Simpsons Is Greater Than...

Simpsons Is Greater Than...

A podcast about the cultural impact of The Simpsons. Interviews with people who worked on the show, as well as musicians, artists, and other creatives. Hosted by Simpsons collector Warren Evans, a.k.a. Bart of Darkness.

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April 14, 2021 70 min

Pod Boys is a new bonus series where Badr from The Short Box Podcast and I talk all about podcasting, funny behind the scenes stuff from each of our shows, as well as what we are working on. Think of it as the after show for the podcast.

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Welcome to another Q&A! I am once again joined by Badr from The Short Box Podcast to answer your questions. We talk about musical guests, Bart Simpson tattoos, my favorite hot sauces, and lots more.

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March 24, 2021 67 min

Mike Reiss was one of the first writers hired on The Simpsons, and he joins me this week to talk all about his many years with the show, but also his new podcast called "What am I Doing Here?" - Other topics include The Critic, Simpsons Sing The Blues, and bugging people for work.

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March 17, 2021 66 min

Welcome to Episode 28 with "Rascally" Mike Polcino. Mike was hired on The Simpsons during season 2, and has been directing since 1998. In this episode, he talks about his journey to working in animation, as well as one of the best first day stories I've ever heard.

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March 3, 2021 65 min

Robert W. Getz is a Simpsons collector, but most notably the author of The Unauthorized Guide to the Simpsons Collectibles (1997) and Further Adventures in the Simpsons Collectibles: An Unauthorized Guide (2000),  two books that are pivotal to the hobby.

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February 24, 2021 81 min

Neil Arsenty is the man behind On This Day in Simpsons History and Woo Hoo! Classic Simpsons Trivia Chicago. In this episode, and in the spirit of Neil's account, we talk about Deep Space Homer, which was released on this day in 1994. We also talk about what led him to obsessively cataloging Simpsons information, hosting trivia, and so much more. This episode also features a trivia segment of it's own!

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February 17, 2021 67 min

I am joined this week by Jon Contino, author of "Brand By Hand" and someone who has helped design some of your favorite things. We talk all about how Jon got into art,  how the Bartman logo influenced him, and the impact The Simpsons made on him.

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I am back again this week with my good friend Badr Milligan of The Short Box Podcast  to answer more of your questions and talk all about dusting.

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January 27, 2021 61 min

This week I welcome Tim Long to the show. Tim has been writing on The Simpsons for over 20 years, and has over 30 episodes under his belt. We talk all about comedy writing, cats, and Jacksonville.

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January 20, 2021 70 min

Cesar started working on The Simpsons in Season 30, and he recently had his first credited script - the fantastic "I, Carumbus." In this interview, you'll find out how Cesar got into writing for television, as well as his personal history with the show.

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January 13, 2021 107 min

Marshall Julius is the author of Vintage Geek, as well as an avid Simpsons collector and fan. In this episode, you can hear us talk all about the time Marshall and his friends asked Dan Castellaneta for way too many autographs in the early 90's, and plenty of other great stories from his time as a journalist and film critic.

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This week I take a break from the normal format to answer some of your questions. My friend Badr Milligan of The Short Box Podcast comes on to hang out, and we have a great time expanding on what you want to know.

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December 30, 2020 80 min

This week I am joined by Danielle Weisberg. She has been a writer's assistant on The Simpsons for the last three seasons, and she recently wrote her first episode for Season 32. We talk all about production codes, what it was like to work for Conan, and plenty of other stuff.

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Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson herself, is back again this week to talk about four classic Simpsons Christmas episodes.

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December 9, 2020 72 min

Conor Lastowka is a comedy writer, author, and podcaster who writes and produces on RiffTrax, among other things. We discuss controversial Simpsons opinions, and Conor tells me some funny stories from his childhood fandom of the show.

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December 2, 2020 62 min

This week I welcome Michael Price to the show. Mike has been writing on The Simpsons for 18+ years, he also co-created "F is for Family" and has worked on a bunch of other shows you know.

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November 18, 2020 69 min

This week I have Rob Oliver on the podcast. Rob has been working on the show for 24+ years, and has done everything from character layout, to car commercials, to directing episodes. We go into detail about some of his best episodes, so if you love animation, this one is for you.

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November 11, 2020 78 min

Bill Morrison is one of my favorite artists to ever draw The Simpsons. He is responsible for some of the best drawings of the characters, both from his days in the marketing department and Bongo Comics, which he co-founded.

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November 4, 2020 49 min

Jay Kogen was one of the first writers hired on The Simpsons, and co-wrote some of the most beloved episodes of the entire show. In this interview, we talk about how he got into comedy writing, what lead him to The Simpsons, and a lot more.

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Carolyn Omine has been working on The Simpsons since 1998. She's been a writer, a voice director, and producer...she's also worked on a lot of Halloween episodes, making her a great guest for a conversation about Halloween and Treehouse of Horror.

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