The Matt Jones Podcast

The Matt Jones Podcast

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The Matt Jones Podcast: E58 Jeff Piecoro and Jonathan Martin  

In this episode Matt explores the problems plaguing the Kentucky football team with color analyst Jeff Piecoro.  Less than eight weeks from the election, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times provides an updated from the divisive campaign trail.  Highlights: --  Will the Reds be any good in the foreseeable future? --  How the late first half TD vs. Southern Miss changed the season. --  Can Trump beat Hillary? You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E57 Marcus Spears & Vanetti  

The SEC Network's Marcus Spears the podcast to discuss a tough first week of college football for the SEC Network.  Tony Vanetti dishes on football and more of the typical shenanigans you usually hear from the two.  Highlights: --  Can Mark Stoops coach? --  Do UofL fans feel bad for UK fans? --  An update on the craziness in the UofL administration. --  How Kentucky could stop the run. --  Spears' controversial statement about Les Miles. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E56 Hillbilly Elegy with J.D. Vance  

Matt is joined by Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance to discuss Vance's observations of Appalachia.  A Middletown, Oh. native, Vance's time in Eastern Kentucky primarily occurred during summers with his grandparents in Breathitt County.  After serving as a Marine and attending Yale Law School, hear his sociological analysis in this discussion with Matt, that includes: --  The hardest part for Vance when he went to Yale. --  The similarities and differences in their upbringings. --  How disenfranchisement led to the rise of Donald Trump. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app. If you'd like to read Hillbilly Elegy, check it out on Amazon.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E55 Ian Eagle  

Matt is joined by talented broadcaster Ian Eagle to talk about his career that extends into college basketball, boxing, tennis, golf and the NFL.  Eagle shares stories from throughout his extensive career and much more, including: --  Eagle's unique relationship with Calipari while calling the Nets' play-by-play. --  How Tony Robbins was involved when Calipari was fired by the Nets. --  What it's like when you're dad is a stand-up comedian. --  The strangest events Eagle has ever covered. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E54 Previewing the 2016 Football Season  

Freddie, Jared and Nick of the KSR Football Podcast join Matt to prepare the BBN for the 2016 football season.  The crew goes through every position to help you understand what Mark Stoops has to work with entering his fourth season.  A few of the topics they cover: --  How Eddie Gran and Lamar Thomas will make a difference. --  A position-by-position analysis of the roster. --  Jared's offseason negativity. --  The defense's most important player. --  The most important games on the schedule. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E53 Brittany Wagner of “Last Chance U” & Mark Ennis  

Today's episode is all about "Last Chance U," the Netflix documentary that follows  the football program of East Mississippi Community College. The star of the show, academic advisor Brittany Wagner, joins Matt to discuss her life at the Junior College.  After speaking with Wagner, Matt gets perspective from another viewer, Mark Ennis.  Highlights: --  Life behind the scenes, away from the camera crew. --  The time Wagner spent with UK players before they came to Lexington. --  Ennis discusses how he thinks the UofL football team will fare this season. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E52 Tony Vanetti & Dan Wolken  

After traveling all around the country, The Matt Jones Podcast returns with everyone's favorite guest, Tony Vanetti.  Capturing the Olympic spirit, USA Today's Dan Wolken calls in from Rio to provide an Olympic update.  A few highlights: --  Tony has officially become an old man. --  Will Tony miss Matt when he moves to Lexington? --  How one covers the Olympics on a day-to-day basis. --  Does Dan feel any danger in Rio? --  Can the USA Basketball team lose? You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E51 Ramel Bradley & SEC Media Days with Freddie & Nick  

A fan favorite from the early days of KSR, former UK point guard Ramel "Smooth" Bradley joins The Matt Jones Podcast to discuss his time at Kentucky and what he has going on now.  Freddie Maggard and Nick Roush join the podcast to talk football after spending four days in Hoover for SEC Media Days.  Some of what you'll hear: --  How Smooth thinks The Bluegrass Boys will fare in The Basketball Tournament. --  A surprise appearance from Joe Crawford. --  Is Mark Stoops worried about Drew Barker? --  Where Kentucky football stands compared to the rest of the SEC. --  Can Matt Elam and players like him still be effective in the SEC? You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast E50: SEC Integration with Nate Northington & Wilbur Hackett  

The Golden Anniversary of the podcast celebrates one of Kentucky football's greatest accomplishments.  Two of the four Kentucky Wildcats that helped integrate the SEC, Nate Worthington and Wilbur Hackett, join the podcast to discuss their journey.  Before they're immortalized with statues in front of Commonwealth Stadium, hear their story.  Highlights: --  How the Governor convinced Northington to come to Kentucky. --  Were there African-American UK fans in Louisville in the 60s? --  How Northington handled Greg Page's tragic death. --  What it was like to travel to the South for SEC football games. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E49 Ryen Russillo & Vanetti  

Tony Vanetti hasn't been back on the program since Matt went on vacation, and today he returns with a bang ahead of the podcast's 50th birthday.  They discuss all of the news stories from the last month before ESPN's Ryen Russell joins the program.  Highlights include: --  Hear both sides of the infamous story about Matt's ESPN suit. --  Matt doles outs some Peach Jam advice for yours truly. --  How Russillo got the part at ESPN and how he transitioned after SVP's departure. --  What it's like to work for ESPN in Bristol. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E48 Michael Waltrip & Alex Kennedy  

