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#481 - Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast - The importance of being reasonable  

On this week’s episode, host Blake Murphy and special guest Eric Koreen discuss the following: *The Reasonablists reunite! *Where you can find his work now, and what, exactly, The Athletic is. *Toronto Raptors training camp battles, storylines, and expectations for the coming season. *Terrence Ross' injury and the potential impact on Norman Powell.

#480 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - OK, we're ready  

- Three stars: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Cory Joseph - Gerald Henderson award: Jon Leuer - 15th man update: Neither Fred VanVleet nor Drew Crawford did much - Rookie report: Another impactful game from Pascal Siakam

#479 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Hyped for Siakam, Dreaming of Millsap  

Host William Lou is joined by Joe Wolfond of theScore to discuss: Preseason impressions Pascal Siakam's strong first impression Fred VanVleet taking pole position in the race for 15th man Bruno Caboclo approaching functionality Dreaming up trade scenarios to compete with LeBron James Please bring us Paul Millsap DeMarcus Cousins to the 6ix (because he wore Raptors shorts and a Leafs sweater) Morris Peterson and Anthony Parker get their due Twitter questions Cory Joseph for 6MAN? Kyle Lowry's impending free agency Sabonis vs. Poeltl

#478 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Powell's dunk contest application  

- Three stars: Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, Drew Crawford - Gerald Henderson award: Gabriel Diaz - 15th man update - Rookie report - Bruno update

#477 - Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast - Leafs-Raptors and Toronto-Cleveland rivalries  

On this week’s episode, hosts Blake Murphy and William Lou discuss the following: Raptors-Cavaliers. Pseudo post-game reaction podcast. Ross and Sullinger injuries. Who kidnapped Jarrod Uthoff? Toronto and Cleveland, unlikely rivals. The Jays and Indians meet up after the Raptors and Cavaliers did the same. Can this be a 'rivalry' between cities? Or is there too much mutual apathy, or even, gasp, support? Josh Tomlin, FOH, fam. Auston Matthews. Yes, seriously, we're talking about the Leafs. Don't worry, it's within the context of how the relationship between the Leafs and Raptors in the city. Will elaborated on this point in further detail here

#476 - Talking Raptors with Jeff Landicho  

Nick and Barry saddle into the Talking Raptors studios to present a Raptors fan exclusive. If you're a fan of the Raptors team, Raptors culture and Raptors lifestyle this is the episode for you. The guest this episode is one of the best in the business and an all around great guy. Adding credibility to the podcast, the guys are joined bye Jeff Landicho of Open Gym.  Enjoy a special lour beloved team from the perspective of a man thats seen it all. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

#475 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Handstands and traveling Raptors fans  

#475 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Handstands and traveling Raptors fans by

#474 - Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast – Sexy Bargnani and camp competitions  

SEGMENT 1: William Lou Reaction to the first three preseason games. Any stand outs or disappointments? Reading the backup center tea leaves. Kyle Lowry is opting out. Obligatory “don’t panic,” shout out to Roberto Osuna. Stackhouse the god. Don’t you ever talk to Stack or his Toronto Raptor sons ever again. Stupid sexy Bargnani. And Sonny Weems! And Nando de Colo! SEGMENT 2: Joshua Riddell of DraftExpress The 15th roster spot. Who fills the biggest need now? Who has the highest upside overall? Thoughts on Poeltl and Siakam. (Read/see more here and here.) Check out Josh’s Basketball Scouting Notebook, including a top-500 NBA players big board. While you’re here, I also created a Facebook page where I’ll post all of my articles/radio spots/podcasts, some of which don’t end up re-posted here at Raptors Republic. That includes a couple of season-preview/fantasy video podcasts and some Jays and wrestling stuff from the last week or two.

#473 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Bruno and Brady have their breakout  

Host William Lou recaps the Raptors' 104-98 loss to the Clippers - Three stars: Brady Heslip, Bruno Caboclo, DeMar DeRozan - Gerald Henderson award: Raymond Felton - 15th man update - Rookie report - Bruno update

#472 - Talking Raptors Podcast – With Aaron Hodges  

On this episode of Talking Raptors, Nick and Barry are joined by special guest Aaron Hodges. As a New Jersey Native and a Knicks-turned-Raptors fan, Aaron is producer and host for Sirius XM Radio. He also hosts the Quick Snaps Podcast, a hilarious show focused on the world of football. You can check it out here. The guys chat ball and welcome Aaron to the Raptors bandwagon with open arms. They discuss: 1. Who is Aaron Hodges. 2. How does a New Jersey native become a Raptors fan? 3. Why did he leave the Knicks? 4. What ever happened to the New Jersey Nets? 5. How are the Raptor’s viewed by basketball fans outside of Canada? 6. Season predictions. As always we hope you enjoyed listening. Let’s start getting excited about the season.

#471 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - The rebirth of Terrence Ross  

Host William Lou brings reaction from the Raptors' 108-106 preseason loss to the Nuggets - Terrence Ross looked great - Jonas Valanciunas was effective - Fred VanVleet has inside edge on 15th spot - Bruno Caboclo's defense - Pascal Siakam vs. Bebe Nogueira

#470 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Valanciunas's breakout year, scouting Siakam, basketball movies  

Host William Lou invites Daniel Reynolds of Raptors HQ onto the show to discuss: - Is this Jonas Valanciunas's breakout year? - How excited is too excited about Pascal Siakam? - Media Day shenanigans - Raptors-Warriors preseason - Best basketball movies - Twitter questions

#469 - Raptors Reactions Podcast - Raptors start preseason with win over Warriors  

The season is back, and in this solo podcast, William Lou breaks down the preseason opener against the Warriors. Apologies for the echo in the audio. Had to make do by recording on my phone. It’ll get better.

#468 - Raptors Weekly Extra, Sep 30 - Media Day reaction & fantasy preview  

#468 - Raptors Weekly Extra, Sep 30 - Media Day reaction & fantasy preview by

#467 - Raptors Weekly Podcast, Sept 27 - Media Day, Carroll's knee, power forward woes  

Host William Lou invites Raptors HQ's Harsh Dave to the podcast to discuss: - Media day musings - Chris Bosh's health - DeMarre Carroll's bum knee - What do the Raptors do at power forward? - What to expect from Jared Sullinger? - What constitutes a successful season?

#466 - Talking Raptors Podcast - With Zarar Siddiqi  

Nick and Barry are back sit down with the man, the myth, the Raptors Republic Legend, Zarar Siddiqi. The guys go deep and learn about Zarar's background and discuss the origins of Raptors Republic. Zarar also reveals that he's going on hiatus and what the future holds for RR. Of course, there's some Raptors talk too. As always, thanks for listening!

#465 - Raptors Weekly Extra, Sep 23 - Training Camp Preview  

#465 - Raptors Weekly Extra, Sep 23 - Training Camp Preview by

#464 - Raptors Weekly Podcast, Sep 19 - The House of The Dying  

Zarar and Sam have got the Raptors death lineup figured out, and it has a glaring omission. Plus, the excitement of VLOOKUP.

#463 - Raptors Weekly Podcast, Sep 12 - "It had to be done"  

Will and Zarar run down the roster and identify individual player improvements. We also discuss mammals giving birth.

#462 - Raptors Weekly Podcast, Eastern Conference Preview (2016-17)  

Andrew, Will, and Zarar deliver the annual Eastern Conference Preview, and talk everything from the depths of despair to the cream of the crop, and all that's in between, including Roy Hibbert. If you enjoy the podcast and other RR content, consider supporting us at

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