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Episode 175b: Still Remembering When

January 10th, 2017 · Comments

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Since 2016 had so much stuff to remember, Ben and Courtney split Episode 175 into two pieces so they could make it all more manageable. Here's the second part, which covers (more or less) late April until the end of the year. 

Lots in there, to be sure, so be sure to chew carefully. And if there's still something worthwhile which we forgot (and there almost certainly is), let us know on Twitter or Facebook! 

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Tags: Uncategorized · tennis · sports · novak djokovic · serena williams · juan martin del potro · andy murray · nick kyrgios · 2016 French Open · 2016 wimbledon · monica puig · 2016 us open

Episode 158: Walking Wimbledon, From Lands Of Grass and Ice

June 23rd, 2016 · Comments

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With Wimbledon just around the corner, Ben and Courtney stroll through the grass lead up so far. Who has raised his or her stock most? How much can we read into these results? And what is it about the tranquility of Halle and Eastbourne that make them such idyllic warmups? Also: super takes on super coaches.

Then, we welcome back Wimbledon superstar Alex Willis, who catches up listeners on developments at the All-England Club over the last year (cool stuff afoot!), before we step back in time and reshare the walking tour she did last year. Then we rant about Icelandic stuff--both of us, somehow. 


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Tags: Uncategorized · wimbledon

Episode 153a: The NCRvision Song Contest!

May 13th, 2016 · Comments

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We are beyond excited to bring you the NCRvision Song Contest, a celebration of and competition for the best songs inspired by tennis in the world! Ben and cohosts Carole Bouchard and Rene Denfeld walk you through the 26 songs which reached the final and are hoping for your votes. The ballot is here. Any questions, please ask!

Here's the running order, full of twists and turns and bops and jams.
  1. Binge - "Vamos Rafa"
  2. Robin Ward - "Wimbledon"
  3. We Are the Physics - "Goran Ivanisevic"
  4. Stagecoach - "Evonne"
  5. Ivo Karlovic (Feat. Novak Djokovic) - "Moja droga je tenis"
  6. Gino's Eyeball - "Kournikova"
  7. Drew McCulloch - "Andy Murray"
  8. City of Angels - "The Tennis Song"
  9. We Got the Power! - "Wozniacki"
  10. Jenna Maroney - "Tennis Night in America"
  11. Wyclef Jean - "Venus (I'm Ready)"
  12. The Party Man Network - "Milos Raonic PSA Song"
  13. dyadyaBOB - "Sam vs OVAs"
  14. Far In Jim - "Hey There Andy Murray"
  15. Jamie Foxx - "Can I Be Your Tennis Ball? (+Remix)"
  16. Bryan Bros Band (Feat. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray) - "Autograph"
  17. DJ Grand Slam (Feat. King Roger) - "Success Comes Back"
  18. Phranc - "M-A-R-T-I-N-A"
  19. Rich White Ladies - "Wimbledon"
  20. Rock Salt & Nails - "Volley Highway"
  21. Serena Williams - "I Win"
  22. Hugh Laurie - "I'm in Love With Steffi Graf"
  23. Kieran Butler - "Allez Tsonga"
  24. Beatenberg - "Rafael"
  25. Umberto Carli - "Like Maria Sharapova"
  26. Dan Bern - "Isner & Mahut"
Once you've listened to them all, go vote

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Episode 146: Rounding up Maria Sharapova

March 13th, 2016 · Comments

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As the dust settles on a week that saw Maria Sharapova (and several busloads of other athletes) test positive for the newly-prohibited substance meldonium, Ben convenes a roundtable of tennis talkers to discuss the case and it's implications near and far. With friends of the show Jon WertheimCarole Bouchard and Simon Cambers, we discuss the test itself, what it means to Sharapova's legacy, how it could have happened, and all sorts of other related stuff, including French people who should keep their mouths shut about Rafael Nadal.

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Episode 141h: Australian Open Day 9: Eating at Us

January 26th, 2016 · Comments

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Ben and Courtney found Day 9's action entirely underwhelming, with every favorite winning in straight sets with relative ease. So after a brief chat on Serena-Maria, we shift to the coolest story of the tournament: Zhang Shuai, and just why her run is so delightfully life affirming. Then, we talk about being made unwitting reality show stars by the tournament, whose "AO Live" feeds are intruding on what had been considered sheltered spaces in the heart of this tournament. It's a bit much. Then, Courtney delights in discography geography, and Ben doesn't need your thoughts on his orders, thank you very much. 

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