Talking Sopranos

By Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa

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JPH
 May 22, 2020
Really enjoying this, great stuff.

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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.

Episode Date
Episode #15 "Do Not Resuscitate"
01:38:02

A double barrel episode! Bobby Bacala makes his first appearance on the series and Sopranos Costume Designer Juliet Polcsa joins Michael and Steve for some incredible conversation. Juliet talks about fitting Steve for the infamous fat suit, how an ill-fitting costume got James Gandolfini in just the right mood and how Tony Sirico’s hair, of course, defined his clothes.

Then Steve talks about his first day on set and how Michael may, or may not, have high hatted him. The s**t is going to hit the fan in this week’s episode as it’s now confirmed that Big Pussy is a rat, Janice and Livia are locked in an evil chess match and Tony is caught in the middle. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos Episode #14 “ Do Not Resuscitate”. Remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts and keep those questions coming at talkingsopranos.com. 

Jul 06, 2020
Episode #14 "Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office"
01:32:20
Michael and Steve take on the Season 2 Premiere ….and this episode does not disappoint. The Sopranos series is getting bigger, there are more characters, more plot twists and more downright evil for Tony Soprano to deal with. His best friend might be a rat, indictments are coming down, his uncle and mother tried to have him killed, his crazy insane sister is coming, his goomah, his wife wants him back in therapy….It’s insanity! All this plus Michael and Steve share stories about how it all started, their first jobs and how they originally got into show business. Make sure to check out Talking Sopranos episode #14 “Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist’s Office”. Remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get you podcasts and keep those questions coming at talkingsopranos.com.
Jun 29, 2020
Episode #13 "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano"
02:18:22

Emmy award winner Edie Falco (Carmela) joins Michael and Steve for the exciting Talking Sopranos season one finale. Edie talks about how she got her start in the business, her first thoughts about the Sopranos script, and how she thought she had absolutely no chance at the role of Carmela. She also reminisces about all the fun she had on the set, the show’s amazing success and what it was like to work with James Gandolfini. Then Michael and Steve breakdown the incredible finale of season one. Make sure to check out Talking Sopranos S1 Ep13 “I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano”. Remember to keep your questions coming for Michael and Steve at Talkingsopranos.com. 

Jun 22, 2020
Episode #12 "Isabella"
01:29:50
This one is a shocker in more ways than one. Michael and Steve discover an outlandish theory about Tony Soprano. They also talk about the ridiculous Paulie Walnuts anthrax scare, Steve’s views on assassination and what movies influenced their lives. Michael and Steve also remember James Gandolfini and talk about when they first heard the devastating news about his death. This episode is packed with tons of inside info about the script and the production of one of the Sopranos wildest episodes. Was it a dream, was it the lithium or have we all been fooled for 20 years! The secret lies with “Isabella” Season 1 Episode 12 of Talking Sopranos. Keep those questions coming for Michael and Steve at talkingsopranos.com and remember to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts.
Jun 15, 2020
Episode #11 "Nobody Knows Anything"
01:36:28
Steve and Michael reveal a story about how Tony Sirico was horrified when he saw the script for this episode. He complained to David Chase who changed a line about Paulie Walnuts. Then Michael and Steve are joined by director Henry Bronchtein. He explains how he shot the amazing scene with Detective Makazian plunging to his death and the dramatic moments between Tony and “Big Pussy”. Who was telling the truth, who was the rat? Even Henry and Vinny Pastore didn’t know for sure. This is a wild one and the title tells it all….This week Talking Sopranos takes on “Nobody Knows Anything” Season 1 Episode 11 of greatest TV series ever! Thanks for all your support and keep those questions coming at talkingsopranos.com.
Jun 08, 2020
Episode #10 "A Hit Is a Hit"
01:58:58
Casting directors Georgianne Walken and Sheila Jaffe join Michael and Steve to talk about how they cast James Gandolfini, Steven Van Zandt and the rest of the Sopranos characters. They also share stories about Tony Sirico, Aida Turturro and how Jerry Stiller almost became Hesh. Then Michael and Steve breakdown this week’s episode which was a break out for Drea de Matteo. It’s all this and more on Talking Sopranos Episode #10 “A Hit is a Hit”. Go to Talking Sopranos.com to post AMA questions for Michael and Steve and don’t forget to subscribe to the Talking Sopranos podcast wherever you get your podcasts.
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 9 "Boca"
01:32:40
This week Michael and Steve take on the Sopranos S1 Ep 9. Michael tells how David Chase brought in a retired mobster to help the writers develop the concept for this episode. He also shares a crazy story of a night that got completely out of control when he and John Ventimiglia (Artie Bucco) sublet an apartment from a real duke in NYC. Steve gives new meaning to the term “Beatle Wig” and explains why real mobsters won’t do what Junior Soprano is so good at. Then Michael and Steve head into the mouth of the rat and breakdown all the secrets buried in this episode. Don’t miss Talking Sopranos episode #9 “Boca”, and remember to keep the questions for Michael and Steve coming at talkingsopranos.com.
May 25, 2020
Episode 8 "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti"
01:45:33
Jamie Lynn-Sigler tells Michael & Steve how she got the role of Meadow Soprano, what it was like to work with James Gandolfini and her amazing time on the groundbreaking HBO series. She talks about how she originally thought the Sopranos was a musical and asked David Chase if he needed her to sing at the audition? Then Michael and Steve breakdown the Sopranos S1 Ep 8 “The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti”. Michael talks about how this episode was a turning point for his character and his first thoughts on the script. All this and much more in this episode of Talking Sopranos. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and send questions to Michael and Steve at talkingsopranos.com
May 18, 2020
Episode 7 "Down Neck"
01:46:58
Guest Robert Iler (AJ Soprano) joins Michael and Steve to talk about working with James Gandofini, his incredible time on the Sopranos, and being a professional poker player. Did he really shave his eyebrows in season 5? Then Michael and Steve break down the Sopranos S1 Ep 7. They discuss the flashback to 1967 and some of the David Chase’s interesting music choices. Tony tells Melfi he was always proud to be Johnny Soprano’s son but was it Livia who was the real gangster? It’s all in this this week’s episode of Talking Sopranos #7 “Down Neck”. Go to talkingsopranos.com to ask questions and more.
May 11, 2020
Episode 6 "Pax Soprana"
01:23:06
A Talking Sopranos exclusive! Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa read all new lines written by HBO series creator David Chase for the Soprano’s characters as if they were in quarantine. Then Michael and Steve breakdown this week’s episode discussing Junior’s move to the big chair, Tony’s love for Melfi and whether Livia is now pulling the strings. They also discuss what some of the Sopranos actors were really like off screen. Is Edie Falco as good a cook as Carmela and was Jim Gandolfini really more Birkenstock then gangster? It’s all in this episode of Talking Sopranos #6 “Pax Soprana”. Go to talkingsopranos.com to ask questions and more.
May 04, 2020
Episode 5 "College"
01:11:43
Sopranos S1 Ep 5 – Michael and Steve breakdown one of the most incredible Soprano’s episodes ever. This was the one HBO was worried about and David Chase had to fight for what he felt had to be done. Plus what the heck is the deal with Father Phil. Talking Sopranos #5 “College”. Remember to subscribe and send your Ask Me Anything” questions to Michael and Steve at talkingsopranos.com.
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 4 "Meadowlands"
01:31:23

