I download the This American Life podcast every week. The stories are always good. Last week the show was Bad Bank and I especially recommend it. Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson explain what's up with the banks today in plain, non-political language. You can download the podcast or listen to it for free on your computer.
These same guys did the amazing and scary Giant Pool of Money podcast last May (which you can still listen to) AND they are behind the blog planetmoney.
I'm a quilter, not an economist. But I have learned so much from these guys and the rest of the folks at planetmoney that I felt like I should share the links with you. Let's face it, the economy is not so great right now. Personally I'm fighting fear with information and these guys have good information.