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

10/24/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Economic Fears

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson about how Liberian communities in the U.S. are coping with Ebola back home. Then, here in the US, big media companies are struggling to adapt to the internet as more people rely on smartphones to get the news. The BBC's Will Ross explains that it's even more pronounced in Africa, where internet use on mobile phones is set to increase twenty times over the next five years. Ben Walsh from the Huffington Post and NY Mag's Jessica Pressler join us for brunch. Chris Black discusses tips from his book, "I Know You Think You Know it All: Advice to Help you stop Looking like a Jerk in Public and Online." 

10/17/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Frontiers

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Harvard Business School professor Nicolas Retsinas explain why fewer Americans are moving to new cities. Why do we live where we live? Then, we look into the growing business of high school sports. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explains what white spectrum is and why it could lead to faster internet speeds. Marketplace turns 25 years old, we look at how costs in the economy have changed since. And Nicholas Carlson and Joe Weisenthal join Lizzie for brunch to see what's next in the business world. 

10/10/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Go your own way

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Marketplace's John Sepulvado and record label Kill Rock Stars' Portia Sabin about the supply and demand of the comedy industry ... Fisherman Dean Blanchard tells us about his business off the Gulf Coast in light of a Supreme Court case about grouper fish ... And could you please put your cell phone on silent? Marketplace's Ben Johnson tells us why more venues are banning phones inside. 

10/03/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Security

This weekend, Iraqi Saed Toma Sliwa tells us what life is like for residents in the war-torn country. Then, one in seven Americans is food insecure, meaning at least one member in a household goes without the recommended number of meals. How does that impact communities? Plus, heard of that new social network Ello? Find out what that has to do with the future of the internet. Doctors now have to disclose how much money they receive from pharmaceutical and other health-care organizations. What does that mean for patients? And D. Celine Gounder and Ben Walsh of the Huffington Post join us for brunch.

09/26/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Look out for yourself

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary chats with Shannon Bond from FT and Joe Weisenthal from Business Insider about this week’s top stories. Can’t fit your new iPhone in your pocket? Marketplace’s Ariana Tobin explains the history of women’s pockets … which never have been big enough to carry phones. We speak to a financial aid advisor about ways to mitigate the growing student loan burden on students. Then, author and writer Jerry Stahl tells us a story about how to look out for yourself when you go from  sleeping in a park, to sailing on a yacht with celebrities. More big companies are buying back their own stock from the stock market. Good news or bad news? And, does the tech industry have a women problem? CEO Kathryn Minshew explains her experience launching a company.

09/19/2014 Marketplace Weekend - A New Routine

This Weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace's Adriene Hill discuss the rise of data in education. What information is learned about your kids? Author Michael Harris explains what we've lost in the age of technology's constant connection. Have you heard of the 'slow food' movement? What about 'slow money?' One shop owner explains why handmade goods are making a comeback. Comedian Andy Kindler learns to love his credit card debt and Nicholas Carlson from Business Insider and Bloomberg's Venessa Wong join us for brunch.