#355: Giant Pool of Money - This American Life

#355: Giant Pool of Money

This American Life

  • Genre: Spoken Word
  • Release Date: 2008-05-09
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 1

  • ℗ 2008 Chicago Public Radio & Ira Glass


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#355: Giant Pool of Money This American Life 59:01 USD Album Only


  • Lots of information, very understandable

    By Marcie Johnson
    Great show on the housing bubble. Everything's understandable and even funny sometimes. I especially liked the interviews with the actual players, people representing a certain kind of actor in the drama leading up the crisis: man who bought house; man who sold mortgages, man who brokered mortgages, man who packaged them as investments, etc. As a write this, a minor point of criticism occurs to me: I understand these are male-dominated industries, but I would have liked to have heard more women's voices. And more about Alan Greenspan!
  • The Mortgage Crisis Explained

    By Joe in SA
    This is one of my favorite episodes because I actually understood how we got into the financial mess we found ourselves in in 2008. This and Bad Bank are must "listen-to's."
  • Great Journalism!

    By xoxo11
    A work of real genius, produced quite early in the whole economic meltdown. This shows what journalism does best: putting two sides of a story into "conversation" in a way they would never be otherwise. Oh, and lots of reporting, editing, research, etc.