Introducing Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Get ready for the launch of Michael Lewis's first podcast, where he takes listeners from student-loan call centers to the courts of Uzbekistan to the new trading hubs of Wall Street (in New …

Ref, You Suck!

Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits a replay center that’s trying to do the impossible: adjudicate fairness.

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The Seven Minute Rule

The government protects us from some dangerous products, but not from others that, over time, ruin countless lives.

Michael has started a Go Fund Me campaign to help Katie finally be free of …

Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell

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 …

Against the Rules Presents: Cautionary Tales

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 …

Bonus Against the Rules: Help in a Crisis

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. …

Introducing Against the Rules Season 2

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 …

The Invisible Coach

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 …

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

Michael Lewis interviews the Co-Founders of Pushkin Industries, Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, as part of Dell Technologies Small Business …

Don't Be Good – Be Great

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 …

The Coach in Your Head

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 Coach Effect

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 …

The Data Coach

We explore the quantitative, scientific, and data-driven new frontier of coaching. 

  • Major League baseball is undergoing a coaching revolution from …

The Unfair Coach

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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