the giant pool of money

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one of the things my non-finance/corporate friends ask me all the time is “what the hell is the US credit crisis?”, complete with a confused look. well, to make it all simple, i suggest you guys give a listen to this american life’s podcast of “the giant pool of money“. it’s a simple, well-balanced yet riveting presentation of the cause of the current US recession from all sides of the story – wall street financial engineers, mortgage brokers, creditors and everything in between.

but speaking of this american life(TAL), i absolutely love this podcast. it is quite possibly the BEST weekly podcast on earth. TAL is a journalistic non-fiction show featuring personal essays, memoirs and short fiction- basically an audio documentary hosted by a self-depricating genius named ira glass(and i admit, i have a strange “radio” crush on him too). i first heard about TAL through NPR(america’s national public radio), another radio stream i adore and deserves a separate post all together. i usually listen to the podcast on sunday mornings while i run around in UP or do an hour on the ellipticals at the gym. i love how personal, engaging, evocative, tactile AND visual it is, you can actually feel like you’re talking to these people yourself. i love it enough to actually donate a meager amount of money twice a year to keep it alive and free on iTunes. i highly recommend it.

Written by divasoria

July 16th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

6 Responses to 'the giant pool of money'

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  1. Ira Glass looks like Mo Rocca


    16 Jul 08 at 10:08 pm

  2. OMG! HE DOES. good one!


    16 Jul 08 at 10:23 pm

  3. Love this show … Ira Glass keeps me company during my long commutes on the Singapore MRT. =)


    21 Jul 08 at 9:42 pm

  4. i follow jim jubak on msn. he looks like a cartoon.

    and i listen to the econtalk podcast during long commutes. it’s the kind of econ i liked. the kind we discussed 1st quarter of 4th year hs. no manhid characters there. whew!


    23 Jul 08 at 6:21 pm

  5. totally loved finding this blog!!

    Perry Merrill

    25 Jul 08 at 9:13 am

  6. […] crazy to admit to having a radio(more like podcast) crush on ira glass? he is the host of my most favorite podcast/radio show “this american life“. i know it’s weird to develop crushes based on […]

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