The Right Time with Bomani Jones
Play It As It Lies: 5/26/20
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on "the match", and why he can sympathize with Tom Brady as someone who is not very good at golf (2:42). Also, why he would like to see Michael Jordan compete next time, but is open to suggestions on who should join him. Plus, why Cam Newton still does not "have a job" (16:41) and what Bo found interesting about part one of "Lance" (26:04). IYHH returns, including "Karen" from Central Park (38:39) and your voicemails from when you got "run up on" like Earl Thomas (52:10).
Check to Check & Book Club Finale: 5/21/20
Bomani Jones discusses the "funny money" implications of NBA owners and the possible return to action for the league, namely Tillman Fertitta in light of his recent visit to The White House (1:34). Plus, author and journalist Sam Smith joins for the final installment of The Right Time Book Club on his book "The Jordan Rules", including if he thought it would be controversial when he wrote it, the media's fascination with Michael Jordan, and Jordan's view of Horace Grant as "the snitch" when it came to the book's sourcing (13:48). All that and more!
Michael Smith recaps 'Last Dance': 5/19/20
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith share their takes on "The Last Dance" as a whole after the last two episodes have aired, including the lengths of Michael Jordan's motivation tactics, what episodes were their favorite, the challenges the doc faced with storytelling arc, Jordan's flex on the Kenny Lattimore "deep cut" and more (1:08). Plus, the guys take your voicemail questions on Jordan and the Bulls' Dynasty, such as what their favorite pair of J's are (39:20).
Bonus: When MJ was beaten in 1-1 at 'Flight School': 5/16/20
From The Right Time secret vault, former Princeton player, founder and CEO of the nation's largest minority run mutual fund John Rogers Jr. shares with Bomani Jones about the time he beat Michael Jordan at his "Flight School" camp in Las Vegas, which caused "his airness" to stop playing campers.
The Dotted Line & Book Club Part 4: 5/14/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on comments from Blake Snell regarding health and financial concerns with re-starting the MLB season (1:07) as well as why Tom Brady's support of the Players Coalition letter on Ahmaud Arbery's death has gone under-the-radar (13:40). Plus, 3x NBA Champion Bulls G and Executive VP/Managing Executive of Wasserman agency basketball division B.J. Armstrong joins for the fourth installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including how teammates viewed Michael Jordan's leadership style, what kind of effect Phil Jackson had on the team as well as how his POV has changed being involved on the business side of the game (25:01). All that and more!
Rare Air & Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme": 5/12/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on the events and themes discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 7 and 8, including Scottie Pippen "quitting" on his teammates during the '94 ECF, Michael Jordan deciding to retire after the Bulls' three-peat in '93 as well as whether or not his "bad teammate" imagery really matters in the end (1:43). Plus, agent Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme" discusses his ongoing battle with the NCAA, the hidden economy around amateur athletics and much more.
Time To Ride & Book Club Part 3: 5/7/20
Bomani Jones shares how he received the Earl Thomas-TMZ story, including whether or not it is okay to laugh at and why you don't have to get ready if you "stay ready" (1:10). Plus, NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars joins for the third installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why he was Michael Jordan's "toughest defender", whether or not the reputation that the Pistons had back then mattered to him at all and when he thought the Bulls had caught them (17:34). All that and more!
Republicans Buy Sneakers Too & Scoop Jackson on 'The Last Dance': 5/5/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on the conversation around Michael Jordan's social activism or to some lack thereof as discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 5 and 6 (1:06). Plus, ESPN's Scoop Jackson joined to continue the discussion (17:43). They touch on whether or not Jordan was obligated to do more, how he and Chicago native Isiah Thomas connected with the city on different levels, whether or not they will ever "patch things up", and why Thomas got passed over for the 92' Olympic team.
This Ain't It & Book Club Part 2: 4/30/20
Bomani Jones goes in on why the NCAA ruling that players can profit off of their own likeness still doesn't accomplish a victory for the players (1:42). Plus, Vinnie Goodwill joins for the second installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the Pistons loomed so large for the Bulls in that time period, the team was able to survive Michael Jordan's wrath to unify and Scottie Pippen's greatness remains so difficult for a Detroit guy like Vinnie to recognize (21:43). All that and more!
True Superstar & Brian Koppelman on Season 5 of 'Billions': 4/28/20
Bomani Jones explains Isiah Thomas as the definitive NBA divider of public opinion and the oddity of Dennis Rodman as the connective tissue between the Pistons and Bulls in the aftermath of episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance" (2:16). Plus, filmmaker Brian Koppelman returns to talk "Last Dance" and "Billions" season 5, including pacifying genius like in Michael Jordan, developing affections for characters as well as the difficulty in musically scoring documentaries and films (18:56).
24/7 Title & Book Club Part 1: 4/23/20
Bomani Jones wonders when Rob Gronkowski will have to defend his 24/7 WWE championship now that he's joined Tom Brady on the Buccaneers and shares why he feels bad for Patriots fans for a reason you might not have noticed (1:15). Plus, J.A. Adande joins for the first installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the 90-91 season was so pivotal for Michael Jordan's effect on the league and his will to prove doubters wrong (15:19). Could you win Michael's way? What was Phil Jackson chasing? All that and more!
Let's Dance & Ethan Sherwood Strauss on 'The Victory Machine': 4/21/20
Bomani Jones recaps the first set of episodes from "The Last Dance", including how the ability or lack thereof between Michael Jordan, Jerry Krause, Scottie Pippen, and Phil Jackson to coexist like "a group project in school" hits differently for each of them (1:40). Bo also touches on why people are too hard on the NFL right now for trying to put on a virtual draft (32:15). Plus, Ethan Sherwood Strauss of The Athletic stops by to discuss his book "The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty" (36:30).
Texas Story Time and more with Joel Anderson Of Slate: 4/16/20
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate get together for some Texas story time (1:40) and talk the integration of college sports (12:43), how Joel would've dealt with returning to school amid COVID-19 when he was a college athlete (19:41), the ability of athletic departments to survive economic downturns (25:52) as well as rappers on IG spreading misinformation (35:59). Plus, how the time machine on tweets compares to Kyle Larson (46:20) and the NFL draft (54:11).
Show Me The Money: 4/14/20
Bomani Jones breaks down all angles of Christian McCaffery's record-breaking new contract with the Panthers, including why it takes a "want to" from the organization and whether or not he is worth it (2:45). Dak Prescott invited Ezekiel Elliot to a party with over 30 people (19:37) and NASCAR driver Kyle Larson running his mouth on iRacing reminded Bo of when he saw Django Unchained in theaters (29:07). Plus, an IYHH including a cross-country car race (38:51) and voicemails from when you did something "extra" to get your money back (52:47).
Follow The Leader, The Caddie Michael Collins talks Masters: 4/9/20
Bomani Jones explains why he thinks college football is getting "exposed" right now with coaches like Mike Gundy and Dabo Swinney calling for a return at all costs (1:15). Plus, the caddie Michael Collins stops by (13:14). The guys discuss the "branding" of the Masters and why golf is so image conscious (22:53), how the golf calendar has been reset (40:40) and much more.
Under Pressure: 4/7/20
Bomani Jones shares why he thinks the "well what about" pressure being placed on leagues to re-start their seasons isn't worth it (2:09) and why he's not as happy about Mike Leach finally getting caught up for his wildin' tweets as everyone might think (21:44). Plus he dishes on a 2018 plot by then Michigan G Duncan Robinson to boycott the Final Four "open practice" (30:02), an IYHH with the passing of soul music legend Bill Withers (36:15) and your voicemails of sneaking around the house during these COVID-19 times (48:48).
Roy Wood Jr. of The Daily Show: 4/2/20
Bomani Jones and comedian Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show laugh about homeschooling kids (11:42), comedy and producer battles on IG (15:10), the cancellation of events like Essence Festival (20:06), being deprived of sports enough to watch the "simulation football channel" (23:44), story time from HBCU (32:14), Chris Cuomo vs. Andrew Cuomo (48:07) and avoiding the ramifications of refusing rent payment to your landlord (54:19).
Pass The Sticks: 3/31/20
Bomani Jones discusses the announcement of the early release of ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance" and follows it up with a special announcement for The Right Time (2:35). He weighs in on the NBA launching a 2k tournament with players only (19:04) and the viability of re-starting sports in quarantined world cup-style camps with empty arenas (27:21). Plus, an IYHH including a pit bull driving a high-speed chase vehicle (37:36) and your voicemails of what you've learned homeschooling your kids (48:05).
Shannon Penn talks home-schooling, Dak and Cam: 3/26/20
Bomani Jones and former show producer Shannon Penn discuss the technical competency of teachers as they give virtual instruction to elementary school children (2:30), teams not giving back to COVID-19 support in proportion with their overall net worth (18:21), how the situation affects Dak Prescott's contract negotiations (27:12) and how underappreciated Cam Newton was during his time with the Panthers (32:50).
Hold Up: 3/24/20
Bomani Jones wonders how the Olympic athletes will be able to stay fit in self-isolation with Tokyo 2020 getting postponed till 2021 (2:03). What does Seth Wickersham's piece on Tom Brady choosing to leave New England reveal about where it leaves the Patriots at QB (16:57) and how does the suspension of the NBA season affect the salary cap and in turn the players' wallets (27:51)? Plus, an IYHH including D-Nice running a club on his IG (34:28) and your voicemails from your worst haircuts (46:23).
Spencer Hall on football coach attire, NCAA Tournament & Brady to TB: 3/19/20
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SB Nation discuss the attire of head football coaches in light of people refusing to wear work clothes remotely (7:20), if anyone is missing the NCAA Tournament TV product and why linemen dancing should replace it (22:02) as well as how much colleges didn't want to cancel their spring games (35:54). Plus, just what is Tom Brady's experience going to be like in Tampa (55:21) and what will the post-lasik Jameis be like (1:02:26)?
Not So Free, Agency: 3/17/20
Bomani Jones shares why he's not necessarily a fan of this working from home situation, and you shouldn't be either despite what people say about enjoying "being alone" (1:54). Plus, Tom Brady and Cam Newton won't be returning to their respective teams (17:05) and the Texans trade DeAndre Hopkins (25:14). Plus, an IYHH with colleges shutting down amid Coronavirus (32:56) and your best voicemails on what made you "quit football" (43:17).
Domonique Foxworth on the NFL's CBA: 3/12/20
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the negotiations for the NFL's next collective bargaining agreement. Is a seventeenth game worth it (4:28)? Foxworth looks back on the previous negotiations and how united (or not) the players are (15:47). How does this compare to labor in the other leagues (21:17) and what impression did have of the owners he worked alongside when he was NFLPA president (32:17)? Plus, why Foxworth continues to "stan" for Ozzie Newsome (48:22) and where is Tom Brady's next destination (57:19)?
