CS 418: David Sirota: Meltdown

Today we have David Sirota on the show to talk to Trevor about his new podcast Meltdown soon to be available on Audible. The 2008 financial crisis – and the government’s botched, multibillion-dollar bailout – is the skeleton key that unlocks almost every big thing that’s gone wrong in America in the 21st Century, from climate change to the all-out assault on democracy, to the rise of white nationalism. In this thrilling, 8-part podcast, investigative journalist David Sirota explores why the financial crisis happened, how the bailout went so wrong, why politicians covered up Wall Street’s crimes, and what the lasting impact of the meltdown was on America’s political, social and economic fabric.

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