Episode 45

I Make An Honest Living!: Pain & Gain, Wolf of Wall Street, and the Financial Crash


June 29th, 2021

1 hr 17 mins 38 secs

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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.