Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:13:54 -0500Our latest Marketplace-Edison Anxiety Poll found that 18- to 24-year-olds were feeling pretty stressed about the economy. So we asked you to tell us about what was giving you anxiety, and you had a lot to say. Plus: we explore the branches of government and what happens if they fail to do what they should. Then, BuzzFeed's Doree Shafrir talks about her new novel "Startup," which casts a critical light on the tech world. Finally: We're making a Marketplace Weekend playlist on Spotify! Send us your best weekend jams and we'll add 'em.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:58:48 -0500Three mayors weigh in this week on President Trump's first 100 days. Plus: A former FBI agent examines whether companies or consumers should be responsible for online security. Then: Are job interviews a waste of time? Experts and listeners have their say and musician Tei Shi explores life as a sculptor in the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:18:37 -0500We're diving into the airline industry this week with analyst Henry Harteveldt, and we hear from a flight attendant about what it's like working with travelers every day. The Los Angeles Times' Natalie Kitroeff and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short, plus Matt Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, weighs in on the U.S. relationship with Russia.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:44:52 -0500This week, Lizzie goes to Corvallis, Oregon as part of the third installment of our mayor's series. Plus, Markeptlace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Vox's Jim Tankersley go long and short on the news and Marketplace's Molly Wood explains the latest on the FCC's internet privacy rules.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:28:52 -0500Molly Wood guest hosts this week. Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short on this week's news. T Magazine's Deborah Needleman explains how florists on Instagram are changing the floral industry. Author Zoe Fraade-Blanar explains the economic power behind fandom, and comedian Neal Brennan takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:32:52 -0500We have questions about the past, present and future this week. What if NAFTA never existed? What if you could edit your genes? What if you could visit the world's best museums without leaving your couch? Plus, Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and Marketptlace's Kimberly Adams go long and short on topics from the week's news, and the BBC's Rebecca Jones discusses Laura Mvula's new score for "Antony and Cleopatra."
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.