The Simpsons

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 185: Bart Carny w/ Lindsay Katai

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Lindsay Katai

This week, we'll make the case for season 9 of The Simpsons by discussing "Bart Carny" with Lindsay Katai. Check her out as co-host of the podcast Teen Creeps. You'll be able to see Lindsay's work later this year on Cartoon Network's Infinity Train.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Talking Alf w/ Al Jean

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Al Jean

The longtime Simpsons showrunner returns to the Max Fun studios – this time around Al Jean joins us to discuss his contributions to "Alf."

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 182: An Interview w/ Head Ned of Okilly Dokilly

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We're doing something a little different this week! We're joined by the lead singer of Okilly Dokilly, the world's only "Nedal" band. Yep, a subgenre of metal music themed around Ned Flanders. The band's new album "Howdilly Twodilly" drops March 29th. Jordan Morris guest hosts with Julia on this epic musical journey of obscure Simpsons references and heavy metal.

The MaxFunDrive wraps up this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the 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 drive.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 181: Homer's Triple Bypass w/ David Silverman

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David Silverman

We're joined by legendary Simpsons director David Silverman! He'll give is a behind the scenes look at an episode he directed. Find out why the episode terrified Allie and Julia when they were kids. Plus, why David believes his musical talents have helped his career in animation.

The MaxFunDrive kicks off this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the Maximum 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 drive.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 180: The Springfield Connection w/ Jenny Jaffe

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Jenny Jaffe

We're joined by Jenny Jaffe this week! She is the creator and star of IFC's "Neurotica." She's also currently one of the writers on the "Rugrats" reboot on Nickelodeon. We'll chat a lot about television writing, Julia's love of musicals, and counterfeit jeans.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 179: Bart's Inner Child w/ Simon Gibson

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Simon Gibson

Join us as we discuss Bart's Inner Child with comedian Simon Gibson. Trampolines! Self-Help Gurus! Troy McClure! Albert Brooks! This episode has got it all. We get real silly this week folks.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bill Oakley

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Bullseye
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Bill Oakley

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The Simpsons Writer Bill Oakley On His Crowning Achievement and Reviewing Fast Food on Instagram

Bill Oakley's a veteran comedy writer for TV. He's worked on Portlandia, Futurama, The Cleveland Show and Disenchantment.

He wrote for The Simpsons between 1992 and 1998 - the golden years.

Together with his partner Josh Weinstein, Bill made some stone cold Simpsons classics:

Remember when Malibu Stacey got a new hat? The time The Simpsons went to Australia? Or how about the time baby Maggie shot Mr. Burns?

All those episodes were co-written by our Bill.

In this episode, Bill tells Jesse about what he feels is his crowning achievement on The Simpsons and writing reviews for fast food on Instagram.

You can see Bill's latest work on the Netflix show Disenchantment. He's a writer and executive producer for the series.

If you want to see more of Bill's fast food reviews, find him on Instagram, his handle is @thatbilloakley.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 178: There's No Disgrace Like Home w/ James Harvey

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James Harvey

We'll chat about an early Simpsons episode with James Harvey. You know James as one of the creators and editors of Bartkira. He's also an artist, writer, and illustrator for animation, comics, and videogames. James recalls what it was like rewatch this episode on a VHS bootleg, and why season one of the Simpsons deserves more love.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 177: Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming w/ Karl Hess

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Karl Hess

This week, we're joined by comedian Karl Hess to discuss this classic Sideshow Bob episode. Despite being one of the most terrifying characters of The Simpsons, we just want you to know – Sideshow Bob can get it. You can check out Karl as co-host of the podcast Yelling About Pâté.

Ep 30: Go Fact Yourself with Sasheer Zamata and Samm Levine

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Jay Kogen, J. Keith van Straaten, Samm Levine, Helen Hong, Sasheer Zamata
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Sasheer Zamata & Samm Levine
Guests: 
Cat Thomas & Jay Kogen

"The Simpsons," Quentin Tarantino and comedy come together on Go Fact Yourself!

Sasheer Zamata is best known for her roles on "Saturday Night Live" and as the host of the variety showcase Sasheer Zamata Party Time. She’ll tell us about why a very... confusing invasion of her privacy has her so protective of her personal possessions.

Sasheer will go up against actor Samm Levine, who you may know from the Quentin Tarentino film Inglorious Basterds. He’s also in the beloved, but short-lived, TV series "Freaks and Geeks." He’s heard from a lot of fans who say they wish that show hadn’t ended so abruptly. But good news: he’ll share his solution to keeping "Freaks and Geeks" going for just a little longer.

What’s the difference: Space

What’s the difference between a meteor and a meteorite?

What’s the difference between a nook and a cranny?

Areas of Expertise

Sasheer Zamata: Beyonce, the films Kill Bill: Vol. I and Kill Bill: Vol. II and show choir.

Samm Levine: The first three Die Hard movies, poker and "The Simpsons" seasons 3-9.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Sasheer Zamata
Samm Levine

With guest experts:

Cat Thomas, award-winning costume designer for film and television.

Jay Kogen writer for "The Simpsons"

This episode is sponsored by The Big Quiz Thing and the Maximum Fun Jumbotron program.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

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