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FDIC Podcasts Chronicle Causes, Responses to Financial Crisis

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FDIC Podcasts Chronicle Causes, Responses to Financial Crisis

For Immediate Release

April 4, 2019

Press Release

Media Contact:
LaJuan Williams-Young
(202) 898-3876 

FDIC Podcasts Chronicle Causes, Responses to Financial Crisis

The FDIC today released a series of podcasts featuring discussions about Crisis and Response: An FDIC History, 20082013, the agencys study of the banking and financial crisis.  The podcast series gives listeners a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on the crisis, as FDIC officials share their insights into the agencys decision-making strategies and actions.

The podcasts will allow us to reach an even larger audience, from policymakers and industry representatives to academics and other regulators.  We hope that the podcasts encourage thoughtful discussion about the policy measures undertaken during and after the crisis, and that this dialogue will help us better understand the factors that contributed to the crisis and the steps needed to prevent a recurrence, Chairman Jelena McWilliams said.

The podcast series is organized into seven episodes: an introductory episode that highlights the studys overview and one episode for each of the studys six chapters.

The podcasts and The Crisis and Response study are available on the FDICs website at  Copies of the study can be ordered from the FDIC Online Catalog.


Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public condence in the nations banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nations banks and savings associations, 5,406 as of December 31, 2018. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollarsinsured nancial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at, by subscription electronically (go to and may also be obtained through the FDICs Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-31-2019

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Original article from FDIC Press Releases - Recent Updates updated 4/4/2019