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607: Luxury Lounge, with Allen Strickland Williams



It’s The Ring Meets Pod Yourself A Father

Comedian and writer Allen Strickland Wiliams joins Matt and Vince for a conversation about Powder (1995), Nuovo Vesuvio’s response to COVID, and season 6a episode 7 of The Sopranos, “Luxury Lounge.”

As Allen notes early on, the episode discussed belongs to a specific Sopranos subgenre of episodes that feature neither a therapy scene, nor any advancement of the major mob-related plots. “Pine Barrens” is another example. “Luxury Lounge” may not be as memorable as “Pine Barrens,” but it’s definitely the only Sopranos episode in which Lauren Bacall gets punched in the face.

Chris goes to Los Angeles for a meeting with an uninterested Ben Kingsley about a role in Cleaver, and notices that, not for nothing, but Hollywood is the home of the real gangsters. These famous actors get awards for pretending to be someone else, and even if they don’t win, they get free sunglasses.

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606: Live Free or Die with comedian Amy Silverberg



Kiss On Both Cheeks

Grab some ribs, hop in your car, and throw on the latest Pod Yourself A Gun. Matt and Vince are joined by comedian, writer, professor, and weiner dog enthusiast Amy Silverberg to discuss The Sopranos season 6a episode 6 “Live Free or Die.”

This is the episode where everyone finds out Vito’s secret. The boys at the Bada Bing are mortified to hear from Finn that Vito has been on the receiving end of at least one penile encounter. As you can imagine, there is not a lot of acceptance among the wiseguys, which has Amy wondering if the younger mafia guys in 2021 are more open. According to her students, if you’re not bi, you’re a loser. Maybe today’s gangsters have progressed, but as far as Tony’s concerned, absolutely no gay stuff, unless you’re in prison for a while. That’s different.

We also meet Johnny Cakes for the first time. Go ahead and let out a big sigh while you stare at his potent mustache and think about that life you could have lived in a little town in Vermont if you weren’t such a good earner.

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605: Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request with Brent Flyberg



My Big Fat Mob Wedding

PYAG and Tony are back to work. Matt and Vince are joined by comedian, podcaster, generous lover, and big muscle haver, Brent Flyberg to discuss The Sopranos season 6a episode 5, “Mr & Mrs. Sacrimoni Request…”

In this episode, directed by Tony Uncle Al himself, Johnny Sack’s daughter is getting married, and Tony’s worried that all the jackals he hangs out with are noticing how weak he is after his coma. He also can’t help but notice how hot all these jackals are. Bobby Bacala is Bobby boom shakalaka shaking the rim with monster dunks, Paulie’s got big hairy biceps, and this spicy new driver looks like Dominic Torretto if he liked working out more than he liked drinking Coronas and working on cars.

Tony can’t keep his eyes off Muscles Marinara, and Vito can’t maintain his double life after getting spotted at a leather daddy bar. He’s wearing some kind of long-sleeve mock turtleneck under his leather vest, which Vince points out is the leather daddy equivalent of a t-shirt in the pool. A lot of body related insecurity in this episode. These characters should get on Brent’s workout plan. That dude is ripped, and he volunteers? What a guy.

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604: The Fleshy Part of the Thigh with Katrina Davis



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great pod carries myself gun

 

Writer and comedian Katrina Davis comes to us on the day of our 69th podcast to join Matt & Vince for a conversation about The Sopranos season 6 episode 4, “Fleshy Part of the Thigh.” Tony’s on the mend and there’s a lot going on in his hospital.

 

Hal Halbrook plays, as Katrina notes, a Jack Kerouac / Mark Twain hybrid-looking physicist who watches a boxing match with Tony and a rapper recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. Treach from Naughty By Nature plays a guy named Marvin, who is hanging out at the same hospital, wishing he could get shot to boost his rap career. In the earlier seasons, The Sopranos had no idea how to write black characters, but by the sixth season, they might be even worse. Marvin pays Bobby to shoot him. He pays an Italian guy to help him with his career by shooting him. Marvin might be the dumbest character in the whole series and there are some real ding dongs on this show.

 

At the risk of overselling it, this week’s Bada-B story was so good it made Katrina say “Matthew, you did not!” So stick around for the full version at the end of the episode.