Parental Advisory: 3/10/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on how the Coronavirus is affecting the tail end of the season for the NBA and CBB (1:54), whether or not the "Nets culture" was actually conducive to superstar talent in the aftermath of the team parting ways with coach Kenny Atkinson (22:05) as well as why there may be no winners in the NFL's CBA negotiations (31:43). Plus, an IYHH including a female komodo dragon conceiving babies without a male partner (41:44) and your stories from the lengths of avoiding the Coronavirus (52:27).
All Knicks-ed Up, Stephon Marbury: 3/5/20
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts about the diabolical situation with the Knicks, including James Dolan, Charles Oakley, Spike Lee and more (2:21). Plus, Former NBA G Stephon Marbury stops by to discuss the new documentary about his life "A Kid from Coney Island" (18:20). They touch on how playing with his brothers nurtured his talent as a prospect, why he loves Atlanta after spending only one year at Georgia Tech (28:02), fans misunderstanding his time in Minnesota (33:35), sharing his bout with depression via social media (38:04) as well as his time in China (44:50).
Funny Money: 3/3/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on LeBron's relationship or lack thereof with Zion Williamson and what it says about his ascension in the league (1:16), how he would "fix" the NFL Combine (14:03), as well as how the NFL players are addressing their possible strike against the proposed collective bargaining agreement. (22:32). Plus, an IYHH including a man in Oregon getting caught trying to buy Girl Scout cookies with fake money (33:21) and your voicemails from when you got kicked out of your crew like Flava Flav and Public Enemy (46:50).
Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report talks "Take It There" Season 2: 2/27/20
Bomani Jones and Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report chat about Season 2 of her show "Take It There" (3:10), including her latest episodes with Chris Paul (12:09) and Kevin Durant (26:40). Taylor and Bo talk about the last time they were nervous (19:39), burner accounts vs. lurk accounts on social (32:11), dealing with fame (43:50), what's coming next for her in her career (53:01) and much more.
Weight of the World: 2/25/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on Deontay Wilder's loss to Tyson Fury and whether or not his excuse about the heavy pre-fight suit contributing to his TKO holds any water (3:51). Plus, Michael Jordan's display of emotion at Kobe and Gianna Bryant's celebration of life (14:35) and when hand size matters for NFL draft prospects at the QB position (25:42). Plus, an IYHH including tips for locking in cheaper airfares (33:58) and your voicemails from mixed race fight parties of years past or present (50:54).
Three-Time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen: 2/20/20
Bomani and three-time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen discuss NBA storylines for the second half of the season. Can Houston's small-ball work in the postseason (3:02)? Which team will rise to the top in the East? Are the Bucks balanced enough (9:55) or will the leaders on the Sixers step it up (15:38)? How about the Lakers and Clippers out West (30:05)? Were the Warriors smart to pick up Andrew Wiggins (44:37)? Plus, what it was like guarding Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter (58:43).
Perception Problem: 2/18/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on the most entertaining bits from All-Star Weekend, including Kyrie Irving getting elected VP of the NPAPA, the changes to the format of the All-Star Game itself and controversy in the dunk contest scoring (1:57). Bo shares why player justice won't make the Astros apologize for the sign-stealing scandal (19:48). Can you ever remember a team soft-peddling like what is happening with John Beilein and the Cavs (36:52)? Plus, an IYHH including Millennials actually saving for their retirement (46:53) and your voicemails from a great idea you had that was stolen (53:55).
Ta-Nehisi Coates: 2/13/20
Bomani Jones is joined by author Ta-Nehisi Coates to chat about how the issues presented in "Vick", the latest 30 for 30 documentary, are permeating through the culture right now. They discuss black quarterbacks in the league historically like Warren Moon and Randall Cunningham (2:24), bringing people from your childhood along with you professionally (12:06), the stigma behind dog fighting and Vick's rehabilitation (18:01), players utilizing the power they possess (35:22), code-switching (52:15) and more. Plus, what's next for him (55:29)?
For The Love Of The Game: 2/11/20
Bomani Jones wonders what kind of following does the XFL need to break even despite fielding a league of "sorry" players (1:55). Why do we feel the need to speak Taysom Hill into existence as a franchise QB when you already have Teddy Bridgewater on your roster (15:53)? Dwyane Wade sets an example for all parents and Bo tells you why (29:42). Plus, an IYHH including a hydrogen-powered superyacht (39:28) and your "wrastlin" destruction voicemails (50:59).
Howard Bryant of ESPN on "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field": 2/6/20
Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss his newest book, "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field". They dish on the inspiration for the book (1:52), Jay-Z's relationship with the NFL (7:35), why some athletes avoid their "black-ness" and how it contributes to the segregation of locker rooms (17:05). Plus, paid patriotism in the NFL (31:51) as well as what role Colin Kaepernick has to play in our culture going forward (45:38).
Michael Vick: A Complex Path: 2/6/20
After being named a captain in this year's Pro Bowl, Michael Vick faced a new wave of criticism. Animal advocates and football fans alike point to Vick being sent to federal prison for his involvement in dogfighting. Between Vick's initial NFL run, his time served and his return to football following that sentence, he has a complicated story. Ahead of tonight's "30 for 30" documentary, ESPN's Bomani Jones explores the context of Vick's career, his ongoing path to redemption and what his legacy will be.
Casualty Of Progress: 2/4/20
Bomani doesn't take too much pleasure in being right most times, but in the case of Jimmy Garoppolo he does (1:56). He shares why the 49ers were a "casualty of progress" and covers Jay-Z's interview in the New York Times about his involvement with the NFL as well as problematic Super Bowl commercials (15:19). Plus, the role LeBron James played Friday night as Staples Center remembered Kobe Bryant (27:22), an IYHH including fare evasion in NYC's subway system (34:09) and a midseason version of #HesStillInTheLeague (45:05).
Vinnie Goodwill, Yahoo! Sports: 1/30/20
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill from Yahoo! Sports discuss Kobe Bryant's career after his passing (4:26). They look back on how his arc in the league compares with contemporaries Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal (22:09). Plus, the loyalty of the "Kobe-stan" (40:11), his relationship with other players in the league and much more (51:10).
Rest In Peace: 1/28/20
In an emotional edition of the show, Bomani shares his thoughts on the loss of Lakers and basketball legend Kobe Bryant who passed away on Sunday along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna and 7 others in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles. He discusses the disbelief he felt in the aftermath of the news (1:24), why he means something different to every one of us (20:30) and how he won over his on-the-court detractors (36:18). Plus, an IYHH including a new level of security for Tinder users (50:24) and a few more of your Kobe voicemails (58:51).
Franchise Guy, Dan Wetzel on Netflix Aaron Hernandez Documentary: 1/23/20
Bomani shares his takeaways from Zion Williamson's debut for the Pelicans (2:13) and why he doesn't think Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer in light of his retirement from football (9:07). Plus, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports joins to discuss the Netflix documentary he executive produced "Killer Inside: The Mind of Hernandez" (14:52). Together they delve into the scope of the doc including Aaron's motive for the murder of Odin Lloyd, what role the Patriots played in monitoring Hernandez's behavior and more.
A Family Affair: 1/21/20
Bomani dishes on why he's stunned by Patrick Mahomes' quick ascension to the top of the AFC and quarterback play across the league (2:03), why the Niners are successful in spite of Jimmy Garoppolo and how Kyle Shanahan's success plays into the conversation about nepotism amongst NFL coaches (16:21 ). Plus, why people need to leave Bronny James alone (30:35), an IYHH including the ethical problems of 3D-printed skeletons (37:28) as well as Bo's words on how we can honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (50:07).
Spencer Hall of SB Nation: 1/16/20
Bomani and Spencer Hall look back on the National Championship and examine just what a perfect storm LSU's miraculous season was (1:17). They also get into why what Clemson has accomplished is just as unique (17:29), Odell's $100 handshakes post-game (28:39), coach Ed Orgeron's ties with the Governor's office in Louisiana (37:05), the chances we'll see Bobby Petrino back in CFB (45:24) and more. Plus, why Eminem was the last person in the world to "get" the internet (1:02:02).
Cheating The Game: 1/14/20
Bomani reacts to LSU's big win over Clemson in the National Championship, including just how far the program as well as coach Ed Orgeron have come to get here (1:24). Punishment has been handed down to the Astros for "stealing signs", Bo dishes on why "dorks" are hurting the game (16:57) as well as why Marshawn Lynch is a treasure to be celebrated (29:41). Plus, an edition of IYHH with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "stepping away" from "Royal" life (39:09) and your voicemails from when "the game was cheating" (52:20).
Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated: 1/9/20
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the effectiveness of the "Rooney Rule" in the aftermath of Joe Judge's hire in New York (3:38). They weigh in on why it shouldn't be up to people of color to "solve" the problem of the lack of minority head coached in the league and how that same prejudice extends to other positions on the field. Plus, they weigh in on the postseason (39:40), how lit Baltimore will be if Lamar Jackson delivers a Super Bowl (45:10) and why Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome's legacy will be everlasting (50:22).
Old People Playbook: 1/7/20
Bomani weighs in on the hiring of Mike McCarthy by the Cowboys, including the reported night he spent over at Jerry Jones' house to seal the deal (1:57). Nobody wants to say Tom Brady is washed, but Bo will say it (14:02). Plus, enjoying the misfortune of Saints fans (26:37), the first IYHH of 2020 featuring millennials getting scammed on the internet (35:58) and your New Year's resolutions for athletes and celebs (51:03).
Shannon Penn on Giants and Knicks fan misery: 12/19/19
Bomani is joined by former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn in the last episode of 2019 to chat about his sorry Giants (1:02), the parallels between Dave Gettleman and Tom Coughlin (12:07), if Philip Rivers is done (28:25) and the Super Bowl picture in the AFC (33:52). Plus, sizing up the QB's in the College Football Playoff (42:34), the misery of the Knicks (50:05) and much more!
Urban Dictionary: 12/17/19
Bomani weighs in on the possibility that Urban Meyer may return to coaching in the NFL (0:38), controversy surrounding several cadets from College GameDay at Army-Navy (19:15) and radio host Tom Joyner's retirement as it relates to #BlackFamous (31:17). Plus, an IYHH with Kanye and Jay-Z reunited (46:09) as well as the final voicemail segment of 2019 with "why I quit football" stories (54:51).
