1. Ep. 12: AMAZING ANIMATED FILM ABOUT THE DEBT & DEFICIT | Marshall Curry

    06:25

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    Why do we have budget deficits and a national debt? In this free-wheeling animated film, you’ll see how Congress and public officials use and manage debt, and why it matters to you. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Written & Directed by: Marshall Curry Producers: Marshall Curry and Daniel Koehler FlickerLab: Creative Director/Narration: Harold Moss Supervising Producer: Jordan Geary Producer: Tom Chorlton Lead Animators: Philip Andrews, Justin Cassano Compositor/Editor: Jeff Nelson Sound Design/Music: David Wilson

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    • Ep. 15: GLOBALIZATION...WHO CARES?...YOU DO | Bob Balaban

      07:21

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      What is the global trade system? What does it mean to have a globalized economy? And is it good for us? Bob Balaban wrangles seven experts to break it all down as a troupe of comedic actors enliven the commentary. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Directed by Bob Balaban Produced by Peggy Rajski and Bob Balaban Cast Mom: Susie Essman Dad: Jimmy Palumbo Mother-in-law: Marylouise Burke Daughter: Brooke Bloom Son: Ben Rameaka Special Thanks: Daron Acemoglu David Autor Jagdish Bhagwati Graciela Chichilnisky Jim Cramer Gary Hufbauer Joseph E. Stiglitz Edited by Gary Levy and Suzy Elmiger Director of Photography: Federico Cesca Music Composed by Bob Thiele

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      • Ep. 22: THIS WON'T HURT A BIT! | Mary Harron

        07:30

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        Why is healthcare so expensive? "This Won't Hurt a Bit" is a short film that tells the all too familiar tale of American healthcare. A patient enters a hospital with a migraine headache, unaware of the costs his visit will incur on the path to a diagnosis. He learns much more than he bargained for in this comedy on unaffordable care. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Directed by Mary Harron Starring: The Intern: Kerry Bishe The Patient: Will Janowitz The Experienced Nurse: Laura Ceron The Diagnostician: Peter Jacobson The MRI Doctor: Isaiah Washington The Technician: Cynthia Kaplan The Wise Doctor: Bob Balaban The Cashier: Nancy Giles Ms. Insurance: Maddie Corman Mr. Pharmaceutical: Adam Goldberg The Therapist: Lili Taylor Producers: Petra Ahmann & Mary Harron Writers: Mary Harron and Cynthia Kaplan Director of Photography: Mott Hupfel Editor: Todd Thoenig Music Composer: Louis Schwadron Executive Producer: Emily Wiedemann Associate Producer: Tony Borden Producer: Chazz Carfora 2nd Crew Director of Photography: Dan Hersey

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        • Ep. 10: THE STREET | Joe Berlinger

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          How does Wall Street influence the economy? On the heels of the financial crisis, Wall Street for some has become synonymous with corruption and greed. Director Joe Berlinger takes us to the epicenter of the financial world – the New York Stock Exchange – to learn how Wall Street really influences the economy and impacts all of our lives. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Directed and Produced by Joe Berlinger Producer: Matt Durning Executive Producers: Jon Kamen, Dave O'Connor and Justin Wilkes Director of Photography: Bob Richman Editor: Brett Mason Music By: Bill Sherman

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          • Ep. 21: THE VALUE OF WORK | Steve James

            08:05

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            Why is minimum wage important? In 2013, Seattle became ground zero for the heated national debate about increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. THE VALUE OF WORK gives voice to supporters and the opponents, including the mayor, an activist city councilwoman, small business owners, and minimum-wage workers affected by the unprecedented legislation. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Directed by Steve James Producer: Elizabeth Stanton Director of Photography: Dana Kupper Editor: John Farbrother Music: Joshua Abrams

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            • Ep. 7: THE SECOND PART OF THAT FILM ABOUT MONEY | James Schamus

              08:00

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              What is the real value of a dollar? You think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Written & Directed by: James Schamus Produced by: Mridu Chandra and James Schamus Associate Producer: Gustavo Rosa Directors of Photography: Kirsten Johnson and Peter Bowen Editor: Eron Otcasek Original Score: Jay Wadley Score Produced by Found Objects Featuring: Anat Admati Mridu Chandra Barbara Garson Suresh Naidu Gustavo Rosa James Schamus Richard D. Wolff

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              • Ep. 11: TAXATION NATION | Jessica Yu

                04:50

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                Why is our tax system so complicated? Teachers have long relied on educational cartoons with catchy songs to simplify everything from grammar to government. Can a cartoon conquer a challenge like today’s tax system, with its ever-changing, 75,000 pages of laws? With retro flair, TAXATION NATION looks into how our tax system does – and doesn’t – work. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Directed by Jessica Yu Producer: Jessica Yu Lyrics by Timothy Steele and Jessica Yu Music by Jeff Beal Animation Produced by Six Point Harness Animation Director: Brock Gallagher Cast Tax Guy: Phil LaMarr Taxpayer Gal: Maria Bamford

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                • Ep. 17: MADE BY CHINA IN AMERICA | Miao Wang

                  08:25

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                  Is China’s boom good for our economy? “Made by China in America” turns a cinematic lens on the interconnected narratives of everyday workers, leaders and business executives, and local community members in South Carolina, providing a nuanced perspective on China’s economic boom, version 2.0, and its promising impact on the U.S. economy. Directed by Miao Wang A Three Waters Production Producer: Robert M. Chang Director of Photography: Ian Vollmer Editor: Robert Greene Music composed by Stephen Ulrich Cast (in order of appearance) Nicholas R. Lardy Jack Collins Danny Christopher Daniel H. Rosen Ya Sun John Ling Ty Taylor Jason Heindel

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                  • Ep. 8: FED HEAD | Catherine Hardwicke

                    07:02

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                    What is the Federal Reserve? When Federal Reserve Chairman Rob Rafaelson awakes with amnesia only moments before a big press conference, his children, maid and intern must explain the Fed to him using the only thing handy: the children’s toys. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Written & Directed by Catherine Hardwicke Starring: Fed Head: Michael Gladis Margaret: Annalise Basso Housekeeper: Soledad St. Hilaire Triplets: Bradley Metcalf, Jack Metcalf, Travis Metcalf Intern: Philip Labes Produced by Franny Freiberger Executive Producers: Michael Degan, Loretta Jeneski, Patrick Degan Cinematography by Rob Hauer Edited by Phillip Bartell Music by Emoto Music Associate Producers: Jamie Holt, Jeff Toye

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                    • Ep. 6: THAT FILM ABOUT MONEY | James Schamus

                      06:41

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                      What is the real value of a dollar? You think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong. Discover more at www.wetheeconomy.com Written & Directed by: James Schamus Produced by: Mridu Chandra and James Schamus Associate Producer: Gustavo Rosa Directors of Photography: Kirsten Johnson and Peter Bowen Editor: Eron Otcasek Original Score: Jay Wadley Score Produced by Found Objects Featuring: Anat Admati Mridu Chandra Barbara Garson Suresh Naidu Gustavo Rosa James Schamus Richard D. Wolff

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