25 episodes

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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Against the Rules with Michael Lewis Pushkin Industries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

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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    Against the Rules Presents: Brave New Planet

    Against the Rules Presents: Brave New Planet

    Introducing Brave New Planet, a seven-part series that delves deep into powerful technologies changing our world. They have amazing potential upsides, but we can’t ignore the serious risks. Hosted by Dr. Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
    This episode examines deep fakes. It’s getting easy to create convincing—but false —videos through artificial intelligence. These “deepfakes” can have interesting applications in art and education, but they can also cause great harm — from ruining the reputation of an ex-partner to provoking international conflicts or swinging elections. When seeing is not believing, who can we trust, and can democracy and truth survive? 
    For links to materials referenced in the episode, suggestions for further learning, and guest bios, visit bravenewplanet.org.  
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    • 4 min
    Against the Rules Presents: Hearing with Tali Farhadian Weinstein

    Against the Rules Presents: Hearing with Tali Farhadian Weinstein

    Here is a preview of the newest podcast from Pushkin Industries:  Hearing with Tali Farhadian Weinstein.  It’s an interview show devoted to the battle for a better criminal justice system.  Tali is a veteran of the Obama Justice Department and former General Counsel to the Brooklyn District Attorney.  And now she’s a candidate to become the next District Attorney of Manhattan. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear Tali in conversation with New Yorker staff writer Jiayang Fan talking about doing justice in immigrant communities - both legally and narratively. Future interviews will include Senator Cory Booker, civil rights leader Ben Jealous, and Pushkin's own Malcolm Gladwell.
    Hearing is a new kind of political podcast, where listeners will hear a candidate’s campaign evolve as she engages in true discourse about the issues that matter most.  
    This show is paid for by New Yorkers for Tali. To learn more about Tali's campaign for Manhattan DA, please visit http://taliforda.com.
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    • 31 min
    Against the Rules Presents: Deep Cover

    Against the Rules Presents: Deep Cover

    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.

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    • 40 min
    Against the Rules Presents: Axios Today

    Against the Rules Presents: Axios Today

    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.
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    • 11 min
    Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

    Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

    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.
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    • 24 min
    Aim Higher

    Aim Higher

    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.

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Nukiboy ,

Vel verdt å lytte til

Michael Lewis er en av de viktigste stemmene i USA i dag. I denne sesongen byr han på seg selv. Og bokstavelig talt er det hans stemme som er tema for den mest intime og personlige episoden i hele serien. Vel verdt å lytte til. Ser frem til neste bok og neste Podcast.

Ingenkallenavn ,

Kanonbra!

Et utrolig viktig tema som burde fått mye større oppmerksomhet, presentert på en engasjerende og gjennomført måte!

Joba1234_B ,

Sjokkerende og facinerende

Laget av min favoritt-forfatter. Historiene han forteller er både sjokkerende og veldig relevant politisk både i USA og Norge. Han har tilgang til verdenskjente personer som står midt oppi historiene han forteller. Man får så mange gode historier å fortelle sine venner - anbefales på det sterkeste!

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