Mina Kimes: 12/12/19
Bomani and Mina Kimes break out the receipts on Lamar Jackson and discuss how predictable (or not) his rise has been (2:45) as well as how he compares to other QB's from that draft class in Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. Plus, how Joe Burrow fits the "Josh McCown Principle"(19:59), assessing Tom Brady's chances at making the Super Bowl this year (26:55) and whether or not Ryan Tannehill should be taken seriously (47:00).
Dedicated To Your...Kraft: 12/10/19
Bomani weighs in on more accusations of spying by the Patriots and admires the dedication despite what it may mean for their legacy (0:38). He also shares why he can sympathize with Odell Beckham Jr. for wanting out of Cleveland (10:42) and why we may be about to fall off a cliff in the quality of QB play across the NFL (19:28). Plus, an IYHH with robocalls killing the art of the conversation (30:22) as well as your voicemails from the time you "caught an L" and lived to tell the tale (38:45).
Exploit My Outrage, Fat Joe: 12/5/19
Bomani dishes on comments made by 49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan about Lamar Jackson's "blackness" (0:35) and LSU QB Joe Burrow's long goodbye to the student section since "he never really sees them" in class (16:12). Plus, Fat Joe joins the show to discuss his final album before retirement (22:25). What should you expect from "Family Ties?" They also get into how he's able to change up his style to fit the times as well as his love for the Knicks (38:12).
This Is the Standard: 12/3/19
Bomani weighs in on why there's historical precedence at Alabama for coaches being on the hotseat despite legendary success in regards to Nick Saban as well as the situation for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan (0:40). Why Josh Shaw seems to have no idea when to lie and when to tell the truth (14:27) and Bo thinks the NBA needs to switch things up if they want to boost their TV ratings (26:17). Plus, an IYHH with robot dogs (38:03) and your Thanksgiving stories (50:11).
The Right Time x Banner Society Collab: Sideline: 11/26/19
In a collaboration between Banner Society and The Right Time, Bomani is joined by Spencer Hall of Banner Society (5:38), Marcus Spears of ESPN (29:21), Steven Godfrey also of Banner Society (52:25) and Joel Anderson of Slate (1:23:25) for the first edition of the new series "Sideline: Boosters in CFB". They discuss who boosters are and how they exercise their power, the dark side of recruiting and what you are "agreeing to" when you take money from "bag men", who "bag men" are and what their impact is on the sport's economy at-large as well as how boosters factor into the hiring/firing of coaches.
ESPN's Howard Bryant: 11/21/19
Howard Bryant shares with Bomani what his weekend in Atlanta for Colin Kaepernick's workout was like (0:30). What was the NFL's position and how did it conflict with Colin's? Howard spoke with the NFL Thursday morning to sift through the unknown (10:32). Who laid the ground work for the workout? Why haven't we heard from anybody about the quality of the workout? Plus, why questions about his T-shirt miss the point (28:27) as well as how it to connects to Howard's new book that drops in January "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field" (43:37).
Cruel Intentions, Sideline Pt.4: 11/19/19
Bomani goes level-by-level on Kaepernick's workout in Atlanta, including the NFL's intentions and why we're running out of excuses as to why he can't play in the league (0:40). Why Carmelo Anthony deserves to finish with dignity in Portland (21:29) and remembering the "Malice in the Palace" 15 years after the fact (27:09). Plus, Bo wraps up our series on boosters in college football, "Sideline" with Joel Anderson of Slate (34:10). They discuss how boosters factor into the hiring/firing of coaches, the role that conference alignment plays and which schools have the "want to" when it comes to growing their program.
Lamar vs. Deshaun: Dual-Threat Duel: 11/15/19
On Sunday, we will see one of the most anticipated match-ups of the NFL season - Deshaun Watson taking on Lamar Jackson. The last time these QBs faced off, they were in college. Watson on his way to winning a national championship with Clemson. Jackson at Louisville, about to win the Heisman Trophy. Now they are NFL MVP candidates. Domonique Foxworth joins Mina Kimes to breakdown the Sunday showdown that features two of the league's most exciting signal callers.
Prince memoir "The Beautiful Ones" Co-Author Dan Piepenbring: 11/14/19
Author Dan Piepenbring shares how he got the job of helping Prince write his memoir "The Beautiful Ones" (1:00). Where did they begin (7:10)? He and Bomani discuss the way in which Prince wanted to address race as a theme in the book (13:54), what surprised him about writing the book (18:05), how difficult the process was (22:08), what they weren't able to get into in before his passing (26:45), their favorite Prince records (33:05), how he feels now that the book has been released (43:36) and more.
Hustlin' Backwards: 11/12/19
Bomani dishes on why Ed Orgeron's postgame exploits and the beat down delivered to Alabama by LSU has reignited a rivalry of legendary proportions (0:37), why the NCAA is "hustlin' backwards" with James Wiseman at Memphis (12:13) also why Bo dominating in fantasy football in spite of not caring says something (25:20). Plus, an IYHH with "weight loss" THC (33:49) as well as "DJ" Mike Hitman on his Crimson Tide, Cowboys and Celtics (43:16).
DJ Premier: 11/7/19
DJ Premier of Gang Starr joins Bomani to chat about his upbringing in Houston (0:30), moving to New York, meeting MC Guru and joining his group as the DJ (7:45), developing his own style as a producer (18:05), the working friendship he's developed with Dr. Dre (24:50) as well as how his sound has changed over the years (35:46). Plus, the new Gang Starr record "One of the Best Yet" (39:39) and what he's into these days musically (52:52).
Patience Is A Virtue, Sideline Pt. 3: 11/5/19
Bomani dishes on the moment of no return for Lamar Jackson haters and why it cements the "year of the black quarterback" (0:36), as well as what remains suspect about Willie Taggart's firing from Florida State (16:34). Plus, Steven Godfrey of SB Nation's "Banner Society" joins Bomani for Part 3 of our series on boosters in college football called "Sideline" to chat about the "bag man" (32:28 ). They get into who these guys are, what their motivation is and what their impact is on the sport's economy at-large. Interested in the story from Steven that sparked the fire for this episode? Check it out here: https://www.bannersociety.com/2014/4/10/20703758/bag-man-paying-college-football-players
Joel Anderson: 10/31/19
Joel Anderson of Slate joins Bomani to chat about his new project "Slow Burn" Season 3: the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. (0:29). They dish on episode one, which centers on the night that Tupac got shot five times in a New York recording studio. Also, where the rest of the series could end up and the problematic nature of that time in rap music. You can find it all here: https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s3/biggie-and-tupac. Plus, Joel's TCU beat Bo's Texas, so that needed to be addressed (41:57).
Who's Got Jokes?: 10/29/19
Bomani weighs in on saltiness from the Warriors with losing and Steve Kerr has it in him to coach a bad team (0:39), breaks down Anthony Davis telling LeBron to fix his hair piece and what it says about their relationship thus far (11:03) as well as John Gruden referring to Deshaun Watson's performance as "Michael Jordan-like" (24:48). Plus, an IYHH with Eminem's visit from the Secret Service (32:51) and Bo's review of "Jesus Is King" from Kanye West (42:55 ).
Vinnie Goodwill: 10/24/19
Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports joins Bo as the NBA season kicks off. Who's going to win it all this year (1:06)? Vinnie was at Celtics-Sixers Wednesday night and sizes up the both of their chances (6:34). Plus, breaking down the "steeze" of Tyler Herro and the credentials of this Heat team (13:40), if Giannis can take another leap this year (21:44), if Kyrie and Durant will mesh (29:43), what the Lakers need to do to contend for the title (37:19), whether or not Russell Westbrook's "cooked" (47:23) as well as much more.
Shock Value, Sideline Pt. 2: 10/22/19
Bomani urges everyone to appreciate Zion Williamson for what he is following his surgery ahead of opening night (4:04), revels in Michael Jordan being petty about Steph Curry's Hall of Fame credentials (10:42) and calls out the Astros regarding a staffer's outburst on Roberto Osuna (22:35). Plus, Marcus Spears joins Bomani in Part 2 of "Sideline" to chat about his recruitment to and time at LSU (33:09). They get into what you are "agreeing to" when you take money from "bag men" and what the weirdest thing a booster ever asked him to do was.
Gucci Mane: 10/17/19
Rapper Gucci Mane joins Bomani to chat about his new album "Woptober II" which drops on October 18th. They dish on what led him to the rap game (4:05), who influenced him early on (14:00), the process behind writing his autobiography (17:38), who he worked with on the new album (20:29), what he's learned from the record industry and how he can pass it on to other rappers coming up (23:34).
Stand And Deliver: 10/15/19
Bomani dishes on LeBron's comments regarding China and Daryl Morey (0:36), why the Panthers need to figure out if Cam Newton still has it before they turn the page (20:38) as well as why Baker Mayfield's "act" doesn't work when he is on the losing end (29:04). Plus, an IYHH with fish that can breathe on land (35:23) and a music AMA (43:22).
Bassey Ikpi, Author: 10/10/19
Author Bassey Ikpi joins Bomani to chat about her new book "I'm Telling The Truth But I'm Lying", which is a collection of essays about her road to diagnosis for Bipolar II. She discusses the experiences that she chronicles in the book (4:45), awareness in society of mental health issues (13:15), the reaction that she's received publicly after sharing her story (24:19), how writing about family and friends has been received (44:53) as well as her next steps (52:00).
Tread Lightly, Sideline Pt. 1: 10/8/19
Bomani recaps how the NBA's business relationship with China has become strained due to a tweet from Rockets GM Daryl Morey (0:42) and how Snoop Dog upset school officials with his "Midnight Madness" performance at Kansas University (19:22). Plus, Bo tips his cap to friend of the show Michael Smith on his new chapter (30:10) and Spencer Hall joins for part one of our series "Sideline" in conjunction with SB Nation's "Banner Society" about boosters in college football, including who boosters are as well as how they exercise their power (37:12).
Wendell Carter Jr., Bulls C: 10/3/19
Bulls C Wendell Carter joins Bomani to chat about getting paid like a professional (2:25), his mom speaking out about his situation at Duke (6:02), what he's looking forward to this season (8:58) and the differences between playing for Jim Boylen and Coach K (11:17). Plus, growing up in Atlanta (15:40), when he thought he had a future in the NBA (20:13), the Gucci-Wakanda fit he wore for the NBA Draft (22:13), getting settled in Chicago with his parents around (24:32) and more.
Stay Ready: 10/1/19
Bomani revels in the chickens finally coming home to roost for Kirk Cousins in Minnesota (0:34), wonders if Odell Beckham Jr. getting choked out by Marlon Humphrey tops the level of disrespect of "chain-snatching" (16:30) as well as if the league has finally caught up to Sean McVay and Jared Goff (26:37). Plus, flying spiders in a fresh edition IYHH (35:59) and now that the NBA is close to returning so has #StillInTheLeague (45:16).
