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Marketplace Weekend from American Public Media is a weekly hour-long program that looks deep into the economic issues that impact your life.
||Marketplace Weekend for Friday, May 29, 2015||This episode of Marketplace Weekend is all about generations and how who we are, from the Greatest Generation to Generation Z, shapes how we live with money. Starting with retirees and working our way to high school students, we take a look at generations in the economy, our psychology and our wallets. The U.S. Peace Corps is actively recruiting boomers. Why? Rosemary and John Bottcher explain. They served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 2011-2013 when they were both in their late 60s. Later, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson talks with Lizzie about what instant messaging says about how your generation communicates. Plus, Marketplace Weekend visits John Marshall High School in Los Angeles to talk with four college-bound seniors about how their lives and their generation are shaped by money.||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05/22/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Exclusivity||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we take a look at exclusivity in the economy, our lives and our wallets. Lizzie speaks with Jon Taffer, best known as host of the reality series "Bar Rescue" on Spike about how to build an exclusive bar. Joshua Tilliman, better known as Father John Misty, talks about the exclusive radius clauses in his contracts. Later, Dr. Molly Coye, chief innovation officer at UCLA Health, talks with Lizzie about the changing landscape of healthcare and whether it's making medicine more accessible, and personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary discusses the best ways to build and maintain a good credit score. Plus, Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson talks about spoilers (and how to avoid them) and preserving an exclusive story.||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05/15/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Transactions||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson about trade deals in Congress this week. A family tells a story of a long-distance transaction involving a round trip to Hawaii. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson use Apple Pay to buy some sodas, and we hear from one woman about the high transaction fees associated with payday loans and check cashing. Later, we take a trip to a farmers' market and hear from a "player to be named later" on being part of a sports trade.||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-08-2015 - Marketplace Weekend - The chase||On this episode, Anita Hill speaks with Lizzie O'Leary about chasing workplace gender equality. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains how law enforcement uses "stingrays" to track phones. Also, Lauren Lyons Cole of The Street talks about the best accounts to use to chase personal finance goals, and the BBC's Jonathan Frewin gets literal, chasing a story about racetracks in Kuwait. Later, we explore the chase in the stock market, police pursuits and the Atlanta music scene.||5/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-01-2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Ceilings||A ceiling can mean so many things — shelter, an old way of doing business or even a glass one, to shatter. On this weekend's show, a look at the deep economic divides in Baltimore. Plus, an injured Iraq war veteran discusses his home remodel, and we learn about the principle of Universal Design. Also, take an out-of-this-world trip with astronaut Chris Hadfield, who talks about what it's like to push through Earth's ceiling. We discuss challenging the ceilings inside us, and find that some ceilings we thought were there, might not exist anymore.||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||4/24/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Invisibility||On this week's show, host Lizzie O'Leary returns to discuss invisibility in the economy and personal finance. Republican media strategist Rick Wilson speaks about the invisible primary and Marketplace's Molly Wood talks about hidden bluetooth beacons and how they're changing advertising. UC Irvine's Alon Gorodetsky explains how squid could change military camouflage. Later, we hear from scientist Max Ortiz Catalán about the latest treatments for phantom limb pain, and from a survivor of trafficking about the journey from invisible to visible.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||4/17/15 - Marketplace Weekend - Speed||On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host David Lazarus has the need, the need ... yes, for speed. Author and journalist John Ronson speaks about the lightning-fast world of internet shaming. We discuss speed in our economy — in the market, in retail, in fast food and even in music. Marketplace's new fill-in host and correspondent Molly Wood explains high frequency trading, Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson talks fiber-optic internet, and DJ The Gaslamp Killer tells us his secrets to a fast-paced, heart-pumping playlist. Plus, we discover how to take advantage of flash sales and cheap airfare on the fly.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-10-2015 - Marketplace Weekend - New beginnings||Just in time for spring, we explore new beginnings and fresh starts in our economy at large and our personal lives. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch talks about dollar dominance and U.S. currency's rejuvenation. Javier Chavez tells the story of his new beginning — working for Homeboy Industries after getting out of prison. We hear from a contractor and a homeowner about how to go about home renovations. Plus, it's wedding season, and a newlywed couple tells their story of joining finances. Guest host David Lazarus gets a plastic surgery consultation as we talk about the price of a new look.