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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.
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      This week on Talking Sopranos it’s another double header! Michael and Steve welcome both Angelo Massagli and Arthur J. Nascarella to the podcast.      First up it’s Angelo Massagli, Bobby Baccalieri III and Steve’s on-screen son. Angelo talks about what it was like to be part of the Sopranos at age 10. How David Chase always made him feel so important and how he helped Angelo even after the Sopranos was over. Angelo’s parents wouldn’t let him watch the show when it aired, but he recently watched the series for the first time and shares his thoughts.      Next up it's Steve and Michael’s good friend Arthur Nascarella. Arthur was a 21 year veteran of the NYPD and shares how that experience prepared him for a life on-screen. He auditioned for a number of roles on the Sopranos and finally hit gold with Carlo Gervasi. Arthur shares some amazing stories about how he met James Gandolfini and what he found in his dressing room the first day on set.     Then Michael and Steve get into this week’s episode which has one of Steve’s favorite lines from the entire series. Tony says I can’t take Ralphie’s girlfriend “I already took his horse” Ouch. But that’s nothing compared to the story about Ralphie and the cheese grater. It’s a lot to take in and another fantastic episode of Talking Sopranos, Ep #48 Mergers and Acquisitions S4 - Ep8. 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 merchandise. https://www.talkingsopranos.com
     In this episode Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa try something new. They invite Sopranos Celebrity Super Fan Pete Davidson, star of SNL and The King of Staten Island to the podcast. Steve always said he wouldn’t have anyone on the podcast who wasn’t part of the show but Pete is a huge Sopranos fan. He has seen the entire series 10-15 times, knows everything about the show and even has an awesome Bada Bing tattoo to prove it. Pete is a fantastic guy and absolutely loves talking about the Sopranos. He tells us about his favorite episode, favorite villain and after all his extensive research what he thinks happened in the end. Michael and Steve also talk to Pete about how he got his start in comedy, SNL and his hit movie The King of Staten Island.     Then Michael pulls out some old casting notes from Marco Polo, a show he wrote. When he was pre-producing the episode, casting was looking for someone to play Dr. Russ Fegoli. They started by going through the original casting notes for Bobby Bacala Sr. and Uncle Junior. Michael kept the actual documents and tells us who’s on the list and all the comments associated with each actor. It’s fascinating!     After that Michael and Steve get into this week’s episode. Paulie is out of jail and complaining, Adrianna thinks she has a way out from under the Feds and Tony’s old goomah ends up in a very unlikely place. It’s all this week on Talking Sopranos #47, “Watching Too Much Television” S4-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.htttp://www.talkingsopranos.com
     Emmy award winning director Jack Bender joins Michael and Steve for this week’s exciting episode of Talking Sopranos. Jack talks about his incredible journey which began as a young actor appearing on such famous TV shows as All in the Family, The Mod Squad and Mary Tyler Moore. In the 80’s Jack moved behind the camera and since then has enjoyed an illustrious career being nominated for 9 Emmy awards and winning one. Over the years Jack has produced and directed episodes for 73 different TV series including Lost, Games of Thrones, The Last Ship and Mr. Mercedes. He also directed 4 Sopranos episodes including “Another Toothpick” which features some of Steve’s most difficult and demanding scenes. Jack also talks about how he got his start in Hollywood and his father who was the furrier to the stars. He became friends with David Chase on I’ll Fly Away and jumped at the chance to work with him again on the Sopranos. He shares lots of behind the scenes stories including his first day on set and how everyone was worried because he was “one of David’s friends” but over time they all saw his amazing talent.      Then Michael and Steve get into this week’s episode which is one that Michael wrote. Once again, another episode that Michael created which does not feature Bobby Bacala at all. Steve will definitely have something to say about this. This is a big episode for Artie Bucco, and John Ventimiglia absolutely knocks it out of the park. Michael also shares lots of inside info about what his was thinking while writing the script and what the entire episode really means. Get ready for Talking Sopranos S4-Ep6 “Everybody Hurts”. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Post questions for Michael and Steve and buy official talking sopranos merchandise at http://www.talkingsopranos.com
Episode #45 "Pie-o-My"

Episode #45 "Pie-o-My"

