Jon Wertheim on Sports, Psychology and Economics

Capital Allocators | 17 June 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jon Wertheim, sports journalist and author of ten books including Stokes of Genius about the Federer-Nadal rivalry, Scorecasting, and This Is Your Brain on Sports. Ranges across sports, investing and psychology delving into behaviour and decision making, tennis, the role of luck, cycles in basketball strategy, loss aversion, job preservation, omission bias, sports gambling, the business of sports, and lessons from interviewing.

Toto Wolff: Avoiding the Doomsday

Beyond Victory with Nico Rosberg | 25 March 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Toto Wolff, Principal of the Mercedes F1 team. An excellent discussion of what is required for high performance in business and sport and for mental health in general.

Matthew Syed on Maximising Mental Performance

Beyond Victory with Nico Rosberg | 6 November 2018 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Former F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg discusses concrete skills and practices to aggregate marginal gains and maximise performance with Matthew Syed, author of You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything.

Ref, You Suck!

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | 2 April 2019 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of a new podcast where Michael Lewis looks at what’s happened to fairness—in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of law, and more. Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits the NBA replay centre that’s trying to adjudicate fairness.

Michael Schwimer – Moneyball as an Investment Strategy

Capital Allocators | 15 October 2018 | 0h 55m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Michael Schwimer of Big League Advance, a company that investments in Minor League baseball players in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings. Discusses his analytical approach to playing professional sport, his application of Sabermetrics, his concern for player welfare and the process of recruiting funders. Fascinating from both sports and data science perspectives.

How to Catch World Cup Fever

Freakonomics Radio | 14 June 2018 | 0h 56m | Listen Later 
An intriguing backgrounder on the Football World Cup in Russia. “This could be a World Cup of great cacophony. A plague of far-right Nazi-infused UFC-trained Russian fans; English fans for which they’ve built Soviet-style enormous drunk tanks; platoons of horseback-mounted Cossacks with whips; and heroin and cocaine legalised around the stadia. What could possibly go wrong?”