This podcast looks to discuss sports, but from a different aspect. Rather than talking about what goes on during the game itself, Central Time looks to delve into the environment, cultures and atmospheres surrounding sporting events around the world. Whether it be soccer in London or hockey in Chicago, we hope to provide a perspective on what sports mean to our communities — while also adding some humor, hopefully.
Episode 10 - Discussing the Return of Baseball
The MLB appears to be coming back, and Cubs fan/WLOX sports reporter Michael Dugan joins Central Time to discuss it. Furthermore, he explains his new-found KBO fandom.
Episode 9 - Zak Keefer and James Boyd Discuss Colin Kaepernick, Race Issues in Sports
The recent protests against racism and police brutality have sparked conversation around the world. Sports is not exempt from the discussion. James Boyd of the NWI Times joins Central Time to discuss what it's like being a black sports reporter. Zak Keefer of The Athletic joins to discuss how race has become a conversation in the NFL — more specifically with the 2017 Colin Kaepernick protests.
Episode 8 - 500 Festival Princess Grace Ybarra and Sam Barloga Discuss the Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis 500 is one of the greatest racing spectacles in the world, and Grace Ybarra and Sam Barloga have witnessed it firsthand multiple times. This year, like many events, the Indy 500 was postponed due to COVID-19. So, Central Time looks back on what this past Memorial Day weekend should have been.
Episode 7 - Discussing Indiana High School Sports with Murphy Wheeler
Murphy Wheeler has grown up playing and watching high school sports in Indiana — particularly basketball. Unlike most states, Indiana has an incredible passion for its high school sports and Murphy has experienced it firsthand.
Episode 6 - Chicago Tribune's DeAntae Prince Discusses 'The Last Dance'
DeAntae Prince of the Chicago Tribune joins Central Time to talk about the impact Michael Jordan and the 90s Bulls had on basketball culture in Chicago and around the world. Prince also delves into how basketball culture has changed and where we still see Jordan's imprint on the game.
Episode 5 - Jack Grossman Discusses the Kentucky Derby
In the days following what should have been Kentucky Derby weekend, Louisville native Jack Grossman joins Central Time to discuss all the culture that surrounds the most famous horse race in the world.