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

08-15-2014 Marketplace Weekend - The New Playbook

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Anjili Raval from FT about the uneven housing recovery in the U.S. We hear from your stories of health care and give the Affordable Care Act a checkup with Chad Terhune of the LA Times. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson lends his voice acting skills to crowd-sourced errand website Fiverr. Will Grant from the BBC tells us the story of Las Patronas, a group of Mexican women helping migrants. What's next for the NCAA antitrust lawsuit? We put it in context. Band Future Islands learns to let go of their D-I-Y playbook. And Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith and author Zac Bissonnette join Lizzie for brunch.

08-08-2014 Marketplace Weekend - Liquid-ity

The massive drought across the west is hurting businesses and farmers across the country. We take a look at how some groups are making money off the drought. Plus, according to a recent study from the Urban Institute, an estimated 1 in 3 adults, around 77 million people, are so far behind on their debt that their account has been placed in collections. We'll talk with David Lazarus, Consumer columnist from the LA Times, an explore what you can do to get back on your feet. Actress and musician Alicia Witt tells us a time about when she played a costly prank on her dad, and Jessica Pressler and Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal join Lizzie for brunch.

08-01-14- Marketplace Weekend - Daycare dilemma

This weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary talks with Quartz reporter Tim Fernholz about the debt crisis in Argentina. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explains the rise of messaging apps. If you shop at one of the 71 Market Basket grocery stores in New England, almost every one had protests this week in support of the former CEO. Reporter Rupa Shenoy explains why. Wonder what sanctions actually do? Sheryl King, Senior Director and Roubini Global Economics, explains the impact. The cost of child care has doubled since the 80s, Danielle Kurtzleben and The Street's Lauren Lyons Cole explain why and what you can do to lower costs. And, it's time to admit it, we have reached peak kale. Food writer Jane Black looks back on the cruciferous green's history to explain how it became the latest food fad.

07-25-2014 Marketplace Weekend - Zillow in Mandarin

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary looks at what's next for the Affordable Care Act after two different federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions on whether the federal government can provide health care subsidies. Plus, Linnette Lopez of Business Insider and Ben Walsh of Reuters discuss what’s on their plate this week and what’s next in news. Also, we talk to Jill Schlesinger who gives some tips for handling a kid or relative who is living in your basement and can’t seem to get back on their feet and find their own place. In worldwide news, BBC reporter Rushdi Abualouf discusses the impact of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict on business in the region. Then, Zillow will translate listings into Mandarin, and New York is trying to combat texting while driving and texting while walking accidents. We'll visit Puerto Rico who's economy is currently floundering in debt, and catch up on millennials and why they refuse to invest their money.

07/18/2014 Marketplace Weekend

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Steve Levine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz, about what Russian sanctions mean for the America economy and for Russia. Kim Davidson, Business Development Manager in Murrieta, Calif., discusses the impact of immigration protests in the city. Certified financial planner Louis Barajas gives some advice on what to do when love and money just aren’t working together. Stand-up comedian Jimmy Pardo talks about how chasing your dream isn't a choice, it's an inevitability — one that can ruin you financially. There has been a lot of talk in Congress about shutting down the Export-Import Bank. The House Committee on Oversight and Government reform has launched a probe into possible corruption of the bank.  But what is it? We visit a fabric store in Manhattan that has benefited from the bank in the past. 

07/11/2014 Marketplace Weekend

This week, host Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explain what the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling means for privacy and cenorship. New York Magazine contributing editor Jessica Pressler and Business Insider’s Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal discuss the meteoric rise of penny stock CYNK, what the minutes of the last Fed meeting say about the economy and how one man raised thousands of dollars in the quest to make potato salad. The U.S. Highway Trust Fund is running low on cash. And that trust fund, in part, sponsors the roads we all drive on. What's that mean for the future of roads in America? Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour explains the world of  high-paying tech internships. If you could go back in time, what could you tell your 18-year-old self about money? Lauren Berger chats about common money regrets and how to avoid them. Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio tells the story of his most regretful purchase for our segment "I Can't Believe I Bought That." And finally, Whiteboard host Paddy Hirsch explains 'corporate inversion' and why it's good news/bad news.