Adam Davidson on explaining economics in The Big Short

Adam Davidson - financial reporter and former host of Planet Money - on his role as a consultant on The Big Short, which was nominated for an Oscar this week, and his new podcast, Surprisingly Awesome.
In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Christian Bale appears in a scene from The Big Short. (Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures/Associated Press)
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Brent speaks with Adam Davidson - NYT financial reporter and former host and co-founder of public radio's Planet Money - about his role as a consultant on The Big Short, a film even author Michael Lewis thought was a long shot for Hollywood, but ended up nominated for an Oscar this week. He explains how helping director Adam McKay with the film blossomed into a friendship, and a partnership as co-hosts of the new podcast Surprisingly Awesome from Gimlet Media.