Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

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 whe...Show More
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The Neutral

42:49 | Apr 30th

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

43:25 | May 7th

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

46:29 | Apr 23rd

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

45:35 | Apr 16th

Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one.
The Seven Minute Rule

49:33 | Apr 9th

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

40:50 | Apr 2nd

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

02:28 | Mar 22nd

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?
The Magic Shoebox

57:09 | May 14th

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