 

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603: Mayham, with Ashley Ray from TV, I Say



You’re Not Dead You’re on Pod Yourself A Gun

On this week’s episode, there’s a fresh casualty in the battle of the blank pod. Matt and Vince are joined by writer, comedian, and author of one of Vince’s favorite tweets, Ashley Ray to talk about The Sopranos season six, episode three, “Mayham.”

The episode contains the conclusion of the Kevin Finnerty saga, and the introduction of Christopher’s passion project, Cleaver. It’s a digital horror movie about a wiseguy with a big mouth and bigger dreams, which is also how I pitch this podcast to prospective listeners. Just a couple of wiseguys with big mouths, bigger dreams, and a functional knowledge of Audacity’s autotune feature.

The Sopranos writers room’s favorite punching bag, J.T. Dolan, is back. He’s tasked with writing Cleaver to settle his debts with Christopher, and to remind the viewers that all writers are ineffectual cowards who will just watch as you get beat and kidnapped.

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602: Join The Club, with Dave Weigel of the Washington Post



Kevin (Finnerty) Can Wait

On the latest Pod Yourself A Gun, Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel joins Matt and Vince to talk about The Sopranos season six A, episode two, “Join the Club.”

This is the beginning of the Kevin Finnerty saga. Purgatory is a conference in Costa Mesa, heaven is a light in the distance, hell is the wildfire just outside of Costa Mesa, and the Buddhists are pissed about the scams you’re running, because David Chase is just a self-aware Janice.

Around here we of course appreciate Edie Falco, but please, put some respect on Robert Iler’s name as well. Tony, hanging on by a thread after catching a bullet with Pussy Malanga’s name on it, is all tubed up in a hospital bed and that has Carmela and AJ feeling big feelings. Dave and the PYAG boys agree, Iler and Falco are making these scenes, which are essentially monologues because Tony is in a coma, feel real as hell. Or at least as real as a fire outside of Costa Mesa.

There has been a lot of talk about what kind of adult AJ would be, but Dave has the freshest take, which is that AJ would think Elon Musk was cool and become an early Tesla investor, resulting in a fortune, and eventual death on Dan Bilzerian’s yacht.

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601: Members Only, with Mike Recine of the Sitdown Podcast



The Many Pussies of Newark

Pod Yourself A Gun returns for a new season of tiddies, meat, parody songs, and plenty of slop for the piggies. Comedian, host of the Sitdown Podcast, and genuine Italian-American Mike Recine sits down with Matt and Vince to talk about the premiere episode of the first half of the sixth and final season of The Sopranos, “Members Only.”

Much like podcasting, no one really retires from the mob, which Meadow’s favorite violent homophobe, Eugene Pontecorvo, learns the hard way after inheriting a small fortune from his aunt and asking Tony if he can move to Florida. When his request is denied, he sends himself to that great big Florida in the sky with pee pee dribbling down his leg. As the guys point out, it’s a real Death of a Salesman type situation, but with more piss.

As noted on the pod, it seems like David Chase’s way of reminding the dummies at home yet again that Tony is not a good guy who should be emulated. Watching him eat sushi does make sushi look really appealing though. Imagine how the wasabi could really activate a powerful nose whistle that would demand the respect of your peers.

Beyond the episode recap, we get a Bada B story parody of Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek” and Mike reveals that Idris Elba used to be a door guy at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York. To all our door guy listeners, hang in there. Maybe you too can be an international sex symbol one day.

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Bada B-Stories: Music from Pod Yourself A Gun (S1-5)



The new season of Pod Yourself A Gun starts NEXT WEEK! While you are counting the minutes for episode 601 to drop, we decided to create a compilation of every parody song and some of our favorite musical clips and mash ups and present it to you in the form of an album. Something to ease the pain while you wait for the fresh new slop.

If you are new to this podcast, this might not be the best episode to start with. But do what you want, we are not god.

