The Matt Jones Podcast
The Matt Jones Podcast
Matt Jones
You've heard him on KSR, but now you can hear Matt Jones like never before with extended one-on-one interviews with guests from in and outside the sports world.
Steve Zahn
The Matt Jones Podcast is proud to host KSR's resident thespian, Steve Zahn. An actor whose career has spanned decades in Hollywood explained what drives him and why he will never leave Kentucky. A hilarious guest, you'll enjoy hearing his thoughts on Kentucky football and his acting career, such as...  Getting offered a part vs. auditioning for a part.  Fans of a Diary of a Wimpy Kid have grown up. That time Zahn almost died while making That Thing You Do. Steve's start in soaps and his breakthrough in Reality Bites. The difference between working on a big budget movie and an indie flick.  Driving through the night in Mississippi.   You don't always want TV pilots to get picked up.  Few people are easier to work with than Adam Sandler.  A history enthusiast, Steve is a friend of the Perryville Battlefield.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 16, 2020
1 hr 9 min
2020 NFL Season Preview with Geoff Schwartz and Myron Medcalf
Are you ready for some football? The NFL season kicks off Thursday nighty when the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans. To prepare you for the 2020 season, Matt is joined by his former Sunday NFL Countdown co-hosts Geoff Schwartz and Myron Medcalf to break down all 32 NFL teams ahead to what will be a season unlike any other. Highlights: Why won't people come around on Lamar Jackson?  Can Cam Newton work in New England?  How the absence of the preseason hurt rookies like Lynn Bowden.  Early expectations for Joe Burrow.  The Steelers are a dark horse team to win the AFC.  Will Tennessee Titan Up and take the South?  "Jacksonville is basically a Big 12 team this year."  Which QB's brother always picks him to be the preseason MVP?  Will the Day Prescott contract talk affect the Cowboys? The Washington Football Team is a disaster.  What Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay tells us about Tom Brady's upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 8, 2020
1 hr 10 min
Police Chief Rick Sanders
Matt Jones is joined by Rick Sanders, a former Kentucky State Police Commissioner and current Police Chief in Jeffersontown, to discuss recent events from the perspective of a 40-plus-year veteran in law enforcement.Among the topics? Controversial videos involving police officers, the national spotlight of certain cases, ongoing protests, and much more. Highlights: What is it like to be in law enforcement in recent months and beyond? Sanders' opinions on high-profile cases such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among others Seeing controversial videos involving police officers through the eyes of a Police Chief and former State Police Commissioner Is life more difficult now as an officer?  "Of 10 million arrests made every year, less than four percent result in use of force." Does Sanders believe it is too difficult to fire bad officers? Why geography is important to consider when looking at arrest numbers Cases of "bad policing" by "bad policemen" Thoughts on no-knock warrants Details on body cameras and why they're essential for accountability purposes Sanders' genuine thoughts on protesting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 1, 2020
55 min
Charles Booker
The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on Charles Booker, Kentucky’s youngest Black state lawmaker - a current legislator in the Kentucky House of Representatives, and a recent candidate in the Democratic Party’s primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate race - to discuss his decision to run for office, his narrow loss to Amy McGrath, his quick rise in the political world, among other topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 13, 2020
56 min
Bobby Bones
The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on Bobby Bones, a national radio personality and two-time NYT best seller, to discuss life as a prominent radio host in Nashville, incorporating politics into shows, and being a fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks, among other topics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 1, 2020
59 min
Tom Hart
The Big Blue Nation's favorite voice in all of broadcasting has taken his talents to The Matt Jones Podcast. Tom Hart from the SEC Network has an extended conversation with KSR's fearless leader, discussing topics like...-- Hart's broadcasting mantra is the exact opposite of a "broadcast puker."-- What he learned about the BBN in the Bahamas. -- The art of Hart's UK in-game references. -- What it was like to call Kentucky's streak-snapping win over Florida. -- Why Hart is optimistic about college football this fall. -- "Mark Stoops is the most underrated coach in the SEC and maybe all of college football." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 23, 2020
1 hr
Joe Sonka
The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on Joe Sonka, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Courier-Journal, to break down the recent protests in Louisville and this week's Senate race.Highlights: Recent criticism of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer coming from both sides of the aisle The latest in the Breonna Taylor case Will the officers involved be charged? If not, will another run of protests and/or riots come to fruition? Andy Beshear's response to COVID-19 and public support  Breaking down the candidates of Kentucky's Senate race Charles Booker's quick rise in support Does Matt regret not running? Who will win on Tuesday?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 22, 2020
51 min
Steve Romines
The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on Steve Romines, a longtime lawyer, legal expert, and friend of KSR, to break down all the legal implications of the last three weeks of protest and his analysis of the Breonna Taylor and David McAtee cases.Highlights: What it's like to watch the ongoing protests through the eyes of an attorney The lasting implications of police brutality Why do black Americans and the poor get "screwed" in the criminal justice system? Explaining the ins and outs of the Breonna Taylor case How Romines would charge the officers in the case as a prosecutor The presence of good and bad apples on the police force As a lawyer, what was Romines' reaction to the George Floyd video? Representing the family of David McAtee What happened the night McAtee was killed? What policies would Romines put in place? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 17, 2020
1 hr
UK Football's Josh Paschal and Randall Cobb
Welcome to the Kentucky football edition of The Matt Jones Podcast. Up first, Matt is joined by Kentucky defensive end Josh Paschal who details the Wildcats' return to campus and the events of last week's Black Lives Matter protest. Randall Cobb described how Mark Stoops' actions that day earned his respect as the UK great reflects on changes in the conversation on race around the NFL over the last four years. Highlights:  -- The lengthy process of preparing for a workout at the football facility. -- Landon Young's message to Paschal after the BLM march. -- How cancer changed Paschal. -- Paschal previews the 2020 season, from Terry Wilson to Bossman Fat.  -- Cobb's review of Lynn Bowden's quarterback play. -- Working with Deshaun Watson and how veteran receivers can fill the void left by DeAndre Hopkins. -- How Randall Cobb helped Matt get his ESPN Radio job.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 11, 2020
45 min
Paul Finebaum
PAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWLThe Mouth of the South is on The Matt Jones Podcast. Paul Finebaum, the star of the SEC Network, joins one of his regular fill-ins to talk about college football's return from the coronavirus pandemic. Highlights: -- Finebaum wasn't always the beloved voice of the SEC.-- How Finebaum carefully navigated sports and politics on-air early in the pandemic.-- Will college football commissioners and schools act in unison upon return?-- Cultural and social differences in how people view the pandemic. -- Paul is encouraged by how college student-athletes are using their voice. -- A roller coaster of reactions to Dabo's extended video "explanation."-- Why does Kentucky get no respect?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 9, 2020
43 min
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