||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04/03/2015 - Marketplace Weekend - Cycles||On this week's show, Marketplace Weekend explores cycles in the economy. Guest host David Lazarus checks in with Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch about cycles in the oil market. Sleep expert Ken Wright explains how working the night shift impacts the economy — and workers' health. USC's Therese Wilbur talks us through a year in cyclical seasonal advertising. We hear from two companies that make products meant to last forever, and how they keep turning a profit. Plus, cycles with two wheels ... bicycles!||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||03/27/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Waiting||On this week's episode, we explore the economics of waiting. Guest host David Lazarus speaks with Richard Larson, aka "Dr. Queue," about how businesses can optimize their line experience. Author Rory Vaden discusses some of the financial advantages of procrastination, and Marketplace's own Paddy Hirsch talks about the wait for the Greek economy to collapse. We hear stories from a process server about waiting on the job, and from listeners about waiting in their personal economies.||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marketplace Weekend for Friday, March 20, 2015||On this week's episode, Marketplace and our partners at the BBC focus on the United States for the final installment of our series about the global economy, Six Routes. What is the American dream, and how can we get ahead? Listen to a round-table discussion with the journalists from our Six Routes collaboration about what they learned while reporting thier stories. Plus, we hear from some people who left their native lands to come to America in search of economic opportunities.||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||03/13/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Opacity||On this week's episode, Marketplace and our partners at the BBC head to China for the next segment of our Six Routes series. We've got stories that try to push through through the opaque, and pull back the curtain. The road to comfort and prosperity is rarely an easy one, for people, for nations, and for technology. We go from the Chinese economy to the mysteries of Scientology. Plus, a former FBI agent reveals the secrets behind a great first impression. Turns out it's all about body language.||3/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||03/06/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Infastructure||On this week's episode, Marketplace and our partners at the BBC head to India for the next segment of our Six Routes series. The International Monetary Fund predicts economic growth in India will overtake China's. With that growth comes an emerging middle class, but more than 300 million people live in poverty in India. So what does economic mobility look like there? Plus: Have you complained to your city lately? We hear from listeners, and two city council members about how decisions get made. Lizzie talks Magic with Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson, who explains a new delivery service that will bring you anything. Later, a first-generation American explains what surprising affect his parents' immigration had on his financial decisions -- and on his life.||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/27/2015 Marketplace Weekend - The Party||On this week's episode, Lizzie and our partners at the BBC head to Brazil to get a sense of how Brazilians feel about their economy. What's happened now that the Olympic party's over? We hear from listeners about where they fall on the economic ladder and how they plan to move up, and Lizzie talks Snapchat with Marketplace Tech producer Meg Cramer. Later, we talk to House of Cards showrunner and creator Beau Willimon about art, secrets, and the Netflix business model.||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/20/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Secrets and Side Gigs||This weekend, we're talking about secrets, side gigs, and growing economies. In part two of "Six Routes to Riches," our co-production with the BBC, we travel to Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. Later, Lizzie discusses the business of unveiling government secrets with MuckRock co-founder Michael Morisy, and a bartender tells all...about the people who tell him everything.||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/13/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Mobility||This weekend, we're talking about mobility and the American Dream. As the first part of a collaborative series, "Six Routes to Riches" with the BBC, we examine what it takes to succeed in the German economy. Plus, guest host Barbara Bogaev speaks with Marketplace's Amy Scott about how early education impacts future economic mobility. We also hear a personal story from Jay Cramer about how losing his physical mobility changed his finances.||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||02/06/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Cheating||This weekend, we're talking about cheating, in big business, in relationships and even by accident. Guest host Lisa Desjardins of the PBS Newshour speaks with former CFO of HealthSouth, Aaron Beam, about what happened to a cheater during one of the biggest accounting scandals in history. Duke professor and dishonesty expert Dan Ariely explains why we cheat. Lisa talks with the founder of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison about the business of cheating, and a Google hacker explains how hackers cheat...for good. Three listeners tell their stories of cheating in their own financial lives and one test drives a Cadillac he can't afford, just to get bonus gift. We talk about cheating by accident with an accountant working on healthcare taxes. On next week's show, we're talking about mobility. How is the American Dream working out for you? Do you feel upwardly mobile? Tell us your stories. Write to us here, on the web, or tweet us @MarketplaceWKND.