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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 • 512 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.

    Redux 1.08

    Redux 1.08

    Poda Bing runs it back on "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti".
    Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube.

    01:11 The connection between Christopher and espresso machines
    02:07 The art of iconic opening shots
    02:56 Merz b. Schwanen vs. Members Only
    04:32 Espresso machine symbolism?
    05:09 Opening shots across cinema
    08:07 The art of iconic opening fits
    08:45 What Christopher's dream said about Adriana
    10:45 On going places we don't want to
    14:31 Tony's "spring cleaning"
    17:14 Christopher's writing travails
    20:02 Christopher wants a NIL deal
    21:11 Another installment of Vik's Legal Corner
    21:55 Understanding derogations
    26:29 Joan Didion's could have helped Christopher
    26:54 Writer distractions
    28:43 Establishing shots and *possibility* of conflict
    29:31 (Some more) thoughts on the final Soprano sequence
    30:04 How Vito got made
    32:18 Some "sweeping" tactics
    33:44 The lengths one must go to to get Livia to eat lunch
    35:20 The art of working in tight spaces
    36:57 Chris and Paulie have a moment
    39:10 Shlomo would have had something to say about arcs, too
    42:49 Noah's "arc"
    43:42 On the matter of where the bodies are buried
    45:26 Richard's "two tickets to paradise"
    46:45 Tony understands, it just takes time
    49:03 The elite-ness of Agent Harris
    52:00 Comparing and contrasting a Melfi family dinner with a Soprano one
    52:48 What Columbus and Meucci have in common
    53:29 Melfi's payment policy laid bare
    54:06 Livia's semi-annual meeting of "Mothers Betraying Sons"
    55:10 On receiving *that* phone call that spurs us to action
    56:10 The different prisms of therapy on the show
    56:37 Therapists with a flair for storytelling
    58:15 Outro

    -Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik)
    -Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf
    -All archived episodes are available at https://podabing.show or anywhere you get podcasts.

    • 59 min
    Redux 1.07

    Redux 1.07

    Poda Bing runs it back on "Down Neck".
    Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube.

    00:00 Intro
    01:53 Sacramental wine 101
    04:45 Hoopers portrayed in cinema
    06:06 Call the Union!
    09:54 The art and science of Gandolfini
    11:58 Soprano math
    12:49 Cross talk stagecraft
    17:43 The hold of "The Holdovers"
    19:36 Scene dimensions
    21:18 (One of the reasons) why Tony keeps us coming back
    22:16 Like father like son
    24:22 The "wisdom" of crowds
    26:03 Is it all just a big nothing?
    26:45 What would Tony think of generative AI?
    28:44 Feech shoulda hired Clarence Darrow
    30:00 What if Tony got that electric organ?
    32:06 Better halves
    33:52 How to receive bad news from across a table
    34:23 Carmela distinguishes herself
    35:01 The best therapy

    -Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik)
    -Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf
    -All archived episodes are available at https://podabing.show or anywhere you get podcasts.

    • 35 min
    Redux 1.06

    Redux 1.06

    Poda Bing runs it back on "Pax Soprana".
    Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube.

    00:00 Intro
    01:00 The importance of skin care in this thing of ours
    02:25 The importance of proper Italian delis
    03:27 Bridge awe (again)
    04:16 Sinatra all over Tony's shirt
    05:09 Melfi's flirt meter
    06:28 Best part about coffee dates
    08:38 The power of Melfi's non-answers
    10:41 The Elia Kazan-ness of certain shots this episode
    12:39 Junior and David Stern
    14:00 The respect for everyday characters in the show
    14:30 Choice cuts
    18:59 Would Tony be a fast texter?
    21:25 An idea for Dua Lipa
    22:03 The surgical precision of Johnny Sack's introduction
    23:56 People at tables waiting
    24:52 General writing nerdery
    25:56 The ritual of garage conflicts
    28:36 How not to court someone
    30:45 Chase and Kandinsky connection
    31:47 I miss "Flight of the Conchords"
    35:11 Tony's path to coming clean to Melfi
    39:39 How to handle being a witness to a crime perpetrated by O.C.
    43:32 The notion of intermediaries and how Livia is *not* a good one
    48:04 "Hesh's Horses" and Vik's quotation book
    50:05 The sweet & sour of this episode

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik)
    Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf
    All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 51 min
    Redux 1.05

    Redux 1.05

    Poda Bing runs it back on "College".
    Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik)
    Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf
    All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 47 min
    Redux 1.04

    Redux 1.04

    Poda Bing runs it back on "Meadowlands".
    Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik)
    Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf
    All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Redux 1.03

    Redux 1.03

    Poda Bing runs it back on Anger, Denial, Acceptance.
    Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube.

    Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik)
    Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf
    All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
512 Ratings

512 Ratings

amy_d ,

A wonderful guide through a first watch of Sopranos

Vik Singh and team do a great job analyzing and celebrating this terrific TV show.

gmfjn ,

Great

Glad you’re back vik!!! Still my favorite podcast to this day!! Excited to listen and rewatch the sopranos for the 100th time!! Lol

Airbudzz ,

Too Many Spoilers

Full of spoilers. Don’t listen til you’re completely finished.

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