Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:56:14 -0500This week, indie music star Conor Oberst takes the Marketplace Quiz and explains how the music industry mimics the economy. Plus, The New York Times' Neil Irwin and Axios' Ina Fried go long and short on this week's news, we get an update on health care and we take a look at President Donald Trump's proposed budget.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:06:35 -0600Almost 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined in Gillette, Wyoming. We're reporting from Gillette this week, talking to the people who live there and what the economy feels like post-election. Plus, we go long and short on topics from the week's news, talk health care and explore the market for California raisins.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:20:32 -0600On this weekend's show, a interview with the CEO of Reddit, talk of for-profit colleges and "middle skills" vocational jobs, and a discussion about partisan budgeting. Plus, we go long and short on Uber, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, dog leasing and Pentagon money.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:39:02 -0600Since Lizzie is reporting from Wyoming, we’re revisiting some of our favorite stories from the recent past. We revisit the question “Can your office make you sick?” We’re not necessarily saying “yes,” but we’re most definitely not saying “no” either. We also listen back on an interview with Emily Weiss, the CEO of Glossier, one of the hottest beauty products brands among millennials.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:20:42 -0600This week, we travel to Dalton, Georgia, to talk with its mayor and find out how this manufacturing town is dealing with automation and changing demographics. Marketplace's Andy Uhler and the Los Angeles Times' Andrea Chang go long and short on the week's news. Plus, the band Electric Guest takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:35:36 -0600This week, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short on topics from the week's news. We revisit interviews with playwright Lynn Nottage and the CEO of the vegan fast-casual chain Veggie Grill. Plus, author Derek Thompson on the science of what makes something — a song, a show, a movie — a hit.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:36:22 -0600This week we're going long and short on email, the travel ban and Canada. Then, the latest from a conference of automakers in Mexico City, and more on the controversial Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. Plus "Make Me Smart" hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood take the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:07:32 -0600We're looking over a shifting policy landscape this week: first, Nancy Marshall-Genzer explains who our federal workforce is and what a hiring freeze means for them. Then, Dan Gorenstein explains the latest news with the Affordable Care Act. Lizzie checks in with the executive chair of the St. Helens' council to find out how their economy is dealing with Brexit. Plus, Rachel Bloom, star of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," takes the Marketplace Quiz, and we go long and short on the week's news.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:04:23 -0600Our D.C. Bureau Chief explains what we can expect from President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. Then, we look at how presidents make money once their term ends, and the Mexican view of Trump's proposed border wall. Plus, why the chicken nugget is the quintessential American product.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:02:25 -0600We're going long and short on private prisons and President Barack Obama's legacy as a job creator with Marketplace's Lewis Wallace and The Atlantic's Gillian White. Then, UCLA law professor Jon Michaels talks us through President-elect Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest and Russia expert Matt Rojansky explains the economic and political relationship between the U.S. and Russia. Plus, "A Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:13:41 -0600On this week's show Marketplace's Andy Uhler and Kimberly Adams go long on Mexican energy deregulation and short on McDonald's. We talk to Steve Heely, the CEO of the vegan fast casual chain Veggie Grill, about bringing vegan food to the masses. The Atlantic's Dr. James Hamblin talks about his book "If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining the Human Body" and why we should be weary of health claims made by businesses. Plus, musician Mayer Hawthorne takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:00:06 -0600To kick off 2017, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Joe Wiesenthal explain what they're long and short on for the upcoming year. Plus, we look back at some of our favorite Marketplace quizzes and re-visit our story on the student debt crisis.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:05:21 -0600This week, Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour and Raghu Manavalan go long and short on trade and millennials. Los Angeles based chefs Steve Samson and Ray Garcia talk about their favorite holiday foods. The BBC's Nicola Stanbridge reports on the temporary closure of Big Ben, a London landmark and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson brings us a few stories from the latest Codebreaker episode all about encryption.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:08:31 -0600This week, The Atlantic's Gillian White and Marketplace's Andy Uhler play the Long and Short game. Lizzie talks with the founder of Moon Juice about her budding business and online controversies. Entertainment Weekly's Nicole Sperling fills us in on the business of awards season, plus author Andrea Chang takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:08:28 -0600This week, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Joe Wiesenthal play the Long and Short game. We also stop by the Public Theater in New York to talk with Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage about her new play "Sweat." Marketplace's Sally Herships explains why one of the most iconic shopping destinations in the U.S. is also tangled up in politics, and Marketplace's Scott Tong discusses the future of environmental and energy policy in a Trump administration. Plus, Marketplace tech host Ben Johnson brings us a story of surveillance from the podcast Codebreaker.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:11:43 -0600On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a look at President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks and potential future policy. Plus, a discussion of the Dakota Access Pipeline and a report from Scott Tong on fracking. Later, Wired science contributor Zoë Schlanger talks about office microbiomes and why they could be making you sick. The band Local Natives takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:10:19 -0600This week, Lindsey Turrentine fron CNET explains how retailers are gearing up for cyber Monday, and Marketplace's Molly Wood gives a few tips on how to optimize your cyber security while traveling and online shopping. Lizzie O'Leary talks with Skadden's Ken Gross about the conflict of interest Trump faces with his numerous businesses. Top Chef finalist Melissa King explains what we can do with all the Thanksgiving leftovers, and Zooey Deschanel takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:53:08 -0600This week, the Los Angeles Times' Andrea Chang and Marketplace's Reema Khrais go long and short on sanctuary cities and fake news. Listeners call in with their tips and tricks on holiday travel, plus the Los Angeles Times' Catharine Hamm weighs in with some expert advice. Lizzie O'Leary digs in to president-elect Trump's possible tax plan with the Washington Post's Jim Tankersley. Marketplace's Molly Wood explains how tech companies are navigating business post-election, and astronaut Chris Hadfield takes the Marketplace Quiz
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:28:38 -0600This week, we're digesting Donald Trump's upset in Tuesday's presidential election. Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short on U.S. politics. Marketplace's Andrea Seabrook, Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Dan Gorenstein discuss Trump's potential policies and their ramifications. Plus, Vox's Sarah Kiff speaks with Lizzie about how the election results could impact women's health care.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:29:50 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, an election-themed long and short, a look at how politics influence the foods we eat, and a check-in with mayors around the country about their local economies. Plus, we answer listener's lingering questions about the economy before they vote.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:49:23 -0500This week, the New York Times' Quentin Hardy and Marketplace's Jed Kim play the Long and Short game, and debate sports and Christmas. Guest host Molly Wood talks with the University of North Carolina's Zeynep Tufeckci about the big, messy world of media consolidation, plus we hear from a man whose job is to create haunted houses. Marketplace's Andy Uhler fills us in on why there's too much cheese, but not enough avocado. Finally, writer, chef, and world traveler Anthony Bourdain takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:49:12 -0500This week, Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart and The Atlantic's Gillian White talk new menswear companies and GDP growth. We also hear from a mom who's trying to go back to school, and listeners call in to discuss their Halloween budgets. Plus, Molly Wood explains why tech companies fix what isn't broken, and musician Devendra Banhart takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:11:51 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we learn about the latest findings in the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll; we hear listener stories about their Halloween budgets; and one low-wage worker shares her story of trying to make ends meet. Plus, Ben Johnson fill us in on the latest in virtual reality technology, and filmmaker Mark Duplass takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:25:05 -0500On this episode we take a visit to St. Louis before the debate, we continue our conversation about currency and banking, and a look at Detroit's real estate market. Plus, the power of sonic branding, inspiration from 100 entrepreneurial women and the Marketplace Quiz with Sylvan Esso.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:17:22 -0500This week, Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Sam Grobart discuss life on Mars, host Lizzie O'Leary delves into the world of student debt and for-profit education for a special collaboration with PBS NewsHour and Frontline and DJ Steve Aoki takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:12:12 -0500This week, Andrea Seabrook and The Atlantic's Gillian White play the Long and Short game. We also look at pressure cookers, fertilizer and other everyday items that can be used to make weapons, and the ways we can start keeping tabs on them. Listeners call in with the questions they've always wanted to ask about money, plus Lizzie catches up with Flint schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab as kids head back to school. Television cooking personality Alton Brown takes the Marketplace quiz. The New York Times' Quentin Hardy explains why data centers are opening up across rural America, but aren't bringing any new jobs. Finally, a conversation with Christine Moellenberndt, Reddit's on-site anthropologist.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:21:37 -0500On this edition of Marketplace Weekend, Andy Uhler and Lindsey Turrentine, editor in chief of CNET.com, talk with host Lizzie O'Leary about Ikea and the makeup industry in this week's Long and Short. Stephen Beard reports on the first new power plant to open in the United Kingdom in 20 years, and Kimberly Adams talks about new census data that reports median household incomes have increased. Listeners call in to talk about money and education, and senior education correspondent Amy Scott weighs in on college affordability. WBEZ's reporter Natalie Moore talks about the link between poverty, segregation and violence in Chicago. Plus, filmmaker John Bennardo discusses his new film "The 2 Dollar Bill Documentary," and we hear an interview with the band "Survive," which is responsible for the popular original score to the Netflix hit "Stranger Things."
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:39:10 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace's Reema Khrais and Andrea Chang of the L.A. Times go long and short on for-profit colleges, meal delivery boxes, Chipotle and travel to Cuba. We hear stories from a "Star Trek" event in New York City, and Marketplace senior tech correspondent Molly Wood talks Apple and headphone jacks. Marketplace's Lewis Wallace reports on police interaction with people with disabilities, and writer Roxanne Gay takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:04:32 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, the Los Angeles Times' David Lazarus guest hosts and plays the Long and Short game with Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and the Root's Danielle Belton. We hear from a woman juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet. Listeners call in to talk about how they are spending their money on education, plus David chats with Lizzie O'Leary to learn about the reporting she's been doing on college affordability with PBS Newshour and Frontline. We hear about Uber's attempt to break into an unexpected market: Public transit. Comedian Eric Andre stops by the studio to share some insights and take the Marketplace Quiz. Then we learn about the stock market, for sneakers, and we stop by Vladivostok in Russia and find out why Chinese tourists are flocking there.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:22 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, the Los Angeles Times' David Lazarus fills in for Lizzie O'Leary and plays the "Long and Short" game with Marketplace's Raghu Manavalan and Deadspin's Hamilton Nolan. The Los Angeles Times' California Economy reporter Natalie Kitroeff explains how American workers could benefit from Mexico's manufacturing boom. Listeners call in to talk about how money has changed their communities, and Manuel Pastor, the director of the University of Southern California's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity explains the good and bad of gentrification. David and Marketplace's Molly Wood discuss the future of streaming sports and live events after NBC ran into problems during the Rio Games. New York Magazine's Heather Havrilesky takes the Marketplace Quiz. Benjamin Seibold, a professor at Temple University, gives us some hope when it comes to traffic jams. Plus, we learn about Leigh-on-Sea, the happiest place in Britain.