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A (short) tennis podcast, hosted by Chris Neary and Caitlin Thompson

A (short) tennis podcast, hosted by Chris Neary and Caitlin Thompson
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New York, NY

Description:

A (short) tennis podcast, hosted by Chris Neary and Caitlin Thompson

Twitter:

@themaindraw

Language:

English


Episodes

La Terre Battue

6/10/2018
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Caitlin gives a report from the road at Roland Garros, slags on dumb journalist questions while Chris makes dated predictions about French Open winners and losers that will make no sense by the time you listen.

Duration:00:20:33

Why pushers, WHY??

5/10/2018
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Chris and Caitlin expound on the futility (or is it beauty?) of trying to improve way past your prime, and talk through their own individual meltdowns and panic attacks on the court.

Duration:00:30:16

Nerding Out

4/23/2018
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Caitlin talks with Sean Kent, host of the Tennis Nerd Podcast (who's also a host with the most who'll make you chicken fried steak and biscuits) about learning to love the game, shitty commentators and Trader Joe's.

Duration:00:33:21

Award-Winning Podcast!

4/13/2018
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No it's not this one. Co-host Chris is a Peabody nominee for a show he produced about the Civil War, but we BET being a part of the 5th or 6th most popular tennis podcast (out of 10) didn't hurt. What we're saying is we have range.

Duration:00:07:00

I'm on a Boat

3/28/2018
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Caitlin and Chris gloss over the happenings from the Sunshine Double to bring you essential anecdotes about Gigi Fernandez' temper, which old person Caitlin WOULDN'T lose to, and yellow vs. green.

Duration:00:29:22

It Happened, It's Fine

2/1/2018
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Chris and Caitlin ditch the Australian Open recap to focus on tattoos, hotel bathroom products and a the hottest of takes.

Duration:00:19:59

The Golden Age of Uncertainty

1/17/2018
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After a thorough examination of sportsmanship, bananas and civil disobedience, Caitlin & Chris return to familiar waters in discussing the Australian Open's showcase of pink and thicc arms.

Duration:00:18:11

Meet the Silver Belles

1/11/2018
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Journalist Claire Suddath takes us behind the scenes of her Racquet magazine feature on the sept- and octogenarian stars of the women's recreational tennis scene, as well as her affinity for old people's stories in this very special episode.

Duration:00:19:45

Ayo Technology

12/27/2017
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Thirty Love's Carl Bialik sets aside his Twitter beef with Caitlin and joins us to fix all the problems. Hint: it involves doubles, gimmicky formats and copious amounts of data!

Duration:00:29:56

Things Get Really Bleak

12/12/2017
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Who knew talking about Toni Nadal's Whatsapp tennis academy would inspire a dark visit with Caitlin's tennis demons? Plus, a new May/December challenge, your Project Voltron responses and some resolutions for the new year.

Duration:00:29:12

Project Voltron

12/6/2017
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Chris and Caitlin (finally) address their many glaring inaccuracies/haters, and come up with a dream participatory scenario... Project Voltron.

Duration:00:19:59

Ready for 2018

11/22/2017
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We waited so long to release our latest episode, we might as well just talk about 2018. Caitlin shares a shocking (panhellenic) revelation, Chris rebrands the Australian Open, and we recap 2017 as only the Main Draw can haplessly do.

Duration:00:31:01

Juicin'

8/16/2017
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#pedpod marches on—hear about Caitlin's triumphant Meldonium Phase 1, and hear about what's planned for Phase 2.

Duration:00:19:33

Mary Pierce, Never Number 1

8/10/2017
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We celebrate the warrior woman in the return of our "popular" segment where we salute the greats who never quite reached the top, and bleeding edge news from the juicing front, from Caitlin's Meldonium adventure to tortellini.

Duration:00:37:10

Caitlin takes Meldonium (Maybe)

8/5/2017
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A chance encounter gives one of us a shot at performance-enhanced greatness. But at what cost? Plus: we rave over WTA TV and give an update from the start of American hardcourt season.

Duration:00:31:25

Casting Tennis' Bond

7/19/2017
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Sure, we talk about Wimbledon, but The Main Draw is for people who like to imagine which tennis stars will populate James Bond's universe or make up the next Battle of the Network Stars. You're welcome.

Duration:00:22:22

Wimbledon in Person

7/11/2017
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How much better is seeing tennis live in person? It's hard to overstate. Caitlin's back from London with a blow-by-blow.

Duration:00:26:49

We're All Living a Lie

6/26/2017
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Chris and Caitlin grapple with being too good looking to develop other skills, blast Johnny Mac's unnecessary Serena comments and celebrate the purest tennis experience of them all: grass.

Duration:00:19:52

Non-tennis Tennis Commentary

5/30/2017
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We take on all of the happenings OFF the court, such as: What do you do when the elder statesmen of the game don't behave? Where are each of us on our own personal parabolas? And forget the television, the best commentating is on the radio.

Duration:00:30:09

Novak Attack

5/25/2017
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It's the most wonderful time of the year—The French Open—when the clay is red, the socks are dirty and the air is filled with accordion music. We check in with Novak Djokovic superfan Sean Rameswaram to get hyped about Roland Garros.

Duration:00:09:19