Famed author and commentator Michael Lewis is on the show today. He’s the author of a number of smash hits including The Big Short, Moneyball, Flash Boys, Liar's Poker, The Blind Side, and more. He shares his feelings on the financial crisis, the performance of the current administration, some needed changes needed in college athletics and more. He also teases an upcoming podcast project he is working on and plans to release later this year.
Danny breaks down the decision of Gary Cohn to leave the President’s economic council and upcoming changes to Dodd-Frank, while Ira provides an update on Harvey Weinstein’s pending legal situation.
1:00 – Changes in Washington, specifically Gary Cohn stepping down
3:27 – Changes to Dodd-Frank
6:11 – Welcome to the show Michael Lewis
6:38 – When Michael met Ira
8:16 – Sergey Aleynikov – Michael Lewis connection
9:43 – Why the financial crisis didn’t lead to a lot of arrests
16:04 – Michael’s take on the current administration and why the agency heads make him nervous
19:27 – Michael Lewis on Fresh Air
21:20 – Is Wall Street still running wild?
24:32 – NCAA and the latest round of violations and how it’s unfair to the student-athletes
29:23 – Books that could be turned into movies for Michael
Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life (Will Farrell interested)
Flash Boys – Sony doesn’t think there are Asian actors to work on it
34:04 – Reforming the bail system
35:30 – Latest on Harvey Weinstein and the fight for jurisdiction in his case
36:30 – Future guest for BailStreet