Archive for March, 2010

Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Charlie Rose discusses The Big Short with author Michael Lewis.

Link to video

Michael Lewis on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Jon Stewart interviews Michael Lewis about his new book The Big Short and the subprime mortgage mess.

Link to full episode – March 15th, 2010.

Michael Lewis: What I Read

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Michael Lewis discusses his media diet with The Atlantic Wire’s Nichole Allen.

I don’t tweet, I don’t Twitter, I couldn’t even tell you how to read or where to find a Twitter message. I don’t actually see the point of limiting communication to a haiku. I find the whole effusion of communications technology bewildering. All you have to do is overhear a certain number of cell phone conversations to see that the vast majority of what people say and write to each other is totally pointless. I have an email address and I’m thinking of shutting that down. It’s amazing how overly accessible people are. There’s a lot of communication in my life that’s not enriching, it’s impoverishing.

How A Few Made Millions Betting Against The Market

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Michael Lewis was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air, 3/16/2010.

Link to Fresh Air’s story and audio [40 min 31 sec]

The Outsiders Who Foresaw The Subprime Crisis

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Michael Lewis and his new book The Big Short were profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Link to story and audio [8m 59s]

“You have this body of facts out there in the financial world, and the vast majority of the people in that world are organizing the facts into one kind of picture — and it’s a pretty picture. And a handful of other people take the exact same facts, but they organize it into a different picture.”

60 Minutes: Inside the Collapse

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Wall Street bonuses in the current climate are a “very elegant form of theft” former bond trader Michael Lewis tells Steve Kroft. 60 Minutes, Sunday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Link to excerpt on

Link to part 1 and part 2 of the 60 Minutes episode on

Betting on the Blind Side

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Vanity Fair is carrying an excerpt of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, to be published this month by W. W. Norton; © 2010.