The Right Time with Bomani Jones

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 Jun 5, 2022

 Oct 10, 2021

Worth a listen
 Mar 19, 2021
Mr. Jones keeps the dopeness coming with this podcast. One of the most unique voices in sports and glad the podcast will now have 3 shows a week.

 Feb 12, 2021
Love the show!!

 Jun 23, 2020
Great Pod. Bo is thoughtful and always funny. Way more than just a sports podcast. I can see that turning some people off, but I really appreciate his perspectives.


Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.

Episode Date
Foxworth Friday: 'New Media' vs. 'Old Media', Freddie Freeman Missing Atlanta?
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on Freddie Freeman firing his agent over a reported miscommunication that led to him signing with the Dodgers over the Braves this past winter (1:13), and riff on how it relates to the NBA free agent market to be this summer (12:06). Plus, the “new” media versus the “old” media, as defined by Warriors F Draymond Green and how Twitter aggregating fans the flames of it all (20:19).
Jul 01, 2022
Michael Smith Talks NBA 'Beef'; Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Their Career Trajectories
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith of Peacock's "Brother From Another" dissect all of the "beef" that we are seeing thus far in the NBA offseason (2:54), as well as how the career trajectories of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry are all intertwined with one another (21:55). Plus, why players should be eyeing who the best organizations are for their next destination, as opposed to where their friends are at (36:35).
Jun 29, 2022
Reliability Matters, Book Club Part 2 with Corey Erdman
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the futures of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving now that their time together seems to be coming to an end with the Nets (1:01), as well as how the politicization of Wimbledon has a connection to the events of this past Friday in America (10:28). Plus, boxing commentator and former "The Morning Jones" producer Corey Erdman joins for #TheRightTimeBookClub to discuss more of “King of the World” by David Remnick about Muhammad Ali and just how great of a fighter he was (22:13).
Jun 27, 2022
Roy Wood Jr. on New Beyoncé and Drake, Great 90's Rap Albums, PSA for MLB
Bomani Jones welcomes Roy Wood Jr. of The Daily Show to react to new Beyoncé and Drake records and discuss the greatest hip-hop albums of the 90's (8:46), as well as wonder why rappers don’t put their homies on records anymore (34:21). Plus, Roy gives a PSA for Major League Baseball now that we are past the NBA season (41:18).
Jun 22, 2022
Playing for Today, and Tomorrow
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the Warriors winning the NBA Championship and how the result reflects on PG Stephen Curry (1:30). Plus, possible movement for Nets G Kyrie Irving this summer (19:34), a Title IX-themed IYHH as we approach the 50th anniversary of its passage into law (34:23), and your voicemails about that one friend who takes things just a little "too far" (48:27)! IYHH Stories @neil_paine shares what 50 Years Of Title IX Has — And Hasn't — Accomplished: @nrarmour’s project ‘Title IX: Falling short at 50’ exposes how colleges still fail women: @biancaquilan says Biden, Cardona to make June update to Title IX:
Jun 20, 2022
Foxworth Friday: LIV Golf 'Sports Washing", Joe Burrow Speaks out on Gun Violence, 'Dream On' 30 for 30
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on the new 30 for 30 "Dream On", about the 1996 Women's Olympic team (2:05). Plus, will "sports washing" work for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf (13:08), and Bengals QB Joe Burrow speaks out on gun violence in America (26:58).
Jun 17, 2022
Vinnie Goodwill on the NBA Finals, Warriors' Future Planning, Stephen Curry's Legacy
Bomani Jones and Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the latest from the NBA Finals, including Warriors F Draymond Green’s contributions (3:21), and whether or not Celtics F Jayson Tatum is going to finish the series with any regrets about his performance (10:55). Plus, Golden State’s long-term roster construction (27:03) and PG Stephen Curry’s legacy (34:11).
Jun 15, 2022
Ain't No Joker, Book Club Part 1 with Howard Bryant
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the NBA Finals action from over the weekend, including PG Stephen Curry carrying the Warriors (1:40), and F Jayson Tatum not delivering for the Celtics (10:52). Plus, Howard Bryant joins for #TheRightTimeBookClub to discuss “King of the World” by David Remnick about Muhammad Ali (16:26). They get into the reporting of the book, as well as how journalists spoke about Black boxers in that day. Also how Ali treated his peers, and what it meant for him to join The Nation of Islam.
Jun 13, 2022
Foxworth Friday: NBA Finals, Deshaun Watson NYT Article, Jack Del Rio's Comments, Aaron Donald's Deal
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on the Celtics taking command of the NBA Finals after a resounding Game 3 victory over the Warriors (1:25), the latest revelations from the New York Times about Browns QB Deshaun Watson (13:12), and Commanders DC Jack Del Rio's comments about January 6th and Black Lives Matter (27:02). Plus, DL Aaron Donald's monster deal to extend with the Rams (36:26).
Jun 10, 2022
Howard Bryant talks his new book 'Rickey', and the NBA Finals
Howard Bryant of ESPN and Meadowlark Media talks with Bomani Jones about his new biography of Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson, titled "Rickey" (1:56). They get into Henderson's impact on the sport, how much the culture of the sport has changed, and how the city of Oakland has played a role in all of it. Plus, Howard's take on the NBA Finals thus far (38:22). The Right Time Recommends... “Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original” by Howard Bryant “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson “The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and how it Changed America” by Nicholas Lemann
Jun 08, 2022
Attention Span
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on how the NBA Finals have played out thus far over Games 1 and 2 (1:39), as well as why the Jazz are going to have a difficult time holding on to star G Donovan Mitchell (13:01). Plus, an IYHH including whether or not “smart guns” could prevent mass shootings like what happened in Uvalde (25:22), and your voicemails from fantasy football beefs that got “testy” such as the one we witnessed between Joc Pederson of the Giants and Tommy Pham of the Reds (40:46). IYHH Stories @aliciawallace shares how this 154-year-old company became one of the biggest players in cannabis: @zeitchikWaPo asks, could smart guns save lives?: Asian-Americans are typecast as successful students, but new report finds troubling gaps.
Jun 06, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Josh Donaldson's 'Heart', Kyler Murray and Aaron Donald's Money, Daniel Snyder Asked to Testify
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Yankees 3B Josh Donaldson feeling "hurt" that his team didn't have his back after the comments he made to White Sox SS Tim Anderson (2:05), as well as players like Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and Rams DL Aaron Donald having leverage over their teams with contracts and hold outs (17:34). Plus, Commanders owner Daniel Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have been summoned to appear at a congressional hearing about the team’s hostile workplace culture (35:30).
Jun 03, 2022
Nick Wright Previews NBA Finals, His 'Top 50 Players From Last 50 Years' List
Bomani Jones is joined by Nick Wright of FS1 to preview the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics (2:30). Which fanbase hates which guy more? Plus, Nick shares his "Top 50 Players From Last 50 Years" list, most notably where he defends Mavericks G Luka Dončić's inclusion (20:38).
Jun 01, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Working in Majority 'White' Spaces, 'Non-Athletes' Across Sports, NFL's 'Accelerator Program'
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth wrap on White Sox SS Tim Anderson’s appearance on the pod Wednesday, including what it’s like to be in workplaces that are majority White as Black men (1:00). Plus, which sport has the most “non-athletes” (if any) (20:10), former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick’s workout with the Raiders (28:47), and the NFL's "Accelerator Program" meeting for minority coaches and executives (30:40). The Right Time Recommends "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt
May 27, 2022
White Sox SS Tim Anderson, Sports Emmys, Mavs Extend Warriors
White Sox SS Tim Anderson joins Bomani Jones to address the “incident” with Yankees 3B Josh Donaldson this past weekend, and offer some additional background and context (1:04). Tim gets into how long this has been going on between he and Donaldson, how he felt supported by his manager Tony La Russa, and why he doesn’t feel “burdened” being himself as a Black player in MLB. Plus, Bo gets into his appearance at the Sports Emmys Tuesday night, and the Mavericks extending their series against the Warriors in the WCF (25:34)
May 25, 2022
Bring It Home
Bomani Jones reacts to the Warriors being on the brink of returning to the NBA Finals over the Mavericks, and how Heat F Jimmy Butler’s injury changes his squad's chances against the Celtics (0:54). Plus, MLB is reportedly investigating a 'disrespectful' comment Yankees' 3B Josh Donaldson made to SS Tim Anderson of the White Sox (14:56), an IYHH including issues with Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover (26:46), and your voicemails from when you had to “bring it home”(42:14)! IYHH Stories @faizsays on Elon Musk saying deal can’t ‘move forward’ until Twitter proves bot numbers: @ScottNover & @CamilleSquires say Miami’s mayor backed MiamiCoin crypto—then its price dropped 95%: @thatsjohnnyfrank says Delaware State University to file a complaint with DOJ after bus search incident:
May 23, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban's 'War of Words' on NIL
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s impromptu press conference going “scorched earth” on Alabama coach Nick Saban, following his comments about the Aggies’ recruiting tactics in the NIL era (1:33). Plus, at what point will colleges be forced to pay players (16:14), and how closely should the NFL be watching where this all goes (29:42)?
May 20, 2022
Bruce Bowen on Luka Dončić's Development, Patrick Beverley's Words on Chris Paul, Joel Embiid's Future With the Sixers
Bomani Jones welcomes three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen to share how Mavericks G Luka Dončić has improved at getting his teammates involved, and why the Warriors’ previous style of play wasn’t replicable (23:06). Plus, Timberwolves G Patrick Beverley’s comments on Suns G Chris Paul (36:11), Joel Embiid’s future with the Sixers (44:11), what’s to come for the Celtics against the Heat (4:40), and why the increase in athleticism across the league has contributed to a neglect of basic fundamentals (16:08).
May 18, 2022
Victim of Success
Bomani Jones breaks down the results of the Conference Semifinals, including where he was wrong about Luka Dončić of the Mavericks, and what their victory over the Suns in the West says about star Chris Paul (0:55). Plus, the toughness shown by the Celtics against the Bucks in the East, and why the Sixers not making it to the Conference Finals over the Heat spells bad news for the partnership between Joel Embiid and James Harden (11:28). An IYHH sheds light on the national baby formula shortage (18:51), and Bomani hears your voicemails from that time your mom came to school and had to "check" the teacher (30:51)! IYHH Stories @DLeonhardt breaks down the baby formula crisis: @tarantulaarms shares Vegas mob lore floats to the surface along with bodies at Lake Mead: @ayewolfe says state of Mississippi files lawsuit to recoup $24 million in welfare funds from Brett Favre:
May 16, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Giannis Shows 'Heart of a Champion', Why Tom Brady Might Be Worth $375 Million in the Booth!
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including why Mavericks G Luka Dončić is showing his “Kobe” tendencies, and why Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo is showing what winning the title last year did for his game (1:10). Plus, is Bucs QB Tom Brady really worth the $375 million deal that Fox Sports reportedly gave him to be an analyst when he retires (31:13)? The Right Time Book Club is back! Join us in reading "King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero" by David Remnick
May 13, 2022
Holly Anderson on the NCAA's New NIL Guidelines, David Dennis on His New Book 'The Movement Made Us'
Bomani Jones is joined by Holly Anderson of Channel 6 to discuss the NCAA's latest set of guidelines for NIL and booster involvement (1:42), as well as a previously untold story of the two of them trying to sneak into a high school football game in Miami (18:11). Plus, David Dennis of Andscape discusses his new book "The Movement Made Us", which chronicles the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter (24:10).
May 11, 2022
Crowding Out
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on whether or not legislating the “hard foul” out of the NBA has actually made the product we are seeing in the postseason worse (0:52), as well as why he’s skeptical of Formula 1’s long-term attractiveness to fans in the United States (12:53). Plus, an IYHH including a second year of lost population for the state of California in a row after a century of growth (26:05), and your voicemails from that time mom "came up" to the school because you were "acting up" (35:43)! Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here! IYHH Stories @SarahM_Jackson shares a 100-year-old man has broken the Guinness world record for the longest time employed at the same company: @dustingardiner says California lost population for the second year in a row after a century of growth…What’s happening?: Citi says a trader error caused Europe’s ‘flash crash’:
May 09, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Phoenix's 'Big Three', NFL Receiver Supply/Demand, Pitt's Jordan Addison Sparks NIL Controversy
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Luka Dončić’s big Game 2 for the Mavericks against the Suns in the Western Conference Semifinals, as well as why C DeAndre Ayton’s ascent has Phoenix feeling like they have a “Big Three” now (1:43). Plus, the guys get into the supply and demand of wide receivers this NFL offseason around the draft (15:39), as well as how Pitt’s Jordan Addison entering the transfer portal has sparked fresh NIL controversy (24:48). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here!
