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Mike Reiss Visits 134 Countries And One Podcast

Mar 31, 2021

If The Simpsons are among the most well-traveled families in TV history, one of the key figures behind the show isn’t far behind. Mike Reiss has been to 134 countries are counting. The Emmy and Peabody recipient is a long-time writer for "The Simpsons," which was just renewed through its 34th season, and was co-showrunner way back in season three and four.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and Mike Reiss at the New York State Writers Institute in 2019.
Credit WAMC/Ian Pickus

Reiss’ new show on the Bleav Podcast Network is called What Am I Doing Here?, where Reiss talks about the highs and lows of world travel — including stops in North Korea, Iraq, Iran and the North Pole.