My guy Constantine Maroulis joined me to co-host the finale of The Jake Brown Show. Maroulis has co-hosted the show with me before. Our chemistry is incredible together and to end my show, I’m happy to announce that wherever the new show is headed, it will be a new one.
I’m joining forces with the former American Idol and Rock of Ages star for a sports and entertainment show that will change the game. Stay tuned for more details. Constantine and I both have the passion for sports and our teams, and have fiery rants and debates over a plethora of topics. We both also love musicals…one of us was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance. There may also be a third wheel as we add a female in the fold. Buckle up.
LISTEN and WATCH The Jake Brown Show finale and announcement of the new show below:
American Idol legend William Hung joined me on The Jake Brown Show. How could you not remember Hung’s performance of “She Bangs” during the American Idol auditions in 2004 in season 3 of the show…that is still going on 14 years later. Hung was on the show at the height of its popularity, when 30 million were tuned in every week. Hung capitalized off the viral performance by making an album titled “Inspiration” that sold over 200,000 copies…one of those to 13-year-old Jake Brown. You better believe I was using Bar Mitzvah money to buy that classic album.
We spoke about his journey, the Idol audition, what he would have done if he didn’t do She Bangs, speaking around the world now and inspiring others, his parents reaction, the fame, commercials and endorsements he did, what he’s doing now, and he even sings a snippet of “Achy Breaky Heart” for me. This was a wonderful trip down memory lane for me.
From an Emmy-winning MLB reporter to a chef…Jen Royle has had quite the journey. She joined me on The Jake Brown Show to discuss the journey, what happened, how she responds to hate, including from a famous lady who was not so nice at a tow truck place.
1986 Mets World Series Champion, 3-time Phillies All Star Lenny ‘Nails’ Dykstra in studio on The Jake Brown Show for a third, final time (3/21/18)
It’s always an adventure when Nails is in studio. 1986 Mets world Series champion, three-time Phillies All Star, and one of the most wild interviews guaranteed every time Lenny Dykstra joined me for a third and final time in studio on The Jake Brown Show.
The conversation went everywhere: Charlie Sheen and their fallout, his alleged videos out there, Sheen being bisexual, Mets, Phillies, women, how he tries to still bang, his financial situation, a reality show he’s working on, and a whole lot more shenanigans.
The Jake Brown Show: 16 beats a 1, best time in sports, Jets trade for 3rd pick, Mamma Brown interview (3/19/18)
On this episode of The Jake Brown Show: I talk about #16 UMBC taking down #1 Virginia and making history, why this has been the best couple of years in sports, the Jets trading up with the Colts to get the 3rd pick in the NFL Draft, my sports update, and more. Mamma Brown joins me in the second half of the show for a hilarious interview.
Mamma Brown is one of the more unintentionally hilarious people on the planet. The moment she speaks in front of a microphone, it becomes gold. She told me stories in this interview I have never even heard out of nowhere. It’s like I had a new mother for a second. Love you mom. Enjoy!
Eggplant parm, the eggplant emoji (she had no idea until I just told her a week after the interview what people actually send the emoji as), tutoring, Papa Brown, the family, grandchildren, dating, drinking (or lack there of), which son will get married first, the guy who kissed her with black teeth, what two songs would play in the car after each pregnancy that made her believe she would have a daughter, and a whole lot more.
You can hear the rest of the episode Mamma Brown appeared on below. I talked about the firsts in sports that have happened the past two years, 16th-seeded UMBC beating No. 1 Virginia, the Jets trading up for the third pick in the NFL Draft, March Madness talk, and my sports update before Mamma Brown joins me for the second half.
Epic Records alternative/R&B/hip hop artist Lauren Sanderson joined me on The Jake Brown Show. We talked about her journey coming from Indiana, setting up her own tour, getting signed, being gay, moving to Hollywood, and much more.
On The Jake Brown Show this week, I open reacting to my Desi Relaford interview blowing up. It was the talk of sports radio in Philadelphia on Thursday, and I reacted to what was said and false things that were said in Philly. I also talk about the NFL free agency signings, including Kirk Cousins fully guaranteed contract, Teddy Bridgewater to the Jets, and Richard Sherman negotiating his own contract. I also give my NCAA Tournament picks and preview the Big Dance with Reid Forgrave from CBS Sports and GQ Magazine.
Well, I was not expecting a chat with former MLB utility man Desi Relaford to have the entire city of Philadelphia talking about it. When I asked Relaford if he affiliated himself most with the Phillies since he played the longest amount of time there (five seasons), he said no. After that, calling Philly fans ‘trash’ and why he didn’t like Phillies coach John Vukovich came up. I didn’t send the interview to anyone, besides posting it on social media. Someone saw it and then it hit the headlines on NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Philly 10. It became the talk of sports radio in Philly on Thursday on 94.1 WIP and 97.5 The Fanatic.
First off, Relaford wanted it to be known that he wasn’t referring to all the fans, just a small percentage of them. Second, I had him on the show because he had a great 2001 season with the Mets. I was 10 years old at the time and he was one of my favorite players on that team. I always will remember when he came in to pitch in a game the Mets were down 15-3 and threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout against the Padres. Unfortunately, the Mets traded him along with Shinjo for Shawn Estes, and Relaford didn’t see as much success after that. Relaford didn’t have an incredible career by any means, but playing in the big leagues for 11 years is no easy task.
Relaford struggled offensively and defensively with the Phillies…but the whole team stunk and the fan base was not happy at all. Boos were heard daily in that old ballpark that needed to be done with. Right now, Philly is a completely different sports city than it was back in 2000. They got a Phillies title in 2008 and the Eagles just won a Super Bowl. I am more amazed at how mad Philly fans got because of what Relaford said. I understand defending your city and fan base, but everyone says how bad he was, yet still manage to want to attack the guy.
Sure, I will take the pub for the show, but the guy said something that maybe he shouldn’t have. Let the man live. It wasn’t a good time for any of the Phillies then, and Relaford isn’t the only player that has said something bad about Philly fans. He seems to have hit a sensitive spot. The interview audio is below along with the pieces that picked it up. Thanks for the support.
Former MLB infielder and super utility player Desi Relaford joined me on The Jake Brown Show. We talked about coaching the Reds now, his career, time with Mets, his managers, why he hated playing with the Phillies and how bad their manager and fans treated him, how his career ended, and much more.
The Jake Brown Show has entered its final month with CBS/Entercom as the show will be done on March 31st. The decision was made by Radio.com to eliminate its podcasts after the merger with Entercom as they move on with their network, Cadence13. I spoke about ‘famous’ Scoop, the Oscars, the future of Kirk Cousins, and more. In the second half of the podcast, I’m joined by The Ryan Show, including co-host actress Lorena Sarria.