Here's the This American Life episode.
Here's the show's transcript, if you want to read along.
While you listen, your mission is to scaffold, i.e. ask and answer nine questions each in the comment section below, as well as answer two I posed, in time for discussion in Monday's class.
Ideally, these questions will go beyond fact-based questions and
include a few allusion questions and/or experience-based questions.
Here are my questions:
1. Why should we study anything about modern European economics in an American studies class?
2. How likely is it that you will talk or write anything outside of school regarding to this topic in the next year? Why?
Take a look at this list of vocabulary from Inside Job. You may use these terms in a brief (three or paragraphs) review of the documentary due any time before next Wednesday. Reviews of a documentary's success could include a combination of analysis of watchability, support for thesis, logic of argument and ability to reach the target audience.