During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in the autumn of 2008, and its controversial sale to JPMorgan Chase, is an astonishing account of how one bank lost itself to greed and mismanagement, and how the entire financial industry - and even the entire country - lost its way as well. Kirsten Grind’s The Lost Bank is a magisterial and gripping account of these events.
"Sad and Angry by Turn"
"America’s Fastest-Growing Loan Category Has Eerie Echoes of Subprime Crisis" is from the January 10, 2017 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kirsten Grind and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Nuns With Guns: The Strange Day-to-Day Struggles Between Bankers and Regulators" is from the May 30, 2016 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kirsten Grind and Emily Glazer and narrated by Alexander Quincy.