2021-02-0102:51:434

     This special episode features two of the most memorable and law-abiding characters from the series.      First up Lola Glaudini. She actually played two parts on the show, Agent Deborah Ciccerone and Danielle from Whippany. Lola tells Michael and Steve about her unconventional childhood and what it was like growing up surrounded by actors, artists, and lots of parties. She also talks about how she got the gig on the Sopranos and how excited she was to land a role on her favorite TV show. She tells us about her first day on set and how she thought Michael was a bit stand off-ish…Hummm Steve’s definitely gonna have something to say about that.     Then in part two of this law enforcement special Matt Servitto (Agent Dwight Harris)  joins the show. He talks about his early days at Julliard and what it was like attending such a prestigious and respected school. He originally auditioned for the roles of Father Phil and Agent Grasso. He didn’t get either but ended up with something even better, the role of Agent Harris. David Chase actually sent him to FBI school to learn the tricks of the trade and often had real agents on the set who said they “liked what he was doing”.      After that Michael and Steve get onto this week’s episode which is a great one. Michael also tells an exciting story about going to Saratoga to watch Tony Sirico’s race horse, Carmineuch, win his first race. It’s a packed episode you won’t want to miss. Talking Sopranos S4-E5 "Pie-o-My". Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also ask Michael and Steve questions or buy merchandise at htttp://www.talkingsopranos.com
Episode #44 "The Weight"

Episode #44 "The Weight"

2021-01-2502:13:234

       This week on Talking Sopranos Michael and Steve welcome everybody’s favorite Soprano’s character, Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior). In this rare and revealing interview Dominic talks about his start in musical theater and his long and impressive singing career. He shares how he learned the craft of acting and how discipline and process played such a huge role in his success. He also talks about working with Al Pacino, Francis Ford Coppola and how he got the part in the Godfather.      Dominic talks about getting the role on the Sopranos and how it completely changed his life. At age 62 he literally went from a one-bedroom apartment to living the high life. How working with Nancy Marchand was such a pleasure and how James Gandolfini was the brother he never had. It’s also no surprise that Dominic’s favorite lines were the throw aways like “Pass the Peppers” and “Get your number 2 pencils and get out of here!”       Then Michael and Steve break down this week’s episode. Things are heating up between Furio and Carmela and the 90 lb mole on Ginny Sack’s ass is going to be a huge problem. Michael and Steve also talk about diets, superstitions and the evil eye. It’s all this week on Talking Sopranos S4-Ep4 “The Weight”. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and ask Michael and Steve questions at https://www.talkingsopranos.com
Episode #43 Christopher"

Episode #43 Christopher"

2021-01-1802:40:036

     Michael and Steve are joined by their good friend Ray Abruzzo (Little Carmine). They have a blast talking about old times and all the laughs they've had on the Sopranos set. Ray explains about how a nice Italian American boy from Queens ended up in show business, and about his days on LA Law and Dynasty. He also shares his Sopranos audition story. Originally Little Carmine was supposed to be a 300 lb sweaty gangster but when Ray made a little movement with his neck, and mis-pronounced a word David was convinced he was the guy. Ray also tells Michael and Steve about his first day on set and how his worst nightmare actually came true.      Then Michael and Steve get into the episode which is one that Michael wrote. This was a bit of an F U to all the Italian American anti-deformation people who were against the Sopranos but probably never watched it. It also aired in 2002 two weeks before Columbus day. That year Dominic Chianese and Lorraine Bracco were asked to march in the NYC Columbus Day parade but were banned after this episode aired. Mayor Bloomberg was so upset, he walked off the parade as well and took Lorraine and Dominic to lunch instead.This is also a huge episode for Steve and Bobby Bacala. Steve talks about how he was able to prepare for the difficult scenes and how director Tim Van Patten guided him through it. The guys also talk about how they get ready for this podcast plus Steve asks Michael a very very personal question. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos Episode #43 “Christopher” S4-Ep3. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and ask Michael and Steve questions at http://www.talkingsopranos.com 
Episode #42 "No Show"

Episode #42 "No Show"

