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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 • 447 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.

    6.05: Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

    6.05: Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

    Johnny Sack hosts a wedding; Muscles Marinara practices counting to ten; and LeBron's got some competition in the form of Bacala. Don't forget your Poda Bing glasses for this rigorous look back at a sleeper high caliber episode...

    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.

    Selected topics discussed/References made:
    -Wedding invitations
    -Phil Mickelson
    -Phil Spector
    -The Count of Monte Cristo
    -Ludacris
    -Preet Bharara
    -Palm Springs (the movie)
    -Tim Grover
    -Tony's Peloton username
    -How T would hold up in an NFL combine
    -Sufjan Stevens
    -LeBron James
    -Kid Cudi
    -Lit
    -Smithers
    -Why's coffee called joe?
    -Municipal swimming pools
    -Morgan Freeman in Seven
    -Vanilla Sky
    -Tic Tac truck heists?
    -Billy Joel
    -Phil vs. The Night King
    -Detroit Red Wings enforcers
    -The separation of church and state
    -Dante the iWatch power user
    -Fish toxins
    -Vito & Savile Row
    -Weehawken
    -Thelonious Monk
    -Wedding economics
    -Connie vs. Allegra
    -Boss user manuals
    -The Killers
    -Chris Cornell
    -Was Elon Musk at Allegra's wedding?
    -Did Carlo Gervasi watch Disney movies?
    -Did Johnny Sack sing "If I Ruled the World" in his cell?
    -Littlefinger vs. Cersei
    -Deep Dish
    -Bam Adebayo
    -Bruce Lee & Jeet Kune Do
    -Nine Inch Nails
    -& 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 53 min
    6.04: The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

    6.04: The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

    Go back and re-visit one of Paulie's greatest episodes and one of the best episodes of the entire series, 'The Fleshy Part of the Thigh', with us. Don't forget your Poda Bing glasses!

    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.

    Selected topics discussed/References made:
    -Northern Exposure
    -Diving flags
    -The Jinx 
    -Tupac & Biggie
    -Would T listen to podcasts?
    -Otto von Bismarck vs. Biz Markie
    -Barone Sanitation’s HR Dept.
    -Flea’s memoir
    -Jan and Aaron’s Soundcloud page
    -Aaron Arkaway: Hype Man
    -Stigmata
    -Playoff Rondo
    -Does Cleaver get to Sundance?
    -Heidi Klum axioms
    -Smartphone Biopsy?
    -The Legend of 50 Cent
    -Robert Redford’s Indecent Proposal
    -David Carradine
    -Nas
    -Warren G - This DJ
    -Deion Sanders
    -Blockbuster Video
    -Canelo Alvarez
    -Kevin Love full court passes
    -Chipotle guacamole
    -The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding
    -Vlade Divac flops

    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 6 min
    6.03: Mayham

    6.03: Mayham

    Poda Bing completes its journey with Tony in the "Bardo". Mayham answered many questions, raised others, gave us Tony back and elevated the series beyond its medium. Literally.

    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.

    Selected topics discussed/References made:
    -Cadillacs and the Mafia
    -Luka x LeBron
    -Does Vito play Sade's 'Smooth Operator' on his audiophile set up?
    -The messiest shootouts in Westerns (3:10 to Yuma, Tombstone & Once Upon a Time in the West)
    -The toughest rec center in Essex County
    -Don Henley
    -The best examples of getting served in cinema
    -Cast Away vs Gladiator
    -Monks working out to Rocky montages
    -Should Chris have been acting boss?
    -Janice's influence on Bobby
    -Blues Traveler
    -When Lillehammer was born
    -Vito's coalition building skills
    -Horror movie economics
    -Slasher films primer
    -A&E's moxie (tremendous for its size)
    -Soul Asylum
    -Complicity
    -Ojibwe sayings
    -& 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 58 min
    6.02: Join the Club

    6.02: Join the Club

    Poda Bing's look at Tony in the "Bardo". Join the Club is next level Sopranos (literally and figuratively). Spend some time with the pod and let's go back to Costa Mesa.

    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.

    Selected topics discussed/References made:
    -Book: The Snow Leopard
    -Seven Years in Tibet
    -The Men's Wearhouse
    -The Smiths v. Kanye West
    -The Departed
    -Mike Tyson
    -Ice Cube & the Commerce Clause
    -The film Eden & Daft Punk
    -Bartenders & Dave Matthews
    -Fools Rush In
    -Michael Pollan
    -Tom Petty
    -Long Beach Island
    -Drake & Christopher
    -Die Hard
    -South Coast Plaza
    -Diamond Jamboree
    -& who are we and where are we going?

    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 36 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
447 Ratings

447 Ratings

MissMellieSue ,

Deep Dive Delights

I love the passion and preparation that goes into each podcast, and the deep dives into all details. No detail is too small. Don’t let the haters discourage y’all!

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.

glove71260 ,

Deleted after 1st episode

I was so excited to start listening to this podcast when I first found it. After starting the journey I sat horrified when the host didn’t remember that Christopher and Carmela were cousins. I just couldn’t get past that and I am guessing it’s a great show but when they can’t get that key piece of show history right I just couldn’t continue.

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