The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.
October 12th, 2013
Episode 638 of 974 episodes
Last year, Americans paid $1.7 billion to play in fantasy sports leagues. Billion!On today's show, we find real businesses sprouting up to profit from the fantasy sports economy. One guy sells insurance that pays off if a (real) player on your (fantasy) team gets hurt; another settles disputes that pop up in fantasy leagues.Also on the show today: When fantasy football is a negative externality in a marriage. (Bonus: The marriage in question involves a member of the Planet Money team.)For more, see our story Cashing In On The Fantasy Sports Economy.Music: Manning Brothers' "Football On Your Phone." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.
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