Tag Archives: history

Episode 6 – Moaning Mandela

This week Tom and Garreth talk about Tom’s favourite episode from Series 1 of the Simpsons, “Moaning Lisa”, an episode which deals with important topics such as video boxing and Lisa Simpson going through an existential crisis. It was first aired on the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison, so naturally the history bit… Read More »

Episode 5 – Bart the First McDonald’s in Moscow

Join your hosts Tom and Garreth for another episode of Retrospecticus! On this show we talk about the episode “Bart the General” and discuss the opening of the first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union. Tom corrects himself on some Panamanian flagwrong from the previous episode, Garreth tells us about a conspiracy theory on the existence… Read More »

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 »

The Pilot Episode

Welcome to the very first episode of Retrospecticus, a Simpsons history podcast! In this pilot episode, your hosts Tom and Garreth give a taster of what to expect from the upcoming series. Garreth tells the story of how the Simpsons came into existence via the Tracey Ullman show, and Tom gives a brief overview of… 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.