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

08/21/15 - Marketplace Weekend - A trip through New Orleans

This weekend, we head to the Crescent City to see how New Orleans has changed in the 10 years since Katrina: a trip to the legendary Dooky Chase's Restaurant to meet owner Leah Chase; how rebounding employment numbers don't tell the whole story; and Big Freedia shows us where she learned to bounce.

08/14/15 - Marketplace Weekend - The business of creativity

Lizzie O'Leary looks at the place where art and money intersect. Just about all of us consume some kind of art: Music, TV, theater, even a ceramic mug. It's easy to forget that those things are a business. Someone makes them, someone sells them, and hopefully someone gets paid. There's a reason "starving artist" is a cliché. Today on the show we're exploring the economics behind all that creativity.

08/07/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Finding the minimum

Guest host David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times looks at the minimums in the economy: the minimum wage debate, the new minimum renewable energy requirements unveiled in President Obama's power plan and the minimum plan you should have to get your finances in order.

07-31-15 - Marketplace Weekend - Robots are coming!

In this week's show, the economy of personal robots, the job market for drone pilots and the everyday robots that already surround us. Molly Wood, senior tech correspondent, rides in the gunner's seat of a 15,000-pound combat MegaBot and fires its missile launcher. 

07-31-15 - Marketplace Weekend - Robots are coming!

In this week's show, the economy of personal robots, the job market for drone pilots and the everyday robots that already surround us. Molly Wood, senior tech correspondent, rides in the gunner's seat of a 15,000-pound combat MegaBot and fires its missile launcher.