May 06, 2022
Vinnie Goodwill on NBA Playoff Officiating, Warriors-Grizzlies, Suns-Mavericks
Bomani Jones is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to discuss what he is seeing across the NBA Playoffs, including controversial officiating decisions in Warriors-Grizzlies (6:50) and Suns-Mavericks (25:45), as well as which players make up the group that will lead the league into the next generation (28:12). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here!
May 04, 2022
'Good' Just Isn't Enough
Bomani Jones discusses the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including why Ja Morant of the Grizzlies is one of his favorite players (0:59), and why Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves is one of his biggest disappointments (16:04). Plus, an IYHH including corrective surgery that can make "short kings" tall (27:29), and your voicemails from when you "quit" your job in the middle of a shift (43:28)! Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here! IYHH Stories @elamin88 says limb-lengthening surgery has become increasingly popular for men: @anniegowen says Texas residents sue county for removing books, and firing a librarian: @jjsahadi says Fidelity will soon offer bitcoin as an option in 401(k)s:
May 02, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Derek Stingley Jr.'s Potential, Overthinking Top Draft Picks, Chris Paul's 'Dark Arts'
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth offer in-depth analysis on one of their favorite NFL draftees from the 2022 class Derek Stingley Jr., including why teams have "overthought" their picks at the top in years past (2:08), and just how dominant the corner could be in the league over the course of his career (6:11). Plus, how rare "nut punching" is as a tactic for an all-time great like Suns PG Chris Paul (29:27). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here!
Apr 29, 2022
Monica McNutt on Young Stars Taking Over the NBA Playoffs, Kyrie Irving's Future, and More!
Bomani Jones chats with Monica McNutt of ESPN about the NBA Playoffs, including which teams are the surest bet for the Western Conference Finals (7:06), and how injuries have derailed what could have been in the East (17:15). Plus, why the “time is now” for young stars in this league (25:10), and what the Nets plan to do with Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving this offseason (1:16).
Apr 27, 2022
Fall Guy
Bomani Jones discusses who is at fault for the Nets as they falter against the Celtics (1:15), and whether or not the level of play from the Pelicans we are currently seeing means they "won" the Anthony Davis trade (14:04). Plus, an IYHH including Elon Musk's attempts to take mankind to Mars (24:28), and your voicemails from "unfortunate" typos that you have made in the past (37:01)! IYHH Stories @graceihle on Elon Musk saying life on Mars won't be luxurious: @jcljules on the forgotten movement to reclaim Africa’s stolen art: @mrMattSimon says that the oceans aren’t just warming—their soundscapes are transforming:
Apr 25, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Deebo Samuel Requests Trade From 49ers, Is Coaching Hurting the Nets?
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Deebo Samuel requesting a trade from the 49ers, and how the wide receiver market has been shaken up across the league this offseason (8:55). They get into if Samuel could be elite in a different offense, as well as how other great receivers of the past compare. Plus, is coaching hurting the Nets in their matchup against the Celtics (34:46)?
Apr 22, 2022
Michael Smith on the Suns, Warriors, Celtics, and Abolishing the NFL Draft!
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including whether or not Chris Paul or Devin Booker are more crucial to the Suns (3:03), if the Warriors have what it takes to give them a challenge potentially in the next round (5:24), who the "best" player in Celtics-Nets is (25:06), and why the lack of coverage around "big games" has hurt the NBA as a product in recent years (34:55). Plus, Mike weighs in on Bomani's idea to get rid of the NFL draft (38:37)!
Apr 20, 2022
The Kyrie System
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on performances by Kyrie Irving and the Nets in the Eastern Conference side of the NBA Playoffs (0:53), as well as Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves in the Western Conference (12:10). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon launching a campaign to recruit high school graduates to work in warehouses (21:54), and your voicemails from when you came up against a "future pro" (35:24)! IYHH Stories @A_W_Gordon shares that working at an Amazon Warehouse got even more dangerous in 2021: @whereishayley says a proposed bill would shorten California workweek to 32 hours: Amazon Targets High Schoolers in a Warehouse Recruiting Blitz:
Apr 18, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Steve Wilks and Ray Horton join Brian Flores' lawsuit against NFL, will Karl-Anthony Towns Step Up?
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss former Cardinals and Titans coaches Steve Wilks and Ray Horton joining Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL following his departure from the Dolphins (9:18). Plus, why Bomani thinks that Timberwolves C Karl-Anthony Towns' game doesn't translate to team success (27:52), and what Domonique's thoughts were on the crazy Tom Brady story that surfaced earlier in the week (1:09).
Apr 15, 2022
Mina Kimes on 'That' Crazy Tom Brady Story, Russell Wilson, NFL Draft
Bomani Jones and Mina Kimes discuss the remarkable story that Tom Brady reportedly retired to move to the Dolphins as a player-executive, including former Miami coach Brian Flores’ role in it not happening (2:06), and the position the Buccaneers find themselves in now with new head coach Todd Bowles and Brady back on the team (19:27). Plus, Russell Wilson's departure from the Seahawks (23:56), what prospects she likes at the top of the NFL draft (34:00), and much more!
Apr 13, 2022
Sense of Entitlement
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the unceremonious way that the Lakers have parted ways with coach Frank Vogel (0:53), Tiger Woods’ performance at The Masters (13:05), and Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins’ passing (18:31). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon workers on Staten Island voting to unionize (28:30), and your voicemails from the “worst” take that you have, sports or otherwise (36:20)! IYHH Stories @andrea_c_hsu shares that Amazon workers on Staten Island have voted for a union: @AlexWilkins22 shares that a robot made of magnetic slime could grab objects inside your body: @joshpcain shares that a Riverside CA man was sentenced for buying Coachella tickets and more with company credit card:
Apr 11, 2022
Foxworth Friday: NFL Warned to Improve Treatment of Women, Daniel Snyder Ticket Allegations, Utah to Keep '23 ASG
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth weigh in on the attorneys general of six states writing to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expressing concern over the league's treatment of female employees (3:04), and the Commanders denying a former team employee's allegation to Congress that they withheld ticket revenue from visiting teams (11:15). Plus, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game will stay in Utah after much debate following the state’s passage of a bill that banned transgender students from playing school sports under the gender they identify with (25:18). Next episode's voicemail topic will be..."What is objectively your worst take? Sports or otherwise!"
Apr 08, 2022
Vinnie Goodwill on LeBron James Chasing the All-Time Scoring Record, Suns' and Celtics' Title Chances
Bomani Jones and Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss whether or not LeBron James chasing the all-time scoring record has hurt the Lakers, and where the MVP conversation stands currently (5:30). Plus, a discussion on the Suns’ (26:43) and Celtics’ title chances as we hurdle down the stretch of the NBA season (34:07)
Apr 06, 2022
So Long, Farewell
Bomani Jones discusses Kansas and coach Bill Self's history with deep NCAA Tournament runs as they face off against North Carolina (1:27). Plus, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski loses to the Tar Heels in agonizing fashion to close his career (8:56), an IYHH with a Yale employee stealing $40 million in electronics from the university (30:25), and your voicemails from the most random place you’ve seen a fight take place (41:30)! IYHH Stories @RobertKlemko shares that a police chief is hiring female police officers to fix ‘toxic’ policing: @pblest shares that an ‘atrocious’ email caused a mass resignation at a Kansas Applebee’s: @olivialanknews shares that a former Yale Med school employee has plead guilty to stealing $40M in electronics from the university:
Apr 04, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Bruce Arians, 'Rooney Rule' Changes, Deshaun Watson 'Leaked' Deposition
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians deciding to step down and move into the front office, clearing the path for defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to assume the same title (2:50). Plus, the impact of new changes to the "Rooney Rule" (25:54), leaked recordings from Browns QB Deshaun Watson's court deposition and more (29:54)!
Apr 01, 2022
Elle Duncan on Russell Wilson, Falcons, Deshaun Watson, Will Smith
Bomani Jones and Elle Duncan discuss Russell Wilson’s fit with the Broncos, and what she'll be able to learn about him and his wife Ciara as someone who keeps a close eye on the team (4:29). Plus, how the quarterback musical chairs from this offseason led the Falcons to make questionable decisions around Matt Ryan, and the Browns to do the same with Deshaun Watson and Baker Mayfield (11:28). Elle also shares her thoughts on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at The Oscars (31:14).
Mar 30, 2022
Rivalries Matter More Than Titles
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on actor Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage at The Oscars on Sunday night (1:30), as well as the upcoming rematch of fierce rivals Duke and UNC at the Final Four (15:30). Plus, an IYHH including "digital rest stops" for "doomscrolling" (26:00), and your voicemails from that time a celeb stole your significant other (34:47)! IYHH Stories @alexisnews shares that a couple stole a Paulding school bus for ‘joyride’ before crashing: @TaylorLorenz says 'doomscrolling got you down? Take a break at a digital rest stop': @KatieHunt20 says Amazon is near tipping point of shifting from rainforest to savannah:
Mar 28, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Spencer Hall Subs in to Talk Why CFB Fans Are Different, Falcons Misery, and Tyreek Hill to Miami
Bomani and Spencer Hall of Channel 6 and the SEC Network’s “Thinking Out Loud” discuss the subtle differences between Alabama and Auburn fans, why Memphis isn’t more of a football power, as well as why college football runs deeper than any other fandom (4:30). Plus, QB Matt Ryan’s departure from Atlanta (21:15), and why Kansas City HC Andy Reid can get away with trading WR Tyreek Hill to Miami (30:30).
Mar 25, 2022
Joel Anderson on that Urban Meyer Story, and Baker Mayfield
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss the damning piece on former Jaguars coach Urban Meyer in The Athletic, including why anybody should be allowed to have that kind of "unchecked power", and what sorts of coaches from the college game make it in the NFL (8:45). Plus, why is there so little trade interest from the rest of the league in Browns QB Baker Mayfield (29:17)?
Mar 23, 2022
Leverage Pays
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on Packers WR Davante Adams' decision to push his way to the Raiders to join up with college teammate and QB Derek Carr (1:33), as well as the Browns' decision to trade for QB Deshaun Watson and reward him with a new contract in spite of the allegations against him (14:23). Plus, an IYHH including AMC investing in a gold mine (yes that AMC, and, yes a real gold mine) (27:23), as well as your voicemails from when something your favorite team did caused you to get "off that narcotic" (37:04)! IYHH Stories @thatsjonnyfrank says Uber and Lyft to add fuel surcharges to rides as gas prices surge nationwide: @betsy_klein shares what to know about Biden's bid for a digital dollar: @A_W_Gordon shares that AMC, the “meme stock” company, has boughten a gold and silver mine:
Mar 21, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Accountability for Deshaun Watson and What's Next for Baker Mayfield
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the pursuit of QB Deshaun Watson amidst NFL free agency, including whether or not the league should have the power to “punish” him themselves given he won’t see any criminal charges from what has been alleged against him by over twenty-two accusers (3:05). Plus, what’s next for QB Baker Mayfield and the rest of the QB’s who already made moves this offseason like Mitchell Trubisky in Pittsburgh (28:16). Are they good enough to put a team over the top?
Mar 18, 2022
Shannon Penn on how Duke 'Changed', Also NFL Free Agency and Tom Brady's Return
Bomani Jones is joined by former “The Right Time” producer Shannon Penn to discuss how Duke basketball changed as a program over the years of coach Mike Kryzewski's reign, and why college basketball isn't as interesting as it once was (5:53). Plus, NFL free agency is here, and Shannon shares his thoughts on why QB Tom Brady decided to spurn retirement and return to the Buccaneers after all (21:33). The Right Time apologizes for the technical difficulties in today's episode that resulted in degraded audio quality...
Mar 16, 2022
Hold That Thought
Bomani Jones weighs in on Tom Brady's decision to come back from retirement to play QB again for the Buccaneers (1:28), as well as the situation around PG Kyrie Irving attending home games unmasked while not being able to play for the Nets due to his vaccination status (13:17). Plus, an IYHH including marijuana dispensary licenses for those with prior convictions in New York (22:48), and voice notes from friends of the program on Bo's first episode of "Game Theory" on HBO (33:43)! IYHH Stories @dwickert says Georgia Senate rejects a bill that would have let drivers touch their phones at stoplights: @DipoFaloyin says the world's largest cultural organization to return its collection of Benin Bronzes: @jessemckinley shares that New Yorkers with marijuana convictions will get first retail licenses:
Mar 14, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Wilson to Broncos, Wentz to Commanders, Ridley Suspension
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss QB movement in the NFL from this week, including Russell Wilson’s trade from the Seahawks to the Broncos (6:27), as well as Carson Wentz’s trade from the Colts to the Commanders (19:28). Plus, Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has been suspended for the 2022 season for betting on games (28:09).
