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, May 4, 2016

If big money doesn't support Trump, does it stay home?; a look at the mechanics of counting votes; and Hulu announced it would offer a low-cost streaming package of television channels.

A machine to save the world

They said it couldn't be done: Nuclear fusion. We visit scientists building a clean power plant that's hotter than the sun — but can they ever deliver? Then: the strange world of cold fusion, the people who hate it and the billionaires betting on it.

Marketplace for Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The PR guy in charge of handling the non-public seats to Hamilton; an interview with actress Diane Guerrero about her new book "In The Country We Love: My Family Divided" explaining the impact her parent's deportation had on her childhood; and Aeropostale is the next mall chain geared toward teens to face bankruptcy.

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