Michael Lewis (EP.03)

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.

Links Referenced

Goldman-Backed Circle Agrees to Buy Crypto Exchange Poloniex

Liar's Poker

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Michael Lewis on Fresh Air

Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

 

Show Notes

1:00 – Changes in Washington, specifically Gary Cohn stepping down

            2:49 – Goldman-Backed Circle Agrees to Buy Crypto Exchange Poloniex

3:27 – Changes to Dodd-Frank

6:11 – Welcome to the show Michael Lewis

            Liar's Poker

            The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

            The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

            Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

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

            11:58 – Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

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)

            The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

            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