Episode

3/17 Fed Lies, VC Lies, Bank Lies w/ David Dayen; The LetterHack & Janek Ambros

March 17, 2023

It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect to round up the week in news. Then, they’re joined by Matt Strackbein, also know as The Letterhack, and filmmaker Janek Ambros to discuss Matt’s comic book adaptation of Janek’s 2019 film “Mondo Hollywoodland”. Sam and Emma start off by taking a look at Elizabeth Warren’s statement before the Finance Committee regarding SVB’s collapse, and how the rollback of Dodd Frank regulations paved the way for this. Then David joins the show to discuss his Twitter hack, the Crapo bill that led to Dodd Frank rollbacks, who was responsible for regulating SVB in the first place, whether there were kickbacks involved, the need (or lack thereof) to bail out SVB’s depositors, and whether Biden should look into firing Fed Chair Jay Powell and replacing him with a new Fed Chair. Then, Janek and the Letterhack join the MR Crew to discuss the genesis of Mondo Hollywoodland the movie as well as the comic book, as well as what’s in store for the future.

And in the Fun Half, the MR Crew breaks down Jon Stewart’s takedown of Larry Summers, Jimmy Dore’s pampering of David Sacks, Maria Bartiromo still hawking COVID miracle cures on Fox airwaves, and a Florida man wrongfully sentenced to 400 years in prison finally freed. Plus, your IM’s!

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