From the State Room high above Boston’s financial district, recording before a live audience, we’re joined today by special guests Adam Davidson and David Kestenbaum of NPR’s Planet Money.
You’ve heard their radio dramas on This American Life and their reports on the global economic crisis on All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Maybe you download their podcasts and read the Planet Money blog.
Whichever way you hear them, you know Planet Money is telling our economic story in a whole new way. In plain English, not jargon. In dramatic re-enactments. And in candid conversations with ordinary Americans and financial insiders.
How do they do it? We’re asking. This hour, On Point: Planet Money’s dynamic duo, Adam Davidson and David Kestenbaum.
Adam Davidson is international business and economics correspondent for NPR and co-creator of Planet Money. He co-produced the Peabody Award-winning episode of This American Life, “The Giant Pool of Money.”
David Kestenbaum is an NPR correspondent covering the global economy and a member of the Planet Money team. Earlier this month, in the This American Life episode “The Watchmen,” he examined what went wrong with the credit ratings agencies. Before David started covering the financial crisis for Planet Money, he covered science and energy issues for NPR.