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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

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


Maria, Maria

5/8/2017
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We dig into the cover story from Racquet's third Issue with writer Sarah Nicole Prickett. What follows is a wide-ranging discussion about sexuality, the depiction of women in media and adult learning! Plus, Chris has a brilliant suggestion for Nole's new coach.

Duration: 00:37:03


Sportsmanship Awards

5/2/2017
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We rake the pro players (and ourselves) over the coals for a look at what constitutes being a good sport, what doesn't, and who's on the right side of history along with actor/producer/director/part-time sock model Wes Needham.

Duration: 00:29:07


Specific Set of Skills

4/26/2017
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After three years of The Main Draw, the public has taken notice, and they don't like what they're hearing. Chris and Caitlin issue retractions and apologies about hair rankings, pronunciations and Cincinnati. Featuring Valerie David from Tennis Inside Out, and favored spouse of the pod, Caitlin's wife Clare.

Duration: 00:37:42


Moroccan Asses in Moroccan Seats

4/17/2017
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In this episode, The Main Draw does what it does best: Fashion critiques and locker-room cattiness. We examine the return of '80s shorts, Maria's reception on the tour and practice our Swiss German ahead of Monte Carlo.

Duration: 00:29:03


Posturing Toward Masculinity

4/3/2017
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No, it isn't a Sarah McLachlan album. Come for the gendered examination of tennis' next generation, from Nick Kyrgios to Johanna Konta, stay for Caitlin's wooden-racquet hot take.

Duration: 00:29:08


Mystery Brunette

2/13/2017
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We get personal with essayist Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who talks about her love/hate relationship with the tennis lifestyle and the perks of being a celebrity profile specialist.

Duration: 00:24:07


Grappling with David Foster Wallace

2/8/2017
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You can't talk about tennis without talking about the literary giant. We invite two amazing writers - Sasha Frere-Jones and Sam Riches - to talk about grappling with the DFW legacy.

Duration: 00:33:13


Bathing in Stem Cells

1/31/2017
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The Main Draw is back after a lengthy hiatus, celebrating everything from our geriatric Australian Open finalists to a whole new season of comebacks, hair emergencies and sartorial splendor.

Duration: 00:18:15


Rumours and Innuendoes

12/3/2016
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We spend the last episode of the year talking about some 2016's shadier stories - from an alleged Djokovic affair to a full-scale Nadal hair emergency - and preview what we hope is the terrifying return of Maria Sharapova.

Duration: 00:20:29


Rebranding Maria Sharapova

10/14/2016
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We offend Uzbekistan, talk about Racquet magazine's debut, and offer some suggestions for new looks Maria Sharapova can employ upon her return to the tour next year.

Duration: 00:19:36


Maximal Hijinks

9/13/2016
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From Monfils' rope-a-dope to Tomic's fan engagement strategy, we post-mortem the bad behavior on the men's side of the US Open and celebrate new world number 1 Angelique Kerber.

Duration: 00:22:01


!Viva el tenis!

9/9/2016
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We celebrate Juan Martin del Potro's deep run at the US Open, advocate getting rid of five-set matches, and talk about how fun tennis is in Spanish.

Duration: 00:22:36

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