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There's only seven episodes left in this limited series! Allie and Julia share an update on the podcast – we'll be taking a short break as we secure more Simpsons folks. Stick around, Allie and Julia also catch up on what we've been up to in their quar corner. They've got movie and reality tv recommendations. Plus, hot tips on how to make your own peanut butter and mustard. Here's the story mentioned in this episode about limited series where Round Springfield was interviewed!This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. 
Dana Gould! Dana Gould! Dana Gould! Long time stand up comedian, and a prolific television writer joins us for a trip down memory lane. Dana served as co-executive producer for The Simpsons from 2002 to 2008, with an astonishing 145 episode credits according to IMDB –meaning Dana Gould has helped produce nearly 1/5 of the entire Simpsons catalog! He shares some wisdom he's learned along the way during his time in showbiz. Plus, we ask him about one of his most beloved voice acting gigs – a little character named Gex.  This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes (this one sounds like a zoom call … because it is!) – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. 
Simpsons' consulting producer Christine Nangle joins us on the latest episode! Before The Simpsons Christine was a writer for Inside Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live, Kroll Show, and The President Show – we get into all of it! Plus, we dig into her time studying improv and how it helped her find herself in the world of comedy. She'll also reflect on her childhood and why it took her so long to try to give comedy a try. We get deep everyone …  like therapy session DEEP with this one.  This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes (this one sounds like a zoom call … because it is!) – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. 
We'll welcome back actor, director, writer, producer, Jay Kogen! He's probably best known for his Emmy-award winning work on Frasier, and contributions on Malcolm in the Middle and the  Austin Powers film series. On The Simpsons he wrote some truly classic episodes like "Lisa the Greek," "Homer's Odyssey," "Last Exit to Springfield," and more. He worked on The Simpsons at a time when it was still finding its footing – he co-created characters like Mr. Burns and Edna Krabappel … we get into it!  Plus, we take a look back at the short-lived Nickelodeon show Wendell & Vinnie and why it's one of the things he's most proud of. This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
It’s the final week of the #MaxFunDrive 2020! Thanks to everyone who has joined or upgraded their Maximum Fun membership so far. Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the Max Fun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can help out during the drive.  Visit https://maximumfun.org/join/ to become a member. 
We’re joined by legendary Simpsons director David Silverman! He's currently a consulting producer on The Simpsons – but he's contributed to the show in so many ways including animation and writing. We'll take a deep dive into old school cartoons. David throws us back to his childhood and explains how his mother's career as an art historian changed his life.  He'll chat about some run-ins he had with some of his heroes. Plus, BURNING MAN and his FLAMING TUBA. So many truly unbelievable stories!  The MaxFunDrive continues! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can help out during the drive, and get your very own Round Springfield enamel pin. Plus, learn about other great gifts for becoming a member.This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. 
It's week two of the #MaxFunDrive! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the Max Fun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can help out during the drive, and get your very own Round Springfield enamel pin. Plus, learn about other great gifts for becoming a member.
The MaxFunDrive kicks off this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can help out during the drive.We’re joined by legendary Simpsons voice actor Maggie Roswell! She’ll give us a behind the scenes look at her iconic Simpsons characters and how she brought them to life: Maude Flanders! Helen Lovejoy!  Miss Hoover! Luann Van Houten! Maggie chats about her journey in voice-over – and her road to The Simpsons.  This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes (this one sounds like a zoom call ... because it is!) – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.   
We're thrilled to share this conversation with author and illustrator, Liz Climo! She'll tell us about her longtime stint at The Simpsons where she was a character artist and storyboard revisionist. Her path to The Simpsons is truly something else! She's the author of Please Don’t Eat Me, Rory the Dinosaur, The Little World of Liz Climo, Lobster is the Best Medicine, and more. She shares a very touching story about her book: You're Mom: A Little Book for Mothers. Liz also talks about her line of greeting cards, upcoming projects, working on The Simpsons Movie, and shares an incredible story about Julie Kavner! This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
This week, we welcome back Simpsons writer Brian Kelley! Last time on "ECUS" we talked to him about the Season 29 premiere episode "The Serfsons". This time, we expand the conversation to include his experiences writing on Futurama, NewsRadio and the much-maligned Friends spin-off Joey! Brian's impressive resume is as long as his spirit is embiggening to the smallest man (which is to say, a LOT). Join Allie and Julia as we venture down this '90s-centric walk down Brian's memory lane -- including the time he wrote sketches for his comedy hero Steve Martin on SNL!This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
We’ll be back with a regular episode next week.If you’d like to support the Black Lives Matter movement here’s some of the organizations Max Fun staff have been donating to over the past couple weeks:NAACP Legal Defense FundBlack Lives MatterBlack Lives Matter LAReclaim the BlockKnow Your Rights CampEqual Justice InitiativeActBlue – Various Bail FundsBreonna Taylor PetitionMax Fun shows mentioned:Minority KornerFANTI
We’re joined by long time “Simpsons” writer Mike Price! He’ll tell us how he got his start as a writer, and various odd jobs he picked up along the way. Mike is the creator of “F is for Family” and gives us the scoop on the latest season. You can check out new episodes on Netflix starting June 12th.  This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
We're joined by voice acting legend Maurice LaMarche! He's a friend of our previous podcast version and thrilled to welcome him back. If you don’t know Maurice by name you certainly know his iconic voice work – he’s probably best known as The Brain in Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain. His work can also be heard on Futurama, Disenchantment and many other video games, animated series, television shows and films. We'll dive into the life of a voice actor. Plus, some of his favorite projects from the 90's including Hey Arnold, Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys, King of the Hill, and so much more.This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality (or maybe even some dogs barking ) – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. 