2021-01-1102:23:498

     In this special episode Michael and Steve are joined by two amazing guests. The first is the infamous Jerry Adler (Hesh). Jerry talks about his illustrious acting career and what is was like to grow up as part of the renowned Adler family. Jerry shares stories about how he got involved in the Sopranos, and that he may be the only actor who never auditioned for his role. He also tells Michael and Steve about how David told him the original idea for the Sopranos was centered around the music business, and the relationship between Hesh and Tony.      Then Michael and Steve welcome their second guest Mathew Price. Mathew was the Production Sound Mixer on the series and worked on all 86 episodes. Matt has more than a few stories because over the years he saw the good the bad and the ugly. He shares a funny story about Lorraine Bracco, a braid of hair, James Gandolfini and, well, you have to hear it….Currently Matt is working on the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and was recently honored with an Emmy for his work.      After that Michael and Steve get into this week’s episode and there’s a lot going on. The stakes are getting higher and the show is getting darker. Christopher’s drug use, Adrianna new relationship, Jackie’s murder and of course Ralphie. Talking Sopranos #42 “No Show” Sopranos S2 Ep2. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos Podcast wherever you get your podcasts and ask Michael and Steve questions at https://www.talkingsopranos.com 
Michael and Steve kick off season four by welcoming Federico Castelluccio (Furio Giunta). Federico talks about his incredible career as both an actor and a painter. How he got the role on the Sopranos, and how he originally read for the part of Johnny Sack. When he walked into the audition with an Italian accent, and said he was born in Naples but grew up in Patterson NJ, he was destined to play Furio. Federico shares a great story about his first day on set and the infamous brothel scene. The pressure was on and he knocked it out of the park…literately. Then Michael and Steve talk about travel, places they’ve been and places they would love to go. Why is it no surprise that Steve is a terrible traveler…and Tony Sirico is even worse.After that the guys break down the Soprano’s season four premiere. This is a crazy one and when it first aired the folks at Icelandair complained about the horrible way their stewardesses were being depicted…..but Quasimoto predicted all of this…. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos #41 “For All Debts Public and Private” S4 – Ep1. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Ask Michael and Steve questions or get official merchandise at http://www.talkingsopranos.com.
Episode #40 "Army of One"

Episode #40 "Army of One"

2020-12-2802:15:469

In this episode of Talking Sopranos Michael and Steve wrap up season three. Can you believe we’re already through 40 episodes! They kick things off by talking about some of their friends and colleagues in the business. What it took for them to achieve success, what they have to do to stay on top. Then they break down the Sopranos season three finale. In this one everybody is out for themselves and Jackie Jr. is gonna pay big time. Paulie and Ralphie are at each other’s throats and Adrianna meets a new friend. Along the way Michael and Steve touch on stories about Howard Stern’s wedding, Dominic Chianese’s bachelor party, UFO’s and of course the latest update on the “Steve Mother**cks the World video”. It’s a great ride and an awesome way to finish off season three. Talking Sopranos #40 “Army of One” Sopranos S3 Ep-13. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Ask questions and buy merchandise at http:///www.talkingsopranos.com
Michael and Steve spend 90 minutes with the Sopranos series creator David Chase. This Talking Sopranos special holiday episode is dedicated entirely to this exciting and revealing interview. David shares his intimate thoughts about the show, many of which have never been heard before. He answers questions about how he got the idea for the series, his complicated relationship with James Gandolfini and of course the ending. There’s no better way for Talking Sopranos to wrap up 2020 than spending it with the man who started it all. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos Episode #39 “90 minutes with David Chase". Remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can also send questions and buy official Talking Sopranos merchandise at talkingsopranos.com
Episode #38 "Amour Fou"

Episode #38 "Amour Fou"

2020-12-1402:31:316

This week Michael and Steve are joined by the incredible and talented Annabella Sciorra (Gloria Trillo). Annabella’s role of Gloria was one of the most memorable characters on the series and she was nominated for an Emmy for her performance. Annabella talks about how she got her start in the business, how she landed her first big role in True Love and her early days with Aida Turturro. Then she talks about her incredible time on the Sopranos. Originally she read for another role but she fell in love with the character of Gloria. At first David wanted Gloria to look more like Melfi but Annabella said No No No…She went with a much more alluring look and it worked. Tony was drawn in like a moth to a flame. She shares a great story about how she may have gone a little too far in a fight scene with James Gandolfini. Then Michael and Steve get onto this week’s episode which is absolutely fantastic. It's like a masterclass in acting as Annabella and Jim deliver some of the best performances of the series. Gloria is pushing Tony to the limit. Jackie Jr makes the worst decision of his life and Carmella is questioning everything. David Chase always liked to make the 12th episode of a season a big one and this does not disappoint. Talking Sopranos #38 “Amour Fou” S3 Ep-12. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the Talking Sopranos web site to ask questions and buy merchandisehttp://www.talkingsopranos.comAlso make sure to check out the Friends of Firefighters Virtual event, Friday December 18th at 7pm ET.This special two-hour event will feature members of the original Sopranos cast who will answer questions and perform a live script reading written by Terrence Winter and David Chase. It’s an important organization that supports active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families who have been impacted by the trauma these heroes face daily. For more information go to https://tiltify.com/+sopranos/reunion. 
Episode #37 "Pine Barrens"

