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Talking Sopranos

Sopranos co-stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa host the definitive Sopranos re-watch podcast. Michael and Steve follow the Sopranos series episode by episode giving fans all the inside info, behind the scenes stories and little-known facts that could only come from someone on the inside. Talking Sopranos also features interviews with additional cast members, producers, writers, production crew and special guests. Along with talking about the Sopranos, Michael and Steve will also share candid conversations about the entertainment business, their friendship and all the folks they’ve met along the way. This is a must listen for all Sopranos fans.

Sopranos co-stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa host the definitive Sopranos re-watch podcast. Michael and Steve follow the Sopranos series episode by episode giving fans all the inside info, behind the scenes stories and little-known facts that could only come from someone on the inside. Talking Sopranos also features interviews with additional cast members, producers, writers, production crew and special guests. Along with talking about the Sopranos, Michael and Steve will also share candid conversations about the entertainment business, their friendship and all the folks they’ve met along the way. This is a must listen for all Sopranos fans.

 

#83

Episode #82 "Stage 5"

John talks about what it was like going into that final season and how he didn’t want it to end. He reminisces about his time on the show and whether her thinks Tony got whacked in the end. Then, we’re down to the final eight...This one has the hilarious Cleaver premiere, The end of Johnny Sac and somebody getting smacked with a Humanitas award. Every one of these last episodes are absolutely brilliant. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos #82 “Stage 5” S7 – E2. Remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and visit the Talking Sopranos website to buy official merchandise.  You have until Monday November 1st to enter the Talking Sopranos Superfan Contest. Tell us why YOU are a Talking Sopranos Superfan, and what you think happened to Tony after that infamous cut to black. We’ll pick a few lucky winners to join the podcast and get a signed copy of WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral History of the Sopranos. Just click the link below or go to [https://www.talkingsopranos.com  ] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) to enter.  [https://www.talkingsopranos.com/fancontest] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/fancontest)   Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319) Pick up your copy WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral History of the Sopranos on November 2nd wherever books are sold…..And get a signed copy on November 2 at the Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, New Jersey  [http://www.book-ends.com] (http://www.book-ends.com/) And on November 4 at the Landmark Theatre in Port Washington, N.Y. [https://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org] (https://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/)   [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://rothys.com/talking] (https://rothys.com/talking) ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

2 HR 26 MINS

2:26:32

18 Oct 2021


#82

Episode #81 "Soprano Home Movies"

     We’re headed into the final season of the Sopranos and Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa are kicking things off with a bang! Talking Sopranos welcomes Jamie-Lynn Sigler, aka Meadow Soprano, back to the podcast. She tells us what it was like going into that last season, shooting the final episodes and once and for all if she thinks Tony Soprano is alive or dead.      Then Michael and Steve begin to breakdown the final season of the Sopranos. This was a huge episode for Steve and he has some fantastic behind the scenes stories to tell. Lots to discuss about how that big fight between Bobby and Tony went down and how Steve and Jim may have taken things a bit too far. It’s all in Talking Sopranos S7-Ep1 "Soprano Home Movies". Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to talkingsopranos.com to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official Talking Sopranos merchandise. Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319)   Pre-order your copy of  WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranoseverywhere books are sold, or go to  [hc.com/sopranosoralhistory] (http://hc.com/sopranosoralhistory)   See Zopa Live at Crossroads in Garwood NJ [https://www.xxroads.com] (https://www.xxroads.com/)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://nuts.com] (https://nuts.com/) [https://pendulumlife.com] (https://pendulumlife.com/) [https://www.shopify.com/sopranos] (https://www.shopify.com/sopranos)     ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

2 HR 21 MINS

2:21:42

11 Oct 2021


#81

Episode #80 "The Many Saints of Newark Special"

