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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.

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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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Podcast 3/1/2018: Off-Season Update, Free Agent Moves and New Ownership Speculation

March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

March 1, 2018: We’re back with roster and office moves and Panthers news! Meet the new boss – same as the old boss because the new general manager is indeed the old general manager.  However, Hurney’s latest free agency moves may surprise you. The team doesn’t have a new owner yet, but we should expect an announcement the May NFL Owners meeting this Spring in Atlanta.  So naturally, we speculate on the changes that could come with new ownership. Finally, shame on us for not yet seeing the Black Panther movie.  It is our homework assignment for next time. We also touch on the Roaring Riot, what to expect this season and look at a few of the away games.

Also, welcome to the Riot Report’s podcasting network, Keep PounDenn Podcast!

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Previous Episodes

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

By Roaring Riot Podcast | January 12, 2018

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…

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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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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!

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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 Week Ending 7/28: Training Camp, Injuries, Former Panthers Drama

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday it was announced that interim General Manager Marty Hurney fired long-time director of pro personnel Mark Knocz. Knocz was promoted to that position in May by recently-fired General…

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Riot Rewind week ending 7/21/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Drew here with a look at Panthers news headlines for the week ending July 14th, 2017. The Riot Rewind is brought to you by Blue Apron. Click here to get…

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Riot Rewind week ending 7/14/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The big news out of the Panthers this week is that tickets to Fan Fest on August 4th will cost $5 each with a limit of 6 tickets per household.…

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Riot Rewind week ending 6/30/17: Cam, 89 and our must-read stories of the week!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fourth of July weekend edition! Darin Gantt broke the news today at Pro Football Talk that Thomas Davis would like a contract extension before training camp begins. The 34 year-old…

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Riot Rewind: Week Ending 6/23/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Monday the Panthers released their training camp schedule. In the latest edition of our podcast we included a survivor’s guide for training camp. The Riot Report also published a handy guide to Training Camp.

At Carolina Huddle, Jeremy Igo interviewed Austin Duke.

On Tuesday released another ten of their Top 100 rankings with Luke Kuechly coming in at #20.

Late Tuesday night after we wrapped up the podcast (of course) word dropped that Greg Olsen is looking to restructure his contract.

On Wednesday reports emerged that Olsen may hold out from training camp if a new contract is not in place.

Also on Wednesday our friends at Carolina Cat Chronicles released a podcast episode of “Where’s That Cat Now?” featuring an interview with Jason Peter.

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