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

03/27/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Waiting

On this week's episode, we explore the economics of waiting. Guest host David Lazarus speaks with Richard Larson, aka "Dr. Queue," about how businesses can optimize their line experience. Author Rory Vaden discusses some of the financial advantages of procrastination, and Marketplace's own Paddy Hirsch talks about the wait for the Greek economy to collapse. We hear stories from a process server about waiting on the job, and from listeners about waiting in their personal economies. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, March 20, 2015

On this week's episode, Marketplace and our partners at the BBC focus on the United States for the final installment of our series about the global economy,  Six Routes. What is the American dream, and how can we get ahead? Listen to a round-table discussion with the journalists from our Six Routes collaboration about what they learned while reporting thier stories. Plus, we hear from some people who left their native lands to come to America in search of economic opportunities.

03/13/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Opacity

On this week's episode, Marketplace and our partners at the BBC head to China for the next segment of our Six Routes series. We've got stories that try to push through through the opaque, and pull back the curtain. The road to comfort and prosperity is rarely an easy one, for people, for nations, and for technology. We go from the Chinese economy to the mysteries of Scientology. Plus, a former FBI agent reveals the secrets behind a great first impression. Turns out it's all about body language. 

03/06/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Infastructure

On this week's episode, Marketplace and our partners at the BBC head to India for the next segment of our Six Routes series. The International Monetary Fund predicts economic growth in India will overtake China's. With that growth comes an emerging middle class, but more than 300 million people live in poverty in India. So what does economic mobility look like there? Plus: Have you complained to your city lately? We hear from listeners, and two city council members about how decisions get made. Lizzie talks Magic with Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson, who explains a new delivery service that will bring you anything. Later, a first-generation American explains what surprising affect his parents' immigration had on his financial decisions -- and on his life.

02/27/2015 Marketplace Weekend - The Party

On this week's episode, Lizzie and our partners at the BBC head to Brazil to get a sense of how Brazilians feel about their economy. What's happened now that the Olympic party's over? We hear from listeners about where they fall on the economic ladder and how they plan to move up, and Lizzie talks Snapchat with Marketplace Tech producer Meg Cramer. Later, we talk to House of Cards showrunner and creator Beau Willimon about art, secrets, and the Netflix business model. 

02/20/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Secrets and Side Gigs

This weekend, we're talking about secrets, side gigs, and growing economies. In part two of "Six Routes to Riches," our co-production with the BBC, we travel to Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. Later, Lizzie discusses the business of unveiling government secrets with MuckRock co-founder Michael Morisy, and a bartender tells all...about the people who tell him everything.