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The Moonlight Graham Show
34 minutes | May 25, 2021
They say good things come in small packages. Well, this week’s Moonlighter is a case of good things coming out of a small package. A product of a tiny private school in Storm Lake, IA, Ben McCollum has made a living out of finding success at small schools. This week Tim sits down with one of the absolute best college basketball coaches in basketball in the country
52 minutes | May 18, 2021
Sam Meuret is on the brink of the US Open
The movie Tin Cup is a near-perfect Moonlight story. Even non-golfers can relate to the washed-up underdog going for it one more time. Heck, we’ve all played a round of golf that left us wondering how much money we lost in balls alone until we hit that one shot that makes us think maybe we do have ‘it’ after all. This week's Moonlighter is far from washed up, but just like Tin Cup he is chasing a dream of playing the U.S. Open. With Tim Flattery alongside as his Cheech Marin, Sam Meuret returns to the Moonlight Graham Show on his path to the final qualifier for the U.S. Open.
28 minutes | May 13, 2021
This week’s Moonlighter is the voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Gary Dolphin. Dolph is an Iowa sports guy to the core. Baseball is just part of the way he was raised growing up in eastern Iowa. And like most of us when Field of Dreams came out, a game of catch and has just a little bit more of a special meaning. Dolph sat down with Tim to talk about a little bit of everything in the world of Iowa sports history as well as his upcoming keynote speech at the Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference.
74 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Lessons from a Professional Gambler
Here at the Moonlight Graham Show, we have a pretty good track record of knowing when to hold ‘em, when to fold’ em, and when to walk away. In fact, part of being an Underdog is knowing your limitations but being willing to go for broke sometimes. This week we welcome a pro gambler named, well, let’s just call him Tom Hagen.
72 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Home Run Kings - James Peterson & Jeff Clement
From Little League to the bigs, baseball is in full swing. And few guys can swing it like our Moonlighters this week. Winterset’s James Peterson and Marshalltown’s Jeff Clement were national newsmakers in the summer of 2002 as they chased the national high school home run record. Peterson and Clement could absolutely rake in high school. Neither ever hit lower than about .450 and they were hitting double-digit home runs. The Peterson and Clement race of 2002 was just on the heels of the Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire MLB home run race of the 1998 season. The national media followed their story through the summer 2002 season and all eyes were on Iowa’s summer high school baseball season. These two Iowa baseball legends share stories about their playing days and their more recent roles as baseball dads.
41 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Rico Gafford - Underdog
This episode is fast. Really fast. You might need to play it at .5 speed it’s so fast. I mean when you start talking about NFL caliber speed like this week’s Moonlighter has, it is hard to even compare. Rico Gafford’s wheels took him from a state title in high school to lining up in the same offense as some of the most talented players in the NFL.
32 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
The Hawk - LaTroy Hawkins
This week’s Moonlighter filled a critical role for 11 different major league teams over the course of a 21-year professional career. With that many years under his belt, LaTroy Hawkins had to evolve as a player and adapt to his role on the team a few different times. This interview covers the range of his career and his perspective on what the major league game is like now over 30 years after he was drafted.
42 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Chris Norton - 7 Yards
Chris Norton has taken his incredible story and turned it into his life’s work. He started the Chris Norton Foundation to support others facing neurological injuries and challenges. He is a motivational speaker and his story has been published and is now a documentary. You can watch 7 Yards on Amazon Prime or Netflix.
58 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
This week Tim, Tom, and Big Ben are joined by Mrs. Moonlight herself. The crew shares their favorite guests and moments from the podcast over the first 200 episodes. There have been Cyclones and Hawks, ballplayers and runners, Olympians and pros, and plenty of stories you probably hadn’t heard before. Tori, Tom, and Big Ben also get to grill Tim a little about where the pod has been and a look to the future. Needless to say, everyone at the Moonlight Graham Show has enjoyed the ride and appreciates the listeners who tune in each week.
43 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Klay Edwards - Role Player
March Madness is in full swing and this week Tim sits down with a Cyclone who has seen just about every side of college basketball. Klay Edwards grew up in small-town eastern Iowa but found his home in Ames. During his time in the cardinal and gold, he saw the end of Johnny Orr’s career, the Tim Floyd era, and the start of the Eustachy years. His Cyclones won the last Big 8 Conference tourney, played in the NCAA tournament a few times, and saw several changes in the program.
54 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
34 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Nick Overton - ImMarksman
Our Moonlighter this week is on a whole different level when it comes to video games. Nick Overton got his start playing games like Halo about 20 years ago and now makes a killing as a professional gamer.
46 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Most of our Moonlighters come on the pod to share tales of the glory days. They relive the season or game that made their career. They can philosophize about the moments that made them love sports and the life lessons that the world of sports taught them. It isn’t often that we get a guy on the mic whose biggest accomplishments on the wrestling mat might still be in front of him.
37 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Alan Roach’s career has been as interesting as it has been busy. Since leaving central Iowa radio, Roach has taken the microphone all over the world. From the Olympics to the Super Bowl, Roach's voice has echoed throughout the greatest stadiums and arenas in sports.
21 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
How To Save Baseball
Moonlight Graham is ready to do what no one (and certainly no podcast) has been able to do; fix the game of baseball.
49 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Paul Shirley Pt. Deux
One of our favorite Moonlighters returns to the pod this week to cover the many unique projects he has going on. Many listeners will remember Paul Shirley from his Cyclone playing days in the late 1990s and early 2000s or his travels as a basketball player for 12 separate ball clubs. More recently though, Paul Shirley has made a name for himself as a writer.
32 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
This week’s Moonlighter just knows how to win. Heck, Harlan just about had to add gold to its school colors during his senior year. The winning didn’t stop with his high school graduation though. His experiences as a high school player and college athlete prepared him for helping lead a perennial D-II football power. After a decade as an assistant, he has taken the reins of his own football program and Joel Osborn is looking to keep the Ws coming.
22 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
The Guy In My Office Who Blocked For Tom Brady
Every office has that guy who used to be an athlete or maybe even spent a little time chasing his or her dream in professional sports. Tim heard a little bit about one of those guys in his office who grew up in West Des Moines and spent some time in professional football after his playing days at Kansas State.
84 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Things We Can All Agree On
These days everything feels so divided. It's like the hot takes of sports talk radio and posts on social media have had to get even hotter just to stand out. On top of that, social media went from finding people like yourself to seeking out those you disagree with just to start a fight. Heck, the word troll has taken on a whole new meaning.
53 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
The Bohannon name is synonymous with basketball. The four Bohannon brothers know how to put the biscuit in the basket. This week, we have the second oldest and perhaps the most multi-talented of the crew on the podcast this week. Zach Bohannon had a terrific basketball career for the Wisconsin Badgers and Linn Mar Lions before hanging up his sneakers and becoming a professional fan for his Hawkeye brother Jordan.
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