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Veteran Blogger Jay Anderson of AverageBro.com gives his irreverent, bite sized takes on race, politics, pop culture, sports and life. Follow on Twitter: @AverageBroShow
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It’s #MuellerTime: Redacted Report Drops Thursday Morning.
Will the second time be the charm? Prolly not.
06:07
April 15, 2019
White Man Arrested For Louisiana Black Church Fires
But nah, this country doesn’t have a white supremacy problem. No way.
05:11
April 11, 2019
Steve Mnuchin Comes For Queen Maxine Waters. Misses. Badly.
If you come for the queen, you betta not miss.
04:40
April 10, 2019
Candace Owens, Black Conservatives & Other Useful Idiots.
Right Wing Pundit and racism denier Candace Owens went to the Hill yesterday. It didn’t go well.
10:59
April 10, 2019
#DontMuteDC: When Gentrifiers Come, Does A Neighborhood Lose Its Culture?
A minor complaint about noise has triggered a discussion about whitewashing culture.
10:39
April 9, 2019
Send Your Questions For My Mailbox Episode.
You’ve (prolly) got questions, I’ve got answers. Hit me up and your question will be answered on our upcoming mailbox episode.
01:17
April 5, 2019
Why Michigan State Will Win The NCAA Title.
Sometimes, it’s just destiny.
06:12
April 5, 2019
Why Do Black Folks Love Conspiracy Theories So Much?
So after rampant speculation about “the government” and “Dr Sebi”, it turns out Nipsey Hussle got killed in the most basic of circumstances: neighborhood beef.
07:31
April 5, 2019
Mueller’s Report Hasn’t Helped Donald Trump’s Approval Ratings.
2 years. $25M. 20 lawyers. 40 FBI agents. 4 pages. Zero bump in the polls.
08:48
April 4, 2019
Joe Biden Has A Woman Problem.
Another day, another woman. Joe Biden has a history of creepy behavior around women he doesn’t know. What’s the best way to get in front of this controversy? Jay gives Joe some free damage control advice.
09:30
April 2, 2019
The “Government” Did Not Kill Nipsey Hussle.
Rapper dies... conspiracy theories live. [Correction: Dr Sebi died in 2016. I errantly stated otherwise.]
06:23
April 1, 2019
March Madness Games Are Boring AF.
There, I said it. Someone had to. This ain’t great basketball, it’s just an American tradition that’s about everything other than the games themselves.
04:17
March 21, 2019
Biden/Abrams 2020?!?
Joe Biden’s camp is mulling a very unconventional strategy to minimize concerns about his age and problematic past statements.
07:21
March 21, 2019
Cory Booker Isn’t Fit To Be President.
Running for President in 2020 takes a basic level of courage and willingness to state the obvious. Booker can’t do that.
06:18
March 19, 2019
Beto O’Rourke Is Running For POTUS. Does He Have A Snowball’s Chance?
The list of candidates is still growing.
04:15
March 14, 2019
Black Unemployment Is Back To Obama Levels. Where’s Trump?
Trump keeps repeating this dubious stat, long after the rate has gone up. HI y doesn’t anyone check him?
04:46
March 13, 2019
Rich B-List Actresses Pay To Get Kids Into College.
Fake SAT scores. Made up athletic achievements? Cheating on high school tests? All par for the course when you’re rich and wanna get your kids into a prestigious college. But Affirmative Action is the problem...
09:48
March 13, 2019
Utah Jazz Fan Taunts Russell Westbrook. Gets Banned For Life
The Jazz and the NBA both did the right thing.
08:54
March 13, 2019
Russell Westbrook Heckled By Racist #MAGA Fan In Utah. Was His Response Justified?
The price of admission to an NBA game doesn’t entitle you to heckle players with racial slurs. One Utah Jazz Fan almost found out the hard way.
13:25
March 12, 2019
Jussie Smollett Might Do More Time Than Paul Manafort
Something about this just ain’t right.
04:10
March 9, 2019
Elizabeth Warren Wants To Break Up Facebook, Amazon & Google. Nah.