Mar 11, 2022
'Game Theory' on HBO Preview With Show Staff and Bo's Parents!
Bomani previews his new show "Game Theory with Bomani Jones" on HBO, alongside show staff members James Davis and Roderick Morrow (0:56). What can we expect on screen as listeners of the podcast and fans of Bo? Plus, Bomani's parents, Dr. Mack Jones and Dr. Barbara Jones, join to share how proud they are of their son (29:22)! Watch "Game Theory with Bomani Jones" on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, March 13th at 11:30p ET
Mar 09, 2022
Catch That L!
Bomani Jones cackles at Duke losing to unranked UNC in Coach K's final home game as coach of the Blue Devils (1:28) and sheds light on WNBA star Brittney Griner being detained in Russia after customs officials said they found "hashish oil" in her luggage (14:43). Plus, an IYHH including doomsday "preppers" saying "no" to bunkers (24:48) and your voicemails from what made you "quit" playing football (35:43)! IYHH Stories @borenbears shares the UN climate report; ‘Atlas of human suffering’ worse, bigger: @ainecain shares that manufacturers have reported a spike in demand for underground shelters: @will_coldwell asks the question, what happens when AI knows how you feel?:
Mar 07, 2022
Foxworth Friday: NFL Combine or the SAT? Also, Domonique's MLB Labor Thoughts
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss why the NFL combine doesn't really matter at all, after agents around the league discuss the impossible idea of eliminating it (12:29). Plus, Domonique shares thoughts on the MLBPA's fight with MLB over the next CBA, from his unique perspective as a former union executive in both the NBA and NFL (25:25).
Mar 04, 2022
Howard Bryant on MLB's Labor Battle, WNBA's 'Chartered' Flights
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant break down all of the angles of MLB's labor battle, with the league cancelling the first two regular-season series after MLBPA rejected their final proposal (0:56). Plus, the New York Liberty have been fined $500,000 for chartering flights and more (36:01).
Mar 02, 2022
Back, for the Wrong Reasons
Bomani Jones discusses the state of the Lakers, as well as how culpable star LeBron James is and should be for the issues that plague them (1:34). Plus, the war in Ukraine as it relates to American displays of patriotism via sport (19:04), an IYHH including the FBI warning us about a "funny money" ad during the Super Bowl (28:36), and your voicemails from a wild story you heard at the barbershop (41:25)! IYHH Stories @LloydAlcynna says Black buyers are getting pushed out of the housing market faster than anyone else: @JasonAten says if you scanned that QR code from the Super Bowl, the FBI has a warning for you @dustingardiner shares that the outcome of a new bill would determine if Cal Berkley has to cut thousands from its freshman class:
Feb 28, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Aaron Rodgers' breakup, Brian Flores' new gig, Phil Mickelson and the Saudi League
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ vague “grateful” post on Instagram following his breakup with actress Shailene Woodley and what comes next for Green Bay (4:15). Plus, what to make of former Dolphins coach Brian Flores' new job with the Steelers (22:49) and Phil Mickelson’s comments about the breakaway Saudi Golf League (29:43).
Feb 25, 2022
Monica McNutt talks Knicks, a Cleveland return for LeBron James and Ben Simmons with the Nets
Bomani Jones and Monica McNutt of ESPN and MSG fame discuss the Knicks and their return to mediocrity (1:42), the possibility that LeBron James would return to the Cavaliers for the twilight of his career (14:19) as well as whether or not Ben Simmons will find success with the Nets while they hurdle towards the postseason (28:03). Plus, her "meteoric" rise and All-Star weekend festivities!
Feb 23, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Cowboys' scandal, why NBA stars make bad GM's
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the scandal surrounding the Cowboys, who paid $2.4 million to settle cheerleaders' voyeurism allegations against a senior team executive (1:03). Plus, the guys argue over why NBA stars like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have or have not placed their faith in stronger organizations in their pursuit of championships (24:35).
Feb 18, 2022
Vinnie Goodwill on James Harden-Ben Simmons trade, Lakers' issues and more!
Bomani Jones and Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the James Harden trade from the Nets to the 76ers (4:00), as well as the Lakers falling apart with LeBron James and Anthony Davis not playing like they used to (19:40). Plus, the All-Star level of Russell Westbrook and Klay Thompson’s careers are finished right (34:47)?
Feb 16, 2022
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on Super Bowl Sunday, including QB Matthew Stafford "humbling himself" enough to get the Rams over the top against the Bengals (1:33) and why getting the long advocated for "G-Funk" Halftime was so surreal (12:50). Plus, an IYHH including a crypto-laundering rapper named "Razzlekhan" (25:41) and your voicemails from getting caught sneaking into places (38:07)! IYHH Stories @bxchen shares that a change by Apple is tormenting internet companies, especially Meta: @julianamkaplan shares that school cafeterias are dealing with labor shortages that make it hard to feed students:
Feb 14, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Super Bowl, 'G-Funk' Halftime Show
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss “Super Week”, including the best and worst part about going to the biggest game in the sports calendar (1:19). Plus, the guys make their pick on who they think will win (18:47), ramble about “getting recognized” in public and share their excitement for the “G-Funk” Super Bowl halftime show (36:59).
Feb 11, 2022
Michael Smith gloats about his Bengals pick, previews the Super Bowl
Bomani Jones welcomes back Michael Smith of Peacock's "Brother From Another" to gloat about his Bengals pick over the Chiefs in the AFC Championship and to preview the Super Bowl (1:35). They touch on whether or not Matthew Stafford of the Rams is a "system QB" (15:04) and whether or not 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will have much trade value this offseason (37:47). Plus, why the timing of the NBA's trade deadline is so odd and what to make of the situations LeBron James and Kevin Durant have found themselves in with the Lakers and Nets respectively (44:09).
Feb 09, 2022
Jump on the Sinking Ship
Bomani Jones touches on the power of the Super Bowl and what winning the biggest trophy in the game would do for Bengals QB Joe Burrow’s career (1:40). Plus, who should have gotten the Texans coaching job (15:02), an IYHH including Rihanna’s pregnancy (30:46), as well as your voicemails from that text you mistakenly sent to the wrong person like Patriots coach Bill Belichick (42:01). IYHH Stories @rachel_treisman on Rihanna’s pregnancy, and why the internet is understandably abuzz: @drewharwell says the IRS has abandoned a facial recognition plan after firestorm of criticism: @MiaRSato shares that Coachella will sell lifetime festival passes as NFTs:
Feb 07, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Breaking down the Brian Flores Situation
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth break down all angles of former Dolphins coach Brian Flores' lawsuit against the Giants and the NFL for discrimination, including Patriots coach Bill Belichick's mistaken text to Flores (1:29) as well as “tanking” allegations against Miami owner Stephen Ross (28:55).
Feb 04, 2022
Nick Wright on his Chiefs losing, Tom Brady's retirement
Bomani Jones ribs Nick Wright of FS1 about his hometown Chiefs, after their loss to the Bengals over the weekend in the AFC Championship (1:28). Plus, Rams coach Sean McVay tops 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan in the battle of the “bad” decision-makers in the NFC Championship (25:48), and the guys share what they will remember about QB Tom Brady after his announcement that he will retire from the NFL (31:03).
Feb 02, 2022
Gave up the Booty
Bomani Jones says "I told you so" as 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo throws away his team's chances at a Super Bowl appearance against the Rams (1:22) and has to "eat crow" as Bengals QB Joe Burrow upsets Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the AFC Championship (13:25). Plus, an IYHH including the SAT going "fully digital" (24:12) and your voicemails from when the game was "cheatin'" (35:17)! IYHH Stories @yaffaesque discusses “The Great Siberian Thaw”, what happens as ancient microbes begin to melt: @LRosenblatt_ shares that Washington state’s attorney general has sued Google over location tracking: @ElissaNadworny shares that starting in 2024, U.S. students will take the SAT entirely online:
Jan 31, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Conference Championship Previews, Hackett to Denver
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth preview the NFC and AFC Championship games in the NFL playoffs. They get into whether or not the 49ers can overcome QB Jimmy Garoppolo's flaws to beat the Rams (1:19) and whether or not Bengals QB Joe Burrow can avoid contact long enough to lead an upset over the Chiefs (22:39). Plus, the Broncos hire Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett as their new coach (28:13). Nepotism or a quality hire?
Jan 28, 2022
Michael Smith on Sean Payton, Saints-Falcons, Playoff QB play
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith of Peacock’s “Brother From Another” discuss Saints coach Sean Payton deciding to step down from the team, and why Bo still “hates” the Saints even though he’s “off that narcotic” (1:32). Plus, they get into the level of QB play you need to have success in the league through the lens of the playoffs thus far (22:26).
Jan 26, 2022
Changing of the Guard
Bomani Jones discusses the spectacular weekend of football that was the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. He gets into why Patrick Mahomes vs. Josh Allen is shaping up to be even better than Brady-Manning over the coming decade (1:27), and why waiting for Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady to decide what's "next" for them this offseason will be agony (19:22). Plus, an IYHH including Twitter dunking on "crypto bros" (28:31) and your voicemails from that time you came up against a future pro (39:44)! IYHH Stories @adriennemwest says “crypto bros” spent $3 million thinking they bought the rights to Dune: @tkrisher shares felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot: @AlyssaLukpat says a California city is overrun by crows…Could a laser be the answer?:
Jan 24, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Big Spending, NFL Divisional Round
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss etiquette when talking about spending big on a particular item (1:15) prior to sharing their analysis of Chiefs-Bills (22:17), 49ers-Packers (28:16) and Rams-Buccaneers (38:12) in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Plus, somewhere along the way they get into the types of situations a young QB can succeed in, touching on everyone from Panthers QB Cam Newton to Bengals QB Joe Burrow (8:28).
Jan 21, 2022
Remember That Clarity & Mike Sielski on Kobe's Childhood
Bomani Jones discusses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and why his idea of love was revolutionary (1:41). Plus, Bomani welcomes Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer to discuss his new book “The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality”, about how Kobe’s upbringing and high school years shaped the man he became (11:05). The Right Time Recommends... Read an excerpt of Mike's book on Kobe in the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Jan 19, 2022
Foxworth Friday: NFL Playoff Primer
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the NFL Playoff matchups that they are most excited for, including Cowboys-49ers (12:29), Rams-Cardinals (35:40) and Patriots-Bills (41:30). Plus, the “mall bartering system” (1:40) and why Al Davis is the "most interesting" figure in the history of the league (27:25).
Jan 14, 2022
Spencer Hall on the CFP, Eric Dickerson on 'Watch My Smoke'
Bomani Jones chats with Spencer Hall about Georgia’s victory in the College Football Playoff National Championship over Alabama, including the performance of QB Stetson Bennett as well as the defense (1:32). Plus, Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson joins to discuss his new autobiography “Watch My Smoke”, including just how he got that Trans Am at SMU (27:06)!
Jan 12, 2022
Creative Losers
Bomani Jones recaps the last weekend of the regular season in the NFL, including the wild ending to Raiders-Chargers and why overall results underscore the mediocrity of this season (1:00). Plus, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic wins an appeal to stay in Australia and compete in the Australian Open (15:30), an IYHH including artificially intelligent tractors (23:57) and your voicemails from that friend who always takes things a little “too far” (36:08). IYHH Stories @gettinviggy sheds light on Virginia’s I-95’s storm gridlock that trapped a U.S. Senator: @willknight shares that a John Deere self-driving tractor has stirred debate: @mattsreynolds1 shares that gravity could solve clean energy’s one major drawback:
Jan 10, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Parallels between Aaron Rodgers and Novak Djokovic
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the parallels between Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (1:18) and Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic (19:34) in each of their public stances against taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Jan 07, 2022
Joel Anderson on Omicron concerns, Slow Burn wrap, College Football Playoff
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss their heightened concerns around the new "Omicron" variant of COVID-19 (1:45), the highlights of "Slow Burn" on the L.A. Riots now that Joel has wrapped Season 6 (22:41), as well as what can be learned from Alabama and Georgia progressing to the final of the College Football Playoff (35:29).
Jan 05, 2022
All Madden
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown walking off the field in the middle of the game (1:45), as well as legendary coach and broadcaster John Madden passing away at the age of 85 (16:49). Plus, a fresh edition of #HesStillInTheLeague (27:56) and your voicemails from when you saw someone quit their job in the middle of a shift (34:37)!
