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

The Magic Bureaucrat

Twenty years ago, welfare changed dramatically. Meet the man behind it.

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An interview with Yanis Varoufakis the former finance minister of Greece; why the nation's highest-producing oilfield in west Texas hasn't seen a drop in production until now; and how unseasonably warm weather is affecting blueberry farmers

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kai interviews Nike co-founder Phil Knight about about the iconic brand's humble beginnings; Congress debates a debt relief bill while Puerto Rico faces a daunting debt crisis; and how tech companies are trying to make mobile communication more safe for motorists.

Marketplace for Monday, April 25, 2016

Beyonce just expanded her empire with another surprise album release; the probability of the Ted Cruz/John Kasich game theory working in their favor; and why SNL is cutting down on ads, opting for "sponsored content." 

Marketplace for Friday, April 22, 2016

Popular television series, like The Bachelor and The Walking Dead, have introduced after shows that draw in big ratings and social media engagement; Uber's $100 million settlement with its drivers has turned the spotlight on to the rise of the gig economy; and President Obama spoke in London today, urging the United Kingdom not to withdraw from the European Union

Marketplace for Thursday, April 21, 2016

Reflecting on the legacy of cultural icon Prince; a look at Shakespeare's economic impact 400 years after his death; and how jobs figures from the Labor Department show weekly applications for jobless benefits fell to the lowest reading since November 1973