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A conversation about Fighting Irish football and basketball. An audio supplement to the Rakes Report newsletter, available at https://rakesreport.substack.com/. Hosted by Chris Wilson.

Rakes Report: A Notre Dame podcast Chris Wilson

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    • 4.7 • 61 Ratings

A conversation about Fighting Irish football and basketball. An audio supplement to the Rakes Report newsletter, available at https://rakesreport.substack.com/. Hosted by Chris Wilson.

    Instant Reaction: Wisconsin

    Instant Reaction: Wisconsin

    Jessica Smetana joins to recount her experience at Soldier Field for Notre Dame's 41-13 win over the Badgers.

    • 31 min
    On (to) Wisconsin

    On (to) Wisconsin

    A look at Saturday's upcoming clash between the Badgers and Irish with our Wisconsin Insider Andrew Bahl.

    • 47 min
    Instant Reaction: Purdue

    Instant Reaction: Purdue

    Jessica Smetana joins to talk about Notre Dame's 27-13 win over the Boilermakers and scenes from a fun, weird day in college football. Also a field report from Senior Drum Correspondent Paul Rigney.

    • 35 min
    Notre Dame at 2-0/Trojan Coaching Search

    Notre Dame at 2-0/Trojan Coaching Search

    The Irish are 2-0 and Clay Helton has already been fired so our USC Insider Nick Tresnowski stops by to talk what he expects from the Trojans the rest of the season and potential options for their next head coach.

    • 36 min
    Instant Reaction: Florida State

    Instant Reaction: Florida State

    Jessica Smetana joins for a recap of Notre Dame's 41-38 overtime victory in Tallahassee, including how new faces Jack Coan and Marcus Freeman performed.
    (This was recorded prior to Brian Kelly's Monday afternoon press conference.)

    • 33 min
    2021 Notre Dame Season Preview Finale: Excitement Draft

    2021 Notre Dame Season Preview Finale: Excitement Draft

    Jessica Smetana joins to rank things we're excited to see during the upcoming Fighting Irish campaign, plus a final discussion of lingering fears and concerns.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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Great pod, really knowledgeable guy

Not a douche either

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Irish football pod of choice

Informative guests, respect for tradition, and 21st century stats and analysis, plus a healthy dose of realism. Chris asks really good questions while keeping it fun, because it’s, you know, a hobby for most of us.

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Therapy session, haha

Stumbled across this in the wake of the ACC Championship game of all things. Nice to hear Chris and Jessica discuss, vent, commiserate, etc. things in more depth than even my most helpful family or friends group texts can. Was trying to temper expectations prior to game, but got fully sucked in after the INT in Clemson territory. Quickly went from adrenaline & optimism to “sports are dumb” mode.

Anyway, keep it up! If nothing else, this soul crushing loss was good for putting this on my radar. Looking forward to future ones (...and probably listening to the November Clemson game recap on loop)!

- an Irish fan in South Carolina

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