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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)


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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512: Long Term Parking, with Chris Cabin of We Hate Movies



Tony and Adriana Come Home

On the penultimate episode of season five of Pod Yourself A Gun, Matt and Vince are joined by writer and podcaster Chris Cabin from the We Hate Movies Podcast to talk about The Sopranos season five episode twelve, “Long Term Parking.”

Chris is our first “affiliated” guest, if you know what I mean. A photo of his father getting arrested ran in the New York Times because Chris comes from a self-described criminal family who ran a book for the Jewish mafia in Pittsburgh. So I’m not saying something bad will happen if you don’t listen to this episode, I’m just saying you have some beautiful ear drums and you should use them while you still have them. God forbid something bad happens to them, but if you listen to the pod, nothing bad will happen to them.

In what is possibly the show’s most gut-wrenching episode, we say goodbye to an animal-printed real one. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, first of all what are you doing reading this? Second, stop reading now if you don’t want it spoiled. RIP to our poor girl Adriana. She was so loyal to her man who was so loyal to his capo that she got ulcerative colitis and nearly had a Jerry Lewis moon face for her own wedding. She deserved better. Though her final moments occurred off screen, so you could choose to be one of those freaks who thinks that if a character’s death is not explicitly shown, the character is not dead. You’re wrong and you’re dumb, but you’re sweet.

At one point in the conversation, someone calls Adam Levine the Disney+ Dave Navarro, and that itself is worth a five-star review on Apple Podcasts.

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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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510: Cold Cuts, with Jay Light of Blockbusting



It’s Just One of Those Pods

On the latest edition of Pod Yourself A Gun, comedian, Good Guy with a Gun, and host of the Blockbusting podcast, Jay Light joins Matt & Vince to talk about The Sopranos season five episode eleven, “Cold Cuts.”

As Matt points out, despite AJ’s absence from it, this is a real AJ of an episode of The Sopranos. It’s like everyone in the episode feels like it’s just one of those days where you don’t want to wake up, everything’s f*cked, and everybody sucks. Sort of the Nu Metal episode. Which makes sense as the gang agrees it’s one of the worst episodes of the series (Low B+).

Matt addresses some of the complaints from the mailbag episode about the autotune, and this week’s Bada-B stories are pure Lieb vocals. Let that be a lesson to all of you – if you pay us enough money, we will do what you ask, but you gotta give us that scharole.

There’s also an argument in there about whether or not Christopher really thinks he could be a male model. Let us know what you think in a five-star review on Apple Podcasts

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509: Unidentified Black Males, with Miles Gray of The Daily Zeitgeist



There Was No Abundant Intentionality In Making The Pod

Miles Gray from The Daily Zeitgeist and 420 Day Fiance joins Matt & Vince to break down The Sopranos season five episode nine, “Unidentified Black Males.”

A lot happens in the episode. Finn learns too much about what his new construction site friends are really like, Tony Deals with the fallout from Tony B.’s extracurricular activities, Carmella asks for a divorce, and everyone somehow finds a way to pin the blame on some black guys. The episode is probably best remembered as the one where Vito is topping off a security guard in his car, but every storyline has at least one surprise, a laugh-out-loud joke, and some stellar performances.

The stress of holding on to Vito’s makes Finn think about leaving town, igniting a fight with Meadow that Matt, Vince, and Miles agree is too relatable. The ones  where you’ve fought your way to the logical conclusion of a relationship, but you’re too young to know you can just be alone and be fine, so you double down on commitment like Finn’s hasty proposal that seems more motivated by the idea of going to bed than love. If you’re reading this, you and your boo are in college, and it’s not working, just break up. It will be fine. If you feel sad, listen to this week’s Bada-B story song.

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