The wait is finally over! The Many Saints of Newark has been released and we’re dedicating the entire show to the movie. This episode is packed with in depth interviews featuring the stars of the film. Michael and Steve talk to Alessandro Nivola (Dickie Moltisanti), Michael Gandolfini (Anthony Soprano), Corey Stoll (Junior Soprano), John Magaro (Silvio Dante), Leslie Odom Jr (Harold McBrayer) and of course the series and film’s creator David Chase. If you’re a Sopranos fan this is one you have to see. Check out Talking Sopranos #80 The Many Saints of Newark Special….and then go see the movie! Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to talkingsopranos.com to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official merchandise. Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319 Pre-order your copy of WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranos everywhere books are sold, or go to hc.com/sopranosoralhistory See Zopa Live on October 15th at Crossroads in Garwood NJ https://www.xxroads.com https://www.talkingsopranos.com https://www.themanysaintsofnewarkmovie.com https://www.betterhelp.com/talking https://bluechew.com https://www.indochino.com ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

2 HR 35 MINS

2:35:43

04 Oct 2021


#80

Episode #79 "Kaisha"

     This week Michael and Steve welcome the one and only Steven Van Zandt back to the podcast. Steven is best known as the guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band, and for playing Silvio Dante on the Sopranos. But now Stevie has added author to his list of accomplishments. He just released his biography “ Unrequited Infatuations”. This book is an incredible story of Steven’s life in music, the entertainment business and as a political activist. in this episode Michael and Steve talk to him about it all. Stevie’s book is available through Amazon or wherever books are sold, It’s a must read!      Then we get in the Season 6 finale! Another fantastic episode with lots to discuss. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos #79 S6-Ep-12 “Kaisha”. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to TalkingSopranos.com to ask Michael and Steve questions and get official merchandise.   Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319)   Pre-order your copy of  WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranoseverywhere books are sold, or go to  [hc.com/sopranosoralhistory] (http://hc.com/sopranosoralhistory)   See Zopa Live at Crossroads in Garwood NJ [https://www.xxroads.com] (https://www.xxroads.com/)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.themanysaintsofnewarkmovie.com] (https://www.themanysaintsofnewarkmovie.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://vitalfarms.com] (https://vitalfarms.com/) [https://rothys.com/talking] (https://rothys.com/talking)   ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

2 HR 56 MINS

2:56:52

27 Sep 2021


#79

Episode #78 "Cold Stones"

     This week it’s another double header! Michael and Steve welcome Cara Buono (Kelli Moltisanti) and Alan Taylor (Sopranos director) to the podcast.       Cara’s up first and shares a great story about how Edie Falco welcomed her to the set. She also talks about what a crazy time she had with the Sopranos cast at the Emmys, and how show got the gig on Mad Men.      Then Alan Taylor joins the show. Alan not only directed nine episodes of the Sopranos but the soon to be released The Many Saints of Newark movie as well. He also had the honor of killing both Christopher and Bobby and has lots of stores about shooting those episodes.       Then can you believe we’re already up to S6-Ep11! It’s getting down to it and only one more left until we hit the back 9. Check out Talking Sopranos #78 “Cold Stones”. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions, and buy official merchandise. Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319)   Pre-order your copy of  WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranoseverywhere books are sold, or go to  [hc.com/sopranosoralhistory] (http://hc.com/sopranosoralhistory)   See Zopa Live at Crossroads in Garwood NJ [https://www.xxroads.com] (https://www.xxroads.com/)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.themanysaintsofnewarkmovie.com] (https://www.themanysaintsofnewarkmovie.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://vitalfarms.com] (https://vitalfarms.com/) https://www.doordash.com ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

2 HR 35 MINS

2:35:18

20 Sep 2021


#78

Episode #77 "Moe n' Joe"

This week Michael and Steve welcome the beautiful Emily Wickersham (Rhiannon Flammer) and Pete Bucossi (Sopranos Stunt Coordinator) to the Talking Sopranos podcast. Can you believe the Sopranos was actually Emily’s first real acting gig. She talks about how she got the job and what it was like being on the set with such an incredible cast. Then Pete Bucossi, the Sopranos Stunt Coordinator joins the podcast. He breaks down a few of the show's most famous stunts including the big one when Christopher rolls a car over a cliff and dies.  After that Michael and Steve breakdown Moe n’Joe S6 – Ep10….another fantastic episode! Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official merchandise.  Get Sopranos Memorabilia and more at [https://collectiblexchange.com] (https://collectiblexchange.com/) Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319) Pre-order your copy of  WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranoseverywhere books are sold, or go to  [hc.com/sopranosoralhistory] (http://hc.com/sopranosoralhistory)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://vitalfarms.com] (https://vitalfarms.com/) [https://kamikoto.com] (https://kamikoto.com/) [https://www.manlybands.com/sopranos] (https://www.manlybands.com/sopranos) [https://simplisafe.com/talking] (https://simplisafe.com/talking) ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

