Round Springfield

Round Springfield
Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast hosted by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott where they interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield, failed pilots, other projects, and beyond. In this 20-episode limited series, you’ll hear David X. Cohen talk Futurama, Josh Weinstein talk Mission Hill, and Yeardley Smith dig deep into her diverse path of becoming Lisa Simpson.

Round Springfield-verse Update!
Sep 21 • 31 min
There’s only seven episodes left in this limited series! Allie and Julia share an update on the podcast – we’ll be taking a short break as we secure more Simpsons folks. Stick around, Allie and Julia also catch up on what we’ve been up to in their quar…
Dana Gould
Sep 7 • 72 min
Dana Gould! Dana Gould! Dana Gould! Long time stand up comedian, and a prolific television writer joins us for a trip down memory lane. Dana served as co-executive producer for The Simpsons from 2002 to 2008, with an astonishing 145 episode credits…
Christine Nangle
Aug 24 • 67 min
Simpsons’ consulting producer Christine Nangle joins us on the latest episode! Before The Simpsons Christine was a writer for Inside Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live, Kroll Show, and The President Show – we get into all of it! Plus, we dig into her time…
Jay Kogen
Aug 10 • 56 min
We’ll welcome back actor, director, writer, producer, Jay Kogen! He’s probably best known for his Emmy-award winning work on “Frasier,” and contributions on “Malcolm in the Middle” and the “Austin Powers” film series. On “The Simpsons” he wrote some truly…
Round Springfield – #MaxFunDrive Final Week
Aug 3 • 3 min
It’s the final week of the #MaxFunDrive 2020! Thanks to everyone who has joined or upgraded their Maximum Fun membership so far. Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the Max Fun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or…
David Silverman
Jul 27 • 67 min
We’re joined by legendary Simpsons director David Silverman! He’s currently a consulting producer on The Simpsons – but he’s contributed to the show in so many ways including animation and writing. We’ll take a deep dive into old school cartoons. David…
Round Springfield - #MaxFunDrive!
Jul 20 • 4 min
It’s week two of the MaxFunDrive! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the Max Fun 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…
Maggie Roswell
Jul 13 • 69 min
We’re joined by legendary Simpsons voice actor Maggie Roswell! She’ll give us a behind the scenes look at her iconic Simpsons characters and how she brought them to life: Maude Flanders! Helen Lovejoy! Miss Hoover! Luann Van Houten! Maggie chats about her…
Liz Climo
Jun 29 • 46 min
We’re thrilled to share this conversation with author and illustrator, Liz Climo! She’ll tell us about her longtime stint at The Simpsons where she was a character artist and storyboard revisionist. Her path to The Simpsons is truly something else! She’s…
Brian Kelley
Jun 15 • 62 min
This week, we welcome back Simpsons writer Brian Kelley! Last time on “ECUS” we talked to him about the Season 29 premiere episode “The Serfsons”. This time, we expand the conversation to include his experiences writing on Futurama, NewsRadio and the…
A Message from Round Springfield
Jun 8 • 2 min
Mike Price
May 25 • 76 min
We’re joined by long time “Simpsons” writer Mike Price! He’ll tell us how he got his start as a writer, and various odd jobs he picked up along the way. Mike is the creator of “F is for Family” and gives us the scoop on the latest season. You can check…
Maurice LaMarche
May 11 • 65 min
We’re joined by voice acting legend Maurice LaMarche! 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,”…
Cesar Mazariegos
Apr 27 • 59 min
This week, we’re joined by Cesar Mazariegos. He’s currently a staff writer on The Simpsons! He shares a ton of advice and lessons he’s learned on his way to The Simpsons.
