Freakonomics For The Derby: I'm Steven Levitt. Let's Talk Horses.

Steven Levitt is one of the authors of Freakonomics and a professor of economics at the University of Chicago. He's also something of a railbird and an adviser to Derby Jackpot, a legal online horse betting website. Dive into the discussion below and ask him about handicapping tomorrow's Kentucky Derby (or about » 5/01/14 1:01pm 5/01/14 1:01pm

What It's Like To Cover Screwed-Up, Despotic NFL Franchises

We're joined by the Washington Post's Redskins reporter Kent Babb. He also authored "Arrowhead Anxiety," which blew the lid off the Chiefs' front-office dysfunction, so he's uniquely equipped to discuss directionless football teams. Ask him anything you want in the comments below, and he'll try to answer before Tony… » 1/14/14 1:00pm 1/14/14 1:00pm

Alex Gibney And Betsy Andreu Are Here To Talk About The Armstrong Lie

Documentarian Alex Gibney, director of the Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, has spent his career making films about corruption and the abuse of power. The project that eventually became The Armstrong Lie wasn't necessarily meant to be one of them. What had initially been a story about Armstrong's 2009 comeback,… » 11/13/13 12:05pm 11/13/13 12:05pm

Reporter Alan Schwarz Changed The NFL; He's Here To Talk Concussions

We're joined now by New York Times enterprise reporter Alan Schwarz. Best known for his groundbreaking work on football's concussion crisis, he also wrote a terrific history of the role of statistics in baseball, and is a regular recipient of warm holiday greetings from Roger Goodell. Have questions for him about … » 10/08/13 4:57pm 10/08/13 4:57pm

Is Everything You Know About Soccer Wrong? Ask David Sally

We're joined now by David Sally, co-author with Chris Anderson of The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong. It's an argument for the power of analytics in soccer that's full of surprising conclusions about issues like the value of a goal scored relative to that of one saved, whether there's a… » 9/12/13 2:00pm 9/12/13 2:00pm

The 10,000-Hours Rule, And Other Myths: Live Chat With David Epstein

We're joined now by David Epstein, a former senior writer for Sports Illustrated who's just been hired by Pro Publica to be an investigative reporter. Epstein is the author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, which was recently published by Current. Among other things, the… » 8/12/13 2:30pm 8/12/13 2:30pm

Got Questions About Gambling And The Mob? Ask A Bookie.

Joe Campanella is a real-life member of the Roslindale crew, one of the three biggest sports-betting syndicates on the streets of greater Boston. He's also one of the stars of Saint Hoods, a Discovery Channel docu-series that airs Friday nights at 10 (EDT). Campanella joins us now to take questions about being a… » 8/09/13 2:00pm 8/09/13 2:00pm