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Eric Koreen of The Athletic Toronto and Holly MacKenzie bring you Jurassic Pod, a podcast about the Toronto Raptors!

Jurassic Pod: A show about the Toronto Raptors The Athletic

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    • 4.5 • 130 Ratings

Eric Koreen of The Athletic Toronto and Holly MacKenzie bring you Jurassic Pod, a podcast about the Toronto Raptors!

    Jurassic Bag

    Jurassic Bag

    In the possible season finale of Jurassic Pod, Eric and Holly talk about the reported signing of Juancho “Bo Cruz” Hermangomez and the Durant-to-Boston rumours. After that, the mailbag is opened. Topics include: expectations for Scottie Barnes and the team as a whole, the potential of Gary Trent Jr., the mechanics of contract extensions and favourite songs and books of 2022 so far.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Welcome to Dowtin Abbey

    Welcome to Dowtin Abbey

    Breaking news: The Raptors have signed Jeff Dowtin to a two-way contract. Eric and Holly speak about the signing of the Las Vegas Summer League standout, and the Raptors’ overall play in the tournament.
    They then break down the status of the roster, before talking about the static nature of trade season and the firing of Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Durant Durant

    Durant Durant

    Any good rumours out there involving the Raptors? Anyone got anything? Boy, it’s awfully quiet around here.Just kidding. Eric and Holly talk about the Raptors’ chances at trading for Kevin Durant. Also, they review the Raptors’ moves in free-agency, the status of the roster and the Canadian men’s team’s big weekend.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Free Agency Name Game

    Free Agency Name Game

    Eric and Holly discuss the selection of Christian Koloko in the NBA Draft, and the lack of trade activity on draft night. They then get into free agency, running down several players who the Raptors could target, such as Bobby Portis, Malik Monk, Delon Wright, Gary Payton II and more.
    Also, Holly makes a plea for a statutory holiday week which we’re sure the federal government will adopt.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Draft Week

    Draft Week

    Eric and Holly have returned from hiatus, and they’re easily distracted, starting off with Formula One, Blue Jays and Pixar talk. Then, they get into all things Raptors: the OG Anunoby trade rumours, Thursday’s Draft and some of your questions
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The End Is Here

    The End Is Here

    The Raptors bowed out of the NBA playoffs, and Eric and Holly discuss their loss to the 76ers, before moving on to the end-of-season comments from Fred VanVleet, Nick Nurse, Masai Ujiri and others. They also briefly touch on an offseason outlook before singing the praises (and doling out some low-level criticism) of Jeopardy champion Mattea Roach.
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

LarryOB2019 ,

Let others talk.

I’m giving five stars because you are a great journalist and know your stuff but relax with the ego a bit. You’re constantly talking over Holly. You would do it with Blake but he kept you in check. Holly is too polite. You come off as rude and arrogant which I like to think you’re actually not.
Either do solo podcasts if you’re not capable of cutting people off or relax and assume Holly knows what she’s talking about too. A back and forth conversation is a lot easier on the ears than you talking over people and me having to listen to two competing voices. Thank you.

hopefully fair pod reviewer ,

Magic is Gone

Disagree with the previous review. Although I agree that Holly is a perfectly polite and intelligent person, perhaps her personality type is better suited towards a different type of show. One of the things that made the original pod with Eric and Blake so great was their chemistry, witty banter and extensive vocabulary. Although Holly's positivity is cool, I find that she is much like myself in that her vocabulary isn't nearly as extensive as Eric and Blake's and so she sometimes struggles to articulate her thoughts efficiently. I find myself becoming disengaged when she speaks because the wit and focus just isn't there the way it was when Blake was around. I also find that she herself has a habit of prematurely interrupting and steering the discussions in random directions at times. I empathize with her because I think I have a similar personality type and speaking skillset. But at the same time, having become heavily invested in the original reasonablists pod, I can't help but feel disappointed that the magic feels gone. I still think Eric is great in his role but just like Pascal these past few games, it's evident that he needs to be complimented by Fred to thrive. I hope I'm not being too harsh on Holly as I can't imagine how difficult it is to host a podcast. I'm rooting for her to step it up in the same way we've been calling for Gary to find his stride since the break. But i'm a bit pessimistic and more curious to see if someone else can revive this role.

Fo$ ,

Deal with it.

If you want to listen to 2 woke crybabies drone on about covid every week, this is the pod for you! Covid is here, it’s a part of daily life, deal with it. Can we just get hoops analysis rather than whining about ppl in the stands not masked up?

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