Listen to the Retrospecticus Podcast!

I have embarked on a new podcasting project! It’s called Retrospecticus, and it’s a heady mix of The Simpsons and modern history.

In each episode, myself and fellow host Garreth Hirons (from Atomic Sourpuss) discuss a Simpsons episode, then tell the story of an important historical event that occurred around of the episode’s first air date. So far we have a pilot episode that covers the Simpsons shorts and the end of the Cold War. In our first proper episode we go over “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” and the Romanian Revolution. Our latest episode covers “Bart the Genius” and the storming of the Stasi headquarters in Berlin. That episode also features a guest appearance from Simon Singh!

Head on over to and give it a listen!

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