How Simp Sees It

The Weekly Podcast on Film, TV, & pop culture


Simp (Ryan Simpson) has been watching movies his entire life. So much so he dedicated his life learning what makes them tick. He is a college grad with a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting and Cinema Studies from Illinois State University and he has worked as an actor for over  ten years before he decided to settle down and review films instead. He has had a following of people who read his reviews for a long time until last year when he got the idea with his Co-Host J-Rod who spearheaded the whole idea to do a podcast for his reviews. 

People have told him his entire life he should be a movie critic because of how passionately and uniquely he talks about movies, so he did just that. Over the last year Simp, his co-host with most J-Rod and Dobby started up their own podcast with steady rising numbers of listeners and subscribers every day. Each week Simp picks a movie to feature as out main event review and others too review as well during the Summer season.  His top 5 all-time favorite films break’s down like this #1 – Fight Club #2 – Pulp Fiction #3 – Goodfellas #4 – The Shawshank Redemption #5 – The Big Lebowski


 J. RIZZLINGTON III's (if you're not into the whole brevity thing) top five movies are #1-FIGHT CLUB #2-BIRDMAN (OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) #3-GOODFELLAS #4-AMERICAN BEAUTY #5-THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Favorite movie quote is  “…GET BUSY LIVING OR GET BUSY DYING"

J-Rod has worked in the entertainment industry, designing lights and scenery for stage and screen, for over a decade. He has also worked as an actor, painter, builder, electrician, director, teacher, producer, and playwright in various arenas of the entertainment industry.


Simp likes to believe that we re the only show with a mascot of this caliber. Dobby's favorite TV shows are JUSTIFIED, BBQ MASTERS, AND MAN VS FOOD, and his favorite movies include  MILO AND OTIS, TURNER AND HOOTCH, ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN, AND LADY AND THE TRAMP. HE DOES NOT HOWEVER ENJOY BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA AND THE AIR BUD SERIES, HE FEELS THEY ARE BENEATH HIM.

Dobby Simpson is a Shetland Sheepdog or “Sheltie” and has been a staunch supporter and Champion of our podcast since its inception.  While he has no formal education he has seen more movies than most people have. He is always by the side of his faithful companion Simp, and always watches what he does. HE ALSO LOVES CHASING HIS ARCH NEMESIS THE CAT.