It's a high-powered podcast, bringing Kentucky native and NASCAR legend, Michael Waltrip, onto the program.  Before that interview, Matt discusses the insanity surrounding NBA Agency with Alex Kennedy of BasketballInsiders.com. Just a few highlights: --  What KD's move means for the rest of the NBA. --  Waltrip's 2012 National Championship experience, with a little trash talking to Clint Bowyer. --  Waltrip discusses how he got into NASCAR and previews the race at Kentucky Speedway. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E47 Joe Sonka  

Matt is celebrating his return vacation by returning to the podcast, starting with Joe Sonka of Insider Louisville.  Joe helps Matt catch up with what happened around the state over the last two weeks (hint: it's A LOT).  Some of what they discussed: --  The nuts and bolts of what's happened with UofL's Board of Trustees. --  Ramsey's position as President and member of the Foundation...is it actually in jeopardy? --  The potential consequences of Matt Bevin's latest moves. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E46 NBA Draft with Fran Fraschilla & Chad Ford  

There's still a few weeks until the June 23rd NBA Draft, but this is Matt's last opportunity to preview and project the picks before he heads away on vacation.  Chad Ford joins the podcast for a second time and Fran Fraschilla discusses the international players in his podcast debut.  Some of the things you'll hear... --  Where the Cats will go in this year's draft AND next year's draft. --  How the European professional leagues compare to the NCAA and NBA. --  Foreign player name pronunciations. --  Would Ben Simmons have been better off at Kentucky? You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E45 Muhammad Ali’s Life with Dave Kindred  

The Matt Jones Podcast takes its turn honoring The Greatest.  It begins with Tony Vanetti giving some hometown perspective before Matt is joined by Dave Kindred.  Kindred began following Ali as a young reporter for The Courier-Journal before authoring the book Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship.  A few highlights: --  How Ali's image changed after the '96 Olympics in Atlanta. --  Kindred's personal perspective of Ali and how he will remember him. --  The symbiotic relationship between Ali and Howard Cosell. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E44 Barrett Sallee, Josh Hopkins & a Surprise  

Before Josh Hopkins and Matt share UK fan stories, Bleacher Report's SEC reporter Barrett Sallee joins the program from the SEC Meetings in Destin, Florida.  The best of the best includes: --  How the SEC views Mark Stoops. --  A random D.A. Lane from Georgia story. --  How Stoops can work at UK. --  Some weird things Josh has done for his UK fandom. --  A surprise guest to the end the show might be the best moment in the history of The Matt Jones Podcast. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E43 Zach “Big EZ” McCrite  

The Matt Jones Podcast is going back to its roots.  This podcast is a throwback to Matt's first days on KSR with his original co-host, Big EZ.  They discuss how they got into the radio business, plus: --  Great early KSR stories with Chris Tomlin's baseball reports and Nasty Nate. --  Cal's crazy SEC Tournament idea. --  Matt still won't tell the story from the Bahamas. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E42 NBA with Matt Moore & Tony Vanetti  

Tony Vanetti's been away for awhile, but today he's back on The Matt Jones Podcast to discuss everything that's happened in the world of UK and UofL since the Kentucky Derby.  The second half of the show is with Matt Moore, CBS Sports' NBA writer and the creator of the website Hardwood Paroxysm.  Highlights include: --  News on Marcus Lee. --  How Kentucky football can regain momentum under Mark Stoops. --  A little more gorilla talk and an obscene gorilla story. --  Why was Billy Donovan criticized so much this season? You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E41 Seth Greenberg & T.J. Walker  

With the 2016-17 roster finalized, there's plenty of college basketball to talk about.  ESPN's Seth Greenberg and Cats Illustrated's T.J. Walker join the program to discuss the decisions made by Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee and the lay of the land in college basketball.  Highlights from the show: --  Seth strikes back at Matt for saying Tubby Smith is not "elite." --  Seth and T.J. disagree on Lee's decision. --  What happened behind the scenes before the NBA Draft deadline. --  Looking ahead to Kentucky's top priorities in the 2017 recruiting class. --  T.J. gives you a little taste of some news to keep an eye on during the offseason. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E40 Bomani Jones  

For the 40th edition of The Matt Jones Podcast, Bomani Jones joins the program for a fascinating hour of audio. Bomani and Matt discuss so much, the only way you can summarize it is with a voluminous list. --  The Washington Redskins -- Who ya taking, Karl Towns or Anthony Davis? -- Coach Cal and Coach K: The Differences and Similarities -- Have the Warriors changed the way basketball is played? -- Cam Newton’s Confidence --  The Passing of Prince You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

The Matt Jones Podcast: E39 Nick Coffey, Alex Kennedy & Jonathan Martin  

After a two week hiatus, The Matt Jones Podcast is back with a winning trifecta of guests.  Matt brings on a new UofL guy, our friend from Inside the Red Zone on 790-KRD, Nick Coffey.  Then he's joined by Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders to discuss the NBA Playoffs.  The episode is capped off by an appearance from Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, the podcast's resident political correspondent.  Highlights: --  Do Louisville fans still want Pitino back? --  Ranking the UK players in the NBA. --  Fallout from the Kentucky Primary. --  Can The Donald be our nation's next president? You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

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