Mike Reiss
Apr 13 • 73 min
Mike Reiss joins us on the latest episode of Round Springfield! He talks about his first big Hollywood gig working on “Airplane II: The Sequel.” We also chat about punching up animated kids films like “The Lorax,” “Ice Age,” and “Despicable Me.” Plus,…
Bill Oakley
Mar 30 • 71 min
We’re joined by Bill Oakley on the latest episode! He’ll chat about some projects that never saw the light of day. Plus, he’ll share some exciting information about the cult-classic Mission Hill. Of course, we’ll also spend a good chunk of time chatting…
The Simpsons Movie w/ Al Jean
Mar 16 • 67 min
We’ll welcome Al Jean on this version of the podcast. And this time around we’re chatting Simpsons! Listen up for some fun behind the scenes trivia about The Simpsons Movie. From how the movie was initially pitched to how it tested with audiences. Al…
Carolyn Omine
Mar 2 • 84 min
We’re joined by one of the longest serving Simpsons writers, Carolyn Omine! We’ll chat about her long history with the show, and how she got her start in showbiz. She’ll throw us back to her childhood in Hawaii and how formative that was for her…
Josh Weinstein
Feb 17 • 77 min
Josh Weinstein talks really fast in this one. He tries to talk about every single show he’s worked on post-Simpsons. Mission Hill! In Search of the Partridge Family! The Mullets! And, so much more. Can he recall ‘em all? Will he have to return for another…
Tim Long
Feb 3 • 66 min
We’re thrilled to share our conversation with writer Tim Long! We’ll talk at length about the feature film he wrote called The Exchange, which is currently in post production. He’ll briefly discuss the time he had to explain The Simpsons to basketball…
Yeardley Smith
Jan 20 • 66 min
This week, we’re trilled to shared our conversation with Yeardley Smith — the voice of LISA SIMPSON. She’ll throw us back to her childhood and opens up about her journey to The Simpsons. We’ll chat about her podcast Small Town Dicks — one of our favorite…
David X. Cohen
Jan 6 • 72 min
Welcome to Round Springfield! In this 20-episode limited series, Allie and Julia interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to working on The Simpsons – other projects, failed pilots, and…
Round Springfield - coming January 2020
Oct 28, 2019 • 24 min
Howdily doodily! We wanted to give everyone an update on what we’ve been up to during our break. Amusement Parks! Allie got taller! New exercise routines with our cats! Investing money on pumpkins! We’re currently hard at work to bring you our brand new…
Marge vs. The Monorail
Jul 29, 2019 • 73 min
Well, this might be the moment you’ve been waiting for since we started the podcast more than four years ago. We’re finally going to chat about “Marge vs. The Monorail,” join us for one last episode of Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons! We’re going to take…
Allie and Julia HAVE NEWS
Jul 22, 2019 • 36 min
We’ve been doing this show for nearly four years now! In this episode, we’ll share a behind the scenes look at the origins of the show, and recall some of our favorite moments. We’re going to take a break and when we return we’ll be reformatting…
Summertime in Springfield
Jul 8, 2019 • 53 min
Join us as we relive some of our favorite Summer moments from The Simpsons. We’re going to Mount Splashmore, Itchy and Scratchy Land, and making a stop in Australia. That’s not all – plenty of fun awaits, buckle up kids school’s out for Summer!
Pride in Springfield
Jul 1, 2019 • 51 min
Pride month may be over, but this week we’ll celebrate Pride in Springfield! Join us as we reflect on some of our favorite LGBTQ moments and characters from The Simpsons.
The Call of the Simpsons w/ Mike Hollingsworth
Jun 24, 2019 • 83 min
This week, we’re joined by Mike Hollingsworth! He’s supervising director for “BoJack Horseman” and “Tuca & Bertie.” He’ll tell us a story about being one of the first animators that Netflix ever hired. Plus, we take a look at “The Call of the Simpsons” an…
The Simpsons Sing the Blues
Jun 17, 2019 • 59 min
We’re doing something a little different this week. You’ve heard us discuss this topic in the past before, but we’re dedicating the entire episode to The Simpsons first album released – “The Simpsons Sing the Blues.” Julia breaks down a bunch of tunes on…
‘Round Springfield w/ Sadie Dupuis
Jun 10, 2019 • 57 min
This week’s guest is best known as singer-songwriter and guitarist of Speedy Ortiz. She’s also got a sweet solo project under the name Sad13. Plus, she’s got a song with Lizzo! Last year, she released her first book – “Mouthguard,” which is available now…
The 138th Episode Spectacular w/ Brendan Hay
Jun 3, 2019 • 68 min
We’ll talk about the clip show of all clip shows with Brendan Hay. You’ve seen his work on “Dawn of the Croods,” and as a writer on shows like “The Daily Show,” and “Robot Chicken.” Brendan’s also the executive producer of “Harvey Girls Forever” on…
Team Homer w/ Laurel Randolph
May 27, 2019 • 65 min
Cookbook author, and recipe developer Laurel Randolph joins us to discuss Team Homer. We’ll also chat about her blog The Joy of Cooking Milhouse. She takes your favorite Simpsons recipes and makes them reality. Whale of a Wife Cake! Little Meatloaf Men!…
The Town w/ Mike Mitchell
May 20, 2019 • 71 min
This week, we dig into the archives to bring you an episode from long before the podcast joined Max Fun. Mike Mitchell (“The Birthday Boys”, Doughboys Podcast, “Love” on Netflix) gives us a special behind-the-scenes look on what it’s like to go from…
The Mothers of Springfield
May 13, 2019 • 56 min
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!
