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68 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Lewis. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Lewis, often where they are interviewed.

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68 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Lewis. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Lewis, often where they are interviewed.

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Michael Lewis on the Many Risks of a Donald Trump Presidency

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
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Larry Wilmore is joined by Michael Lewis for a live talk about his new book, 'The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy,' and observations he has taken away from this current moment.


Host: Larry Wilmore

Guest: Michael Lewis

Jun 20 2020

59mins

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A Quarantine Mailbag, Plus Michael Lewis and Jason Bateman

The Bill Simmons Podcast
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The Ringer's Bill Simmons answers a bunch of listener-submitted mailbag questions (2:10), before he is joined by author Michael Lewis to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of youth sports being cancelled, what a return to sports arenas may look like, the most interesting coaches, and more (33:55). Lastly, Bill talks with actor and director Jason Bateman about Season 3 of his Netflix series 'Ozark' as well as the HBO miniseries 'The Outsider,' his evolution as a director, reactions to 'The Last Dance,' the '30 for 30' documentary series, quarantine life, bringing back baseball movies and sitcoms, and more (1:39:20).

May 29 2020

2hr 34mins

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Dan Le Batard and Stugotz talk to Michael Lewis and Jorge Masvidal. Plus, an odd story from Russia about doctors falling out of windows and more.

May 08 2020

35mins

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#427: Michael Lewis — Inside the Mind of the Iconic Writer

The Tim Ferriss Show
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#427: Michael Lewis on the Crafts of Writing, Friendship, Coaching, Happiness, and More | Brought to you by UCAN and Readwise. More on both below.

“The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.” — Amos Tversky

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of many books, including Liar's Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. Both of his books about sports became movies nominated for Academy Awards, as did The Big Short, his book about the 2008 financial crisis. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

His critically acclaimed podcast, Against The Rules, returns with season two on Tuesday, May 5. Last season, Michael explored the attack on referees in sports, financial markets, newsrooms, courts of law, and the art world.

This time around, Michael focuses on coaches: why the role of coach has expanded beyond sports in American life and why everyone seems to love coaches. Each episode examines a different kind of coach. From money coaches and voice coaches to college coaches and even the one who changed his own life, Michael delves deep inside the vast world of the coach. Can a good coach level the playing field? What is the secret to effective coaching? What role do coaches have in creating unfairness? Can everyone be coached or are some people beyond help?

Please enjoy! 

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May 01 2020

2hr

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Moneyball's Michael Lewis: “The Trump Death Clock”

Danny In The Valley
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The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Big Short, to talk about government as a manager of risk (3:35), the fifth risk (5:0), how Trump’s handling of the transition from Obama foreshadowed crisis (8:10), what he found inside the government (10:20), when he realised the nightmare scenario had arrived (12:50), why Donald Trump is responsible (15:50), why no one is surprised (19:35), the death clock (23:25), and why cowardice is dangerous (24:50).

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Apr 29 2020

28mins

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Michael Lewis On How Trump’s Handling of Covid-19 Has Proven His Book, The Fifth Risk, Tragically Prophetic.

The Al Franken Podcast
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In The Fifth Risk, Lewis portrayed Donald Trump as a man totally ignorant of and disinterested in the actually functioning of the federal government. The book’s title refers to the potential catastrophe that an administration fails to plan for and prevent. 

Apr 19 2020

53mins

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Michael Lewis Updated

TALKING POLITICS
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Another chance to hear the prophetic interview we recorded with Michael Lewis late last year, when he warned about the risks to us all of what the Trump presidency was doing to the capacity of the American state to cope with a disaster. David and Helen reflect on how that warning looks today and what it means for the fate of Trump's presidency and for the future of American politics.

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Apr 05 2020

55mins

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REVISITED Breaking Government with Michael Lewis

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
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Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government’s catastrophically inadequate response, and the uncertainty that hangs over us all as a result, Chris decided to do something a little different this week. He wanted to revisit a conversation that feels extremely relevant and prescient right now given the state of the country. Prolific nonfiction author Michael Lewis, the man behind “The Big Short” and “Moneyball”, wrote an amazing account of what happens when the keys to the White House are handed over to people who have no idea what they’re doing. Now more than ever, it’s important to hear not only about the Trump administration’s attacks on crucial federal agencies, but also about what becomes of the dedicated civil servants trying to keep the government – and country – running. 


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The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

Mar 17 2020

48mins

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Michael Lewis: The Fifth Risk

Cheerful Book Club
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Ed’s very excited about this episode! This week we’re speaking to Michael Lewis, author of a tonne of bestsellers including Moneyball, The Big Short and new book The Fifth Risk. Michael talks about the problems of markets, Donald Trump’s attitude to government, and why stories can be the best way to explore big ideas.

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Feb 13 2020

32mins

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Michael Lewis, writer

Desert Island Discs
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Michael Lewis is a best-selling non-fiction writer and journalist. He initially worked for an investment bank, and his experiences of Wall Street excess in the 1980s informed his acclaimed first book, Liar’s Poker. Three of his later books – Moneyball, The Blind Side and The Big Short – have been adapted into Hollywood feature films.

He was born in New Orleans in 1960, where his father was fond of quoting the family motto: 'Do as little as possible, and that unwillingly, for it is better to receive a light reprimand than perform an arduous task.' After studying at Princeton and the LSE, he joined an American bank in London, and wrote articles about the quirks of the industry under a pseudonym. In spite of his father’s opposition, he decided to quit his highly-paid job to become a writer.

In Moneyball, he examined how a struggling baseball team used intensive data analysis to find undervalued players overlooked by richer clubs. The Big Short focused on the sub-prime mortgage crisis, and his most recent book, The Fifth Risk, is about the Trump administration’s approach to government.

Michael lives in California with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their three children.

BOOK CHOICE: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
LUXURY ITEM: A photo album
CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Old Days by Chicago

Presenter: Lauren Laverne
Producer: Sarah Taylor

Jan 12 2020

36mins

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