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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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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 yo…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 Netw…
 
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 delet…
 
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 …
 
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'…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 cl…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 d…
 
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! …
 
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 …
 
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 que…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 t…
 
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, t…
 
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'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.…
 
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 Disn…
 
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 Ma…
 
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 Pa…
 
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 th…
 
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…
 
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