The Wharton Moneyball Post Game Podcast


Wharton Moneyball: Why Generalists Triumph & A Look Behind the Magic of Jeopardy

Ep. 152

Show from 5/29/19

In this episode of Wharton Moneyball we have our full cast of hosts and they talk to current Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer about strategy on the show! Plus they get into the benefits of being a generalist with author of the brand new book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Stay tuned for their weekly over unders at the end! Tune in


David Epstein is author of the brand new book RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the New York Times best seller The Sports Gene. He was previously an investigative reporter at ProPublica–covering everything from medical misdiagnosis to drug cartels–and before that a senior writer at Sports Illustrated.

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Follow him on Twitter: @DavidEpstein

James Holzhauer is the current Jeopardy Champion who is all over the news. He has eclipsed $2 million in earnings in just 27 games. For reference it took Ken Jennings 74 games to win all of his $2.5 million. His correct response rate on the show is at 97% and when he is not on Jeopardy he is a professional sports better who resides in Las Vegas.

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Check out his progress on Jeopardy here:

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