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Alex and Val's episode-by-episode deep dive into the artistry and philosophy of The Sopranos. New episodes Monday and Thursday.

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Alex and Val's episode-by-episode deep dive into the artistry and philosophy of The Sopranos. New episodes Monday and Thursday.

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A must for Sopranophiles

By Manny K. - Oct 17 2019
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Ripped through these podcasts. The hosts are every bit as passionate as I am about the show. Will I ever tire of the Sopranos?

Really insightful

By Annabelle Goodman - Feb 17 2019
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Great podcast. Can really feel the chemistry between the two hosts. 🔥🔥

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
0
1
0
0

A must for Sopranophiles

By Manny K. - Oct 17 2019
Read more
Ripped through these podcasts. The hosts are every bit as passionate as I am about the show. Will I ever tire of the Sopranos?

Really insightful

By Annabelle Goodman - Feb 17 2019
Read more
Great podcast. Can really feel the chemistry between the two hosts. 🔥🔥
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in at the end (an obsessive analysis of The Sopranos)

Latest release on Oct 24, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 84 Walk Like A Man

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AJ cries, watches cartoons and ulimately becomes somewhat of a nihilist. Characters inherit traits from their parents, food shows up everywhere, and everyone seems comfortably numb. Is therapy is a jerk off or a way of understanding the "human condition"?Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Sep 19 2019

39mins

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Rank #2: Episode 13 I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

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The season one finale!  Alex and Val go through where each of our main characters end up by the end of the season, Alex discusses the evolution of Artie's hat and why Melfi's scissors are grey, the show takes care of three villains, Jeannie Cusamano has a big ass, Livia has a creepy smile and we get the best last line ever, "go take a Midol". 

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Sep 24 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: Episode 37 Pine Barrens

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Despite the pressure of unpacking one of TV's greatest episodes, Val and Alex do their best by talking about how communication, camera movement, and the passage of time tie together the various story lines. Also Meadow and Jackie Jr's scrabble game, the backstory behind hunter Bobby, inverted paintings, Chechens and Czechoslovakians, Chris' sophisticated grasp of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Pine Barrens as a metaphorical world. 

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Dec 17 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: Episode 32 University

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Val and Alex discuss disparate elements of the show like the domains of men and women, dentists, the use of editing to tie together characters, butts and how bowling is a very manly sport. Most importantly, Val also completely loses her shit over how much she hates Noah Tannenbaum. 

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Nov 29 2018

45mins

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Rank #5: Episode 54 Rat Pack

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It's raining, mothers are in hell, Val and Alex discuss the level of Adriana's alcoholism, the mob wives do their own deep dive on Citizen Cane, and Tony wears a Tabasco shirt.Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Feb 28 2019

36mins

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Rank #6: Episode 55 Where's Johnny?

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Val and Alex discuss Snapple, how Tony never had the makings of a varsity athlete, how intimidating characters get intimidated, severe dementia, Barb!, how times overlap and whether Junior loves Tony. Where's Johnny?Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Mar 04 2019

37mins

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Rank #7: Episode 59 In Camelot

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It's all a big nothing. Junior's life is only death, Tony represses memories of profound psychic importance, Christopher enables his friend and pushes him towards the brink of oblivion. Also dogs and horses!Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Mar 18 2019

50mins

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Rank #8: Episode 12 Isabella

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In this penultimate episode of season one, Alex has a fully formed idea about the Isabella hallucination/dream sequences (oh and lots about colors), Val struggles to have any kind of coherent thoughts besides a few stray observations and orange juice sightings, we have a disagreement about Livia's intentions, talk diegetic music, the wind, and being a moody f*** when you're in a position of power.

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Sep 20 2018

44mins

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Rank #9: Episode 30 Employee of the Month

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In the fourth episode of season 3, Val and Alex tackle one of the heaviest scenes of the entire series. They also compare white phones to black phones, Tony eating celery to Richard Lapenna chopping parsley, and question Janice's assertion that she operated at a very high level until Richie died.

