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Raw Football Talk

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A storytelling podcast that zooms in on the introspective world of sports. Find us on Instagram, Youtube, Anchor, TikTok, and Twitter: @RawFootballTalk Support this podcast:

34 Episodes | 2021 - 2023

Sports Stories #30: Celebrate Women in Sports

April 9th, 2023


In honor of International Women's Month, here's a short reel highlighting life lessons shared by a couple of talented guests on the show. Be sure to keep up with their work and celebrate the incredible women in your …

Kit Stories #3: Italy (ft. Roland)

February 11th, 2023


Roland from Pros Only Sports hops on Kit Stories to rate Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup winning away jersey and share his favorite memories of a …

Kit Stories #2: Lazio (ft. Rich)

December 25th, 2022


Rich from  @EagleEyedFootball  describes his love for Lazio's 2001/02 European kit and the golden era of Serie A football. 
#lazio #seriea #jerseys

Kit Stories #1: Ecuador (ft. Shill)

December 15th, 2022


Shill shares a brief story about her love for all things Ecuadorian football in the first installment of our brand-new series, Kit Stories!  
Huge thanks to Shill for her awesome kit story. Check out her work in the …

Sports Stories #29: Ibrahim Mustapha

December 27th, 2021


On the last episode of an eventful 2021, Bik is joined by seasoned sports journalist, Ibrahim Mustapha. Ibrahim is the current news editor for …

Sports Stories #28: Darren Haynes

December 20th, 2021


On this episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by WUSA9 Sports Director, Darren Haynes. Darren is a 9x Emmy Award winning Hall of Famer who anchored ESPN's SportsCenter in the past. He also remains a diehard UConn …

Sports Stories #27: Benyam Kidané

December 13th, 2021


On this episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by his good friend, Benyam Kidané. Benyam is a senior editor for NBA Australia, and also has experience in podcasting, writing, and covering the Australia basketball …

Sports Stories #26: Smoot Beats

November 26th, 2021


On this episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by his longtime friend, Chris Smoot. Smoot is a music producer, writer, and a creative based in the DMV area. We talk Smoot's love for music, basketball, and rank classic …

Sports Stories #25: Renee Washington

November 16th, 2021


Episode 24 of Sports Stories sees Bik joined by local sports reporter, Renee Washington. Renee covers local sports for ESPN and Fox Sports, and is an alum of La Salle University, where she was a three time Division 1 …

Sports Stories #24: Lidiaana, The G.O.A.T.

October 27th, 2021


Episode 24 of Sports Stories sees Bik joined by Ms. Happy Monday, Lidiaana. Lidiaana is a singer, dancer, actress, model, creator, and entertainer that loves to spread positivity and happiness. We talk all things …

Sports Stories #23: Sam Soares

October 15th, 2021


On the latest episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by his friend Sam Soares.
Sam is a football content creator who supports Benfica 🇵🇹 and hates to love Manchester United. We cover her love of football, Boston, …

Sports Stories #22: Aron & Aaron

October 11th, 2021


On this marathon (s/o Nip) episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by two of his good Eritrean-American homies, Aron Yohannes and Aaron Bein.  Aron currently works as a trending news and sports reporter for The …

Sports Stories #21: Alex Warrington

October 3rd, 2021


Episode 21 of Sports Stories sees Bik joined by his good friend Alex Warrington. Alex is the Video Coordinator for the Houston Dash and Houston Dynamo, and her past stops include interning for the Washington Spirit and …

Sports Stories #20: Mike Janela

September 15th, 2021


On this episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by NY Mets Digital Media host and overall decent guy, Mike Janela. Mike is a 15 year veteran of the …

Sports Stories #19: Kaleb Torrence

September 1st, 2021


Episode 19 of Sports Stories sees Bik chop it up with local college hoops player Kaleb Torrence. Kaleb plays basketball at Millersville University, …

Sports Stories #18: Thrift Lorde(s) Tob

August 24th, 2021


On episode 18 of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by our good friend Tob. Tob is 1/2 of Thrift Lorde$, one of the biggest thrift shops in the DM(V) area. Tob hopped on to share his favorite sport stories, drop jewels on …

Sports Stories #17: Musical Footballers ft. My Football Heroes

August 19th, 2021


On episode 17 of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by Paul and Lewis from the My Football Heroes podcast to discuss football and music. The lads compare …