Jan 04, 2022
TRT Tapes: Rasheed Wallace
In this 2018 interview, Bomani Jones welcomed 4x NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace to the show to cover a variety of topics, including his three-point prowess as a big man, generational differences in the game of basketball, as well as career stops in Portland, Detroit and Washington. Plus, his time at UNC, why he played in Air Force 1's and why he won't give up his 90's hip-hop.
Dec 15, 2021
'The Great Resignation', Best of Voicemails!
Bomani Jones begins to wrap things up for 2021 with an IYHH that includes why "The Great Resignation" doesn't tell the full story of labor during the pandemic (0:53), and shares some of our most memorable voicemail segments from the last year (13:08)!
Dec 13, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Devaluing The Heisman, Damian Lillard and Luka Doncic Issues
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the diminishing importance of The Heisman Trophy in college football (1:10), as well as the situations in Portland and Dallas around star players Damian Lillard and Luka Doncic (18:21). Plus, why despite attaining the parity once thought to be desired, the NBA just can't catch on in the way the NFL does (33:41).
Dec 10, 2021
Howard Bryant on Belichick, 'signature' NBA Franchises and more!
Bomani Jones chats with Howard Bryant about Bill Belichick proving his doubters wrong by rebuilding the Patriots (5:14), as well as the Lakers-Celtics rivalry (27:09), the loss of "signature" franchise players in the NBA (35:56) and more.
Dec 08, 2021
Make It Rain
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the crazy college football weekend, including Oregon's Mario Cristobal leaving to be the head football coach at Miami (1:42). Plus, why Patriots coach Bill Belichick deserves an apology (18:32), an IYHH including xenobots that are reproducing (26:44) and your voicemails from the "worst" job interview you've ever had (37:09). IYHH Stories @whitneykimball says a robot company will pay $200k for your face: @mattmcfarland shares that “Little Tikes” made a peloton-like bike for kids: @ScottNeumanNPR shares that “living robots” made in a lab have found a new way to self-replicate:
Dec 06, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Thanksgiving, 'Africa' Variant, CFB Coaching Carousel
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth talk Thanksgiving and Fox’s turkey skills cooking for a big family (1:11). Plus, the problematic discourse around the latest COVID-19 variant known as "Omicron" (11:55) and the guys get into how player and coach discourse needs to evolve around college football in the modern era (34:34).
Dec 03, 2021
Spencer Hall talks Lincoln Riley to USC, Brian Kelly to LSU
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall chat about the rapidly spinning college football coaching carousel, including what attracted Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to USC (5:03) and how Brian Kelly will fair at “the most interesting program in the country” in LSU after leaving Notre Dame (26:09).
Dec 01, 2021
Great Expectations
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma to become the head football coach at USC and why it is truly unprecedented (1:33). Plus, Bo questions Celtics C Enes Kanter's motives after taking shots at LeBron James and changing his last name to “Freedom” (15:18), an IYHH including the arrival of “Popeye’s” in England (25:54) and your voicemails from the time you realized that your family wasn’t exactly “cool” at Thanksgiving (35:03). IYHH Stories @jggross shares that "hundreds" lined up as Britain’s first “Popeye’s” opened: @TheVerge shares that Spotify’s play button “stops” shuffling apparently because of Adele:
Nov 29, 2021
Roy Wood Jr. talks high school NFT's, HBCU football rivalries and more!
Bomani Jones is joined by comedian Roy Wood Jr. of The Daily Show to discuss high school NFT's (5:25), HBCU football rivalries (18:13) and more!
Nov 24, 2021
'King' Richard
Bomani Jones breaks down the “fight” between the Lakers and Pistons, as well as why we don’t see our favorite players “scrapping it out” anymore (1:36). Bo also discusses the film about Venus and Serena Williams’ father “King Richard” (13:18). Plus, he gets to an IYHH including “Every Breath You Take” by The Police as the “perfect” song (23:34), and hears your voicemails from when #thegamecheatin (32:13)! IYHH Stories @MaryMeisenzahl shares that fast food prices are on the rise, and there’s no end in sight: @manosundaresan shares that “science” thinks “Every Breath You Take” is the “perfect” song: @julianamkaplan says “childcare deserts” are a secret driver of the labor shortage:
Nov 22, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The progress of Black QB's, Arena
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the progress of Black Quarterbacks across the NFL, including the marquee matchup of Dak Prescott and Dallas against Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City as well as why Cam Newton is the "O.G." back in Carolina (6:18). Plus, the Lakers have reportedly sold the naming rights for their arena in Downtown Los Angeles to "" (35:10).
Nov 19, 2021
Nick Wright on Warriors-Nets, NBA MVP, Patrick Mahomes
Bomani Jones and Nick Wright discuss the Warriors dominating the Nets in Brooklyn, including James Harden’s difficulty getting to the foul line this season, Kevin Durant’s level of play and the possibility that Steph Curry may lead Golden State to the title (7:12). Plus, the NBA MVP conversation (26:20), as well as the ups and downs of QB Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City (36:52).
Nov 17, 2021
It's an Event
Bomani Jones weighs in on the lack of re-evaluation that occurs with NFL QB's Russell Wilson and Baker Mayfield, as well as Cam Newton's return to Carolina (1:42). Plus, Silk Sonic vs. Taylor Swift (16:53), an IYHH including the “war on urban dirt biking” (28:12) and your voicemails from the time you saw someone “try” to get fired a la Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland (39:36). IYHH Stories @jojom8ah shares why Philadelphia has banned low-level traffic stops: @ToweyHannah shares that it’s now illegal for Bosses to text workers after hours in Portugal: @EOckerman shares “the war” on urban dirt biking:
Nov 15, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Atlanta's Parade, narrative around OBJ, Jokic Brothers
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Atlanta's parade for their World Series champions and what Foxworth learned about the city (and Magic City) from his time spent there (2:30). Plus, the narrative around receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s departure from Cleveland (22:54) and why the Jokic brothers are not to be messed with (30:23).
Nov 12, 2021
Howard Bryant talks Aaron Rodgers, Scottie Pippen, Suns
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant discuss Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' series of interviews on the Pat McAfee show (5:10), Scottie Pippen’s continued grievance with former teammate and fellow Bulls Hall of Famer Michael Jordan (22:37) as well as what’s going on with the Suns (36:49).
Nov 10, 2021
Vengeful Spirit
Bomani Jones discusses why people saying the league has “caught up” to QB's like Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen is shortsighted (1:26). Plus, the pushback on Raiders QB Derek Carr’s support of former teammate Henry Ruggs III (17:04), an IYHH including disaster at “Astroworld” (29:04) and your voicemails from the biggest lie that you’ve ever been told (43:07)! IYHH Stories @MattWolfeOnAir covers Jay-Z & LL Cool J’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: @WashNews shares that all 8 victims have been identified, cause sought in deadly Travis Scott "Astroworld" concert: Experts say "Squid Game" crypto coin bust “a scam” via @ABCAudio:
Nov 08, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Aaron Rodgers is 'immunized', also Odell vs. the Browns
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth get into the discovery that Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 following his positive test, which is causing him to miss at least this weekend’s matchup with Kansas City (1:20). Plus, the Odell Beckham Jr. situation in Cleveland and just how badly they have misused their star receiver (23:04).
Nov 05, 2021
Joel Anderson on L.A. Riots and 'that' Texas story
Bomani Jones welcomes Joel Anderson of Slate to talk about the “incident” with Texas special teams coach Jeff Banks and his partner’s pet monkey supposedly attacking a child on Halloween (2:21). Plus, they dive into Joel's newest project, “Slow Burn” Season 6 on the L.A. Riots (10:27). Episode one is available now! The Right Time Recommends "Slow Burn" Season 6, "The L.A. Riots": "City of Quartz" by Mike Davis
Nov 03, 2021
Lose-Lose Situation
Bomani Jones dishes on the weekend in the NFL, including why the Odell Beckham Jr. experiment in Cleveland isn’t working and why Kirk Cousins “is who he is” and that’s not good for the Minnesota QB (1:11). Plus, Bomani is “back on that narcotic” with Atlanta in their push for a World Series title over Houston (16:18), an IYHH including a lawsuit alleging that Pop Tarts don’t have “enough” strawberries (30:21) and your voicemails from your most embarrassing Halloween costumes (44:35)! IYHH Stories @apbenven says a Kellogg’s customer has filed a lawsuit alleging "Pop Tarts" don’t have enough strawberries: @jeremybmerrill shares that Facebook prioritized “angry” emojis in their algorithm: @ryanwrd shares that Hollywood stars are stunned by a "mismanaged set" in fatal prop-gun shooting:
Nov 01, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Stay true to yourself like Anthony Edwards, also USC noise disrespects Tomlin
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Timberwolves G Anthony Edwards staying true to himself like former Seahawks great Marshawn Lynch (1:38). Plus, interracial weddings and recognizing music across cultural lines (17:11), as well as why Steelers coach Mike Tomlin being connected to the USC job is disrespectful (30:55).
Oct 29, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill on 'NBA 75', the Lakers and more!
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss Russell Westbrook's effect on the Lakers (4:35), the most notable hits and misses of "NBA 75" (10:39) and more!
Oct 27, 2021
Man of Integrity
Bomani Jones discusses Kansas City’s decline this year and QB Patrick Mahomes’ poor play (1:20). Plus, it’s a Houston and Atlanta World Series made for Bo (12:14), an IYHH that includes a grid that’s not ready for electric cars (32:19) and your voicemails from when you "quit" football (44:43)! IYHH Stories @willenglund says plug-in cars are the future. The grid isn’t ready: @anya1anya shares polling data that says 1 in 3 working families is struggling to find child care: @gabriels_geiger shares that Colombia is finally sterilizing Pablo Escobar’s hippos:
Oct 25, 2021
Foxworth Friday: 'NBA 75', Deshaun Watson to Miami? Also, Simmons updates
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the "NBA 75" and how every company knows what their lists do (0:27). Plus, how the Sixers are handling the Ben Simmons situation (11:22) and the recent trade rumors surrounding Deshaun Watson (34:47).
Oct 22, 2021
Mina Kimes talks Ben Simmons, the NFL and the guy with a really unfortunate name!
Bomani Jones and Mina Kimes discuss Sixers F Ben Simmons getting suspending for acting up at practice, how the Nets are handling the Kyrie Irving saga and names that you can’t use anymore in light of Brooklyn’s David Duke Jr. (1:24). Plus, the two discuss where they got it wrong with evaluating Bills QB Josh Allen and Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (24:33).
Oct 20, 2021
Don't do It, Coach O!
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the news that LSU and their head football coach Ed Orgeron will be “separating” following the conclusion of the season, and all of the wild stories behind the scenes that got us to this point (1:35). Plus, Washington fails to honor former DB Sean Taylor when they retire his number (26:58), an IYHH including why artificial intelligence could make cars "racist" (36:42) and your voicemails from when your parents embarrassed you (45:45)! IYHH Stories @_theodorekim says AI Flaws could make your next car racist : @willoremus shares lawmakers’ latest idea to fix Facebook: regulate the algorithm: @jeremybmerrill says scammers are scooping up misspelled cryptocurrency URLs to rob your wallet:
Oct 18, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Locker Room 'misjudgment', Kyrie's IG Live, the jokes with Gruden
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss The Rock's rap skills (1:40), why there's still room to joke about this Jon Gruden thing (6:10), locker room "misjudgment" in terms of scrapping it out (19:28) and Nets PG Kyrie Irving's IG Live where he finally spoke on his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine (33:55).
Oct 15, 2021
Nets pull Kyrie and DeMaurice Smith discusses Gruden's Emails
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the Nets’ decision to not allow PG Kyrie Irving to play or practice until he complies with COVID-19 vaccine mandates (0:34). Plus, NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith joins to discuss the now former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s emails, which contained much more than just the racial epithet directed towards him (18:05).
Oct 13, 2021
Where are Y'all?
Bomani Jones dives into a big weekend across sports, such as Oklahoma's win over Texas or the Bills topping the Chiefs (1:23). Plus, he breaks down the situation regarding Raiders coach John Gruden (10:28), and gets to an IYHH that includes Facebook's big outage (34:34) as well as your voicemails from when you came across a future pro and lost miserably (43:15). IYHH Stories @cathythorbecke breaks down Facebook’s outage from last week that took over 5 hours to fix: @bxchen shares that ‘stalkerware” apps are proliferating. Protect yourself: @jonswaine shares how an IG star’s $7 million mission to rescue Afghani civilians didn’t work:
Oct 11, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Bo's announcement, more Urban Meyer and Seth Wickersham on his new Patriots book
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Thursday's announcement that Bo is extending with ESPN to keep doing The Right Time while also having a TV show at HBO called "Game Theory". The two guys also continue to break down the rapidly unraveling situation for coach Urban Meyer with the Jaguars as well as welcome ESPN's Seth Wickersham to talk about his book on Brady and Belichick titled "It's Better to Be Feared". The Right Time Recommends... "It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness" by Seth Wickersham
Oct 08, 2021
Elle Duncan on Urban Meyer, Kyrie Irving, and her short-lived singing career
Bomani Jones and Elle Duncan discuss how her recording career evolved into sports analysis (2:20) as well as Jaguars coach Urban Meyer’s recent transgressions and subsequent dishonesty (19:34). Plus, whether or not guard Kyrie Irving will actually "get the jab" and play for the Nets in home games this season (33:22).
