Pulse Radio

Pulse Radio

"Pulse Radio" is a variety show tackling topics of interest to the culture. Hosted by Randall Barnes, "Pulse Radio" leads the conversation on trending topics in the news and pop culture and interviews celebrities, politicians, community leaders and influencers with diverse opinions and knowledge on the world.

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September 16, 2022 47 min

In this episode, Randall & Arielle dive into the Week 1 slate of games in the NFL and discuss the wild play-calling by Bronco's coach Nathaniel Hackett at the end of the Broncos vs. Seahawks game.

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Randall & Arielle discuss the final verdict from the NFL on Deshawn Watson's misconduct case. Also, the crew discusses the Atlanta Falcon's NFL Preseason performance. 

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In this episode, Randall & Arielle dive in on the latest in the Brittany Griner case and the opinions that have gathered around her 9-year sentencing on social media. They also discuss the latest details on Deshaun Watson and the NFL’s appeal for a one-year ban for him.

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Randall & Arielle return to give their take on Deshawn Watson's ongoing civil case, which is one of the biggest stories in sports. Randall & Arielle react to the information presented at the time of recording (recorded on August 2). Since then, the NFL has appealed the 6-game suspension that arbitrator and former Federal Judge Sue Robinson recommends as Rodger Goodell & the NFL lobby for a one-year ban. However, a r...

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In this episode, Randall recaps Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Warriors. Game 2 wasn't all that newsworthy but Randall breaks down the biggest mistakes that were made. He also talks Draymond Green hosting his podcast during the playoffs and how Stephen A. Smith has turned into a caricature of himself. 

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In this episode, Randall returns to give his reaction to the Celtics dominant 4th quarter surge in game 1 of the NBA Finals to steal home court from the Warriors. Randall also reacts to Mark Jones’s cringe commentary during the game, including him comparing the Celtics 4th quarter run to the January 6th Insurrection.

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In this episode, Randall gives his visceral feelings on the Phoenix Suns (his NBA Finals Pick) losing to the Suns after going up 2-0 in the series. Randall calls this series loss by the Suns the biggest choke job in NBA History and salutes the Dallas Mavericks for making it happen. 

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On this episode, Randall & Arielle talk about the storylines surrounding the NBA including Draymond’s game 1 ejection vs. the Grizzlies and Dillon Brooks severely injuring Gary Payton II in Game 2. They then react to J.J. Reddick checking Mad Dog over odd comments over Draymond Green flipping the bird at Memphis Grizzlies fans, which leads to a debate about if Rya Tannehill should be a mentor to Malik Willis. Randall & Arie...

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On this episode, Randall & Arielle talk the NBA Playoffs and Randall talks about what the teams eliminated in the first round need to work on to improve going into next year. They also give their round 2 picks and react live to news that Zion Williamson plans to sign an extension with the New Orleans Pelicans in the offseason.

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On this episode, Randall & Arielle return to recap the first round of the NFL Draft. Arielle previews the draftees' futures in the NFL and who are the best players left on the board. Randall poses the question of if Travon Walker should’ve been selected first by the Jaguars or if they should’ve tried to get Trevor Lawrence an offensive weapon. Also, Randall & Arielle break down the prospects of HBCU players getting draf...

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In this episode, Randall reacts to Day 2 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. He talks about what the Hawks need to do to counteract being blown out by the Heat, the questionable defense by the Nets that led to Jayson Tatum's buzzer beater, the Bulls choking a surprisingly close game against the Bucks and the Pelicans giving the Suns a 2nd half challenge. Randall also discusses the NBA Awards finalist and who should win (or have been nomi...

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In this episode, Randall recaps the first day of the NBA Playoffs. He talks about the glaring problems with the Jazz despite them winning a close game against the Luka-less Dallas Mavericks. Randall also breaks down the Minnesota Timberwolves's convincing win over the red hot Minnesota Timberwolves. He talks about why he believes that this matchup of Anthony Edwards vs. Ja Morant will make this series the most exciting in the w...

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In this episode, Randall breaks down Hawks dramatic win over the Cavaliers in the Play-In Tournament Finale. Randall starts the discussion of if Trae Young is the clutchest player in the NBA after his 32 point second half en route to 38 points in the game. Randall also breaks down the Cinderella run by the Pelicans and if the Clippers past few years with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been a failure.

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In this episode, Randall breaks down his full slate of NBA Playoff predictions for the 1st round. Randall reacts to the breaking news that Paul George will be out against the Pelicans due to contracting COVID-19 and if the Hawks can knock off the Cavs to get back to the NBA Playoffs.

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In this episode, Randall breaks down how the Hawks destroyed the Hornets and proved that Trae Young is a better player than LaMelo Ball. Randall also makes the case that the Hawks proved that they’re more of a scary playoff threat than the Nets. Randall also talks about CJ McCollum’s monster game against the Spurs that leads them to a showdown with the LA Clippers on Friday night.

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In this episode, Randall reacts live to the Nets win over the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves emotional win over the Clippers. Randall saw glaring weaknesses in the Net’s gameplay that will haunt them in their first round matchup against the Celtics that he details. He also talks about the amazing game between the T’Wovles & Clippers that even featured an Animal Rights Activist gluing herself to the court in protest.

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In this episode, Randall previews the play-in bracket and talks which teams he believes will keep their season alive. He also talks about why Joel Embiid should be MVP and if Matisse Thybulle being unable to play in Toronto due to his vaccination status will affect the 76ers in the first round. Randall also muses on if Doc Rivers is really a bad coach after Twitter deems that he’s horrible at every aspect of the job.

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Randall returns to Pulse Radio to give his take on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. He deconstructs the narrative that Will Smith's actions were an inditement on Black people as well as shifting the conversation on where it should be: Chris Rock's rationed response in the moment. 

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On this episode, Randall reacts to the opinion that “Proud Family: Louder & Prouder” has surpassed the original series. Randall evicerates that talking point while also praising the latest episode addressing homophobia. Randall also reacts to Grownish surprisingly getting a Season 5 and shows love to “All American: Homecoming” and “Bel Air” two of his favorite shows on TV now.

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In this episode, Randall does a week in review covering the social media chatter around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Are social media users joking too much about the war going on abroad. Randall also gives a unique opinion about the backlash over the Applebee’s commercial that played during the coverage of the Ukraine Invasion. Randall then speaks on media ethics in relations to Jason Lee & Hollywood Unlocked’s story releasing...

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