Beyond Reason with Gage Dansby

Beyond Reason with Gage Dansby
This podcast centers around, well, everything: Sports, News, Entertainment, Tech, basically anything that you’ll hear people talking about on a daily basis. “Beyond Reason” is the opinions part. I have takes on things that are happening, and so do my guests that I occasionally bring on the show. Come hear my “Reason” on today’s topics and feel free to comment yours as well. Enjoy! Cover art photo by

Quick Take: History of Lillard vs. Westbrook
Apr 25, 2019 • 13 min
A quick recap on the history of the rivalry between NBA point guards Damien Lillard and Russell Westbrook that began way back in 2016. Since then the trash talk has been off the rails and culminated into one of the greatest rivalries in the modern NBA,…
April 11, 2019: The Nike Bribery Scandal
Apr 11, 2019 • 22 min
It seems that controversy in the world of college basketball never seems to stop. Months after the FBI and NCAA’s joint investigation indicting Adidas employees regarding the bribing of players to attend colleges that they outfit, now Nike is being…
April 5, 2019: Too Much Zion
Apr 5, 2019 • 22 min
The Final Four is finally hear, but it wasn’t exactly the smoothest road to get here. Sports media has been drooling over Zion Williamson the moment he announced his commitment to Duke basketball last year. Since then, you couldn’t escape the name Zion…
Mar. 29, 2019: Retirement Spree
Mar 29, 2019 • 26 min
In the midst of March Madness, several prominent NFL players and one particular UFC fighter announce their retirements. Gage breaks down the careers of these athletes and their impact on the sport to give them a proper send off. But things might not seem…
Mar. 22, 2019: The Madness Begins
Mar 22, 2019 • 23 min
In this week’s episode Gage breaks down the beginning of the 2019 NCAA March Madness tournament, including some predictions on how the rest of the tournament is going to play out. Additionally, Gage touches on how it seems that the ACC is the golden child…
Mar. 14, 2019: College Admissions Scandal and 1999 EL Riots
Mar 14, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode Gage breaks down the nationwide college admissions scandal where wealthy parents are bribing standardized test proctors and college athletic departments to get their kids into prestigious universities. Additionally, Gage talks about the…
Feb. 22, 2019: “Kraft”ing a Warrant
Feb 22, 2019 • 30 min
This week tackles how New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft might have celebrated his team’s Super Bowl victory a little too much, since he was just charged with solicitation of a prostitute in Juniper, Florida. Additionally, Gage talks about the Manny…
Feb. 8, 2019: NBA Politics
Feb 8, 2019 • 22 min
This episode recaps the results of a hectic 2019 NBA trade deadline. All the major trades are discussed and which ones will potentially have the best outcomes. Then we go to the NBA all-star game, where the conspiracy is that LeBron is using his captain…
Feb. 1, 2019: “A 6-year old could knock out his own dad”
Feb 1, 2019 • 55 min
This episode is all over the place, beginning with UFC suspending Conor McGregor for 6 months and Khabib Nurmagomedov for 9 months after their fight that ended in epic proportions. And according to Sergei, 9 months doesn’t seem bad in the grand scale of…
Jan. 21, 2019: The Not-so-Super Bowl
Jan 21, 2019 • 32 min
This episode recaps the NFC and AFC championship games and how missed calls by the refs created a tainted Super Bowl with teams that might not deserve to be there in the first place. Plus, I dive into the potential downsides of a college football playoff…
Dec. 30, 2018: NEW YEARS SPECIAL
Dec 31, 2018 • 37 min
The Beyond Reason New Years special sends out 2018 with a special remote broadcast from Bay City, Michigan, where a slew of special guests and I discuss the bowl mania of college football, predictions for games such as the Fiesta Bowl, the Rose Bowl, and…
Dec. 7, 2018: “Like March Madness for Football”
Dec 7, 2018 • 39 min
This episode recaps the final standings of the College Football Playoff and how it looks like Alabama will once again have a smooth path to the finish line, and additionally how the playoff picture for college football should change in the future. Plus,…
Nov. 29, 2018: Well hello there New Balance
Nov 29, 2018 • 34 min
This episode recaps the madness that’s been going on in college football as we inch closer and closer to the College Football Playoff, which got shaken up after Michigan took a devastating loss to Ohio State. Plus, while Big Ten football is declining in…
Nov. 15, 2018: “You know who John Daly is?”