Economic populism or smart policy?
07:33
March 8, 2019
Trump Serves Cold Hamberders To Football Team... Again.
This President is like school on a Sunday. No class.
08:26
March 4, 2019
Worst Black History Month Ever?
Thank God it’s March 1st.
04:39
March 1, 2019
Dear Racists: Please Stop Being Racist.
Racism will die when racists either die or get tired of facing the ramifications of being racist... but mostly when racists die.
04:05
February 26, 2019
Should Zion Williamson Shut It Down For The Season?
The shoe explosion heard around the world has everyone asking: is it best for Zion Williamson to come back or should he just shut it down?
06:49
February 21, 2019
Jussie Smollett Just Wanted A Raise.
Asking for a raise is one of the most anxiety laden conversations for any employee, and Jussie Smollett went about it the absolute worst way possible.
07:12
February 21, 2019
Mo’Nique vs Steve Harvey: Who Won?
In what felt like a personal conversation broadcast worldwide, two comedians squared off on an ongoing feud. Who won?
12:40
February 18, 2019
Jussie Smollett Lied About His MAGA Attack. Why?
The story unraveled but we still have questions.
05:40
February 18, 2019
Maybe Virginia Should Just Go Without A Governor For Awhile.
All 3 of Virginia’s top elected officials are embroiled in some sort of racist or sexual scandal. Maybe the state should just govern itself for awhile.
12:23
February 11, 2019
Shaft 2019, Coming To America 2 & More Sequels Nobody Asked For.
Hollywood just can’t leave well enough alone.
07:03
February 8, 2019
Super Bowl LIII Tanks In Ratings. Puts Millions To Sleep.
Last night’s boring 13-3 snoozefest was further proof that the NFL is behind the times and is gonna be second fiddle to the NBA someday very soon.
06:13
February 4, 2019
Virginia Governor (Allegedly) Dons Blackface. Refuses To Step Down.
VA Governor Ralph Northam is under fire for a yearbook photo that (allegedly) shows him donning either blackface or KKK regalia. He’s not stepping down. Jay tells you why his excuse is BS and how this is actually a good thing in the long term.
10:31
February 2, 2019
Cardi B For President?!?
In a “you can’t make this sh*t up” move, the Polk County Iowa Democratic Party wants Cardi B to stop by and talk politics. Jay muses on the ridiculousness of this all and a few other long shots who just joined the race.
07:09
January 31, 2019
B. Smith Has Alzheimer’s. Her Husband Has A Girlfriend.
Lifestyle guru B. Smith once owned an empire of restaurants and clothing lines. Now she has Alzheimer’s and her husband has a live-in white girlfriend. Black Twitter is blasting him, but is there more to the story?
11:52
January 30, 2019
Was Jussie Smollett Really Attacked By MAGA Supporters?
Something about this story just ain’t right...
06:01
January 30, 2019
Dear Hillary Clinton, Please Don’t Run Again.
The Clintons just won’t go away.
04:44
January 28, 2019
Is Kamala Harris Black Enough?
Harris is running and Black Twitter’s already on the case, facts optional.
08:14
January 27, 2019
Is The Shutdown Nearing It’s End?
IRS workers aren’t showing up. Planes are grounded. The economy is slipping. Is it finally time for this pissing match, also known as a government shutdown, to mercifully end?
06:58
January 25, 2019
Oklahoma Sorority Girls Post Racist Blackface Video Online, Feign Ignorance.
Pro Tip: If you’re gonna dress up in blackface, be smart enough to not post it online.
05:45
January 22, 2019
Catholic High School Kids Disrespect Native American Elder. Play The Victim Card.
There’s always more to the story. But sometimes “more” makes the initial story even worse. Some Covington Catholic High School students are learning this lesson in real time.
09:36
January 22, 2019
Trump’s “Hamberders” And The Anatomy Of A Lame Political Stunt.
I had more time to think so I got more thoughts on Trump feeding the Clemson football team like a bunch of side chicks. Forgive the audio quality.
06:21
January 16, 2019
Trump Feeds Clemson Football Team From McDonald’s Dollar Menu.
