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May 13, 2019
The Mothers of Springfield
We're breaking format this week to bring you a special episode that celebrates our favorite moms from Springfield. Listen up for some clips of our favorite mom moments from Mona, Agnes, Maude, Luann, Jacqueline, and of course, Marge!
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56 min
May 6, 2019
Marge in Chains w/ Jono Zalay
Comedian Jono Zalay joins us to talk about the time Marge spent time in jail. We find out the true culprit of the crime – was this incident really Grandpa's fault? Plus, why it's no fun to get the shingles and why you shouldn't skip out on jury duty. Don't miss this one!
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61 min
April 30, 2019
Lady Bouvier's Lover w/ Mike Carlson
Co-host of "Podcast: The Ride" Mike Carlson joins us to talk about theme park rides and The Simpsons. Plus, why we love an episode that really lets grandpa Abe Simpsons shine – even if the jokes are kind of mean. Trust us… this episode is quite a rollercoaster!
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73 min
April 22, 2019
Treehouse of Horror VI w/ David Smithyman
It's Halloween in Springtime with David Smithyman (Fresh Off The Boat). We'll chat about the three segments from this memorable episode – "Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores," "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace," and "Homer3"  Smarch, Tron, erotic cakes, giant Kent Brockman, Paul Anka – this episode has got it all!
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64 min
April 15, 2019
Bart Carny w/ Lindsay Katai
This week, we'll make the case for season 9 of The Simpsons by discussing "Bart Carny" with Lindsay Katai. Check her out as co-host of the podcast Teen Creeps. You'll be able to see Lindsay's work later this year on Cartoon Network's Infinity Train.  
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55 min
April 8, 2019
Talking Alf w/ Al Jean
The longtime Simpsons showrunner returns to the Max Fun studios – this time around Al Jean joins us to discuss his contributions to "Alf."
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61 min
April 1, 2019
Kamp Krusty w/ Emily Heller
Welcome back Emily Heller for a discussion on Kamp Krusty. We’ll exchange stories about camp. Plus, Emily has some travel tips if you’ll be in Amsterdam anytime soon.
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57 min
March 25, 2019
An Interview w/ Head Ned of Okilly Dokilly
We're doing something a little different this week! We're joined by the lead singer of Okilly Dokilly, the world's only "Nedal" band. Yep, a subgenre of metal music themed around Ned Flanders. The band's new album "Howdilly Twodilly" drops March 29th. Jordan Morris guest hosts with Julia on this epic musical journey of obscure Simpsons references and heavy metal. The MaxFunDrive wraps up this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one!  Listen carefully and find out how you can help out during the drive.
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74 min
March 18, 2019
Homer's Triple Bypass w/ David Silverman
We're joined by legendary Simpsons director David Silverman! He'll give is a behind the scenes look at an episode he directed. Find out why the episode terrified Allie and Julia when they were kids. Plus, why David believes his musical talents have helped his career in animation. The MaxFunDrive kicks off this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can help out during the drive.
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81 min
March 11, 2019
The Springfield Connection w/ Jenny Jaffe
We're joined by Jenny Jaffe this week!  She is the creator and star of IFC's "Neurotica." She's also currently one of the writers on the "Rugrats" reboot on Nickelodeon. We'll chat a lot about television writing, Julia's love of musicals, and counterfeit jeans.
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67 min
March 4, 2019
Bart's Inner Child w/ Simon Gibson
Join us as we discuss Bart's Inner Child with comedian Simon Gibson. Trampolines! Self-Help Gurus! Troy Mcclure! Albert Brooks! This episode has got it all. We get real silly this week folks.
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56 min
February 25, 2019
There's No Disgrace Like Home w/ James Harvey
We'll chat about an early Simpsons episode with James Harvey. You know James as one of the creators and editors of Bartkira. He's also an artist, writer, and illustrator for animation, comics, and videogames. James recalls what it was like rewatch this episode on a VHS bootleg, and why season one of the Simpsons deserves more love.
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68 min
February 18, 2019
Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming w/ Karl Hess
This week, we're joined by comedian Karl Hess to discuss this classic Sideshow Bob episode. Despite being one of the most terrifying characters of The Simpsons, we just want you to know – Sideshow Bob can get it. You can check out Karl as co-host of the podcast Yelling About Pâté.
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67 min
February 11, 2019
The Front w/ Matt Ingebretson
In "The Front" Bart and Lisa ghostwrite a great Itchy and Scratchy episode, and we also check in on "The Adventures of Ned Flanders." We're joined by Matt Ingebretson of Comedy Central's "Corporate" to discuss impostor syndrome, the writing biz, and the genius of the Simpsons kid logic.
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68 min
February 4, 2019
The Canine Mutiny w/ Mikey Heller
In "The Canine Mutiny" Bart learns an important lesson about man's best friend. We're joined by Mikey Heller (We Bare Bears) to discuss flesh-eating horses, sock patterns, and of course, what you're actually here for – The Simpsons and Santa's Little Helper.
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82 min
January 28, 2019
Disenchantment w/ Josh Weinstein
We're breaking format this week to bring you an in depth look at Disenchantment with Josh Weinstein! The last time Josh joined us on the podcast he gave us a sneak peek at the series. While he couldn't tell us much at the time, this time around he really spills the beans. He'll let us know about some easter eggs that are hidden in the show. He'll also hint at a few things the online community hasn't even noticed that will be important in future episodes of the series. Yep, Josh reads your reddit fan theories. Please note: this episode will contain some light Disenchantment spoilers. You've been warned!
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84 min
January 21, 2019
Who Shot Mr. Burns w/ Bill Oakley
You guys are in for a real treat this week! This episode was recorded live in Portland, Oregon with our special guest Bill Oakley. He'll give us a behind the scenes look at parts one and two of "Who Shot Mr. Burns." But there's more, a behind the scenes look at his fast food reviews on Instagram. Please enjoy this super-sized episode – it's going to be a blast!
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84 min
January 14, 2019
Treehouse of Horror III w/ Will Campos
We love a good off season Treehouse of Horror conversation. This week, Story Break's Will Campos (Video Game High School, Hulu's RocketJump: The Show, and Dimension 404) joins us to chat about Treehouse of Horror III. We'll also talk about the things that terrified us as kids including: Mars Attacks, A Clockwork Orange and the Twilight Zone. This episode, probably has one of the best Treehouse of Horror gags burned into your memory, too. Yep … we're gonna talk about Frozen Yogurt … which we call Frogurt! It's good … but it's cursed … and that's bad. 
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63 min
January 8, 2019
Dancin' Homer w/ Billy West
We're kicking things off this year with Billy West! You know him as the voice actor behind some really memorable animated characters from your childhood  including Ren, Stimpy, and Doug Funnie on Doug. Plus, a number of voices on Futurama, including Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Philip J. Fry, and many many more. This episode is such a delight and you can bet we're getting plenty of samples of his voice work. Geek out and flip out when you hear all the voices he's got in store for us as we discuss "Dancin' Homer."
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67 min
December 31, 2018
Homer the Vigilante w/ Casey Boyd
This week, Mad Magazine's Casey Boyd joins us to chat about Homer the Vigilante. We'll discuss the work of John Swartzwelder at length – and how his writing has influenced a very specific type of voice in comedy. We'll also chat Conan, dog songs, and Detective Pikachu. It's the last episode of 2018 and we're glad that we get to end it with a Swartzwelder episode. Cheers!
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67 min
December 24, 2018
The Joy of Sect w/ Lisa Curry
It's our first ever solo-host show. Don't worry Allie will be back next week … the only thing you have to fear this week is – cults. Comedian Lisa Curry and Julia discuss Movementarianism, Blisstonia, and dive deep into some real life cults. Things get a little freaky, but don't worry we'll guide you along. Join us! Join Us! Join Us!
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62 min
December 18, 2018
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire w/ Alonso Duralde
It's crazy to think we've been doing this podcast for so long and no one has picked the first episode of The Simpsons. That's all about to change! This week, Alonso Duralde relives his memories of watching "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire." You know Alonso as a film critic for the The Wrap. He's also one of panelist on "Who Shot Ya?" from Maximum Fun, and the co-host of the pod Linoleum Knife. Most importantly for today's purposes Alonso is a Christmas expert and has a book to prove it called "Have yourself a movie little Christmas." We'll discuss how this episode was a perfect way to introduce the Simpsons to a mainstream audience. Plus, we'll sing some carols and share some last minute Christmas tips! 
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65 min
December 11, 2018
HOMЯ w/ Allen Strickland Williams
This week, comedian Allen Strickland Williams dishes his favorite moments from HOMЯ. Allen has been featured on Conan, and was recently named Comedy Central Comic to watch. Make sure to keep an eye out for Allen's new Comedy Central half hour special in January. Allen explains why this episode is a lot sadder than he recalls when he first saw it as a kid. Plus, Allie explains why Bing.com is naughty and Julia discusses the joys of Shark Tank. Don't worry there's plenty of Simpsons, too! Relive the heartbreaking episode with us.
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69 min
December 4, 2018
What Animated Women Want w/ Maurice LaMarche
This week, Emmy-award winning voice actor Maurice LaMarche chats about his voiceover appearances in The Simpsons. If you don't know Maurice by name you certainly know his iconic voice work – he's probably best known as The Brain in "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain." His work can also be heard on "Futurama," "Disenchantment" and many other video games, animated series, television shows and films. He'll tell us the personal connection he had to the character he voiced in "What Animated Women Want." We'll spend a lot of time discussing Maurice's career including his contributions to "The Critic," and his time as a stand-up comic. He also chats about what it was like to join Julie Kavner and Dan Castellaneta in studio for his appearance in this episode. You don't want to miss this one – he'll gives us a taste of his fantastic impressions and even share some techniques if you want to make some authentic barf sounds.
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69 min
November 27, 2018
'Tis the Fifteenth Season w/ Michael Price
The holidays are right around the corner! This week, we get in the spirit of the holidays and chat with longtime Simpsons writer Michael Price about a Christmas episode he wrote for the Simpsons back in 2003. He'll discuss his love/hate relationship Christmas specials, and give us a behind the scenes look at Simpsons writers room. He'll also explain why this episode was a breakthrough moment for him as a Simpsons writer.  Michael is also the creator of "F is for Family" – you can check out the new season on Netflix starting Nov. 30th.
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77 min
November 19, 2018
It's Garry Shandling's Show w/ Al Jean
With the holidays right around the corner we've got a special treat to show how thankful we are for all of you. This week, we're bringing back Al Jean! The longtime Simpsons showrunner returns to the Max Fun studios – this time around he joins us to discuss his contributions to "It's Garry Shandling's Show."  We'll get the scoop on this cult hit, which shares a lot of DNA with the Simpsons. And just like last time he'll sprinkle in some Simpsons trivia throughout our conversation.
