Bob and Henry quit their jobs and launched a Talking Simpsons Patreon!!! What new things will be offered there? What does this mean for the podcast’s glorious future? All of that and MORE will be revealed!
Big news, everyone! After two years of Talking Simpsons, we (meaning Bob and Henry) have decided to quit our day jobs to focus on making our chronological exploration of television’s greatest show a full-time operation. And to do this, we’re becoming an independent satellite of Laser Time, complete with our very own Patreon! So what does this mean for the show? For one, it means the podcasters you (presumably) like will have a chance to do what they love for a living, but, more importantly for our listeners, it means we’ll get to make even more stuff.
That’s right, while we’ll continue to bring you episodes of Talking Simpsons weekly until the Earth’s sun explodes, this crowdfunding operation will give us a chance to apply the “Talking” treatment to other animated series. We’ve proven it works well with our past episodes featuring Duckman and The Critic, and we hope to expand this approach well beyond Simpsons-adjacent shows. That said, our first modest goal will fund a full exploration of The Critic, while our second goal will give us the chance to produce an all-purpose animation podcast where any cartoon can be our subject matter. (Yes… even anime!) We’ve heard your demands for more, more, MORE, and we really want to make it happen. And with our pesky office jobs out of the way, we can make your podcast dreams a reality on Patreon.com/TalkingSImpsons.
Of course, it’s possible you have some questions about all of this, seeing as this Patreon puts us in a kind of unique position. For this reason, we’ve put together a brief FAQ that should tell you everything you need to know:
What about your cushy jobs? – Seriously, Bob and Henry have quit their boring-ass jobs so they can focus full-time on Talking Simpsons content. That’s why they’re depending on this Patreon to (hopefully) pay their rent and living expenses while they focus on more Talking Simpsons and podcast related content!
Are the currently free podcasts going away? – NO! No matter the results of this Patreon, the weekly installments of Talking Simpsons won’t be going anywhere. We’re doing this to support Bob and Henry doing this full-time and creating way more content on top of the weekly show! But Talking Simpsons will remain free for future episodes and available in all the regular spots.
What exactly will this Patreon offer? – That depends on what milestones we hit, but in general, we want this to offer MORE. We feel we’re just scratching the surface of being Simpsons historians, and we hope you feel the same way. At launch, we’ve already got the second episode of Talking Critic, a special interview with an Executive Producer on classic Simpsons video games, and a special video of the hosts watching the unaired Simpsons pilot!
What kind of Patreon exclusives will this arrive in the future? – We want to do a Talking Critic for EVERY episode of that series. We want to cover other Simpsons related shows as well, like Mission Hill and Futurama. We want more interviews more people involved in The Simpsons. We want to make in-depth videos about lost Simpsons merchandise and books. We want to do a show where we cover all sorts of animation in the same way as The Simpsons! And with your help, we think we can do all that and more!
What about the Laser Time Patreon? – As we mentioned on the big explainer podcast, Laser Time is its own separate venture that already supports other folks. It wouldn’t be sustainable paying Bob and Henry if they took some of that budget. Instead, we created the Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons so Bob and Henry can work on this show full-time, instead of after hours at some crappy job. However, Talking Simpsons’ Patreon succeeding does mean that Bob and Henry will have bigger roles in the Laser Time franchise, so supporting this Patreon supports Laser Time as well. Just this last week, Bob and Henry appeared on multiple Laser Time podcasts and videos, and you can expect many more in the future.
What about the first season and the season wrap ups? – Those won’t be leaving the Laser Time Patreon, but they’ll also be living on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons just to make sure new listeners get everything in the same place.
Any more questions? Please, leave them in the comments, and we’ll answer you as soon as we can. We’re really hoping for the best for this Patreon, so even if you can’t give, please spread the word!
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Also, don’t forget to watch our awesome video of Chris and Dave playing a “classic” Simpsons game!
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