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The Source: Nearly 60 Million Play Fantasy Sports

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56 million people play fantasy sports in the United States and Canada. This is an enormous increase for a hobby-turned industry that just three years ago boasted 33 million players. 

As tens-of-millions of Americans sit down to draft their teams for the most popular fantasy sport–Fantasy football–a cable program aptly titled "The League" begins its 7th season, and hundreds of millions of dollars slosh around for entrepreneurs who monetized statistical nerdery, it is safe to say that Fantasy Sports aren't going anywhere.

What is behind the huge interest in fantasy sports?

Guests:

  • Neil Greenberg, Sportswriter for the The Washington Post
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive