IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, BABIES. Our first ep in the final 5 of Round Springfield are here! Just in time for Father’s Day – we’re kicking off with the father-daughter writing team behind the episode, “Yokel Hero” – Jeff and Samantha Martin! You may remember Jeff from ECUS where he gabbed about being part of the writing team in the early days and the go-to songwriter for hits like “Streetcar! The Musical” and “Baby On Board” (which Sam was the inspiration behind!). Samantha always thought of herself as a performer, but explains the moment she realized she wanted to become a writer – but still NEVER thought she’d write a Simpsons with her Dad. It’s a sweet hang with a family steeped in Simpsons history and the kind of chat you immediately call your Dad after.
This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes (this one sounds like a zoom call … because it is!) – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
About the show
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.
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