The pod takes on the developments of the last week head-on.
"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
Steve Gennaro returns to the pod along with Andrew Thompson and we talk what happened and didn’t happen on draft night. There’s the analysis of the Delon Wright and Norman Powell picks, plenty of DeMar DeRozan contract talk, analysis of Al-Farouq Aminu, loads of free agency stuff, and lot more.
The trio is back as there’s surprising consensus on Tristan Thompson versus Jonas Valanciunas; Terrence Ross is at it on Instagram again, and there’s the run-of-the-mill Faried-for-Ross trade talk, and much more.
Amidst some audio issues, Andrew and I talk about the D-League team situation, Tom Thibodeau, and what DeMar DeRozan would fetch on the market by playing a name game.
Long-time reader and commenter, yertu damkule, joins the podcast to talk a range of topics from Andrea Bargnani to Bebe Noguiera, and all that’s in between.
Will finally shows his face on the pod to talk assistants getting canned, Terrence Ross blowing up (on Instagram, not on the court), and whether Jonas Valanciunas belongs in the middle-ages.
Dwane Casey’s job isn’t the only case on file in this week’s pod, which identified an unlikely cause for the Raptors horrific playoff failures.
Chris Robinson from the Sunday Times joins me from Perth to give us an overview of the Australian league, and what DeAndre Daniels has been upto, and whether he’s NBA-ready.
Zarar and Tim W chat it up as Tim finally gets a chance to tell you ‘I told ya so’, but this time he’s got answers that don’t involve driving a tank through the ACC.
The worst humiliation this franchise has suffered.
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.
After a short hiatus due to travel, the guys are back once again. On this weeks episode of Talking Raptors, Nick and Barry fall right back into their groove. They chat about the struggling Raps and about some interesting things going on in the league.
For the second year in the row, the guys at Talking Raptors return to the “Talking Raptors Space Station” for an All Star extravaganza. Nick and Barry welcome friend of the show and fan favourite, Curt Russo back to the podcast. They discuss the All Star break/festivities and make some second half predictions.
On this weeks episode of Talking Raptors, Nick and Barry are joined by a special guest. Editor In Chief for Exclaim Magazine, James Keast joins the guys to talk Raptors ball.
After being separated on different tours, Nick and Barry have converged once again to give you their thoughts and opinions on things in Raptor land.
DeMar’s back. Time to right this ship. Nick and Barry welcome friend of the show and all around great guy, Gareth Wheeler.
The first Talking Raptors episode of 2015! So Happy New Year! Nick and Barry sit down and discuss the Raptors rocky road trip.
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.
The crew take on the DeMar DeRozan trade talk head-on by weighing in on the man that everyone loves to love, but wouldn’t hate losing.
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?