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RTF Podcast #188: La Poubelle Open Continues

RTF Podcast #188: La Poubelle Open Continues

June 6, 2021

We are back with another exciting episode of RTF Podcast and we have a guest. One of our favourite guests, Howard Bryant of ESPN came to chat. We are discussing the dynamics of the Press v the Player v the People in Charge. Did Naomi Osaka make a power move perceived as a potential power grab by tennis institutions? What is really going on behind the scenes? What is the function of tennis press is they aren't providing in depth pieces about the sport? Is tennis a dying professional sport? Can we even see tennis anymore? Who can get us the real answers to these questions and more?

We put these questions to @hbryant42 and more. Of course we discussed the tennis we watched and all the going ons of this messy French Open as per usual. Federer left Roland Garros on his own terms, like the boss Leo he is and Serena will not get 24 here in Paris. All bets hang on Wimbledon 2021! But maybe Sloane and Coco can save Paris for us all. 

PS We will be having a live show to wrap up this tournament on the final Sunday. We know we owe you a live episode to release all your frustrations but we did not want to deprive you of watching Serena's match as it was the only convenient time to record. We do miss you all!!. 

PSS Please thank Howard @hbryant42 for again providing useful insights and context for the mad world that is professional tennis. 

PSSS Happy Pride yall! Hopefully the ATP doesn't spoil it with another problematic take. 

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.

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RTF Podcast #187:  Osaka said “Au Revoir France”

RTF Podcast #187: Osaka said “Au Revoir France”

May 31, 2021

So the French Open decided that it was gonna show its whole ass and act irresponsibly and irrationally to one player, Naomi Osaka's request for a break from press conferences. Instead of focusing on the tournament at hand which is happening during a whole pandemic, the tennis establishment and tennis journalists decided to pour on more madness to the fire. Well we are here to give you the full and only take on the matter. 

PS. Don't worry about us not doing a draw show because at this point, we wanna rip up the French Open and forget this tournament ever happens.  

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.

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RTFLivecast #186: It’s Roma Sizzle Baby!!!

RTFLivecast #186: It’s Roma Sizzle Baby!!!

May 16, 2021

As promised, we are bringing you another exciting episode in our Sizzler series. This time we are coming to you from Roma with our Top 6 faves. We each have our own parameters for our lists. Who will make the cut and who will not? We definitely want to know who your Top6 faves are. 

We also get into some discussion about actual tennis. Will there be an Olympics? Should there be an Olympics? What of the tennis in Rome? Divadal is vulnerable or is he being allowed to play into form? Novaxx v Divadal again for the Roman title. 

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. 30: A Realz Harry Potter Series (The Deathly Hallows Part 10)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 30: A Realz Harry Potter Series (The Deathly Hallows Part 10)

May 3, 2021

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 Part 10 of the 7th book, having narrowly escaped capture at the Lovegoods, the trio discuss the Deathly Hallows v the Horcruxes. Which should they seek as they imagine that Voldemort is after the former. They connect with the outside world via the wireless but their exuberance leads them to be captured finally. However, the Malfoy Manor holds both secrets and horrors for the young heroes and heroine. We get into this pivotal section of the book. Emotions run high in this episode. 

Don't forget that the discussion can continue and you can tell us  how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @shackle52 (Prof. Deb), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on iTunes, Google, Spotify or wherever podcasts can be heard and downloaded.

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RealzTenisFanz Podcast #185: Podcasting Through A Pandemic

RealzTenisFanz Podcast #185: Podcasting Through A Pandemic

April 15, 2021

WE ARE BACK AGAIN!! We are operating on pandemic schedule so we get to pop up and give you a wonderful surprise. We promise to do better in the near future. However, we had a lovely chat for you talking Felix now working with Uncle Toni?, What went on in the tennis that we saw, French Faux Pas Open? WTA has a vaccination program?, Who does communications for the ATP and WTA?, Why are we making sports a priority again? and Can we leave Benoit alone? Family Announcements on the tour!!

There will be an upcoming episode for all the sizzle that we missed out on from last year and this year. We got you and your thottery covered. 

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.

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 29: A Realz Harry Potter Series (The Deathly Hallows Part 9)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 29: A Realz Harry Potter Series (The Deathly Hallows Part 9)

March 7, 2021

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 Part 9 of the 7th book, the trio are back together after a much needed time apart. They are gelling again and with a horcrux finally destroyed, they decide on a field trip to Xenophilius Lovegood. However, all is not as it seems and they have more questions with the answers as we finally learn of the "Deathly Hallows". With the ever present danger around, Hermione, Harry and Ron are able to contact the outside world. 