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61 min
November 13, 2018
Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 163: Mountain of Madness w/ John Mathot
This week, we'll welcome long-time Simpsons storyboard artist John Mathot. His credits are insane – John has been a storyboard artist for animated shows like Futurama, Family Guy, Dilbert, Phineas and Ferb, Hey Arnold, and many more. He'll talk about the collaborative process in the Simpsons writers room. And you don't wanna miss when he breaks down one of the storyboards he created in this very classic Simpsons episode. Plus, he'll tell us some of the animation quirks that tick off Matt Groening.
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77 min
November 6, 2018
Treehouse of Horror V w/ Nick Wiger
This week, we dig into the ECUS archives! We know people are already setting up holiday decorations… but we are still craving Halloween candy. Nick Wiger (Comedy Bang Bang, I Love You America with Sarah Silverman, Doughboys) spooks Allie and Julia with a discussion on Treehouse of Horror V! This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.
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64 min
October 30, 2018
The Mansion Family w/ Blaine Capatch
Stand-up comedian and writer Blaine Capatch joins us this week to talk about "The Mansion Family." It's not from the golden era, and it's newer episode than most episodes we usually discuss. Which is weird to say considering the episode is actually 18 years old. We'll discuss the Britney Spears cameo in this episode, why it's important to read the Hardy Boys book series, and the funniest things ever to happen in international waters. Plus, what it's like to sit in on a Simpsons table read according to Blaine!
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68 min
October 22, 2018
Treehouse of Horror VIII w/ Ben Blacker
This week, Ben Blacker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Dead Pilots Society) joins us to talk about his favorite Treehouse of Horror episode. We'll break down the three segments from this episode: "The HΩmega Man," "Fly vs. Fly," and "Easy-Bake Coven." We'll learn how The Simpsons educated kids everywhere about the Salem witch trials. Just in time for the spooky time of the year, Ben will also discuss his new comic book "Hex Wives" from DC Vertigo, which is available on Halloween.  
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71 min
October 16, 2018
The Otto Show w/ Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young
We've got a supersized episode recorded live in Austin, Texas with special guests Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young of Night Attack. It's a night of Spinal Tap references, bus driver men, and Otto age theories. Is he 25 or 66… somewhere in between? We'll get down to the bottom of it! Plus, there's a marriage proposal – you'll never guess who's tying the knot.
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88 min
October 8, 2018
A Star is Born Again w/ Joel Kim Booster
We're doing something a little different this week. As you know each week we usually discuss our guests favorite episode. Joel Kim Booster is a casual Simpsons fan … he's more of a Futurama kind of guy if you ask him. Instead of discussing an episode he loves we're diving into an episode he's not the biggest fan of. This might be a first for @simpsonspod! Don't worry we still found plenty reasons to enjoy this episode. And maybe we even convinced Joel Kim Booster to give the Simpsons another chance. Find him @ihatejoelkim, and check out his work on "Billy on the Street" and the latest season of Netflix's "Big Mouth."
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50 min
October 2, 2018
The Crepes of Wrath w/ Luke McGarry
It's cannon guys … Bart speaks french! This week, we'll welcome Luke McGarry. He's a long time friend of the show, but has never actually been on to talk Simpsons. If you're in Los Angeles you've probably seen his work on billboards – his work has been used for countless concerts put on by Goldenvoice. His illustrations have also be featured in  Sports Illustrated, MAD Magazine, Playboy, and he's the guy behind our podcast artwork – which is pretty cool, too! Join us as Bart subconsciously learns to speak French while slaving away abroad as an exchange student.
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58 min
September 24, 2018
Brush with Greatness w/ Bill Morrison
This week, we'll chat with Mad Magazine editor in chief Bill Morrison. Titan Comics recently released a graphic novel adaptation of "The Beatles: Yellow Submarine" written and illustrated by Bill. He'll give us all the details on the new book, which has been in the works for the past 20 years. Plus, he'll tell us about his days as a former Disney artist, and what it was like to be asked to collaborate on Bongo Comics long before The Simpsons became a household name. Keeping with The Beatles theme Bill discusses "Brush with Greatness" with Allie and Julia. You might recall the episode features a cameo from Marge's second true love – Ringo Starr!
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75 min
September 18, 2018
Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood w/ Adam Cayton Holland
This week, we'll welcome comedian Adam Cayton Holland – go buy his amazing new book "Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-Comic Memoir" now! We'll talk about one of the best self-deprecating guest star cameos of all time.  Plus, the genius of a "My Dinner with Andre" arcade game, and everyone's childhood fantasy of drinking a Super Squishee made entirely out of syrup.
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68 min
September 10, 2018
Sideshow Bob Roberts w/ Bobcat Goldthwait
A couple weeks ago we discussed a classic Sideshow Bob episode… and this week we're back at it with another terrifying episode featuring Sideshow Bob! Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait joins us to discuss "Sideshow Bob Roberts." In the episode, Sideshow Bob is unveiled as the Republican candidate for the Springfield mayoral election. It's safe to say things will get a little political in this episode. If you're a fan of old school election campaign jingles you're in for a real treat! You can check out Bobcat's new television series "Misfits and Monsters" on TruTV and on demand now.
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74 min
September 4, 2018
Forgive and Regret w/ Evan Kleiman
This week, we'll welcome someone with a very special culinary contribution to the record-breaking episode – "Forgive and Regret." With this episode The Simpsons officially surpassed "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running scripted American prime time television series. The episode features a very special apple pie recipe from Mona Simpson. In real life the recipe was provided by author, chef, restaurateur, and radio host of KCRW's Good Food – the wonderful Evan Kleiman! She'll give us a behind the scenes look at the pie recipe, and discuss how her recipe made it into this episode. Over the years, she's also had a number of friendships with several producers of the show, and she'll tell us what it's like to cater Simpsons writers poker game nights. Tweet us your favorite Simpsons food moments @simpsonspod and don't forget to tag @evankleiman, too!
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63 min
August 27, 2018
Black Widower w/ Diana Wright
Welcome to the show this week Diana Wright! If you have ever played "The Simpsons: Tapped Out" mobile game then you might have seen her work! She'll give us the scoop on how she became a writer for the game, and a behind the scenes look at some of the episodes she has written for the app. We've got a classic Sideshow Bob episode to discuss, too. Allie and Julia will break down one of Diana's favs – "Black Widower." We'll learn the value of watching The Simpsons together as a family. Plus, Diana discusses her love of "The Simpsons Sing The Blues" – an album she says no one should listen to more than once. And, oh boy – did she listen to it a ton as a kid. Don't miss this episode!
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75 min
August 20, 2018
Lisa's Pony w/ Lisa Hanawalt
This week, we'll welcome Production Designer and Producer of BoJack Horseman – Lisa Hanawalt! As you'll learn she loves any episode where the Simpsons get a new pet. As a horse lover she was so happy to be able to talk about "Lisa's Pony." We'll take a deep dive into Lisa Simpsons' and Lisa Hanawalt's love of ponies and horses. Julia recalls precious memories from her childhood asthma camp talent show. Did you ever participate in your elementary school talent show? We'd love to hear from you @simpsonspod! Along with her credits on BoJack Horseman Lisa Hanawalt is also the co-host of Max Fun show Baby Geniuses. Go buy her new book – "Coyote Doggirl" – which is available August 21!
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65 min
August 13, 2018
The Boy Who Knew Too Much w/ Alec Owen
Jury duty fans rejoice! Comedian and writer Alec Owen (Five Second Films, Dude Bro Party Massacre III) joins us to talk about "The Boy Who Knew Too Much." In this episode, Bart ditches school and learns more than he ever bargained for about Freddy Quimby… Sure, Freddy may be a jerk, he isn't a criminal. And Bart is the only one who can save him in a court of law. Allie explains the joys of jury duty. For some odd reason Julia and Alec talk about Reba McEntire. Plus, do you remember Marge's uncle Arthur? Because man, if you don't … you're in for a big surprise. If you like what you hear tweet at us @simpsonspod!
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70 min
August 6, 2018
Burns' Heir w/ Jordan Morris - Live @ Max Fun Con
We got a special treat for you guys this week! One of our favorite guests returns for another fun-filled episode of ECUS. We welcome Jordan Morris from "Jordan, Jesse, Go" and "Bubble," Max Fun's first ever scripted comedy podcast. This episode was recorded live from Max Fun Con 2018 in Lake Arrowhead. Jordan joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Burns' Heir," and discusses what he says are two of the funniest jokes ever told. Plus, find out why Julia and Allie have dubbed Jordan the Banana Boy. If you like what you hear tweet at us @simpsonspod using the hastag #BananaBoi.
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70 min
July 30, 2018
Grade School Confidential w/ Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert
If you're a fan of Simpsons podcasts, oh boy, do we have a treat for you! This week, we'll welcome Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert of the podcast Talking Simpsons! It's the Simpsons Pod crossover you never knew you needed. Eight seasons into the series, Skinner and Krabappel take their relationship to the next level. You know, it's the episode where they're in the closet making babies and we see one of the babies and the baby looks at us! We'll also talk about permanent records, the joys of looking out windows wistfully, sex cauldrons, and why the Talking Simpsons guys are such huge fans of Martin.
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71 min
July 23, 2018
Two Bad Neighbors w/ Scott Gairdner
This week, Scott Gairdner (Podcast:The Ride,  Moonbeam City) joins us in the studio to talk about Two Bad Neighbors. In 1992, President George Bush famously gave a campaign speech declaring he wanted to have American families be “a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons.” This episode, which aired in 1996, was inspired by the animosity towards the show by the Bushes. Of course, the episode paints Bart as "bad little boy," and makes us considers what made The Simpsons so dangerous to children … this is meta-humor gold right here.  Plus, Scott tells us how the theme parks from Springfield ran, and why he's obsessed with Simpsons dvd commentaries.Why don’t you come over and listen to this podcast, and we’ll have nachos? And then some beer.
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75 min
July 17, 2018
Life on the Fast Lane w/ J.Keith van Straaten
J.Keith van Straaten joins Allie and Julia to talk about a classic episode from season one of The Simpsons – Life on the Fast Lane. He's a big fan of the series and has seen every single episode in the series. Join us as they break down the complexities of Marge in this very early episode. They'll also talk about the brilliant voice work of the comedy genius Albert Brooks. J. Keith's work has been featured in the LA Times and on the NPR game show "Ask Me Another."  He's also the content producer for "Funny You Should Ask." And you might best know him as the host for Maximum Fun trivia show "Go Fact Yourself" – a live game show recorded as a podcast for the Max Fun. They've got a couple live shows in NYC this weekend if you're in the area.
