JSC Radio Ep. 63: Birds of a Feather


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — And I thought last week’s show was tough…

So, for the sake of clarification: This show was recorded on Wednesday night. It was a few hours after Larry Nassar was sentenced,  about 36 hours after Joel Ferguson’s horrendous interview on WVFN in Lansing, and it was recorded as Lou Anna Simon resigned as MSU’s President.

It was recorded before this thing went straight up nuclear the last 18 hours with the “retirement” of Athletic Director Mark Hollis and before the release of this monstrous piece from ESPN’s venerable Outside The Lines on how MSU’s lax response to sexual violence spans decades and stretches into the basketball and football programs, including details that show that both of MSU’s legendary coaches — Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio — allowed this crap to happen knowingly on their watch. In no uncertain terms, this is a f–king disaster on all levels. An unmitigated debacle. As recently as this morning, you had a high profile donor saying on record that if people are wary about sending their kids to MSU that they can “go to another school” because there are “kids on a waiting list” dying to get in. Oy.

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Joel Ferguson. The face of the MSU response to Larry Nassar. That’s not a good thing.

For so many years, I have seen people at other schools such as Penn State, Baylor, Ohio State, and others say asinine to downright offensive things in the midst of a scandal, but rarely have I see a more idiotic and tone deaf collective response to a major crisis than what I have seen at Michigan State the last two weeks. They couldn’t have handled this any worse than they have if they tried. It makes it all the more astonishing since MSU has one of the premier Public Relations programs in the country and has top notch PR firms associated with them.

So keep that in mind as you listen to this show because so much has gone down in just 24 hours that it makes your head spin. I attempted to lighten the mood and talk about the Super Bowl too. So, there’s that.

MattieLarsonStatementMuch like last week, this show will be graphic. There will be strong language and it features the victim statement from Mattie Larson, the former US Olympian who was assaulted multiple times by Nassar. She was giving this statement as Ferguson was making a fool of himself on the radio. 

Here’s Episode 63.

 

JSC Radio Ep. 63 Blog BannerComing up on Episode No. 63 of JSC Radio:

  • Larry Nassar gets sent to Hell
  • The response by MSU to this travesty has been nothing short of a disaster.
  • You hear the real time reaction to the resignation of Lou Anna Simon.
  • Mattie Larson’s gut-wrenching victim statement sent shockwaves through us all.
  • Joel Ferguson’s horrendously offensive interview may have been the “inadvertent” tipping point in all of this.
  • Where does Michigan State University go from here?
  • Plus: A breakdown of the NFC & AFC Title games, the greatness of Merrill Reese, and how it feels to finally have a Super Bowl team in my literal backyard.

iLLingsworthShouts out to Doc Illingsworth for dropping a ton of beats on me. Support him and buy his merch at His Website and get all his music on Bandcamp.

Also, wanna shout out theavatars-000323029456-7tpb8w-t500x500 homie Ossim Jones, recommended by the Good Doctor himself. Be sure to hit up his page on Soundcloud to check out what he’s bringing.

If you’re a hungry, grinding ass hip-hop artists and you want to get your music on on JSC Radio, e-mail me directly at: jason@jayscottsmith.com. To support the show and the website, check out our Patreon Page for Exclusive JSC Stuff for Patrons Only. This interview has been on Patreon for a few days and you could’ve heard it first if you were a Patron.

I want to thank those of you who continue to support JSC Radio and continue to help this show grow day by day. Feel free to support this show by subscribing, sharing links, giving me a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and/or Stitcher and telling others as I continue to build this thing.

Until Next Time, That’s The Way It Is. Friday, January 26, 2018.

Take Care, God Bless, Always Dare to Be Different, and G.O.M.A.B. Σ

JSC Radio Ep. 58: Consent Decree


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  Good evening everybody. We once again get serious on The People’s Podcast. And you already know why.

