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Will Lou and Alex Wong talk all things Raptors live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 2pm-3pm ET.

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Will Lou and Alex Wong talk all things Raptors live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 2pm-3pm ET.

    Chris Boucher Details Free Agency Process & Khem Birch on Recovering From Knee Surgery

    Chris Boucher Details Free Agency Process & Khem Birch on Recovering From Knee Surgery

    Host William Lou speaks to Chris Boucher and Khem Birch on Media Day 2022 about how their respective offseasons went. Boucher explains his free agency process of returning to the Raptors and details how their offseason regiments were (2:18). Then, Birch discusses his injury-plagued season and talks about the upcoming Montreal exhibition game (12:25).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 22 min
    Media Day Recap and Behind The Scenes Notes!

    Media Day Recap and Behind The Scenes Notes!

    Recorded live from media day at Hotel X in downtown Toronto, Will and Alex discuss expectations for the 2022-23 Raptors, the benefit of continuity, how the team is motivated by last year’s playoff loss, Pascal’s development, Fred’s minutes, the evolution of Vision 6’9”, Scottie playing point guard, and OG’s new name. Later, the two provide a behind-the-scenes look at their favourite moments from media day before wrapping up with a quick Friday wedding recap for the banter pod listeners.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Offseason Banter Pod Finale

    The Offseason Banter Pod Finale

    It’s the final banter pod before the start of the NBA season as Will shares his Ls this week from his last-minute attempt to get ramen with Yuta to having to delete his first tweet from the Raptors Show new account. The two dive into a series of NBA hot takes (1:03:00) including Russell Westbrook’s career, CP3 vs Kyle and 2018 LeBron vs. 2019 Kawhi before discussing what your McDonald’s order says about you (1:48:30). Later, Will and Alex answer another series of listener questions including boiled eggs, pumpkin spiced bubble tea, how the NBA could model themselves after the English Premier League, and Alex potentially getting a chicken fried rice tattoo. Finally, Will and Alex read another set of listener emails (3:03:00) to close out the show.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 4 hrs 1 min
    Assessing The Raptors’ Depth Pieces Ahead Of Training Camp

    Assessing The Raptors’ Depth Pieces Ahead Of Training Camp

    Host William Lou is joined by dear friends Asad Alvi and Sahal Abdi to break down the lesser-known player on the Raptors’ bench. They discuss the gap at backup point guard, whether Khem Birch will have a bounce-back year, which young forwards will ultimately make the final roster, and surprisingly, there is a substantial amount of discussion over shawarmas.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Banter Pod: Alex Announces His Return, Listener Emails & Twitter/Instagram Mailbag

    Banter Pod: Alex Announces His Return, Listener Emails & Twitter/Instagram Mailbag

    The banter pod returns and Alex’s contract negotiations are finally over. The two brainstorm banter pod guests for the season and Alex finds out what Will considers to be expensive. The two go through listener emails (42:45) and chat about Will’s leadership camp experience, beef patties in the city, real conversations with their parents, and Big 4 accounting firms. Finally, Will and Alex answer your questions (2:42:00) about the Mid-Autumn Festival, mooncakes, why Will hates Instagram, the most sentimental items they own, Halloween costumes, favourite non-Asian restaurants, Chinese bakery items, and Will’s TIFF selections.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 4 hrs 5 min
    Maximizing Pascal Siakam’s Potential, Gary Trent Jr.’s Role & Other Basketball-Related Questions

    Maximizing Pascal Siakam’s Potential, Gary Trent Jr.’s Role & Other Basketball-Related Questions

    Host William Lou goes solo to answer basketball-related Twitter questions while saving the non-basketball ones for the Banter Pod. He discusses how to build the best team around Pascal Siakam, the next steps for Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr.’s role on the team and his future, and other assorted Raptors questions.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
688 Ratings

688 Ratings

Patrickpak ,

Great podcast

Great podcast for Raptors content. Especially love the Banter Pods and Will and Alex’s engagement of the fans

will myersa ,

Last banter pod

Banter pods can’t go past 12am as Alex was definitely fairly medicated and struggled to keep it together

klehtun ,

listen jp

they share this great synergy, the off season pods were entertaining as hell, engages the listener and in season live youtube stream cant be beat

raps 22/23 i know who im listenin to

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