2008 Financial Crisis Films


Dust off your calculators and get ready to crunch some numbers! Timmie and Ryan are discussing the 2008 financial crisis, and the films that followed. From docs to narratives, how do filmmakers approach this dense and intense subject?

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I. Intro

A. Updates
B. Six Year Anniversary of the Crisis

II. 2008 Financial Crisis [00:06:43]

A. Other Names

B. A Little History: Some Terms and Links

(Or: Timmie and Ryan Try to Explain the Entire Financial Crisis in 20 Minutes)

C. Why Should You Care?

D. Wading Through Information

E. Okay We Get It!

III. The Documentaries [00:28:41]

A. Frontline: The Warning (2009)
B. The Flaw (2011)
C. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
D. Inside Job (2010)

IV. Narratives [00:42:15]

A. Too Big To Fail (2011)
B. The Company Men (2010)
C. Margin Call (2011)

V. Recommendations For Tackling These Films [01:17:56]

A. Tiered System: Choose Your Own Adventure

    • Super Into It
    • Interested, Not Obsessed
    • Just Want to Watch a Good Movie

VI. Mini Segments [01:21:00]

A. Podcast Recommendations

VII. Conclusions [01:22:52]

A. Other Links


Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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