Marketplace Weekend

Marketplace Weekend is an informative, fun, interactive program that leverages Marketplace's talent and reporting strength across all platforms. Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week – exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next – through lively and engaging conversations on air and online.

Recent Episodes

02/17/2017: Welcome to the carpet capital of the world

This 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.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, February 10, 2017

This 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. 

02/10/2017: Do you know a hit when you hear one?

This 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. 

02/03/2017: Trade deals, tariffs and Trump, oh my!

This 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.

01/27/2017: Trump's busy week and a Brexit update

We'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.

01/20/2017: How's Obama going to pay the bills?

Our 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.