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Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Author: Pushkin Industries

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Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball) takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness. It feels like there's less of it every day—whether it comes to lending practices, college admissions, professional sports, or psychological well-being. Who are the people trying to level the playing field, and are they making an impact? Lewis interviews referees (Season 1) and coaches (Season 2) from many walks of life, bringing his trademark insight and wry humor to their stories of (in)equality today.

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2019-03-0600:1611

Against the Rules launches April 2.
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ref, You Suck!

Ref, You Suck!

2019-04-0238:1263

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Seven Minute Rule

The Seven Minute Rule

2019-04-0947:0856

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Alex Kogan Experience

The Alex Kogan Experience

2019-04-1643:1730

Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Hand of Leonardo

The Hand of Leonardo

2019-04-2343:4433

The authenticator ref absolves everyone of blame. And sometimes generates money out of thin air. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Neutral

The Neutral

2019-04-3041:0425

What kind of person makes a neutral referee? It’s not the kind of person you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Baby Judge School

Baby Judge School

2019-05-0740:4526

Judges now want us to know they’re human. But maybe we’d be better off if we didn’t know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Magic Shoebox

The Magic Shoebox

2019-05-1454:2634

Where is a millisecond worth a million dollars? The New York Stock Exchange.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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, BBC, author of “Messy” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. Featuring original music and an award-winning cast including Alan Cumming and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Russell Tovey (Quantico) – and Malcolm Gladwell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
While working on the next season of Against the Rules coming later this spring, Michael Lewis has had some conversations that we didn’t want to hold. Conversations with people who are helping others through the Covid-19 crisis. We’ll hear from a software developer focused on helping the 40 million Americans on food assistance manage their benefits, as well as a teacher on the frontlines of the crisis in New York State. To help those in need, go to givedirectly.org/covid-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball) takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness. It feels like there's less of it every day—whether it comes to lending practices, college admissions, professional sports, or psychological well-being. Who are the people trying to level the playing field, and are they making an impact? In the second season, Lewis looks at the rise in coaching in American life, bringing his trademark insight and wry humor to their stories of (in)equality today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Invisible Coach

The Invisible Coach

2020-05-0550:5719

Credit card companies are making billions of dollars off of people who don’t understand the rules of the money game. Can a good coach help level the playing field? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michael Lewis interviews the Co-Founders of Pushkin Industries, Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, as part of Dell Technologies Small Business Podference, Hear what it's like to start a business with a close friend and how Pushkin Industries is navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Find more episodes from the Small Business Podference at https://delltechnologiespodference.com/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michael revisits his high school days in New Orleans to tell the story of Billy Fitzgerald, the baseball coach who changed his life; and makes the case for the old-school, tough- love coaching that many parents find hard to take these days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Coach in Your Head

The Coach in Your Head

2020-05-1952:1813

Just about anyone today can call themselves a coach. Michael traces this trend back to its source and finds out that the secret to effective coaching lies not in retraining the body, but the mind. We meet the original guru of “the inner game”: Timothy Gallwey, author of the 1974 classic, “The Inner Game of Tennis.” We find out how mental skills coaches only need one coaching toolkit to work with everyone from New York City firefighters, youth softball players, professional musicians, and even writers with a podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Coach Effect

The Coach Effect

2020-05-2744:151

Colleges today talk a big game about valuing diversity — so why are so many of them failing to retain first-generation students? We meet a homeless straight-A track star and her ad-hoc college application coach to look at why it’s so hard to get into college while rural, poor, and uncoached. We go deep with coaches and students at a non-profit called ScholarMatch, founded by novelist David Eggers, to find out just what it can take to get first-generation college students over the graduation finish line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Data Coach

The Data Coach

2020-06-0239:435

We explore the quantitative, scientific, and data-driven new frontier of coaching.  Major League baseball is undergoing a coaching revolution from old-school to new tech. We talk to players whose careers were turned around not by a charismatic coach, but by data, and the techies who coach them. We see how data coaching is creeping into the workspace with a computerized conversation coach that has pinned the successful sales pitch down to a science.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (32)

daisy

I get the significance of tough coaches, but this completely overlooks real damage done by adults who, in the position of a coach, DO in fact belittle, shame, bully and tear down kids. It is a fine and sensitive line to walk

May 22nd
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daisy

so excited to listen to this new season

May 7th
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daisy

I can't wait for Sn2

Apr 26th
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Thomas Gordon

favourite podcast series to-date!

Apr 21st
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Francisco Perez

nice show, I amused me learning about Tim Hardford

Jan 23rd
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Jason D'Cruz

why did M.L. claim that he had never heard of Experian, or the concept of a credit report? strains belief.

Sep 2nd
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Mag D Lean

I love this podcast!!!! My only gripe is that there aren't more episodes! Michael Lewis, you are incredible please make more podcasts!!!

Aug 17th
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Srinath Sharma

What a wonderful podcast! Absolutely riveting! Loved it! Many thanks for this.

Jul 19th
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Bernard E. Scoville

Were some of our presidents fair referees? Washington, Lincoln, FDR, Kennedy, Carter and some others? Organizations, like rivers, flow down. Moral leadership too flows from the top down. We get the leaders we deserve, but our leadership OFTEN exacerbates our unfairness, and our problems.

Jul 6th
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Bernard E. Scoville

Sounds like Elizabeth Warren is righht-on. Much of government and many of our companies are CROOKED! This country is so CROOKED, that when the CIA killed President Kennedy, the Federal goverment and "our" CIA controlled media put the blame on Oswald. In perpetuity!

Jul 6th
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Dansemacabre

Don't pick sides --- unless it's my side.

Jul 4th
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Dansemacabre

Yep. Try elect Trump again in 2020.

Jul 4th
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Jokus Jodokus

Very insightful episode, thanks

Jun 1st
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Collin Tomikawa

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May 29th
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Matt Boucher

no hurry, f5ht xx xx

May 24th
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Patricia Kalmans

What you failed to mention is that there is NO WAY OUT for student loans..One of the least acknowledged problems is that they are no dischargeable in bankruptcy and will be deducted from this poor lady's Social Security. Not sure about a teacher's retirement plan, but it's the never ending story.

May 22nd
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Sarah Anne Clark Vanderkleed

great podcast! and it sounds like you're a great dad 😊

May 21st
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Jeen Salvacion

cant wait for the next one!

May 20th
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Quinton Pressley

Loved your kid's question at the end.

May 18th
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ron.delovitch@comcast.net

great series. thanks for doing.

May 15th
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