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 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pundits have had their say about who won the first presidential debate, and it's too early to tell what the public thinks, but what about markets? Then, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say we need to bring back manufacturing jobs in the U.S. But Is it worth it? We went to Rochester, New York to find out. Plus, an interview with National Geographic's editor-in-chief and Elon Musk's plan to colonize mars.

Marketplace for Monday, September 26, 2016

It's debate night! We'll be streaming the whole thing with live analysis at, but first there's some non-election news if you can believe it. Obama's clean energy plan is going to court and Snapchat (now called Snap Inc.) is going into the hardware business. We'll talk about that plus how the anti-government sentiment in the western U.S. squares with the widespread government employment there. 

Marketplace for Friday, September 23, 2016

On today's show: how Yahoo protected passwords, how Facebook measured video — and the shortfalls of both. Plus, a chat with one of Donald Trump's trade advisers and a wrap of the week's business news.

Marketplace for Thursday, September 22, 2016

On today's show: Charlotte's strong but unequal economy, Mark Zuckerberg's 84-year plan to tackle disease and making sense of Yahoo's massive data breach. Plus: How to get to space without NASA's help.

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Today on the show: new overtime rules, new questions about the Trump foundation, and a new voting block in one of the swinging-est swing states. Plus: We got a solemn reminder this week that many common kitchen items can be used to make bombs. Should the government be tracking pressure cooker sales? 


Marketplace for Tuesday, September 20, 2016

On today's show, we're looking at how government deals with big and growing business: taking back giant Wall Street bonuses, managing fleets of self-driving cars, and managing the pollutants that are, um, produced by dairy herds. Plus: what will happen to the already-growing market for pot as nine more states put recreational use on the ballot?