Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
Don’t pick sides. Unless it’s my side.

Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales
Nov 15 • 36 min
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 true. Tim Harford (Financial Times,…
Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell
May 21 • 57 min
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
May 14 • 57 min
Where is a millisecond worth a million dollars? The New York Stock Exchange.
Baby Judge School
May 7 • 43 min
Judges now want us to know they’re human. But maybe we’d be better off if we didn’t know.
The Neutral
Apr 30 • 42 min
What kind of person makes a neutral referee? It’s not the kind of person you think.
The Hand of Leonardo
Apr 23 • 46 min
The authenticator ref absolves everyone of blame. And sometimes generates money out of thin air.
The Alex Kogan Experience
Apr 16 • 45 min
Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one.
The Seven Minute Rule
Apr 9 • 49 min
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…
Ref, You Suck!
Apr 2 • 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.
Introducing Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
Mar 22 • 2 min
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?