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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #77 "Moe n' Joe"

9/13/2021
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...

Duration:03:09:18

Episode #76 "A Very Special Superfan Episode"

9/6/2021
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...

Duration:02:13:31

Episode #75 "The Ride"

8/30/2021
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...

Duration:02:12:10

Episode #74 "Johnny Cakes"

8/23/2021
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...

Duration:02:51:05

Episode #73 "Luxury Lounge"

8/16/2021
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:...

Duration:02:51:16

Episode #72 "Live Free or Die"

8/9/2021
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...

Duration:02:54:38

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

8/2/2021
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...

Duration:03:18:29

Episode #70 "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"

7/26/2021
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...

Duration:02:48:36

Episode #69 "Mayham"

7/19/2021
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...

Duration:03:04:06

Episode #68 "Join the Club"

7/12/2021
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...

Duration:02:28:37

Episode #67 "Members Only"

7/5/2021
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...

Duration:02:46:21

Episode #66 "All Due Respect"

6/28/2021
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...

Duration:02:27:29

Episode #65 "Long Term Parking"

6/21/2021
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...

Duration:02:54:37

Episode #64 "The Test Dream"

6/14/2021
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...

Duration:02:39:10

Episode #63 "Cold Cuts"

6/7/2021
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...

Duration:02:37:45

Episode #62 "Unidentified Black Males"

5/31/2021
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...

Duration:02:49:32

Episode #61 "Marco Polo"

5/24/2021
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...

Duration:02:28:26

Episode #60 "In Camelot"

5/17/2021
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,...

Duration:02:52:32

Episode #59 "Sentimental Education"

5/10/2021
Paul was a member of the SUNY Purchase Mafia and talks about his college days with Edie Falco, Hal Hartley and Wesley Snipes. He originally auditioned for the role of Mikey Palmice, but after his audition David Chase asked him to read for Father Phil. Strangely, Paul’s real life dad was a bit of a flawed priest himself so Paul knew exactly how to play that part. Then Jason Minter joins the podcast. Jason started out as the locations manager for the Sopranos but David Chase quickly took him...

Duration:02:35:36

Episode #58 "Irregular Around the Margins”

5/3/2021
VOTE TALKING SOPRANOS THE BEST PODCAST IN FILM AND TV AT THE WEBBY AWARDS! Click the link below or go to https://www.talkingsopranos.com to Vote. Voting is open until May 6th. http://bit.ly/3goJBEf This week on Talking Sopranos Michael and Steve welcome Maureen Van Zandt (Gabriella Dante)to the podcast. Maureen shares stories about her days with Jimi Hendrix, Tony Sirico, the Beatles and growing up in a Mafia family. She also talks about how Georgianne Walken asked her to audition for...

Duration:02:24:23