The Walder Sportscast
The Walder Sportscast w/ Amy Audibert: NBA Pandemic Broadcasting and Preparation, The Raptor vs. Devin Booker, Admiring Drag Queens

The Walder Sportscast w/ Amy Audibert: NBA Pandemic Broadcasting and Preparation, The Raptor vs. Devin Booker, Admiring Drag Queens

January 17, 2022

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Amy Audibert (@amyaudibert), a sideline reporter and colour analyst for the Toronto Raptors on Sportsnet, onto the program.

Some of the topics the two discuss include:

- Amy's disdain for decaffeinated drinks

- Amy's recent media whirlwind

- If she has any added preparation working for the Raptors as opposed to the Raptors 905, college basketball, or WNBA

- What it's like being an analyst while having to wear a mask during the pandemic

- The all-women's broadcast and if it will return

- An edition of "Likely or Unlikely" featuring Pascal Siakam's All-Star bid, Goran Dragic's future, and the beef/friendship between The Raptor and Devin Booker

- Calling a 43-0 quarter

- "Dexter: New Blood"

- Drag Queens

- Working at a casino

- Her dog, Gus

and so much more!

 

The Walder Sportscast Holiday Episode w/ Meghan Howe: Concussion Update, Christmas Classics, Disney Fandom

The Walder Sportscast Holiday Episode w/ Meghan Howe: Concussion Update, Christmas Classics, Disney Fandom

December 23, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites his beautiful fiance Meghan Howe (@MeghanHowe_xo) onto the program for a special holiday edition of the podcast.

Some of the topics the two discuss include:

- Meghan's recent concussion following an unfortunate spill outside of their apartment

- Chris almost setting their home on fire

- Meghan's thoughts on "The Bachelorette" finale with Michelle picking Nayte over Brandon

- Which Home Alone film is better?

- Muppet Family Christmas, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf ...

- Who is Meghan's favorite Toronto Raptor?

- Chris having never seen a Star Wars film

- Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, or Splash Mountain??

- Singing songs from "The Little Mermaid"

and so much more!

(Music: Christmas Village - Aaron Kenny, Canon and Variation - Twin Music, Deck the Halls B - Kevin MacLeod, non-copyright Disney music)

The Walder Sportscast w/ Ben Carlos: Raptors Interactive Squad Memories, OG Anunoby‘s Trade Potential, Winnie the Pooh-Pablo Sanchez

The Walder Sportscast w/ Ben Carlos: Raptors Interactive Squad Memories, OG Anunoby‘s Trade Potential, Winnie the Pooh-Pablo Sanchez

December 13, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Ben Carlos (@BenJCarlos), an on-air host for Yahoo Sports Canada and the host of the "Friends With Ben" podcast, onto the program.

Some of the topics the two discuss include:

- Deep diving for research into podcast guests

- Their shared admiration for Sean Evans of "Hot Ones"

- Being nervous reaching out to big-time guests

- Ben's interview to land a job with the Toronto Raptors' interactive squad

- The most gratification Ben's received from asking a question that's impressed a guest

- What it's like trying to get a live crowd energized during a losing effort

- How Ben joined Yahoo Sports Canada and any pressure he felt coming in following William Lou and Alex Wong's departure

- Pascal Siakam's All-Star potential

- Roman Reigns' WWE Universal Championship reign

- The Raptors potentially moving OG Anunoby to the Pacers

- Pixar movies which are better than Ratatouille 

- Pablo Sanchez of "Backyard Sports"

- Winnie the Pooh

- "Survivor" legends

and so much more!

(Music: Conservation - Cxdy, Secret Job - Godmode)

The Walder Sportscast w/ Savanna Hamilton: Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Reaction, Early Raptors Likely/Unlikely, Milk Before Cereal??

The Walder Sportscast w/ Savanna Hamilton: Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Reaction, Early Raptors Likely/Unlikely, Milk Before Cereal??

November 22, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Savanna Hamilton (@SavHamilton11), a sideline reporter for the Raptors 905, as well as a producer for MLSE and on-air host for NBA TV Canada, onto the program.

