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6b09: Made In America, with David J Roth of Distraction Pod



We Podded Ourselves The Whole Gun

This is it. The last episode of the only Sopranos podcast ever made. Load it into a yellow Xterra, push the Nissan out to sea, and set it ablaze for a proper New Jersey Italian Viking funeral. Joining Matt and Vince to discuss “Made In America” and close out the series, the Dennis Eckersly of podcasting, from Defector, David J. Roth.

Where were you when The Sopranos cut o black? Screaming at the TV? Calling your cable company? Remembering 9/11? 11.9 million people watched (there better be just as many people listening to this episode) as Meadow parked, Tony looked up, and Journey implored everyone watching to continue believing. Believe in what exactly? What was David Chase trying to tell us with that song? Considering he chose Don’t Stop Believing just because everyone in the production crew hated it, I think he was trying to say *mouthfarrrrrrt*.

What a sh*thead legend. That’s what a grown-up AJ would do. You don’t like the song at the end of the TV show? You know we’re killing civilians in the Middle East everyday right? And this is how you spend your time? Upset at the song at the end of your favorite TV show? What rough beast yeets towards Bethlehem to be born. As indicated by this final, AJ-centric episode, the world belongs to the AJs now. Be safe and don’t use too many slurp juices on one ape.

It’s been an honor to be a part of such a fun thing that so many people enjoyed. We had a  great time making it, and it wouldn’t have been possible without all our guests, cured meats,  the decline of the American Empire, classic rock, autotune, HBO, David Beckham, fish and chips, *Borat voice* our wives,  Raytheon, New Jersey, George Soros, The Sopranos sound design team, Prozac, track suits, Stevie B, Little Steven, Steve Buscemi, The American Italian Anti-Defamation League, and of course, Stephen Jenkins.

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Pod Yourself The Final Mailbag – Season 6 Edition



Hey everyone,

Thanks for all of your patience on waiting for this mailbag episode. Matt, Vince, and Brent are grateful for all of your questions and voicemails and we hope you enjoy this break from your regularly scheduled Sopranos content.

Also, in a few days we will be posting the last rewatch episode of Pod Yourself A Gun, as we have run out of Sopranos episodes to cover. We will probably do a couple more Sopranos interviews but, unless David Chase decides to do a reboot, things are gonna change round this feed. Which is why you need to pod yourself over to Patreon.com/frotcast and subscribe immediately, because Vince and Matt will still be talking about stuff every week on the Frotcast.

 


608: The Blue Comet, with Justin Halpern EP of Harley Quinn and Abbott Elementary



It’s A-me, A-DHL-a

As we close in on the end of the only podcast about the GOATest show of all time, we welcome an old friend back to the pod to help us say goodbye to another one of Jersey’s finest pork store associates. Writer, frequent Frot guest, and Executive Producer for Abbot Elementary and Harley Quinn, Justin Halpern rejoins Matt and Vince to talk about the penultimate episode of The Sopranos, season 6b episode 8, “The Blue Comet.”

Pay your last respects to a loving father, good earner, dutiful husband, and model train enthusiast, Bobby Bacala. From Junior’s driver, to redundant upper management, Bobby lives in our hearts, and in the ziti he left in his freezer.

Other notable dust-biters in this episode: Bert Gervasi, two poor Ukrainian suckers who answered the door for the wrong Italian DHL driver, and a guy riding his motorcycle past the Bada Bing at the wrong time (probably). Through it all, AJ makes everything about himself and his depression, like a natural-born podcaster.

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6b07: The Second Coming, with Francesca Fiorentini



Depression is “Break Stuff” Pointed Inward

The world’s only socialist wife-guy Sopranos podcast welcomes the return of podcaster, comedian, journalist, and #1 Matt Lieb tolerater Francesca Fiorentini to talk to Matt & Vince about season 6b episode 7, “The Second Coming.”

AJ’s back in school, but as Fran points out, he doesn’t need a political science degree, he needs to smoke a little weed. The only thing liberal arts education can do for AJ is make him depressed. And boy is he depressed. He’s so depressed that not even Chamillionaire’s Ridin Dirty can convince him that life is worth living. He knows that The US sees the Middle East rolling, and they’re hating enough to bomb Iran. How can he live in a world that is so dicked up?

Despite Carmela’s attempts to cheer him up with Lincoln logs (which some internet research revealed to be  a hot dog split open and slathered with cream cheese, similar to a Seattle-style street dog), AJ’s “Rude Goldberg suicide machine” is, of course, constructed incompetently enough to avoid a second episode in a row with a major character death. This is why AJ could never be a mob guy. How can he be expected to wack someone when he couldn’t even take out his own depressed self?

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6b04: Chasing It, with Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House



Vito Jr: Goth Icon

A lot to chew on in season 6b episode 4 of The Sopranos. Including, but not limited to, Tony’s compulsive gambling, AJ’s disastrous engagement, Hesh’s deadly farts, and the two giant ice cream sundaes purchased for Vito Jr. that will need to be fully chewed up before you even think about getting in Phil Leotardo’s car. Returning to discuss “Chasing It” with Matt and Vince is writer and co-host of the Chapo Trap House podcast, Will Menaker.

