Marketplace Weekend

Airs Saturdays at 6 am
  • Hosted by Lizzie O'Leary

Marketplace Weekend gives the week's business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.

Distributed by: American Public Media

Podcasts

  • Friday, September 15, 2017 5:23pm
    In the wake of NASA's most recent mission to Saturn, we're heading out of this world. Spaceships run on several things: fuel, physics and cash. But that last category accounts for a lot of things, like people, equipment, maintenance and time. What’s the breakdown? And what’s the value of the images and info gathered in space? Can we measure it? And, we take a look at why our Social Security numbers are tied to everything and what happens when those nine digits fall into the wrong hands. Plus, when it comes to disasters, should we invest in disaster preparedness or disaster relief? Oh, and we have a special appearance by a fizzy beverage that's making a comeback.
  • Friday, September 8, 2017 1:54pm
    Wwe're digging into how the digital world is changing the physical one this week. With hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes all over the headlines, we look at a few digital steps that make a big difference in disaster preparation. Then, how Instagram is pushing restaurant design to new places. Plus, what the end of a federal immigration program means for one person's business life and the most expensive place in the country to give birth.
  • Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:56am
    We're handing off the show to Scott Tong and Sarah Gardner for their special coverage of globalization. The idea of more open, global trade has been sold as necessary for economic success. Despite that, we hear calls to “build a wall” and countries like the U.K. make moves to step back from global trading partners. How’d we get here? And can globalization last? We'll also bring you our initial coverage or Hurricane Harvey with stories of what it's like to have water creeping up to your door and where your donated dollar really goes.
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 3:58pm
    What if the way our infrastructure is designed could keep us safe from earthquakes, accidents and from terrorism? Lizzie O'Leary looks at the design of U.S. cities with counterterrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins. Also, ex-Fed economist Bill Nelson talks about the people who are thinking of our financial well-being: the monetary policy leaders meeting at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Plus, a visit to places that inspire us — public libraries! — and how they're changing to meet the needs of the millennial generation that visits them the most. Marketplace Weekend also gets a sneak peak at Marketplace's Trade Off series on globalization with reporter Scott Tong.
  • Friday, August 18, 2017 11:25am
    In the wake of the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, we dig into the nuances of how businesses handle the First Amendment and their own ethics policies. Plus, a discussion of the case for diversity in business, the question of whether you can bring your kids into the office and the ongoing debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement.