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

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, August 26th

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, the Los Angeles Times' David Lazarus fills in for Lizzie O'Leary and plays the "Long and Short" game with Marketplace's Raghu Manavalan and Deadspin's Hamilton Nolan. The Los Angeles Times' California Economy reporter Natalie Kitroeff explains how American workers could benefit from Mexico's manufacturing boom. Listeners call in to talk about how money has changed their communities, and Manuel Pastor, the director of the University of Southern California's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity explains the good and bad of gentrification. David and Marketplace's Molly Wood discuss the future of streaming sports and live events after NBC ran into problems during the Rio Games. New York  Magazine's Heather Havrilesky takes the Marketplace Quiz. Benjamin Seibold, a professor at Temple University, gives us some hope when it comes to traffic jams. Plus, we learn about Leigh-on-Sea, the happiest place in Britain.

Marketplace Weekend for August, Friday 19th

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Molly Wood talks with Marketplace's Andy Uhler and the Los Angeles Times' deputy business editor Dan Beucke tell us what they're bullish and bearish on in this week's news. We hear from a low wage worker on how she makes ends meet. Vox's David Roberts talks with Molly about the future of autonomous trucks, and what that might mean for the trucking industry. Listeners call in to talk about the ways money changed their communities, and journalist Susie Cagle explains the gentrification happening in Oakland, California. Marketplace's Amy Scott has the story of two women dealing with the welfare system from Marketplace's podcast The Uncertain Hour, and Molly talks with professor Zeynep Tufekci about how social media has become an integral part of political campaigns.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, August 12, 2016

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace reporter Reema Khrais and Slate words correspondent Katy Waldman go long and short on racial wealth inequality, Harry Potter, Whopperitos and women's gymnastics coverage. Marketplace Washington bureau chief Andrea Seabrook rehashes Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's economic proposals and we continue our listener conversation about work-life balance. Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia take the Marketplace Quiz, Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson reports on refugees in the U.S. and we hear from lobstermen working on the docks in Newport, Rhode Island. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, August 5, 2016

On this Olympics-themed edition of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood speaks with NYU professor Lee Igel about the socioeconomic and health concerns surrounding the games. Newsweek senior writer Zoë Schlanger joins Molly to discuss the problems with water at the Rio Olympics and how the games have brought global water issues to light.  Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson weighs in on how athletes use new technology, Andy Uhler talks Olympic golf, and Nigel Crowther, professor of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario, speaks with Molly about the history of bribery at the Olympic games. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 29, 2016

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, FiveThirtyEight politics editor Micah Cohen and Marketplace's DC reporter Kimberly Adams go long and short on the DNC hack, Bernie Bros, Hillary Clinton's poll numbers and the Republican party.


Plus, we hear reporting on Brexit from Lizzie and Emma Jacobs in Berlin and Paris. Then, listeners weigh in on their experiences with work-life balance.


Later, White House photographer Pete Souza takes the Marketplace Quiz, Molly Wood interviews Logos Technologies president John Marion about the company's giant balloon surveillance cameras at the Rio Olympics, and we hear the story of an Olympic team made up of refugees. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 22, 2016

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace DC reporters Kimberly Adams and Nancy Marshall-Genzer join Lizzie to go long and short on topics related to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Marketplace DC Bureau Chief Andrea Seabrook reports from Cleveland about political outsiders there. Later, listeners weigh in on compromises they've made in their financial lives, and CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger gives some advice about how to make everyone happy in a financial negotiation. Lizzie interviews "Brazillionaires" author Alex Cuadros and Xenia Rubinos takes the Marketplace Quiz.