Against the Rules Podcast with Michael Lewis

Latest Episodes

Against the Rules Presents: Axios Today

June 23, 2020 - 11:11
Pushkin Industries and Axios are joining forces to produce a daily news podcast that gets audiences smarter, faster on the most pressing...

Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

June 18, 2020 - 22:02
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...

Aim Higher

June 16, 2020 - 44:20
Can everyone be coached — or are some people beyond help?The transformative power of coaching is put to the test as Michael enlists a...

About The Show

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.

More Episodes

Against the Rules Presents: Axios Today

June 23, 2020 - 11:11
Pushkin Industries and Axios are joining forces to produce a daily news podcast that gets audiences smarter, faster on the most pressing...

Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

June 18, 2020 - 22:02
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...

Aim Higher

June 16, 2020 - 44:20
Can everyone be coached — or are some people beyond help?The transformative power of coaching is put to the test as Michael enlists a...

The Unfair Coach

June 9, 2020 - 34:19
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,...

The Data Coach

June 2, 2020 - 36:35
We explore the quantitative, scientific, and data-driven new frontier of coaching. Major League baseball is undergoing a coaching...

The Coach Effect

May 27, 2020 - 41:55
Colleges today talk a big game about valuing diversity — so why are so many of them failing to retain first-generation students? We meet...