3 HR 09 MINS

3:09:19

13 Sep 2021


#77

Episode #76 "A Very Special Superfan Episode"

     From over 10,000 entries Michael and Steve picked eight lucky fans to join them on the show. We thought this one could be a complete disaster but it turned out to be one of our favorite episodes. The fans are really funny and have amazing insight into the series. Don’t miss this one. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official merchandise.  Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319)   Pre-order your copy of  WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranoseverywhere books are sold, or go to  [hc.com/sopranosoralhistory] (http://hc.com/sopranosoralhistory)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://bluechew.com] (https://bluechew.com/) [https://stathero.com/talking] (https://stathero.com/talking) [https://vitalfarms.com] (https://vitalfarms.com/)   ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

2 HR 13 MINS

2:13:31

06 Sep 2021


#76

Episode #75 "The Ride"

     Michael and Steve welcome Tim Daly (J.T.Dolan) to the Talking Sopranos podcast. Tim talks about his relationship with David Chase and how he ended up with the part of J.T. on the Sopranos. Was Tim’s character David’s way of poking fun  at the TV industry? After all J.T. only had an Emmy not an Oscar. Tim shares lots of personal stories including how he climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with a broken toe…Incredible!      Then Michael and Steve break down one of the most compelling episodes of the entire Sopranos series. This might be Michael’s favorite overall, and he shares how he got through the extremely emotional scenes. Steve also had a prominent role in this one and he talks about how he got himself jacked up for the big scene with Tony Sirico. Check out Talking Sopranos Ep #75 “The Ride” S6-Ep9. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official Sopranos merchandise.  Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319) Pre-order your copy of  WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranoseverywhere books are sold, or go to  [hc.com/sopranosoralhistory] (http://hc.com/sopranosoralhistory) [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking)   ... Read more

30 Aug 2021

2 HR 12 MINS

2:12:10

30 Aug 2021


#75

Episode #74 "Johnny Cakes"

     This week the one and only Julianna Margulies (Julianna Skiff) joins Michael and Steve on Talking Sopranos. Julianna talks about her life, her career and what she learned from Michael on the Sopranos. She also shares stories from her Emmy award winning performances on ER, The Good Wife and her best-selling book “Sunshine Girl”.       Then Michael and Steve get into this week’s controversial episode. The guys have some great inside info to share, and breakdown stand-out performances by Joe Gannascoli and Robert Iler. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos Ep #74 “Johnny Cakes” S6-Ep8. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts, and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official Talking Sopranos merchandise. Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319)   Pre-order your copy of  WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranoseverywhere books are sold, or go to  [hc.com/sopranosoralhistory] (http://hc.com/sopranosoralhistory)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.untuckit.com] (https://www.untuckit.com/) https://simplisafe.com/talking         ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

2 HR 51 MINS

2:51:06

23 Aug 2021


#74

Episode #73 "Luxury Lounge"

      This week Robert Patrick (David Scatino) joins Michael and Steve for another awesome episode of Talking Sopranos. Robert only appeared in 3 episodes of the Sopranos but was a really memorable character. He talks about how he got the gig and how important it was for him to do well. He shares some fantastic behind the scenes stories about the scene when Jim came after him for the money. Robert also talks about his career and how he got the role as the ultimate villain in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.    Then Michael and Steve break down this week’s episode which is one of the most fun of the entire series. Michael had a blast working with Sir Ben and Lauren Bacall on this one. BTW it was Michael who punched Lauren Bacall…he wouldn’t let anyone else do that. Check out Talking Sopranos #73 “Luxury Lounge” S6-Ep-7. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michal and Steve questions and buy official merchandise. Check out Comedy and Conversations with the Sopranos Live. Get your tickets today! [https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos-tickets/artist/2683319)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.untuckit.com] (https://www.untuckit.com) ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

2 HR 51 MINS

2:51:17

16 Aug 2021


#73

Episode #72 "Live Free or Die"

