The Ajay Thakkar Podcast

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Stand up comic Ajay Thakkar discusses events regarding the world of tennis and other cultural events surrounding politics and comedy. The goal is to bring unfiltered comedy and conversations into the forefront of our culture and to do so in a way that values funny above all.

A Mess Up | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 37
#38
Today at 4:00 PM

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses Rafa Nadal's match against Carlos Alcaraz Garfia and what separates the king of clay from his contemporaries, and also recaps the matches with Karatsev, Rublev, and Tsitsipas. in political and societal news, Ajay discusses the Elon Musk SNL Outrage, the United States waiving the vaccine patents, and Bill Gates Divorce. Enjoy!


Turning the Tide | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 36
#37
Last Tuesday at 4:00 PM

In today's episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses Alex De Minaur's match against Munar at the Madrid Open, the India + Canada Lockdowns, Mitt Romney getting booed at the convention, and ends with his weekly pick! Enjoy!


All Hail Joe Rogan | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 35
#36
04/29/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar briefly recaps the Wimbledon news as well as Dayana Yastremska's appeal being denied. In political and societal news, Ajay breaks down Caitlyn Jenner's Gubernatorial run, Joe Rogan's recent comments on young people getting vaccines, The Academy Awards' ratings, as well as the Logan Paul - Floyd Mayweather fight. Enjoy!


Rafa for Barca | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 34
#35
04/27/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar recaps the Barcelona Open Final and questions if Stefanos Tsitsipas is the next King of Clay. Ajay also discusses the semifinals of the Bacelona Open, what went wrong for Novak Djokovic against Aslan Karatsev, as well as his weekly pick. Enjoy!


Barcelona or Serbia? | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 33
#34
04/22/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the European Super league and the correct response by soccer fans on the outrageous proposal, as well as the string of matches that have transpired from Barcelona and Serbia involving Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Stefanos Tsitsipas. In political news, Ajay Thakkar recaps George W. Bush's interview on TODAY about his comments on the state of the GOP. Enjoy!


Sunday Bloody Sunday | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 32
#33
04/20/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar goes over the Monte Carlo Final between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev on Sunday, the Semi-Finals on Saturday, Nick Kyrgios skipping out of clay season, and Nadal losing in the quarterfinals. In societal news, Ajay details the Jake Paul - Ben Askren fight and why Triller needs Jake Paul to succeed for the company to succeed. Enjoy!


20 Years too Late | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 31
#32
04/15/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar recaps Djokovic-Sinner match as well as the frenzy behind Hubert Hurkacz no questions asked press conference. In societal and political news, Ajay Thakkar discusses Joe Biden's plan on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and J&J hauling vaccines after 6 women had complications with blood clots. Enjoy!


Rain Rain Rain | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 30
#31
04/13/2021

In thi episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar recaps the Volvo Open Final between Kovinic and Kudermetova as well as what to expect from Hubert Hurkacz. In societal and political news, Ajay talks about Andrew Yang wanting to tax street vendors and the recent passing of DMX. Enjoy!


End of an Empire | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 29
#30
04/08/2021

In today's episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar talks about why it is imperative for Roger Federer to win the French Open and Emma Navarro's wild card acceptance at the Volvo Open. In news related to society and politics, Ajay talks further about the Matt Gaetz scandal as well as Caitlyn Jenner exploring a run as California Governor. Enjoy!


Return to Clay | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 28
#29
04/06/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the Miami Open Finals and Semifinals; specifically Jannik Sinner and Andrey Rublev. In political and societal news, Ajay reacts to Charles Barkley's speech on CBS telecast as well as the recent news on DMX, while concluding with his weekly pick. Enjoy!


Red White Blue Forever | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 27
#28
04/01/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar speaks on ATP player's skepticism of taking the vaccine, Jannik Sinner and his chances of winning a major this year, as well as Taylor Fritz and the likelihood of being ranked number 1 for the American rankings. In political/societal news, Ajay goes off on Vaccine passports and Matt Gaetz's awkward interview with Tucker Carlson. Indulge!


