58 episodes

Former NBA news writer Chris Walder (Bleacher Report, theScore, and Raptors HQ) talks sports with a variety of guests in a brand-new podcast.

The Walder Sportscast Chris Walder

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Former NBA news writer Chris Walder (Bleacher Report, theScore, and Raptors HQ) talks sports with a variety of guests in a brand-new podcast.

    The Walder Sportscast w/ Mike Roach: Raptors-76ers Twitter Slander, Consistency in Podcasting, Embarrassing Music Choices

    The Walder Sportscast w/ Mike Roach: Raptors-76ers Twitter Slander, Consistency in Podcasting, Embarrassing Music Choices

    Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) returns to host ”The Walder Sportscast with his first quest in over three months, Mike Roach, the co-host of the ”Hustle Play” podcast alongside Toronto Raptors center Chris Boucher at Yahoo Sports Canada, as well as the host of ”The Mike Roach Podcast.”

    Some of the topics the two discuss includes:

    - The Philadelphia 76ers eliminating the Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs and the Twitter slander that ensued following the Miami Heat bouncing Philly in the second round

    - How toxic an environment Twitter can be

    - James Harden’s postseason struggles

    - Consistency being a podcaster

    - Pros and Cons of hosting a show by yourself or alongside a co-host

    - Carving out a path in sports media

    - The genesis of ”Hustle Play” with Chris Boucher

    - Behind the scenes stories from the Boucher-William Lou episode

    - Timbiebs Timbits

    - MMMBop

    and so much more!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Walder Sportscast w/ Eric Smith: 25 Years at Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Jack Armstrong Friendship, Uncle Leo Stories

    The Walder Sportscast w/ Eric Smith: 25 Years at Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Jack Armstrong Friendship, Uncle Leo Stories

    Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Eric Smith (@Eric__Smith), the play-by-play man for the Toronto Raptors on Sportsnet 590 The Fan and the co-host of the ”Smith and Jones” podcast, onto the program.

    Some of the topics the two discuss include:

    - How Eric has found longevity in an industry where it’s usually hard to come by

    - His backup plan if broadcast media didn’t work out

    - Working alongside George Stroumboulopoulos

    - If covering the 2019 NBA Championship was the most fun he had on the job

    - His close friendship with Jack Armstrong

    - The Toronto Raptors’ short-term goals

    - The best of Pascal Siakam

    - The Raptors’ inability to defeat Dwane Casey’s Detroit Pistons

    - The Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowl aspirations

    - Meeting actor Len Lesser (Seinfeld’s Uncle Leo)

    - His ”From Brooklyn to New York” album

    - His loyalty to his barber

    and so much more!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Walder Sportscast w/ Amy Audibert: NBA Pandemic Broadcasting and Preparation, The Raptor vs. Devin Booker, Admiring Drag Queens

    The Walder Sportscast w/ Amy Audibert: NBA Pandemic Broadcasting and Preparation, The Raptor vs. Devin Booker, Admiring Drag Queens

    Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Amy Audibert (@amyaudibert), a sideline reporter and colour analyst for the Toronto Raptors, onto the program.

    Some of the topics the two discuss include:

    - Amy’s disdain for decaffeinated drinks

    - Amy’s recent media whirlwind

    - If she has any added preparation working for the Raptors as opposed to the Raptors 905, college basketball, or WNBA

    - What it’s like being an analyst while having to wear a mask during the pandemic

    - The all-women’s broadcast and if it will return

    - An edition of ”Likely or Unlikely” featuring Pascal Siakam’s All-Star bid, Goran Dragic’s future, and the beef/friendship between The Raptor and Devin Booker

    - Calling a 43-0 quarter

    - ”Dexter: New Blood”

    - Drag Queens

    - Working at a casino

    - Her dog, Gus

    and so much more!

    • 53 min
    The Walder Sportscast Holiday Episode w/ Meghan Howe: Concussion Update, Christmas Classics, Disney Fandom

    The Walder Sportscast Holiday Episode w/ Meghan Howe: Concussion Update, Christmas Classics, Disney Fandom

    Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites his beautiful fiance Meghan Howe (@MeghanHowe_xo) onto the program for a special holiday edition of the podcast.

    Some of the topics the two discuss include:

    - Meghan‘s recent concussion following an unfortunate spill outside of their apartment

    - Chris almost setting their home on fire

    - Meghan‘s thoughts on ”The Bachelorette” finale with Michelle picking Nayte over Brandon

    - Which Home Alone film is better?

    - Muppet Family Christmas, National Lampoon‘s Christmas Vacation, Elf ...

    - Who is Meghan‘s favorite Toronto Raptor?

    - Chris having never seen a Star Wars film

    - Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, or Splash Mountain??

    - Singing songs from ”The Little Mermaid”

    and so much more!

    (Music: Christmas Village - Aaron Kenny, Canon and Variation - Twin Music, Deck the Halls B - Kevin MacLeod, non-copyright Disney music)

    • 50 min
    The Walder Sportscast w/ Ben Carlos: Raptors Interactive Squad Memories, OG Anunoby‘s Trade Potential, Winnie the Pooh-Pablo Sanchez

    The Walder Sportscast w/ Ben Carlos: Raptors Interactive Squad Memories, OG Anunoby‘s Trade Potential, Winnie the Pooh-Pablo Sanchez

    Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Ben Carlos (@BenJCarlos), an on-air host for Yahoo Sports Canada and the host of the ”Friends With Ben” podcast, onto the program.

    Some of the topics the two discuss include:

    - Deep diving for research into podcast guests

    - Their shared admiration for Sean Evans of ”Hot Ones”

    - Being nervous reaching out to big-time guests

    - Ben‘s interview to land a job with the Toronto Raptors‘ interactive squad

    - The most gratification Ben‘s received from asking a question that‘s impressed a guest

    - What it‘s like trying to get a live crowd energized during a losing effort

    - How Ben joined Yahoo Sports Canada and any pressure he felt coming in following William Lou and Alex Wong‘s departure

    - Pascal Siakam‘s All-Star potential

    - Roman Reigns‘ WWE Universal Championship reign

    - The Raptors potentially moving OG Anunoby to the Pacers

    - Pixar movies which are better than Ratatouille 

    - Pablo Sanchez of ”Backyard Sports”

    - Winnie the Pooh

    - ”Survivor” legends

    and so much more!

    (Music: Conservation - Cxdy, Secret Job - Godmode)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Walder Sportscast w/ Savanna Hamilton: Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Reaction, Early Raptors Likely/Unlikely, Milk Before Cereal??

    The Walder Sportscast w/ Savanna Hamilton: Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Reaction, Early Raptors Likely/Unlikely, Milk Before Cereal??

    Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Savanna Hamilton (@SavHamilton11), a sideline reporter for the Raptors 905, as well as a producer for MLSE and on-air host for NBA TV Canada, onto the program.

    Some of the topics the two discuss include:

    * Reactions to the recent Not Guilty verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse

    * How to overcome any mental hurdles that come with overworking in sports media

    * If the industry is making progress in including more women and POC

    * The impact Duane Watson and Akil Augustine have had on her career

    * If she ever looks back on what could have been had she not suffered major injuries as a basketball player for the Ryerson Rams

    * Pascal Siakam‘s hot and cold start to the season

    * Likely/Unlikely on early Raptors storylines

    * Adding milk before cereal

    * Big Turk chocolate

    * ”You”

    * Her twin sister

    and so much more!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

AdamDynasty ,

Awesome and Genuine

Walder does a great job narrating the pulse of Raptors twitter. I enjoying interacting with him on Twitter and now I look forward to listening to his pods. Good work.

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