Last week, following up on our detailed investigation with NPR into Freddie Mac and its operations, ProPublica’s Cora Currier wrote an explainer laying out Freddie and Fannie’s conflicted role in the housing market. She joins the podcast this week to share her findings and help us answer the question: So what do Freddie and Fannie actually do to help homeowners?

You can read Cora’s explainer on Freddie and Fannie as well as all her reporting for ProPublica here. And don’t forget to subscribe to ProPublica’s podcasts on iTunes.