Alex Gibney to Produce 2008 Financial Crisis Podcast “Meltdown” – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon’s Audible commissioned a 2008 financial crisis documentary podcast series produced by Alex Gibney.
The Enron: the smartest guys in the room Director Gibney and his production company Jigsaw Productions have teamed up with journalist David Sirota, who is co-producing the Netflix feature film Do not seek, directed by Adam McKay and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, on Merger.
The eight-part series, which will launch on October 28 exclusively on the Audible service, is a deep dive into the financial crisis. He examines how this event and the government’s botched multibillion dollar bailout are the keystone that unlocks nearly all of the big things that have gone wrong in America in the 21st century, from climate change to the general assault on Europe. democracy, the rise of white nationalism.
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Meltdown explores why the financial crisis happened, how the bailout went so badly, why politicians covered up Wall Street crimes, and what the lasting impact of the crisis has been on the political, social and economic fabric. from America. It’s a search for answers stretching from Bogotá, Colombia to Madison, Wisc., To Washington, DC Sirota speaks to the politicians who made the laws, the investigators who uncovered massive fraud, and the common people who lost homes, families and livelihoods, in order to shed light on why the economic disaster happened, why no one managed to fix it and why the country quickly embraced the politics of rabies.
Merger is the first collaboration between Audible and Jigsaw Productions, the production house behind projects such as Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, in collaboration with Transmitter Media, the company behind podcasts including Tabloid: The Story of Ivanka Trump.
The production team includes writers and producers Dan O’Donnell, Shoshi Shmuluvitz and Kiarra Powell, editor-in-chief Sara Nics, executive producer Gretta Cohn, mix engineer Hannis Brown and fact-checker Meral Agish.