JSC Radio

100 EpisodesProduced by Jay Scott Smith

JSC Radio -- Which stands for Jay Scott Confidential -- is not your typical "Sports" Podcast. We look at sports as a metaphor for life. The host, Jay Scott Smith, is an award-winning veteran broadcaster, journalist, and writer whose work has previously appeared on MSNBC, ESPN, Newsweek, Vibe Magaz… read more

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Episode 89: What You Don't Know Is Hurting You

November 10th, 2018

1:12:30
The 89th Episode of The People's Podcast welcomes another illustrious guest: Best Selling Author and Experienced Business Coach Marion E. Brooks joins us to talk about his first book "What You Don't Know Is Hurting …

Episode 88: Turtle Shells

November 2nd, 2018

54:28
Episode 88 -- The Double Ocho! -- of The People's Podcast is here after a delay and we're back at it again despite everything. This week, we talk about how racism has become en vogue in this country -- from the …

Episode 87: The Butler Did It

October 11th, 2018

53:02
Episode 87 of The People's Podcast does yet another unexpected follow-up on Episode 74!? This time, it touches on Kanye West, but not in the way you …

Episode 86: Cut The Cake

September 27th, 2018

54:29
Episode 86 of The People's Podcast does an unexpected follow-up on Episode 74 back in April as Bill Cosby was formally sentenced to prison for sexual …

Episode 85: The Noble Journalist

September 12th, 2018

1:35:56
The landmark 85th Episode of The People's Podcast welcomes another illustrious guest: Award-winning television journalist Brittany Noble. She's a St. Louis native who had spent nearly a decade in TV working around the …

Episode 84: Sacrificial Lamb

September 7th, 2018

56:34
Episode 84 is here and it's sure to be hotter than a white dude's Nikes. The People's Podcast returns to touch on the firestorm started by Nike's …

Episode 83: Hart & Soul

August 18th, 2018

29:31
Episode 83 is here people! After a bit of a delay, the People's Podcast is back and Jay takes a look back at his time at #NABJ18, including the cool …

Episode 82: When It Comes Crashing Down

July 23rd, 2018

57:31
Episode 82 is here, brother. And it gets raw and to the point about WWE reinstating Hulk Hogan. As seen on Medium and in Vibe Magazine, we hit …

Episode 81: Blame It On The Boogie

July 11th, 2018

54:36
The 81st Episode of the People's Podcast puts a bow on the epic Episode 80, including a big time follow-up and thank you to all of you for the …

Episode 80: Podcasting #WhileBlack

June 23rd, 2018

1:41:03
The 80th Episode of the People's Podcast gets raw and real about Race. Simple and Plain. In this landmark, super-sized episode, Jay tells the story of his first experiences of Driving #WhileBlack, and talks about the …

Episode 79: Sweeping By The Dock of the Bay

June 15th, 2018

58:44
The Golden State Warriors won their 3rd NBA title in 4 years last week and The People's Podcast gives you everything you need in the yearly breakdown …

Episode 78: Hennessey & Dope

June 2nd, 2018

39:25
The People's Podcast opens the month of June with the 78th episode, and we definitely know what the score is. Following the crazy end to Game 1 of …

Episode 77: Place Your Bets

May 24th, 2018

30:41
The People's Podcast is rolling all 7s in the 77th episode. This week we hit the Supreme Court decision to effectively legalize sports betting in all …

Episode 76: Process Servers

May 11th, 2018

51:12
The People's Podcast hits the hardwood to talk about a tale of two cities and their respective NBA franchises headed in different directions: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons. First, Jay talks about the …

Episode 75: #RetroReview - WrestleMania 14

May 2nd, 2018

1:59:46
The People's Podcast returns and, after a few delays, so does the #RetroReview. This time, it's WrestleMania 14: The Austin Era officially begins. …

Episode 74: Westbound & Down

April 27th, 2018

45:56
The People's Podcast returns to deal with a couple of the most problematic Black Men on the Planet. First, Jay talks about the end of Bill Cosby, as he officially completes his tumble from "America's Dad" to convicted …

