Tired of sports talk that hurts your ears? New Books in Sports offers sports talk that will make you smarter.

Join us for conversations with the authors of the latest biographies, histories, and studies of sports, money, media and society.

The host of New Books in Sports is Bruce Berglund. He has rushed from end to end as a defenseman, lowered his shoulder into the line as a fullback, tossed penalty flags as a high school referee, and thrown 10,000 BP pitches as a Little League coach. He is also a historian at Calvin College in Michigan.