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Latest release on Sep 09, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Rank #1: The Doctor Is In, Episode 2: Head Team Physician Dr. Pat Connor

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Josh sits down for another chat with Panthers Head Team Physician Dr. Pat Connor about his relationship with Ryan Vermillion, surprises at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, his role in the Panthers 2019 War Room, how the Panthers staff treats injuries and when the toughest time it is to tell a player that he's too hurt to return to the field.

Plus, they'll chat about the Panthers new facility, analytics' role in the health side of the NFL, training camp in Spartanburg and why sometimes the training staff can be looked at as the bad guys on the NFL sidelines.

The Doctor Is In and The Riot Network is powered by our friends at OrthoCarolina. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts!

Jul 09 2019

31mins

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Rank #2: RB Elijah Holyfield

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Panthers rookie Running Back Elijah Holyfield joins Zack and Josh to talk about what lessons he's taken from his famous father, whether his undrafted status added extra fuel to his fire, what a glute hamstring raise is and whether Josh can do one -- SPOILERS: He Can't -- while Elijah can do 254, one for every pick in the 2019 draft.

They'll also talk about what Elijah's binging on Netflix, his go-to sauce at Chik-Fil-a and the nickname that Cam Newton gave him -- it's an embarrassing one. All that and more on this week's episode!

Subscribe, rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform! The Riot Network is powered by OrthoCarolina.

Jun 07 2019

31mins

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Rank #3: CB Kevon Seymour

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Panthers cornerback Kevon Seymour joins the show to talk about his upbringing in the "Snake Pits" of Pasadena, growing up without a father and how he's aiming for a better life for his daughters, why you can't wear #45 as a DB and why he's moving back to 23.

Plus he looks into how he fits into the Panthers secondary, how he's the most healthy he's been since sophomore year of college, why he's ready to "run like a cheetah" on the football field and how playing cornerback is a metaphor for life.

Oh, and how Donte Jackson always want to race.

It Is What It Is is a proud part of The Riot Network, which is powered by OrthoCarolina - coincidentally, the place where Kevon had both shoulder surgeries.

May 20 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Game of Thrones w/ QB Taylor Heinicke

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SPOILER ALERT: If you're here to talk about football or the Panthers or the NFL in general, sorry, but this is not the episode for you as we dive DEEP into the Game of Thrones series finale with friend of the show and Panthers QB Taylor Heinicke - why he, Zack & Josh were disappointed with the finale, how they would have ended it and where they think it fits in as one of the best shows of all time after a disappointing final season.

That's right, it's an ALL GAME OF THRONES episode - if you're not caught up or you haven't watched the show because you spend your Sundays knitting, this one's not for you.

It Is What It Is is a proud part of The Riot Network, which is powered by our friends at OrthoCarolina.

May 20 2019

31mins

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Rank #5: LB Andre Smith

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Second-year Panthers linebacker Andre Smith joins the podcast to talk about what the difference is between being a rookie and going into your sophomore season, what he did this offseason in order to prevent another injury, how frustrating nagging injuries can be and which teammate he still gets starstruck by.

Then they'll talk a bit about the Panthers switch to a 3-4 defense and what that means for an inside linebacker, memories of his time at UNC and then from about 19 minutes to 24 minutes, they'll talk some very spoiler-y Game of Thrones after last week's finale, so if you're not caught up -- this is your official Spoiler Alert.

It Is What It Is is a proud part of The Riot Network, which is powered by OrthoCarolina. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe wherever podcasts are sold.

May 28 2019

40mins

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Rank #6: TE Chris Manhertz LIVE From The Charlotte Shout! Festival

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Zack and Josh are joined LIVE by TE Chris Manhertz from the Queen City Podcast Network Stage at the Charlotte Shout! Festival to talk Tessitore, Chris' reasons for settling down in Charlotte - including his favorite restaurant, how he thinks Cam Newton will respond to the haters, what it's like at mini-camp and who the Panther least likely to participate in Flex Friday would be.

Plus they play the lightning round and we find out whether a hot dog is a sandwich.

It Is What It Is is a proud part of The Riot Network, which is powered by OrthoCarolina. Make sure you rate, review and subscribe wherever your local podcasts are sold!

May 10 2019

28mins

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Rank #7: The Doctor Is In: Panthers Team Physician Dr. Pat Connor Talks The NFL Combine

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Josh sits down with Carolina Panthers Head Team Physician Dr. Pat Connor to discuss a multitude of topics - from why he decided to settle in Charlotte, to what goes on under the famed "blue tent" on the sidelines, how the league is trying to combat concussions and other player safety issues on a constant basis and more!

This episode focuses on Dr. Connor's role for the Panthers at the NFL Combine - how the spectacle in Indianapolis has grown from what it originally was, a chance for doctors to properly evaluate prospects, into five days of 40 times and bench presses.

The Doctor Is In is a proud part of The Riot Network, which is Powered by our friends at OrthoCarolina. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe - let us know which players, coaches or staff members you'd like us to interview next!

Feb 20 2019

29mins

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Rank #8: TE Chris Manhertz

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Tight end for the Panthers Chris Manhertz stops by the day after his first touchdown of his career to talk what happened on that trick play, how he almost lost the ball in the lights, who's the best basketball player on the Panthers, and how he went from college basketball star to needing help putting on his pads for the first time in an NFL locker room.

Plus, we discuss what it's like to have your name yelled out incorrectly on national television, how he's still clearing out his texts and so much more!

The Riot Network is powered by OrthoCarolina.

Make sure to rate, review and subscribe wherever your local podcasts are sold - leave a review with which Panthers player you'd like us to interview next!

Dec 19 2018

35mins

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Rank #9: QB Taylor Heinicke

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Panthers quarterback and Hail Mary specialist Taylor Heinicke joins the podcast to talk his appearance on reality television, exchange show recommendations, what he's learned from Cam Newton and what exactly happens when he gets tapped in to heave it 60 yards at a time.

Plus, he picks his own personal emoji and reveals why his nickname doesn't really make any sense - oh, and there's a math quiz, which he passes with flying colors.

Be sure to subscribe, rate and review wherever your local podcasts are sold.

The Riot Network is Powered By OrthoCarolina.

Dec 17 2018

21mins

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Rank #10: RB Fozzy Whittaker

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Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker joins Zack and Josh to talk his recovery from his torn ACL, his favorite grilling techniques, his favorite places to eat in Charlotte, the similarities between the 2015 Panthers and the 2018 version, dinosaurs, whether college athletes should be paid, which BBQ is the best - Texas or NC - and much, much more!

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review wherever your local Panthers podcasts are sold!

Oct 24 2018

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Rank #11: LB Jermaine Carter, Jr.

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Carolina Panthers rookie linebacker Jermaine Carter, Jr joins us to talk video games, his family and growing up, why he won't be trying to fry crabs again anytime soon, how his man cave has the perfect set up and his favorite movies.

Oh, and we also talked Panthers football, which linebacker he see himself in the most and why he thinks he's ready to get some snaps sooner rather than later.

Be sure to rate, review and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform!

Oct 03 2018

41mins

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Rank #12: DE Efe Obada

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Carolina Panthers DE Efe Obada, the first player to ever make a 53-man roster after completing the International Pathway Program, joins JUST Josh to talk video games, the thing he misses most about London, how he's helping to spread the football brand around the world, why he's not satisfied with making the active roster, Maroon 5, and why the one QB he wants to sack the most, he won't get the chance to. That, and much more, including bacon talk!

Oh, and if you don't like the levels, be sure to tweet at Efe.

Subscribe, rate, review us and love us on all of your favorite podcast platforms.

