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From survivor, to pickem pools, to simply picking games against the spread, there's no shortage of ways to find action on any and every NFL game. But which ones should you highlight, and which side should you back? Chris Meaney and Michael Beller will help you make those decisions in Best on the Board. They'll go over their favorite picks for survivor and plays against the spread, providing reasoned analysis for every selection they make. They participate in these pools, too, so you can be s ...
 
The Athletic's Michael Beller and Emory Hunt bring stats and scouting together with a singular goal: winning fantasy football championships. Stats do a great job of telling us the what, but not always the why. Emory, founder of Football Gameplan and a former running back at the University of Louisiana, will provide us with the why and, more importantly, if we should believe in it. Get ready to step up your fantasy football game with the Advanced Route. For 40% off a subscription, subscribe t ...
 
Every fantasy player knows that the draft is just the start of the season. In fact, most leagues aren’t won on draft day, but rather with moves made during the season. Every Monday, Michael Beller and Brandon Funston of The Athletic will take a deep dive into the waiver wire on Wire to Wire. They’ll break down the players you should be targeting, helping you prioritize your waiver claims and get your FAAB bids in order. They’ll take a look at the week that was to discern which Sunday breakou ...
 
The Athletic's Jake Ciely, Brandon Funston and Michael Beller help you get your fantasy lineups set with The Fantasy Football Rankings Show. Rankings gurus Jake and Brandon will run down their rankings at every position, interpreting the key news of the week and how it affects the fantasy landscape. The guys will go toe to toe where they differ in their rankings, and likely find some agreement, as well. Most importantly, they’ll give you the well reasoned, in-depth analysis you need to make ...
 
About The Show The Light Warrior Podcast explores spiritual and energetic practices of Qigong and Neigong, healing using Qi energy, as well as topics related to Taoism, shamanism, plant medicine, alternative health, bodywork techniques, Traditional Chinese Medicine, martial arts, psychedelics, the nature of consciousness and more. About the Host Paul Berezetsky is a qigong practitioner, musician, and co-founder of EnterTalk Radio, a media/marketing company focusing on technological and busin ...
 
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In the beginning was the Big Bang: an unimaginably hot fire almost fourteen billion years ago in which the first elements were forged. The physical theory of the hot nascent universe--the Big Bang--was one of the most consequential developments in twentieth-century science. And yet it leaves many questions unanswered: Why is the universe so big? Wh…
 
DVR and Al assess this week's group of waiver wire targets, and while it's not creating much buzz, they look at the appeal offered by several hitters, including Luke Voit, Josh Naylor, Alek Thomas and Brandon Drury. They also consider some pitchers for the longer haul, like George Kirby, Kyle Bradish and Reid Detmers, and some streaming options, in…
 
Al and Nando consider whether the early rebounds from Christian Yelich, Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu are sustainable, and they discuss their level of interest in Dodgers righty Ryan Pepiot in light of his Wednesday debut. They also determine which slow-starting players are worth dropping, including Trevor Story, Justin Turner, Charlie Morton and …
 
Nando, Ian & DVR discuss Jo Adell’s future, Paul DeJong’s demotion and the expected opportunity for Nolan Gorman — the tough adjustment period for several rookies earlier this season — a new ‘Nando Guy’ in the Bronx, Leody Taveras’ path back to Texas, a reminder of how humbling fantasy baseball can be on a day-to-day basis, the Dodgers winning by t…
 
When faced with new challenges, it’s easy to feel our solutions need to be equally unprecedented. We think we need a revolution. But what if this is a big mistake? In Evolutionary Ideas, Sam Tatam shows how behavioral science and evolutionary psychology can help us solve tomorrow’s challenges, not by divining something the world has never seen, but…
 
DVR and Al revisit the debuts of George Kirby and Alek Thomas and look at an increasingly crowded Tigers rotation with the emergence of Alex Faedo and Joey Wentz. They also discuss the increasingly prominent fantasy profiles of Robert Hassell III and Michael Harris II. DVR and Al wind up with their weekly minor league level roundup, this time focus…
 
DVR and Al break down a particularly busy week for sorting out waiver wire options, which features a number of recent and potential prospect call-ups, including Jose Miranda, Royce Lewis, MJ Melendez and George Kirby. They looked at the shallow-league appeal of Jameson Taillon and Glenn Otto, and considered some deeper-league hitting and pitching o…
 
Today I interview Richard Schwartz. His friends know him as Dick. And while this is my first time speaking with him, I can’t help but feel friendly toward him. Dick is the creator of Internal Family Systems or IFS, an extraordinary and paradigm-shifting therapeutic model that changes not only the way we envision healing, but also the person being h…
 