Marge in Chains w/ Jono Zalay
May 6, 2019 • 61 min
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.…
Lady Bouvier’s Lover w/ Mike Carlson
Apr 29, 2019 • 73 min
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…
Treehouse of Horror VI w/ David Smithyman
Apr 22, 2019 • 64 min
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…
Bart Carny w/ Lindsay Katai
Apr 15, 2019 • 55 min
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.
Talking Alf w/ Al Jean
Apr 8, 2019 • 61 min
The longtime Simpsons showrunner returns to the Max Fun studios – this time around Al Jean joins us to discuss his contributions to “Alf.”
Kamp Krusty w/ Emily Heller
Apr 1, 2019 • 57 min
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.
An Interview w/ Head Ned of Okilly Dokilly
Mar 25, 2019 • 74 min
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.…
Homer’s Triple Bypass w/ David Silverman
Mar 18, 2019 • 81 min
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…
The Springfield Connection w/ Jenny Jaffe
Mar 11, 2019 • 67 min
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…
Bart’s Inner Child w/ Simon Gibson
Mar 4, 2019 • 56 min
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.
There’s No Disgrace Like Home w/ James Harvey
Feb 25, 2019 • 68 min
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…
Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming w/ Karl Hess
Feb 18, 2019 • 67 min
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…
The Front w/ Matt Ingebretson
Feb 11, 2019 • 68 min
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…
The Canine Mutiny w/ Mikey Heller
Feb 4, 2019 • 82 min
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…
Disenchantment w/ Josh Weinstein
Jan 28, 2019 • 84 min
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…
Who Shot Mr. Burns w/ Bill Oakley
Jan 21, 2019 • 84 min
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…
Treehouse of Horror III w/ Will Campos
Jan 14, 2019 • 63 min
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…
Dancin’ Homer w/ Billy West
Jan 7, 2019 • 67 min
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.…
Homer the Vigilante w/ Casey Boyd
Dec 31, 2018 • 67 min
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…
The Joy of Sect w/ Lisa Curry
Dec 24, 2018 • 62 min
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…
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire w/ Alonso Duralde
Dec 17, 2018 • 65 min
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…
HOMЯ w/ Allen Strickland Williams
Dec 10, 2018 • 69 min
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…
What Animated Women Want w/ Maurice LaMarche
Dec 3, 2018 • 69 min
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…
‘Tis the Fifteenth Season w/ Michael Price
Nov 26, 2018 • 76 min
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…
It’s Garry Shandling’s Show w/ Al Jean
Nov 19, 2018 • 61 min
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…
Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 163: Mountain of Madness w/ John Mathot
Nov 13, 2018 • 77 min
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…
Treehouse of Horror V w/ Nick Wiger
Nov 5, 2018 • 64 min
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…
The Mansion Family w/ Blaine Capatch
Oct 29, 2018 • 68 min
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…
Treehouse of Horror VIII w/ Ben Blacker
Oct 22, 2018 • 71 min
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.”…
The Otto Show w/ Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young
Oct 15, 2018 • 88 min
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?…
A Star is Born Again w/ Joel Kim Booster
Oct 8, 2018 • 50 min
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…
The Crepes of Wrath w/ Luke McGarry
Oct 1, 2018 • 58 min
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…
Brush with Greatness w/ Bill Morrison
Sep 24, 2018 • 75 min
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…
Boy-Scoutz ‘n the Hood w/ Adam Cayton Holland
Sep 17, 2018 • 68 min
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…
Sideshow Bob Roberts w/ Bobcat Goldthwait
Sep 10, 2018 • 74 min
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…
Forgive and Regret w/ Evan Kleiman
Sep 4, 2018 • 62 min
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…
Black Widower w/ Diana Wright
Aug 27, 2018 • 75 min
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…
Lisa’s Pony w/ Lisa Hanawalt
Aug 20, 2018 • 65 min
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…
The Boy Who Knew Too Much w/ Alec Owen
Aug 13, 2018 • 70 min
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……
Burns’ Heir w/ Jordan Morris - Live @ Max Fun Con
Aug 6, 2018 • 70 min
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…
Grade School Confidential w/ Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert
Jul 30, 2018 • 71 min
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,…
Two Bad Neighbors w/ Scott Gairdner
Jul 23, 2018 • 75 min
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…
Life on the Fast Lane w/ J.Keith van Straaten
Jul 16, 2018 • 69 min
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…
The Cartridge Family w/ Hampton Yount
Jul 9, 2018 • 67 min
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…
The Critic w/ Al Jean
Jul 2, 2018 • 72 min
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…
Homer the Smithers w/ Hari Kondabolu
Jun 25, 2018 • 47 min
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…
Homer Defined w/ Allan McLeod
Jun 18, 2018 • 67 min
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…
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds w/ Melanie Bracewell
Jun 11, 2018 • 63 min
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…
Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie w/ Ricky Carmona
Jun 4, 2018 • 69 min
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…
The Springfield Files w/ Mike Reiss
May 28, 2018 • 76 min
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…
138th Episode Spectacular
May 21, 2018 • 71 min
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…
Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons: Mr. Plow w/ Jesse Thorn
May 14, 2018 • 71 min
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.…
When Flanders Failed w/ Ryan Quincy
May 7, 2018 • 66 min
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…
Lisa The Greek w/ Mac DeMarco
Apr 30, 2018 • 51 min
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…
My Sister, My Sitter w/ Sean O’Connor
Apr 23, 2018 • 70 min
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.…
The Blue and The Grey w/ Helen Hong
Apr 17, 2018 • 58 min
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…
Lisa’s Date with Density w/ Sam Wiles
Apr 9, 2018 • 66 min
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.…
Principal Charming w/ April Wolfe
Apr 2, 2018 • 66 min
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…
Lisa vs Malibu Stacy w/ Riley Silverman
Mar 26, 2018 • 47 min
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…
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield w/ Jordan Morris
Mar 19, 2018 • 62 min
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…
Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 128: The Day the Violence Died w/ Josh Weinstein
Mar 12, 2018 • 74 min
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…
Everything’s Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 127: The PTA Disbands w/ Nelson Franklin
Mar 6, 2018 • 69 min
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…
Lemon of Troy (with Mike Mitchell)
Dec 18, 2017 • 65 min
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,…
A Fish Called Selma (with Josh Weinstein)
Dec 11, 2017 • 81 min
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…
Homer the Moe (with Dana Gould)
Dec 4, 2017 • 50 min
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…
22 Short Films About Springfield (with Bill Oakley)
Nov 27, 2017 • 69 min
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…
Marge Be Not Proud & How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (with Mike Scully)
Nov 20, 2017 • 99 min
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…
Krusty Gets Kancelled (with David Silverman)
Nov 13, 2017 • 63 min
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…
Burns Baby Burns (with Sara Rubin)
Nov 6, 2017 • 63 min
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…
Bart the Daredevil (with Jay Kogen)
Oct 30, 2017 • 60 min
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…
And Maggie Makes Three (with Todd Levin)
Oct 16, 2017 • 60 min
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…
Treehouse of Horror V (with Nick Wiger)
Oct 9, 2017 • 52 min
Nick Wiger (Comedy Bang Bang) spooks Allie and Julia with a discussion on Treehouse of Horror V!