Episode #37 "Pine Barrens"

2020-12-0702:55:0814

This week it’s Pine Barrens with guest Steve Buscemi…need I say more? This episode of the Sopranos is one of the greatest hours in the history of television. Now Michael and Steve are going to break it down scene by scene. We kick things off with an interview with Steve Buscemi who directed the episode and was nominated for an Emmy for his work. Steve talks about how the idea for the story came from a dream by Tim Van Patten, and how the episode randomly dropped to him to direct. He shares stories about how Jersey wouldn’t approve the show's permits so the outdoor scenes had to be shot in Harriman State Park, NY rather than NJ. How the snow was a complete accident and what it took to get Tony Sirico to mess up those wings. Then before Michael and Steve break down the episode we better check the Wing-o-Meter. In this episode Tony goes from level one to level four and all the way to total bozo! After that Michael and Steve talk about how several of the scenes were shot, locations where they were shot, and what it was like spending four days in the freezing cold. Steve has a hilarious story about what it took to make Jim laugh when he saw Bobby in the ridiculous hunting outfit. Then things start to get a bit strange.  Michael talks about squid from outer space and whether Steve is smarter than a dolphin. But that’s just the beginning because after all we are in the Pine Barrens….and the Jersey devil is about to stir things up. A horse head, kangaroo body, bat wings and a forked tail…..really? Steve is going to go off! This is a great one. Pine Barrens…Talking Sopranos Episode #37. 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. 
      Michael and Steve are joined by guest Max Casella (Benny Fazio). Max is a show business veteran who has appeared in a number of hit movies and TV shows including; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine, Doogie Howser and of course the Sopranos. He talks about how he got his start in the business and what it was like to work with Woody Allen, The Coen Brothers and to perform the Lion King on Broadway. He also shares his story of auditioning for David Chase and how he thought it was the worst audition of his life. Imagine how shocked he was when he landed the re-occurring role of Benny Fazio.       Then the guys turn their focus to food. Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Pizza, whatever. They trade stories of amazing meals they’ve had and their top restaurants in NY, LA, Sidney and around the world. Plus get the scoop on all the cool little places the Sopranos cast used to go during and after shooting the show.      After that Michael and Steve get into this week’s show which sort of a Christmas episode…Sopranos style. Bobby wants nothing to do with Kris Kringle, Sil is having nightmares about Pussy, and the kids tell Santa to go f**k himself. Paulie talks about the real story of Christmas where the elves give good kids toys and the bad ones a beating. Ho F**king Ho, Taking Sopranos is taking on S3 E10 “To Save Us All From Satan’s Power”. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to the talking sopranos web site to post questions, buy merchandise and listen to Michael’s original music. http://www.talkingsopranos.com
Michael provides some amazing insight into the story as this was the second of five episodes he wrote. He tells us where the title came from, the story behind the Lollipop Lounge and how he came up with many of the ideas. This one also includes a short scene with an actress who at the time was a complete unknown but went on to become none other than Lady Gaga. She’s one of the girls by the pool watching AJ and friends trash the place. Adriana’s dream might come true, Jackie Jr is headed down a bad road and Tony and Gloria are really heating up the snake house. Michael and Steve are gonna get into it all. Bobby Bacala does not appear in this episode and Steve’s still pissed about it. You would think Michael would have written him in somewhere…this might get ugly. Then the guys also take on Hollywood and talk about which actors and directors they love, and which ones are real jerkoffs. Watch out because a few of these folks are gonna make it into the video that will be revealed after Steve’s death…now entitled "Steve MotherF**ks the World" Check out the Telltale Moozadell. Sopranos S3-E9. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and take advantage of the Talking Sopranos Black Friday sale at talkingsopranos.com.
Episode #34 "He Is Risen"

Episode #34 "He Is Risen"