It's another beat writer day here on The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. On this episode, we discuss Mariners with Corey Brock, Astros with Jake Kaplan, and White Sox with James Fegan. Follow Corey (Mariners) on Twitter: @CoreyBrockMLB Follow Jake (Astros) on Twitter: @jakemkaplan Follow James (White Sox) on Twitter: @JRFegan Follow Al on Twitte…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss a few names emerging on the dynasty league radar, Joey Votto v. Nelson Cruz as rebound candidates, sticking with highly-regarded prospects long after they have debuted, Jo Adell as a buy-low trade target, Jose Miranda's famous cousin, and if the Yankees' pitching staff has improved with Gary Sánchez in Minnesota. Follow N…
 
The second and third days of the NFL Draft saw a number of immediately fantasy-relevant players land with teams that could make them more intriguing than originally expected. Or less. It's hard to tell. Beller, Jake and Funston do what they can to make sense of it on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow Beller on Twitter: @…
 
DVR and Al look into the fantasy relevance of several prospect call-ups, including the Twins' Jose Miranda and Josh Winder, and they discuss prospects with rising roster rates, led by Nolan Gorman and Corbin Carroll. The week's prospect roundup focuses on Triple-A standouts, including Royce Lewis, Vinnie Pasquantino and Matthew Liberatore. Follow D…
 
DVR and Al consider whether Taylor Ward, Brandon Marsh and Andrew Vaughn are worth adding in the shallowest of leagues and where more highly-available hitters like Joey Wendle and Santiago Espinal should be rostered. They also discuss the latest prospect call-up, Orioles righty Kyle Bradish, and other pitchers who could be added, such as Glenn Otto…
 
What do you get when you mix statistical stabilization points with the end of the first month of the baseball season. A mAprilstrom, of course. Nick Groke joins Beller and Al on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast to discuss which hot starts we can take at face value, and which ones we should look at dubiously. Follow Nick on Twit…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss the early-season value of long relievers like Keegan Thompson, why they may become less interesting as rosters shrink, Nando's fast start in the "Nap League", Nolan Gorman v. Jo Adell in long-term leagues, patience with Spencer Howard, and whether it's a good idea to target a few bats in Oakland for improved power product…
 
Six rookie receivers found homes in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, as expected. None of them is in Green Bay, which is objectively hilarious. Oh, and A.J. Brown is an Eagle now. Beller, Jake and Funston break down the fantasy implications of the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Foll…
 
There's really no better way to celebrate the draft than by making a draft game out of following the draft. That's exactly what Beller, Funston and Jake do on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Jake on Twitter: @allinkid Follow Funston on Twitter: @BrandonFunston Subscribe to The Athleti…
 
On this Prospect Tuesday edition of the show, DVR and Al consider Adley Rutschman's value for single-catcher redraft leagues, while also looking at the longer-term appeal of recently-demoted Bryson Stott and recently-promoted Richie Palacios. They peruse the Z-Contact% leaderboard for rookie pitchers, assess whether to stash Triston Casas, Nolan Go…
 
Few people realize that raising children is the single largest industry in the United States. Yet this vital work receives little political support, and its primary workers—parents—labor in isolation. If they ask for help, they are made to feel inadequate; there is no centralized organization to represent their interests; and there is virtually not…
 
DVR and Al explain whether it makes sense to pursue Jurickson Profar in FAB after his hot start, and they also look into other hitters on waivers, including Aaron Hicks, Taylor Ward, Tyler Wade and Cristian Pache., They also consider Paul Blackburn's surprising start, as well as the fantasy appeal of Tyler Anderson, Ross Stripling and two-start pit…
 
It's our first beat writer episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast this season, with Katie Woo checking in from St. Louis, and Steve Berman giving us the latest on the A's. Beller and Al wrap up the episode with a buy-sell-hold-based look at players who have gotten off to surprisingly strong starts over the first few weeks of the year. Fol…
 
An innovative reassessment of philosopher P. F. Strawson's influential "Freedom and Resentment" P. F. Strawson was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his 1962 paper "Freedom and Resentment" is one of the most influential in modern moral philosophy, prompting responses across multiple disciplines, from psychology to…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss the league-wide drop in offensive output and try to parse blame between a new baseball, the shortened spring training, and other factors. Plus, Mookie Betts' quiet start, Gerrit Cole, Luke Voit & Tyler Stephenson, Jameson Taillon's early value jump, and a big milestone for Ian. Follow Nando on Twitter: @nandodifino Follow…
 
DVR and Al zero in on the major league debuts of three pitchers -- MacKenzie Gore, Nick Lodolo and Bryce Elder -- on Prospect Tuesday, and they consider the redraft league appeal of Grayson Rodriguez and Max Meyer. They also gauge their level of concern regarding Kevin Smith, Bobby Witt Jr.., Bryson Stott and other rookies who have possibly been a …
 
Setting up a new fantasy league? Itching to spice up your current one? This is the time of year you should be thinking about the setup and rules that can make a good fantasy league great. Beller and Funston share their dos and don'ts on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Funston on Twitt…
 
