This... is the Roaring Riot Podcast!

For Panthers fans, by Panthers fans.

This is the official podcast for the Roaring Riot! During the regular season each podcast looks at all of the latest Panthers news, reviews the latest game, hands out the Game Ball and Towel of Shame “Awards” and looks ahead to upcoming games.

The podcast feature members and leaders of Roaring Riot chapters around the country as well as former Panthers players as well as well-known sports writers, fellow podcasters and Panthers fans.

The Roaring Riot Podcast is hosted by Keith Hall, Drew MacDonald and Jayme Thysell of the Capital Riot in Washington, D.C. and Ashlyn Rizzo of the BeanTown Riot in Boston, MA.

Please note: We are currently in the offseason so we are recording every few weeks. Our production schedule will ramp up as we get closer to training camp and the preseason.

Want to be on the podcast? Hit us up through the contact form at the bottom!

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We're taking some time off!

Hey there! Sorry for the lack of content but we're taking some time off during the off-season! We plan to be back around early March 2018. Thank you for listening and we look forward to chatting with you about the Panthers!

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Podcast: 2017 Season Wrap: SHULA FIRED! NORV HIRED! 2017 awards and more!

January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

January 12, 2018: The Panthers season has come to a close but this is not going to be your typical boring off-season. We talk about new ownership, the talk surrounding a new stadium, who’s in and who’s out on the Panthers roster for 2018. Even without spending the $1500 for the plane banner Mike Shula has been relieved of his duties (“fired”) along with Quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey. Norv Turner is hired and brings with him a flock of relatives. We offer up our Game Ball and Towel of Shame awards for the entire 2017 season. We talk a bit about the Roaring Riot and our colleagues at the Riot Report.

And remember, any story with a headline that asks a question can almost always be answered with “NO.”

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Previous Episodes

Podcast 1/2/2018: Falcons?!? Don’t talk about Falcons. You kidding Me? Falcons?!? I just want to win the Playoffs!

By Jayme Thysell | January 2, 2018

January 2, 2018: The Panthers stumble in Atlanta before heading to New Orleans for the first round of the NFC Playoffs. We discuss the (very) few brights spots from Sunday’s game with our Game Balls, and search for the worst of the worst Towels of Shame. The Panthers 2018 opponents were locked in at the…

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Podcast 12/27/2017: Cats put Winston in Time Out, Altanta Rivalry Week, and Playoffs Ahoy!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | December 27, 2017

December 27, 2017:  It’s Official! The Panthers are in the playoffs with a win over the Buccaneers but at a cost: Damiere Byrd is back on Injured Reserve for the remainder of the season. On the flip side, it was great to see a Jameis Winston post-game tantrum. Even with the playoffs locked in there is…

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Podcast 12/19/2017: Baby got Pack, a cheeky touchdown, Jerry’s out, and Bucs bringing up the rear of the NFC South!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017:  The team is up for sale, but it’s not time to pack it in. While the broadcast guys were falling over themselves talking about the return of Aaron Rogers, the Panthers were busy picking off 3 of Aaron’s passes With the win the Panthers knocked the Packers out of the playoffs and move…

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Riot Rewind

The Riot Rewind is a brief look back at Panthers news from the previous week. Like the News Blitz (below) all Rewind descriptions link to sources. To submit a story to the Rewind or have a comment please use the contact form below.

Riot Rewind/Micro Podcast 12/1/2017: Saints Preview & Injuries

December 1, 2017

Keith here with a look at Panthers news for the week ending December 1st, 2017 and provide a bit from the podcast we missed this week! Plus I’ll be joined by a very special guest to offer her take on the upcoming matchup.

Let me apologize for the lack of a proper podcast this week. Our schedules simply did not align but we hope we can satisfy your thirst for Panthers talk with this special Riot Rewind/mini Podcast.

First, in Panthers news, reports that defensive end Charles Johnson has been suspended for four games. According to a statement released by the NFL on Friday, Johnson’s suspension is the result of a violation of the league’s performance enhancing substance policy.

Johnson issued a response where he stated “I accept full responsibility. I have been recovering from back surgery, dealing with the daily grind of football and mistakenly thought this could help. It was an error in judgement on my part.”

His statement closed with “I want to apologize to my team, Mr. Richardson and Panthers fans for this mistake. Regretfully I have disappointed people, but I promise to come back ready to redeem myself when this suspension is over.”

The latest injury report lists Thomas Davis as limited during practice after he tweaked his hamstring in Sunday’s game against the Jets.

Devin Funchess was a full participant after dealing with a toe injury.

Christian McCaffrey was limited in practice due to a shoulder injury.

