The Rip Citizens
By Sounds Like Pictures
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Hosts Alex Ward and Edwin Janes present an offbeat NBA podcast told through the lens of the Portland Trail Blazers. Sometimes informative, sometimes off-topic, but always entertaining.
||Ep. 48: The Off-season Special||TweetWe can definitely make room for Emeka Okafor. The Citizens keep up their off-season training with an hour-long special breaking down the whirlwind of a summer for the Blazers. Corbin Smith from VICE Sports & Portland Roundball Society joins[...]||7/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 47: Now What?||TweetSheed wanna know. Now that the dust has settled we look back on the Memphis series, break down contract situations ahead of the off-season, and discuss the future of LaMarcus Aldridge in a Blazer uniform. Then we look at the rest of the NBA pla[...]||5/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 46: Playoff Previews||In Part 2 of our end-of-season show, we look at the upcoming Blazers and Grizzlies series as well as every other first round match-up in the association.The post Ep. 46: Playoff Previews appeared first on The Rip Citizens.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 45: The Rip City Recap||In the days before the playoffs start, we look back at the 2014-2015 season. We share our highlights of the season (as well as the lows), discuss if our expectations were met, and hand out regular season awards to the NBA and the Blazers. We'll h[...]||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 44: The Waiting Game||It's been a couple weeks since our last show, but we've seen the Blazers go a respectable 6-3 since then. We break down the highs and lows from this stretch, discuss CJ McCollum's increasing role, and ponder a potential playoff match-up against the [...]||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 43: The Wheels On the Bus Are Falling Off||This week the Rip Citizens look at the Blazers’ losing streak and nightmarish east coast swing. They then turn to the playoff picture in the west, Steve Nash’s retirement, the length of the NBA season, and some unlikely Blazer celebrity appearances[.||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 42: Playoffs, Name Games, and Refrigerators||The latest installment of The Rip Citizens looks at the Blazers’ recent winning ways before turning to Western Conference playoff picture. We also cover the idea of resting players and whether Portland should sit some starters to prepare for the pos[...||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 41: Achy Breaky Achilles||This week the Citizens look at the Blazers' recent win streak and the rest of the season following the loss of Wesley Matthews. All that plus NBA players as refs and movie stars, half-court shot winnings, and the inauguration of Edwin’s Groceries F[...]||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 40: Afflalo You Into the Dark||Back after a long All-Star break, we break down the crazy trade deadline and how the Blazers are preparing themselves for the playoffs (i.e. Arron Afflalo is a bonafide closer). We also discuss how a longer break changes the season, look ahead to a [...]||2/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 39: The All-Star Special||TweetCorbin Smith reports live on location This episode marks two years since we started the show, and what a better way to celebrate ourselves than celebrate the All-Stars? We start with a quick recap of the Blazers mid-season finale games, then ch[...]||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 38: RoLo and Rasheed – The Return||TweetGot love for Sheed this big. This week we welcome back two different Blazers for two different reasons: Robin Lopez for playing basketball, and Rasheed Wallace for loving basketball. Robin gave us some rim protection, while Rasheed gave Portlan[...||2/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 37: No Big Men||This week we break down how the Blazers can move forward sans LaMarcus & Batum, break down the All-Star Starters, and pontificate on where Dame's stardom can go from here. The post Ep. 37: No Big Men appeared first on The Rip Citizens.||1/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 36: The Sweet Spot||We're back at it after a long holiday break, only to find the Blazers right where we want them. The Blazers have only lost to 2 teams since our last episode, and we spend a good amount of time discussing one of those teams - the Atlanta Hawks. Also,[...]||1/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 35: Basketball for Beginners||The Blazers have won 9 of 11 since our last show. It seems the less we talk the more they win, so we'll keep this brief. We recap our recent hot streak and the moments that stood out, break down the play of Nic Batum and whether his knee is an issue[...]||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 34: Where Are They Now?||We welcome Corbin Smith of Portland Roundball Society to the show this week to discuss life, history, and the last week of Blazers ball. We discuss NBA superheros, check in on where former Blazers are today, and talk about an old episode of Modern F[...]||11/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 33: A Change Between Seasons||Well, our busy non-show lives have settled for the time being, so we're finally back with a regular season show! We start by recapping the first week of Blazer basketball, including lows vs. the Warriors and highs vs. the Cavs. We discuss the story [...]||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 32: Offseason, FIBA, and the Summer of Dame||After months in the NBA doldrums, the Rip Citizens are back in training camp (although Edwin's pun game is in mid-season form already). We cover all the summer & offseason happenings, including Damian's rise to stardom, the Draft, Summer League[...]||9/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 31: Onward!||Its been 14 years since we had the chance to podcast about the Blazers making it to the 2nd round. We really blew the opportunity back then. But we've learned from our mistakes and are back to recap the Rockets series and preview the Spurs (...albei[...]||5/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 30: The Playoff Preview Show||Well Citizens, we're finally back after a three (four?) week hiatus. We decided to let the rest of the season play out and come back for the preview show, which brings us to today's show. We start by looking back on the season and sharing our favori[...]||4/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 29: St. Patrick’s Progressive Pairings||Someone cue the mournful Irish music, because this week the Citizens lament the Blazers recent woes while recording on St. Patrick's Day.The post Ep. 29: St. Patrick’s Progressive Pairings appeared first on The Rip Citizens.||3/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
these guys are fantastic
So nice to have some perspective from some obvious 'good ol' guys.'
engaging and fun
Informative, witty, offbeat. The Rip Citizens provide interesting conversation surrounding all things Trail Blazers. Different from just news and commentary, although they do that, too. Voice mails are fun sometimes. Unusual segments including Chilly's Picks and The Simulation. Fun to listen to! If you don't like it, then you guys gotta get outta here.
Well played, Rip Citizens
Maybe it's the miraculous OT win against the Rockets last night (Houston, you have a problem) or the lovely spring weather, but for whatever reason I felt compelled to write a review. And I never write reviews. Anyways, I think this is a great podcast. High production value, funny dudes, and just the right blend of analysis and entertainment, which is my case is about 40/60. Keep it up guys!