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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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6b06: Kennedy and Heidi, with Mike Falzone



We Get it

Get a stereo system with some balls to listen to the latest PYAG. Comedian, podcaster, and paisano Mike Falzone joins Matt and Vince for a conversation about The Sopranos season 6b episode 7, “Kennedy and Heidi.”

Fair warning for all you spoiler sticklers, If you have not watched the episode, don’t listen to this podcast, because there is a significant character death. Also, what are you doing? You better be subscribed to the patreon.

If you’re prepared to hear it, this is the perfect podcast to listen to while driving to the desert to do peyote with your dead friend’s former girlfriend, but you have to wear a dang seatbelt. Mike doesn’t want to be at your wake telling everyone what a wackadoo you were. Bob Barker is still alive and he will outlive you if you don’t put on a seatbelt.

If you have not watched the episode, don’t listen to this podcast. There is a significant character death in the episode. Also, what are you doing listening to the pod?

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6b05: Walk Like A Man, with Alison Rosen



Al(ison) Rosen About Love

Writer, TV personality, and host of the Upworthy Weekly, Childish, and Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcasts, Alison Rosen returns to talk to Matt and Vince to talk about The Sopranos season 6a episode 5, “Walk Like A Man.”

The alternate title for this episode is bell hooks, because it’s all about love, baby. AJ, positively distraught about his unrequited love for his former fiance Blanca, has his family worried he’s going to harm himself. Tony, trying to show love the only way he knows how, suggests he try drowning his sorrows in tiddies and meat like the other boys his age. Somehow this ends with AJ helping the other boys burn some kid’s foot with acid. It’s an experience AJ does not love.

According to bell hooks, love is “the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.” By this definition, Tony and the guys do not love Chris like they say they do. His sobriety represents spiritual growth, and as they point out on the podcast, the whole point of the mafia is to monetize spiritual stagnation. Paulie, Tony, Bobby, and Chris are shoveling so much shit on Chris’ side of the street, that he decides he’s done trying to keep it clean. He falls off both the wagon and his stool.

On a happier note, when two people (like Matt and Francesca) are in love, they do gross stuff in the privacy of their home, and the result is a future child. That’s right, LA Matt, flap flap, all up in that womb with the spratz. Our boy has a baby on the way. Now more than ever, we need your damn money. Please don’t make us do what Paulie yells at Chrissy. Please don’t make us suck the money out of your ass. Sign up for the patreon and leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts.

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Teaser – Early Access to “Chasing It” w Will Menaker



Sup everyone,

Returning PYAG champion Will Menaker is back on the pod talking about the episode where we meet Goth Vito Jr and an openly anitsemitic Tony Soprano. You can listen to it now on Patreon! Or wait like a STUNAD!


6b03: Remember When, with Dave Schilling



Remember when Lin Manuel Miranda was on The Sopranos?

Remember when writer and LA Times Style columnist Dave Schilling was on the pod during season two to talk about “Knights In White Satin Armor?” Remember how great that was? This week on the pod, Matt and Vince welcome Dave back for a conversation about The Sopranos season 6a, episode 3, “Remember When.”

Remember when Richie Aprile ran Beansy over? Well despite pooping in a bag for the rest of his life (to Paulie’s horror), Paulie and Tony find him in Florida, living a pretty good life. After Tony’s first body becomes unburied, he and Paulie bounce to the Panhandle State to lay low for a while. While on their little vacation, Tony is embarrassed to remember how cool he used to think Paulie was, while Paulie can’t stop remembering what happened to Big Pussy the last time he was on a boat with Tony.

Remember when Tony says, “‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation?” That was this episode. The famous clip from the Remember When Machine segment bumper. During the segment, Dave, Matt, & Vince remember when Tila Tequila was a budding triple threat, but they do not remember any of the other early social media stars listed in the New York Post’s “Nine Hottest Celebs on the Web” article from 2007.  Remember print media?

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Support the Pod: become a patron at patreon.com/Frotcast and get more bonus content than you could ever want, AND if you sign up for the Pod Yourself a Shoutout tier, Vince will give you a mob name on the show. Like last week’s newest patrons: The Horace, Fiddler On The Roof, The Jungle Book, Porno aka Aamco, & Coach K.

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Bada B-Stories Part 2: Music From Pod Yourself A Gun (Season 6A)



Hey all,

As you’ve noticed, this isn’t a rewatch episode. That is coming next week on the free feed (or you can get Early Access to it on Patreon!) But for now, enjoy this compilation of the season 6A Bada B Stories, with a little message from the boys up top. Enjoy!


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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Support the Pod: become a patron at patreon.com/Frotcast and get more bonus content than you could ever want, AND if you sign up for the Pod Yourself a Shoutout tier, Vince will give you a mob name on the show. Like last week’s newest patrons: Crocodile Dundeez Nuts, Arachnophobia, The Pollack, Coach aka Craig Turner and Hooch, Zilch, Nomar, Teach, Dot Dot Dash, The Bloomkin, The Space Jew, & Dutch.

 

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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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