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Ira Glass of the Chicago Public Radio show This American Life has devoted an episode of the show to the current mortgage crisis and its build-up. It’s certainly one of the easiest-to-understand explanations of the crisis that I’ve heard. He includes interviews with mortgage brokers and financial service employees, but omits the nitty-gritties of the crisis itself. I wouldn’t say it’s inaccurate, but it’s definitely not for finance geeks.
Portfolio Magazine has a (geekier) multimedia study aid to accompany the above show, if you’re interested.