Oct 06, 2021
It's a G-Funk Thang, Baby
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the happenings from Week 5 in the NFL, but more importantly, the announcement of a "G-Funk" Super Bowl Halftime show. Plus, an IYHH including the ground exploding in Siberia and your voicemails from when you "tried" your old man (or moms). IYHH Stories @beckyferreira shares that the ground is literally exploding in Siberia: @JacquiPalumbo shares that a Danish museum lent an artist $84k, so he kept the money and called it ‘art’: @EOckerman says a study has found that half of young American kids have lead in their blood:
Oct 04, 2021
Foxworth Friday: 'Good' Cowboys, instinctive defenders and Tom Brady's return to New England
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss how the Cowboys being “good” is great for business (1:23), as well as the difference in instinctive play vs. study with defenders historically like Hall of Famers Troy Polamalu of the Steelers and Ed Reed of the Ravens (6:00). Plus, the guys dive into Tom Brady returning to New England, including whether or not his former coach Bill Belichick and owner Bob Kraft can continue to coexist (25:25).
Oct 01, 2021
David Aldridge talks PTI's 20th Anniversary, Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving
Bomani Jones chats with legendary journalist David Aldridge of The Athletic about PTI’s 20th Anniversary (1:40), Ben Simmons wanting “out” from Philadelphia (13:52) as well as Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving and his stance against taking the COVID-19 vaccine (30:08). Plus, why the drastic changes with Boston and the Lakers of Los Angeles have gone under the radar (39:00).
Sep 29, 2021
Guilty of Association
Bomani Jones weighs in on a story in Rolling Stone about the perception that the NBA has a problem with vaccine detractors ahead of the start of their season, which centers around star Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets. Plus, why Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger looks "finished", an IYHH including a reunion tour for The Fugees and your voicemails from when the game "was cheatin'"! IYHH Stories @gabriels_geiger shares that young Scandinavians are sticking nicotine pouches up their asses: @jemaswad shares that The Fugees have reunited for a “The Score” 25th Anniversary Tour: @kamilakudelska says media fascination with Petito Mystery looks like racism to Native Americans:
Sep 27, 2021
Foxworth Friday: 'The Journey', being confident in your abilities, Fox's trip to Ravens-Chiefs
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss having confidence in your abilities and trying new things following Bo’s talk at The Soho House in NYC this week (2:20). Plus, how "the journey" defines you (20:13) and Foxworth’s trip to see Ravens vs. Chiefs in Baltimore with his son and dad (40:14).
Sep 24, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill on the Ben Simmons Situation
Bomani Jones is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to discuss all of the angles of Sixers star Ben Simmons communicating that he will not be returning for Sixers training camp (1:18). What is the history with trading players of his caliber and what could Philadelphia get in return (17:04)? Also, the guys discuss the timing of it all and whether or not Damian Lillard is long for Portland (33:24).
Sep 22, 2021
Dirty Secrets
Bomani Jones shares his reactions to Lamar Jackson leading the Ravens to victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on SNF (1:37), as well as Deshaun Watson’s continued unexplained absence for the Texans (14:10). Plus, an IYHH including rapper Nicki Minaj’s claims about her cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles in Trinidad (23:32) and your voicemails from the worst instances of “hearsay” you’ve ever witnessed (43:10). Although, it ended up really just being the wildest lies! IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown says Roomba’s AI may avoid dog feces now, but data security issues persist: A study conducted by The University of Michigan finds U.S. college students hit 40-year high for marijuana use: @EOckerman: No, Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend doesn’t have swollen testicles from the COVID vaccine, says the Trinidad and Tobago health minister:
Sep 20, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Looking back on NFL Week 1, ahead to Week 2
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the overreaction to Ravens QB Lamar Jackson in national television games (1:50), how that relates to the weight put on he and Bills QB Josh Allen’s shoulders to carry their respective offenses (4:57), how impressive Buccaneers DT Vita Vea is (16:58), whether or not Saints QB Jameis Winston is “changed man” post-eye surgery (24:10), if QB Baker Mayfield will be the one to hold back the Browns and much more (31:20).
Sep 17, 2021
Spencer Hall on Saban, USC...Also the director and author presenting 'Blood Brothers' on Netflix
Bomani Jones chats with Spencer Hall about Alabama coach Nick Saban’s propensity for “deez nuts” jokes (1:20), as well as USC firing coach Clay Helton and how it reflects on cross-town rival UCLA (18:08). Plus, Bomani welcomes author Johnny Smith and filmmaker Marcus A. Clarke to discuss “Blood Brothers”, the Netflix documentary based on Johnny’s book of the same title about the relationship between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali (34:04).
Sep 15, 2021
Don't drink the Kool-Aid
Bomani Jones takes you through his Week 1 in the NFL experience (1:46), including his computer-drafted fantasy team, the bad streak of luck for Texans QB Tyrod Taylor, Bills QB Josh Allen’s “Kool-Aid” and the delay in Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s contract talks (19:54). Plus, an IYHH including the rise of Dollar Stores (30:20) and your voicemails from the “dumbest” thing you’ve seen someone do just for attention (43:29). IYHH Stories @abhabhattarai says Americans have increasingly been relying on “The Dollar Store” for groceries and other everyday needs: @lindaholmes says the Mike Richards ‘Jeopardy!’ fiasco was maddeningly predictable:
Sep 13, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Finding dignity in work, Dak's doubters & remembering Michael K. Williams
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss finding dignity and purpose in work once your playing days are over and Domonique’s piece about Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, including what he has to do to convince people he’s the real deal. Plus, the guys remember actor Michael K. Williams following his passing, who famously played the character of “Omar Little” in the HBO series “The Wire”. The Right Time Recommends "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance "Sex, Lies and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment" by Shaun Assael
Sep 10, 2021
Joel Anderson catches up on Bishop Sycamore
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate catch you up on the saga that is Bishop Sycamore, a controversial high school football team that made news in recent weeks (5:43). Bomani also takes time to gloat about winning his own charity trivia tournament on the podcast (1:30) and discusses Presbyterian College, where the head coach refuses to call for "punts" (39:04).
Sep 08, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Learning the art of debate, Justin Tinsley on 'The King of Crenshaw'
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth chat about the art of the debate and share stories of how they have sharpened their skills over the years against the likes of Around The Horn legends, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith (1:21). Plus, Bomani’s eclectic musical taste (22:53) and Justin Tinsley of The Undefeated joins the guys to chat about his new 30 for 30 podcast about Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle called “The King of Crenshaw” (41:46). The Right Time Recommends... 30 for 30 Podcasts:
Aug 27, 2021
Charity Trivia Tournament Finals, Nick Wright on NFL Season
Bomani Jones and Nick Wright of FS1 chat about the upcoming NFL season, including how Nick feels about QB Pat Mahomes and Kansas City, what’s going on with Patriots QB Cam Newton, Bills QB Josh Allen’s chances at a repeat of last year’s breakout season and more (1:18). Plus, it is time for the finals of The Right Time Charity Trivia Tournament! Friend of the show Howard Bryant faces off against Bomani (36:57).
Aug 25, 2021
All of a sudden, It became a War
Bomani Jones discusses sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson finishing last in her first event since getting banned from the Olympics for weed (1:23) and the stereotyping of Black quarterbacks like Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (19:02). Plus, an IYHH including signing bonuses being offered to school bus drivers (30:26) and the best stories from that friend in your crew who always takes things just a little too far (43:05)! IYHH Stories @abhabhattarai says “welcome back to school!”, where everything is seemingly in short supply: @SumanNaishadham shares that Western states are facing their first federal water cuts: @brettmolina23 discusses Zoom’s new feature that aims to keep kids from getting distracted:
Aug 23, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Charity Trivia Tournament Semis Matchup Two & Draymond-KD Interview
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss matters of principle with parenting your kids and Draymond Green’s interesting Bleacher Report interview with former Golden State Warriors teammate Kevin Durant (1:13). Plus, matchup two of the semifinals in The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Friends of the show Howard Bryant and Joel Anderson face off against one another(27:27).
Aug 20, 2021
Charity Trivia Tournament Semis Matchup One, Shannon Penn on the NFC East
Former show producer Shannon Penn chats with Bomani Jones about how he thinks his Giants will do in the NFC East this year, as well as whether or not they should re-do the old Disney movie “The Program” (1:15). Plus, we have arrived at the semifinals of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Shannon faces off against Bo in the first of the two matchups (24:27).
Aug 18, 2021
Avert Your Eyes!
Bomani Jones gives you the blow-by-blow from the most exciting part of the NFL preseason, the big brawl in the stands at the Rams-Chargers game (1:11). Plus, why fans shouldn’t get too hyped up about the performance of rookie quarterbacks so far (15:56), as well as an IYHH including China creating a “blacklist” of karaoke songs (22:13) and your voicemails from the wildest thing you’ve heard at a barbershop (34:14)! IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown asks how should self-driving cars make life or death decisions? Ideally, they won’t: Koh Ewe of @vice shares that China is making a “blacklist” of bad karaoke songs:
Aug 16, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Charity Trivia Tournament Matchup Four & Schröder’s Bet
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss new Celtics G Dennis Schröder’s unfortunate bet on himself in NBA free agency and why teenagers being “bad liars” led to a lot of tall tales before the age of social media (1:04). Plus, it's matchup number four of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Friends of the show Howard Bryant and Spencer Hall face off against each other (30:14).
Aug 13, 2021
Charity Trivia Tournament Matchup Three, Anthony Jeselnick talks comedy and his unique style
It's matchup number three of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Friends of the show Mina Kimes and Joel Anderson face off against each other (1:09). Plus, one of Bomani’s favorite comedians Anthony Jeselnick joins to discuss his unique style, "bombing" on stage and why he and Bo are kindred spirits of appearing to be unapproachable (18:24).
Aug 11, 2021
All Personality
Bomani Jones shares some thoughts on the passing of legendary Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, including how he changed the game and why some things he said before he passed won't be what Bo would like to remember (1:14). Plus, an update on Lamonte from Italy (20:47), an IYHH including an unruly Frontier Airlines passenger (29:00) and your best voicemails from "quitting" on the job (43:07)! IYHH Stories @caroIineanders shares that the cost of items like bacon and eggs will soon rise in California: @EECastilloAP shares that Mexico is suing US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll:
Aug 09, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Charity Trivia Tournament Matchup Two & Michael Felder, the most interesting man in the world
Bomani Jones is joined by Michael Felder of Stadium in place of Domonique Foxworth to discuss why his range of skills make him quite possibly the most interesting man in the world as well as the downstream effects of the NIL deal for college athletes, being a former player at UNC himself (1:23). Plus, it's matchup number two of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Bomani faces off against friend of the Show Michael Smith (44:23).
Aug 06, 2021
Charity Trivia Tournament Matchup One, Jermaine O'Neal on his new 'Malice at the Palace' doc
Bomani is joined by former Indiana Pacers F Jermaine O’Neal to discuss his new Netflix documentary on the “Malice at the Palace” called “Untold”, including the story he wanted to tell, how dramatically the stigma around mental health has changed over the years and the lasting effects on their reputations. Plus, it's matchup number one of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Nick Wright of FS1 faces off against former TRT producer Shannon Penn (24:59).
Aug 04, 2021
Number One Lamont
Bomani Jones finds “the funny" in the Olympics thus far (1:12), including why there are many swim strokes compared to only one running "style", as well as the circumstances around Lamont Marcell Jacobs winning the 100 meter dash for Italy. Plus, American gymnast Simone Biles returns to the mat for one final event, an IYHH including "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" resurfacing and your voicemails from when you "tried to fight" your old man! IYHH Stories @AndrewLimbong shares that Martin Shkreli’s lost Wu-Tang album has been sold by the feds: @josephpisani shares, Amazon wants a key to your apartment building: @rachelerman shares that healthcare chatbots have been on the rise during the pandemic:
Aug 02, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Aaron Rodgers, 'coming into money', maintaining friendships into adulthood
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Aaron Rodgers “going in” on the haters at his press conference upon returning to the Packers (2:04), what it’s like to come into money and feel out of place in different spaces, the remaining vaccine detractors across the NFL and Saints WR Michael Thomas delaying his surgery (26:15). Plus, how skilled or not skilled the guys are at video games these days as well as why it’s hard to keep childhood friends all the way to adulthood.
