Against the Rules with Michael Lewis show

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Summary: 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.


 Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3457

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.”

 The Magic Shoebox | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3429

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

 Baby Judge School | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2605

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

 The Neutral | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2569

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

 The Hand of Leonardo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2789

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

 The Alex Kogan Experience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2735

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

 The Seven Minute Rule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2973

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.

 Ref, You Suck! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2450

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.

 Introducing Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 148

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?


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