2020-11-1602:06:2310

Emmy award winner Martin Bruestle joins Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa for Talking Sopranos Ep #34 “He Is Risen”. Martin was a producer on the show, head of all post-production and responsible for selecting much of the show’s incredible music. In essence he was in charge of everything from when the director said cut until the show hit air. He shares some fantastic stories about how the series was made, his directorial debut and what went on behind the scenes. Martin tells us how the Sopranos set a new standard for music on TV and boy did it cost some big bucks. He also shares the story of how “Don’t Stop Believing” was chosen for the final scene and how he was able to get the rights from Steve Perry and Journey. Then Michael and Steve break down this week’s episode. Jackie Jr is rubbing everyone the wrong way and Ralphie..well…this is headed down a bad road. Michael and Steve also share Thanksgiving stories and a crazy night at the SAG awards when Jim was hurling dinner rolls at Richard Dreyfuss. Check out this all new episode of Talking Sopranos and remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Black Friday is coming so remember to stock up on the merchandise at talkingsopranos.com  
Episode #33 "Second Opinion"

Episode #33 "Second Opinion"

2020-11-0902:28:589

Emmy award winning Cinematographer Phil Abraham joins Michael and Steve for another exciting episode of Talking Sopranos. Phil worked on all six seasons of the Sopranos and shares some great stories from behind the camera. He talks about how James Gandolfini was once  leery about a director so he tanked the scene just to see if the director would notice. He also talks about directing his first episode, and what it was like being part of crazy Soprano's family. Then Michael and Steve get into this week’s episode which is one of Edie Falco’s best. Carmela tries therapy on her own but is shaken by what Dr Krakower tells her. Did you know that Mike Nichols originally agreed to play the role of the doctor but bailed after the table read? Junior undergoes an operation for cancer and places his life in the hands of a man named Kennedy. Unfortunately doctors in real life aren’t what they’re like on TV….wait what? Michael and Steve dig into the whole Kennedy mystique and Michael tells us what he really thinks of Ronald Regan. It’s all this week on Talking Sopranos Ep #33 “Second Opinion” S3 Ep7. Make sure to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to talkingsopranos.com to ask question and get official talking sopranos merchandise. 
Episode #32 "University"

Episode #32 "University"

2020-11-0201:32:075

Michael and Steve are joined by Ariel Kiley (Tracee) the Bada Bing dancer who was featured in this episode. In this extremely compelling interview Ariel talks about how working on the Sopranos was actually her first acting job. How she was able to play such a difficult role and the incredible advice she got from James Gandolfini that changed her life. After Ariel’s interview Michael and Steve break down one of the Sopranos most controversial episodes. At this point in the series David Chase thought fans were starting to glorify the characters and needed to be reminded that these were brutal gangsters. The mother, the daughter, the goomah, the sister, the hooker and the dancer. They all play an important role in this dramatic story of power, privilege, violence and misfortune. When this episode originally aired it got a huge amount of pushback and many fans dropped their HBO subscriptions and boycotted the series. This one gets a bit heavy.Then Michael and Steve lighten things up with some hilarious stories of insane parties that last for days. Michael also talks about his favorite cars on the show including the beautiful Maserati. It’s all on this episode of Talking Sopranos #32 “University” S3 Ep 6. Remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and remember to go to talkingsopranos.com to ask Michael and Steve questions and order official Talking Sopranos merchandise.
This week on Talking Sopranos Michael and Steve take on another dramatic and exciting Sopranos episode. This is one of Michael’s favorites, and a big one for Steve because it’s the first time Bobby Bacala was featured as a main character. Michael and Steve kick things off by talking about their favorite books, what they’ve read and what they’re reading now. It’s no surprise their tastes are completely different but it’s a great reading list so definitely take some notes. After that they get into some of their most embarrassing moments. Steve shares a few stories from the club and the church, while Michael remembers how he ruined a wedding when he worked at a catering hall. Then they get into this week’s episode which is a great one. Steve talks about working with the incredible Bert Young and what he was like on set. They share an incredible story about an actor who had “One Line on the Sopranos” and turned it into a viral video and a part on Boardwalk Empire. Michael and Steve also talk about their superstitions, Bigfoot and why you should never pour wine overhand. Lots to take in on Talking Sopranos Episode #31 “Another Toothpick” S3 E5. Remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to talkingsopranos.com to post questions and buy official merchandise.
Emmy award winning writers Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess join Michael and Steve for a special episode of Talking Sopranos. They share stories about how they first met David Chase and their work together on Northern Exposure. Then they talk about how they got the gig on the Sopranos and what is was like in the writer’s room early on. How Tony Sirico freaked out when a character referred to him as a bully and made Robin and Mitchell change the script to call Paulie a psycho. There are more crazy stories about setting a bar on fire and some wild times with James Gandolfini. Then Steve breaks out Bobby Bacala’s infamous train hat as he and Michael take on this week’s episode. It’s a dramatic, brutal and emotional show that got a lot of blowback when it first aired. Many people cancelled their subscription to HBO after seeing it. Michael and Steve also share some thoughts about their approach to acting and how they’re able to remember all those lines. There’s stories of how Tony Sirico actually went on an expedition to find the Dutchman’s lost gold and a crazy Sopranos open casting call that drew over 15,000 people. It’s a jam-packed episode! Talking Sopranos #30 “Employee of the Month” S3 Ep4. Remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to talkingsopranos.com to post questions and buy official merchandise.  
Episode #29 "Fortunate Son"

