Tag Archives: CIA

Episode 8 – The Telltale Nicaraguan Election

https://media.blubrry.com/retrospecticus/p/dl.dropbox.com/s/r2fh4a778ewabci/ep008.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis episode we talk about “The Telltale Head”, a Simpsons morality tale featuring bullying, stealing, terrible life advice and decapitation. For this history bit, we tell the story of the 1990 Nicaraguan election, the background of which contains revolution, counter revolution, hostage taking, dodgy CIA arms dealings, a highly… Read More »

Episode 4 – There’s No Disgrace Like Manuel Noriega

https://media.blubrry.com/retrospecticus/p/dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jeyv3emao7hkm0e/ep004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of the show Garreth tackles the rather strange Simpsons episode “There’s No Disgrace Like Home”, the first to be penned by legendary Simpsons writers Al Jean and Mike Reiss. For the history, Tom tells the story of the roller coaster ride that was the life of… Read More »