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Sports Stories #26: Smoot Beats
On this episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by his longtime friend, Chris Smoot. Smoot is a music producer, writer, and a creative based in the DMV area. We talk Smoot's love for music, basketball, and rank classic hip-hop beats in the "Rank the Beats" segment. We also introduce the "Fact or Cap" segment towards the middle part of the show. - Listen to Smoot's sport stories and be sure to check him out on all platforms! - SMOOT Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkingsmoot/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamkingsmoot/ - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv MERCH: https://www.instagram.com/rft.jerseys.merch/ - "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
25:38
November 26, 2021
Sports Stories #25: Renee Washington
Episode 24 of Sports Stories sees Bik joined by local sports reporter, Renee Washington. Renee covers local sports for ESPN and Fox Sports, and is an alum of La Salle University, where she was a three time Division 1 All-American for the women's soccer program. We discussed Renee's soccer career, her transition to the sports broadcasting world, and talked her favorite musicians, athletes, and athletic events.  - Listen to Renee's sports story, and be sure to follow her on the socials! - RENEE WASHINGTON Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReneePwash Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reneepwashington/ - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv   MERCH: https://www.instagram.com/rft.jerseys.merch/
37:06
November 16, 2021
Sports Stories #24: Lidiaana, The G.O.A.T.
Episode 24 of Sports Stories sees Bik joined by Ms. Happy Monday, Lidiaana. Lidiaana is a singer, dancer, actress, model, creator, and entertainer that loves to spread positivity and happiness. We talk all things Lidiaana, including music, entertainment, food, culture, and also, mental health. - Lidiaana is also the first guest to take part in our 'Finish the Lyrics' segment, so stick around to hear her sing multiple timeless tracks, karaoke style. - Listen to Lidiaana's story and be sure to keep up with her on all social platforms!  -  LIDIAANA INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lidiaanamusic/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/lidiaanamusic  TIK TOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@lidiaanamusic?  -  Raw Football Talk  INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq  TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv   MERCH: https://www.instagram.com/rft.jerseys.merch/ -  "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
46:37
October 27, 2021
Sports Stories #23: Sam Soares
On the latest episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by his friend Sam Soares. - Sam is a football content creator who supports Benfica 🇵🇹 and hates to love Manchester United. We cover her love of football, Boston, and Ed Sheeran. - We also debate who is the 🐐 Portuguese player of all time - Listen to Sam’s sports stories and keep up with her amazing work on the socials! - Sam Soares TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sambearrr TIK TOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@sambearrr - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv   MERCH: https://www.instagram.com/rft.jerseys.merch/
25:21
October 15, 2021
Sports Stories #22: Aron & Aaron
On this marathon (s/o Nip) episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by two of his good Eritrean-American homies, Aron Yohannes and Aaron Bein. - Aron currently works as a trending news and sports reporter for The Oregonian, and Aaron is the host of the Bein Technical Podcast. Bik teams up with Moneybagg Yo(hannes) and the Eritrean Aristotle to talk all things sports, music, food, and Habesha culture.  - Listen to Aron & Aaron's stories and be sure to keep up with them on the socials. You DO NOT wanna miss this action-packed episode. - Aron Yohannes https://twitter.com/AronYohannes https://www.instagram.com/aronyohannes/ - Aaron Bein https://twitter.com/JustBeinAaron https://www.instagram.com/justbeinaaron/ - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv   MERCH: https://www.instagram.com/rft.jerseys.merch/
01:46:32
October 11, 2021
Sports Stories #21: Alex Warrington
Episode 21 sees Bik joined by his good friend Alex Warrington. Alex is the Video Coordinator for the Houston Dash and Houston Dynamo, and her past stops include interning for the Washington Spirit and producing killer content for Marshall University Men's Soccer and Herd Vision. Alex shares stories about her early days playing high school ball, why she pursued sports journalism in college, and her transition into covering sports in the big leagues. - Listen to Alex's sports stories (including Marshall University's historic 2020 NCAA Cup victory over Indiana) and be sure to keep up with her work on the socials! - ALEX WARRINGTON https://twitter.com/AAWarrington15 https://twitter.com/ayywarrington https://www.instagram.com/ayywarr15/?hl=en - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv   MERCH: https://www.instagram.com/rft.jerseys.merch/
42:22
October 3, 2021
Sports Stories #20: Mike Janela