Episode 73: Johnny on the Spot

April 12th, 2018

56:03
The People's Podcast takes a look back at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans along with the insanely great NXT TakeOver from last weekend, including: how surprisingly good Ronda Rousey is and can be in Pro Wrestling; …

Episode 72: A Hill To Die On

March 31st, 2018

48:21
Season 3 of the People's Podcast sticks with hoops for the second straight week. This week, it's the curious case of Grant Hill. He was elected to the Basketball of Hall of Fame and deservedly so. His career was like a …

Episode 71: Ball Don't Lie

March 21st, 2018

46:45
Season 3 of the People's Podcast comes in hot as both the Michigan State Spartans and Detroit Pistons have completely soiled themselves -- but in different ways. First, Jay tees off on his Alma Mater, who found a way to …

Episode 70: Third Eye Blind

March 15th, 2018

56:58
Do you know what today is? IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY! That's right. Two years ago, JSC Radio was unleashed on us all and we send Season 2 out with a bang. Jay takes some time to reflect on the first 2 years of JSC Radio, and …

Episode 69: Panther Power

March 10th, 2018

33:34
Episode 69 ::giggles::: of the People's Podcast is here and, it's time to talk about Black Panther. You had a month to watch it, and now I get to talk about it. Jay talks about the movie not just being a film, but a …

Episode 68: Balling For Dollars

March 1st, 2018

1:03:40
Episode 68 of the People's Podcast is here and, it's entering March like a Lion going all Hoops -- College & Pro. First, Jay hits on the FBI's …

Episode 67: Parkland

February 23rd, 2018

37:01
Episode 67 of the People's Podcast is here and, unfortunately, we're once again back to talking about gun violence in the wake of the massacre in …

Episode 66: #RetroReview - 1998 WWF Royal Rumble

February 22nd, 2018

1:55:50
The People's Podcast returns and, after a few delays, so does the #RetroReview. This time: It's the 1998 Royal Rumble. We're on the other side of the Montreal Screwjob, Bret Hart is gone, Shawn is still champ, and a …

Episode 65: Flipping The Birds

February 10th, 2018

50:48
The Landmark 65th Episode of the People's Podcast brings us one of the most outrageous celebrations a city has ever seen as the Philadelphia Eagles won the damn Super Bowl. We hit on the Eagles win over the Patriots, …

Episode 64: Blake Neck Speed

February 2nd, 2018

1:04:02
It's funny what seven days can change. Episode 64 hits on the wild last week involving the Continued Fallout of the Larry Nassar Debacle at Michigan …

Episode 63: Birds of a Feather

January 25th, 2018

1:02:01
Episode 63 hits you with that raw truth about the Larry Nassar fiasco at Michigan State University, along with his reaction to the sentencing, his thoughts on the horrible statements made by Joel Ferguson, how this …

Episode 62: This Ain't Sparta

January 19th, 2018

56:12
As a follow up to Episode 40, this episode deals with the fallout of the Larry Nassar debacle at Michigan State. The victim statements this week have …

Episode 61.5: I'm Black & I Have a Dad

January 12th, 2018

1:09:44
A year ago, Jazmine Duke made a memorable appearance on the show where she was very bold and outspoken about Feminism, women's health, sex, and her …

Episode 61: Check The Report

January 4th, 2018

42:45
HAPPY NEW YEAR, HUMANOIDS! Guess who's back! For the first show of 2018, The People's Podcast bids farewell to Jim Caldwell, the worst "best coach" in NFL History. We address the Detroit Lions doing something un-Lionsy …

Best Of JSC Radio 2017: The Year That Was...

December 31st, 2017

1:56:40
Somehow, someway we've made it to the end of another bat-shit crazy year! JSC Radio has grown by leaps and bounds since the start of the year and it's time to take a look back at some of the things that made JSC so damn …

Episode 60: Joyeux Noël

December 21st, 2017

30:42
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy(?) Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! Episode 60 is the second annual Christmas episode and Jay shares his thoughts on his favorite time of the year as well as looking back at a 2017 where …

Episode 59: The Kids In The Hall

December 16th, 2017

42:04
The People's Podcast is here and Episode 59 is an unexpected postscript from last week's show, where Adrienne Lawrence (Episode 20) went public with her story of harassment from her time at ESPN. Plus: Two Tigers are …

Episode 58: Consent Decree

December 1st, 2017

41:53
The People's Podcast returns from Thanksgiving and it's time to get very raw. Men need to get their life together and stop being terrible to Women. With Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Russell Simmons, and more joining the …

Episode 57: Renee Washington

November 21st, 2017

1:05:58
Episode 57 of the People's Podcast is here and Jay is coming to y'all from Detroit for Thanksgiving week. He has company on the Podcast this week: Renee Washington joins the show. The former 3-time NCAA All-American …

Episode 56: #RetroReview - 1997 WWF Survivor Series

November 18th, 2017

1:37:00
The 56th Episode of the People's Podcast is back again with another #RetroReview. This time: WWF Survivor Series 1997. Yep. That one. The one that ended with the infamous Montreal Screwjob that linked Bret Hart, Shawn …

Episode 55: Eat A W

November 10th, 2017

54:53
Episode 55 of the People's Podcast is here and it's time to talk about the amazing turnaround of the Michigan State Football Program, going from Classy to Ashy back to Classy in shockingly short order. Plus: The …

Episode 54: Lone Star State of Mind

November 4th, 2017

49:02
Episode 54 of the People's Podcast is here with as JSC TV beckons! This week, we look back the World Series, where there were a ton of home runs, and 6 drama filled games before a dud of a Game 7. Plus: The Lions …

Episode 53: Doing It For TV

October 27th, 2017

59:53
After a longer than expected hiatus, Episode 53 of the People's Podcast is here with the big news that JSC TV is coming! Plus: Two National League Teams are playing in the World Series, The Tigers are out here winning …

Episode 52: Las Vegas

October 6th, 2017

32:50
Episode 52 of the People's Podcast is here and, unfortunately, we're back to talking about gun violence in the wake of the atrocity in Las Vegas. …

Episode 51: 10 Second Runoff

October 1st, 2017

1:02:14
Episode 51 of The People's Podcast is here and we don't hold back on the weekend of protests in the NFL. We talk about how we got here, reinforce why …

Episode 50: Stick To Sports

September 15th, 2017

34:15
This is it! The landmark 50th Episode of the People's Podcast is here! And it will NOT #StickToSports. With the controversy surrounding ESPN's Jemele Hill dropping a Truth Pile on the White House lawn, Jay gets right to …

Episode 49: Staff Infection

August 31st, 2017

56:36
Episode 49 of the People's Podcast is technically the first Lions episode of the new season and it focuses on Jay's "favorite" quarterback. The Detroit Lions just made a guy with a career losing record the highest paid …

Episode 48: #RetroReview - WWF SummerSlam 1997

August 25th, 2017

2:02:24
The 48th Episode of the People's Podcast hits another milestone: This is the first #RetroReview of a throwback Wrestling PPV. First up: WWF SummerSlam 1997. We look at a 1997 pay-per-view through 2017 eyes and enjoy it …

Episode 47: Statues of Limitations

August 18th, 2017

51:50
Episode 47 of the People's Podcast is here and Jay returns from New Orleans in a salty mood. This week we talk about the travesty that happened in …

Episode 46: Hard Headed

July 28th, 2017

53:44
Episode 46 of the People's Podcast talks about a new study on CTE that yielded astounding results and further showed that football has a ticking time …

Episode 45: Cult of Personality

July 21st, 2017

57:41
Episode 45 of the People's Podcast is here and Jay is in a spicy mood. We're coming after R. Kelly and Michael Vick in a special way this week as the …

Episode 44: 81 & Done

July 14th, 2017

49:58
The People's Podcast returns from vacation w/Episode 44. Calvin Johnson gave 8 years of his life to the Detroit Lions, who did very little in return to actually win. He finally had enough and retired in 2016 rather than …

Episode 43: Stuck Off The Realness

June 22nd, 2017

41:16
What's up everybody. This week, the People's Podcast remembers Prodigy, one half of the iconic hip-hop tag team Mobb Deep. I'll talk about my favorite tracks from Mobb Deep, P's influence on the game, and the fact that …

Episode 42: East Bay Seasoning

June 15th, 2017

48:44
The People's Podcast is back this week and we're talking all things NBA Finals, including the Warriors' complete and thorough de-pantsing of the Cavaliers as they regained the World's Championship. Plus: Kevin Durant …

Episode 41: Final Destination 2

June 1st, 2017

59:02
Episode 41 of the People's Podcast brings us the 2nd annual Warriors v. Cavs NBA Finals Preview. We talk about the 3rd Straight June match up between the East Bay and the Mistake by the Lake, Jay talks about the whining …

Episode 40: This Is Sparta

May 19th, 2017

59:08
The landmark 40th Episode of the People's Podcast brings us the first show solely dedicated to Jay's beloved Alma Mater: Michigan State University. …

Episode 39: Genuine Draft

May 5th, 2017

1:01:39
After a one-week NFL Draft hiatus, Season 2 of The People's Podcast continues and this week, Jay talks about his experience covering the Draft, what it was like to be in that sea of Eagles fans, how Roger Goodell and …

Episode 38: Killer Instinct

April 21st, 2017

37:50
Season 2 of The People's Podcast rolls on and this week, we get pretty serious talking about Aaron Hernandez, Steve Stephens, and the intersection of …

Episode 37: Russ Hour

April 13th, 2017

33:58
Season 2 of The People's Podcast continues and this week, Jay's making the case for Russell Westbrook to win the NBA MVP award following a season …

Episode 36: WrestleMania 2

March 31st, 2017

1:12:30
It's that time of year again! As we kick off Season 2 of The People's Podcast, Jay takes you through his Top 5 Favorite WrestleMania matches of all time as WrestleMania 33 quickly approaches this weekend. We take a trip …

Episode 35: ¡La Pelota es Vida!

March 17th, 2017

25:38
It's another landmark Episode of the The People's Podcast and the 35th edition of the show hits on a different type of March Madness: The 2017 World Baseball Classic. Jay talks about the incredible energy of the WBC, …

Episode 34: Ben's Silly Bowl

March 9th, 2017

48:09
It's time for Episode 34 of the People's Podcast, and before Jay can get into the dopeness that was "Get Out," he had to lay into Ben Carson for his deeply ignorant, offensive, and flat out wrong comments about slavery …

Episode 33: Moonlight Rises

March 3rd, 2017

30:31
Episode 33 of the People's Podcast takes us to the damn movies. After the wildest finish the Academy Awards has ever seen, Jay talks about how much he LOVES (sarcasm) Award Shows, why the Oscars are his favorite, how …

Episode 32: Earth Bound

February 24th, 2017

41:41
It's Episode 32 of The People's Podcast and for the first time in a while, the RAGE is back. Jay takes off on Kyrie Irving's Flat Earth fooly-wang …

Episode 31: Knicks, Please!

February 15th, 2017

45:44
On a special Valentine's Day edition of the People's Podcast, #BallIsLife as Jay goes all hoops on you. We hit on the foolishness in New York this …

Episode 30: Patriot Games

February 9th, 2017

34:02
On the landmark 30th ORIGINAL episode of the People's Podcast, Jay talks about the absurd turn of events that saw Super Bowl LI go from being a potential changing of the guard to maybe the greatest comeback in American …

JSC Patreon Extra: Jazmine Duke Uncut

February 3rd, 2017

1:00:24
When I interviewed Jazmine Duke, the founder of TheFemaleCondition.com, for JSC Radio Ep. 27, we went so long that a few things were left on the …

Episode 29: Having an Epiphany

February 3rd, 2017

29:06
This was supposed to be the big Super Bowl Extravaganza! But after the last 2 weeks of real life just assaulting everyone, Jay came to a realization …

Episode 28: A Flair for the Gold

January 27th, 2017

46:19
The next two weeks are likely going to be the most fun we have until Spring as this weekend is the 30th Annual Royal Rumble and next week is Super Bowl LI (51). On the 28th Episode of the People's Podcast, Jay hits on …

Episode 27: Jazmine Duke

January 20th, 2017

1:08:23
The second People's Podcast of 2017 brings us our first guest of the year: Jazmine Duke, the creator of thefemalecondition.com. Jazmine comes to us from New York by way of Minnesota and has an amazing story of how she …

Episode 26: Cleaning The Litter Box

January 10th, 2017

54:02
So, remember in Ep. 24 when I (sort of) apologized to the Detroit Lions when they were 9-4 and up 2 games in the NFC North. Well, scrap all of that …

Best of JSC Radio 2016, Pt. 2: The Year That Was...

