Toronto Raptors Round Table: Shades of Adversity and Prehistoric Passion

On this latest round table, I’m thrilled to be joined by novelist, blogger and pocaster Stephen Burns (@StephenRBurns) along with former Canadian college basketball player and beer league veteran Mick Sloniowski (@MSloniowski) on the show.

We explored: the fallout and missed opportunity that was game two of the series, how social media warned us of the inevitable incompetence of the Tony brothers, the issue of the NBA dropping the ball on quality officiating, Kawhi Leonard versus Draymond Green when it comes to humility against hubris, if the novelty of this playoff run will ever subside and what it means for generations of fans to come, the power of sport to harness tribalism in all the right ways, how much baseball stands to lose as basketball’s popularity rises, on the living saint that is Marc Gasol, the importance of likable players as a dynamic marketing tool, and the need to give Masai Ujiri his own platinum statue while examining his extraordinary legacy in Toronto.

Be sure to check out SCooP (Sports, Culture and Politics) – the latest podcast offering from Stephen Burns.

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Dimsum Stories: The Audio Experience – Volume 1

Dimsum Stories: The Audio Experience – Volume 1

Five microstories of ambient introspection and emotional consideration from author and wordsmith Eric Rosenhek. Whether you’re on the bus heading to work, tossing and turning for a fitful sleep, or you just need a break from the perils of living in the modern age – these stories of personal transcendence and nostalgic reflection might be precisely what you need.

(0:00-1:06) Blame Me (Ambience: Basketball Stadium by n Beats)
(1:09-2:17) The Perfect Ending (Ambience: Albinoni Adagio in G Minor by Veselin Demirev)
(2:20-3:23) The Angry Musician (Ambience: Me & The Devil Blues by Robert Johnson)
(3:27-4:28) Brave Elder (Ambience: Shamanic Drums & Deep Trance by Meditative Mind)
(4:32-5:42) The Warning (Ambience: Pslams 104 by Yamma Ensemble)

Created and written by Eric Rosenhek. Produced and narrated by Ari Shapiro.

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