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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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Podcast 12/12/2017: Panthers win over the Vikings, look ahead to the Packers

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December 12, 2017:  This week, WE BE JAMIN’!  The Vikings were picked by everybody to win, but the Panthers had other plans. We take an in-depth look at the Panthers’ big win over the Vikings after that stinkfest in New Orleans the previous week.  Everyone has Game Balls to give out, but what about Towels of Shame after such an important win? What did Cam mean when he said the team had to “overcome coaching” to win? Josh Norman finally realized the grass isn’t greener in Washington (have you seen the condition of FedEx Field?) and he is probably because he only cares about winning rings – except when he only cared about money in Carolina. We look ahead to Green Bay where we all assume Rodgers will start, but how effective can he be with that injury? We also talk about the best way to re-purpose a jersey and drop a little Club Nouveau just for fun!

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SUPER PODCAST 2017! With Panthers Reddit, Keep PounDENN & Panthers Poundcast!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | November 21, 2017

SUPER PODCAST 2017: It’s the BYE week and what better time for friends to come together and talk about your Carolina Panthers! Keith, Jayme and Ashlyn were joined by our friends JCoxRocks and AppGrad from the Panthers Reddit Podcast, Denn from the Keep PounDENN Podcast and Master Splinter from the Panthers PoundCast! Sit back, relax…

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Podcast 11/16/2017: Panthers hang 45 on the ‘fins, BYE week ahoy!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017: The Panthers swagger into the BYE week at 7-3 after dominating Miami on Monday Night Football. Franchise records were set and Cam was named NFC offensive player of the week! Sadly, we have lost Curtis Samuel for the season. Greg Olsen is doing good things with Levine Children’s Hospital. And how did…

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Podcast 11/7/17: Panthers defeat the Falcons! Dolphins Preview, a Riverboat Ron sighting, and Do The Julio!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017:  Your Carolina Panthers improve to 6-3 while holding onto the 5th playoff spot! The Falcons came to town, and the Pamother’s (with some help from the Roaring Riot) gave them the business – and without Kelvin Benjamin. Typical of our impeccable timing, KB13 was traded to Buffalo after we recorded our podcast…

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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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News Blitz

News Blitzes are 3-4 minute mini-episodes where we cover late-breaking Panthers news and highlight Panthers coverage on several reputable web sites. All Podcast descriptions have links to sources in the description. To submit a story to the News Blitz please use the contact form below.

News Blitz: 9/2/2017 – The Final 53

September 2, 2017

The Panthers trimmed their roster to 53 today with several key players being cut from the team.

Among the significant cuts: Punter Andy Lee, Quarterback and Special Teams ace Joe Webb and local favorites Austin Duke and Ben Boulware.

Brenton Bersin was sent to Injured Reserve.

It is the first time the team has gone with only two quarterbacks since the 2013 season.

At running back in addition to Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey the Panthers kept Fozzy Whittaker, Cameron Artis-Payne and rookie draft pick Alex Armah.

At Wide Receiver rookie Curtis Samuel made the cut as well as Russell Shepard, Damiere Byrd and Kaelin Clay.

Drew: This just in…. Panthers traded WR Kaylen Clay to the Buffalo Bill per Adam Shefter

Other players to make the team: Rookie Taylor Moton and Greg Van Roten on the offensive line.

Jeremy Cash, Jared Norris and Ben Jacobs at linebacker.

Rookie Corn Elder and Cole Luke made the team at Cornerback.

As mentioned earlier, Andy Lee was waived making Mike Palardy the Panthers’ punter.

Interestingly enough the Panthers are keeping two kickers on the 53-man roster – for the moment. Reports have come in that the team is receiving interest in both kickers. As of the 4PM Saturday deadline, both Graham Gano and Harrison Butker are still with the Panthers.

Other significant moves throughout the league:

The Broncos have cut Safety TJ Ward. The current roster has only Colin Jones as backup at the Safety position. Ward would add needed depth and bring veteran experience to the Panthers’ secondary which currently lists only 3 players at the Safety spot.

Ashlyn: The Bengals have traded Former Panther cornerback Bene Benwikere was traded to Dallas Cowboys

Now, where’s what everyone is writing about around the web.

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Panthers reportedly showing interest in TJ Ward

Read the full roster breakdown at

We will have a full podcast next week where we will preview the first regular season game against the 49ers. Kickoff is at 4:25PM on Sunday September 10th.


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