Danny Brown: 9/26/19
Rapper and entertainer extraordinaire Danny Brown chats with Bomani about getting started in rap (1:25), teaching inmates how to rap during the time he spent in prison (7:45), his new single "Best Life" from the forthcoming album "uknowhatimsayin?" as well as what it was like having Q-Tip executive produce it (13:16), the trend in the rap game right now of shorter album releases (20:40) and working with different producers over the years (29:53). Plus, his inspirations growing up (37:18), his show on Viceland "Danny's House" and his interest in comedy (44:46).
Flip The Script: 9/24/19
Bomani throws shade at the Giants for trading away Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns in the spring despite wanting rookie Daniel Jones to be successful in light of his strong first start (0:35), how Washington has turned on their miserable football franchise (13:03) and adds why he'd want out of AB's "group chat" (20:40). Plus, an IYHH with Tekashi 6ix9ine's courtroom accusations (32:12) and voicemails of when someone showed up to hoop dressed like they were 'bout that life, only to prove to NOT be 'bout that life (49:35).
The Right Time Book Club: The Fierce Life Of An American Hero: 9/20/19
Listener! Now that the Book Club on "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero" featuring Howard Bryant, Lonna O'Neal and author Mike Freeman has concluded, we wanted to share with those who may have missed it the collection in its entirety. Enjoy!
Michael Felder: 9/19/19
Bomani and Michael Felder of Stadium dive deeper into the problematic nature of Tim Tebow's First Take comments on amateurism (2:59), including the misconceptions about the physical toll of college football (9:20) and where "coaches over players" fits into the debate (16:11). Plus, the anomaly of UCF (20:38), Jalen Hurts looking good at OU (24:52), the evolution of Nick Saban (32:52), what is disappointing about Texas to him (41:46) and why you need to pay attention to Chuba Hubbard from Oklahoma State (49:56).
Enough Is Enough: 9/17/19
Bomani shares why those crying foul over the trend of NFL players requesting to be traded are off-base (0:34), the problem he has with Tim Tebow's comments that an education is "enough" compensation for college athletes (17:21) as well as why after being replaced as starter by Daniel Jones Eli Manning should just retire (35:27). Plus, an IYHH that includes comedian Shane Gillis being dropped from next season's SNL cast (41:22) as well as your voicemails of when heckling went "too far" (51:41).
Domonique Foxworth: 9/12/19
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth chat about the Antonio Brown situation, including how it compares to Randy Moss' addition in New England and whether or not the "Commissioner's Exempt List" reaches its desired effect (3:14). Plus, which player on the Dolphins will "snap" first, why no amount of money should be enough to be "cool" with losing and much more (35:25).
Wildin' Out: 9/10/19
Bomani silences claims that Antonio Brown is a victim (0:37), shares why the Dolphins' attempt to tank is "morally" wrong (16:03) as well as touches on a new bill in California that could change the game for college athletes regarding endorsement opportunities (27:30). Plus, an IYHH with an update on the Chevy Chase dog park and the inaugural event at the Chase Center in S.F. featuring Metallica (37:18) in addition to the funniest voicemails of listeners getting into fights wither their coaches/bosses a la A.B. (50:52).
Mina Kimes: 9/5/19
Bomani and Mina Kimes discuss Ezekiel Elliott's new deal in the context of the league overall "paying running backs", including whether or not holding out is the right answer for every player seeking more money and how it connects with Andrew Luck's retirement (1:30). Plus, whether or not Jared Goff's contract is indicative of the level that he could reach among other QB's (26:24), why Kyle Shanahan needs Jimmy Garoppolo to be awesome this year (37:255) as well as the possibility Antonio Brown just "isn't good" at social media (44:25).
The Baddest Man: 9/3/19
Bomani dishes on the calamity of trades for the Texans and Bill O'Brien, including Jadeveon Clowney going out and Laremy Tunsil coming in (0:40). CFB has returned and Bo highlights why there's more than one interesting story with Hugh Freeze at Liberty (14:50) as well as why Danil Medvedev was the "baddest" man in tennis until Bo googled him (27:00). Plus, an expanded IYHH with citizens trying to ban "barking" at a dog park near D.C. and Jay-Z's "Inspire Change" NFL apparel line (37:08) as well as your outlandish invention story voicemails in honor of LeBron and "Taco Tuesday" (50:09).
Spencer Hall: 8/29/19
Bomani and Spencer Hall of SB Nation dish on what intrigues them about the CFB season, including Georgia Tech transitioning off of the triple option offense (1:20), just how Clemson became a national power and remains as such (6:42), what it would take for Nick Saban to be on the hotseat (22:24), the future for Urban Meyer as it relates to USC/Notre Dame (30:09) as well as much more.
Calling It Quits, Book Club Finale: 8/27/19
Bomani dishes on why you shouldn't have an issue with Andrew Luck's decision to retire (0:40) and if Dwight Howard's second chance with the Lakers will be a success (18:14). He also has a laugh at the fiction that is the rivalry between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova (29:12). Plus, in the finale of The Right Time Book Club, author Mike Freeman covers how the message of his book resonates today as well as the most interesting bit of information he came across during his research (41:23).
10th Anniversary: Dan, Mina, Bomani and Zach's Favorites: 8/9/19
To help celebrate ten years of 30 for 30 films, we've invited some of our favorite other ESPN podcasters to give picks for their favorite films: Dan Le Batard, Mina Kimes, Bomani Jones, and Zach Lowe talk with Jody Avirgan. Subscribe to all their podcasts now! The entire 30 for 30 film archive is available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7
Joel Anderson: 8/8/19
Joel Anderson of Slate joins Bomani to talk about his claim that he was the "fastest 10-year old in America" in 1988 (3:30). Plus, their disdain for internet "lists" in the context of the "Top 50 Rappers" list that has set Twitter alight (8:57) as well as the NCAA's new rule change about the eligibility of agents that some are calling the "Rich Paul rule" (28:47).
Time To Say Goodbye: 8/6/19
Bomani shares why he feels the media is turning a blind eye to messaging of racial injustice by Champ Bailey and Ed Reed during Hall of Fame weekend (0:38), discusses the likability of Baker Mayfield and this Browns team (22:28) as well as the validity in the selections of the "all-decade team" for the 2010's by NBA.com (33:04). Plus, an IYHH with a wearable HVAC unit (39:33) and your stories of why you "quit football" (47:03).
Tim Anderson, White Sox SS: 8/1/19
Bomani chats with White Sox SS Tim Anderson about the grind of a baseball season (0:46), pivoting to baseball after playing basketball growing up (1:44), his passion for the game (2:50), the goals he had growing up in Tuscaloosa (6:44), playing in the minor leagues (10:10), moving to Chicago (11:52), expressing himself on the field and inspiring young kids (12:44), what can MLB do to improve marketing/branding for MLB players (21:10), how he can improve his game (23:18) as well as his response to getting suspended back in May (25:27).
Book Club Part 2: 7/30/19
Bomani explains why this is the optimal time for Ezekiel Elliott to hold out, but that he's only going to get his money if he's willing to miss games (0:46). In response to Jeremy Lin's emotional speech about hitting rock bottom, he comes to understand Lin's quest for respect within the NBA community (19:18). Plus, in Part 2 of The Right Time Book Club, Bomani and Lonnae O'Neal discuss the middle of Mike Freeman's book "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero", including Brown's complicated history with women (48:58).
Domonique Foxworth: 7/24/19
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated dish on reports of Adrian Peterson's recent financial woes (6:23), including stories of trusting financial advisors/agents as well as how much of a role the NFL Players Association should have in offering support to players across the league (11:13). Plus, Jalen Ramsey makes a scene at training camp over securing the deal he desires (22:00), why defensive players are "wired" differently (33:20) as well as whether or not it is okay to dunk on your children (43:15).
Bomani shares why he feels that it is all too convenient to forget just how good of a player Barry Bonds was when it comes time for Baseball's Hall of Fame inductions every year (0:43). In light of stars electing not to play for the US MBB team at the FIBA World Cup, he analyzes when the "thrill" in participating went away and how to fix (16:40). A story about Chris Paul trying to prevent players from going "broke" reminds him of a conversation he had with his TV producer Erik Rydholm regarding trust another with financial advice (28:24). Plus, a fresh IYHH involving the politician who might've been fired for being a "fan" of Tupac (43:48) and your voicemails of the craziest thing you've seen "heat" do (53:43).
Big K.R.I.T.: 7/18/19
Bomani is joined by the rapper Big K.R.I.T. to dish on his new album "K.R.I.T. iz Here" which is available now. He dishes on operating separate as an artist from a label post his split with Def Jam (0:55), building his brand independently via "Multi Alumni" (7:45), the "nitty gritty" of producing others like Bun B (19:30), letting go of creative control on his own album (29:24), his passion for old-school vinyl records (38:29), what his next move is (41:37) and more.
Father Time: 7/16/19
Bomani weighs in on the Russell Westbrook trade and recaps meeting Zion in Vegas (0:35). Plus, he dishes on whether or not it is fair to suggest "father time" is catching up with Serena Williams in wake of her loss to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final (15:32) and Baxter Holmes' story about how the specialization of child athletes is causing serious health issues (26:20). An IYHH featuring a hoverboard flying over "Bastille Day" in Paris (37:10) and inspirational voicemails from listeners dealing with blackouts cap things off (49:19).
Shannon Penn: 7/11/19
Bomani welcomes back former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn for a therapy session about the New York Knicks (0:45), including missing out on Durant/Kyrie to the Nets and how it changes the dynamic between the two fanbases. Is it time to jump ship if you love the Knicks? Plus, how Kawhi to the Clippers alters what is possible for the landscape of the NBA (33:26) and when it makes sense to speak up about your one-time claim to fame (49:26).
Kawhi-ser Soze: 7/9/19
Bomani makes his triumphant return from vacation to unpack everything that happened in free agency, including Kawhi Leonard having the vision to choose the Clippers and bring Paul George with him (0:41) as well as just how balanced the league is now with stars pairing up (16:40). Plus, the sentiments around the USWNT's World Cup victory (29:41), a fresh IYHH including Bo's thoughts on the "Blue Bell Licker" (45:22) and your best 4th of July weekend cookout stories (58:42).
Book Club Part 1: 7/1/19
It's that time of year again and The Right Time Book Club has returned for its second installment with Mike Freeman's "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero". In Part 1, Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss Jim Brown's upbringing, his years at Syracuse, meritocracy in sports, the effect of early quotas on the color barrier in the NFL and much more.
