Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

9 EpisodesProduced 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.

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Introducing Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

March 22nd, 2019

2:28

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 …

Ref, You Suck!

April 2nd, 2019

40:50

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.

The Seven Minute Rule

April 9th, 2019

49:33

The government protects us from some dangerous products, but not from others that, over time, ruin countless lives.

The Alex Kogan Experience

April 16th, 2019

45:35

Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one.

The Hand of Leonardo

April 23rd, 2019

46:29

The authenticator ref absolves everyone of blame. And sometimes generates money out of thin air.

The Neutral

April 30th, 2019

42:49

What kind of person makes a neutral referee? It’s not the kind of person you think.

Baby Judge School

May 7th, 2019

43:25

Judges now want us to know they’re human. But maybe we’d be better off if we didn’t know.

The Magic Shoebox

May 14th, 2019

57:09

Where is a millisecond worth a million dollars? The New York Stock Exchange. 

Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell

May 21st, 2019

57:37

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 …

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