In this episode, first aired in 2011, we talk about the meaning of a good game — whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table. And how some games can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?
We hear how a recurring dream about football turned into a real-life lesson for Stephen Dubner, we watch a chessboard turn into a playground where by-the-book moves give way to totally unpredictable possibilities, and we talk to Dan Engber, a one time senior editor at Slate, now at The Atlantic, and a bunch of scientists about why betting on a longshot is so much fun. And finally, we talk to Malcolm Gladwell about why he loves the overdog.
The Immaculate Reception (https://zpr.io/izhV3Sm88SWF) by Franco Harris on December 23, 1972. Harris was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fullback at the time.
Stephen J. Dubner’s book, Confessions of a Hero Worshipper (https://zpr.io/iQUwfF8vGArj)
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this podcast is about sports, not games. stupid click bait title. idgaf about your sportsball radiolab.
Drumpf doubled the deficit and increased the trade deficit by half. He increased the federal budget by the same (within 1%) percentage as Obama. Remember when republicans ran on the idea of small government? Not anymore. Although sometimes they lie and claim to be...until it's time to actually set policy. Now republicans just run on shrieking hatred. Whoops. 😋... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Check out the loser scrolling like an LOSER with no life! ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Interesting stuff. My only quibble would be that you'd root for Butler since they're the far smaller school than Michigan State.
ANTIFA is overwhelmingly white, and they're allowed to do whatever they want, without recourse. Does that make them the real "white supremacists"?.
An old RepeatLab episode from Aug2011.