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

06/23/2017: Sun's out, solar panels out ☀️

Happy first weekend of summer! We're tackling all things energy this week, including coal, solar power and oil prices. Then, the latest on health care and unique take on Brexit. Plus it's LGBTQ Pride Month, so we're revisiting our segment about coming out at work.
As always, we want to know what you think. Send us your stories, advice and questions at weekend@marketplace.org, hit us up on Facebook or tweet at us. We’re @MarketplaceWKND.

06/16/2017: What does it cost when the president faces legal action?

Amid reports that President Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice, we talk with a former White House insider about what happens to the business of government when the president faces legal action. Plus: Why street vendors, and not doctors, are the main source for medicine in Haiti. Then: How a trip to a theme park could be the best financial education your child will ever get. And staying with the kids: School's out! Listeners share the challenges of balancing the budget over the long summer vacation, and working parent expert Julia Beck offers tips on how to get ahead of the game. 
 

06/09/2017 Graduating into the economy

We're diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or just paying the rent). 
We have tips for recent grads from Ask a Manager’s Alison Green and The Points Guy, Brian Kelly. Plus, our team traveled to San Francisco and Manhattan talking to businesses that have nailed marketing to millennials (some millennials, anyway): Everlane and The Sill.

06/02/2017: Hello, summer! Goodbye, summer jobs!

This week, Marketplace's Scott Tong explains the latest developments after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Lizzie O'Leary talks with David Tamarkin, the editor in chief of Epicurious, about the importance of home cooking. Plus, retail expert Matt Sargent talks with Lizzie about the decline of typical teen jobs. 

05/26/2017: Three mayors, three economies

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we revisit our stories on three cities across the country: Dalton, Georgia; Gillette, Wyoming; and Corvallis, Oregon. In each place, we met with the mayor and with folks around town, getting a sense of the economy there and how it's changing. We visited carpet factories and coal mines, spoke to students and business owners, and found unique stories of how the economy is changing — and how that affects real people and their lives. 

05/19/2017: Prison economics

What's it cost to send someone to prison? We asked University of California Irvine professor Charis Kubrin and talked with a woman about her experience with the criminal justice system after her brother was given a life sentence. Then, the Atlantic's Gillian White and the Los Angeles Times' Natalie Kitroeff look ahead to upcoming news in Long and Short. Plus, the band Phoenix takes the Marketplace Quiz.