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

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, October 21, 2016

This 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.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, October 14, 2016

On 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.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, October 7, 2016

On 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. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, September 30, 2016

This week, Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Sam Grobart discuss life on Mars, host Lizzie O'Leary delves into the world of student debt and for-profit education for a special collaboration with PBS NewsHour and Frontline and DJ Steve Aoki takes the Marketplace Quiz.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, September 23, 2016

This 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.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, September 16th, 2016

On this edition of Marketplace Weekend, Andy Uhler and Lindsey Turrentine, editor in chief of, 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."