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116 - Podcast Friday is BACK! With Award-winning journalist David Epstein and The Sports Gene!

116 - Podcast Friday is BACK!  With Award-winning journalist David Epstein and The Sports Gene!

We are starting our new season with a special interview with David Epstein, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated.  Today is a special day because Mr. Epstein's new book - The Sports Gene - was released yesterday on August 1.  This book is an amazingly detailed, but hugely readable look at the Nature vs. Nurture question especially as related to sports proficiency.  In the book, Mr. Epstein considers the 10,000 Practice Rule (and why it is false), as well as the actual role of genetics in determining what type of athlete you'll be.   This book - as well as our podcast - takes you not only into the lab, but also to East Africa, to Jamaica, and to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of the answer to how much influence nature vs. nurture has in determining each of our athletic prowess (and you'll see how reindeer are involved in this answer!). If you're a long-time listener, you know that our interviews with Mr. Epstein are always fun and stimulating conversations.  So give it a listen - and then buy the book.  You won't be sorry!

Here are the links mentioned in the podcast:

Click here for the full transcript of this podcast.

And as always, remember that you can win a free Huffines t-shirt by listening to the podcast and being the first to send us an email with the answer to the question (and you'll get one of the new, 3rd edition t-shirts!).  And don't think you're too late to win...email us anyway!

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