10 episodes

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.

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis Pushkin Industries

    • Society & Culture

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.

    Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

    Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

    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.
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    • 36 min
    Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell

    Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell

    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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    • 57 min
    The Magic Shoebox

    The Magic Shoebox

    Where is a millisecond worth a million dollars? The New York Stock Exchange. 
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    • 57 min
    Baby Judge School

    Baby Judge School

    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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    • 43 min
    The Neutral

    The Neutral

    What kind of person makes a neutral referee? It’s not the kind of person you think.
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    • 42 min
    The Hand of Leonardo

    The Hand of Leonardo

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

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