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Toxie

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In January 2010, two reporters from Planet Money bought a toxic asset — you know, the things that blew up wall street banks, sank the economy and brought the global financial system to a halt — one of those. They hoped that it might help explain what we'd all just been through and are still going through. "Toxie" turned out to be an encyclopedia of the financial crisis.

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Video credit: Stephen Neary/Connie Li Chan/Robin Arnott

 

Banner image: Still from a Planet Money animation about Toxie

Credits

Host:
Ira Glass