Journalist Kirsten Grind traces the rise—and spectacular fall—of Washington Mutual, the largest bank failure in American history. As a reporter at the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2009, during the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Grind wrote the first detailed stories about Washington Mutual. Now, the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Lost Bank offers a look at the human failings that lay at the root of the Great Recession, the personalities caught up in good times and easy money, a seriously deluded industry, and an entire culture ultimately undone by financial collapse. Grind appears in conversation with Seattle Times business columnist, Jon Talton. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation. Media support from Puget Sound Business Journal.