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.
March 16th, 2012
Episode 459 of 959 episodes
On today's show, we talk with a former manager atCountrywide Financial. Cynder Niemela describes what life was like inside the giant mortgage lender back in 2006. It's not pretty.Mike Hudson, an investigative reporter with the Center For Public Integrity, is our special guest host for the show. He picked through the wreckage of the housing crisis and talked to dozens of people at big mortgage companies to find out what the mortgage industry was like back then.