The Final Days | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 26
#27
03/30/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the ATP player's reaction to Vasek Pospisil, John Isner's Twitter spat with Toure, and Andrey Rublev still being the frontrunner of the Miami Open. In news outside of tennis, Ajay talks about the recent big tech hearings as well as his weekly pick. Enjoy!


26 Others? | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 25
#26
03/25/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar ponders why Aslan Karatsev should be in the ATP top 25, why Andrey Rublev will win the Miami Open, and Andy Murray skipping out of the MIami Open. In news outside of tennis, Ajay discusses the Shane Gillis situation as well as the colorado shooting and talks surrounding the 2nd amendment.


Welcome to Miami | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 24
#25
03/23/2021

in this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the Dubai Final between Aslan Karatsev and Llyod Harris, the semi final matches of Harris-Shapovalov/Karatsev-Rublev, and how Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafa Nadal not playing the Miami Open will impact the tournament. Indulge!


The One True Sinner | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 23
#24
03/18/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses Sascha Zverev's comments on the ATP ranking system, Danil Medvedev being ranked #2, and Janik Sinner's unbelievable run at the Dubai Tennis Championships. In societal and political news, Chris D'elia returns with his podcast and Andrew Yang gets smeared by politico. Enjoy!


A Tourny Without Big 4 | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 22
#23
03/16/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the Qatar Open; such as DominIc Thiem's loss to Bautista-Agut, Roger Federer's loss to Basilashvili, and Basiliashvili's win over Bautista-Augut. In political and societal news, The woke mob goes after Bill Burr and Chris Harrison. Enjoy!


The Big 5 | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 21
#22
03/11/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses Stan Wawrinka and what went wrong at the Qatar Open, Novak Djokovic passing Roger Federer at weeks at #1, and also Dominic Thiem and Federer matches at the Qatar Open. Enjoy!


Rotter Dam | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 20
#21
03/09/2021

In this episode, Stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the World Tennis Tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands, such as how Stefanos Tsitsipas will fare for the rest of the ATP schedule and how Andrey Rublev's performance at the tournament was phenomenal. Also, Ajay GOES OFF on Krysten Sinema voting no on the minimum wage. Enjoy!


The Future is Clay | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 19
#20
03/04/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar opens up about why this year's French Open won't be a certainty for Rafa Nadal, and highlights Andy Murray's loss at Rotterdam. In political news, Ajay Thakkar discusses CPAC and why the the GOP will lean to Nikki Haley, as well as Neera Tanden withdrawing her nomination for OMB. Enjoy!


Are You Syria's? | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 18
#19
03/02/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses Roger Federer coming back on tour, why John Isner is completely correct on his critique of tennis pay, Russell Wilson trade rumors, Joe Biden dropping air strikes on Syria, and his weekly pick! Enjoy!


Andy, You're a Star | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 17
#18
02/25/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar explores Andy Murray's comments on the younger players, discusses if Nick Kyrgios will be competitive this year, wonders what the Patriots will do at the quarterback position, and more! Enjoy!.


Laughing is Easy | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 16
#17
02/23/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar talks about the Australian Open Men's Singles Final between Novak Djokovic and Danil Medvedev, how Novak Djokovic will eclipse Roger Federer in majors won, Tekashi 6ix9ine's new song, Chris D'elia accusations, and his weekly pick. Enjoy!


The Home Stretch | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 15
#16
02/18/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses why Rafael Nadal's loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas is good for the sport of tennis, if Danil Medvedev is the future of tennis, and why Martin Scorsese is right with his criticisms of superhero movies. Enjoy!


Russian to the Finals | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 14
#15
02/16/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the sudden rise of Danil Medvedev, What went wrong for Dominic Thiem and NIck Kyrgios, and the Democrats prioritization of impeachment over stimulus checks. Enjoy!


A Shoey for Kyrgios | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 13
#14
02/11/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the recent 5 set thriller between Nick Kyrgios and Ugo Humbert, Victoria Azarenka getting bounced in the first round, why a Djokovic-Nadal final is not needed, and why Neera Tanden as director of the Office of Management and Budget would be horrible for the country. Enjoy!