     This week on Talking Sopranos it’s At Home with the Cusamanos! Michael and Steve welcome Saundra Santiago (Jeannie and Joan Cusamano) and Bob LuPone (Dr. Bruce Cusamano ) to the podcast.       Up first Saundra calls out a not so well-liked actor on the set of Miami Vice. Then she talks about about how she was originally brought in to read for the role of Carmela. But once she saw the script, she really wanted to play Melfi. She read for the part and even went to LA to audition in front of the folks from HBO. It wasn’t meant to be and she ended up playing one of the two sets of twins on the show.       Then it’s the ultimate Wonderbread Wop…Dr Cusamano. Bob LuPone played the character to a tee. He talks about his inspiration for the role, and what it was like to work with James Gandolfini. Then Michael and Steve get into this week’s episode. Can you believe we’re already at Season 6 Episode 6. Talking Sopranos #72 “Live Free or Die”. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official merchandise.  Pre-order your copy of  WOKE UP THIS MORNING: The Definitive Oral history of the Sopranos everywhere books are sold, or go to  [hc.com/sopranosoralhistory] (http://hc.com/sopranosoralhistory) [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://stathero.com/talking] (https://stathero.com/talking) [https://www.stamps.com] (https://www.stamps.com/) ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

2 HR 54 MINS

2:54:38

09 Aug 2021


#72

Episode #71 "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request"

     This week on Talking Sopranos it’s another double barrel episode! Michael and Steve welcome William DeMeo (Jason Molinaro) and Joe Maruzzo (Joe Peeps) to the podcast.       Will’s dream was always to join the cast of the Sopranos but when he was first offered a role he had to turn it down because he was shooting Analyze This. David Chase remembered him and later cast him as Jason.       Joe and Michael have been friends from way back and have a great time catching up. Joe shares some incredible stories about his first day on set and how he found out his family actually had a real connection to the mob.       Then it’s the big wedding episode….Michael and Steve break down “Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request” Talking Sopranos #71 S6-Ep5. Don’t forget to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official merchandise at the Talking Sopranos website.  In Conversation with the Sopranos Live - Saturday October 16, 2021 Ikeda Theater, Mesa, AZ. Go to the link below or Call 480-644-6500 for tickets. [https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos] (https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/in-conversation-with-the-sopranos) [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://bluechew.com] (https://bluechew.com/) [https://www.hellofresh.com/talkingsopranos14] (https://www.hellofresh.com/talkingsopranos14) ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

3 HR 18 MINS

3:18:29

02 Aug 2021


#71

Episode #70 "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"

     Michael and Steve welcome Lou Mustillo (Sal Vitro “The Gardener”) to the Talking Sopranos podcast. Lou was only in four episodes of the Sopranos but he was definitely a memorable character. He looks back at how funny he thought the show was and how much impact it had on his life. He tells a funny story about a day at Yankee stadium when he was shocked to hear the crowd chant “Do My Lawn” in his honor.       Then Michael and Steve break down another incredible episode of the Sopranos. As season 6 goes on, the show gets more and more complicated so lots to unpack and discuss. This was a big one for Steve who had a number of important scenes. Check out Talking Sopranos Ep #70 “The Fleshy Part of the Thigh” S6-Ep4. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and get official merchandise. [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.untuckit.com] (https://www.untuckit.com/) [https://www.stamps.com] (https://www.stamps.com/) ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

2 HR 48 MINS

2:48:36

26 Jul 2021


#70

Episode #69 "Mayham"

     Vanessa started as a “club kid” and the Sopranos was actually her first acting gig. From there she built a fantastic career working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. She also starred as a series regular on shows like CSI: New Orleans, CSI: New York and 24.       Bob Shaw is an incredibly talented Production Designer who has been nominated for 5 Emmy awards and one Oscar. The Sopranos just wouldn’t have been the same without him and he has lots of behind the scenes stories to share.      After that Michael and Steve break down another fantastic episode of the Sopranos S6-Ep3 “Mayham”. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official merchandise.  See Zopa live at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Click the link below for more details.  [http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge] (http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://nordvpn.com/sopranos] (https://nordvpn.com/sopranos)     ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

3 HR 04 MINS

3:04:06

19 Jul 2021


#69

Episode #68 "Join the Club"

