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Michael Lewis || A Doctor Shares Life Lessons From His Experiences with Michael Jordan and Abraham Maslow

The Psychology Podcast

Today it’s great to have Michael Lewis on the podcast. Michael is an orthopedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. He’s been an orthopedic consultant to the Chicago White Sox baseball team and Chicago Wolves hockey team and the Chicago Bulls basketball team, with whom he earned two championship rings. Dr. Lewis has treated numerous world-class athletes from several continents including All-Star professional basketball and baseball players and Olympic medal winners. He’s the author of several books including a memoir entitled, The Ball’s in Your Court, where he shares life lessons from Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, and none other than Abraham Maslow. Topics: · The Ball’s in Your Court · Michael’s childhood and upbringing · A life-changing epiphany with Abraham Maslow · Classroom experience of a Maslow lecture · How students reacted to Maslow’s ideas · From psychiatrist to orthopedic surgeon · Meeting the White Sox and Bill Veeck · Chicago Bulls and The Last Dance · Game-changing medical decisions · Anecdotes with Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson · Remembering Brian Williams · Seeing More Colors and Michael’s other books Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

1hr 8mins

12 Aug 2021

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Michael Lewis On Covid And Grieving

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan

A chat with the best nonfiction writer in America - and an old friend. Michael’s latest book, The Premonition, spotlights a band of dissenting doctors that battled the inept government response to Covid-19. For three clips of our conversation — on how we should approach Covid right now, on why Americans in particular are so vulnerable to viruses, and on the profound grief of losing a child — head over to our YouTube page. Get full access to The Weekly Dish at andrewsullivan.substack.com/subscribe


6 Aug 2021

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Michael Lewis on the Mirage That Is America's Public Health System

One-on-One with Eric Topol

Gaps in public health preparation and priorities appeared years before SARS-CoV-2 arrived in the US. 'What happened before told you so much about what would happen during the pandemic,' Lewis says.  To read a full transcript of this episode or to comment please visit:  https://wwww.medscape.com/viewarticle/951399 The Premonition: A Pandemic Story. Michael Lewis, MS  https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393881554


4 Jun 2021

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Michael Lewis' Latest Best Seller Chronicles the U.S. Government's Pandemic Response

Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)

564: In this interview, we discuss The Premonition and how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evolved into an organization ill equipped to manage a pandemic. Michael shares anecdotes from the interviews he conducted and how the problems that the pandemic wrought began long before the Trump Administration. We also discuss how he developed the stories for his book, what his career as an author is like between books and a variety of other topics. Also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlQIHCTWg-A _____________________________________ This episode is sponsored by Zoho.


3 Jun 2021

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Michael Lewis Is Asking the Right Question

The Ezra Klein Show

Michael Lewis’s new book, “The Premonition,” is about one of the most important questions of this moment: Why, despite having the most money, the brightest minds and the some of the most robust public health infrastructure in the world, did the United States fail so miserably at handling the Covid-19 pandemic? And what could we have done differently?The villain of Lewis’s story is not Donald Trump; it’s the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The argument laced through the book is that the C.D.C. was too passive, too unwilling to act on uncertain information, too afraid of making mistakes, too interested in its public image. What we needed was earlier shutdowns, frank public messaging, a more decentralized testing regime, a public health bureaucracy more willing to stand up to the president.Lewis is asking the right question, and I agree with much of his critique. But I’m skeptical of whether the kind of pandemic response he lionizes in the book was ever possible for America. Put another way: How much of a constraint is the public on public health?Lewis and I discuss the trade-offs in pandemic prevention, why bureaucracies have such a difficult time managing catastrophic risk, the messy politics of pandemics, the lessons of the masking debate, and ultimately, what the United States needs to learn from this crisis to prepare for the next one. I’m not sure Lewis and I came to agreement, but I’m still thinking about the conversation weeks later.Mentioned in this episode: “Public policy and health in the Trump era,” The Lancet Recommendations: "Klara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro"Young Men and Fire" by Norman McLean "Furious Hours" by Casey CepYou can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.


