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

Marketplace for Thursday, May 12, 2016

Why Target has teamed up with researchers to determine what makes people buy groceries; Instagram updated its logo, and received a loud and grumpy response, we look at what's behind the logo change; and Krissy Clark, host of Marketplace's Uncertain Hour podcast, talks to Kai about welfare reform, 20 years later. 

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Kai talks to Senior Tech Correspondent Molly Wood about Facebook's Trending Topics sidebar and it's role in distributing media; why impeaching Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff might be a good thing for their economy; and a look at troubling statistics about the increasing homeless population in Los Angeles. 

Marketplace for Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration is working on redefining the term "healthy," we look at what that means for food producers; Kai talks to the CEO of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for the latest installment of the Corner Office podcast; and how consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce, leading malls and department stores to pursue creative tactics to bring in foot traffic. 

Marketplace for Monday, May 9, 2016

West Virginia's primary is around the corner, and it's stirred up questions about the state's coal mining industry; Kai discusses Donald Trump's stance on the country's economic debt; and the competitive business of Hollywood bus tours. 

Marketplace for Friday, May 6, 2016

Cleveland is renovating its downtown ahead of the Republican National Convention in July, but the surround inner-city area isn't so lucky; the U.S. added 160,000 jobs in April, which shows a sluggish job market; and breaking down recent economic news with the Weekly Wrap