Nov 15, 2018 • 53 min
A lot of hostilities seem to be going on the world of sports these days. From a Division III basketball player punching his opponent in the face in the middle of a game, to Kevin Durant and Draymond Green arguing over a final possesion, or Pittsburgh…
Nov. 8, 2018: “Economy Class to Mars”
Nov 8, 2018 • 51 min
This week’s episode starts off with the recently passed NFL trade deadline, where for some reason the Detroit Lions thought it was a good idea to trade one of their best receivers for a 3rd round draft pick. Classic Lions indeed. Next comes the latest…
Nov. 1, 2018: The Petty Wars & Durkin’s Departure
Nov 1, 2018 • 34 min
While most of the NBA has been celebrating Halloween the old fashioned way (dressed in costumes for the walk to the locker room, horror movie reference while they play, etc.) Jimmy Butler is trying to create a real life horror flick with the Minnesota…
Oct. 25, 2018: Spitgate, the Mumps Email & Game Antics
Oct 25, 2018 • 65 min
This week’s episode recaps the Michigan vs. Michigan State football, where Sergei was our man on the ground and tells us his stories from East Lansing. Plus, Michigan State students were given a warning email to stay away from Michigan students due to…
Oct. 19, 2018: “What happened to those rankings huh?”
Oct 19, 2018 • 48 min
On this episode I bring back Sergei Harvey to give an update on the Khabib Nurmagomedov situation, where apparently he wants to take on Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match (where have we seen this before?). We also dive deep into the Michigan vs. Michigan…
Oct. 11, 2018: Leverage
Oct 11, 2018 • 37 min
An episode full of updates and occasional rants. What could go wrong? Specifically I talk about: Updates to the Khabib vs. McGregor fight and aftermath. What’s going to happen to Khabib and why I think McGregor doesn’t deserve a rematch just yet. Jimmy…
Oct. 7: Khabib vs. McGregor
Oct 7, 2018 • 42 min
Warning: Explicit Content. We’re back! And now we’re joined by UFC fan Sergei Harvey to talk about the Lightweight championship bout between Connor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. We break down the fight round by round for those who missed it, including…
Apr 21, 2018
Apr 21, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode I talk about the NHL playoffs, including the unbelievable run by the Vegas Golden Knights, who have the potential to win the Stanley Cup in their first year of existence. Additionally, I talk over what teams to look out for and my concerns…
Apr 7, 2018
Apr 7, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s episode covers the episode of UFC fighter Conor McGregor’s rampage on the UFC 223 media presser, why he did it and how it could mark an end for his career in the UFC. I also touch on the tragedy of the bus crash involving the players of the…
Mar 31, 2018
Mar 31, 2018 • 23 min
On this episode I talk about Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and explain how major tech companies invade privacy all of the time. As the Silicon Valley saying goes, if you’re not paying for the product, then you are the product. Additionally, I…
Mar 18, 2018
Mar 18, 2018 • 19 min
Today I recap the NCAA tournament, including all of the upsets that no one saw coming, specifically UMBC taking down Virginia, making them the first 16 seed to ever beat a 1 seed in tournament history.
Mar 11, 2018
Mar 11, 2018 • 20 min
Final preparation for March Madness, arguably the best time of the year in sports and how the ongoing NCAA corruption scandal might impact viewership. The time of year for new music for the spring/summer is upon us, Xbox brings back it’s hideous “Duke”…
Feb 27, 2018
Feb 27, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode I talk about the payment corruption scandal that is currently sweeping the college basketball world. The FBI is involved and says that the contents of the investigation could only change college basketball, but the entire NCAA and it’s…
Feb. 17, 2018
Feb 17, 2018 • 29 min
High School Basketball: No More Plays being ran? • High School Sports Attendance Problems: How do we fix it? • ESPN’s Priorities: Celebrity All Star Game over NHL? • Detroit CC vs. Walled Lake Western. IT’S HAPPENING • March Madness pt. 1: Bracketology…
Feb. 10, 2018
Feb 10, 2018 • 35 min
NBA Trade Deadline pt. 1: the Cavs clean house • NBA Trade Deadline pt. 2: Tristan Thompson & JR Smith are still here? • Winter Olympics: North & South Korea under 1 flag & Sweden wins 1st Gold • Winter Olympics: The “Army of Beauties” sent by North Korea…
Feb. 3, 2018
Feb 3, 2018 • 30 min
Blake Griffin Trade: let’s take a trip to 2014 • Deandre Jordan’s Situation: What’s next? • The Nunes Memo Explained: It’s complicated • Music: JT’s “Man of the Woods” & the Black Panther Soundtrack • Amazon “Productivity Wristbands”: 1984 Territory • MSU…
Jan 26, 2018
Jan 26, 2018 • 29 min
Nassar Trial Update: Nassar gets 175 years and Simon resigns • MSU Athletic Director resigns, but leaves questions unanswered • Fowlerville MI basketball hopeful leads charge into season • XFL revival: target audience and potential players? • 2018 Flu…
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 20, 2018 • 30 min
Today I talk about Williamston’s Women’s basketball’s star player having a major injury and what this means for her college career. I also give my takes on the Larry Nassar case that’s sweeping the nation, while also touching on new music, NBA All Star…
January 13, 2018
Jan 13, 2018 • 34 min
January 5, 2018
Jan 5, 2018 • 25 min