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Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

By Pushkin Industries  

Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball) takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness—in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of law, and much more. And he asks what’s happening to a world where everyone loves to hate the referee.

Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball) takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness—in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of law, and much more. And he asks what’s happening to a world where everyone loves to hate the referee.

 

#11

Bonus Against the Rules: Help in a Crisis

While working on the next season of Against the Rules coming later this spring, Michael Lewis has had some conversations that we didn’t want to hold. Conversations with people who are helping others through the Covid-19 crisis. We’ll hear from a software developer focused on helping the 40 million Americans on food assistance manage their benefits, as well as a teacher on the frontlines of the crisis in New York State. To help those in need, go to givedirectly.org/covid-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

25 Mar 2020

22 MINS

22:25

25 Mar 2020


#10

Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

A new show from Pushkin Industries: Cautionary Tales. We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “Messy” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. Featuring original music and an award-winning cast including Alan Cumming and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Russell Tovey (Quantico) – and Malcolm Gladwell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

15 Nov 2019

38 MINS

38:04

15 Nov 2019


#9

Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell

Around the launch of Against the Rules, Michael spoke with his friend and co-producer, the author Malcolm Gladwell, at the 92Y in New York. Hear them talk about podcasting, referees, and the magic of “conversational delight.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

21 May 2019

57 MINS

57:37

21 May 2019


#8

The Magic Shoebox

Where is a millisecond worth a million dollars? The New York Stock Exchange.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

14 May 2019

57 MINS

57:09

14 May 2019


#7

Baby Judge School

Judges now want us to know they’re human. But maybe we’d be better off if we didn’t know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

07 May 2019

43 MINS

43:25

07 May 2019


#6

The Neutral

What kind of person makes a neutral referee? It’s not the kind of person you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Apr 2019

42 MINS

42:49

30 Apr 2019


#5

The Hand of Leonardo

The authenticator ref absolves everyone of blame. And sometimes generates money out of thin air. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

23 Apr 2019

46 MINS

46:29

23 Apr 2019


#4

The Alex Kogan Experience

Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

16 Apr 2019

45 MINS

45:35

16 Apr 2019


#3

The Seven Minute Rule

The government protects us from some dangerous products, but not from others that, over time, ruin countless lives. Michael has started a Go Fund Me campaign to help Katie finally be free of her student loan burden. If you would like to contribute, visit Katie's Go Fund Me. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

09 Apr 2019

49 MINS

49:33

09 Apr 2019


#2

Ref, You Suck!

Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits a replay center that’s trying to do the impossible: adjudicate fairness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

02 Apr 2019

40 MINS

40:50

02 Apr 2019


#1

Introducing Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Get ready for the launch of Michael Lewis's first podcast, where he takes listeners from student-loan call centers to the courts of Uzbekistan to the new trading hubs of Wall Street (in New Jersey).  What happens when fairness can't be enforced? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

22 Mar 2019

02 MINS

02:28

22 Mar 2019