Sep 20 2018

31mins

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Rank #13: RB CJ Anderson

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CJ Anderson joins the show to talk his relationship with Peyton Manning, his Dreams Never Die Foundation, how he fits into the Panthers offense, his experience growing up in California and how it put a chip on his shoulder, why he wore #22 in Denver, how Cam Newton compares to Peyton Manning and how many celebrity names he has in his phone - including one of the greatest video game characters of all time.

Be sure to rate, subscribe and love us on your favorite podcast platform.

Sep 12 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #14: Keep PounDENN Crossover Episode w/ Josh Klein & Keith Hall!

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What better way to start the 2018 season than with a good old-fashioned crossover episode? Denn & Chris of the Keep PounDENN podcast are joined by Josh Klein of One Day Contract and It Is What It Is and Keith Hall of the Roaring Riot Podcast to discuss the 2018 53-man roster and what it might mean for the Panthers going forward.

If you like what you're hearing from Denn or Keith - we get it if you don't like Chris - subscribe and review their podcast on your favorite app! Keep Pounding!

Sep 03 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: August 14, 2018: WR Rasheed Bailey

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WR Rasheed Bailey joins the pod to talk about his journey from Philadelphia to the NFL, how he spent 11 weeks as college WR coach waiting for a call from the Panthers, advice from Cam Newton, how much he looks up to Torrey Smith and so much more. It is impossible not to like Rasheed after spending some time with him, and we're sure you'll feel the same way after hearing the passion with which he speaks.

Aug 14 2018

55mins

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Rank #16: RB Elijah Hood In Studio

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Running back for the Panthers Elijah Hood joins Zack and Josh in studio as they chat about Elijah running over kids at Charlotte Catholic on his way to 53 (yes, you read that correctly) touchdowns his senior year and continuing that at UNC, new owner David Tepper, how he thinks he'll fit in with the Panthers offense, the nickname Cam gave him, how it feels growing up a Panthers fan and now being on the team, and much, much more!

May 21 2018

33mins

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Rank #17: 2018 Draft Linebacker Special Edition: Andre Smith & Jermaine Carter, Jr Interviews

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A chance to hear from both new linebackers that will be joining the Carolina Panthers in 2018 - first, seventh-round pick Andre "56 Nightmares" Smith joins the show to talk about how he managed 113 tackles while recovering from a torn pectoral muscle, how he'd fit into the Carolina Panthers band (he plays the tuba) and where he thinks he would have been drafted if not for his injury. Then, fifth-round selection Jermaine Carter, Jr comes on to chat about where he sees himself playing in the NFL, whether DJ Moore ever blew by him in practice, and much more!

May 02 2018

27mins

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Rank #18: Eric Washington Interview - Plus Colin Hoggard Joins to Talk Olsen, Future Draft Busts and More!

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Colin Hoggard joins the podcast to discuss which side of the Greg Olsen debate he's on, the difference between a dude and a guy at wide receiver, where the Panthers might make a mistake with the 24th pick, Josh gets confused between Memphis & Kentucky, why trading down might be the right answer, and much more. Then, Josh chats with defensive coordinator Eric Washington about his philosophy, what to expect from Corn Elder and the rest of the defense in 2018, and what he looks for in a safety. Plus much more!

Apr 19 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #19: Free Agency Updates, Defensive Line Nicknames and Holes In The Defensive Secondary

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Zack and Josh go it alone to discuss the opening of free agency, where the Panthers still need to fill in holes on the roster, and Josh tries to sell #DontarioSheppers as a nickname for the defensive line, which apparently, is terrible. Plus, why Bashaud Breeland is not coming back to Carolina, in terrible analogy form.

Mar 20 2018

34mins

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Rank #20: Norv Turner Party Chat, New Stadium Possibilities, Marty Hurney Sticking Around?

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Offseason? What offseason? A full breakdown of the release of Mike Shula and the presumed hiring of Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator of the Panthers. And if it's not Norv, THIS EPISODE NEVER EXISTED. Where would a new stadium go in Charlotte and will the new owner even require one? Is Marty Hurney sticking around? All this, plus audio from Ron Rivera's press conference!

Jan 10 2018

58mins

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