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69 min
July 10, 2018
The Cartridge Family w/ Hampton Yount
Comedian Hampton Yount swings by the Max Fun studios to talk about one of his favorite episodes "The Cartridge Family." In the midst of the FIFA World Cup hope you guys are ready for some soccer! This episode was very controversial when it first aired for it's neutral depiction of guns. Yep, the soccer riot episode is the same episode as the gun obsessed Homer episode. Is it as odd as you remember? Plus, We'll tell you why we love a big angry mob … only in cartoons, of course!
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67 min
July 2, 2018
The Critic w/ Al Jean
We're doing something a little different this week! Al Jean – yes, that AL JEAN – swings by the Max Fun studios to discuss the short-lived cult classic series "The Critic."  In 1994, Al co-created the series alongside Mike Reiss. The animated show follows the life of film critic Jay Sherman, voiced Jon Lovitz. He'll break it down for us, including: why the show was originally planned to be a live action sitcom, how the series came to be, what it was like to work with Lovitz, and why the premise of the show would only work in the 90's.  Plus, he'll also sprinkle in some Simpsons trivia throughout our conversation, and discuss how he thinks "The Simpsons" series might end. Trust us, this episode doesn't stink!
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72 min
June 26, 2018
Homer the Smithers w/ Hari Kondabolu
This week, we'll welcome comedian, actor and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu! Last year, you might have seen his documentary called "The Problem with Apu," which aired and can be streamed on TruTV. Join us as he discusses one of his favorite episodes - "Homer the Smithers." Plus, we'll dive deep into his complicated relationship with the Simpsons over the years. Check out Hari in his new comedy stand-up special on Netflix called "Warn Your Relatives."
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47 min
June 18, 2018
Homer Defined w/ Allan McLeod
Writer, director, and comedian - Allan McLeod joins us to talk about "Homer Defined." He'll tell us why he loves the nuclear power plant, and how this episode is different than he remembers when he first saw it when he was a kid. Let's just say he came for the Homer story, but what sucked him in was the gut-wrenching Bart story. You can see Allan on "You're The Worst" as Paul on FXX, which is releasing it's fifth and final season later this year.
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67 min
June 11, 2018
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds w/ Melanie Bracewell
Writer and comedian Melanie Bracewell joins us to talk puppies and dogs playing poker from the classic Simpsons episode "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds." We've got your Simpsons fix … plus, we'll talk about dogs eating spaghetti, relating to your grandma via shingles, why Project Runway doesn't use real fur in its competition, a spoiler free look at the this seasons finalists of Rupaul's Drag Race, film credits raps theme songs from the 90's, and a shoutout to Greg - who works at the Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood (poor guy ... justice for Greg).
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63 min
June 4, 2018
Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie w/ Ricky Carmona
Comedian Ricky Carmona joins Allie and Julia to talk about one of his favorite episodes Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie.  In this episode, Homer forbids Bart from seeing the defining film event of our generation. Ricky reflects on the discipline techniques his parents used when he was growing up, and he'll also discuss a time when movie trailers had much more hype. Plus, we'll take a moment to appreciate the first appearance of Bumblebee Man, and his origins. Don't forget to check out Ricky on Max Fun podcast Who Shot Ya?.
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69 min
May 28, 2018
The Springfield Files w/ Mike Reiss
This week, we'll have someone on we've wanted on the show for a very long time… Mike Reiss! He's a four-time Emmy winner who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since the first episode in 1989! He's done it all: starting from the writing staff, and he has served as a showrunner. Now, he's also the author of a new book called  "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons" which is out on June 12th. Through the power of the internet and skype, he'll join us to talk about what it was like to work on the episode "The Springfield Files," and give us the scoop on his new book!
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76 min
May 22, 2018
138th Episode Spectacular
This week, we're doing something a little different and special! "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" celebrated The Simpsons by compiling sequences from episodes throughout the entire series. To celebrate our 138th upload we have a clip show of our own of sorts. But rather than play clips from the show we've asked you all to be part of the show! We'll be playing voicemails of your favorite moments of the podcast and of "The Simpsons." We'll also hear from previous guests of the podcast! And, sorry if you thought we were going to talk about "138th Episode Spectacular," you're just going to have to wait until it's someones favorite! 
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71 min
May 15, 2018
Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Mr. Plow w/ Jesse Thorn
This week, we dig into the archives to bring you an episode from long before the podcast joined Max Fun. We're keeping it in the family though, we'll revisit our conversation with Jesse Thorn ("Bullseye," "Jordan, Jesse, Go") on the classic episode "Mr. Plow." We're also announcing that we're adding episodes from the archives to the Max Fun website. Make sure you tune in till the end of this episode; Julia, Allie, and Jesse will sing the Mr. Plow commercial theme song. You don't wanna miss it!
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71 min
May 8, 2018
When Flanders Failed w/ Ryan Quincy
Ryan Quincy joins us to talk about one of his son's favorite episodes. Ryan is a two time Emmy award winning animation director and producer for "South Park." He served as the creator of the IFC animated series "Out There." You can also check out his work on Disney XD's animated series "Future Worm," which will air its series finale later this month. He admits he may not be the biggest Simpsons buff, but he'll talk about how the show has made him closer to his kids. Find out what happens when fandom and fatherhood become intertwined!  
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66 min
May 1, 2018
Lisa The Greek w/ Mac DeMarco
This week, Allie and Julia swing by singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco's home to learn about his love of "The Simpsons." They'll chat about "Lisa the Greek" – in the episode Lisa tries to bond over sports with Homer. Meanwhile, Homer secretly uses Lisa's ability to pick winning football teams to help him gamble. Mac will tell us why he always wanted to be as cool as Bart, and why he related to Lisa. Plus, he'll tells us about some of his Simpsons memorabilia, and why the saxophone is the perfect instrument for Lisa.
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51 min
April 23, 2018
My Sister, My Sitter w/ Sean O'Connor
This week, Sean O'Connor returns to talk about another one of his favorite episodes – My Sister, My Sitter. In the episode, Lisa takes up babysitting. She does such a good job for everyone in Springfield that Marge and Homer ask her to babysit Bart. Things don't end pretty. Sean recounts a gruesome babysitting story of his own. Plus, he talks about what it's like to be a dad, and why letting other people watch your kids is terrifying. Check out Sean's work on "The Late Late Show with James Cordon" and Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent" for which he serves as executive producer and head writer. His latest writing can also be seen on Netflix's "Hilarity for Charity."  
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70 min
April 17, 2018
The Blue and The Grey w/ Helen Hong
Helen Hong joins Allie and Julia to talk about "The Blue and The Grey." You know Helen from Max Fun podcast "Go Fact Yourself," and you might recognize her as a regular guest on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!." In the episode, Marge discovers she's had grey hair for years. With this new discovery she decides to go all natural. Join us as they talk about the canonical nature of Marge's grey hair, "Sister Act 3," and Valentine's Day in Springfield. Plus, find out why everyone is obsessed with pickles.
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58 min
April 10, 2018
Lisa's Date with Density w/ Sam Wiles
Stand-up comedian Sam Wiles joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Lisa's Date With Density." In the episode, Lisa develops a crush on Nelson Muntz. Lisa lets Nelson know how she feels via Milhouse. She asks him to pass a love note to Nelson during class. Things don't end so well for Milhouse. Things get personal when Julia asks Sam and Allie about their childhood crushes. They also discuss Homer's sweet tooth. He tries to pass off candy on his doughnut as sprinkles at the Kwik-E-Mart. And since they're talking candy -- have you guys heard of IT'SUGAR? Find out what it has in common with Spencer's gifts. And, they discuss Mr. Burns hilarious bit in this episode.   The MaxFunDrive wraps up this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can have your very own Horny Marge enamel pin!
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66 min
April 3, 2018
Principal Charming w/ April Wolfe
April Wolfe joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Principal Charming." You know April from Max Fun podcasts "Who Shot Ya?" & "Switchblade Sisters," so naturally, she picked an episode with a ton of nods to classic films. They'll break down the cinematic pop culture gags for you, including references to: "Terminator," "Vertigo," "Gone With The Wind," and more! In the episode, Homer is tasked with finding Selma  a husband. He finds the perfect mate -- Principal Skinner. Unfortunately, he falls for Selma's identical twin sister Patty instead. April tells us why she loves heart-wrenching episodes like this one. Plus, find out which characters make their first appearances in the series in this episode! The MaxFunDrive is finally here! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can have your very own Horny Marge enamel pin!
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66 min
March 26, 2018
Lisa vs Malibu Stacy w/ Riley Silverman
Riley Silverman (Head Writer for International Waters on MaxFun) joins Allie and Julia to talk about Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy. In the episode, the talking Malibu Stacy doll ignites pandemonium at the mall, and Lisa is eager to find out what her new doll will say. Unfortunately, she is incredibly disappointed by the sexist catchphrases. She spends the rest of the episode trying to get a new kind of doll made -- one that will inspire little girls everywhere to believe in their dreams. Riley tells us about her favorite gags in this episode, discusses how some of the jokes have aged overtime, and why she loves Malibu Stacy's new hat! Don't forget Everything's Coming Up Simpsons has an upcoming live show in Chicago on Saturday, March 31 at Thalia Hall! The MaxFunDrive is almost here! Tune into your favorite MaxFun shows (including Everything's Coming Up Simpsons) April 2nd through April 13th for all of the details. This is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one!
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48 min
March 19, 2018
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield w/ Jordan Morris
Jordan Morris joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield." The episodes features wardrobe changes for the entire Simpsons family -- most notably Marge -- wearing a fabulous pink Chanel suit. Jordan tells us why he loves wardrobe changes in cartoons, and why Ogdenville is better than Shelbyville. Plus, Julia and Allie tease what they have planned for their upcoming live show in Chicago! The MaxFunDrive is almost here! Tune into your favorite MaxFun shows (including Everything's Coming Up Simpsons) April 2nd through April 13th for all of the details. This is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one!
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62 min
March 12, 2018
Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 128: The Day the Violence Died w/ Josh Weinstein
This week, Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott discuss The Day the Violence Died with legendary Simpsons showrunner Josh Weinstein! Find out what gags were cut from the episode as Weinstein glances over the first draft of the script. He discusses the importance of meta-humor in "Itchy and Scratchy" themed episodes, and how they got the "Schoolhouse Rock!" parody just right. Plus, he gives us the scoop on his latest project --"Disenchantment" a new Netflix series he's been working on with Matt Groening and Bill Oakley. 