Setting The Table: 6/27/19
After a no-show from today's guest, Bomani decides to set the table for free agency. He discusses the hilarity in Houston's pursuit of Jimmy Butler and why the Rockets would believe he wants to play for his hometown squad (3:35). Does the Kemba vs. Kyrie debate sound like a good idea to you? Not for Bo. The backlash to Kyrie when he returns to Boston is going to be something else (17:53). Plus, how it parallels to the situation with the Lakers (35:16).
The Right Time x The Hoop Collective Collab: 6/22/19
In a collaboration between The Hoop Collective and The Right Time, Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst (2:48), NBA agent Bill Duffy (18:20), NBAPA Executive Director Michele Roberts (28:01) and ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks (41:17) for the first edition of the new series "Baseline: The Supermax". They discuss what the "super team" preventing CBA provision is, who it affects, why it has been or not been successful, the value of talent, the union's role in protecting that as well as how difficult it is to construct a roster around.
Vincent Goodwill: 6/20/19
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to expand upon his Rockets story, including whether or not Chris Paul is the only one that should be trying to leave Houston (7:26). Plus, the guys wonder who will go where in free agency (38:08) and discuss the Anthony Davis trade (49:29), but first have to talk about Vincent's "Bad Boys" t-shirt (0:55).
Hindsight Is 50/50: 6/18/19
Bomani dives into every facet of Anthony Davis' trade from the Pelicans to the Lakers. Did Rob Pelinka not realize that the timing of the trade would mess up their salary cap situation? Are they the favorites in the west now (0:36)? Also, Bo thinks you should stop asking who "won" the trade in the context of the Pelicans (16:20). Has the new ESPN story about the Rockets' dysfunction made us forget how good they are (28:13)? Plus, in IYHH Bo and Greg Cote cover OJ's entrance to Twitter (40:00) and "DJ" Mike Hitman discusses the folly of the Celtics and more (51:47)
Marcus Thompson, The Athletic: 6/13/19
Bomani is joined by Marcus Thompson of The Athletic to weigh in on the emotional response in and around the Warriors to Kevin Durant's injury (3:29) as well how the city of Oakland feels about the team leaving town (22:28). Plus, they have a conversation about the difficulties behind landing a job in the front office of an NBA team if you are a person of color (45:13).
How You Like Me Now?: 6/11/19
Bomani lambasts those who questioned Kevin Durant's resolve in the lead up to Game 5 of the NBA Finals where he re-injured himself shortly after starting (0:37). Will the Warriors' supporting cast be able to step up in what could be their last game at Oracle (14:34)? Plus, Bo offers his balanced take on the basketball analytics community after Jalen Rose's interview with the New Yorker (24:36) and we get a fresh dose of IYHH (43:27) as well as your best Kawhi-related tall tales (52:44).
Johnny Sweet, Director of Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story: 6/6/19
Bomani chats with documentarian Johnny Sweet about his film "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story". They discuss Ron's upbringing in the Queensbridge projects of NYC (4:05), his development as a high school player (6:45), his time at St. John's (8:50), the brief point he worked for Circuit City (14:30), the story behind the "Malice at the Palace" (16:40), Artest's domestic violence arrest (25:50) and how he dealt with mental health issues (28:45). Plus, the part that music played in the film (39:22) and what didn't end up making it in that he wishes would have (45:35).
King In The North: 6/4/19
Bomani Jones dishes on his trip up to Toronto for Game 2 of the NBA Finals and takes you inside the arena, as he assesses whether or not his Twitter beef with the city was warranted (0:38). Is it realistic to think Kawhi will stay (13:45)? We have new revelations from Kawhi's past at San Diego State that are hilarious (24:21) and Leonard has sued Nike over his logo (16:32). Plus, Bo marvels at Anthony Joshua's loss to Andy Ruiz (30:51), the cyborg's Jeopardy demise in IYHH (36:30) and the most extravagant lies you've heard via our voicemail line (45:46).
Taylor Rooks: 5/30/19
Bomani welcomes Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report for a wide-ranging conversation including Uber etiquette (1:19), her show "Take It There" on the BR App (9:08) and the best interviews she's done for it (19:50), how she got started in the industry (12:17) as well as how Bomani offering up how he got started (27:59). Plus, dealing with negativity on social and realizing her "celebrity" (30:13) in addition to who they think their core audience is (38:28). Do Bo and Taylor have a "type"? They tell (49:32).
It's About To Go Down: 5/28/19
Bomani Jones offers his preview of the NBA Finals, including if the Raptors have a chance against the Warriors (0:42), whether or not Drake is the new Spike Lee of the courtside game (11:28) as well as why KD should be worried that the Warriors are winning without him (14:54). Bo also takes you through his Twitter fight with the city of Toronto (17:45) and dishes on the most recent Lakers story characterizing Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka in a poor light (29:45). Plus, the city of Baltimore being held ransom by hackers in a new edition of IYHH (41:16) and voicemails from your "worst airplane experience" (51:44).
Bubba Wallace : 5/23/19
Bomani is joined by NASCAR driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. to discuss driving for Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 (:43), opening up about hard times (21:36), being the only relevant African American NASCAR driver at this time (30:00), his appreciation for heavy metal and playing the drums (40:23) and much more.
They Smile In Your Face.... Backstabbers: 5/21/19
Bomani starts off by offering a full recap of the Magic Johnson experience on First Take, (:43) then discusses the New Orleans Pelicans getting the first pick in the draft lottery & how Zion seems to feel about it, (19:49) and a look back at the '94 Bulls-Knicks semifinal playoff series & how that would play out today on Twitter (28:37). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (40:55) and your Voicemails about the time you got "backstabbed" at work.
Bun B: 5/16/19
Bomani welcomes Houston native and rapper Bun B to the show to chat about Houston sports (0:47), including the Rockets' tough loss to the Warriors. They discuss their friendship and how he's responded to a recent home invasion (7:20). Plus, they delve into his career musically, including UGK and beyond (12:30). Does he have anything left that he'd like to do in the game after playing in some of the biggest arenas with the biggest acts in the world? Also what it's like to be a grandfather now (42:54).
Crocodile Tears : 5/14/19
Bomani piles on Joel Embiid's tears following a tough Game 7 loss to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semis (0:43) and calls out the Lakers for wasting LeBron's remaining years on behalf of the media and the rest of the league (20:09). Plus, his thoughts on the Wu-Tang documentary from Showtime (31:29) as well as a fresh dose of IYHH (50:00) and your own personal "catfish" voicemails in light of Bo's experience from last week (58:52).
Mina Kimes: 5/8/19
Bomani welcomes Mina Kimes back for a special combo edition of The Right Time and The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny to dish on her Zion Williamson piece (0:57), including why he didn't play football (9:10). Plus, the complicating factors of how the NFL should handle Tyreek Hill (19:42) as well as Richard Sherman's comments on Nick Bosa's tweets (39:10). Mina and Bo take questions from her mailbag (51:17) and her dog Lenny asks Bo whether or not he gets paid to tweet (57:45).
Last Stand?: 5/7/19
Bomani dishes on the Warriors struggling with the physicality of the Rockets. Are their hearts just not in it anymore (0:43)? Plus, is this the last of Kyrie in Boston (16:13) and why the media should be a little ashamed of their NCAA trial coverage (28:49). The potential removal of "likes" from Instagram and more in IYHH (36:51) as well as voicemails of when you "tried to show out and it didn't work out" like Steph's famous rim check (50:27).
Shannon Penn: 5/2/19
Bomani welcomes former The Right Time producer and resident Giants fan Shannon Penn back to the program to recap of the issues with the franchise, including Odell, Eli, Landon Collins and Daniel Jones (2:08). Plus, excitement for the Knicks this upcoming offseason and how that plays into Kevin Durant's performance for the Warriors in the playoffs (26:47) as well as the ramifications of the Panthers drafting Will Grier (44:59) and much more.
Light A Fire: 4/30/19
Bomani offers why he doesn't appreciate what the Rockets are about and how it is distracting from Kevin Durant's greatness (0:33), why he is impressed with Joel Embiid's ability to endure "itchy booty" against the Raptors (17:34) as well as why Josh Rosen got the better end of the deal ending up in Miami (28:41). Plus, a whale spy in the return of IYHH (37:07) and Bo's thoughts on the passing of filmmaker John Singleton (47:36).
ScHooolboy Q: 4/24/19
Bomani welcomes rapper and L.A. native ScHoolboy Q to the show to discuss his new album that drops this week "CrasH Talk" (3:41), the passing of his friend and iconic local rapper Nipsey Hussle (9:00), the problematic nature of tribute records and social media stunting when someone passes away (11:49) as well as how fans factor into the purpose behind his music (16:30). Plus, how playing JUCO football (23:16) factored into when he got started rapping (29:14) as well as his friendship with the late Mac Miller (35:06).
Line Of Fire, Baseline Pt. 4: 4/23/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on the criticisms of Russell Westbrook and his future with the Thunder (0:41), the problematic annual character "tear down" of a prospect ahead of the NFL draft as exemplified by Ed Oliver (17:41) and the cyborg who may never lose at Jeopardy (28:18). Plus, ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins Bo for the finale of our educational series "Baseline: The Supermax", to weigh in on the difficulties of building a team around the contract, including managing relationships, adding players on minimum contracts and paying the luxury tax (36:47). Plus, pitting two friends against one another in a hilarious edition of "UnblockmeBo" (54:52).
Bruce Bowen: 4/18/19
Bomani welcomes ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to weigh in on all of the foolishness from the NBA Playoffs, including Kevin Durant-Patrick Beverley (0:59), Russell Westbrook-Damian Lillard (17:20) and Joel Embiid-everybody among other Sixers topics (24:00). Plus, he discusses saltiness with players he defended in his career (11:14), issues with the Lakers (35:28), how the competitiveness of the Clippers affects their summer plans (40:55) and more.
We Back, Baseline Pt. 3: 4/16/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on Tiger Woods "transcending greatness" after his win at the Masters over the weekend (0:38), Russell Wilson's "code-switching" in his new contract announcement on social media with Ciara (22:14) and Nick Bosa trying to cover up his Twitter history in view of getting drafted by the 49ers (32:49). Plus, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts joins Bo for part three of "Baseline: The Supermax", including her office's relationship with the league, their response to the NBA's "cap smoothing" request in the CBA as well as the union's role in providing security for players of star quality and more (41:13).
