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

12-18-15 - Marketplace - Happy free shipping day!

There's a new consumer holiday and it comes with free shipping; how women that are CFOs barely out-earn their male colleagues; and the holidays brought to you by...fruitcake. 

12-15-15 - Marketplace - Looking ahead at the interest hike

An interview with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers about the upcoming interest rate hike; how the LAUSD shutdown affected parents' work days; and the effort to restore ties between U.S. and Cuba baseball programs. 

12-14-15 - Marketplace - The never-ending gas leak

A look deep into the Porter Ranch gas leak as it approaches its eighth week of spewing methane; why China can't seem to make a good ball point pen; and what exactly is a junk bond? Marketplace explains. 

12-11-15 - Marketplace - Christmas shopping woes

Why UPS may fall behind on shipping this holiday season; after 51 years as a Christmas special, Rudolph the reindeer still shines; and a look back on this week in business and finance.