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74 min
March 6, 2018
Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 127: The PTA Disbands w/ Nelson Franklin
Welcome to the Maximum Fun network Everything's Coming Up Simpsons! This is a Simpsons podcast you don't want to miss. Each week Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott discuss their favorite episode with a special guest. This week, Nelson Franklin swings by to discuss one of his favorite episodes! You know Nelson Franklin from his roles in New Girl and Black-ish. The episode The PTA Disbands is from Season 6 of The Simpsons series. Join us as they dive into the Laws of Thermodynamics, crappy school buses, and the scariest teacher of them all Marge Simpson.
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69 min
December 18, 2017
Lemon of Troy (with Mike Mitchell)
In this week's episode, Mike Mitchell (The Birthday Boys) joins Allie and Julia to talk about Mike's adventures as a Simpsons PA, mom logic, and finding YOUR dead body. Both seasons of The Birthday Boys are available on Netflix, and Mike's podcast, Doughboys, is available on iTunes and at www.feralaudio.com.
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65 min
December 11, 2017
A Fish Called Selma (with Josh Weinstein)
Julia and Allie interview THE FIRST GUEST WHO ACTUALLY WORKED ON THE SIMPSONS, and it's not just any guest IT'S FREAKIN' JOSH WEINSTEIN. This a good one, you guys. Buckle up and get ready for plenty of peeks behind the curtain and show secrets. We're still pinching ourselves.
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81 min
December 4, 2017
Homer the Moe (with Dana Gould)
Dana Gould, yes THE Dana Gould sits down with Allie and Julia to discuss the first Simpsons ep he ever penned to paper -- er -- digital paper. Through this, he touches upon favorite and most bizarre celeb voice-recording sessions, how sometimes the best jokes in your episodes come from mysterious sources, and that the Simpsons writer's room is the best place to learn how to twist a story toward its breaking point while still leaving in intact.
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50 min
November 27, 2017
22 Short Films About Springfield (with Bill Oakley)
Bill Oakley (former Simpsons showrunner!) chats with Allie and Julia about one of the more fun and unique writing experiences on The Simpsons. He shares his favorite moments in the writer's room, origin stories of classic jokes, and how #SteamedHams will always be a trending hashtag in our hearts forever.
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69 min
November 20, 2017
Marge Be Not Proud & How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (with Mike Scully)
Mike Scully (The Simpsons, Parks & Rec, Everybody Loves Raymond) talks to Allie and Juia about the origin of two of his favorite episodes, parental guilt, the importance of speaking up in writer's room and more in this super special episode of Everything's Coming Up Podcast! 
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99 min
November 13, 2017
Krusty Gets Kancelled (with David Silverman)
Send in the clowns, 'cause this week we're talking GABBO, GABBO, GABBO! with Simpsons director DAVID SILVERMAN about the infamous Season 4 closer, "Krusty Gets Kancelled." The girls dive into it, getting the dish on the origin of the ep, the scope of Krusty's many talents and animated facial expressions, and what's it like to fuck up Elizabeth Taylor flirting with you.
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63 min
November 6, 2017
Burns Baby Burns (with Sara Rubin)
Listen up as the girls get drunk and stumble around comically for your amusement with bad-ass writer/illustrator/director SARA RUBIN to talk "Burns, Baby, Burns." In this ep, you'll find a deep dive into pure, lovely laziness, the joy that is Rodney Dangerfield's unabashed voice talent, and one of the greatest endings of a Simpsons episode there ever was (according to Julia). Kiss that googley-eyed walnut, clutch that googley-eyed rock and if that stuff ain't good enough for ya, we got some REAL crap!
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63 min
October 30, 2017
Bart the Daredevil (with Jay Kogen)
Clutch your TV and get tuff, it's time for Truckasaurus with the one, the only... Simpsons writer JAY KOGEN. Jay chats the iconic gorge-jumping scene from this infamous ep, how sketch writing on "The Tracy Ulman Show" informed the original Simpsons writer's room cinematic rebelliousness, and that the word "kerfuffle" will always be funny.
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60 min
October 16, 2017
And Maggie Makes Three (with Todd Levin)
Stop playing that bongo-head and get back to basics in this special Simpsons family history episode. TODD LEVIN (Conan) joins the gals to talk the touching story of where Maggie's baby photos went. So fire up that Shine-O Ball-O, and DVR that episode of "Knightboat"-- we're about to get silly and sentimenal.
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60 min
October 9, 2017
Treehouse of Horror V (with Nick Wiger)
Nick Wiger (Comedy Bang Bang) spooks Allie and Julia with a discussion on Treehouse of Horror V!
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52 min
October 2, 2017
The Serfsons (with Brian Kelley)
It's a Simpsons Pod special as the girls record STRAIGHT FROM HOMER'S HOUSE! Simpsons writer BRIAN KELLEY brings the gals to the writer's room for a deep dive in the Season 29 Premiere "The Serfsons". Together, they suss out swords and swines; giants and gelatinous cubes; and whether or not genital smurfs is treatable in old-timey times. Gaze upon the row of head-spikes, treat yourself to David's Mirkins, and don't you dare like Azzlan in -- this is an epic episode that would make George RR Martin shudder in his sailor cap.
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55 min
September 25, 2017
Marge on the Lam (with Riley Silverman)
This episode has nothing to do with nice. This episode is all about SUNSHINE LOLLIPOPS AND RAINBOWS... where were we? This week, RILEY SILVERMAN (stellar stand-up, writer and actress) joins the girls to talk Thelma and Lousie parodies that transcend their pop cultural counterparts, why Marge needs more friends, and knowing that no matter what we do, we'll always be together -- because sticking together's what good waffles do. 
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67 min
September 18, 2017
Simpsons Video Games (with Adam Conover)
Adam Conover stops by to talk about his love of Simpsons video games throughout the years.
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65 min
September 11, 2017
Radio Bart (with Nancy Cartwright)
The day is finally here: NANCY CARTWRIGHT (Homer's son) sits with the girls to talk the tenderness of Bart, the tenacity of Meryl Streep, and the touching experience of making a Make-a-Wish Kid's day. Tears, shrieks, and shouts abound in this giddy girl-heavy ep, so send your love down the well and let Sting save ya, we're talking Radio Bart.
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72 min
August 28, 2017
Mr. Lisa Goes to Washingon (with Anne D Bernstein)
90s nostalgia collides when Daria writer ANNE D. BERNSTEIN joins the gals to gab politics and puberty with former Presidents. The girls dig deep, exploring the themes of hope and helplessness that makes this episode a classic. Download and dig in, even though we know you're only here because the Lincoln Memorial was too crowded.
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50 min
August 21, 2017
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson (with Mike Maronna)
Bite into that Fleet-a-Pita, dust off those Whitey Wackers ‘cause we’re getting weird with the Twisted World of Marge Simpson. Guest Mike Maronna (The Adventures of Danny and Mike on Feral!) joins the girls to talk the heart-wrenching, humbling, and Grapes of Wrath-y episode that sees Marge front and center...and Homer waiting for the little guy to make a move. ‘Cause you know it’s gonna be good.
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57 min
August 14, 2017
Duffless (with Josef Lincoln)
Vegan YouTuber Josef Lincoln joins the girls to prove you DO win friends with salad as he and the girls dive deep into this season 4 classic. Together they talk Skinner’s big bottom, Lisa’s big tomato, and Bart’s big bullying itch. Listen for the answer that has plagued mankind for centuries: “Can hamsters fly planes?”
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57 min
August 7, 2017
Bart’s Girlfriend (with Mara Wilson)
Mara Wilson (author, goddess) joins the girls to talk childhood crushes, Bart’s conscience, and our mutual dreams of LOOKING like someone whose hair smells like red Froot Loops. Or vanilla. Or nuts and gum (together at last!). Buckle up and brace yourselves: this’a’good one. Today’s episode is brought to you by SCOTCHTOBERFEST! Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe @ hyperurl.co/comingupsimpsons Like what you hear? Check out Teen Creeps @ hyperurl.co/teencreeps Have a sec? Check out our survey @ smarturl.it/feralsurvey
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57 min
July 31, 2017
Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song (w/ John Ross Bowie)
The ladies are joined by John Ross Bowie (Speechless, Big Bang Theory) to talk about the special bond between Bart and Skinner, the need for a rival, and the loving portrayal of education and teachers throughout The Simpsons.
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61 min
July 24, 2017
Treehouse of Horror II (with Matt Braunger)
It’s Halloween in July as Matt Braunger (Feral’s own ‘Ding Donger with Matt Braunger’ and a million other comedy things) joins the girls to discuss trippy Twilight Zone episodes, monkey paws, and the compassionate lesson that even the wildest weirdos in our lives may be struggling, too. It gets fun, funky, and heartfelt so buckle up and bite that candy -- we’re all having nightmares tonight.
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56 min
July 17, 2017
Whacking Day (with Betsy Sodaro)
Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed, UCB) joins the girls to talk sexy snakes AND MORE with the girls as they discuss everyone’s favorite holiday: Whacking Day.
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63 min
July 10, 2017
Grampa Simpson vs. Sexual Inadequacy (with Michael Rousselet)
Michael Rousselet (5 Second Films, Dude Bro Party Massacre 3) joins the girls to talk love tonic, reverse vampires, and the tenderness that could be Abe and Homer’s relationship, once they get out of their own dummy way.
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57 min
July 3, 2017
New Kid on the Block (with Ryan Nemeth)
Ryan Nemeth (professional hunk, professional wrestler) joins the girls to talk childhood crushes, unrequited romances, and the first episode of The Simpsons that addresses divorce, pre-dating the Van Houten’s split. If your shirt’s chafin’ ya, and your pants are chafin’ ya, it’s time to dive into this download.
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53 min
June 26, 2017
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (with Joe Berkowitz)
Joe Berkowitz (writer and staff editor at Fast Company; author of “Away with Words” - a book about PUN competitions out now!) joins the girls to talk Tokyo, travel, and Tokyo. Look. Joe and Julia have recently been to Tokyo and life’s just like…different over there, maaaan. They also get into the wall-to-wall jokes of this episode, the teetering tight rope of casual racism, and the joy of stealing from Flanders.
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66 min
June 19, 2017
Rosebud (with Craig Rowen)
Craig Rowen (Writer for @Midnight, Wet Hot American Summer, Search Party) joins the girls to talk pop cultural pastiche through the lens of Springfield, what we’d do as hypothetical parents if given enough money to trade in Bobo for a million dollars, and how coooool it would be if Homer got his OWN RECORDING STUDIO (actually it was weird. Very very weird. We talk about how weird. Seriously. What a weird beat).
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66 min
June 12, 2017
Weekend at Burnsie’s (with Steven Ray Morris)
Steven Ray Morris (The Purrcast, “My Favorite Murder” on Feral Audio) joins the girls to talk this dizzyingly joke-heavy 13th season ep. Together, they trip out over Homer’s first weed high, the magic of Otto just...being there, and the laughably long wait before the title of the goddamn episode finally pays off. And because Steven’s here, you KNOW there was cat chat wedged in between.