This week, we're joined by Cesar Mazariegos. He's currently a staff writer on The Simpsons! We'll get the scoop on how The Simpsons is currently being made during quarantine. We'll also talk about his Stage 13 Original High & Mighty and his time working on the drama procedural Deception. We'll throw it back to some of his earlier life experiences before he was a writer – his time as a stress management counselor and a funeral assistant. Plus, he shares a ton of advice and lessons he's learned on his way to The Simpsons.This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we’re trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. 
Mike Reiss joins us on the latest episode of Round Springfield! He talks about his first big Hollywood gig working on "Airplane II: The Sequel." We also chat about punching up animated kids films like "The Lorax," "Ice Age," and "Despicable Me." Plus, he'll talk about the show he's most proud of you might not have seen – "Queer Duck." And what was the deal with "Teen Angel" on ABC's TGIF? This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we're trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
We're joined by Bill Oakley on the latest episode! He'll chat about some projects that never saw the light of day. Plus, he'll share some exciting information about the cult-classic Mission Hill. Of course, we'll also spend a good chunk of time chatting about his Instagram food reviews. 
We'll welcome Al Jean on this version of the podcast. And this time around we're chatting Simpsons! Listen up for some fun behind the scenes trivia about The Simpsons Movie. From how the movie was initially pitched to how it tested with audiences. Al brought in one of the drafts of the movie and shares some jokes that didn't make the final cut of the film. 
We're joined by one of the longest serving Simpsons writers, Carolyn Omine! We'll chat about her long history with the show, and how she got her start in showbiz. She'll throw us back to her childhood in Hawaii and how formative that was for her creativity. Plus, politics, avocados, elementary school cafeteria duty, The Bachelor, and so much more.
Josh Weinstein talks really fast in this one. He tries to talk about every single show he's worked on post-Simpsons.  Mission Hill! In Search of the Partridge Family! The Mullets! And, so much more. Can he recall 'em all? Will he have to return for another episode? Only one way to find out. 
We're thrilled to share our conversation with writer Tim Long! We'll talk at length about the feature film he wrote called The Exchange, which is currently in post production. He'll briefly discuss the time he had to explain The Simpsons to basketball player Yao Ming, and convinced him to participate in the episode Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass. Talking about The Simpsons in therapy when your therapist doesn't watch The Simpsons. He'll also share a story about the first time he was freelancing for David Letterman.
This week, we’re trilled to shared our conversation with Yeardley Smith — the voice of LISA SIMPSON. She’ll throw us back to her childhood and opens up about her journey to The Simpsons. We’ll chat about her podcast Small Town Dicks — one of our favorite true crime podcasts out there! We’ll also learn about her work with Paperclip LTD, and other business ventures... did you know for a while she used to be in the high-end shoe industry? We chat about one of her favorite Simpsons characters — find out why she’s got a soft spot for Sideshow Bob. Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast hosted by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott where they interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield. We’re a member supported show — go to maximumfun.org/donate to contribute.
Welcome to Round Springfield! In this 20-episode limited series, Allie and Julia interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to working on The Simpsons – other projects,  failed pilots, and beyond. This season, you can look forward to conversations with folks like Josh Weinstein, Tim Long, Yeardley Smith, and many more amazing Simpsons-folk.  First up, our conversation with David X. Cohen! He'll talk about getting his start on Beavis and Butt-Head. Plus, the struggles of getting Futurama made. Have you ever heard about Grandmaster Freak & the Furious 15? We've got you covered – David talks about the time he almost collaborated with rapper Ice Cube for that failed pilot.  And of course, we'll talk about The Simpsons – because the Simpsons always has a way of coming up. He'll pull back the curtain with some behind the scenes hi-jinks about the writers room. 
Howdily doodily! We wanted to give everyone an update on what we've been up to during our break. Amusement Parks! Allie got taller! New exercise routines with our cats! Investing money on pumpkins! We're currently hard at work to bring you our brand new podcast, Round Springfield. The new show will feature conversations with people who have worked on the Simpsons. We'll pull back the curtain and talk tangentially about just about everything in showbiz. Of course, we'll sprinkle in plenty of Simpsons chat, too! Get a sneak peek of some of the guests we have lined up for when the show is released in January.  Smell ya later.
Well, this might be the moment you've been waiting for since we started the podcast more than four years ago. We're finally going to chat about "Marge vs. The Monorail," join us for one last episode of Everything's Coming Up Simpsons! We're going to take a break and when we return we'll be reformatting Everything's Coming Up Simpsons, and giving birth to our new project – Round Springfield. We want to line up some fantastic guests for when we return. Help us by spreading the hashtag #ConanRoundSpringfield , and don't forget to tag us @SimpsonsPod and tag people you'd like to hear on the show! We love you all , thanks for listening. Smell 'ya later!
We've been doing this show for nearly four years now! In this episode, we'll share a behind the scenes look at the origins of the show, and recall some of our favorite moments. We're going to take a break and when we return we'll be reformatting Everything's Coming Up Simpsons , and giving birth to our new project – Round Springfield. We'll share some exciting news about the future and plans for the show!
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Round Springfield
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Mar 21st, 2015
Latest Episode
Sep 7th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
223
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
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Episodic

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