Marketplace

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, October 10, 2016

Wow, what a weekend. Today we're looking on how down-ballot Republican candidates might be affected by Trump's debate performance and the now-infamous tape of him making extremely vulgar comments about women in 2005. Plus: Believe it or not there was some economic talk in last night's debate. Weirdly, a lot of it was about "carried interest." We'll talk about what that is and why you should care. Finally, a look at this year's Nobel prize for economics, which actually went to some research the layperson can understand.

Marketplace for Friday, October 7, 2016

On today's show: Amid a nasty hurricane season, why is our power grid so vulnerable? Sunday's presidential debate in St. Louis will be a town hall full of undecided voters, so how are Missourians feeling? Plus, we break down the pros and cons of running for president as a businessman and discuss the week in economic news.

Marketplace for Thursday, October 6, 2016

On today's show: Hurricane Matthew's path of destruction, working conditions and McDonald's and yet more exploding phones. Plus: How do you find unregistered voters? It ain't cheap.

Marketplace for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On today's show, batting down the hatches for Hurricane Matthew, what $100,000 in student debt feels like and who on earth might buy Twitter. Plus: a conversation with Ev Williams, CEO of Medium and a co-founder of Twitter.

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 4, 2016

On today's show: everything you need to know about Yahoo's NSA controversy, Trump's "fiduciary responsibility" and the IMF's annual meeting. Plus, a conversation with Sophia Amoruso, the multi-hyphenate behind Nasty Gal and #GirlBoss.

Marketplace for Monday, October 3, 2016

On today's show we look Donald Trump's taxes, the plan for Brexit and a new, old product from Facebook. Then: just in time for Rosh Hashanah, a tour of Manischewitz's matzoh factory.