I've Seen Footage | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 12
#13
02/09/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the feud between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios, the separation of Tom Brady and other Quarterbacks, and the potential of Candace Owens running for president. Enjoy!


Shout out to Mahomies | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 11
#12
02/08/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the recent Super Bowl, goes in depth on who to really blame for the loss, the game itself, and the legacy of Tom Brady. Enjoy!


Death, Taxes, and Brady Super Bowl | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 10
#11
02/04/2021

In this episode, stand up comedian Ajay Thakkar talks about the upcoming Super Bowl between the Chiefs and Buccaneers, reminisces about his favorite Super Bowl matches, and why Joe Biden is failing expectations of his voters through the stimulus bill and Iran. Enjoy!


The Data-Attention Economy | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 9
#10
02/02/2021

In this episode, stand-up comic Ajay Thakkar discusses the blockbuster trade that transpired over the weekend between the Lions and the Rams, the future of the QB position for the New England Patriots, and speculates as to who will win the Australian Open. Enjoy!


Power to the Players | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 8
#8
01/28/2021

In this episode, stand up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the sudden rise and growth of Gamestop stock, the drama between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, and the drama concerning the Baseball Hall of Fame. Enjoy!


No Time to Dwell | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 7
#7
01/26/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar talks about the AFC and NFC championship games that transpired over the weekend. Specifically why the Packers wasted the prime of Aaron Rodgers, how Pat Mahomes is the future of the NFL, and why Brady has nothing to lose. In tennis news, Ajay talks about the Margaret Court and Dayana Yastremska drama. Enjoy!


Whole Lotta Skips | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 6
#6
01/21/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar discusses the championship games between the chiefs-bills and packers-buccaneers, how Brady's success in Tampa Bay hurts Belichick's legacy, and whether or not Philip Rivers should be in the hall of fame. Enjoy! Socials: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ajaythakkar_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajaythakkar_


Pardon Assange Pardon Snowden Pardon Shmurda | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 5
#5
01/19/2021

In this episode, stand-up comedian Ajay Thakkar talks about Novak Djokovic's approach to the Australian Open, Politico staff turning on the company for allowing Ben Shapiro to handle the playbook, why Donald Trump was not as bad as George W Bush, and what Trump should do as he heads into the final day of his presidency. Socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajaythakkar_ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ajaythakkar_ Podcast Links: Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/49wQfv7... Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-aja... ...


Turn On the Bright Lights | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 4
#4
01/14/2021

In this episode, stand up comic Ajay Thakkar explores the possibility of Andy Murray canceling the Australian Open due to testing positive for the coronavirus, Aryna Sabalenka being a contender after her win at the Abu Dhabi Open, and why Donald Trump is being impeached for all the wrong reasons. Enjoy!


Dough Dealers Anonymous | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 3 |
#3
01/12/2021

In this episode, Ajay Thakkar talks about the suspension of Dayana Yastremska for testing positive on a banned substance, why Donald Trump getting the internet death penalty sets a dangerous precedent on tech censorship, and the perfect distractions to indulge in when America is burning in chaos. Enjoy!


To Catch a Grifter | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 2
#2
01/07/2021

In this episode, stand up comic Ajay Thakkar talks about the unsettling events that unfolded during the Capitol Hill Protest on Wednesday, The attention economy, and the concerns that COVID will have for the Australian Open.


Australian CLOSED? | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 1
#1
01/05/2021

In this episode, Stand up comic Ajay Thakkar talks about Andy Murray's withdrawal from the delray beach open, Roger Federer's decision to skip the Australian Open, what the new crop of ATP players can do for the future of tennis, and the brilliance of Lenny Bruce. A Year of not Doing Enough by Ben Rothenberg https://www.tennismajors.com/our-features/analysis-our-features/atp-year-not-doing-enough-column-ben-rothenberg-year-review-2020-313956.html


Hello World | The Ajay Thakkar Podcast | Episode 0
12/30/2020

A brief background on Ajay Thakkar and what to expect from this podcast.