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The FIRST ever women-led Toronto Raptors podcast. Tune in for game and player analysis, team news, fun topics around the league, and a little gossip here and there aka "tea time". Featuring co-hosts Sarah Kalil, Esi Magic, Alison Hope, and Sonali Sharma.

Raptor Queens Podcast Raptor Queens

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

The FIRST ever women-led Toronto Raptors podcast. Tune in for game and player analysis, team news, fun topics around the league, and a little gossip here and there aka "tea time". Featuring co-hosts Sarah Kalil, Esi Magic, Alison Hope, and Sonali Sharma.

    Raptors Higher Ambitions: The Future is Now, and it's Spicy! All Aboard the A'Chui-Chui'wa Train!

    Raptors Higher Ambitions: The Future is Now, and it's Spicy! All Aboard the A'Chui-Chui'wa Train!

    What a week!  From 3-0 to 3-2 and a fighting chance. We look at games 3-5, the broad strokes and the standouts, who is winning the battle of the coaches, and of course give kudos to the freshly minted ROTY. Yes, we are all up in our feels. Raptors fans may need therapy, but what about the Philly fans booing their own team and leaving before the end of a playoff game? We got thoughts. And no self-respecting podcast would be complete without acknowledging Boston's sweep of the Nets so we indulge in mockery and slander. Higher ambitions indeed. Join us! Canada's first all women podcast covering the Toronto Raptors.

    • 44 min
    The Annual Paul Jones Episode

    The Annual Paul Jones Episode

    It's here! The Annual Paul Jones Episode just in time for the playoffs. Paul has been there with broadcast calls and analysis since the Raptors inaugural season and believe us, he's seen it all. Wanna know how the Raptors stand in their first round matchup with the Sixers? We look at both sides of the ball, where the advantage lies on O and on D. Who's got the edge behind the bench?  Big picture--how much pressure is on Philly leadership? Need some slander and defamation? Then you'll love our hard hitting piece on the Lakers. Where does the fault lie? Some may say Rob Pelinka. Some may say too many cooks spoil the broth. Or that the cook was drunk. Or used ingredients that were "off". Hilarity ensues. We end with Toronto Raptors post season awards: Raptors MVP, MIP, 6th Man and a consensus ROTY.  Canada's first women led podcast covering your Toronto Raptors, joined by legend and broadcast statesman, the brilliant and funny Paul Jones.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Mismatches, ROTY Race, and deep-dive look at Precious! Raptors basketball with a special guest!

    Mismatches, ROTY Race, and deep-dive look at Precious! Raptors basketball with a special guest!

    New episode today with very special guest, THE Samson Folk, beloved #RaptorsRepublic writer and podcaster. A run down of the Raptors record over the past two weeks then we hit the ROTY conversation hard. Samson brings his meticulous attention to detail, brilliant analysis of what makes Scottie Barnes great. One of the Raptor Queens throws in a provocative comparison. But WILL Scottie be ROTY? Then a dive into Precious Achiuwa. What is his ceiling? One of the Queens is taking the cautious approach in evaluating, another is all-in on Precious,  and Samson brings the eloquent reasoning/astute observations. Of course, King of the North and Court Jester. Then we cast our eye around the league and speculate on some of the biggest disappointments to this point. Thrilled to be joined by this Raptors media legend! Join us here at Canada's first women led podcast covering the Toronto Raptors #wethenorth

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Raptors All-Star Break! Shifting Eastern Conference Dynamics, Premature Playoff Predictions, and Final Stretch Hopes

    Raptors All-Star Break! Shifting Eastern Conference Dynamics, Premature Playoff Predictions, and Final Stretch Hopes

    All Star Week! Our Raptors aren't back in action until Friday night but there's still a lot of ball to talk. A look at where we stand 57 games in, the expectations and the reality. A retrospective with some of our preseason predictions and some of those takes were bang on.  Then we examine the shifting Eastern Conference dynamics and premature playoff predictions following the trade deadline. Who won? Who lost? Who stood pat? Will the elusive "Team Chemistry" give one team an edge. Listener fave feature--King of the North and Court Jester where this time, we each nominate a winner for the season to this point. And some bold predictions for the week's upcoming games. Join us, Canada's first women led podcast covering the Toronto #Raptors 
    #wethenorth

    • 58 min
    An All-Star! A Win Streak! A Player of Week! Raptors coming in Clutch!

    An All-Star! A Win Streak! A Player of Week! Raptors coming in Clutch!

    Need an excellent pairing with your morning coffee? Check out the @RaptorQueens for analysis of the 6-game win streak, emerging trends in the half-court, on D, and in the clutch, and standout individual performances. What a streak it has been! The team is coalescing in front of our eyes and we have your coverage along with some pre-trade deadline rumours swirling around both the Raptors and the NBA at large. Our feature segment--King of the North/Court Jester--always fun. Finally we end with predictions and some schadenfreude. Join us, Canada's first women led podcast covering the #Raptors.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Raptors on a Run! Plus Ad-Free FVV Propaganda!

    Raptors on a Run! Plus Ad-Free FVV Propaganda!

    Holla! Raptor Queens have your week of coverage and what a week it was! 6-0 winning streak comes to a halt with a loss against the Suns but we have your coverage of the games vs Jazz, Bucks and Pels too. Let us tell you, there was lots to talk about, not the least of which is your #NBAAllStar #FredVanVleet. Could he even be in the **gasp** MVP conversation? Should he? Our fun King of the North/Court Jester segment where the obvious isn't always obvious. Then a look at the current trade talk. Will it be a quiet trade deadline or a frenzy? Finally, predictions for the upcoming games vs DET MIL MIA. Join us in our 3rd season...Canada's first all women podcast covering the Toronto Raptors. Ad-free, as always. This is a labour of love.

    • 45 min

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