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Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
Pushkin Industries

Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness in American life through the lens of... more

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On Background: White-Collar Crime and Punishment

Why do people commit white-collar crimes? And how has the way we think about — and prosecute — white-collar criminals... more

14 Mar 2023 · 39 minutes
On Background: Bad Actors on the Blockchain

For his next book, Michael Lewis wants to find out how investigators manage to trace the murky trail of illicit... more

14 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
On Background from Against the Rules

Michael Lewis's next book is all about Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the crypto-currency exchange FTX, who now faces federal charges.... more

31 Jan 2023 · 2 minutes
Episode 7: The Person Who Knows

The United States had a pandemic plan. But when a pandemic came, we hesitated to follow it. The country was... more

24 May 2022 · 45 minutes
Episode 6: The Overconfidence Game

In which several people, including Rebecca Solnit, Katty Kay, and Maria Konnikova, help Michael understand the not-so-secret power of men... more

17 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Episode 5: The Sanchez Problem

There’s one kind of expert whose role is enshrined in law: that of the expert witness, who’s called on to... more

03 May 2022 · 40 minutes
Episode 4: Respect the Polygon

Experts know more now than ever before. And we’re more critical of them than ever before, too. But one kind... more

19 Apr 2022 · 33 minutes
Episode 3: Field of Ignorance

The right kind of expert, at the right time, can change everything. While working as a security guard at a... more

12 Apr 2022 · 34 minutes
Episode 2: The Art of the Untold Story

Why can’t we see the experts right in front of us, even when they're saving our lives? Maybe it's because... more

05 Apr 2022 · 38 minutes
Episode 1: Six Levels Down

Athenahealth was just another healthcare provider facing the biggest problem US doctors face: not treating patients, but getting insurance companies... more

05 Apr 2022 · 42 minutes
Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
On Background: White-Collar Crime and Punishment
Against the Rules with Michael Lewis