47 minutes | Mar 14, 2023
The OC Rewatch Podcast Preview
Hey Reliving the Lights fans! We're about to launch our NEW The OC rewatch podcast and wanted to give you first listen. You'll get more of Josh and Anthony talking TV and tangents, only centered on the west coast instead of west Texas! Give it a listen, and be sure to subscribe to the new podcast, wherever you prefer to listen! Link to the Podcast: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/ZNUsMArAayb
155 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
THE LAST ONE
Here it is! The last one! Guests! Summaries! Stats! Laughs!
158 minutes | Jul 24, 2022
The last episode of FNL and the penultimate episode of RTL! HIO: "With the decision to close the East Dillon Football program speculation runs wild on two fronts. Will the Lions be able to win State and go out in a blaze of glory; and will Coach Taylor agree to return to coach the Dillion Panthers and a super team with the best of both schools? Tami's PA job offer adds conflict in the Taylor home as does a new development with Matt & Julie. Meanwhile Tim Riggins and Tyra talk seriously about their futures and Luke & Becky clear the air."
100 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
512 ”Texas Whatever”
Haven IronOak strikes again: "The school board considers eliminating a football program to meet budget cuts, making Dillon a one team town again. Meanwhile Tami considers a job offer that Coach Taylor is eager to dismiss. Tyra returns to town and questions Tim about his plan to leave Texas. The Panthers boosters approach Buddy. Luke confronts Tim about his relationship with Becky. Following an abortive open school-board hearing, Vince and Jess try to plead the Lions' case directly with the chairman of the school-board." All that plus all the weekly awards on this week's INSTANT CLASSIC episode of Reliving the Lights: A Friday Night Lights Rewatch Podcast.
80 minutes | May 30, 2022
511 ”The March”
"The East Dillon Lion's march toward State continues amid Coach Taylor & Principal Burnwell's concerns about impending budget cuts. Tami gets an opportunity to interview with the admissions department of a prestigious Pennsylvania university. Tim Riggins finds acclimating to the busy Riggins' household difficult following his release on parole. Vince and his mom are worried as Vince's dad seems to be returning to his old ways." - Havan IronOak
102 minutes | May 6, 2022
510 ”Don’t Go”
HIO! - Coach's offer from a Florida college becomes public knowledge. Tim Riggins parole hearing date approaches and Billy asks Coach Taylor to be a character witness. Luke considers what comes after high school if he gets no scholarship offers. Vince tries to get back in coach's good graces after last week's benching but his dad makes it difficult.
71 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
509 ”Gut Check”
Mr. IronOak says, "Following a contentious loss, Coach Taylor decides to bench Vince for a game and start Luke at QB. Becky and Luke try to start their relationship over but the Seniors recognition night scheduled for Friday's game makes that difficult. Julie continues her hiatus from school and visits Matt in Chicago. Epyck crosses a line during a tutoring session with Mrs. Taylor."
100 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Here's how Havan IronOak explains it: "Between a potential head coaching position at a Florida College, Julie's continuing stay at home, the team's growing disharmony over Vince's show-boat behavior and the interference of Vince's Dad, Coach Taylor has a rough week. Becky enters a pageant with the support of the Landing Strip girls and begins to question her decisions. Julie's T.A. Derek shows up in Dillon. Tami Taylor learns that not everything Epyck tells her is reliable."