On this episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by NY Mets Digital Media host and overall decent guy, Mike Janela. Mike is a 15 year veteran of the entertainment business, and his past and current roles include TV host, producer, podcaster and a media coach. We sat down to cover his journey in sports media, his go-to gameday meal, and his admiration for the likes of Bob Costas, the late, great Alex Trebek, and fellow countryman, (Mr. SIUUUU) Cristiano Ronaldo.  - Listen to Mike's sports stories and be sure to keep up with his work on the socials! - INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mikejanela/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mikejanela WEBSITE: https://mikejanela.com/ https://www.mikejanelamedia.com/ - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv   MERCH: https://www.instagram.com/rft.jerseys.merch/
24:03
September 15, 2021
Sports Stories #19: Kaleb Torrence
Episode 19 of Sports Stories sees Bik chop it up with local college hoops player Kaleb Torrence. Kaleb plays basketball at Millersville University, and we sat down to talk about his sports journey, his love for video games and the upcoming NBA season, amongst other things.  - Listen to Kaleb’s story and be sure to keep up with him on the socials!  -  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/flyyy.kt/ SNAPCHAT: ballerkt  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kaleb_torrence - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv
29:48
September 1, 2021
Sports Stories #18: Thrift Lorde(s) Tob
On episode 18 of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by our good friend Tob. Tob is 1/2 of Thrift Lorde$, one of the biggest thrift shops in the DM(V) area. Tob hopped on to share his favorite sport stories, drop jewels on thrifting and share his secrets to obtaining success in multiple aspects of life.  -  Listen to Tob's sports stories and make sure to shop Thrift Lorde$ on Instagram! - THRIFT LORDES INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thriftlordes/ - RAW FOOTBALL TALK  INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq  TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv
33:06
August 24, 2021
Sports Stories #17: Musical Footballers ft. My Football Heroes
On episode 17 of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by Paul and Lewis from the My Football Heroes podcast to discuss football and music. The lads compare three footballers each to three musicians with similar career trajectories. Notable comparisons include David Alaba and Prince, Michael Jackson and Diego Maradona, and much more. The boys also reveal their songs of the summer, and their Premier League top four picks. - Listen to Paul and Lewis' sports (and music) stories and be sure to check out the My Football Heroes podcast! - MY FOOTBALL HEROES: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/myfootballheroespodcast/ DIRECT LINK: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/60b2efbacf64520012978a0c  SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1DDqhkVY0Yft7c1rtXxsBy?si=zxVbFrm4QCSbKQ4vjL_J7Q&dl_branch=1 - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv - "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
59:46
August 19, 2021
Sports Stories #16: Antwan Staley
Episode 16 of Sports Stories sees Bik chop it up with Sports Journalist Antwan Staley. Staley is an NFL and NCAA Football reporter and a HUGE Hip-Hop fan. We covered many things, including Staley’s career in reporting, the difference between covering High School sports and the big leagues, Nas’ new release King's Disease II, and why a Cuban Sandwich is better than Korean BBQ. - Listen to Antwan Staley‘s sports story and be sure to check out his work on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! - Antwan Staley Instagram: https://instagram.com/antwanstaley?utm_medium=copy_link Twitter: https://twitter.com/antwanstaley?s=21 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antwanvstaley/ - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv
28:19
August 10, 2021
Sports Stories #15: Too $hill
Episode 15 of Sports Stories on Raw Football Talk sees Bik joined by Shillary, aka Too $hill. Shill is an avid sports fan, and her teams include Real Madrid, Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, Manchester United, L.D.U. Quito and Alianza Lima. Born in South America but raised in the States, Shill revisits her favorite sports memories, reveals how she got into sports blogging, and explains why she prefers Ronaldo over Messi and ceviche over lomo saltado. - Listen to Shill's sports stories plus plenty more, and don't forget to keep up with her work online - BLOG: https://takeashillpill.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TakeAShilllPill INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/takeashillpill/ - Raw Football Talk INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv
51:21
July 8, 2021
Sports Stories #14: Hibs Special with Cam Wilson (OTH World Football)
Episode #14 of Sports Stories on Raw Football Talk features Cam Wilson, head of the Football Department at Overtime Heroics. Cam hails from Scotland and is a huge Hibernian and Aston Villa supporter. We touch on his favorite sports moments, the latest news from EURO 2020 and John McGinn aka the Scottish Zidane. Listen to Cam's sports story and be sure to keep up with Overtime Heroics' coverage of the European Championships.  OTH World Football:   https://www.overtimeheroics.net/category/world-football/  https://twitter.com/FootballOTH  https://www.instagram.com/othworldfootball/ - Cam:  https://twitter.com/CameronwMMA  - Follow Raw Football Talk Instagram: https://bit.ly/3wjMqMq  Twitter: https://bit.ly/3m29QRv 
35:22
June 29, 2021
Sports Stories #13: @Habesha.Athletes
