Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

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.... Show More

Episodes

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.”

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May 14, 2019 57 min

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

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May 7, 2019 43 min

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

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April 30, 2019 42 min

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

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April 23, 2019 46 min

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

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April 16, 2019 45 min

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

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April 9, 2019 49 min

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

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April 2, 2019 40 min

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.

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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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