88 minutes | Mar 26, 2022
507 ”Perfect Record”
"It's cross-town rivalry week again in Dillon and things get heated when an anti-Lion website appears highlighting the boys' juvenile records. Coach Taylor is concerned when Vince's dad gets more involved in his college recruitment prospects. Billy Riggins works privately with Luke and gets him pumped up for the game but gives him one or two pieces of bad advice. Meanwhile Julie is still hiding out at home and Tami goes up to her school to collect her schoolwork." Thus says Havan IronOak
64 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
"Rather than return to college where she's been humiliated, Julie wrecks her car. As the truth comes out, Coach Taylor is thrown, so much so that he leaves a practice early. Meanwhile Vince's past friend is pressuring him to repay the money that he borrowed. Luke reacts badly to the information that TMU recruiters were using him to get to Vince. Billy Riggins gets to step up for a locker-room speech when Coach is late. Vinces dad steps in to help out his son and Mindy tells Becky that she needs to get laid to get her mind off Tim Riggins and even suggests the farm-boy to do it with." - Havan IronOak
113 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Mr. Havan IronOak says, "The East Dillon Lions face the South Kingdom Rangers, the team to whom they forfeited at the beginning of last season. Coach tries to steer the team away from talk of revenge but when the game gets rough and the officiating lopsided, coach reconsiders. Meanwhile Tami bonds with one of the East Dillon teachers in a girl's night in and Julie's relationship with her TA hits a snag. Following the game, Hasting finds an outlaw white-lightning party in the otherwise dry town and bolstered by hooch, talk of college recruitment, and brotherhood the Lions go a bit overboard with the male bonding." Just gonna tell you guys up front that we talk about Tinker screwing that pig quite a bit. We don't write the scripts, we just talk about what we're given to work with. Were we supposed to NOT talk about Tinker's sexual affair with a barnyard animal? This isn't the Billy and Mindy show. We HAVE to talk about it, or what are we even doing here?
87 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
504 ”Keep Looking”
"It's all about fathers! Becky's dad returns to town, Buddy Jr. comes to stay with his dad and Vince confronts his father about the drugs in his past. Meanwhile Jess and Vince squabble about her being the teams equipment manager. Meanwhile Luke gets an invite to visit TMU and bring a few friends." - H.I.O. Note: We cut nearly 10 minutes of Anthony ranting about the diamond industry. YOU'RE WELCOME.
76 minutes | Feb 12, 2022
503 ”The Right Hand of the Father”
Vince's dad gets out on parole. A video of Maura drunk at the party with several Lions team members gets posted on the Internet. Mrs Taylor tries to take corrective action during school hours and Coach Taylor tries to get the team members back on track. Meanwhile Julie's flirtation with her history TA gets more serious.
93 minutes | Jan 22, 2022
502 ”On the Outside Looking In”
"Julie starts her college classes and meets an interesting teaching assistant. Tammy Taylor has trouble fitting in with the East Dillon teaching staff. Luke Cafferty's tackle from the last game is questioned. Coach Taylor finds that he's now on the outside and set a new goal. Jess and Vince hit a bump in their relationship." - HIO!
133 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
HI-O! "Julie Taylor prepares to go away to college. Mrs. Taylor digs into her new job as the guidance counselor at East Dillon and Coach Taylor poaches a basketball player for his team as the East Dillon Lions prepare for a pre-season game against the Croft Cowboys, last year's Texas State champs." It's the FINAL SEASON, so we brought on friend and RTL super-fan: JIMMY! Join Jimmy and the guys as they break new ground on the Alien Baby Gracie Theory (it involves Hulk Hogan), start a campaign to purchase a Buddy Garrity Cameo video, blow the lid off the Alamo Freeze/Dairy Queen facade, and wonder why the heck the writers would name a character Huckston Ruckleberry and cast somebody who can't even fake shooting a basketball. All that, plus all the weekly awards on this week's INSTANT CLASSIC episode of Reliving the Lights: a Friday Night Lights rewatch podcast! This episode is brought to you by our sponsor, Chris Deuel (@martinblank). Thanks for listening and for your support, Chris!
156 minutes | Dec 11, 2021
It's a finale! We've got a guest! Josh doesn't screw up the MD2 synopsis! Anthony hits 7 on the Big Tony Grain Belt Tally, as far as I can tell! Here's what Havan IronOak says about what's going on in Dillon: "Jess confides to Landry that she has feelings for Vince. Thanksgiving arrives, the day before the big game finds the Taylors playing host to an extended family dinner. The Riggins are there including the newest Riggins. Matt's back from Chicago. Buddy is bringing his own turkey to deep fry. Then on Friday, The lions meet the Panthers on the Panther's home field but they're a tougher team than anticipated. It all comes down to Landry can he make a 45 yard field goal and win the game?" Don't leave us hanging, HIO! All that, plus all the weekly awards on this week's INSTANT CLASSIC episode of Reliving the Lights: A Friday Night Lights Rewatch Podcast!