11 May 2021

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Michael Lewis saw this coming

Next Question with Katie Couric

Best-selling author Michael Lewis has a knack for extracting page-turning drama out of otherwise mundane and complicated subjects (hello, bond trading and baseball stats). Several of those books have been so good they’ve been turned into award-winning dramas starring half of Hollywood (hello, “The Big Short” and “Moneyball). And now, Lewis takes a crack at the pandemic realty still unfolding. His new book is called “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” In it, Lewis uses the first-hand accounts of three main characters to unravel the government’s gross mismanagement of the COVID response, which lead to nearly 600,000 deaths (among the world’s worst outcomes). On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie and Michael Lewis talk about the CDC’s shocking downfall, the gaping holes in the public health system and the secret group of doctors (the so-called “Wolverines) helping to single handedly patch that system together. We also get to hear from one of those doctors, Dr. Joe DeRisi, a biochemistry professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-president of the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


6 May 2021

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The Premonition with Michael Lewis

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

Back in 2019, a panel of health experts declared that of every country in the whole world, the United States was the most prepared for handling a pandemic. So what went wrong? Acclaimed author Michael Lewis is unparalleled in unearthing the most compelling characters to tell an unexpected story – it’s no wonder he’s had multiple books turned into movies (The Blind Side, Moneyball, The Big Short). Now, Lewis has done it again with his latest book, “The Premonition”, following the people who spent years preparing for a pandemic only to be ignored at the most crucial juncture – to devastating results. READThe Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis


4 May 2021

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Michael Lewis Ruined My Life (guest: Cameron Crise)

The Market Huddle

In episode #119, Patrick Ceresna and Kevin Muir welcome Cameron Crise from Bloomberg to the show to talk about his career, … Continue ReadingMichael Lewis Ruined My Life (guest: Cameron Crise)

2hr 38mins

20 Feb 2021

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Treating Concussions with Omega-3 Fats with Dr. Michael Lewis

Pursuit of Health

Over 30% of concussions will lead to long-term, potentially permanent disability. Whether by a car accident, tripping, and falling, or due to sport-related head-to-head contact, concussions lead to severe brain inflammation. But there’s an effective, low-cost treatment: omega-3 fats. Learn more about the Omega-3 Protocol for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries.Doug Cook RD:  www.dougcookrd.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/DougCookRDFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dougcookrd/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brain.health.nutritionist/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dougcook)


9 Feb 2021

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Best of: Michael Lewis reads my mind

Vox Conversations

Michael Lewis needs little introduction. He’s the author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Big Short, The Blind Side, The Fifth Risk. He’s the host of the new podcast “Against the Rules.” He’s a master at making seemingly boring topics — baseball statistics, government bureaucrats, collateralized debt obligations — riveting. So how does he do it?What I wanted to do in this conversation was understand Lewis’s process. How does he choose his topics? How does he find his characters? How does he get them to trust him? What is he looking for when he’s with them? What allows him to see the gleam in subjects that would strike others, on their face, as dull?Lewis more than delivered. There’s a master class in reporting — or just in getting to know people — tucked inside this conversation. As in the NK Jemisin episode, Lewis shows how he does his work in real time, using me and something I revealed as the example. Sometimes the conversations on this show are a delight. Sometimes they’re actually useful. This one is both.Book recommendations:Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainA Collection of Essays by George OrwellThe Right Stuff by Tom WolfeCredits:Producer/Audio engineer - Jeff GeldResearcher - Roge KarmaPlease consider making a contribution to Vox to support this show: bit.ly/givepodcasts Your support will help us keep having ambitious conversations about big ideas.New to the show? Want to check out Ezra’s favorite episodes? Check out the Ezra Klein Show beginner’s guide (http://bit.ly/EKSbeginhere)Want to contact the show? Reach out at ezrakleinshow@vox.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 46mins

28 Dec 2020