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.
Fri, 13 May 2016 11:35:36 -0500On this week's show, Marketplace's Molly Wood and Mike Isaac of the New York Times go long and short on topics from the week's news. Marketplace's Andy Uhler discusses funding to fight Zika, and we weigh the possibility of robot assistants. Later, we continue our conversation about planning for death, and preview new Marketplace podcast The Uncertain Hour.
Fri, 06 May 2016 11:11:23 -0500On this week's show, ESPN's Mina Kimes and Marketplace's Tommy Andres go long and short on topics from the news. Listeners weigh in on their experiences with wills, and we hear from CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger about how people should plan ahead with their own wills. Plus, Marketplace's Andy Uhler brings us stories from the streets of Puerto Rico, and Bloomberg's Paula Dwyer discusses Universal Basic Income.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:34:45 -0500On this week's episode, Newsweek's Zoë Schlanger and Marketplace's Adriene Hill go long and short on the news of the week. We hear from listeners about what paid family leave means for them, and author David Wheelan discusses his book, Naked Money. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explore Manhattan's forthcoming Lowline park, and we preview the new podcast The Uncertain Hour.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:09:17 -0500This weekend, we go long and short on politics, Flint and Volkswagen. Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson talks trade and populism, and we hear from the Root's Danielle Belton about Beyonce's new athlesiure line — and how it might be sizing itself out of a key market. "Top Chef" winner and "Breaking Borders" host Michael Voltaggio takes the Marketplace Quiz and shares his insights on money, inspiration and knives.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:35:03 -0500This weekend, some of our favorite stories from the past: A rap group who redefined success; the origin of what makes a boss a jerk — or what makes jerks primed for becoming bosses; and how women directors are changing Hollywood.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:36:58 -0500This weekend, Bloomberg Businessweek's Josh Eidelson explains the campaign behind the $15 minimum wage, why one British Virgin Islands law firm is linked the Panama Papers and we take a trip to the Wizarding World — and profit empire — of Harry Potter.
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:23:41 -0500This weekend, Tech Insider's Julia Calderone explains why the "grass-fed" label beef companies use is under scrutiny, Adriene Hill looks into why YouTube stars are moving to the big screen, and we find out why "man camps" in North Dakota are closing.
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:22:34 -0500This weekend, Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart explains how companies are cashing in on 'basic bros,' Marketplace's Nova Safo explains Chicago's education budget crisis, and listeners tell us their stories about the best deals they've ever made.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:37:42 -0500On this Marketplace Weekend we take a look at the latest results from the Marketplace-Edison Research Economic Anxiety poll, Lizzie talks with Emily Weiss, the "beauty guru for Millennials," about her growing business, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson brings us the latest from SXSW, and "professional partier" Andrew WK takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:28:59 -0600This weekend, Ben Johnson shows us the way tech is influencing amusement parks, Lizzie O'Leary talks with The New York Times' Charles Duhigg about his new book, Smarter Faster Better, we find out why we're becoming a nation of renters, and musician M. Ward takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 13:35:38 -0600This weekend, The Atlantic's Gillian White and Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer play Long and Short, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams travels to Uganda to see how dams on the Nile River impact local residents, and Marketplace's Adriene Hill explains why Vice would want to launch a cable TV channel in the age of streaming.