161 minutes | Nov 27, 2021
This was a BEAST of an episode. We'll let Havan Iron Oak fill you in on what's happening in Dillon and then I will ATTEMPT to sum up what we discussed besides that. HIO says, "The final game of the regular season has the East Dillon Lions slated to host the Dillon Panthers in what is sure to be the mother of all cross town rivalries. When the Panther boosters question the fitness of the East Dillon field it quickly escalates from toothpick pranks to torn up turf. Meanwhile the pro-life witch-hunt to get Tammy terminated for counseling the pregnant Becky escalates. Adding to the chaos, Mindy goes into labor, Billy goes on a caffeine bender, and soon after the boy is born, Uncle Tim gets arrested when the cops bust the chop shop. Meanwhile Vince is reeling from the shooting death of his childhood friend and the gang that he's been running with want him in on getting vengeance." Josh and Anthony talk about all that, plus... well, it might be easier to list what we DIDN'T talk about. We didn't talk about Bruce Springsteen. Or men's water polo. We discussed nothing about Pennsylvania or the Amish or railroads or genome sequencing. Other than that, we pretty much covered it all. We also do the Coach Taylor Inspo-rating, the DAMMIT LANDRY Hate-O-Meter, and all the other weekly awards on this week's INSTANT CLASSIC episode of Reliving the Lights: A Friday Night Lights Rewatch Podcast.
108 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
411 ”Injury List”
Having some technical difficulties getting this one out. Not sure why. Also not sure how to explain this, but there's a fair amount of Machine Gun Kelly discourse on this podcast. Maybe God is using technical difficulties to punish us. Havan IronOak, ladies and gentleman: Luke Cafferty's mom raises a ruckus and wants Mrs. Taylor fired for her role in the aborting of her grandson. Landry and his folks invite Jess over for a rather awkward dinner. Julie reacts badly when Matt finally calls her to say he misses her. Luke becomes more and more dependent on pain pills and continues to hide his injury from everyone until it results in a crisis. Vinve gets in deeper with the neighborhood thugs after borrowing money from them to get his mom into rehab. Mrs Sproles comes onto Tim after a celebratory dinner then reacts badly when she finds him in a questionable situation with her daughter. Josh and Anthony talk about all that, plus Machine Gun Kelly, old maps, the Halloween slasher series. The weekly awards are given out, as usual! Check it out on this week's INSTANT CLASSIC episode of Reliving the Lights: A Friday Night Lights Rewatch Podcast!
94 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
410 ”I Can‘t”
The HIO Synopsis: Riggins takes Becky to Mrs. Taylor for advice about her unwanted pregnancy. Vince must get his mom into rehab after she OD's. Julie invites Habitat Ryan over for dinner with her folks. Tim pressures Billy to get out of the chop shop business. Luke tells his parents that he's gotten Becky pregnant. Jess confronts her dad about his supporting her and her brothers in football related activities. Josh and Anthony discuss Anthony's crippling fear of divorce and having children, drinking beer from cans vs. bottles, what words they've muted on Twitter, the worst scene in the history of Friday Night Lights so far, the weirdness of playing football in the rain (it can get pretty weird), Anthony's crippling fear of the mail, drinking bottomless mimosas at 50 years old, and auctioning off Anthony's authentic show notes from Reliving the Lights (make an offer!) All that, plus the Coach Taylor Inspo-Rating (it's not good), the Big Rigg Beer Tally, and all the other weekly awards on this week's INSTANT CLASSIC episode of Reliving the Lights: A Friday Night Lights Rewatch Podcast!
104 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
409 ”The Lights in Carroll Park”
When a 12 year-old is shot in an East Dillon park, Coach Taylor takes action. Julie takes a step in recovering from her break-up with Matt thanks to a cute supervisor at a Habitat for Humanity build. Vince gets a job at Ray's BBQ and he & Landry face off over their mutual attraction to Jess Merriweather. Meanwhile Becky Sproles finds out that she's pregnant and informs both Luke and Riggins. - Havan IronOak Josh and Anthony talk Billy and Mindy's copycat RTL-wannabe podcast, classic Josh and Anthony road trip memories, fast food breakfast, and a lot more. All that, plus the Coach Taylor Inspo-Rating, the Julie Taylor Hate-O-Meter, the Landry Clark Goofus Maloofus Moment of the Week, and all the other weekly awards on this week's INSTANT CLASSIC episode of Reliving the Lights: A Friday Night Lights rewatch podcast.