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 47: A Soul Baring Interview w/Bobby Lee

    April 22nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Frank, John, Scott, Toledo and Shaun fire up Zoom for a great sit down with actor/comedian Bobby Lee who bares his soul in recounting his and Frank's days as castmates on Fox's 'MADtv', going demoralizing auditions, the loss of his abusive father, addiction and more!

  • Episode 46: Nary An Eff Given w/guest Dennis Miller

    April 19th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Dennis Miller is a comedy legend! And Frank was able to schedule some time with him on the podcast so, joined by John & Scott, the four headed to Zoom and had an awesome talk about his career, his attitude toward life, comedy, pleasing people, contemporaries & so much more!

  • Episode 45: Trying To Do Standup w/o A Live Audience & Radio In A Nervous World

    April 16th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Frank, John, Scott, Shaun, Toledo & Jose fire up the Zoom call machine for a discussion on what it's been like trying to carve out a comedic living when the live audience isn't there and trying to do a comedic radio show in an ever nervous world amid Covid-19 concerns and shelter-in-place orders.

  • Episode 44: A Grand Meandering Journey w/guest, actor/comedian Jon Lovitz

    April 12th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  2 hrs 18 secs

    Today's episode featuring a fantastic interview with actor/comedian Jon Lovitz, finds Frank & John as equal parts fanboy and contemporary in a discussion of all things comedy, acting, story telling, impressions and more! For reference the interview was recorded when Lovitz was in Phoenix performing at Stand Up Live and well before any of the current Coronavirus/Covid-19 shelter-at-home restrictions were in place.

  • Episode 43: BiPolar Headlines & Revisiting Bad 80's Action Movies From Our Covid Bunkers

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

    Frank, John, Scott, Toledo, Jose & Shaun dial up another Zoom meeting to discuss beloved 80's action movies that just don't hold up under a current technology microscope and touch on the seemingly endless stream of Coronavirus news headlines as read by Larry King and Bill Walton. Plus Scott's selling Corona t-shirts and has a TT Boy research project for young college student Shaun!

  • Episode 42: An Open Book On Athletics & Media w/guest Pat McAfee

    April 2nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Frank, John, Scott & Shaun once again head to the Zoom app and invite in their guest, former NFL Punter Pat McAfee, for a wide open discussion on everything from college recruitment, to trick plays and transitioning from a pro sports career to one in media and a whole lot more!

  • Episode 41: A Masterclass in Impressions w/guest, actor/comedian Elon Gold

    March 30th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 29 mins

    Frank, John & Scott, while continuing to hunker down amid the coronavirus shutdown, convene a Zoom "call" with actor/comedian/impressionist Elon Gold to discuss all manner of things from trying to nail down an impression to working in TV, to fleshing out a comedic routine.

  • Episode 40: LIVE From Our Self-Isolation Corona Bunkers!

    March 23rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min

    Frank John, Toledo & Salehi soldier through a self-imposed isolation individually as the #Coronavirus continues to spread across the country to gather, via group facetime, to bring a bit of reality AND levity to the current clime as of Monday morning March 23, 2020!

  • Episode 39: BONUS: NFL Free Agency Frenzy

    March 19th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Frank, John, an intermittent Scott Long (listen to find out why), Toledo, Jose & Shaun decided to get together again to discuss the frenzy of activity called NFL Free Agency that cannot be stopped by the coronavirus! They discuss thoughts on Tom Brady's new team, the Arizona Cardinals HUGE trade, quarterback movement and more in this BONUS Caliendo Cast where we continue to strive to be the leading source of coronavirus misinformation as well as free agency misinformation.

  • Episode 38: Making A Lot Of Nonsense In The Current Nonsensical Climate!

    March 17th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Frank, John, Scott, Toledo, Jose & Shaun convene at the start of the week following one of the most surreal weeks any of us can remember which leads us all to proclaim that The Caliendo Cast strives to be the leading source of MISinformation on Coronavirus information! Plus, this week's tangents include Jason Momoa, Marc Singer, Jerry Lewis, Scott once being heckled by watermelon comic Gallagher before ending with Scott singing 80's actress Lori Singer's praises while trying to explain Beastmaster to an unknowing Shaun Salehi!

  • Episode 37: Kevin Pollak Makes An Impression On The Caliendo Cast

    March 14th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Actor/Comedian/Impressionist Kevin Pollak is set to perform TWO shows (at least at the time of this posting) at Stand Up Live in Phoenix Arizona on Saturday March 14th. So, Frank reached out to see if Kevin would like to come on the podcast and discuss...whatever with Frank & John. He graciously agreed and this is that discussion that went down concerning viral fears, the "art" & "wizardry" of impressions and how they meld into acting. It was a really great chat and we hope you enjoy it!

  • Episode 36: EMERGENCY PODCAST - Making Sense of Coronavirus Hysteria

    March 13th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 40 secs

    Scott Long picked a wet week to travel to Arizona for his first experience with MLB Spring Training only to be thwarted by weather, a global pandemic, and the shuttering of nearly EVERY sports league in the world due to the Coronavirus. SO, with Scott actually in town, he joined Frank, John, Toledo, Jose and Shaun to talk about the effects the virus has had on global markets, US trade, professional and college sports, and to all of us on a personal level! Not sure if we uncovered any answers but the discussion is an important one to have along with a measure of our own Caliendocast humor.

  • Episode 35: With Special Guest, Actor/Comedian Adam Ray

    March 10th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 52 mins

    Frank, John, Scott, Toledo, Jose & Shaun gather for a quick discussion on the Coronavirus pandemic before throwing to Frank & John's chat with actor/comedian Adam Ray and their discussion of topics like wondering what it would sound like of John Madden read the descriptions that accompany videos on adult websites, Adam's conflict of musical theater & athletics, and odd references to Chumbawumba, former NBA-er Wally Szczerbiak and Rachel Ray (no relation) before closing with a great story from Adam on his working with former Happy Days star Henry Winkler.

  • Episode 34: Frank Gets 'Bob & Tom' Hatemail, and The Pat McAfee Effect

    March 3rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Frank, John, Scott, Toledo, Jose & Shaun start the cast immediately having to talk Scott Long off his ledge of frustration stemming from a bad connection coupled with a bad week before discussing a piece of hatemail Frank received from his appearance last week on the Bob & Tom Radio Show in Indianapolis while there for the NFL Combine festivities. They also attempt to define what exactly a Guru is and what they do along with talking about the greatness that is former NFL punter turned media hype man Pat McAfee.

  • Episode 33: Frank & John Do Vegas On Heavyweight Title Fight Weekend

    February 25th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Frank, John, Scott, Toledo, Jose, Shaun & Joey Caliendo gather to discuss the amazing weekend Frank & John shared in Vegas taking in The Tyson Fury/Deontay Wilder heavyweight title fight along with the amazing travel method used to get there. Along the way there was some limo racing, some Scott Long sighs, a bit of Frank realizing he's boring to hang out with, John's BIG bet, a new character mashup 'Stephen A Hawking' and more!

  • Episode 32: Frank's Crazy Week w/Jon Gruden & Tony Robbins

    February 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Frank, John, Scott, Toledo & Jose gather to discuss the whirlwind week Frank just completed in spending some quality time with Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden taking in a concert in Vegas as well as Frank being asked to perform for 500 guests of motivational speaker Tony Robbins at Tony's private residence! Plus the guys touch on week two of XFL action.