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Talking Sopranos

Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa

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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 sha ...
 
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This is it folks the final episode of Talking Sopranos….and what better guest than David Chase to wrap it all up. Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa ask David a whole list of questions that have come up during the podcast….Is there really anything to the Rhiannon theory? Did Ralphie kill Pie-O-My? Is Tony alive or dead. It’s all in this final ep…
 
This week it’s the second Talking Sopranos Superfan episode! Before Michael and Steve take on that final scene, they wanted to know what you..the fans think. Seven incredible Superfans join the podcast to talk about Tony’s fate, Sopranos conspiracies and much more. Don’t miss this one….. Make sure to pick up Michael and Steve’s New York Times Best …
 
Michael and Steve welcome Steven Van Zandt (Silvio Dante) back to the Talking Sopranos podcast. Steven shares his feelings about the final season and his thoughts about Tony’s ultimate fate. He also reveals the reason why Silvio ended up in a coma at the end of the series instead of getting whacked. Then by popular demand Michael and Steve welcome …
 
Aida joins Michael and Steve for this exciting episode of Talking Sopranos. She shares her best and worst memories about being on the show, as well as some intimate stories about working with James Gandolfini. She also talks about what it was like going into that final season and her thoughts about the finale. Then Michael and Steve breakdown this …
 
This week Michael and Steve welcome Lorraine Bracco (Dr Melfi) back to the Talking Sopranos podcast. Lorraine was a huge part of the show and returns to discuss her thoughts about the ending. Michael and Steve were a bit surprised to hear how Lorraine found out about the final “cut to black”, and how she was not happy about the way Melfi ended the …
 
Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa are joined by Sopranos writer/executive producer and Academy Award nominee Terry Winter. Terry is a fascinating character and if you don’t know his full story check out Talking Sopranos #18. In this interview he talks about what it was like going into that final season, and how the writers were trying to wrap t…
 
This week on Talking Sopranos Michael and Steve welcome five amazing guests to the podcast. First up it’s Frank Renzulli one of the most important writers on the Sopranos. Many of the stories from his life actually became scenes on the show. Then it’s Rob Spragg from Alabama 3. He wrote the theme song for the Sopranos "Woke Up This Morning". You’ll…
 
This week Michael and Steve welcome Robert back to the podcast. His work on the series was absolutely incredible, but to this day has never actually seen the show. He talks about his lifelong friendship with Jamie-Lynn Sigler and their Pajama Pants podcast. He also shares his thoughts about the entertainment business and why he decided to get out. …
 
Michael and Steve welcome the one and only Vincent Pastore back to the podcast. Vinny has a blast sharing his favorite memories from the show, and how he thought he got whacked for smoking weed at a concert. He also shares a really funny story about how he screwed up introducing Bruce Springsteen at a concert, and of course whether he thinks Tony i…
 
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 he 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. Eve…
 
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 …
 
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 (Si…
 
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 …
 
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 M…
 
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 Pet…
 
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 y…
 
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…
 
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 Ste…
 
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 w…
 
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…
 
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 a…
 
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 shoc…
 
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 …
 
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 t…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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. Pe…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 t…
 
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 onl…
 
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 a…
 
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 p…
 
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 Ji…
 
**VOTE TALKING SOPRANOS THE BEST PODCAST IN FILM AND TV AT THE WEBBY AWARDS! Go to https://www.talkingsopranos.com to Vote. Direct Link to Film and TV category at http://bit.ly/3goJBEf Voting is open until May 6th so VOTE NOW! This week Michael and Steve welcome Todd A. Kessler (writer/producer) to the podcast. Todd is a really interesting guy who …
 
Matt kicks things off with a really interesting story about how a girl and a trip to Italy changed him from a D1 lacrosse player at BC to an actor in NYC. How Georgianne Walken caused him to lose one job, but then got him the gig of a lifetime on the Sopranos. He also shares stories about his first day on set and his audition where he got a rare pa…
 
This week Oksana Lada (Irina Peltsin) and Carl Capotorto (Little Paulie Germani) join Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa for another amazing episode of Talking Sopranos. Oksana doesn’t do a lot of interviews so it’s a real pleasure to hear how she’s doing. She looks exactly the same as she did 20 years ago and just as much fun. Then Carl Capotor…
 
Will is a great guest and shares some hilarious stories about his life, the business and of course the Sopranos. He tells us about how his mother prepared him for his Sopranos audition, and how nervous he was the first day on set. He also shares a really funny story about smoking pot right before one of his scenes, and how he got through it….totall…
 
This week on Talking Sopranos Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa welcome a real legend. Frankie Valli (Rusty Millio), singer, songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee joins the podcast. In an extremely revealing interview, Frankie talks about growing up on the mean streets of New Jersey, and how without music, many of his friends may h…
 
Can you believe Michael and Steve are almost finished with four seasons of Talking Sopranos? This week they kick things off by talking about what it’s like to pitch a TV show, movie, or book. The arduous process of selling to executives and how many hurdles you have to go through to get a project produced. It’s amazing anything ever gets made! They…
 
Peter Riegert (Assemblyman Zellman) joins Michael and Steve for this week’s episode of Talking Sopranos. Peter is both an Oscar and Emmy nominee known for his work on Animal House, The Mask, Oscar, Barbarians at the Gate, Crossing Delancey and so much more. He talks about how he got into the business and his first TV job on M*A*S*H. He also shares …
 
This week Michael and Steve welcome both Alla Kliouka (Svetlana Kirilenko) and Robert Funaro (Eugene Pontecorvo) to the Talking Sopranos podcast. First up it’s Alla Kliouka who played Svetlana, one of the most memorable characters of the series. She talks about what it was like to be a successful actress in the Soviet Union and how the Sopranos was…
 
This week Michael and Steve welcome two exciting guests. Al Sapienza who played Mikey Palmice, and Dan Grimaldi who played both Philly and Patsy Parisi. First up Al talks about how he got his start in the business. Did you know he played Ringo in Beatlemania on Broadway? Then he shares how a relationship with Jason Alexander got him the audition fo…
 
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 a…
 
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, kn…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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. …
 
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 au…
 
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