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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
 
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Kwik-E-Pod is Springfield's number 1 podcast and is hosted by Chris Hollstein and Nikki Thayer who are talking all things, The Simpsons, one episode at a time from the very beginning. Listen, share, and join the discussion.
 
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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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 pod…
 
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 an…
 
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 heartfe…
 
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 leak…
 
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 ta…
 
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 s…
 
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…
 
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 he…
 
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 muc…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 Pat…
 
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 selectin…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 Isotop…
 
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…
 
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 so…
 
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 a…
 
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 wer…
 
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 …
 
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, Brai…
 
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 bul…
 
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 Dred…
 
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 wit…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 s…
 
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!…
 
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 ar…
 
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…
 
We welcome back our pal Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House for our return to a landmark episode of The Simpsons! As the total 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 y…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 recor…
 
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 do…
 
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 w…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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, an…
 
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 2…
 
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 t…
 
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…
 
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 r…
 
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.…
 
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 favor…
 
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 …
 
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