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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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