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 52: Episode 52: w/CBS News' Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett

    May 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 48 mins

    Frank Caliendo, John Holmberg, Scott Long and Shaun Salehi sit down Zoom-style for an engaging conversation with CBS News' Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett (@CBSMajor) covering everything from his start in Washington as a newspaper reporter for The Houston Post 30 years ago to his thoughts on the many presidents he's covered in that time to what the hallmarks are of doing the job of informing the public on the happenings of the political world. And all while also learning new terminology and the ingredients of the 'Drink of the Viceroy'!

    Here's a link to a situation between Major and former President Obama that is referenced in the podcast:

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  • Episode 51: John's Concert Livestream - Is There Light At The End Of Our Covid Tunnel

    May 5th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Frank Caliendo ( @Frank Caliendo ), John Holmberg ( @98KUPD ), Scott Long (@ScottComedy), Shaun Salehi (@DoubleS30), Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) and Jose Meza (@JoseMezaCreator) convene to discuss John's weekend livestream concert with his band #HolmbergsUnderCover to raise $$ for The Arizona Humane Society and the state of Arizona's and the country's continued Shelter At Home order and if there may be an end in sight.

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  • Episode 50: Peak Performance And Maxing Out w/guest Ed Mylett

    April 30th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Frank, John, Scott & Shaun sat down for an inspirational and motivating chat with "success coach" Ed Mylett touching on everything from his low self esteem as a young athlete to finding his keys to success through studying successful people! Listen here or on YouTube at frankcaliendodotcom #caliendocast

  • Episode 49: Bill Walton, The Chupeecawbree, Herd Immunity & Jordan's Last Dance

    April 28th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Frank calls together the forces of the caliendocast and gathers John, Scott & Shaun to talk about Frank's recent Stugotz podcast appearance with Bill Walton, the creation of a new mythical creature, how Sweden is establishing herd immunity to coronavirus and thoughts on the first 4 episodes of the ESPN Michael Jordan docu-series 'The Last Dance'.

  • Episode 48: Inside An NFL Draft Room w/former NFL GM & Insider Michael Lombardi

    April 24th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 15 mins

    In the midst of the 2020 NFL Draft Day 2, John, Frank, Scott & Shaun bring on former NFL GM and "insider" Michael Lombardi for a deep discussion on the inner workings of an NFL organization on Draft Day. Covering everything from player draft boards, to player character, to other metrics giving a glimpse that few will ever know or understand. THIS, is truly what it's like to be involved in the NFL machine on Draft Day.

  • 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!