531: Got Your Back

531: Got Your Back

Jul 25, 2014
There is a special comfort that comes from knowing someone's got your back. You can do things that just weren't possible before. You take huge risks, including some that aren't necessarily advisable. This week: stories where one person's powerlessness is transformed when they discover they have backup. And we see what happens when that backup goes away.
The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.
  • Ira talks to Grantland writer David Hill about the board game Diplomacy. He had a couple experiences that made him believe that maybe he didn't understand how to play properly. So he enlisted a ringer, an actual diplomat, to go with him to the national tournament in North Carolina. (8 minutes)

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