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HoS Pod: Bomani Jones

The host of HBO's Game Theory on his correct predictions, what happened with High Noon and whether musicians will be replaced by robots

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I’ve known Bomani for about as long as I’ve been in this business and yet I never know what to expect when we catch up, beyond a great conversation. On this pod, he was candid about his adventures in sports television and insightful on a wide range of other subjects. The conversation includes, but is not limited to:

  • What it’s like to host a show

  • The time Bomani called me after I got fired

  • What prediction on his show is Bomani most proud of?

  • Sports and the crypto collapse: Why were athletes main characters?

  • Why doesn’t the NBA do promos like this?

  • We reflect on Bomani’s contention, “College basketball was better when Duke was the official team of White America.”

  • Does America benefit from sports rivalries as proxies for ethnic conflict?

  • Why did White America give up on basketball?

  • Why didn’t High Noon totally work and why was Bomani open about that reality?

  • What it’s like to perform your friendship for an audience when things aren’t working

  • Bomani’s thoughts on Skip Bayless vs. Shannon Sharpe

  • Bomani’s thoughts on his (perhaps) imitators

  • Is Chat GPT-style technology going to replace musicians?

  • Can the human love for music be wholly gamed by robots?

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