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Ask a U.F.C. Fighter

…After winning an N.C.A.A. wrestling championship in 2000 and then starring in the W.W.E., Lesnar briefly played football (a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings) but said he found his calling…



Episode 350

How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Update)

One of the most storied (and valuable) sports franchises in the world had fallen far. So they decided to do a full reboot — and it worked: this week, they…

Episode 350

How to Stop Being a Loser

The San Francisco 49ers, one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world, also used to be one of the best. But they’ve been losing lately — a lot…

Episode 197

Hacking the World Bank

Jim Yong Kim has an unorthodox background for a World Bank president — and his reign thus far is just as unorthodox.

Episode 275

An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl

We assembled a panel of smart dudes—a two-time Super Bowl champ; a couple of N.F.L. linemen, including one who’s getting a math Ph.D at M.I.T., and our resident economist—to tell…

Episode 197

Hacking the World Bank (Update)

Jim Yong Kim has an unorthodox background for a World Bank president — and his reign has been just as unorthodox. He has just announced he’s stepping down, well before…

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The Dangers of Safety (Replay)

What do NASCAR drivers, Glenn Beck, and the hit men of the N.F.L. have in common?