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Episode 31 – Brush with Georgia

The podcast so good, you’ll hang it on your wall… yes! Enter Ringo Starr in “Brush With Greatness”, the Simpsons episode that starts in Mount Splashmore and culminates with Marge Simpsons painting Mr Burns in the nude. For the history bit, we tell the story of the exit (from the USSR) of Georgia, who declared… Read More »

Episode 29 – The LAPD Gets An F

Political tensions are running high in the Retrospecticus powder keg, as we join the Assassins’ conspiracy in “Bart’s Dog Gets An ‘F’” and some police brutality against Rodney King sparks the LA riots. Along the way we’ll take in number ones from jeans adverts, learn some Korean social mores and celebrate animation’s greatest animal noise… Read More »

Episode 26 – Homer versus Lisa and Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Retrospecticus Mobius loops in on itself as we tackle “Homer vs Lisa and the Eighth Commandment” and the democratic elections in Haiti! We’ll hear all about Haiti’s fascinating history, which is not for the weak of heart, see Columbus being a total bastard as usual, and learn both some commandment facts and a dance that’s… Read More »

Episode 23 – Bart gets hit by the Gulf War

An action-packed Retrospecticus this time as the Gulf War starts and Bart gets hit by a car, and dies! Along the way there’s a ton of debuts, an Alliss fact, Stormin’ Norman’s great left hook, a cheap plug for Salad and a discussion of phallic imagery in the theatre of war! https://media.blubrry.com/retrospecticus/p/dl.dropbox.com/s/pfj852c789l9y9c/ep023.mp3Podcast: Play in new… 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 »

Episode 13 – Some Enchanted Burmese Election

Episode 13 is here, and put a fork in season one, it’s done! We discuss “Some Enchanted Evening” and the Burmese elections of 1990 that didn’t see Aung San Suu Kyi come to power. Along the way we’ll also dicuss QEDcon, fourth wall breaking, a song that was the scourge of nineties clothes shops, the… Read More »

Welcome to Retrospecticus

Hello there! Welcome to the home of Retrospecticus, a Simpsons History podcast. In each episode, your hosts Tom and Garreth will reminisce over an episode of the Simpsons, before going over an important historical event that occurs on or around the time of the show’s original air date.