Adam McKay, director of “The Big Short,” talks Wall Street and the 2016 election with POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush. | Bridget Mulcahy
“The Big Short” director sits down with Glenn Thrush to discuss how the financial crisis is shaping the 2016 presidential race — and to trace the candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders back to what happened on Wall Street.
He also weighs in on Sanders’ Democratic primary battle with Hillary Clinton, evaluates the Obama administration’s record on Wall Street prosecutions, and reveals how Elizabeth Warren reacted to the Big Short. Listen to the full interview above, and get every episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud.
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Each week during 2016 election, POLITICO’s award-winning chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush will take you behind the scenes on the campaign trail in his podcasts — a smart, unvarnished take on all things 2016. Consumable, sharp, and to-the-point, Off Message episodes are easy to download or stream from POLITICO, iTunes or SoundCloud and are designed to fit into the media roster where nothing else can — on the train, at the gym, in the car.