Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and much more from NYC.
Tobe Nwigwe talks 'Music for the Movement'
Rapper Tobe Nwigwe joins Bomani Jones to discuss dealing with blackouts down in their hometown of Houston and the fame that he’s accumulated since we last had him on the show in 2018 (1:23). He dives into his collaboration with The Undefeated on “Music for the Movement” and the cover of “Wake Up Everybody” by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes he did for it (8:30). Plus, the biggest influence on his music (16:40), balancing artistry with fatherhood and what he sees coming for him in the future (29:47).
Black History Always is the second volume in The Undefeated’s exploration of protest music in America. The project examines the history of social injustice by reimagining iconic songs by and for Black America with contemporary artists and producers. Thematically, volume 2 balances the continued hardships impacting the Black community while finding space to celebrate Black beauty and provide messages of hope.
Who Hurt You?
Bomani Jones questions the upbringing of those who couldn’t appreciate Timberwolves F Anthony Edwards’ thunderous dunk over the weekend (1:24), discusses NBA players being “reluctant” to take part in a league PSA for taking the COVID-19 vaccine (18:58) and the (non-incident) incident with coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (32:45). Plus, an IYHH including protests over a jailed rapper in Barcelona Spain (41:06) and your voicemails from when you “tried” an adult like a teenager did at a 7-on-7 tournament (51:33).
@EOckerman on why police in Portland Oregon were guarding discarded food: http://bit.ly/2NBS9LM
@GioBenitez on the plane that landed safely after dropping debris outside of a Colorado house: http://gma.abc/3dzWPN0
Violence Erupts In Barcelona On 5th Night Of Protests Over Jailed Rapper: http://n.pr/3ukfemO
Joel Anderson talks Texas and Louisiana exceptionalism
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss calling places the names they “used to be” and why nobody should want to be the mayor of a city (0:59). Plus, just how difficult of a spot the state of Texas is in right now with unprecedented snowstorms and how communities generally respond to disasters (12:46), as well as why Louisiana is an outlier for so many things, including dudes who want to fight and more (47:01).
Bomani Jones dishes on Russell Wilson’s change of tone towards Seattle management and whether or not it’s warranted (1:12), J.J. Watt’s “mutually agreed upon” release and why it’s a false equivalency to Deshaun Watson’s situation (16:02), as well as strength coach Chris Doyle’s short-lived tenure with the Jaguars and why it was only possible because “we” have allowed Urban Meyer to get away with questionable hiring practices before (24:18). Plus, an IYHH with potential holograms of your boss at work (30:44) and your voicemails from an encounter with the “boot” man (43:10).
@dalvin_brown on if holograms could be the next innovation in the post-pandemic workplace: http://wapo.st/3bgnZ8G
Laine Welch of http://www.alaskafishradio.com shares that one Alaska king salmon is worth the same as two barrels of oil right now: http://bit.ly/3u2EVYV
@MichelleEWiley on the 700 anti-Asian hate incidents reported in the Bay Area over the pandemic: http://bit.ly/2Zn456y
Roy Wood Jr. on Doctor Visits and 'Finding Your Roots'
Bomani Jones and Roy Wood Jr. of "The Daily Show" fame discuss awkward visits to the doctor (2:05), Roy’s recent taping of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates (11:47), their most recent quarantine purchases (22:34) as well as the vaccine rollout and how it compares to food waste at fast food restaurants (28:09). Plus, pandemic pregnancies and what makes “leaders” attractive (47:24).
One of the Guys
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the legacies of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes following their performances in the Super Bowl. What context should we view Brady in now that he’s a 7-time Super Bowl winner at the age of 43 (1:18)? What are the chances that Patrick Mahomes’ career turns out to be more of the same, or could this spell the end of dominance a la Dan Marino (22:44)? Bo also puts you up on game on just how much of a “G” Al Davis was, in light of the most recent “30 for 30” “Al Davis vs. the NFL” (32:53). Plus, an IYHH with a Utah charter school trying to “opt out” of Black History Month (42:18), and your voicemails from what made you “quit” playing football (56:49).
@MattEganCNN on Wall Street keeping close tabs on “WallStreetBets”: http://cnn.it/3a4Vf3p
@mikerothstein on EA Sports’ plan to revitalize their CFB video game: https://es.pn/2N9F8ZB
@emilyreanderson on the Utah school allowing students to opt out of Black History Month: http://bit.ly/3cXK3HW
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"Al Davis vs. the NFL", a "30 for 30" film