Reel History 2×13 – Lisa The Iconoclast

The Founding Father of Springfield isn't Lisa Simpson's hero in this episode of Reel History UK

Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?


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In this season finale, Jenna convinces Hugh to go back to a classic episode of the Simpsons, based around an actual 90s event involving an academic historian researching a biography around a lesser-known US president, and what transpired when she thought she had found possible foul play around his death. Given that the episode centres around the Founding Father of Springfield and his statue, this turns out be a timely selection for the podcast.


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