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, June 24, 2016

On 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 Marketplace's Mark Garrison tells us about 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. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, June 17, 2016

On 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.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, June 10, 2016

On 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. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, June 03, 2016

This 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.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, May 27, 2016

On 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. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, May 20, 2016

On 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.