I enjoyed these shows about the economy, and you might, too. At the time I write this, the shows can be streamed from the website.
355: The Giant Pool of Money – This is probably This American Life’s most famous show on the housing crisis.
390: Return to The Giant Pool of Money – Because one isn’t enough! The is the anniversary follow-up to The Giant Pool of Money.
375: Bad Bank – A tremendously understandable guide to bank failure.
418: Toxie – Follow the path of a pet toxic asset. It also has an interesting animation on the website.