Is there literally anything this awkward, cheap, horrible man can’t mess up?
07:18
January 15, 2019
Why Are People Still Defending R. Kelly In 2019?
Dear Robert Sylvester Kelly Apologists, STOP!
08:11
January 9, 2019
Martin Luther Coon King: Racial Slur or Freudian Slip?
A Rochester, NY weatherman uttered a racial epithet on air and got fired. But according to him, it was just a slip of the tongue. Jay tells you what really happened and why Jeremy Kappell actually got fired.
09:07
January 9, 2019
Are You As Tired Of This Shutdown As I Am?
Day 19 is here and the shutdown is showing no end for those expecting paychecks this Friday. What’s Trump gonna do?
06:57
January 8, 2019
Is It Okay To Call The President A Motherf*cker?!?
Freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called the President an expletive and the right wing is clutching its collective pearls. Jay weights in and points out the obvious hypocrisy at play here.
06:45
January 4, 2019
This Podcast Is On Christmas Break.
We all need breaks. The podcast is no different. We back in a week or so.
02:16
December 26, 2018
Do Presidents Have To Be Married With Kids?
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is eyeing a 2020 run, but is on her second marriage and not (yet) a mom. Corey Booker is a bachelor. Do Presidential candidates need to be married with kids, and will voters judge them differently if they can’t relate on that level?
07:57
December 14, 2018
Why White People Can’t Use The N-Word: Explained.
You can use it, but here’s a simple analogy explaining why you really shouldn’t.
04:54
December 11, 2018
Who’s The King Of R&B? Not Jacquees.
Some numbnut named Jacquees went online and proclaimed himself The King Of R&B and Black Twitter got all in its feelings. But who’s the real heir to MJ’s throne? Jay goes in.
09:19
December 11, 2018
What Kevin Hart Did Wrong.
Kevin Hart sorry/not sorry apology is a case study in bad PR and why you should hire smart people to manage crises and get out of their way. Jay explains what went down and what shoulda went down.
08:45
December 10, 2018
The 12 Best TV Series Of 2018
I like TV. These were my favorite shows in 2018.
08:55
December 5, 2018
The 12 Worst TV Series Of 2018
I watch a lot of TV. Here are some shows that totally sucked in 2018.
11:38
December 5, 2018
Is The Media Overhyphing President Bush’s Funeral?
Something about the way the media is covering the death and burial of GHW Bush just seems a bit off. Jay goes in.
05:20
December 4, 2018
Should The Redskins Sign Colin Kaepernick?!?
The Redskins starting and backup QBs are now gone for the season. With their playoff hopes dwindling, is it time to call in a familiar name? Jay tells you why it should, but won’t happen.
08:44
December 4, 2018
Should Kareem Hunt Get A Second Chance?
The NFL has a fresh controversy on its hands as video of Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt beating a woman emerges online. Should Hunt get a second chance? If so, what does that say about the NFL’s stance on domestic abuse?
07:21
December 3, 2018
Can Mike Espy Beat History (& Cindy Hyde-Smith)?
Today’s Election Day in Mississippi. Will voters choose to make history or just repeat it?
08:55
November 27, 2018
Is It Ok To Buy A Product Just “Because It’s Black Owned”?
Jay gets a personal gripe about guilting you into buying off his chest.
06:41
November 20, 2018
Ivanka’s Emails, Rams/Chiefs, Trump Heading To Iraq & More.
Too many topics for one pod, so I’m combining all into one today.
09:38
November 20, 2018
Rake America Great Again!
Houses destroyed. Acres burned. Hundreds dead. Millions in losses. But Trump’s got a good plan to fix California’s wildfires... RAKES!
08:48
November 19, 2018
What’s Next For Gillum & Abrams?
The gubernatorial races in FL and GA seem to be nearing a conclusion. What’s next for the losing candidates?
05:34
November 16, 2018
Mississippi Senator Thinks Public Lynchings Are Cool.
