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, May 27, 2016

On this week's episode, we go long and short on topics from the week's news with Marketplace's Jed Kim and The Atlantic's Gillian White. We continue our conversation about wedding registries and gift giving with listeners (one of whom received a goat), and etiquette and advice columnist Carolyn Hax. The Kills take the Marketplace Quiz, and Lizzie takes the Metro on LA's newly expanded Expo Line. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, May 20, 2016

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we go long and short on Puerto Rico, the Roots remake, and Steph Curry's haters. Lizzie speaks with Marketplace's Adriene Hill about the release of the Angry Birds movie, we hear from Anna Wiener about her time working at a tech startup in Silicon Valley, and our listeners discuss their wedding registries. Plus, Lizzie speaks with Rob Schmitz about his new book, and we hear some of his China reporting that inspired the writing. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, May 13, 2016

On this week's show, Marketplace's Molly Wood and Mike Isaac of the New York Times go long and short on topics from the week's news. Marketplace's Andy Uhler discusses funding to fight Zika, and we weigh the possibility of robot assistants. Later, we continue our conversation about planning for death, and preview new Marketplace podcast The Uncertain Hour. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, May 6, 2016

On this week's show, ESPN's Mina Kimes and Marketplace's Tommy Andres go long and short on topics from the news. Listeners weigh in on their experiences with wills, and we hear from CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger about how people should plan ahead with their own wills. Plus, Marketplace's Andy Uhler brings us stories from the streets of Puerto Rico, and Bloomberg's Paula Dwyer discusses Universal Basic Income. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, April 29, 2016

On this week's episode, Newsweek's Zoë Schlanger and Marketplace's Adriene Hill go long and short on the news of the week. We hear from listeners about what paid family leave means for them, and author David Wheelan discusses his book, Naked Money. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explore Manhattan's forthcoming Lowline park, and we preview the new podcast The Uncertain Hour. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, April 22, 2016

This weekend, we go long and short on politics, Flint and Volkswagen. Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson talks trade and populism, and we hear from the Root's Danielle Belton about Beyonce's new athlesiure line — and how it might be sizing itself out of a key market. "Top Chef" winner and "Breaking Borders" host Michael Voltaggio takes the Marketplace Quiz and shares his insights on money, inspiration and knives.