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A podcast that rigorously examines The Sopranos through deep dives, streams of consciousness, conversations, interviews, trivia and NBA analogies. Produced by Alternate Thursdays. Created and hosted by Vik Singh.

Poda Bing: a Sopranos retrospective Alternate Thursdays

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 435 Ratings

A podcast that rigorously examines The Sopranos through deep dives, streams of consciousness, conversations, interviews, trivia and NBA analogies. Produced by Alternate Thursdays. Created and hosted by Vik Singh.

    6.01: Members Only

    6.01: Members Only

    Poda Bing's look at the beginning of the end of The Sopranos, Members Only: a masterclass episode in setting us up for one more run at this thing of ours.

    Friendly ask:
    Poda Bing is a labor of love and has been since day 1. If you love the pod, your support matters and means a lot. Visit: glow.fm/podabing if you can. And thank you to everyone who has already supported this.

    Topics discussed:
    -H.L. Mencken
    -West of the Nile
    -Janice's favorite Stones song
    -The unrelenting Ginny Sack jokes
    -The popularity of Fort Myers as a retirement community
    -Italian subs
    -Hamilton (and John Adams)
    -For the love of Mike!
    -Warren G. Harding
    -Backdraft vs. Johnny Sack
    -Sting
    -Pontecorvo's options
    -& more

    About Alternate Thursdays:

    Alternate Thursdays is an audio-first media company in Los Angeles that creates hit podcasts with talent, brands, studios & our obsessions.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays (@alternatethursdays) production created by Vik Singh (@vik.js)
    -Follow @podabing on Instagram for a pictorial and caption companion to the show.
    -If you'd like to participate in our Sopranos Trivia series, DM @podabing on Instagram
    -All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    5.13: All Due Respect

    5.13: All Due Respect

    Vik closes the books on season 5 with a rigorous inquiry on, arguably, the most important and special episode of the series: "All Due Respect"

    Friendly ask:
    Poda Bing is a labor of love and has been since day 1. If you love the pod, your support matters and means a lot. Visit: glow.fm/podabing if you can. And thank you to everyone who has already supported this.

    Topics discussed:
    -Temple of the Dog
    -Tony B's options
    -Tony B's piece
    -Van Morrison
    -Silvio angling?
    -Was Tony on to Larry Boy about something?
    -Tony's marksmanship
    -The red barn painting was not fu&king scam!
    -What character gets what deadly sin attributed to them.
    -Can we do something to help out Sal Vitro?
    -& more

    About Alternate Thursdays:

    Alternate Thursdays is an audio-first media company in Los Angeles that creates hit podcasts with talent, brands, studios & our obsessions.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays (@alternatethursdays) production created by Vik Singh (@vik.js)
    -Follow @podabing on Instagram for a pictorial and caption companion to the show.
    -If you'd like to participate in our Sopranos Trivia series, DM @podabing on Instagram
    -All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    5.12: Long Term Parking

    5.12: Long Term Parking

    Vik parks in LAX's Long Term Parking (but just for an hour) to examine and revisit this classic episode of The Sopranos.

    Friendly ask:
    Poda Bing is a labor of love and has been since day 1. If you love the pod, your support matters and means a lot. Visit: glow.fm/podabing if you can. Thank you.

    Topics discussed:
    -Steroids
    -Annie Lennox
    -Led Zeppelin
    -Deerhunter
    -The bigger problem: Adriana or Christopher?
    -Did Sanseverino squander a golden opportunity?
    -Why's Chris drinking all of a sudden?
    -The brilliance of Vincent Curatola
    -Past David Chase interviews
    -& more

    About Alternate Thursdays:

    Alternate Thursdays is an audio-first media company in Los Angeles that creates hit podcasts with talent, brands, studios & our obsessions.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays (@alternatethursdays) production created by Vik Singh (@vik.js)
    -Follow @podabing on Instagram for a pictorial and caption companion to the show.
    -If you'd like to participate in our Sopranos Trivia series, DM @podabing on Instagram
    -All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    5.11: The Test Dream

    5.11: The Test Dream

    Vik takes "The Test Dream" on a test drive. This episode also features an impromptu Test Dream-inspired rap. What.

    Friendly ask:
    Poda Bing is a labor of love and has been since day 1. If you love the pod, your support matters and means a lot. Visit: glow.fm/podabing if you can. Thank you.

    Topics discussed:
    -Dream depictions in art, music, tv, and film
    -Tame Impala
    -A$AP Ferg
    -Two of the best lines of the entire series in one episode
    -Godfather & Goodfellas references
    -Allusion to Westerns, even though we're not making one
    -Christopher chomping at the bit
    -Zapruder film
    -Dirk, Kobe, Shaq, and Mike D'Antoni(?) references
    -Why, in addition to Tony, we're not prepared
    -& more

    More to explore:

    On Game Federer, Vik Singh and Brian Clark relive and revisit every Roger Federer Grand Slam title.
    On Run it back, Vik Singh looks back at granular moments in basketball history that shaped the game, culture and us.
    On Plain Text Ideas, Vik Singh talks to experts, practitioners and thinkers across the spectrum about big ideas and how to see them through.
    And on Fake Plastic Podcast, Savannah Wright explores the music of Radiohead through careful analysis and conversation.