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For the last 2 months, it’s been an endless parade of men being outed as being the literal worst in all forms of business, industry, education, politics, you name it. Whether it’s News (Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, John Hockenberry, All of Fox News), Music (Russell Simmons, R. Kelly), Comedy (Louis CK, Bill Cosby), Politics (Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Al Franken), Sports (Greg Zaun). From local to national, it’s essentially everywhere. 

Well, coming out of Thanksgiving and having time to think about things, it was time for another serious commentary. This time, talking about how men in this country (and around the world) really need to get our collective shit together. And in the process, I decided to bring back parts of what Lara Witt had to say during Episode 17 of the show back in Sept. 2006. Her interview — the most downloaded show in JSC History — provided a blueprint for how we can get right plus a harrowing story of how she combated a sexual assault in her native Switzerland.

It gets real this week. You’ve been warned.

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JSC Radio Ep. 41: Final Destination 2


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  Hey Now! What’s good, People! The People’s Podcast is back this week after taking last week off for a needed vacation. It’s time for Episode 41 and for the Second straight year (JSC Radio wasn’t around in 2015), it’s time for the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rubber match. 

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudiTunesStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

Going forward, expect there to be an update every week when a new show drops — usually, but not always — every (other) Thursday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 41: Final Destination 2

JSC Radio Ep. 40: This is Sparta


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  Hey Now! What’s good, People! The People’s Podcast is back this week after my sinuses and allergies robbed me of my voice. It’s time for another milestone. Episode 40 — FORTY — is here, and it is the first episode solely dedicated to my beloved Alma Mater: Michigan State University.  

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudiTunesStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

Going forward, expect there to be an update every week when a new show drops — usually, but not always — every Thursday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 40: This is Sparta

JSC Radio – Episode 17: Lara Witt (and an update on where I’ve been)


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s Up y’all! So it’s been five months since I updated this blog and JSC Radio has kinda become more of an organized THING. When I first started doing this podcast back in March, my goal was for it to evolve into an extension of this blog and eventually become the “People’s Podcast.” It doesn’t have a set genre by design and that allows me to take on different issues every week. In the Last few months, the show has expanded to both iTunes and Stitcher Radio (Hey, Hey!). I’ve talked about everything from WrestleMania to A Tribe Called Quest to the Detroit Lions to Mass Shootings and the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton SterlingFrom Brexit to the NBA to the Olympics, I’ve been all over the place, but there’s also been a common theme: These podcasts are about giving a different voice to different subjects. I’ve also been lucky enough to have two great guests on the show. The first was Jenee Darden, the daughter of Christopher Darden — who is best known as being one of the prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson Trial — following ESPN’s incredible documentary on Simpson. The second came earlier this week when I talked to Lara Witt, a journalist, blogger, Feminist activist, and sexual assault survivor who grew up in Switzerland but moved to Philadelphia in 2010. The reason I brought her on was to bluntly (very bluntly) address the NFL’s — and football as a whole — treatment of women and how their reaction to violence against women seems to to pale in comparison to things such as refusing to stand for the National Anthem. Let’s Go

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Incomplete Pass: The Curious Case of Ben Roethlisberger…


♦ When What Happens in Vegas, Doesn’t Always Stay There…♦

“Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.”

—Freda Adler

DETROIT— Now you would think that I would be sorta numb to this whole “Professional Athlete gets accused of (insert crime here) by (insert accuser here)” thing, and you would be right to a certain extent. I just couldn’t imagine being paid obscene amounts of the green to play a sport, stay in shape, and stay out of trouble, yet being unable to hold up to the latter: “You mean all I have to do is show up to practice and on game day, and not get arrested and I get paid HOW MUCH!? I don’t know about y’all, but I gotta get this money!” When you look at the cast of characters in the NFL alone that have found themselves on the wrong side of a mug shot in the last five years, you could conceivably have an NFL criminal to cover every position on a football field. Yes, even the Punter and Kicker!
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