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The world of sports is a great window into our broader society. For better or worse, all our contributors are lifelong sports fans. Being such fans and caring deeply about the world we live in, we use sports as a way to better understand society and use society as a way to better understand sports.

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

The world of sports is a great window into our broader society. For better or worse, all our contributors are lifelong sports fans. Being such fans and caring deeply about the world we live in, we use sports as a way to better understand society and use society as a way to better understand sports.

    Positive Sports Takeaways From Covid Times

    Positive Sports Takeaways From Covid Times

    We start this week talking about the London Marathon and our disappointment in the NBA Finals. It is indeed still a strange sports world! We dig into this more with our main topic: What positive things has Covid revealed to us about the sports world? We touch on the way we consume sports, how important they feel and the hypocrisy that is being shown (amongst other things).



    Music: Trad Godsey

    • 50 min
    What to do with ignorance?

    What to do with ignorance?

    As usual, we start off by talking about what we are paying attention to. The sports world just keeps getting more crazy! Then we move into a conversation about whether ignorance is ever an adequate defense. How do we understand people who don't have the reasoning capacity? What about people without access to information? Is education a viable option? How ignorant are we? Should we sympathize?

    • 51 min
    Cycling Steals the Show (Literally!)

    Cycling Steals the Show (Literally!)

    This week we start off intending to have a normal show, but we wound up just talking about Pogacar's transcendent performance at the Tour de France. It was a truly stupendous experience!



    Music: Trad Godsey

    • 48 min
    Catching Up On An Eventful Summer

    Catching Up On An Eventful Summer

    This week we dive right into all that has been going on recently. First, of course, we talk about the NBA strike and the complicated nature of everything involved. We spend a while looking at the complexity of it all and how we learn to live in the grey. Then we discuss a few other odds and ends, including the Messi saga, the Tour de France and a pervasive sense of uncertainty.



    Music: Trad Godsey

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Exploring The World Of Disc Golf

    Exploring The World Of Disc Golf

    This week, we start off with a discussion of the disaster of college football and the interesting ways smaller clubs are staying relevant. Then we move into a conversation about adventure racing and why it might be compelling. Finally, we come to our main topic this week, disc golf. How is it packaged and presented? What about the money of it? What do we like or dislike? What could the future hold if growth is upcoming? How do you grow a sport without losing its soul?



    Music: Trad Godsey

    • 59 min
    Youthful Energy and Experienced Professionalism: Decoding How We Talk About Sports

    Youthful Energy and Experienced Professionalism: Decoding How We Talk About Sports

    This week we start off talking about golf, the NBA and how we watch sports. Why do we prefer a slightly less polished production? Then we move into a discussion of our main topic of decoding how we talk about youth and age in sports. What euphemisms do we see all the time and gloss over? What does how we talk about it mean for how players and fans interact with the game? What might be better? Should we be looking at how we make sense of this in our context?



    Music: Trad Godsey

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

MonteHalls ,

Intelligent sports talk

Listening to this cast is like eavesdropping on smart conversation between two folks you'd want to be friends with. They talk on sports and related themes with nuance and creative perspectives.

Media calendar success! ,

Sports and Society A Must Listen

So happy to have found this podcast! Kyle and Brad are like the Josh and Chuck (Stuff You Should Know) of sports culture. 5 stars!!

lil brandt ,

Hashing it out

This podcast rules. Great to hear a serious take on the role of sports in society and the deeper values they instill. Keep 'em coming!

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