You Say “eye-RACK,” I Say “ear-ROCK”: TMSIDK Episode 28

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Special-guest co-host Hari Kodabolu’s high school named their mascot for him. (Photo: Lucy Sutton)

The fantasy sports industry is giant — estimates range from $4 billion to $7 billion. But the 12 friends who started it in 1980 estimate that they’ve made about $128. Their mistake: the group formed in the now-defunct restaurant La Rotisserie Française and fought hard to protect their copyright over the name “Rotisserie Baseball.” Had they instead protected their scoring system or rules, they might be rich enough now to own a real baseball team.

Hari Kondabolu (comedian and host of Politically ReActive) is our special guest co-host, with Sean Rameswaram (Radiolab Presents: More Perfect) as real-time fact-checker. Tell Me Something I Don’t Know reaches into our “grab bag” for fascinating facts on the downside of keeping secrets, the origin of fantasy sports, what pronunciations say about our politics, and more.