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Recent Episodes

Robot-Proof Jobs 2: The winners of tomorrow

The second episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy. As technology competes with us for work, one strategy to fend off the machines is to become their creator. Plus: Think you know which jobs would survive a robot takeover? Take our quiz here: marketplace.org/robotproof

04/13/2017: Don't worry, robots can't do everything

We continue our "Robot-Proof Job" series today with a look at one profession that can't easily be replaced by machines: occupational therapist, a job built on relating to people and solving creative problems. Marketplace's David Brancaccio visits Illinois to chat with an occupational therapist about the skills that her line of work requires. Afterwards, on the heels of JPMorgan Chase's earnings report release, we'll talk about why bank lending growth has stalled.

04/13/2017: Robots can't do everything

We continue our "Robot-Proof Job" series today with a look at one profession that can't easily be replaced by machines: occupational therapist, a job built on relating to people and solving creative problems. Marketplace's David Brancaccio visits Illinois to chat with an occupational therapist about the skills that her line of work requires. Afterwards, on the heels of JPMorgan Chase's earnings report release, we'll look at why bank lending growth has stalled.

04/12/2017: Will robots start taking over the classroom?

After visiting Pennsylvania and Ohio, Marketplace's David Brancaccio is now in Michigan as part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series. There, he'll explore how vulnerable teaching jobs are to automation. Afterwards, we'll look at President Trump's decision to end the freeze on federal hiring — with a caveat. The Trump administration wants federal agencies to create plans that minimize employment with "surgical" cuts to staff.

04/11/2017: Will robots write the music you listen to in the future?

The White House is putting trade front-and-center of its jobs policy, but when it comes to issues facing the American workforce, technology may be the bigger challenge. As part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series, Marketplace's David Brancaccio visits Oberlin, Ohio today to meet up with a composer — an occupation that the data suggest is immune to the forces of automation. Afterwards, we'll look at the future of Toshiba, which has reported a loss approaching $5 billion in the last nine months of 2016. 
 

04/10/2017: Rise of the machines

We keep talking about the threat that globalization poses to American jobs. But much of the competition for jobs comes from inside our borders, with robots, artificial intelligence and algorithms increasingly entering the workforce. As part of a new series, we'll hear from Marketplace's David Brancaccio about his road trip across the Midwest in search of "robot-proof" jobs. Next, we'll look at the FDA's decision to allow the company 23andMe to sell home genetics tests for diseases, and then talk about some of the economic concessions China is planning to make to the U.S. following their meeting last week.