Every weekday on Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal hosts a lively and unexpected exploration of the day’s business and economic news from Wall Street to your wallet.

Recent Episodes

Marketplace for Thursday, October 20, 2016

With the third and final presidential debate in the books, all that's left are the SNL sketches, the hot takes and, oh yeah, the voting. We'll put some perspective on the national debt, see what it would actually take to start Trump TV and look at the "Nasty Hombre" merch that's already filling Etsy stores. Plus: If you can't make bail, are you being unfairly incarcerated? Lots of people think so, and the system is attracting more scrutiny.

Marketplace for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Believe it or not, there's other stuff going on besides tonight's presidential debate. Today we have Saudi debt, bank profits and a ton of Netflix shows. Plus, more from our Marketplace-Edison Research poll. 

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate  Tim Kaine was in Detroit today talking about poverty. We got him on the phone to ask what makes a good job, how the Clinton administration would bring back disenfranchised voters and whether his parents could have made it in this economy. Plus, more from our economic anxiety survey and this year's down-ballot races.

Marketplace for Monday, October 17, 2016

In our latest poll with Edison Research, one in four people — and half of Donald Trump supporters — said they don't trust government unemployment data. Why? We're looking into it today, along with Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches. Plus, with three weeks to the election, you're probably hearing this a lot: "I'm so-and-so and I approve this message." What's that really mean? Where's it come from? That's the latest installment in our series "I've Always Wondered."

Marketplace for Friday, October 14, 2016

On today's show: legal Cuban cigars, reclaimed mines, pesky ad blockers and a former internet giant sold at a deep discount. Plus: segregation is on the rise in public schools, and districts are trying to figure out how to stop it. Finally, as always we wrap up the week in business and economic news.

Marketplace for Thursday, October 13, 2016

Our new poll shows economic anxiety is up, and one in four Americans don't trust economic stats coming from the government. Plus: is the Trump brand dying, or just changing? Finally, the scandal is far from over for Wells Fargo — fired employees are suing.