Poda Bing: a Sopranos retrospective

Poda Bing: a Sopranos retrospective

A podcast that rigorously examines The Sopranos through deep dives, streams of consciousness, conversations, interviews, trivia and NBA analogies. Produced by Alternate Thursdays. Created and hosted by Vik Singh.

Episodes

February 2, 2024 59 mins
Poda Bing runs it back on "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti". Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube. 01:11 The connection between Christopher and espresso machines 02:07 The art of iconic opening shots 02:56 Merz b. Schwanen vs. Members Only 04:32 Espresso machine symbolism? 05:09 Opening shots across cinema 08:07 The art of iconic opening fits 08:45 What Christopher's dream said about Adriana 10:45 On going places we don't w...
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Poda Bing runs it back on "Down Neck". Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube. 00:00 Intro 01:53 Sacramental wine 101 04:45 Hoopers portrayed in cinema 06:06 Call the Union! 09:54 The art and science of Gandolfini 11:58 Soprano math 12:49 Cross talk stagecraft 17:43 The hold of "The Holdovers" 19:36 Scene dimensions 21:18 (One of the reasons) why Tony keeps us coming back 22:16 Like father like son 24:22 The "wisdom" of crow...
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September 26, 2023 51 mins
Poda Bing runs it back on "Pax Soprana". Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube. 00:00 Intro 01:00 The importance of skin care in this thing of ours 02:25 The importance of proper Italian delis 03:27 Bridge awe (again) 04:16 Sinatra all over Tony's shirt 05:09 Melfi's flirt meter 06:28 Best part about coffee dates 08:38 The power of Melfi's non-answers 10:41 The Elia Kazan-ness of certain shots this episode 12:39 Junior and Davi...
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August 31, 2023 47 mins
Poda Bing runs it back on "College". Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube. Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik) Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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July 17, 2023 68 mins
Poda Bing runs it back on "Meadowlands". Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube. Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik) Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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June 13, 2023 61 mins
Poda Bing runs it back on Anger, Denial, Acceptance. Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube. Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik) Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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May 28, 2023 62 mins
Poda Bing runs it back on 46 Long. Note: Poda Bing Redux is also on YouTube. Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik) Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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May 12, 2023 72 mins
Poda Bing runs it back. Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik) Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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June 18, 2021 172 mins
Poda Bing's farewell to The Sopranos. It's been an incredible ride. Thank you. Much love, Vik Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik) Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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June 18, 2021 127 mins
All aboard Poda Bing's examination of Blue Comet, the penultimate episode of The Sopranos. Selected topics discussed/References made: Macrumors.com, Highlander, Marlo Stanfield, McKann, Jay Z, John Creese, Mariah Carey, Jamiroquai, Kobe Bryant, Collateral, Albie's gestures, Ethereum, blockchain, DHL, Con Air, Nicholas Cage, Tim Grover, The Hart Foundation, Burt Reynolds in Deliverance, Biff Tannen, Bunk Moreland, William Wallace, ...
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May 27, 2021 106 mins
Slouch toward the end of the series with Poda Bing as we rigorously examine the final three episodes, beginning with "The Second Coming". Selected topics discussed/References made: Joan Didion, Joni Mitchell, Mark Suster, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Bone Thugs, Syrio Forel, Sunglass Hut, Chris Cuomo, Milli Vanilli, UB40, Fine Young Cannibals, Extreme, Don Henley, Tranceport, Liam Neeson, Dead Poet's Society, Tony Parker chasing loose ball...
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May 13, 2021 91 mins
