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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!


313: Army Of One, With Alan Sepinwall



Dreaming about lo mein on the season finale of Pod Yourself A Gun.

On the latest episode, Rolling Stone chief television critic and co-author of The Sopranos Sessions, Alan Sepinwall, returns to talk to Matt and Vince about the final episode of The Sopranos season 3, “Army of One.”

In the last pre-9/11 Sopranos episode, everyone’s favorite fail-stunad is at it again. The principal has a DNA match on AJ’s peepee, and Tony thinks military school will straighten the little piss bandit out. He’ll never get to be Donald Trump’s helicopter pilot if he doesn’t learn some discipline.

During their talk, the guys decide when it’s okay to hit your kids, and try to find out if David Chase has heard the show. Let’s hope not!

If you’ve been hiding out in the projects in Boonton, you might not know that there’s now a PYAG Patreon tier. Give us money and you too can hear your name on a podcast!

We work hard all day to provide content and all kinds of scooters and bicycles. The least you could do is leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts. (-written by Brent Flyberg)

Subscribe to Pod Yourself A Gun on Apple Podcasts. Email us at frotcast@gmail.com; leave us a voicemail at 415-275-0030.Support the Pod: become a patron at patreon.com/Frotcast and get more bonus content than you could ever want.


310: To Save Us All From Satan’s Power, With Rachel Fisher From Hollywood Crime Scene



Tony’s got a list and he’s checking it twice on a very Sopranos Christmas episode.

On this week’s Pod Yourself A Gun, Rachel Fisher, host of the Hollywood Crime Scene podcast, joins Matt and & Vince to talk about The Sopranos season 3 episode 10, “…To Save Us All From Satan’s Power.”

That Jesus guy – he was the real gangster. He had wisemen wandering all across the desert to bring him frankincense, myrrh, and gold, just for being born. Marone! That’s a good earner.

Meanwhile, before the Satriale’s Christmas party, Tony has to schlep all over town finding a new Santa to replace the snitch friend he murdered, taking care of his good-for-nothing sister’s Russian, and transferring some “cannolis.”

In a truly delightful moment on the pod, Rachel explains to Matt and Vince that the cannolis Tony was transferring were not food. We also listen to some voicemails and discuss Jackie Jr’s motorboating technique. It’s a great mother-jumping episode.

Stop writing that contemporary Christian rock album and start writing a five star review on Apple Podcasts. (-written by Brent Flyberg)

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309: The Telltale Moozadell, With Samer Kalaf From Defector Media



AJ Soprano has never seen a gutter but he has seen The Matrix.

This week on Pod Yourself A Gun, Samer Kalaf, Managing Editor of Defector Media, joins Matt and Vince to talk about one of their favorite subjects: beautiful little idiot AJ Soprano. Samer sets the bar high for future guests by not only taking notes for episode 3 season 9, “The Telltale Moozadell,” but he’s actually seen all of The Sopranos.

The episode itself is near perfect (solid B+), and features a young Lady Gaga as one of the girls AJ is trying to impress when he goes all Fred Durst and breaks stuff in the school late at night (on his mother’s birthday?!?). The fellas learn from Vince’s wife that unlike young men, not all young women go through a needless destruction phase. Good for them, I guess, but everyone should get to break one window in their life just to feel that power.

Speaking of power, Gloria can’t resist the power of Tony’s raw, animal sexuality, even at the zoo, when he’s surrounded by gorillas with the exact same posture and body type. Can Tony resist the urge to recognize his mother’s traits in Gloria?

Resist the urge to break stuff long enough to listen and leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts. (-written by Brent Flyberg)

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Support the Pod: become a patron at patreon.com/Frotcast and get more bonus content than you could ever want.


307: Second Opinion, With Mike Isaac, Author Of ‘Super Pumped’



Paulie Wets his Beak and Tony Doesn’t Trust Jack Kennedy in episode 307 of The Sopranos

In this week’s Pod Yourself a Gun, author of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, and New York Times journalist Mike Isaac (@mikeisaac) joins Matt and Vince to provide a third opinion of “Second Opinion,” the seventh episode of season three of The Sopranos. You may know it as the one where Paulie sniffs Adriana’s panties, but that’s because you’re a nasty little freak just like Paulie. As pointed out on this week’s podcast, The Sopranos writers really missed an opportunity to name the episode “Paulie Wets His Beak.”

In another episode that emphasizes that The Sopranos is primarily a comedy, Junior is easily impressed by a surgeon because he has a president’s name, and Carmela’s search for a psychotherapist of her own ends with the therapist rejecting her “blood money” for payment.

The appearance of a Big Mouth Billy Bass leads to a discussion of the death of ubiquitous American novelty gifts, and a retelling of Matt’s sordid affair with a Billy of his own. “The skeleton was still singing,” is a phrase that will haunt me for years.

Rewatching this episode inspired Mike to rewatch The Sopranos, which should inspire you to leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts. (-Brent Flyberg)

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Support the Pod: become a patron at patreon.com/Frotcast and get more bonus content than you could ever want.