Sports Stories #16: Antwan Staley

August 10th, 2021


Episode 16 of Sports Stories sees Bik chop it up with Sports Journalist Antwan Staley. Staley is an NFL and NCAA Football reporter and a HUGE Hip-Hop fan. We covered many things, including Staley’s career in reporting, …

Sports Stories #15: Too $hill

July 8th, 2021


Episode 15 of Sports Stories sees Bik joined by his good friend, Shill. Shill is an avid sports fan, and her teams include Real Madrid, Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, Manchester United, …

Sports Stories #14: Hibs Special with Cam Wilson

June 29th, 2021


Episode #14 of Sports Stories features Cam Wilson, head of the Football Department at Overtime Heroics. Cam hails from Scotland and is a huge Hibernian and Aston Villa supporter. We touch on his favorite sports moments, …

Sports Stories #13: @Habesha.Athletes

June 15th, 2021


Episode #13 of Sports Stories sees Bik and Mido joined by their good friend Kirubel, the creator of @Habesha.Athletes.  We discuss many things, including Kirby's upbringing, his favorite football teams (American …

Sports Stories #12: Quality Control Football

June 8th, 2021


On a special live streamed episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by pro futsal baller and motivational life coach, Luch. Luch is an Arsenal …

Sports Stories #11: 3inMidfield Podcast

June 1st, 2021


Episode #11 of Sports Stories sees the RFT crew hop on the 3inMidfield Podcast, the Podcast where 3 friends who failed to become pro footballers discuss football. Kojo and the guys dissect their respective clubs' (Man …

Sports Stories #10: Footy Misfits

May 25th, 2021


On this special episode of The Football Misfits Podcast, Ronny and LV are joined by their DMV brethren Bik and Mido of the Raw Football Talk Podcast! Together, the four provide in-depth previews on the upcoming UEFA …

Sports Stories #9: Squids Rug

May 7th, 2021


Episode 9 of Sports Stories sees Bik, Kwab and Buruk joined by their good friend Wagner. Wagner is a huge Washington Wizards fan and a retired FC Barcelona supporter. The guys discuss Wagner's time with the Squids …

Sports Stories #8: The Arbitrary Project

May 4th, 2021


The eight episode of Sports Stories sees Bik joined by Johny and Serj, hosts of The Arbitrary Project. Johny supports Los Blancos aka Real Madrid while Serj reps the pride of London; Chelsea. With the two European …

Sports Stories #7: Dreams Can't be Buy

April 27th, 2021


On the seventh episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by Kenyan academy footballer Griffin. Griffin is a member of the famed Express Soccer Academy in Kenya and is also a huge supporter of Chelsea FC. We cover …

Sports Stories #6: Big Stock

April 19th, 2021


On the sixth episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by special guest Brown Dixon. Brown is the co-founder of Thrift Lorde$, one of the biggest Thrift Shops in the DMV area. The guys discuss surviving in the post-grad …

Sports Stories #5: RealPelmx

March 30th, 2021


On the fifth episode of Sports Stories, the Raw Football Talk crew are joined by special guest Pelumi aka RealPelmx. Pelumi reveals his favorite football team, the struggles he overcame growing up and how he used music …

Sports Stories #4: Bein Technical

March 27th, 2021


On the fourth episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by special host Aaron Bein from the Bein Technical podcast. The two Eritrean sports personalities share stories about their experience in sports, discuss Alexander …

Sports Stories #3: 2010 Baby

March 26th, 2021


On the third episode of Sports Stories, Bik and Kwab are joined by special guest Ky Parrott. Ky is a Manchester City fan who played D1 Baseball at James Madison University and was a Major League Baseball Draft Pick. We …

Sports Stories #2: Anything's Possible

March 26th, 2021


On the second episode of Sports Stories, Bik is joined by the talented Frizz Nilzon. Frizz is an up-and-coming artist and a huge supporter of …

Sports Stories #1: Rooney Doordash

March 20th, 2021


Welcome to the first episode of Sports Stories on the Raw Football Talk podcast!  On this episode, Bikar's close friend Mido shares the "email" he received from Sir Alex Ferguson, how he met Wayne Rooney AND Neymar in …

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