Bill Oakley was, along with his writing partner Josh Weinstein, the showrunner for 'The Simpsons' for seasons seven & eight as well as a writer from 1992 to 1998. Bill and Josh also created the cult animated show 'Mission Hill,' were consulting producers for 'Futurama,' and have created numerous TV pilots together. Bill has also written for 'Regular Show' and is an Executive Producer and writer on 'Portlandia.' In this episode, we discuss dealing with FOX censors, the legend of Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder, the original answer to "Who shot Mr. Burns?," having your TV pilot misprogrammed on The WB, Bill & Josh's script for the would-be Christmas classic 'Ruprect," and much more.
Will Ellis is a photographer who runs the popular website AbandonedNYC.com. He documents curious NYC landmarks in disrepair and decay throughout the five boroughs with clarity and a unique level of unprecedented detail. We discussed the origins of these excursions, the risks and safety precautions behind them, various locations from the AbandonedNYC archive, running into other people while alone in an abandoned building, and much more.