Cindy Hyde-Smith is an actual sitting US Senator from the state of Mississippi. 2 weeks ago she made some reprehensible public remarks about lynching. She’s in a run-off in 2 weeks from now vs a black man.
09:37
November 13, 2018
Tariq Nasheed, Roland Martin & The Problem With Hoteps
“Hotep Howard Hewitt” and “Rotisserie Martin” got into it over whether or not to vote. Jay goes IN on hoteps and conscious brothas and the lunacy of a “black agenda”.
13:37
November 8, 2018
A Mixed Bag Of Midterm Election Night Results.
Gillum lost. Abrams may have. Everything is awful. Or is it? Jay analyzes last nights midterm election results and finds the silver lining in two very disappointing outcomes.
08:10
November 7, 2018
There’s No Good Reason For Not Voting
Today’s the day. Vote. Please.
10:25
November 6, 2018
Stop Listening & Go Vote!
Go (early) vote. Just do it already.
02:25
November 2, 2018
Kanye Comes To His Senses. Or Did He?
Kanye West through black conservatives under the bus yesterday. But is he still on the Trump Train? Jay breaks down what’s really happening here.
09:49
October 31, 2018
Dear White People: Just Say No To Blackface This Halloween.
Every year someone dresses up in blackface for Halloween. Every year someone loses their job. Rinse & repeat.
05:32
October 31, 2018
Lebron James Lets His Kids Drink Wine. Do You?
How soon is too soon to introduce your kid to the world of alcoholic beverages? Jay ponders this and other mysteries of parenting.
08:12
October 30, 2018
Stop Expecting Trump To Be Decent. He’s Just Not Capable Of Doing That.
After a week full of tragedy, Jay comes to an epiphany about the President. He can’t be expected to behave like a human being. So stop complaining and just go vote.
09:07
October 29, 2018
Do Television Shows Need To Be “Woke”?!?
Jay breaks down Hollywood’s knee jerk reaction and how it’s playing out in the most unlikely of places: The CW’s “SuperGirl”.
09:23
October 29, 2018
Megyn Kelly’s Blackface Charade.
Do you really believe a 47 year old former lawyer who has worked in news agencies for decades didn’t know blackface was offensive until yesterday? Of course not. Jay explains Megyn Kelly’s poorly veiled ratings hustle.
10:13
October 24, 2018
Trump Goes Full (White) Nationalist.
How does the GOP keep an iron fist on its base despite continually taking things away from that base? An LBJ quote explains it all. Jay discusses voting against economic self interests, Trump’s imaginary Muslims and more.
14:58
October 24, 2018
#MeToo, The Black Barbershop & Overdue Discussions On Sexual Assault
A disturbing incident at the barbershop this weekend made me wonder how much we as a community care about the safety of our women. Note: Foul language and content. Parental discretion is advised.
14:20
October 22, 2018
Melania Trump Strips For TI In New Video. Cue The Outrage!
In a teaser video for his upcoming album, rapper TI used the First Lady to make a political statement. Jay Really Doesn’t Care, Do U?
09:53
October 18, 2018
I’d Rather Die Than Vote For A Democrat!
Two stories in the news today were a case study in how the GOP fools its blue collar base while making its white collar donors rich. Jay breaks it down to the very last compound.
12:25
October 17, 2018
NBA Western Conference Preview
Can anyone upset the Warriors or can you just ignore the league until May? Jay tells you why the Western Conference is still must watch basketball and makes a fearless prediction about the Lakers playoff hopes with Lebron James in tow.
17:43
October 17, 2018
NBA Eastern Conference Preview
Yep, the greatest sports league on Earth is back! Jay’s got his preview of the Lebron-Less Eastern Conference and some bold predictions.
14:42
October 16, 2018
The Deficit Grew 17% Last Year. Thanks, Trump!
Remember during the Obama years when the GOP continually hounded him about exploding the deficit and debt? Well, Trump’s tax cut is causing more of the same. Jay explains the hypocrisy and how the Democrats can benefit next month.
14:46
October 16, 2018
Can Gillum, Abrams & Jealous Make History In November?
Jay checks in on the races of three black candidates for governor. Who’s got a chance? Who needs to dust off his resume?
