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, August 24, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is not doing so well with the major party candidates this election season; Kai talks with Middendorf's Restaurant owner Horst Pfeifer in Akers, Louisiana about running his business during a massive flood; and the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who work in universities have the right to unionize.

Marketplace for Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Angela Merkel became one of the most influential world leaders today and how she might proceed post-Brexit; Paris has started construction on its first urban refugee camp — what effect this will have on the city's homeless refugee population; and what does the requirement that presidential candidates disclose their personal finances mean for Donald Trump in this election? 

Marketplace for Monday, August 22, 2016

A look at what welfare dollars are being spent on now and how life has changed for those on welfare, 20 years after welfare reform; European Union's deal with Turkey over migration could be in jeopardy in the aftermath of the country's recent attempted coup; why Donald Trump's supporter base of disaffected white male voters are angry and what it might mean for the election.

Marketplace for Friday, August 19, 2016

Frank Ocean released his first visual album on Apple Music yesterday, Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour takes a look at the economics of visual albums and the strategy behind them; in the latest installment of our series "Summer Brought to You By," Lloyd Handwerker tells the story behind how his family's Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs & Restaurant came to be; and how TV giant Viacom is refocusing attention on competing with streaming services like Netflix. 

Marketplace for Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Justice Department announced today that it will end the use of private companies to run prisons; how the government plans to pay for the flood damage in Louisiana; and how coal companies in bankruptcy are getting out of huge liabilities for cleaning up their mine sites because of a loophole

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Who is Steve Bannon, and why is the new head of the Trump campaign? We've got answers; Univision makes another English-language audience grab with Gawker; and Kai talks to with David Malpass, an economic advisor to Donald Trump.