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

07/18/2014 Marketplace Weekend

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Steve Levine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz, about what Russian sanctions mean for the America economy and for Russia. Kim Davidson, Business Development Manager in Murrieta, Calif., discusses the impact of immigration protests in the city. Certified financial planner Louis Barajas gives some advice on what to do when love and money just aren’t working together. Stand-up comedian Jimmy Pardo talks about how chasing your dream isn't a choice, it's an inevitability — one that can ruin you financially. There has been a lot of talk in Congress about shutting down the Export-Import Bank. The House Committee on Oversight and Government reform has launched a probe into possible corruption of the bank.  But what is it? We visit a fabric store in Manhattan that has benefited from the bank in the past. 

07/11/2014 Marketplace Weekend

This week, host Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explain what the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling means for privacy and cenorship. New York Magazine contributing editor Jessica Pressler and Business Insider’s Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal discuss the meteoric rise of penny stock CYNK, what the minutes of the last Fed meeting say about the economy and how one man raised thousands of dollars in the quest to make potato salad. The U.S. Highway Trust Fund is running low on cash. And that trust fund, in part, sponsors the roads we all drive on. What's that mean for the future of roads in America? Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour explains the world of  high-paying tech internships. If you could go back in time, what could you tell your 18-year-old self about money? Lauren Berger chats about common money regrets and how to avoid them. Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio tells the story of his most regretful purchase for our segment "I Can't Believe I Bought That." And finally, Whiteboard host Paddy Hirsch explains 'corporate inversion' and why it's good news/bad news.

07/03/2014 Marketplace Weekend

On Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal discuss his conversation with President Obama. What can we expect in the last 2 years of his presidency? How do transgendered women fare in the workforce? Mostly like their female colleagues, Ashley Milne-Tyte finds. The little words in the fine print can add up to big bills down the line. Personal finance expert Ilyce Glink shares her tips to not get caught. Musician Alex White shares what she learned about money growing up. NBA free agency season is upon us, but how's the game changing beyond the court? And Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us what he learned about Facebook's emotion study for Tech IRL. 

 

06/27/2014 Marketplace Weekend - The Middle Class

This week on Marketplace Weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Quartz's Zach Seward discuss what's next for internet TV company Aereo after a Supreme Court decision ruled their service illegal. 44 percent of Americans consider themselves 'middle class,' down 9 percent from five years ago. What does middle class mean, anyway? Marketplace's David Gura recaps President Obama's plan for paid family leave. $2 trillion lives under the table in the U.S., we look at a few listener stories that exist in the gray area. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us why New York is changing their payphones. And, since it's the weekend, it's time for brunch. Andrea Chang from the LA Times and Buzzfeed's Ken Bensinger discuss what's on their plate.

06/27/2014 Marketplace Weekend - The Middle Class

This week on Marketplace Weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Quartz's Zach Seward discuss what's next for internet TV company Aereo after a Supreme Court decision ruled their service illegal. 44 percent of Americans consider themselves 'middle class,' down 9 percent from five years ago. What does middle class mean, anyway? Marketplace's David Gura recaps President Obama's plan for paid family leave. $2 trillion lives under the table in the U.S., we look at a few listener stories that exist in the gray area. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us why New York is changing their payphones. And, since it's the weekend, it's time for brunch. Andrea Chang from the LA Times and Buzzfeed's Ken Bensinger discuss what's on their plate.

06/20/2014 Marketplace Money

This week on Marketplace Money, guest host David Lazarus of the LA times and Emily Bazar explain how to navigate your health care bill.  Comedian Carol Leifer discusses what she learned from her father about spending small and dreaming big. David answers your personal finance questions. Cameron Huddleston, a contributing editor at Kiplinger.com, talks about what to watch out for in the latest set of criminal schemes. Personal finance writer Kristen Wong of the LifeHacker blog Two Cents joins David to talk about how to trick ourselves into being smarter money managers. And au revoir Marketplace Money, next week you'll hear Marketplace Weekend, a new show about the economy and your money. Lizzie O'Leary, the new host of Marketplace Weekend, talks about the show's launch.