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A podcast featuring Toronto Raptors, Raptors 905 and Canada Basketball analysis, humour, post-game reactions, live shows and more. Podcasts include Raptors Reaction Podcast, Rap Up Live, The Interview, Raptors Weekly, Buckets & Tea, Confederacy of Dunks, Runnin' Off the Screen, and more.

The Rapcast Raptors Republic

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    • 4.6 • 449 Ratings

A podcast featuring Toronto Raptors, Raptors 905 and Canada Basketball analysis, humour, post-game reactions, live shows and more. Podcasts include Raptors Reaction Podcast, Rap Up Live, The Interview, Raptors Weekly, Buckets & Tea, Confederacy of Dunks, Runnin' Off the Screen, and more.

    THE DEFINITIVE SEASON REVIEW w/ Samson & Louis

    THE DEFINITIVE SEASON REVIEW w/ Samson & Louis

    Samson Folk is joined by Louis Zatzman to discuss what went well, and what went poorly during the Raptors season.

    0:00 - Introduction + season as a whole

    1:35 - Ranking our fav acts of the szn

    9:10 - Celebrating & Reviewing Scottie

    15:05 - Scottie changed how teams defended him

    19:15 - The key to the IQ + Scottie partnership

    25:20 - Scottie's jumper mechanics

    27:10 - Scottie, the elite defensive playmaker

    34:30 - Immanuel Quickley

    38:40 - Quickley changing speeds

    44:40 - Quickley's defense

    49:10 - Quickley's contract

    50:55 - RJ Barrett

    52:20 - RJ's tremendous stats

    58:00 - Mice

    59:54 - RJ's defense

    1:02:25 - The BBQ defense fit

    1:06:00 - Gradey Dick

    1:16:10 - Gradey's Defense

    1:19:00 - Should Gradey start next year?

    1:21:35 - Jakob Poeltl

    1:26:30 - Coach Darko

    1:37:43 - Gary Trent Jr.

    1:45:00 - Mostly Ochai (some Nwora)

    1:54:20 - Kelly Olynyk

    2:00:10 - Bruce Brown

    2:05:50 - Chris Boucher

    2:10:50 - Jontay Porter

    2:12:45 - Vices etc.

    2:16:15 - End of bench guys

    2:26:15 - Garrett Temple

    2:27:46 - Louis asks for more

    2:29:30 - Next year for the Raptors

    2:32:50 - Enjoying the team

    2:33:40 - Goodbyes
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    • 2 hrs 37 min
    Play-In Recap, Warriors Over?, Masai Ujiri & more

    Play-In Recap, Warriors Over?, Masai Ujiri & more

    This week host Cathryn Naiker is joined by Jerome Cheng to discuss the Play-In tournament, the shocking Warriors loss, and the possible demise of their dynasty. Plus Kyle Lowry's revenge game against the Heat, Zion's injury, and what that means for the Pelicans, will the Lakers blow up in the off-season & more. Then they discuss the end of the Raptors season, Masai's post-season press conference, and our overall thoughts on the last few seasons and looking ahead at a 3-6-year rebuild. The hottie of the week is a choice given to Jerome which he takes very seriously. 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Discussing Season End Interviews (RJ, Scottie, IQ, Gradey etc.) w/ Samson

    Discussing Season End Interviews (RJ, Scottie, IQ, Gradey etc.) w/ Samson

    Join Samson Folk as he discusses the Raptors exit interviews.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    THE SEASON IS OVER - LIVE Raptors Reaction w/ Samson

    THE SEASON IS OVER - LIVE Raptors Reaction w/ Samson

    Samson Folk details the Raptors loss to the Heat.
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    • 41 min
    One step closer to the end - LIVE Raptors Reaction w/ Samson

    One step closer to the end - LIVE Raptors Reaction w/ Samson

    Samson Folk details the Raptors loss to the Heat.
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    • 32 min
    Best Trades, The Play-In Race, Gradey Dick & More

    Best Trades, The Play-In Race, Gradey Dick & More

    This week Host Cathryn Naiker is joined by Basketball Feelings' Katie Heindl, to discuss the rise of women's basketball. How Caitlin Clark's rise has helped grow the sport overall and what a missed opportunity it was for Toronto to go all-in on an expansion team last year. Then they switch to the NBA and look back at the most significant trades of the past season and discuss the best moves, the most questionable moves, and how they will affect this year's playoffs. Then they look at the tight Eastern Conference play-in race and discuss the possible outcomes this year. In the Raptors Homer moment, they discuss the Raptors finally breaking the horrendous losing streak they were on, the hopes of pizza rising once again, and what positive takeaways fans can leave with the season. In our Hottie HIghlight of the week, Cathryn asks Katie to choose between Gradey Dick & Immanuel Quickly
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
449 Ratings

449 Ratings

Shan616 ,

Finally Canada Basketball

Finally Canada Basketball is getting the coverage it deserves. Alex is doing a great job.

Dr Rocktapus ,

What happened to RR…?

I use to look forward to the post game analysis with Sahal, Oren, Zarar and others having fun even when we lost. Now it’s Samson going over X’s and O’s and enjoying the opponents victory because he ‘loves good basketball’. Thanks, but no.

j.kwon.do ,

Samson

Samson has the best vocab in the game bar none. If you’re looking for elite X’s and O’s combined with the odd well-placed literary reference he’s your guy

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