December 31st, 2016

1:12:18
This first year (9 Months) of The People's Podcast has seen me talk about a myriad of topics across Sports, Politics, Pop Culture, and Pro Wrestling. …

Best of JSC Radio 2016, Pt. 1: The Year in Sports

December 26th, 2016

1:25:14
This first year (9 Months) of The People's Podcast has seen me talk about a myriad of topics across Sports, Politics, Pop Culture, and Pro Wrestling. …

Episode 25: Feliz Navidad

December 22nd, 2016

24:45
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy(?) Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! Episode 25 is the first of hopefully many Christmas episodes and Jay shares his …

Episode 24: Kitty Litter (Revisited)

December 7th, 2016

39:58
So...I might have been wrong about the Detroit Lions (see: Episode 16). In typical fashion, the Lions have made no sense what-so-ever and now sit poised to be something they haven't been in a quarter century: Legit. My …

Episode 23: The Day After

November 10th, 2016

28:00
The unthinkable happened last night. An unqualified, incompetent, billionaire bigot was elected President of the United States setting off the most frightening four years since the Great Depression. On this, the day …

Episode 22.5: Vote

November 8th, 2016

22:26
The most important Presidential election in a half-century is upon us. It's time to grow up, man up, and go vote. It's bigger than Democrats and Republicans. It's about who we are and where we're going. ::: Be sure to …

Episode 22: 108 & Heartbreak

November 4th, 2016

37:41
For the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs are the World's Champion in Major League Baseball. More importantly: THE CLEVELAND INDIANS BLEW A 3-1 LEAD IN THE WORLD SERIES!!!! The 22nd episode of the People's Podcast …

Episode 21: Melo Out

October 23rd, 2016

36:40
On a special Saturday night edition of The People's Podcast, Jay has had it with all of the whining and buyer's remorse over the Detroit Pistons drafting Darko Milicic 13 -- THIRTEEN -- years ago. Many still whine and …

Episode 20: Adrienne Lawrence

October 21st, 2016

48:05
On the landmark 20th Episode of JSC Radio, The People's Podcast welcomes one of ESPN's rising stars, Adrienne Lawrence. She's an attorney turned SportsCenter anchor who has a story as amazing as her work ethic. Plus …

Episode 19: Locker Room Talk

October 13th, 2016

39:57
The People's Podcast has returned and, welp, Jay is forced to address the elephant in the locker room named Donald Trump. His horrid 2005 "Grab 'em …

Episode 18: Knee Strikes

September 22nd, 2016

38:18
As the backlash and support for Colin Kaepernick continues, two more black men were killed by police -- Terance Crutcher and Keith Scott -- in Tulsa, …

Episode 17: Lara Witt

September 8th, 2016

1:03:55
In the monumental 17th Episode of JSC Radio, as the NFL season officially begins, Jay gets serious about how the sport treats women. He welcomes his second guest: Lara Witt (aka @femmefeminste), a journalist, blogger, …

Episode 16.5: Sitting for Something

August 29th, 2016

13:56
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a stand by taking a seat during the National Anthem to protest the treatment of people of color here in the …

Episode 16: Kitty Litter

August 29th, 2016

23:51
Another NFL season beckons and Jay is not as amped as he used to be because he's a fan of the most irritating team in professional sports: The Detroit Lions. He gets 25 years of frustration off his chest as the Motor …

Episode 15.5: Miz-taken Identity

August 26th, 2016

13:27
A special JSC Radio quick take: The normally lightweight Miz let the Choppa Sing on Daniel Bryan on Tuesday night's "Talking Smack" and it was amazing.

