“How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?”
Season 7, Episode 2
This week on Freakonomics Radio: John Urschel was the only player in the N.F.L. also getting a math Ph.D. at M.I.T. But after a new study came out linking football to brain damage, he abruptly retired. Stephen J. Dubner brings you the inside story — and a look at how we make decisions in the face of risk versus uncertainty.
To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “‘How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?’” and “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know: A Better Way to End Basketball Games.”