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Everyone Must Listen to This

Last weekend, NPR's This American Life broadcast an episode called "Bad Bank", or, "the collapse of the banking system explained, in just 59 minutes." Actually, the segment that explains the banking collapse, produced by Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson, lasts the first 39 minutes, and that's what you need to hear.

I can't recommend highly enough that everyone listen to this program. I sat in my car, in a parking lot, putting off my workout to be able to finish it -- it was that good. At the beginning of the show, host Ira Glass predicts that after listening to it, one will know enough to have an opinion. I'd add the word informed, since a lack of knowledge rarely stops anyone from having an opinion.

In my case, I do have an opinion now about what needs to be done with the banks. But listen to it and make up your own mind.


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I started listening to the podcast this morning after I got into the office... then someone walked into my cubicle, saw it on my ipod and said that he'd been listening to the podcast in his car on he way to work. Really interesting and informative.

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