38 episodes

Comedians Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini watch every episode of The Sopranos and discuss it with friends, fans, actors, writers, TV critics, and anyone who loves The Sopranos as much as they do.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 337 Ratings

Comedians Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini watch every episode of The Sopranos and discuss it with friends, fans, actors, writers, TV critics, and anyone who loves The Sopranos as much as they do.

    311: Pine Barrens, With Jack O’Brien

    311: Pine Barrens, With Jack O’Brien

    On the latest Pod Yourself A Gun, Gloria throws things, the Russian gets away, and "the poo ass was dog." This week Matt and Vince are thankful for their guest, Jack O’Brien from the Daily Zeitgeist, and season 3 episode 11 of The Sopranos, Pine Barrens.



    This episode is so good, it’s a cliché to bring it up. As Jack points out during the podcast, saying "Pine Barrens" is your favorite Sopranos episode is like saying Michael Jordan is your favorite basketball player. It’s not a bad choice but come on - try to surprise me.



    If you haven’t seen it in a while, you might remember this Steve Buscemi directed episode as the one where Paulie and Chris get lost in the woods. What you might not remember are Gloria’s London broil toss and Jackie Jr.’s Scrabble prowess. If last week’s episode was a reminder that The Sopranos is a soap opera, this week’s episode is a reminder that it is also a sitcom, because it’s got jokes.



    Are some of the jokes too sitcom-y? Vince says yes. I say VA FANGOOL, Vince. What happened to Valery? Don’t ask David Chase. What is the geopolitical significance of Paulie’s satin finish manicure? Listen now to find out.



    If you’re not going to share your Tic Tacs, at least share a five star review on Apple Podcasts. (-written by Brent Flyberg)



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    • 1 hr 27 min
    310: ‘To Save Us All From Satan’s Power,’ With Rachel Fisher From HollyWood

    310: ‘To Save Us All From Satan’s Power,’ With Rachel Fisher From HollyWood

    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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    • 1 hr 26 min
    309: ‘The Telltale Moozadell,’ With Samer Kalaf

    309: ‘The Telltale Moozadell,’ With Samer Kalaf

    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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    • 1 hr 15 min
    308: ‘He Is Risen,’ With Jason Webb

    308: ‘He Is Risen,’ With Jason Webb

    Thanksgiving and Jackie Jr are cancelled in the latest Pod Yourself A Gun.



    Matt and Vince invite comedian Jason Webb to discuss a conveniently-timed Thanksgiving episode of The Sopranos, and Janice invites a narcoleptic Christian with a ponytail to dinner on episode 3 of season 8 - "He Is Risen."



    The episode reminds us that being in the mob is just as much about petty social slights as it is about doing crimes. There's lots of gossiping, someone gets their feelings hurt over a declined drink invitation, and someone else gets uninvited from Thanksgiving dinner. So, it’s kind of like Thanksgiving with your family, until someone s***s himself to death, and then it's just like your family.



    Naturally, watching the episode led to some conversations about how families in Jason's neighborhood settle disputes with their stepdads, the chainsaw bear carvings industry, how to get someone so horny they turn into a dairy product, and a Saved by the Bell Mashup song.



    If you love the podcast as much as Jackie Jr. loved that Chevy Cavalier, leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts.



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    • 1 hr 14 min
    307: "Second Opinion," With Mike Isaac, Author Of 'Super Pumped'

    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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    • 1 hr 10 min
    306: “University,” With Brendan

    306: “University,” With Brendan

    Are You Not Bread Pies Now? Pod Yourself a Gun covers The Sopranos season 3 episode 6, "University"



    On this week’s episode of Pod Yourself a Gun, one of the surviving co-founders of the Filmdrunk Frotcast joins Matt and Vince to talk about The Sopranos season 3 episode 6, "University." Brendan is on the show and Marone! He’s a big-a meatball!



    The episode features one of the best one-episode characters in The Sopranos' run, Tracee. Poor, sweet Tracee. Ralphie could never love her as much as he loved the movie Gladiator (remember when that guy gets hit with the spike thing and chunks of his head go flying? That was so phat). Really there are a lot of examples of men and boys being bad in their own unique ways in this episode. Ralphie is an absolute psycho, Georgie at the Bada Bing is making the girls do him personal favors to get into the VIP room, and we learn Noah is a limo-liberal f*ckboi.



    Come to this week’s podcast for the t*****s and meat analysis you know and love, but stay for the premiere of what will be remembered as the Western canon’s most influential Sopranos-inspired Kinks parody song. Write the next verse and put it in a five star review on iTunes.



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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
337 Ratings

337 Ratings

Seth W1 ,

They better get to the end

Best sopranos pod content and yes I’m familiar with the others. Vince and Matt are funny. Hey, famous people: go on this show it’s great

CarmineJFed ,

Best Pod Ever

only sopranos pod... best one

FozzieBear1985 ,

Insightful & life-altering

Hosts Matt, Vince + their guests offer so much insight on a variety of topics that somehow all feel relate to my life. Thought provoking yet welcoming.

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