Pack your bags for Vegas and get "comfortably numb" (buttons optional) with Poda Bing's ode to Kennedy and Heidi. Don't forget your glasses! Selected topics discussed/References made: George Michael, Bob Seger, An Inconvenient Truth, Drazen Petrovic, Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Keith Van Horn, Randall Pearson, Mare of Easttown, Hannibal Lecter, Phantogram, Doug Ross, Triple Double record, Ludicrous Mode, Pablo Neruda, "From Beirut t...
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April 18, 2021 93 mins
"Walk" through this gem of an episode one more time with us. Don't forget your Poda Bing glasses! Selected topics discussed/References made: Duncan Sheik, DJ Shadow, Pink Floyd, Rick Rubin on IG, Anthony Edwards, Harry Potter vs. Crash cloaks, Doug Stamper, Cary Matheson and Saul Berenson, High and Dry by Radiohead, Aaron Neville, Ottolenghi vs Tanis vs Tony, Gregor Mendel, Darth Vader, John Q., Robert Duvall, the Biggie doc, Slee...
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April 4, 2021 83 mins
Through 80 episodes, the Sopranos has been a bit like a Roulette wheel: we never quite know where things are gonna land. "Chasing It" is no different. From "Whitecaps lite" to oases in one's week, grab your Poda Bing glasses and let's go for a spin. Selected topics discussed/References made: Daniel Plainview, Run Lola Run, Wesley Snipes, Stuart Scott, Drago's wife, Hesh's holdings, B-Rabbit, Papa Doc, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Bob...
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March 13, 2021 94 mins
Remember when Tony said "remember when" and your jaw hit the floor? Let's remember that and more together. Don't forget your Poda Bing glasses. Selected topics discussed/References made: Chatter (the book), Mac Demarco, Daft Punk (RIP), Pomodoro Technique, Limitless, Bradley Cooper, Chevy Chase, Charles Barkley, Tito Jackson, Charlie Sheen, Peter Cat Recording Co., Pete Souza, Billy Joel, Southern Oracle from Neverending Story, Jo...
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February 24, 2021 90 mins
A conversation with the incredible Kathrine Narducci followed up with another chat with her talented best friend, Gino Cafarelli. Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays production created by Vik Singh (@helloimvik) Follow @podabing on IG, Twitter or wherever tf All archived episodes are available, for free, at https://podabing.show and anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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February 23, 2021 102 mins
Parse all the bloody stages of Stage 5 with bloody Poda Bing. Evidently there's a lot there. Selected topics discussed/References made: Talib Kweli, Eckhart Tolle, 1983 Mercedes Turbo Diesels, Richie back from the dead?, John Woo, Face Off, Broken Social Scene, Robin Williams, RBG, Michael Clayton, Chris Voss, Jay Z, Oscar Wilde, Happy Gilmore, Susan Jeffers, 47 Ronin, Robert Caro and more! Poda Bing is an Alternate Thursdays pro...
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January 29, 2021 113 mins
Come Samba with Poda Bing from Ipanema to Lake Oscawana as we pay respect to this perfectly tuned grand entrance to a final season. Selected topics discussed/References made: Lake Oscawana, Beretta's logo, Tesla stock, Donald Glover, Morrissey, Rudy Giuliani, Allen Iverson, Groucho Marx, Peloton, Stan Getz, Dead Poet's Society, Clubhouse, Reddit, Jimmer Fredette, Charlton Heston, The Revenant, Fredo Corleone, Aristotle vs. Plato, ...
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January 12, 2021 104 mins
Come marinate in the "regularness" of Kaisha one more time with Poda Bing as we look at the greatest episode where "nothing happens". Selected topics discussed/References made: Criterion Collection, T1000, Ready Player One, Donovan McNabb & TO beef, Amitabh Bachchan, There's Something About Mary, Ron Burgundy, Florence and the Machine, Billy Idol, Stringer Bell, Socrates, Neil Young, Chris Brown, The Matrix, Carl Jung, The Siege, ...
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December 24, 2020 105 mins
What better time to revisit Paris with Carmela and Ro than the holidays? Hope you enjoy Poda Bing's look back at one of the great penultimate episodes of the Sopranos series. Happy Holidays to all of you and thanks for spending some of your 2020 with me. Selected topics discussed/References made: James Braddock, Vanilla Sky, Luke vs. Dark Troopers, Greta Thunberg, Hamilton, Jorge Luis Borges, Interpol, Led Zeppelin's "Going to Cal...
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