Episode #13 of Sports Stories sees Bik and Mido joined by their good friend Kirubel, the creator of @Habesha.Athletes.  - We discuss many things, including Kirubel upbringing, his favorite football teams (American football: San Francisco 49ers, World football: Manchester United) , the concept behind Habesha Athletes, fitness tips, football trivia, and plenty more. - Be sure to tune in to Kirubel's sports story and follow his Instagram page (s) @Habesha.Atheltes & @its_kirbs to keep up with his work! - Habesha Athletes: - https://www.instagram.com/habesha.athletes/ Kirubel:  https://www.instagram.com/its_kirbs/ - Raw Football Talk: https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/  https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk  https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/
53:52
June 15, 2021
Sports Stories #12: Quality Control Football
On a special live streamed episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by pro futsal baller and motivational life coach, Luch! Luch is the genius behind Quality Control football, where he documents his self-growth journey one day at a time. We dive into his upbringing and footballing roots, before touching on our Copa America and European Championship favorites and signing off with some rapid-fire footy questions! Listen to Luch's inspirational sports story and be sure to check out Quality Control Football on Instagram. - Quality Control Football:  https://www.instagram.com/qualitycont...  - Raw Football Talk:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rawfootball... Twitter: https://twitter.com/rawfootballtalk/
32:54
June 8, 2021
Sports Stories #11: 3inMidfield Podcast
Episode #11 of Sports Stories sees the RFT crew hop on the 3inMidfield Podcast, the Podcast where 3 friends who failed to become pro footballers discuss football. Kojo and the guys dissect their respective clubs' (Man United, Spurs, and Arsenal) Premier League season and debate  if Willian is better than Gabriel Martinelli. Be sure to tune in for this special episode! Special thanks to host Kojo and the 3inMidfield Podcast crew! Follow their handles below to keep up with their amazing work. - 3inMidfield: https://open.spotify.com/show/5IIFcWyISqIYMnntM6wpVw Kojo: https://twitter.com/CoachKojo https://www.instagram.com/coach_kojob/ - Raw Football Talk: https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/  https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk  https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/
01:02:43
June 1, 2021
Sports Stories #10: Footy Misfits
On this special episode of The Football Misfits Podcast, Ronny and LV are joined by their DMV brethren Bik and Mido of the Raw Football Talk Podcast! Together, the four provide in-depth previews on the upcoming UEFA Champions League and Europa League Finals this week. The good brothers compare Chelsea's XI to that of Paris Saint-Germain and relive the 2008 UCL Final in Moscow — the first all-English final. As Manchester United fans, the guys at RFT share their thoughts on the UEL Final against Villarreal and how they feel leading up to the game. They also share their thoughts on the final matchdays in England, France, and Italy as well as sharing their B.S. of the Week candidates! As always, you can interact with the Footy Misfits on Instagram (@footymisfits) as well as Raw Football Talk (@rawfootballtalk). Their podcast can be found here! TIMESTAMPS: 1:55 - Introducing RFT 3:00 - Final Sunday in the Premier League 8:49 - UEFA Champions League Final preview (Manchester City vs. Chelsea) 16:05 - Better Squad – Chelsea or PSG? 26:02 - Reliving 2008 UCL Final and Odds 2021 Final Ends on Penalties 31:48 - UEFA Europa League Final preview (Manchester United vs. Villareal) 40:08 - The Thing About Bruno Fernandes Is ..... 45:00 - Man Utd.'s Unpredictable 20/21 and Future Outlook 47:29 - Final Sunday in Serie A (Juventus Sneaking Into Top 4; Gennaro Gattuso Sacked) 49:02 - Lille Win Ligue 1 (Much to PSG’s Dismay) 51:00 - BS OF THE WEEK TIME 💩
01:03:45
May 25, 2021
Sports Stories #9: Squids Rug
Episode 9 of Sports Stories sees Bik, Kwab and Buruk joined by their good friend Wagner. Wagner is a huge Washington Wizards fan and a retired FC Barcelona supporter. The guys discuss Wagner's time with the Squids Podcast, preview what to expect from his rug business and share some interesting takes about their FXA Adult League teams. Listen to Wagner's sports stories and be sure to keep up with his work on Instagram and Twitter. https://www.instagram.com/wagnurr/ https://twitter.com/wagnur Raw Football Talk   https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/  https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk  https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/ * ** Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. **
33:60
May 7, 2021
Sports Stories #8: The Arbitrary Project
The eight episode of Sports Stories sees Bik joined by Johny and Serj, hosts of The Arbitrary Project. Johny supports Los Blancos aka Real Madrid while Serj reps the pride of London; Chelsea. With the two European giants facing off in the Champions League semifinal on Wednesday, Johny and Serj predict the second leg score, give their takes on the latest football news and share some inspiring sports stories. Check out Johny and Serj's stories and be sure to tune in to their podcast "The Arbitrary Project" below. https://open.spotify.com/show/76bpuK0zzMVkNiepL9uiFg?si=5sOiN-NtRNK4v2tk02-K6g  * Raw Football Talk    * https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/  * https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk  * https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/ *  ** Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. **
