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BONUS: Interview With Joe Gannascoli (Vito Spatafore)



What Do You Know, What Do You Say to Joe Gannascoli?

In just six short seasons, Pod Yourself A Gun has gone from the only Sopranos podcast to the only Sopranos podcast to get an interview with the actor who played Gino in season one episode eight, “The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti.” Remember? Christopher cuts him in line, and he gets all huffy about it? The actor’s name is Joseph R. Gannascoli, and you might also remember for his other work in the series, as the character performing the most surprising felatio history of television, Vito Spatafore.

In the latest Patreon-exclusive edition of PYAG, Matt and Vince talk to the man who played the man who killed Jackie Jr., lost a bunch of weight, got caught lassoing leather daddies, and ate Johnny Cakes in New Hampshire. During the conversation, Joe reveals how much of his own life was incorporated into the character, the book that inspired Vito’s gay storyline, and who the biggest ballbusters were on set.

Along with all the inside dirt on The Sopranos cast and crew, the conversation covers Joe’s fascinating journey from self-taught chef and self-proclaimed degenerate gambler to self-taught actor to golfing dad with two christmas trees. Sign up now at patreon.com/frotcast to listen AND if you sign up for the Pod Yourself a Shoutout tier, Vince will give you a mafia nickname on the podcast.

 

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608: Johnny Cakes, with author Leah Carroll



Blockbusted

Writer, podcaster, and author of Down City: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Memory, and Murder, Leah Carrol joins Matt & Vince to talk about Vince’s favorite episode of The Sopranos, season 6a episode 8, “Johnny Cakes.”

Leah is a uniquely qualified guest, as she has a personal connection to an actual Rhode Island mob figure named Nicky Bianco, who introduced her to arugula. That’s the new bar. You cannot be a guest on PYAG unless you have been fed by an actual made guy. If a Gotti made you leek soup, hit us up. If not, just keep enjoying the slop we’re shoveling in your bowl, piggy.

In a bit of a reversal, the Soprano crime family’s most notorious bottom, Vito, is introduced to the titular Rhode Island delicacy by a volunteer firefighter beefcake named Johnny. Vito can receive what Johnny’s feeding him, but can he receive the love and affection he craves? As noted on the pod, this show was made for the modern cynical misanthrope, so don’t count on love setting anyone free.

While Vito is trying to find himself in New Hampshire, our favorite failson, AJ Soprano, is in New Jersey doing the same. Working at Blockbuster has its perks. He had an opportunity study knife fights in movies and utilize the techniques in an assassination attempt on Uncle Junior. But, AJ being AJ, he fumbles the blade before he has a chance to avenge his father. AJ is good guy, in that he is too soft and incompetent to kill someone. Poor guy never had a chance to gain his father’s approval through murder.

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[UNLOCKED] Frotcast 498: Spidermatrix with Bobby and Joe



Hey all,

No podding ourselves a gun this week, but not to worry, we got a new years frotcast for you. It’s the full episode to keep you satiated til next week. And you can get even more episodes by subscribing to frotcast on Patreon. DO IT NOW! Enjoy!


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The Frotcast is bringing in the new year with Matt and Vince’s text thread buddies Joe Sinclitico and Bobby Hacker. The boys talk about Don’t Look Up, The Matrix 4, and Spider-Man: Now Way Home. And a bunch of other stuff.

Goodbye 2021. It’s been fucked.


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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See Pod Yourself A Gun Live! January 15th at the PianoFight Theater during San Francisco Sketchfest

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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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TEASER – Dune and Sex Robots



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“Fear is the mind killer. ” – a guy who’s about to eat butt.

It’s finally here, guys. A good Dune movie. This week Matt and Vince have PYAG co-producer Brent Flyberg on the pod to talk Dune and other movies he hasn’t seen. But it’s still a very good episode, as both Vince and Matt have seen the movie and liked it very much. I’m sure you will like it too. You’ll like the episode at least.


TEASER – The Dictatorship of the Piggietariat



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Good news Frotters, Jane Harrison is back and better than ever. This week, Vince Mancini talks about his experience at the Hollywood premiere for Marvel’s The Eternals. No spoilers, so don’t snitch on Vince. He respects an embargo, plus Bob Chapek is holding Vince’s family hostage. We also talk about true crime podcasts, NFTs, and much more! Have fun!


[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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511: The Test Dream, with Felix Biederman of Chapo Trap House



Wetwork Dreams

Felix Biederman of the Chapo Trap House podcast joins Matt & Vince to talk about The Sopranos season five episode twelve, “The Test Dream.”

As the title of the episode suggests, the improbably named Brian Benben would feel right at home, as Tony is Dream-ing On through much of the runtime. Dream sequences are a polarizing topic on this podcast, but even Vince has to agree with Felix that while it may run long, it does feel like an actual stress dream. Teeth are falling out, there’s a thing Tony needs to do that he can’t get done, and wait, who was he just having sex with? Classic dream stuff.

If you’re less interested in what your brain is up to at night, and more interested modern murder techniques, stick around for a digression about the practicality of the garrote as a killing device. Seems hard to use. Like you’d have to practice at home. Imagine that — a little practice garrote next to the Bowflex adjustable dumbbells in that corner of the garage you call the weight room. It’s all just collecting dust and then one day you’re trying to take out a rat and your arms are shaking and you’re all out of position and you think, man, why did I buy all that gear?

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