The Frank Caliendo Cast

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About the show

A pop culture, sports, and nerding podcast with Frank Caliendo, John Holmberg, Scott Long and others... featuring interviews, impressions, stories and a whole lot of comedy.


  • Episode 85: Inside A Viral Sports Call w/AZ Cardinals Radio Play-By-Play man Dave Pasch

    November 19th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 29 secs

    Following a Buffalo Bills/Arizona Cardinals game that finished with what some are calling the 'Hail Murray' pass from QB Kyler Murray to receiver Deandre Hopkins, Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD @HMSon98) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) zoom in the radio play by play voice of the Cardinals, Dave Pasch (@DavePasch) to discuss what it was like in the moment and then also quickly becoming viral nationwide as well as what it's like in the booth with the Cardinals radio color man, former Cardinal Ron Wolfley.

  • Episode 84: The Machinations Of An Election w/CBS News' Washington Correspondent Major Garrett

    November 12th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Following a tumultuous election week that saw former Vice-President Joe Biden projected the winner of the 46th Presidency Frank (@FrankCaliendo), John Holmberg (@98KUPD @HMSon98) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) sent the proverbial "bat signal" up to CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett to help guide us all to how we got to this point, what challenges to the election result may yield and where we will all be come January 20th. The career qualifications of Garrett certainly helped us all have some clarity about the entire situation and made things seem a lot less murky than they're perhaps being made out to be. Enjoy the conversation and follow Garrett at the following platforms and links:

    Twiiter & IG: @MajorCBS
    Facebook: @MajorGarrettCBS
    Podcasts: @TakeoutPodcast @TheDebriefCBS

  • Episode 83: Special Guest, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck (@GaryVee)

    November 9th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 3 secs

    Frank welcomes in the motivational, entrepreneurial social media force that is Gary Vaynerchuck (@GaryVee) for a great discussion about "the process", and so much more!

    You can find Gary at any of the following:

    Twitter, YouTube & IG: @GaryVee
    Facebook: @Gary

  • Episode 82: Post Election Thoughts and an Election/Voting Reform Debate

    November 4th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 20 secs

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD @HMSon98) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) zoom together amid a still unsettled national election to discuss the election as a whole, how things are playing out on both sides and how the mention of voter fraud may have more validity than most think before finally debating what can be done to improve results and voting security moving forward.

  • Episode 81: NFL Week 7 - Cardinals Stun Seahawks, Hopkins Flips The Bird and more

    October 29th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  52 mins 36 secs

    In a condensed cast in preparation of Frank's upcoming podcast with entrepreneur Gary Vee, Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD @HMSon98) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) zoom together to discuss the week's game that comprised the NFL's week 7 slate.

  • Episode 80: Another Master Class in Finding Impressions w/voice actor Mike MacRae

    October 22nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD @HMSon98) and producer @DickToledo welcome in the well-known voice of actor/impressionist/comedian Mike MacRae (The Jimmy Dore Show, FrankTV) for a breakdown of finding unique voices and, SNL tryouts, and current events.

    You can find out more about Mike and consume his content here:

  • Episode 79: NFL Week Five Review - Dak's Gruesome Injury

    October 15th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 5 secs

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD @HMSon98) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) connect he zoom dots on what was week five in the NFL and discuss John's Bill Belichick-ian conspiracy theory on the "spread" of Covid-19 in the league as well as the gruesome injury suffered by Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott.

  • Episode 78: Journeying Through The Art Of Impressions & Voice w/Actor Ross Marquand

    October 8th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD @HMSon98) & Producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) invite in one of Frank's favorite impressionists, actor Ross Marquand (@RossMarquand The Walking Dead, Avengers) for a detailed discussion on finding voice, working through the nuance of an impression and more! Find Ross on the following platforms:

    Twitter: @RossMarquand
    IG: @rossmarquand
    Cameo: @rossmarquand

  • Episode 77: Minicast NFL Week 4 Recap & What Wrong In Dallas

    October 6th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  43 mins 43 secs

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD @HMSon98), Scott Long (@ScottComedy) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) zoom together for a special "mini" cast to discuss the happenings of an active NFL Week 4 and to share thoughts on what's going on with the Dallas Cowboys thus far and their talented QB Dak Prescott as he looks to prove himself and garner the big payday of a new contract.

  • Episode 76: Practical Jokes & Thermometers w/former NFL Lineman Mark Schlereth

    September 30th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD, @HMSon98) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) zoom together with former NFL lineman, Pro Bowler & 3-time Super Bowl Champion Mark Schlereth to get Mark's thoughts on what happens in the NFL locker room, what he's seen in the first 3 weeks of this NFL season and what might still be in store in the weeks to come. Check out Mark's social tags and products at the following links:


  • Episode 75: Examining The Dilemma Of Social Media & Thoughts On NFL Week 2

    September 22nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Frank (@FrankCaliendo), John Holmberg (@98KUPD, @HMSon98), Scott Long (@ScottComedy) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) zoom in to discuss the recent Netflix documentary release 'The Social Dilemma' and it's wide reaching affects on society, entertainment and sports as well as discussing all the action and surprises of week 2 action in the NFL.

  • Episode 74: NFL Week 1 Review & Reset

    September 15th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@HMSon98), Scott Long (@ScottComedy) and producer Dick Toledo (@Dick Toledo) convene the Monday after the week 1 Sunday games of the 2020 NFL season to talk football, how the games felt as a viewer and initial thoughts of what's to come this season!

  • Episode 73: NFL Season Preview & Predictions w/NFL Insider Michael Lombardi of The Athletic

    September 8th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 40 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@HMSon98), Scott Long (@ScottComedy) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) in preparation for the start of what is an NFL season unlike any other invite in former NFL Executive (Patriots, Raiders, Browns, Eagles, 49ers) and current writer for The Athletic (@TheAthletic) to discuss how the season may look different as well as predictions and expectations for teams this year. You can also find and subscribe to Michael's podcast The GM Shuffle #GMShuffle on apple podcasts and many other podcasting platforms.

  • Episode 72: The Wizard Of Trump, Disinformation, Legacies & Social Activism In Sports

    September 1st, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@HMSon98) & producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) discuss an imagining of 'The Wizard Of Trump', along with how disinformation seems to be everywhere and perhaps how to sift through it, the building of legacies and how easily they can crumble, the social activism of current sports leagues and players and the fall of Cincinnati Reds broadcast Thom Brennaman. Liveley discussion in this week's CaliendoCast available online at and check out our YouTube content @FrankCaliendoDOTCom

  • Episode 71: The Art Of Voicework w/Jon Bailey

    August 25th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) muster their pandemic energy in the CaliendoCast bunker and invite in veteran voiceover actor Jon Bailey (@EpicVoiceGuy) for a great discussion on the art of voices, finding them and perfecting their sound. You've likely heard Jon EVERYWHERE but didn't know it! Listen in to hear a voice that blends all the best of the "big voice" guys from Movie trailers, TV & commercial work into a his very own unique sound that you'll find yourself hearing everywhere after this podcast is over.

  • Episode 70: The Benefits of Foreign Healthcare w/Comedian Ronny Chieng

    August 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD) and producer Dick Toledo (@Dick Toledo) welcome in Comedian Ronny Chieng ('The Daily Show' @ronnychieng) from his in-laws house in Australia for a discussion on current events, the business of comedy, and the differences in American vs Foreign healthcare as Ronny was working in Australia when the COVID pandemic hit and has been locked down there pretty much ever since! You can also check out Ronny's latest comedy special 'Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America' on @Netflix now and rescheduled comedy tour dates on his website