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 Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Inside the studio of an artist that made a business out of creating Rube Goldberg machines; an interview with the CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and why is Saudi Arabia asking for a loan? 

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 8, 2016

United airlines is facing more turbulence, the FCC is eyeing broadband subsidies, and Japan is running out of people to care for its elderly population — are robots the answer?

Marketplace for Monday, March 7, 2016

The latest installment of "I've Always Wondered..."  on how whiskey turns a profit despite taking so long to age; a look at China's economic growth targets; and why "Zootopia" is just beginning to bring in revenue for Disney

Marketplace for Friday, March 4, 2016

The last part of our series about human trafficking; breaking down the guest worker program; and a look at the latest job numbers. 

Marketplace for Thursday, March 3, 2016

The second part of a series on the crossroads of health care and human trafficking; Japan's economy needs more workers, but female employees face hurdles; and how "House of Cards" helped remake TV.