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

04/28/2017: What's stressing you out about the economy?

Our latest Marketplace-Edison Anxiety Poll found that 18- to 24-year-olds were feeling pretty stressed about the economy. So we asked you to tell us about what was giving you anxiety, and you had a lot to say. Plus: we explore the branches of government and what happens if they fail to do what they should. Then, BuzzFeed's Doree Shafrir talks about her new novel "Startup," which casts a critical light on the tech world. Finally: We're making a Marketplace Weekend playlist on Spotify! Send us your best weekend jams and we'll add 'em.

04/21/2017: (Almost) 100 days of Trump

Three mayors weigh in this week on President Trump's first 100 days. Plus: A former FBI agent examines whether companies or consumers should be responsible for online security. Then: Are job interviews a waste of time? Experts and listeners have their say and musician Tei Shi explores life as a sculptor in the Marketplace Quiz. 

04/14/2017: What's the worst part about flying?

We're diving into the airline industry this week with analyst Henry Harteveldt, and we hear from a flight attendant about what it's like working with travelers every day. The Los Angeles Times' Natalie Kitroeff and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short, plus Matt Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, weighs in on the U.S. relationship with Russia. 

04/07/2017: Beer, donuts and startups in Corvallis, Oregon

This week, Lizzie goes to Corvallis, Oregon as part of the third installment of our mayor's series. Plus, Markeptlace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Vox's Jim Tankersley go long and short on the news and Marketplace's Molly Wood explains the latest on the FCC's internet privacy rules. 

04/07/2017: Beer, doughnuts and startups in Corvallis, Oregon

This week, Lizzie goes to Corvallis, Oregon as part of the third installment of our mayor's series. Plus, Markeptlace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Vox's Jim Tankersley go long and short on the news and Marketplace's Molly Wood explains the latest on the FCC's internet privacy rules. 

03/31/2017: Stay in your comfort zone

Molly Wood guest hosts this week. Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short on this week's news. T Magazine's Deborah Needleman explains how florists on Instagram are changing the floral industry. Author Zoe Fraade-Blanar explains the economic power behind fandom, and comedian Neal Brennan takes the Marketplace Quiz.