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Nov 22 2018

50mins

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Rank #10: Episode 27 Mr Ruggerio's Neighborhood

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In the season 3 opener, Val and Alex discuss the multiple point of views that we see Sopranoworld through, amazing musical mashups, Sopranos vs. Law and Order, Absolut Vodka ads, roughage and peeing in pools.

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Nov 12 2018

37mins

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Rank #11: Episode 31 Another Toothpick

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In the fifth episode of season three, things go poorly for Mustang Sally, Fountains of Wayne is a store full of metaphors, Tony is a racist hypocrite, bad things come in threes, and Artie gets a rad earring. Also, maybe Tony just passes out because he's guilty of something. Probably. 

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Nov 26 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: Episode 33 Second Opinion

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In S3E7 Alex and Val discuss the art in four doctors' offices, size 10 Jimmy Choos, the search for second opinions on issues pertaining to our minds and bodies, if it's worth it to give Columbia $50,000, and Tony Hale as a chemotherapy nurse.

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Dec 03 2018

41mins

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Rank #13: Episode 64 Long Term Parking

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Val and Alex deep dive on the episode that never gets any easier. Tony is a really (increasingly) bad dude, all relationships seem to be predicated on transactions, and Matoush seems to have a really great prep school in his family!Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Apr 04 2019

40mins

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Rank #14: Episode 5 College

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Alex and Val talk about one of their favorite episodes of all time - how a bunch of characters are impacted by the flu, the connections the characters have to nature, Dr/Father Phil and Meadow's amazing 90's fashion.

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Aug 27 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: Episode 50 Calling All Cars

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Val and Alex unpack Tony's decision to leave therapy and how it affects his subconscious. In this episode, they look into some amazing dream sequences, legs, hell-like imagery, and Janice's reclaiming of the most manipulative person in the show award. Rising Damp.Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Feb 11 2019

37mins

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Rank #16: Episode 25 The Knight in White Satin Armor

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Val and Alex talk about mixed metaphors, Junior as a cat, Russians' serious beef with Romanians and Poles, double agent 00Pussy, feminist Janice, Chicken Soup for the Soul and pony boots. They also talk about whites, blacks and color swatches (of course). 

We also reference a great series of interviews with writer Terence Winter, you can access a playlist of them here.

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Nov 05 2018

59mins

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Rank #17: Episode 60 Marco Polo

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Val and Alex narrate the entire history of Marco Polo and his adventures with the Khans.  Jr, Meadow, Finn, Tony B, and Tony are unhelpful and male-female relationships are put under a microscope.  Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Mar 21 2019

38mins

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Rank #18: Episode 11 Nobody Knows Anything

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Alex and Val discuss how the ambiguity in this episode/this whole show plays with us as viewers, examine how a number of characters are being manipulated, take a shvitz with Paulie and Pussy to cure backpain, talk about the arc of one of Val's favorite characters, over analyse Meadow's butterfly clips and caution you about orange juice.

We mentioned in the show a youtuber that pieces together full series arcs of characters from the show. Shoutout borkomcl for doing this job, and also please enjoy Vin Makasian's arc by clicking here.

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Sep 17 2018

43mins

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Rank #19: Episode 83 Chasing It

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Val and Alex examine issues of control, business, and addiction. Tony chases trying to be an even bigger dick than normal. A giant piano hangs over his head and we confront the million possible fates that could confront him. "If you're going to lose, what's the fucking point..."Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Sep 12 2019

44mins

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Rank #20: Episode 44 Pie-O-My

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Val and Alex talk about different animals as symbols, Jojo!, being a front-runner, colors, archenemies Jr. and his caricature artist, framing of shots, an amazing final scene, and "horse" as club, animal and drug. 

Alex and Val (Obsessive Analysis) dive into the deeper issues of The Sopranos episode by episode immediately after watching.  New episodes come out Mondays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.  Email us at inattheendpodcast@gmail.com and please rate and review!

Jan 21 2019

46mins

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