The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.
August 27th, 2010
Episode 302 of 964 episodes
Financial trickery! Self-dealing! CDOs! On today's podcast, we return to the last days of the housing bubble. Our story: A group of bankers knew there were serious problems in the market for subprime mortgage investments. But rather than wind the business down, they sped it up -- prolonging the bubble, and ultimately making the crisis worse. Music from The Delays' "Long Time Coming."
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.