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 Monday, May 2, 2016

The number of mattress stores is growing, it's estimated that the US will add 700 more in the next 5 years; a look at one of the major innovations of Bitcoin, their block-chain technology; and why government regulators seem to be looking at mega-mergers more closely these days. 

Marketplace for Friday, April 29, 2016

Unpacking this week's business and economic news with the Weekly Wrap; the cost of California's impact on this election cycle; and introducing The Uncertain Hour, a podcast from the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk that looks at the impact welfare reform 20 years after changes took place.

Marketplace for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tthe island needs to make a $422 million dollars payment on its bonds, but it’s a payment it can't afford; Facebook will create a new class of share to sell to investors that don't give investors voting power; and how the Halloween "scare industry" is at work year-round 

The Magic Bureaucrat

Twenty years ago, welfare changed dramatically. Meet the man behind it.

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An interview with Yanis Varoufakis the former finance minister of Greece; why the nation's highest-producing oilfield in west Texas hasn't seen a drop in production until now; and how unseasonably warm weather is affecting blueberry farmers

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kai interviews Nike co-founder Phil Knight about about the iconic brand's humble beginnings; Congress debates a debt relief bill while Puerto Rico faces a daunting debt crisis; and how tech companies are trying to make mobile communication more safe for motorists.