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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 week we're joined by funny guests to tackle a different episode of The Simpsons, breaking down every 22 minutes of animated entertainment into an embiggening discussion about Our Favorite Family.

Support us directly at https://Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons

Talking Simpsons Talking Simpsons Network

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 1K Ratings

Join your friends Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert for a chronological and cromulent exploration of the greatest show ever made! Each week we're joined by funny guests to tackle a different episode of The Simpsons, breaking down every 22 minutes of animated entertainment into an embiggening discussion about Our Favorite Family.

Support us directly at https://Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons

    Talking Simpsons - Homer at the Bat With Dave Schilling

    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!

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Talking Simpsons - Gump Roast

    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 hr 56 min
    Special Free Version of Beauty And The Beast - What A Cartoon Movie!

    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!

    • 5 hr 1 min
    Bonus New Year's Episode - TalKing of the Hill "Hank's Dirty Laundry"

    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!

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Talk to the Audience?!? - December 2022

    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 hr 29 min
    Talking Simpsons - Bart The Lover With Cody Ziglar

    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!

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Mitokandrea ,

Get in Touch with Your 90s Childhood!

Love the research, love how truly inculcated Henry and Bob get into the show and the zeitgeist of the era that housed the best of the Simpsons. I take a break sometimes because on each episode, a host will make a joke that really makes me laugh, but then it will be almost always be repeated as a piggy-back and deflate the original joke into redundancy. Still, both hosts make four hours go by quickly with a lot of Simpsons info you wouldn’t think of otherwise.

RobertDenby ,

Ah, infotainment.

Even if you feel like you know everything there is to know about Simpsons, give this a listen. Talking Simpsons has really come into its own over the past couple years to be one of the best podcasts out there. Incredibly informative and impeccably researched (the interview episodes are particularly good). For good and bad, I’m seeing a lot of the show in a new light. I have to recommend subscribing via Patreon to get the equally excellent and well-researched What a Cartoon and What a Cartoon Movie podcasts. Its a little steep at $10 a month but very much worth it if you like the main feed stuff.

KPDowney ,

This is a PHENOMENAL show

Okay, so I figured I’d branch out one day and download random podcasts on a whim. This was by far one of the gems I discovered. In depth analysis of the Simpsons, with commentary on the cultural climate the episode was released in, AND audio clips from the actual episode? This show is a slam dunk if you ask me. It was a very welcome and unexpected trip down memory lane. Thanks guys!

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