Jul 30, 2021
Joel Anderson on The Olympics, Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC
Bomani and Joel Anderson discuss some of the more somber stories coming out of The Olympics from Tokyo, including gymnast Simone Biles' decision to step away from competition and why the pressure they experience is something we can never truly grasp (3:11). Plus, the guys get into Texas and Oklahoma's decision to bolt the Big 12 for the SEC (23:52).
Jul 28, 2021
Ticking Time Bombs
Bomani Jones discusses the remaining vaccine detractors across the NFL in the context of the league’s ruling on forfeited games and salaries due to COVID breakouts, as well as the Texans treating QB Deshaun Watson like the allegations of sexual misconduct against him “never happened” (21:45). Plus, an IYHH including Jeff Bezos’ trip to space (31:09) and your voicemails from when your partner ditched you for a future pro (48:47)! IYHH Stories @cademetz asks the question, can A.I. grade your next test?: @julianzelizer shares that Texas has “declared war on history”: @alinaselyukh on former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space flight and cringeworthy comments on who paid for it:
Jul 26, 2021
Foxworth Friday: News breakers, 'Big Slims', UNC vs. NC State hatred
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss how news breakers like Adam Schefter can save any “slow news day” (1:15), “big slims” across NFL history like Julius Peppers and Deacon Jones (7:40), why there’s no love lost between NC State and UNC (20:59), athletes at the Olympics doping (30:51) and more!
Jul 23, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill on the Bucks' Championship, Giannis and 'Super Teams"
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the Bucks winning the NBA title and what Giannis and the rest of the franchise had to do to get here, including possibly the greatest player development story “in the history of the NBA” (1:10). Plus, why the quality of stars across the league and this Finals result is proof you don’t need a “super team” to win in this era (28:32), awkward postgame pressers (44:35) as well as much more!
Jul 21, 2021
Top of the Mountain
Bomani Jones discusses why this NBA Finals could be the “coronation” of Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo (1:19) and why the COVID issues surrounding the Olympics spell bad news for everyone involved (17:04). Plus, an IYHH with a Lego-covered gun (if you can believe it) (26:49) and your voicemails from the “worst” haircut you ever received (41:31)! IYHH Stories @publicbill shares that a “toy-like” gun covered in Legos has sparked an uproar: @IGNMattK shares that Netflix will make video games:
Jul 19, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The Espy's, NYC Weed Vans & the NBA Finals
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss bluntly honest children and if you're allowed to give it back to a 4-year old (1:35), being recognized by fans - except they can't remember your name or they confuse you with J.A. Andande (17:30). Plus, who deserves credit for the Buck's turnaround against the Suns in the NBA Finals (36:00).
Jul 16, 2021
Howard Bryant talks MLB All-Star, language barriers & Team USA basketball
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant discuss when the last time we had an MLB commissioner that we liked (2:30), Stephen A. Smith’s comments about Shohei Ohtani after the all-star game and the gap between Asian and Latino players (6:45), and why they’re not going to talk about Team USA beating Argentina after losing to Australia and Nigeria (25:30) and much more!
Jul 14, 2021
Is There Any Pride Left in Olympic Basketball?
Bomani Jones applauds Giannis for fighting through his poor free throw shooting during the NBA playoffs (0:50), and questions if there’s any pride left in Olympic basketball after Team USA’s recent loss to Nigeria. (12:25). Plus, an IYHH including why we’re paying more for less - even if we don’t notice it - thanks to “shrinkflation” (23:30) and your voicemails from the time your mom came up to the school (39:10).
Jul 12, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Holding Institutions accountable, Sha'Carri Richardson controversy
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the burden that comes with being a “sub six-foot” point guard like Chris Paul (1:20), as well as why institutions like the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Dodgers can’t be counted on when it comes to investigating issues of sexual assault (13:30). Plus, Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympics marijuana controversy (35:10).
Jul 09, 2021
Spencer Hall definitively on the NIL
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall discuss college athletes’ newfound ability to profit off of their “name, image and likeness”, including what makes Miami and Ohio State’s situations unique (6:55), how schools may try to get around the rules to further pay their athletes (26:18), which former "rebels" we need to pay homage to in this new world order (37:11) and much more! The Right Time Recommends: Spencer's new subscription site: ...also on Twitter @Channel6_feed
Jul 07, 2021
Foxworth Friday: 'Insurance fraud' and 'bad' coaching in the NBA Playoffs
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the “insurance fraud” and "bad" coaching in the Eastern conference semifinals (1:50). Also, coach Ty Lue and forward Paul George carry the Clippers as they battle against the Jazz (25:56) as well as rumors coming out of the Mavericks following GM Donnie Nelson’s departure (33:11).
Jun 18, 2021
Roy Wood Jr. on Juneteenth and COVID vs. the NBA Playoffs
Bomani Jones and comedian Roy Wood Jr. attempt to digest the news of a positive COVID test for Suns guard Chris Paul and Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard being held out due to an unspecified knee injury (1:30). Plus, the guys react to Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday (21:26).
Jun 16, 2021
Show Some Respect
Bomani Jones raves about Game 4 of Bucks-Nets bringing us back to a different time in playoff lore (1:34), and the Suns finishing off the Nuggets despite the lack of public adulation (13:24). Plus, an IYHH including “funny money” becoming accepted currency in El Salvador (27:51), and your voicemails from when you came up against a future pro and lost (36:54)! IYHH Stories @wapodavenport says you are now free to move about the cosmos…if you can afford it: @jeffgernst on Bitcoin to become a national currency in El Salvador:
Jun 14, 2021
Foxworth Friday: NFL COVID-19 vaccine detractors, questioning 'Space Jam 2' & the Suns' gorilla mascot
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the multitude of NFL players that have chosen not to get vaccinated and why it seems to have broken the "peer pressure" culture of football (1:27). Plus, why Bomani is surprised to see the affection and nostalgia for “Space Jam 2” (17:50) and why the Suns bouncing the Lakers from the postseason has reminded them to question the existence of the Suns’ gorilla mascot (22:45).
Jun 11, 2021
Peter Rosenberg on his new album 'Real Late', navigating social commentary
Bomani Jones is joined by Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 to talk about how the two know each other, including his time at Maryland “hating Duke” following the news of coach Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement (1:51). They get into his new album “Real Late” (7:46), the level of work and expertise in putting it together and how each of them has dealt working in the media with difficult to navigate social issues (25:46).
Jun 09, 2021
Now, You Have My Attention
Bomani Jones goes in on the Mavericks for bowing out to the Clippers despite the heroics of Luka Doncic (1:21) and shares why he is re-thinking getting back on the Hawks “narcotic” (17:56). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon using your “Echo” to build a wi-fi network (29:51) and your voicemails from that time when you went to extraordinary lengths to retrieve “your money” (41:01). IYHH Stories @publicbill shares the ‘time has come’ for a global pandemic treaty, WHO says: @NathanBomey on Tesla activating cabin camera for monitoring drivers using Autopilot: @brettmolina23 on Amazon’s ‘Sidewalk’ feature that will share your internet connection:
Jun 07, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Coach K to retire, the decline in entertaining sports
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth react to the news that Duke’s legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire following the upcoming season and discuss how the obsession with championships shapes affection for teams (1:41). Plus, why you see less of the entertaining moments that endear you to people, like Luka Doncic barking at Pat Beverly and Trae Young bowing to the fans at MSG after eliminating the Knicks (31:32).
Jun 04, 2021
Howard Bryant reacts to Ainge and Osaka
Bomani Jones is joined by Howard Bryant of Meadowlark to react to the developing reports that Danny Ainge is stepping down from his position with the Celtics to be replaced by head coach Brad Stevens, as well as why Boston faces the same challenges teams like the Jazz and Suns face for team building (2:26). Plus, what Naomi Osaka’s decision to pull out of the French Open says about the press coverage of tennis (29:08).
Jun 02, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Player-Fan altercations, Kyrie returns to Boston, Eugene Chung
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the racial tenor in fan interaction with players given recent altercations including Russell Westbrook and Trae Young during the NBA Playoffs (1:10). Plus, Kyrie Irving’s sentiments about racism during his time with the Celtics as the Nets' series ships up to Boston (25:28) and former NFL coach Eugene Chung’s comments on discrimination in NFL coaching circles (38:01).
May 28, 2021
Nick Wright dissects early NBA Playoff action
Bomani Jones and Nick Wright of FS1 discuss the latest action from the NBA Playoffs, including the Clippers going down 2-0 to the Mavericks (1:45), why Bo has to admit his confidence in the Nuggets is shaky and how the Lakers may match up with them in a possible series (18:43). Plus, who will be the last team standing in the East (27:42) and what should we make of Jazz G Donovan Mitchell “beefing” with his own organization (35:42)?
May 26, 2021
Much Needed
Bomani Jones breaks down what he liked and didn’t like from the opening games of the NBA Playoffs with fans back in the stands. He gets into the Lakers losing Game 1 to the Suns (1:23) and Trey Young barking back at Knicks fans (15:11). Plus, author Bruce Feldman joins for the final installment of The Right Time Book Club on his book ‘Cane Mutiny to discuss why the Miami dynasty didn’t continue on, what life was like during his time as a student there, how he developed the idea for the book and much more (28:23)!
May 24, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Analytics aesthetically changing the NBA, and more Kwame Brown!
Bomani Jones gives Domonique Foxworth a chance to react to his and Spencer Hall’s chat about Stevie Wonder from Wednesday (1:22). They then get into how analytics have affected the aesthetics of the NBA (9:15), as well as finish with more discussion about the ongoing beef between former NBA players Kwame Brown and Matt Barnes (32:04).
May 21, 2021
Spencer Hall talks Kwame Brown, but mostly Stevie Wonder
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall chat about the far-reaching tentacles of the Kwame Brown saga (1:37). They also take a deep dive into Stevie Wonder’s career, and discuss the marvel of his talent at such a young age as well as the level of innovation he brought to the game (17:41).
May 19, 2021
Cognitive Dissonance
Bomani Jones recaps the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony from this past weekend, including the inductions of Rudy Tomjanovich and Kobe Bryant (1:13). He also shares the cognitive dissonance the NBA must be feeling now that the Lakers will be playing the Warriors in the play-in tournament (14:26). Plus, an IYHH including real estate prices soaring around the world (27:03) and your voicemails from “quitting on the job” (40:31)! IYHH Stories @ByMikeBaker on the hefty legal fees being charged to the Boy Scouts estate in their bankruptcy case: @hannaziady on the pricing surge that’s happening in housing markets around the world:
May 17, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Tebow Mania Part 2 & J Cole
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth talk about the return of Tim Tebow to the NFL (2:00) – how this time will be different because the young up and coming players don’t hold him is as high of regards as the previous generation (10:00), will he even be a threat at TE (29:00) and much more. Plus, J Cole has signed to play with a Rwandan basketball team (41:00). 
May 14, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill On NBA Play-In Games, Power Balance Of The East
Bomani Jones talks to Vinnie Goodwill from Yahoo! Sports about all the Knicks fans that have come out of hiding (3:00), why the Celtics’ long-term plans haven’t come to fruition (10:00), the Nets’ defensive problem headed into the Playoffs (24:00), is this the year that the 76ers need to make a title run on the back of Joel Embiid’s stellar play (30:00) and Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook having outstanding seasons for mediocre teams. 
May 12, 2021
NBA Play-In Games, Georgia's NIL Bill & Book Club Part 3
Bomani Jones talks about how the NBA Play-In Tournament has the perfect amount of tension, on and off the court, to get you ready for the NBA Playoffs, and Georgia has signed a NIL bill for college athletes which will get them paid – but to what extent (12:00). Plus, Joel Anderson of Slate joins for the next installment of The Right Time Book Club on “’Cane Mutiny” by Bruce Feldman (25:00) to discuss the eras of coaches Butch Davis and Larry Coker at Miami, what prevented the dynasty from continuing to roll on, the player that typified it all for him and much more!
May 10, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Is Brian Gudenkunst really Jerry Krause?
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss what in the world the Packers are going to do about their disgruntled QB Aaron Rodgers and how they found themselves in this position (1:05). Does GM Brian Gutekunst even know what he has in backup QB Jordan Love (15:39)? Plus, Rodgers’ comparison of Gutekunst to former Bulls GM Jerry Krause, the value of the dual-threat QB in the league today and much more (28:30)!