The Serfsons (with Brian Kelley)
Oct 2, 2017 • 55 min
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…
Marge on the Lam (with Riley Silverman)
Sep 25, 2017 • 67 min
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…
Simpsons Video Games (with Adam Conover)
Sep 18, 2017 • 65 min
Adam Conover stops by to talk about his love of Simpsons video games throughout the years.
Radio Bart (with Nancy Cartwright)
Sep 11, 2017 • 72 min
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…
Mr. Lisa Goes to Washingon (with Anne D Bernstein)
Aug 28, 2017 • 50 min
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…
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson (with Mike Maronna)
Aug 21, 2017 • 57 min
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…
Duffless (with Josef Lincoln)
Aug 14, 2017 • 57 min
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…
Bart’s Girlfriend (with Mara Wilson)
Aug 7, 2017 • 57 min
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…
Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song (w/ John Ross Bowie)
Jul 31, 2017 • 61 min
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.
Treehouse of Horror II (with Matt Braunger)
Jul 24, 2017 • 56 min
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…
Whacking Day (with Betsy Sodaro)
Jul 17, 2017 • 63 min
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.
Grampa Simpson vs. Sexual Inadequacy (with Michael Rousselet)
Jul 10, 2017 • 57 min
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.
New Kid on the Block (with Ryan Nemeth)
Jul 3, 2017 • 53 min
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…
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (with Joe Berkowitz)
Jun 26, 2017 • 66 min
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…
Rosebud (with Craig Rowen)
Jun 19, 2017 • 66 min
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…
Weekend at Burnsie’s (with Steven Ray Morris)
Jun 12, 2017 • 64 min
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…
Bart After Dark (with Erin McGathy)
Jun 5, 2017 • 64 min
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,…
Secrets of a Successful Marriage (with Jesse Fox)
May 29, 2017 • 64 min
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…
Bart the Lover (with Simon Rich)
May 22, 2017 • 58 min
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…
Bart the Murderer (with Joseph Scrimshaw)
May 15, 2017 • 61 min
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…
Super Dad (with Dino Stamatopolous)
May 8, 2017 • 61 min
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…
Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in “The Curse of the Flying Hellfish” (with Justin Michael)
May 1, 2017 • 60 min
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)…
Today I am a Clown (with Mike Levine)
Apr 24, 2017 • 57 min
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?
Homer Alone (with Eric Lampaert)
Apr 17, 2017 • 50 min
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.
Mr. Plow (with Jesse Thorn)
Apr 10, 2017 • 67 min
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”…
Krusty Gets Busted (with Joe Russo)
Apr 3, 2017 • 60 min
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…
The Town (with Mike Mitchell)
Mar 27, 2017 • 68 min
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…
Brother From Another Series (with Brian Firenzi)
Mar 20, 2017 • 58 min
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.…
BONUS EPISODE: That’s a Wrap on Season 2!
Dec 21, 2016 • 70 min
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…
Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious (with Brandon Beck)
Dec 12, 2016 • 92 min
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,…
Last Exit To Springfield (with Paul Scheer)
Dec 5, 2016 • 66 min
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…
Cape Feare (with Peter Atencio)
Nov 28, 2016 • 61 min
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,…
Bart Gets An Elephant (with Cody Johnston)
Nov 7, 2016 • 70 min
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…
Lisa’s Substitute (with Daniel O’Brien)
Oct 31, 2016 • 82 min
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…
Three Gays of the Condo (with “Weird Al” Yankovic)
Oct 24, 2016 • 45 min
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.…
Fear of Flying (with Nick Mundy)
Oct 18, 2016 • 56 min
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…
Lisa the Vegetarian (with Jackie Johnson)
Oct 10, 2016 • 79 min
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…
Bart’s Friend Falls In Love (with Jensen Karp)
Oct 3, 2016 • 62 min
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…
Live at LA Podfest 2016 (with Josh Weinstein, Matt Selman, Tim Long, David Silverman, Alex Hirsch, Samm Levine and Luke McGarry)
Sep 26, 2016 • 89 min
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,…
Homer Goes To College (with Jeremy Smith)
Sep 19, 2016 • 69 min
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,…
Bart Gets Hit By A Car (with Jeff Loveness)
Sep 12, 2016 • 67 min
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…
Homer Badman (with Joe McAdam)
Sep 5, 2016 • 65 min
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…
The City Of New York Vs Homer Simpsons (with Jake Flores)
