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Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

10 EpisodesProduced by Pushkin IndustriesWebsite

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


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


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


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 …

The Alex Kogan Experience

April 16th, 2019


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

The Hand of Leonardo

April 23rd, 2019


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

The Neutral

April 30th, 2019


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

Baby Judge School

May 7th, 2019


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


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

Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell

May 21st, 2019


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 …

Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

November 15th, 2019


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 …

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