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

07/24/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Shelter

This week, a look behind the business of shelters: How one homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles copes with rising demand, how "sanctuary city" policies can impact local economies and why gold is no longer the safe financial shelter it once was.

07/10/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Adventure

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we explore adventures in the economy: using tech to go on a virtual scavenger hunt, the business behind skydiving and a quick trip to Greece. Plus hip-hop duo Run the Jewels talk money and race.

07/10/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Legacies

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we explore the idea of legacy, in the international economy, music, tech and art. Marketplace's Stephen Beard speaks with Lizzie O'Leary from Greece, and we take a look at the legacy of Amazon with senior tech correspondent Molly Wood. Later, Lizzie heads to the Museum of Modern Art in New York to explore Picasso's sculptural legacy, and the director of the documentary "Amy" discusses Amy Winehouse. 

07/03/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Anniversaries

Marketplace Weekend celebrates its first anniversary with discussions of major financial and personal anniversaries. Lizzie takes a look at the BP oil spill five years on and talks about the resonating economic impact with a hotel employee and a lawyer representing businesses with claims against BP. USC Marshall School of Business professor Ira Kalb talks about how Jaws, the first summer blockbuster, set the stage for the future of film marketing. Marketplace's Ben Johnson discusses the biggest innovations in the past year of tech, and Marketplace Weekend takes a look back at some of its best stories. 

06/26/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Opportunity

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host David Lazarus explores opportunity in our jobs, personal finances and the global economy. David speaks with Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could impact market opportunity. Career coach Hallie Crawford discusses job opportunities and Gabriel Wisdom, president of American Money Management, speaks about the biggest missed opportunities from the past. Marketplace's Molly Wood talks about capitalizing on car sharing programs, and the Wharton School's Peter Cappelli talks about how opportunity in the U.S. has changed over time. 

06/19/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Unions

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we talk unions — as in weddings. David Wood, president of the Association of Bridal Consultants,  speaks with Lizzie about the wedding industry. We hear from listeners about how much their weddings cost and how much it costs to attend someone else's big day. We explore the business of bringing Indian weddings to American hotels, hear a story of a play on an old Bulgarian wedding tradition and discuss unique elopements. Plus, a conversation about the marriage equality case before the Supreme Court and a look at how online registries have changed gift-giving.