I'm posting this more for completeness, as promised earlier. A Better Mousetrap 2008 is an update on the same eponymous episode of PRI's This American Life (TAL) which aired in 2006. This is episode # 366, aired on October 10th, and the small economy bit is tacked on at the end. Meh.
Alex Blumberg returns (in collaboration with the Planet Money podcast) with the latest in the financial crisis.
(From L. Nichols Wood Carving. )
[Edit: "NPR's This American Life (TAL)" changed to "PRI's This American Life (TAL)"]