How to Catch World Cup Fever

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One billion people watched the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, roughly 10 times more than the Super Bowl. (Photo: Danilo Borges/Wikimedia Commons)

Season 7, Episode 41

For soccer fans, it’s easy. For the rest of us? Not so much, especially since the U.S. team didn’t qualify. So here’s what to watch for even if you have no team to root for. Because the World Cup isn’t just a gargantuan sporting event; it’s a microcosm of human foibles and (yep) economic theory brought to life.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “How to Catch World Cup Fever.”

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