Aug 29, 2016 • 78 min
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,…
Treehouse Of Horror (with MC Lars)
Aug 15, 2016 • 64 min
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…
I Married Marge (with Jeff Martin)
Aug 8, 2016 • 76 min
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…
Homer’s Enemy (with Spencer Gilbert)
Aug 1, 2016 • 67 min
—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…
Homer’s Barbershop Quarter (with Kali Fontecchio & Anthony Vanchure)
Jul 25, 2016 • 72 min
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…
E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) (with Abed Gheith)
Jul 18, 2016 • 71 min
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,…
Lisa The Beauty Queen (with Kate Dwyer)
Jul 11, 2016 • 62 min
HEY THERE PODCAST BOY, FLYIN’ THROUGH THE SKY SO FANCY FREE! This week the delightful Kate Dwyer (Feeling Feelings,, @feelingsmusings) joins us to talk about “Lisa The Beauty Queen.” We discuss Bob Hope, the allure of extracurriculars you may…
Homer Loves Flanders (with Eric Appel)
Jul 4, 2016 • 53 min
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…
Homer At The Bat (with George Watsky)
Jun 27, 2016 • 54 min
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…
Three Men and A Comic Book (with Dani Fernandez)
Jun 20, 2016 • 71 min
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…
Treehouse Of Horror XI (with Whitmer Thomas)
Jun 13, 2016 • 61 min
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…
The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (with Chris Stephens)
Jun 6, 2016 • 78 min
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…
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge (with Mike Mayfield)
May 23, 2016 • 62 min
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…
Stark Raving Dad (with Haley Mancini)
May 16, 2016 • 62 min
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…
$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (with Julian McCullough)
May 9, 2016 • 66 min
This week’s show is a celebration of legalized gambling as we discuss “$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…
Bart vs. Australia (with Jeremy Guskin)
May 2, 2016 • 73 min
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…
Homer and Apu (with Nelson Franklin)
Apr 25, 2016 • 67 min
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…
Bart Gets Famous (with Mike Lawrence)
Apr 18, 2016 • 76 min
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…
Deep Space Homer (with Ken Jennings)
Apr 11, 2016 • 60 min
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…
Homerpalooza (with Kyle Clark)
Apr 4, 2016 • 69 min
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…
King-Size Homer (with Hutch Harris)
Mar 28, 2016 • 52 min
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,”…
Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment (with Zachary)
Mar 21, 2016 • 69 min
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…
The Day The Earth Stood Cool (with Matt Selman)
Mar 14, 2016 • 67 min
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…
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (with Josh Weinstein)
Mar 7, 2016 • 79 min
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,…
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson (with Simon Ore)
Feb 29, 2016 • 64 min
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…
Dog of Death (with Georgia Hardstark)
Feb 22, 2016 • 50 min
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…
A Streetcar Named Marge (with Katie Crown)
Feb 15, 2016 • 51 min
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…
The Last Temptation Of Homer (with Dave Child)
Feb 8, 2016 • 62 min
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…
El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (with Dave Horwitz)
Feb 1, 2016 • 62 min
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…
Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (with Jonah Keri)
Jan 25, 2016 • 60 min
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…
Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily (with Alex Falcone)
Jan 19, 2016 • 74 min
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…
Bart Gets an F (with Shawn Pearlman)
Jan 11, 2016 • 61 min
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…
Mayored to the Mob (with DJ Lance Rock)
Jan 5, 2016 • 68 min
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…
BONUS EPISODE: That’s a Wrap on Season 1!
Dec 2, 2015 • 27 min
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…
Lisa’s Rival (with Liz Prince)
Nov 24, 2015 • 52 min
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…
Treehouse of Horror IV (with Deanna Rooney)
Nov 9, 2015 • 58 min
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…
Bart of Darkness (with Erin Pearce)
Nov 2, 2015 • 74 min
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”…
BONUS EPISODE: Treehouse of Horror Tribute
Oct 30, 2015 • 59 min
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…
King of the Hill (with Jon Gabrus)
Oct 26, 2015 • 65 min
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…
Homer the Great (with Paul Jay)
Oct 19, 2015 • 65 min
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.
