fans http://kalw.org en Audiograph's Sound of the Week (Special Edition): 1906 Ultras http://kalw.org/post/audiographs-sound-week-special-edition-1906-ultras <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">We have a special bonus mystery sound this week for you. </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">And last Thursday on <a href="http://www.kalw.org/programs/crosscurrents"><em>Crosscurrents</em></a>, we asked you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.</span></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 03:53:53 +0000 Chris Hoff 27503 at http://kalw.org Audiograph's Sound of the Week (Special Edition): 1906 Ultras Behind the science of sports obsession http://kalw.org/post/behind-science-sports-obsession <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millions of people are crazy about sports, whether or not their teams are any good. Exactly why that is is the subject of Eric Simons’ new book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Secret-Lives-Sports-Fans/dp/1590208641">The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Simons sat down with </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk about the chemistry of fandom.</span><br> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:51:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 27499 at http://kalw.org Behind the science of sports obsession