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 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 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

  • Episode 69: The Politics Of Tik Tok & Twitter w/comedian JL Cauvin

    August 11th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD) & producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) invite comedian/impressionist JL Cauvin (@JLCauvin) into the bunker via Zoom for a discussion on impressions, politics, social media, becoming known and more!

  • Episode 68: Tik Tok Comedians vs. Mimics, Standing By Friends When Allegations Fly

    August 4th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 51 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) head to the Caliendo bunker studio this week to talk about the potential banning of Tik Tok in the U.S. and whether some of the app's most famous users are actually comedians doing original content or mimics grandstanding on other people's work. Plus, they talk about standing by a friend and believing them when that friend is under fire from serious allegations from more than two decades ago and how to deal with that when said friend is former CaliendoCast guest Bryan Callen. This week also sees the return of young intern Shaun Salehi (@ShaunSalehi) and comedian Scott Long (@ScottComedy) zoom's in to save the show!

  • Episode 67: 'Of The Apes', Creative Cursing & The Return Of Scott Long on Sports!

    July 28th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 29 mins

    Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) assemble to discuss the terminology of The Planet Of The Apes and fitting in the phrase 'Of The Apes' with many current things going on right now in the country as well as wish John a Happy Birthday complete with gift "unboxing". They also touch on President Trump's candid interview with Dave Portnoy from Barstool Sports, perform some creative cursing impressions and welcome back in comedian Scott Long (@Scottcomedy) to talk about the return of major sports and what we all think it may look like this fall with the impending return of football!

  • Episode 66: Anger, Racism & How Viral Phone Videos Have Made Us All More Tribal

    July 21st, 2020  |  Season 2  |  56 mins 56 secs

    Frank & John gather in the Caliendo Studio bunker for discussion and commentary on where things are with the pandemic outbreak on the west coast. How a recent spate of viral confrontation videos involving mask wearing, racism & politics are pointing out how smart phones and their camera ubiquity is appearing to make us all more tribal and widening our division not solving it. All this seemingly serious discussion is done in the lighthearted vein of the Caliendo Cast of course.

  • Episode 65: Christopher Titus On Cancel Culture, Calling Out Wrongs Online & A Return Of Decorum

    July 14th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 50 mins

    Comedian/Actor/Writer/Director Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) Zoomed in with Frank & John Holmberg (@98KUPD) to talk about organizing projects while dealing with a worldwide pandemic, the proliferation of "Cancel Culture" online, videos of disagreements that go viral online, calling out injustice, stupidity and wrongs online and the hope for a return of decorum very soon.

    Christopher Titus' content can be found at the following links:
    @ChristopherTitusTV on Youtube

  • Episode 64: Ahmed Ahmed On Touring w/Friends and Heeding The Advice Of Mitzi Shore

    July 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 35 mins

    Comedian Ahmed Ahmed joined Frank and John Holmberg (@98KUPD) in the Caliendo Cast bunker for a discussion that took place BEFORE Bars & Clubs were shut down in Arizona for a 2nd time. Here the guys talk about coming up in comedy, paying dues, having opinions, dodging criticism and taking sage advice from peers and comedy titans.

  • Episode 62: You Wouldn't Like Frank When He's Angry

    June 23rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Frank & John Holmberg (@98KUPD) gather at the Caliendo studio bunker to discuss how technical issues prior to recording can set off Frank's anger. They talk about the old-timey term 'Fiddlefart' in regard to Toledo (@DickToledo), wearing masks and the current cancel culture's latest targets.