I Make An Honest Living!: Pain & Gain, Wolf of Wall Street, and the Financial Crash
June 29th, 2021
1 hr 17 mins 38 secs
About this Episode
Josh Bregman comes back on the pod to talk with Emmet about two movies that came out in the same summer that sought to capture post-crash America: Pain & Gain and Wolf of Wall Street. They talk about what a shitty director Michael Bay is, analyze the main characters of each movie, and try to figure out just why it was so hard to narrativize a financial crash that almost ended the world economy over night.
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Closing Song: "Look At What You Did, You Little Jerk," by MANS.