Andrew, Shyam and Zarar review the week that saw Drake Night, buzzer beaters and just to make sure we weren’t getting too high, a disappointing home loss was sprinkled in as well.
"The Rapcast" has been a staple of Raptors Republic for years. Raptors Republic runs four podcasts.
- Raptors Weekly: Airs every Monday with the occasional Raptors Weekly Extra airing on Friday; hosted by Zarar Siddiqi
- Talking Raptors: Airs Friday during the season and hosted by Barry Taylor and Nick Reynoldson
- Podcap: Post-game audio and insight from Toronto Raptors home games, created by Ryan McNeill
- The Doctor Is In: Airs Wednesday during the season and hosted by Steve Gennaro
Will and Zarar review a week that was salvaged by two wins at the Staples Cente. It’s an hour-plus pod so there are too many topics to summarize, though let it be said that the Raptors iso-heavy offense has not gone unnoticed.
DeMar DeRozan assists us to wins and shoots us to losses. That’s just one of the central themes in an absolutely jam-packed Raptors Weekly podcast.
Recorded after the loss in Miami, the pod tries to reflect on the week rather than the moment.
The 3-0 Raptors are winning and winning the right way, which has got the pod more excited than Terrence Ross’s agent.
There’s preseason to review, games to preview, props to dish out, red flags to raise, and that’s not even getting to the socio-political commentary which is thinly veiled behind the paradox that is amateur flag football. It’s a packed Raptors Weekly with Andrew, Will and Zarar.
The podcast swoons over Bismack Biyombo and ponders Anthony Bennett’s role as Shyam Baskaran makes his podcast debut. Recorded right after the Raptors win against the Cavs.
Andrew and Zarar discuss Kyle Lowry’s 40-point explosion, Patrick Patterson’s implosion, and whether giving Price 3 innings was a mistake.
Kyle Lowry was rested and Cory Joseph started in his place, as the Raptors dropped one in San Jose against the Golden State Warriors, 97-85.
It may just be preseason, but it’s more than enough to get Will and Zarar excited as they scrutinize the Raptors win against the Clippers in Vancouver.
Home, sweet home. Drake and his mom seemed to bring out the best of the Raps and everybody is feeling good.
Well. The road was not kind to our beloved team. Are we panicking yet? No, but there are some consistent issues that are giving us all high levels of stress.
Well folks, it’s been a pretty rough week that contained some pretty rough losses. The pop champagne start is a distant memory and the grind of the regular season is in full swing.
After a franchise record start for the Raptors, the guys are back with their second episode of the season. With lots of ups and a few downs, Nick and Barry examine whats going right so far and what could use a fix. The team has got them pretty excited.
Ok folks, its time to get excited. Our boys are back in action and your boys are back to podcasting. In the first episode of the new season, Nick and Barry attempt to articulate their thoughts, hopes and dreams about the new look Raps.
Nick and Barry finally get together in the same room and do a damn podcast. On this episode of Talking Raptors the guys discuss the off-season so far. We’ve lost some faces and gained some new ones.
We took the mic down to the Raptors Republic Summer Slam tournament and talked Raptors with Blake Murphy and a bunch of Raptors fans who had plenty to say about all things Raptors.
Nick and Barry are back just in time for the collapse! And they welcome, friend of the show, Curt Russo.
After a week away the boys are back. On this episode Nick and Barry discuss the Atlantic Division Champs and the road to the upcoming playoffs. Seems like the team is still in quite a bit of trouble… The guys talk about it.
On this weeks Talking Raptors, Nick and Barry reunite to discuss the tumultuous times in Raptor Land. They attempt to find reasons for the recent slump and try to navigate through the recent ongoing problems with the team.
Post-game quotes and audio from the Raptors win against the Rockets.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, Lou Williams, Jonas Valanciunas and DeMar DeRozan after Toronto lost 120-112 to Cleveland.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Patterson after Golden State beat Toronto 113-89.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, DeMar DeRozan, Lou Williams and Kyle Lowry after Toronto held on to beat Washington 95-93.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Patrick Patterson after Toronto shocked the LA Clippers 123-107.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, Greivis Vasquez, DeMar DeRozan and Lou Williams after Toronto beat Sacramento 119-102.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, James Johnson and DeMar DeRozan after Toronto’s 110-89 loss to Atlanta.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, DeMar DeRozan and Lou Williams after Toronto beat Philly 100-84.
Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, Patrick Patterson, and Greivis Vasquez after Toronto lost 103-95 to Charlotte.
Audio from Derek Fisher, Dwane Casey, Patrick Patterson, Greivis Vasquez and James Johnson after Toronto’s 118-108 win over New York.
The Doctor Is In
The Doctor’s crew give their take on what the Raptors should be doing tonight. Have a listen, and stay tuned to RR for any Raptors-related developments.
Steve and his brother Mike talk NBA Finals, LeBron’s legacy, Tristan Thompson, free agents, the positive of the Raptors roster as-is, and assistant coaches. And in all cases, it’s happy and light.
Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan waves to the crowd as he leaves the court following his team’s 100-84 win over Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)The crew take on the DeMar DeRozan trade talk head-on by weighing in on the man that everyone loves… Read more »
The Doctor and the crew present the live mock draft and welcome newcomer Dave Hendrick.
This week on The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, we continue our draft coverage with the introduction of our Raptorscentric big board.
We branch out to explore the marketplace and play a game that really can help divert you away from hours of real work! It’s called 6 Degrees of Separation: How to get out of the 1st round.
This week on a special PLAYOFF PREVIEW edition of The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, we have made an emergency roster substation. Greg Mason isout and Wizards afficionado Kyle Weidie is in. Kyle is the lead writer and editor at the Washington Wizards ESPN TrueHoop site truthaboutit.net.
The gang gets together and talks Raptors, and since it’s almost that time of the year, the draft.
Who are the “real” Raptors? Is the Houston game a springboard? A mirage? A confidence boost? That’s just the first segment.
Is the “Road to 50” wins a dead end? Can the Raptors save the season? Or is all hope lost and now its time to look at the Final Four for ideas about the NBA draft and start to prepare for next season?