This American Financial Crisis

Kottke chimes in on This American Life‘s two excellent programs on the American financial system:

This radio program made the rounds last week, but I finally got caught up this weekend so I’ll add my voice to the chorus urging you to listen to This American Life’s episode on the financial crisis, Another Frightening Show About the Economy. Paired with The Giant Pool of Money from back in May, this is an excellent overview of what’s going on in the financial markets right now. The hosts of the two shows are also doing a daily blog/podcast thing at Planet Money In addition, the last half of this week’s TAL concerns the political angle of the financial mess. I haven’t had a chance to listen yet, but check it out if you’re into that sort of thing.

I don’t have much to add to this beyond my own endorsement of these two programs, and also (because both shows have slipped into TAL’s archives) two direct download links to the MP3s:

Another Frightening Show About the Economy
The Giant Pool of Money

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