Sure we love tennis here at The Main Draw, but we mainly like tennis style—and today we go deep on sneaker culture and why so few sneakers that look good with jeans work well on court (and vice versa).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.