Episode 21 – Saddam Hussein the Daredevil

Episode 21, and this time out we discuss “Homer Falls Down The Gorge”… I mean, “Bart The Daredevil” and Saddam Hussein’s rise to power. We cover around 8,000 years of Iraqi history, from the Sumerians to the build up to the Gulf War. Also featuring: Asterix! “Steel Justice”! Sergeant Slaughter! And a bonus amount of… Read More »

Episode 20 – Thatcher vs. Thanksgiving

A huge moment in the Retrospecticus timeline as Maggie Maggie Maggie is OUT! OUT! OUT!… And we cover “Bart vs. Thanksgiving”! Featuring loadsa cool Peter Alliss facts, Karl Marx getting mistaken for a Caramac, Marilyn Manson in Milton Keynes and the debunking of a whippy myth. And all the while we ask: where’s Cersei’s elephant?… Read More »

Episode 19 – Dead Web Page Society

Be prepared for wrath, feuds, beer and mini golf this week as we tackle Dead Putting Society, a Simpsons episode that sees Homer lose his rag with Flanders and enter into a bet based on the outcome of their sons miniature golf tournament. In the history bit we’re looking at the birth of the World… Read More »

Episode 18 – Dancin’ Akihito

Let Retrospecticus take you out to the baaaaall gaaaame… No, it’s not that one – it’s “Dancin’ Homer”, and the ascendance of Japan’s Emperor Akihito. Along the way we naturally stop in at an MK Dons nil-nil draw and mourn a fallen Sideshow. Plus Godzilla by the bucket load. This one is a real treat… Read More »

Episode 17 – Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on President Mary Robinson

Our new episode is packed with fun for every Joe Sixpack and Sally Housecoat! We discuss the Simpsons episode “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish” and the ascendancy of Mary Robinson, the first woman to become president of Ireland. Along the way we kick the Beautiful South while they’re down… Read More »

Episode 16 – Norwegian Government Collapse of Horror

It’s a spooktacular episode as we look at ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ and the collapse of the Norwegian Government. But don’t worry, we’ll still have time for digressions such as Brock not being canon, John Schwartzwelder’s ‘The Raven’, the Viking with the least threatening nickname and a horrible feeling of vu deja… https://media.blubrry.com/retrospecticus/p/dl.dropbox.com/s/igb4mn16bypm9u7/ep016.mp3Podcast: Play in new… Read More »

Episode 15 – Mikhail Gorbachev and Delilah

It’s a rather hirsute episode this week as we look at the Simpsons episode Simpson and Delilah, which features Homer acquiring a supply of Dimoxinil, growing a full head of hair and gaining a promotion eighties-style. We talk about his assistant Karl and the Simpsons first gay kiss (sort of). The episode first aired shortly… Read More »

Episode 14 – Transnistria Gets An F

Retrospecticus is BACK!!! It’s the start of season two and we’ve got “Bart Gets An ‘F’” and Transnistria to discuss. Along the way we take in our Christmas presents, camera angles in a cartoon, more Irish names than you can shake a stick it, the bad blood between the Moldovan Popular Front and the Popular… Read More »

Podcast artwork from Make Me Yellow!

As we are on the cusp of series 2 of Retrospecticus, we are excited to reveal some artwork for the show, courtesy of the talented folks at makemeyellow.photos In case you were wondering, Tom is on the left and Garreth is on the right. Look out for the first episode of series 2 in the… Read More »

The Flag Special

Hoist the colours for a very special episode! Garreth and Tom talk flags, both real world and Springfieldian. Along the way we’ll learn why it’s OK for ducks to be racist (sort of), get some tips on the practicalities of bondage, indulge in some more John Swartzwelder speculation and touch on a certain chemically-enriched cereal.… Read More »