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When the Lights Go Out

When the Lights Go Out

By When the Lights Go Out
A sports podcast focused on bringing to light many of the stories surrounding sports, rather than the sports themselves.
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Holiday Special

When the Lights Go Out

Holiday Special
Muf, Eli, and returning guest Rachael want to wish all our listeners happy holidays by sharing some fun stories that we wouldn't normally go over. These stories include the Crime Stopper and the Tuna Toss.
December 18, 2020
The Origins of NASCAR
This episode focuses on, you guessed it, the origins of NASCAR! Muf brings Rachael and Eli along for the ride as he dives deep into this American racing sport. This story has everything from crime to fast-paced humor ;) and don't forget to stay until the end to hear some bloopers! Twitter: @LightsGoOutPod Instagram: @WhenTheLightsGoOutPod Website:
December 4, 2020
Fair Wages for The USWNT
The US Women's Nation Team has been fighting for fair wages for years, and after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup that battle has heated up. In this episode Monty, Emma, and Muf talk about why the women deserve the proportional wages to the men, and the factors that are preventing that from happening.  Instagram: @WhenTheLightsGoOutPod Twitter: @LightsGoOutPod Website:
November 20, 2020
The Separation of Sport and State
This is a podcast lead by a guest: Rachael. She wants to talk about politics in sports and how patriotism effects how we talk and speak about the sports we watch, and the athletes who play them. Come listen to our takes on the subject. Instagram: @WhenTheLightsGoOutPod Twitter: @LightsGoOutPod Website:
November 6, 2020
The State Of Women In Sports
What’s your favorite sport? There are so many that showcase talent, strategy, and athleticism in spectacular fashion, and I find myself always drawn specifically to football. It’s also the favorite sport of my family, including my mom; however, where I dreamt of being a quarterback or coach as a kid, she did not. She could never see herself in the same positions I did as there was nobody that looked like her. We are in a new generation of men’s sports now, but how do women fit in? Today, we are going to sit down with a woman who has experience in the sports world to discuss the current state of women in male sports. Twitter: @LightGoOutPod Instagram: @WhenTheLightsGoOutPod Website:
October 23, 2020
Pick a League, Any League
Usually to get to the NBA you have to go through College basketball to reach your goals. Recently however, other options have become increasingly more popular, with the most popular of these options being the NBA G-League and going to play overseas in other professional basketball leagues before joining the NBA. On this podcast, Mishal, Sam , and Eli talk about all of these options.
October 9, 2020
Spring Football League
On this week's episode Muf, Monty, and Eli are back to talk about football. Despite it being September the NFL is not the topic for todays podcast. This time we are actually talking about the variety of spring football leagues that have been tried out recently. Tune in this time to learn more about what happened with these leagues and learn about the possible future of spring football leagues.
September 25, 2020
Are Sports Teams Worth the Cost?
This week the “When the Lights Go Out” podcast was hosted by Monty South and co-hosted by Mishal and Muf. While not common in other areas of the world, in North America it is almost common practice for there to be a major sports team that leaves their city for a new home every few years. This difference begs the question, why is this happening? In this week's podcast, this very question, and many more, are addressed.
September 11, 2020
The Yips
This week the “When the Lights Go Out” podcast was hosted by Sam Crickey and co-hosted by Monty South. In addition, to give a more personal connection to the podcast we had a friend of the show Matt come on and talk about the subject as well. The subject of this week's podcast was that of the Yips, an interesting phenomenon in athletes who suddenly lose the ability to play at their best level.
August 28, 2020
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August 28, 2020
Response to Protests (Ft. Branden)
This week the “When the Lights Go Out” Podcast was hosted solely by Eli Elstein. However, due to the nature of the material covered in the “Response to Protests” podcast, we collectively thought that our own personal experiences would not give this subject the necessary perspective in order to fully explore the topic. As a result of this, Eli reached out to his good friend Branden in order to allow a Black American’s voice to be heard on this subject (keeping in mind that Branden cannot speak for every Black American, but is still a valuable voice that deserves to be heard.) This podcast specifically talks about the response to the recent BLM protests from athletes and sports leagues. How to find Branden: Twitter: @ByTheWay_Im_BTW Instagram: @therealbwoody
August 14, 2020
The Dominican Republic's Greatest Export
Hello everyone! Today we will be looking at the first ever “When the Lights Go Out” Podcast. This episode was hosted by Mufaddal, with Monty and Eli on as the co-hosts. In this episode we explored the complex relationship between the MLB and the Dominican Republic, and why they represent such a large portion of the MLB’s player pool.
July 31, 2020