Don't forget that the discussion can continue and you can tell us  how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @shackle52 (Prof. Deb), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on iTunes, Google, Spotify or wherever podcasts can be heard and downloaded.

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RTFLivecast #184: Fade To Black!!!

RTFLivecast #184: Fade To Black!!!

February 22, 2021

So we are bidding fair adieu to the 2021 Australian Open which has crowned all their winners. We get into what had happened to Serena Williams. Many of our pundits were absolutely certain that she was going to win her 8th Aussie title and the allegedly elusive 24th major. Yet here we are at another big match up and some doppelganger Serena showed up. We get into all that matter. What of Naomi Osaka? Can we get onto this bandwagon? Will there be any fun here or just shade for days.

The major part of this episode, (from 1:22:00 mark) is devoted to the fate of black male tennis players on the tour? How can they function and flourish in an environment that is often times hostile to their mere presence? 

Pablo (@anBhanna) aka the Audio Assassin has returned to wrap up the Aussie Open 2021 trilogy. We have also invited a familiar voice, Howard Bryant (@hbyrant42) for his Serena take of course but also his insights of the black male player on the professional tennis circuit. This was a very thought provoking chat. Hope you all get to the end eventually :-) 

PROGRAM NOTE: Although this was a very lengthy chat, it was by no means conclusive and near comprehensive enough to be label as definitive on the matter. This will be a subject that we will be sure to bring up again and have further insight. As always, we would LOVE to hear your thoughtful comments and views on the matter. You can reach us on Twitter, email or the comment sections. 

***Want to say thanks to Pablo and Howard for taking time out of their busy lives as well as forsaking sleep and an easy Sunday afternoon to be guests on this episode***

PS. We are very aware that Daniil Medvedev decided to just hand Novak Djokovic his 9th Australian Open title and in doing so making Novaxx's grand total at majors to be 18 titles. Hopefully this brings his true joy and puts him on a path to the relevant knowledge on the things he is so eager to talk about publicly. 

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 and Spotify not to mention wherever else podcasts can be heard and downloaded. 

The Black Cauldron Ep. 28: A Realz Harry Potter Series (The Deathly Hallows Part 8)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 28: A Realz Harry Potter Series (The Deathly Hallows Part 8)

February 17, 2021

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 Part 8, the fallout of Godric's Hollow excursion has more disastrous consequences than just near death, Harry has lost his "right hand", his Phoenix feather wand. The one thing that has saved him twice against Voldemort, is now broken in half. What is he to do when he is without his Ron, lost and alone with Hermione with no idea what to do. Then the revelations of Rita Skeeter's shocking biography of Dumbledore causing Harry more agony and anger. The return of Ron brings secret thoughts to full public display. And what is Voldemort up to these days? All this and more as we continue our discussion of the final Harry Potter book. 

Don't forget that the discussion can continue and you can tell us  how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @shackle52 (Prof. Deb), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on iTunes, Google, Spotify or wherever podcasts can be heard and downloaded.

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RTFLivecast #183: Welcome Black!!!

RTFLivecast #183: Welcome Black!!!

February 15, 2021

We are Black with another exciting live episode to continue coverage of the 2021 Australian Open. We are set for the business end of the major, checking on our men and women's draws if they are still intact. Of course this means checking on the status of the black and ally players. Who showed up and who was shown out? What were the best and/or worst matches so far and what can we look forward to? Who will win it all? Outfits, crowds, no crowds and these miraculous injurious performances.  

As so many of you were utterly seduced by Pablo (@anBhanna) aka Audio Assassin last week, we brought him back for his takes, insights and shade on pro tennis. He is bringing stats, players' info and micro details on everything and everyone.

PROGRAM NOTE: Listen up for the questions at the end for next week's episode. Comment below, reach us on Twitter or save your answers for the live chat next week. 

***Want to say thanks to Pablo for taking time out of his busy life as well as forsaking sleep to be a guest on this episode***

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 and Spotify not to mention wherever else podcasts can be heard and downloaded. 

RTFLivecast #182: Black With A Vengeance!!!!

RTFLivecast #182: Black With A Vengeance!!!!

February 8, 2021

We are Black with a Vengeance to open the 2021 pro tennis season, seeing as we don't count exhibition matches or events, and as this is our 7th season, we brought some special guests to chat tennis. We are just in time for the 2021 Australian Open. Olu (@olutrain) and Bri (@4TheTennis) came to breakdown the women's draw with great comic effects and Pablo (@anBhanna) brought great insights into the men's side in hushed British overtones. Who is likely to take home the title in this troubling times? Are we to believe the "injured" parties? 

***Want to say thanks to Olu, Brianna and Pablo for taking time out of their lives to be guests on this episode***

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 and Spotify not to mention wherever else podcasts can be heard and downloaded. 

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