Off the Record with Jon and Tim

Off the Record with Jon and Tim

Jon Lunceford and Tim Melton used to host a daily sports talk show called Jox Primetime on WJOX 94.5 in Birmingham, AL. Off the Record was a way for them to share stories off the air in a different way. Now it is their only way. Conversations, deep discussions, real life stuff. This is non-scripted, real discussion between Jon, Tim and special guests who come in and out of the studio. They could talk about sports, politics, entertainment or any other aspect of life.

Episodes

March 19, 2021 39 min
Jon and Tim talk a little bit about the Snyder Cut of Justice League which neither can find 4 hours to watch, then dive into a conversation about physical copies of media (actual discs for games, movies, etc.) vs. just owning them digitally or enjoying through a subscription service.

That leads into a long conversation about the current console war and where both stand when it comes to Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo.

Tim then as...
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Jon and Tim talk about their love of The Midnight, a synthwave band they discovered a few years ago, as they release their Halloween EP to all platforms and discuss how the band has helped shape their lives ever since.
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March 12, 2021 34 min
Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? We probably aren't, but we like to think we are. We discuss what we would do if zombies took over one day.

Then we gush over our favorite band, The Midnight, and everything they have done to influence us as people, as artists, as radio personalities and how their entire brand, aesthetic and mindset is something we wish we could see more of in the world.

Plus, we talk about what it'...
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We did a podcast two weeks in a row, it's a miracle!

Tim asks whatever happened to Titanfall, a game Jon was high on before it came out in 2014, and that leads in to a conversation about the shooter genre in general and how consoles may never have another "revolutionary" first-person shooter game like Doom, Goldeneye or Halo.

That then leads into a conversation about G4TV - what we liked about it before and why we hav...
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After another hiatus for too long, we're back...again!

We talk about:

- Tiger Woods' car accident

- Jon's favorite music duo Daft Punk breaking up

- COVID's effect on the movie industry and streaming

- Why the DCEU sucks and the MCU is better (plus WandaVision spoilers!)

Take a listen!
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October 10, 2020 128 min
We're back! And with it, we have seven months of pent up energy and aggression that has built up during the COVID-19 pandemic - we were both furloughed for different amounts of time, we've been without movies and the world has lost it's damn mind. With everything that has happened, we just couldn't go on without getting political.

Jon is kinda liberal. Tim is kinda conservative. And we try to have a civil conversa...
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This week, we talk about whether or not "The Way Back" with Ben Affleck will be any good (and why Jon likes Matt Damon more).

Jon then gives a way-too-in-depth explanation on the perfect TV size to watch a sporting event.

We also discuss the new pictures from "The Batman" which show off the Batmobile and Jon talks about his expectations from the movie.

Then Tim and Jon debate the postponement of the latest James ...
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Tim talks about seeing The Invisible Man.

Jon and Tim discuss Bob Iger stepping down and what it means for Disney moving forward.  With that, Tim asks Jon about his experience with Rise of the Resistance in his third visit to Galaxy's Edge.
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Jon is moving into a new management role within the company and leaving the Roundtable, so Jon and Tim reminisce on how cool the Roundtable is.

Then Tim asks Jon if he'll shave his beard off in fear of the Coronavirus.

(note, Jon is not leaving the Roundtable because he has the Coronavirus)
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We talk about Jon's first Valentine's Day as a married man, and that leads into a discussion on Valentine's Day movies which leads into us recapping the Oscars.

That then leads into us talking about how bad the DCEU is but how we hope Batman can save it after the screen test came out this week.
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Jon and Tim dive into Kobe Bryant's sudden death a couple of weeks ago and what it means.  They also jump into the latest version of the XFL as Jon talks about what he's looking forward to in the new league.  Plus a review of Birds of Prey from Tim (hint: it's not good) and a preview of the 92nd Academy Awards.

The new Jox: The Weekend style of show is a quick show, under 30 minutes that will feature commentary from Jo...
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We're all over the place in this one...

We start with a recap of Succession Season 2 now that Tim has finished it.

Then #BABYYODA

Then Jon reviews Frozen 2 and that starts us down a path of discussion animated Disney/Pixar movies.

We end with discussing how excited (or not) we are for the final Daniel Craig Bond movie.
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We talk about the Myles Garrett incident and whether or not there should be criminal charges in the hit to the head against Mason Rudolph.  

We also do a deep dive into why we don't find as much joy in video games as we did when we were younger.

All of that plus Tim's car breaks down, we reminisce on an old intern and more!
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Tim makes poor decisions and Jon can only do so much before he gives in and follows Tim in his poor decisions. However, as a random man told them today by the dumpster - "Hakuna Matata".

They guys also talk about all of the new TV that is out now with Disney+ about to launch and Apple TV+ just launching, and what it means for the future of TV both live and scripted.
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This week we talk about how Jon actually likes Halloween now (thanks to his fiance) and Tim breaks down the entire week leading up to Halloween and how much fun everyone had.

Then we dive deep into the future of Star Wars and what is next after Episode 9 now that Benioff & Weiss have dropped out of working on their trilogy.
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We tackle a variety of topics in this edition of the podcast.

4:45 - Tim asks Jon about the phrase "Ignorance is Bliss" and what he thinks it actually means.  That leads into a discussion about if you can truly be blissful if you are ignorant and can you ever really choose to be ignorant?

19:30 - The ignorance conversation leads into the question "what if people knew when they die?" That leads into talking about h...
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October 18, 2019 75 min
Finally! Jon and Tim get back together after a couple of weeks on vacation and discuss Joker now that both have seen it.  (warning - SPOILERS!)

Jon talks about seeing it in Hollywood at the Chinese Theater and Tim talks about seeing it opening night in Birmingham and again at the beach.

They talk about what they thought of the movie, Joaquin Phoenix's performance, the controversy surrounding the film and where it will be in a...
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A little something different this week as Tim and Jon have both been on vacations the last two weeks.  Tim asked Jon to put together his Lunce's List of the five best conversations that the two of them had on Off the Record in the 2018.

0:25 - Introductions and #5 is a conversation they have about...conversations in Episode 14, and the lack of civil conversations in today's society.

11:12 - #4 goes to Episode 37 where Tim...
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In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss all of the backlash that is coming out about the Joker movie from people who don't want the movie to be released.

They also discuss the latest news with Disney including them kissing and making up with Sony over Spider-Man plus Kevin Feige signing on to do a Star Wars film.

Then Jon has always been so negative about the south - he hates the heat, BBQ, and so much more - so what the hell DO...
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Jon and Tim start the podcast with a spoiler-free review of Brad Pitt's new space movie Ad Astra.

7:00 - Then Jon and Tim's former co-host Aaron Daniel joins the podcast for the second time to discuss some crazy stories they all shared back in their old radio jobs.

9:03 (Story 1) - Aaron saved Jon and Tim seats for Star Wars: The Force Awakens after getting his wisdom teeth out.

14:40 (Story 2) - Aaron forgot his laptop ...
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