Mega Hoops Playoff Podcast: 4/12/19
Zach Lowe, Ryen Russillo, Brian Windhorst and Bomani Jones each take you through their playoff previews. Zach thinks Rockets-Jazz is going to be the most interesting first-round series. Russillo and Bomani talk about Warriors playoff fatigue, who can beat them in the west and more. Plus, Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective discuss Denver-San Antonio, OKC-Portland and many other playoff matchups.
Michael Collins & Roy Wood Jr.: 4/10/19
The Right Time comes a day early, because, MAGIC. Bomani welcomes former comedy colleagues Roy Wood Jr. of Comedy Central and ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins to talk about Johnson's shock resignation as president of the Lakers (1:58), Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wades' final games before retirement (14:44) as well as this weekend's Masters tournament from Augusta National (22:25). Plus, Roy and Bo on which players do and don't deserve farewell tours in the NBA (39:55).
Fair & Square, Baseline Pt. 2: 4/9/19
Bomani discusses the lack of elite talent in Monday's CBB National Championship (0:38), Jazz F Kyle Korver's piece in "The Players' Tribune" on white privilege and fan controversy in Utah (16:35) as well as a fascinating new NBA players' poll from "The Athletic" (29:23). Plus, NBA agent Bill Duffy joins Bo for the second edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including whether or not the players are earning what they should be (41:14) and thoughts on "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X in IYHH (52:33).
Bomani welcomes New Orleans native and rapper Juvenile to The Right Time. They discuss whether or not he's recovered from the Saints' loss in the NFC Championship (1:11), his favorite thing about New Orleans (2:37), his new project "Just Another Gangsta" with Birdman (4:55) and historic works of his (11:43) including "back that a** up" (19:14). Plus, the most surprising celebrity fans of his (24:15), what he grew up listening to (32:40) and what's to come in the future for him (40:40).
Full Carlton, Baseline Pt. 1: 4/2/19
Bomani discusses Zion's exit from the NCAA Tournament (4:33), John Calipari finessing Kentucky for a lifetime contract (13:24) and what playoff scenarios would be ideal for "messiness" (22:24). Plus, ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst joins Bo for the first edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including what the supposed 'super team-preventing' collective bargaining agreement provision is, who is eligible for it and why the NBA's course has been altered by its unintended consequences (34:02).
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, G League President: 3/28/19
Bomani is joined by G League President and former NBA forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim to discuss how he got involved in business (1:05), how much different the G League is from the NBA in operations and philosophy (11:13), the introduction of the "pro path" player development alternative to the NCAA (18:10) and growing their audience (25:17) which includes Bo's unsolicited advice for Shareef on a G League TV show. Plus, his being a part of the "greatest draft" in league history (32:51) and how his experience as a player shaped him (41:23).
Fraudulent Behavior : 3/26/19
Bomani shares everything you need to know about Michael Avenatti trying to "shake down" Nike (1:40), dishes on the hypocrisy around Tom Izzo's chastising of a player mid-game (16:28) as well as Lonzo Ball's controversy with BBB (27:10). Plus, an IYHH including Dr. Dre celebrating his daughter getting into USC (33:39) and Bo's thoughts on the Elizabeth Holmes documentary "The Inventor" (47:26).
Vincent Goodwill: 3/21/19
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to survey the NBA landscape, including how close we are to the next "Malice in the Palace" (3:14), how a poor LeBron-Lakers' season has affected the rest of the teams in the Western Conference (23:58) as well as who is going to win the East (36:07). Plus, the guys talk life in NYC, such as the craziest thing they've ever seen on a subway train (48:26).
Con Job: 3/19/19
Bomani shares why he thinks the NCAA Tournament has become a "worse product" over the years (0:35), dishes on Doc Rivers potentially coaching the Lakers next season (17:19) and adds a new word to your dictionary (Gettleman-ed) in light of the Giants fans' misery (29:07). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (42:59) and an #unblockmebo where history is made (55:02).
Brian Koppelman: 3/14/19
Bomani welcomes the co-creator of Showtime's "Billions" Brian Koppelman back to the show ahead of the premiere of Season 4 on Sunday 3/17. They discuss how he's humanized the billionaire class, the range of casting in the show (15:39), how much he's enjoyed working on it (33:02) and whether or not either of them would change if they became "billionaires" (41:51).
Don't Hate: 3/12/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on Russell Westbrook's altercation with a fan in Utah (0:34), Antonio Brown forcing his way to the Raiders (20:00) and how Duke has been able to change their "reputation" over the years (29:50). Plus, an IYHH to remember (43:47) and your stories of what you did when you got your first big check in light of NFL free agency (52:23).
2 Chainz: 3/7/19
Bomani is joined by 2 Chainz to discuss the concept behind his recently released album "Rap or Go to the League". They cover his career path, including his self-belief (3:05), his sports background (5:20), LeBron James' A&R credit on the album (9:34), the reach and influence of his music (14:02), if there's anybody left that he would like to collaborate with (17:14), how he pulled off his re-brand (22:26) and more.
Downward Spiral: 3/5/19
Bomani Jones assesses the downward spiral of the Lakers (:30) and Celtics (17:12) as well as shares his thoughts on the conversation around HBO's Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" (28:13). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH including some big changes that could be coming to Time Warner properties like TNT/HBO (42:25) and your AMA's that uncover a rare pair of shoes Bo's been eying (54:44).
Howard Bryant: 2/28/19
Bomani is joined by Howard Bryant to discuss the polarizing subjects of Robert Kraft (0:35) and Colin Kaepernick (21:18). Is the public really aware of how serious the allegations made against Kraft are? Now that the dust has settled, they offer conclusions on Kaep's settlement and the credit Nike has incorrectly been given as it relates to him. Plus, how does the "love for the game" argument relate to MLB and NBA labor disagreements (45:08)?
It's About Principle: 2/26/19
Bomani dishes on the highly concerning charges against Robert Kraft (0:40), why the people telling Zion Williamson he should sit out the rest of the season are wrong (17:22) and why the Ole Miss Anthem demonstration should be treated as a bigger story for different reasons (27:33). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (38:57) and your voicemails from a time the crowd turned on the performer at an event you attended (49:07).
Bruce Bowen: 2/14/19
Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to reflect on things post-deadline from the player's perspective, including dealing with trade rumors on a personal level (14:02) and what it is like to see your "role" on a team change for the worse (33:00). Plus, you know we had to hear his thoughts on Kawhi (1:16) as well as the Lakers' chances at making the playoffs (44:40)!
Hands Off: 2/12/19
Bomani dishes on the Lakers' and President of Basketball Ops Magic Johnson's warpath to acquire a star, which includes Anthony Davis and potentially Ben Simmons (0:34) as well why the Celtics (who should be elated) are not taking advantage of the situation (20:11). Plus, people seem to be enjoying the new bootleg football League "AAF" (31:23), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (38:24) and your what caused you to "quit" your home team voicemails (45:56).
Anil Dash: 2/7/19
Bomani is joined by the CEO of Glitch Anil Dash to talk tech. They discuss how his South Asian heritage has shaped his identity growing up the United States (2:02), the ethical issues plaguing companies like Google and Facebook (11:01) as well as the animosity on social media platforms like Twitter (27:44). Plus, he shares the wild story of his online friendship with Prince (55:12).
Soulless Bowl: 2/5/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Rams, including the relationship between McVay-Goff and the diabolical brain of Bill Belichick (0:37) as well as his experience down in Atlanta amongst the people (14:48). Plus, the Anthony Davis-Lakers poker game is heating up (34:18), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (44:24) and your worst experience at a sporting event voicemails (56:59).
Michael Vick: 7/19/18
Bomani Jones is joined by the legend Michael Vick to discuss playing in the American Flag Football League (0:54), how his skillset would fit in the modern game (7:17), the difficulties when he returned to the NFL and found himself become a starter again (10:51) as well as the insights he has on young QB's like Lamar Jackson (14:34). Plus, his reply when people think they can beat him in a footrace and more (24:35)!
Michael Smith: 1/31/19
Bomani welcomes Michael Smith back to the show to discuss their high-school athletic careers (0:32), their former fandom for the Saints and Falcons (13:29) as well as the effect that the winter "squall" is having on Bomani's enjoyment of living in NYC (32:35). They were supposed to talk Super Bowl, but ended up talking about Kung-Fu and Canada Goose jackets, that should tell you everything you need to know.
Exert Your Power: 1/29/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on Anthony Davis' request to be traded from the Pelicans (0:36), including why LeBron can't be blamed for exerting the influence that we praise him for (22:37) as well as what it says about the league that it overshadowed Super Bowl media night (33:09). Plus, a fresh IYHH with sympathies for robots (42:48) and DJ Mike Hitman takes your calls on the most aggravating fanbases (56:19).
Roy Wood Jr.: 1/24/19
Bomani welcomes comedian Roy Wood Jr. to the show to discuss the demographics of crowds at different sporting events (1:02) and his Comedy Central special coming this weekend "No One Loves You" (19:32), including knowing when to "separate the art from the artist" (27:31), what celebrities can and can't "send for you" (38:08) as well as the difficulties of landing sensitive jokes in the modern climate (50:04).
King Petty: 1/22/19
Bomani Jones gloats over the Saints for not making it to the Super Bowl, including addressing the backlash he's received for a successful narrative in the lead up to the game (1:53). Plus, the Patriots return to the Super Bowl (22:21), Boogie Cousins returns to the Warriors (34:44), a fresh IYHH with Fyre Festival doc reactions (42:30) and some thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (58:42).
Mina Kimes: 1/17/19
Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to discuss the Conference Championships coming this weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the comical "underdog" story of the Patriots (6:25). Bo makes his final plea for the Rams to spare us a Super Bowl in Atlanta with the Saints representing the NFC (26:29) and they close with a nuanced conversation about problematic names that you just don't hear anymore (52:03).
The Choice Is Yours: 1/15/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on the cultural explosion that was Clemson's swift visit to The White House post-National Championship victory (0:38), Kyler Murray's decision between football and baseball (23:30) as well as why Marcus Peters is the only person who can save Atlanta from Saints fans (34:15). Plus, IYHH (41:25) and a midseason edition of #StillInTheLeague NBA (54:57).
Domonique Foxworth: 1/10/19
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated dish on "the tipping point" for restaurants, brands and neighborhoods with people of color and how it relates to dress code rules for keeping people out of clubs (4:47). Plus, the latest trend of hiring young white NFL head coaches and what remains problematic about it (16:56) as well as whether or not Clemson's Trevor Lawrence could make the jump to the NFL at age 19 (47:05).
