Monthly Archives: March 2021

407: Watching Too Much Television, with comedian Greg Edwards



The many saints of who gives a sh*t about Newark?

LA Comedian Greg Edwards joins Matt and Vince for this week’s edition of Pod Yourself A Gun to talk about The Sopranos season four episode seven, Watching Too Much Television. Greg has known Matt since back in his college sketch comedy days, so we get a good story about Matt’s brother botching his one line as an audience plant. Really makes you wonder who the parents were less proud of in that moment: the son who can’t remember one line, or the son who is making sketch comedy.

This is one of those episodes of The Sopranos where it’s hard to tell if the characters are racist or the show is racist, but either way, Tony, Assemblyman Zellman, and his black activist friend Maurice conspire to defraud the Department of Housing and Urban Development and displace some crack dealers in the process.

The scam involves buying some property in Tony’s old neighborhood, so he takes AJ to Newark to show him an old church and teach him a little Italian-American history, but is reminded that while Tony might be a smart dumb guy, AJ is a dumb dumb guy. AJ is also, as Greg points out, inadvertently the moral compass for this family full of psychos. He’s too dumb to be malicious and that’s what makes him beautiful.

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406: Everybody Hurts, with Sofiya Alexandra from 420 Day Fiancee



The toxicity of Tony Soprano and Armagnac

Qu’est-ce que c’est? Hope your podcast machine isn’t broken, because on the latest episode of Pod Yourself A Gun, Sofiya Alexandra from the 420 Day Fiance and Private Parts Unknown podcasts joins Matt and Vince to talk about The Sopranos season four episode six, Everybody Hurts.

The suicide of a former goomar has Tony wondering if he’s toxic, and doing nice things to convince the people around him he’s actually a good person. He buys Janice a nice bone to suck on and loans Artie some cash to use to impress the new hot French hostess at Vesuvio. As Sofiya points out, Artie has big incel energy and possibly the trashest dick of all time, so of course this ends with Artie getting beat up by a French man and attempting a suicide of his own.

Meanwhile, AJ is trying so hard to smash, but instead of the butt of his young paramour, what gets smashed is AJ’s conception of his family’s wealth. HIs mom might have a three thousand dollar knick knack, but she does not have any Picassos in her living room like Devin Pilsbury’s dad. AJ’s biggest mistake was trying to use wealth and power to get sex, when all he needed was a sexy ska playlist. Two of the three people on this podcast lost their virginity to ska music, we learn. Maybe you could lose your virginity to this podcast.

I’ll let you use my dorm room for sex if you promise to leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts.

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FROTCAST TEASER: Matt and Joe Eventually Talk Oscars



Hey Pod Yourself A Gun listeners,

Join our Patreon to get this week’s bonus Frotcast with Matt Lieb and Joe Sinclitico going solo without Vince. Remember, the Frotcast is like Pod Yourself A Gun without the Sopranos talk. Subscribe now!

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Hey everyone,

This is a very special episode of the Frotcast in that Vince Mancini was not able to make it. So Matt Lieb and Joe Sinclitico Frot all by themselves and boy is it all over the place. We discuss Oscar nominations, proctology, and how we both enjoyed the game “The Last Of Us Part 2.” Joe is frotting from his cell phone so please forgive the audio quality, although to be honest it somehow makes him even funnier. Enjoy if you dare.


405: Pie-o-My, with Stavros Halkias from Cum Town



Tony Soprano is a horse boy on the latest Pod Yourself A Gun.

Stavros Halkias from the Cum Town and Pod Don’t Lie podcasts joins Matt and Vince to talk about The Sopranos season four, episode five, Pie-O-My.

Before we get too far, if you’re worried about spoilers, maybe don’t listen to this episode just yet. Put it on and leave the room so we can still wet our beaks a little bit, but some future events are mentioned. There — you were warned. If you listen to this episode and hear some stuff you didn’t want to hear, that’s on you. You had 20 years to prevent this. What were you waiting for, by the way? The show saved Stav’s life twice already. Meanwhile you were watching what? House of Cards? Louie? That Workaholics episode where Chris D’Elia plays himself? You’re sick in the head.

Anyways for all the cool, normal folks who already saw it or won’t get mad because they understand how time, television and the internet work, this is a fun episode. The guys talk about the shady origins of Stav and Vince’s surnames, the audacity of Janice Soprano, and some excuses to do heroin. They also listen to a couple voicemails and Stav offers his thoughts on who did 9/11.

If you love the podcast as much as David Chase loves fat jokes, take a seat, then get off the floor because you broke another chair, and leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts.

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404: The Weight, with Patrick Monahan From What A Time To Be Alive



Johnny Sack Loves His Curvy Wife

As a teenager, Johnny Sack was often teased by his friends for his attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) stunad might refer to as “chubby” or even “fat.” Then, as he became a made man and started to educate himself on issues such as feminism and how the mafia marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, no 90lb moles on their ass), he realized Ralphie Cifaretto needed to die. Hear all about it on the latest episode of Pod Yourself A Gun. Matt and Vince are joined by Patrick Monahan from the What A Time To Be Alive podcast to discuss season 4 episode 4 of the Sopranos, “The Weight.”

We are officially at the halfway point, folks. This is episode 43 of 86, and as discussed on the podcast, maybe a low point for the series. Still a watch-worthy episode with a great Furio shirt and the introduction of some hitmen who have a real elderly McPoyles vibe, but as Patrick points out, it’s the closest the Sopranos comes to making a Frasier-style farce where everyone is saved by their own grace. It doesn’t make sense for these sociopaths. For these reasons, the episode receives the lowest grade the podcast has ever handed out – a solid B+.

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403: Christopher, with Will Menaker From Chapo Trap House



In this house, we believe Columbus was a hero.

Put down your stinky cheeses and your cold wines, it’s time to talk about season 4 episode 3 of the Sopranos, Christopher, with Will Menaker from the Chapo Trap House podcast. Will joins Matt and Vince from Clinton Hill Brooklyn, home to Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. But on this podcast, the only Christopher we acknowledge is Moltisanti.

Written by Michael Imperioli, the actor who plays Chrissy, the episode is divisive even among Sopranos super fans due to its focus on identity politics and a ripped-from-the-headlines plot. Originally written for Paulie, the story focuses on Sylvio’s desire to see that Columbus, and by extension all hard working Italian-Americans hanging around pork stores, get the respect they deserve.

The woke mob came for Columbus, and all he did was cause enough pain and suffering to be disavowed by the psychos responsible for the Spanish Inquisition. The PC police are sure to come for Matt and Vince soon, so listen to this episode while you still can.

When you get back from the Columbus day protest counter-protest, give us a five star review on Apple Podcasts.

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