00:01
Things get extra political on this week's Talking Simpsons! We explain Watergate, the 1988 election, Rodney King and so much more, along with discussing why Republicans are vampires and the Archie Comics characters. What kind of truth handler are you?
Aug 30, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Itchy & Scratchy Land
01:46:52
Nothing can possiblie go wrong in this week's podcast, as the family heads to the violentest place on Earth. One of the series best episodes gets deconstructed as we explain every reference to Disneyland, Jurassic Park, and Westworld. Now, if we could only find a Bort licence plate...
Aug 23, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Another Simpsons Clip Show
49:15

Hoo boy, we've really hit a low with this one, the worst clip show and thus the worst episode of The Simpsons ever! But don't fret, we still worked hard to give you a fun podcast where we describe in detail how (intentionally) phoned in this one was. So enjoy this tribute to love with no memorable lines whatsoever!

Aug 16, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Lisa's Rival
01:28:49
This is future showrunner Mike Scully's first episode, and it features Lisa dealing with inadequacy, Homer trying to get the sugar then the power, and we also learn the name of Ralph's cat! Give a listen, you lovely patrons!
Aug 09, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Bart of Darkness
01:43:28

Season six is here, though this episode should've aired three months earlier? Learn why there was a delay, how the hosts spent their childhood summers, and the harrowing tale of Henry once breaking his arm on this week's early podcast!

Aug 02, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Secrets of a Successful Marriage
01:15:14
We finish up season 5 with Homer putting his marriage into jeopardy. After learning that Lenny can teach a glass, Homer tells his class the secrets of weeding even as Marge tells him to keep things private. We deconstruct all that and more in this week's podcast.
Jul 26, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Lady Bouvier's Lover
01:32:01
Marge plays matchmaker with her mother and Abe, while Bart gets into collecting animation (with Homer's credit card).All that, plus we explain hot dog jingles, ancient medicine, and Mary Worth. Download now as our kneecaps fill up with fluid!
Jul 19, 2017
Talking Simpsons - The Boy Who Knew Too Much
01:29:46
Bart plays hooky from school, which obviously leads him into the center of a trial where he's the only witness to a crime. Will Bart risk Skinner's wrath to prove the man's innocence? Also, what's the deal with the Meow Mix jingle and Claus Von Bulow? We explain it all in this week's the podcast!
Jul 12, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
01:22:20
Listen up you little freaks! We've hit 100 episodes of Simpsons commentary! And we're chatting about one of the best episodes ever, where Bart gets Skinner fired and gets to know him better than ever before. Listen along and celebrate with us!
Jul 05, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Burns' Heir
01:26:41
After a brush with death, Mr. Burns decides to name an heir who isn't a girl or a geek. He ends up with Bart, who trades his family for a Bob Mackie original. Look, it'll all make sense once you listen.
Jun 28, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Bart Gets an Elephant
01:42:25
This week the boys go into one of the all-time greats, where Bart wins something stupid and the family must cope with it! We have a ton of stories to share in this loooooong episode, so settle in, it's going to get stampy.
Jun 21, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homer Loves Flanders
01:29:06

We back right into this episode where Homer shockingly befriends Flanders after trying to bash his head in with a pipe. We dig deep into the episode’s many subtle references, all while laughing at quotes in this week’s podcast!

Jun 14, 2017
Talking Duckman - About Face
01:32:49

Surprise! In our chronological path through the Simpsons timeline, we’ve hit the premiere of Duckman, USA Network’s answer to The Simpsons. We discuss Duckman’s hilariously rant-filled history and breakdown the first season standout episode, About Face…

Jun 07, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Deep Space Homer
01:26:32

Homer search for respect takes him into outer space in one of the wildest episodes of the series ever. We explain some of the weirdest references, spotlight our favorite jokes, and do it all without an inanimate carbon rod…

May 31, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Lisa Vs. Malibu Stacy
01:39:24

Simpsons gets extra feminist this week as Lisa stands up for what she believes in against her favorite doll, all while Abe goes back to work, we learn a little bit more about Smithers, Kathleen Turner steals the show, and (most importantly) MALIBU STACY GETS A NEW HAT!