Some of the topics the two discuss include:

* Reactions to the recent Not Guilty verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse

* How to overcome any mental hurdles that come with overworking in sports media

* If the industry is making progress in including more women and POC

* The impact Duane Watson and Akil Augustine have had on her career

* If she ever looks back on what could have been had she not suffered major injuries as a basketball player for the Ryerson Rams

* Pascal Siakam's hot and cold start to the season

* Likely/Unlikely on early Raptors storylines

* Adding milk before cereal

* Big Turk chocolate

* "You"

* Her twin sister

and so much more! 

The Walder Sportscast w/ Jack Armstrong II: Toronto Raptors Exceeding Expectations, Credit for Nick Nurse, Frank Sinatra Hits

The Walder Sportscast w/ Jack Armstrong II: Toronto Raptors Exceeding Expectations, Credit for Nick Nurse, Frank Sinatra Hits

November 10, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) is once again joined by Jack Armstrong (@HelloooJack), the legendary broadcaster for Toronto Raptors telecasts. 

Some of the topics the two discuss include:

* Jack remaining positive during a time when seemingly everyone is at each other's throats

* Ditching the television screens to return to the sidelines to call NBA games live in person

* Any expectations he had for the Raptors ahead of the 2021-22 regular season

* Toronto's decision to draft Scottie Barnes fourth overall

* If Jack thinks he could call better plays than some of the head coaches he watches

* If Jack has ever had the itch to return to coaching

* Does Nick Nurse get enough praise for Toronto's success??

* Will the Buffalo Bills win a Super Bowl before the Maple Leafs win a Stanley Cup??

* A Mt. Rushmore of Christmas Classics

* Frank Sinatra hits to convert a non-fan

* Jack's mother Mary's time as a lunch lady

and so much more! 

(Music: Aquarius - Cxdy)

 

The Walder Sportscast w/ Casey Bannerman: Toronto Raptors Artwork, Scottie Barnes Draft Receipts, Jason Sudeikis Photo

The Walder Sportscast w/ Casey Bannerman: Toronto Raptors Artwork, Scottie Barnes Draft Receipts, Jason Sudeikis Photo

November 1, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Casey Bannerman (@CaseyBannerman), an NBA artist and illustrator who designs NBA merchandise, prints, and apparel, onto the program.

Some of the topics the two discuss include:

* What it's like seeing his apparel out in the open and being recognized in public

* What inspired Casey to first get into art

* How easy it is to be critical of your own work

* How to take art to the next level and monitize

* Dealing with the toxicity of social media and Casey's own battles with his mental health

* Creating art of Pascal Siakam's father and the jewelry Pascal now wears regularly of it

* Partnering with Fred VanVleet on his "Heart of the City" merch line

* The initial reaction to Scottie Barnes getting drafted by the Raptors and the online backlash

* Which professional sports logo needs a total makeover

* Casey getting his driver's license

* Casey's mother posing with celebrities

* Halloween costumes we wish to never see again

and so much more!

(Music: Secret Job - Godmode, BSC State of Mind - Squadda B)

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The Walder Sportscast w/ Jon Alba II: CM Punk Debuts With AEW, Big NXT Changes, Fun Heat on Chris Van Vliet

The Walder Sportscast w/ Jon Alba II: CM Punk Debuts With AEW, Big NXT Changes, Fun Heat on Chris Van Vliet

August 27, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) is once again joined by Jon Alba (@JonAlba), an Emmy award-winning sportscaster for Spectrum Sports 360 out in Orlando and the now former host of the "Living the Gimmick" pro wrestling podcast. They previously worked alongside one another at WrestlingRumors.net.

Some of the topics the two discuss include:

* Jon changing careers and any anxiety he may be experiencing over his decision

* The current state of Florida and its battle with COVID-19

* Working with Limitless Wrestling and his upcoming match in September

* How All Elite Wrestling handled CM Punk's debut/return to professional wrestling

* Punk's upcoming match at "All Out" and if Darby Allin is an appropriate opponent

* Bryan Danielson's imminent debut with the promotion

* Big changes coming to NXT

* NXT booting fans from shows for posting spoilers

* Who is the best professional wrestler on the planet today?

* Karrion Kross, Becky Lynch, Adam Cole, and more in a round of "Likely/Unlikely"

* Cutting wrestling promos on Chris Van Vliet

* Jalen Suggs falling to the Orlando Magic in this year's NBA Draft

* Disney snacks

* Hosting game shows

* The wave and other things Jon hates that fans do at sporting events

and so much more! 

