Free markets and regulation, Athlete storytelling

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We talk with Wisconsin Badger football great Chris Borland about his new storytelling project for athletes and why more of them are moving away from traditional media. We also talk with an author about the tension between free market principles and the social good.

Featured in this Show

  • Challenging free market fundamentalism

    Markets are good for getting productive uses out of the inputs that create wealth, but the theory of the free market can be a challenge to the social good. Co-author of the new book, The Big Myth, Naomi Oreskes explains how businesses use free market fundamentalism to avoid regulations, oversight, and corporate responsibility.

  • Why athletes are doing their own storytelling in place of traditional media

    Former Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Chris Borland is launching his own athlete storytelling company, ByUs Media. He and his co-founder, Olivia Hancock, join us to share why they started the platform and what they’re hoping to accomplish. Then, a sports media professor joins us to explore what we gain and what when miss out on when athletes tell their own stories, instead of relying on traditional media.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Naomi Oreskes Guest
  • Chris Borland Guest
  • Olivia Hancock Guest
  • Michael Mirer Guest

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