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.
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!
LISA NEEDS BRACES
LISA NEEDS BRACES
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
LISA NEEDS BRACES
LISA NEEDS BRACES
LISA NEEDS BRACES
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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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!
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
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.
--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
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!
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!
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!
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*
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!
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!
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...
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
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?!?!?!?!?
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.
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?”
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."
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?"
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American's son Josh Androsky (Vice) joins Allie and Julia to talk Homie the Clown and STREET JUSTICE.
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."
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.
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!
Nick Ross (AKA Canadian darling @NickBossRoss) joins Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott to talk Das Bus, childhood, and heartbreak.
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.
This week we talk Bart's Soul with special guest Myq Kaplan! What a treat.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Wiger (Comedy Bang Bang) spooks Allie and Julia with a discussion on Treehouse of Horror V!
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.
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.
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.
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.