(Music: Soft Feeling - Cheel, North Oakland Extasy - Squadda B)

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The Walder Sportscast w/ Reese (@RockLeeReese): Twitter Spaces Fame, Scottie Barnes 180, Love of Anime

The Walder Sportscast w/ Reese (@RockLeeReese): Twitter Spaces Fame, Scottie Barnes 180, Love of Anime

August 2, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Reese (@RockLeeReese), a rising voice on Raptors Twitter and a co-host of the "3rd Intermission" hockey podcast, onto the program.

Some of the topics the two discuss include:

* If Reese has gotten over the Toronto Maple Leafs blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Montreal Canadiens 

* Falling in love with hockey

* Black hockey media and a lack of representation

* Recent Twitter spaces with Jake Fischer, outdrawing the official Raptors Twitter account, and being high during those spaces

* Potentially changing his opinion on Raptors fourth overall draft pick Scottie Barnes

* Toronto possibly moving Pascal Siakam

* Financial advice

* Living in Chicago

* Deep dish pizza

* Anime

* SahBabbi 

* Twitter shoutouts

* Fake accounts

and so much more! 

(Music: Secret Job - Godmode, Kalimba - Cxdy)

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The Walder Sportscast w/ Jerome Cheng: Kevin Huerter Rick Roll Video, Shohei Ohtani-Stephen A. Smith Controversy,  Marvel Starting Lineups

The Walder Sportscast w/ Jerome Cheng: Kevin Huerter Rick Roll Video, Shohei Ohtani-Stephen A. Smith Controversy, Marvel Starting Lineups

July 19, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) invites Jerome Cheng (@blackdragonroll), a multimedia producer for The Athletic and a co-host of the Marvel Cinematic University podcast, onto the program. The two discuss Jerome's recent viral video involving Atlanta Hawks forward Kevin Huerter and Rick Astley, if he's ever felt the need personally or professionally to go viral on the internet, and whether or not he feels people during the pandemic focus too much on internet credibility. They then turn their attention to the 2021 NBA Finals and how the series has exceeded expectations, the recent online push by certain individuals for Khris Middleton to receive Finals MVP votes, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry trending on Twitter after Game 5, Lowry's future with the franchise, non-Americans taking the league by storm, and much more. Shifting gears to baseball, Jerome reveals his initial thoughts after hearing Stephen A. Smith's remarks pre-apology about Shohei Ohtani not being able to be the face of baseball because he uses a translator, and what the best-case outcome is following such controversial remarks. And in his final rapid-fire questioning, Jerome talks about the relationship with his father and how sports has brought them together, if he's a better dancer than former guest Jordan Hayles, video bombing Drake, how he'd rank the Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe shows, which Avengers he'd use to comprise a starting lineup for basketball, and much more. (Music: Summer of 1984 - RKVC, American Vernacular - RAGE, Fairfax - Cxdy)

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The Walder Sportscast w/ Amit Mann II: 2021 NBA Finals Preview, Canada Fails Olympic Bid, Repetitive Online Memes

The Walder Sportscast w/ Amit Mann II: 2021 NBA Finals Preview, Canada Fails Olympic Bid, Repetitive Online Memes

July 5, 2021

Host Chris Walder (@WalderSports) is once again joined by Amit Mann (@Amit_Mann), the host of the "5 Observations NBA Podcast" and a part of the team over at Yahoo Sports Canada. The two discuss Amit getting his show off the ground during the pandemic and any personal growth he's seen from his first episode to now. They then dive into the upcoming NBA Finals matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, talking about how surprising the matchup is, if the pairing is good for fans and the league as a whole, what a title win would do for Chris Paul's legacy, as well as that of Giannis Antetokounmpo, as well as predictions for both the champion and Finals Most Valuable Player. In a new segment, Amit reveals if it's a big deal, little deal, or no deal at all that Canada lost to the Czech Republic in its bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in basketball, Kawhi Leonard's rumored attitude towards the Clippers' medical staff, and the Golden State Warriors' potential interest in Pascal Siakam. And in his final rapid-fire questioning, Amit talks awful online memes, annoying characters in his favorite television shows, missing important life events to attend a game, if hot dog eating contests should be considered a sport, Chris Paul saving another lowly franchise, and so much more. (Music: Far Cry - Cxdy, Shadowing - Corbyn Kites, A Caring Friend - Bad Snacks)

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