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64 min
June 5, 2017
Bart After Dark (with Erin McGathy)
Erin McGathy (“This Feels Terrible” on Feral, “Harmonquest” on SeeSo) puts the “Spring” in “Springfield” with the girls as they talk morals and ethics and carnal forbearance. Together, they debate what qualifies as a “burlesque house” in the first place, the sweetness of it’s busty owner, and how the writers were wise to make Bart’s involvement not the least bit horny. This episode is rated, ‘S-U-C-C-E-E-S” (‘cause that’s the way you spell success!).
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64 min
May 29, 2017
Secrets of a Successful Marriage (with Jesse Fox)
Jesse David Fox (“Good One” podcast on Panoply) joins the girls to talk education, elbow-nibbling, and how television in the Simpsons’ world is the cause of (and solution to) all of life’s problems. Download, dive in, and don’t try to ruin two perfectly good jackets by sewing patches on your elbows.
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64 min
May 22, 2017
Bart the Lover (with Simon Rich)
Simon Rich (creator of FX’s “Man Seeking Woman”) joins the ladies to discuss all things Woodrowwwwww. They discuss the sad, sympathetic qualities of Edna Crabbappel and the fine line the show walked with having Bart write his 4th grade teacher love letters, and yet never once did it appear creepy or cruel. Simon also reveals to the girls how often MSW episodes would be pitched to the network using The Simpsons as a reference point. It’s a classic episode discussion just for you because -- truly, yours, is a butt that won’t quit.
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58 min
May 15, 2017
Bart the Murderer (with Joseph Scrimshaw)
Joseph Scrimshaw (“Obsessed” podcast on Feral Audio) sits down with the girls to talk Bart and the best afterschool job of all time: working for the mob. In this “Goodfellas” tribute, we meet Fat Tony for the first time, learn a thing or two about genre-bending without losing heart, and geek out over what could be the first time Neil Patrick Harris poked fun at himself publicly. So come on, bounce that basketball like you’re stuck under piles of outdated newspapers and make a game of it!
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61 min
May 8, 2017
Super Dad (with Dino Stamatopolous)
Dino Stamotopoulos sits down with the girls to talk “Super Dad”, the Simpsons spec that got him his first writing job and one he wrote just-for-effing-cause. They dive deep into the difference of the first couple seasons to the latter, and how the Simpsons has influenced Dino’s work on his own shows like “Moral Oral” on Adult Swim. Dino's Script: http://bit.ly/DinoScript
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61 min
May 1, 2017
Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in “The Curse of the Flying Hellfish” (with Justin Michael)
Justin Michael (“Before You Were Funny” podcast on Feral Audio) joins the gals to talk the high-flying episode that launched a million shitty Simpsons tattoos, why geezer-humor is the highest of the high-brow, and the delight of seeing a (seemingly) competent Abe Simpson in his prime. What are you waiting for? It’s time to party like it’s Nineteen-dickety-two.
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60 min
April 24, 2017
Today I am a Clown (with Mike Levine)
Mike Levine (Author of At Least You're Not These Monsters, The Onion) teaches the girls a thing or two about Judaism, Bar Mitzvahs, and… love?
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57 min
April 17, 2017
Homer Alone (with Eric Lampaert)
Eric Lampaert (Topical Island Podcast, Comedians Cine Club) joins the ladies to chat about the importance of being a good father and partner, and how ALL the Marges of the world deserve a break a la Homer Alone.
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50 min
April 10, 2017
Mr. Plow (with Jesse Thorn)
Jesse Thorn (Bullseye on NPR, Judge John Hodgman, Jordan Jesse Go) talks with the girls about fatherhood increasing his Homer relatability, how ‘70s TV was a beautifully dazzling shit show showcase and the simple poetry perfection of the “Mr. Plow” jingle. He even sings it. Twice.
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67 min
April 3, 2017
Krusty Gets Busted (with Joe Russo)
Joe Russo (Head Honcho at Starburns, former Simpsons Animator!) digs deep with this Season 1 ep, uncovering tender moments wrestling with Gabor Csupo as a PA, why Brad Bird was a force of innovative directing even back then, and tons of other behind-the-scenes tidbits that’ll warm your heart, mind, soul and pacemaker.
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60 min
March 27, 2017
The Town (with Mike Mitchell)
Mike Mitchell (“The Birthday Boys”, Doughboys Podcast, “Love” on Netflix) regales the girls with special behind-the-scenes dirt on what it’s like to go from Writer’s PA to VOICE ACTOR! (Hint: It involves a lot of email chains). They also talk about “Manchester by the Sea” and why Mitch hates it because the teen character gets a ton of pussy.
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68 min
March 20, 2017
Brother From Another Series (with Brian Firenzi)
Filmmaker Brian Firenzi (5 Second Films, Dude Bro Party Massacre III) talks with the girls about this famous Frasier cross-over ep, the jokes we didn’t get until we were in college, and the how inside every criminal beats the heart of a ten-year-old boy. And vice versa.
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58 min
December 21, 2016
BONUS EPISODE: That's a Wrap on Season 2!
Allie and Julia close out 2016 by answering listener questions, contemplating future dream guests (SAM ROCKWELL! JOE BIDEN!) and roll out their top 10 reasons why they hate top 10 lists. It's a farewell to a jam-packed year, with a bright future on Feral Audio.
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70 min
December 13, 2016
Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious (with Brandon Beck)
This week we cut every corner as we discuss "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" with Brandon Beck (@hellyesbrandon, writer/director, creator of @DiblertComix and our sound producer/editor!). We talk about King of the Hill themed sex talks, singing Jimmy Buffett songs at funerals, Disney stuff for like two hours, the great costuming in this episode and tons of other stuff. I'm relatively sure this is our longest episode ever. Plus: I'm v horny!
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92 min
December 5, 2016
Last Exit To Springfield (with Paul Scheer)
DENTAL PLAN LISA NEEDS BRACES DENTAL PLAN LISA NEEDS BRACES DENTAL PLAN LISA NEEDS BRACES This week Paul Scheer (@paulscheer, "How Did This Get Made," Human Giant, a million other amazing things) joins us to discuss the stone cold classic "DENTAL PLAN LISA NEEDS BRACES"...I mean "Last Exit To Springfield." We talk about the Infinite Monkey Theorem, Josh Simpson, Arnold Schwarzenegger's "dollars per pun" ratio in Batman & Robin, and how this episode brought Allie and Julia together! Plus: We talk for an incredibly long time about the MacGyver* Christmas special. *You better believe I typed MacGruber the first time DENTAL PLAN LISA NEEDS BRACES DENTAL PLAN LISA NEEDS BRACES DENTAL PLAN LISA NEEDS BRACES
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66 min
November 28, 2016
Cape Feare (with Peter Atencio)
This week Peter Atencio (@atencio, director of Key & Peele and Keanu) joins us to send you to heaven...before we send you to HELLLLLL...I mean, to discuss "Cape Feare." We dish on Kelsey Grammer, Up Late With McCain, the phenomenal direction of this episode, and being more familiar with the Simpsons versions of things than the originals. Plus: We all learn who Linda Lavin is.
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61 min
November 7, 2016
Bart Gets An Elephant (with Cody Johnston)
Hot dog! This episode is a real wiener! Cody Johnston (@drmistercody, Cracked) joins us to discuss those clowns in congress! What a bunch of clowns! We also passingly discuss the John Swartzwelder masterpiece "Bart Gets An Elephant." We get stampy about the gentlemanliness of Mr. Burns, how any news is unprecedented when your show has been running for 26 years, and the show's subtle yet effective sound design. Plus: Allie debuts a hot new character that nearly kills our sound guy!
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70 min
October 31, 2016
Lisa's Substitute (with Daniel O'Brien)
It's time to get your heart broken and rebuilt piece by piece as we discuss one of the most touching Simpsons episodes ever, "Lisa's Substitute," with Daniel O'Brien (@DOB_INC, Cracked, author of "How To Fight Presidents"). We discuss chillin' on the phone with customer service, wanting desperately to make teachers laugh, how hard it can be to find your place as a kid, and Marge's subtly savvy parenting. Plus: Dan and Julia freak out our intern!
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82 min
October 24, 2016
Three Gays of the Condo (with "Weird Al" Yankovic)
On this week's show we're joined by "Weird Al" Yankovic to discuss his first Simpsons appearance, "Three Gays of the Condo." Al shares some behind the scenes stories, his favorite moments, and why he chose a Simpsons clip for his song about prank calls. Plus: A brief cameo from Joe Kwaczala!
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45 min
October 18, 2016
Fear of Flying (with Nick Mundy)
The girls are joined by comedian/writer Nick Mundy (of the upcoming Tween Fest! Adam Ruins Everything, Conan, Collegehumor and holy shit so much more you guys). They talk phobias, friends, and famous wedding officiants. Mundy comes to terms with his Homer-ness in the husband dept, and Allie explores the concept of a "Zoo Cruise" which as you would expect is a zany modern twist on Noah's Arc.
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56 min
October 10, 2016
Lisa the Vegetarian (with Jackie Johnson)
This week we set off the Independent Thought Alarm with Jackie Johnson (@jackie_michele, Quick and Funny Musicals, Punk Rock Barbie) as we go deep on "Lisa The Vegetarian." We discuss being a vegan in Dallas, Sir Paul's eyes, MYTH! MYTH!, tender Dad moments and making sure to stay woke af. Plus: An inspirational interlude!
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79 min
October 3, 2016
Bart's Friend Falls In Love (with Jensen Karp)
We embrace our inner Milhouses* as we talk "Bart's Friend Falls In Love" with Jensen Karp (@jensenclan88, author of "Kanye West Owes Me $300"). We talk about mysterious safety deposit boxes, Bart's Dad/Bart's Friend, a horse dancing with a streetlight, "I am the greatest thing that has ever existed, ever," and this one kid, Lance. Plus: Don't get fingered young! *Milhousae?
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62 min
September 26, 2016
Live at LA Podfest 2016 (with Josh Weinstein, Matt Selman, Tim Long, David Silverman, Alex Hirsch, Samm Levine and Luke McGarry)
This week's show was recorded LIVE at the 2016 Los Angeles Podcast Festival, and features an insane line-up of guests! Joining us to discuss their favorite scenes are Simpsons writers Josh Weinstein, Matt Selman and Tim Long, plus super-fans Alex Hirsch, Samm Levine and Luke McGarry. Plus: David Silverman makes a special video appearance! See it for yourself at bit.ly/ecpsilverman.
