Category Archives: Show

Episode 2 – Bart the Storming of the Stasi HQ

It’s our first episode with a special guest! We take a look at the Simpsons episode “Bart the Genius”. Tom has a revelation about the “Staphylococci virus”, Garreth tells us about all things banana related, and we are joined by Simon Singh, author of “The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets” to talk about the maths… Read More »

Episode 1 – Simpsons Roasting on a Romanian Revolution

In the first proper episode of Retrospecticus, we take a look at “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, the first full episode of The Simpsons and the only one to be broadcast in the 1980’s. For the modern history, we tell the story of the Romanian Revolution that overthrew Nicolae Ceausescu. If you’d like to… Read More »

The Pilot Episode

WARNING! This was Tom and Garreth’s very first recording together. It was done over Skype and not face to face, so it’s very rough and ready and not very good. If you are just starting to listen to the show, we recommend starting with Episode 1! Welcome to the very first episode of Retrospecticus, a… Read More »