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Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

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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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42:49 | Apr 30th

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

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?

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.

46:29 | Apr 23rd

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

45:35 | Apr 16th

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

49:33 | Apr 9th

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

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.

57:37 | May 21st

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.”

57:09 | May 14th

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