May 07, 2021
David West & André Gudger of the Professional Collegiate League
Bomani Jones welcomes former NBA forward and COO of the Professional Collegiate League David West and entrepreneur André Gudger of Next Level Sports and Entertainment to break down the scope of the PCL following their TV distribution deal, including balancing investment with activism, the extent that the league will center athletes and how it will add value to their future careers post-athletics (15:03). Plus, what their dealings with the NCAA have been like thus far and more (21:29)!
May 05, 2021
Am I a Dummy?
Bomani Jones examines Aaron Rodgers’ failed “Draft Day” attempt to force a trade away from Green Bay and how the Packers have handled transitions away from their Hall of Fame QB’s (1:58). He also applauds coach Kyle Shanahan for “not being a dummy” and drafting QB prospect Trey Lance at #3, exposing the “dumbest draft narrative in the history of draft narratives” (18:32). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon opening up a hair salon in London (31:29) and your voicemails from encountering the “repo man” (42:00)! IYHH Stories @AbbyLeeHood on how viewers have turned to content creators for mental health support during the pandemic: @BrodyFord_ on Doordash drivers “gaming” an algorithm to increase their pay: @whitneykimball on Amazon opening a hair salon:
May 03, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Remembering Draft Days Past
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth laugh about their fits during the live edition of the podcast from the prior week and discuss having family in the military since Dominique’s son is obsessed (8:10). Also, how did Domonique spend draft day (19:53), how the NFL Draft became such a cottage industry (30:02), Bomani’s problem with the popularity of streamers like Logan Paul and more!
Apr 30, 2021
Shannon Penn on the Knicks!
Bomani Jones welcomes former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn back to the show to discuss the return of the New York Knicks to relevancy and the underperformance of the Celtics (2:08). Plus, they get into Twitter talking about Babe Ruth being Black, again, and more (27:55)!
Apr 28, 2021
Fair Questions & Book Club Part 2
Bomani Jones tries to get a handle on why this NBA season feels “different” and why viewership is down (1:19). His theory, in a word, LeBron. He also touches on the IOC “banning” athlete protests from the 2021 Olympic games (17:28). Plus, former ‘Canes RB Alonzo Highsmith joins for the next installment of The Right Time Book Club on “’Cane Mutiny” by Bruce Feldman to discuss playing under Howard Schnellenberger and Jimmy Johnson at the University of Miami, as well as how the team balanced swagger with discipline and much more (24:08)!
Apr 26, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The Right Time Live!
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth join for a show in front of a live audience for the first time to look back on college and the Black fraternity and sorority experience. They also delve into the obscurity of NFL draft analysis, including the lack of criticism for White QB’s, player types that have "evolved" out of the game and more (20:00). Plus, an IYHH including President Joe Biden’s German shepherd going for training after biting two people (40:54) and your “why I quit football” voicemails (54:32)! The Right Time Recommends @Foxworth24 on how Seattle’s Richard Sherman pick in 2011 changed the next 10 years of the NFL
Apr 23, 2021
Elle Duncan on the Derek Chauvin verdict and remembering Prince
Bomani Jones and Elle Duncan react to the news of officer Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd (2:55), as well as why the response from professional sports teams like the Las Vegas Raiders can miss the mark (13:53). Plus, remembering Prince five years after his death (38:01).
Apr 21, 2021
Return to Competency
Bomani Jones is pleased with the New York Knicks’ return to “competency” following Pelicans F Zion Williamson speaking glowingly about playing at Madison Square Garden (1:22). He also compares the story of a mistaken identity that evolved around Rams DL Aaron Donald over the weekend to a WWE wrestling brawl (16:16). Plus, an IYHH including an angry octopus (26:08) and your voicemails from the most awkward date that you have ever been on (36:25)! IYHH Stories @IvanPer4 on NY state leaders agreeing to legalize recreational marijuana: @peterjholley on Houston’s Third Ward still not having running water following a February storm: @bydanielvictor on “the angriest octopus”, who attacked a tourist on an Australian beach:
Apr 19, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Trevor Lawrence speaks, Jayson Tatum shares
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the racial lines across different spaces and events, such as with “Freaknik” in Atlanta (2:14). Also, the Sports Illustrated interview with NFL Draft prospect Trevor Lawrence, and subsequent criticisms of his “love” for the game (17:08) as well as Celtics F Jayson Tatum sharing the after effects of his bout with COVID-19 (32:18).
Apr 16, 2021
Howard Bryant on Minnesota & the World of Sport responding to Daunte Wright's Murder
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant discuss the public response to Daunte Wright, another Black man in the Minnesota area who recently lost his life at the hands of the police (0:48). They get into the response from professional sports teams and outspoken individuals like Spurs coach Gregg Popovich (12:07). Plus, a discussion on the racial makeup of NBA rosters, past and present (35:49).
Apr 14, 2021
Losing My Mind & Book Club Part 1
Bomani Jones questions the genius of 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan if he is indeed targeting QB prospect Mac Jones with the #3 pick (1:22) and shares how he will remember the rapper DMX following his passing at the age of 50 (16:00). Plus, it’s the first installment of this year’s Book Club with guest Spencer Hall, discussing coaches Howard Schnellenberger and Jimmy Johnson in their time at Miami for chapters 1-4 of “’Cane Mutiny” by Bruce Feldman (26:41). Having trouble finding "'Cane Mutiny" by Bruce Feldman? Read it online here: Also, check out Spencer's Charity Bowl here:
Apr 12, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The Masters, Hubert Davis at UNC, Dehsaun Watson
Bomani Jones and Dominque Foxworth discuss the #TwoAmericas in horn honking and door knocking, the wealth of The Masters (8:41), as well as Hubert Davis getting introduced as the first Black MBB coach of North Carolina (13:45). Plus, the guys update the Deshaun Watson situation after the majority of his sponsors have bailed on him (23:58). Show Announcement Sign up for our first live show! Seats are limited:
Apr 09, 2021
Mike Golic Jr. talks NFL Draft analysis and more!
Bomani Jones is joined by Mike Golic Jr. of “Chiney & Golic Jr.” and Highly Questionable. The two guys chat about Mike’s childhood and time growing up in the shadow of his dad at Notre Dame (0:43) as well as coverage of the NFL Draft, including why people seem to take others’ word about prospects rather than actually getting to know them themselves (16:00). Plus, who the “best” player in this draft is and his “why I quit playing football” story (38:04)!
Apr 07, 2021
Bomani Jones reacts to Gonzaga’s victory over UCLA in the Final Four and connects it to the “reasons” behind the retirement of legendary North Carolina coach Roy Williams (1:13). He also shares why the Braves’ response to MLB moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta hurt him personally (15:27). Plus, an IYHH including the impact of blockage in the Suez Canal (29:00) and your voicemails from heated Twitter beefs that you have had (43:24). IYHH Stories @ReedAlbergotti on the dangers of trusting the Apple App Store after someone’s life savings was stolen by a fake app. @greene on Amazon picking a Twitter fight over claims that workers resort to urinating in bottles. @concertina226 on the cost of the Suez Canal blockage.
Apr 05, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The 17th Game, Pro Days & Justin Fields
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the NFL deciding to add a seventeenth game to the schedule starting in the 2021 season, including who it negatively impacts the most (04:35). Plus, it’s pro day season ahead of the NFL draft (24:37) and the “dog whistles” have come out in quarterback analysis on prospect Justin Fields from Ohio State (34:05).
Apr 02, 2021
Michael Smith on getting old, KD and the Internet, voting in Georgia
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss being “grown” in the social media era (0:46) and how old is too old to get into a scrap like Kevin Durant did with Michael Rapaport (8:13). Plus, they discuss whether or not the fight over voting rights in Georgia is cause for MLB to try and move this year’s All-Star Game (30:53). The Right Time Recommends "The Social Network" documentary on Netflix
Mar 31, 2021
More Questions than Answers
Bomani Jones questions the motives of 49ers decision makers Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch and their future planning at the quarterback position, following their trade up to the #3 pick in the upcoming NFL draft (1:13). He also shares concern for the future of college basketball following his observance of a lack of talent and phenomenon during the Sweet 16 of Match Madness (14:22). Plus, an IYHH including a study about America “putting on the pounds” in the pandemic (25:49) and your funniest voicemails from when someone “quit on the job” (41:54). IYHH Stories @RoniNYTimes on a recent study into weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic: @kyurieff shares that Google doubling down on office space despite the rise in remote work: @dalvin_brown on Facebook’s plan to let you control augmented reality with your thoughts:
Mar 29, 2021
Foxworth Friday: QB commitments, NFL TV deals & free agency money
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss NFL front offices juggling the stock of their starting Quarterbacks like Mitch Trubisky and Jimmy Garoppolo in Chicago and San Francisco respectively, in light of the Bears signing Andy Dalton and tweeting out “QB1” from their admin account (0:40). Plus, they dish on the future of “money” for the NFL through the lens of the television deals that were just signed (13:04) and how a player’s “money” gets affected when signing in free agency (29:02). Foxworth also tells a story of what it was like to play in a “contract year”.
Mar 26, 2021
3x Champion Bruce Bowen bounces around the NBA
Bomani is joined by friend of the show and three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen to catch up and discuss the NBA season (3:50). They get into the development of players across the league and touch on funny stories from playing in Europe early in his career. Plus, sifting through the top stories in the West (15:59) and East (27:32) like LeBron James’ injury, Phoenix’s resurgence, Nikola Jokic’s MVP-caliber play, the evolution of Kevin Durant’s game, the Celtics’ issues and much more!
Mar 24, 2021
Eyes Wide Shut
Bomani Jones discusses why LeBron James’ injury should end calls for an MVP case that doesn’t really exist (1:14), as well as why the inequities between men and women as far as treatment by the NCAA at March Madness go much deeper and are more problematic than you may know (21:24). Plus, an IYHH including a Florida homecoming queen that “stuffed” the ballot box (31:20), and your voicemails from the “dumbest” thing that you bought with a big check (42:17). IYHH Stories @jakecoyleap shares that Black-led projects are under-funded according a McKinsey report on Hollywood: @brbarrett on Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown: @ambiej on the Florida teen, and her mom, being arrested for rigging a homecoming queen vote:
Mar 22, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Quarantine parenting, NFL free agency and Deshaun Watson
For the debut of #FoxworthFriday, Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss “leveling-up” on parenting in the last year (3:42) and whether or not the Patriots’ free agency spending spree to surround QB Cam Newton with talent makes Bill Belichick look desperate (15:36). Plus, the recently surfaced allegations of sexual misconduct against Texans QB Deshaun Watson (33:33).
Mar 19, 2021
Nick Wright catches up on the Super Bowl, NBA MVP conversation
Bomani Jones and Nick Wright of FS1 discuss the worst football-watching experience of Nick’s life, when Kansas City lost the Super Bowl to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay (1:35). While discussing the movement of NFL free agency, they weigh in on the problematic language in transactional GM “cosplay” and whether or not Deshaun Watson getting dealt could be the first of its kind (19:39). Plus, the guys touch on self-reflection in media for broadcasters and get into a discussion of the NBA MVP, including LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant (40:23). Join our March Madness bracket challenge group "The Right Time 2021"!
Mar 17, 2021
Just In Time
Bomani Jones kicks off the new show cadence of Monday-Wednesday-Friday with a discussion of Drew Brees’ career, now that the Saints QB has decided to retire after twenty years in the NFL (1:36). He also dives into why the NCAA Tournament feels a bit different this year for more reasons than the obvious, including what we are missing without Duke in the field (19:59). Plus, an IYHH with “cult-like” behavior at a Panda Express retreat (29:32) and your voicemails from when you came up against a future pro (46:20)! Join our March Madness bracket challenge group "The Right Time 2021"! IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown on how smart speakers are able to detect abnormal heart rhythms during telehealth visits. @TheChalkOutline on the wild story of Panda Express workers being forced to strip in "cult-like" team building seminar. @lrobertsonmiami on the deadliest state in the nation for pedestrians.
Mar 15, 2021
Spencer Hall on 'The Eyes of Texas' & Meyers Leonard
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall discuss the unique skills that people have in trying circumstances (1:22) and the many layers of issues surrounding UT Austin’s persistence with “The Eyes of Texas” song after their own report found that it wasn’t “overtly racist” (14:56). Plus, did Heat center Meyers Leonard forget where he lives when he uttered a racial slur live on a gaming stream (44:53)?
