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408: Mergers and Acquisitions, with Brent Flyberg from Pod Yourself A Gun



Green Grove plastics and tell-tale acrylics.

For this very special episode of Pod Yourself A Gun, Matt and Vince are joined by their coolest, handsomest, most shredded guest yet to discuss the Sopranos season four episode eight, Mergers and Acquisitions. Who is this iconic sex-symbol special guest? None other than Los Angeles based comedian from The Reactivaders podcast and producer of PYAG, Brent Flyberg (sono io, stunad).

Sort of ironic to have such a universally beloved figure as guest to talk about this episode of The Sopranos considering how much of the plot centers on Paulie’s mom’s status as a social pariah at the Green Grove retirement center. Take it from me, Nucci, if you want people to like you, put your teeth in, stop crying, and stop snitching.

A highlight so far in season four, the episode also has Tony asking some big questions about human sexuality. What is sex? Is it more than just penisary contact with a vulva? And how raw can your proto-Youtube prankster goomar rub your colleague’s penis with a cheese grater before she is off limits? Find out by listening now. Solid B+ episode with an A++ guest.

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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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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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401: For All Debts Public and Private with Max Collins of Eve 6



It’s no longer the nineties on the latest Pod Yourself a Gun.

Matt and Vince are joined by Max Collins of Eve 6 and the @eve6 twitter account, to discuss the first episode of Season 4 of the Sopranos, For All Debts Public and Private.

Before getting into the episode, Max and Matt swap stories about their run-ins with Third Eye Blind frontman, and possibly world’s most confident man, Stephen Jenkins. The consensus is Jenkins is abrasive, but mostly a good hang. You could say people are semi-charmed by him.

This is the first post 9/11 Sopranos, meaning we have officially left the nineties, so please pause here for a moment of silence to remember Matt’s mashup of Butterfly by Crazytown and Meadow Soprano saying “it’s the nineties.”

Thank you for respecting the moment of silence. We’re sad to see it go, but the good lord taketh and giveth because we lost that song, but we get a new song on today’s episode that is the early frontrunner for PYAG season 4’s song of the season award. Season 3’s went to Bread Pies, of course.

Give it a listen, and hey, don’t worry about us. We’re just chipping. We’ve got it under control, but if you want to help us out, leave us a five star review on Apple Podcasts. That will help us get straight.

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TEASER – Frotcast 460 Eve6 versus Third Eye Blind



Yo Gabba Gabbagools,

Here is a little teaser from our most recent patreon episode of the Frotcast, where Vince and I invite Joey Devine (Roundball Rock Pod) to the Frotquarters to talk about various subjects including the recent coup attempt by MAGA, Pixar’s Soul and Vince’s interview with Max Collins of Eve6 where he tells a fantastic story about 3rd Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins.

To listen to the full episode, become a patreon at www.pateron.com/frotcast.

Enjoy!


314: THE BEST OF SEASON 3



Surprise gidruls!

What a terrible year it’s been. Solid B+ of a year, at best. And in order to celebrate our mass exodus out of this year, we have complied a Pod Yourself A Gun season 3 BEST OF! It’s got all your favorite clips, mash ups, shitty theories, and bad art analysis. It took a long long time to make so if you enjoy it please consider subscribing to our Patreon.com/frotcast, or just give us 5 stars and review if you hated it but appreciate the effort.

From Vince Mancini, Matt Lieb, Brent Flyberg and everyone at the PYAG family, we thank you for listening to our Sopranos podcast. Not that you have a choice.

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Track List:

-Intro Song

-“Truly The Best Sopranos Song” with Brendan from the Frotcast

-Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House explains John From Cincinnati

-Alan Sepinwall from Rolling Stone calls us the lowest form of discourse

-“I Don’t Wanna Suck My Daddy’s Dick No More”

-Gigi dies on a toilet with comedian Jason Webb

-Chrissy is high at Livia’s wake with comedian Brodie Reed

-Livia’s final scene mash up

-Remember When John Phillips Died? with Francesca Fiorentini from The Bitchuation Room

-Remember When Tiger Woods was a beloved figure? with Mike Isaac of The New York Times

-Remember When Tucker Carlson merely leaned right wing?

-Remember Gary Condit?

-Remember Shaggy? with Jay Gordon from FSCKD Pod

-Matt needs to be coddled in order to talk about Melfi being attacked

-Pine Barrens with Jack O’Brien from The Daily Zeitgeist

-Vince get geo-political with the Russian

-Matt is sick of David Chase’s shit

-Alan tells Matt and Vince that David Chase may have listened to the pod

-Saved By The Bell/Killed By The Boss

-Sunshine deserved to die featuring Matt Christman

-Jackie Jr. talks about fashion and cream

-Paulie is doing proto-twitter discourse, with Rachel Fisher from the Hollywood Crime Scene podcast

-Noah Tannenbaum meets Barenaked Ladies, with Brodie Reed

-Meadow and Noah pretend to adult, with Carey O’Donnell from Sexy Unique Podcast

-Poor people fight their parents with Jason Webb

-Matt’s theory about the Meadow/Noah/Caitlin love triangle

-Carm gets the worst therapist, with Mike Isaac

-Ralphie is a good father

-Jackie can’t read Poe, with Samar Kalaf of Defector Media

-Matt’s story about Mariana

-Janice Soprano: Petty Godfather with Carey O’Donnell

-Jr Soprano’s tumor board

-90’s flashbacks with Rachel Fisher

-Matt tells Mike Isaac his Big Mouth Billy Bass story

-AJ Soprano likes to Break Stuff and so does Vince Mancini

-Gloria is a mess

-Gloria/Raffi mash up

-FUCK YOU SANTA!

-Core Ungrato aka Gabagool Va fangool!

-A Nice Voicemail

-Solid B plus

-Producer Brent Flyberg says hi!


[UNLOCKED] Frotcast 458 – Cruise Rant and The Undoing w Jessica Sele



Hey Pod Yourself A Gun listeners! Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini here, wishing you all a happy holidays and giving you the gift of an unlocked episode of our other podcast the Frotcast in hopes of enticing you to become a Patreon subscriber at www.patreon.com/frotcast. Please help us help you through this dark lonely winter by becoming our patron and getting your weekly fix until we start season 4 of Pod Yourself A Gun.

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It’s the most lumderful time of the year and we are so happy that you are spending some of that time with the Frotcast. This week we are joined by comedian and Frotcast favorite Jessica Sele, live from an undisclosed quarantine location in Los Angeles, where she joins Matt and Vince in discussing Tom Cruise’s COVID rant, HBO’s The Undoing, and an update on Matt’s hatred of the FX/Hulu series A Teacher.

Plus, Matt brings back Royalty Freestyle just in time for the holidays.

Merry Christmas from the whole frot family!