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89 min
September 19, 2016
Homer Goes To College (with Jeremy Smith)
Listen up nerdlingers! This week we're going back to college as we discuss the beer-fueled mayhem of "Homer Goes To College" with Jeremy Smith (@MrBeaks, author of George Clooney: Anatomy Of An Actor). Aside from complaining about that lousy stupid Dean, we talk about mandatory nap time, South Park: Six Days To Air, "Is Matt Groening on this newsgroup?," and the humanity of hand drawn animation. Plus: Julia has yet another stroke! We're having our first LIVE SHOW as part of LA PODFEST and we could not be more excited! Join us, along with our special guests Alex Hirsch, David Silerman, Josh Weinstein, Samm Levine, Tim Long, Matt Selman and Luke McGarry, on Sunday, September 25th as we throw the ultimate Simpsons clip show! Tickets are available at lapodfest.com. Can't join us in person? Don't worry! Use the code "Everything" to save FIVE DOLLARY-DOOS on a streaming pass for the ENTIRE WEEKEND!
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69 min
September 12, 2016
Bart Gets Hit By A Car (with Jeff Loveness)
This week we go ambulance chasing with Jeff Loveness (@Jeffloveness, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Marvel Comics) as we take on the season two classic "Bart Gets Hit By A Car," and just like the episode, things get real. We discuss not being allowed to watch The Simpsons when you were a kid, Street Justice, and loose caskets. Plus: Allie tries desperately to recall The Wizard of Oz. We've got our first ever LIVE SHOW coming up at this year's LA PODFEST and we could not be more stoked. Joining us will be Samm Levine, Alex Hirsch, Josh Weinstein and so many many more! More info and tickets at lapodfest.com. Can't join us in person? No worries bay-bee! Use the code "Everything" and get FIVE DOLLARY-DOOS off of a livestream pass for the whole weekend!
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67 min
September 5, 2016
Homer Badman (with Joe McAdam)
Get your ears ready for some sweet sweet audio candy as Joe McAdam (@joemcadam, The Wheel Show) joins us to discuss "Homer Badman." We get gummy about Walt Disney's frozen head, The Women's Expo, Bart's dad, the fallacy of male feminism, and whether or not this episode would play as well today as it did in the early 90s. Plus: Julia has yet another stroke! We're having our first live show as part of the LA PODCAST FESTIVAL and we couldn't be more excited! Come join us and special guests Josh Weinstein, Matt Selman, Samm Levine, Alex Hirsch and more! Tickets and more info can be found at lapodfest.com! Live under the sea and can't join us in person? No problem! Use the code "Everything" and save FIVE DOLLARY-DOOS on a live streaming pass for the entire weekend!
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65 min
August 29, 2016
The City Of New York Vs Homer Simpsons (with Jake Flores)
No podcast, only khlav kalash. This week Jake Flores (@feraljokes, "Humours" available on iTunes) joins us to discuss Homer Simpson's blood feud with America's greatest/worst city in "The City of New York Vs Homer Simpson." We discuss Beyonce Truthers, out of character jokes, creating awareness of Duff, the anthropology of this episode, and so much more stuff it'll make you wanna drink a piping hot glass of clam juice. DON'T FORGET: We're doing our first live show at LA PODFEST on Sunday, September 25th! Tickets are available now at lapodfest.com! Get 'em before they're all gotten!
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78 min
August 16, 2016
Treehouse Of Horror (with MC Lars)
Who is that rapping* at our chamber door? Why it's MC Lars (@mclars), here to discuss a quaint and curious volume of Simpsons lore, the original "Treehouse of Horror." We talk about his Edgar Allan Poe album, using The Simpsons as a teaching tool, "I like that you like it," canned ham fandom (aka candom), and the indomitable spirit of Hans Moleman. Only this and nothing more.   *I make no apologies for this pun --Intern Brandon
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64 min
August 8, 2016
I Married Marge (with Jeff Martin)
On this week's show legendary Simpsons writer Jeff Martin ("Homer's Barbershop Quartet," "A Streetcar Named Marge," and many others) joins us to talk about his classic episode, "I Married Marge." He gives us the inside scoop on writing classic Simpsons songs, what he's pulled from real life for his episodes, "There's my buddy," meeting a Beatle, and messing with Conan O'Brien.
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76 min
August 1, 2016
Homer's Enemy (with Spencer Gilbert)
--which, if true, means death for us all! But now: A PODCAST! It's Grimey, you guys! We're finally doing Grimey! And who better to join us than the hilarious and insightful Spencer Gilbert (Screen Junkies, @SpencerJGilbert) as we discuss one of the most important, and bleak, episodes in Simpsons history, "Homer's Enemy." We talk about real life Homers, the frustrating instinct to correct people, PEW PEW PEWWWWWW!!!!!!, and finally call B.S. on Dinosaurs. PLUS: O ZANNNN
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67 min
July 25, 2016
Homer's Barbershop Quarter (with Kali Fontecchio & Anthony Vanchure)
PODCAST FOREVER! BARNEY NEVER! PODCAST FOREVER! BARNEY NEVER! This week we enter the sordid world of barbershop quartets as we discuss "Homer's Barbershop Quarter" with Kali Fontecchio and Anthony Vanchure from the band Kali Kazoo (@kalikazoo). We talk about the humanity in the animation from these early years, the wildly underrated Beatles’ movie HELP!, and ol’ timey curse words. Plus: More Cool Dad talk!
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72 min
July 18, 2016
E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) (with Abed Gheith)
LISTENER, I DEMAND SATISFACTION! I CHALLENGE YOU TO A PODCAST! This week pop culture genius Abed Gheith (Rick & Morty, Channel 101, @AbedG) joins us to talk Tomacco as we dive deep into "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)." We discuss the ever-ageless Jeff Davis, why Deliverance is NOT a party movie, and Alexander Hamilton (Who doesn't give a Damilton). Plus: There is more My Dinner With Andre talk than any of us could have possibly expected!
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71 min
July 11, 2016
Lisa The Beauty Queen (with Kate Dwyer)
HEY THERE PODCAST BOY, FLYIN' THROUGH THE SKY SO FANCY FREE! This week the delightful Kate Dwyer (Feeling Feelings, witchsy.com, @feelingsmusings) joins us to talk about "Lisa The Beauty Queen." We discuss Bob Hope, the allure of extracurriculars you may not be right for, and how easy it is to fake truther videos! PLUS: Julia has another stroke!
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62 min
July 5, 2016
Homer Loves Flanders (with Eric Appel)
This week the ultra-talented Eric Appel (Son Of Zorn, @erockappel) joins us to discuss "Homer Loves Flanders," aka "That episode that the Homer in the hedges gif comes from." We discuss introducing his daughter to the show, the lighter side of Moe Szyslak, and the many impracticalities of a nacho hat. *Sings guitar solo from Two Tickets To Paradise*
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53 min
June 28, 2016
Homer At The Bat (with George Watsky)
SHAVE THOSE SIDEBURNS, MATTINGLY! IT'S TIME FOR A PODCAST! This week we're talkin' softball with "Homer At The Bat" and the hilarious George Watsky (@gwatsky). We discuss an all-podcaster softball league, The Brooklyn Tip-Tops, and telling time via Simpsons reruns. We tried to give 110% this week BUT THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE. NO PODCAST CAN GIVE MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. BY DEFINITION THAT IS THE MOST A PODCAST CAN GIVE!
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54 min
June 21, 2016
Three Men and A Comic Book (with Dani Fernandez)
This week we all have Fred Savage-narrated flashbacks as we discuss the comic-centric classic "Three Men and A Comic Book" with the wonderful Dani Fernandez (@MsDaniFernandez). We talk about Bus-Man, secret stoner characters from our childhoods, getting culture second hand and get some patented JP LIFE HACKZ. Plus: THE APPLE DEBATE RAGES ON AND NEARLY DESTROYS A FRIENDSHIP!
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71 min
June 14, 2016
Treehouse Of Horror XI (with Whitmer Thomas)
It's about to get spooooooooky as the delightful Whitmer Thomas (Power Violence, @WhitmerThomas) joins us to discuss Treehouse of Horror XI. We discuss celebrity stunt casting in animation, the different expectations for comedy around the world, and the fact that cats seem to assume that Whitmer is just a statue for them to climb. Plus: MOMS CAN DIE?!?!?!?!? What can I say? They just wanted it more...
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61 min
June 6, 2016
The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (with Chris Stephens)
Aaaah, podcast! Is there any word more thrilling to the human soul? This week the hilarious Chris Stephens (Funny or Die, @chrisstephensmd) joins us to discuss “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase!” We discuss hat-based comedy, snackable content, Nancy Drew CD-Roms and wedding after wedding after wedding! Plus: Allie had a crush on Ted Knight! As a child! Ted Knight! The episode of Conan O’Brien’s Serious Jibber Jabber with the Simpsons writers can be found here: bit.ly/simpsjibber #ShrekIsLife
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78 min
May 23, 2016
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge (with Mike Mayfield)
On this week's episode, concerned citizen Mike Mayfield (Mr. Pickles, @mikelmayfield) joins us to discuss the senseless violence and mayhem of season 2's classic "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge." We talk about writer/animator tension, outrage culture, and whether or not it's really easier to draw a pie than an ice cream cone. Plus: HAS ALLIE BEEN A PARENT ALL ALONG?!?!?!?!?
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62 min
May 16, 2016
Stark Raving Dad (with Haley Mancini)
This week we’re joined by the wonderful Haley Mancini (The Powerpuff Girls!) to discuss the heartbreaking and hilarious season three opener “Stark Raving Dad.” We read the episode’s bafflingly odd Wikipedia summary, marvel at the show’s mastery of “kid moments,” and discuss famous Simpsons “writer” Roy G. Royerson. Plus: couldeatatarbys is back in action!  NOTE: THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED BY ALLIE AND JULIA’S DESIGNATED VOICE DOUBLES.
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62 min
May 9, 2016
$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (with Julian McCullough)
This week’s show is a celebration of legalized gambling as we discuss “$pringfield (or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Legalized Gambling)” with the man who drafted the Paris Peace Accords, Julian McCullough (@JulezMac, Julian Loves Music podcast). We discuss past guest Saul Sossason, the show’s honest portrayal of addiction issues, and whether or not Fuller House is just a post-modern prank*. Plus: We applaud Julian for having never done crack! Great job, Julian! This episode is so great it’ll leave you saying “…Vera said that?” *It's not...
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66 min
May 2, 2016
Bart vs. Australia (with Jeremy Guskin)
The girls sit down with actor Jeremy Guskin (’Til Death, Art School Confidential and JULIA’S OLD HS THEATER TEACHER!) and gush about the Simpsons’ infamous international episode. They discuss overly ambitious yet wildly obscure Halloween costumes, the real life story behind this episode, and that fresh faced young upstart Martin Scorsese. This episode is so great it'll have your brain saying "Just listen to the show and I'll release some more endorphins."