11:56
October 12, 2018
Kanye Goes To The White House & Off His Meds.
Kanye meets Trump in the White House and the predictable idiocy ensues. Jay breaks down this atrocity and makes a tragic prediction.
16:18
October 11, 2018
Do Absentee Black Fathers Actually Exist?
Maybe I live in a bubble, but damn bruh, I just don’t know any of these mythical dead beat black fathers and I’m wondering if this epidemic is really as bad as people say it is.
06:54
October 6, 2018
Kavanaugh, Sham Investigations & Why Voting Matters.
Don’t cry about the Kavanaugh nomination. That milk been spilled. This is what happens when people don’t vote. Elections have consequences. Sometimes those consequences are life long.
09:30
October 5, 2018
Kanye Goes Off His Meds, Onto SNL. Foolishness Ensues.
Kanye West has gone from rap superstar to full time Twitter troll. Should we just ignore him? What’s this New Ye’ doing to his musical legacy? Jay goes in on this and more.
19:07
October 1, 2018
“Insecure” Season 3 Was.... Underwhelming.
Was it just me, or did this season of Insecure feel like it was running in place instead of getting better?
11:52
October 1, 2018
Blasey Ford vs Kavanaugh vs America
The Supreme Court hearings yesterday were a made-for-TV spectacle and probably will go down as one of the weirdest moments in American political history. Jay’s got the rundown in case you missed it, and a prediction on what’s next for Kavanaugh.
18:07
September 28, 2018
Donald Trump’s Absolutely Bonkers Press Conference
President Trump spoke to the press solo for only the 4th time Wednesday night. The results were predictably batsh*t crazy.
14:23
September 27, 2018
Shut Yer’ Piehole Tomi Lahren. Let Michelle Obama Be Great.
Michelle Obama is out here doing stadium tours living her best life. Fox News’ Tomi Lahren wants her to “sit down”.
07:28
September 27, 2018
Trump Addresses The UN. Gets Clowned.
A boorish, immature man with no sense of decorum addressing the United Nations? What could possibly go wrong?
03:06
September 26, 2018
Will Brett Kavanaugh Get Confirmed? Depends On Who You Ask.
On the eve of an eventful day of testimony, Jay looks into the numbers and shows that even sexual assault is something people are willing to overlook as long as their team wins.
11:55
September 25, 2018
Donald Trump Is Awkward AF.
After 8 years of a president who knew exactly what to say and do at all times, it’s jarring how bad Trump is at basic social interaction. An incident in North Carolina just drove this point home.
07:32
September 20, 2018
The NRA Thinks Thomas The Tank Engine Is A KKK Member.
In perhaps one of the oddest examples of fear mongering ever witnessed, an NRA TV host recently accused Thomas And Friends of being racist for trying to integrate more female characters? Does that make any sense? Jay breaks down this not-so-clever sleight of hand.
15:20
September 14, 2018
Trump Claims Democrats Made Up 3,000 Deaths In Puerto Rico.
Has Trump sunk to an official all new low? If trafficking in conspiracy theories about dead Puerto Ricans doesn’t prove this man’s unfit for office, what else will?
13:17
September 13, 2018
Are The NFL Anthem Protests Coming To An End?
At some point any protest needs to shift its focus. Actions by players this weekend seem to indicate that such a time is nearing. Jay weighs in on what’s next.
07:26
September 10, 2018
Botham Jean Killed In His Own Home.
White cop kills black man in his own home in what appears to be a pretty cut & dry case. Is there any chance Amber Guyger gets a plea deal for less time?
09:20
September 10, 2018
Kevin Garnett’s Accountant Fleeced Him Out Of $77 MILLION!!!
A majority of NFL and NBA players are in financial trouble within a few years of retirement, and Kevin Garnett, who made nearly $350M over the course of his career is the latest casualty. Jay tells you how it happened and how players might avoid this all-too-common fate.
09:12
September 7, 2018
Is The NFL In Danger Of Being Eclipsed By The NBA?