     Ricky Gervais joins Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa this week on Talking Sopranos. Ricky is a huge fan of the Sopranos, a show which he calls “A Masterpiece”. He talks about why he believes the show was so successful, and of course his take on the ending. He also talks about his career, The Office, and his latest show After Life. Ricky also talks about hosting the Golden Globes and what people thought about his performance afterwards.       Then Michael and Steve break down what could be one of the most complicated episodes of the entire series. In this one Tony is Kevin Finnerty and the entire episode is one long dream…or is it. There’s a lot of hidden meanings and Michael tries to lay it all out for us. Is he reading to much into it…. or is he absolutely on point….Check it out and make your own decision. Talking Sopranos #68 “Join the Club” S6-Ep2. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the talking sopranos website to ask questions and buy official merchandise. See Zopa live at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Click the link below for more details.  [http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge] (http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge) [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://nordvpn.com/sopranos] (https://nordvpn.com/sopranos) [https://www.untuckit.com] (https://www.untuckit.com/) Get Tickets for Conversations with Sopranos October 2nd at the Packard Music Hall. Warren OH.  [https://packardmusichall.com] (https://packardmusichall.com/) [https://www.ticketmaster.com] (https://www.ticketmaster.com/) ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

2 HR 28 MINS

2:28:37

12 Jul 2021


#68

Episode #67 "Members Only"

     This week Michael and Steve welcome Dania Ramirez (Blanca Selgado) to the podcast. Dania has appeared in Heroes, Entourage, Justice League, Sweet Tooth as well as 5 episodes of the Sopranos. Originally her manager passed on the Sopranos audition but Dania thought he was crazy. It was always one of her favorite shows.       Dania was born in the Dominican Republic and never thought she would end up with such a successful career in show business. She talks about how she got her start, and what her family thought about her pursuing a career as an actress. She was really nervous her first day on the Sopranos set and it was James Gandolfini who calmed her down and told her to just relax. Dania has definitely had a very successful acting career but is also a busy entrepreneur involved in a number of projects from making wine to legal cannabis. Currently she is starring in her latest hit Sweet Tooth on Netflix.       After Dania’s interview Michael and Steve get into this week’s episode. It’s called “Members Only” and Steve kicks things off by showing some pics of him and Frank Sinatra who is wearing a Members Only jacket…This is the beginning of season six and this episode does not disappoint. It’s one of the best in the series with a lot to understand. Michael really focuses on the nuances in this one. Talking Sopranos Episode #67 “Members Only” S6-Ep1. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official merchandise. [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://bluechew.com] (https://bluechew.com/) [https://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge] (https://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge) [https://www.dryfarmwines.com/dania] (https://www.dryfarmwines.com/dania) ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

2 HR 46 MINS

2:46:21

05 Jul 2021


#67

Episode #66 "All Due Respect"

     This week on Talking Sopranos Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa finish off season five with special guest Toni Kalem (Angie Bonpensiero).       During the interview Michael and Steve are really surprised to find out that Toni was a finalist to play the role of Carmela! She was the one who went to LA for the screen test with Jim and the folks from HBO. Toni also talks about her early days as an actress in NYC. How she had to deal with the old casting couch mentality and how her bosses literally chased her around the desk. Luckily she was able to make the right connections and it was her talent that rose above. David Chase saw Toni in a film called The Wanderers and asked her to audition for the Sopranos. She didn’t get the role of Carmela but did land the part of Angie Bonpensiero, and wrote one episode herself. In the early days HBO wouldn’t fly her from LA so she lived with her parents while acting in one of the biggest TV shows in history.       Then Michael and Steve get another letter from A S. This time he really rips into Michael, and Steve has had it!. This may be the end of AS…After that Michael and Steve finish off season 5. This is another incredible episode and one that David Chase originally thought could be the series finale. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos #66 S5-Ep13 “All Due Respect”. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to talkingsopranos.com to buy merchandise and ask Michael and Steve questions.   See Zopa live at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Click the link below for more details.  [http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge] (http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge)   [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.scoremaster.com/talking] (https://www.scoremaster.com/talking) [https://www.cbdmd.com] (https://www.cbdmd.com/)   ... Read more