Sopranos S1 Ep4 - Guest Michael Rispoli (Jackie Aprile) talks to Steve and Michael about how he almost landed the role of Tony Soprano and his on-going friendship with James Gandolfini. Then Michael and Steve breakdown Episode 4 and tell stories of the cast’s infamous Eckle awards. What does the dream sequence actually mean, how is Tony putting Melfi’s advise to work and what was it really like to work with Dominic Chianese? It’s all in this episode of Talking Sopranos #4 “Meadowlands”. Remember to subscribe and keep those questions coming at Talkingsporanos.com.  

Apr 20, 2020
Episode 3 "Denial, Anger, Acceptance"
01:02:52

It’s tough to be a mobster. You have to worry about getting whacked, getting pinched, your wife, your family, your goomah…Who would want the job! In this episode Steve and Michael talk about the gangster lifestyle and all the complicated problems that come with being a wiseguy. Steve reveals some fascinating real life stories about the mob as Michael begins to unfold the shades and tones of Christopher’s character. 

Then they unpack the episode weaving in stories of drunken parties with the Soprano’s cast and Paulie’s quirky obsessions. The deviations are the destinations as scene by scene Steve and Michael take us through “Denial, Anger, Acceptance” and the inside story of the Sopranos. Make sure submit your Ask Me Anything questions at Talking Sopranos.com. 

Apr 13, 2020
Episode 2 "46 Long"
01:04:56

Michael and Steve open the books and discuss the intricacies of how this incredible show was made.  What it was like on set, read throughs, tone meetings and David Chase’s incredible attention to detail. Michael talks about the moment he realized the show was going to be a hit and what it was like working with the amazing cast. Then, Michael and Steve break down the episode scene by scene giving us some backstory on the main characters and their thoughts about the script. There’s another Ask Me Anything segment and lots of history about the cast. Don’t forget to submit your questions to talkingsopranos.com. Enjoy!

Apr 08, 2020
Episode 1 "Pilot"
01:18:50

Welcome to the premiere episode of Talking Sopranos! Michael and Steve go back to the beginning and talk about how they got involved in this ground-breaking series. They discuss their initial thoughts about the show and their first auditions with David Chase. They’ll share some of their favorite stories about the cast and give us an inside look at what was going on behind the scenes. Then Michael and Steve break down the Pilot episode of this iconic series scene by scene. They discuss the little details, their favorite moments and give us a unique POV on what it all means. Plus our first Ask Anything Me Segment and more than a few surprising moments. Don’t forget to submit your questions at TalkingSopranos.com. Enjoy Sopranos Fans, this is only the beginning!

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. 

Apr 06, 2020
Trailer
00:02:45
Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa team up to bring you the definitive Sopranos re-watch podcast. Check out a sneak peek of Talking Sopranos premiering this April. The Books are Finally Open.
Feb 25, 2020