May 24, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homer And Apu
01:09:59

Apu loses his job thanks to Homer’s smashed hat, and it leads to him moving in with the Simpsons for an exciting episode, not to mention James Woods’ very funny guest appearance…

May 17, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Bart Gets Famous
01:19:44

After an uneventful trip to the box factory, Bart becomes a huge fad in one of the most meta (and best) episodes ever. Listen to this week’s podcast where repetitiveness is our job, our job, repetitiveness is our job…

May 10, 2017
Talking Simpsons - The Critic Pilot
01:33:28

Hachi machi! Yes, this week’s episode has chronologically arrived on the first ever episode to the closest thing to a Simpsons spin-off: The Critic! We discuss how the show came to be, how connected it is to The Simpsons, and how the first ever episode holds up, all in one podcast…

May 03, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homer The Vigilante
01:10:44

Springfield is struck by a crime wave and Homer is out to save the town through vigilante justice. Can he find Lisa’s saxophone, only beat people with knobs, or will it all break down into a film parody? Find out in this week's podcast!

Apr 26, 2017
Talking Simpsons - $pringfield (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Learned To Love Gambling)
01:36:44

Gambling comes to Springfield and everyone loves it, ESPECIALLY Marge! Also, we’ve got Goulet, prophetic tiger attacks, rich Texans, and much more in this week’s podcast…

Apr 19, 2017
Talking Simpsons - The Last Temptation Of Homer
01:16:32

Homer is attracted to another woman and doesn’t know what to do, while Bart becomes a nerd overnight. All that, plus we dig deep into Hogan’s Heroes history in this week’s podcast…

Apr 12, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Boy Scoutz 'N The Hood
01:08:35

Bart joins the Junior Campers after a sugar rush, which somehow strands Homer, Flanders, Bart, and Rodd in the middle of the ocean. We deconstruct all that as well as knife safety and how to buy peanuts in this week’s…

Apr 05, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Bart's Inner Child
01:08:58

OH MY GOD! Homer gets a free tram-amp-oline, Marge gets self-help, Bart inspires people, James Brown shows up, and other things happen in this very weird but super funny episode for this week’s podcast!

Mar 29, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Marge On The Lam
01:07:46

Marge finally gets a friend of her own in this homage to Thelma & Louise, as well as the introduction to ballet, invisible soda, and the introduction of Miguel Sanchez, all in this week’s podcast…

Mar 22, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Treehouse Of Horror IV
01:17:16

For the the fourth time, it’s another Halloween with The Simpsons, and we dare say it’s the best one they ever did. We’ve got Satan, gremlins, and vampires, plus the scariest of all… DOGS PLAYING POKER! All that and more in this week's podcast!

Mar 15, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Rosebud
01:19:25

We hope you watched Citizen Kane recently, because this episode is chockful of references to the iconic film. But also in this bearish ‘sode with special appearances by The Ramones and one of our most repeated lines of a single word. Give it a watch…

Mar 08, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homer Goes To College
01:30:55

It’s a new era in The Simpsons and thus for our podcast as well! We enter the David Mirkin seasons, we describe the new writers and directors, as Homer heads to college for the first time in the hopes of keeping his job. Plus, we all learn how we’re the exact nerds from this episode…

Mar 01, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Cape Feare
01:21:34

Smack us with a rake in the face — it’s Sideshow Bob’s greatest plot to kill Bart ever! It’s also an end of an era for the show, and we’re here to dissect it all, including explaining all the references to Cape Fear AND the HMS Pinafore! Try your best not to grumble…

Feb 22, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Homer's Barbershop Quartet
01:32:04

Season 5 is upon us (kinda) and we hope you like The Beatles! The season 5 broadcast premiere sees Homer form a barbershop quartet with no previous experience, become famous for a few weeks, and then lose it all, just like The Beatles (kinda). Listen up! It’s better than winning a Grammy…

Feb 15, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Bill Oakley Interview Spectacular
59:19

