Actor and former Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement Kal Penn knew nothing about the world’s economic systems when he was asked to host Amazon Prime’s new eight-part documentary series, “This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy.”
At least that’s what he told creators Adam McKay, director of “The Big Short,” and Adam Davidson, co-founder of NPR’s “Planet Money” podcast.
McKay and Davidson said to him, “But you worked at the White House.”
Penn’s reply to them: “OK, come on, not on the economic team.”
But McKay and Davidson insisted that Penn was exactly the kind of person they wanted to host “This Giant Beast”; someone who is curious about the economy but doesn’t have a firm grasp on the details.
“This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy” is available now on Amazon Prime.
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