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73 min
April 25, 2016
Homer and Apu (with Nelson Franklin)
I WANTED TO LISTEN TO A PODCAST, SO I SET THE PODCAST APP TO THREE - MEDIUM BROWN. To prep for his role as "Podcast Guest" Nelson Franklin (Veep, Scott Pilgrim) joins us to discuss "Homer and Apu." The pro-apple/anti-apple debate rages on, we relive our worst spiritual depantsings, and take another visit to the Good Dads Club. PLUS: We read the Wikipedia definition of Chipwich!
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67 min
April 18, 2016
Bart Gets Famous (with Mike Lawrence)
Welcome to the podcast factory. If you’ll direct your eyes to the floor, you’ll see a podcast. Listen to it. It will contain Mike Lawrence (@themikelawrence, Inside Amy Schumer) discussing an episode of the television cartoon program The Simpsons entitled “Bart Gets Famous.” It includes conversations about the inevitable let down of TV revivals, the frustrations of fan culture, and an elaborate fiction about the bureaucrats that name Simpsons episodes. Afterwards, there are Krusty Q’s. At that point the podcast will be over, and we may continue our tour of the podcast factory.
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76 min
April 11, 2016
Deep Space Homer (with Ken Jennings)
MAKE PODCAST GO NOW! This week, Ken Jennings (Author, Jeopardy champion) brings his own brand of laid back adult contemporary discussion to the show to talk about “Deep Space Homer.” We discuss how he decided to quote the show on Jeopardy, how absurdly quote-packed this episode is, and whether or not Ken is in a room full of theremins. And remember: It's all thanks to this inanimate carbon rod!
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60 min
April 4, 2016
Homerpalooza (with Kyle Clark)
Did You Know: Bob Dylan was supposed to be our guest this week, but he said no, so we got someone EVEN BETTER: The hilarious Kyle Clark (Stonecutters LA, This Is Rad podcast)! Kyle and the gals discuss the secret origin of Kyle and Julia’s friendship, the tendency to define yourself by what you like, and having surprisingly cool Dads. PLUS: MAN ALIVE DO WE TALK ABOUT SKA! FOR A WHILE!
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69 min
March 28, 2016
King-Size Homer (with Hutch Harris)
LISTEN TO PODCAST: YES OR NO Push out the jive and bring in the love! In this week's Chocotastic episode, Hutch Harris (The Thermals!) joins Allie and Julia to discuss "King-Size Homer." They talk about the unequaled majesty of Googling "Simpsons bird," weirdly mean Wikipedia entries, and processing this insane election season with Simpsons gifs. Plus: Allie really really likes Slapshot!
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52 min
March 21, 2016
Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment (with Zachary)
Open your yaps, boyos, it’s time for Everything’s Coming Up Podcast! This week the hilarious zine-wizard Zachary (How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety, How to Talk to Your Cat about Evolution, and How to Talk to Your Cat About Abstinence) joins the gals to discuss Oakley and Weinstein’s love of character actors, subversion of sitcom tropes, and Allie’s love of easy to eat fruit. It’s better than a Banana Kaboom!
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69 min
March 14, 2016
The Day The Earth Stood Cool (with Matt Selman)
LIVE FROM THE CASBAH, it’s Everything’s Coming Up Podcast with special guest Matt Selman (The Simpsons for TWENTY SEASONS)! He chats with the gals about the tonal/visual evolution of the show, writers room anxiety, and shares some really cool behind the scenes stories about The Simpsons Ride! #CasbahPoints For more on The Mast Brothers, head to bit.ly/hipsterchocolate
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67 min
March 7, 2016
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (with Josh Weinstein)
On this week's episode we FINALLY get to the Fireworks Factory as Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Gravity Falls) returns to talk about "The itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show." They discuss the difference between Simpsons and SNL writers, crazy fan theories, and Josh reveals an amazing bit of writers room trolling from Conan O'Brien. I could keep raving about how wonderful this episode is BUT I HAVE TO GO NOW. MY PLANET NEEDS ME.
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79 min
February 29, 2016
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson (with Simon Ore)
Grab a California Cheeseburger, it’s time for “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson!” Simon Ore (@mrsimonore, Cinefamily) joins Allie and Julia to discuss the secret life of Sarah Wiggum, the shocking lack of left-handed murderers, and why it’s important to be funny, strange, sad and beautiful. Plus: Julia has a stroke and it’s HI-LAR-IOUS!
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64 min
February 22, 2016
Dog of Death (with Georgia Hardstark)
BREAKING NEWS: Lonely Man Loves Dogs! ALSO BREAKING NEWS: Wonderful Person Georgia Hardstark (Unique Sweets, My Favorite Murder and Slumber Party podcasts) joins Allie and Julia for a discussion of wackity-schmackity dodo-heads, incredibly direct bumper stickers, and some devastating news about Celebration, FL. It’s episodes like this that make me glad I flunked out of dental school! Don't forget to stay tuned for Krusty Qs!
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50 min
February 15, 2016
A Streetcar Named Marge (with Katie Crown)
This week's episode is a WHITE-HOT GREASE FIRE OF PURE ENTERTAINMENT as the gals are joined by the hilarious Katie Crown (@katie_crown). They discuss the specifics of bad community theatre staging, finding your purpose via Lion King tapes and supercut after supercut after supercut! Plus: It's the triumphant return of everybody's favorite segment, "What Is Jasper Doing In This Episode?" Will you like this episode? I think the review, "Podcast Enjoyed By All," speaks for itself.
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51 min
February 8, 2016
The Last Temptation Of Homer (with Dave Child)
Oh podcast! You came and you gave without taking! This week, Dave Child (Liquid Feet, AfterBuzz TV) joins the gals to discuss "The Last Temptation of Homer." They discuss what it feels like to be "The Mindy," try to remember the name of that Al Franken-looking motherfucker, and get really creeped out by Bernie's Yearning. #RepairYourShoes #WayToDave
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62 min
February 1, 2016
El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (with Dave Horwitz)
Less artsy, more fartsy! Dave Horwitz (UCB, Lil' Cuties Podcast, writer for tons of TV) gets deep into the episode lovingly referred to by fans as, "SPACE COYOTE." The gang chats about the complexities of defining your "soul mate," the trippy visuals from the insanity pepper sequence, and also -- Johnny Cash, the coolest person who ever lived.
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62 min
January 25, 2016
Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (with Jonah Keri)
Jonah Keri (Grantland, ESPN, NY Times Bestselling Author) sits down with the gals to talk about the poignant beauty of Smithers and Burns' relationship, using Simpsons quotes as a romantic litmus test, and how the show perfectly balances emotions to jokes. Listen to this episode, or the Germans will be mad at you and as you know, "we Germans aren't all smiles and sunshine."
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60 min
January 20, 2016
Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily (with Alex Falcone)
Alex Falcone (Read It And Weep podcast) joins the gals to talk about "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily." They discuss wacky title pages, the proper moment to reformat your podcast, and the pros and cons of Homer and Marge's parenting skills. You can check find more of Alex on Twitter @alex_falcone, and his podcast can be found on iTunes and @read_weep.
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74 min
January 11, 2016
Bart Gets an F (with Shawn Pearlman)
Shawn Pearlman's an underachiever and proud of it as he guides the girls through one of the more heartbreaking early episodes. They cover everything from the panic of not being "good enough" in school, appeasing our TV-loving parents and how Shawn's voice is abnormally loud. Catch Shawn's podcast and web series, "Lil' Cuties" on Feral Audio, and follow him on all the social medias as @shawnpearlman.
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61 min
January 5, 2016
Mayored to the Mob (with DJ Lance Rock)
Yo Gabba Gabba's own DJ Lance Rock sits down with the girls to explain why he's an undercover Simpsons fanatic who keeps Simpsons screen-caps on his phone at all times. Join them as they gab about Comic Con etiquette, why rats milk is perfectly fine for Milhouse to drink, and how George Lucas makes Mark Hamill pay for his own lightsaber.
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68 min
December 2, 2015
BONUS EPISODE: That's a Wrap on Season 1!
Allie and Julia speak directly to you, the listener, about why they're going on a "winter break" and what that could mean for your Simpsons-loving future. From dating games, to "Waynestock"-type festivals, to videos, to Patreon subscriber bonuses. The sky's the limit, and so is our talk about Sega Genesis games from the '90s. See you nerds on January 4th!
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27 min
November 24, 2015
Lisa's Rival (with Liz Prince)
Liz Prince (Cartoonist, "Tom Boy") joins the gals to bend the Wookie about "Lisa's Rival." They attempt to suss out Liz's unexplainable obsession with "The Fugitive," heartbreaking moments of adolescence, and the fact that not everything is shipped in big oil tankers. Join us for all the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs and the creaaaaamy centers of this episode!
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52 min
November 9, 2015
Treehouse of Horror IV (with Deanna Rooney)
Deanna Rooney (Comedy / Art / Animation goddess) joins the gals in talkin' about her Halloween obsession, how cuddly gremlins can be when swaddled by Ned Flanders, and how we all wish we had a Super Fun Happy Slide in our lives. Listen to this new episode and live by our new motto, "When else am I gonna be here?"
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58 min
November 2, 2015
Bart of Darkness (with Erin Pearce)
Erin Pearce (bad-ass artist, voice of Toodee on "Yo Gabba Gabba", among other things) joins the gals in talkin' this stellar season 6 opener that features everything from Frank Sinatra covers, Star Trek references, and hours upon hours of "Classic Krusty" episodes. Listen to this episode and soon YOU'LL be queen of summertime! ...or King. King of summertime. Never mind.
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74 min
October 30, 2015
BONUS EPISODE: Treehouse of Horror Tribute
Allie and Julia walk through several favorite TOH moments throughout the years, touching upon some of your favorites and expanding into some of the ones you may have missed. They read your tweets, Facebook posts, and even find spooooooky hidden political messages in the song, "Just Don't Look"! It's a g-g-g-great FEAST for your EARS!
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59 min
October 26, 2015
King of the Hill (with Jon Gabrus)
M'F'IN JON GABRUS (everything funny recently, look it up) chats with Allie and Julia about the infamous Power Sauce episode. In this, they get to the bottom of who REALLY sang "Lisa It's Your Birthday," (hint: not MJ), and how "Gime? What's a gime?" is every boy's favorite Simpsons joke for some reason. Listen to this episode if every food you eat is in bar form! (and even if not!)
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65 min
October 19, 2015
Homer the Great (with Paul Jay)
Comedian Paul Jay joins the gals to discuss the STONECUTTERS EPISODE and lay down some truths about egg councils, what makes Steve Guttenberg a star, and the simple poetry of a good hypnotism joke.
