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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.
||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|
||01/09/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Inheritance||This weekend, we focus on inheritance. Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, speaks with Lizzie about what the Baby Boom generation is leaving behind for current workers. Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, discusses how to retire out of debt. Three mayors talk about the city governments they inherited from their predecessors, and Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson talk about digital inheritance. Author David J. Garrow speaks with Lizzie about the Martin Luther King Jr. legacy. Financial planner Chris Long talks about how to handle inheritance within families. And next week, we're thinking about gaps. Have you ever had a gap? A month, a year, or more, in schooling or employment. Maybe you needed to save money, or take care of a relative, or lost your job. Tell us your stories, here, on the web, or @MarketplaceWKND.||1/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marketplace Weekend for Friday, January 2nd, 2015||This weekend we are discussing renewal in 2015. Marketplace reporter Sabri Ben-Ancour takes us to the Democratic Republic of Congo to explain how child soldiers are rebuilding their lives and renewing their confidence. Mark LoCastro, an expert shopper from DealNews.com, talks to Lizzie O'Leary about what will be going up and down this year in price. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson guides Lizzie through the new ways people are getting their entertainment, and what effects that might have on piracy. Are you thinking about getting a new job in 2015? Well, Arnie Fertig from jobhuntercoach.com gives practical advice and how to land a new job this year. Next week, we're focusing on inheritance, and specifically, what you inherit financially. We're not necessarily talking about money... habits, mindsets. For better, or worse. How do you handle what gets past down?||1/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marketplace Weekend for Friday, December 26, 2014||This weekend, we focus on indulgence, and all the things you can't live without. Comedian Cameron Esposito explains what her life on stage is like, and what it took to get there. Karen Giberson, the president of The Accessories Council, talks about indulging in high-end watches, and the surge of sale of so called dumb watches, especially in a world of smart accessories. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson guides Lizzie through the world of digital hording, and what you can do to let it all go. Plus, is there anything that sells itself? Lizzie and Olivia Mannix, the co-founder of the marijuana marketing company Cannabrand, discuss the brave new world of re-branding marijuana. And as the new year approaches, have you thought about renewing yourself? How about renewing your job search for 2015?||12/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||12/19/2014 Marketplace Weekend - Algorithms||This weekend, we focus on algorithms, in business, love, and crime. Lizzie O'Leary talks with Guru Hariharan, CEO of Boomerang Commerce, about how online businesses use data and algorithms. Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid, discusses algorithms in love...and what happens when someone lies in their online dating profile. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells Lizzie the story of a Google algorithm that discovered a ring of car thieves. What happens when algorithms start to learn? Lizzie and Patrick Surry of travel site Hopper talk about the best ways to use algorithms to your advantage while shopping for airfare. How do you game the system. And as 2015 approaches, what are your thoughts about indulgence? Is there anything you try to keep from yourself?||12/19/2014||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!