Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

By Pushkin Industries

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 May 14, 2020

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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. Sign up for email updates on Against the Rules and other shows from Pushkin Industries at pushkin.fm.

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Against the Rules Presents: Deep Cover
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Against the Rules presents Deep Cover: The Drug Wars. Marijuana, motorcycles, and mayhem. Deep Cover is the true story of an FBI agent in Detroit who goes undercover in an outlaw motorcycle gang and makes a series of bizarre discoveries that inadvertently lead to the US invasion of a foreign country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Against the Rules Presents: Axios Today
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Pushkin Industries and Axios are joining forces to produce a daily news podcast that gets audiences smarter, faster on the most pressing topics of the day. Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world—from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity—a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales
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Listen to the first episode of the new Cautionary Tales mini-season where host Tim Harford asks: Why did audience members fail to flee a deadly fire... despite being told to escape? Flames are spreading through a Cincinnati hotel. The staff know it, the fire department is coming, and the people in the packed cabaret bar have been told to evacuate… and yet they hesitate to leave. Why don’t we react to some warnings until it’s too late? Read more about Tim's work at http://timharford.com/ Tim's latest books 'Fifty Inventions That Shaped The Modern Economy' and 'The Next Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy' are available now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Aim Higher
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Can everyone be coached — or are some people beyond help? The transformative power of coaching is put to the test as Michael enlists a coach to help him tackle his greatest fear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
The Unfair Coach
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Back when coaching didn’t do very much, it didn’t matter who got it and who didn’t. But coaching is clearly getting better and better, and spreading into more areas of life, which means it matters a great deal who gets it and who does not. And the people who don’t get it are often the ones who need it most. A professor attempts to teach the art of landing a joke to America’s next generation of business leaders, but will she tip the scales of privilege even more along the way? We see the other darker side of data coaching in sports, when the weaponization of information enables a cheating scandal that puts an end to a promising pitching career.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
The Data Coach
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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
Jun 02, 2020
The Coach Effect
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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
May 27, 2020
The Coach in Your Head
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Don't Be Good – Be Great
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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
May 12, 2020
Against the Rules Presents: Michael Lewis in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg
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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
May 07, 2020
The Invisible Coach
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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
May 05, 2020
Against the Rules Presents: Gangster Capitalism
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Against the Rules Presents: Gangster Capitalism. In this season of Gangster Capitalism, the NRA is in the crosshairs. This past year has rocked the country’s most powerful special interest organization like none other. Internal power struggles have exposed the group’s questionable, and possibly illegal practices which now threaten the nearly 150 year old nonprofit like never before. We’re pulling back the curtain to reveal that this has little to do with guns. It’s about money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Introducing Against the Rules Season 2
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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? 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
Apr 21, 2020
Bonus Against the Rules: Help in a Crisis
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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
Mar 25, 2020
Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales
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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.
Nov 15, 2019
Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell
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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.”
May 21, 2019
The Magic Shoebox
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Where is a millisecond worth a million dollars? The New York Stock Exchange. 
May 14, 2019
Baby Judge School
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Judges now want us to know they’re human. But maybe we’d be better off if we didn’t know.
May 07, 2019
The Neutral
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What kind of person makes a neutral referee? It’s not the kind of person you think.
Apr 30, 2019
The Hand of Leonardo
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The authenticator ref absolves everyone of blame. And sometimes generates money out of thin air.
Apr 23, 2019
The Alex Kogan Experience
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Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one.
Apr 16, 2019
The Seven Minute Rule
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The government protects us from some dangerous products, but not from others that, over time, ruin countless lives.
Apr 09, 2019
Ref, You Suck!
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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.
Apr 02, 2019
Introducing Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
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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?
Mar 22, 2019