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

07-29-15 - Marketplace - Drone Highway

Airing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015: Amazon has stepped up its push to get its delivery drones in the air. The idea is to create a drone highway from 200 to 400 feet above the earth. So what will that look like?  We explore. Plus, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal talks to Wesley Morris of Grantland about the bankability of Tom Cruise, ahead of the release of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. 

07-28-15 - Marketplace - Unfeeling Fed

Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015:  A key measure of consumer confidence is out today. The Fed is meeting Tuesday It doesn’t care how we feel about the economy. Fed decisions are all about the data. Why don’t our feelings matter? And should they? Marketplace explores. Plus, Volkswagen reached its goal: for the first half of 2015, it was the biggest car-maker in the world. What’s the value of being no.1 and how did Volkswagen get there? Marketplace explores. 

07-27-15 - Marketplace - Funding fantasy sports

Airing on Monday, July 27, 2015: The fantasy sports website DraftKings has raised $300 million in new funding. Investing in these virtual leagues is becoming a way for TV sports networks to cash in on live programming and expand their footprint. Plus, the tech startup boom has come to cities like Venice and Santa Monica in what's come to be called Silicon Beach. We look at what the Southern California tech world has to offer.