Greg Olsen did not participate in practice due to his lingering foot issues but according to the Riot Report coach Rivera said he would feel comfortable with Greg playing even if he did not practice all week. He also noted that keeping him from practice was “precautionary.”

Ryan Kalil was limited in practice as was Cam Newton as both deal with lingering injuries – Kalil his neck and Newton his throwing shoulder and thumb.

The full injury report is available at the Riot Report.

Since we did not get a chance to record a full podcast this week we still wanted to hit on the highlights from the Panthers’ win over the Jets. And what better way to do it than to call out the highlight and lowlights. Since we want to finish out on a positive note, we’re switching things around this week, starting with…

The Towel of Shame awards:

Given to the person or persons whose effort did not do the team any favors:

KH: Mine has to go to Cam Newton. While we now know he has an injury to his throwing thumb he constantly sailed passes above and around his targets. If we are going to the postseason Cam has got to be better.

Now, let’s have some fun…

…and give out some Game Ball Awards:

KH: Mine goes to teams not labeled “offense” – to the Defense and specifically Luke Kuechly for his interception that turned the game around and to Special Teams for not getting a penalty on Kaelin Clay’s punt return for a touchdown.

Now, here is your can’t-miss storie from the week:

Riot Report

Keeping It Simple: How The Panthers Can Beat The Saints – Vincent Richardson writes, “A Panthers win on Sunday would give them the division lead and a shot at a first round bye; this article explores how they might be able to pull this off.”

This Sunday the Panthers will head to the Big Easy for a division showdown so important to both teams the NFL moved the start time to 4:25 PM!

Finally, I am joined by a special guest – my 10-year-old niece Olivia, who wanted to see the boring magic of how a podcast is made. Olivia, what is your prediction for the Panthers vs. the Saints on Sunday?

If you’re not going to the game then go hang out with a Roaring Riot chapter near you. Find your local chapter at And if there isn’t a chapter near you, be the change! Start your own!

Follow us on Twitter at RRiotPodcast, on Facebook at and on Instagram at RoaringRiotPodcast.

We hope have a full podcast next week a full Saints game review. Until then, Keep Pounding and Go Panthers!


Previous Riot Rewinds

Riot Rewind/Micro Podcast 12/1/2017: Saints Preview & Injuries

By Roaring Riot Podcast | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Keith here with a look at Panthers news for the week ending December 1st, 2017 and provide a bit from the podcast we missed this week! Plus I’ll be joined…

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Riot Rewind week ending 11/3/2017

By Roaring Riot Podcast | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unless you have been living under a rock you are aware that the Panthers sent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo this week in exchange for a late 3rd and…

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Riot Rewind week ending 10/27/2017

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

News broke late Friday afternoon that Luke Kuechly has been cleared to play on Sunday. After meeting with an independent doctor Friday afternoon Kuechly has been released from the NFL’s…

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Riot Rewind week ending 10/20/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you missed our Tuesday podcast it was chock full of Panthers news and discussion. We covered the loss to the Eagles, looked ahead to this Sunday’s matchup against Chicago…

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Riot Rewind: Oct. 13, 2017: Eagles Recap

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Panthers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football by a score of 28 to 23. The Eagles defense dominated the Panthers throughout the game frustrating Jonathan Stewart…

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Riot Rewind week ending 10/6/2017: Pre-Lions news, “It’s Funny.”

By Roaring Riot Podcast | October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the week ending October 6th, 2017, Jayme here with a look at Panthers news and stories to get you ready for the game Sunday. === The Riot Rewind is…

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Riot Rewind week ending 9/29/2017: Patriots, Protests, Beantown Takeover

By Roaring Riot Podcast | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the week ending September 29th, 2017, Keith here with a look at Panthers news, the Roaring Riot Beantown takeover and touch on a couple of interesting stories to get…

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Riot Rewind 9/22/17: Olsen, Cruisin’ with Cam, Clay from @BlueGooseCast and Saints Talk

By Roaring Riot Podcast | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the week ending September 22nd, 2017. The Roaring Riot Podcast has partnered with Panthers Linebacker Jeremy Cash to help animals in Miami impacted by Hurricane Irma. Please visit…

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Riot Rewind: Roster Cuts

By Roaring Riot Podcast | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The fourth and final preseason game for the Panthers is in the books with the Steelers walking away with a last-minute scoring touchdown with seconds on the clock, defeating the…

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Riot Rewind: Week ending August 11, 2017

By Roaring Riot Podcast | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, Lineback/Safety Jeremy Cash put a low hit on Christian McCaffrey and was removed from practice. On Tuesday the Panthers waived Safety Dean Marlowe after suffering an injury during…

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