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

03/24/2017: Esoteric economics

We have questions about the past, present and future this week. What if NAFTA never existed? What if you could edit your genes? What if you could visit the world's best museums without leaving your couch? Plus, Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and Marketptlace's Kimberly Adams go long and short on topics from the week's news, and the BBC's Rebecca Jones discusses Laura Mvula's new score for "Antony and Cleopatra." 

03/17/2017: Stick it to the man

This week, indie music star Conor Oberst takes the Marketplace Quiz and explains how the music industry mimics the economy. Plus, The New York Times' Neil Irwin and Axios' Ina Fried go long and short on this week's news, we get an update on health care and we take a look at President Donald Trump's proposed budget.

03/10/2017: Coal and politics in Gillette, Wyoming

Almost 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined in Gillette, Wyoming. We're reporting from Gillette this week, talking to the people who live there and what the economy feels like post-election. Plus, we go long and short on topics from the weeks news, talk healthcare and explore the market for California raisins. 

03/03/2017: The budget is a super tanker

On this weekend's show, a interview with the CEO of Reddit, talk of for-profit colleges and "middle skills" vocational jobs, and a discussion about partisan budgeting. Plus, we go long and short on Uber, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, dog leasing and Pentagon money. 

03/03/2017: The budget is a supertanker

On this weekend's show, a interview with the CEO of Reddit, talk of for-profit colleges and "middle skills" vocational jobs, and a discussion about partisan budgeting. Plus, we go long and short on Uber, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, dog leasing and Pentagon money. 

02/24/17: Encore, encore, encore!

Since Lizzie is reporting from Wyoming, we’re revisiting some of our favorite stories from the recent past. We revisit the question “Can your office make you sick?” We’re not necessarily saying “yes,” but we’re most definitely not saying “no” either. We also listen back on an interview with Emily Weiss, the CEO of Glossier, one of the hottest beauty products brands among millennials.