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Rakes Report: A Notre Dame podcast
37 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Dispatch From Omaha
A travelogue covering the opening days of the 2022 Men's College World Series.
40 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Carr Commitment and the State of Notre Dame Recruiting
Using the occasion of C.J. Carr's commitment to the Fighting Irish to talk with Ashton Pollard of Blue and Gold about quarterbacks, recruiting, quarterback recruiting and much more.
45 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
USC Check-In: Freeman vs. Riley Begins
Our USC Insider Nick Tresnowski joins to talk about the Trojans new coach and new roster, plus some general Pac-12 and Notre Dame chatter.
56 minutes | May 4, 2022
NFL Draft 2022 + NIL Moral Panic
Jessica Smetana joins to discuss how Kyle Hamilton and Kyren Williams fared in the draft before turning to the latest conversations around Name, Image and Likeness.
43 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
2022 Blue-Gold Game Review
After spending the Blue-Gold Game reporting on the sideline for NBC Sports, Caroline Pineda joins to talk about what she saw and heard as Marcus Freeman’s first spring as Notre Dame’s head coach came to a close. subscribe to the Rakes Report newsletter
75 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
A Dream of Spring 2022
Long one today, probably should have just broken this into two but here we are. First, Jamie Uyeyama of Irish Sports Daily talks spring practice and how Notre Dame is working to replace some of its biggest contributors from last season. Then (55:20) Mike Laskey joins to talk about Blake Wesley's NBA decision.
60 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Dan Wetzel on the Freeman Hire and Playoff Expansion
Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel joins to discuss Marcus Freeman's first three months on the job, Notre Dame recruiting, playoff expansion, NIL, Mel Tucker's extension, Rose Bowl sunsets and much more.
47 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Marcus Freeman's First Staff w/ Pete Sampson
The Athletic's Pete Sampson joins to walk through the new faces on the Fighting Irish coaching staff, plus some discussion of the roster and Winning Is Hard. subscribe to the rakes report newsletter
54 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Ode to Blake Wesley + Jerome Bettis Back to School
Sam Werner joins to talk about the Notre Dame men's basketball team as they prepare for their biggest week of the season. After that (30:44), Paul Rigney talks about hanging out on campus with Jerome Bettis as The Bus returns to finish his ND degree. Watch the Today Show story on Bettis here.
53 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Inside the Freeman Media Rollout & Modern Notre Dame Mythmaking
Notre Dame professors Christine Becker (Film, Television and Theatre) and Katherine Walden (American Studies) join to discuss the public relations rollout and documentary footage around the Marcus Freeman hire, mythmaking in the age of social media, John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! and more.
57 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
The Fiesta Bowl and Beyond
Jessica Smetana joins to discuss if there are any long-term ramifications from Notre Dame's loss to Oklahoma State before moving onto some big picture issues (narrative shift on playoff losses, Kirk Herbstreit's comments, NIL + transfer portal) as well as how Jess reignited the Muffet/Geno feud over Christmas. (Considering it follows a loss, this one isn't a bummer.)
40 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Christmas Giving: How Marcus Freeman Became Head Coach
The South Bend Tribune's Eric Hansen joins to discuss his reporting on Brian Kelly's departure and Marcus Freeman's ascension. Read Eric's column on Freeman here. Donate to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend here. Buy the Christmas Giving shirts here.
43 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Christmas Giving: Brian Kelly's Notre Dame Legacy
It's way too early to make any final judgments on how Brian Kelly's time in South Bend will be viewed but it's always a good time to talk to Michael Bryan of 18 Stripes about his look back at the last dozen years of Notre Dame football. Donate to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend here. Buy the Christmas Giving shirts here.
47 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Christmas Giving: The View from Campus
After covering the past Notre Dame season for NBC Sports, the AP and NDFIM, senior Caroline Pineda stops by to discuss the Kelly-to-Freeman transition, her thoughts on the new head coach, what it's like to have Muffet McGraw as a professor and much more. Donate to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend here. Buy the Christmas Giving shirts here.
59 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Christmas Giving: Favorite Plays of the 2021 Notre Dame Season
Now that the dust of the coaching search has settled, let's remember some plays. Donate to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend here. Buy the Christmas Giving shirts here.
34 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
Christmas Giving 2021 Kickoff
Jessica Smetana helps kick off this year's Christmas Giving with a discussion of championship weekend, Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State and other bowls we're excited to watch. Donate to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend here. Buy the Christmas Giving shirts here.
39 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Instant Reaction: Head Coach Marcus Freeman
There's a new head coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Jessica Smetana is here to talk about it. Tis The Season merch.
41 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Notre Dame Coach Watch 2021: December 1st
An update on the latest with Jessica Smetana.
45 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Brian Kelly to LSU Emergency Pod
w/ Jessica Smetana. and another thing: im not mad. please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad. (this was slapped together on the road, audio quality not the best but times are what they are.)
41 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
Instant Reaction: Stanford
Jessica Smetana joins to talk about Notre Dame's 45-14 win against the Cardinal, mourn the end of what turned into an incredibly fun Irish season and discuss the postseason.
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