305: “Another Toothpick” with Jay Gordon



Matt and Vince are joined by Sopranos twitter luminary and fsckd podcast host Jay Gordon (@jaydestro) to talk about one of his favorite episodes of the Sopranos, season 3 episode 5, Another Toothpick. Not only did Jay watch the episode in preparation for the show, he took notes and he’s not afraid to refer to them. Jay understands rule #1 of Pod Yourself a Gun: when you want respect from the pod, you give respect to the pod.

Like an Am/Pm on the Jersey turnpike, this episode has too much good stuff and a bunch of guidos. Carmela and Dr. Melfi finally meet face-to-face during a couples counseling session, Tony is bad in a familiar way (racism), good in an unexpected way (gives a dying man a sense of purpose), and Bobby Bacala Sr. takes Mustang Sally for one last ride with a Marb Red. On top of all that, we get Artie Buco’s disastrous friendzone-cementing dinner with Adriana. The scene is discussed at length in 2020 without a single utterance of the word simp, and someone deserves a Whitman’s Sampler for that restraint.

The star of the episode is a toss-up between Burt Young as Bobby Bacala Sr. and Artie Buco’s divorced-guy earring (he’s had it for years – he just doesn’t wear it a lot). Tell us your choice in a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts.

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Email us at frotcast@gmail.com; leave us a voicemail at 415-275-0030.

Support the Pod: become a patron at patreon.com/Frotcast and get more bonus content than you could ever want.


303: “Fortunate Son” With Carey O’Donnell



This week on Pod Yourself A Gun, Matt and Vince welcome television writer and co-host of the Sexy Unique Podcast Carey O’Donnell (@ecareyo) to the pod to discuss episode 3 of season 3 of the Sopranos “Fortunate Son” – an episode in which Chris gets made.

“Fortunate Son” marks the beginning of what I would consider to be the gabbagool age of the Sopranos, which is the same as a golden age but better. In this episode, Chris gets made and struggles with the increased responsibilities, Tony discovers that much of his panic attacks are meat-based, AJ struggles with feelings of being a real dumdum, and Janice straight up steals Svetlana’s prosthetic leg in order to get back musical theater records. It’s a fantastic episode in the middle of a monumental season. See, sometimes we actually LIKE the Sopranos. Oh and Chrissy robs a Jewel concert in a Scream mask. Fucking epic.

Anyway, please leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts and/or wherever you get your podcasts.


302: “Proshai, Livushka” With Brodie Reed



Sopranos season three continues on Pod Yourself A Gun this week with a discussion of “Proshai, Livushka,” episode 302 and the second part of a two-episode premiere that originally aired March 4th, 2001. Our guest this week is Brodie Reed (named a “best up-and-coming comedian” by Vulture), host of the Dark Weeb and Male Gaze podcasts.

Brodie joins your regular hosts Matt Lieb from Newsbroke/AJ+ and Vince Mancini from Uproxx/FilmDrunk to discuss arguably the greatest Sopranos episode there is. In this episode (SPOILERS TO FOLLOW, DO NOT @ ME) Livia dies, we meet both Svetlana the gruff nurse and Noah Tenenbaum, Meadow’s film buff pseudo boyfriend, help AJ with his Robert Frost assignment, and try to understand Christopher’s position on fingerprints at a truly epic funeral for Livia (where Janice, against all odds, once again monopolizes the conversation). We tend to love the funny episodes and this one is surely one of the funniest.

I absolutely love this episode of the Sopranos (whaddya gonna do? …at least she didn’t suffer) and I hope you love this Pod Yourself A Gun episode just as much. Nay, twice as much. In fact if you don’t love it, maybe you should get some therapy.

As always, please leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts and/or wherever you get your podcasts.


301: “Mr. Ruggiero’s Neighborhood”



We open season three of Pod Yourself A Gun discussing the season three premiere of The Sopranos. Mr. Ruggiero’s Neighborhood, the 27th episode of The Sopranos, originally premiered on March 4, 2001, as the first part of a two-part season premiere, directed by Allen Coulter and written by series creator David Chase.

In the Season Three premiere, Agent Harris and his team concoct an elaborate new plan to wiretap the Soprano home now that Pussy is singing with the fishes instead of for the feds.

This episode is a bit of a meta look at the FBI as they, essentially, watch The Sopranos. Ay, da FBI is just like us! It includes the introduction of a braless tennis instructor from Iceland and a mash-up of The Police and Henry Mancini that, curiously, seems to be the main character of the entire episode. It’s full of extremely on-the-nose music throughout.

BADA B STORIES

-The FBI is buggin’
-Patty Parisi is chuggin’
-Tony is thuggin’
-Meadows roommate needs a huggin’
-AJ is shruggin’
-Waterheater is fuggin’… up

TRIVIA

The actor who plays Patsy Parisi teaches math and computer science at a community college now.

“Ruggerio” is a shout out to Angelo Ruggerio, who had his house bugged by the FBI and accidentally brought down the mafia

We hope you love it, and please don’t forget to give us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts.