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.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:06:36 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Molly Wood talks with Marketplace's Andy Uhler, and the Los Angeles Times' deputy business editor Dan Beucke tell us what they're bullish and bearish on. We hear from a low-wage worker on how she makes ends meet. Vox's David Roberts talks with Molly about the future of autonomous trucks and what that might mean for the trucking industry. Listeners call in about the ways money changed their communities, and journalist Susie Cagle explains the gentrification in Oakland, California. Marketplace's Amy Scott has the story of two women dealing with the welfare system from Marketplace's podcast The Uncertain Hour, and Molly talks with professor Zeynep Tufekci about how social media has become an integral part of political campaigns.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:05:02 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace reporter Reema Khrais and Slate words correspondent Katy Waldman go long and short on racial wealth inequality, Harry Potter, Whopperitos and women's gymnastics coverage. Marketplace Washington bureau chief Andrea Seabrook rehashes Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's economic proposals and we continue our listener conversation about work-life balance. Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia take the Marketplace Quiz, Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson reports on refugees in the U.S. and we hear from lobstermen working on the docks in Newport, Rhode Island.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:44:00 -0500On this Olympics-themed edition of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood speaks with NYU professor Lee Igel about the socioeconomic and health concerns surrounding the games. Newsweek senior writer Zoë Schlanger joins Molly to discuss the problems with water at the Rio Olympics and how the games have brought global water issues to light. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson weighs in on how athletes use new technology, Andy Uhler talks Olympic golf, and Nigel Crowther, professor of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario, speaks with Molly about the history of bribery at the Olympic games.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:38:21 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, FiveThirtyEight politics editor Micah Cohen and Marketplace's DC reporter Kimberly Adams go long and short on the DNC hack, Bernie Bros, Hillary Clinton's poll numbers and the Republican party. Plus, we hear reporting on Brexit from Lizzie and Emma Jacobs in Berlin and Paris. Then, listeners weigh in on their experiences with work-life balance. Later, White House photographer Pete Souza takes the Marketplace Quiz, Molly Wood interviews Logos Technologies president John Marion about the company's giant balloon surveillance cameras at the Rio Olympics, and we hear the story of an Olympic team made up of refugees.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:20:13 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace Washington, D.C., reporters Kimberly Adams and Nancy Marshall-Genzer join Lizzie to go long and short on topics related to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Marketplace D.C. Bureau Chief Andrea Seabrook reports from Cleveland about political outsiders there. Later, listeners weigh in on compromises they've made in their financial lives, and CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger gives some advice about how to make everyone happy in a financial negotiation. Lizzie interviews "Brazillionaires" author Alex Cuadros, and Xenia Rubinos takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:57:07 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood goes long and short on the week's news with panelists Kimberly Adams of Marketplace and Mike Isaac of the New York Times. We hear the story of how Austin rideshare companies have reacted to the ouster of Uber and Lyft, and our listeners weigh in on the ongoing conversation about what makes a good boss. Lizzie O'Leary reports from Germany on how refugees and immigrants are integrated into the workforce there -- she also speaks with Molly about her reporting trip to Germany and the UK. Later, Krissy Clark reports on how welfare reform changed education, and we hear from Marketplace DC Bureau Chief about Marketplace's upcoming coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:49:57 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, David Lazarus of the LA Times fills in for Lizzie O'Leary. David speaks with Marketplace's Andy Uhler and Newsweek's Zoe Schlanger about what they're long and short on in this week's news. Lizzie report on Brexit from Germany in Stuttgart, a city with thriving industry and a population problem. We hear from listeners about the best and worst bosses they've ever had, and Marketplace's Krissy Clark brings us sections from the final episode of the welfare podcast The Uncertain Hour. Moby takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:01:11 -0500On this special episode of Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary travels to London and Northern England to cover Brexit. Marketplace Weekend collaborates with BBC's In the Balance to bring listeners stories from the UK. A Ukrainian shop owner talks about what she's put into her business, and how Brexit impacts her. Lizzie reports from St. Helens, a working class town that came into its own as a manufacturing hub during the industrial revolution. Locals talk about why they voted the way they did, and Mike Palin, St. Helens Council Chief Executive, discusses how industry there might fare after a split from the European Union. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch and John Buckley go long and short on Brexit and the United Kingdom, and Jill Schlesinger weighs in on how people on the American side of the pond can cope with Brexit's influence on the markets.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:49:32 -0500On this week's episode, we take a look at Britain's vote to leave the European Union: What will it mean for the U.K. and EU, and how will it impact the global economy? Marketplace's Stephen Beard weighs in from London and Mark Garrison tells us how people should handle their investments. Plus, Neil Irwin of the New York Times and Gillian White of the Atlantic join Lizzie for a special Brexit Long and Short. Finally, we hear how people are reacting on the ground in Britain. Also this week: Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio reports on the new Panama Canal. Later, we'll talk about the lessons we teach kids about money, and the band Flatbush Zombies speaks with Lizzie about how they stayed independent and found success with their debut album.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:20:32 -0500On this weekend's show, we look at the history of shareholder value, the idea that companies must put profits and stockholders before employees, customers and anything else. Listeners weigh in on their tips for living frugally with kids, and Marketplace's Stephen Beard looks at the ramifications of England potentially leaving the European Union.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:11:47 -0500On this week's show, we go long and short on stories from the news with Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer and The Atlantic's Vann Newkirk II. Writer Sloane Crosley takes the Marketplace Quiz, and Lizzie interview's former Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota. We continue our conversation about traveling on a budget with kids, and Buzzfeed's Sapna Maheshwari joins Lizzie to talk about the changing landscape of retail.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:50:19 -0500This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Susan LaMotte, from workplace consulting company Exaqueo HR, discuss how workplace communication is changing due the rise of email, texting and Slack; Esperanza Spalding takes the Marketplace Quiz; and listeners tell us their tips on traveling with kids.
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:20:53 -0500On this week's episode, we go long and short on topics from the week's news with Marketplace's Jed Kim and The Atlantic's Gillian White. We continue our conversation about wedding registries and gift giving with listeners (one of whom received a goat), and etiquette and advice columnist Carolyn Hax. The Kills take the Marketplace Quiz, and Lizzie takes the Metro on LA's newly expanded Expo Line. Plus the story of a Freedom of Information Act request that prompted a $173,775 charge from the government and a lawsuit from Quartz reporter David Yanofsky.
Fri, 20 May 2016 12:19:37 -0500On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we go long and short on Puerto Rico, the Roots remake, and Steph Curry's haters. Lizzie speaks with Marketplace's Adriene Hill about the release of the Angry Birds movie, we hear from Anna Wiener about her time working at a tech startup in Silicon Valley, and our listeners discuss their wedding registries. Plus, Lizzie speaks with Rob Schmitz about his new book, and we hear some of his China reporting that inspired the writing.