Episode #29 "Fortunate Son"

2020-10-1202:17:027

Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) joins Michael and Steve for this week’s hilarious episode of Talking Sopranos. Aida chats about her early days with James Gandolfini and how he had to put his clothes in garbage bags when he moved from place to place. But even back then Aida always said he was destined for greatness. When the role of Janice came up it was Jim, or James as she calls him, who put her up for the part. She said fate would determine if she got the role or not but either way Jim had to lend her rent money. Then Michael, Steve and Aida share a bunch of really funny behind the scenes stories you just have to hear. How Jim and Aida fought like brother and sister on set, the infamous chicken salad incident and a great story about Nancy Marchand. Then Michael and Steve break down this week’s episode which is a big one for both their characters. They also talk about how the real life underground gambling business works and what it’s like to be a “Made Man”. It’s all this week on Talking Sopranos Ep #29 “Fortunate Son” S3 Ep3. Remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and go to talkingsopranos.com to submit questions and hear Michael’s original music.  
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John Lepore

Michael I am with you the Jersey Devil is no joke.

Dec 8th
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Manky Frilla

It's the best show ever made bar none, the writing, the casting and even the bit of acting thrown in. {kidding Steve)

Oct 25th
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Tony Scappaticci

Steve re manscaping - one fuzzy ball, too funny, great stuff guys 🤣🤣

Aug 5th
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Lianne Cole

you guys mention the boat owner next door's ridiculous outfit but, not how Tony asks, "do you have a problem besides those fucking pants!"

Jul 29th
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Daryl Bolton

Hey guys Daryl from Australia this is absolutely great for the sapranos I have all the DVD watched them a thousand times now I listen to your podcast episodes and then watch it great insight to the best tv ever made can't wait for when Christopher's gets made episode and family home movies every episode is great hey Michael 3 o'clock Steve you are great in blue bloods

Jul 22nd
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Phily boy 214 215 affiliated for life #FUCK RATS

AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO WTF PLEASE GET NEW MICS PLEASE !! IT SOUNDS LIKE A PHONE CALL ON THOSE HEAD SEATS AND STOP FITALING WITH SHIT

Jul 21st
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Phily boy 214 215 affiliated for life #FUCK RATS

GREAT SHOW GUYS BUT LETS FACE IT THE AUDIO IS ONE OF THE WORST IN THE GAME YOU GUYS WITH UR PAPERS ON THE DESK AND ALSO THE FUCKING ALARMS GOING OFF ON THE DOOR NOT EVEN 5000 SUBSCRIPTIONS IM KINDA A SHAME THAT I LOVE THIS PODCAST #PHILLYTRUTHALLLOVE

Jul 17th
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John Wilson

just finished the show a 2nd time through. really enjoying listening to the podcast now. keep up the good work, men.

Jul 13th
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Max Johnson

Get's better with each episode. I love Steve's honesty.

Jul 3rd
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Peter Fifield

Anthony Wayne was a general in the American Revolutionary War. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne

Jun 29th
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JAXX FRANK ARAMMETTO

God bless your cousin Michael very sad situation we're all in. 🙏

Jun 24th
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Jacob Grant

Just finished your Pilot episode. Lots of cool information. Ya know, Sopranos has talent everywhere. All the actor/actress decisions were spot on. I can't imagine anyone except James playing Tony. Crazy to know who all it could've been. Loving the podcast!

Jun 18th
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Jacob Grant

Looking forward to this. Big Sopranos fan, found out about the podcast on JRE.

Jun 18th
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roisin healy

Absolutely love this podcast, great work guy's

Jun 15th
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Co B.

Tony's a villain

Jun 7th
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Blair Solomon

Beattle wigs🤣🤣🤣

May 27th
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Tony Scappaticci

Getting better by the week guys, this was a fantastic podcast that made me laugh hard, a tonic in these difficult times , keep doing what ya do😂

May 26th
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Rudy Sanchez

love this podcast! Thank you!!

May 25th
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