Mar 11, 2021
Legend at the Bank
Bomani Jones breaks down all angles of Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s new contract, including the precedent and message that is being sent by both sides, as well as why he’s never seen anything quite like it (1:20). Also, why he didn’t have a problem with the All-Star Game taking place as it was competing for your attention with the Harry and Meghan interview (21:50), as well as why the “want to” with hiring and firing coaches afforded Les Miles much more time than he deserved (40:30). Plus, an IYHH including the sneaker scandal at Nike (50:30) and the All-Star break version of he’s #HesStillInTheLeague (1:02:26)! IYHH Stories @DeePhunk on the wild sneaker scandal surrounding Nike that’s rocking the industry: @kevinroose on the rise of automation in accounting departments worldwide: Check out his book for more: "Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation" @WindhorstESPN's explainer on the world of "NBA Top Shot":
Mar 09, 2021
Isiah Thomas on ‘Judas & The Black Messiah’, the West Side of Chicago, inequality in America and more
Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas joins Bomani Jones to discuss his upbringing on the West Side of Chicago through the lens of the recent film “Judas & The Black Messiah” (2:30). The guys discuss civics, community organizations and the social construct of “race” (8:05). They talk about the self-esteem of “Blackness”, his push for diversity in the coverage of the NBA and much more (26:09).
Mar 02, 2021
Tobe Nwigwe talks 'Music for the Movement'
Rapper Tobe Nwigwe joins Bomani Jones to discuss dealing with blackouts down in their hometown of Houston and the fame that he’s accumulated since we last had him on the show in 2018 (1:23). He dives into his collaboration with The Undefeated on “Music for the Movement” and the cover of “Wake Up Everybody” by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes he did for it (8:30). Plus, the biggest influence on his music (16:40), balancing artistry with fatherhood and what he sees coming for him in the future (29:47). Black History Always is the second volume in The Undefeated’s exploration of protest music in America. The project examines the history of social injustice by reimagining iconic songs by and for Black America with contemporary artists and producers. Thematically, volume 2 balances the continued hardships impacting the Black community while finding space to celebrate Black beauty and provide messages of hope.
Feb 25, 2021
Who Hurt You?
Bomani Jones questions the upbringing of those who couldn’t appreciate Timberwolves F Anthony Edwards’ thunderous dunk over the weekend (1:24), discusses NBA players being “reluctant” to take part in a league PSA for taking the COVID-19 vaccine (18:58) and the (non-incident) incident with coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (32:45). Plus, an IYHH including protests over a jailed rapper in Barcelona Spain (41:06) and your voicemails from when you “tried” an adult like a teenager did at a 7-on-7 tournament (51:33). IYHH Stories @EOckerman on why police in Portland Oregon were guarding discarded food: @GioBenitez on the plane that landed safely after dropping debris outside of a Colorado house: Violence Erupts In Barcelona On 5th Night Of Protests Over Jailed Rapper:
Feb 23, 2021
Joel Anderson talks Texas and Louisiana exceptionalism
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss calling places the names they “used to be” and why nobody should want to be the mayor of a city (0:59). Plus, just how difficult of a spot the state of Texas is in right now with unprecedented snowstorms and how communities generally respond to disasters (12:46), as well as why Louisiana is an outlier for so many things, including dudes who want to fight and more (47:01).
Feb 18, 2021
Bomani Jones dishes on Russell Wilson’s change of tone towards Seattle management and whether or not it’s warranted (1:12), J.J. Watt’s “mutually agreed upon” release and why it’s a false equivalency to Deshaun Watson’s situation (16:02), as well as strength coach Chris Doyle’s short-lived tenure with the Jaguars and why it was only possible because “we” have allowed Urban Meyer to get away with questionable hiring practices before (24:18). Plus, an IYHH with potential holograms of your boss at work (30:44) and your voicemails from an encounter with the “boot” man (43:10). IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown on if holograms could be the next innovation in the post-pandemic workplace: Laine Welch of shares that one Alaska king salmon is worth the same as two barrels of oil right now: @MichelleEWiley on the 700 anti-Asian hate incidents reported in the Bay Area over the pandemic:
Feb 16, 2021
Roy Wood Jr. on Doctor Visits and 'Finding Your Roots'
Bomani Jones and Roy Wood Jr. of "The Daily Show" fame discuss awkward visits to the doctor (2:05), Roy’s recent taping of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates (11:47), their most recent quarantine purchases (22:34) as well as the vaccine rollout and how it compares to food waste at fast food restaurants (28:09). Plus, pandemic pregnancies and what makes “leaders” attractive (47:24).
Feb 11, 2021
One of the Guys
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the legacies of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes following their performances in the Super Bowl. What context should we view Brady in now that he’s a 7-time Super Bowl winner at the age of 43 (1:18)? What are the chances that Patrick Mahomes’ career turns out to be more of the same, or could this spell the end of dominance a la Dan Marino (22:44)? Bo also puts you up on game on just how much of a “G” Al Davis was, in light of the most recent “30 for 30” “Al Davis vs. the NFL” (32:53). Plus, an IYHH with a Utah charter school trying to “opt out” of Black History Month (42:18), and your voicemails from what made you “quit” playing football (56:49). IYHH Stories @MattEganCNN on Wall Street keeping close tabs on “WallStreetBets”: @mikerothstein on EA Sports’ plan to revitalize their CFB video game: @emilyreanderson on the Utah school allowing students to opt out of Black History Month: The Right Time Recommends "Al Davis vs. the NFL", a "30 for 30" film
Feb 09, 2021
Domonique Foxworth on violent players, the Super Bowl & Deshaun Watson
Dominique Foxworth joins Bomani Jones to discuss Bo busting his lip lifting weights and city snowball fights (4:35), as well as fights that have come from going a little “too far” with it (14:19). They then get into which football players in history had the most violent playing styles (28:32). The guys share their takes on what the Super Bowl means for Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, which somehow gets them to talking to talking about the “Million Man March” (38:15). Finally, they weigh in Brett Favre telling Deshaun Watson to hush up and play ball (54:44) as well as “Courtside Karen” vs. LeBron James (1:03:50).
Feb 04, 2021
Stock Valuations
Bomani Jones discusses the Rams and Lions swapping QB’s in Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford (1:08). He discusses them as overvalued stocks, why he’ still not “ready” for the Super Bowl to be here (16:08), and how the passing of legendary Temple head coach John Chaney reminds him just how remarkable the situation with the Brooklyn Nets is (20:24). Plus, an IYHH with an explainer on the “GameStop” stock situation (31:41), and your voicemails from when you put in “all the effort”, just to get dunked on (47:39). IYHH Stories @alex_kirshner shares all the ways the GameStop roller coaster could stop: @stephiekrik on caviar shortages, sewage overload, and more. COVID-19 winter in the Hamptons for @VFHive: @noahyoo on the new Spotify patent that involves monitoring users’ speech to recommend music:
Feb 02, 2021
Howard Bryant on 'Rooney Rule' & Henry Aaron's Passing
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant of ESPN discuss the “Rooney Rule” and the general absence of Black head coaches on the NFL sidelines following the Texans’ hiring of David Culley and quarterback Deshaun Watson’s official trade request in its wake (1:24). Baseball’s Hall of Fame did not elect new members this year, and the guys discuss what constitutes a “Hall of Fame case” as well as whether or not changes need to be made to the process (40:36). Plus, Howard shares his thoughts on the passing of baseball legend Henry Aaron (50:23). The Right Time Recommends "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron" by Howard Bryant
Jan 28, 2021
Credit Where Credit's Due
Bomani Jones discusses the winners of Championship Sunday in the NFL, Kansas City and Tampa Bay (1:13). He dishes on the individual performances of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes and whether or not the forthcoming Super Bowl amounts to the “greatest” matchup of quarterbacks in history, as well as the “end of the road” for the Bills and Josh Allen. Plus, new Lions head coach Dan Campbell deserves credit for the diversity of his staff (18:47), recollections of Hank Aaron following his passing (29:53), an IYHH that offers reassurance about your “quarantine bod” (45:31), and we hear your voicemails from when getting a friend a job went all bad (54:20). IYHH Stories @hannahsmothers_ answers, how bad is quarantine for my body?: @ZoeSchiffer on Instacart firing every employee who voted to unionize: @AmandaDrane on the League City woman who alleges Apple stole her emoji designs: The Right Time Recommends "The Black Godfather" on Netflix
Jan 26, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill on the Nets' balance, the Warriors & MVP contenders
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the ups and downs of the NBA season thus far (1:00), including the possibility that NBA players will get the COVID-19 vaccine (4:48), the balance of the Nets several games into James Harden’s run with the team, and whether or not Kevin Durant’s game looks any more “fun” than it did in Golden State (22:47). Plus, the performance of the Warriors thus far (41:49), as well as some discussion on the MVP as it relates to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid (49:49).
Jan 21, 2021
Give A Damn
Bomani Jones discusses the “Final Four” of the NFL Playoffs (1:06), including why the Saints electing to keep rolling with Drew Brees may have cost them a Super Bowl, as well as why they should be the first in line regarding Deshaun Watson’s availability in a trade from Houston. He also gets into why Kevin Durant’s level of play should be good news for the Warriors (16:44), and the NFL getting close to completing a head coaching carousel without hiring a Black coach (26:20). Plus, an IYHH with Bow Wow’s concert in Houston (38:42) and a discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King and how he would have been received in present times following the holiday bearing his name (50:05). IYHH Stories @RashaFierce on criticisms of Bow Wow for performing at a crowded nightclub amid COVID-19: @NellieBowles on tech companies who can’t leave the Bay Area fast enough: @csreinicke on calls to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour:
Jan 19, 2021
Vernon Maxwell shares fight stories, talks James Harden, his dislike for Utah
Bomani Jones is joined by former NBA great Vernon Maxwell to discuss the highlights of his career, including his time in San Antonio and why he fell in love with Houston (3:14), when Hakeem Olajuwon slapped him at halftime against the Sonics (8:51), when he fought Seattle G Gary Payton (14:50), his beef with Utah fans and the Jazz franchise (21:10), why things fell apart for him with the Rockets as well as his reactions to James Harden pushing his way out of the franchise (27:32), and what he’s up to these days (36:13).
Jan 14, 2021
True Champion?
Bomani Jones discusses Alabama’s win over Ohio State in the National Championship (1:00), including just how the Crimson Tide became so dominant and whether or not it is the “best” way to crown a champion. He then delves into why America is not ready for this weekend’s Josh Allen-Lamar Jackson matchup (22:37) and why D’Angelo Russell asking members of the press for their reactions to last week’s events at the Capitol was so important (30:56). Plus, an IYHH with tech companies flexing their muscles (44:58) and your voicemails from the time when you were “kicked out” of somewhere (56:33). IYHH Stories @anastasiat on Tracy Chapman winning a lawsuit against Nick Minaj: @jacknicas on how Parler, became a test of free speech: @sherifink on LA County urging ambulance crews not to bring to hospitals patients they cannot resuscitate:
Jan 12, 2021
Spencer Hall Finds Humor and Helps Preview the National Championship
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SEC Nation’s “Thinking Out Loud” try to find the humor in the moment (0:22), including horse policeman at the “Bayou Classic” and things we tolerate in sports coverage that we do not tolerate in news coverage (16:03). Plus, they discuss coaches that didn’t get fired this year and why Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher finishing the season is the “best” possible position (21:05), Georgia HC Kirby Smart allowing Ohio State QB Justin Fields to leave the program years ago (34:56) as well as how great Alabama WR Devonta Smith can be (49:14) ahead of them matching up against each other in the National Championship game.
Jan 07, 2021
Did I Say 'We'?
Bomani Jones resurrects his annual NFL coaching carousel conversation as it relates to the “Rooney Rule”, including Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy’s candidacy for the most attractive jobs on the market (0:55). He also shares his reactions to Texas replacing HC Tom Herman with Steve Sarkisian (22:31) and whether or not Warriors G Stephen Curry’s 63-point game against the Trailblazers means he owes him an apology (30:57). Plus, an IYHH with dancing robots (44:05) and your voicemails from when you “mailed it in” on the job (52:48). IYHH Stories @heybellman says in NYC, waiting for a COVID-19 test is a business opportunity: @hiltzikm warns that Wall Street can bet on the price of water now, watch out: @BostonDynamics robots are at it again: The Right Time Recommends... "White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism" by Kevin Kruse
Jan 05, 2021
Michael Smith on Accommodations for James Harden & Tecmo Bowl Exploits
Bomani and Michael Smith discuss why the Lamar Jackson game from Monday night was a “legendary” performance (1:05), HBCU homecoming’s (10:01), and why James Harden is a symbol for when making accommodations for superstars goes wrong (19:22). Plus, the most important discussion of the year, Tecmo bowl as the “greatest” video game ever and fictional characters that balled-out in dynasty mode on Madden and NCAA Football (45:42).
Dec 17, 2020