Beaten Down: 1/8/19
Bomani reacts to the tsunami that was Clemson in their CFP National Championship victory over Alabama (0:36), the cruelty towards Cody Parkey after missing a kick to send the Bears to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs over the Eagles (20:55) and Enes Kanter's decision not to accompany the Knicks to their game against the Wizards in London (30:38). Plus, thoughts on "Surviving R. Kelly" in IYHH (40:29) and your New Year's Resolutions for celebs (57:34).
Adam Silver: 12/20/18
Bomani is joined by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to discuss his excitement with this season (0:31), including parity in the league structure and the effect of CBA changes (2:42), the possibility of a minimum age change in the near future (12:55) as well as his "dap" handshake skills with players when he greets them at the draft or at ring ceremonies (18:41). Plus, to put a bow on 2018, LeBron's pull on Anthony Davis looms next year, how will this end (38:30)?
Amateur Hour: 12/18/18
Bomani Jones cracks up about Ian O'Connor's revealing story on Knicks owner James Dolan (0:38) as well as the on-then-off-then-on again Trevor Ariza trade from the weekend (22:07). Plus, his thoughts on the new normal of college football players skipping bowl games (30:32), a new IYHH (38:09) and Jody Avirgan of 30 for 30 podcasts discusses their new season of shows (51:12).
Domonique Foxworth: 12/13/18
Bomani chats with The Undefeated' s Domonique Foxworth about a wide range of NFL topics including Patrick Mahomes (40:15), the Bills & Josh Allen and question what "fitting into an offensive system" really means. Plus, Domonique recalls covering Randy Moss (20:00).
No Fun Zone?: 12/11/18
Bomani shares his thoughts on why we need to appreciate the "fun-ness" that is Patrick Mahomes (0:36), the friendship that changed the face of the NBA in LeBron-Wade (16:54) as well as the controversy engulfing the Chicago Bulls (26:55). Plus, a fresh round of IYHH (44:36) and we share the results of The Right Time show survey (55:32).
Spencer Hall: 12/6/18
Bo is joined by friend of the show Spencer Hall of SB Nation. They share their thoughts on Mike Judge's "Tales From the Tour Bus" (0:54), including which NBA or CFB stories should have their own cartoon animation (12:50) like Kliff Kingsbury going to USC (28:57). Plus, the Urban Meyer situation at Ohio State and what kind of an effect it may have on Jim Harbaugh's future at Michigan (42:04).
The Rules Are Clear : 12/4/18
Bomani offers his take on Kareem Hunt being released from the Chiefs after video evidence of domestic violence is released, Kobe opening a sports academy ( 40:03), questions if anyone still cares about the Heisman (25:00) and more. Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" and your Voicemails.
David West: 11/29/18
Bomani is joined by 2x NBA champion with the Warriors and COO of the brand new "Historic Basketball League" David West. He delves into the plan for the league (1:39), including the current issues he sees with the development of players from college to the NBA (7:05). Plus, he dishes on his own background (36:20) and the last stops of his career in San Antonio (43:57) and Golden State (48:50).
Bomani breaks down the awkwardness between Browns QB Baker Mayfield and former HC Hue Jackson (0:35) as well as who really won in the LSU-Texas A&M postgame brawl (15:42). Plus, Reuben Foster gets cut from the 49ers after another arrest (25:36), a fresh edition of IYHH (38:00) and an eye-opening music AMA with Bo (49:39).
Sign of the Times?: 11/20/18
Bomani weighs in on the offensive explosion that was last night's MNF victory for the Rams over the Chiefs (0:58), the negative backlash to Condoleezza Rice being linked with the Browns' head coaching job (21:51) and just how deep the dysfunction for the Wizards runs (32:22). Plus, IYHH (45:11) and your best thanksgiving craziness stories (54:58).
Bruce Bowen: 11/15/18
Bomani welcomes former Spurs F Bruce Bowen to the show to weigh in on the beef between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant as well as what the Warriors need to do to get right and continue on their dominant path (1:40). Plus, if the Sixers will experience growing pains in trying to integrate Jimmy Butler (28:39) and if "game recognizes game" when it comes to flopping (39:55).
Time to Say Goodbye?: 11/13/18
Bomani discusses the implications of Jimmy Butler's arrival in Philadelphia (0:38) as well as Carmelo Anthony's impending departure in Houston (16:43). Plus, saying goodbye to the "Peter Man" (28:21), more of your Pros vs. Joes stories (36:55) and looking back on "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" and "Midnight Marauders" at their 25-year anniversaries (46:15).
Dan Wetzel: 11/8/18
Bomani is joined by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports to discuss college hoops and amateurism now that the season has tipped off. They discuss the NCAA trial and why fans don't seem to care about it anymore (0:38), if the reaction to it by the media would have been different years ago (16:03) and whether or not players like Zion Williamson benefit from spending a year in school to boost their brand before heading to the NBA (34:17).
Watch Closely: 11/6/18
Bomani Jones dishes on the blame game for the Lakers and if Luke Walton is long for the job (0:37), how Bill Belichick not wearing "salute to service" gear became a story (17:18) as well as why TD celebrations becoming choreographed raises serious questions (29:14). Plus, IYHH (43:14) and listener stories of playing future pros and "taking an L" (52:34). They DO NOT disappoint!
Stan Van Gundy: 11/1/18
Bomani is joined by new ESPN NBA contributor Stan Van Gundy! They discuss a variety of NBA topics, such as the Lakers and their defensive apathy (2:00), the Rockets and their struggle to get Carmelo Anthony integrated (17:58), the Sixers and the year-to-year improvement of their young stars (39:43) and more.
Here's The Door: 10/30/18
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the craziest developments from the weekend, including the Browns cleaning house (0:40), Jameis Winston getting benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick again (17:55) as well as Ty Lue getting fired by the Cavaliers (33:02). Plus, IYHH (39:12) and listener stories of when a celebrity tried to "swoop your girl"(52:21).
Vincent Goodwill: 10/25/18
Bomani is joined by NBA writer at Yahoo! Sports Vincent Goodwill to bounce around the Association. They discuss how well the pieces fit together with LeBron on the Lakers (2:35), dissect the top of the Eastern Conference (22:48) and break down where the Warriors stand in the historical context of all-time great teams (42:30) with a whole lot else along the way.
Stand Off: 10/23/18
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the pre-game altercation between Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins (0:37) and the Lakers-Rockets fight (17:42). Plus, what the reactions to the fight say about where the league is at today (28:19). Also, IYHH (41:58) and another edition of "Unblock Me Bo!"(51:47).
Mina Kimes: 10/18/18
Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to talk all things NFL, including the Bills' decision to start Derek Anderson with Josh Allen out via injury (8:47), if defenses getting continuously torched by offenses across the league is the new normal (31:50) and whether or not the Chargers will ever make waves out in Los Angeles (55:01).
The Right Time Book Club: Friday Night Lights: 10/12/18
Listener! Now that the Book Club on Friday Night Lights featuring Domonique Foxworth, Pablo Torre, Howard Bryant and author Buzz Bissinger has concluded, we wanted to share with those who may have missed it the collection in its entirety. Enjoy!
Michael Felder: 10/11/18
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Michael Felder of Stadium to dish on the Jimmy Butler situation and infighting amongst teammates across sports (3:22), which team could get left out of the College Football Playoff (17:37) as well as if the dream of Texas being "back" has actually come true (44:44).
Talk Is Cheap: 10/9/18
Bomani shares his thoughts on the McGregor-Khabib post-fight fiasco in the UFC (0:37), Odell Beckham Jr.'s harsh but true words in an interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson (18:47) and his Texas Longhorns besting Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry (34:45). Plus, a fresh edition of IYHH (39:10) and a voicemail AMA with the listeners of the show (50:57).
Tom Haberstroh: 10/4/18
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Tom Haberstroh of Bleacher Report to discuss his new piece on NBA player phone addiction and why front offices are turning to artificial intelligence firms to try and slow it down (0:48). Plus, they bounce around league headlines from the preseason (37:35).
Pushing Back: 10/2/18
Bomani delves into the frustration shown by Earl Thomas when he flipped the bird to the Seahawks' sideline (0:35), discusses Eric Reid's return to the NFL with the Panthers (14:48) and Jimbo Fisher's physical altercation with a player on the Texas A&M sideline (27:24). Plus, the always enlightening IYHH (39:28) and looking back on Outkast's "Aquemini" 20 years later (51:47).
Shannon Penn: 9/27/18
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Shannon Penn to discuss the latest in the NFL including Khalil Mack's incredible athleticism (8:35), the Lakers domination of the NBA headlines (21:00) and the Kelly Bryant drama (48:00).
Book Club Finale: 9/25/18
Bomani dishes on Tiger being back (or not) (0:41), how Gronk, Earl Thomas and Le'Veon Bell are all connected (17:34) as well as LeBron discounting the Lakers' chances this year (31:45). Plus, author of "Friday Night Lights" Buzz Bissinger joins the show for the finale of The Right Time Book Club (39:00).
Michael Collins: 9/20/18
Bomani welcomes "The Caddie" Michael Collins to break down the Twitter beef between the Wiggins brothers and Stephen Jackson (2:47), his Eagles fandom amidst Carson Wentz's return (19:31) as well as Tiger's role in the Tour Championship coming up this weekend (33:46).
Is Quitting Underrated?: 9/18/18
Bomani lets loose on Vontae Davis retiring mid-game (:39) as well as the Browns giving up on Josh Gordon and sending him to New England (17:29). Plus, kicking the 0-2 teams while they're down (31:14), a fresh edition of IYHH (44:22) and your stories of when you "quit" your job mid-shift just like our man Vontae (55:38).
Michael Smith: 9/13/18
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Michael Smith to catch up and talk some football. They get into Sam Darnold and Saquon Barkley's connected futures (4:47) while digressing on the benching of the "Peter Man" (18:06), cover the unrest in the locker room in Detroit (28:10) as well as Antonio Brown's anger at an article in The Undefeated (43:43).
Double Standard: 9/11/18
Bomani shares his thoughts on Serena's controversial loss to Osaka in the U.S. Open Women's Final (0:35), Darnold's big MNF performance as well as other QB's around the NFL from Week 1 (26:52) and Jason Garrett's job security in Big D (42:06). Plus, If you Haven't Heard (47:46) and another advice line with DJ Mike Hitman (55:35).
Domonique Foxworth: 9/6/18
Bomani is joined by regular The Right Time contributor Domonique Foxworth to dish on the public criticisms of Le'Veon Bell's holdout by his Pittsburgh teammates (1:15), why Bo thinks Josh Allen would be better off as a QB if he was black and other related topics that will have you in stitches (14:28), as well as Nike's newly released advertisement with Colin Kaepernick (33:57).
