This week's is the sequel to that one. Not sure about a transcript though.
However I would argue that this is more comprehensible than either, though somewhat less comprehensive.
And much more heee-larious.
There's a Googleized HTML version here.
Adam Davidson: You might not believe me, but that little statement: that is Central Banker speak for "Hey, global pool of money - screw you."
It's a good starter point but it doesn't go into the complete accounting of greed that went on. If you ever get interested in reading about it, I can recommend 'Chain of Blame'
It's a bit thick in spots, but the entire idea is that it was one giant scheme that encouraged irresponsible lending from the top to the bottom with a lot of fees and commissions in between. The closest analogy I can think of was a stock broker in the dot-com boom sucking up fees for every trade sold, even if the underlying stock was a complete piece of shit.
One thing that I am having a complaint about is how poorly the media does of actually describing the actual economic problem underlying the current crisis. Yeah, the mortgage lending industry and a housing bubble started it. But that's not the problem that is worrying everyone right now.
As others have indicated, they're back on TAL this current week. The mp3 is here: http://podcast.thisamericanlife.org/podcast/365.mp3 . Can't find the transcript yet, but I bet that part is farmed out elsewhere and gets posted a week or so later.
That PDF is a transcript. Here's the audio version: