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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.

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#211 Planet Money: Toxie's Origin Story

September 15th, 2010

Episode 307 of 910 episodes

A few years back, when the housing market was going nuts, people didn't know we were in the middle of a gigantic bubble. That, of course, is how we wound up with Toxie, Planet Money's pet toxic asset. On today's podcast, we travel back to 2005, the year Toxie was created from thousands of home mortgages. And we talk to Lisa Liberator-Kinney, who bought a home in Bradenton, Florida during the bubble -- and whose mortgage wound up in our toxic asset.

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