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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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The Black Cauldron Ep 15: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 2)

The Black Cauldron Ep 15: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 2)

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. 

So in the follow up episodes, we are back at Privet Drive and meet the problematic Horace Slughorn. Harry v Draco takes on a more sinister turn? How does magical education really works? Is it really effective? What of this potions book? Plus dealing with all the teenage angst of full on puberty and growing pains of normal human existence whilst Lord Voldemort and his most deadly followers are roaming free. We are on a slow burn with the 6th book. We haven't even got to the Dumbledore's lessons as yet. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep 14 : A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 1)

The Black Cauldron Ep 14 : A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 1)

August 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. 

So we are finally at Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This is by all account the best book in the series and we have this one on a slow burn for we only got through the first 2 chapters. We provided a dramatic reading of the famous confrontation scene.

Don't forget to comment and you can reach out to us via Twitter! 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 13: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Order of the Phoenix Part 3)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 13: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Order of the Phoenix Part 3)

July 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. 

In this exciting conclusion of the "stepbook", Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, we get into a direct instance of racial microaggression, we get into the characterization of Neville Longbottom and the ever present theme of the manifestation of trauma in daily lives. What of Harry's recklessness on taking his friends to the Ministry of Magic to take on Voldemort? How is power/powerful wizard/witch measured in this world? The fight within the Ministry of Magic; Dumbledore v Voldemort. We also get into the prophecy and the death of Sirius Black. 

***Please note that Realz had a bit of a pottymouth more than normal. He apologizes and will do better in upcoming episodes.*** 

Don't forget to comment and/or rate on any of the platforms or find us on Twitter. 

 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 12: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Order of the Phoenix Part 2)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 12: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Order of the Phoenix Part 2)

July 12, 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 what were the elements of this book that did not work for us. What is off about this book that makes it the stepchild of the series. We get into the Delores Umbridge character in the larger context of the magical world's inadequate response to any extensional threat. How is it that the Ministry of Magic this inept at magical education? What of Hermione Jane Granger's in this entire series? How is Ron coming into his own so far in the series? The lost boys of Hagrid, Sirius and Neville. Is Sirius suffering from arrested development? 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 11: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Order of the Phoenix Part 1)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 11: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Order of the Phoenix Part 1)

July 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 tackle the stepchild of the book series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This book is often cited as being the least loved, most overlooked and most complicated. We are fully invested in the political wranglings of the magical world and we are left wanting to understand how can folks be so obtuse to the obvious. We see that information, the withholding or seeking or suppressing information becomes the major theme driving this work. However, is this an attractive plot device? What about the female characterization? Hermione and her views on other female characters. What really happened to Delores Umbridge in the Forbidden Forest? All this and more in episode 11. 

Don't forget that we really want to hear from you listeners. You can comment on any of the platforms or reach out to us via Twitter. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep 10: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Goblet of Fire Part 4)

The Black Cauldron Ep 10: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Goblet of Fire Part 4)

July 2, 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 concluding the 4-episode series for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and we have come to the wild and unpredictable finale of this book. We delved into the labyrinth of the third and final task and the action in the graveyard. How does Harry manage and cope with all this trauma? Who really killed Cedric Diggory? How big is this big reveal? What is the immediate aftermath of the return of the One-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named? All this and more as we get into all the themes and subplots in this massive plot twisting book. 

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RTF Podcast #176: A Realz Chat with Dr. Adia Benton on Covid-19 and Adria Tour

RTF Podcast #176: A Realz Chat with Dr. Adia Benton on Covid-19 and Adria Tour

June 29, 2020

We are back for another exciting episode of RTF Podcast. It seems as though the tennis world even during the midst of a global pandemic, cannot be quiet. So to make sense of all the mess and madness of the tennis world, we invited Dr. Adia Benton (@ethnography911), PhD Social Anthropology, Harvard 2009 AND A HUGE TENNIS FAN. Dr. Benton is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Northwestern University, where she is affiliated with the Science in Human Culture Program. Her first book, HIV Exceptionalism: Development Through Disease in Sierra Leone, won the 2017 Rachel Carson Prize, which is awarded by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) to the best book in the field of Science and Technology Studies with strong social or political relevance.

Her body of work addresses transnational efforts to eliminate health disparities and inequalities, and the role of ideology in global health. In addition to ongoing research on public health responses to epidemics, including the 2013-2016 West African Ebola outbreak, she has conducted research on the growing movement to fully incorporate surgical care into commonsense notions of “global health.” Her other writing has touched on the politics of anthropological knowledge in infectious disease outbreak response, racial hierarchies in humanitarianism and development, the business of professional sports, and techniques of enumeration in gender-based violence programs. She has a PhD in social anthropology from Harvard University, an MPH in international health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and an AB in Human Biology from Brown University. She has held a postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College and visiting positions at Oberlin College and in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

We discussed the enigma that is Covid-19, the global and American response specifically and of course what the hell went on at the Adria Tour. It was fun and informative and a pleasure speaking with Dr. Benton. 

***Want to say thanks to Dr. Benton for taking time out of her life 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. 

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