How Sports Became Us

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On the 6th of May, 1954 Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile barrier in three-minutes and 59.4 seconds.(Photo: Allsport UK/Getty Images)

Season 8, Episode 3

Dollar-wise, the sports industry is surprisingly small, about the same size as the cardboard-box industry. So why does it make so much noise? Because it reflects — and often amplifies — just about every political, economic, and social issue of the day. Introducing a new series, “The Hidden Side of Sports.”

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “How Sports Became Us.”