28 Jun 2021

2 HR 27 MINS

2:27:30

28 Jun 2021


#66

Episode #65 "Long Term Parking"

It’s another fantastic episode with two amazing guests.       First up, the legendary Peter Bogdanovich talks about how he started out as an actor in NYC and what gave him the bug to start directing. He shares stories about his friendship with Orson Wells, how he cast Tatum O’Neil in the Last Picture Show and of course how he ended up on the Sopranos. Peter became friends with David Chase who asked him to play the role of Melfi’s psychiatrist. He also directed Michael and Steve in Sentimental Education S5-Ep6 of the Sopranos.       Next Marianne Leone joins the podcast. Michael worked with Marianne on Goodfellas and the two remained friends ever since. She is a lot of fun and shares some great stories about her days on the Sopranos and how Federico Castelluccio restored a painting of her grandparents.       Then Michael and Steve get into one of the most surprising and dramatic episodes of the entire series. Michael and Drea both won Emmys for their performances as well as Terry Winter for the screenplay.  Tim Van Patten was nominated for directing. This is a great one…Talking Sopranos S5-E12 “Long Term Parking”. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to talkingsopranos.com for official merchandise and to ask Michael and Steve questions. [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.scoremaster.com/talking] (https://www.scoremaster.com/talking) [https://www.stamps.com] (https://www.stamps.com/)   ... Read more

21 Jun 2021

2 HR 54 MINS

2:54:38

21 Jun 2021


#65

Episode #64 "The Test Dream"

     This week Michael and Steve welcome Sopranos writer and producer Matt Weiner to the podcast. Matt was an award-winning writer on the Sopranos but also created the incredible TV series Mad Men. He is a fascinating person and in 2011 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. This is a candid and emotional interview where Matt talks about his difficult early days, working with David Chase and Jim’s passing.      Then Michael and Steve break down this week’s episode which Matt wrote. It’s a crazy one that definitely needs some explaining. Along the way Steve reads his living obituary which includes an intro to the Steve Motherf**ks the world video. He also busts Michael’s chops about where he shops and the fact he has never been to Cosco. Michael also tells a great story about how he and Steve went to Jamaica and tried to get into Hedonism but were denied.      Check out Talking Sopranos Ep #64 “The Test Dream” S5-Ep11. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask questions and buy official merchandise.  [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.untuckit.com] (https://www.untuckit.com/) [https://www.cbdmd.com] (https://www.cbdmd.com/)   ... Read more

14 Jun 2021

2 HR 39 MINS

2:39:11

14 Jun 2021


#64

Episode #63 "Cold Cuts"

     It’s another exciting double barrel episode with two fantastic guests.       First up Richard Portnow talks about his life as an actor and an amateur boxer. He also talks about the days he used to run into Tony “Junior” Sirico in the clubs of New York City. Over the years Richard has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and shares who he likes and who he doesn’t. Originally the character of Melvoin was only cast in one episode, but Richard brought so much to the role the writers kept him on as a reoccurring character.       Then Suzanne Shepherd joins the podcast. Suzanne played Carmela’s mother in the Sopranos, Lorraine Bracco’s mother in Goodfellas and Steve’s mother in Bluebloods. She was also a finalist to play Livia on the Sopranos but was happy to see Nancy Marchand own that role. After that Michael and Steve get into this week’s episode which is all about anger and revenge. Check out Talking Sopranos #63 “Cold Cuts” S5 – EP10. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official Talking Sopranos merchandise.  Plus check out Michael’s Band Zopa live August 14th at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge] (http://www.mercuryeastpresents.com/mercurylounge) [https://bluechew.com] (https://bluechew.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.boxofawesome.com] (https://www.boxofawesome.com/) [https://www.scoremaster.com/talking] (https://www.scoremaster.com/talking)   ... Read more

07 Jun 2021

2 HR 37 MINS

2:37:45

07 Jun 2021


#63

Episode #62 "Unidentified Black Males"

