Why Risk It All?
07/07/10 12:10PM By Jane Lindholm  Download MP3
Marlboro College professor emeritus Joseph Mazur has long been fascinated with gambling and he's written a new book that takes account of its history, mathematics, and psychology. It's called What's Luck Got to Do with It? The History, Mathematics, and Psychology of the Gambler's Illusion.
He spoke with VPR's Jane Lindholm about what drives people to risk it all.