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, April 29, 2016

On this week's episode, Newsweek's Zoë Schlanger and Marketplace's Adriene Hill go long and short on the news of the week. We hear from listeners about what paid family leave means for them, and author David Wheelan discusses his book, Naked Money. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explore Manhattan's forthcoming Lowline park, and we preview the new podcast The Uncertain Hour. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, April 22, 2016

This weekend, we go long and short on politics, Flint and Volkswagen. Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson talks trade and populism, and we hear from the Root's Danielle Belton about Beyonce's new athlesiure line — and how it might be sizing itself out of a key market. "Top Chef" winner and "Breaking Borders" host Michael Voltaggio takes the Marketplace Quiz and shares his insights on money, inspiration and knives. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, April 15, 2016

This weekend, some of our favorite stories from the past: A rap group who redefined success, to the origin of what makes a boss a jerk — or what makes jerks primed for becoming bosses — and how women directors are changing Hollywood.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, April 8, 2016

This weekend, Bloomberg Businessweek's Josh Eidelson explains the campaign behind the $15 minimum wage, why one British Virgin Islands law firm is linked the Panama Papers and we take a trip to the Wizarding World — and profit empire — of Harry Potter.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, April 1, 2016

This weekend, Tech Insider's Julia Calderone explains why the "grass-fed" label beef companies use is under scrutiny, Adriene Hill looks into why YouTube stars are moving to the big screen, and we find out why "man camps" in North Dakota are closing.


Marketplace Weekend for Friday, March 25, 2016

This weekend, Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart explains how companies are cashing in on 'basic bros,' Marketplace's Nova Safo explains Chicago's education budget crisis, and listeners tell us their stories about the best deals they've ever made.