Episode 15: Throw Them Bros

August 24th, 2016

25:30
On the landmark 15th Episode of JSC Radio, we talk shows, bros, and elbows. Ryan Lochte makes a total fool out of himself and the United States in …

Episode 14: 400m and Runnin'

August 15th, 2016

32:55
Back in the saddle after a busy month of July and August. Jay's talking about the fun and games going on in Rio, Michael Phelps is a mutant, Usain …

Episode 13.5: Castile Doctrine

July 7th, 2016

20:21
Twice in the last 48 hours, police officers have killed black men under outrageously egregious circumstances. Enough is enough.

Episode 13: Jenee Darden

July 6th, 2016

57:36
In the monumental 13th Episode of JSC Radio, Jay welcomes his first guest: Journalist, author, poet and advocate Jenee Darden. She's here to talk about mental health, her work as a journalist, and -- of course -- her …

Episode 12: Brexit Strategy

June 28th, 2016

28:59
On this "Catch-Up" Episode of JSC Radio: The United Kingdom decided to play Russian Roulette with its entire identity and lost; hundreds of thousands …

Episode 11: Orlando

June 15th, 2016

20:01
On the heels of the deadliest mass shooting in US history, I give a rather impassioned take on how it's about time to cut the "let's just do nothing" crap and take a stand to fix this country's notoriously lax gun laws. …

Episode 10: Final Destination

June 3rd, 2016

23:25
On the landmark 10th Episode of JSC Radio, we're talking the NBA Finals, including how the Cavs and Warriors got there, a quick word on the Pistons getting mouthy and swept, how the Thunder choked, and -- of course -- …

Episode 9: Gorilla Warfare

June 2nd, 2016

18:21
So after a longer than expected hiatus, Jay is back...and he's talking about that gorilla getting killed at the Cincinnati Zoo because a couple of "imperfect parents" took their eye off of the ball and it has everyone …

The Future of JSC Radio

June 1st, 2016

7:14
Jay talks about the future of JSC Radio and addresses where the hell he's been since April 19.

Episode 8: Head Games

April 19th, 2016

35:45
Football is at a cross roads and if the NFL's recent behavior is indicative of what's to come, they could end up looking as foolish as big tobacco …

Episode 7.5: California Love

April 14th, 2016

15:03
Well. Last night in the NBA exceeded all of the expectations. The Warriors finish off their 73rd win, Steph Curry does Steph Curry things, and Kobe turns the clock back to 2006 and scores SIXTY. It's a little Extra JSC …

Episode 7: Warrior Games

April 13th, 2016

39:59
As the NBA season ends tonight, The Golden State Warriors look to make history while Kobe Bryant's legendary career ends. On this week's show, we …

Episode 6: SuperNova

April 7th, 2016

32:49
We have a new national champion in men's college hoops and it happened with a shot of a lifetime. We talk about Villanova's win, Jay finally breaks …

Episode 5: WrestleMania

April 3rd, 2016

41:53
With WrestleMania 32 coming tomorrow, and me having a brand new podcast, I figured I would do the first of what will hopefully be many shows …

Episode 4: Remembering Phife Dawg

March 30th, 2016

22:46
Phife Dawg, one half of A Tribe Called Quest, passed away last week at age 45 after battling kidney related issues tied to his long battle with Diabetes. His death occurred right after last week's JSC Radio episode was …

Episode 3: 810

March 27th, 2016

35:41
When you look at what the state of Michigan, namely Gov. Rick Snyder's administration, did in allowing Flint's water to become as bad as any water system that isn't located in Rio de Janeiro, it's easy to see that there …

Episode 2: Social Outcasts

March 20th, 2016

25:20
Fresh off of a week where we damn near had a riot in Chicago during an alleged Presidential rally, this week’s subject: Is it possible for us as a society to start to treat each other better? Judging from some of the …

Episode 1: What is JSC Radio?

March 14th, 2016

18:01
Allow me to reintroduce myself. So if you all recall on April 20 of last year, I announced my rather ambitious mission to start a podcast called JSC Radio. As with many things that have gone on with me the last two …
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