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Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

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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.

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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United States

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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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@pushkinpods

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English


Episodes

Against the Rules Presents: Hasta La Vista, America

1/14/2021
The news is overwhelming right now. Maybe we all need a laugh. Here's an excerpt from Hasta la Vista, America: Trump’s Farewell Address, an original audiobook parody written by Kurt Andersen and performed by Alec Baldwin. The book imagines Trump holed up in the White House with only advisor Hope Hicks there to run the recording session. It's available exclusively from Pushkin Industries at ATrumpFarewell.com. And it's just $0.99. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:03:05

Against the Rules Presents: Axios Today

12/2/2020
President-elect Joe Biden and his team can now officially begin the transition of power. But President Trump's delay cost the new administration 20 days of highly valuable planning time that is essential to pulling off a smooth transition of power across multiple agencies in the vast federal government. Michael Lewis joined Axios Today host Niala Boodhoo for an exclusive interview. Axios Today is a 10-minute, daily news podcast that gets you smarter, faster. Discover more at...

Duration:00:27:03

Against the Rules Presents: Brave New Planet

10/12/2020
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...

Duration:00:04:36

Against the Rules Presents: Hearing with Tali Farhadian Weinstein

10/8/2020
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...

Duration:00:31:26

Against the Rules Presents: Deep Cover

7/21/2020
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. Subscribe to Deep Cover here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:32

Against the Rules Presents: Axios Today

6/23/2020
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...

Duration:00:12:36

Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

6/18/2020
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/...

Duration:00:23:14

Aim Higher

6/16/2020
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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:47:22

The Unfair Coach

6/9/2020
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...

Duration:00:35:53

The Data Coach

6/2/2020
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 at...

Duration:00:39:36

The Coach Effect

5/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:43:15

The Coach in Your Head

5/19/2020
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. We meet the original guru of “the inner game”: Timothy Gallwey, author of the 1974 classic, “The Inner Game of Tennis.” We find out how mental skills coaches only need one coaching toolkit to work with everyone from New York City firefighters, youth softball players, professional musicians, and...

Duration:00:53:50

Don't Be Good – Be Great

5/12/2020
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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:57

Against the Rules Presents: Michael Lewis in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg

5/7/2020
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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:35:39

The Invisible Coach

5/5/2020
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 at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:51:13

Against the Rules Presents: Gangster Capitalism

4/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:23

Introducing Against the Rules Season 2

4/21/2020
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...

Duration:00:02:03

Bonus Against the Rules: Help in a Crisis

3/25/2020
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...

Duration:00:21:24

Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

11/15/2019
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...

Duration:00:36:48

Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell

5/21/2019
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.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:57:16