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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.

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.
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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.

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English


Episodes

TalKing of the Hill - Pilot With Matthew Jay

1/16/2019
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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...

Duration:02:02:52

Talking Simpsons - The Secret War of Lisa Simpson With Kat Bailey

1/9/2019
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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...

Duration:01:53:56

Talking Simpsons - The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase With Mike Drucker

1/2/2019
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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...

Duration:02:08:08

Talking Simpsons - Homer's Enemy With Matt Christman And Virgil Texas

12/26/2018
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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...

Duration:01:27:19

Talking Simpsons - In Marge We Trust With Nina Matsumoto

12/19/2018
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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...

Duration:01:57:37

Talking Simpsons - The Old Man And The Lisa With Botchamania's Maffew

12/12/2018
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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...

Duration:02:24:09

Talking Simpsons - The Canine Mutiny With Imran Khan

12/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:34:52

Talking Simpsons - Grade School Confidential With Max Scoville

11/28/2018
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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...

Duration:01:29:16

What A Cartoon Movie! Teaser - Is Mask of the Phantasm The Best Batman Movie?

11/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:18:23

Talking Simpsons - Homer Vs. The 18th Amendment With OSWReview's Jay And V1

11/21/2018
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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...

Duration:01:45:19

Talking Simpsons - My Sister, My Sitter With Kat Bailey

11/14/2018
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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...

Duration:02:28:42

Talking Simpsons - Our Favorite Treehouse of Horror Moments LIVE with Bill Oakley

11/7/2018
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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...

Duration:01:45:03

Talking Simpsons - Brother From Another Series With Nina Matsumoto

10/31/2018
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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...

Duration:03:07:05

Talking Simpsons - Homer's Phobia With Drew Mackie

10/24/2018
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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...

Duration:05:30:36

Talking Simpsons - The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show With Rebecca Sugar & Ian Jones-Quartey & Toby Jones

10/17/2018
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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...

Duration:02:31:01

Talking Simpsons - Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious With Will Sloan

10/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:56:39

Talking Simpsons - Mountain Of Madness With Luke Savage

10/3/2018
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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...

Duration:01:13:30

Talking Simpsons - The Twisted World of Marge Simpson With Kallie Plagge

9/26/2018
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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...

Duration:02:43:05

Talking Simpsons - The Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Interview

9/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:32

Talking Simpsons - The Springfield Files With Nima Shirazi

9/19/2018
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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...

Duration:02:27:31