DVR and Al consider whether the rush to add Steven Kwan from waivers has run its course, and they look at other possible hitters to add, including Connor Joe, Anthony Santander, Oscar Mercado and Owen Miller. They discuss how aggressively fantasy managers should bid on MacKenzie Gore and Kyle Wright, and sort out a number of bullpen options, such a…
 
In The World Computer: Derivative Conditions of Racial Capitalism (Duke UP, 2021) Jonathan Beller forcefully demonstrates that the history of commodification generates information itself. Out of the omnipresent calculus imposed by commodification, information emerges historically as a new money form. Investigating its subsequent financialization of…
 
Reliever guru Greg Jewett joins Beller and Al to discuss Ryan Pressly, Craig Kimbrel, HLRs, FAAB strategy and more on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball podcast. Follow Greg on Twitter: @gjewett9 Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Email us: fantasypods@theathletic.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: …
 
Most economists would argue that policies and business strategies are most likely to succeed if they are evidence-based, with their efficacy demonstrated empirically by randomized controlled trials before they are implemented at scale. John List spearheaded the introduction of field experiments in economics, publishing a raft of influential studies…
 
On this prospects edition of the show, DVR and Al consider the redraft league appeal of Matt Brash, Heliot Ramos and C.J. Abrams and discuss several trending players, including Steven Kwan, Kyle Wright, Jhoan Duran and Triston Casas. They also take a look at a number of intriguing players who are starting the season at Double-A, including this week…
 
The NFL Draft is just more than two weeks away, with the next class of fantasy superstars set to enter the NFL. Jake, Funston and Beller highlight what fantasy fanatics should be watching for in the draft on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Jake on Twitter: @allinkid Follow Funston on …
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss the fast start to Steven Kwan’s rookie campaign, life with baseball on TV around the clock, what they’re looking for in the early days of the new season, Ian’s concern about Michael Kopech, Jo Adell’s bumpy opening series, Jurickson Profar (!?), and very under-the-radar prospect that Nando is pursuing in Texas, and more. …
 
DVR and Al dig into the waiver options heading into the first full week of the 2022 season. C.J. Abrams, Josh Lowe, Jeremy Peña and Andrew McCutchen are among the hitters who are available in many 12-team leagues, while Drew Rasmussen, Matt Brash and Tylor Megill headline the list of available pitchers. They also consider how much to bid on relief …
 
Beller and Jake wrap up TAFFP's first set of 2022 rankings with a look at receiver and tight end. Can Justin Jefferson unseat Cooper Kupp? How big are the second and third tiers of receivers? And a fond farewell to the first-round tight end. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Jake on Twitter: @allinkid Subscribe to The Athletic Fantasy Footb…
 
MLB's opening weekend is here! Lineup guru Mike Kurland joins Michael Beller and Al Melchior to discuss the lineup construction intrigue they'll be watching over the first few days of the season. Follow Mike on Twitter: @Mike_Kurland Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Email us: fantasypods@theathletic.com Subscri…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss a few late spring risers -- including a favorite in Kansas City securing his rotation spot, and an interesting sleeper bat in Pittsburgh -- before considering the risk-reward balance of injured aces, Byron Buxton, and the top prospects set to debut for their teams on Opening Day including Bobby Witt Jr., Spencer Torkelson…
 
Al Melchior and Michael Beller look at the impact of Austin Meadows' departure on the Rays' roster, particularly in reference to playing time for Isaac Paredes, Josh Lowe and Vidal Bruján. They also assess the fantasy value of numerous prospects who have already secured major league roster spots for opening day, from big names like Julio Rodríguez,…
 
The past two decades have witnessed sluggish economic growth, mounting inequality, dysfunctional competition, and a host of other ills that have left people wondering what has happened to the future they were promised. Restarting the Future reveals how these problems arise from a failure to develop the institutions demanded by an economy now relian…
 
This is an age of crisis. That much we can agree on. But a crisis of what? And how do we get out of it? Many on the right call for tax cuts and deregulation. Others on the left rage against the top 1 percent and demand wholesale economic change. Voices on both sides line up against globalization: restrict trade to protect jobs. In The Wolf at the D…
 
DVR and Al look at the fantasy implications of the Craig Kimbrel-for-A.J. Pollock trade and then break down a large selection of waiver options to consider just before opening day. The discussion ranges from shallow-league-viable players like Randal Grichuk, Alejandro Kirk and Hunter Greene to deeper league options that include Brad Miller, Tyler W…
 
So what is metamodernity you may ask, and what does it have to do with systems thinking and cybernetics? Well, I recently had a chance to find out for myself during my conversation with Lene Rachel Andersen about her book Metamodernity: Meaning and Hope in a Complex World (Nordic Bildung, 2019). The short answer is metamodernity is a systems perspe…
 
"Our time is the age of postmodernity and of the clash of epochs. But a new age of humanity is rising. It is evolutionity or the evolutionary epoch which replaces modernity and postmodernity." Such is the powerful argument of W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz in his book Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus: New Directions for the Future Development of Humanki…
 
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