Given all its controversies, is the NFL on the verge of being overtaken by the NBA? It sounds ridiculous, but there’s plenty of data to suggest the NBA will be America’s Sport in another generation. Jay has the numbers to back it up.
09:16
September 6, 2018
Does Wanda Sykes’ Netflix Deal Nullify Mo’Nique’s Boycott?
Instead of taking her negotiations public, Wanda Sykes let her agents and managers do their job and get her an offer she wanted. Does this prove that Mo’Nique was a victim of racism/sexism, or merely that her tactics for getting the number she wanted were poorly executed? Jay weighs in with his analysis.
04:53
September 5, 2018
FX’s “Mayans MC” Is Your Next Guilty Pleasure. Trust Me.
Did you love “Sons Of Anarchy”? Do you prefer your TV shows with sex, guns, drugs and complex anti-heroes? Then Jay’s got the show for you.
09:50
September 5, 2018
Dear Black Folks: You Have No Excuse For Not Voting In Nov.
Another Tuesday night, another Black Candidate pulls off an upset. Ayanna Pressley blew out a 10 term incumbent in Massachusetts. With black candidates in the running for big wins come November, is there really any valid excuse for being black and not voting anymore? Jay goes in.
09:19
September 5, 2018
Support Kaep By Buying Nike Stock. Not More Jordans.
Kaepernick Supporters insist that the way to stick it to Trump and police brutality is buying more shoes. Jay tells you why that strategy is shortsighted and what you should buy instead.
05:34
September 5, 2018
Can Andrew Gillum Beat History And Win Florida?
The Florida gubernatorial race is already off to a roaring racial start.
05:45
September 4, 2018
Nike Announces New “Just Do It” Campaign With Kaepernick.
Michael Jordan once infamously said “Republicans buy shoes too”. But after the announcement that Nike signed Colin Kaepernick to a new deal for their “Just Do It” campaign, many who decry the anthem protests are doing something quintessentially American: burning their Nike gear. Jay explains the folly on both sides of this debate.
09:36
September 4, 2018
Elvin From “The Cosby Show” Is A Trader Joe’s Cashier Now?!?
What’s The Only Thing Worse Than Being Famous? Being No-Longer-Famous. Jay talks about the curious case of Elvin from The Cosby Show bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s.
07:18
September 4, 2018
Ted Cruz Gets Desperate. Calls In Trump For Help.
Remember 2016 when Donald Trump called Ted Cruz’ wife ugly and his father an aspiring JFK murderer? Of course you do. But when you’re desperate, suddenly old slights don’t matter as much as keeping your seat. So Trump’s goin’ to Texas.
04:21
August 31, 2018
Is Amazon Prime’s Jack Ryan Worth A Look?
Jack Ryan tries to pass off Jim from The Office as an international spy/badass. But can you buy Pam’s husband as a stone cold killing machine? Jay tells you if this is even worth a look with his review.
06:36
August 31, 2018
Why 78% Of Republicans STILL Approve Of Donald Trump.
The Tribalism Is Real. Trump continues to get high approval ratings from Republican voters, but does that really mean they approve of him or are they just unwilling to tell the “fake news media” they don’t?
09:40
August 31, 2018
Is Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis A Racist? Prolly.
One day after calling his black opponent a monkey, Ron DeSantis was the administrator for a pretty racist Facebook. Seems like his Florida gubernatorial race is off to a very Trumpian start.
07:23
August 30, 2018
Why Can’t Black People Swim?
Can black folks swim? Ever been to a “pool party” and wondered why everyone was just standing about in Timbs? There’s some truth to every stereotype. After a recent tragedy in the DC Metro Area, Jay goes in deep (pun intended) on this topic.
07:30
August 30, 2018
Who’s AverageBro And Why Do I Care About His Lil’ Podcast?!?
Why do you need yet another podcast in your rotation? Jay tells you.
05:30
August 30, 2018
Is Lebron James’ new HBO show “The Shop” worth a view?
HBO tries to commoditize black barbershop conversations with Lebron James’ talk show “The Shop”. Is it worth a look?
05:17
August 29, 2018
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