Posted on May 7, 2014

Longform Podcast #91: Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis has written for The New Republic, Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine. His latest book is Flash Boys.

"When you're telling a story, you're essentially playing the cards you're dealt. ... Sometimes the hand is very easy to play. Sometimes the hand is difficult to play. At the end, I just try to think, 'Is there anything I would have done differently?' 'Is there any trick I missed?' If I don't have the feeling that I missed something big, I feel happy about the book."

Thanks to TinyLetter and Audible for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show notes:

  2. Lewis on Longform
  3. [2:30] Lewis's speech at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital (2011)
  4. [2:45] Flash Boys (W.W. Norton & Co. • Mar 2014)
  5. [3:45] "Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?" (Vanity Fair • Aug 2013)
  6. [6:45] The Big Short (W.W. Norton & Co. • Mar 2010)
  7. [7:15] Moneyball (W.W. Norton & Co. • May 2003)
  8. [7:45] Liar's Poker (W.W. Norton & Co. • Oct 1989)
  9. [25:15] Lewis's New Republic archive
  10. [31:45] The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story (W.W. Norton & Co. • Oct 1999)