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65 min
October 12, 2015
Hurricane Neddy (with Kevin T. Porter)
It's a special PODCAST CROSS-OVER! Kevin T. Porter (Gilmore Guys) joins the girls in talking about the infamous Ned Flanders agro-backstory episode. Together they cover load-bearing posters, mic-dropping rants, and what happens when you do nothing, and NOTHING'S WORKED!
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73 min
October 9, 2015
BONUS EP: LIVE from the Knoxville SunSphere! (with Matt Chadourne and Tyler Sonnichsen)
Here's a special BONUS ON THE ROAD EPISODE from one-half of the ECUP team. Julia chats with local Knoxville comedians Matt Chadourne and Tyler Sonnichsen LIVE from the SunSphere ITSELF and are extremely disappointed at the lack of wig shops.
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23 min
October 5, 2015
Behind the Laughter (with Tim Long)
Tim Long (longtime Simpsons writer!) joins the gals in a rollicking good discussion that covers the gamut from '70s French New Wave Cinema to Barnaby Jones to security footage shows at Ann Taylor.
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89 min
September 28, 2015
The Principal and the Pauper (with John Ungaro)
John Ungaro (Stonecutters LA, The Meltdown) joins the girls to talk about the polarizing episode that delves into Principal Skinner's double-identity past. Brought to you by Coffee-flavored Beverine - take it gray, with creamium!
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56 min
September 21, 2015
The Old Man and the Key (with Demi Adejuyigbe)
It's a Gilmore Guys / ECUP cross-over in this special episode featuring Demi Adejuyigbe (@Midnight). Demi shares his fondness for Charles Bronson jokes, how there's no "off episode" of The Simpsons, and that Andy Williams jokes are ALWAYS funny.
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54 min
September 14, 2015
Mr. Spitz Goes to Washington (with Caitlin Gill)
In this 2nd special ON-CAMERA edition of ECUP, Caitlin Gill guides Allie and Julia through the Simpsons-skewering of politics, fancy sweatshirts, and delivering a stump speech through the voice of Duff Man that'll bring a tear to your eye.
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60 min
September 8, 2015
Lemon Of Troy (with Mike Mitchell)
In this week's episode, Mike Mitchell (The Birthday Boys) joins Allie and Julia to talk about Mike's adventures as a Simpsons PA, mom logic, and finding YOUR dead body. Both seasons of The Birthday Boys are available on Netflix, and Mike's podcast, Doughboys, is available on iTunes and at www.feralaudio.com.
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63 min
August 31, 2015
Lisa The Iconoclast (with Joe Kwaczala)
In this week's whackadoo episode, Allie and Julia are joined by Joe Kwaczala (@joekjoek) to talk about his Jebediah Springfield theory, the inevitable(?) end of The Simpsons and the mystery of Christopher Collins. Plus Krusty Q's!
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78 min
August 24, 2015
Lisa's Wedding (with Liza Treyger)
The hilarious Liza Treyger (@glittercheese) joins Allie and Julia to talk about goofy dads, dorkily makefunable e-mails and wedding after wedding after wedding! Liza's new album, Glitter Cheese, is available NOW on iTunes and other fine digital outlets.
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43 min
August 19, 2015
A Milhouse Divided (with Sean O'Connor)
In this special BONUS mid-week episode, the girls chat with Sean O'Connor (Late Late Show with James Corden, Comedy Central) in their first ever VIDEO EPISODE OF THE PODCAST. Whoa! Enjoy the audio track version of this special on-camera ep, which features everything from race car beds, thoughts on divorced households, and a WHITE HOT visual round of playing dignity-inspired pictionary.
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59 min
August 17, 2015
Lisa on Ice (with Pat Cassels)
Pat Cassels (College Humor) joins Allie and Julia to talk sibling rivalry, jokes vs. heart, and SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS (I got to sit up front because I'm good at sports!). The tender moments from this episode are some of the tender-iest the show has to offer, so buckle up - clutch your severed head of Mr. Honeybunny close and get ready for feeling some feelings.
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55 min
August 10, 2015
Summer of 4 Ft. 2 (with Erin Mallory Long)
Erin Mallory Long (Best Of Friends podcast, HelloGiggles, Fashion Police) joins Allie and Julia to talk about 90s fashion, how bad-ass Mrs. Krabappel is, and some late-period Gilmore Girls spoilers. It's like, you know, whatever.
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65 min
August 3, 2015
Mother Simpson (with Jake Goldman)
Jake Goldman (Powerpuff Girls, Futurama) joins Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott to talk Mother Simpon, Matt Groening, Comic Con, and the heart of the Simpsons.
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66 min
August 3, 2015
22 Short Films About Springfield (with Bill Oakley)
Bill Oakley (former Simpsons showrunner!) chats with Allie and Julia about one of the more fun and unique writing experiences on The Simpsons. He shares his favorite moments in the writer's room, origin stories of classic jokes, and how #SteamedHams will always be a trending hashtag in our hearts forever.
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68 min
July 27, 2015
Homer the Moe (with Dana Gould)
Dana Gould, yes THE Dana Gould sits down with Allie and Julia to discuss the first Simpsons ep he ever penned to paper -- er -- digital paper. Through this, he touches upon favorite and most bizarre celeb voice-recording sessions, how sometimes the best jokes in your episodes come from mysterious sources, and that the Simpsons writer's room is the best place to learn how to twist a story toward its breaking point while still leaving in intact.
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48 min
July 20, 2015
Homer the Heretic (with Jordan Morris)
Jordan Morris (@Midnight writer, co-host of Jordan Jesse, Go! Podcast) joins Allie and Julia to teach them that faith is a winding and personal journey thanks to moon waffles, woodland creatures, and being snuggled up like a warm cinnabon bun.
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65 min
July 6, 2015
Homie the Clown (with Josh Androsky)
American's son Josh Androsky (Vice) joins Allie and Julia to talk Homie the Clown and STREET JUSTICE.
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70 min
June 29, 2015
You Only Move Twice (with Matt Mira)
Matt Mira (Nerdist Podcast, Attack of the Show, Talk Salad and Scrambled Eggs) joins Allie and Julia to talk Bond-inspired classic "You Only Move Twice."
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56 min
June 24, 2015
BONUS Father's Day Episode (with Travis Goertz and Tim Prescott)
It's Daddy-Daughter Day! Allie and Julia go back to where their Simpsons fandom originally began by chatting with their Dad's about comedy, writing, and the heart of the show.
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48 min
June 23, 2015
Marge Be Not Proud & How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (with Mike Scully)
Mike Scully (The Simpsons, Parks & Rec, Everybody Loves Raymond) talks to Allie and Juia about the origin of two of his favorite episodes, parental guilt, the importance of speaking up in writer's room and more in this super special episode of Everything's Coming Up Podcast!
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97 min
June 15, 2015
A Star is Burns (with Jonah Ray)
Jonah Ray (The Meltdown, Nerdist Podcast) joins Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott to gab A Star is Burns, Marge and Homer's legal separation, and the origin of POGs!
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69 min
June 8, 2015
Das Bus (with Nick Ross)
Nick Ross (AKA Canadian darling @NickBossRoss) joins Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott to talk Das Bus, childhood, and heartbreak.
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53 min
June 1, 2015
I Love Lisa (with Adam Wilson)
Adam Wilson (@theleanover, brilliant writer, funny person) chats with the girls about youthful heartache, unrequited affection, and how we're all just a little bit Lisa deep down inside. This one's a good one, guys. We go real deep.
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44 min
May 27, 2015
Bart's Soul (with Myq Kaplan)
This week we talk Bart's Soul with special guest Myq Kaplan! What a treat.
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52 min
May 18, 2015
Radioactive Man (with Samm Levine)
Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks, Inglourious Basterds, Kevin Pollack's Chat Show), chats with the girls about an episode near and dear to his heart, given his child actor upbringing. The gang talks terrible Stage Moms, Samm's Dad's unbridled enthusiasm for having an episode of "Law and Order" shot in his house, and his lesson that, "Simpsons Quotes Only Work as Ice Breakers with the Coolest of Women."
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57 min
May 11, 2015
Bart on the Road (with DC Pierson)
There's doin's a transpirin' with DC Pierson (Derrick Comedy, Mystery Team, UCB-er, published author multiple times) who chats with the girls about deep cut references, identifying with Lisa Simpson, and how sometimes in life - you just gotta acknowledge that geode.
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70 min
May 4, 2015
Selma's Choice (with Emily Heller)
Emily Heller (Ground Floor on TBS, Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers) talks early lessons in feminism, sympathy for Marge and how bad-ass The Simpsons were in demonstrating the okay-ness of a childless lifestyle.
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54 min
April 27, 2015
Itchy and Scratchy Land (with Ben Schwartz)
Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Rec) leads Allie and Julia through an odyssey of incredibly-nerdy-Simpsons-themed voicemail messages, theories of how the series will end, and how this episode is a perfect parody of Disneyland, Jurassic Park, and even Terminator.
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67 min
April 20, 2015
A Fish Called Selma (with Josh Weinstein)
Julia and Allie interview THE FIRST GUEST WHO ACTUALLY WORKED ON THE SIMPSONS, and it's not just any guest IT'S FREAKIN' JOSH WEINSTEIN. This a good one, you guys. Buckle up and get ready for plenty of peeks behind the curtain and show secrets. We're still pinching ourselves.
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79 min
April 13, 2015
Treehouse of Horror V (with Nick Wiger)
Nick Wiger (Comedy Bang Bang) spooks Allie and Julia with a discussion on Treehouse of Horror V!
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52 min
April 6, 2015
Homer's Phobia (with Louis Pietzman)
Louis Peitzman (Buzzfeed Senior Editor) engages Allie Goertz and Julia Prescot with his personal connection to The Simpson family's first visit with an openly gay man in Homer's Phobia.
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52 min
April 1, 2015
Simpsons Already Did It (with Zack Pearlman)
Zack Pearlman (FOX's "Mulaney", "Key and Peele", "The Inbetweeners") enlightens both Allie and Julia on South Park's first Emmy-nominated episode and how the sentence, "Simpsons Did It" has been undoubtedly repeated over and over in writer's rooms worldwide.
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51 min
March 30, 2015
Flaming Moe's (with J. Elvis Weinstein)
J Elvis Weinstein (MST3K, Freaks and Geeks) sets the stage for Allie and Julia on what the world was like when The Simpsons Cheers-centric episode first aired.
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52 min
March 21, 2015
Bart's Comet (with Alex Hirsch)
Ahoy hoy! In this VERY FIRST EPISODE uber talented Alex Hirsch (creator of Disney XD's, "Gravity Falls") leads Allie and Julia through "Bart's Comet" an episode that he tenderly loves, despite the fact that it gave him a childhood mortality crisis.
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81 min
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