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

01/20/2017: How's Obama going to pay the bills?

Our D.C. Bureau Chief explains what we can expect from President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. Then, we look at how presidents make money once their term ends, and the Mexican view of Trump's proposed border wall. Plus, why the chicken nugget is the quintessential American product.

01/13/2017: Business conflicts? Trump has a few

We're going long and short on private prisons and President Barack Obama's legacy as a job creator with Marketplace's Lewis Wallace and The Atlantic's Gillian White. Then, UCLA law professor Jon Michaels talks us through President-elect Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest and Russia expert Matt Rojansky explains the economic and political relationship between the U.S. and Russia. Plus, "A Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile takes the Marketplace Quiz.

01/06/2017: If our bodies could talk and clean eating

On this week's show Marketplace's Andy Uhler and Kimberly Adams go long on Mexican energy deregulation and short on McDonald's. We talk to Steve Heely, the CEO of the vegan fast casual chain Veggie Grill, about bringing vegan food to the masses. The Atlantic's Dr. James Hamblin talks about his book "If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining the Human Body" and why we should  be weary of health claims made by businesses. Plus, musician Mayer Hawthorne takes the Marketplace Quiz.

12/30/2016: Are you long or short on 2017?

To kick off 2017 Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Joe Wiesenthal explain what they're long and short on for the upcoming year. Plus, we look back at some of our favorite Marketplace quizzes and re-visit our story on the student debt crisis.

12/23/2016: Holiday food

This week, Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour and Raghu Manavalan go long and short on trade and millennials. Los Angeles based chefs Steve Samson and Ray Garcia talk about their favorite holiday foods. The BBC's Nicola Stanbridge reports on the temporary closure of Big Ben, a London landmark and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson brings us a few stories from the latest Codebreaker episode all about encryption.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, December 16, 2016

This week, The Atlantic's Gillian White and Marketplace's Andy Uhler play the Long and Short game. Lizzie talks with the founder of Moon Juice about her budding business and online controversies. Entertainment Weekly's Nicole Sperling fills us in on the business of awards season, plus author Andrea Chang takes the Marketplace Quiz.