For someone who used to sit up the back of my high-school Economics class listening to 90s indie-pop on a Discman – one headphone in my teacher’s ear – this is probably the clearest, most moving piece of journalism I have yet encountered about the Global Financial Crisis. It starts with background material on the invention of the Euro, then explains in layman’s terms just how and why Greece went topsy-turvy. The rest is history.
An unprecedented hit public radio program in the US, This American Life has an uncanny way of exposing the deceptiveness, corruption and sheer insanity that we are capable of as human beings. This outstanding documentary is no exception.