We’re breaking format, but for the best reason of all! Simpsons veteran, writer, executive producer, and awesome guy, Bill Oakley talked with us for an entire hour this week! He tells us about the switch between seasons 4 and 5, his philosophy for writing the characters, episodes he wish they’d made and so much more! We’re more excited than Al Gore to present this one to y’all…

Feb 08, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Krusty Gets Kancelled
01:30:31

We wrap up the fourth broadcast season with the arrival of Gabbo, the fall of Krusty, a cavalcade of guest stars, and even the sweetest plum, a special surprise in this week’s podcast…

Feb 01, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Marge In Chains
01:08:44

As flu ravages Springfield, Marge gets arrested and Lionel Hutz has a tour de force in the court room. And Marge spends a few minutes in jail as we drop some real history on you in this week’s podcast…

Jan 25, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Whacking Day
01:01:00

We meet Superintendent Chalmers for the first time, Bart gets home schooled, and Lisa battles against animal cruelty in one of season 4’s best episodes! Listen along to hear our podcast thoughts…

Jan 18, 2017
Talking Simpsons - The Front
01:09:17

The Simpsons gets very inside in this episode about writing cartoons, while Homer goes back to school to complete his high school education. We cover all this wonky episode in our newest podcast…

Jan 11, 2017
Talking Simpsons - So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show
52:46

Yes, it’s The Simpsons’ first clip show and we’re doing a whole episode of it! Not only that, we somehow got a good amount to say about it! So listen up – the episode might be recycled, but this podcast is brand new…

Jan 04, 2017
Talking Simpsons - Last Exit To Springfield
01:02:56

Lisa needs braces and Homer needs to save the dental plan in this week’s union-loving episode. We dig into it and it shall surely by the blurst of times on our podcast. D’oh, you stupid monkey…

Dec 28, 2016
Talking Simpsons - Duffless
01:33:45

Homer is arrested for a DUI, getting him to rethink his drinking habits. Meanwhile, Lisa experiments on Bart, Bart is electrocuted, and we reexamine the sitcom Herman’s Head in this week’s podcast…

Dec 21, 2016
Talking Simpsons - I Love Lisa
01:03:17

We hope you choo-choo-choose to listen to this week’s podcast. It’s a Valentine’s Day classic where we get to know Ralph, Lisa breaks hearts, Krusty celebrates an anniversary, and we get to know our mediocre presidents…

Dec 14, 2016
Talking Simpsons - Brother From The Same Planet
01:15:01

This is one of the weirdest episodes of the fourth season, and secretly sorta about Tom Cruise! This is a classic episode of Bart getting his first replacement father. Learn all about Corey, the Big Ear Family, and how something can be even more painful then it looks on this week’s podcast…

Dec 07, 2016
Talking Simpsons - Selma's Choice
01:15:10

Jub Jub! Yes, Selma has a fear of dying alone while the rest of the family is dreaming of going to a theme park. And somehow it all points to Murphy Brown and Johnny Carson clips. Find out how on this week’s podcast…

Nov 30, 2016
Talking Simpsons - Marge Vs. The Monorail
01:15:09

Yes, the town is swept up in monorail fever in one of the most beloved Simpsons episodes of all time! Does it stand the test of time? What are the stories behind making this one? And how much will the hosts sing along? Find out on this week’s podcast…

Nov 23, 2016
Talking Simpsons - Homer's Triple Bypass
56:39

Homer’s health problems get real in this week’s podcast, as the family deals with Mr. Simpson’s heart trouble. Join in and try not to stress out…

Nov 16, 2016
Talking Simpsons - Lisa's First Word
01:13:35

We travel back to 1984 to learn all the kids’ first words, burgers won at Olympics, and tons more facts! Listen to this podcast or a clown might eat you…

Nov 09, 2016
Talking Simpsons - Mr. Plow
01:03:27

Is this week’s episode the best Simpsons ever? We zip up our jackets, put it in H, and dissect Mr. Plow! Not only that, but we’ve got personal stories of meeting Adam West!!!

Nov 02, 2016
Talking Simpsons - New Kid On The Block
01:00:34

Bart has his first crush on a special guest star, while Homer tries to have all he could eat while meeting a certain sea captain. All that and Conan memories on this week’s podcast…

Oct 26, 2016