    About Alternate Thursdays:

    Alternate Thursdays is an audio-first media company in Los Angeles that creates hit podcasts with talent, brands, studios & our obsessions.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays (@alternatethursdays) production created by Vik Singh (@vik.js)
    -Follow @podabing on Instagram for a pictorial and caption companion to the show.
    -If you'd like to participate in our Sopranos Trivia series, DM @podabing on Instagram
    -All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    5.10: Cold Cuts (with Lorenzo Antonucci)

    5.10: Cold Cuts (with Lorenzo Antonucci)

    Vik takes a solo drive up to Kinderhook to revisit 'Cold Cuts'. Later, Lorenzo Antonucci (actor, producer and mastermind behind the Drea de Matteo Poda Bing conversation) stops by to catch up and spend some time at Uncle Pat's, too.

    Friendly ask:
    Poda Bing is a labor of love and has been since day 1. If you love the pod, your support matters and means a lot. Visit: glow.fm/podabing if you can. Thank you.

    Topics discussed:
    -Massive Attack
    -Masculinity
    -Port Newark
    -Vespas
    -Radiohead
    -Romen & Juliet
    -Anger management
    -Game of Thrones
    -Aaron Rodgers
    -& more

    Featuring:
    Lorenzo Antonucci (@lorenzoantonuccijr on IG), actor, producer, and friend.

    More to explore:

    On Game Federer, Vik Singh and Brian Clark relive and revisit every Roger Federer Grand Slam title.
    On Run it back, Vik Singh looks back at granular moments in basketball history that shaped the game, culture and us.
    On Plain Text Ideas, Vik Singh talks to experts, practitioners and thinkers across the spectrum about big ideas and how to see them through.
    And on Fake Plastic Podcast, Savannah Wright explores the music of Radiohead through careful analysis and conversation.

    About Alternate Thursdays:

    Alternate Thursdays is an audio-first media company in Los Angeles that creates hit podcasts with talent, brands, studios & our obsessions.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays (@alternatethursdays) production created by Vik Singh (@vik.js)
    -Follow @podabing on Instagram for a pictorial and caption companion to the show.
    -If you'd like to participate in our Sopranos Trivia series, DM @podabing on Instagram
    -All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 2 hr 25 min
    070: Chris Caldovino

    070: Chris Caldovino

    Chris Caldovino, Billy Leotardo on the show, shares his Sopranos story and more.

    More to explore:

    On Game Federer, Vik Singh and Brian Clark relive and revisit every Roger Federer Grand Slam title.
    On Run it back, we look back at granular moments in basketball history that shaped the game, culture and us.
    On Plain Text Ideas, Vik talks to experts, practitioners and thinkers across the spectrum about big ideas and how to see them through.
    And on Fake Plastic Podcast, Savannah Wright explores the music of Radiohead through careful analysis and conversation.

    About Alternate Thursdays:

    Alternate Thursdays is an audio-first media company in Los Angeles that creates hit podcasts with talent, brands, studios & our obsessions.

    -If you love the pod, you can support it by visiting: glow.fm/podabing
    -Follow @podabing on Instagram for a pictorial and caption companion to the show.
    -If you'd like to participate in our Sopranos Trivia series, DM @podabing on Instagram
    -All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays (@alternatethursdays) production created by Vik Singh (@vik.js)

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
435 Ratings

435 Ratings

slemke07 ,

First time Soprano watcher

We just got HBO max and decided the first series to watch was Sopranos. Found this podcast after binging the first season. This podcast brings light to nuances that a first time watcher would miss. However, spoiler beware: I listened to the M.I. Interview and it spoiled Christopher for me. That won’t stop me from continuing to recap each episode with my Poda Bing crew.

Selipton ,

This podcast is a passion project

I love the passion and detail behind this podcast it is obviously a labor of love! I did NOT like the guest who was a writer on Entourage and I really appreciate when Niia is on the show to break up the dudefest. I know nothing about basketball and I don’t care about the casual chatting between the men when it isn’t about the show itself but I appreciate the deep dives and detailed analysis and it enhances my experience of rewatching. Thank you for this podcast!

MattSchiff ,

Fun, insightful listen

I’m finally watching The Sopranos for the first time, and listening to Poda Bing has enriched the experience. Vik and crew bring so much passion and attention to detail to each episode, and I’ve learned so many things about themes, tidbits about the actors and creators, etc., that I never would’ve known otherwise.

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