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

11/21/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Comfort

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Marketplace's Amy Scott about Generation Z and their economic ambitions. Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign discusses coming out at work and how it impacts business and personal career trajectory. Lizzie has brunch at Best Buy with a manager working on Black Friday, and Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains how to use dynamic maps to get home for Thanksgiving. How do you make Thanksgiving work for your budget? Is a holiday meal the best time to bring up money? 

11/14/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Transitions

This weekend, Lizzie O’Leary speaks with Marketplace’s Adrienne Hill about how data impacts education. Lizzie goes for a walk in Washington DC with a special guest to understand what walkable cities mean to the aging population. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy and Slate’s Alison Griswold talk wage stagnation, online shopping, and mayo over brunch. How do you make money pursuing your passions? Why doesn’t anyone go to the bank anymore? And is it even possible to achieve perfect work-life balance?

11/7/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Moving Forward

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with political commentator Reihan Salam and Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson about the midterm elections, the fate of Amazon and more. Mike Gold, FAA Chairman of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), speaks about the recent space incidents and what they mean for the future of space exploration. Jared Rosenthal tells us why he owns a mobile DNA-testing truck. Companies are offering to freeze the eggs of female employees. We look at why that matters. What's your financial vice? NerdWallet's Christina LaMontagne explains why we spend money on our weaknesses.

10/31/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Shades of Manipulation

This weekend, Barbara Bogaev sits in for Lizzie O'Leary and speaks with psychotherapist Nanette Karapetian, on why we indulge in financial guilty pleasures. Neil Irwin from The Upshot at the New York Times and FT's Shannon Bond discuss the 2014 midterm elections and the future of the economy over brunch. Speaking of the election, a political campaign music composer talks about how he tries to connect with voters through music. Marketplace's Tommy Andres brings over his 'I've Always Wondered' series and explains the weird history of butter. More than 30 million homes in the U.S. don't have high-speed internet. How will the digital divide affect the economy? And why, oh why, have pumpkin spice products dominated the market?

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.