'Just Do It' & Book Club Part III: 9/4/18
Bomani shares his thoughts on Nike utilizing Colin Kaepernick as the spokesperson for their "Just Do It" 30-year anniversary campaign (:38) and the Raiders' questionable decision to trade star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to the Bears (20:58). Plus, you won't want to miss him lay into Tom Herman for the 'Horns dropping their opener (30:08) and Howard Bryant stopping by for the third installment of #TheRightTimeBookClub (38:39)!
Money Talks: 8/29/18
Bomani weighs in on the effect Odell Beckham Jr.'s new contract will have on others trying to get paid (0:36), Jerry Jones' desire for an 18-game NFL season (14:32) and the WNBA players' push for fair pay (24:09). Plus, time to be afraid of the future in a new IYHH (40:50) and your "worst date ever" voicemails (51:31).
Spencer Hall: 8/21/18
Bomani is joined by Spencer Hall of SB Nation to preview the CFB season, including trying to find a weakness with Alabama (4:17), wondering how Oklahoma will fare sans Baker Mayfield (14:09), what to make of an interesting collection of head coaches out in the Pac-12 (27:40) and much more.
Pablo Torre: 8/14/18
Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre discuss Tiger's big weekend at the PGA and why we care despite not "liking the dude" (:31). Plus, odd training camp stories in the NFL such as the Miami Police Union urging members to boycott the Dolphins (14:35) and Jalen Ramsey getting suspended for beefing with the local media (31:07).
Lack of Awareness: 8/7/18
Bomani Jones weighs in on Urban Meyer's accountability and what may keep Ohio State from making the right call (:34), the Giants' disrespect when it comes to Odell Beckham Jr.'s talent (18:06) as well as why we didn't get offered PE Jordans from the players at UNC (25:19). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (31:18) and the second edition of mean tweets on the podcast (44:00).
Book Club Part II: 7/31/18
Bomani Jones discusses why the "America's Team" moniker for the Dallas Cowboys is sounding more fitting every day (0:36) and why despite being in awe of LeBron's grace it is concerning that he has to be the one to do it (12:55). Plus, Bo and Pablo go to the "Overwatch" final in NYC (21:16) and Pablo joins for the second installment of #TheRightTimeBookClub on Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger (33:22).
Dusty Baker: 7/26/18
Bomani Jones welcomes former MLB manager and All-Star catcher Dusty Baker to chat about being there for his son who is making his way in the game (0:47), how he got into coaching (10:38), his close relationship with Hank Aaron (17:33) and how he's seen the role of the manager evolve (26:17). Plus, he shares his wide-ranging affinity for music (29:51).
Applause? Please: 7/24/18
Bomani Jones weighs in on the infatuation that we have with Tiger Woods after his close Open Championship finish (:36), how the applause heard around the world for Josh Hader of the Brewers relates to the NFL and their battle over the National Anthem (11:51) as well as if Kawhi Leonard will stay in Toronto long-term (26:03). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (37:16) and some summertime #fanfiction (46:38).
We Are The World: 7/17/18
Bomani Jones dishes on controversies coming out of the World Cup Final, including the racial make-up of the France squad and pitch invaders (0:41). Plus, is the Pro Football Hall of Fame doing T.O. a favor by not honoring him (14:08) and Papa John's time as Papa John is finally up (23:19). Plus, IYHH (34:28) and your #StayReady All-Stars (44:23).
Freddie Gibbs: 7/12/18
Musician Freddie Gibbs joins Bomani to discuss his recently released self-titled mixtape "Freddie" (4:18). Plus, they discuss navigating the lifestyle with a daughter (15:30), what it's like having NFL HOF'er Eric Dickerson as his father-in-law (19:25), overcoming legal troubles (24:20), finding success in the modern music business (29:48) and how LeBron's arrival to L.A. affects his Lakers fandom (33:02).
Bomani Jones returns from vacation to share his thoughts on LeBron's move out west (0:40) as well as reports of his sour relationship with Kyrie in Cleveland (16:59). Plus, Bo's not here for re-seeding the NBA postseason (23:02), he dishes on #PlaneBae and Instagram imposters (31:28) and we hear your best cookout stories (44:56).
Lakeith Stanfield: 7/2/18
Bomani Jones is joined by Lakeith Stanfield of "Atlanta" on FX fame to discuss his new movie "Sorry to Bother You" which hits theaters Friday, July 6th. They discuss the differences in his role between the two projects (3:08) and working with non-traditional film/tv people (10:29). Plus, does he enjoy being in the limelight (14:04)?
Tobe Nwigwe: 6/28/18
Bomani Jones is joined by rapper and former football player at University of North Texas Tobe Nwigwe. They discuss being a college athlete (2:06), getting started in music (6:10), how his parents feel about him being in the business (14:57), deciding to start a non-profit after college (22:51), the unique nature of his multimedia production (26:11) and much more.
The Right Time Book Club Episode 1: 6/26/18
Bomani Jones previews free agency in the NBA and shares what it would take for him to be wooed to a team (0:42), as well as what his awards would be for the season (15:52). Plus, his thoughts on the situation surrounding Jameis Winston (23:41) and Domonique Foxworth joins for the debut of "The Right Time Book Club"(33:09)!
Sir Mix-A-Lot: 6/21/18
Bomani Jones is joined by rapper and Seattle native Sir Mix-A-Lot. They talk Seattle sports (1:25), how he got his start (5:09), how the game has changed (19:08), what he's up to these days (31:44), being around people with way more money than you (40:16) and more.
Is Jay-Z Still Cool?: 6/19/18
Bomani Jones gives an update on Kawhi Leonard's status...You there Kawhi (0:35)? Jay-Z is taking over Puma basketball, and Bo delves into what that says about the sneaker game right now (16:22). Plus, lots of World Cup stories, we tell you the ones you need to hear (24:21), as well as "If You Haven't Heard" (34:39) and the second podcast edition of #UnBlockMeBo (44:19)!
Brian Koppelman: 6/14/18
Bomani Jones welcomes friend and co-creator of the TV show "Billions" on Showtime Brian Koppelman for a wide-ranging conversation about the show. They discuss writing for TV vs. film (1:03), why people root for "bad" dudes as well as how we define that (6:56), quantifying billionaires (16:17), the use of music in shows (41:51) and more.
Shuffle The Deck: 6/12/18
Bomani Jones dishes on the Warriors' attempts to keep things together despite the world trying to tear them apart (0:40), LeBron James' free agent decision (13:57) and how James stacks up against Kobe in the recent legacy debate (28:15). Plus, If You Haven't Heard (37:04) and reviewing the summer works of Kanye West (44:57).
The Uninvited : 6/5/18
Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre weigh in on the Eagles' White House invitation being rescinded, Steven Adams' social media faux pas, Steph Curry's tangle with Kendrick Perkins and much more.
High Noon: The Debut : 6/4/18
High Noon is here! In the debut, Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre weigh in on Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the Sixers' probe into Bryan Colangelo, Serena Williams' weekend and more.
We're Not Worthy: 5/29/18
Bomani Jones weighs in on the Rockets flaming out and James Harden escaping blame (0:39), LeBron James sticking up for his sorry (not sorry) teammates (14:27) as well as what intrigue we can find in Season IV of the Cavs-Warriors drama (26:28). Plus, If You Haven't Heard (31:17) and a special music edition of AMA (41:28).
Anthem, Stephen Jackson & Jody Avirgan: 5/24/18
The NFL appears to have changed the rules regarding the National Anthem, so you know Bomani Jones would have some thoughts on its effect. He leads off the show with that (0:33) and then welcomes former NBA swingman Stephen Jackson to talk conference finals, bad coaching as well as the Bucks' response on Sterling Brown (14:39). Plus, Jody Avirgan of 30 for 30 podcasts tells us about their recently launched season 3 (43:55).
Bomani Jones weighs in on taunting in the current NBA landscape as it relates to Rockets-Warriors and the Pippen-Ewing dunk anniversary (0:34). Plus, why Brad Stevens is more in competition with LeBron than he is Ty Lue (15:04) and why NBA teams need to look out for their players better (24:36). We finish off with "If You Haven't Heard" (34:31) and advice with "DJ Mike Hitman" (43:30).
Wyatt Cenac & Tom Haberstroh: 5/17/18
Bomani Jones welcomes comedian Wyatt Cenac (0:44) to discuss his new HBO show "Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas", including covering heavy topics (9:10), whether or not he likes being famous (18:26) and the connection that he and Bo have to Texas (22:59). Plus, Bleacher Report's Tom Haberstroh joins to discuss the impact of gambling on the future of the NBA (32:48) and cover the conference finals (43:54).
Clear Conscience?: 5/15/18
Bomani Jones discusses the legalization of sports gambling on a state-by-state basis (0:34), as well as the resurfacing of "dirty" Chris Paul in the WCF (15:19) and a Freudian slip from LeBron James in the ECF (25:19). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (34:16) and the first edition of "Mean Tweets" on The Right Time (43:28).
Howard Bryant: 5/10/18
Bomani Jones is joined by ESPN's Howard Bryant to discuss his new book, "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism" (0:44). It delves into how the sports world has politicized since 9/11 and what role athletes have or should have in the community. Plus, Bo previews the conference championships in the NBA (30:14).
Bomani Jones dishes on the elimination of the Raptors at the hands of LeBron (0:37), the 76ers' survival (7:50) and why the NFL thinks you don't care about several problematic stories (23:26). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (36:01) and only the very best stories of when you "tried" to take on your old man (45:31).
CJ McCollum: 5/3/18
Bomani Jones is joined by Trail Blazers G CJ McCollum to dish on a wide variety of topics, such as the relationship between NBA players and the media (4:08), dealing with trade rumors (8:56), his past as a "short guy"(16:44), coming out of Lehigh (19:23), this postseason (23:53) and much more. Plus, Bo updates the peculiar situation with Kawhi Leonard (33:07).
Bomani Jones weighs in on Sixers-Celtics and wonders who will throw the first punch between the two teams as the place in the game for fighting hides in the shadows (0:43). Is LeBron James turning into John Henry (12:01)? Just how much of what's wrong with the Thunder is what is wrong with Russell Westbrook (16:52)? Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (29:46) and an AMA with #TheRightTime faithful (40:07).
Spencer Hall: 4/26/18
With the NFL draft now upon us, Bomani Jones and old friend Spencer Hall of SB Nation take a look at the management and evaluation of QB's taken/to be taken at the top of the first round (0:35). What's the point of sitting around waiting for the phone to ring in the green room? Getting to dap up Goodell (25:27)? Plus, the NFL didn't want their "secret" meeting to become public, so it did (39:23).
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