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In the first episode of "This is Your Brain on Sports," Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim talks with behavioral economist Richard Thaler about the anomalies of sports​.

By The SI Staff
June 22, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of "This is Your Brain on Sports," a new podcast from Sports Illustrated that looks at the hidden side of games, athletes, fans, owners, officials and more, hosted by SI executive editor Jon Wertheim.

For the inaugural episode, Wertheim sits down with behavioral economist Richard Thaler, the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and author of Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics, to discuss and analyze the anomalies of sports, including ticket sales, rules and regulations such as the red card in soccer, and Thaler's own experience giving draft advice to the owner of the Washington Redskins, Dan Snyder. 

Listen below or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and check back every week for a new episode:

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