     Celebrity Superfan Alec Baldwin joins Michael and Steve this week on Talking Sopranos. Steve and Michael have always said no one comes on the podcast unless they were directly involved in the making of the Sopranos. Well we’re going to break that rule for Alec, and we’re going to break it again with the Talking Sopranos Superfan Contest!       In order to thank our fans for voting for us for the Webbys, Michael and Steve are going to invite a few lucky fans to join them on the podcast. Just go to the Talking Sopranos website and click the Superfan Contest link to enter. Tell us a little about yourself and why we should have you come on the podcast. We’ll pick a few lucky fans to join a future episode.  [https://talkingsopranos.com] (https://talkingsopranos.com/)      Then before getting into this week’s episode, Michael and Steve try to rank Sopranos characters by wealth….Tony? Johnny? Who do you think has the most scratch? After that Michael and Steve break down this week’s episode, S5 – Ep9 “Unidentified Black Males”.  Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos YouTube channel. Go to our website to ask Michael and Steve questions, buy Merchandise and enter the Talking Sopranos Superfan contest.  [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.omahasteaks.com] (https://www.omahasteaks.com/) [https://www.untuckit.com] (https://www.untuckit.com/) [https://www.getsunday.com] (https://www.getsunday.com/) /talking ... Read more

31 May 2021

2 HR 49 MINS

2:49:32

31 May 2021


#62

Episode #61 "Marco Polo"

     It all begins with a big THANK YOU to all our fans for voting Talking Sopranos the best podcast in Television and Film at the Webbys!      Then Michael and Steve take on one of the best episodes of the entire Sopranos series. They also welcome guests Leslie Rae Bega (Valentina La Paz) and Joe Lisi (Dick Barone). Leslie is a fascinating woman who not only is an incredible actress, but an extremely successful real estate agent and accomplished chef. She tells us the story of her life, her career and how she ended up on the Sopranos. She also talks about how she got the role of Valentina, and what it took for her to give that character real personality. When Leslie was hired she knew there would be some nudity involved but things did get a bit more graphic then she expected. Over all it was an amazing experience and she has many fantastic stories to tell.       After that Michael and Steve welcome Joe Lisi to the podcast. Joe tells us how he went from real NYPD captain to TV and film actor. He said he made more money in one day playing a police captain on TV than he did in a whole week as a real captain. He also tells us the real story of a celeb who went to buy coke, signed autographs for the undercover cops and ended up in cuffs. Joe is the real deal.        Finally Michael and Steve break down S5 – Ep8 “Marco Polo”. This is one that Michael wrote so he has lots of really interesting inside info. He tells great stories about the script, the production and what went on behind the scenes. It’s another fantastic episode of Talking Sopranos! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and visit the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and buy official TSP merchandise. [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.joinhoney.com/talking] (https://www.joinhoney.com/talking) [https://www.untuckit.com] (https://www.untuckit.com/) [https://www.cbdmd.com] (https://www.cbdmd.com/) ... Read more

24 May 2021

2 HR 28 MINS

2:28:27

24 May 2021


#61

Episode #60 "In Camelot"

     The one and only Steven Van Zandt joins Michael and Steve this week on Talking Sopranos. Little Steven talks about his early days with Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and of course the Sopranos. David Chase, the Sopranos creator, saw Steven induct the Rascals into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and asked him to audition for the show. Steven’s answer was “thanks but no thanks”. Eventually he did come around and was actually cast as Tony Soprano. But it was HBO who nixed the whole idea, they wanted someone with more on-screen experience. Steven had already been working on a script about a wise guy named Silvio Dante. David liked it so much he wrote the character into the show. But just when Steven thought he had found his new career, Bruce called and wanted to put the E-Street band back together. Crazy story and a great interview with a man who starred on one of the greatest TV shows in history and plays guitar in one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history.      Then it’s Happy Birthday Mr. Tony Soprano as Michael and Steve break down episode #60 “In Camelot” S5-Ep7. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts, and visit the Talking Sopranos website to ask Michael and Steve questions and get official merchandise.  [https://www.talkingsopranos.com] (https://www.talkingsopranos.com/) [https://www.betterhelp.com/talking] (https://www.betterhelp.com/talking) [https://www.hellofresh.com/talkingsopranos12] (https://www.hellofresh.com/talkingsopranos12) [https://www.getsunday.com/talking] (https://www.getsunday.com/talking)   ... Read more

17 May 2021

2 HR 52 MINS

2:52:33

17 May 2021