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

05/22/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Exclusivity

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we take a look at exclusivity in the economy, our lives and our wallets. Lizzie speaks with Jon Taffer, best known as host of the reality series "Bar Rescue" on Spike about how to build an exclusive bar. Joshua Tilliman, better known as Father John Misty, talks about the exclusive radius clauses in his contracts. Later, Dr. Molly Coye, chief innovation officer at UCLA Health, talks with Lizzie about the changing landscape of healthcare and whether it's making medicine more accessible, and personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary discusses the best ways to build and maintain a good credit score. Plus, Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson talks about spoilers (and how to avoid them) and preserving an exclusive story. 

05/15/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Transactions

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson about trade deals in Congress this week. A family tells a story of a long-distance transaction revolving a round trip to Hawaii. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson use Apple Pay to buy some sodas, and we hear from one woman about the high transaction fees associated with payday loans and check cashing. Later, we take a trip to the farmers market and hear from a "player to be named later" on being part of a sports trade. 

05-08-2015 - Marketplace Weekend - The chase

On this episode, Anita Hill speaks with Lizzie O'Leary about chasing workplace gender equality. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains how law enforcement uses "stingrays" to track phones. Also, Lauren Lyons Cole of The Street talks about the best accounts to use to chase personal finance goals, and the BBC's Jonathan Frewin gets literal, chasing a story about racetracks in Kuwait. Later, we explore the chase in the stock market, police pursuits and the Atlanta music scene.

05-01-2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Ceilings

A ceiling can mean so many things — shelter, an old way of doing business or even a glass one, to shatter. On this weekend's show, a look at the deep economic divides in Baltimore. Plus, an injured Iraq war veteran discusses his home remodel, and we learn about the principle of Universal Design. Also, take an out-of-this-world trip with astronaut Chris Hadfield, who talks about what it's like to push through Earth's ceiling. We discuss challenging the ceilings inside us, and find that some ceilings we thought were there, might not exist anymore. 

4/24/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Invisibility

On this week's show, host Lizzie O'Leary returns to discuss invisibility in the economy and personal finance. Republican media strategist Rick Wilson speaks about the invisible primary and Marketplace's Molly Wood talks about hidden bluetooth beacons and how they're changing advertising. UC Irvine's Alon Gorodetsky explains how squid could change military camouflage. Later, we hear from scientist Max Ortiz Catalán about the latest treatments for phantom limb pain, and from a survivor of trafficking about the journey from invisible to visible. 

4/17/15 - Marketplace Weekend - Speed

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host David Lazarus has the need, the need ... yes, for speed. Author and journalist John Ronson speaks about the lightning-fast world of internet shaming. We discuss speed in our economy — in the market, in retail, in fast food and even in music. Marketplace's new fill-in host and correspondent Molly Wood explains high frequency trading, Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson talks fiber-optic internet, and DJ The Gaslamp Killer tells us his secrets to a fast-paced, heart-pumping playlist. Plus, we discover how to take advantage of flash sales and cheap airfare on the fly.