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Three Percent #17: Gambling on the Nobel Prize

This week’s podcast is a special two-part episode. We recorded the first half on Wednesday and speculated about who was going to win this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature and talked about the odd and awesome British practice of betting on the winner. The second half we recorded yesterday, after we found out that Tomas Transtromer—who is published by New Directions—was this year’s recipient of the prize.

And as always, we talk a little baseball, including Tony La Russa’s awesome Moneyball comment, the Cardinals Miracle, and who we think will make it out of the first round. (Spoiler: We accurately predicted Detroit’s victory last night.)

In honor of Bob Dylan—the odds-on favorite to win the Nobel when betting closed—this week’s music is a dubstep remix of All Along the Watchtower.

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