Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I don't understand the bank meltdown! I love Ira Glass!


From Ira and the This American Life team: "The collapse of the banking system explained, in just 59 minutes. Our crack economics team—the guys who explained the mortgage crisis, Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson—are back to help all of us understand the news. For instance, when we talk about an insolvent bank, what does it actually mean, and why are we giving hundreds of billions of dollars to rich bankers who screwed up their own businesses? Also, two guys go to New Jersey to look at a toxic asset.

Other shows on the financial crisis: Giant Pool of Money and Another Frightening Show About the Economy. And you can get daily updates about the financial crisis on Alex and Adam's Planet Money podcast and blog."

You can podcast all these shows and listen when you ride the train from work to rehearsal to work to cocktail party to......

Ira's fundraising pitches on NPR are also legendary. Listen and learn....

1 comment:

Laura said...

Last week's "Scenes from a Recession" was pretty interesting, too.