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.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
    • 4.5 • 8K 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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    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.

    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.

    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.

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    • 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
    Presenting: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

    Presenting: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

    I’m hard at work on the next season of Against the Rules, coming this fall. Until then, I wanted to share a new audiobook from my good friend, Malcolm Gladwell. The Bomber Mafia looks at one of the greatest moral challenges of the Second World War. It’s a riveting tale of persistence, obsession, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war. You’ll hear the voices of generals, the sound of aircrafts and bombs crashing. It is history brought to life through the power of audio. You can order the Bomber Mafia now at bombermafia.com.
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    • 11 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

4.5 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

jvw2452 ,

Love your voice as it is

When you had a voice coach, I said to myself utoh (I hope you get this). One thing among many of the things l love about you is your voice. I’ve listened to Coach about 5-6 times because you are reading it. If I’m not mistaken you only write about subjects that interest you. They must all interest me too because I read most of them and they shed light on complicated subjects like the mortgage crisis in the Big Short.

I recently listened to the entire 2nd season and cried when you interviewed your daughter. My heart goes out to you.

Podcaster/Podcastee ,

Great series from an expert interviewer and storyteller

Lewis does it again. He makes any set of characters interesting and the heroes of their own lives.

ikeaboy2021 ,

Love Ch 1 of The Premonition

Michael, Please narrate your own book The Premonition. You can be inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s books Talking to Strangers and The Bomber Mafia that include interviews, etc. by real interviewees or actors. The current narrator of The Premonition released by Audible is unacceptable and does a disservice to your book. We will be waiting on your narration!

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