Hurricane Neddy (with Kevin T. Porter)
Oct 12, 2015 • 73 min
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…
BONUS EP: LIVE from the Knoxville SunSphere! (with Matt Chadourne and Tyler Sonnichsen)
Oct 9, 2015 • 23 min
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.
Behind the Laughter (with Tim Long)
Oct 5, 2015 • 89 min
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.
The Principal and the Pauper (with John Ungaro)
Sep 28, 2015 • 56 min
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!
The Old Man and the Key (with Demi Adejuyigbe)
Sep 21, 2015 • 54 min
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.
Mr. Spitz Goes to Washington (with Caitlin Gill)
Sep 14, 2015 • 60 min
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.
Lemon Of Troy (with Mike Mitchell)
Sep 8, 2015 • 63 min
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,…
Lisa The Iconoclast (with Joe Kwaczala)
Aug 31, 2015 • 78 min
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!
Lisa’s Wedding (with Liza Treyger)
Aug 24, 2015 • 43 min
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.
A Milhouse Divided (with Sean O’Connor)
Aug 19, 2015 • 59 min
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…
Lisa on Ice (with Pat Cassels)
Aug 17, 2015 • 55 min
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…
Summer of 4 Ft. 2 (with Erin Mallory Long)
Aug 10, 2015 • 65 min
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.
Mother Simpson (with Jake Goldman)
Aug 3, 2015 • 66 min
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.
22 Short Films About Springfield (with Bill Oakley)
Aug 3, 2015 • 68 min
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…
Homer the Moe (with Dana Gould)
Jul 27, 2015 • 48 min
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…
Homer the Heretic (with Jordan Morris)
Jul 20, 2015 • 65 min
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.
Homie the Clown (with Josh Androsky)
Jul 6, 2015 • 70 min
American’s son Josh Androsky (Vice) joins Allie and Julia to talk Homie the Clown and STREET JUSTICE.
You Only Move Twice (with Matt Mira)
Jun 29, 2015 • 56 min
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.”
BONUS Father’s Day Episode (with Travis Goertz and Tim Prescott)
Jun 24, 2015 • 48 min
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.
Marge Be Not Proud & How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (with Mike Scully)
Jun 23, 2015 • 97 min
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…
A Star is Burns (with Jonah Ray)
Jun 15, 2015 • 69 min
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!
Das Bus (with Nick Ross)
Jun 8, 2015 • 53 min
Nick Ross (AKA Canadian darling @NickBossRoss) joins Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott to talk Das Bus, childhood, and heartbreak.
I Love Lisa (with Adam Wilson)
Jun 1, 2015 • 44 min
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.
Bart’s Soul (with Myq Kaplan)
May 27, 2015 • 52 min
This week we talk Bart’s Soul with special guest Myq Kaplan! What a treat.
Radioactive Man (with Samm Levine)
May 18, 2015 • 57 min
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…
Bart on the Road (with DC Pierson)
May 11, 2015 • 70 min
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…
Selma’s Choice (with Emily Heller)
May 4, 2015 • 54 min
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.
Itchy and Scratchy Land (with Ben Schwartz)
Apr 27, 2015 • 67 min
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…
A Fish Called Selma (with Josh Weinstein)
Apr 20, 2015 • 79 min
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…
Treehouse of Horror V (with Nick Wiger)
Apr 13, 2015 • 52 min
Nick Wiger (Comedy Bang Bang) spooks Allie and Julia with a discussion on Treehouse of Horror V!
Homer’s Phobia (with Louis Pietzman)
Apr 6, 2015 • 52 min
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.
Simpsons Already Did It (with Zack Pearlman)
Apr 1, 2015 • 51 min
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…
Flaming Moe’s (with J. Elvis Weinstein)
Mar 30, 2015 • 52 min
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.
Bart’s Comet (with Alex Hirsch)
Mar 21, 2015 • 81 min
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.