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alt.NPR: On Gambling with Mike Pesca

alt.NPR: On Gambling with Mike Pesca

Copyright: Copyright 2006 NPR

Losing Faith in Fantasy Football

Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:11:23 -0500

Mike has given up on the entire concept of fantasy football. Based on that statement how did you think he did this year? Yeah even worse. Guest Jeff Gerttula, who runs the fantasy sports division on the Sporting News, tries to talk Mike off the ledge. (contains bonus material for people who never cared in the first place)

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Kiss Kiss Bet Bet: James Bond Plays Poker

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 23:55:56 -0500

Mike analyzes (nitpicks) the Texas hold 'em scenes in the new James Bond movie: Casino Royal.

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CORRECTED: Damon Runyon and the Black Knights

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 13:50:23 -0500

Sorry about that last podcast of this same title, sans the word CORRECTED in front. Please delete the old one.

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Odds and Pregnancy

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 17:13:11 -0500

Odds aren't just a factor in sports and blackjack. 35 year old pregnant women are told they have a 1 in 400 chance of having a baby with down syndrome. One test has a 90% accuracy rate, another is 100% accurate, but carries a risk of miscarriage. Mike examines the difficulty in calculating exact odds, but more importantly of trying to put those odds in terms the human brain can comprehend.

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Predicting mid term elections

Wed, 01 Nov 2006 16:50:00 -0500

The University of Iowa's Iowa Electronics Market is modeled after a commodities market. But instead of trading natural gas it trades the naturally gaseous - politicians. Mike Pesca divulges the latest on what on line traders, betting real money, are saying about which party will control congress after the mid term elections next Tuesday.

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