During a scene dubbed by Will as “The Vito Jr./Phil Leotardo Silo Summit,” Vito appears to be eating an ice cream sundae at the Applegate Farms Ice Cream stand in Montclair, New Jersey. When Phil calls it a sundae, Vito corrects him, preferring the name as it’s written on the cold treat’s cup, “The Silo.” Currently, neither the Applegate Farms’ website, their Yelp page, nor their Doordash menu mentions The Silo as an option. Is this a deprecated gluttonous treat gone the way of the supersized meal? A Sopranos prop department fabrication? A locals-only, in-person menu option that non-New Jerseyans can only fantasize about? We may never know, but what we can say for certain is that while eating his two Silos, this son of Tony Soprano’s deceased best earner looks like a Puerta Rican whoo-er.

The guys also delve into Tony’s misguided gambling strategies, the way he trades homophobia for antisemitism, and Matt brings an appropriately NuMetal bada-b song in honor of North Jersey’s shower shittingest grave vandalizer.

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6b02: Stage 5, with Brendan from the Frotcast



Ride the Painted Pod, Let the Spinning Wheel Cast

Much like a child, a podcast has many parents. That is to say, many individuals who act like parents, or that by a version, the podcast is their baby. This week’s guest is one of those individuals. Certainly one of PYAG’s parents is The Frotcast, and Joining Matt and Vince to break down The Sopranos Season 6b, episode 2, “Stage 5,” is The Frotcast’s largest daddy, Brendan.

If this were an episode of Friends, it would be called, “The One with Chrissy’s Movie Premiere.” Cleaver, the film with many parents, is finally ready for public consumption, and while the graphic violence might strike some as unsettling, it’s the possible inspiration for the film’s overbearing, selfish, mob boss antagonist that was Tony feeling uncomfortable. As he tells Dr. Melfi, he knows too much about the subconscious now to believe that Chrissy still respects him after seeing Stephen Baldwin’s portrayal of him.

The episode also features the most British song yet. Stick around to the end to hear it.

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6b01: Soprano Home Movies, with Noah Kulwin of “Blowback”



Liquor Before Grappa, Might Have to Fight Your Papa

Gather ‘round your Bluetooth speakers and celebrate the return of Pod Yourself A Gun. Matt and Vince are joined by Montclair, New Jersey native and host of the Blowback podcast, Noah Kulwin, to discuss the first episode of part B of the sixth and final season of the Sopranos, “Sopranos Home Movies.”

As the season begins, The Soprano family is celebrating the birth of its lovably murderous patriarch. What do you get the man who destroys almost everything he touches for his birthday? The police give him a gun charge, Carmella gives him head, and Bobby gives him a few solid smacks in the head and body. The Soprano siblings should have known not to mix alcohol and Monopoly. That’s a game that often ends in violence even when the participants aren’t drunk psychos.

It’s not all about Tony though, Bobby also passes an important milestone, notching his first kill in a laundromat in Canada. You could tell he didn’t want to do it, but he had to catch up to his wife in on-screen confirmed kills.

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612: Kaisha, with Brendan James of “Blowback”



Is AJ a virgin? Does Tony lay pipe? Who did 9/11? Who assassinated JFK? These are just some of the hard-hitting questions Matt & Vince try to answer on this week’s edition of Pod Yourself A Gun with the help of guest Brendan James. Co-host, producer, and music composer of the Blowback podcast, Brendan joins the pod to discuss The Sopranos season 6A episode twelve, “Kaisha.”

There is a definitive answer to the question about AJ’s virginity in the episode, as we see him bribe some noisy neighborhood teens with a bike to get them to go somewhere else long enough to give his new 30-year-old single mom friend from work the peace and quiet she needs to climb up on Anthony Jr Jr. Inspired by the scene, I’ve been driving around with a lightly used mountain bike in the back of my Ford Explorer, and so far it has not lead to sex, but I’m hopeful. The question posed on the pod is, was this AJ’s first time? He’s definitely hanging around girls his age throughout the show, but as Matt points out, he’s got the energy of a guy who has resigned himself to a life of sweaty handjobs.

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*ALSO* Matt Lieb will be on a LIVE edition of The Bitchuation Room with Francesca Fiorentini on Thursday March 10th in Brooklyn!! Tix: https://bit.ly/TBRBrooklyn

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611: Cold Stones, with comedian/real Jersey Italian Paul Palmeri



Rosalie in Paris

Get your little berets and stinky cheeses ready for the latest PYAG. Comedian and actor Paul Palmeri joins Matt and Vince to talk about the Frenchest episode of The Sopranos, season 6A episode eleven, “Cold Stones.”

Paul, a self-described AJ-type, is a fitting guest for this AJ-heavy episode. After he gets fired from Blockbuster for loving the environment too much to let the promotional standees go unsold, Tony gets AJ a construction job. Framed as consequences for his poor decision making, Paul encourages AJ, and anyone listening, to cherish the opportunity to work outside and build things. Working inside and sending emails all day might not be physically demanding, but it will erode your soul in a way that young AJ will never understand. Imagine AJ in a conference room trying to learn scrum methodology or lean principles. Best case scenario: he’s a better project manager for a suicide attempt.

As much as all the dumb guys running this podcast love our dumb guy king AJ, this is a Rosalie Aprile episode. She’s in Paris showing the rest of us how to do a vacation. Get hit on by a hot young French person, buy some stuff, don’t poop, light a couple candles, and if your friend Carmela tries to kill the vibe by bringing up old trauma, kindly but firmly instruct her to shut the f*ck up. This is Paris, not therapy, you stunad. Eat a croissant and take some pictures you’ll never think about again. Leave dead family members where they belong — New Jersey’s Belleville.

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