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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 131: Principal Charming w/ April Wolfe

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April Wolfe

April Wolfe joins Allie and Julia to talk about Principal Charming. You know April from Max Fun podcasts Who Shot Ya? & Switchblade Sisters, naturally, she picked an episode with a ton of nods to classic films. They'll break down the cinematic pop culture gags for you, including references to: Terminator, Vertigo, Gone With The Wind, and more! In the episode, Homer is tasked with finding Selma a husband. He finds the perfect mate -- Principal Skinner. Unfortunately, he falls for Selma's identical twin sister Patty instead. April tells us why she loves heart-wrenching episodes like this one. Plus, find out which characters make their first appearances in the series in this episode!

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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 130: Lisa vs Malibu Stacy w/ Riley Silverman

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Riley Silverman

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 say. Unfortunately, she is incredibly disappointed by the sexist catchphrases. She spends the rest of the episode trying to get a new kind of doll made -- one that will inspire little girls everywhere to believe in their dreams. Riley tells us about her favorite gags in this episode, discusses how some of the jokes have aged overtime, and why she loves Malibu Stacy's new hat!

Don't forget Everything's Coming Up Simpsons has an upcoming live show in Chicago on Saturday, March 31 at Thalia Hall!

The MaxFunDrive is almost here! Tune into your favorite MaxFun shows (including Everything's Coming Up Simpsons) April 2nd through April 13th for all of the details. This is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one!

Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: A$AP Ferg and Dr. Katz

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Bullseye
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A$AP Ferg
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Jonathan Katz

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A$AP Ferg on how to form a successful hip-hop collective

Rapper and fashion designer A$AP Ferg was born Darold Ferguson and grew up in Harlem's Hamilton Heights neighborhood. Together with A$AP Rocky, A$AP Bari and many more, he established himself as one of the best MCs in the New York hip hop collective A$AP Mob. In 2013 he released his first solo record, Trap Lord, which included the hit single "Shabba", which hit #7 on the Billboard hot 100. Ferg has spent the last couple of years cultivating a sound that's totally unique, touching on genres like trap, house, soul and dubstep. He's achieved this by working with artists like the girl group Haim, Bone Thugs N' Harmony, Missy Elliott, and more.

A$AP Ferg and Jesse talk about how attending an arts high school fueled his creativity and allowed him experiences he wouldn't of otherwise had. They talk about the beginnings of A$AP Mob, and the death of his dear friend and A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Yams.

A$AP Ferg's latest album Always Strive and Prosper is out now, and has a new mixtape called Still Striving coming out in August. And don't forget to check out his clothing line Traplord.

Click here to listen to Jesse's interview with A$AP Ferg!


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Jonathan Katz on Dr. Katz Professional Therapist

Jonathan Katz is best known for Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, his animated hit TV series from the 1990's that aired on Comedy Central where he voiced Dr. Katz. It was one of their weirdest animated TV shows on air at the time. Katz took the saying, "stand up is therapy for comedian's" and made a whole show based around it, having a whole host of characters on the show played different comedian's in his circle, all to be seen by Dr. Katz. Since the show went off the air in 1999, Katz has kept writing and doing standup.

Jonathan tells Jesse what it was like working with Robin Williams, when he was on tour with his then popular TV show Mork & Mindy. They talk about how he created Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, and the revival of that show in audio form. Plus, they talk about multiple sclerosis, and how it has affected his stand-up career.

Jonathan's Dr. Katz: The Audio Files is available on Audible now.

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The Outshot: Prince's Sign O' The Times

Jesse makes a case for why the now 30 year old Sign O' The Times is Prince's most essentially Prince album.

Click here to listen to Jesse's outshot on Prince's "Sign O' The Times"!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo w/ Joe Berkowitz

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Joe Berkowitz

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 over there, maaaan. They also get into the wall-to-wall jokes of this episode, the teetering tight rope of casual racism, and the joy of stealing from Flanders.

This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Live at LA Podfest 2016

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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, Samm Levine and Luke McGarry. Plus: David Silverman makes a special video appearance!

This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Homer Goes To College (with Jeremy Smith)

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Jeremy Smith

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, we talk about mandatory nap time, South Park: Six Days To Air, "Is Matt Groening on this newsgroup?," and the humanity of hand drawn animation.

This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Bart Gets Hit By A Car (with Jeff Loveness)

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Jeff Loveness

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 Simpsons when you were a kid, Street Justice, and loose caskets. Plus: Allie tries desperately to recall The Wizard of Oz.

This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Homer Badman (with Joe McAdam)

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Joe McAdam

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 not this episode would play as well today as it did in the early 90s. Plus: Julia has yet another stroke!

This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: I Married Marge (with Jeff Martin)

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Jeff Martin

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 songs, what he's pulled from real life for his episodes, "There's my buddy," meeting a Beatle, and messing with Conan O'Brien.

This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Homer's Enemy (w/ Spencer Gilbert)

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Spencer Gilbert

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 important, and bleak, episodes in Simpsons history, "Homer's Enemy." We talk about real life Homers, the frustrating instinct to correct people, PEW PEW PEWWWWWW!!!!!!, and finally call B.S. on Dinosaurs. PLUS: O ZANNNN

This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.

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