It Seemed Smart

It Seemed Smart Podcast

Liars, cheaters, burglars, oh my! Enter the amusing, diabolical, and entertaining world of sports trickery and mayhem. Spencer Hall shares the absurd stories of stolen bats, pirated play calls, renegade cross-country road racers, and promising footballers who, it turns out, were never really footballers at all. A storytelling experience by SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Wakeyleaks (a college football espionage story)
Wake Forest suspected that someone was stealing its playbook. What they didn’t know was that it was an inside job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

The Shady Rise and Spectacular Fall of Daily Fantasy Sports
The online fantasy boom made a lot of people rich: the fantasy sports companies that raked in millions on barely legal bets; and some of their employees who used insider info to cash in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

How to Plan to Break the Law in 20 States at Once
The Cannonball Run, a 28-hour car sprint across the United States, involves a thousand small challenges, and two huge ones: how to fool the cops, and how to not leave any evidence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

The Great Albert Belle Bat Caper
In 1994, the Cleveland Indians crawled through a ceiling, stole a bat out of an umpire’s dressing room, and set off a chain of events that eventually involved a former FBI agent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Introducing It Seemed Smart
True stories of people who broke the rules of the game, just to win. Hosted by Spencer Hall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit