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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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis Pushkin Industries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 393 Ratings

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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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

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    The Spaceman's Ritual with The Happiness Lab

    The Spaceman's Ritual with The Happiness Lab

    This week, we're presenting an episode of The Happiness Lab. On the show, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos shares surprising research and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. 
    In this episode, Laurie dives into why athletes, space crews and pop stars all indulge in strange rituals before moments of high stress. It's easy to mock these behaviors - even the people who practice them admit they're a bit weird - but they can act like performance enhancing drugs.
    Laurie says the research shows that creating a good luck ritual can make us perform better and feel calmer, happier and more confident when faced with life's big moments.

    You can listen to more episodes of The Happiness Lab at http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/atrhappinesslab
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    • 35 min
    Live Interview 5/19/21: Michael Lewis and Geraldine Brooks

    Live Interview 5/19/21: Michael Lewis and Geraldine Brooks

    Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks interviews Michael Lewis about his new book “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” They also discuss how Michael started his writing career and why growing up in New Orleans made him a better storyteller. This conversation was recorded as part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series and posted May 19, 2021.
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    • 52 min
    Where are they now? Eric Vetro from Aim Higher

    Where are they now? Eric Vetro from Aim Higher

    Remember Eric Vetro, the voice coach to the stars? He's the famous voice teacher who's worked with just about every big name in music, from Ariana Grande to Bette Midler. He's also the coach who cured Michael of his fear of singing in the epic final episode of Season 2, Aim Higher. Here, Michael shares a conversation they had a couple months back about how Eric and his famous students spent the pandemic, as well as Eric's newest creative project. PushNik Subscriber Exclusive.

    Where are they now? Jason Brown, from The Invisible Coach

    Where are they now? Jason Brown, from The Invisible Coach

    Remember Jason Brown from The Invisible Coach episode? He’s the guy who put himself through college and even bought an apartment running a house painting business from his laptop at the back of a college class. The guy who went on to found Tally, an app that helps credit card users pay off their debt faster. Against the Rules host Michael Lewis checks in to see how Jason, Tally, and Tally’s customers weathered the pandemic. PushNik Subscriber Exclusive.

    Against the Rules Presents: A Slight Change of Plans

    Against the Rules Presents: A Slight Change of Plans

    Michael Lewis speaks to his friend, the cognitive scientist Dr. Maya Shankar, about her new podcast, A Slight Change of Plans. They discuss Maya’s own life change, why she decided to make a podcast, and what science can teach us about how humans deal with change.

    You can subscribe to A Slight Change of Plans at: http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/slight-change-of-plans?sid=atr.drop

    • 43 min
    The Premonition

    The Premonition

    In this special bonus episode of Against the Rules, Michael Lewis reads a chapter from his new book about the pandemic, The Premonition —available now wherever books are sold. This episode includes the voice of Charity Dean, former Assistant Director of the California Department of Public Health and one of the medical visionaries featured in the book. And stay around for an exclusive author interview. 
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
393 Ratings

393 Ratings

FrankROwen ,

Easy going style so how very profound it is creeps up on you

If podcasts become part of the curriculum in high school these should be high on the listening list

Uncle Blah Blah ,

Typically informed, quirky Lewisian story telling

Might be a bit redundant in my subject line, but if you like Michael Lewis, you’ll really like this podcast. It’s full of entertaining characters - including his son - quotes and ironic situations that all support the underlying referee narrative/moral in the story. We all need to do something about the abhorrent student loan situation. If I didn’t know any better, I’d suspect Michael Lewis of being a Jesuit-educated and guilty Irish-Catholic boy...

Negative (geddit?) ,

Always thoughtful, witty and full of insight

I am a long time fan of Michael Lewis from my days working with Herman the German. The title says it all.

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