For public radio fans, Simon is on this weekend’s episode of This American Life, “Bad Bank,” with Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg of Planet Money, explaining what happened to our banking system. Regular readers of this blog will already know most of what they cover, and some of it comes from episodes of Planet Money you may already have heard (including the “ransom note” conversation). But if your friends and relatives are not quite as up to speed as you are, feel free to recommend this episode. (It’s the third TAL episode to focus entirely on the economic crisis; the others are listed on our Beginners page.)
TAL plays at different times on public radio affiliates this weekend. Starting Sunday night or Monday, the free online stream will be available from the TAL page. And if you subscribe to their podcast, you’ll get the episode Sunday night or Monday.
In my opinion, TAL is the best show available in any medium anywhere, so I recommend listening to them even when they’re not talking about the economy.