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RTFLivecast #180: The Fall of the French Open 2020!!!

RTFLivecast #180: The Fall of the French Open 2020!!!

September 27, 2020

So it is late September and it's that time again when we have the French Open .... This is so on brand for 2020 that I fully expect Wimbledon to be played come November. Nonetheless, there are singles draws for us to discuss. We attempted to give this tournament a seasonal feel but like candy corn, our efforts were an acquired taste. But the drinks were great though. 

Let's see what happens in this tournament because the whole thing seems to be so much in doubt. Can we even factor in anyone's prowess on this surface when it is all happening in September/October? Has guy forget that we are in the middle of a pandemic? So many questions not sure if we answered them all BUT we had a great time with the fanz in the comment  section!!

Don't forget that the discussion can continue and you can tell us  how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @A_Gallivant (Andreen), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on YouTube, iTunes, Google, Spotify or wherever podcasts can be heard and downloaded.

Podcast #179: RTF Livecast Post US Covid-19 Open

Podcast #179: RTF Livecast Post US Covid-19 Open

September 20, 2020

So it seems like forever, we have not had a RTFLivecast in forever, so we thought this was a perfect time for another exciting episode. We into the US Open results as @JLR78 congrats Dominic Thiem on his major win. We into that debacle of a finals as well as discussion what does it even mean. What's with Medvedev? We reflect on the Novak Djokovic's banishment from the Open and issues surrounding his PR campaign. Speaking of PR, we discuss Naomi Osaka's experience and her effort to bring awareness of police brutality.

Do these TV commentators really understand what is happening in this moment? Do they care? What is happening in Rome and what will happen in Paris? Why are folks out here talking about Rome and the French Open in September like this we are not in the middle of a pandemic and it is not September? 

Look yall made Realz go off on folks acting like Venus Williams in Venus Year 2000!! NOT ON MY WATCH!!

Don't forget that the discussion can continue and you can tell us  how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @A_Gallivant (Andreen), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on YouTube, iTunes, Google, Spotify or wherever podcasts can be heard and downloaded. 

The Black Cauldron Ep 21: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part 1)

The Black Cauldron Ep 21: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part 1)

September 20, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

We are at the beginning of the end. We start the Deathly Hallows and even though we only got through to Chapter 1, we filled up an entire episode. We get into our anticipation of this final books. What did we imagine for the hero and the other characters. Also for the very first time, Rowling provided up with epigraph/epigram, not just one but two. Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers and William Penn's More Fruits of Solitude. They strike completely different tones but they all work together for this text. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 20: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 7)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 20: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 7)

September 20, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

I hope you are seated comfortably because you are for the long haul. We pulled a double duty session to bring you the exciting conclusion of the Half-Blood Prince. There was just so much to cover. Harry finally confronts Malfoy to bloody results. Snape figures out the reason for Harry's recent Potions success. Meanwhile, Harry finds out about Snape's own secret as Trewlaney is dropping bottles and bombshells. We are in a secret Voldemort cave on the Horcrux Hunt to come to a Hogwart under attack. Harry is witness to Dumbledore's death, another serious psychological blow to the young hero. We discuss all these things in spirited manner as only we can. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 19: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 6)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 19: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 6)

September 20, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

We are approaching an exciting conclusion for this book but we have some important matters to deal with. We find out the curse of the Defense of the Dark Arts job and of course ponder on the state of magical theory/education/world building in this series. We get into Rowlings' depiction of elves as Harry is still on Malfoy case. Near murder is again happening at Hogwart's  and Harry is trying "Liquid Luck" for the first time to excellent results. We get into the secret of Voldemort's immortality as Dumbledore offers up his assessment of Harry vs Riddle. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep.18: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half Blood Prince Part 5)

The Black Cauldron Ep.18: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half Blood Prince Part 5)

September 9, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

In this episode, we get into another Dumbledore v Voldemort confrontation and the implications that lay within it. We also go into more memories and we see that Voldemort is up to his old tricks again. What about these memories that we are diving into? Are they real memories? Are they blasts into the past? We are at the Slughorn Christmas party and looking at the magical community's inability to grasp with the reality of current events. Voldemort is back and they are taking a break. 

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Podcast #178: A Shot to the Throat: Novaxx Exits the Open

Podcast #178: A Shot to the Throat: Novaxx Exits the Open

September 6, 2020

So we are BACK for the 2020 US Open Covid-19 Edition. It goes without saying that tennis is filled with drama and high-jinx. We have Karen Pestaina of Tennis Panorama News (@TennisNewsTPN) with us today to break down how this quarantined event is being covered by journalists. She gives us an insight into the players' reactions to the PTPA, the bubble and the French mistakes. In the midst of our recording, we have the men's world no. 1 up and decide that he is over this event. Novak Djokovic is defaulted for hitting a linesperson. Hear our live reactions and comments on this situation.   

Of course we talked about other issues at the tournament but we all know what you are really here for. 

***Want to say thanks to Karen for taking time out of her life to be a guest on this podcast. It was a pleasure having her especially at the time we were recording***

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Podcast #177: A Withdrawal/Return for a Protest/Pause at the Union/Non-Union Meeting???

Podcast #177: A Withdrawal/Return for a Protest/Pause at the Union/Non-Union Meeting???

August 31, 2020

So we are BACK and I know you missed us talking about tennis instead of magical villains, wizards, witches and goblins. But then again, this is tennis, there is always some magical element. We must say that tennis being what it is, we had to bring you another episode. Not being content with having to deal with a global pandemic, tennis decided that it wants to weigh in on racial and labour issues. We decided to invite Howard Bryant (@hbryant42), sports writer, journalist and commentator again to help us frame this discussion as well as tell us what he knows about behind the scenes. We have a lot of questions and as usual, tennis is unclear about any of its answers. 

***Want to say thanks to Howard for taking time out of his life to be a guest AGAIN on this podcast***

Don't forget that the discussion can continue wherever you can find us to tell us your comments and how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @A_Gallivant (Andreen), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on YouTube, iTunes, Google and Spotify not to mention wherever else podcasts can be heard and downloaded. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 17: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 4)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 17: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 4)

August 24, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series. 

The trio's relationship dynamics as they go through their 6th year at school. Harry as Quidditch captain and dealing with the managing of his team and friends. What of Ron's desires to be on the quidditch team? His ambitions v his brothers? The Ministry of Magic is a hot mess. We are dealing with the on-going affairs at school and a discussion on the Draco v Harry affair. Katie Bell faced death and we go in depth into the past and psychology of Voldemort as 11-year-old Tom Riddle. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 16 : A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 3)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 16 : A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 3)

August 18, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

We are finally here at Dumbledore lesson and in true classic Black Cauldron style, we basically got through 1.5 of the lessons. Why are wizards acting so poorly about dressing in the muggle world? What of the Gaunt shack and the members that we see? The socio-economic implications of their life as well as hints of incestuous relationships. Again race/ethnicity and racial politics coming out in the wizarding world. We got into a philosophical debate of whether the love potion is no different than a date rape drug. We are very interested in hearing from you about this matter.  

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