TRACKS:

00:00:01 Intro

00:01:09 Daddy’s Dick Is Dirty Work (clip)

00:02:19 PYAG Theme Song

00:02:58 There’s No Bread Pie Now (ep 306)

00:04:24 Barenaked Noah Mash Up (clip)

00:05:38 G-L-O-R-I-A (ep 311)

00:06:45 Killed By The Boss (clip)

00:07:54 Jingle Bada Bells (ep 310)

00:08:25 Core Ingrato Gabagool (ep 313)

00:09:34 Brian Wilson Directs A Sopranos Scene (clip)

00:10:26 World Destruction, Eve 6 Mash Up (ep 401)

00:11:32 It’s The 90’s

00:11:41 How’s It Gonna Bada B? (ep 402)

00:12:55 Chris Rap Track (ep 402)

00:14:22 Fuck Wit Dre Ginny Joke Version (ep 404)

00:14:57 Pie-O-My Theme Song (ep 405)

00:15:44 Jumper aka Am I A Toxic Person? (ep 406)

00:17:12 Ohhhh! Girl (ep 407)

00:18:29 Awful Hot Coffee Pot (ep 408)

00:19:42 Tone Thugs n Harmony (ep 409)

00:20:55 Under the Bada Bridge (ep 410)

00:23:37 Don’t Stand So Close To Helicopters (ep 412)

00:25:14 Funiculi Funicula Mash Up (clip)

00:26:49 Somebody Who Loves Furio (ep 413)

00:30:57 Bada Bare Necessities (ep 501)

00:32:40 Snitches And Rats (ep 502)

00:34:21 RRRRRRRRRRRoe (clip)

00:35:00 Where Is Johnny? (ep 503)

00:36:53 Slipknot Gabagooality (ep 504)

00:39:20 Jolene Except It’s Tony (ep 505)

00:40:46 Raffi and Gloria Clip (clip)

00:41:52 Blundetto Call Me By Your Name (ep 506)

00:43:59 Law And Order Theme (ep 507)

00:45:19 Fran Feldstein Sings Happy Birthday (clip)

00:46:04 Nickelbadaback (ep 508)

00:48:22 Blame It On Some Black Guys (ep 509)

00:52:13 Mattvayne (ep 510)

00:53:56 The Test Dreams (ep 511)

00:56:32 Long Term Parking Under Pressure (ep 512)

00:59:40 Bada Believe (ep 513)

01:04:05 Spaghet (clip)


[Unlocked] Frotcast 488 – Venom Let There Be Kidney Ladies with Zack Chapaloni



Hey all,

As you are no doubt aware, we are currently prepping for season 6a of Pod Yourself A Gun, and so while you are waiting we figured we should attempt to coax you into subscribing to the Filmdrunk Frotcast! This episode is available in the free feed but there are also bonus episodes every week on our Patreon. So please sub to the free Filmdrunk Frotcast feed wherever you get your pods and then please sub to the Patreon. You’ll love it!

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Time for your weekly dose of content slop from your favorite “movie” podcast, the Filmdrunk Frotcast. This week, Matt and Vince welcome comedian Zack Chapaloni back to the Frot to talk about that New York Times Magazine piece about the lady who donated a kidney and was mad that her writer friends didn’t congratulate her enough on Facebook and then sued one of them. It’s an amazing story. Also, the boys talk about Venom: Let There Be Carnage which is a movie in which a gay-coded slime monster comes out of the closet only to realize everything he ever wanted was right under his alien smelling organ the whole time. Finally, Matt has a very important message for all progressive organizers out there.


513: All Due Respect, with David J Roth from The Distraction



Do You Believe Sopranos Bus Tour

For the final episode of Pod Yourself A Gun season five, writer, podcaster and listener-requested returning guest David J. Roth from Defector Media and The Distraction Podcast chats with Matt and Vince about The Sopranos season five episode thirteen, “All Due Respect.”

Somehow during David’s first appearance, we skipped over David’s experience applying for a job as a Sopranos bus tour guide in New Jersey. He didn’t get the job, which he seems fine with, but that’s a real Sliding Doors moment. He probably lies awake on the nights when running a successful subscription-based sports blog feels hard and wonders how different his life would be if he had spent more of his twenties riding a bus to and from Satin Dolls (the real life strip club used for shooting the Bada Bing scenes).

David also famously taught Matt how to use autotune, so a significant portion of the audience might be mad at him, but this week’s Cher inspired Bada-B song is, to quote David, “A triumph.”

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