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February 04th 2016:Super Bowl Fever: It Ain't Healthy! But What's the Cure? Learn About a Brain-Enhancing Alternative to Football. Plus Hear Excerpts from Author Steve Almond's Interview 'Tackle Football!'

For many Americans Super Bowl Sunday is an all-consuming spectacle, where money and mania coincide. Anxious fans overeat more than at any time except Thanksgiving and last week tickets start at $3100, with fans also vying for over-priced airfares. But that’s nothing compared to the price paid by football players themselves. Recent studies show 96% of NFL and 79% of college and high school players tested showed CTE, a serious brain disease. Former Super Bowl greats are bursting the bubble too. Tony Dorsett can’t remember where to pick up his kids and 36-year-old Antwone Randall El regrets ever

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Steve Almond

A son of two politically-active psychiatrists and a former sports reporter and play-by-play man, Steve Almond spent seven years as a journalist before writing his first book, the short story collection My Life in Heavy Metal. His nonfiction book, Candyfreak, was a New York Times bestseller. His short fiction was included in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and he writes commentary and journalism regularly for The New York Times Magazine. Steve received his undergrad degree from Wesleyan University. He teaches non-fiction to fellows in the Nieman Fellowship program based in Cambridge, Mass and served as adjunct professor in creative writing at Boston College unt
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