||2/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||01/30/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Crashes||This weekend, we focus on crashes, in the global economy, in our personal finances, and even in our cars. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch and guest host David Lazarus discuss what happens when a country crashes. Meteorologist Gary Dobbs tells his story of what happened when his world came literally crashing down around him. David talks with Patrick Markee about homelessness, and Darlene Bel Grayson talks about what it feels like to be homeless temporarily for the first time. David talks with Bloomberg's Katie Benner about tech bubbles and bursts. We talk about crashes and recoveries -- in Atlantic City, and for former professional gambler Josh Axelrad. On next week's show, we're talking about cheating. If you have a story about about how your personal economy changed because of cheating -- financial cheating, romantic cheating, or even a time you cheated yourself -- tell us. What happened? How did you make it through? Write to us here, on the web, or tweet us @MarketplaceWKND.||1/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||01/23/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Leaps||This weekend, take the leap, look before you leap, leap of faith. Our vernacular is filled with the language of leaping. Executive Director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth Heather Boushey explains wage growth, and how we make that leap, as a country. Marketplace's Stephen Beard joins Lizzie from Athens, to talk about the great leap Greek voters may be taking. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson discuss the biggest technological leaps in history. Listener Diane Huck made a gigantic leap; after 19 years, she left her life as a nun, and began a new one, almost from scratch. On next week's show, we're talking crashes. If you have a story about about a time your personal economy crashed, tell us. What happened? How did you make it through? Tell us about it, here, on the web, or @MarketplaceWKND.||1/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||01/16/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Gaps||This weekend, we talk about gaps, big and small, in our economy, our psychology, and our finances. Inequality scholar Branko Milanovic discusses wealth and income gaps globally. Two people working in China discuss what the economy there feels like. Psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn speaks about the gap between desire and fulfillment, and how you can use it to make the most of your purchases. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson discuss the time it takes for new technology to be introduced to the market. Jamelle Bouie talks with Lizzie about social inequality gaps, and later, one listener tells the story of financial gaps in his own life. And next week, we're focusing on leaps. Have you ever taken a financial leap of faith? Tell us about it, here, on the web, or @MarketplaceWKND.||1/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Practical and informative - yet highly entertaining - personal finance!
I've been an avid listener of Marketplace Money (and Marketplace) for quite some time now and have always been highly impressed at the manner in which the staff at Marketplace manages to mix practical and informative personal finance news and advice, with witty and entertaining commentary. Host Kai Ryssdal is my favorite radio personality currently on air due to his unique ability to deliver what could be very tedious information in a way that makes it fun to listen to each week. (I hate it when he's on vacation because no one else can do it like he can!) Economics Editor Chris Farrell has got to be one of the most proficient and pragmatic personal finance gurus around, offering sound (and brutally honest!) advice to listeners week after week. The Marketplace Money Mail Bag and Chris Farrell's "What's Smart, What's Stupid, and What's the Straight Story" are, to me, the most enlightening portions of the show, probably because Chris tells it like it is when it comes to managing money. Even if you think you're too young to start thinking about money management, or you think that personal finance is more boring than watching paint dry, give Marketplace Money a chance! You may be pleasantly surprised at what you hear! Plus, now it is free! Up until this week, I was paying a subscription cost at Audible to listen to it every week. It was worth every penny, but if I can save a $22.95 subscription charge, I am more than happy to do so! I promised to do something "Chris Farrell-worthy" with my new found savings.
Failing Miserably Since Tess Left
Phony, inane, boring hosts with some really awful guests (like Ben Dattner) make for a very non-helpful program. Just fast forwarded through five podcasts and unsubscribed. Very disappointed in the current state of this once really interesting program. Sort of seems like they're trying to appeal to younger listeners. News flash -- younger listeners aren't idiots.
New format needs refining
New format has ditched best part of marketplace money - In-depth q&a with real people. It made show relevant and lively. Now less emphasis on personal finance but more repetitive w/ other marketplace shows. My suggestion: less pundits (eg, Brunch), more people! Will keep listening if show returns to personal finance roots. And glad What's in Your Pocket is gone. Good start!