Sports economics: Paying college athletes, the cost of sports stadiums, Roger Goodell’s salary.

Slate Money Storms the Field for an All-Sports Podcast

Slate Money Storms the Field for an All-Sports Podcast

Slate’s weekly business and finance podcast.
Jan. 31 2015 7:16 AM

The Sports Edition

Slate Money on paying college athletes, the real cost of sports stadiums, and the outsized salary of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.


Listen to Episode No. 38 of Slate Money:

On this week’s episode of Slate Money, we respond to listener suggestions for an all-sports edition. Host Felix Salmon chats with special guest Mina Kimes of ESPN the Magazine and co-hosts Cathy O’Neil of and Jordan Weissmann of Slate about the prospect of paying college athletes, the economics of stadiums, and what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell does to earn such a big salary. And everyone explains to Felix who is playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday.


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Cathy O'Neil is a former hedge fund quant and blogger at

Felix Salmon is a journalist.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.