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, July 22, 2016

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace DC reporters Kimberly Adams and Nancy Marshall-Genzer join Lizzie to go long and short on topics related to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Marketplace DC Bureau Chief Andrea Seabrook reports from Cleveland about political outsiders there. Later, listeners weigh in on compromises they've made in their financial lives, and CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger gives some advice about how to make everyone happy in a financial negotiation. Lizzie interviews "Brazillionaires" author Alex Cuadros and Xenia Rubinos takes the Marketplace Quiz. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 15, 2016

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood goes long and short on the week's news with panelists Kimberly Adams of Marketplace and Mike Isaac of the New York Times. We hear the story of how Austin rideshare companies have reacted to the ouster of Uber and Lyft, and our listeners weigh in on the ongoing conversation about what makes a good boss. Lizzie O'Leary reports from Germany on how refugees and immigrants are integrated into the workforce there -- she also speaks with Molly about her reporting trip to Germany and the UK. Later, Krissy Clark reports on how welfare reform changed education, and we hear from Marketplace DC Bureau Chief about Marketplace's upcoming coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 8, 2016

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, David Lazarus of the LA Times fills in for Lizzie O'Leary. David speaks with Marketplace's Andy Uhler and Newsweek's Zoe Schlanger about what they're long and short on in this week's news. Lizzie report on Brexit from Germany in Stuttgart, a city with thriving industry and a population problem. We hear from listeners about the best and worst bosses they've ever had, and Marketplace's Krissy Clark brings us sections from the final episode of the welfare podcast The Uncertain Hour. Moby takes the Marketplace Quiz. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 1, 2016

On this special episode of Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary travels to London and Northern England to cover Brexit. Marketplace Weekend collaborates with BBC's In the Balance to bring listeners stories from the UK. A Ukrainian shop owner talks about what she's put into her business, and how Brexit impacts her. Lizzie reports from St. Helens, a working class town that came into its own as a manufacturing hub during the industrial revolution. Locals talk about why they voted the way they did, and Mike Palin, St. Helens Council Chief Executive, discusses how industry there might fare after a split from the European Union. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch and John Buckley go long and short on Brexit and the United Kingdom, and Jill Schlesinger weighs in on how people on the American side of the pond can cope with Brexit's influence on the markets. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, June 24, 2016

On this week's episode, we take a look at Britain's vote to leave the European Union:  what will it mean for the U.K. and EU and how will it impact the global economy?


Marketplace's Stephen Beard weighs in from London and Marketplace's Mark Garrison tells us about how people should handle their investments. Plus, Neil Irwin of the New York Times and Gillian White of The Atlantic join Lizzie for a special Brexit Long and Short Finally, we hear how people are reacting on the ground in Britain.


Also this week: Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio reports on the new Panama Canal. Later, we'll talk about the lessons we teach kids about money, and the band Flatbush Zombies speaks with Lizzie about how they stayed independent and found success with their debut album. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, June 17, 2016

On this weekend's show, we look at the history of shareholder value, the idea that companies must put profits and stockholders before employees, customers and anything else. Listeners weigh in on their tips for living frugally with kids, and Marketplace's Stephen Beard looks at the ramifications of England potentially leaving the European Union.