54:24
May 4, 2021
Sports Stories #7: Dreams Can't be Buy
On the seventh episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by Kenyan academy footballer Griffin. Griffin is a member of the famed Express Soccer Academy in Kenya and is also a huge supporter of Chelsea FC. We cover Griffin's time in the academy, (favorite footballer, career aspirations, etc..) and touch on the latest Premier League and Super League news. Listen to Griffin's sports story and more on the latest episode of Raw Football Talk.  ** Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. ** Raw Football Talk   https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/  https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk  https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/
14:35
April 27, 2021
Sports Stories #6: Big Stock
On the sixth episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by special guest Brown Dixon. Brown is the co-founder of Thrift Lorde$, one of the biggest Thrift Shops in the DMV area. The guys discuss surviving in the post-grad world, Brown's love of basketball and the business of thrifting.  Listen to Brown's sports story below and make sure to check out the Thrift Lorde$ on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/thriftlordes/ Brown: https://www.instagram.com/bigstockva/ Raw Football Talk https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/  https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/ https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk ** Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. **
30:52
April 19, 2021
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00:52
April 19, 2021
Sports Stories #5: RealPelmx
On the fifth episode of Sports Stories, the Raw Football Talk crew are joined by special guest Pelumi aka RealPelmx. Pelumi reveals his favorite football team, the struggles he overcame growing up and how he used music and YouTube to make a name for himself. Listen to Pelumi's story and be sure to check out his hilarious YouTube channel (RealPelmx), where he keeps it 'real & simple'  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB0qQXpkEjVK2_yd5w-Khgw https://www.instagram.com/realpelmx/  Raw Football Talk   https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/  https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk  https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/ ** Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. **
47:01
March 30, 2021
Sports Stories #4: Bein Technical
On the fourth episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by special host Aaron Bein from the Bein Technical podcast.  The two Eritrean sports personalities discuss the value of college internships, Alexander Isak's skyrocketing potential, and debate which version of football is better.   Be sure to check out Aaron's podcast on Anchor (Bein Technical), and follow him on the socials: @JustBeinAaron https://twitter.com/justbeinaaron https://www.instagram.com/justbeinaaron/ https://anchor.fm/aaron-bein Raw Football Talk https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/ https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/ ** Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. **
39:15
March 27, 2021
Sports Stories #3: 2010 Baby
On the third episode of Sports Stories, Bik and Kwab are joined by special guest Ky Parrott. Ky is a Manchester City fan who played D1 Baseball at James Madison University and was a Major League Baseball Draft Pick. We talk about his baseball experience, his passion for sports, and what he's doing today to give back.  Listen to Ky's sports story and be sure to check out his baseball program on Instagram.   https://www.instagram.com/finearts_baseball/ Ky: https://www.instagram.com/kyren_parrott/ Raw Football Talk https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/ https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/ ** Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. **
28:31
March 26, 2021
Sports Stories #2: Anything's Possible
On the second episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by the talented Frizz Nilzon. Frizz is an up-and-coming artist and a huge supporter of Liverpool FC and the Boston Celtics. Frizz shares his favorite sports memories, give us a tour of his studio and updates us on new music he's working on.  Listen to Frizz's sports story below and be sure to add him on your Spotify playlist. https://spoti.fi/3aUHCnZ  https://www.instagram.com/frizznilzon/ Raw Football Talk https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/ https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/  ** Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. **
16:35
March 26, 2021
Sports Stories #1: Rooney Doordash
Welcome to the first episode of Sports Stories on the Raw Football Talk podcast!  On this episode, Bikar's close friend Mido shares the "email" he received from Sir Alex Ferguson, how he met Wayne Rooney AND Neymar in one day, and the story of how he snuck into a Manchester United press conference.  - Listen to Mido's sports story below and make sure to check out his page on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/midotings/ - Raw Football Talk https://www.instagram.com/rawfootballtalk/ https://twitter.com/RawFootballTalk https://www.youtube.com/c/RawFootballTalk/ 
29:41
March 20, 2021